19032019-CT-01.qxd 19-03-2019 01:00 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 19 MARCH 2019 | CHANDIGARH BHAVAN YET TO SUBMIT UNDERTAKING TO EDU DEPT PAGE 2 Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, yet to give an undertaking to the department stating it will not violate the RTE Act. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MOBILE PHONE SNATCHED MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28.6°C | MIN 12.4°C 29K Canadian dollars seized at airport Kings roar Tribune News Service ~5,000, CHEQUE BOOK STOLEN Chandigarh: A theft has been reported from an office in the Industrial Area, Phase II. Complainant Kedar Nath, a resident of Aman Colony, reported that Rs 5,000, a DVR, a cheque book and some documents were stolen from the office on the intervening night of March 16 and 17. The police have registered a case has been registered at the Sector 31 police station. TNS CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 2, 3, 4, 10, 15-A, 21, 34-A, 51 and 55, PU, Sector 14, Rehabilitation Colony, Dhanas, waterworks, Sector 12 & Palsora village TRICITY FUEL PRICES PETROL DIESEL CHANDIGARH ~68.82 ~63.63 PANCHKULA ~72.58 ~65.82 MOHALI ~73.24 ~66.39 WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH SEMINAR: Dept of History, PU, to organise seminar on “Study of Sacred Spaces and Cults in Pre-Modern North West India” at English auditorium; 10.30 am LECTURE: Department of Public Administration, PU, to organise lecture on “Ethics of Teaching” at the seminar room of the department; 2.45 pm APNI MANDI: Sector 29, 56 and Dhanas MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 71 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: Sector 15 SUNSET TUESDAY 6:32 PM Kings XI skipper R Ashwin during a practice session at IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali on Monday. The side will play their opening match against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on March 25. Mohali is scheduled to host its first match of the upcoming Indian Premier League on March 30 when the hosts will lock horns with Mumbai Indians. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY P6 Mohali, March 18 The local police today seized 29,100 Canadian dollars (nearly Rs 15 lakh) from a Canadabased NRI on his arrival at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali. The man has been identified as Harmohan Grewal, who reached here after catching a connecting flight from Delhi on arrival from Canada, HS Bal, DSP at the airport police station, said. “We received a tip-off that Grewal was carrying Canadian currency beyond the permissible limit. He had landed in Delhi on March 17 and today, he reached Chandigarh at 2.15 pm,” Bal said. On being questioned, he confessed that he was carrying the foreign currency without declaring it to the authorities. The cash has been handed over to the Income Tax Department and investigations are on in the case, Bal said. According to the rules, an individual cannot carry more than 10,000 dollars. Dist Legal Services Authority, Ambala, awards ~5 lakh for rehabilitation of a minor, who was sexually assaulted. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:28 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Gillco Valley murder mystery cracked Husband, 2 brothers held; hunt on for third Shashi Pal Jain Kharar, March 18 The police have cracked the Savita Devi murder case, whose body was found on March 14 near Gillco Valley, Kharar, with the arrest of three persons, including her husband. Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar said Kirpal Singh Bajwa of Gillco Valley informed the Kharar police that when he went to his plot number 115 on the morning of March 14, he found the body of a woman lying on the rear side of shops adjoining his plot. The victim was 33 years old and a mother of three — two boys and a girl. The police had registered a case under Section 302 and 34 of the IPC. Bhullar said he constituted a special investigation team SSP HS Bhullar addresses the media regarding the arrests in the Savita Devi murder case, in Mohali on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR BEHIND CRIME? Senior Superintendent of Police Harcharan Singh Bhullar said the victim, Savita, had a dispute with her husband Pintu and was living separately. Pintu used to suspect that his wife had an extramarital affair due to which he murdered Savita with the help of his brothers Amit, Deepak and Ram Kumar. to solve the case under the supervision of SP (Investigation) Mohali Varun Sharma. The team included Kharar DSP Deep Kamal, DSP continued on page 2 MC employee ends life, blames officials Class IV boy crushed Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 18 A 49-year-old man, an employee of the enforcement wing of the Municipal Corporation, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sector 19. The victim, a beldar, has left a suicide note, blaming MC officials for harassing him. The victim, Jaspal, committed suicide last night. The SUICIDE NOTE SAYS THEY USED TO HARASS HIM The victim, Jaspal, has named a senior MC official and a subinspector of the enforcement wing in the suicide note, written on March 16. The victim has stated that both officials used to harass him. incident came to light this morning after his family found him hanging. The police were informed about the incident, who visited the spot and initiated an investigation. A suicide note was recovered from the spot by the police. Jaspal was on leave since March 13. Sources said earlier the police were not showing the suicide note to the family. However, the victim’s neighbours and relatives protested after which the police showed the suicide note to them. The victim has named a senior MC official and a subinspector of the enforcement wing in the suicide note, written on March 16. The victim continued on page 2 Burail Jail inmates add colour to Holi Gulal, gujiyamade by them on sale Tribune News Service Expect drizzle: Met Dept Chandigarh, March 18 Those worried about the quality of colours available in the market for Holi now have an option as herbal colours made by inmates of Burail Jail are available for sale at Srijan, the exclusive store of Burail Jail at Sector 22. Jail officials said they used to prepare herbal gulal earlier continued on page 2 Chandigarh, March 18 A drizzle is expected on Thursday, but according to the weatherman, it is unlikely to play spoilsport with Holi. The Met Department said rain was expected on Wednesday night. “The next morning, that is on Holi, a drizzle is expected. It won’t spoil the Holi celebrations, though cloudy weather will persist. The weather will Herbal colours on sale at Burail Jail store Srijan in Sector 22-C, Chandigarh. PRADEEP TEWARI SEE ALSO P5 c m y b PAGE 4 ~5-LAKH COMPENSATION FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM Students and authorities of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law at loggerheads over protests on campus. Chandigarh: Three motorcycleborne miscreants escaped after snatching a mobile phone from a person at Sarangpur. Kanhaiya Kumar, a resident of Mohali, reported that the miscreants snatched his mobile phone near the Sarangpur light point on March 17. The police have registered at case at the Sarangpur police station. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN PAGE 3 STUDENTS, LAW UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES AT LOGGERHEADS become clear by afternoon,” said Met Director Surender Paul. The weatherman said one more western disturbance was expected by the month-end. Already four western disturbances have been witnessed this month, which is a record of sorts for March. The cold weather conditions will stretch till the end of the month. — TNS to death under truck Zirakpur, March 18 A Class IV student of Government Elementary School at Bakarpur village was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck near the Chhat traffic lights today. The deceased has been identified as Sumit, a resident of Bakarpur village near Dera Bassi. According to sources, the incident occurred around noon when the victim was returning home from his school on his bicycle. When the victim reached near the Chhat traffic lights, a truck coming from the Zirakpur side reportedly hit him and ran over him. The driver fled from the spot. The police have registered a case against the truck driver at the Zirakpur police station. — OC NRI, owner of a music co, gets extortion call Tribune News Service Chandigarh, March 18 A gangster has reportedly made an extortion call to an NRI, owner of the Rehaan records company that produces Punjabi music videos. According to the police, Sandeep Rehaan, a resident of Canada, who is at present staying at a hotel in Sector 35, reported that a person made a WhatsApp extortion call on his mobile and demanded Rs 20 lakh. The call was received on March 16 after which the police were informed. The police said the caller introduced himself as a gangster, whose name could not be revealed. “Since the matter is sensitive, we cannot give details about the case,” said a police official. A case under Sections 384 (punishment for extortion) and 387 (putting a person in fear of death or of grievous hurt in order to commit extortion) of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 36 police station. This is not the first time that someone associated with the Punjabi music industry has received an extortion call. In April last year, Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot at by dreaded gangster Dilpreet Singh and his aides while he was returning home after a performance. The singer was shot at in the leg by assailants trailing his car. The singer’s friend, Laadi, was also injured. Two months later, the Punjab Police and the UT police had, in a joint operation, nabbed Dilpreet near the ISBT, Sector 43, after an encounter. The singer reportedly paid Rs 20 lakh to the gangster.
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