12022019-CT-01.qxd 2/12/2019 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 12 FEBRUARY 2019 | CHANDIGARH DIFFICULT TO CREATE 2 CRORE JOBS, SAYS ABVP LEADER ABVP national organising secretary Sunil Ambekar says it is difficult to solve employment crisis of the nation. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 3 DANIPS-CADRE DSPs SHIFTED Chandigarh: Three DANIPS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli Police Service)-cadre DSP were on Monday relieved by the Chandigarh Police and transferred back to Delhi. Pawan Kumar, who was holding the charge of DSP (Crime), Satish Kumar, who was holding the charge of DSP (Lines, Training and Recruitment), and Anjitha Chepyala, who was looking after the charge of DSP (Women and Child Safety Unit), have been transferred back. The DSPs will be joining the Delhi Police for their new postings. With the transfer or three DANIPS-cadre DSPs, the city has now five DSPs of the DANIPS cadre. TNS THEFT AT HOUSE Chandigarh: Jewellery items and other valuables were stolen from a house in Maloya. Complainant Akash Chander reported that 20 gm of gold ornaments, 500 gm of silver ornaments, a laptop, an LCD and Rs 45,000 were stolen from the house. TNS TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~66.52 ~62.50 PANCHKULA ~71.18 ~65.23 MOHALI ~76.44 ~66.25 WHAT’S ON PAGE 2 TEACHERS TO CONTINUE STIR UNTIL MEETING WITH CM PAGE 4 Punjab teachers decide to continue stir, say the scheduled meeting with the CM is just a dilly-dallying exercise. MAX 21°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 9.8°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:03 PM Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service With the authorities paying scant regard, electricity poles, which were uprooted on the Sector 88 road in Mohali four days ago due to bad weather, pose a threat to commuters. PHOTO: VICKY Jeweller held with heroin Tribune News Service Mohali, February 11 Sleuths of the Special Task Force, Mohali, nabbed a local jeweller while carrying 26 gm of heroin here. The suspect has been identified as Rahul Verma, alias Guru, a resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh. Rajinder Singh Sohal, Superintendent of Police (STF), said Rahul was running two jewellery shops, one at Sector 41 and the other at Shahimajra village The accused in the custody of the STF, Mohali. in Mohali. “During interrogation, it came out that after falling in bad company, Rahul started taking drugs and later became a drug peddler,” said Sohal. Rahul confessed that he used to bring heroin from a Nigerian at Delhi and used to supply it to his regular customers in Mohali and Chandigarh. Rahul was nabbed from Phase 5 on a tipoff, said the police. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against Rahul at the STF police station at Phase 4. Chandigarh, February 11 In a major decision, the Chandigarh Administration has decided not to allow bureaucrats to retain their houses after retirement. The Administration has also decided to reduce its discretionary quota in the allotment. Sources said the decision was taken as the UT was finding it tough to allot government houses to eligible senior IAS and IPS officers due to a shortage of houses. While the waiting list of eligible senior officers is increasing, many bureaucrats have managed to retain their houses even after retirement. At present, bureaucrats, who become chairpersons of commissions or hold similar posts, retain their houses till the completion of their tenure, which ranges from three to five years. Chandigarh has a limited number of big government houses in posh localities such as Sector 7 and 16. Senior IAS officers, after being promoted from the post Youth held for Dadu Majra firing Tribune News Service MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sec 70 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sec 15 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Administration asks Punjab & Haryana governments not to send requests COLLOQUIUM: Sixth anthropology colloquium by Dr Sarabjeet Mastana, Loughborough University, UK, at Department of Anthropology, PU, Chandigarh; 10.30 am APNI MANDI: Sec 29, 56 & Dhanas TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD No bungalows for babus in city post-retirement Line down Raids under way to nab other suspects; Bolero was stolen from Gurugram PRESS MEET: Press conference regarding poor patient assistance cell at Nehru Hospital, PGI; 12.30 pm PAGE 5 A GMADA team, along with 60 police personnel, razes around 70 illegal pucca houses at Behlolpur village. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:09 AM CHANDIGARH SEMINAR: Seminar on ‘Strengthening UK-India Higher Education Relations’ by Dean of International Students and British Deputy High Commission Office; Evening Studies Department; 10.30 am ILLEGAL STRUCTURES RAZED IN BEHLOLPUR VILLAGE Chandigarh, February 11 A day after miscreants opened fire at Dadu Majra, the UT police arrested a 25year-old youth, one of the suspects in the case. The Mahindra Bolero in which the suspects had come was found to have been stolen from Gurugram. Panic had gripped Dadu Majra last night after some miscreants, who had arrived in the Bolero, escaped after thrashing two persons and opening fire. The suspects left the Bolero at the spot, which was impounded by the police. The arrested youth has been identified as Amandeep Singh (25), a resident of Ludhiana. The three other suspects have been identified as Baldev, Sunny and Raju. The police said Baldev had fired the gunshots. The police said raids were on to nab the other suspects. During investigation, the police found that the suspects had affixed a fake number on the Bolero. “The num- Residents of Dadu Majra block a road demanding closure of a liquor vend on Monday; and (below) a CCTV grab of the incident. TRIBUNE PHOTO WHAT TRIGGERED THE INCIDENT The police said investigation revealed that the suspects, who hailed from Punjab, had come to purchase liquor from a vend at Dadu Majra. A few local residents, who are bouncers, were already present there. The suspects had an altercation with the residents. The suspects thrashed two youths and were escaping from the spot when someone pulled the keys out of the Bolero’s ignition. The suspects then got down from the jeep and opened fire before escaping from the spot. ber turned out to be that of a scooter and the jeep was stolen from Gurugram,” said a police official. The police said investigation revealed that the suspects, who hailed from Pun- jab, had come to purchase liquor from a vend at Dadu Majra. A few local residents, who are bouncers, were already present there. The suspects had an altercation with the local residents. The suspects thrashed two youths and were escaping from the spot when someone pulled the keys out of the Bolero’s ignition. The suspects then got down from the jeep and Continued on page 3 Thieves make off with donation box Incident caught on CCTV cameras at gurdwara in Industrial Area, Phase II; threatened watchman with knife Tribune News Service A worker of Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Kanthala, Industrial Area, Phase II, Chandigarh, shows a chain broken by the thieves; and (right) a CCTV grab of the thieves. MANOJ MAHAJAN Chandigarh, February 11 Unidentified miscreants made off with a donation box from a gurdwara at the Industrial Area, Phase II, on the intervening night of February 10 and 11. The incident was caught on CCTV cameras installed at the gurdwara. The miscreants entered the gurdwara around 2.30 am and turned off the lights. They then lifted the donation box lying inside and escaped with it. Rajinder Singh, a member of the gurdwara management, EMPTY BOX FOUND NEAR KALI BARI Sources said the donation box was later found near the Kali Bari light point near the Industrial Area. The thieves had broken the box and stolen the money. said the thieves first took the donation box to a nearby market where they tried to break it with bricks. “The watchman saw them and raised the alarm after which the thieves escaped from there on an Activa scooter. However, they c m y b returned a few minutes later and threatened the watchman with a knife. The thieves then took the donation box on the scooter,” he said. An investigation has been initiated into the matter at the Sector 31 police station. One of the government houses located at Sector 7 in Chandigarh on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR MOVE TO HELP ELIGIBLE OFFICERS GET HOUSES ■ Sources said Manoj Kumar Parida, UT Adviser, recently wrote to the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana over the issue. In the letter, he said many senior officers working under Punjab, Haryana and UT were retaining government houses allotted to them on the grounds of post-retirement jobs being given to them. This had led to a situation where eligible officers in the combined list were waiting for years for houses, while retired officers refused to vacate the allotted accommodation even after the permissible period. ■ Parida said the move was aimed at streamlining the allotment process so that eligible officers could get houses without waiting too long. of Financial Commissinor as Additional Chief Secretary, become eligible for such houses, which are spread over four to five kanals. Sources said Manoj Kumar Parida, UT Adviser, recently wrote to the chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana over the issue. In the letter, he said many senior officers working under Punjab, Haryana and UT were retaining government houses allotted to them on the grounds of post-retirement jobs being given to them. This had led to a situa- tion where eligible officers in the combined list were waiting for years for houses, while retired officers refused to vacate the allotted accommodation even after the permissible period. The Administration has suggested that necessary financial compensation for hiring private houses could be given by the respective governments, if needed. The Administration will also cancel the allotment in case it is found that the allottees have their own house in the tricity. The sources said at present, 16 houses of the bigger category were occupied by members of commissions such as the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Information Commission, State Election Commission, Right to Service Commission, Real Estate Regulatory Authority and the Haryana Public Service Commission. Confirming the development, Parida said the move was aimed at streamlining the allotment process so that eligible officers could get houses without waiting too long. P’kula school secy booked for molesting teachers Tribune News Service Panchkula, February 11 Teachers of Jainendra Gurukul, Sector 1, have accused the secretary of the school of molesting them by deliberately touching their bodies with bad intention. In their complaint to the police, the teachers stated that 10 teachers of the school had accompanied students of Class IX and X to Parliament House in New Delhi on December 18, 2018. They said the secretary, VK Jain, had levelled baseless allegations against the teachers, causing irreparable harm to them. They alleged that Jain had indulged in character assassination of the teachers, who Continued on page 3
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