Saturday, February 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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BE exam results
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 1
Panjab University has declared the results of the BE chemical (third semester) and BE production (fifth semester) examinations held in November-December, 2001. The copies of the result gazettes are available at the PU main enquiry counter.


DC pulled up for irregularities
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today came down heavily on Ambala’s Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner for ordering the release of vehicles, taken into custody under the Police Act, on supardari to “persons having no concern with them”.

Delivering the verdict on public interest litigation filed by High Court advocate Surender Deshwal, Mr Justice V.M. Jain ruled: “Irregularities and illegalities have been committed in ordering the release of the vehicles on superdari to persons other than the owners and some vehicles have also been assigned new numbers.... Instead of complying with the provisions of Section 26 of the Police Act and disposing of the vehicles in accordance with law, the DC and the ADC ordered their release on superdari to persons having no concern with those vehicles. Furthermore, the Sub Divisional Magistrate, without any authority of law, proceeded to assign new registration numbers to those vehicles on supardari. The action of the SDM in this regard has to be condemned”.

Mr Justice Jain further ruled: “Similarly, the action of the DC and the ADC in ordering the release of vehicles on supardari is also not in accordance with law. Mere past practice in some district in the state of Haryana in this regard would not legalise the action of the DC and the ADC in ordering the release of the vehicles on supardari”.

File case against Inspector, SSP told

Directing the suspension of a Punjab Police Inspector accused of thrashing a Barnala district resident accompanying a warrant officer during a raid on a police post in search of his missing brothers, Mr Justice V.M. Jain of the High Court today directed Barnala’s Senior Superintendent of Police to get a criminal case registered on the basis of the officer’s report, along with another fact finding report submitted by Haryana’s District and Sessions Judge (Vigilance).

Mr Justice Jain also directed that all necessary papers, immediately after the registration of the first information report, should be handed over to a CBI Deputy Inspector-General for a probe. The DIG would nominate an officer, not below the Inspector’s rank, for investigating the case within three months of receiving a copy of the order, the Judge ruled.

Warrant officer M.S. Gill had stated that the Inspector, furious over the fact that the petitioner was searching the police post after bring along with him a warrant officer, had attacked the petitioner. The Judge, in his report, had added that the Inspector had threatened the warrant officer with a view to intimidate him and it was under his orders that the officer was made to sit in a room and was given a blow on the petitioner’s face.

The petitioner had claimed that his brothers were picked up by the Inspector, along with other cops, on October 3, before being illegally detained in police stations. Their whereabouts were still unknown.


Bail in dowry harassment case
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, February 1
The UT Additional and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C Godara, today granted bail to Pankaj Gupta, a city resident, in a case of dowry harassment. The applicant was granted bail on furnishing a bail bond for Rs 10, 000 with one surety. The case against the accused was registered under Sections 406 and 498-A of the Indian Penal Code in Sector 34 police station on September 29, 2001. Later the applicant was arrested by the police on January 22, 2002. The complainant, Ms Pushap Lata, had alleged that the applicant and his family members were harassing her.

The judge observed that no further recovery had to be made from the applicant. The submission of the challan and trial were likely to take long time. Therefore, no useful purpose would be served keeping them behind the bars. Therefore, the applicant was released on bail.

Trespassing case: A local court today granted a bail to Saneev Kumar in a case of trespassing. The case against the accused was registered on the complaint of Mr Om Parkash. The applicant was granted bail on furnishing a bond for Rs 10, 000 with one surety.

A local court today issued a notice to a city resident for February 9 acting on the civil suit filed by the plaintiff for permanent injunction, restraining the defendants from carrying out the business of school from house 3085, Sector 46-C.

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