Sunday, March 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


CAT restrains DPI
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, March 4 — The Central Administrative Tribunal has restrained the Director, Public Instructions and other respondents from “making any selection to the posts of teacher” in place of Mrs Shalini and two other applicants “on the basis of requisition alleged to have been sent to employment exchange, if that be for appointment on ad hoc or temporary basis”.

Pronouncing the orders, the Trib-unal, comprising Administrative member J.L. Negi and judicial member Jasbir S. Dhaliwal, also directed the maintenance of status quo regarding the applicants.

Claiming to have been appointed on a contract basis, the applicants, in their complaint before the Tribunal, had earlier stated that the school Principal, “for reasons best known to the respondents” issued verbal instructions to the applicants regarding the non-requirement of their services.

The Principal, the applicants claimed, also told them that fresh appointments would be made through the employment exchange and they were at liberty to contact the exchange for getting their names sponsored.

The applicants added that the action of the respondents in terminating the services of the applicants even though they were discharging their duties satisfactorily, besides being eligible, was “not sustainable in the eyes of the law”.

Seeking the issuance of appropriate orders for “declaring as illegal the action of the Principal”, the applicants also asked for directions to the respondents “to allow the applicants to continue in service uninterruptedly till the posts are available on regular basis”.


Driver gets RI
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, March 4 — A van driver, accused of injuring two scooter-borne city residents, has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides being fined Rs 500, by UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H.S. Madaan.

The accused — Rajinder Kumar — was booked by the Chandigarh police on December 12, 1994 for endangering human life by driving rashly and negligently on a public way and "causing hurt by an act which endangers human life" under Section 279 and 337 of the Indian Penal Code.

According to the prosecution, the injured, Kapil Kumar and Pardeep Kumar, were admitted to the PGI here with multiple injuries after a Matador rammed into the scooter the two were riding.

Accusing Rajinder Kumar of driving rashly and negligently, the prosecution had added that the scooter got entangled with the offending vehicle. The driver, the prosecution added, had slipped away from the spot.Back


Fresh notice for defendants
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, March 4 — On a civil suit for directions against the alleged defacing of district court walls during the forthcoming District Bar Association elections, the UT Civil Judge (Junior Division), Mr K.K. Goel, has ordered fresh service of notice along with the reservice of the remaining defendants, for March 7.

Pronouncing the orders in the open court, the Judicial Magistrate observed: “Amar Singh Chahal appears to have been effected through his clerk, which appears to be not proper service. Service of B.S. Bhatia and Amarjit Gujral was got effected for March 2. As I was on leave that day, so their fresh service is ordered to be effected along with the reservice of the remaining defendants for March 7.”

Terming the “destruction of beauty” by pasting of publicity material as illegal, plaintiff Arunjeev Singh Walia, in the suit against advocates Harish Chander Gupta, Amar Singh Chahal, N.K. Nanda, Amarjit Gujral, Kamaljit Lamba, Anita Ahuja and Malkiat Singh Jandiala, had earlier stated that the act was also in violation of the UT Advertisement Control order, besides being an infringement of his civil rights.

The plaintiff had added that an irreparable loss would be caused to him and the general public if the defendants were not restrained from destroying the beauty of the court complex.

Seeking directions against the pasting of handbills, posters, banners and stickers, he had also asked for directions to the defendants for removing all the posters, banners and handbills pasted in the courts.Back


4 sentenced for causing injury
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, March 4 — Four city residents, accused of causing grievous hurt to the complainant, have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for one year, besides being fined Rs 500 each by UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate H.S. Madaan.

The four — Tehal Singh, Parvinder Singh, Rajinder Kumar and Pardeep Kumar — were booked by the Chandigarh Police on April 5, 1995, for “voluntarily causing grievous hurt” under Section 325 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code on the complaint of Amarjit Singh.

According to the prosecution, the accused had slapped and inflicted fist blows on the complainant after a quarrel broke out between them. The complainant, the prosecution had stated, was hit on the right eye and left side of the chest.

When confronted with the incriminating evidence against them, the accused, however, denied the allegations. Claiming to be innocent, they asked for a trial.

Arguing before the court, the defence counsel contended that the accused were liable to be acquitted as they had been implicated falsely in the case.

The ACJM, after hearing the arguments, observed: “The prosecution has been able to bring home the guilt of the accused as regard to the charge framed against them. Therefore, I convict them accordingly”.Back

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