City briefs: Depts get 20 days to decide on Vigilance prosecution sanction

The Punjab government has issued an advisory to all its departments regarding grant of sanction for a vigilance inquiry

Written by Express News Service & PTI | Updated: April 8, 2014 3:29 pm

Depts get 20 days to decide on Vigilance prosecution sanction

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has issued an advisory to all its departments regarding grant of sanction for a vigilance inquiry. As per the directions,the respective department can take a decision within 20 days on the all pending cases where the Vigilance department has sought their permission to prosecute officers. After the receipt of sanction from the department,the investigating officer will complete the probe within three months. This report will be submitted to the department,which will have to take appropriate action on the report within two months.

e-TRIP: Yarn trade hit in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Punjab’s yarn dealers on Monday said the trade was severely hit with the implementation of anti-tax evasion measure e-TRIP as they found it impracticable to implement it. Traders pointed out that only 20 per cent of daily trade amounting to Rs 100 crore could be carried out because of the delay caused by the system. “Yarn trade was hit today as traders found it very tough to upload data on excise and taxation website about the sale bills… it was just practically impossible for us to carry out trading activity… Our deliveries were getting delayed and sales were down due to e-TRIP,” Punjab Yarn Dealers Association president Radhey Sham said. Despite stiff opposition,Punjab has implemented anti-evasion measure e-TRIP system from September 1.

Family of patient beats up doc,4 held

HOSHIARPUR: A doctor working at the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital was on Monday allegedly beaten up by the relatives of a woman who was discharged from hospital in the morning. Following this,four people have been arrested. According to sources,one Ramandeep Kaur had delivered a baby at the hospital on August 20. Following this,she wanted to go home but her family wanted to keep her at the hospital for some more time as earlier she had developed some complications. However,the doctors,after finding all her reports normal,discharged her. This led the family to beat up Dr Surinder Singh.

BSF ‘recovers’ heroin worth Rs 55 crore

Amritsar: BSF personnel seized 11 packets of suspected heroin (each weighing 1 kg) near the Amar border outpost in the Amritsar Sector,BSF DIG (Amritsar sector) M F Farooqui said on Monday. BSF troops,he added,had observed suspicious movement at 00:20 am and alerted the BSF vehicle patrolling party,which tried to intercept the miscreants on the Indian side of the border. A statement by BSF said,the smugglers managed to escape leaving behind a cloth made tube having 11 packets of contraband (11 Kgs) suspected to be heroin,worth around Rs 55 crore in international market.

One held for hurting religious sentiments

BATHINDA: Police have arrested a man for allegedly speaking against the Dera Sacha Sauda at the Preet Nagar Gurdwara in Bathinda. Kuldeep Singh has been booked for hurting religious sentiments. His arrest,however,has Sikh organisations up in arms. They have called a meeting on September 4 to decide the future course of action.”Singh is a prominent preacher and he only said that one should follow the Guru Granth Sahi. If he is not released by September 4,we will start our protest,” said Gurdeep Singh Bathinda of United Sikh Movement.

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