26102020-CT-01.qxd 10/26/2020 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 26 OCTOBER 2020 | CHANDIGARH UT HERITAGE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN PARIS TOMORROW PAGE 2 Heritage items designed by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret for UT will be auctioned in Paris on October 27. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA SAMPLES TESTED 1,01,219 86,733 SAMPLES REJECTED 613 — POSITIVE 14,038 6,979 NEGATIVE 86,568 — RECOVERED 13,167 6,684 REPORTS AWAITED 109 — ACTIVE 653 185 RESENT — — DEATHS 218 110 MOHALI — — 12,063 — 11,283 1,365 548 — 232 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 123 PANCHKULA 68 MOHALI 127 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF BID TO BREAK OPEN GODOWN LOCKS Dera Bassi: A gang of seven women allegedly tried to break open the locks of an electronics godown in the main market here. Complainant Ravinder Kaushik, owner of Omega Electricals, said the incident came to light when he came to open the showroom in the morning. On checking the CCTV footage, it was found that the incident occurred around 4 am when seven women, posing as garbage collectors, stopped near the godown. Two of them tried to break open the lock with an iron rod while the others provided cover. They left on failing to open the lock. TNS 3 held for hitting ASI, hooliganism Tribune News Service Mohali, October 25 Three persons have been remanded in judicial custody for allegedly creating hooliganism and injuring an ASI on duty while trying to flee from the spot in the Phase 3B2 market. The suspects have been identified as Anmol of Zirakpur, Abhay Singh of Sector 45 and Akashdeep Singh of Patiala. ASI Charan Singh was injured when he tried to catch hold of the fleeing miscreants last night. He has been admitted to the Phase VI hospital. A case has been registered under Sections 186, 323 and 307 of the IPC at the Mataur police station. A BMW car and another car belonging to the suspects have been seized. All suspects were produced in a court of the Duty Magistrate and sent to judicial remand today. DSP (City I) Gursher Singh Sandhu said, “The three suspects were creating hooliganism and arguing among themselves. When the ASI reached the spot, the trio tried to flee by breaking the barricades and hitting the cop with the car.” CIVIC BODY REGISTERING MORE VENDORS, DRIVE UNDERWAY Ambala police arrest a man for allegedly raping his nine-year-old minor cousin in Naraingarh. MAX 32°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32.6°C | MIN 15.6°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:41 PM PAGE 3 The Municipal Corporation has started the second phase of registration of vendors in the city. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:33 AM Man shot at in Sector 22 Attacked while returning home from gurdwara early morning TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Another suspect in Gurlal Brar murder case nabbed Tribune News Service Was promised 20-gm heroin in lieu of providing bike Chandigarh, October 25 A 50-year-old man was shot at by an unidentified assailant while he was returning after paying obeisance at a gurdwara in Sector 22 this morning. The victim has been identified as Amrik Singh, a resident of Sector 22, who works as a lab technician in the Health Department, Kharar. The assailant was waiting for Amrik Singh near a narrow passage from the gurdwara towards his (the victim’s) house. As the victim passed by, the suspect shot at him and the bullet hit the victim on the right hip. “One shot was misfired as a live cartridge was recovered from the spot. An empty shell was also recovered from there,” said a police official. The attacker, who was wearing a pair of capri pants and a hood, escaped from the spot on foot. His face was covered with a mask. Local residents gathered at the spot on hearing the sound of gunshots. The police were informed around 6.20 am following which they reached the spot. However, the injured was already rushed to the PGI, Tribune News Service Forensic experts examine the spot in Sector 22-C, Chandigarh, on Sunday. PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI where he is under treatment. The police said as per the victim’s family, he did not have enmity with anyone. The victim goes to the gurdwara in the morning and evening. The assailant knew about this following which he arrived early morning. A case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act has been registered at the Sector 17 police station and an investigation has been initiated into it. NO STOPPING SHOOTING INCIDENTS October 25 A man shot at by a person in Sector 22 October 19A man shot at by two persons at his cloth shop in Sector 25 October 11 A TikTok star shot at outside a nightclub in Sector 9 October 11 Gangster Monty Shah, an accomplice of Lawrence Bishnoi, fired gunshots at Burail in Sector 45 to threaten witnesses in the Sonu Shah murder case October 10/11 intervening night - 26year-old Gurlal Brar shot dead outside a mall at the Industrial Area, Phase I Shots fired in Patiala, 2 hurt MAN FOUND DEAD IN BALTANA Zirakpur: A 33-year-old man was found dead in Baltana here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Abhishek Kumar, who hails from Himachal Pradesh and was putting up in Behlana. The incident came to light when Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Baltana, saw the body behind a municipal park. No sign of injuries was found on the body. It has been shifted to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. The police said the victim’s kin had been informed. TNS PAGE 3 MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING MINOR COUSIN IN AMBALA Cops at a naka on the road separating Sector 8 and 18 on Saturday. Car speeds away from naka, police open fire 3 others arrested under Arms Act Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 25 The UT police opened fire at a Hyundai Verna to stop it from speeding away after breaking a naka laid on the road separating Sector 8 and 18 on Madhya Marg here on Saturday night. The suspects were chased by a police vehicle. However, cops failed to catch it. In view of the rising shooting incidents in the city, a naka was laid with heavy police deployment on both sides of the road separating Sector 8 and Sector 18. continued on page 3 NAKA IN VIEW OF RISING SHOOTING INCIDENTS ■ In view of the rising number of shooting incidents, a naka was laid with heavy police deployment on both sides of the road separating Sector 8 and Sector 18 ■ A Verna car slowed down on noticing cops at the naka, but the driver suddenly accelerated the vehicle and sped away ■ In another incident, a Swift car with an HP number stopped. Two persons nabbed with a countrymade pistol, four cartridges ■ In yet another incident, a resident of Amritsar held after 19 cartridges were recovered from his SUV Chandigarh, October 25 Another suspect, Gurmeet Singh, alias Geeta, a member of the Davinder Bambiha gang, who, along with Gurwinder Singh, had provided the motorcycle to the shooters who gunned down Gurlal Brar, has been arrested by the UT police. Geeta, a drug addict, was promised 20 gm of heroin for providing the motorcycle to the shooters. This is the second arrest in the case. Earlier, Gurwinder was arrested. Geeta (25) is a resident of Gharuan in Mohali district. He was arrested from near the ISBT, Sector 43, from where he had plans to go to Delhi and further to Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra. During his interrogation, Geeta revealed that he came in contact with Sukhpreet, alias Budha, and Gaurav Patial, alias Lucky, both key members of the Davinder Bambiha group, while he was lodged in Nabha jail in a case of attempt to murder. Geeta used to cook food and wash utensils and clothes for A HISTORY-SHEETER, HAD 4 CASES AGAINST HIM Geeta had four cases registered against him in the past — two of assault and rioting, a case under the NDPS Act in Kharar and a case of attempt to murder at the Kurali police station. GOT MONEY TO PURCHASE DRUGS Geeta was in touch with Lucky through Internet calling. Lucky also used to provide money to Geeta to purchase drugs. Budha and Lucky in the jail. Geeta revealed that Lucky had asked him to provide a bike to the shooters following which he, along with Gurwinder, arranged the bike and handed it over to Neeraj Chaska and Maan at Sunny Enclave, Kharar. The police said Geeta was a drug addict and also used to sell drugs. “Geeta was assured that he would get 20 gm of Truth prevails Chandigarh, October 25 The city today recorded 61 new cases of Covid-19 and two deaths. The case tally stands at 14,038. There are now 653 active cases, while 218 persons have succumbed to the virus. A 73-year-old man from Sector 44 and a 70-year-old woman from Sector 30, both cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, died at the GMCH, Sector 32. A total of 80 patients recovered today, taking the tally of those cured to 13,167. — TNS An effigy of Ravana being burnt to celebrate Dasehra at Bhabat village in Zirakpur on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR SEE ALSO PAGE 3 While onlookers said some activists of the Youth Congress were involved in the incident, the police said they were carrying out a probe. Yogesh Sharma, DSP (City 1), said two men were injured in the incident. He said: “It is not yet clear who was involved in the firing incident. Our team is visiting the injured at the hospital. We are also gathering information from passersby.” A case has been registered at the Civil Lines police station. — TNS Strike leaves city in deep mess Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 25 The ongoing strike by the doorto-door garbage collectors and sanitation workers has left some of the city’s Sehaj Safai Kendras (SSKs) and public areas full of garbage. Residents said protesters were not allowing them to Sanitation staff, garbage collectors continue protest throw garbage in SSKs. The waste is lifted from the kendras in MC vehicles and transported to the waste processing plant. Garbage was also found strewn in parking lots, cycle tracks and open areas in Sector 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 37 and other places. “The MC failed to resolve the crises. We got many complaints from different RWAs about the waste not being collected from houses. People have started dumping garbage continued on page 3 obituary Her gentle touch enriched lives Roopinder Singh A WRY sense of humour, a hearty laugh, and a gentle presence — Karuna Goswamy, who passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness, had it all. She was a scholar, teacher and philanthropist. She was born and raised in Amritsar, but Chandigarh would eventually lay a claim on her — it was in this city that she studied art, became a member of the Faculty of Arts at Panjab University, married art historian BN Goswamy, raised two children, Apurva and Malavika, and looked after her grandchildren, Damini and Madhav. Karuna’s father, Dr Shiv Kumar, was a distinguished physician at a medical college and she was the eldest of four sisters and a brother. Theatre personality Neelam Mansingh Chowdhary, whose father Dr Man Singh was also in the same institution, has many memories of Karuna, who studied at Sacred Heart School in Amritsar. The pursuit of higher education brought Karuna to Chandigarh. She earned her MA degree in history. It was here that she was to marry the love of her life, Prof BN Goswamy, in 1964 and settle down. They had children, who were to choose their own paths, and excel in them. Karuna Goswamy’s 1968 PhD thesis: “Vaishnavism in the Punjab Hills and Pahari Painting” at Pan- Karuna Goswamy NOVEMBER 21, 1940 – OCTOBER 25, 2020 c m y b heroin in lieu of providing the bike. Lucky had also told Geeta to flee to Nanded in Maharashtra, where he was supposed to get some help from Lucky’s accomplices,” the police said. Geeta will be produced in the court tomorrow. The police are conducting raids to nab shooters Neeraj Chaska and Maan, both residents of Kotkapura in Faridkot district. City sees 61 new cases, 2 deaths Patiala, October 25 Gunshots were reportedly fired near the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Sports Chowk shortly after the visit of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to the Municipal Corporation office in the afternoon today. Sources said two persons were injured in the incident. The CM was in the city to inaugurate a number of development projects. The incident took place shortly after CM’s visit GURMEET SINGH, ALIAS GEETA jab University laid the foundation of her academic credentials, and more books followed, including ‘The Glory of the Great Goddess: An Illustrated Manuscript from Kashmir in the Alice Boner Collection’; ‘Kashmiri Paintings: Assimilation and Diffusion; Production and Patronage’, and ‘Sacred Tree and Indian Life’. Here she provided the text to pictures taken by her friend Susanne Hawkes. ‘The Dussehra of Kulu: History and Analysis of a Cultural Phenomenon’ was another significant work of hers. She also collaborated with her husband to write ‘ Wondrous Images: Krishna seen as Shrinath-ji (Pichhwais of the Vallabha Sampradaya)’. Prem Bhatia, a former Editor-inChief of The Tribune, invited Karuna to do a crossword column, which continued till recently. She started the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) chapter in Chandigarh and built it up. Sanjiv Tiwari, who had a long association with her, says Karuna was the right name for her as empathy was her defining trait. She contributed, both monetarily and with her time, to various causes, in a selfeffacing manner. Karuna Goswamy was, indeed, a scholar who had the rare ability to reach out and touch the lives of people across various classes. Some relief, just 8 cases in P’kula Panchkula, October 25 For the first time since June, the district reported fresh Covid cases in the single digit. Eight new infections took the cumulative tally of the district to 6,979. Among the fresh cases, three were from Kalka, two from Sector 20 and one each from the MDC, Sector 5, Pinjore and Sector 12-A. The district also witnessed a Covid death. A 56-year-old woman from Marrawala, who was suffering from diabetes, succumbed to the virus. As many as 6,684 patients have been cured so far. The district recovery rate stands at 95.7 per cent. Panchkula now has 185 active cases. — TNS 39 contract virus in Mohali Mohali, October 25 As many as 39 new Covid-19 cases were reported from the district today. Sixteen more patients were cured of the disease in the past 24 hours. Among the new cases, 25 are from Mohali (urban), seven from Kharar, four from Dera Bassi, two from Dhakoli and one from Kurali. The total number of cases reported from the district so far are 12,063. — TNS
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