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Eyeing polls, BJP-ruled Haryana goes slow on traffic fines



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Chandigarh, Oct 5 : The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, now seems to be going slow on traffic fines owing to its negative impact on assembly polls slated for October 21.

From September 14, the police launched a state-wide awareness drive for three days about the amended Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 2019 that came into effect on September 1.

Officials told IANS that after the awareness drive a direction was issued to the police to rather ‘go slow’ for the time being on imposing fines to the motorists.

Sample the case of Gurugram.

The entire district of Gurugram has registered 97 per cent drop in the issuance of traffic fines since the announcement of the elections on September 21.

On an average nearly 2,000 traffic fines are being imposed every day. These days there number is around 50.

“There was a general resentment against the government as some of the BJP-ruled states like Himachal Pradesh have not implemented the new motor vehicle act and Gujarat has reduced the enhanced fines,” a senior police official admitted to IANS, requesting anonymity.

He said the instructions from the government were verbal till the next government came in.

“But we are issuing warnings to the violators,” he added.

Haryana, which was among the first states to implement stricter penalties for traffic violations, has collected fines of Rs 52.32 lakh, with nearly Rs 10 lakh from just Gurugram, in just four days from September 1.

In the initial days of the amendment in the motor vehicle law, scooter rider Mukul was fined Rs 16,000 in Kaithal town for not carrying documents of his vehicle.

Another scooter rider Dinesh Madan was fined Rs 23,000 by the Gurugram traffic police for multiple traffic violations. He was not carrying documents and the pollution certificate and was not wearing the helmet.

In another case, jumping the traffic light proved extremely expensive for an auto driver in Gurugram’s Sikanderpur area. He was fined Rs 32,500.

Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Singh Chautala in his election campaigns is pledging to repeal the new motor vehicle act.

Likewise, Congress de facto chief ministerial candidate and two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

“By implementing the new motor vehicle act, the Khattar government is not only challaning the people, but also robbing them,” Chautala, who is the Indian National Student Organisation (INSO) president, said.

Slamming the government, Hooda said: “The government showed hurry to implement the amended Act as it is an anti-people government. When we come to power, we will reduce the fines.”


35 Delhi Police officers conferred Police Medal for their services



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New Delhi, Aug 15 : Thirty five Delhi Police officers have been conferred police medal for their services during Independence Day celebrations. Out of all, 16 officers were awarded police medal for gallantry, three received president’s police medal for distinguished service and 16 got police medal for meritorious service.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manishi Chandra, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govind Sharma, Inspector Vinay Kumar, Inspector Sanjay Gupta, Inspector Rajesh Kumar, Inspector Kailash Singh Bisht, and Dharmendra Kumar, Inspector Ravinder Joshi and Vinod Badola, ASI Shiv Yadav, SI Ajaibeer Singh, SI Devender Singh, Sub-Inspector (SI) Banay Singh and Late Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma (posthumously) have been awarded president’s police medal for gallantry.

Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Rajesh Khurana, ASI Mahesh Singh Yadav and ASI Bhupender Singh have been awarded president’s police medal for distinguished service, while the DCP Amit Roy, DCP Anil Kumar Lall, DCP Mohammad Irshad Haider, ACP Nirmala Devi, ACP kailash Chandra, ACP Rajesh Gaur, ACP Chandra Kanta, Inspector Narender Kumar, Rakesh Kumar and Pramod Kumar, ASI Manju Chauhan, SI Nirmala Devi, ASI Rakesh Kumar Sharma and ASI Sita Ram Yadav, HC Sudhir Kumar and Mukesh Kumar have been conferred police medal for meritorious service.

DCP Manishi Chandra along with Inspector Ravinder Joshi, Inspector Vinod Kumar Badola and SI Banay Singh have been awarded for their bravery while encounter with dreaded criminal Surinder Malik alias Neetu Dabodha on October 24, 2013.

Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma, who was killed during ‘Batla House’ encounter in 2008, has been awarded a police gallantry medal posthumously for the seventh time on the occasion of Independence Day. Inspector Sharma was conferred with Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award, in 2009. He was also a part of an operation in Jammu where he and his team confronted JEM militants in 2007.

IPS Rajesh Khurana, recently posted as Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence), in Delhi, has been awarded president’s police medal for distinguished service. He joined Indian Police Service in 1994 and began his professional career as ACP in Central District, Delhi.

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AIIMS doctor found hanging in his house in South Delhi

He was a permanent resident of Panchkula, Chandigarh and had been living alone in this room since 2006.





New Delhi, Aug 14 : The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging at his house in South Delhi’s Gautam Nagar.

According to the police, the body of Doctor Mohit Singhla was found in a decomposed state in the room, a suicide note was also found later in the evening in which he did not blame anyone for his death.

The police received a PCR call at around 3:10 pm on Friday. The caller informed that a foul smell coming from the house in Gautam Nagar. Immediately a team rushed to the spot, and the police found the decomposed dead body of a person hanging in a room locked from inside, on the second floor of the house.

An investigation revealed that the deceased was a doctor working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

“Doctor Mohit Singhla was posted in the department of Paediatrics and initial investigation revealed that he last joined his office on Tuesday,” said Atul Thakur, DCP South Delhi.

It is also suspected that Doctor Mohit may have taken the extreme step one or two days before his body was found.

A suicide note has been recovered in which the doctor said that ‘there is no need to live a long life’.

“His parents have told the police that he has attempted suicide earlier too and that he was in depression,” said a senior police officer

He was a permanent resident of Panchkula, Chandigarh and had been living alone in this room since 2006.

“We have initiated the proceedings under section 174 CRPC,” said the officer.

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Jawa pays tribute to armed forces with ‘Punjab Da Tor’ ride

As a tribute to the ever vigilant bravehearts who guard our borders, Jawa Motorcycles, along with BSF, unveiled a statue of the Border Man at Attari.




Punjab Da Tor ride

New Delhi, Aug 14 : On the momentous occasion of Indias 74th Independence Day, Jawa Motorcycles has showcased the first episode of a series on experiences encountered during its ‘Punjab Da Tor ride that took place earlier this year.

The first film in the series pays tribute to the jawans of the Border Security Force posted along the Punjab border, a company statement said.

The episode traces the first day of the ride, aptly termed as ‘The Battlefield Trail’, which saw 35 Jawa Nomads on their Jawa motorcycles traverse the routes along the border in Punjab and visit three active border posts to get to witness a day in a soldier’s life, getting to know them better.

Starting the day with a ride to visit the border outpost in Pul Moran, a few hundred metres from the actual border, the Jawa Nomads went on to pay their respects at the Shaheed Smarak built in memory of Company Quartermaster Havildar Abdul Hamid, PVC at Asal Uttar, Khem Karan and then riding on to Hussainiwala Border, where they also offered their tributes at the resting places of three notable freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

The nomads also visited the Attari–Wagah Border to witness the daily retreat ceremony, and the patriotic fervour kept the spirits high at end of the first day’s ride. As a tribute to the ever vigilant bravehearts who guard our borders, Jawa Motorcycles, along with BSF, unveiled a statue of the Border Man at Attari.

“The film is the company’s tribute to the armed forces on the occasion of our Independence Day and offers homage to the sacrifices made by the brave men in uniform who work round the clock to keep our borders safe and freedom intact”, the statement said.

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