20102020-CT-01.qxd 20-10-2020 00:32 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 20 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH THREE BOOKED FOR FALSELY IMPLICATING 2 IN ‘RAPE’ CASE PAGE 2 Three persons booked for allegedly blackmailing and falsely implicating two Mumbai natives in a ‘rape’ case. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 33°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33.5°C | MIN 16.5°C P’KULA 81,210 — 6,855 — 6,456 — 292 — 107 158 131 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF IMRAN RAZA IS P’KULA ADC Panchkula: Mohd Imran Raza, a 2015-batch IAS officer, is Panchkula’s new Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), as per the administrative reshuffle orders issued by the Haryana Government on Monday. Earlier, Manita Malik, a 2004-batch HCS officer, was holding the post. Ram Kumar Singh, who was serving as the Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh, has been posted as the new Commissioner of Municipal Corporation. Mahavir Singh, who was given the charge of the Panchkula civic body chief in June this year, has now been transferred as the Secretary, RTA. TNS SHATABDI CANCELLED FOR TODAY TOO Chandigarh: The Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express stands cancelled till October 20. Earlier, the train was set to hit the tracks from October 15, but was cancelled in view of the ongoing farmers’ protests. TNS 70-year-old man shoots himself, admitted to PGI Chandigarh, October 19 A 70-year-old man reportedly tried to commit suicide by shooting himself on the head with his licensed .32 bore revolver at his house in Mani Majra. The victim is undergoing treatment at the PGI. Was taking treatment from GMCH for depression He has been identified as SS Phulka, a resident of Modern Housing Complex. He was staying with his wife. In the morning, his wife heard a gunshot around 5.30 am and rushed to his room where he found her husband in a pool of blood. The victim had shot himself on the right side of his temple. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Panchkula, from where he was referred to the PGI. The police got information about the incident from the hospital in Panchkula. A police official said the victim was depressed for the past nearly five years and was taking treatment from the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. The police have initiated inquest proceedings into the matter at the Mani Majra police station. — TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Tribune News Service 100 MOHALI SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.28 AM GMSH-16 Those visiting hospital can opt to get themselves tested for Covid AIR QUALITY INDEX PANCHKULA 10,000 devotees pay obeisance at Mansa Devi, temple receives ~9.04L donation, along with 71 silver items. More OPDs open path to normalcy MOHALI 95, 296 — 11,774 81,632 10,850 1,890 700 — 224 CHANDIGARH SUNSET TUESDAY 5.46 PM PAGE 3 NAVRATRI FEST: 10K TURN UP AT MANSA DEVI ON DAY 3 Consumer disputes redressal panel asks travel firm to refund money to consumers, pay relief for harassment. TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED 95,776 SAMPLES REJECTED 581 POSITIVE 13,686 NEGATIVE 81,509 RECOVERED 12,617 REPORTS AWAITED 127 ACTIVE 861 RESENT — DEATHS 208 PAGE 3 NOT FULFILLING PROMISES COSTS TRAVEL FIRM DEAR Cops with suspect Ashok Saini and the axe used in the crime at the Dakoli police station in Zirakpur on Monday; and (inset) victim Sudesh. NITIN MITTAL Cops nail man who axed wife Zirakpur, October 19 The police have arrested a man, who allegedly murdered his wife at his Dhakoli house a few days ago. According to the police, the suspect, Ashok Saini, was arrested from Sector 17, Chandigarh, last night. He allegedly killed his wife, Sudesh (45), by attacking her with an axe when she was asleep. He attacked her on the neck. During the attack, her thumb got chopped off. On the motive behind the murder, SP (Rural) Ravjot Grewal said, “The two used to suspect each other’s character. This would often lead to fights between them. Following one such fight, he attacked her when she was asleep. It was a fatal attack.” After the incident, he dragged her body to the bathroom. He Both suspected each other’s character: Cops ❝The two used to suspect each other’s character. This would often lead to fights between them. Following one such fight, he attacked her when she was asleep. It was a fatal attack. ❞ Ravjot Grewal, SP (RURAL) left the house later. When his-22year-old son called him to know where his mother was the next morning, he informed him that he had killed her. Saini, who was into the business of aluminium doors, has been remanded in two-day police custody. — TNS Chandigarh, October 19 Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, today resumed its outpatient departments (OPDs) with 150 registrations in the skin, orthopaedics and surgery wings. The hospital authorities have gone a step ahead and started voluntary Covid testing for OPD patients. Dr Amandeep Kang, UT Director (Health Services), said: “All necessary measures were taken to maintain adequate social distancing and all patients were advised to wear a mask. As many as 1,084 patients visited the OPDs, including those that were functioning previously. In the new OPDs, 50 patients each were examined in surgery, orthopaedics and skin. As many as four major and eight minor surgeries were performed.” The authorities ensured separate entry and exit to OPDs and patients were given triple-layered masks and a hand sanitiser before entering an OPD. A batch of 10 patients each was allowed at a time in OPDs and others were made to sit in the holding area. The patients will now be given appointment for follow-up visits. Dr VK Nagpal, Medical Superintendent, GMSH, said: “We are going to observe the situation for two days and extend the registration numbers as well. The response was good and we were able to ensure social distancing on Patients maintain social distance and wait for their turn in a queue at the GMSH, Sector 16, in Chandigarh on Monday. ‘4 MAJOR SURGERIES’ As many as 1,084 patients visited the OPDs, including those that were functioning previously. In the new OPDs, 50 patients each were examined in surgery, orthopaedics and skin. Four major and eight minor surgeries were performed. ❝ REGISTRATIONS IN ALL OPDs GYNAE MEDICINE PAEDIATRICS ORTHOPAEDICS SURGERY SKIN EMERGENCY 171 380 96 50 50 51 298 A doctor examines a patient as OPDs reopened at the hospital in Sector 16 on Monday. PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN the first day.” Dr Kang said the hospital had started voluntary Covid testing for patients who would visit OPDs so that the rate of infected patients com- ing to hospitals could be determined. “We will facilitate Covid testing for patients coming to the hospital for OPDs so that we can track asympto- 1death,18 new cases in P’kula 40 fresh cases, no death in city Solitary learner! Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 19 Forty fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in the city today, taking the total number to 13,686. No new death was reported and the toll stands at 208. Earlier, no death in a day was reported on September 28. Meanwhile, 63 more patients were discharged today. With this, the number of recovered cases is 12,617. The number of active cases stands at 861. — TNS Panchkula, October 19 The district today reported 18 new coronavirus cases and a fatality. While the infection count rose to 6,855, the toll reached 107. An 83-year-old man from Sector 14, who was suffering from hypertension and diabetes, succumbed to the disease. Dist recovery rate rises to 94.17% Among the fresh cases, three were reported from Sector 4, two each from Kalka, Sector 12-A and Sector 6, and one each from Amravati Enclave, Bhorian, Chandimandir, the MDC, Sector 5, Pinjore, Saketri, Sector 14, Sector 15 and Sector 2. As many as 6,456 patients have defeated the virus so far. The district recovery rate stands at 94.17 per cent. Only 292 cases are active in the district. Panchkula has conducted 81,210 Covid tests so far. Second round of sero survey begins in P’kula Panchkula, October 19 The second round of serological survey to determine the extent of spread of coronavirus began in Panchkula today. Civil Surgeon Jasjeet Kaur said 720 samples would be collected from 16 clusters in three days and the result of the survey would be made public next week. A serological survey is an antibody test conducted for a sample of the population to assess how many people have been affected by a disease. In an earlier survey conducted nearly two months ago, at least 6.5 per cent people living in Panchkula were estimated to have had contracted Covid and recovered from it. According to the first sero survey, the positivity rate in the rural areas was 8.5 per cent, while it was 3.7 per cent in the urban areas of the district. As many as 836 persons were part of the survey. — TNS matic cases as well and stop the spread of the virus.” Besides, at least three mobile testing teams will visit 32 dispensaries in the city Kin allege foul play in youth’s death Ajay, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase I, and hairdresser at a salon in Sector 8, had returned home from work on Saturday evening. He parked his car outside the house and left without informing anyone. The next day, his body was found at a park near the Ram Darbar bus stand. Only one of the 89 students enrolled in Class IX turned up at Government High School in Landran village, Mohali, on Day 1 of the reopening of schools on Monday. PHOTO: VICKY P2 Chandigarh, October 19 A man was shot at by unknown persons at Sector 25 late tonight. The victim, identified as Sandeep, was at his cloth shop when the incident happened. Four gunshots were fired, oneof which hit the victim on the shoulder while another brushed past his head. Sources said the victim was involved in liquor trade. The police were informed about the incident. They rushed to the spot and initiated an investigation. VEHICLES VANDALISED Tribune News Service In another incident reported from Sector 25, some miscreants vandalised three vehicles — two cars and a motorcycle. Sources said it was a fallout of the shooting incident. Chandigarh, October 19 Two days after a goldsmith was robbed of 150 gm of gold at knifepoint by two unidentified persons in Sector 23, the UT police arrested two persons, including a jeweller, in this connection. The remaining two suspects have been identified by the police, one of whom passed away a few hours after the incident. Samrat Thandar, a resident of Sector 23, was robbed at his house on October 17. c m y b and thus, a testing team will be available once in 10 days in each area. Two more testing teams will be deputed in the containment zones. WHAT HAD HAPPENED Jeweller among 2 held for Sec 23 robbery The injured man receives treatment at the PGI. DIRECTOR (HEALTH SERVICES), UT Chandigarh, October 19 A day after a 24-year-old youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Ram Darbar, the victim’s family has alleged foul play in the incident. The autopsy was conducted today at the GMCH, Sector 32, and the body handed over to the family. Man shot at in Sec 25 The sources said three persons were seen escaping the crime spot in CCTV footage. Panic gripped the area after the shooting incident. The victim was taken to the PGI. He was being treated till the filing of the report. — TNS ❞ Tribune News Service Mohali sees two deaths, 21 cases Mohali, October 19 Two more fatalities were witnessed in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 224, while 21 fresh Covid cases surfaced till this evening. Of the 21 new cases, 11 were from Mohali (urban), eight from Gharuan and two from Kurali. As many as 67 more patients have been cured of the virus. The district has 700 active cases. — TNS Dr Amandeep Kang, 1 suspect passed away after the incident, one at large Two suspects had entered his house during the daytime and robbed gold and a purse containing documents. The third suspect was waiting for them on a bike near the house. Police sources said Bikas, who has a jewellery shop in Sector 23, had hatched a conspiracy to rob the goldsmith. He had reportedly suffered losses due to the goldsmith and wanted to take revenge. “Kamlesh, whose motorcycle was used in the crime, Chottu and Rahul — went to the victim’s house. Kamlesh waited outside and the two others went inside and robbed the victim,” said a police official. The police said Bikas and Kamlesh had been arrested and some robbed gold had been recovered. “We went to Rahul’s house in Nayagaon and found that he passed away due to an illness,” said the police official. Chottu is yet to be arrested. Ajay, a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase I, worked as a hairdresser at a salon in Sector 8. Ajay had returned home from work on Saturday evening. He parked his car outside the house and left without informing anyone. He didn’t return home that night. The next day, his body was found at a park near the Ram Darbar bus stand. There were no injury marks on the body. Ajay’s elder brother Arun said he suspected foul play in the incident. “My brother had left with someone in a Toyota Fortuner and later he was found dead. We suspect that he was murdered,” he said. The police said the cause of the death would be established only after the autopsy report was received.
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