08102018-CT-01.qxd 10/8/2018 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Catch-22 situation Man held for rape Classical strings of violin Parking pangs multiply over the years at one of the oldest and busiest markets in Sector 22. P2 Man arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old mentally challenged girl in Dera Bassi. P4 Classical violin recital by Praveen Sheolikar and his daughter Chaitrali casts a spell. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 33°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.5°C MIN 17.2°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.01 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.20 AM SNIPPETS Record footfall TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Two theft cases reported from city Chandigarh: Two house thefts have been reported from the city in which thieves decamped with valuables. According to the police, the complainant in one of the cases, Ravinder Singh, a resident of Sector 52, reported that two laptops, two mobile phones, a tablet, a gold chain, earrings, gold bangles, three silver coins and the registration certificate and the insurance certificate of a scooter were stolen. The theft took place between October 4 and 6. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. In the other incident, Kunal Sharma, a resident of Raipur Khurd, reported that a laptop and a gas cylinder were stolen from his house on October 5. A case has been registered at Mauli Jagran. TNS Chain snatched Chandigarh: An unidentified pedestrian escaped after snatching a gold chain from a 67year-old woman in Sector 34 on Sunday evening. The woman was buying vegetables when she was targeted. According to the police, the incident took place near the Sham fashion mall. The victim raised the alarm, but the accused managed to flee from the spot. The police were informed about the incident, who visited the spot. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 1 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 7, 22, 26, 27, 28, 30, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 and 56, Poultary Farm, Nursery, Vatika, Dhillion Farm, Kumar Farm, Raipur Khurd, Makhan Majra, treatment plant, Raipur Kalan and Raipur Khurd, Pipliwala Town, Mariwala Town, Shanti Nagar, Darshaini Bagh, Bank Colony, Dera Sahib, Main Bazar, Old Ropar Road, Motor Market, Shivalik Enclave/NAC, and Badheri and Batela villages 28-year-old molested at Sec 36 Fragrance Garden Victim was out for a walk at 4.30 am when she was targeted Tribune News Service A record 18,917 visitors turned up at Chhatbir Zoo during the National Wildlife Week celebrations in Zirakpur on Sunday, the second last day of free entry for the public. P4 42 held for driving on cycle tracks Let off on bail; 13,000 challans already issued for offence this year Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 7 Forty-two persons were arrested by the UT police today for driving vehicles on cycle tracks and pedestrian paths. The police have issued close to 13,000 challans this year for driving vehicles on cycle tracks. Acting tough, the traffic police have started initiating action against the violators under Section 184 of Motor Vehicles Act. Under this Act, the driver is arrested and released on bail. On Saturday, 29 motorists had to face the music for driving on cycle tracks. In August, the traffic police had launched “Cycle Brigade”, under which cops riding bicycles catch people driving vehicles on cycle Chandigarh, October 7 A 28-year-old girl, who had gone for a morning walk at Fragrance Garden in Sector 36, was molested by an unknown person during the wee hours of Sunday. The victim saved herself by kicking the accused, who managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of the darkness. Sources said the incident took place around 4.30 am when the victim had gone to Fragrance Garden for a walk. Police sources said the victim was walking on the track tracks. In an attempt to avoid traffic snarls, motorists are often seen driving on cycle tracks. Police officials said they would continue the drive to ensure that cyclists get a safe passage in the city. In addition, the cyclists would also be sensitised to the use of cycle tracks. The police believe the move will help in bringing down the number of cyclists who die in road accidents. In 2017, 13 cyclists lost their lives in road accidents, while 27 were injured. The police have booked an unknown person in a case of attempt to rape and are making efforts to identify the accused. when a person caught hold of her from the rear side. “The accused caught the victim tightly and tried to push her out of the track apparently to take her towards the corner,” said a police official. Sources said the victim, however, did not panic and immediately retaliated. She kicked the accused, who then left the victim and moved “The accused caught the victim and tried to push her out of the track to take her towards the corner,” said a police official. back. By the time the victim turned back, the accused had escaped from the spot. Since it was dark, the victim could not see the accused. The incident happened close to the entry gate of the garden facing towards Sector 23. The victim informed the police after which several police teams rushed to the spot. The police launched a hunt in the area. However, by then, the accused had escaped. A police official said there were no CCTV cameras near the entry to the park. The sources said since the victim did not see the accused, she could not provide a description about him. Acting on her complaint, a case of attempt to rape has been registered against an unknown person at the Sector 36 police station. The sources said it seemed the accused had come for a morning walk and on finding the victim alone on the track, he committed the crime. Dentist found dead in Woman’s body found washroom at hotel in car, two arrested Our Correspondent Vehicles parked on a cycle track along Sadar Market in Sector 19, Chandigarh, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Efforts on to identify accused Zirakpur, October 7 A 27-year-old woman dentist from Hyderabad was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a washroom at a hotel in Bhabat at Zirakpur here last night. The deceased, Subhadra, a resident of Hyderabad, had come to Zirakpur a few days ago to attend a seminar, said the police. The dentist had gone inside the washroom. When she did not come out, one of her roommates, sensing something fishy, knocked at the door of the washroom. When she did not get any response, she raised the alarm and somehow managed to break open the door of the washroom and found Subhadra lying dead with blood oozing out of her stomach. The police were informed following which a team rushed to the spot and took the body into its possession. Parminder Kaur, SI, Zirakpur, said during preliminary investigations, it had come to the fore that Subhadra had undergone a surgery of her abdomen. The doctor had asked Subhadra to change her bandage thrice a day. The SI said on Saturday night, she went into the washroom to change her bandage and did not come out. Our Correspondent Kharar, October 7 A woman belonging to Manakpur village near Banur was found murdered late last night. Her body was recovered from a car at Gharuan. Harbans Singh, father of the deceased, Ranjeet Kaur, said she was the mother of a six-year-old and was working as a caretaker in Fortis Hospital, Mohali. She was a divorcee. For the past some time, she used to meet Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Sector 69, Mohali. On Saturday, she left the house for duty, but did not return. The Gharuan police had put up a naka on the Machhipur turn near Gharuan. They saw a car (PB 11 CM 0094) coming from the Kharar side. They stopped the car for routine checking. The car was being driven by Jaswinder Singh and an elderly person was sitting on the rear seat. A woman was found lying in the car with marks of strangulation. The police took the woman to the Civil Hospital, Kharar, where she was declared brought dead. The victim’s father identified the body. The police have registered a case against Jaswinder and his father Gurdas and have arrested them. The accused reportedly runs a renowned transport company in Punjab. In 9 months, 125 drug peddlers in police net 10 women among them; sale of vials up Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 7 The UT police have already arrested 125 drug peddlers in the city till September 14 this year and have recovered 672 gm of heroin and 3,156 gm of charas among other drugs. According to police records, 121 cases under the NDPS Act have been registered at various police stations. Among the 125 arrests, 10 are women drug peddlers, who were caught with injections and other drugs. This year, 672 gm of heroin has been recovered in the city as compared to 1,325 gm last year. The police have also recovered 19.415 kg of ganja from people arrested from different parts of the city. The police have recovered 3.156 kg of charas and 1.765 kg of poppy husk. Police officials said the sale of banned injections had gone up in the past few years, especially in colonies and suburbs of Chandigarh. These days, vials are widely used by drug addicts. This year, the police have recovered 2,864 banned vials. Drug peddlers get banned injections from Ambala for around Rs 25 per injection, which is sold between Rs 250 and Rs 300 in the city. “The sale of injections is more rampant in colonies and villages,” said a police official. The seizures Drugs Recovery Heroin 671.611 gm Ganja 19.415 kg Opium 566 gm Injections 2,864 Tablets/capsules 433 THE COLLEGE FAIR 2018 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 240 cases in 2017 In 2017, 240 cases were registered under the NDPS Act, leading to the arrest of 244 persons of whom 20 were women and three Nigerians. The police had recovered 1,325 gm of heroin and 3,989 vials among other drugs. Women drug lords In August, drug peddler Poonam (33) was nabbed with 270 gm of heroin, 200 banned injections and Rs 6 lakh. Poonam had a well-knit drug nexus and several cases registered against her. Poonam owns a house in Sector 40 and used high-end mobile phones. Her husband Sikander is in jail in an NDPS case. Sikander had six cases registered against him. Earlier in July this year, Nirmala, alias Nimmo, was arrested by the Chandigarh Police with 30 gm of heroin and 30 banned injections. She also has several cases registered against her. STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND TIMING: 8:30 AM TO 1:30 PM SECTOR 26, CHANDIGARH SCHOOL’S PHOTO ID IS MANDATORY FOR STUDENT ENTRY c m y b
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