24112022-CT-01.qxd 11/24/2022 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE THURSDAY | 24 NOVEMBER 2022 | CHANDIGARH MOHALI COMMERCIAL AREAS CLEARED OF ENCROACHMENTS PAGE 2 Mohali MC, GMADA carry out joint anti-encroachment drive in commercial areas of Phases 9, 10. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 99,332 48,429 1,01,148 RECOVERED 98,143 48,006 99,972 NEW CASES 2 0 1 ACTIVE 8 2 8 CHANGE 2 0 3 DEATHS 1,181 421 1,168 NEW 0 0 0 SUNSET THURSDAY 5:23 PM Sudeva Football Club of Delhi register the highest-margin win so far at 18th Administrator’s Challenge Cup. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:56 AM 100 MOHALI 106 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF SEC-44 WOMAN DUPED OF ~7L Chandigarh: A Sector-44 woman has been duped of Rs 7 lakh by a fraudster. Suspect Shivam Kumar had contacted her following her ad on a portal to sell a ‘lehenga’. She was scammed into scanning a bar code for payment, losing Rs 16,000 and Rs 6.74 lakh in the process. A case has been registered at the Cyber Crime police station. TNS Tribune News Service CHARGES DURING 2017 POSTING AS AEO Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 23 The UT Vigilance Department has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings against a Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer over pending complaints against him. Acting on the complaints against 2013-batch HCS officer Virender Chaudhary, UT Adviser-cum-Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) Dharam Pal has asked Haryana to initiate disciplinary proceedings for a “major penalty”. The allegations were levelled against the officer while he was posted as the Assistant Estate Officer (AEO) in the Chandigarh Administration around five years ago. As per the allegations, while working as the AEO in 2017, the officer in a property matter deleted the condition of ‘life time interest only’, which was imposed by his predecessors at the time of ■ Action comes on allegations UT’S ALLEGATIONS BASELESS These are baseless allegations. Property was transferred from grandmother to grandchildren. Also, resumed property was sealed for byelaws violations and it was a routine matter. It was later unsealed on High Court orders. ❝ ❞ POWER SHUTDOWN Chandigarh, November 23 To speed up work, UT Adviser and Chief Vigilance Officer Dharam Pal has directed all senior officers to clear pending files by the end of this month. An order issued by the Chief Vigilance Officer says all pending files with senior officers be cleared by November 30 and if required, offices may be kept open on Saturday/Sunday for the purpose. e-FILE MOVEMENT Offices may stay open on weekend After December 1, no file should be present in the office chambers/personal branches/camp offices that has not been entered in the eoffice module. On November 15, Dharam Pal had directed all departments/boards/corporations/und ertakings of the UT Administration to immediately switch over to the e-office module of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for movement of physical files (intra and inter department) and discontinue manual movement of registers. — TNS levelled against 2013-batch HCS officer Virender Chaudhary during his posting in the UT as the Assistant Estate Officer in 2017 ■ He “deleted” ‘life time interest only’ condition in a property matter imposed by predecessors while allowing mutation on the basis of unregistered will ■ Also, holding additional charge of SDM (Central) for a few days, he allegedly sealed a property resumed recently without following due process Panchkula, November 23 A 45-year-old woman was axed to death allegedly by her father-in-law after she tried to intervene in a brawl between her husband and the suspect over the watering of agricultural fields in Barwala today. The victim has been identified as Dayawanti, a resident of Khatauli village. She is survived by her husband Vijay and two children. On receiving the information, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mamta Sauda along with a police team and CIA staff visited the crime scene. According to sources, Vijay, the son of suspect Kashmiri Lal, 70, had drawn water from a tubewell belonging to a neighbour, with whom Lal had old enmity. When Lal learnt about this, he confronted Vijay. An argument ensued and it soon turned physical during which the son allegedly pushed him to the ground. Enraged, Lal went to a room in the cattle shed and brought out an axe. On see- Miffed at son watering fields from foe’s tubewell Family members of Dayawanti with police officials outside the mortuary of General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. NITIN MITTAL VICTIM HIT WHILE TRYING TO INTERVENE Victim was hit while trying to intervene during a scuffle between her husband and suspect Kashmiri Lal. The suspect fled the scene after the crime, taking the axe along. Police have formed teams to arrest him. Vigilance officials raid a farmhouse in Mohali on Wednesday. PunjabVBteamsearches ex-cop’s Karoran resort ASSETS CASE Chandigarh, November 23 Punjab Vigilance Bureau sleuths today conducted a search and assessment operation at a resort at Karoran village (Mohali), allegedly belonging to a former Additional Director General of Police (ADGP). An official said the search operation was regarding a preliminary inquiry against the retired police official for sealed a property, which was resumed recently, without following the due process, again to further vested interests. Considering the officer was on deputation to the UT Administration and had already been repatriated, the CVO has sent the recom- mendation to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the officer to the Haryana Government. Refuting the allegations, Chaudhary, currently posted as Secretary, Haryana Agriculture Marketing Board, Continued on page 2 to the Civil Hospital, Sector 6, in a private vehicle where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. The body has been kept in the mortuary of the hospital for postmortem. Chandimandir SHO said a case had been registered against the suspect on the complaint of the victim’s husband. The police have started an investigation and formed teams to arrest the suspect. 15-yr-old delivers baby, neighbour booked for rape allowing mutation on the basis of an unregistered will in connivance with certain individuals with vested interests. According to another complaint, the officer allegedly got the additional charge of SDM (Central) for a few days, but within the brief period, he Chandigarh: Kamaljeet Singh of Sector 38 was arrested by the UT police for carrying a 12 bore double-barrelled gun with Punjab licence. A case has been registered. The suspect was later released on bail. TNS UT officers told to clear backlog by month-end FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE ing this, Vijay retreated to his house, but the suspect followed him inside. Lal allegedly assaulted his son, prompting Dayawanti to intervene. In the scuffle, the axe hit the victim in the neck and she fell to the ground. The suspect fled the scene, taking the axe along. Hearing the commotion, neighbours reached the house and took Dayawanti City earns bragging rights, to showcase cycle infra at meet Non-local licencees to deposit arms in 15 days: Mohali — Virender Chaudhary, SECRETARY, HARYANA AGRI MARKETING BOARD MAN HELD FOR CARRYING FIREARM MOHALI 9 am to 5 pm: Due to urgent maintenance work at the Sunny Enclave power grid, power supply will be affected on November 24 at New Sunny Enclave, Old Sunny Enclave, Sectors 123, 124 and 125, Hussainpur, Manana, Jhampur, Jandpur, Thaska, Behlolpur, Tadauli, Raipur and Desu Majra villages. TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD Admn for disciplinary action 70-yr-old man axes son’s wife to death in Barwala against ‘erring’ HCS officer Dushyant Singh Pundir 142 PANCHKULA 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25.7°C | MIN 9.6°C PAGE 2 DELHI FOOTBALL CLUB DRUB ODISHA LADS BY 13 GOALS Chandigarh Police arrest an accused in a 2008 robbery case. He had been absconding and was declared a PO. PENDING PLAINTS Vigilance asks Hry to initiate proceedings AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH PAGE 2 15 YEARS ON, PO IN ROBBERY CASE NABBED FROM UP VILLAGE allegedly owning assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. A Vigilance inquiry against the accused police official was initiated during the Congress regime in 2021 when Charanjit Singh Channi was the Chief Minister. However, owing to the police official’s alleged proximity to some Congress ministers, the inquiry was stalled. The AAP government has reopened the case. — TNS Zirakpur, November 23 A Zirakpur resident was booked after a 15-year-old girl gave birth to a male child at a private hospital. As the minor’s condition deteriorated, she was referred to the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, Mohali, where she is stated to be recovering. The minor, a daughter of a migrant labour, was allegedly raped by her neighbour in a slum area. The police said the girl was taken to a hospital after she complained of pain in abdomen. The suspect has been identified as Singhpura resident Bunty, a native of Moradabad, UP. A case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and relevant sections of the POCSO Act has been registered at the Zirakpur police station. In a statement to the police, the victim alleged that her neighbour, a migrant labour, fled after raping her five months ago. — TNS Delegates from 92 cities to attend workshop on Dec 19-20 Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 23 Buoyed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ (MoHUA) appreciation of city’s pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) is going to showcase its elaborate network to delegates from as many as 92 cities next month. The ministry has asked the CSCL to hold a two-day workshop on December 19 and 20 for the delegates on behalf of the Smart Cities Mission of the MoHUA. “Delegates from 92 cities will participate in the workshop. Several cities will give presentations. However, Chandigarh will showcase the pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure. We will also Ministry has appreciated city’s pedestrian & cycling infra. PRADEEP TEWARI WILL UNVEIL POLICY We will unveil cycling policy. The public bicyclesharing project will be at the centre stage. ❝ ❞ — Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER unveil our cycling policy. The public bicycle-sharing (PBS) project will be at the centre PROMOTING PEDALLING 210 km 2,500 310 1,250 155 Track length e-bicycles in UT Docking stations e-bikes* Docking stations* (* TO BE ADDED) stage,” says Anindita Mitra, MC Commissioner. Continued on page 2 Mohali, November 23 The district administration has directed all arms licence holders, who have shifted their address from outside districts/states to Mohali, to deposit their firearms in the respective police station within 15 days or face action. On September 8, 2020, the administration had allowed only two weapons on each arms licence instead of three weapons. District Magistrate Amit Talwar said there were 54 licence holders in the district, who had still not deposited the third weapon at their respective police station. The police have recommended the suspension of 32 new arms licence applications to the administration. Meanwhile, the Phase 11 police nabbed Amb Sahib Colony resident Pramod, a native of Bareilly, with a country-made weapon. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against him. — TNS 3 organ recipients get dengue from infected donor Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 23 The doctors at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) have documented a rare case of a liver transplant patient getting infected with dengue through the brain dead donor eight days after the procedure. The dengue illness in the patient who had received liver from the deceased donor was severe that required mechanical ventilation and intensive care. The patient’s condition improved and was discharged. Further, two other kidney transplant recipients had also tested positive for dengue during the same period, and they eventually died at the PGI. The donor was common in all three cases. As multiple recipients had developed post-transplant dengue infections, the PGI PGI docs detect virus in a liver, 2 kidney transplant patients; 2 die RARE OCCURRENCE, SAY DOCTORS ■ Major route of transmission is through mosquito. Transmission via blood & vertical (mother to foetus) transfusions and organ transplant is possible, but rare ■ There are only five known cases of dengue transmission through liver transplant worldwide. This is the sixth such case, say PGI doctors ■ Brain-dead donor was asymptomatic for dengue infection. The liver doctors have strongly suspected the deceased donor common to all three recipients had subclinical infection on admission via mosquito bite prior to arrival at the hospital. The incubation period of dengue virus ranges between four and 10 days, and most cases become symptomatic in two to four days. “Given the clinical timelines of symptom presentation in the liver and kidney transplant recipients, NEED TO RUN TEST ON DONORS This case highlights importance of including dengue test on the standard evaluation of solidorgan transplant donors. — PGI study ❝ recipient developed fever eight days after transplant, survived ■ Doctors suspect deceased donor, common to all 3, had subclinical infection prior to arrival at hospital the possibility of dengue transmission from donor to recipient is highly plausible,” noted the case study. Generally, the major route of transmission of dengue is vector transmission by Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue transmission through blood transfusion, vertical transfusion from mother to foetus, and organ transplant-related transmission are among possible routes of non-vector transmis- c m y b ❞ sion, but such cases are rare. According to PGI doctors, there are five previously reported cases worldwide of dengue transmission through liver transplant, and this is the sixth such case. The brain-dead donor was asymptomatic for dengue infection, and the liver recipient developed fever and low platelet count eight days after transplant. The recipient’s test results were positive for dengue, however, donor’s samples were not available. “The exposure to dengue infection of the deceased donor can only be attributed to the endemic nature of dengue fever during October and November in northern India, particularly Chandigarh, which was the location of clinic. It may be possible the donor was exposed to dengue virus during a period that predated the viremia (presence of virus in blood) phase,” said the case study. The doctors concluded in dengue-endemic areas, tests for NS1 (non-structural protein of dengue virus) antigen during dengue outbreaks and annual periods of high transmission should be part of the donor evaluation protocol in solid-organ transplantation. “The NS1 antigen test may allow detection of asymptomatic carriers and prevent late recipient infections and Continued on page 2 MC mulls hiring NEERI to vet IIT’s waste mgmt plan Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 23 The Municipal Corporation has proposed to appoint CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, as the consultant to vet a request for proposal (RFP)/ detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, on integrated solid waste management (SWM) processing facility for the city. The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the civic body will take the call on the appointment in its meeting on Friday. NEERI scientists had visited the city last month to study the prevailing SWM situation and finalise the technology to be used to process waste. The proposed RFP for integrated facility initially consisted of four waste management options/schemes. However, on preliminary Continued on page 2
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