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Students allege police inaction
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
The students of Chandigarh Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Behlana, today alleged that the police was going slow in registering a criminal case against the institute which duped them of large amounts of money by making false promises.

The matter was reported to the police, which had, till now, failed to register a case, alleged Pulkit, Chanchal, Gaurav and Hemant.

On the other hand, SHO, Sector 31 police station, Har Sahai Sharma, said, “Both the parties have agreed to discuss the issue tomorrow. If they fail to reach a compromise, then we would take action.” He said if need be, the police would even seek legal opinion before registering a case.



From Schools
Tiny tots visit Silvi Park
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 4
Tiny tots of nursery class of Shastri Model School visited the Silvi Park today accompanied by teachers Manjit, Balwinder Jaskiran and Rajneesh.


Teej: Shishu Niketan Public School, Sector 43, here celebrated the arrival of monsoon with ‘Aaya Sawan Jhoom Ke’ in which the tiny tots of the school took part enthusiastically, today. Later, the students were briefed about the significance of monsoons and ‘Haryala Teej’.

Health camp: An ENT camp was organised in Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, under the ageis of Health Plus, an organisation known for conducting school health programmes. Dr Anuj Kaushik, ENT specialist, examined around 1100 students. Dr Archana Gopal, the school doctor assisted him. Report of each student was prepared on the basis of the medical check up.


Exhibition: Ashirbad and Swati of Kendriya Vidyalaya - 3, BRD, bagged the first position in Hindi and English declamation contests, respectively, in the two-day social exhibition which concluded at KV High Grounds, here today. Kendriya Vidyalaya - 29 emerged the winner in the group song and dance competitions while the quiz competition winner was KV, High Grounds. The programme was inaugurated by the venue principal S.K.Bhatia. As many as 12 schools of the Chandigarh cluster, with about 275 students, participated in various competitions.

Play: On the eve of World Friendship Day, the students of Dikshant International School, in association with DPS, Jaipur, staged a street play based on prevailing corruption in our country ‘Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai’ at Sector 17,Chandigarh, today.



Woman knocks on HC door
Her son had died in police custody due to “torture”
Vishal Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Refusing to cower before the callous system, Phulwati, mother of Anil Kumar, a Colony no. 4 resident who had recently died allegedly in police custody due to torture, today knocked the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

A medical certificate of cause of death issued by the PGI on July 11 says that multiple injuries sustained by Anil could not have been the result of a fall from the first floor (10-12 feet). This nullifies the suicide theory.

She filed a writ petition seeking directions to the UT administration, the Centre, the UT SSP and the Manimajra SHO to register a criminal case against Narinder Singh, sub-inspector, Manimajra (at present in Police Line, Sector 26, Chandigarh).

She has also prayed that investigation into the case, as and when registered against Narinder Singh, should be handed over to the CBI or any independent investigating agency under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

Phulwati has also sought that a writ, order, or direction be issued to quash FIR no.282, dated July 11, lodged at the Manimajra police station at the instance of Narinder Singh, as the same was illegal, concocted, and without jurisdiction.

Moreover, contempt proceedings should be initiated against Narinder Singh for violation of the Supreme Court's orders. The facts of the case, according to the petition filed by Phulwati, are that on July 11, her son Anil left home for his workplace at M.W. Market, Industrial Area Phase-1, Chandigarh, after doing some household chores. At about 7 pm on the same day, some police personnel, without uniform, of Colony No. 4 beat him up and told his family members that Anil had met with an accident, at Naraingarh, and was admitted in PGI Chandigarh

At this, the family members of Anil immediately rushed to the PGI where they were informed that he had died at 5:30 pm. Later, family members (uncle Ved Parkash and sister Geetanjli) came to know that Anil was taken into police custody by Narinder Singh and that he had not met with an accident, as alleged by the police.

In order to save their skin, Narinder Singh and other policemen, concocted the story of accident. But, following a public outcry, the police came out with yet another story saying that Anil had committed suicide by jumping from the first floor of the Manimajra police station where he was kept in custody.

A post-mortem report shows following injuries: Fracture of pelvis bone, lacerations/contusions on the neck, spleen ruptured, and kidney lacerated and injury on the left testicle. On the contrary, there were no vertebrae, long bones or skull fractures and significantly there was no injury on head.



Lawyers seek Hawara’s production warrants
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 4
Defence lawyers of Jagtar Singh Hawara, accused in jailbreak case and convicted in Beant Singh assassination case, today moved an application before the court of chief judicial magistrate for issuance of production warrants of Hawara.

Lawyers A.S. Chahal and T.S. Sudan pleaded that earlier Jagtar Singh Hawara was not being produced in this case before this court on the plea that an order under Section 268 of the CrPC had been passed against him by the adminstration.

The order had ensured that Hawara would not be removed from the prison on account of his trial in the Beant Singh assassination case. It was contended by the lawyers that since the case had been decided by the court, the order under Section 268 CrPC had ceased to operate and the accused Hawara was required to be produced in this court for trial in the jailbreak case.

Also, almost all accused in this case were on bail and were appearing in the court. One or two accused, who were also facing trial or convicted in some other cases, were being brought from Model Jail, Chandigarh, so as to appear in this case and face the trial. It was also asserted that as per law, the court proceedings could not be held at any place excepting the courtroom of the learning presiding officer, wherein, normally other cases were taken up.

There was no specific order by any authority for holding proceedings against Hawara in the jail premises, the lawyers averred.

It was, therefore, prayed that the SP, Model Jail, Chandigarh, may be directed to cause the production of Hawara immediately so that proceedings might progress in the case.The CJM issued notice for Tuesday to the state on the lawyers’application.

The case is pending before the CJM and the next hearing is on August 27.



Kishore Kumar remembered
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 4
Rich tributes were paid to legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar on his 78th birth anniversary here at a musical programme and a singing contest held at Kalagram today.

As many as 35 singers between the age groups of 16 to 50 years participated in the event organised by Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts (CIPA) in collaboration with NZCC.

Male artists rendered songs immortalised by Kishore Kumar while female artists sang Asha Bhonsle’s songs.

Securing top position in the male and female categories in the 16-25 age group were Rajiv Kumar and Sheetal Kashyap, in 26-35 age group were Satinder Rawat and Tara Rani while Dr Hemant Herdieker won in the 36-50 age group where no female qualified.



Bureaucrats show their poetic side
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, August 4
Gifted with poetic vein, sensuous imagery and emotional sensibility, nine senior IAS officers participated in a 'Bureaucrat Kavi Goshthi' organised by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi in its conference hall here today. Welcoming the poets, akademi chairperson Dr Naresh said the event was ‘unique’ since only the bureaucrat poets of standing were invited to share their innate poetic potential.

As expected, the poets maintained the serenity of spirit, sovereignty while articulating their emotions in suitable paradigm of words. Be it the theme, romantic agony, ecstasy, human relationships, cultural or socio-political pollution, protest against anti-human activities, the poets covered all in their poetic renditions. Poetess Usha R. Sharma gave a flying start to the event with 'Roshni ki chidiyan' and Hukam Singh Rana conducted self introspection as ‘Dushman nahin hai aur koi saare jahaan mein, boye huye the kaante paon mein chubh gaye’. J.S. Ahluwalia was more satirical while A.S. Pooni and N.S. Rattan, G.S. Sandhu, Vijay Ranchan and Shiv Raman Gaud captured the ideological dimensions of social and ethical virtues of life.

With his delightful melodic renditions, Ramendra Jakhu Sahil enraptured the audience taking the climax to spectacular heights. On relationships, he said, “Shaque ki muthi mein hai rishton ka wazood, waqt ne aise sharart ki hai”. He depicted the hostile attitude of social patriarchs in "Sarr uthauon ke abhi socha hi thaa, voh bolle ke bagaawat ki hai". 



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