20072022-TTC-01.qxd 7/20/2022 12:30 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 199 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 THREE-WAY FIGHT FOR LANKAN PRESIDENCY, ELECTION TODAY WORLD /thetribunechd HOLDING ASSEMBLY POLL EC’S PREROGATIVE, SAYS CENTRE J&K RBI’s NEW REGULATORY ALVA FILES NOMINATION FRAMEWORK FOR COOP FOR VICE-PRESIDENT BANKS BUSINESS ELECTION BACK PAGE wednesday | 20 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 2 Go First planes grounded after engine trouble Tribune News Service Police personnel at the spot where DSP Surender Singh was killed at Pachgaon in Nuh on Tuesday. PTI Haryana DSP crushed to death by mining mafia Had signalled dumper to stop in Nuh | Truck cleaner held Tribune News Service Nuh/Gurugram, July 19 Over three months before he was to retire, 57-year-old Haryana Police DSP Surender Singh was on Tuesday mowed down by a dumper that he had signalled to stop during a raid to check illegal mining in Nuh district’s Tauru. Within hours of the crime, the police arrested the truck cleaner, Ikkar, following a brief encounter while raids were on to nab the driver, Mittar. The dumper was also recovered and impounded. According to the police, the HOW IT HAPPENED ■ After inputs, DSP leads police team to raid illegal mining spot ■ Dumper signalled to stop, but two of the four occupants brandish country-made guns ■ Cops withdraw, then give chase. DSP Surender Singh signals dumper to stop again ■ Driver, however, speeds away, mowing down DSP CRACKDOWN RATTLED MAFIA INSIDE DSP posted in Tauru, had , received inputs regarding illegal mining in Pachgaon and he headed to the spot around 11.50 am along with his reader, gunman and driver. The police party, as per the FIR, spotted the dumper loaded with stones going uphill. It reached the hilltop and offloaded the stones even as the police reached the spot. Without a number plate, the dumper had three or four occupants, all youngsters. Two of them allegedly brandished local-made ‘kattas’ (guns), asking the DSP to get out of their way. Realising the gravity of the situation, the police team withdrew continued on page 10 New Delhi, July 19 Two Go First planes were grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today after the A320 aircraft encountered engine snags mid-air. The budget airline’s Srinagar-Delhi flight “was involved in air turnback to Srinagar due to the second engine’s exhaust gas temperature (EGT) overlimit”, DGCA sources said. Former Air Force Chief Arup Raha said the EGT overlimit indicated a serious issue. continued on page 10 EDIT: DGCA crackdown SC relief for Nupur, gets interim protection from arrest till Aug 10 Court issues notices to states on plea for clubbing FIRs Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 19 Faced with threat to life for her controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed, suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Tuesday got a relief from the Supreme Court which protected her from arrest till August 10 in multiple FIRs against her in several states. “Meanwhile, as an interim measure, it is directed that no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioner (Nupur Sharma) pursuant to the impugned FIR(s) or complaint(s) or the FIR(s) or com- BENCH CLARIFIES ❝ We never wanted you to go everywhere (different courts). Maybe we could not convey this…. but you understand that you have to go to one place. SC Bench plaint(s) which may be registered or entertained in the future pertaining to the telecast dated May 26 on Times Now,” a Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice JB Pardiwala said. The Bench took note of the threats issued to her, including that by Salman Chisti, a khadim of Ajmer Dargah, and a lookout circular issued by the Kolkata Police on July 2. “We never wanted you to go everywhere. Maybe we could not convey this…. Your impression of going to different High Courts.... Now you explain it’s nearly impossible for you and there is threat to life… but you understand that you have to go to one place of your choice,” the Bench said. On July 1, the SC had continued on page 10 No representation in MSP panel, Punjab fumes Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 19 The exclusion of the Punjab Government and premiere state institutions from the Central Government committee on agriculture issues, including an effective minimum support price mechanism, has raised Punjab’s hackles. While officers from Karnataka, Odisha, Sikkim and Leads to political slugfest between AAP, Cong SKM REFUSES TO JOIN PANEL; TO HOLD STIR ■ SKM’s Darshan Pal says they have rejected the committee ■ To go ahead with agitation through conventions and a chakka jam on July 31 Andhra Pradesh have been included in the committee, no one from Punjab has been NO LEGAL GUARANTEE ❝ We never said the panel will provide legal guarantee of the MSP. NS Tomar, AGRI MINISTER included. Political and farmer leaders allege that the members of the committee are from among those who had framed the three contentious farm laws. Their role as members will always be under suspicion, they allege. The exclusion of Punjab has led to a political slugfest between the ruling Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress, with the latter blaming the former for not taking up Punjab’s interests with the Centre. continued on page 10 EDIT: Row over MSP panel IN BRIEF Court frees Ansals in proof-tampering case NEW DELHI: A court on Tuesday ordered release of Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal in a case of tampering with evidence in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire, which had claimed 59 lives. BACK PAGE SC transfers all PILs on Agnipath to Delhi HC NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court transferred to the Delhi HC PILs pending before it challenging the Agnipath scheme and also requested the HC to ensure their “expeditious disposal”. TNS CBI ‘detects’ med seats offered for ~20-25 lakh NEW DELHI: A day after busting a scam to rig NEET UG 2022, sources in the CBI said the syndicate was offering confirmed seats in medical courses for ~20-25 lakh each. 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