13052022-CT-01.qxd 5/13/2022 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 13 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH ITBP’S RETIRED DOGS TO HELP KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Retired K-9s to be sent as therapy dogs and emotional support for children affected with autism spectrum disorder. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,200 44,252 95,900 RECOVERED 90,948 43,810 94,686 NEW CASES 10 9 5 ACTIVE 87 28 66 CHANGE 6 5 1 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 CHANDIGARH 167 PANCHKULA 92 MOHALI 127 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 5% DISCRETIONARY QUOTA TO GO Chandigarh: The UT has decided to put an end to the discretionary quota of the UT Administrator in the allotment of houses under schemes of the CHB. The Board of Directors of the CHB had, in December 2020, decided to abolish the 5 per cent discretionary quota. At a meeting, presided over by Dharam Pal, UT Adviser-cum-Chairman, CHB, the board decision was approved and it was decided to submit it to the UT Administrator for final approval. TNS UT ADMN TO RELOOK INTO INDUSTRIAL POLICY-2015 PAGE 3 JHARKHAND PIP CHANDIGARH IN MEN’S SUB-JUNIOR NATIONALS MP Kher chairs meeting, discusses conversion of leasehold properties into freehold, other crucial issues. MAX 42°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40.6°C | MIN 29.6°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:19 PM PAGE 3 Hockey Jharkhand edge past Hockey Chandigarh 4-2 in penalty shootout, held after both teams locked at 3-3. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:35 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Four CBI SIs demanded Gunshots fired into air at housing society ~1 cr from IT firm owner Reduced amount to ~25L; kidnapped him, were trapped Mohali, May 12 Two gunshots were fired into the air from a rented flat on the 10th floor of a housing society in Sector 82, creating panic among residents around 5.30 am today. The suspects have been identified as Sameer and Happy Bouncer, who run an IT business. The police have recovered 12 empty shells of bullets from the flat. According to the police, the suspects were partying after returning from a marriage in Ambala late last night and fired celebratory shots early in the morning. Sources said the suspects had fired celebratory gunshots during the marriage in Ambala also, though the police are yet to confirm it. SP (City) Jagbinder Singh said, “Two persons have been Man duped of ~1.59 lakh in online fraud Doctor rapes mentally challenged woman City’s beauty wows Telangana delegation Chandigarh, May 12 In yet another online fraud, a 67-year-old Mani Majra resident has been duped of ~1.59 lakh. According to the police, complainant Harbhajan Singh, a resident of the Modern Housing Complex, Mani Majra, reported that he received a call from a fraudster, who introduced himself as an employee of HDFC Life insurance. The suspect claimed that a balance of ~6.50 lakh was still pending with the insurance company. The victim was made to speak to other fraudsters, who posed as senior officers of the company. He was told that he would have to transfer continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 12 Delegates from Telangana, who are in Chandigarh on a study tour, were astonished by the rich heritage of the city and its clean roads, gardens and market places. A 40-member delegation, led by Malla Reddy, Minister of Labour and Employment, Telangana, accompanied by mayors, deputy mayors and commissioners, chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of various districts of Telangana, visited various parts of the city today. The delegation was on a one-day study tour termed “exposure visit”. The delegation reached Chandigarh last continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amit Sharma Tribune News Service AIR QUALITY INDEX PAGE 2 Chandigarh, May 12 The four CBI sub-inspectors had demanded ~1 crore from the owner of an IT company to let him off in a complaint given by the Interpol regarding his links with terrorists. The victim, Abhishek Dogra, a resident of Ludhiana, was assaulted and the amount was later reduced to ~25 lakh. The suspects made the complainant call up his brother and asked him to arrange money in around 12 hours and reach Ambala. The suspects — Sumit Gupta, who was already under suspension, Pardeep Rana, Ankur Kumar and Aakash Ahlawat — visited the complainant’s office M/s Ocean Global Solutions at IT Park and threatened him that there was a complaint from the Interpol about his links with terrorists and his firm was involved in antinational activities. The CBI stated that Sumit slapped the complainant and threatened him that he would be arrested. Sumit and his colleagues came to the complainant’s cabin one by one and threatened him. Sumit demanded SUSPECTS CITED COMPLAINT OF TERROR LINKS The suspects — Sumit Gupta, who was already under suspension, Pardeep Rana, Ankur Kumar and Aakash Ahlawat — visited the complainant’s office M/s Ocean Global Solutions at IT Park & threatened him that there was a complaint from the Interpol about his links with terrorists and his firm was involved in antinational activities. ~1 crore for letting him off in the matter. The complainant asked the suspects to show some evidence against him following which he was again thrashed by one of the suspects. It is alleged that Sumit forcibly took the complainant to the parking. The complainant was kidnapped and made to sit in the car and was asked to drive to the CBI office in Sector 30. Sumit and Pardeep accompanied him. After going a little ahead, Sumit asked the complainant to drive to his house in Ludhiana and directed him to arrange the money. Sumit also made the complainant call up his brother and told him to ask him to arrange ~25 lakh by 10 am of May 11 and reach Ambala. The CBI has stated that the suspects asked the complainant to drive back towards IT Park and on the way, a tyre of the car punctured. While the complainant was changing the tyre, he managed to call up his partner Sunny Verma and told him that he was held by fake CBI officers. He also shared his location following which Verma and other employees of the company reached the spot. The suspects and the complainant’s partner and his employees entered into a continued on page 2 c m y b Mohali, May 12 The police have booked a doctor for allegedly raping a mentally challenged elderly woman at his clinic in Handesara village in an inebriated condition on Tuesday night. He has been identified as Dr Shubhankar Vishwas. The Handesra police have registered a case against the doctor under Section 376 of the IPC. Investigating officer (IO) Parveen Kaur said Chhotu Singh (30), a resident of Jaula Khurd, in his complaint, stated that on May 10, he was roaming outside his office after having dinner. He said detained with a licensed weapon. Happy Bouncer is the main suspect, who fired the shots from his licensed weapon. He is at large.” Residents said the main suspect had rented the accommodation two years ago and had been a “frequent trouble-maker”. Falcon View Housing Society Residents Welfare Association representative Gp Capt Was reportedly in an inebriated state, booked when he reached the shop of Baljeet Chand around 9.30 pm, he heard shrieks of a woman from the nearby clinic of Dr Vishwas. He immediately called his friends Parminder and Jaswinder. They tried to open the door of the clinic, but it was locked from inside. When they repeatedly knocked at the door, the continued on page 2 Kuldeep Singh (retd) said, “The flat is owned by Ludhiana-based businessman Nakul Khosla. The residents’ body has informed him to get the flat vacated. It has now come to my notice that the suspects were indulging in unconstitutional activities in the past also. Residents had objected following which they stopped for sometime but resumed such activities later.”
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