Jakhar slams govt for ‘diversion of funds’

A Kiloi resident Sandeep said that about two years ago he first met Naseeb,a Shastri nagar resident.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: March 14, 2014 11:35:45 am

Jakhar slams govt for ‘diversion of funds’

Congress Legislative Party Leader Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said the state government had so far not explained why the Rs 58 crore — received from the Centre in 2011-12 for the pre-matric scholarships scheme — was not credited to the bank accounts of eligible students of Scheduled Castes. In a press statement,Jakhar said the minister for social welfare had misled the Vidhan Sabha last year by claiming that the benefit had been passed on to the eligible SC students. He said the state government had on Monday released Rs 19 crore out of Rs 21.54 crore received from the Centre on March 29. “This clearly indicates that the funds were misused for other purposes for the past six months,” he added.

Doctor arrested on graft charges

Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has arrested Dr Sanjeev Kumar Deswal,Medical Officer posted at Community Health Centre,Julana in Jind district,for taking Rs 3,000 from Sunil,a resident of the same district in lieu of treatment and MLR of his cousin Amit. A spokesman of the bureau said that a case has been registered against him under Section 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption Act in Bureau’s Police Station,Hisar.

Haryana constitutes vigilance committee

In order to ensure strict implementation of National Food Security Act,the Haryana government has constituted a state vigilance committee under the chairmanship of food and supplies minister. “The committee would inform the district grievance redressal officer,in writing,of any violation in the provisions of the Act,and also of any malpractice or misappropriation of funds found by it,” a spokesperson said.

Hooda orders special girdawari

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday ordered a special girdawari (survey) to assess the damage caused to crops due to the recent rains in the state. All the deputy commissioners have been directed that in case the normal girdawari was completed,then special girdawari be conducted in this regard and a report should be sent to the government.

Runaway couple granted security

In yet another case of threat to their lives from parents,a runaway couple has sought protection from Rohtak police. The couple got married against their parents’ wishes and had approached Rohtak Inspector General of Police Anil Rao for security. Acting on their plea,Rao sent them to a safe house in Rohtak on Tuesday. A Kiloi resident Sandeep said that about two years ago he first met Naseeb,a Shastri nagar resident. They decided to get married but their parents were against the relation. The couple eloped from their homes on October 2 and got married in a temple in Pinjore.

‘Harassed’ couple commits suicide

A couple,Harkanwal Singh and his wife Amarjit Kaur,committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Jandiala Manjaki village on Monday night and the police registered a case against three persons,including two women,for allegedly forcing them to take this extreme step. Palwinder Kaur,Harkanwal’s mother,informed the police that her elder daughter-in-law Rajwinder Kaur,who was living in Hoshiarpur along with her mother,had filed many false dowry cases against them,causing them “huge mental stress”. “Harkanwal and his wife were quite stressed due to these cases,” said Palwinder. Police booked Rajwinder Kaur,her mother Baljeet Kaur and her cousin Malkiat Singh under sections 306,506 and 34 of IPC.

Kazakh girl held for flesh trade

A Kazakh girl,who approached police to get a pimp booked over some financial dispute regarding earnings from prostitution for the past some time,landed in police net herself as she was arrested for immoral trafficking and for overstaying in India,even as her visa had expired. It is learnt that Akmatbekova Zhyldyz,was brought to Jalandhar by one Kiran,who was running a flesh trade racket. Zhyldyz was produced in court and sent to judicial remand.

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