26092023-CT-01.qxd 26-09-2023 00:25 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh tribune CAN’T WITHHOLD RESULT FOR NON-PAYMENT OF FEE: HC PLAYERS FROM CITY SHINE IN ASIAN GAMES IN CHINA Chandigarh players participating in the ongoing Asian Games have done the nation proud. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 34.1°C | MIN 23°C SECOND EDITION OF CITY GOLF LEAGUE STARTS TODAY Says PU or other institutes cannot withhold result, DMC, degree, etc. for the non-payment of fee. P3 FORECAST The Second edition of Chandigarh Golf League will kick off at the Golf Club on Tuesday. P3 » » 103 PANCHKULA 84 MOHALI 78 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF MAN HELD FOR GAMBLING Chandigarh: The police have arrested a man under the Gambling Act. The suspect, Harpreet Singh (52), a resident of Indira Colony, Mani Majra, was held near the motor market. The police recovered Rs 10,405 from him. He was later released on bail. TNS KALLIKKAT JOINS UT Chandigarh: A 2018-batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre, Hari Kallikkat, has joined the UT Administration. He has been assigned the charge of Secretary, Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Legal Metrology; Secretary, Culture; Secretary, Labour & Employment; Secretary, Public Relation; Secretary, Printing & Stationery etc. Kallikkat will also be hold the charge of sports, cooperation, agriculture and animal husbandry & fisheries. TNS TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE report led MC orders chargesheets 5-member panelof UT cops to reinstatement against 3 erring officers Tribune News Service Anomalies found during Arya Toll pact, firm faces legal action Sandeep Rana PASHCHATYA FIRM CASE NO DIFFERENT Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 25 Finding lapses on the part of the then Chief Accounts Officer (CAO), Law Officer (LO) and Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) among others, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has ordered that they should be chargesheeted “for major penalties”. Besides, the previous (2017-2019) parking agency, Arya Toll Infra Limited, should be blacklisted and acted against legally over the alleged non-payment of licence fee, shorter period of bank guarantee and chequebounce issues. “…file has been extremely casually dealt with, despite having such huge financial implications…neither have recovery proceedings being initiated, despite the fact there was no stay on recovery…bank guarantee was accepted for a shorter period…” said the order copy accessed by Chandigarh Tribune. Talking of the roles of the three officers, the order says, “…neither has the LO guided/opined properly…neither TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI CHANDIGARH SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:13 AM » TUESDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2023 | CHANDIGARH AIR QUALITY INDEX SUNSET TUESDAY 6:15 PM A paid parking lot being run by MC in Sector 20, Chandigarh. CHEQUES FOR ~1.50 CRORE BOUNCED In February 2019, the MC had scrapped the agreement with the Mumbai-based firm, which was running 25 paid parking lots and a multilevel parking in the city, after three cheques for ~1.50 crore (~50 lakh each) issued by the firm against instalments allegedly bounced. has the SDO nor the CAO done their duties as ordered by the then MC Additional Commissioner. Therefore, a list be drawn up of all such persons responsible for this gross negligence and put up along with chargesheets for major penalties.” In February 2019, the MC had scrapped the agreement with the Mumbai-based agency, which was running 25 paid parking lots and a multilevel parking in the city, after three cheques for Rs 1.50 crore (Rs 50 lakh each) issued by the firm against instalments allegedly bounced. It was stated in the MC order issued at that time that the contractor had failed to deposit the full amount of the seventh instalment of the licence fee, amounting to Rs 3,69,50,000, which was due on The city MC faced similar issues with Pashchatya Entertainment Private Limited, which was awarded the tender for 57 parking lots in 2020 that expired on January 23, 2023. The MC had issued chargesheets to its six officials under major penalty clauses and also wrote to the UT Administration to take action against former Joint Commissioner SK Jain in the matter of short recovery of stamp duty from the parking contractors. Also, on a complaint filed by the civic body, the police had booked the directors of the company. The prime accused, Anil Kumar Sharma, and six others, including Sanjay Sharma, Anil’s accountant Ajay Kumar and a bank employee, were arrested. December 2018. The contractor issued three cheques for Rs 50 lakh each, but these were dishonoured by banks citing insufficient funds as reason. “Blacklisting of the firm was not done though a showcause notice was issued. Bank guarantee was accepted for 12 months and again for 12 months, whereas it should be for 66 months as mentioned continued on page 2 Chandigarh, September 25 The order to revoke the suspension of four police personnel, including Inspector Rajdeep Singh, who is an accused in the Sector 37 property “grab” case, has been issued following a report by a five-member committee headed by UT IG Raj Kumar Singh. Sources said at the meeting held recently, the committee had concluded that all four police personnel, three of whom are facing trial in graft cases, should be reinstated. However, the committee’s report has not Youth killed in hit-&-run Mohali, September 25 A car hit three youths, who were riding a motorcycle, on the railway overbridge on the highway last night. Rinku (30), from Sanoli Kalan village, Panipat, was killed. Kapil, who was injured in the accident, said they were going to Zirakpur from Lalru when a car hit them from behind and sped away. Rinku died on the spot. — TNS HOUSE ‘GRAB’ MATTER AT PROSECUTION STAGE In 2021, the police had filed seven challans with regard to the Sector 37 property ‘grab’ matter and framed charges against 10 accused last year. At present, the matter is at the stage of recording prosecution evidence. been made public. The committee comprised IG Raj Kumar Singh, SSP (Traffic) Manisha Choudhary, UT SSP Kanwardeep Kaur and two Superintendents of Police (SPs) Ketan Bansal and Mridul. The sources said the final node to the re-instate- ment was given by DGP Praveer Ranjan. The reinstatement order, which was issued on September 22, states the police personnel are hereby reinstated with immediate effect without prejudice to the outcome of the criminal/departmental proceedings pending against them. Further, they will not be posted on sensitive seats and also will not influence the prosecution witnesses. SP (Headquarters) Ketan Bansal said any complaints, if received against the cops, may lead to subsequent suspension. The sources said there was a continued on page 2 PU issue to crop up at zonal council meeting Chandigarh, September 25 Long-standing issue of granting PU affiliation to colleges of neighbouring districts of Haryana will be discussed during the 31st meeting of the Northern Zonal Council to be held in Amritsar tomorrow. It will be presided over by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The issue of extending PU affiliation to colleges in Haryana has remained unresolved for many years, prompting continued discussions. continued on page 2 P R E - R ENOVAT I O N SALE SHOP OVER 1 0 LAKHS G ET 35 % OFF SHOP U P TO 1 0 LA KHS GET 30 % OFF S UN DAYS O PEN LUXURY IS TASTE CELEBRATING 64 YEARS OF TRUST 0172-2705158 santramsjewelry IGI Certified Jewellery c m y b www.santrams.in
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