More than the Court,which issued warrants of arrest,and the complainant company which lodged the complaint against Deccan Chronicle,it was the two Chandigarh Police officials,it appears,who were more pained at the dishonour of the companys (Deccan Chronicle) cheque. The two were complimented with immediate suspension by the Chandigarh Police. Described as freedom fighters by a senior Police official in levity,the duo,without even informing their seniors or following the proper procedure,straight away headed to Hyderabad to arrest the bigwigs. The inside story is that the two,like a poor businessman,tried to strike a deal with the accused to help them out.
Astonished at the remarks,termed as uncalled for and insinuatory by the High Court,the lawyer for Naresh Batra,a city businessman,refused to represent him in his cases. Earlier this month,Batras lawyer apprised the High Court that he has withdrawn his vakalatnama and will not represent his former client,the businessman,in future. This,was done after a single Bench passed a detailed order highlighting the unsavoury remarks,contemptuous in nature,made by Batra against the Judge. Taking stern note,the High Court not only issued contempt notices but also issued bailable warrants against Batra for evading appearance.
The new professors
While the Police officials took pride in saying that there was not a single case of harassment of women in Panjab University during Holi,most of the incidents,which were not converted into cases,took place in the presence of police personnel. In fact,the police officials were seen chatting with the miscreants outside a hostel while the miscreants were busy ogling and passing remarks on girls. When confronted,the We Care For You brigade explained that they were advising the students not to indulge in such activities. Really!
Budget is a thankless job
Commenting on the Panjab University (PU) budget in a senate meeting held last week,senior senator I S Chadha said to the Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover,Presenting a budget is a thankless job. People want miracles to happen by tying your hands. Having heard this,the V-C smiled and nodded in agreement.
Bura na mano,holi hai!
On Holi,the festival of colours,everyone was in high spirits,including the babus of the UT Administration. On the occasion,the seniormost official of UT hosted a Holi Party at the Lake Club where the officials let their hair down,for once forgetting the barriers of hierarchy. Not only this,officials also indulged in a session of official bashing,after a few drinks,of those who did not turn up at the party and even lamented the slow pace of work in UT,blaming the higher-ups for it.
The councillors of BJP-SAD decided to protest during the recent meeting of the general house by tying black bands on their mouths. However,the councillors who are generally quite vocal during the meeting found it very hard to stay quiet. Some of them could be seen shifting the black band a little to be able to talk,while some kept whispering to each other during the meeting. A few councillors could also be seen talking on their mobiles.