|Saturday, January 8, 2000,
Tandon feels hurt, denies charges
Akali leader, son booked for
Calendar row: 3 panel members quit
Delegates favour independent
Arrest of SAD leader sought
Defiant MLAs to face action: Sodhi
Badal blamed for financial mess
Liquor likely to be cheaper in
Biotechnology centre for SAS Nagar
Tale of a drug addict
Hemkunt Sahib set steals the show
Karamchari dal stages dharna
University order on
Student Road Safety Patrol on duty
Robbers kill mill chowkidar
held for violating PUDA byelaws
Ravi Inder Singhs
CHANDIGARH, Jan 7 On Punjab Legislative Assembly member Ravi Inder Singhs appeal against the dismissal of an application seeking stay on his expulsion from the Shiromani Akali Dal, the UT District and Sessions Judge, Mr. B.S. Bedi, has permitted the service of notice to the Dal and its President Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for January 13 through fixation at the residence and publication in newspapers.
At the very onset yesterday, counsel for the petitioner, seeking the service of summons through munadi, stated in an application that respondent number one (SAD) had refused to receive the notice while the President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, could not be served as the process server was not permitted to enter his residence.
In his appeal, Mr. Ravi Inder Singh had earlier sought directions for restraining the Dal and its President from "taking steps" against him "on account of the impugned order passed on December 15".
Claiming to have a good case in his favour, Mr. Ravi Inder Singh had stated that "in case the respondent was not restrained there was a possibility regarding the respondents expelling the appellant".
The expulsion, counsel for Mr. Ravi Inder Singh had stated, "would cause irreparable loss and injury which could not be compensated in terms of money but would also lead to the multiplicity of litigation".
Earlier, dismissing the application for ad-interim injunction against his expulsion, UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr Mahender Singh, on December 15 had fixed January 21 as the next date of hearing.
Pronouncing the orders, the Civil Judge had observed: "The applicant has no prima facie case in his favour nor would he suffer any irreparable loss in case the injunction is denied to him, rather the balance of convenience lies in favour of the defendant".
The Civil Judge had also observed: "As per the pleadings, no action has yet been taken against him.... Thus, the suit as well as the application is still at pre-mature stage".
Challenging the order, counsel had stated that the contention regarding the plaintiff not having a prima facie case was not properly founded. The Working Committee, counsel had stated, vested with the power of suspension and expulsion of any member, had overlived its tenure.
Claiming the body to have become "constitutionally defunct", counsel had added that, as per the partys constitution, the Working Committees tenure was limited to two years. The tenure, he had further added, had expired in July, 1997.
Counsel had also stated
that the trial court had failed to "comprehend the
gravity of the situation" when the grant of
injunction was denied on the condition of mere
apprehension. The applicant counsel had added, had
"since then been suspended by the illegally
constituted and convened Working Committee meeting".
The appellant as a result counsel had further added, had
suffered an irreparable injury to his right to remain a
member of a political party.
Tandon feels hurt, denies
CHANDIGARH, Jan 7 Both Mr Daya Singh Sodhi, president of the Punjab state BJP, and the Legislature Party leader and a senior minister, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, have formally complained to the party high command to take immediate action against two senior MLAs for having gone public with allegations against Mr Tandon. "The party is getting a bad name and some action should be taken at the earliest. Lest it be too late, these leaders told the senior party leaders in Delhi, including the BJP president, Mr Kushabhau Thakre, and have sought time from Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for a formal meeting.
Two MLAs, Mr Satpal Gosain from Ludhiana, and Mr Jagdish Sahni from Batala, have alleged that the senior minister, Mr Tandon, had been making money. In fact, the two MLAs before they addressed a press conference at Ludhiana had met the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and levelled a series of allegations of corruption and other malpractices.
Sources here said the meeting was fairly long, and Mr Badal gave a patient hearing. This allegation was repeated yesterday at Jalandhar where they had gone to meet state-level leaders and made the allegations. While regretting having made allegations in public against the top leadership, they still maintained that whatever they had said was true.
While this position is not acceptable to Mr Tandon, who feels hurt. He told TNS: "All these allegations are false and are being made by these two MLAs as they have been denied a berth in the expanded ministry. What evidence do they have against me or against Mr Sodhi. Anyone can stand up and make allegations that so and so had been making money. Let them produce a single officer or a contractor who has given me money. This sudden outburst is born out of sheer frustration and desperation. Everyone knows how honest I am." He was ready to face any investigation, but asked whether they had anything substantial against him.
In another related development, the Food and Supply Minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, and Medical Education Minister, Mr Manoranjan Kalia, had meetings with certain senior leaders in Delhi. They belong to the camp opposed to Mr Tandon and Mr Sodhi.
Mr Kalia during the recent ministry expansion has lost the all important portfolio of Health and Family Planning. It has been given to a new entrant from the BJP, Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, considered close to Mr Sodhi and Mr Tandon persuaded the party high command to recommend this. Mr Badal during the expansion has strictly gone by the advice of the BJP high command regarding who was to be inducted and what department he was to be given.
Mr Mittal is feeling extremely hurt the way Mr Sodhi and Mr Tandon are running the show. "He had led the party during its worst phase of the Punjab crisis and these leaders who now occupy important places of power were nowhere there," his supporters say.
This washing of dirty linen in public by the BJP MLAs had done a good deal of harm to the party. This everyone conceded, but then some questions about the integrity of some ministers are also being raised in Akali circles. "Mr Badal cannot and should not remain a spectator about the allegations. People of Punjab are concerned about the conduct of the ministers and misuse of public funds. Let the allegations be investigated, and the truth should prevail. This issue is not a party issue of the BJP" was the comment of a senior minister from the Akali ranks. He did not wish to be a quoted, but promised to raise the issue in the Cabinet.
Akali leader, son booked for
BATHINDA, Jan 7 The district police has booked Mr Gurraditta Singh, a senior Akali leader, his son Kuldeep Singh and Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) Upperjit Singh for allegedly committing forgery during the panchayat elections held in 1998.
Police sources said a case was registered on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court which was approached by a complainant, Bhupinder Singh of Burj village.
The sources said Mr Gurraditta Singh in order to make his son the sarpanch, produced false documents and got the nomination papers of the opponent cancelled.
After failing to get justice, Mr Bhupinder Singh approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court and got the orders for the district police chief to get the Akali leader and his son along with the BDPO booked.
The sources said Mr Gurraditta Singh, who was reportedly close to Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, produced a false copy of the revenue record and filed a false affidavit to get the nomination papers of the opponent rejected.
Police officials of the Maur Mandi police station, where the case was registered against the three under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471, IPC, when contacted, declined to comment regarding the contents of the FIR.
The sources said a number of inquiries had also been held by the district administration into the alleged "misdeeds" or Mr Gurraditta Singh and his son.
Calendar row: 3 panel members
AMRITSAR, Jan 7 The controversy regarding the Nanakshahi calendar took a new turn with three members of the committee, looking into its various aspects, putting in their resignations.
The Canadian Sikh scholar, Mr Pal Singh Purewal, who was instrumental in the preparation of the new calendar and who had submitted his resignation to the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Puran Singh, told The Tribune on the telephone from Jalandhar that he was of the view that the meeting which was convened under the aegis of the five Sikh high priests to resolve the issue was unlikely to forge a consensus. Asked about the reason for his sudden resignation, Mr Purewal said he would soon meet the Press and present his views.
Delegates favour independent
PATIALA, Jan 7 Eminent foreign delegates participating in an international seminar on ethnicity at Punjabi University feel that Kashmir should be ideally independent or there should be a tripartite conference involving Kashmiris, India and Pakistan to arrive at an amicable solution.
Scholars when interviewed by Tribune News Service, also felt that functional autonomy could be a good step to solve the ethnic crisis in Kashmir. They said under such an agreement the ethnic identity of the Kashmiris could be retained and they would have full powers except a few like the matter of foreign policy and currency which could be retained by the Central Government.
The International Political Science Association (IPSA) President and Professor in Harvard University, Prof Willan Safran, said the Kashmir issue looked like an unsolvable problem. He said as a definite division had been created, ideally Kashmir should be independent. He said this could be possible as it had requisite land mass and population density.
Professor Safran said there could also be tripartite conference between the Kashmiris, India and Pakistan. He said if India and Pakistan could agree to this procedure they could find out what was best for the Kashmiris and gave it to them. He said this could also result in carving out of a separate state. However, he did not anticipate this happening.
Professor Safran said another option for solving the crisis was granting functional autonomy to the Kashmiris. He said regional autonomy could be given to the Kashmiris, including development and home affairs, with the Centre keeping foreign affairs, currency and other strategic powers with it. He said all countries must understand that problems could not be solved by killing people and that all countries must go in for constitutional engineering under which federalism, functional autonomy and local options could be taken.
Prof Dov Ronen of the University of Colorado had his own opinion on the Kashmir issue, which he tackled in an academic perspective. He said: "I would go about it in a different way. I would first ask the government to recognise the right to secede of the breakaway ethnic group." he said once the demand for sovereignty was accepted in principle by the government then only the breakaway party could be brought to the negotiating table to water down its demands.
Professor Ronen said
during negotiations the ethnic group could be made to
understand international ramifications, including
economic ones. He said as ethnic elite were exposed to
institutional values a balance could be achieved.
Arrest of SAD leader sought
PATIALA, Jan 7 A deputation of the local tehsil staff and Bar Association met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Punjabi University here yesterday and demanded the immediate arrest of a Shiromani Akali Dal leader who threatened a tehsildar and others with dire consequences.
The police on Wednesday registered a case against Mohinder Singh Baghrian who claimed to be the general secretary of the youth Shiromani Akali Dal. He allegedly snatched a registration copy from local tehsildar Daljit Singh Chhena and misbehaved with tehsil staff and advocates present in the tehsildars court.
According to the FIR
copy, the incident took place on January 3 when Mohinder
Singh along with his body guards and supporters came to
the office of the tehsildar and demanded a registration
copy of a land sale. The tehsildar informed him that the
registration copy cannot be issued because of a stay
order of a district court on the land deal. At this Mr
Baghrian according to the police, abused the officer and
used foul language threatening him with dire consequence.
Defiant MLAs to face action:
AMRITSAR, Jan 7 The BJP State President, Mr Daya Singh Sodhi, hinted at possible disciplinary action within three days against the two defiant MLAs, Mr Sat Pal Gosian and Mr Jagdish Sahni.
Mr Sohdi told this correspondent today that these MLAs would be asked to present their views before the party.
Mr Sodhi, however, pointed that their grouse against the state leadership was totally unjustified. For recommending an MLA for a ministerial berth the sole creteria was seniority and loyalty. The party high command had not favoured their accommodation in the cabinet.
Badal blamed for financial
AMRITSAR, Jan 7 The former Union Welfare Minister, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, today lashed out Mr Parkash Singh Badal for the present dismal economic situation in the state.
Speaking at a seminar on "Punjab economic situation challenges and its solutions" organised by the Folkfore Society at the Art Gallery auditorium, Mr Ramoowalia said Punjab had been reduced to the state of penury due to the wrong policies of Mr Badal.
The former minister said
during the 1992-97 projects work Rs 5600 crore were
approved by the Central Government and during his tenure
as Cabinet Minister in the Dewa Gowda government at the
Centre, projects work Rs 14,233 crore were approved.
Liquor likely to be cheaper in
BATHINDA, Jan 7 To check the smuggling of liquor from other states to Punjab and illicit distillation, the Punjab Government is planning to slash the prices of Punjab medium liquor (PML) from the next financial year.
Official sources said worried over the loss of about Rs 35 crore in the current financial year due to illicit distillation of liquor, the Punjab Government was planning to make available good liquor at cheap rates.
Sources added that the Punjab Excise and Sales Tax authorities were contemplating to take these measures to check smuggling and to generate more revenue.
Mr Sudhir Mittal, Excise and Taxation Commissioner who was here to solicit the view of wine contractors, licence and excise officials to make the excise policy for 2000, while talking to TNS said practical problems of the wine contractors were being taken into consideration. He said that in the next excise policy, which would be ready by February, all problems which were genuine would be removed.
He pointed out that the Punjab Government was also making efforts to bring uniformity in the prices of liquor prevailing in different states. At present, liquor was costlier in Punjab as compared to other states.
He said the department would generate about Rs 1,385 crore from the auction of liquor vends in March as compared to Rs 1,330 crore which would be earned in the current financial year.
Regarding the non-implementation of uniform rates of sales tax in the states of northern region from January he said Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh administration were not fulfilling their promise made in this regard. Whenever these states would implement the uniform rate of sales tax, Punjab would follow the line.
Mr Mittal pointed out that in the current financial year, the target of collection of Rs 2,000 crore in the shape of sales tax would be achieved. He said at present the recovery of sales tax was 28 per cent more then last year. A major increase was witnessed in the sales tax from crops.
Biotechnology centre for SAS Nagar
CHANDIGARH, Jan 7 Punjab is poised for a big leap in the field of biotechnology.
The Punjab Government has approved Rs 45 crore for setting up the Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology in SAS Nagar.
Nearly 18 acres of land has been earmarked by the state government in Sector 65 in SAS Nagar for raising the complex of the Centre.
Mr N.S. Tiwana, Executive Director of the Department of Punjab Science and Technology, told TNS here today that the centre would open its office in a rented building at SAS Nagar next month. The government would release Rs 1.50 crore for the purpose. A meeting for discussing the release of funds was scheduled to be held on January 11 but it had to be postponed due to unavoidable reasons.
Mr Tiwana said a meeting in which funds for the centre were approved was held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, Mr R.S. Mann, and it was attended by the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University, Mr G.S. Kalkat; the Secretary for Science and Technology, Mr Rajan Kashyap; the Finance Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal; and Dr V.K. Vinayak, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and some other senior officers.
The total cost of the project would be Rs 61 crore. While Rs 45 crore would be provided by the Punjab Government the balance would be raised by the Science and Technology department by submitting projects to the Central government. He added that as Punjab Science and Technology department had done exemplary work in the field of biotechnology, there would be no problem in getting the projects sanctioned from the Central government.
Already the Central government had given Rs 30 crore to promote biotechnology in Kerala. It has a lot of funds at its disposal for giving a boost to research through the medium of biotechnology.
The main thrust areas of research at the SAS Nagar centre will be agriculture, health care and environment. The level of research will be on a par with such centres in developed countries.
Before the enforcement of the terms and conditions as determined by the World Trade Organisation, Mr Tiwana said the centre would become fully operational and start research work.
Tale of a drug addict
ABOHAR: The international border is not the only front where we have to be vigilant. Some internal fronts are equally important and drug addiction is the most alarming in this category.
Surendra Narula tried to sent the message through his play, "Sarhadan Hor Vi Ne" staged by artistes of AKS, a leading dramatic club of the state, here on Saturday and Sunday at the auditorium of a local college.
AKS has to its credit 10 one-act plays, six street plays and seven full-length plays. The club has won many awards at festivals held at Shimla, Barnala and Pathankot. Surendra Narula was declared the best director at the all India competition held at Barnala.
The club had disqualified three artistes for drug addiction. Two of them recently wrote an emotional letter to their former colleagues stating that they had given up drugs as the stage was more important to them. The club allowed them to participate in the play and one of them played the key role of a drug addict.
Asked why he chose this topic, the director said he was moved when the father of an addict wept while narrating the fate of his young drug addict son. He was also concerned over some reports which said drug addiction, particularly use of smack, had increased in this town. Son of rich families studying in Chandigarh colleges reportedly acquired this habit from foreigners studying there.
Three sons of a rural family play the key roles. One is posted at Kargil, another becomes a drug addict, and the third enjoys life. Surendra Narula has made all efforts to make the presentation realistic. The jawan returns home safe after participating in the Kargil operation but his drug addict brother succumbs to the habit.
The contrast of a wedding and the fatal end of another member of the family was projected well by artistes who had not played any key role earlier. They included Deepak Kamboj, Satish Patel, Gurdev, Gurjant Brar, Sheili, Rajwinder, Raj Kumar, Toni Chaudhry, Sonu Babbar, Rajinder Singh, Mangat Verma, Chain Singh and Prashant Patel.
They were supported by Vikram, Anshuman and Anjum who managed stage decoration. Neetu Chugh, Swaran Singh, Amit and Ruby handled the lights arrangements. Make-up was done by Sohan Khunger and Atul Khunger who had been honoured for excellence several times. The play had musical and vocal support from Neeti Raj, Sandeep, Sheelu Matwala and lovely.
Hemkunt Sahib set steals the
PATIALA, Jan 7 It was the aesthetic decoration outside and inside Guru Tegh Bahudar Hall, Punjabi University, venue for the international conference on ethnicity that stole the limelight.
While experts deliberated on both the practical and theoretical aspects of ethnicity inside the hall, it was the decoration in form of Rangoli, artificial sets and images made of bamboo stick and paper that provided a tinge of visual dimensions to the vast field of ethnicity.
The first to attract attention were 56 images of several communities in the world categorised according to race, colour and dresses. The unique content was that in spite of being different from each other all the images made of bamboo stick, with faces on paper and clothes of ribbon were standing in a formation of a human chain. According to Dr Saroj Chaman, Head, Department of Fine Arts, the idea behind the chain was that inspite of the ethnic diversity all were one and had to live together through brotherhood, mutual understanding and tolerance.
In the hall Rangoli, made again by the department on the same theme, not only decorated the hall but actually succeeded in bringing alive the dull corners of the place. The Rangoli seen from a distance looked so real that one could mistake it for a mat. The theme was again ethnic diversity. There were images of Greek, Egyptian and Indian civilisations.
On the way up to the main hall was the most aesthetically beautiful artificial set of Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib surrounded by snowclad mountains. The students had painted murals on the walls showing scenes of mountains, while on the floor a replica of the Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib situated beside a lush blue lake could be seen.
Douplex paper sheet was used and given the shape of mountains. Green and black colour sprayed here and there gave an exact image of a heavenly place covered mostly under snow.
The mesmerising image attracted attention, especially from the delegates and the chief guest, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.
Karamchari dal stages dharna
PATIALA, Jan 7Members of the Punjab State Karamchari Dal staged a dharna in front of the Commissioner, Local Division, here today to press for the acceptance of their demands.
The protesters blocked traffic for more than three hours on the busy Mall Road here, causing inconvenience to the public. The police had a tough time managing the traffic which was diverted to other roads . The protesters blocked the road with trucks.
They handed over a memorandum of demands to the Commissioner and its copy to officials of the Public Works Department.
Addressing the rally, Mr Hari Singh Tohra, President of the Dal criticised Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, for expanding his Cabinet and putting more financial burden on the cash-starved state. Mr Tohra said while the salary of the employees was delayed, the government had funds for Cabinet expansion.
Mr Tohra said the government should come clean on its financial condition, and explain why the employees were being denied cash payment of dearness allowance.
Mr Kulbir Singh Kheri, General Secretary of the dal, enlisted the demands of the employees and urged the government to accept them at the earliest. The main demands include release of Kandi and border area allowance and bonus for the past three years, regularisation of the services of daily wage, work charge and ad hoc employees, cash payment of dearness allowance and increase in medical, vehicle and uniform allowance.
The leaders also
demanded the implementation of the Fourth Pay Commission
report on pensioners, recommending an increase of 5 per
cent and 10 per cent pension after 65 and 75 years of
age, renewal of its facility, and withdrawal of fee
charges in government-run hospitals.
University order on lecturers
AMRITSAR, Jan 7 Guru Nanak Dev University has issued instructions to the principals of its affiliated colleges for the appointment of lecturers in their respective colleges according to guidelines of the University Grants Commission and as per the qualifications approved by the syndicate of the university.
A letter to this effect has been written by the Dean, College Development Council, Mr S.P. Singh.
The eligibility condition for the appointment of a lecturer in a college will be at least 50 per cent marks in graduation or its equivalent examination and at least 55 per cent marks in postgraduation examination. In addition to this the candidate for lecturership will also be required to clear eligibility test conducted by the UGC, according to Mr S.P. Singh.
Student Road Safety Patrol on
JALANDHAR, Jan 7 The district police authorities deputed students for traffic duty at major intersections here today.
The Student Road Safety Patrol, involving 30 NCC volunteers drawn from different schools was launched today by Mr G.S. Aujla, the Inspector General of Police at the traffic lights near Guru Gobind Singh Stadium.
To begin with, the NCC cadets from Government Co-educational School, Shastri Market, D.N. Model School and Sain Dass Senior Secondary School, would man traffic at two intersections on the Cool road and the one in front of the Bus Stand.
In the second phase,
cadets of the Air Squadron and girl cadets would regulate
traffic, the police authorities said. "We are
deputing them in two shifts of one hour each (9 a.m. to
10 a.m.) and (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Apart from providing
them with rudimentary traffic signs of Stop, Look and Go,
they have been imparted training in traffic safety rules.
Employees found absent
ROPAR, Jan 7 The Ropar Sub-Divisional Magistrate today conducted a surprise raid on the office of Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) here and found nine employees, including the BDPO, absent from duty.
According to official information, nine employees, who were found absent from duty, are Mr Jaspal Singh (BDPO), Mrs Gurdev Kaur, (Superintendent), Mr Jang Bahadur Singh, Mr Harinder Singh Gill, Mr Charanjit Singh, Mr Sawinder Singh, Mr Gurmukh Singh, Santosh Bansal and Mr Manjit Singh.
Bakery shop gutted
PATIALA , Jan 7 A fire broke out in a bakery shop here last night damaging property worth thousands of rupees but fortunately no life was lost.
Three fire tenders pressed into service took about two hours in extinguishing the fire. Two storeys of India Bakery House, Purani Subzi Mandi, were badly destroyed. According to Mr Jatinder Pal Singh, in charge fire brigade, the incident took place at around 1.00 p.m. last night. Gas leak is said to be the cause of the fire break out. The officer said huge flames engulfed the two storeys above the shop. The wooden ceilings helped in spreading fire.
The fire officer said it
was a providential escape for the residents around the
shop as eight gas cylinders and about 50 tins of ghee
were in the shop. Had the fire brigade staff not removed
the highly combustible material in time, the fire could
have caused more damage, the fire officer said
Half-baked bricks used in
MOGA, Jan 7 Almost all bricks used in the construction of roads, drains and a community centre at Baghapurana town, 15 km from here have been found half-baked and substandard material have been used, according to an inquiry conducted by the Vigilance Department.
The inquiry was reportedly ordered by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Robbers kill mill chowkidar
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 7 Seven robbers murdered a chowkidar of the Disco Steel Rolling Mills, located outside Mandi Gobindgarh town in the district. They also wounded Jagjit Singh, the owner of the mill and three of his family members with sharp-edged weapons and took away Rs 5 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh in wee hours today. The robbers came from fields, Mr Paramraj Singh Umranangal, SSP, said.
According to Jagjit Singhs family members, his wife Sushma heard a noise at 1.30 a.m. As she opened the door, six armed persons with covered faces barged in and started beating them. They broke open the safe and took away their jewellery and left one of them unconscious. They also cut the telephone wires. As soon as they left, the family found chowkidars Vijay Bahadur and Mukhtiar Singh wounded.
Meanwhile, Jagjit Singh, Sushma, Pawandeep Kaur, daughter and both the chowkidars were admitted to the Civil Hospital here. Vijay Bahadur succumbed to his injuries. The relatives of chowkidar Mukhtiar Singh alleged, the staff and doctor on duty did not attend the wounded properly. All the medicines and bandages were brought from the market. The behaviour of the doctor on duty was rude, they alleged.
3 held for violating PUDA
BATHINDA, Jan 7 Three colonisers of the city, namely Gurdas Garg, Darshan Kumar and Sewak Ram, have been booked under Sections 420 of the IPC and Section 36 of the Punjab Apartments and Property Regulation Act for violating various provisions of PUDA laws while developing a residential colony here by the local police.
Police sources said these three colonies had been booked on the complaint made by the local PUDA authorities to the district police chief. In the complaint, the PUDA authorities had alleged that these colonisers were developing the residential colony in the heart of city by violating various rules and regulations of the department.
Sources said the three businessmen of city, who used to develop residential colonies, bought Bhupindra Flour Mill. After some time they converted it into the residential colony and sold off some plots to various persons.
|| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
| Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | In Spotlight |
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
| 119 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |