05012019-CT-01.qxd 1/5/2019 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 5 JANUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH School sans facilities Cop booked for graft IVCA log win Government school in Patiala lacks basic facilities, students attend classes on floor. P2 Punjab Vigilance Bureau books Mohali head constable under Prevention of Corruption Act. P4 IVCA log 183-run win against Sunrise Cricket Academy in ongoing tournament. P10 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 18°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20.5°C MIN 5.5°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5:36 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:20 AM Panjab varsity fines 6 shops ~2,000 each PLASTIC POLLUTION Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 4 For using plastic material, a Panjab University (PU) panel today fined six shops at the Student Centre Rs 2,000 each. Yesterday, plastic plates, cups, glasses and other material were seized in a raid. The shops which have been fined are Guru Snacks and Shakes, Fresh Bite, Acme India Taste Point, Pakwan Meal, Raj Eatery and Mamma Mia. It was only Mona Refreshment where no plastic material was found during the raid. Earlier too, Raj Eatery was fined Rs 2,500 on December 18, 2018, after a worm was found in the food. The panel which conducted the raid was headed by Prof RK Singla, chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Applications, and comprised the Dean Students Welfare (DSW), Prof Emanuel Nahar, and the DSW (Women), Prof Neena Caplash. Prof Nahar said, “We have fined the shops. In future, these shops will have to give an undertaking regarding following all rules and regulations implemented by the university failing which the HC stays Sec 19 demolition drive Not to be undertaken till draft parking policy ready Tribune News Service Follow rules or vacate premises: DSW have fined the ❝WeIn future, these shops. shops will have to give an undertaking regarding following all rules and regulations implemented by the university failing which the owners will have to vacate the premises. We cannot take any chance with the health of the students. PROF EMANUEL NAHAR, DSW ❞ owners will have to vacate the premises. We cannot take any chance with the health of the students.” In a letter, dated May 18, 2018, to all universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had directed that continued on page 2 Chandigarh, January 4 Applying brakes to the demolition drive being carried out in Sector 19 by the local Municipal Corporation less than a month after the Punjab and Haryana High Court frowned upon encroachments in front of houses, a Vacation Bench today stayed the same. The Vacation Bench of Justice Amit Rawal and Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi made it clear that the drive would not be undertaken till the next date of hearing and till the Chandigarh Administration and the Municipal Corporation completed the task of preparing a draft parking policy, completed the survey and removed encroachments from parking lots. The Bench added that it was sanguine about the fact that the Chandigarh Administration, in order to remove encroachments, would endeavour to undertake the task of completion of the draft parking policy as early Women dupe 2 jewellers of ~4.12 lakh in Sector 56 Show fake messages of online payments for ornaments Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 4 Three women, believed to be members of an organised gang, allegedly duped two jewellers in Sector 56 of Rs 4.12 lakh by showing them fake messages of online payments for jewellery. The women purchased jewellery from the stores and claimed that they had made online payments for it, which were never made. The incidents were reported from Verma Jewellers and Shree Ram Jewellers on the evening of continued on page 2 A CCTV grab of the women who duped two jewellers in Sector 56; and (right) a fake payment message shown to the jewellers. One of them tries to sell jewellery, detained One of the women went to a jewellery store in Sector 22 on Friday to sell the same jewellery. The store owner, who had already seen the CCTV footage of the suspect, identified her and informed the police. The police later detained the woman for investigation. MC employees remove encroachments from outside houses in Sector 19-B, Chandigarh, on Friday. RAVI KUMAR SEE ALSO P4 as possible. The directions came on an appeal filed by the Residents Welfare Association of Sector 19-C (government houses) challenging the order, dated December 21, whereby a Single Judge directed the official respondents to remove encroachments on the road before submitting a status report by January 10. Appearing before the Bench, counsel for the petitioner-association Gaurav c m y b Rana submitted that the demolition drive was undertaken from Sector 19 despite the fact that the draft parking policy was still in progress. Rana submitted that the impugned order seriously affected the Residents Welfare Association as allottees of government houses were using the vacant space for parking their vehicles, much less, for security of their valuable items and their life. Describing the impugned continued on page 4 COP ‘ESCAPES’ CBI TRAP Police impound Thar of Punjab MLA’s husband Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 4 A Mahindra Thar belonging to Punjab MLA Satkar Kaur Gehri’s husband was impounded by the Chandigarh Traffic Police after it was found parked in a no-parking zone in Sector 34. Besides, the driver was not possessing the documents of the vehicle. ASI Sarwan Kumar was on duty when he saw the jeep parked in a no-parking area in Sector 34. The ASI said the driver of the jeep was asked to show the documents, which he failed to produce. “The jeep was a 2017 model and still continued on page 2 CBI lays a trap to nab SI Rajbir Singh for allegedly demanding bribe, cop escapes. PAGE 3 POWER SHUTDOWN MOHALI 10 am to 1 pm: Parts of Bariali, Ballo Majra, Gillco, Gulmohar, Paras Panorma, Desu Majra and nearby areas 10 am to 3 pm: Parts of Phase 5 and nearby areas 10 am to 2 pm: Parts of the Industrial Area, Phase 1 to Phase 5, and nearby areas
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