12092022-CT-01.qxd 9/12/2022 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE MONDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH PANCHAYAT SECRETARY CAUGHT TAKING ~6,000 BRIBE IN PATIALA PAGE 2 HRY SPEAKER TAKES STOCK OF ARRANGEMENTS AT POLYCLINIC VB nabs Jarnail Singh, Panchayat Secretary, Haraiau Khurd, allegedly while accepting a bribe of ~ 6,000. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,056 48,278 100,872 RECOVERED 97,752 48,786 99,626 NEW CASES 18 0 2 ACTIVE 123 39 78 CHANGE 16 7 4 DEATHS 1,181 420 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 62 PANCHKULA 48 MOHALI 44 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SURVEY OF SMALL FLATS CONDUCTED Chandigarh: A door-to-door survey of 1,567 small flats at Mauli Jagran and 4,032 small and ARHC flats at Maloya was carried out on Sunday. The remaining 560 flats at Maloya will be surveyed on Monday. Earlier, Ram Darbar, Industrial Area, Phase 1; Sector 56, Sector 38 (West), Sector 49 and Dhanas were covered under the survey. TNS YOUTH ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING Chandigarh: The police have arrested an 18-year-old youth, identified as Sunny Gupta, a resident of Sector 40, on charge of snatching a mobile phone. He allegedly snatched a phone from a woman at a park in Sector 41. A case has been registered at the Sector 49 police station. TNS MAN HELD WITH STOLEN SCOOTER Chandigarh: The UT police have arrested a 29-year-old man while riding a stolen Activa scooter bearing a fake registration number. The police said Amar Singh, a resident of New Indra Colony, was nabbed near the Sports Complex, Mani Majra. The suspect had affixed a fake number plate on the scooter. A case has been registered. TNS 2 CYCLISTS HURT IN ROAD ACCIDENT Chandigarh: In a case of hit and run, two cyclists were injured after being hit by a tractor. Complainant Mitra Sen Sharma of New Indra Colony claimed the tractor driver sped away after hitting him and his friend Mahinder at Makhan Majra. They were admitted to the GMCH-32. A case has been registered. TNS UT sees 18 cases CHANDIGARH: The city reported 18 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. The active caseload stood at 123. Thirtyfour patients recovered from the disease. —TNS 2 contract virus in Mohali MOHALI: Fresh two cases of Covid had surfaced in the past 24 hours, taking the number of positive cases to 100,872 in the district. Six patients were cured of the disease. There were 78 active cases with the death toll of 1,168. — TNS P’kula reports zero case PANCHKULA: No fresh case of Covid had surfaced during the past 24 hours, keeping the number of positive cases at 48,278 in the district. There were 46 active cases with the death toll of 420 in the district. — TNS PAGE 3 Haryana Speaker Gian Chand Gupta visits a polyclinic amid rising cases of dengue in Kalka and Pinjore. MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:32 PM PAGE 3 EIGHT-WICKET VICTORY FOR NIRMAL CHHAYA LADS Nirmal Chhaya defeat Altura Apartments by 8 wickets in a league match of Zirakpur Inter-Society Cricket Championship. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:06 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE UT’s Chinmay tops tricity with AIR 42 JEE ADVANCEDHarsh secures second spot with 48th rank | Anirudh third with 50th Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 Chinmay Khokar has emerged as the tricity topper by securing all-India rank 42 in the JEE Advanced, results of which were announced on Sunday. Harsh Jakhar from Sector 35 came second, securing AIR 48, while Anirudh Garg from Sector 16 finished third with 50th rank. Khokar has been dreaming of pursuing computer science engineering from IITMumbai. Hailing from Meerut, Khokar did his schooling from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. He took keen interest in PCM (physics, chemistry and mathematics). While in Class VIII, he decided to prepare for the JEE. He won silver medal for India in the International Chemistry Olympiad-2022, held at Tianjin, China. A resident of Sector 43, Khokar said: “I feel blessed to be among the JEE Advanced achievers. The platform pro- STRATEGY: Stay focussed, follow teachers GOAL: Computer science engg at IIT-Bombay STUDY HOURS: 12 hours a day INSPIRATION: Brother Adit, who earlier secured AIR 102 SUCCESS MANTRA: Positive outlook genuinely helps CHINMAY KHOKAR AIR 42 Harsh Jakhar AIR 48 Anirudh Garg AIR 50 TWINS IN TOP 100 ■ Twins Soumil & Somya Bansal from UT have secured AIR 69 and 92, respectively ■ Both have completed their schooling from Government Model School, Mani Majra CHINMAY KHOKAR WITH FAMILY IN CHANDIGARH ON SUNDAY. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL vided by my teachers and my brother’s guidance have been key to achieving the goal. I have always stayed positive.” “For me, motivation is something that changes along the way. First it was just the most straightforward way ahead, then a matter of pride and by the end the desire to end up in the same college as friends. Confidence is half the battle. Talking specifically about the JEE, unless you believe you can do it the normal way, you will either just leave the question or spend double the time trying to chase it,” he said. Reacting to their son’s success, Chinmay’s parents said: “We were certain that his hard work would make him succeed one day. Regular study helped him sail through.” Jakhar, who secured AIR 48, is a product of Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37. “Consistency in all subjects matters if you want to score good in JEE Advanced. Maths was a bit tricky for me, so I had to spend extra time on it.” Jakhar has secured a berth in IIT-Delhi in the computer science batch. Anirudh Garg, who secured AIR 50, has also done his schooling from Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula. A resident of Sector 16, Chandigarh, Garg said: “I owe it to continued on page 3 Only 52.3% IPC cases disposed of last year Woman booked for abetting suicide City Beautiful has 11th highest pendency in country, says NCRB report Chandigarh, September 11 The UT police have booked a woman for allegedly abetting suicide by her husband. Complainant Amar Nath alleged his daughter-in-law, a resident of Ludhiana, abetted his son Bua Dass to resort to suicide. Dass had died by suicide in August, last year. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station and an investigation initiated. — TNS Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 The UT police had a fairly poor disposal of cases registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with 47.7% of these left pending for investigation by the end of 2021, reveals the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report. As per the report, a total of 5,146 cases were under inves- CASES IN 2021 2,711 2,401 34 5,146 Pending Fresh Reopened Total tigation last year, including 2,711 pending from the previous years, 2,401 new ones reported during the year and 34 reopened by the police for No tickets on Day 1 of sale, pupils miffed Tribune News Service Mohali, September 11 Hundreds of cricket fans had to return empty-handed from the Punjab Cricket Association stadium counters here as the sale of tickets for the India vs Australia T20I match failed to take off today. Angry fans returned home disappointed after waiting for hours as there was no clarity on the sale of the tickets at the counter. The Punjab Cricket Association had announced that only student tickets would be available for purchase from the PCA counters, while the rest could be procured online. Tickets for the student block, priced at Rs 300, were to be sold at the counters. There is a discount for students on producing their school or college ID cards. Raja Vikrant, a student from Sector 11, Panchkula, said: “There is no information on the sale of ticket at the counters. We have been waiting here for over three hours, yet have no clue when the sale will start. We are being inconvenienced as student tickets are available only at the counter.” Karnal resident Navtej said: “We came here to buy tickets after the PCA announced the sale from September 11. On reaching here, we learnt the sale has yet to begin. Why did the authorities mislead us when they didn’t have plans India-Oz tie:Hundreds of fans return empty-handed from PCA sale counter MISLED BY AUTHORITIES On reaching PCA, we learnt sale has yet to begin. Why did authorities mislead us when they didn’t plan to start sale today? ❝ ❞ — Navtej, A KARNAL RESIDENT TO BE AVAILABLE SOON The students’ tickets will be sold offline at PCA counters. The dates will be announced shortly, — A PCA official ❝ ❞ to start the sale today.” Also, the sale of other categories of tickets will now go live online on September 12 at 11 am. The online sale was to begin today but had to be rescheduled to September 12 on the request of the vendor in the light of national mourning announced by the continued on page 3 POOR DISPOSAL 238 622 1,821 2,690 Mistake of fact or of law/civil dispute Insufficient evidence/untraced Chargesheet filed | 9 Transferred Cases disposed of Shivani, wife of victim Sanjay (inset), opposite Hotel Jannat where his body was found in Attawa on Sunday. PRADEEP TEWARI 35-year-old man’s naked body found near Attawa hotel Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 The naked body of a 35-yearold man was found under mysterious circumstances outside a hotel at Attawa, Sector 42, this morning. The victim has been identified as Sanjay, who used to stay in Attawa and earlier work in hotels. The body was found lying outside the hotel around 6 am following which the police were informed. The police said the victim had visited Hotel Jannat on Saturday night to get some work, but was asked to leave. His wife Shivani, however, claimed he used to work there. The police further said it was suspected the victim entered the hotel again after the staff had slept. “Although the investigation is in the preliminary stage, we suspect the victim was sleeping in the hotel when someone arrived there, and as he tried to flee in a hurry, he fell from the stairs,” said a police official. The police said although there was an injury to the IT’S MURDER: KIN ■ Sanjay had visited Hotel Jannat on Saturday night to get work, but was asked to leave. He apparently entered hotel again after staff slept ■ He seemed to have been sleeping, when someone arrived there, and while fleeing in a hurry, he fell from stairs, said a police official ■ His family, however, alleged the condition in which the body was found strongly suggested he was murdered head, the cause of death would be ascertained after the post-mortem. The victim, a native of Uttar Pradesh, is survived by his wife Shivani and two children aged seven and three. His family, however, alleged he was murdered. “The condition in which the body was found strongly suggests he was murdered,” said Upasana, the victim’s sister-in-law. The body was shifted to the mortuary and an investigation initiated at the Sector 36 police station. investigation. Of the total cases under investigation, the police managed to dispose of only 2,690, of which nine were trans- ferred to other states or agencies, 238 cases ended as mistake of fact or of law or civil dispute, 622 were true but continued on page 3 UT advisory on fake power bill messages 38-yr-old con man held for duping city girl Chandigarh, September 11 The Electricity Wing of Engineering Department, UT, today warned consumers against fake messages being circulated in a bid to dupe them. “It is again informed to public that a fake message is being circulated through digital media/social media/SMS asking consumers that their ‘power will be disconnected tonight at 09.30 pm from electricity office’. Also, it asks consumers to download an app through a link given for payment related to electricity,” stated the department in a statement. “It is informed such messages have neither been issued by the Electricity Wing nor is the mobile number related to it. Such messages continued on page 3 Defrauded victim’s kin of ~75 lakh after marriage, took away passports Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 A 38-year-old man and his three accomplices, who had allegedly duped a girl and her family of nearly Rs 75 lakh on the pretext of marriage and taking them to the US, have been arrested by the UT police. The suspect has been identified as Jagjit Singh, alias Sonu Jeeta, alias Rattan, a resident of Jalandhar. Complainant Ramandeep Kaur (36), a resident of Sector 24, had claimed she met Jagjit through a matrimonial site, where he posed as a US citizen. The complainant stated on June 3, their marriage was solemnised in Kharar on IN PAST, 4 MARRIAGES SOLEMNISED BY SUSPECT CRIMINAL RECORD Jagjit Singh (C) and aides in police custody. 2007: Married Ranjit Kaur, got divorced three months later 2009: Married Anu Grewal; has a daughter from the wedlock 2017: Married Daljit Kaur, a resident of Nawanshahr district 2022: Married Navjot Kaur; later got married to complainant Ramandeep ■ Cheating case in Jalandhar, got bail and went to US; in 2012 declared a PO and got deported to India ■ Cheating case at Phagwara in 2017, underwent 2-year jail, where he was booked for using a mobile ■ Booked for cheating in Jalandhar in April 2017, arrested in July. Got bail from SC in March this year ■ Cheating case registered against him at Bhogpur, Punjab, in 2021 which her family spent Rs 20 lakh, besides giving expensive gifts to the groom. Soon after the marriage, the suspect started residing with her parental house in Sector 24. The suspect later insisted the complainant and her family applied for visa and took away their passports. He allegedly collected Rs 75 lakh from them. continued on page 3 Jet-setting councillors mix study with leisure Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 11 Amid controversy surrounding study tours, the MC councillors, currently on a visit to Indore and Nagpur, seem to be not leaving any opportunity slip of visiting tourist places. Today, pictures of various councillors visiting tourist places surfaced on WhatsApp groups, wherein they were seen visiting museums, temples and other popular spots in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. They were earlier scheduled to visit Goa and Mumbai, but after sharp criticism c m y b Visit two plants in Ujjain | Pics of spouses at tourist spots surface SPOUSES MAKE MERRY ■ Pictures of spouses of some councillors, including Taruna Mehta’s husband, surface, sparking debate over whether it is a study tour or a leisure trip ■ The MC, in a statement, clarified the councillors visited “Pushpkunj” floral waste plant and biomethanation plant in nearby city of Ujjain on Sunday from public, the UT Administrator had refused to give the go-head to the trip. Even pictures of spouses of Councillor Taruna Mehta’s spouse Yadwinder (L) during study tour. some of the councillors, including Taruna Mehta’s husband Yadwinder, surfaced, sparking a debate over whether it was a study tour or leisure trip. The councillors maintained their spouses had gone there on own expense. However, some argued while the councillors’ spouses might have paid for the air tickets, they were sharing rooms. In a statement, the MC said a team of councillors, led by Mayor Sarbjit Kaur and accompanied by Senior Deputy Mayor, Deputy Mayor, today visited the “Pushpkunj” floral waste plant and biomethanation plant in nearby city of Ujjain. The Chandigarh team was welcomed by Ujjain Mayor Mukesh Tatwal, who briefed them about the best practices continued on page 3
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