05102020-CT-01.qxd 10/5/2020 1:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH COVID-19 FATALITY RATE HIGH AT RAJINDRA HOSPITAL IN PATIALA Every fourth Covid patient, who took treatment at Government Rajindra Hospital, succumbed to the virus. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI SAMPLES TESTED 81,066 69,669 80,333 SAMPLES REJECTED 495 — — POSITIVE 12,445 6,221 10,900 NEGATIVE 68,126 — 68,110 RECOVERED 10,598 5,467 9,163 REPORTS AWAITED 142 — 1,320 ACTIVE 1,673 661 1,537 RESENT — — — DEATHS 174 93 200 AIR QUALITY INDEX OVER 10,000 APPEAR FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMS IN CITY PAGE 3 MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34.6°C | MIN 19.4°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:03 PM 94 Consumer was compelled to purchase a new product at discount in exchange for an old and damaged one. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:19 AM Woman crushed under tractor reaper,3 held Argument over picking up leftover paddy believed to be the trigger PANCHKULA 81 MOHALI 99 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD POWER SHUTDOWN Chandigarh: Due to urgent maintenance work, the electricity supply to the following areas will remain suspended on October 5. Parts of Sector 52 10 am to 2 pm Parts of Sector 22, 35, 56, Raipur village, Makhan Majra, Hallo Majra, Poultry Farm Industrial Area, Phase 1 10 am to 4 pm OPEN HOUSE Why not wait till Oct-end, review situation & open schools PAGE 2 Dera Bassi, October 4 A man, along with his brother and son, has been arrested for allegedly killing a 42-yearold migrant woman, who came under a tractor-mounted reaper in fields on the rear side of the Truck Union office here yesterday. The suspects, Harwinder Saini, his brother Parveen Saini and son Rohit Saini, were produced in a local court, which sent them to two-day police remand. The victim, Mitlesh of Bhagat Singh Nagar on the Barwala road, was picking up leftover paddy grains from fields. Harwinder Saini, the owner of one of the fields, objected to it and told her to go away. The woman did not leave following which the two had a heated argument. Later, her foot came under the reaper being driven by Harwinder. She was crushed under the vehicle and died on the spot. The police said they had arrested Harwinder, his brother Parveen and son Rohit for the murder. The suspects claimed that she was crushed under the vehicle accidently, but the police said it seemed to be a deliberate attempt. The incident came to light The district also witnessed 32 fresh coronavirus cases. The case tally now stands at 6,221. The fresh cases Dist recovery rate rises to 87.8% include six from Sector 20, four each from Raipur Rani and Sector 26, three from Sector 7, two each from Bir Ghaggar, Morni and Sector 8, and one each from Bhainsa Tibba, Khatouli, Rattewali, Sector 12, Sector 12-A, Sector 14, Sector 16, Sector 21 and Sector 9. While 661 cases are still active, 5,467 persons have been cured. The recovery rate stands at 87.8 per cent. Panchkula has so far conducted 69,669 Covid tests. 66-yr-old man dies in Mohali, 67 new cases HOW THE MURDER CAME TO LIGHT ■ The incident came to light when the victim, Mitlesh’s two children came to the field to ask her to have lunch together and did not find her. They asked the field owner and suspect, Harwinder Saini, who said he had no information about her ■ The children then called their family members and relatives to the spot. They informed the police on noticing a piece of her suit and her lunch box at the site Illicit liquor unit unearthed at Raipur Rani, 10 arrested other suspects, had thrown the body at a nearby place. Enraged over the incident, the victim’s family members blocked the Barwala road for nearly an hour by keeping the body on the road. They were later pacified by the police. Mohali, October 4 A 66-year-old man died of Covid today, taking the Mohali toll to 200. The district also saw 67 fresh cases, raising the tally to 10,900. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Manjit Singh, said the 66-year old victim hailed from Sialba Majri village. He died at Grecian Hospital, Mohali. The health official said 45 of Clamour against Hathras grows the 67 fresh cases reported today were from Mohali (urban), seven were from Kharar, two from Dera Bassi and 13 from Dhakoli. He said 216 persons were cured of the disease and discharged from various hospitals in the district. As of now, 9,163 patients had beaten the virus in the district. There are 1,537 active cases. — TNS Amit Sharma CM’s flying squad, P’kula police held joint raid on tip-off THE SEIZURE ■ The team recovered 400 gm of Boxes of illicit liquor seized from a unit at Raipur Rani in Panchkula. opium, 33 boxes of illegal liquor, ~80,000 and material being used to manufacture illicit liquor ■ Labels of different brands of liquor and empty bottles were also confiscated ■ The team found fake seals, plastic bottles and other material needed for producing liquor were being transported to the unit from Panipat (punishment for criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). According to the police, the squad received a tip-off that illicit liquor was being manufactured in Sarakpur Mauja village of Raipur Rani. Acting on the information, the joint team raided the unit and arrested the suspects. The team also seized labels of different brands of liquor and empty bottles. The police said fake seals, plastic bottles and other material needed for producing liquor were being transported from Panipat. Around 50 boxes of illegal liquor were being supplied each day to areas, including Saha, Shahzadpur, Naraingarh and Shahbad. Residents of Hallo Majra, under the banner of Naujawan Bharat Sabha, take out a protest rally against the Hathras rape incident, at the Sector 17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Sunday. PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR 6-yr-old girl dies as truck hits bike Chandigarh, October 4 A six-year-old girl died while her parents were injured after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck at the Dhanas light point today. According to the police, Mani Ram (39), his wife Munni Devi and their daughter Pari were riding the motorcycle when the mishap occurred. All three were injured and rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, where the girl was declared brought dead. The police have registered a case against the truck driver, Bhuwan Sahni, at the Sarangpur police station. He was arrested and later released on bail. The police have impounded the truck. — TNS LABOURER DIES IN MISHAP MOHALI: A 42-year-old labour- er was killed when a car hit his bike on Airport Road in Aerocity on Sunday. Biru Khan of a Dera Bassi village was going for some work when the mishap took place. He was taken to the GMCH-32, where he died. The car driver, Sundar Das of Delhi, has been booked. —TNS Miscreants set vehicles ablaze in city The owners stand next to a charred car at Ram Darbar, Phase 1, Chandigarh. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: RAVI KUMAR Chandigarh, October 4 Three vehicles were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in different parts of the city last night. Mani, a resident of Mauli Jagran, said an unknown person set his brother’s Beat car on fire. “We came to know about the incident from a neighbour around 6 am. Someone had called up the Fire Department and by the time I came to know, a fire engine had already left after Tall claims of stepped up police patrolling fall flat dousing the fire,” he said. A Mahindra pick-up, owned by Rajesh Sharma, that was parked near the Beat car, also caught fire. The incident has exposed the tall claims of stepped up patrolling in the area. Two days ago, miscreants had vandalised around 30 vehicles at Mauli Complex in Mauli Jagran. c m y b A similar incident was reported from Ram Darbar where a Nissan Kicks car parked on the roadside was set afire. Kishore Kumar said the incident was reported around 2.30 am. “A police team noticed the vehicle burning following which they called up the Fire Department,” he said. Another car parked in front of the Nissan car also suffered damage due to the fire. — TNS Chandigarh, October 4 Local courts in Chandigarh had 72.08 per cent cases pending at the end of 2019 as per a report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Of the 10,476 cases under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Special and Local Laws (SLLs) under trial in the District Courts, only 2,924 could be disposed of by the end of the year. Among the 10,476 cases for trial, 7,240 were under the IPC and 3,236 under the SLLs. The report states that of the 7,240 IPC cases which were under trial, only 1,307 were disposed of and 81.9 per cent cases were pending at the end of 2019. Of the 1,307 IPC cases, the trial was completed in 1,257 and 50 were disposed of without trial. Similarly, of the 3,236 cases under SLLs, 1,617 were disposed of and 50 per cent cases were still pending at the end of the year. The SLLs An 87-year-old woman from Sector 19, a case of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, died at the GMCH, Sector 32. A 67-year-old man from Mani Majra, a case of coronary artery disease and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), also died at the GMCH. As many as 202 patients were discharged from health centres and home isolation. The tally of cured patients has now reached 10,598, while 1,673 cases are still active in the city. The recovery rate has now crossed 84 per cent. In the past one week, the number of new infections has grown by an average of 1.2 per cent every day. Chandigarh has conducted over 81,066 tests so far. CURBS REMOVED FROM MAULI JAGRAN HOUSES Chandigarh: The UT Administration on Sunday removed the containment zone tag from several houses in Charan Singh Colony, Mauli Jagran. House number 473 to 477 and 500 to 511 got respite. The last positive case from here was reported on September 20. The last date of containment was October 3. TNS Of 10,476 cases under IPC and SLLs, only 2,924 could be disposed of by year-end: NCRB report include the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Excise Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and Information Technology (IT) Act among others. Duration of completion of trials for IPC and SLL crimes during 2019 In 1,134 cases, the trial was completed within one month, the trial in 125 cases was completed in one to three months, in 189 cases, it was completed in three to six months and in 369 cases, in six to 12 months. Meanwhile, in 748 cases, which were decided in 2019, the trial was completed between one and three years, in 194 cases, in three to five years, in 100 cases, in five to 10 years and in 15 cases, in more than 10 years. TOTAL CASES UNDER IPC AND SLLs FOR TRIAL IN 2019 10,476 Cases disposed of Cases pending %age of pending cases IPC CASES UNDER TRIAL Cases pending trial from previous year Cases sent for trial during 2019 TOTAL CASES A car that was set afire by unidentified persons in Mauli Jagran on Saturday night. City sees 85 new cases, 202 recoveries 2019 saw 72.08% cases pending in local courts Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 4 A team of the Chief Minister’s flying squad, along with the crime branch of the Panchkula police, today unearthed an illegal liquor manufacturing unit in Raipur Rani here and arrested 10 persons. The police also recovered 400 gm of opium, 33 boxes of illegal liquor, ~80,000 and material being used to manufacture illicit liquor from them. Those arrested have been identified as Krishan, Ranbeer, Jaibeer, Rajesh Kumar, Ram Lakhan, Prem Singh, Bhim Singh, Sagun, Surender Pal and Gautam. They have been booked under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act and Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (punishment for forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc) and 120-B Two deaths, 32 fresh cases in Panchkula PANDEMIC their family members and relatives to the spot. They informed the police on noticing a piece of her suit and her lunch box at the site. The police questioned the owner, who informed them that he, along with the two FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Chandigarh, October 4 The city today recorded 85 new cases of Covid-19 and two deaths, taking the case tally to 12,445 and toll to 174. C VID-19 The grieving family members of the victim, Mitlesh (right), who was crushed under a tractor-mounted reaper in Dera Bassi. TRIBUNE PHOTO TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Two patients with comorbidities die Panchkula, October 4 The district today reported two Covid deaths, pushing the toll to 93. A 34-year-old man from Rattewali, who was suffering from diabetes, and a 61-year-old man from Sector 12, who was suffering from hypertension, succumbed to the virus. when the victim’s two children came to the field to ask her to have lunch together and did not find her. They asked the field owner, who said he had no information about the woman. The children then called PAGE 3 SHOP, SONY INDIA FINED FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICE Over 10,000 candidates appear for UPSC Civil Services preliminary exam conducted in two phases in the city. Tribune News Service CHANDIGARH 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 PAGE 2 Cases disposed of Cases pending at the end of 2019 %age of pending cases Conviction rate 2,924 7,552 72.08 5,684 1,556 7,240 1,307 5,933 81.9 52.5 SLLs UNDER TRIAL Cases pending trial from previous year Cases sent for trial during 2019 TOTAL CASES Cases disposed of Cases pending at the end of 2019 %age of pending cases Conviction rate 1,707 1,529 3,236 1,617 1,619 50 94.2
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