Thursday, November 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Cop lands in CBI net for taking Rs 5000 from woman
Nishikant Dwivedi


Ms Pooja Sharma on Wednesday claimed that she has taped the entire conversation and threats of the cops which were issued to her. Talking to mediapersons, Ms Pooja Sharma alleged: ‘‘My husband was picked from his residence and was not arrested from Kishangarh as the police claimed. It was my son’s birthday. The SI and other cops were harassing me for money. They had threatened that if I failed to deliver the money, they would prepare such a charge-sheet against my husband that he would not get bail for the next six months. I have already paid lots of money to them. This time I was asked to pay another Rs 50,000. I approached the CBI and the trap was laid while I had gone to pay the first installment.

Chandigarh, November 13
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Sub-Inspector of the Chandigarh Police for allegedly demanding and accepting money from a woman whose husband is currently lodged in jail in an alleged fake visa racket case. The woman has alleged that the SI was demanding Rs 50,000 from her to ‘‘dilute’’ the charge-sheet of her husband.

SI Sarwan Singh, posted with the operation cell of the police, was allegedly arrested red-handed while receiving Rs 5,000 from Ms Pooja Sharma, a resident of Mansa Devi Housing Complex, near the Housing Board Chowk at about 9.15 am today. Harish Sharma, husband of Ms Pooja Sharma, has been arrested by the police in an alleged fake visa racket case.

As per sources, Sarwan Singh was in his uniform and riding a motor cycle when he allegedly received the amount from Ms Pooja Sharma. The latter was on her Kinetic Honda scooter. ‘‘He pocketed the amount but soon he realised that a trap had been laid’’, told Ms Sharma to this correspondent adding, ‘‘he jumped from his motor cycle, threw the money towards me and started running but was nabbed by the CBI sleuths’’.

Ms Sharma has alleged that a fake case has been framed against her husband. ‘‘The entire FIR is a frame-up. My husband has been falsely implicated in the visa case’’, alleged Ms Sharma. She claimed that her husband did not know any of the accused in the fake visa case.

On September 27, the operation cell of the police had claimed to have busted a racket involving issuing of fake visas by arresting 35-year-old resident, Harish Sharma, of Army Flats in the Mata Mansa Devi Complex.

The police had claimed that Sharma was member of a gang running national-level operations of arranging fake visas.

The police had also arrested a 22-year-old girl, Priyanka, Raman and Kushwinder from Delhi. The police had claimed that the main suspect, Harish Kumar, operated through the girl who was further connected through Raman, Kushwinder and Ramesh. The visa was arranged by Ramesh, who was reportedly printing visa stickers and charging Rs 25,000 for each visa.

The police had claimed the girl, who is pursuing a course in fashion designing at Delhi, was taking a commission of Rs 1 lakh of the total Rs 3.50 lakh being charged from the desirous persons. The suspect, Harish Sharma, was getting a share of Rs 50,000 for every visa. The remaining was shared by Raman and Kushwinder.

The main suspect, Harish, was arrested while allegedly delivering a passport with a fake stateen visa, valid for European countries to Pawan, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, at Kishangarh village. The suspect had taken Rs 3.50 lakh for arranging the fake visa.

Meanwhile, another Inspector of the Chandigarh Police was reportedly made to sit in the CBI office for over five hours and allowed to leave only after being questioned by the CBI.


Rent Act amendment: traders hold dharna 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
Thousands of traders of the city today held a protest rally in Sector 17 against the recent notification amending the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949, while announcing their intention to block roads and even go on a jail bharo drive if the notification was not withdrawn.

The president of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, Mr Jagdish Arora, announced that this was the beginning of the battle and gave an ultimatum to the Administration to withdraw the notification in toto within 72 hours or the traders would resort to blocking roads jail bharo andolan or even resort to indefinite strike.

Traders of different markets marched in procession raising slogans. The traders had converged in batches from various markets of the city also. The demand was to withdraw the notification which says any property which is rented at Rs 1500 or more per month will not be governed by the Act but by the terms of contract between the landlord and the tenant.

The traders pledged to adopt any peaceful means to achieve the goal and were even ready to protest at the Union Government level by holding a demonstration outside Parliament . Prominent leaders of various markets who spoke on the occasion were Mr Diwakar Sahoonja, Mr Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, Mr Digvijay Kapoor, Mr Arvind Jain, Mr Rohit Sood, Mr Neeraj Bajaj, Mr Rajinder Minocha, Mr J.P.S. Kalra , Mr L.C. Arora, Mr Baldev Goyal, Mr P.L. Mahajan, Mr Mahavir Prasad, Mr Joginder Singh Sawhaney, Mr Mohinder Singh, among others.

The traders resented the way the notification was suddenly brought out without consulting any welfare body, advisory council or the leader of the city. Shops in various sector markets remained closed.

Meanwhile the Traders Association Sector 17-D have written a letter to the UT Administrator, requesting him to differentiate between commercial and residential tenants. The nature of occupancy, their needs and effects are totally different. This will effect income tax collections and sales tax collections. The notifications stands to benefit only the multinational as they will be in a position to pay double the prevailing rents. 


Driving without helmet claims another young life
Tribune News Service

Mr B.S. Tej, president of the Citizens' Welfare Council, SAS Nagar, has appealed to residents of the township to encourage their daughters to not drive two-wheelers without a helmet.

‘‘There are a large number of SAS Nagar students who travel on two- wheelers to colleges and the university in Chandigarh. Precious lives will be saved if parents tell their daughters to drive safely and wear helmets,’’ he said. 

SAS Nagar, November 13
A girl student of Panjab University was crushed to death in a road accident near Phase 3B1 here today. With this, the issue of driving without a helmet by women two-wheeler drivers, in the city and its surroundings, has once again come into focus.

The victim, Parvinder Kaur Mavi(24), was going on a scooter to the university at 10.30 in the morning from her residence in Phase IX when she collided head-on with a catering-service van, near Sacha Dhan Gurdwara in Phase 3B1.

According to eyewitnesses, she was injured seriously in the accident and was immediately rushed to a hospital, but died on the way. She was not wearing a helmet, which could have saved the her life, said eyewitnesses.

Parvinder had completed post-graduation in Punjabi and was doing research in the university. Parminder was the only daughter of her parent and has an elder brother, settled in Hong Kong.

A case of death due to negligent driving has been registered.


Ostracised for no fault of hers
Pratibha Chauhan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
India could be spending millions on prevention and cure of AIDS, with the likes of Bill Gates extending a helping hand, but will that make any difference to the suffering and agony of women who after contracting AIDS from their husbands continue to be ostracised and humiliated, not only by society but also by their in-laws.

“Not even in my wildest thought, can I think of moving court for demanding an alimony for my daughter as I will have nowhere to go when her in-laws will accuse her of giving AIDS to their son, whereas it is the other way round,” said Prakash Chand (name changed), a retired government employee, whose HIV positive daughter (23) has been turned out of house by her in-laws, even while her husband is still alive.

Left to fend for themselves and their children, these women are thrown out by their in-laws and denied a share in property. Despite being innocent they wait for death to relieve them of this dreadful existence. Data available with the National Aids Control Programme (NACO) indicates that during the past few years there has been a steady increase in the number of women suffering from AIDS, with majority of them contracting it from their husbands.

“Though I had heard and read about AIDS but could never imagine that it could happen to my daughter, whom I had wished all the happiness in life, when I married her into an affluent family in Mumbai,” says Prakash Chand, who goes about seeking the opinion of doctors as to how many years his daughter Manju (name changed) will survive.

While Manju has the support of her family, there are several others who are doomed to lead a life of misery.” I have wilfully accepted what destiny had in store for me but what hurts is the fact that despite willing to spend the rest of my life with him, my husband did not speak up for me or leave his parents home with me,” says Manju. Married at 21 and testing positive for HIV within the next six months, Manju does not blame anyone, not even her husband.” I have no reason to doubt my husband when he says that he contracted AIDS as he used to donate blood frequently, but he should at least be by my side, as together we can lead a dignified life,” she says with conviction.

Recalling the horrid moments she spent at her in-laws place, she says there were restrictions on her talking to anyone, going out or for that matter even on dressing up well. She says her entire jewellery, including the one given by her parents, has been kept by her in-laws.

There is yet another 32-year-old-woman from Patiala, who was thrown out by her in-laws, along with her two HIV positive children, as they feared that she would stake a claim in the property.

“The prevention and cure of AIDS is one aspect but what we need to divert our attention towards is the social stigma and ostracisation that AIDS patients suffer from, with the plight of the women being the worst,” opined a gynaecologist. She cited instances where some women were forced into divorce or coerced into marrying their husband’s brother so that there was no division of property.


Roping in parents to get divorce
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
This happens in a number of cases. The estranged wife ropes in the entire family of her husband for the ultimate settlement in the divorce proceedings after things go wrong between the couple. Pressure tactics work. A decree of divorce is obtained after making financial arrangements a part and parcel of the process. Soon after, counsel for the parties appear before the Judge claiming the end of the dispute.

If you do not believe in the existence of the procedure for obtaining divorce, go through the judgement delivered by Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Quashing the criminal complaint and consequential proceedings against a city-based husband, Mr Justice Nijjar observed: “As usual, the whole of the family of the husband has been arrayed as accused. The pressure tactics of the parties seem to have borne fruit. A decree of divorce has been granted to the parties by mutual consent under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act on March 26. The entire dispute between the parties has been settled. Financial arrangements have been made part and parcel of the decree of divorce. Counsel for all the parties have agreed that there is no dispute pending between the parties”.

The judge added: “It is also stated by counsel for the parties that it would be in the interest of justice if the criminal complaint, the first information report, and the consequential proceedings are quashed.... I am of the considered opinion that criminal litigation was resorted to by the complainant for the purpose of ultimate settlement in the divorce proceedings. That purpose seems to have been achieved. To permit the criminal proceedings to continue now would be to unnecessarily harass all the parties concerned”.

The judge concluded: “Furthermore, the continuance of these proceedings are bound to end in failure as none of the prosecution witnesses would support the case of the prosecution. Therefore, the criminal proceedings even if taken to their logical end, would be an exercise in futility. Apart from this, it would be an unnecessary burden on the criminal justice system which is already heavily burdened.... In these circumstances, I am of the considered opinion that it is a fit case where this court ought to exercise its jurisdiction under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and to put an end to the criminal proceedings to secure the ends of justice. Consequently, in view of the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case, criminal complaint dated June 6, 1998, FIR number 212 of July 27, 1998, under Sections 406 and 498-A of the Indian Penal Code and the proceedings consequential thereto are hereby quashed”.


Badal group’s victory celebrated
Our Correspondent

Lalru, November 13
After being released from a Patiala jail, 10 local Akali leaders and loyalists of the Shiromani Akali Dal ( Badal) were given a warm welcome by Akali workers in Lalru Mandi here today.

The leaders were arrested by the police for violating Section 144 of the Cr PC enforced in the subdivision on November 8. Keeping in view the SGPC elections, the section was enforced here to prevent any untoward incident.

The police had picked them up from Lalru, Dera Bassi and other parts of the subdivision and kept them in a Patiala jail.

Those who were picked up and detained included Mr Baljit Singh Karkaur, president of the Dera Bassi circle, Mr Basheshar Singh Bachhal, president of the Lalru circle, Mr Nirmail Singh Jaulakalan, president of SAD youth wing, Lalru, Mr Balwant Singh, Tasimblai, senior vice-president of SAD, Patiala, Mr Ghanshyam Das, president of SAD (Urban), Lalru, Mr Jagtar Singh, sarpanch of Lalru, Mr Vasdev Batra, sarpanch Lalru Mandi, Haqam Singh, sarpanch of Tasimbli, Mr Mewa Singh and Mr Raghubir singh Juneja, senior Akali leaders,

They were escorted by the police party from the jail and produced before the court of Mr Amarjit Singh Dhindsa, SDM, Dera Bassi, where a large number of Akali workers had already gathered to receive their leaders.

Raising anti-Congress and anti-Congress slogans, the Akali workers reached in Lalru Mandi in a procession. They also criticised Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for detaining the Akali leaders to prevent them from casting their vote in the SGPC elections.

To celebrate the victory of the SAD (Badal) group in the SGPC elections ladoos were also distributed among the party workers. 


MC set to bell roadside vendors
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 13
Your habit of munching an apple a day may not keep the doctor away from others especially if you have the tendency of parking your vehicle bang in the middle of the road for buying fruits, even vegetables. Chances are that the scooter right behind you will bump into the car you are driving as soon as you stop the vehicle for picking up the winter delicacies.

Taking a serious view of the matter, the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh is all set to launch a drive. “If required, the police authorities will be contacted,” asserts a senior Corporation official. “The modalities,” he adds, “are being worked out”.

Anyway, it’s a problem that has been overlooked for a long time now. That’s the reason why every other day accidents occur. The sequence of events is almost the same in all the cases. The driver rushing back home after a hard day’s work spots a roadside vendor offering bananas and apples.

Lured by the fruits, he depresses the brake paddle with all his might without looking into the rearview mirror for the vehicle following him. The rider right behind tries to avoid the mishap. Too late, he falls on the road with a thud soon after his scooter hits the car. The story is repeated hour after hour, day after day, endlessly.

Though the exact figures are not known as a large number of minor accidents go unreported, every day one or two mishaps occur due to this phenomena, police authorities unofficially admit.

If you do not believe it, go to the road separating dividing Sectors 20 and 21, 33 and 34, 37 and 38. You will find scores of vendors lined along the roadside. If they are not selling fruits, they are offering juice.

“The problem”, asserts Chairman of the Chandigarh Parents Association Bhim Sen Sehgal, “becomes worse during the winters when vendors selling groundnuts, pop-corns, revris and even gachaks join the band wagon”.

Concerned over the rising number of accidents due to the presence of roadside vendors and rehri-wallas, Mr Sehgal has even issued a notice to the MC Mayor, besides the Commissioner and the police authorities, asking them to act immediately.

In his notice, Mr Sehgal has submitted that the officials responsible for clearing the encroachments, including the ones working with the Estate Office, “were not doing their job in a fair manner”. In fact, some of the officials were “indulging in unlawful activities including the collection of `monthly’ from rehri-wallas. Worse was the fact that they were going scot-free”.

Requesting the authorities to take “immediate action against those responsible for clearing the encroachments”, he has suggested that the Estate Office staff, traffic police personnel, along with the regular police officials, “should be issued clear instructions for getting the roads cleared so that the rehri-wallas do not block the traffic near the roundabouts and the main roads”.


Women trained for small savings scheme
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, November 13
Twenty women belonging to rural areas were made agents of small savings scheme Mahila Pardhan Khershetriya Bachat Yojna to promote small savings in the district, especially rural areas, by the administration.

The women, who belong to rural areas of Pinjore, Barwala and Raipur Rani blocks, were given one-day training at a small saving training workshop organised here today.

According to Mr Rajesh Jogpal, District Development and Panchayat Officer, the women agents would promote the scheme in remote areas, besides educating womenfolk to make small investments in RD accounts in post offices. They would also educate the investors about the interest and compound interest rates, besides other schemes.

The Deputy Director, National Savings Organisation, Government of India, imparted training to the women agents, especially in motivation techniques, making investments and maintenance of records.

Ms Rama Jindal, District Small Savings Officer of the organisation, and Mr IP Singal, District Small Savings Officer, Panchkula, were also present on the occasion.


Thousands attend satsang
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 13
Devotees in large numbers thronged open ground opposite furniture market in Sector 34 for listening to sermons being delivered by Sudhanshuji Maharaj. The bhakti satsang was inaugurated by Governor of Haryana Babu Parmanand.

As the devotees sat on the ground in rapt attention, Sudhanshuji Maharaj, in his soft voice, told them the way of coping up with the day-to-day struggle in a relaxed manner.

Heavy security arrangements had been for the satsang. Everywhere you looked, you could see policemen trying to control a sea of devotees. Reaching the venue was easy, entry difficult. Pushing way through the jostling crowd was almost impossible as the residents patiently waited in long meandering queues for their turn to enter.

As the long minutes silently slipped away into oblivion, they shifted their weight from one leg to another, indifferent towards the dense cloud of dust hovering overhead. The satsang will continue till November 17 from 8 am to 10.30 am and 4.30 pm to 7pm. Sudhanshuji Maharaj is the founder saint of the Vishva Jagriti Mission. 


Awareness drive on registration of birth
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
In an effort to promote registration of birth, the Directorate of Census Operations, Punjab and Chandigarh, will be launching an awareness drive on Children's Day tomorrow. The authorities have been asked to distribute birth certificates to parents of selected children, born recently.

Schoolchildren are being asked to state their date of birth so that they can remember and relate it with their birth certificate and birth registration. All this is expected to generate public awareness on registration of birth.

Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Mr J.K. Banthia, has initiated these efforts to promote the cause of birth registration and propagate the importance of a birth certificate.

Stressing on the registration of birth as a right of a child , Mr Shamlal Goyal, Director, Census Operations, Punjab and Chandigarh, appealed to the public to promote the cause.

The Registration of Births and Death Act, 1969, says registration of birth of a child is required to be dosne within 21 days from birth. The registration can be done without mentioning the name of the child. The Ac t has provision to get the name added at a later stage.

Birth certificate is essential and useful for admission of a child in a school, inclusion of name in ration card, ascertaining correct age for marriage, obtaining driving licence, passport , among other facilities.


Workshops on block printing
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Canara Bank, in association with the Bhakra Beas Management Board Wives Welfare Association organised a total of four workshops — two each on tie and dye and block printing for women of BBMB colony at Nangal and Talwara, Punjab.

The main objective of the workshops was to promote entrepreneurship among women by equipping them with specialised skills which will help them in income generation and at the same time make them self-reliant. 


Baby show held
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 13
The Station Medicare Centre at the No 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Chandigarh organised a healthy baby show on Monday. This was organised by the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) No 3 BRD.

As many as 34 babies participated in the show. The three most healthy babies in the age group 0-1 year — Amith Dhingra, 1-2 years — Pronab Rooj and 2-3 years — Ikra. Ms Santosh Prashar, President of the AFWWA (L) gave prizes to the winners.


A clarification

Apropos of the news-item Kyonki landlord bhi kabhi tenant tha..., published in Chandigarh Tribune on November 13, Mr Tej Bans Singh Jauhar, co-owner of SCO 11, in Sector 17/E, Chandigarh, has clarified as follows: “ It has been made out as if I have deceived the original owner of this building, Mr Resham Singh. I would like to put the record straight. I have been a tenant of this building since 1964 and have developed an exceptional relationship with the original owners who are NRIs.

“I consider them to be a part of my family and I am sure that they consider me to be a part of theirs. Mr Resham Singh had problems with the other tenants of the said building, one of which was a Punjab Government department office with regard to the enhancement and payment of rent, which he pursued in the Honorable Courts of our country. I, on the other hand, have had no such problems with him, ever. Disgusted with the length of time it takes to see a case through in India, he decided to say goodbye to his investments in India.”

“Consequently, he offered the said building to me at a reasonable price and there was no exploitation as has been made in the said story. Fortunately, I own other commercial properties in the city and have healthy relationships with all my tenants.”


Bank GM arrested
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 13
Following yesterday’s arrest of the General Manager of the State Co-operative Bank Chandigarh, Vinod Sharma, for his alleged involvement in the Rs 11 crore scam, the CBI today produced him in the court of UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, in the evening. He was remanded in police custody till November 16. The accused is a resident of Sector-45-B and was arrested by the CBI on yesterday.

The CBI alleged in the FIR that Vinod Sharma along with others— the then General Manager, Jagtar Singh, and officials of Punwire had entered into criminal conspiracy and caused loss of crores of rupees to the bank. The CBI further alleged that the GM had granted a loan of Rs 11 crore to Punwire without obtaining tangible security.

The CBI stated before the CJM, Mr Mohal, that the police custody of the accused was required to obtain the incriminating documents in the case. 


Man seeks probe into son’s killing
Our Correspondent

Kharar, November 13
Mr Jagir Singh, a resident of Popna village in a complaint to the Chief Minister has demanded that a high-level inquiry should be conducted into the alleged murder of his son a few days ago.

He has written that a “false” complaint about theft was lodged against his son on October 31 and he was called to police station at Kharar. When he along with other persons went to the police station he was asked to come the next day. The next day they were told to come again, they all left the police station on bus and scooters but his son left for the village on his cycle at about 6 p.m.

He has written that he got a message at about 11 p.m. that his son was lying dead near Badala Road. He along with others reached the spot and found that the body had injury marks on his head. He alleges that he went to the police station on November 2 to lodge a complaint of murder but his complaint was not entertained. He has sought probe into the incident.


Man held for selling fake certificates
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 13
The police has arrested a Palsora Colony resident, Rajinder Singh, for allegedly selling fake certificates of Class X and XII of the Punjab School Education Board here.

He was reportedly arrested red-handed while delivering certificates to a decoy customer. The police is suspecting involvement of at least two retired employees of the PSEB in the racket.

The police has also seized fake certificates and as many as 13 detailed marksheets of Class X and XII from his possession. The accused was allegedly selling a certificate for Rs 10,000 and the money used to be split between him and his two accomplices.

The police said on receiving information, a decoy customer was sent to Rajinder Singh who agreed to provide two certificates. He was reportedly paid Rs 1,000 as advance. After about two hours, Rajinder Singh was arrested while delivering the certificates to the decoy. He was produced before in a local court and remanded to police custody.


Textech 2002 begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 13
The CII’s Textech 2002, a high-profile international-exposition-cum conference on textile technologies, will showcase the emerging opportunities and potential of this key sector in the economy of the nation and northern region in particular.

While close to 150 companies, both from India and overseas are participating in the fair, the conference will present a forum for 29 textile experts to share their insights into the latest developments and prominent trends in different sectors of the textile industry. “Textiles in India have the potential to be the industry of the future,” said Mr Manish Bagrodia, Chairman, Textech 2002.

The CII’s second international exposition on textile technology, which will be in Chandigarh up to November 17, will be inaugurated by Lt.-Gen JFR Jacob (retd), Governor, Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh .

Speaking to mediapersons on the eve of Textech 2002, Mr Bagrodia highlighted the structurally significant potential for the textile industry to move up the value chain and become globally competitive. The country’s trade in textiles could go up to $15 billion in the next 15 years provided immediate and radical initiatives were undertaken towards cost competitiveness, quality and supply chains, investment environment, fiscal and labour reforms etc, he said. India was poised as the next major destination for this labour-intensive industry, which was largest employer after agriculture, employing 18 per cent of the workforce. Though the industry contributed 37 per cent of the Forex earned by India, its contribution of just 3 per cent of total world trade, underlined the tremendous scope for this sector, given current and projected global consumption trends for fibres and fabrics.

Mr SK Bijlani, Chairman, CII (NR), said the conference comes at a time when the textile industry is ready for a big turnaround, which assumes all the more importance considering the issues and challenges posed by globalisation and the WTO. It would also serve as a perfect platform for textile leaders from around the world to discuss issues, which would be focussed towards maximising trade and business opportunities in the textile industry.

The second edition of Textech will see a strong international presence. Four German companies — Spindelfabrik Suessen, Hollingsworth GmbH, Platinen-Und Nadelwerk GmbH and Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik Gmbh — will showcase their technologies here. Coming from Switzerland are Bracker AG, Grob Horgen AG, SSM Scharer Schweiter Mettler AG and Reiter while French companies participating in Textech this year are Meyer Textile Engineering, N. Sclumberger & Cie and Thibeau. Italy will see participation from Mariplast S. p. a., Promec SAS Di Agostini & Co and Lawer S. p. a. and all the way from Japan are Kanai and Shima Seiki Manufacturing Ltd. English Card Clothing Co Ltd and Pinco (Bradford) Ltd will be here from the United Kingdom, Chongqing Jinmao Textile Company Ltd will be from China and Novibra Boskovice s.r.o. will be showcasing the Czech Republic’s textile expertise.

The Indian Textile industry, too, would be out in full strength at Textech 2002, with a high-level of participation from textile hubs like Coimbatore, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 

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