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Fosters smile after 15 months
Hope for early extradition
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
When the murdered British girl’s father, Trevor Foster, told media two days ago that his mission of the arrest of his daughter Hannah’s suspected killer, Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, would succeed, he did not know that he wouldn’t have to wait long.

The Detective Superintendent in the Hannah murder case, Mr Alan Betts, today confirmed that Kohli had been arrested and the DNA and finger prints had matched. Extradition would also become easier now, he felt.

The Fosters hugged and kissed each other before photographers and cameramen at a press conference held today. Mr Foster said he had smiled after 15 months and if there were any tears, these were of joy. They hoped that the extradition of Kohli to the United Kingdom would happen soon.

Mediapersons accompanying the Fosters said they got to know that the British media was amazed at the success of the Fosters’ mission so soon.

The British team was so cautious that when Mr Betts got a phone call from the DGP of West Bengal, saying that the police had got their man, he did not respond thinking why would a state police chief call him up on the toll-free line set up by employers of Mr Foster. The person who called up on the phone identified himself as the DGP of West Bengal and asked Mr Betts to contact him with regard to the capture of Kohli.

Sources said Mr Betts finally thought of returning the call. The West Bengal police got a number of phone calls from people. Initially, when it got the first call, they could not believe it. Then followed a flurry of calls.

The ITV correspondent, Sara, who was preparing the Fosters for public appearance, said it was the gut feeling of the Fosters to reach out to the Indian people to get justice for their daughter.

The British police and even the Fosters were doubtful about the mission. They feared their presence might rub the Punjab police the wrong way and the Fosters would have to relive the trauma of having to conjure up the memory of their daughter.

A journalist said both the British police and the Fosters would not speak much as they did not want trial against Kohli to be adversely affected. There was no report about who was the claimant of the Rs 50 lakh reward for his capture.

In a written statement read out before the media, Mr Trevor Foster said: “We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Indian people. Not only have you come forward with new and important information to facilitate this arrest, but you welcomed Hillary and I, strangers from a distant country, into your hearts and minds during the short time we have been here.” He further said: “Your sympathy, understanding and support have given us great comfort and helped ease the pain of the tragic loss.”

The Fosters refused to answer questions, saying that they wanted a fair trial and extradition of Kohli. Mr Foster said he did not want to jeopardize the trial and the extradition process. He said: “Hillary and I are mentally and emotionally exhausted by this whole experience and we need to recharge our batteries and take in everything that has happened over the past few days.”

“When we arrived in India less than a week ago, we said we hoped to achieve three things: to raise public awareness about Hannah’s case, to launch an independent phone hotline facility to encourage information flow concerning Kohli’s whereabouts and to get an update on investigation progress from the Indian police. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect an arrest to be made while we were in the middle of our short visit,” he said.


Kohli in judicial custody in West Bengal
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 16
Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, prime suspect in the alleged rape and murder of 17-year-old British student Hannah Foster, who was expected to be brought to Punjab by the Punjab police has been sent in judicial custody in West Bengal.

Following the development, the Punjab police team led by the SSP Patiala, Mr N.S. Rai, are in touch with the local police to chalk out the next course of action. A decision regarding his extradition is likely to be taken tomorrow. The authorities are even reconsidering if Kohli should be brought to Punjab at all. Sources said the FIR lodged with reference to Kohli in Mohali did not call for his presence here nor would it prove to be a hindrance in his extradition.

Earlier, it was thought that the Punjab police would bring Kohli to Mohali’s Phase VIII police station. Yesterday, the DGP Punjab, Mr A.A. Siddiqui, had said Kohli’s custody was being secured as Interpol had contacted the Punjab police in connection with the case. Some persons, who had reportedly given shelter to Kohli before his escape from Mohali, would be questioned, he added.

Kohli was arrested yesterday from Pani Tanki in the Siliguri sub-division of Darjeeling district. Kohli was trying to cross over to Nepal. Kohli, who had left behind his wife and two children in England after allegedly committing the crime and escaped to India, would be handed over to the Punjab police by the state police.

Chandigarh-born Kohli, a graduate from Patiala University, had migrated to England in 1993 and settled down after marrying a British. He was working there as a driver with a courier company. Parents of Hannah Foster had announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for his arrest.


2 more cholera cases at PGI
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Two more positive cases of the water-borne disease cholera have been admitted to the PGI from the neighbouring areas in the last two days.

While a patient from Khubari village in Ropar district Rashpal Kaur was admitted with the cholera symptoms yesterday, the institute sources confirmed that she tested positive for cholera.

Another patient, Heena, who arrived today from an area near Ambala road, has also been confirmed of suffering from cholera after the tests.

Also, the Department of Medical Microbiology at PGI has also submitted a report on the stool samples to the UT Health Department. The samples were collected from the affected areas last week after cholera outbreak.

Meanwhile, the UT Health Department, which had already confirmed six positive cases of cholera in Chandigarh last week, has not confirmed any other positive case in the city.

To provide clean drinking water at the construction sites in the city (all water samples from these sites were found unfit for consumption), the Health Department officials had asked the private contractors to make provision of potable water and latrines to the labourers employed by them. The authorities had already taken the decision of allowing the private contractors to bring drinking water from the Municipal Corporation water pump in Sector 15 for the labourers.


Collector’s rate may hit commercial property
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 16
The enhanced Collector’s rate for property — used as a benchmark for registering sale deeds — is likely to slide down the prices of commercial property, besides ensuring that the administration earns several lakh of rupees as stamp duty.

Property dealers and real estate agents in the township say that the enhanced Collector’s rate for commercial property in various sectors, announced yesterday, are more than the prevailing market price. This, they say, will lead to a fall in prices of commercial property in the township.

The administration, through a notification yesterday, had announced a hike of almost 10 per cent to 30 per cent in the saleable price of property in the urban areas, with a hike of almost Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 per sq mt in the saleable price of commercial property. The hike in the Collector’s rate for commercial property (per sq mt) is between 8 per cent and 37 per cent, and for residential property between 11 per cent and 27 per cent.

Mr Randhir Malik, a top real estate agent in the township, says: “The existing market price of commercial property in Sectors 12, 12-A and 17 was between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 8 lakh, the Collector’s rate (on which the registration of a sale deed is based) has been worked out at Rs 10.20 lakh. Similarly, in case of Sectors 14 and 18, where there are no takers for the booths (commercial sites and structures) and the existing price varies from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 11 lakh (based on the location of the booth), the enhanced rate has been fixed at Rs 10.20 lakh.”

He says that in case of Sector 10, the existing market price of property is between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 11 lakh and the rate has been fixed at Rs 12.50 lakh. In Sector 16, the existing market price for a booth is between Rs 10 lakh to 11 lakh, but the new rate fixed for the Sector is Rs 12.50 lakh. “In these sectors, there was already a slump in the sale of commercial property, and the enhanced rates, fixed at more than the existing rates, would further cause a decline in sales here, thus a further fall in prices,” he says.

Real estate agents, however, say that the Collector’s rate for commercial property in Sector 7 had been fixed at a relatively lower price as compared to the market price. Though the cost of a booth in Sector 7 is Rs 45 lakh, the new rate is fixed at Rs 14.5 lakh, and as against the market price of Rs 2 crore for an SCF in Sector 7, the Collector’s rate has been fixed at Rs 32. 20 lakh.


Ramamurthy highlights importance of technology
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
'Quality health at an affordable cost is a dream of everybody,'' remarked Prof VS Ramamurthy, secretary, department of science and technology (DST), New Delhi while delivering the address at the inauguration of academic session at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here today.

Prof Ramamurthy, a nuclear physicist himself said, ``Gone are the days when all was doctor centric,'' and pointed out the current changes in the medical system that had posed challenges for the policy makers in the country.

Narrating his own personal experiences, he highlighted the importance that technology has gained over the years. He said that in many cases technology even preceded the involvement of doctors during the treatment.

He also said that the country faced a number of challenges as a large number of persons needed to be taken care of but the infrastructure was limited.

Highlighting the three focal areas for the DST, Prof Ramamurthy said first thrust area was drug development. The drugs, he said, needed to be developed at a right cost. Second, he said, the equipment was needed everywhere for treatment, which should be made available to the patients at the nearest possible location. Referring to the third focus of the DST, he favoured the correct use of telemedicine for the better treatment.

For upgrading the diagnostic facilities in the country, Prof Ramamurthy talked about evolving an accreditation system for diagnostic centres for setting up world standards in diagnosis.

He also informed the audience about the current strategies of the DST which include the project Kishore Vigyan Pratsahan Yogana for young students and Fast Track Research Grants for young scientists.

Earlier, Director, PGI Prof KK Talwar apprised the audience about the current achievements of the PGI and urged the residents to rise above self interests.

Informing about the current academic status of the PGI, the director said that the present enrollment consisted of 430 postgraduate students in various courses, 136 senior residents pursuing superspeciality courses, 150 students enrolled in allied health services and an enrollment of 247 students in National Institute of Nursing Education, (NINE) at the PGI. Dean, PGI Prof Sudha Suri presented the vote 
of thanks. 


3 Femina Miss Indias for fashion extravaganza
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The Aristocrat Premium Fashiontails, the hottest fashion show featuring three Femina Miss Indias 2004 Tanushree Dutta, Sayali Bhagat and Jyoti Brahmin will be held at North Park Resort, Panchkula on July 20.

Giving this information to The Tribune Mr Vinod Banga, Vice-President, Sales, Jagatjit Industries, said also featuring in the show will be Bollywood stars like Lakshmi Pandit (selected Miss India who surrendered her crown), Mehak (heroin of Bollywood blockbuster - Naye Padosan), Apoorva Jha (heroin of movie Socha Na Tha with Sunny Deol), international top models from Lakme India Fashion Week, Lakshmi Rana, Sharan Mishra, Sonalika Sahay, Krishna Somani and four top male models will be displaying the NIFD students designer creations on the ramp at the biggest fashion bonanza of the decade.

Ace fashion choreographer Priyanka Singh will choreograph the star-studded fashion show.

Ms Priyanka Singh, who is also Centre Director of NIFD, Chandigarh, informed that the hottest Bollywood star Amrita Rao who has been elected NIFD Fashion Icon 2004 by the budding designers of NIFD all across the nation will also be awarded this title during the Aristocrat Premium Fashiontails by Mr Abhay Singh Chautala (MLA), chief guest of the show.

Aristocrat Premium Fashiontails, the Annual NIFD Fashion Show will feature 14 different collections conceived and executed by over 62 student designers as part of their passing out project.

The highlight of the fashion show is the display of special garments by all top models, which has been designed and created exclusively by NIFD students using Fevicryl products.

The show will also feature leading pop star Mohini Singh along with the hottest dance troupe Razzle-Dazzle to entertain the select guests during the breaks.

Mr Banga added that this is the first time that all three Miss Inidas along with top Mumbai models will be sashaying down the ramp together to pump up the heartbeats of audience. Jagatjit Industries Ltd is association with NIFD in the past have designed and presented, exclusive series of fashion-cum-music extravaganzas, which have been tremendously successful and widely acclaimed by one and all.


First Bijli Suvidha Kendra inaugurated
Dial 1912 for power complaint
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 16
The harassed electricity consumers can breathe easy with the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) starting the 'model complaint centre' here. The Bijli Suvidha Kendra was inaugurated by the Chairman of Haryana Power Utilities, Maj Gen (retd) B S Rathee, near the Industrial Area sub-station today.

Patterned on the complaint centres being run in Andhra Pradesh, the 24-hour computerised centres are aimed at faster redressal of complaints. A four-digit hotline-number 1912, having three lines, has been set up here for the convenience of the consumers, and will be manned by a private firm. The complainants can now register complaints at the hotline, which after being fed into the computer, will be acknowledged. The time frame for the setting the fault right will be communicated to the complainant.

For the fast fault repair, the field staff of UHBVN will be provided with mobile phones and will be informed of the fault by the staff at the complaint centre. The pilot project is being initiated to redress the electricity complaints in the minimum possible time, says the Managing Director, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN), Ms Jyoti Arora.

Elaborating upon monitoring system evolved by nigam, Mr SK Diwan, Director (Operations), UHBVN, said a daily status report on the complaints would be compiled. The middle-level officials would monitor the functioning of the centres and their performance would be discussed at regular intervals, he said. He said that Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) also set up such centres at Ambala, Karnal and Panipat by UHBVN and at seven places.

Later, Major General Rathee said that the state was still facing a power crisis because the sowing of paddy was on, and the monsoon had not yet started. He said that there was a shortfall of 500 MW, and the Power Utilities was spending Rs 14 crore a day to ensure that the demands were met.

The Chairman said that 16000 tubewells were sanctioned last year, and the Power Utilities was unable to deal with the additional demand thus generated. However, with the commissioning of the seventh unit and eighth unit of the Tau Devi Lal Thermal Power Plant, Panipat, by December, the state will be able to meet the shortfall.

Major General Rathee also said that the undeclared load by power consumers had also had an affect on power generation. He warned that consumers were given a deadline till August 31, for declaring load more than the sanctioned load. 


Illegal Hutch towers wake up PUDA
Chitleen K. Sethi
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 16
Hutch, the latest mobile company to launch its services in Punjab seems to have started on the wrong foot. The company has installed a large number of towers in Mohali without taking permission from the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA). While this renders all Hutch towers illegal, it has also led to a loss of potential income worth lakhs to PUDA.

While PUDA has issued resumption notices to over a dozen households in Mohali for allowing Hutch to install their towers on rooftops, direct action against Hutch is expected next week.

According to the policy laid down by PUDA to allow telecommunication companies to install towers, the company had to pay Rs 75,000 for every tower installed after procuring the necessary permission. The company had to get site plans sanctioned for every tower. Structural stability and safety certificates from qualified structural engineers, too, had to be submitted by the company to PUDA. Other than these, an affidavit from the owner of the building giving his consent to the installation of the tower had to be submitted. Hutch did not do any of these.

“Hutch had not even bothered to apply to PUDA for permission. A complete survey of all towers installed by the company in Mohali had been ordered and requisite action against the company would be initiated thereof,” said Mr Yashvir Mahajan, Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA, Mohali.

Mr Mahajan added that every tower installation had to be individually checked and okayed by PUDA officials on the basis of certain pre-established premises. “As the regulating authority, we have to ensure that such installations are suitable in terms of location and structural safety norms,” he said.

PUDA has also asked owners of residential houses to explain why their plots should not be resumed on account of allowing major violation of bylaws. According to rules, installation of such towers is allowed only on built-up portions of commercial, industrial and institutional sites and on open spaces within the commercial, industrial and institutional sites. However, no such installations are permissible on residential locations.

The houses that have been issued these notices include numbers 210, 245 and 316 in Phase II, 2058 in Sector 69, 3616 in Sector 71, 8 in Phase XI, 411 in Phase X, 482 and 489 in Phase 3B1, and 1490 in Phase 3B2.

“Those who had allowed towers to be installed on their houses would have to demolish these, besides facing penal charges. These so-called multinational companies had shown scant respect to the rule of law and had caused loss of revenue to PUDA. These were also hazardous to human life in residential areas”, pointed out Mr Mahajan.


Verma releases book on security
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, has said that in the current security scenario, India must equip itself with the latest warfare strategies to meet new challenges to its unity and integrity, both from internal and external sources. He was speaking after releasing a book, “Changing Perspective of National Security, edited by Mr P.C. Dogra, a former DGP of Punjab.

Speaking about the book, Mr. Dogra informed the Governor that the forum had organised a seminar on integrated management on national security in September last in which eminent speakers and experts in various fields presented papers on external and internal security.

Mr Dogra said the book was a compilation of the presentations made in the seminar. The prominent contributors were George Fernandes, a former Defence Minister, Mr N.N. Vohra, a former Defence and Home Secretary, General V.N Sharma (retd), a former Chief of the Army Staff, Lt-Gen Vijay Oberoi (retd), a former Vice-Chief of the Army Staff. Admiral P.S. Das (retd), a former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Mr G. Parthasarthy, a former High Commissioner of India in Pakistan, Mr K.S. Sudershan, sar sangh chalak of the RSS, Justice G.D. Sharma, a former Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Mr G.V. Gupta, Air Vice-Marshal Kapil Kak (retd), Mr Prakash Singh, a former DG, BSF, and Mr D.R. Karthikeyan, a former Director of the CBI.

Mr Dogra said the book was about the threat perception to the country in totality. It highlighted the vulnerability of the nation from disruptive forces working within the country and how the unstable internal situation affected the performance of the armed forces.

He said the subjects chosen were topical and thought-provoking like Integrated management of national security, Pakistan and challenges to national security, Analytical appraisal of India’s defence policy, Challenges to India’s security: A holistic appraisal. Indo-China relations and Tibet, Higher defence management in India, Bangladeshis’ illegal immigration, LTTE, Naxalite movement, DRDP — Expectations and shortcomings, Militancy in J&K and rule of law.


Ravi Kant Sharma attends mother’s kriya
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 16
Suspended Inspector General of Police, and a prime accused in the murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar, Mr Ravi Kant Sharma, was brought to the township for an hour on custodial parole.

Mr Sharma was brought here by a team of the Delhi Police for the kriya ceremony of his mother. His mother, Mrs Kamla Sharma, had died after a prolonged illness on July 7. Mr Sharma reached here at about 1.30 pm, and after getting his head tonsured, as per the Hindu rites, he participated in the kriya ceremony.

The IG’s mother had severed ties with Mr Ravi Kant, his wife and daughters, after Mr Ravi Kant’s arrest, almost two years ago. She had bequeathed all her property to her daughter, Ms Sudha Joshi, and had moved in her daughter’s house in Mani Majra. Though Mrs Kamla Sharma died on July 7, but none of her children, other than Ms Joshi, attended the funeral. Mr Ravi Kant’s elder brother, Mr Satish Kumar, and another sister, Ms Uma Singhal are settled in the USA.

Mr Ravi Kant had reportedly applied for a longer parole, but was granted only an hour’s parole. A number of senior IAS and IPS officers in the state attended the kriya ceremony today. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr Ravi Kant was taken away by the Delhi Police to Tihar Jail.


Rains halt in city for a while
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
True to the forecast, the monsoon continued to be unpredictable today. After intense heat this morning, the sky was suddenly overcast for a while, putting a question mark on the forecast given by weathermen, who had maintained yesterday that the rains will remain elusive for another three to four days.

However, the rain pattern was extremely fragmented, so much so that it rained in far away pockets. Whereas areas around Sector 29 and 20, as also in the adjoining Panchkula did not receive much rain, the southern sectors of Chandigarh and parts of Mohali received considerable but rainfall. Also it was hardly a pouring that could qualify as rain. Largely, it was a drizzle.

The most conspicuous development of the day was the wind velocity that assumed high proportions around 1 pm today. The result was for all to see in the Sector 17 commercial area where a Hutch signboard, about 25-foot long and about 15-foot wide, fell off under the pressure of winds.

Mercifully, the fall was interrupted by a full grown tree. Had it fallen straight from over the Sant showroom in Sector 17 where it was erected, many visitors would have been injured. Elsewhere, barring damage to the green cover, no losses due to the squall were reported.

As for the weathermen, they still maintain the nature of monsoon will remain unpredictable. Little rain is expected because of the western disturbances taking the monsoon towards the foothills of the Himalayas.


Relaxation for wards of city police staff
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Rajesh Kumar, today relaxed the age and physical standards for the wards of the employees of the Chandigarh police.

The age limit for general category wards of the employees has been increased from 25 to 27 years. For Scheduled Caste employees, it will now be 32 years instead of 30. The age limit has been increased from 28 to 30 years for OBCs.

The male wards of the employees could avail relaxation in either the chest or height measurements, a circular stated.

For children of police employees, the age limit has been increased by two years. Women candidates will get relaxation in height and age.

No other relaxation will be given to wards of employees of the Chandigarh police. Candidates shall have to produce a certificate from the SSP or the SP concerned. The certificate will have to be produced in original. The relaxations have been given under the Punjab Police Rule 12.5, conferring powers on the IGP. The Chandigarh police has invited applications for 230 posts till July 31.


Boy dies in roof collapse; 3 held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
Bhola, Ashok and Sheela of Behlana village have been arrested for allegedly causing by negligence death of an eight-year-old Farhan last night in a roof collapse. They have been booked under Section 304A of the IPC.

Babbu Khan, father of Farhan, complained that the trio, his neighbours, had allegedly stored a huge quantity of sand and mud on their weak roof leading to its collapse. Farhan died last night when he was buried in the debris of the roof. Building material had been stored on the roof for the repair of the house.

Eyewitnesses said Farhan remained buried in the debris for at least an hour leading to his death. 


Woman gambler held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 16
The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested Rekha, a gambler of Sector 25, and recovered Rs 43,595 along with gambling slips. This is one of the biggest gambling catch in the city in recent times.

While Rekha was arrested on the spot, her husband Om Pal ran away, the police said.

The couple belong to the Sansi community and was allegedly indulging in illegal business.

2 held for thefts: The crime branch of the Chandigarh police today arrested a Burail-based carpenter who was allegedly involved in three cases of theft and chain snatching.

The crime branch has recovered two CD players and mobile phones each, a gold chain, a scooter and a camera from Mehfooz who hails from Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. He was arrested from Kajheri village.

Raids are being carried out on other gang members of the 20-year-old Mehfooz.

Three cases have been registered against Mehfooz.

In another case, a Sector 28 resident Narinder was today arrested, along with a VCD stolen from the house of a neighbour Subhash. The police is yet to recover Rs 3000 and a pair earrings also stolen from the residence of Subhash.

Subhash had faintly identified Narinder when he broke into his house last night. Subhash approached Narinder and when he was confirmed the person seen last night was the same, he nabbed him and handed over to the Sector 26 Police Station.


Theft in Command Hospital hostel
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 16
In a daring burglary, miscreants today targeted the residential hostel of PG Doctors near Command Hospital and vanished with cash worth Rs 15,000, two mobile phones, camera and other valuables.

Rooms of five doctors, living in the nursing accommodation, just behind the Command Hospital in the Chandi Mandir cantonment area, were ransacked and cash, valuables and documents were taken away.

The police say that the doctors had left the nursing accommodation in the morning for the hospital. When they returned back in the afternoon at about 2.30 pm, they found that their rooms had been broken into.


Two children missing
Our Correspondent

Lalru, July 16
Two children - Sohan Lal and Lovely - of Chaundheri village have been missing since Wednesday.

Sohan Lal, a Class VIII student of Government High School, Dappar, went to the school and did not return, his father, Mr Gurmej Singh, said, adding that Lovely had called Sohan Lal from the class for some urgent work on that day. School teachers confirmed Lovely’s appearance in the school.

The matter has been reported to the police.


Two killed in mishaps

Panchkula, July 16
A scooterist riding a scooter with registration No HR-49-5462 was crushed to death by a canter (HR-07-2693) near Madhanwala village at about 10.30 pm today. In another accident, a scooter-borne youth was crushed to death by a vehicle on the Pinjore-Nalagarh border tonight. TNS


Two thieves land in hospital
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, July 16
Two thieves were injured while they allegedly attempted to enter an industrial unit along the Kalka-Ambala highway near here, last night. They were admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. According to the police, Mohammad Imran and Deepa, both local residents, sustained injuries when they were trying to enter Sada Shiv Complex, a shopping complex, at around 2.30 a.m. through a telephone cable.

Seeing the thieves clinging to the wire. watchman of the complex Mithelesh raise alarm following which they jumped over a shed, made of asbestos sheets, of cement manufacturing unit. Unable to bear their weight, the sheets broke and the thieves came crashing down. A case under Sections 457, 386 and 511 of the IPC has been registered against them.

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