15092021-CT-01.qxd 9/15/2021 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 15 SEPTEMBER 2021 | CHANDIGARH MAN STABS FATHER-SON DUO IN NAYAGAON, ARRESTED A father-son duo lands in GMSH-16 after neighbour stabs them with knife in Nayagaon; police arrest suspect. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD SAMPLES TESTED POSITIVE RECOVERED NEW CASES ACTIVE CHANGE DEATHS NEW P’KULA 7,01,316 65,162 64,316 2 28 4 818 1 MOHALI 4,22,569 5,77,632 30,707 68,673 30,313 67,570 6 3 17 42 2 1 377 1,061 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 43 PANCHKULA 50 MOHALI 32 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF WOMAN HELD WITH BANNED VIALS Chandigarh: The police have arrested a woman of Dadu Majra with 24 banned vials. She was nabbed from Sector 29. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act at the Sector 39 police station. TNS TWO YOUTHS HELD FOR ASSAULT Chandigarh: The police have arrested two youths for allegedly attacking a 65-yearold man at Kaimbwala village. Complainant Prem reported that the suspects, Ankit Kumar (19) and Bimlesh (19), were sitting outside his house and arguing with each other on September 12. The complainant scolded them and asked them to leave. They returned a few hours later on the intervening night of September 12 and 13 and attacked the complainant with a sharp weapon. He was injured and admitted to the GMSH, Sector 16. The police registered a case at the Sector 3 police station and arrested both suspects. TNS DRUGS DISPOSED OF BY UT POLICE Chandigarh: The Drug Disposal Committee on Tuesday disposed of a contraband of drugs recovered in 13 cases under the NDPS Act registered at the Sector 17 police station. The drugs, including 16.150 kg of poppy husk, 4.800 kg of ganja, 3.66 gm of smack, 194.15 gm of heroin and 162 vials were disposed of at M/s Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection Limited, Dera Bassi, through an incinerator installed in the company. TNS 3 of thieves’ gang nailed Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 14 Three members of a gang of vehicle thieves, including a scrap dealer, have been arrested by the crime branch of the UT police. The police claimed that six cases — four of vehicle thefts and two of burglary — had been worked out with their arrest. 10 vehicles, gold items recovered Ten vehicles — eight twowheelers and two dismantled cars — had been recovered, besides gold ornaments, which were stolen from houses. The police said the suspects, Abrar Khan (36), who had 16 cases of theft and vehicle theft registered against him in Chandigarh, and Ashlam (52), were arrested from near the continued on page 2 PAGE 3 CHB EXTENDS LAST DATE TO SUBMIT E-BIDS BY 4 DAYS PAGE 3 CHB extends last date to submit e-bids for sale of commercial as well as residential properties by four days. MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24.8°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:28 PM PAGE 3 UT: TAKE CALL ON MINI-COVID CARE CENTRES IN THREE DAYS Voluntary organisations asked to take a decision on six mini-Covid care centres in the city within three days. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.07 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Man found murderedrunovercops,flee;nabbedlater in Morni forest Two suspects, both Dera Bassi residents, try to Tribune News Service Panchkula, September 14 A 34-year old man was killed with a sharp weapon allegedly by two persons in a forest area at Berwala village in Morni late last night. The victim has been identified as Rajiv Kumar (34), a resident of Saihadpura in Dera Bassi. The police said the two suspects, Gurvinder Singh and Jaspal Singh, both residents of Dera Bassi, were known to the victim, Rajiv. After the murder, they kept on taking alcohol while sitting near his body. When the police, who were patrolling the area, reached the spot, the two suspects got into a car and tried to run over an ASI and a Home Guards jawan of the Panchkula police. However, the two policemen had a miraculous escape. The suspects fled from the spot. However, their car crashed on the way. They then went on foot into the dense forest area and fled. Mahabir, Home Guards jawan who was driving the police vehicle, said they were patrolling the area around 11 pm yesterday. They found two youths sitting at the spot. When he took a photo of the number plate of the car, the two suspects entered their car and tried to run over them. ASI Pradeep Kumar tried to stop them, but they managed to flee. The police said when they searched the area, they found the body of the victim. They flashed a message about the incident and the registration number of the car. A police party found the car 2 km away from the spot in a damaged condition. The police also found a mobile phone, a charger and documents in the car. Police Commissioner Saurabh Singh, DCP Mohit Handa and a team of the crime branch reached the spot. The police collected samples and sent the body to the Civil Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula. A case under under Sections 201, 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the two at the Chandimandir police station. SHO Arvind Kambojh said the two suspects had been arrested. He said during preliminary investigations, it was revealed that victim Rajiv was earlier working in a company and was now unemployed. Suspect Gurvinder was a property dealer and added that they were yet to question Jaspal Singh. He said that the two suspects would be produced in a court tomorrow. A team of health officials collects a water sample at Peermuchalla, Zirakpur, on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL 20 more diarrhoea cases come to fore Tribune News Service Covid deaths begin to rise in city Five succumb in fortnight; exercise caution, says DHS Two test positive in UT, one succumbs Naina Mishra CHANDIGARH: The city on Wednesday reported two cases of Covid-19 and one death due to the virus. Five patients were cured of the disease. — TNS Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 14 There has been a slight spike in deaths related to Covid-19 in Chandigarh. In just 14 days, five patients have succumbed to the disease. Last month, the virus had claimed only two lives in the city. There has been a 150 per cent rise in deaths this month. Among the deceased, three patients were aged above 75 years. A 31-year-old patient had died in a road accident and tested positive for the virus posthumously. An 81year-old patient died due to coronary artery disease and chronic liver disease with complications. The Covid infection proved fatal for a 92-year-old patient. An 80-year-old patient with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, continued on page 2 3 cases surface in Mohali, no death A health worker administers a jab at the GMSH-16. PRADEEP TEWARI DELTA VARIANT DOMINATES CITY In a fresh batch of samples sent on August 21, the variant of concern has been detected in 25 samples. A total of 27 samples were sent for genome sequencing, the results of which were received on September 14. The Delta variant was found in nine samples, while 16 samples were detected with sublineages of the variant. Dr Amandeep Kang, Director, Health Services, said the variant had been dominant in the UT since the second wave. “There is no direction from the Centre regarding the existing variant. The government had warned us about the Delta plus variant, which has not been found in the city in the recent samples,” she said. MOHALI: Three fresh Covid cases were reported from the district during the past 24 hours. No fresh death was reported, while two patients were cured of the virus. — TNS Six found infected in P’kula, no death PANCHKULA: Six Covid cases surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours. No fresh death was reported. Meanwhile, 12,599 persons were vaccinated across the district. — TNS Babla blames city Cong chief for leaders’ exit Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 14 In a fresh trouble to the Chandigarh Congress ahead of the Municipal Corporation poll, Leader of the Opposition Devinder Singh Babla has fired a salvo at the president of the party’s city unit, Subhash Chawla, holding him responsible for leaders leaving the Congress. Councillor Babla wrote to the party chief, “I am a true sipahi of the party. It hurts to see fellow colleagues leaving us. You are ‘General’, fauj gets courage with its sipahis. Will you ask everything from Netaji (Pawan Bansal)? Netaji is not telling all to leave the party. You are the president of the party, it is your responsibility continued on page 2 Zirakpur, September 14 Twenty new cases of diarrhoea were reported from Peermuchalla and 12 patients were hospitalised today, said the Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur. Four patients were hospitalised at the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital. Despite diarrhoea cases being reported in hundreds in the area till now, the Zirakpur administration and Municipal Council officials maintained that no leakage or contamination of water had been found in pipelines so far. Samples of the MC water supply and individual submersible pumps were collected today from various places. Jagjit Singh Jajj, in-charge of the water supply in Zirakpur, said, “Tankers have been stationed at various places to supply water to residents. We are actively working to check leakages.” Meanwhile, residents of the area continued to visit the medical camp set up at the UT to go green, panel to draft Mohali MC House approves ~19-cr development works policy on electric vehicles Dushyant Singh Pundir Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 14 To go green, the UT Administration has constituted a three-member committee to prepare a draft policy on electric vehicles in the city. To encourage plug-in electric vehicles, the UT authorities have proposed to give a number of incentives such as waiving off registration fee and road tax on the purchase of an electric vehicle. After getting the report of the committee, suggestions and objections will be invited on the draft policy, UT Adviser Dharam Pal said, adding that Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra, Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar and Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promo- PANEL MEMBERS After getting a report from the committee, suggestions and objections will be invited on the draft policy, UT Adviser Dharam Pal said, adding that Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra, Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar and Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) Chief Executive Officer Debendra Dalai would be the members of the committee. tion Society (CREST) Chief Executive Officer Debendra Dalai would be the members of the committee. The policy would be aimed at reducing pollution in the city by bringing down emissions from motor vehicles. The Administration would gradually improve the infrastructure to encourage sale of electric vehicles in the city. After approval from the UT Administrator, the electric vehicle policy would be implemented for five years and thereafter revised as per changed conditions, sources in the department said. Mooted as green fuel, the UT Administration has also planned to purchase electric vehicles for its officials. In order to reduce air and noise pollution and dependence on fossil fuels, the UT Administration had recently completed a one-month of trial run of an electric bus in the city. After receiving 19 more electric buses on September 30, the buses will be put under operation for the general public from the first continued on page 2 Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Mohali, September 14 The Municipal Corporation House today unanimously passed resolutions for various development works worth about ~19 crore. The works pertaining to roads, paver blocks, zebra crossing, etc, are mainly of Sector 76 to 80. The MC House meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mayor Amarjit Singh Jeeti Sidhu. It also passed a resolution for the construction of a fire station in Sector 78 at the cost of over ~2.92 crore. Senior Deputy Mayor Amrik Singh Somal and MC Commissioner Kamal Garg did not attend the meeting. Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi, Joint Commissioner Harjit Singh Dhillon and SE Sanjay Kanwar were present. The MC House meeting underway in Mohali on Tuesday. VICKY OTHER DECISIONS ■ The MC House passes a resolution for the construction of a fire station in Sector 78 at a cost of ~2.92 crore ■ A sum of ~2.64 crore earmarked for purchasing boots, gloves, uniforms, rehris, The Houser confirmed the proceedings of the last meeting and that of the last trolleys and other items for nearly 1,000 employees to be recruited for manual cleaning work ■ The work of mechanical sweeping of city roads to be outsourced; a sum of ~37 crore will be spent on it for a period of three years two Finance and Contract Committee meetings. continued on page 2 Can’t allow misuse of court process to encroach on property: HC Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 14 Unscrupulous and deceitful persons cannot be allowed to use the process of court as a convenient lever to retain and encroach upon public property indefinitely on one pretext or the other, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled. The Bench has added that such persons could not be permitted to get affairs settled in the manner they wished or take undue advantage. The assertion by the Bench of Justice Augustine George Masih and Justice Ashok Kumar Verma came on a petition filed against the state of Punjab. The Bench was told that the petitioner had taken shops and land on lease from the Landran gram panchayat. However, the new Landran gram panchayat, bifurcated from the Landran gram panchayat, filed a petition under the Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) WHAT THE COURT SAID The wheels of justice can move only on presenting all relevant and true facts. Any concealment or mischief would result in derailing the wheels of justice... — Bench ❝ Act against the petitioner for dispossessing him of the property. Taking up the petition, the Mohali Collector (Panchayat Land) passed the ejectment order, dated January 12, 2016, vide which the gram panchayat was declared the property owner. c m y b ❞ The petitioner was ordered to be dispossessed from the gram panchayat shops, room over the land, generator shed and also from the parking area in front of the gram panchayat shops During the pendency of appeal, a warrant of possession of the disputed property was issued by the Collector vide an order dated January 27, 2016, in favour of the new Landran gram panchayat. After a legal battle that followed, the Kharar Block Development and Panchayat Officer/Tehsildar, issued an order/letter, dated February 1, directing the execution for the warrants-of-possession order, dated January 12, 2016. The possession was to be taken on February 3. Aggrieved, the petitioner filed this writ petition. Speaking for the Bench, Justice Verma asserted that the petitioner had not come to the court with clean hands. It was utmost necessary for a party to come with clean hands and place all material facts before the court without any reservation. “If there is suppression of material and relevant facts on the part of a litigant or twisted facts have been placed, this court can always refuse to exercise the writ jurisdiction continued on page 2 CASES MOUNT, BUT NO LEAKAGE DETECTED YET Despite diarrhoea cases being reported in hundreds in the area till now, the Zirakpur administration and Municipal Council officials maintained that no leakage or contamination of water had been found in pipelines so far. Administration fails to act against erring officials PAGE 2 community centre. However, the rush at the Dhakoli hospital continues to grow. Dhakoli hospital SMO Pommy Chatrath said the patients were reporting abdominal pain and fever. The blood and stool sample reports will be received in a day or two. “Residents have been generally complaining about contaminated supply and foul smell from water, but it will only be clear after the sample reports are received,” said Kulwant Singh, Junior Engineer, Zirakpur Municipal Council. MC inspects project; rides to be free for now Chandigarh, September 14 Rides under the public bike sharing project will continue to be free for now as the glitches have not been removed yet. The bicycle rides were earlier made free till September 12 after users faced issues in locking and unlocking of bikes using the Smart Bike app. The company was asked to fix all problems till September 12. A team of MC officials today took stock of the public bike sharing project in the city. They inspected docking stations and also rode cycles. “Certain glitches reported by users are being fixed, and once that happens, user charges will be collected,” said an official. The official said in case of vandalism of cycles, the police had been asked to increase patrolling. The company was also strengthening its online surveillance. — TNS ‘GLITCHES BEING FIXED’ Certain glitches reported by users are being fixed, and once that happens, user charges will be collected. — An official ❝ ❞
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