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ICL’s Grand Finale
Stars leave fans yearning for more
Aneesha Sareen
Tribune News Service

Tanushree Dutta performs on the final day of the ICL Twenty20 Championship in Panchkula
Tanushree Dutta performs on the final day of the ICL Twenty20 Championship in Panchkula on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Panchkula, December 16
Expecting a galaxy of shining stars, thousands of cricket fans, braving the evening chill as well as the chaos outside the ICL grounds here today, were left disappointed with only three of them making a lightning appearance for the grand finale, that too to promote their forthcoming film.

A wave of excitement ran through the audience inside the stadium when at 7.30 pm actors Ajay Devgan, Irfan Khan and Ayesha Takia appeared on stage after the Provogue fashion show. Before them, actress Tanushree Datta of the “Aashiq Banaya Aapne” fame enthralled the audience with her scintillating dance performance.

But by the other three actors -- no performances. They simply walked onto the stage and singing peans about the ICL tourney, urged the spectators to watch their film ‘Sunday’.

A trailer of the movie was screened. “Its amazing to be in Chandigarh amidst the huge rush and witness this turnout of fans. I hope you all enjoy the game and may the best team win,” said Ajay Devgan to the cheering audience.

Dressed casually in blue jeans and a black coat, the actor was chewing gum all the time. The mike was then handed over to Ayesha Takia. “It’s great to be here, fabulous. Please watch my film,” she said. “I am backing the Chandigarh Lions,” said actor Irfan Khan.

The trio then unveiled the poster of their film and left, leaving thousands of fans yearning for more. Many were seen jostling one another for a glimpse of the actors, craning their necks and standing on their toes on chairs.

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Near stampede at entry gates
Tribune News Service

  • There were fears of a stampede. Those with passes, especially women and children, had a tough time making their way through the crowd.
  • There were scuffles between the spectators and the security men.“ It seems they (security guards) are here for VIPs and officers only,” said a spectator.
  • Policemen, instead of controlling the crowds at the gates, were busy ensuring their acquaintances managed to enter the stadium.

Panchkula, December 16
Despite the bitter cold, thousands turned up for the ICL Indian Cricket League Twenty20 tournament on the final day today.The rush stumped the organisers.

It was total chaos at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium. Whereas the stadium was packed to capacity, outside huge crowds of cricket enthusiasts blocked the entry gates, including the VIP gate.

There were fears of a stampede.Those with passes, especially women and children, had a tough time making their way through the crowd.

It all started with the closing of the gates by the organisers immediately after the match began. Instead of controlling the crowds, policemen and private security guards were busy ensuring their acquaintances managed an entry.

Security personnel were seen roughing up the spectators. There were scuffles between the spectators and the security men.

“ It seems they (security guards) are here for VIPs and officers only.They are least bothered about the public,” said an exasperated Mandeep Singh, whose son sustained minor injuries at the gate.

Those trying to come out of the stadium were stuck inside due to poor arrangements.

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‘Civil judge’ in judicial remand
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
A local court today remanded Inderjit Singh of Lalru, allegedly moving about in a stolen car with a red beacon posing as “civil judge junior division-cum-judicial magistrate”, to two days’ police custody. He was arrested yesterday.

Thirtyfive-year-old Inderjit Singh was involved in several cases of theft in the city and surrounding areas. The police recovered from him several documents of stolen vehicles as well as eight stolen mobile phone sets.

The police said Inderjit would steal from cars or take away cars. As he moved in a car with a red beacon posing as a VIP, no one suspected him to be a thief. Inderjit is a married man with two children. An illiterate, he has been disowned by his parents.

DSP Vijay Kumar said Inderjit was arrested on March 24 last year while posing as personal security officer-cum-driver of the director, CBI. He would drive a Gypsy bearing a plate which read “CBI Director”. He would fleece gullible couples sitting in parks and steal from vehicles parked in markets or secluded places. He was “Civil judge” in court remand released on bail in December, 2006. The DSP said the accused was arrested from the Railway lights on Madya Marg in Mani Majra following a tip-off. He was driving a stolen Santro car with a fake registeration (CH-03-U-4088) the original being (CH-03-W-4060).

During interrogation, he confessed that during a theft, he chanced upon the identity card of Ravneet Singh, civil judge junior division-cum-judicial magistrate. The card was issued by the registrar, Punjab and Haryana High Court. He pasted his own photo on the card and put a stamp on it. The car belonged to a Sec 38 resident and was stolen from Lajpat Rai Bhawan in Sector 15 in April this year. Last year, Inderjit was arrested from Sector 36 with stolen laptops.

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Come summer, AC buses will roll on city roads
Ajay Banerjee
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The Chandigarh administration, after months of delay, is now ready to purchase 10 Volvo-type AC buses, 18 mini AC buses and five 5 double-decker buses to its fleet.

The buses were scheduled to be purchased this summer and the administration had allocated Rs 10 crore for the same. These buses should be on the city roads in the next three months. Tenders have already been invited.

Air-conditioned buses will be affordable as these are targeted at office-goers and employees. On the weekends, the buses will running point-to-point between important tourist destinations like the Sukhna Lake, Sector 17 andr the Rock Garden.

All of these 10 AC buses will be integral coaches on the pattern of the luxury Volvo buses. Each of these will cost about Rs 65 lakh. The 18 mini AC buses that will run between city sectors. These buses will have fewer stops.

The double-decker will be re-introduced on the city roads. The last such bus was phased out in the early eighties. CITCO purchased one with an open roof for its tourist circuit and named it the “hop on hop off” bus. It is doing well.

The new double-decker buses will run on specified routes. These will carry double the number of passengers on congested routes, especially the Madhya Marg.

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Litigants seek relief as per land-pooling scheme
Acquisition of Land for Sectors 76 to 80

Chitleen K Sethi
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 16
The litigants of Sectors 76 to 80 here who did not accept the compensation awarded to them by the government following the acquisition of their land have now demanded that they should be compensated as per the new land-pooling scheme of the government.

A land-pooling system for compensating farmers whose land is acquired by the government is under active consideration. Other than the Gujarat model suggested by a committee of officers who had visited Gujarat, the government is also looking at the possibility of sharing 80 per cent of the increase in land’s value after it is acquired.

For a typical housing colony this would mean that the landowner would get a 500 square yard of developed residential plot, a 121 square yards of commercial plot and cash per acre of the land acquired.

Some of these litigants, who claim to be also representing the cause of the farmers through the Kisan Hit Bachao Committee, have, however, demanded that as part of the land-pooling scheme, the land owners be given half the residential developed land and half of the commercially developed land.

Members of the Kisan Hit Bachao Committee headed its convener D.P Singh haves also demanded that since many of the litigants of sectors 76 to 80 did not accept the award granted to them when the land for these new sectors was acquired by the government, they should be compensated as per the land- pooling scheme.

Members of the committee had also met Greater Mohali Area Development Authority officials to put forth their demands. Sources, however, pointed out that the members of the committee were told that compensating the litigants of Sectors 76 to 80 according to a new scheme would not be possible.

It was highlighted that such a move would not just cause immense losses to GMADA but also open a Pandora’s box of claims. It was feared that all those who had given their land for the development of these sectors would then go to the courts claiming compensation according to the new scheme.

GMADA officials also pointed out that only 102 acres of land for Sectors 76 to 80 was under litigation and majority of the land was already with the GMADA.

Sources added that GMADA’s stand on this demand of the litigants was also projected during a meeting with the chief secretary who took views of both sides on record.

GMADA’s fears on this issue were not ill founded. Some residents of Sohana whose land had been acquired by the government for the development of Sectors 76 to 80 and who had accepted the compensation award and given up their land, held a meeting yesterday.

They put forth their claim that in case the litigants get compensation according to the land-pooling scheme, they too would demand the same.

“We followed the rules and gave up our land. We too should be compensated according to the new policy whenever it is finalised,” said Bagh Singh, a resident of the village.

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Architects of UT concerned over city’s future
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
Former chief architects of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana today expressed serious concern over the diminishing role of the UT’s Urban Planning Department in the decision making process and its adverse consequences on the city’s future.

Some of the senior architects, who had the opportunity to work with Le Corbusier, today assembled at the residence of M.N. Sharma, former UT chief architect, to discuss their apprehensions about the city’s future in light of adhoc decision being taken by the Chandigarh administration.

After conversing about the issue, the participants felt there was a need to constitute a high-level committee, which should direct the administration on technical issues to ensure orderly and balanced growth.

It was also felt that former senior architects were not even consulted on serious issues concerning the city while UT officials were representing the city’s case for UNESCO heritage city status.

The Chandigarh administration and the Union Ministry of Culture should have ensured that the city was represented by the urban planning department and the person who was capable of undertaking the intricacies of planning and architecture.

“Though the administrations swears by Le Corbusier, but when it comes to acting with responsibility, snap decisions are taken.

More jobs meant more house and less open spaces. There is little land left,” said one of the participants.

It was also felt that to retain the basic concept and character of the city, it was necessary that planning of the entire region be taken in to account.

The eminent architects demanded that since efforts were being made to put the city on the UNSECO list, any changes in the heritage buildings should not be done by an ordinary architect.

Among others, Aditya Prakash, S.D. Sharma, S.N. Kohli, P.R. Luthra, S.K. Midha, Sarabjeet Singh and R.L. Goyal were present there.

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Too ‘careless’ to nab car thieves
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
Carelessness on part of the Rajpura police has “ensured safe passage” to two members of a suspected gang of car thieves, who had decamped with a car from Chandigarh on December 4.

Sources in the Chandigarh Police said a Maruti car (CH-03-3024), which was reportedly stolen from Sector 22 on December 4, met with an accident at Gagan Chowk in Rajpura after a few hours it was stolen from city. The car rammed into a stationary truck from rear and was badly damaged. A highway patrol ambulance of the Punjab Police rushed the two occupants of the car to the AP Jain Hospital in Rajpura. One of the victims was profusely bleeding while the other escaped unhurt in the mishap.

A UT police officer told TNS that the Rajpura police did not even bother to note down the name of the other occupant of the car, who escaped in the mishap. The other injured, was reportedly termed unfit to record his statement by the doctors in the night. However, when the police went to the hospital next day, it was told that the patient had gone away from the hospital without informing anyone.

The Rajpura police contacted the car owner, Charanjit Singh of Sector 22 informing him that his car had an accident, after a few days. Charanjit Singh reported the matter to the Sector 22 police post and a police team rushed to Rajpura.

The police officials at the Focal point Police Post, Rajpura reportedly told their counterparts that the occupants of the car looked to be drug-addict and were trembling as if they had taken overdose. They were slim and clean shaven and might have belonged to either Bathinda or Dabwali.

The Chandigarh Police, after failing to get any clue about the miscreants, came back with the mangled remains of the car. The police official said had the Rajpura police note the name and addresses of the culprits they would possibly have cracked an inter-state gang of car thieves.

The in charge of the Focal Point Police post, Rajpura, assistant sub-inspector Sukhpal Singh maintained that the car was found abandoned by the police. The occupants of the car were rushed to the hospital by the highway patrol ambulance, which only provide help to road accident victims. The staff did not note the name and addresses of the occupants, which was not their normal duty.

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Traffic police to have alcoholmeters
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 16
The district police is all set to add punch to its challan drive by acquiring alcoholmeters to keep a check on drunken driving.

“It was found that people involved in road accidents quite often are under the influence of liquor making others suffer for their fault,” said Panchkula SP Sandip Khirwar.

The drive of the local police to rein in the traffic offenders has not only accomplished the desired results but has also filled up the coffers of the police this year. The total earning of the local police has already touched Rs 58 lakh through the challans only. Till last month, the police had challaned 28,678 vehicles for various offences. It is expected that the earnings through challans this year will be double the amount earned last year as more than Rs 8 lakh was earned last month itself. In 2006, total income of the police was Rs 35 lakh.

The police is satisfied with the results achieved from its challan drive during the year.

Making offenders loosen their purse strings had also reflected in the figures of accidents and deaths reported this year. There was no increase in the number of deaths and against 100 fatal accidents till November last year, 95 were reported during the corresponding period this year in the district. This was despite the fact that traffic had increased by 5 and 10 per cent, said Khirwar.

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In Basta
Student’s Murder
Cops reach a dead end
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
“Untraced” reports even in heinous crimes, including rape and murders, seem to have become the favourite line of action of the police. Nothing else can explain it better than the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, Satbir Singh alias Bobby, whose case was closed after 22 months of investigation, after his body was recovered on March 1, 2000.

The police maintained that “serious efforts” were made to solve the case, but no clue came to light forcing investigating officials to send the case as untraced on December 12, 2001.

The murder came to light in the morning of March 1, when a passerby noticed the body lying in a ditch near Kansal village and informed the police. The body bore strangulation marks and the victim was also sodomised before putting to death. The body was wrapped in a bundle of rags. The police registered a case of murder and unnatural offence under Sections 302 and 377 of the IPC.

Bobby, a student of Sector 40 Government High School had been bunking his classes for over a week before his murder was detected. He would go out from the house at 9 am and return by 2 pm, giving impression that he was attending school. The fact, which came to light after his murder, said the police.

Satbir Singh, alias Bobby, a resident of Sector 40-C, was a student of Government High School in the same sector, but had been bunking his classes for the past one week. He used to go from his house at 9 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. everyday to give the impression that he was attending school.

The victim Gurbaksh Singh, in his complaint to the police, reported that his son left for the school as usual on February 29. When he did not come till late in the evening, he made inquiries about Bobby’s whereabouts from his classmates, but to no avail. He finally lodged a missing person report in the Sector 39 police station and the next day he was told that Bobby’s body was recovered.

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Land Usurp Case
Chief secy to probe war widow’s allegations
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 16
The ministry of defence, Government of India, has asked the Punjab chief secretary to inquire into the allegations of Mahinder Kaur, a war widow and a resident of Sil village whose piece of land was allegedly usurped.

This is the same piece of 30 kanals of land in Sohara village which has been under dispute for quite some time. It was alleged that former DGP S.S. Virk and property dealer Vijaypal Singh Dimpy had also tried to buy this land.

According to S.S. Sohi, president of the Ex-servicemen Grievance Cell, Mahinder Kaur was a war widow of the 1962 war and was given ten acres of land in a village near Patiala for the services rendered by her husband for the country.

She wanted a piece of land near her village. She won a case in the court which ordered that she be given an equal amount of land near her village. “But she was given only 30 kanals of land in Sohara village. The rest of the land has still not been given. Moreover, since she is alone and old, people have been trying to usurp these 30 kanals also by getting her to give her thumb impression on all sots of papers. The cell brought the matter to the notice of the ministry and now the ministry has ordered the Punjab chief secretary to inquire into the whole issue,” she said. She should also be given the rest of her land, added Sohi.

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Capitol Complex to have museum of knowledge
The museum of knowledge will be the state-of-the-art building with discussion rooms, seminar rooms, research facilities and a library-cum-research centre
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The administration has decided to set up a museum of knowledge (MoK) in the Capitol Complex. This will be as per the original design of the Governor's Palace building and will be at the same location, as planned by Le Corbusier.

The MoK is to be based on the four postulates laid down by Le Corbusier - ethics, sociology, economics and technology. The MoK in today's context will be the state-of-the-art building with discussion rooms, seminar rooms, research facilities and a library-cum-research centre.

An exhibition and display room will be part of the building along with all necessary facilities. The MoK is the fourth element of the Capitol Complex, the other three being the Assembly, the Secretariat and the High Court.

Le Corbusier envisaged the museum of knowledge as a space for "the people" in the complex complementing the other spaces earmarked for the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. This arose from the need to incorporate all four aspects of a functioning democracy in the Capitol.

Though located outside the national capital, the museum will seek a national, even an international character and role. The obliteration of distance by the net and e-mail will be factored in. The museum will draw upon all resources, local, national and world-wide. Its core will be provided by the educational, research and state agencies located in Chandigarh.

Seminars, debates, discussions on chosen subjects will be organised in the museum through out the year. Exhibitions and displays of objects will be loaned from other institutions. The museum itself would have a digital library consisting of books, tapes, CDs, computers, etc.

A committee has been constituted. It will be chaired by the home secretary Krishna Mohan, and comprise B.N. Goswami, eminent art historian, Vijay Gupta, former director PEC, Chandra Mohan, chairman of the Governing Body of PEC, Prof Rajnish Wattas, principal CCA, Satnam Namita, eminent architect, Pramod Kumar, director IDC and Kanwar Sandhu, resident editor, Hindustan Times.

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Sector 10 residents protest multi-storey houses for staff
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
Construction of multi-storey houses in place of Type-13 houses in Sector 10 for government employees has now triggered protest from the occupants of private houses in the area.

The residents believe that multi-storied structure would put additional burden on the basic amenities. “Instead of the multi-storied houses, houses for judges would have been a better option”, the residents told mediapersons.

After holding a meeting under the chairmanship of P.H. Vaishnav, a former chief secretary of Punjab, the residents decided to represent their case before senior officials of the administration.

Recently the employees of the Type-13 houses had launched an agitation on getting evacuation notices. The administration had earlier decided to construct houses for judges in place of Type-13 houses.

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Vijay Diwas: ’71 war heroes paid homage
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The Western Command today celebrated Vijay Diwas at its headquarters here to commemorate the victory of Indian armed forces over their Pakistani counterparts on both eastern and western fronts during the 1971 war.

In a wreath laying ceremony held at Veer Smriti, the Command War Memorial, Lt-Gen T K Sapru, GOC-in-C, Western Command, veterans of the Indo-Pak wars and other officers, JCOs and ORs paid homage to the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the country. Prominent among the retired officers present on the occasion were Lt-Gen R S Dayal, Maj-Gen D P Singh, Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, Brig K S Sandhu, Lt-Col R S Sharma and Lt-Col ML Sharma. Later in the evening, a candle-lighting ceremony was also organised at the memorial. Nearly 500 members of the families of Chandimandir Military Station participated in the event in remembrance of the martyrs.

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Raising Day celebrated
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
A special Sainik Sammelan was held by the 25 Air Defence Regiment to celebrate its 48th Raising Day, somewhere in the Western Sector today. The sammelan was addressed by Colonel Vikash Sharma, Commanding Officer of the Regiment.

Rich tributes were paid to Gunner Ajay Minhas of the regiment, who died while serving with the 10 Rashtriya Rifles. The Raising Day celebrations included a function at the officer's mess, a programme with the troops and their families and a Barakhana.

A large number of serving and retired officers of the regiment attended the function. The regiment was raised at Deolall on December 16, 1959, and has taken part in all major operations, including Operation Ablaze in 1965, Operation Riddle in 1965, Operation Cactus Lilly in 1971, Operation Trident in 1987, Operation Rakshak-II, Operation Vijay in 1999 and Operation Parakram.

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Rs 15 lakh for paraplegic centre
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 16
Punjab minister for cooperation and defence services welfare Capt Kanwaljit Singh gave a grant of Rs 15 lakh to General Commander-in-Chief of the Western Command Lt General T.K. Sapru for the upgradation of the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), Mohali.

The minister was the chief guest at a function organised to mark Vijay Divas held at the centre yesterday.

The director, PRC, briefed the minister and Gen Sapru about the development of the center, including health care facilities and rehabilitation of 100 per cent disabled soldiers.

The minister met the inmates and their families and appreciated the work skills being used in the centre. He presented gifts to the inmates for excellence in the fields of basic computing, printing press, candle making, knitting and games.

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Singapore woos Chandigarhians
Mandeep Puri

Chandigarh, December 16
A special open top bus, along the orchard road, will be free for every visitor to Singapore this season, said Kenneth Lim, area director, Northern and Eastern India, Singapore Tourism Board, who is on a visit to the city to promote Singapore Tourism.

TSN Lim said, “The festive season is round the corner and Singapore is celebrating it in a unique way from November 17, 2007, to January 2, 2008. Because of the high per capita income within the region, we are focusing on Chandigarh and neighboring areas for tourist arrivals. Last year, Chandigarh recorded a growth with a healthy 15 per cent increase.

The festive season will have a host of things and pictures from light up carols to countdown parties, international concerts, art exhibition and shopping promotions. Tourists can avail huge discounts on late night shopping. All festive parties are free for all arrivals.

Kenneth said, “Singapore will be the only country to be organised night time event in the history of Formula 1 racing in 2008.

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BJP to approach admn on delimitation of wards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The BJP will approach the district administration afresh for reconsideration of delimitation exercise carried out for the wards of the Panchkula municipal council.

Addressing a press conference here, Haryana senior vice-president of the party Gian Chand Gupta termed the delimitation of wards as autocratic adding that the authorities had not sought any public opinion before finalising the boundaries. Pointing out anomalies in the notification, he said these were occupant specific instead of clearly mentioning the ward limits. He said they would approach the deputy commissioner again to rectify the shortcomings in the delimitation process.

“We had submitted a memorandum to the district administration right after the delimitation was announced. However, we failed to get any response from the authorities,” he added.

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Tourism dept’s New Year treat
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The Chandigarh tourism department will celebrate the Chandigarh New Year Festival at various tourist places from December 26 to January 1.

The festival will start on December 26 with a musical evening dedicated to R.D. Burman at Sukhna Lake at 5:30 pm and at Plaza Carnival, Sector 17, at 6 pm.

Little Champs performance would be organised on December 27 at 6 pm. Renowned dancer Devyani will perform a classical dance on the same day at the Chandigarh Museum, Sector 10, at 6 pm.

Vintage car display will be held on December 28 at the Lake Club at 11:30 pm. Old film-song lovers will also get a special treatment on the same day at Plaza at 6 pm.

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Pensioners demand CSD canteen facilities
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The Coordination Committee of the Central Government Pensioner’s Association celebrated pensioners day to discuss the problems related to health among the pensioners at the auditorium, Art Gallery, Sector 10, here today.

Raj Pal Sharma, general secretary, has offered the administration for utilisation of expertise at a little cost which will help to reduce the financial burden from the government.

The resolution regarding medical facilities to all government pensioners, CSD canteen facilities, additional pension for service beyond 33 years was adopted unanimously and sent to the Prime Minister and other related officers.

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Letters

Inadequate transport system

A large number of educational institutes have come up on the road between Banur and Rajpura during past few years. In the absence of adequate transport arrangements by the concerned institutes, the students have to depend upon other buses. Especially the bus stand in Banur remains over-crowded through out the day. Very often the students become restless since PRTC buses refuse to lift students, especially the pass holders. It is high time that the authorities take remedial measures, before the situation leads to student agitation resulting in law and order problem. It will be better to start some special buses from Banur to Patiala/Chandigarh.

Kulbir Singh
Rajpura

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Man held with 1,200 litres of kerosene
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 16
The police today, in a joint operation with the Food and Supplies Department, seized 1,200 litres of kerosene and arrested a Dhanas resident.

According to the police, Bundleshwar Kumar Tiwari of Dhanas was arrested following a secret information from airport light point this morning. He was coming from Ambala in a mini truck (CH-03-N-3134). In all, six drums of 200 litres each, filled with kerosene, were seized. The police said the accused smuggled the oil from Haryana to the city.

A case under the various provisions of the Essential Commodities Act has been registered in this regard.

Caught stealing

Parkash of Bihar reported that Satwar of Uttar Pradesh was caught red-handed while picking his pocket on Saturday. His wallet was containing Rs 400 and some documents. The accused was handed over to the police, which arrested him after registering a case.

Vehicles stolen

Surat Singh of Sector 34 lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his Scorpio (CH-03-Z-1871) was stolen from his residence on Saturday. A case of theft has been registered.

Theft

Veena Aggarwal of Sector 18 filed a complaint with the police alleging that electronic appliances and copper wire were stolen from her shop in Sector 7 last night. In another incident, Madhu Gupta of Sector 37 reported that music system was stolen from her car parked outside her residence on December 13.

Snatching

Navdeep Kaur of Maloya Colony filed a complaint with the police alleging that two unidentified motorcyclist snatched her gold chain from near Maloya bus stop on Saturday evening. A case has been registered in the Sector 39 police station.

Smack seized

The police arrested Johnny of Sector 56 from same sector while allegedly carrying 12 grams of smack this afternoon. In another incident, Kuldip Kumar of Sector 25 was arrested from near tubewell in the locality on the charges of carrying three grams smack on Saturday.

Two separate cases under Section 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act have been registered.

Liquor seized

The police arrested Manohar Rawat of Nehru Colony, Sector 53, on Saturday for allegedly carrying 24 nips of countrymade liquor. A case Excise Act has been registered.

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