29082023-CT-01.qxd 8/29/2023 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune BERKELEY SQUARE OWNERS MOVE HC AFTER 3 NOTICES CITY GIRL SHWETA CROWNED MISS DIVA UNIVERSE DITTI LOGS WIN IN UNDER-14 OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT Owners of Berkeley Square have moved the HC challenging a series of notices issued by Estate Office. P3 City’s Shweta Sharda has won Miss Diva Universe title. She will represent India at Miss Universe pageant. P3 Ditti has logged 6-1 win over Anya Munjal in girls’ U-14 2nd round match of Open Tennis Tournament. P3 » » AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 79 PANCHKULA 70 MOHALI 75 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF 3 BOOKED FOR STABBING MAN Chandigarh: Three persons were booked for allegedly stabbing a resident of Burail village. Complainant Chottu alleged Rohit and two others, stabbed him. He was admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. A case was registered at Sector 34 police station. TNS PEDESTRIAN DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT Chandigarh: A 43-year-old pedestrian died after being hit by a CTU bus near PGI. The victim was reportedly dragged for several metres before the driver stopped the bus. Complainant Mohinder Sharma of Dhakoli said Balraj Singh of Ludhiana died after being hit by the bus driven by Arvinder. The victim was rushed to GMSH-16 where doctors declared him brought dead. A case was lodged against the driver at Sector 11 police station. TNS FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Cops list 92 ‘troublemakers’ , tell them to furnish bonds MC gets cracking, removes pvt fences from public parks Teams fan out across city |Anti-encroachment drive to continue THE TRIBUNE IMPACT PU POLLS Sandeep Rana Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 28 Cracking the whip on house owners who have encroached upon public parks, different teams of the Municipal Corporation today started removing the encroachments. The teams removed walls, iron grills and hedges, which were being used to as a boundary by some residents to cover a part of public parks for personal use and bar the entry of general public. The civic body today started removing encroachments from parks in Sectors 20, 21, 23 and 38. MC workers were seen clearing the encroached area with grass cutters and other equipment. “Our inspection will continue for the next few days and any kind of encroachment in public parks will be removed and the land reclaimed. Different teams are on the job,” said an MC official. “We will check parks in all sectors to set things right. After clearing encroachments, the civic body will cut grass, level the area and clean it. In case, the same place is again encroached upon, legal action will be taken against offenders,” said the official. A Sector 15 resident said she received a notice from the Continued on page 2 Chandigarh, August 28 Ahead of elections to the Panjab University Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC), the Chandigarh police have identified 92 potential troublemakers who could disrupt peace during the poll. As a preventive measure, such student leaders have been told to furnish surety bonds before the SDM concerned and ensure they won’t indulge in violence. Of them, 70 are associated with the university and the remaining 22 are from DAV College, Sector 10. DSP (Central) Gurmukh Singh said these individuals had been served notices and asked to appear before the SDM (Central) on August 30. “Preventive action against them has been taken under Section 107/150 of the CrPC, as per which they are required to furnish surety bonds,” the DSP said. The Section 107/150 of the CrPC empowers the police to take action against those suspected of causing a breach of peace. Upon booking the suspects, the police inform the SDM concerned, who issues a warning to the suspects and releases them after obtaining a surety bond, wherein they commit not to A newly built dog pound at Raipur Kalan, Chandigarh. FILE Civic body nod to animal birth control centre at Raipur Kalan Chandigarh, August 28 The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation today decided to allot the work of running an animal birth control centre at Raipur Kalan to an NGO for a period of six months. The centre has a capacity of 310 kennels. The corporation is already running another such centre in Sector 38 for the sterilisation of strays with a capacity of 110 kennels. With the coming up of a new dog pound, the capacity will increase to 420 kennels. It is going to speed up the work of sterilisation of dogs and further help in putting a stop to increasing dog bites cases in the city. The Raipur Kalan pound also has a dog care unit where injured canines will be treated. It has a laboratory, a hospital and an operation theatre. Besides sterilisation, vaccination of feral dogs will also be carried out. Meanwhile, the F&CC approved other works too. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 32.7°C | MIN 25.9°C SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:58 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD A park after the removal of a fence in Sec 21; and (below) MC workers clear encroachments from a park. RECLAIMING SPACE ■ Civic body teams removed walls, iron grills and hedges used to cover part of parks for personal use ■ MC workers started the drive from Sectors 20, 21, 23 and 38 with workers seen clearing encroached areas ON THE JOB ❝ We will inspect parks in all sectors to set things right. In case the same place is encroached upon again, legal action will be taken against offenders. MC official ❞ Free travel facility for UT policemen in CTU buses Tribune News Service PARTLY CLOUDY SUNSET TUESDAY 6:49 PM » TUESDAY | 29 AUGUST 2023 | CHANDIGARH FORECAST Chandigarh, August 28 The UT Administration has decided to provide free travel facility in AC and non-AC buses of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) on local and long routes to personnel of the city police up to the rank of Inspector from September 1. The Police Department will deduct Rs 375 per month from the employee’s salary. The facility will be available on the production of a valid ID issued by the competent authority, said Pradhuman Singh, Director, Transport. — TNS To help speed up sterilisation of dogs These included laying new pipeline behind jewellery market showrooms in Sector 22-D; resetting of paver walking track at Cactus Garden, Ram Darbar, for Rs 13.94 lakh; construction of toe wall in parks of Sector 27 for Rs 20.64 lakh; revised budget of Rs 44.96 lakh for purchasing three dog vans; upgrade of flooring at booth market in Sector 24 for Rs 49.25 lakh; upgrade of flooring at Sector 16-D market for Rs 20.53 lakh; reconstruction of flooring of service lanes in Sector 24-C for Rs 24.01 lakh; revamping of flooring with high density chequered tiles in Sector 35 market for Rs 28.19 lakh; chequered tile laying on centre verge in Industrial Area, Phase-I, for Rs 29.37 lakh; fixing thick paver blocks on back side of SCOs in Sector 35-C for Rs 24.60 lakh; and laying of paver blocks in Sectors 45-D, 8 and 9. Officials of the Chandigarh Police and Panjab University hold a meeting with student leaders on Monday. PRADEEP TEWARI FOR PEACEFUL POLL ❝Preventive action against the identified individuals has been taken. They are required to furnish surety bonds and commit not to engage in activities that will disturb peace. — Gurmukh Singh, DSP (CENTRAL) ❞ STEPPING UP SECURITY ■ 92 ‘suspicious elements’ asked to ■ Their personal details collected furnish surety bonds before SDM, promising not to indulge in violence ■ Of them, 70 are associated with university, remaining 22 are from DAV College, Sector 10 and vehicles used by them also identified and are under watch ■ 80 police personnel have been stationed round the clock on the university campus NO LET-UP IN SECURITY DESPITE DIP IN VIOLENT INCIDENTS P3 engage in violence. The list includes members from almost all student groups. “The police are closely monitoring the movement of student leaders who might pose a threat,” the DSP added. Sources have also compiled a list of leaders and workers with details of their local addresses and mobile phone numbers. The vehicles used by them have also been identified and are under watch. The council elections are scheduled for September 6. Sanitary official sacked, another Hry Roadways bus suspended on repeated plaints runs over pillion rider Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 28 Acting tough against erring officials, the Municipal Corporation today dismissed the services of sanitary inspector (SI) Ramandeep Singh, an outsourced employee, and suspended regular SI Lokesh while marking a vigilance probe against him. The complaints against Ramandeep Singh was of misbehaviour and laxity in work. “We have been getting complaints against him for two years, but he did not mend his ways despite warnings,” said an official. According to the civic body, Pankaj Jain, director of a private company, alleged Lokesh and his team were harassing Accused of misconduct, public harassment VIGILANCE PROBE MARKED One SI had constant work and behaviour-related complaints, while other was accused of taking money. There is zero tolerance towards such practices. I have marked a vigilance probe. — Anindita Mitra, MC COMMISSIONER ❝ ❞ him in the Sector 26 transport area. “We were transporting bio-medical waste bags for hospital usage from Delhi to Mohali. The bags are approved as per CPCB guidelines. Yet the official demanded bribe, threatening to impose a heavy penalty on the consignment,” he alleged. In his complaint to the MC chief, Jain alleged, “Previously, he had taken Rs 40,000 through Google Pay for the passage of goods.” During a probe, it was found though Rs 40,000 was paid by the complainant, but not in the name of Lokesh. Vigilance officials have been asked to probe the matter. MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said, “There is zero tolerance towards such practices. One SI had constant work and behavior-related complaints, while other was accused of taking money. I have marked a vigilance probe.” Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 28 A youth riding pillion on a motorcycle died after being crushed under the wheels of a Haryana Roadways bus in Sector 17 last night. The victim, identified as Mohit Verma, is survived by his mother and two sisters. He was the sole breadwinner of his family. Verma along with his friend was on his way from Sector 42 to his home in Ramgarh, Haryana, when the mishap took place. He was rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, in a private vehicle, where he was declared brought dead. One of his relatives said he worked at an optical shop in TradersresistEVchargingstationsincrampedmarkets Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 28 The Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) and market associations have opposed the installation of EV charging stations in parking lots of congested city markets, saying it would further shrink the parking space. In a unanimous voice of dissent, senior office-bearers of more than 20 market associations, who are part of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, have expressed their opposition to the installation of EV charging stations in the congested city markets and suggested to shift these to nearby open spaces. To ensure security, 80 police personnel have been stationed round the clock on the university campus to monitor the activities of student leaders and their supporters. Police officials held a meeting with student leaders at PU today wherein the leaders were instructed to refrain from violent or illegal activities. “The students have been told to follow guidelines of the Lyngdoh Committee during the elections,” said a police official. Say will further shrink parking space, find alternative sites The traders argued while they were supportive of sustainable initiatives like promoting electric vehicles, the decision to set up charging infrastructure in markets would further congest the parking lots due to the availability of limited space. Charanjiv Singh, president, CBM, said the move to set up these charging stations in bustling commercial areas had raised concerns among the trading community. “We suggest the authorities to c m y b install EV stations at vacant places adjoining petrol pumps or other facilities,” he said. Subash Narang, senior vicepresident, CBM, and president, Sector 22 Market Association, said, “We fully endorse the transition to the eco-friendly mode of transport, but the current approach of establishing charging stations in markets seems ill-conceived. This move will lead to reduced parking space, traffic disruptions and inconvenience to both shoppers and traders.” He said a delegation of CBM would soon meet the Adviser and Mayor to explain traders’ viewpoint over the issue. Was sole breadwinner of his family HIT BY CAR, AUTO DRIVER INJURED An auto driver was injured after his vehicle was hit by a car at Shastri Nagar light point. The victim, Shankar Bhagat, who sustained injuries, was rushed to GMCH, Sector 32. The car was being driven by Shanshan of Saketri. A case has been registered. He was arrested and later released on bail. Panchkula. “His father passed away a few years ago and he was the only earning member of his family,” he said. The bus was impounded and the police have registered a case at Sector 17 police station. Father held for murder bid on two children Tribune News Service Market bodies have urged the MC to set up stations at open spaces. FILE Mohali, August 28 The police arrested a Handesra man for attempt to murder his two children. The suspect retired from the Army as Lance Naik in 2020. The police said the middleaged man attacked two of his three children, a 16-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son, with a kirpan and injured them during an attack inside his house. The third child is a seven-year-old boy. Cops said the children disclosed that their father Continued on page 2
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