05112018-CT-01.qxd 11/5/2018 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Toilets without doors Stray cattle menace State ranking c’ship Students, teachers at the GMSSS, Sector 46, have no option but to use toilets without doors. P2 Panchkula Deputy Commissioner to file a reply on a PIL filed in the District Courts by November 22 P4 Abhiroop, Vaibhav win boys’ U-13 doubles final in the State Ranking Badminton Championship. P6 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 26°C MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25.7°C MIN 14.5°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.33 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.40 AM HC tells Mohali SSP to probe ISBT case 2 Kubaheri residents ATTACK OVER DIRTY WATER DISPOSAL Investors had pleaded that despite case against 6 officials of firm, no arrest was made Akash Ghai The project Tribune News Service Mohali, November 4 In a case of fraud registered against six persons, including the chairperson, managing director, directors and the chief general manager of C&C Towers Limited, which is managing the ISBT-cumCommercial Complex project at Phase 6 here, the Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) has been directed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to conduct a fair investigation, preferably within 90 days. A representation in this regard was made in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in September this year by the complainants in the case, who had invested large sums of money to get commercial space, including shops and offices, in the new ISBT project at Phase 6. The petitioners stated that the Mohali police had registered a case under Sections 420, 406 and 120 B of the IPC against six main officials of the company on August 14 Under the project, the bus stand will have a 10-screen multiplex, offices, two new multi-storeyed towers having 13 and 18 floors, respectively, a five-star 130-room hotel, a banquet hall, markets and a helipad. The police didn’t ❝arrest in the case.make any They are yet to present a chargesheet in the case even though the stipulated period of 60 days has passed. ❞ JASDEEP SINGH, PRESIDENT, C&C MOHALI JUNCTION CLIENTS ASSN. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Inter-State Bus Terminus at Phase 6, Mohali. FILE PHOTO ISBT project missed several deadlines The ISBT-cum-Commercial Complex project, worth ~500 crore then, was launched on February 24, 2009, with much fanfare. At that time, the deadline for completing the project was October 2011. Spread over this year. “The police, however, did not make any arrest in the case. They are yet to pres- seven acres at Phase VI, the project has missed several deadlines. For the delay in the completion of the project, GMADA imposed a fine of around ~55 crore on the company. Later, it also started the process ent a chargesheet in the case even though the stipulated period of 60 days has passed. of the termination of its contract. The company then approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for arbitration to resolve the issue, but later took a U-turn and requested GMADA to decide it “amicably”. The police ‘inaction’ in the case made us approach the High Court,” said Jasdeep Singh, president of the C&C Mohali Junction Clients Association. He claimed that there were 16 complainants in the case. “Apart from that, over 40 complaints against the company are lying pending with the local police,” claimed Jasdeep Singh. “Most of the stakeholders had started depositing their sums of money, ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore, in 2010. The deadline for the company management to hand over our properties was December 2014,” said Jasdeep Singh, who, along with other stakeholders, had staged protests in front of the new bus stand before taking the case to the local police. He said in their representation, they had requested the court to conduct a fair investigation and to order the arrest of the accused in the case, registered at the Phase 1 police station in Mohali. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said he was yet to receive an order from the High Court in this connection. “Let me receive the order. Compliance of any court order is our prime duty and the needful shall be done,” said the SSP . among 3 arrested Villagers want FIR cancelled, threaten stir Our Correspondent Kharar, November 4 The Majri police have arrested three persons in connection with a dispute between two groups that resulted in an attack on a farmhouse here a few days ago. Villagers of Kubaheri are up in arms and have threatened to start an agitation if the FIR registered against them is not cancelled. Kharar DSP Deep Kamal said the police had arrested Jaswant Singh and Sant Singh Laddi, both residents of Kubaheri village, in connection with a case registered against residents of Kubaheri village on an attempt-to-murder charge. He said similarly Gulab Singh, a resident of Patiala, had been arrested from the other group in connection with a case registered against the group members on abduction and other charges. Cross-cases were registered by the Majri police in connec- tion with the attack. There was a dispute between the owner of a farmhouse and Kubaheri villagers over the disposal of dirty water. It was alleged that two shots were fired by one group during the attack and Bahadur Singh, a resident of Kubaheri village, was abducted. On the other hand, a case was registered against 250 residents of Kubaheri villagers on a charge of attacking the farmhouse. Meanwhile, a large number of villagers today held a meeting at Kubaheri village and slammed the police for arresting two residents of the village. They alleged that the police was not including the name of Ajit Singh Kular, owner of the farmhouse, in the FIR even thought he was “present on the spot” when the incident took place. They have threatened to start an agitation if suitable action is not taken in the matter. Another snake in Road mishap leaves 3 injured Convict among 3 held with heroin sports complex, triggers panic Tribune News Service Mohali, November 4 The Multi Sports Complex at Sector 76 here again had an “unwanted guest”, which caused panic among budding sportspersons and their parents. The 5-foot-long black snake was trying to enter the main building of the sports complex housing a swimming pool, a gymnastics hall, a table tennis hall and badminton courts here. A local resident, JP Singh, who prepared a video of the attempt by the reptile to enter the building, said several sportspersons, including children, were present in the building at that time. “It was morning time. Seeing the size of the snake, everybody got panicky,” said JP Singh, who visits the complex daily with his children for their sports training. The security staff were informed, but they too were helpless, he said. In a similar incident, children had spotted a 6-foot-long snake in a washroom of the complex on August 1 this year. According to Mohammad Ali, an expert in snake catching, in such cases, nobody should go near the reptile. “We should not kill the snake. We should immediately summon an expert of forest officials to the spot. Mostly snakes are not poisonous,” he said. Meanwhile, sportspersons and their parents asked the sports authorities to take necessary steps to check the menace, which, they said, could result in some mishap some day. The reptile at the sports complex in Sector 76, Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO Mohali, November 4 Sleuths of the STF Mohali, , have arrested three drug peddlers, including a convict, with 200 gm of heroin, worth Rs 20 lakh in the international market, here. They are Avtar Singh, alias Jagtar Singh, alias Jagga, from Manakpur Sharif village in Mohali, Major Singh from Rani Majra village in Mohali and Ankush Gabba from Panchkula. People gather around the Ford Figo and the Ford Endeavour (below) that met with an accident at the Sector 45/44/50/51 light point on Saturday night. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 4 Three persons were injured when a speeding Ford Endeavour and a Ford Figo met with an accident at the Sector 45/44/50/51 light point last night. The Ford Figo turned turtle, leaving all three occupants injured. Two of the injured, Gurpreet and Karamjeet, both residents of Gurdaspur, were taken to Government MultiSpecialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16. They were discharged after first aid. The third injured, Simarpreet, a resident of Chandigarh, was taken to the PGI from where he was discharged after treatment. Sources said the SUV driver escaped unhurt. The police said they had not received any complaint in the incident. A daily diary report (DDR) has been lodged at the Sector 49 police station. Sambar strays into P’kula, dents car in panic Tribune News Service Panchkula, November 4 A sambar strayed into a ground on the rear side of a private school in Sector 10 here this morning from a nearby forest area and after seeing people around jumped over a 6-foot-high boundary wall. While doing so, it hit a Skoda car, damaging its bonnet. The car was parked near the wall. Subhash Sharma (65), senior vice-president of the residents’ welfare association, who resides near the school, said he saw the sam- bar at 10.15 am. He said at first he mistook it for a horse, but then realised it it was a sambar. He said the animal was fully grown up as it was about 5 ft in height and had horns. He said the animal was terrified and jumped over the wall and landed on the bonnet. Sharma said the bonnet of the car, which belongs to Navneet Kakkar, a chartered accountant, got damaged. Sharma said he informed the Police Control Room, but as there was a lukewarm response, he tried to contact officials of the Forest Depart- The owner of the car shows a dent caused by the sambar at Sector 10 in Panchkula on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR ment, but could not contact them. He said he then contacted Municipal Corporation administrator Rajesh Jogpal. He said the sambar went towards Sector 15. c m y b Jogpal said he received a call in the morning and directed his staff to look for the animal. He said the search continued till the evening and was abandoned after darkness. He said the sambar most likely went towards the forest area in Zirakpur after crossing the industrial area of the city. He said animals such as nilgai and sambar were found in the Morni hills and at times strayed into the city. He said he would soon take up the issue of installing a barbed wire in the forest with the Wildlife Department. STF SP Rajinder Singh Sohal said the trio was going in an Accent car to supply drugs to customers when they were arrested at PTL Chowk in Phase 5 on a tip-off. “During their interrogation, we came to know that Jagga was a convict in another NDPS case that was registered at the Kurali police station. The court had pronounced 10-year jail for him in the case. After remaining behind bars for four years, he had filed an appeal in the High Court after which he was granted bail recently. After coming out of the jail, he again started supplying drugs,” said Sohal. He said Ankush and Major Singh were drug addicts. “They used to procure drugs from a Nigerian, Frank, in Delhi and sell it here,” said the SP . A case has been registered against the trio. — TNS
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