03102020-CT-01.qxd 10/3/2020 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH DISMANTLING OF TILES, RAILINGS IN MOHALI RAISES EYEBROWS PAGE 2 Eyebrows are being raised over changing of tiles and installation of grills in the Phase 5 market by the Mohali MC. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY UT GETS 8% MORE REVENUE IN GROSS GST COLLECTED IN SEPT PAGE 3 CONGRESS PROTESTS IN SECTOR 34, COPS USE WATER CANNON UT gets nearly 8 per cent more revenue in the gross GST collected in September in comparison to August. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19.4°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:05 PM Cong workers, led by city party president Pardeep Chhabra, hold a protest, seek justice for Hathras gang rape victim. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:17 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Charred body found in car at Morni TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 79,351 68,307 SAMPLES REJECTED 479 — POSITIVE 12,212 6,119 NEGATIVE 66,660 — RECOVERED 10,162 5,246 REPORTS AWAITED 173 — ACTIVE 1,881 786 RESENT — — DEATHS 169 87 MOHALI 77,972 — 10,745 65,894 8,781 1,333 1,765 — 199 Panchkula, October 2 The partially charred body of a man was found inside his gutted car near Mandhana in Morni here around 2 pm today. The body, found on the driver’s seat, was identified as that of 42-year-old Rajesh Kumar from Housing Board Colony in Sector 26. He was a private professional. According to the police, Rajesh had left his house yesterday afternoon for getting his car serviced in Mani Majra. AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 97 PANCHKULA 74 MOHALI 97 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF Some of the vehicles that were damaged by miscreants at Mauli Jagran in Chandigarh, on Friday. The vandals also smashed windowpanes of houses. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Vandals goonrampage, smash vehicles Also damage houses in Mauli Jagran, four land in police net| Dog inside meat shop the trigger Tribune News Service ~3,000 SNATCHED AT MAULI JAGRAN Chandigarh: Three motorcycleborne miscreants allegedly snatched ~3,000 from a person at Mauli Jagran. According to the police, complainant Amit Kumar, a native of Sonepat, Haryana, alleged that three unknown persons snatched the cash from him on October 1. The police have registered a case at the Mauli Jagran police station. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN Chandigarh: Due to urgent maintenance work, the electricity supply to the following areas will remain suspended on October 3. Parts of Sector 41 & 42: 10 am to 2 pm Parts of Sector 22: 10 am to 4 pm A damaged door of a house in Mauli Jagran. Virus kills 5 more in city Chandigarh, October 2 The city today recorded 155 new Covid cases and five deaths. A 38-year old woman from Sector 27, who was suffering from diabetes and hypertension, died at Sohana Hospital, Mohali. 155 +ve| 153 recover A 61-year-old woman from Mani Majra, a case of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, died at the GMCH-32. An 85-year-old man from Sector 35, a case of acute lung injury, hypertension and SARI, died at Fortis Hospital. A 54-yearold man from Sarangpur, a case of diabetes and hypertension, died at the GMCH. A 74-year-old man from Sector 51, a case of diabetes and ARDS, died at the PGI. A total of 153 more patients have recovered. — TNS PAGE 3 1 more death, 45 cases in P’kula Panchkula, October 2 The district today reported one more fatality due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 87. A 77-year-old man from Sector 11 succumbed to the disease. The district also witnessed 45 fresh cases. The Covid tally now stands at 6,119. The fresh patients include five from Pinjore, four each from Kalka, Sector 16 and Sector 9, three each from Naggal, Sector 11 and Sector 2, two each from Sector 10, Sector 15 and Sector 8, and one each from Amravati Enclave, Bhoj Koti, Kharak Mangoli, the MDC, Sector 4, Nanakpur, Ramgarh, Sector 12, Sector 19, Sector 20, Sector 21, Sector 25, Sector 4 and Tipra. While 786 cases are still active, 5,246 persons have been cured. — TNS Chandigarh, October 2 A group of 50 miscreants carrying sharp weapons and sticks went on the rampage and vandalised around 30 vehicles, including two-wheelers, parked on streets at Mauli Complex in Mauli Jagran here last night following an argument between a local resident and a meat shop owner. The miscreants threw stones and smashed windowpanes of houses, leaving residents terrified. Sources said persons from the opposite group also threw stones in retaliation. The police said the owner, Kunal, was at his shop when a person, Karan, arrived there along with his dog. Karan brought the dog inside the shop to which Kunal objected. The incident led to heated arguments after which Karan left the spot. Later at night, Karan, along with others, reached there with sharp weapons and sticks. The miscreants went on the rampage and threw stones and bricks at houses 2 more deaths take Mohali toll to 199 BJP leader and councillor Anil Kumar Dubey and residents hold a protest outside the Mauli Jagran police station. COUNCILLOR, COPS ARGUE OVER CHALLANS High drama was witnessed at Mauli Jagran when councillor Anil Dubey had arguments with cops over challaning of twowheeler riders not wearing helmets. Dubey objected to it. A video regarding the incident went viral. The councillor and residents protested outside the Mauli Jagran police station. and vehicles parked on the streets. Residents witnessed the entire incident from their rooftops, while many pre- Dubey said two persons, who were coming with him to meet the SHO regarding the incident, were riding a motorcycle. They were not wearing a helmet as they were returning from a cleanliness drive and had dust all over them. “I told the police about it. However, they issued a challan,” he said. ferred to stay indoors. The police reached the spot. Shankar Prasad, a local resident, said the miscreants Sweet tribute using salt Mohali, October 2 Two more Covid fatalities have been reported from the district, taking the toll to 199. As many as 210 fresh cases were reported from the district. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjeet Singh, said a AT 85.7%, P’KULA RECOVERY RATE UP 20% IN MONTH Panchkula: The recovery rate of Panchkula district has gone up to 85.7 per cent. It has improved by over 20 per cent in a month. Till August 31, the recovery rate stood at 64.5 per cent. TNS Tribune News Service Varun Tandon, a Jalandhar-based artist, makes a 25-foot-long artwork of Mahatma Gandhi using salt at Gandhi Smarak Bhawan in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Friday. PRADEEP TEWARI SEE ALSO P2 Khattar launches mobile water testing lab van Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates a mobile water testing laboratory van in Panchkula on Friday. RAVI KUMAR Panchkula, October 2 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today launched the “Swachhata Pakhwada” campaign from Sector 5 here on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The campaign will be observed from October 2 to 17 across the state. Special focus would be given on the cleanliness of sewerage systems and de-silting of ponds by the civic Urges people to take pledge to keep surroundings clean bodies. The Haryana Chief Minister also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries. He urged the people to take a pledge to keep their sur- c m y b roundings clean and join hands with the government to achieve the objective of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta was also present on the occasion. Khattar also launched a state-of-the-art mobile water testing laboratory van, which is equipped with a multi-parameter system containing analysers, sen- sors, probes and instruments based on colorimetric and electrochemistry. The mobile water testing laboratory will be an effective mode of surveillance of drinking water quality in the rural areas of the state. He also spoke about the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri to India’s freedom struggle. — TNS The gutted car near Mandhana in Morni. Victim had left house to get vehicle serviced in Mani Majra When his family tried to contact him in the evening, his number was switched off. The family, thereafter, alerted the police. The gutted car was spotted during patrolling in the area by a PCR vehicle. The police said they had no clue about why the victim went to Morni. The victim’s body was shifted to the mortuary at the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, for a postmortem. Police officials have not ruled out the murder angle. “Prima facie, it seems the car ran off the road, hit a tree and caught fire. However, we are waiting for the postmortem report, which will clear the air,” said a police official. — TNS Youngsters taking to crime in a big way Amit Sharma 210 contract virus in dist, 157 recover 75-year-old woman from Mohali, who was suffering from diabetes, died at Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur. A 48-year-old man from Khanpur village died at Shalby Hospital in Mohali with no known comorbidity. The Civil Surgeon said of the 210 fresh cases, 186 were from Mohali (urban), three from Banur, seven from Kharar, six from Dera Bassi, one from Lalru and five from Dhakoli. He said 157 more persons had been cured of the virus. — TNS were running around the streets brandishing swords. “This is a complete failure of the police as the miscreants went on the rampage without any fear of being caught,” he said. Salman of Mauli Complex, who owns an Alto car, said the miscreants smashed both the front and rear windscreens of his vehicle. “The incident took place around 11 pm. There was chaos,” he said. Ram Lalan, another resident, whose car was also vandalised, said the miscreants ran amok for almost two hours. “In the meantime, two police vehicles reached there. However, the cops were outnumbered,” he added. DSP (East) Gurmukh Singh said patrolling had been stepped up to ensure law and order in the area. A case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Mauli Jagran police station on a complaint of Kunal. The police have arrested four persons, while the others are being identified. Chandigarh, October 2 A majority of those arrested by the UT police under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLLs) during 2019 were in the 18-30 age group. According to a report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), of the 4,500 persons arrested, 59.97 per cent were in this age group. Among the 4,500 arrests, 2,562 were arrested for crime under the IPC. Among them, 1,314 were in the 18-30 age group. As many as 1,938 persons were arrested for crime under various SLLs. Among them, 1,385 were in the 18-30 age group. A total of 2,699 arrested persons of the 4,500 were in this age group, which works out to 59.97 per cent. ONLY 32.6% MISSING CHILDREN TRACED IN 2019 The NCRB report states that in 2019, 528 children — 226 boys and 302 girls — were missing. Of them, 326 — 159 boys and 167 girls — were missing since previous years, while 202 — 135 girls and 67 boys — went missing in 2019. By the end of the year, only 172 children — 113 girls and 59 boys — were recovered or traced. A total of 356 minors — 167 boys and 189 girls — could not be traced. In 2019, 59.97% of those held under IPC, SLLs were in 18-30 age group: NCRB report THE STATS CHILDREN MISSING (from previous years and during 2019) 528 BOYS GIRLS 226 302 CHILDREN RECOVERED/TRACED 172 BOYS GIRLS 59 113 NO. OF PERSONS ARRESTED UNDER IPC AND SLLS 4,500 18-30 AGE GROUP 30-45 AGE GROUP 45-60 AGE GROUP 60 AND ABOVE JUVENILES HELD 2,699 1,070 458 65 208
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