12092022-TTB-01.qxd 9/11/2022 SWIATEK FIRST POLISH WOMAN TO WIN US OPENSPORT /thetribunechd 11:25 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 252 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA monday | 12 september 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com CBI to probe Delhi Govt bus deal, L-G gives nod Tribune News Service Gyanvapi verdict today, security up across Varanasi VARANASI: Prohibitory orders were clamped and security tightened in Varanasi ahead of the district court order on Monday on the maintainability of the plea in the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri case. District Judge AK Vishvesh had last month reserved the order for September 12. Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh said prohibitory orders had been issued and officers told to interact with religious leaders to maintain order. — PTI New Delhi, September 11 Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has approved a proposal to forward a complaint to the CBI to probe the alleged corruption in the procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the DTC, leading to another war of words between the ruling AAP and BJP . A complaint addressed to Saxena in June this year had claimed that the appointment of the Minister of Transport as the chairman of the committee for tendering and procurement of buses by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) was done in a “premeditated manner”. It alleged irregularities in a July 2019 procurement bid for 1,000 low-floor BS-IV and BS-VI buses, following which another bid made in March 2020 for the purchase and Delhi Transport Corporation was to buy 1,000 low-floor buses. FILE TRIGGERS FRESH BJP-AAP WAR OF WORDS First, the excise policy, L-G is facing serious now purchase of buses... graft charges... Diversionary AAP & graft have become tactic, it will not yield synonymous. Gaurav Bhatia, BJP anything. Saurabh Bharadwaj, AAP CHIEF SECY REPORT POINTED OUT ‘BUNGLING’ ❝ ❝ ■ Complaint marked to L-G in June, alleges scam in bus deal ■ Claims minister ‘purposely’ made head of purchase panel ■ Alleged irregularities in the July 2019 procurement bid for the low-floor buses and another bid in March 2020 ■ A report by Chief Secretary points out ‘irregularities’ annual maintenance contract for low-floor BS-VI buses, sources said. The com- plaint was forwarded to the Chief Secretary on July 22 to continued on page 11 Won’t mislead, restoring SFIO arrests kingpin Art 370 uphill task: Azad of Chinese shell firms Samaan Lateef Srinagar, September 11 Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from the Congress after 50 years, on Sunday said the abrogated Article 370, which provided special constitutional safeguards to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, won’t be restored. In his first public meeting in Kashmir after resigning from the Congress last month, Azad blamed regional parties for misleading people through their emotive speeches over the restoration of Article 370 and its corollary Article 35-A, which provided constitutional safeguards NEW PARTY IN 10 DAYS For votes, won’t mislead and exploit you. Article 370 cannot be restored. It needs a two-thirds majority in Parliament... will launch party in 10 days. Ghulam Nabi Azad ❝ and defined citizenship of the people of J&K. “For continued on page 11 New Delhi, September 11 The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has arrested an individual who has emerged as the mastermind behind setting up of a large number of shell companies with Chinese links in India and providing dummy directors on their boards. The accused has been identified as Dortse, who showed himself as a resident of Mandi in Himachal in official records. He was arrested from a remote location in Bihar while he was attempting to flee India through a land route. Sources said the case was transferred to the SFIO on INVOLVED IN SERIOUS FINANCIAL CRIMES ■ Accused Dortse set up shell firms with Chinese links in India ■ Centre says firms involved in serious financial crimes ■ Was on board of Gurugram firm Jillian Consultants Ltd ■ Provided dummy directors on the boards of the shell cos ■ Arrested from Bihar while trying to flee India via road Friday, following alleged non-cooperation by the continued on page 11 Bombay zone’s Shishir tops JEE-Advanced Shooter Mundi was given shelter by gangsters plotting Salman’s murder New Delhi, September 11 Bombay zone’s RK Shishir has bagged the top rank in the JEE (Advanced). The results were announced today. According to the IIT-Bombay, which conducted the exam, Shishir secured 314 out of 360 marks. Tanishka Kabra of the IITDelhi is the topper among girls with 277 marks and an allIndia rank of 16. As many as 40,712 candidates qualified for the JEE (Advanced), 2022, of whom 34,196 are boys and 6,516 girls. Over 1.5 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The IIT-Bombay and the IITMadras bagged 29 spots each in the top 100, followed by the IIT-Delhi (22), IIT-Roorkee (11), IIT-Bhubaneswar (six), IIT-Guwahati (two) and the IIT-Kanpur (one). The JEE-Main is the qualifying exam for JEE-Advanced. A total of 16,598 seats are up for grabs in the 23 IITs. — TNS Chandigarh, September 11 A day after arresting Deepak Mundi, the sixth shooter in the singer Sidhu Moosewala case, officiating Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said Mundi had escaped arrest as he had been provided shelter by the gang that had hatched a plot to kill Bollywood actor Salman Khan last year. Arrested from the IndiaNepal border along with two aides Kapil Pandit and Rajinder, Mundi had plans to flee to Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 MOOSEWALA KILLING 23 ARRESTED SO FAR Total accused 35 Arrested 23 Neutralised 2 Out of country 4 Absconding/under scanner 6 Dubai using a fake passport, the police chief said while addressing a press conference IN BRIEF Navy launches third stealth frigate ‘Taragiri’ NEW DELHI: ‘Taragiri’, the third stealth frigate of the Indian Navy’s Pro- ject 17A, was launched in Mumbai on Sunday. The ship has been built using an integrated construction methodology. BACK PAGE EC sends opinion on J’khand CM’s brother to Guv NEW DELHI: The EC has sent its opinion to Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais on the disqualification of JMM’s Dumka MLA Basant Soren, brother of CM Hemant Soren, in an office of profit case. TNS Haryana contract staff told to continue till Dec 31 CHANDIGARH: Haryana has allowed a section of contractual staff, recruited under part II of the outsourcing policy, to continue in service till December 31 or till regular appointments were made. INSIDE here today. Kapil had confessed that he had conducted reconnaissance of Salman Khan’s house and kept watch PLANNED TO FLEE TO DUBAI USING FAKE DOCUMENTS on his movements, the DGP said, flanked by Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) head ADGP Pramod Ban and key members AIGs GS Chauhan, Sandeep Goel and DSP Bikramjit Singh Brar. continued on page 11 4 Bengal trekkers traced in Himachal KULLU, SEPTEMBER 11 Rescue teams today traced four West Bengal trekkers who went missing on Wednesday while scaling Mt Ali Ratni Tibba (5,458m) near Malana village in Kullu district. The rescue teams started the search operation on Friday and reached the base camp at Wachem yesterday. Two IAF helicopters had joined the search operation today. INSIDE edit: trekking tragedies ~1-cr grant forSaragarhi faceliftunspent for3yrs Anirudh Gupta Saragarhi memorial in Ferozepur Ferozepur, September 11 Almost three years have passed since then Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh released a special grant of Rs 1 crore for the beautification and development of the historic Saragarhi memorial, DIALOGUE WITH SAUDI ARABIA PRODUCTIVE: EAM BACK PAGE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE TODAY ■ The memorial was raised by the British to commemorate the 21 valiant soldiers of 36 Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army ■ They had died fighting against 10,000 Afridis during the Battle of Saragarhi on Sept 12, 1897, in North West Frontier Province which depicts a saga of unparalleled chivalry in the history of military warfare. However, the funds are yet to be utilised for the purpose. On continued on page 11
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