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Commission agents go on strike
Ambala ‘arhtiyas’ protest against the imposition of ban on purchase of wheat from Punjab
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, April 14
Commission agents of the Ambala grain market went on a strike today to protest against the state government for imposing a ban on the purchase of wheat from Punjab farmers.

A large quantity of wheat arrives in the grain market from the villages of Punjab.

The commission agents took up the matter with the District Food Supply Controller who refused to give them any concession.

Later, they met local MLA Venod Sharma who assured them that he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister. Recently, the Ambala Deputy Commissioner had directed various procurement agencies not to purchase wheat arriving from Punjab.

The agencies were told not to buy produce from the farmers of Ambala. Not even a single quintal of wheat was purchased in the grain market.

After the ban orders, around 15,000 quintals of wheat arrived in the grain market of Ambala from the nearby villages of Punjab today. The procurement agencies refused to purchase it. The farmers, who had unloaded wheat in the Ambala grain market, were disappointed as they said it would not be easy for them to take back the produce. Meanwhile, president of the Ambala Anjamadi Arthiya Association Dooni Chand Danipur said about 75 per cent of the wheat came from villages of Punjab.

“If the state government does not revoke its decision, farmers and commission agents will be ruined,” he added.



3 held for defrauding 21 persons
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 14
The police has claimed to have arrested three persons, including the mastermind, Pawan Kumar, a dismissed policeman from the Punjab Police force, for defrauding a number of persons on the pretext of providing jobs.

The other two accused have been identified as Sohan Lal (47), a resident of Sohana, and Balwinder Singh (35), a resident of Rajpura.

A case under Sections 420 and 120 B has been registered against the accused.

Giving details, Mohali SSP GS Bhullar said Pawan Kumar, who hailed from Bataur village, Panchkula district, was given a job in 1996 in the force on compassionate ground after the death of his father Subhash Chand, who had served as a constable in the Punjab Police. But he was dismissed in 2002 due to dereliction of duty.

Recently, Pawan had started living in the house of Sohan Lal, who ran a sweetmeat shop at Sohana, where he opened a fake recruitment cell to defraud job seekers. Their accomplice Balwinder Singh used to drive a white Gypsy which they had bought during an auction and got it modified it to cheat people.

“We have also recovered the Gypsy,” said the SSP while adding that so far the gang had cheated at least 21 persons from whom they had taken Rs 2 to 5 lakh each.

Interestingly, the victims were also deputed on fake duties by the accused and were given salaries, ranging between Rs 5,000 and 10,000 each.

The accused made the victims false promise that they would start getting more money after the training period.

The fraud came to light when a victim, Jasbir Singh, a resident of Durali, disappeared under mysterious circumstances and a complaint in this regard was lodged by his father with the Sohana Police. “Investigations are on,” added the SSP.



Two snatching cases reported in city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
Two snatchings and a snatching attempt were reported in the past 24 hours in the city.

In the first two incidents, motorcycle-borne youths and a pedestrian both snatched chains and ran away, while in another incident, two were caught snatching a mobile phone.

Ram Rattan, a resident of Sector 20, reported that unidentified persons riding on a motorcycle snatched his wife’s gold chain from a slip road near Sector 30 gurdwara.

The police stated that the victim failed to identify the motorcycle and even failed to note down its registration number. A case at the Industrial Area police station has been registered.

In another snatching incident reported on Friday, Kala Rani, a resident of Sector 38 reported that an unknown pedestrian sped away after snatching her chain near her resident. Although the victim raised an alarm, the accused managed to flee from the scene.

A snatching attempt was also made, however, the two snatchers were caught red handed by the complainant.

The police said, Amanpreet Singh, resident of Sector 39, alleged that Yadwinder Singh, a resident of Sector 70, Mohali, and Sumit Garg, a resident of LIC colony, Mundi, Kharar, Mohali district, tried to snatch his mobile phone from the Sectors 39,40,55 and 56 roundabout on Friday.

The police stated that the complainant managed to catch both the accused who were later arrested by the police.

Cases were registered in both the incidents at the Sector 39 police station and an inquiry has been initiated.



3-yr-old killed in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
In a hit-and-run case, three-year-old child died here today.

The police said the victim, Anmol, was going home in a three-wheeler when a Tavera hit it near Radha Swami Chowk. Anmol sustained serious injuries and died on 
the spot.

Anmol was studying in Shivalik Public School.

The driver of the vehicle, Pawan, was arrested and the vehicle was impounded by the police.

A case has been registered against the driver.



One killed, eight injured as bus rams into tree
Tribune News Service

The injured at hospital
The injured at hospital. Tribune photo: Nitin Mittal

Panchkula, April 14
One person was killed while eight others sustained injuries when the Haryana Roadways bus they were travelling in rammed into a tree near Barwala on the National Highway 73 this morning.

The deceased was identified as Pawan Kumar (50) a resident of Batod village near Barwala while the injured, Rajpal, Gurmeet Anjali, Nirmala, Subhash, Ranju, Santosh, and Inderjeet, were rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared Pawan dead.

The body was handed over to the family after an autopsy. As per information, the driver of the Haryana Roadways bus, which was going towards Shahjadpur lost control over the vehicle and it rammed into a tree near Sultanpur Jaloli village. Twenty passengers were on board.

The impact of the accident was such that Pawan, who was sitting in the front seat, was brutally crushed between the seat and the bus. It took police officials one hour to extract the body.

Pawan was employed with a private firm at Mohali and had come to Panchkula for getting the confessional monthly pass. The victim is survived by his wife and three sons.

A case has been registered against the driver on the complaint of the deceased’s son, Deep Chand.



Couple sustains burn injuries
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
In a bizarre fire incident, a couple sustained burn injuries when one of the victims, Prem’s cigarette fell on a kerosene can.

The couple who were there at their residence at Kajheri in Sector 52 on Saturday afternoon sustained burn injuries. The two have been admitted 

Jaspal Singh, Sector 61 police post in charge, said the incident took place in the afternoon when victims Prem and his wife Urmila were in the house.

The neighbours raised an alarm and the police was informed. The couple was rushed to the PGI. The victims’ daughter, who was playing outside the house was safe.

The police stated that the two suffered burn injuries and are under treatment.

In another incident a woman tried to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on her body at her residence in Silver Tone Society, Sector 48, 
on Friday.

According to police, the incident happened after the victim Praveer Kaur had an altercation with her husband.

She was rushed to Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 by her husband.

Meanwhile, a case under section 309 (attempt to suicide) of the IPC has been registered in Police Station, sector 31.



City team beat Fatehgarh sahib
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
The local cricket team defeated the visiting side of Fathegarh Sahib by seven wickets in the three match series at the Sector 16 cricket stadium here today.

After electing to bat first, the losing side set a target of 165- runs before getting bundled out in the 46th over. Ramneet Singh (62 off 86) and Karan Aggarwal (43 off 52) guided their team to the total. For the local side, Arpit Singh was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 28, while Udit took 2 for 25.

In reply, the Chandigarh team chased down the target in the 33rd over of the game. Jaskaran (57 off 35) and Shivam Bhamri (38 off 45) wee the main scorers for team. For the bowling side, Davinder took 2 for 36.



Local para-shuttler wins bronze in international tourney
Tribune News Service

Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar

Chandigarh, April 14
Bringing laurels to City Beautiful, para-shuttler Sanjeev Kumar won a bronze medal in the singles’ category of the recently held French international Para Badminton Championship.

A trainee under the famous coach Suriender Mahajan, Sanjeev made the centre proud after wining the medal in the international standard tourney. He has already represented the nation five times in various tournaments. He also represented the Punjab state in several other tournaments. Earlier, he was selected in the national contingent from April 3. Sanjeev has been undergoing practise sessions at the Panjab University badminton coaching centre for the past two years.

He also won two titles in the National Badminton Tournament for the Challenged, held at Bangalore from August 12-14, last year.



Tennis Tournament
Chiraz, Udayvir crush opponents
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 14
Junior tennis players, Chiraz and Udayvir defeated their respective opponents in the matches of Boys (U-12) category during the ongoing Manav Mangal Total Tennis Tournament here today.

In the first match, Chiraz crushed Ranjosh by 6-0, while Udayvir beat Abhey by 6-0. In other matches, Kanav defeatd Tripatjot 6-2 and Kanav beat Samarth 6-1. In the boys (U-14) category matches, Deepak defeated Varenium, Chinoysethi beat Nishant 6-0 and Chiraj thrashed Amber Aggarwal in straight games..


Boys(U-14): Manvir bt Vikram 6-0, Amitoz bt Puru Mehta 6-3, Anikat bt Amitoz 7-5, Shivam Vij bt Jaskirat 6-2, Parmeet bt Harinder 6-2, Aditya bt Gurjeet 6-2, Sohraabh bt Navjot 6-2, Sohraabh bt Karan Bhalla 6-3.

Boys(U-12): Daksh bt Bhawnor 6-0, Angad bt Sakeel (Juniour) 6-3, Yuvraj bt Angad 6-1, Sharyas bt Sakeel Bawa 6-1, Harshmeet bt Birannur 6-1, Manvir bt Harshmeet 6-0.



Cricket ground inaugurated at govt model school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
A renovated cricket ground was inaugurated at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by the Adviser to UT Administrator KK Sharma, and finance-cum-education secretary, VK Singh, here today.

A 10-over match was also played between GMSSS-35 and the cricket team of education department. The young brigade won the match by 11-runs. 



Punjab and Haryana HC victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 14
In the first match of the first bilateral cricket tournament, the cricket team of Punjab and Haryana High Court defeated the Delhi High Court cricket team by 45-runs today.

After electing to bat first, the winning side scored 113 runs, losing six wickets. Zagjit (45) and Vikas Soni (22) remained unbeaten and scored most runs for the team. For the bowling side, Rahul and Rakesh took two wickets each. In reply, the visiting side were bowled out for 68-runs. Shankar and Sonu were the main contributors to the team’s total. For the local side, Devinder Sharma took 4 for 13. He was ably supported by Rajinder and Jatinder who took two wickets each.



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