Wednesday, June 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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AIDS awareness camp for hair-dressers
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 25
The Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with the State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh, organised an AIDS awareness camp for hair-dressers in Sector 35 here today. As many as 74 hair-dressers attended the camp.

Besides delivering talks on the disease and its preventive measures, a magic show on AIDS was also organised on the occasion. Mr Subhash Chawla, councillor, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.


SI suspended for registering false cases
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, June 25
Within less than a fortnight, three sub inspectors of the Chandigarh Police have been suspended. Today, SI Ram Singh, posted at the Sector 19 police station, was suspended for allegedly registering false cases against two persons. He was suspended following an inquiry conducted by DSP, Sujrit Singh.

As per police sources, Ram Singh had registered a false case of trespassing and rioting against Dr Arun Kumar Ahuja of Sector 18 for entering his own house. Nine persons were arrested in the case. Ram Singh had also registered a similar case against Mr Vikas Dhingra of Sector 21. The two cases were later dropped after inquiry.

It is learnt that in April 1994, a similar case was registered against Dr Ahuja. Then it was alleged that Dr Ahuja has trespassed into a three-storied house in Sector 18. But it was later revealed that the house belonged to the doctor and the case was withdrawn.

On February 16, the SI again registered a case against Dr. Arun Kumar for entering the same house in Sector 18. Dr Kumar brought the matter to the notice of the IGP, SSP and UT Home Secretary. He was sent to police lines a couple of days ago. An inquiry was marked to DSP, Surjit Singh, which resulted in the suspension of the SI.

On June 20, Sukhdeep Singh, an SI posted at the Sector 36 police station, was suspended. He had allegedly interfered in a civil matter. Another SI, Kewal Krishan, posted with the Economic Offence Wing of the police, was suspended. Yesterday, a constable, Ram Krishan, posted with the police control room vehicle was suspended as he had allegedly supplied liquor on a “dry day” at Kajheri village here.


Prohibitory orders extended
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 25
Orders banning carrying of licensed firearms in public places were extended following an order of the District Magistrate, Mr M. Ramsekhar, today. The orders, which into force tomorrow, will remain in force till August 24.

The orders shall not apply to the police or military personnel and other government servants if called upon to carry firearms in connection with their official duties.

The District Magistrate also extended his order to ban holding of processions, rallies, dharnas, raising of slogans, making speeches, carrying of lathis and also assembly of five or more persons north of the Madhya Marg till August 24.

The order will, however, not apply in case of the police or para military or military personnel or any other government servant on official duty.

The order will not affect customary and ritualistic processions in connection with weddings and funerals. The order will not apply to processions and meetings for which prior permission in writing of the Deputy Commissioner or the Sub Divisional Magistrate is must.

Also to keep tabs on activities of anti-social elements, who disguise themselves as domestic servants, the District Magistrate, has imposed orders under Section 144 of the Cr P.C, directing all residents, owners or tenants of commercial and residential property not to employ anyone without furnishing the particulars to the police station concerned.

Any breach of the order will invite action under Section 188 of the IPC. Those seeking employment as domestic help will have to provide their particulars along with their passport sized photographs to the local police to enable identification or verifications of criminal elements.

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