08042019-CT-01.qxd 08-04-2019 00:43 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 8 APRIL 2019 | CHANDIGARH 1.95 LAKH THRONG MANSA DEVI, KALI MATA TEMPLES Over 1.95 lakh devotees pay obeisance at Mansa Devi, Kali Mata temples on Day 2 of Navaratra fest. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF THIEVES STRIKE AT 2 OFFICES IN CITY Chandigarh: Two theft incidents have been reported from offices located in Sector 8 and the Industrial Area from where thieves decamped with cash, laptops and other valuables. According to the police, complainant Vinay Kumar reported that two laptops and ~65,000 were stolen from his office in Sector 8 on the intervening night of April 5 and 6. The theft came to light in the morning after which the police were informed, who visited the spot. A case in this regard has been registered at the Sector 3 police station. In another incident, complainant Lakhwinder Singh reported that ~15,000, seven CCTV cameras, a DVR along with hard disk, three mobile phones, three mobile charges and three laptop chargers were stolen from his office in the Industrial Area, Phase I, on the intervening night of April 5 and 6. The police were informed about the incident after which a case was registered at the Industrial Area police station. TNS PAGE 3 MIGRANT KILLED OVER PETTY ISSUE IN AMBALA CITY MAX 33°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.9°C | MIN 20.2°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:45 PM Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service (From left) Liew Zhi Hao, V Santhosh and Jingyi (Carina) Tay of the National University of Singapore (winners); and Daniela Rojas Garcia, Mustafa Dulgeroglu and Magdalena Kucko of Leiden University, the Netherlands, who bagged the second position in the 10th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition at the Army Institute of Law in Mohali. VICKY P2 Garden not rosy anymore: Elderly Akash Ghai Mohali, April 7 Visitors, mainly senior citizens, to Rose Garden in Phase 3B1 here are upset over the defacement of the main entrance of the garden. “We come here in the morning and evening for light exercise/walk and spend quality time together. The main entrance of this beautiful garden has been defaced by some businessmen with advertisement posters and other such material. It is really disgusting and has upset us,” said Swarn Chowdhay, Bhagwant Singh, Dharambir Salwan and their friends, all senior citizens and regular visitors to the garden. A few days ago, this group of senior citizens had not only removed such posters from the boundary wall of the garden but also washed and cleaned the main entrance. “The garden is used to organise small public welfare events every now and then by us and other social workers,” said Chowdhary. He said sweepers do shoddy work many times. “The garden, one of the main attractions of the town, is being looked after by the Municipal Corporation. We have approached the authorities with complaints regarding its maintenance. Our complaints have fallen on deaf ears,” said a senior citizen. The visitors said the MC should start issuing challans to “those who deface the place”. “Let’s see, when the MC authorities spare a thought for the issue,” said Chowdhary. WHAT’S ON CHANDIGARH APNI MANDI: Sector 43 and 45 MOHALI APNI MANDI: Sector 70 PANCHKULA APNI MANDI: MDC TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Video shot with woman technician raises eyebrows Tribune News Service DIESEL SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:03 AM PGI CVO snooped? Chandigarh: A Honda City car caught fire in Sector 29 on Sunday. The cause of the fire is yet to ascertained. Sources said the car, which was parked in a ground in Sector 29, caught fire after which residents immediately informed the Fire Department. A fire engine was rushed to the spot to douse the fire, but by that time, the car was completely burnt. The sources said the owner of the vehicle was yet to be identified. TNS CHANDIGARH ~68.84 ~62.93 PANCHKULA ~72.59 ~65.19 MOHALI ~73.42 ~65.67 Chandigarh team defeat Haryana by seven wickets to win the invitational women cricket tournament. Moot point The main entrance of the Rose Garden defaced with posters at Phase 3B1 in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTO Chandigarh, April 7 The Central Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the PGI, Dr Pallab Ray, has been “snooped” and questions are being raised over his video shot with a woman technician inside his office. A video clip has been made in his office in which he is seen sitting in his room. The woman technician, who is standing behind him, tries to touch his shoulders, which he discourages. It is suspected that some camera was fitted in his room. The CVO had earlier written to the PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, to apprise him of the matter. However, the PGI ❝ I do not want to comment on it since it was a confidential letter written by me to the Director to bring the matter to his knowledge. ❞ Dr Pallab Ray, CVO, PGI administration has not initiated any inquiry. A faculty member said, “It raises multiple questions. Dr Ray informed the authorities, but no one is taking cognisance of the act? Did the administration try to acquire the video? Is his influential position in the administration obliterating the course of disciplinary action against those involved? For what purpose did the technician visit him and try to touch his shoulder? What if the act is just a mere eyewash and he is abusing his seat and harassing the female staff.” Sources close to Dr Ray said a sexual harassment complaint was lodged against a doctor by a woman staff member. She had first given the complaint to the CVO, who told her this did not fall in his preview. The doctor, it has been alleged, now wants to pressure the CVO so that he persuades the girl to withdraw her complaint. The one who made the video wants to blackmail him for his own interest. Shop gutted in Maloya The recovered 11-year-old child with his mother. Kidnapped boy recovered within 12 hours Shashi Pal Jain Kharar, April 7 The police today solved the kidnapping case of an 11year-old boy within 12 hours and recovered the child from Ambala City. The boy was kidnapped from Kurali around 9.30 pm yesterday. Mohali SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar and Kharar DSP Deep Kamal Singh said Ashish Jot Singh, aka Ashu, was kidnapped after being lured with a chocolate when he was buying something to eat from a shop in front of Chaudhary Hospital, Kurali. The police constituted a team comprising SP (City) Harwinder Singh Virk, SP (D) Varun Sharma, DSP (D), Mohali, Gurdev Singh Dhaliwal, DSP Dera Bassi, Simran, jit Singh Lang and SHO, continued on page 4 c m y b Fire at printing press in Mohali Tribune News Service Say entrance defaced by bizmen a put-off PETROL PAGE 6 CITY TEAM BEAT HARYANA BY SEVEN WICKETS A migrant reportedly strangled to death with a rope by a person over a petty issue in Ambala City. HONDA CITY CATCHES FIRE TRICITY FUEL PRICES PAGE 4 MOHALI: A fire broke out in a printing press at Sector 82 here on Sunday. According to fire officials, a huge quantity of paper was stocked at the site, which got burnt. The printing machine also got damaged. However, no loss of life was reported. Two persons were trapped on the first floor of the building, but they were rescued immediately. “It took us two hours to control the fire, which broke out in the basement of the unit,” said Karamchand Sood, local fire officer. The call in this regard was received at the local fire office at 1.07 pm after which two fire engines were pressed into service. A short circuit seems to be the reason, said an official. —TNS Chandigarh, April 7 A shop was gutted in a fire at Maloya today. However, no one was injured in the incident. The owner of the shop, Sandeep Parmar, suffered a huge loss as all grocery items were destroyed in the fire. An official of the Fire Department said at 12.05 pm, they received information about a fire in house number 3151 at Maloya. The shop was situated on the ground floor of the house. Two fire engines were sent to the shop to douse the fire, which created panic in the locality. Fire officials said the shop was locked when the fire engulfed it. Neighbours immediately informed the Youth arrested for stalking Chandigarh, April 7 A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly stalking and sexually harassing a girl at a park in Sector 15. The police said the victim, a student of a girls’ college in Sector 26, had gone for a morning walk when the suspect, Kapil Arora, a resident of Barnala, started following her. He then sexually harassed the victim. The police were informed, who visited the spot and caught the suspect. — TNS Mayor Rajesh Kalia inspects the fire spot at Maloya on Sunday. Fire Department, which sent two fire engines — one from Sector 38 and the other from the Sector 17 fire station. It took the firefighters around half an hour to control the flames. Rajesh Kalia, Mayor, also visited the spot on a scooter and supervised the firefighting operation. Neighbours said the owner, Sandeep Parmar, had left the shop after performing puja. It is suspected the flame of a “diya” may have caused the fire.
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