31052022-CT-01.qxd 5/31/2022 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 31 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH HOUSING BOARD TAKES STEPS TO STREAMLINE PUBLIC HEARING PAGE 3 To save public from harassment and possible corrupt practices, CHB to streamline process of public hearing. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,416 44,342 96,031 RECOVERED 91,145 43,910 94,833 NEW CASES 10 2 6 ACTIVE 106 18 49 CHANGE 6 3 2 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,149 NEW 0 0 0 EXPEDITE SHIFTING OF SECTOR 26 MANDI, UT ADVISER TELLS DC MAX 39°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37.7°C | MIN 30.2°C Tagore Theatre’s golden glory SUNSET TUESDAY 7:19 PM TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY MOHALI 142 INBRIEF Chandigarh: A motorcycleborne miscreant sped away after snatching a purse from a schoolteacher. Complainant Poonam Rani (41), a resident of Malerkotla district, who is a schoolteacher in Gujjriwala, reported that her son was taking coaching from an institute in Chandigarh and was staying on rent in Sector 32. On May 29, the victim had come to Chandigarh and went to Sector 32 to search for another room for her son when the suspect arrived and snatched her purse containing ~20,000, an ATM card and documents. The police have registered a case at the Sector 34 police station. TNS YOUTH HELD WITH HEROIN Chandigarh: A 22-year-old youth from Shimla has been arrested by the UT police with 13.05 gm of heroin. According to the police, the suspect has been identified as Ritik Rotha. He was nabbed from the road separating Sector 17 and 18. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act against the suspect at the Sector 17 police station. TNS MAN STABBED BY NEIGHBOUR Mohali:A 33-year-old Sector 68 resident, Gautam Narwat, was stabbed repeatedly with a knife by a neighbour near his house on Sunday evening. The victim suffered stab wounds in the jaw, shoulders and thigh and is recuperating at a private hospital. The police said the duo was having a tiff for some days and on Sunday, it turned ugly around 7.45 pm. The victim’s family alleged that four-five persons later barged into their house in search of the victim. The Phase 8 police have registered a case in this regard. TNS Artistes perform a folk dance as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Tagore Theatre. The event was organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, UT, and the Tagore Theatre Society in association with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, at Sector 18, Chandigarh, on Monday. PAGE 3 FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE FINANCIER’S WIFE, OTHERS WERE TRYING TO FLEE Those arrested have been identified as Anju, wife of financier Anil Bhalla (who was arrested earlier), Anjali, wife of his son Sahil, and Gaurav, brother of Anjali. The police said the investigating team raided the house when the suspects were trying to flee with the cash, drugs and illegal arms, including two pistols, 11 rounds and three magazines, besides 697 gm of opium. tigating team raided the house when the suspects were trying to flee with the cash, drugs and illegal arms, including two pistols, 11 rounds and three magazines, besides 697 gm of opium and gold worth several lakhs. Gangster Goldy Brar was named in FIR lodged in city Amit Sharma Tribune News Service ‘WAS RUNNING EXTORTION RACKET’ Chandigarh, May 30 The name of gangster Goldy Brar, an active member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang who has claimed the responsibility for Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s killing, had recently appeared in an FIR lodged by the UT police. The FIR had stated that Goldy was running an extortion racket and the gang was collecting money to avenge Vikramjit Singh, alias Vicky Middukhera’s murder. The FIR was lodged in March this year on the basis of information received about members of the Bishnoi gang spreading their web in the city. It was stated that Bishnoi, his accomplices Sampat Nehra, Ravinder Kali and Deepu The FIR had stated that Goldy was running an extortion racket and the gang was collecting money to avenge Vikramjit Singh, alias Vicky Middukhera’s murder. He has claimed the responsibility for Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s killing. BRAR’S BROTHER WAS GUNNED DOWN Gangster Goldy Brar’s brother Gurlal Brar was gunned down outside a nightclub in the Industrial Area, Phase I, Chandigarh, in October 2020. Banur were operating an extortion racket from jails, while Satenderjeet Singh, alias Goldy Brar, was running the racket from Canada. According to the UT police, Goldy made WhatsApp calls to businessmen in Chandigarh and demanded extortion. The victims were asked to hand over the money to his gang members. It was alleged that suspects Rajesh Paswan of Sector 56, Inderpreet Singh, alias Parry, of Sector 33, Jacky and Satbir Gujjar, both residents of Panchkula, Amandeep Singh, alias Mani Topi, of Zirakpur, Karan Banur, a resident of Banur, Patiala, and Deepak Kundu, alias Billa, continued on page 2 Woman riding pillion dies in road mishap Chandigarh, May 30 A 22-year-old woman riding pillion on a motorcycle was killed, while the motorcyclist was injured in a mishap near Hallo Majra late on Sunday night. The victim has been identified as Pooja of Daria village, while the injured motorcyclist has been identified as Amritpal of Zirakpur. The police said Amritpal was riding the bike at a high speed. He lost control over the motor- cycle, which hit the road divider. The incident took place around 1.30 am. Pooja received severe head injuries and was declared brought dead at the GMCH, Sector 32. Amritpal was wearing a helmet that saved him from any serious injury. A case of death due to negligent driving has been registered against him. Pooja and Amritpal were on their way to the latter’s house in Zirakpur. — TNS UTsees 10 fresh cases CHANDIGARH: The city witnessed 10 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the active caseload to 106. While there was no fresh fatality, four patients recovered from the disease. The virus has claimed 1,165 lives in the city so far. — TNS Six found positive in Mohali district ~72L jewellery loot case cracked, 4 held Gold, diamond items recovered, two cars seized surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 96,031, while four patients recovered from the disease. No new death due to the virus was reported on Monday. Of the 96,031 cases reported from the district so far, 94,833 patients have been cured. There are now 49 active cases. — TNS 2 contract virus in Panchkula district SSP Vivek Sheel Soni addresses mediapersons in Mohali. VICKY THE INCIDENT Four car-borne men had snatched bags containing gold and diamond jewellery from two delivery men of Jai Ambey courier firm on May 23 evening. The police said Tarlok and Ashu had hired Jaspreet Singh, Rinku and Hardeep to snatch the parcel. After the incident, Jassi was given some jewellery and Rinku and Hardeep were given some cash as commission from the loot. PANCHKULA: Two fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 44,342. No new death due to the virus was reported during this period. Of the 44,342 cases reported from the district so far, 43,910 patients have been cured. There are now 18 active cases. — TNS c m y b The police have registered a separate case against the suspects at the Sector 5 police station. The police had earlier arrested three members of the gang of extortionists — Anil Bhalla, a resident of Sec- Gamini does PEC proud Says it took her 3 yrs, 2 attempts and hard work to realise her dream UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM MOHALI: Six fresh Covid cases Mohali, May 30 The police have arrested four persons for allegedly looting gold and diamond jewellery worth ~72.36 lakh from two courier company employees near the railway station on May 23 and have seized two cars from their possession. The looted jewellery has also been recovered. The main suspect, Hardeep, a relative of a former employee of the company, and Rinku are absconding. The suspects, identified as Ambala residents Ashu, Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassi, Tarlok Singh and Ravinder of Rajasthan, have been arrested. A case under Section 379-B of continued on page 2 TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD 3 more nailed with ~4.63 cr Panchkula, May 30 The local police today arrested three more persons, including the wife and daughter-in-law of financier Anil Bhalla, who was arrested earlier, and recovered nearly ~4.63 crore, illegal arms and ammunition, and drugs from their possession. Those arrested have been identified as Anju, wife of Anil Bhalla, Anjali, wife of his son Sahil, and Gaurav, brother of Anjali. The police said the inves- SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD PURSE SNATCHED FROM TEACHER SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:22 AM Tribune News Service 168 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 Panchkula police nab UP woman allegedly involved in duping people on pretext of doubling their money. EXTORTION CASE Drugs, illegal arms, ammunition seized 154 PANCHKULA PAGE 3 PANCHKULA COPS ARREST WOMAN IN CHEATING CASE Dharam Pal visits grain market, Sec 26, directs officials to expedite the process of shifting the market to Sector 39. AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 3 POOR SHOW BY CITY STUDENTS Deepankar Sharda Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 30 Back in 2019, Gamini Singla got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the US-based JP Morgan Chase Company as a financial analyst. However, instead of grabbing this handsomely paid job, Gamini continued to pursue her dream of clearing the Civil Services examination. It took her three Gamini Singla years, two attempts and a lot of dedication to achieve her aim. Gamini (23), an alumna of Punjab Engineering College Although two PEC and PU alumni were among the top 50 ranks, it will be perhaps for the first time in the past five years that no student from the city made it to the list of top 100 rank holders in the UPSC Civil Services examinations. (PEC), secured the third rank in the Civil Services examination. The results were continued on page 2 tor 2, Narinder Khillan, a resident of Sector 10, and ASI Gurmej Singh, in-charge of the Sector 2 police post. The trio was arrested during a raid conducted by Deputy Commissioner of Police Surinder Pal Singh. However, the ASI managed to escape from police custody with the help of two head constables, who were suspended. Later, Sub-Inspector Bhupinder Singh was also suspended for flaws in the investigation carried by him in the continued on page 2 Two held for snatching mobile Chandigarh, May 30 Two persons have been arrested for allegedly snatching a phone. The victim, Savita Kapoor of New Indira Colony, Mani Majra, was returning home after a walk on May 29 when the suspects targeted her near a tubewell around 11 pm. A case was registered at the IT Park police station. Later, the suspects, Rohit (19) and Anil (18), both of New Indira Colony, were nabbed. — TNS
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