Delaying tactics?

Delaying tactics?

Earlier this week,he requested the CBI court to direct the CBI to make available certain documents

Delaying tactics?<\b>

It appears suspended Superintendent of Police Desh Raj,charged with corruption,wants to examine each and every document the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) produced in its chargesheet against him. Since the last two dates,he has been asking for “relevant” documents from the CBI so that he can prepare his case well. In fact earlier this week,he requested the CBI court to direct the CBI to make available certain documents. For how long Desh Raj will evade framing of charges against him with such pleas remains to be seen.


The release of the film Satyagraha turned out to be a memorable moment for renowned city-based architect S D Sharma. In a particular scene in the film Amitabh Bachchan is shown browsing a book titled “The Architecture of Shiv Datt Sharma” in his study. The book is about the buildings made by the veteran architect and Sharma was associated with the team that was instrumental in creation of Chandigarh.


Satirical couplets from angry slogan-raising student leaders were in full flow in the recent Panjab University student elections. Students leaders of NSUI,protesting against the delay in election results,banked on sher-o-shayri to mark their protest and paid umpteen back-handed compliments to authorities in Urdu,called a sweet language.

Under attack<\b>


WHile the city teachers were celebrating Teacher’s day at Tagore Theatre and government school teachers were being awarded,some teacher unions were found taking out protest rallies on roads and burning effigies of the DPI (S) and Education Secretary. Upping the ante,another union after the Joint Action Committee (JAC),namely the Guest Teachers Union came forward to put forth its demand of increasing their salaries and asking for treatment equal at par with teachers on contract. Well,the JAC is yet to hear good news from the Education Department.

Fan following<\b>

Despite the controversies surrounding Dera Sacha Sauda chief,Gurmeet Ram Rahim,his followers continue to have faith in him for spiritual guidance. Each time the case,in which he has been charged with rape and murder,comes up for hearing at the special CBI court in Panchkula,the Dera chief’s followers come without fail to catch a glimpse of their religious leader,where he puts up an appearance before the court through video-conferencing. With the spiritual guru directed to appear in person before the Panchkula CBI Court on September 17,it will be interesting to see how many of his followers turn up.

Style bhais<\b>

They do not get to walk the ramp but when it comes to fashion,the Chandigarh Police officials are no less. While one of the officers always sports a spike hairdo,another flaunts his steel framed aviators.

The name plates,pinned on the uniform,are also taken proper care of by a few with one of them even getting his name written in italics on the name plate.

All is well<\b>

When it comes to giving a piece of wisdom,our police can leave behind many oracles. When asked about the status of a complaint filed by a father that his children,both teenaged boys,were missing,the police official dismissed the seriousness of the complaint. The cop explained the boys were not missing but had left home as they were being “harassed” by their father to study hard. “There is nothing to worry. Kids should be allowed to watch television. These boys will return. After all they cannot live without their parents,” he said.

Keep it cool<\b>

In the recently held student elections of Panjab University,the students really tested the patience of the police. As the students got aggressive in their protest,a senior police officer lost his temper.

Realising it would leave a bad impression on his juniors,the senior officer got a grip on himself and “requested” the agitated students to hold their protest peacefully.


Mahavir Kaushik,in-charge of Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA),is a busy man who does not like to be asked “uncomfortable” questions.

When a journalist,after trying to contact him for over ten days finally managed to reach him,he told Kaushik about the difficulties he had faced while trying to contact the babu. To this Kaushik quipped “Kya bhai,missing ka FIR karwaoge kya? (Are you intending to get an FIR of missing person registered ?)”. The reason the journalist was contacting Kaushik was to know why the RLA was not cancelling licences of habitual traffic offenders and letting them off by merely suspending their licences for a few weeks.

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