Monday, December 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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BJP men attack Dalit rally
Fifty-two injured
Our Correspondent

Meerut, December 8
More than 200 workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuv Jan Sabha, armed with lathis, hockey sticks, cricket wickets and firearms, attacked activists of the Rashtriya Juta Brigade severely. The police had to use force to restore peace. Twenty-two activists of the BJP and more than 30 members of the Rashtriya Juta Brigade (RJB) were injured. Four BJP activists were arrested in this connection. Meanwhile, hundreds of BJP and ABVP activists sat on a dharna at the District Magistrate’s residence. The BJP MLA from Meerut Cantonment also sat on dharna.

According to some eyewitnesses, a rally of the RJB was to be held here at the Dr B. R. Ambedkar College ground. When a few RJB members gathered there, some 200 men, posing as BJP youth activists and ABVP men, descended on the scene, shouting slogans against the Juta Brigade. These men broke through the barricades and pelted stones at the dais. They beat up Dalit youths, all the while raining abuses on them. Some of the youth set the dais and tent ablaze. The SHO, Medical College police station, Circle Officer N. P. Singh tried to hold them back in vain.

He sought the help of the senior police and other officials, asking for more police force. A message was sent. Soon, SHOs from Nauchandi, T.F. Nagar, Civil Lines, Brahmpuri, Lisari Gate and Partapur besides the SP (City), Mr D. K. Chaudhary, the SP (RA), Mr M.P. Singh, and the ADM (City), Mr J.P. Singh, with a large contingent of armed police rushed to the spot.

Meanwhile, BJP youth wing (city) president Sanjay Tyagi took out his revolver and pointed it at the RJB activists and the SHO, Medical College. The SHO managed to keep him in abeyance with the help of other policemen. The police had to resort to a lathi charge to wrest control of the ground. At least 22 BJP youth activists, including district president Sunil Bharala and city youth wing president Sanjay Tyagi were injured. Twenty other activists of the RJB were hurt in the clash.

The SSP, Meerut, who was reviewing the monthly crime figures at a meeting in the Police Lines, heard the message. He immediately directed all SHOs and circle officials of Meerut district, who were all there at the meeting, to rush to the spot. An ambulance had to be called. The injured were taken to the district hospital. Rashtriya Juta Brigade national commander Tej Singh and Dharmendra Prakash, Meerut district brigadier, condemned the act. The RJB was holding the ‘Hindu Atank Virodhi’ rally.

Later, hundreds of BJP and ABVP activists sat on dharna, demanding the immediate suspension of the ADM (City), the SP (City) and the SHO, Medical College police station.



Guru’s martyrdom day observed with devotion
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 8
The martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed in the Capital today at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib with great devotion. The programme started with the recitation of Sukhmani Sahib and Nitnem. Shabad Kirtan was performed by the ragi jathas of Bhai Harbans Singh Jagdhari Wale.

Giani Sant Singh Maskeen revived the memory of the devotees about the life, teachings and ultimate martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Giani Sarabjit Singh of Ludhiana delivered a lecture about the life of the Guru.

The president of the DSGMC, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, said that the Guru was the first martyr who did not wait for orders of his arrest from the Mughal court, but came down to Delhi to lay down his life for religion.

Mr Sarna also released a book, ‘Guru Tegh Bahadur’, written by Sardar Darshan Singh, former diplomat. Mr K. K. Aggarwal, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, S. K. S. Bains, former chairman of Punjab and Sind Bank, Sardar Darshan Singh and Mr Makhan Singh were honoured with siropas.

The programme, which continued till midnight today, was attended by members of the DSGMC including Mr Bhajan Singh Walia, general secretary, Mr Shamsher Singh Sandhu, senior vice-president, and Mr Gurchran Singh, junior vice-president, among others. A langar was also organised on the occasion.



Two dreaded criminals shot dead
Parmindar Singh

Ghaziabad, December 8
The gunning down of two dreaded criminals, Jatinder Bhure who was carrying an award of Rs 5,000 on his head and his companion Jatinder Jat alias Neelu, in an encounter yesterday in Kaushambi residential colony of Ghaziabad has brought considerable relief to the traders of Western UP and the police.

However, the sequence of the encounter dished out by the cops gives rise to many doubts, which the city police have chosen either to ignore or not to reply. Interestingly, the encounter has not left any trail in the busy residential-cum-commercial area or in the PCO where the police encountered the duo first.

According to the Ghaziabad police, the criminals were extortionists who were threatening businessmen of Hardwar. Reports against the criminals, who were demanding huge amounts from businessmen, had been lodged with the Uttaranchal Police. They had threatened the businessmen with dire consequences.

When a Hardwar businessman was contacted on phone, the call was traced to a PCO, Choice Traders, in Kaushambi colony. They also made an extortion call to a Delhi businessman later. The Indirapuram police along with the SOG of Hardwar swung into action and raided the PCO, from where a call was allegedly being made in the evening by the duo. An encounter ensued and they were killed. This is the account of the police.

The Indirapuram police might have killed Jatinder Bhure and his companion in the encounter. It is, however, not clear why the police have not given the details straight. For example, the name of the Hardwar businessman, who was being threatened with murder by the outlaws, has been kept a secret.

Secondly, 10 rounds of shots were reportedly fired in the encounter, but none of the police party was injured. For that matter, nobody else was wounded in the encounter that took place in the colony, which is also a busy market place.

How many people were present in the phone booth at the time of the encounter has also not been made clear. No bullet marks were reportedly found inside our outside the PCO. Does it mean that none of the 10 rounds of fire hit the booth.

It is alleged by some eyewitnesses that the manager of the PCO, Ashok, was called out of the booth by the police and the two criminals were shot dead. The SSP had refused to elaborate or answer questions from mediapersons, simply adding “whatever has been told to you is enough”.



Consumer Forum issues notice to HUDA
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, December 8
The policy of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in the allotment of alternate plots has once again come under the scanner with the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF) issuing show cause notice to its personnel for flouting its order made in favour of a consumer (original allottee).

According to the popular opinion, the personnel of HUDA have become so cussed that they continue to harass allottees with impunity, notwithstanding the orders and directives of the regular courts and adjudicatory authorities in their favour.

In one of the cases, Mr H. C. Malhotra was allotted a plot by HUDA in Sector 21 in 1986. But the authority could not give Mr Malhotra and other allottees possessions as the area came under dispute with the farmers whose land HUDA had acquired for setting up the sector.

HUDA, as per its declared policy of allotting alternate plots to the investors who could not get possession for no fault of theirs, allotted Mr Malhotra a plot in Sector 5, which was not yet developed. Despite this, it charged a revised rate, which was about ten times higher than the original rate in Sector 21. Mr Malhotra moved the Punjab and Haryana High court against this. The court ordered HUDA to give the complainant an alternate plot within two months on February 12, 2001.

He also filed a case with the local DCDRF on the rates. The DCDRF ordered HUDA on July 6, 2000 to give him an alternate plot at the rate at which he was allotted plot in Sector 21. It directed that Mr Malhotra be given justice as was done in the case of other allottees who were under similar circumstances. It further directed that he must be given plots from among vacant plots numbers 480, 486, 488 and 490 in Sector 45 and 4-AP of Sector 31-32A.

HUDA went in appeal to the State Disputes Redressal Commission. Its appeal was dismissed on September 19, 2002. In between, Mr Malhotra made a representation to the Chief Administrator, HUDA, Panchkula, Mr N. C. Wadhwa, but to no avail.

After the appeal was dismissed by the state commission, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued contempt notice to HUDA for not complying with its order on giving an alternate plot to Mr Malhotra. The last date for hearing was November 25. Before the deadline, HUDA sent a dispatch of allotment letter to Mr Malhotra in favour of plot No 480 on November 22. But the rate fixed for the plot was Rs 6578 per square metre. The original rate (allotment made in Sector 21), however, was Rs 262 per square metre.

Mr Malhotra again moved the DCDRF for the contempt shown by HUDA by not complying with its order to give the alternate plot at the old rate. Chief Administrator N. C. Wadhwa and Estate Officer of HUDA, Gurgaon, Pradeep Kumar were made the respondents in the case. The respondents, however, did not turn up on December 3, the date of hearing. Consequently, the DCDRF has issued a show cause notice to the respondents as to why action should not be taken against them.

Inquiries by ‘NCR Tribune’ reveal that some aggrieved original allottees in Sector 21 placed under similar circumstances have already been given alternate plots. Original allottees of plots 51, 274P, 140, 312, 183P, 306 and 54 have been allotted, respectively, plots 476 (special preference -Sector 45), 181 (Sector 5), 3074 (Sector 46), 2010 (Sector 45), 1059 (Sector 40), 2011 (Sector 45) and 290P (Sector 45).



Shivani murder, Parliament attack: Blame them on Vaastu deficiency
J. T. Vishnu
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 8
An expert, who claimed that Indian Parliament is ‘Vaastu deficient’ and the problems it has been facing over the decades are due to its ‘circular structure and west-facing entrance’, has now said that the ‘Indian Express’ journalist Shivani Bhatnagar’s gruesome death, R. K. Sharma’s present state and the sex scandal about Sai Baba’s ashram were due to ‘bad Vaastu’.

Ashwinie Kumar Bansal, who has been involved extensively in Vaastu research, said that there are some serious faults with the Shivani Bhatnagar’s Navkunj Apartment flat. While the main door of the flat is facing south-west, the direction of death and destruction, the toilet and the bedroom are in the north-east direction, meant for meditation activities and where no sex is allowed and where there should have been a drawing room.

“Our government does not show any interest in Vaastu and even doesn’t intend to encourage research activities in this field. That is the reason there is very little awareness among the people on these aspects,” quips Mr Bansal.

He said that when R. K. Sharma was in Mumbai, the case was not very strong against him. It was only when he shifted to Panchkula, he had to face a tough time. Since Sharma’s house in Panchkula has a South-West entrance and a perpendicular road near his house inviting all negative energies, things went wrong.

Forget about them, even Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, who is highly worshipped by millions of devotees and followers around the world, has not been spared. He had to face allegations on a sex scandal due to bad Vaastu in his ashram.

In the ashram, the toilet is located in the North-East direction, the zone where activities like meditation and prayer are supposed to take place.

Apart from Parliament, the other buildings facing west and involved in similar problems are Ansal Plaza and the Red Fort, which had witnessed terrorist attacks in the recent times.

On Divali eve this year, two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter in the basement of Ansal Plaza. There was a terrorist attack on Parliament on December 13 last year and the Red Fort was attacked by LeT ultras on December 24, 2000.

Ansal Plaza is facing west and the parking entrance is declining from north to west. Apart from this, the eastern part of the open courtyard of the plaza is higher than the western part with a cutout along the east-west axis. The parking lot is in the basement and extends towards south-west.

Parliament is circular in shape, which is the main reason for the political instability, communal disharmony, terrorist attack, unemployment and poverty. Mr Bansal, who had visited various Parliaments in the world, said that only the Indian Parliament is circular in structure.

Precisely this is the reason why we are still lagging behind and not prospering well despite the presence of vast and rich resources in the country, he added.



Work on road not to be over before Surajkund fest
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 8
The four-laning work of the Badkhal-Surajkund road here is likely to be completed in January next year. The widening of the 13-km road was started a few months ago with a view to providing an easy access to south Delhi and the Surajkund area, a familiar tourist spot. According to district authorities, the work on the project had been in full swing but due to some reasons, it is not likely to be completed by December 21 when the Surajkund Trade Fest - 2002 begins. The fest will be on till December 30.

The authorities propose to provide an impressive entry point with proper lighting on the Delhi border near the shooting range and instal lights on the whole stretch. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anil Malik, told `NCR Tribune’ that the approach road at the border near Sector 37 and Badarpur would also be widened. The encroachments on the sides of the highway were being removed.

He said work on improving and repairing the service lane on the side of Mathura Road had been going on. He said while several bus shelters had been constructed on the national highway between the border and Ballabgarh town, 75 per cent of the traffic lights and streetlights had been made functioning. The green belt was being improved and work on providing stations for autorickshaws (three-wheelers) was on.

He informed that a meeting of senior government officials had been fixed with top officials of the Union Ministry of Surface Transport to finanlise the proposal of providing a flyover at Badarpur border. Admitting that the project had been delayed, he said the state government had been putting pressure to make the project start early.



SP to protest against development charge
Shiv Sharma

Bhiwani, December 8
The Haryana Samajwadi Party has decided to oppose the development charges imposed by the Municipal Council in the town. Stating this here today the state vice-president of the party, Mr Ramesh Verma, said that demonstration would be staged in protest against the imposition of development charges on outer colonies of the town. He said that the Municipal Council had imposed development charges at the rate of Rs 120 per sq mtr on the outer colonies of the town without any prior notice, which was undemocratic.

He disclosed that a meeting of party workers had been called at Nehru Park on December 23 in this regard and it would be converted into a procession thereafter, which would be taken out from the main markets followed with submission of memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

He maintained that grave disparity had been observed in the development charges. For instance, a land costing Rs 30 per sq mtr, had also been brought under imposition of Rs 120 per sq mtr development charges, whereas a land costing Rs 5 or 10 thousand per sq mtr too, carried the same development charges, which is totally baseless, headded

Lashing at this undemocratic step, Verma threatened to resort a statewide agitation if the development charges were not withdrawn in due time.

He said that the imposition of electricity charges at the rate of Rs 25 per sq mtr is completely illegal. The state government intended to make the people homeless instead of providing facilities, he added. He said that the state government should undertake development works without charging any development fees.

Beware of infected blood

Bhiwani: An oration was delivered in order to create awareness on the dreaded AIDS at local Adarsh Mahila College here today. Addressing the students Dr Aditya Gupta, a physician at local civil hospital, told that AIDS spread through unsafe sexual contacts, inoculation of infected blood, use of infected and unsterlised syringe and to a child through its HIV positive infected mother. He asserted that the awareness drive towards this dreaded ailment would create a positive atmosphere and by conducting such seminars in the schools and colleges the motive is that this awareness should more be publicised. Dr Gupta stressed the need of blood donation as the donated blood saves lives.

The Principal of the institution, Dr Urmila Singla, said that special care should be given to the AIDS infected patients. She called upon the students to educate about this dreaded at least fifty people of their surrounding, as it could be spread in multiplication numbers.

She also said that several patients succumb to their injuries after accidents for want of blood. A healthy person could donate blood several times, she said adding that misconceptions about this that a healthy person could fell weak is totally uncorroborated as the quantity of given blood is recreated within hours after donating blood.

Dr Singla disclosed that a blood donation camp would be organised at the college on December 10.



A jolly good daredevil who shot down enemy planes
Parmindar Singh

Trevor Joseph KeelorNoida, December 8
Trevor Joseph Keelor, who had the distinction of being the first IAF pilot to have shot down an enemy aircraft in a dogfight, was a happy-go-lucky boy. He was also an excellent sportsman and all-round athlete at school and a popular officer in IAF.

He was commissioned into the IAF in November 1954, little knowing that he would one day carve a niche for himself and achieve a coveted place in the annals of IAF for his epoch-making heroic exploits and achievements.

On September 3, 1965, was a historic day for Keelor. At 7 am, his section at Pathankot was asked to intercept a formation of F-86 Sabre jets backed by F-104 state-of-the-art supersonic fighters of the Pakistan Air Force. Trevor was leading the section of four Gnet aircraft. The interception took place over the Chhamb Battle Field, where the Indian Army was holding back the Pakistan Armoured division, trying to break through to capture the Akhnoor Bridge, the main link to Kashmir.

Trevor immediately engaged the enemy aircraft in a fierce dogfight. Later, he shot down a Sabre Jet. This was a historic moment for the IAF and the country, as with it Keelor became the first Indian pilot to have shot down an enemy aircraft in a war in India’s history. Trevor went on to fly over 20 sorties against the enemy and by the time the war ended, he shot down an enemy spotter plane, which had intruded into our territory near Amritsar.

For this heroic act, Trevor was awarded the Vayu Sena medal for bringing back a Gnat aircraft with the throttle stuck and a Vir Chakra for gallantry.

As a Fighter Pilot, first he was posted to No.1 Squadron, Palam. Initially, Wing Commander Keelor flew Vampires, Hunters and then joined the famous No. 23 Squadron, which had introduced the Gnats Aircraft into the IAF. Keelor had qualified as a Pilot Attack Instructor and an Instrument Flying Examiner.

After the war, Trevor was selected to attend the Higher Command Staff College Course in England at Andover, and returned to New Delhi to hold an important post in the Directorate of Air Defence in Air Headquarters.

Therewith, he went on to Command No. 23 Squadron, which was based at Srinagar and retired from the Air Force in 1978.

Trevor had later worked in various assignments in Iraq and Saudi Arabia before returning to India in the 1990s, when the Civil Aviation Industry was under going dramatic changes. He was chosen as the Chief Operations Officer of Archuna Airways. Staying in that capacity, he set up the new airline and directed its operations with distinction.

Born on December 8, 1934, in Lucknow, Trevor Joseph Keelor had studied in St Francis’ High School, Lucknow, St Georges College, Mussorie, and La Martiniere College, Lucknow, before joining the Indian Air Force in 1953. At school, he excelled in sports, an all-round excellent athlete and was fond of music.

Trevor retired from his service in 1998 and lived peacefully with his wife Patsy and three sons at Sector 25, Noida.Trevor Joseph Keelor passed away on April 27, 2002, after a brief illness. He was very popular with the boys, who served under him and provided excellent leadership. He was very attached to his family and was a devoted husband and a caring father.

“He loves music, dancing and had a good sense of humour,” recalls Trevor’s wife Patsy. The friends, colleagues and family members miss their beloved Trevor Keelor, they fondly remember him for his sense of dignity in his splendour personality.



Currency notes worth lakhs shredded by fodder-cutting machine
Our correspondent
Tribune News Service

Sonepat, December 8
Shredded currency notes worth lakhs of rupees were recovered at Barona village yesterday, some 15 km from here. The notes were found shredded in a fodder-cutting machine. According to a report, the Kharkhauda police have seized the notes and further investigations are in progress. The police are also looking for one Aman who had hidden the currency notes inside the fodder.

It is stated that some residents of the village were dumping bales of fodder at a place near the samadhi of Baba Hari Dass in the village, and a machine for cutting fodder was installed there. Labourers from Rajasthan were employed to cut the fodder. Unaware of the notes hidden in the fodder, they went about doing the work, and the notes were shredded along with the fodder.

The news spread like wild fire in the village and a large number of villagers arrived on the scene. The police were later informed about it.

Milch animals killed: At least nine milch animals were reported to have died due to Galghotu disease during the past one week at Pipli village, about 25 km from here.

According to a report, the owners of the milch animals alleged that the death was caused because of the apathy of the officials of the Animal Husbandry Department. They failed to react in spite of repeated complaints made to them in this regard. Their indifference and failure to supply immediate medical aid to check the disease led to the death of the animals, the villagers alleged.

Mysterious deaths: Two cases of mysterious deaths, one each from Garh Mirakhpur and Kundli, have been reported, causing panic among the people of these villages.

According to a report, the victims were identified as Jagminder of Garh Mirakhpur village and Sanjiv (17) of Kundli village.

Nine injured in clash: At least nine persons, including a woman, were injured last night in a clash between two rival groups at Chitana village, about 9 km from here.

According to a report, all the injured persons were immediately hospitalised. The police have registered the case and investigations were in progress. No arrests have been made in this connection so far.

Municipal elections on January 19: The Haryana Government has decided to hold the elections to the Kharkhauda Municipal Committee in this district on January 19.

According to official sources, a notification to this effect was issued on December 5. The filing of nomination papers will begin from December 16. The scrutiny of the nomination papers will begin on December 23 and all the objections and petitions will be disposed of by the District Electoral Officer by December 28.

The last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers is December 30. The polling will be held on January 19 between 8 am and 4 pm. The counting of votes will be done after the polling ends and the results will be announced immediately.

Two hurt in mishaps: A youth was injured when he was hit by a motorcycle on the Sonepat-Murthal road last evening. Krishan, the injured youth, was immediately hospitalised and is stated to be out of danger.

According to another report, Maha Singh, a resident of Bhalsawa village, was injured in an accident on the Sonepat-Bahalgarh road here last evening. He was immediately hospitalised. The police are still investigating into the case. No arrests have been made in this connection.

Charan Singh’s birth anniversary: The Krishan Vigyan Kendra, Sonepat, has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister Charan Singh on December 23. According to a report, it will honour some progressive farmers on this occasion.



Two booked for killing criminal
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, December 8
The police have registered a case of murder against Jatinder and his associate, Chandi, in connection with the alleged shooting dead of a dreaded criminal, Krishan Kumar, of Bhainswal Kalan village on the night of December 6.

According to a report, the name of third suspect is yet to be ascertained by the police. Two bullets were extracted from the body during the postmortem examination. It is stated that the crime was a revenge killing.

The alleged assailant, Jitender alias kala, was recruited in the police force during the regime of Mr Bhajan Lal and was later dismissed on the orders of the Supreme Court.

The victim, Krishan Kumar, was a dreaded criminal and was involved in number of murder and other criminal cases.

Krishan Kumar had shot dead a police constable of the Delhi Police, Mr Virender, while he was boarding a bus at Bidhal village, about four years ago.

The police had registered a case of murder against Krishan Kumar and his associate, Deepak, of Farmana Majra village. The accused, Jatinder and Chandi, have been named in the FIR registered in connection with the alleged murder. Krishan Kumar and Satbir were the main witness in the murder case.



3 women among 5 injured in road accident 
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, December 8
At least five persons, including three women, were seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling overturned on the G.T. Road near Bhigan village, about 10 km from here last evening.

According to a report, the injured persons were identified as Mr Gopal Kishan, Ms Dayawanti, Ms Sunita, Ms Alka and the car driver, Mr Sanjeet. According to sources, all of them belonged to Jagadhari.

They were on their way to Delhi for taking part in a religious congregation. The injured persons were immediately hospitalised and were stated to be out of danger.

According to sources, the car driver lost control of the vehicle when he made an attempt to overtake a truck.

According to another report, two persons sustained serious injuries when a truck hit a car on the G.T.Road near HUDA Sector 7, about 10 km from here last evening. The injured persons belonged to Patiala and the car was on its way from Delhi to Chandigarh.

In another accident, a person identified as Munni Lal was injured, when his scooter was hit by a jeep on the G.T. Road near Pio Munyari, about 15 km from here last evening. The injured person was admitted to the local Civil Hospital and was stated to be out of danger.

Meanwhile, one person identified as Satbir of Lohari Tibba village and a four-year-old boy were injured in two different road accidents last evening.

Both the injured persons were hospitalised. The police were still investigating the cases and no arrest has been made so far.



Gang of Bangladeshi robbers busted
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 8
The North-West district police today claimed to have busted a desperate gang of Bangladeshi robbers with the arrest of 14 suspects, including three middlemen (Dalals) from Saraswati Vihar and Shaheen Bagh near Jamia Millia Islamia.

Ten suspects, Aslam alias Shakur, Saidul, Mota Abul, Farooque alias Gaffar, Ismail, Chota Abul, Mohammad Sayyed, Alamgir, Mohammad Dulal and Mohammad Rashid were arrested while they were planning to commit dacoity in Saraswati Vihar in North-West area. Their interrogation led to the arrest of their other suspects from Shaheen Bagh. They were identified as Mohammad Salaam (28), Mohammad Rustam alias Aslam Bhai (30), Mohammad Abul alias Chota Abul (22), Abdu Ali Khan (26) and Jaffar Ali (22), the police said. The police received secret information that the suspects would attack a businessman’s house in the area. A police team in plain clothes was deployed near a park where they had to assemble. When they were challenged by the police, they fired at the police team. The police also fired back and succeeded in arresting them.

The police recovered five country-made pistols, 12 live cartridges, three empty shells, two khukris (knives), two button-actuated knives, two lever rods and one screwdriver from their possession.

During interrogation, they disclosed their involvement in a dacoity cum attempt to murder case at the house of senior Supreme Court lawyer, Shanti Bhushan in Anand Vihar in East district on November 6. In the attack, Shanti Bhushan was also injured. They had also looted Rs 25,000 from the house of an income tax officer at Kalindi Colony, opposite Maharini Bagh.

Criminals held: The South district police arrested four members of an inter-state criminal gang involved in a number of car-jacking, abduction, robberies and murder cases in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

The suspects were identified as Irfan (24), Munna alias Shahnawaz (22), Mohan (23) and Manoj alias Chhotu (19). Two Santro cars, cell phones, looted jewellery, one loaded pistol, two knives and 14 cartoons of whiskey containing 672 quarters were recovered from their possession, the police said.

On a specific information, a trap was laid for the suspected car at Andheria More near Mehrauli yesterday. Subsequently, the car with a fake number plate was intercepted and its occupants were arrested. One loaded pistol and two knives were recovered from them.

In another case, the South district police arrested three other car-jackers who were involved in a car jacking case of a Lajpat Nagar businessman. The Zen car of the victim was recovered, the police said.



215 Bangladeshis arrested, 114 deported

Noida: The Intelligence Department of the Noida police have arrested 215 Bangladeshis and deported 114 others back to Bangladesh over the last one year. They were living illegally here. It is learnt that cases against 103 Bangladeshis were pending in the court.

According to Inspector S. P. Singh, in charge of the local intelligence unit, the identities of the suspected people are confirmed before they are taken into custody.

The local police take the assistance of the BSF authorities of the area to establish the identities of the suspected people. Subsequently, the arrests are made and other actions initiated.

The district authorities are keeping a watch on the movement of Bangladeshis in Noida in view of their increasing role in criminal activities in the city. OC



Gun fired at a marriage party blinds one
Our Correspondent

Noida, December 8
Firing shots at the time of marriage is quite common in northern India, especially when the marriage party accompanies the groom to the bride’s house.

In one such marriage party, where the baraat had come from Alwar in Rajasthan to Rohi Batta village under the Javer police station, gunshots fired by one Kanwar Pal Singh reportedly hit another member of the marriage party, Laxman Singh, as a result of which the latter lost his eyesight.

According to Mr Rakesh Paliwal, Station Officer, Javer police station, some people in the marriage party had started firing gunshots in the air in jubilation. One shot fired by Kanwar Pal Singh hit Laxman Singh in the face, blinding him.

Laxman Singh had made a complaint to the police who are trying to arrest accused Kanwar Pal Singh, Mr Paliwal added.



High-tech films that lend true-to-life colour to prints launched
Tribune News Service

Jindal Photo Films, the leading manufacturer of photographic products, has announced the launch of Fujicolor Crystal X-TRA 400 high-speed 35mm colour negative films.

The new high-performance film incorporates Fujifilm’s patented 4th colour layer technology, lending true-to-life colour to prints. The 4th colour layer is a feature available only in Fujicolor films.

The managing director of Jindal Photo Films, Mr Rathi B Pal, said “High-speed film till recently was used primarily by professional and advanced amateur photographers. We have launched the Fujicolor Crystal in the Indian market to bring the best of technology at attractive prices to our customers.”

Philips monitors: Royal Philips Electronics has introduced a new range of 15,17 and 18 inch business and multimedia flat panel monitors, thereby enhancing its range of best-in-class LCD monitors. This range of brilliant monitors is packed with innovative features such as ultra slim side panels, smallest ever footprint and outstanding display quality.

Philips 180P2, 170B2 and 120S3 monitors with unique features, performance and styling, is built to meet the evolving requirements for diverse corporate setups.

Hearing aids: Widex India has launched hi-tech digital hearing aids, Senso Diva, a new dimension in hearing aid technology. With millions of satisfied Senso users, Widex has used its exceptional experience to develop an advanced Senso called Senso Diva.

The managing director of Widex India, Mr T. S. Anand, said “The success of Senso prompted us to design the more advanced Senso Diva. At widex, we are not only focussing on new and better technologies for the hearing impaired but also spreading awareness regarding hearing impairment.”

Trekking shoes: Action has launched technologically advanced high grip trekking shoes. The rugged sole of the shoe absorbs shock and are skid resistant. They have comfortable ankle pads, which absorbs extra energy. Moreover, the insole does not shrink with age.

The trekking shoes have durable and comfortable cushion for the collars. Its soft and conforming tongues provide maximum comfort.

New launch from Nike: Nike has launched its latest sports and fitness line. The latest range is available at the Nike’s new flagship store in Mathura Road spread over an area of 3000 sq ft.

The current product line for men, women and kids runs through athletic, tennis, golf, running, tech training, basketball and active lifestyle footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment (including watches, eyewear, PSA players, heart rate monitors).

Designer gas stove: Padmini Appliances has launched its latest four-burner top gas stove model CS-416 and CS-416A. These new models, with international sleek looks, have been designed keeping in mind the need for designer looks and thoughtful control panel.

The high technique battery operated 4-burner gas stove (CS-416 model) has been launched with integrated knobs along with individual pair of sparks, which increases the life of the battery.

Winter solutions: Crown Electrical Appliances has launched the latest range of instant and storage water heaters, thermo convector fans, heat convectors, heat radiators and immersion heaters for this winter.

The instant and storage water heaters have vertical and horizontal forms, which is ideal for low bathroom ceiling and mezzanine floors. The outer sheet is made up of heavy gauge CRC sheet, which is electrostatically powder coated or stove enameled for ensuring longer life.

Smart shoes: Franco Leone has unveiled smart casual shoes keeping in mind the demands of trendy men. Designed with special emphasis on comfort to the Indian foot, the range is crafted out of imported upper material and PU soles which allows self-shine and durability. The look is very relaxed and symbolises comfort. The company says that their target audience is men who wear their attitude and moreover, who don’t compromise on comfort and style.

Winter care lotion: Ayur has recently launched the first-ever super hydrating and vitaminised herbal winter care lotion.

This extra rich moisturiser is specially formulated for winters. Ayur’s extra rich herbal care lotion imparts satiny texture to the skin, helps maintains skin’s tenacity and elasticity while delaying aging.

Knightsbridge range: Givo has launched its Knightsbridge range for its ‘topnotch’ customers. This aristocratic range comprises of classical designs made from 100 per cent wool. Givo has always considered suit making as a science and art and this philosophy of Givo stems from the fusion and harmony of the 4F’s- fashion, fabric, feel and fit, the basic core for suit making.

Herbal toothpaste: Balsara Home Products has re-launched its flagship brand Babool toothpaste and toothpowder. The new Babool brand retains the original brand value of being the most economical toothpaste. The toothpaste has the extract of Babul herb and has multiple oral care benefits, including gum protection and plaque control.

TSF range of shoes: Tej International has brought out TSF range of shoes. The TSF range of shoes with extremely good leather is superfine chrome tanned. “Contemporary designs and a wide range of colours is what distinguishes us from other shoe manufacturers,” said Daljit Singh, MD of TSF shoes. “Our company is also the first one to introduce the concept of widest range of ‘Directly Injected’ PU sole with the help of highly advanced German technology, thus revolutionising the shoe manufacturing industry in the country,” said Prem Madaan of TSF shoes.

Mughal Garden: The house of Hari Darshan, the people behind the Hari Darshan Agarvati, has launched a new brand of tea, ‘Mughal Garden.’ The tea with its distinctive aroma and taste is all set to carve out its own place in the market. Selectively picked and processed using state-of-the-art technology to retain the real flavour of tea, Mughal Garden comes in attractive packets of various sizes.

Corporate gifts: Superhouse Leathers, the manufacturers of Allen Cooper brand of shoes has announced a range of corporate gifts including men’s portfolio bags, laptop portfolio, bath kits, a wide range of wallets, passport holders and other leather accessories.

“With a vast experience of premium markets of the world, entry to the Indian premium leather market is logical and in perfect timings to ensure an inclination of all successful men towards the rich Allen Cooper leather accessories, "said Fuzail Ahmed, head of marketing.

Auto Ignition Stoves: Milton gas stoves has launched a new range of burner stoves. The burners are marked by slim and elegant stainless steel bodies and possess aluminium mixing tubes for better efficient and high-tech brass burner tops. What Milton offers to its customers is an assurance of quality and safety at reasonable prices. The collection of two burners has six different models with the features like backside multidirectional nozzle, tri pin base brass burner tops, round drip trays and auto ignition system.

Shoes for young men: Liberty footwear has introduced a new ‘Gliders range’ of shoes. The new product line is meant for the young men who are constantly on the move, and addresses their need to dress with style, flair and flamboyance.

In keeping with the international trend this season, Gliders has created complete range with variety of fastening systems including velcro, elastic, lace down and slip-ons in more than a dozen styles.


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