06112018-CT-01.qxd 11/6/2018 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Market in bad shape Punjab pip Maharashtra Hostel row Poor sanitation, parking and encroachments are some of the issues plaguing Sec 28 markets. P2 Off-spinner Akul Pandove claims a fifer as Punjab bundle out Maharashtra.P6 PU offers formula to resolve issue regarding demand for opening girls’ hostels 24X7, students decline. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26.9°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.41 AM 7 thieves held, 13 Gold loses sheen, vehicle sales soar vehicles recovered DHANTERAS Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 The tricity was abuzz with buyers who thronged the markets on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras today. There was a substantial increase in the sale of fourwheelers and two-wheelers. However, gold jewellery and utensils failed to attract the expected crowds. Kingpin Harpreet has 42 cases against him Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 5 The crime branch of the UT police has arrested a 27-yearold notorious vehicle thief, Harpreet Singh, alias Smarty, who has 42 cases against him, and his six accomplices. Thirteen vehicles — eight cars and five twowheelers — have been recovered from them. A team, led by Inspector Amanjot Singh, in-charge of the crime branch, arrested Harpreet Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, Inderjit Singh, alias Ricky (27) a resident of Ropar, Virender Pal Singh (30), a resident of Karnal, Javed Akhtar (48) and Abdul Aziz (59), both residents of Meerut, and Dilawar (59) and Mohammad Asif (40), both residents of Delhi. DSP (Crime) Pawan Kumar said all suspects were involved in vehicle thefts in Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab Jewellery sales dip 50% Pawan Kumar, DSP (Crime), briefs the media about the arrests at Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI and Haryana. The accused used to steal vehicles and sell these to scrap dealers Javed Akhtar and Abdul Aziz, who used to affix fake chassis and engine numbers on the vehicles, which were further sold to gullible people, who were unaware that the vehicles were stolen. “Virender, a bank employee, used to look for customers to sell the stolen vehicles,” the DSP said. While Harpreet has 42 cases of vehicle thefts registered against him in Chandigarh and other states, Dilawar has 10 cases against him. All suspects have been sent to judicial custody. Youth dies, 4 hurt in SUV mishap Chandigarh, November 5 A youth was killed while four others were injured when the Toyota Innova they were travelling in skidded off the Khuda Lahora-Nayagaon road on the intervening night of November 4 and 5. All victims are aged between 18 and 21. The five youths were travelling in the SUV when an animal came in front of the vehicle. Gursewak, who was driving the SUV, lost control over the vehicle, which skidded and fell into a forest area. Diljosh Brar, a resident of Faridkot, received a head injury and was taken to the PGI, where doctors declared him brought dead. Diljosh was Jewellers said their sales were down 50 per cent as compared to last year. Silver was bought more than gold due to inflation. Vinod Talwar, owner of Krishna Jewellers, Sector 19C, and president of the Jewellers Association, Chandigarh, said, “This year the sale has seen a dip of 50 per cent as compared to last year. The sharp decline in the sales can be attributed to demonetisation as the purchasing capacity of customers has reduced. The footfall in the jewellery shops was minimal.” Talwar said, “The gold prices have gone up by at least 10 per cent as a result of which there were less buyers for the yellow metal this year. However, silver attracted buyers.” Rajiv Sahdev, president of the Chandigarh Jewellers Association, said, “Due to a slump in the market, there has been a decline of 50 per cent in the sales.” Buyers throng vehicle showrooms The Toyota Innova that met with an accident on the Khuda Lahora-Nayagaon road. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN sitting on the rear seat. Those injured are Gursewak, Hardeep, Dilshaad and Mukul, all residents of Nawanshahr. They were taken to the GMSH, Sector 16 where Mukul was admitted and the others were discharged. — TNS PGI eye centre ready to handle emergencies Chandigarh, November 5 Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the police this festive season with close to 925 police personnel stationed in the city to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. DSP Pawan Kumar said 925 police personnel, including six DSPs and 22 inspectors, had been deputed in the city. “Special nakas have been set Customers buy cars at a showroom in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Chandigarh, November 5 In view of the Diwali festival, the Advanced Eye Centre, PGI, has made elaborate arrangements to meet emergencies and provide immediate treatment to patients reporting at the institute. The department has put doctors on special emergency duty round the clock at the centre from the morning of November 6 till the morning of November 8 to attend to patients. Operation theaters will work round the clock with extra manpower to meet all types of exigencies. People can bring all eye emergencies to the Advanced Eye Centre. The emergency mobile numbers of the Advanced Eye Centre are 9814014464 and 0172-2756117. The main Emergency and the Advanced Trauma Centre will function as usual. ROADS CLOSED Chandigarh: The MC will carry out re-carpeting work on V-3 roads separating Sector 52 and 61 from November 6 to November 16. As a result, the roads will remain closed during this period. A young girl is all smiles as she selects utensils at a shop in Sector 20, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN Dhanteras lifts Mohali real estate sector District witnesses 33 per cent rise in property registries on auspicious day ❝On the occasion of 67 Dhanteras, we registered Akash Ghai Tribune News Service Mohali, November 5 Dhanteras had a positive effect on the real estate sector as the number of property registries rose by 33 per cent today in comparison to other days in Mohali district. According to data from the sub-registrar’s office in Mohali district, around 50 properties properties in Mohali district, a jump of nearly 33 per cent. GURPREET KAUR SAPRA, MOHALI DC are registered on an average daily. “However, on the occasion of Dhanteras today, we registered 67 properties, a ❞ jump of nearly 33 per cent,” said Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra. Terming it a healthy sign for the realty sector, Sapra said the northward trend in the real estate sector was being noticed this year. “A rise of nearly 18 per cent has been witnessed in the number of property registries in our district this year as compared to the previous one,” said Sapra. Sanyam Dudeja, continued on page 6 SEE ALSO PAGE 4 IAF man among four targeted by snatchers Tight security in place for Diwali Tribune News Service Car dealers recorded a substantial sale today with little or no difference in the sale as compared to last year. Sources in NDM Bajaj, Industrial Area, Phase I, said there was a 10fold increase in the sale as compared to other days. “We have already sold 40 Bajaj motorcycles and the figure is expected to touch 100 by the end of the day. As many as 29 motorcycles were already booked in continued on page 6 People at a jewellery store in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on the occasion of Dhanteras on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI Tribune News Service up to keep a check on antisocial elements,” he said. The police said the security arrangements would be in place till Diwali. Besides, staff have also been deputed in all busy markets to regulate traffic. Vans will also patrol the city to tow away vehicles parked in no-parking areas. People can use parking space in government schools and community centres. — TNS CHOCK-A-BLOCK: A traffic jam at Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Monday evening. PRADEEP TEWARI PO proceedings begin against Gian Sagar head Tribune News Service Cheque-bounce cases Chandigarh, November 5 A local court has started proclaimed offender proceedings against Nitender Singh, chairman of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, Banur, as he has failed to appear in the court in connection with multiple cheque-bounce cases against him. In June, non-bailable warrants were issued against him by the court. The next date of hearing in the matter is January 7 and if he fails to appear in the court by then, he will be declared a PO. As many as 40 complaints In June, non-bailable warrants were issued against Nitender Singh. The next date of hearing in the matter is January 7 and if he fails to appear in the court by then, he will be declared a PO. were filed against the trust as well as its chairman after the salary cheques issued to doctors and teachers were dishonoured. As many as 300 such doctors and teachers were not paid till October 2016. The salary cheques, signed by Nitender Singh and issued to all these persons, had bounced and at least 40 of them moved court. Almost all these cheques were for lakhs of rupees as the monthly salaries of the complainants ranged from Rs 70,000 to Rs 90,000. The cheques were issued in June last year to be drawn from Punjab National Bank, Sector 16 branch. According to the complaints, the bank returned the cheques with remarks, “Funds insuffi- c m y b cient” and “Drawer’s signature differs”. The counsel for the complainants, Pardhuman Garg, said, “The fraud is intentional as the accused made fake signatures in front of the complainants.” The accused had earlier been summoned by the court, but he failed to appear after which the warrants were issued. The complainants even served a legal notice on the chairman to make the payment within 15 days. However, the payment has not been made till date. They have now demanded double the amount as com- pensation. The complaints were made under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The college ran into trouble in 2016 when teachers started an indefinite protest for not being paid for months. The Punjab Government had to be involved after the management expressed its inability to make the payments. The government ultimately revoked all permissions to run the college and it was closed down in June. In the same month, 1,500 students, including 500 MBBS students, were shifted to other Punjab colleges. Chandigarh, November 5 Four snatching incidents have been reported from the city in the past 24 hours. According to the police, one of the complainants, Prince Guru (42), a resident of Jhampur village in Mohali district, reported that three pedestrians stopped him and one of them snatched his mobile phone. The incident took place near the Maloya bus stand around 12.10 am on Monday. The police were informed, who reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the matter. In another incident, the victim, Rahul Singh Rajawat, an Air Force personnel, reported that he got down from a bus at the Kali Bari light point around 2.20 am on Monday.. The victim was heading towards the 3 BRD gate when three motorcycleborne miscreants arrived and snatched his strolley containing his uniform, a gold mangal sutra, clothes and important documents. The police said the snatchers were in their early twenties and were riding the motorcycle without wearing helmets. The victim could not note down the complete registration number of the motorcycle. The police have registered a case at the Sector 31 police station and are investigating the matter. Hit by truck, woman dies Chandigarh, November 5 A 37-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a truck near the Sector 24/25/37/38 roundabout this morning. The driver escaped from the spot, leaving the truck behind. According to the police, they got information about the accident at 7.45 am, following which they visited the spot. On reaching the spot, they met Joginder, a resident of Sector 25, who reported his wife Reena was driving a scooter when a speeding truck, which was coming from the Dhanas road, hit the victim. The victim was taken to the PGI in a private vehicle where she later succumbed to her injuries. — TNS
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