10082018-CT-01.qxd 8/10/2018 1:14 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 10 AUGUST 2018 | CHANDIGARH PUTA poll New parking at PGI Feroz tied-second Stage set for PUTA poll on August 21, Prof Yog Raj to contest against Prof Gill for president’s post. P2 To ease parking woes at the PGI, ~64-cr facility for 400 cars to come up near the new OPD building. P3 City golfer Feroz Grewal shoots a 66, tied-second on Day 1 of TAKE Solutions Masters. P6 GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.3°C MIN 25.1°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.11 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.46 AM Student’s kin ‘thrash’ 2 teachers in school Was reportedly scolded for indiscipline Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 9 Relatives of a student entered the premises of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, and allegedly beat up two teachers, including a woman. According to Principal Anita Sharma, who is holding the additional charge of the school, Hindi teacher Rishi Kumar had scolded a Class XI student for indiscipline following which he called up his parents. His mother, brother and sister, along with two or three other people, reached the school and entered the campus by claiming that they had been called. They reached the class, entered into arguments and allegedly misbehaved with Rishi. “I have been told that a scuffle ensued and they beat up Rishi with a helmet so much that the helmet broke. A woman teacher, Sapna, who was teaching in a nearby class, tried to rescue Rishi, but she was also beaten up,” said Anita Sharma. Even students tried to intervene. The police had to be called, who took both parties to the Burail police post. “The matter ended in a compromise. A daily diary report (DDR) has been lodged. Both sides alleged that they were beaten up,” said a police official. District Education Officer Father held for 6-yr-old’s rape Our Correspondent Now, device found at Canara Bank ATM in Sector 17, case registered Tribune News Service Recent incidents ■ A Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, allegedly punched a teacher on January 18 this year. The student was rusticated. ■ A student of Class XII allegedly slapped a woman teacher of the GMSSS, Sector 56, in the classroom on July 27. The student was rusticated. ■ After a student of Class XII of Government Model School, Sector 40, was scolded, he, along with his friends, smashed windowpanes of 14 cars parked outside houses in Sector 37, 40 and 41 on the intervening night of July 26 and July 27. The students were rusticated. Anujit Kaur said, “The department has sought a report from the Principa. Before rusticating the student, we need to know what has happened.” Unions condemn incident Santosh Dhull, president of the Government Teachers Union, condemned the incident. “Rishi sir did not want to spoil the career of the student, so he agreed for a compromise,” said Dhull. “We condemn the incident and call for securing teachers in schools. How can a teacher maintain discipline in such circumstances,” said Savinder Singh, chairman of the Joint Action Committee. Chandigarh, August 9 The police have registered another case after a card cloning device was found installed at an ATM of Canara Bank in Sector 17. The device was found last week. On a complaint of Yogesh Kumar, manager, Canara Bank, Sector 17, the case was registered at the Sector 17 police station. Earlier, the police had registered a case at the Sector 36 police station after a cloning device was found at a Canara Bank ATM in Sector 35, while another case was registered at the Mani Majra police station after a cloning device was found at a Canara Bank ATM in Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra. The police said a similar cloning device was found at the ATM in Sector 17 by the bank after which a police complaint was made. A skimming device and a camera installed above the keypad were recovered. The police said it was suspected that the same persons installed the cloning devices in all three ATMs. “We are waiting for the bank to provide us the CCTV footage of the ATM,” said a police official. The cyber cell of the UT police have already received close to 70 complaints of card cloning. HOW THE CARD IS CLONED Debit/credit cards have a magnetic strip containing data A skimmer machine reads the strip and captures information of the account The data is copied onto a blank card to be used for transactions Devices are used to read the PIN of the card when the user types on keypad Some devices come with cameras to read the PIN Precautions ■ Ensure you get transaction receipt or confirmation through SMS ■ Check for hidden cameras. ■ Physically check the keypad to ensure there is no overlay device On a complaint of Yogesh Kumar, manager, Canara Bank, Sector 17, a case has been registered at the Sector 17 police station. Earlier, the police had registered a case at the Sector 36 police station after a cloning device was found at a Canara Bank ATM in Sector 35, while another case was registered at the Mani Majra police station after a cloning device was found at a Canara Bank ATM in Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra. Mohali man loses ~80,000 to fraudsters Our Correspondent Zirakpur, August 9 A resident of Mohali is the latest victim of a suspected case of skimming as a series of unauthorised transactions worth Rs 80,000 were carried out on his debit card. The fraud came to light when the victim, Jagtej Singh, who works as a superintendent at the Vice-Chancellor’s office at Guru Granth Sahib University, Fatehgarh Sahib, received text mes- sages on his mobile regarding four transactions of Rs 20,000 made from his State Bank of India account branch located at Fatehgarh Sahib, which is also his salary account. The victim checked his wallet and found the debit card intact. The police suspect Jagtej’s card has been cloned. They have started an investigation after registering a case against an unidentified person. In his complaint, Jagtej told the police that he last used his debit card for refilling at a petrol pump in Sector 44, Chandigarh. The victim stated that on August 8 morning, he received four messages, each informing him that a withdrawal of Rs 20,000 was carried out using his debit card at different ATMs in Zirakpur and Dera Bassi. On Thursday, the victim submitted a complaint to the police along with copies of the transactions made at the ATMs. Ajit Singh, investigating Complaints continue to pour in Tribune News Service Mohali, August 9 While sleuths of the cyber crime cell are yet to work out card cloning cases, complaints in this regard continue to pour in at the Punjab state cyber crime police station here. On Thursday, at least six fresh complaints of ATM, credit and debit card fraud were received at the police station. According to sources, the victims have lost lakhs of rupees to miscreants. Victims have lost ~25 lakh So far, the cyber police station has received nearly 20 such complaints from the Mohali area. The victims have lost nearly Rs 25 lakh to the miscreants. ATMs which are in banks or outside banks ■ Always hide the keypad with your hand while entering the PIN ■ Check the ATM to ensure there are no cloning devices installed ■ Never allow anyone to stand inside the ATM booth while using it. officer, said, “We have received his complaint and are investigating if it’s a case of card cloning.” The officer said they would visit the places where the victim had recently used the debit card to find out where it could had been cloned from. “It is not necessary that debit cards are only cloned at ATMs. So, details of his card may also have been taken from any service establishment that he may have visited,” said the officer. So far, the cyber police station has received nearly 20 such complaints from the Mohali area. The victims have lost nearly Rs 25 lakh to the miscreants. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said fresh complaints were pouring in and these were being investigated by cyber crime sleuths. Officials of the cyber crime cell claimed that they had got vital clues. However, they refused to divulge the details. “Soon, the miscreants will be nabbed,” said DSP (Cyber) Balwinder Singh. Expect Jan Marg to open by Sunday Was taken to house in Sec 68 where he was thrashed & asked to sign property papers Mohali, August 9 The police have booked 11 persons on charges of extortion and attempt to murder Sarabjit Singh (50), who is reportedly holding a senior managerial position in Cooperative Bank at Sector 34, Chandigarh. The police said three of the accused had been identified as Raju, Suri and Deepak Mishra, while the remaining were yet to be identified. The victim alleged that he was beaten up by the accused Fire opened on victim The victim alleged that he was beaten up by the accused and one of them opened fire at him while another one also threatened him with his pistol in a bid to make him sign on property documents. and one of them opened fire at him while another one also threatened him with his pistol to make him sign on property documents. The police said Sarabjit was called by the accused to Sec- tor 68 where they “detained” him at a house during the intervening night of August 7 and 8. The victim was beaten up by the accused. “He sustained injury marks on his body,” said the police. The victim told the police that he was contacted by a person, who claimed to be a property dealer. The property dealer asked him to sell his property. Sarabjit alleged that three days ago, he agreed to meet him at Mohali and the accused took him to a house at Sector 68 where his accom- plices were already present. He alleged that at least five of them were having firearms. “The accused detained him at the house and beat him up to make him sign on property documents,” said the police. “The next morning, the victim was being shifted to some other location by the accused in a car when he managed to escape from their clutches,” said the police, adding that the victim jumped off the car and took shelter at a gurdwara in Sohana. From there, he contacted one of his acquaintances. Work on the underpass project between Sector 17 and Rose Garden is almost complete and if it doesn’t rain for the next 48 hours, Jan Marg is likely to be opened for traffic by Sunday. Mukesh Anand, Special Secretary in the UT Engineering Department, said it would all depend on the weather as it would not be possible to carry out recarpeting work during rain. The road has been lying closed since April. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Stakeholders to discuss airport issues tomorrow HC asks them to put their heads together; Indian Air Force had recently expressed safety concerns Tribune News Service She told the police that on Wednesday night, after having dinner, she, along with her four children, was sleeping in the room when her husband, in an inebriated state, came and started beating her up. She ran out of the house and called her neighbours. The complainant said in the meantime, she heard her six-year-old screaming inside the room. She rushed back and saw the main door of their house bolted from inside and her minor daughter crying for help. She said with the help of the neighbours, they broke open the door and the crime came to light. The investigating officer said the minor girl was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. Canara Bank ATMs being targeted ■ Prefer to visit ATMs which are not at an isolated place; rather visit Bid on Coop Bank official’s life, 11 booked Tribune News Service Zirakpur, August 9 A shocking case of alleged rape of a six-year-old girl by her father has come to light in Zirakpur. The incident allegedly took place on Wednesday night. Based on a complaint of the victim’s mother, the police registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and under the POCSO Act against the accused father on Thursday, said Ajit Singh, investigating officer. The accused has been arrested. The mother, who works as a domestic help, said they had four children. Her husband is a labourer. No stopping card cloning cases IMAGES: ISTOCK FORECAST Chandigarh, August 9 Just about a week after the Indian Air Force expressed safety and other concerns regarding the Chandigarh international airport, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday asked all stakeholders to put their heads together for resolving the issues. They have been asked to hold a meeting at 2 pm on Saturday at the UT Guest House. The issues to be discussed primarily include extension of the runway, lighting and installation of the CAT-II and CAT-III systems. TATA Power SED, the company involved in the installation of the CATII system, will also attend the meeting. The stakeholders, during the course of the meeting, are expected to give under- What they will deliberate upon They have been asked to hold a meeting at 2 pm on Saturday at the UT Guest House. The issues to be discussed primarily include extension of the runway, lighting and installation of the CAT-II and CAT-III systems. TATA Power SED, the company involved in the installation of the CAT-II system, will also attend the meeting. takings on the completion of their part of the task. An affidavit on the meeting would then be placed before the Bench. The meeting assumes significance as the High Court can bind them down in terms of the undertakings. The stakeholders include the Airports Authority of India, GMADA, HUDA, the states of Punjab and Haryana, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and the Union of India. Taking up the matter this afternoon, the High Court c m y b Bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli made it clear that senior advocate Manmohan Lal Sarin, appointed amicus curiae or the friend of the court, would coordinate and ensure the taking up of all issues. “You are the representative of the court. You be there,” Chief Justice Murari asserted. Appearing before the Bench, Assistant Solicitor General of India Chetan Mittal reiterated the pending issues, including lighting, drainage concerns and illegal constructions. The Bench was told that the airport, as of now, was functional till about 5.30 pm to 6 pm in the absence of lighting. It was expected to be operational 24X7 by February next year. A joint-user airfield, it turned into an international airport only recently. The IAF is carrying out its transport fleet operations from the base. Chandigarh is considered an important base for the IAF and the Army as the deployment and maintenance of troops for the forward area is supported by it. Referring to a survey carried out by the Patiala drainage department, the IAF had earlier told the court that its report revealed that all outlets leading to the main rain drain outside the airfield were blocked due to unauthorised construction and nonclearance of drainage. The survey team also ruled out the possibility of re-routing the outlets and connecting these with the international airport main drainage system due to ground level differences. After due deliberation, it was found that the only solution was to connect airfield drains to the main drain via an underground drain. Two bike-borne men snatch woman’s chain Tribune News Service Panchkula, August 9 Two motorcycle-borne men allegedly snatched a 38-yearold woman’s chain in Sector 4 on Thursday morning. In her complaint to the police, Ajeta, a resident of Sector 4 here, said she was on her way back home after paying obeisance at a local temple around 7.30 am. “As I was on the outer road to my house, two men on a motorcycle came from behind and snatched my chain and fled in no time. They were wearing helmets and I failed to note down the vehicle’s registration number,” she told the police. Sub-Inspector Ishwar Singh, Sector 2 police post incharge, said, “A case has been registered.” 2 snatchers in police net Chandigarh: Almost two weeks after two car-borne miscreants snatched a mobile phone from a man outside the ISBT Sector 43, the UT police have arrested the accused. The complainant, Parveen Bhandari, a resident of Khuda Lahora, reported that two miscreants, who were in an i10 car, snatched his mobile phone near the main gate of the ISBT during the wee hours of June 24. A team, led by Inspector Ranjodh Singh, SHO of the Sector 36 police station, arrested the two accused, identified as Vinayak, a resident of Zirakpur, and Kamal Verma, a resident of Sector 40. The police recovered the snatched mobile phone and the car used in the crime. “We have also recovered another mobile phone, which was snatched by the accused from someone in Mohali,” said a police official. The police said both accused were drug addicts.
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