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Man murdered in Ambala
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, November 28
A youth of Ambala City was murdered last late night. The police booked two youths in this regard today. The deceased has been identified as Manish Kumar, a resident of Sector 8, Ambala City.

According to the complaint filed with the police by the relatives of the victim, a youth had come to his residence last evening and asked him that someone was calling him. Manish went with the youth.

After a few hours, two youths brought him in serious condition at the Civil Hospital, Ambala City.

They left him there and fled from the spot.

The doctors at the Civil Hospital referred Manish to the Medical College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, where he succumbed to injuries the last night.

The police said the accused would be arrested soon.

A post-mortem of the victim was conducted in the Civil Hospital, Ambala City, and the body was handed over to his relatives.



Redress grievances of people in time, DC tells officials
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 28
The officials must redress the grievances of people and get their work done within the stipulated period as per the provisions of the Right to Service Act, so that they do not face unnecessary harassment. If anyone found responsible for delay, suitable action under the Civil Services Act would be taken against that official.

This was stated by Yashveer Mahajan, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the district heads of various departments today.

He said the government had listed 67 services relating to health, transport, revenue, rural water supply, social security, food and civil supply and police departments, which would be provided within the stipulated time period. He directed the heads of the departments to send a report regarding the implementation and services provided under the Right to Service Act.

He directed the SDM Fatehgarh Sahib to get the site for storing dead animals shifted from the GT Road to some remote area as the foul smell created great difficulty for passersby. He directed the XEN, PWD, to remove encroachments on link roads.

He directed the Water Supply officials to ensure that all tubewells in rural and urban areas were in working condition.

He ordered the Food and Civil Supply officials to ensure that depot holders open their ration depots daily.

He directed all the SDMs to ensure that all the applications relating to demarcation were disposed off immediately.



6-year-old girl raped, killed
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 28
A six-year-old girl was killed after being raped on November 25.

The dead body of the victim was found abandoned in the nearby forest area today.

The police has arrested the accused identified as Shankar Chaudhry, a resident of Piprian, Joga Patti Police Station, West Champarn district, Bihar.

During interrogation, Shankar confessed that he had raped the girl and later killed her on the night of November 25.

He also admitted that he threw her body in the nearby forest.

The police has registered a case on the complaint of the victim’s father, Jagpal, a resident of Chotahasanpur village, Muradabad district, Uttar Pradesh.

In the complaint, he said the accused was working with him at a construction site for the past some time and they were presently living in the College Colony, Dera Bassi.

On the evening of November 25, the accused took the girl along with him, but after sometime he returned alone at home. On the basis of suspicion, a complaint was filed against the accused today.

The police has recovered the body of the girl and handed it over to the family members after conducting postmortem.

The accused was booked under Sections 364, 302 and 376 of the IPC. He would be produced in the court tomorrow.



Six booked for assaulting woman
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 28
Six persons have been booked for assaulting a woman and her family members at Rudki village on November 12.

The accused have been identified as Rajnit Singh, Lachman Singh, Jaswant Kaur, Sajjan Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Soni Singh, all residents of Rudki village.

Poonam, the victim, alleged that the accused had assaulted her and her family members.

However, the police registered a case only on November 26 after investigating the matter.

Investigating officer ASI Baljit Singh said the two families had clashed with each other over some dispute.

He said a case under Section 341, 323, 147 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.



Three drug peddlers nabbed
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 28
The district police arrested three drug peddlers at different places in the district and recovered 520 gm narcotics powder, 7 gm smack and 241 bottles of whisky from them.

HS Mann SSP said during a checking the Amloh police arrested Jagtar Singh, alias Billa, resident of Amloh, and recovered 260 gm narcotics powder from him.

In another incident, the Mandi Gobindgarh police arrested Hardeep Singh, alias Lucky, resident of Adarsh Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh, and recovered 260 gm narcotics powder from him.

The Fatehgarh Sahib police on Wednesday held Bikramjit Singh, alias Babla, resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, and recovered 7 gm smack from his custody.

Meanwhile, the police arrested Pargat Singh, a resident of Bhamarsi village, and recovered 241 bottles of smuggled whisky from his possession. All accused were booked under the NDPS Act.

They were produced in the court, which had sent them to 14-day judicial custody.

The SSP said the campaign launched by the district police against drug peddler and other anti-social elements had started yielding results.



Quack arrested in Dera Bassi
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, November 28
A teams of the Health Department, led by Lalru SMO Dr Diler Singh Multani, along with the police, arrested a quack, who was running a clinic in Lehli village.

The team seized around 220 types of medicines, including allopathic, ayurvedic and homeopathic besides food supplements.

The Lalru police registered a case against the doctor.

As per reports, SMO Multani, along with Lehli sarpanch Jasbir Singh, former block samiti member Balbir Singh Lehli, Dr Subhash Sharma raided on the clinic.

During the raid, Kishore Kumar Sarkar, hailing form West Bengal, failed to produce any degree or authorised certificate for running the clinic.

Dr Multani said he had recommended a legal action against the unauthorised doctor, who was playing with the health of people.



Husband held for cop's murder
Autopsy report reveals Tamanna died of injuries inflicted on her stomach
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 28
In a major development in the death case of the woman constable, who was working with the Chandigarh traffic police , her husband Vikas Yadav revealed to the Panchkula police how in a fit of rage he strangulated, punched and killed his wife, who had delivered a baby just fifteen days ago. The police arrested Vikas today. He committed the crime with the help of his mother Krishna Devi. Vikas Yadav and Krishna Devi were arrested and produced in the court today. Vikas has been sent in three-day police remand while Krishna Devi has been sent to judicial custody.

"The couple had a brawl over some issue and in a fit of rage Vikas punched twice in Tamanna's stomach. After that, he pulled her dupatta to strangulate her and the mother helped him," said Inspector Lalit Kumar, Station House Officer of the Sector 14 police station, Panchkula. Harsh, the victim's brothe- in-law and sister-in-law Sweety are on the run.

It was on November 23 when 25-year-old Tamanna Yadav, a constable with the CCTV cell wing of the traffic wing, died under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws' residence in sector-17, Panchkula. It was on the request of her parents that the police conducted a post-mortem, which revealed that she died of serious injuries, inflicted on her stomach, and had blusih contusions on her neck and other parts of the body.

It was on November 26 the Panchkula police registered a case of dowry death under Section 304B of the IPC against her in-laws. According to the victim's family, the in-laws were constantly demanding dowry. Vikas was a unemployed.

Tamanna hails from Mahendergarh, Rewari. The victim is survived by two children (a 2-year-old daughter and a fifteen-day son). It was on the complaint of Om Prakash, the victim's father, that the police registered a case.

Earlier, the in-laws had said that she fell unconscious and was unwell, which led to her death. Getting suspicious about his death, the victim's family requested the police for conducting a post-mortem. The post-mortem report revealed that Tamanna died of serious injuries, inflicted on her stomach and there were bluish contusions present on her neck and other parts of the body.

It was only after the post-mortem report that the police registered a case. According to Mahender Singh, the victim's brother, Tamanna was not working with the police department before her marriage and It was only after her marriage that she joined the Chandigarh traffic police as constable.



Gang of robbers busted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
The UT police today busted a ‘roaming’ gang and arrested its six members hailing from West Bengal and Bihar. They committed around 500 thefts in different trains, 100 snatching and robberies in different parts of the country.

The gang members managed to con the police of various states as they used to shift to another city after committing the crime and destroy SIM cards and other proofs.

The police today arrested the gang members from Makhan Majra when they were planning a dacoity in the city.

Investigations revealed that the gang members were adept in robberies, murders and dacoities, which they used to commit far away from their hometown.

“The gang is believed to be involved in over 100 cases ranging from snatching to robberies in different parts of the country. Besides, they committed 500 thefts in trains. They have never been arrested before, except in a case of brawl. They used to purchase new SIM cards in every new city and destroy them after committing the crime and then change their location. All crimes, they committed, are far away from their hometown West Bengal,” said UT SSP Naunihal Singh.

The police said the gang members had committed robberies in Yamunanagar, Karnal, Ambala, Agra, Kanpur and Lucknow as well. Besides, they had committed a snatching worth Rs 80,000 in Chandigarh in March this year.

The arrested gang members have been identified as mastermind Deeraj, alias Rajiv Gawala, with his accomplices namely Awinash Gawala, Jimmy Gawala, Munu Gawala, Rohit Gawala and Sujit Gawala in the case.

The police said they were planning to loot the State Bank of Patiala, Daria village, Chandigarh, and were found in possession of firearms. Two motorcycles bearing forged registration numbers were also found from their possession. They were also planning to kill persons who would create obstacle in their dacoity plan.

The police said one live cartridge round 9 MM was recovered from the possession of Sujit Gawala, one Rampuri knife was recovered from Rohit Gawala, a Rampuri knife from Awinash, one country-made pistol from Dheeraj Gawala, one Rampuri knife from Jimmy, a wooden stick and one 9 MM live cartridge from Munu Gawala and some chilly powder was recovered from the motorcycle.

The police has registered a case under Sections 399, 402 of the IPC and Sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at the Industrial Area police station.

DSP Vijay Kumar said he would send teams to other states for more clues in the case.

Past incidents
September 27: The gang members robbed Rs 9.5 lakh in Yamunanagar.
November 5: They robbed Rs 2.8 lakh in Agra.
July 23: The gang members robbed Rs 2 lakh from a person in Jagadri.
February 10: Rs 1.50 lakh robbed in Yamunagagar.
September 12: Rs 4 lakh looted in Ambala.
June 14: Rs 1 lakh stolen from Baldev Nagar, Haryana.
September 14: Rs 1 lakh looted in Karnal.
Involved in a robbery of Rs 1.30 lakh near Bhagwan Talkies, Agra.
They committed around 500 thefts in trains namely Kanchanjanga, Kamru, Awad Express, Rajdhani, Shatabdi and at Jalpaigurri and Gawahari Railway Stations.



Girl commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
A 21-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her rented accommodation in Sector 49 today. The victim, Monica, hailed from Ludhiana and was doing a private job in the city. A suicide note was recovered from the spot, which held no one responsible for her death.

The police said her father had expired a year ago. The reason for her taking the extreme step is still to be found. The police has initiated investigation under Section 174 of the CrPC.



4 hurt in road mishap

Zirakpur, November 28
Four persons, including a girl student, were injured in a road accident near the main chowk at Zirakpur today evening. The accident took place when a truck loaded with clay rammed into a bus, followed by a scooter and a motorcycle.

The girl student, Ankita, a resident of Zirakpur, motorcyclist Maninderpal Singh, a resident of Pabhat village, scooterist Jarnail Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, and bus passenger Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Ajeejpur village, near Banur, were seriously injured in the collision of these vehicles.

All injured were admitted to JP Hospital, Zirakpur. As per information, the accident took place because the truck driver could not control his vehicle and rammed into other vehicles. The police has registered a case against the truck driver. — OC



Umpires flout norms in softball tourney
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
The Directorate of Sports Panjab University might boast of coming-up with an international standards Astroturf field and world class shooting range but when it comes to kits and discipline; it seems that the department needs to pay attention upon it.

The ongoing inter-college softball tournament for boys (A-Division) is witnessing umpires wearing casual clothes while heading matches of the ongoing tourney. Although the plate umpire and the scorer were seen wearing proper trousers and shirts but the base umpires were seen wearing different type of clothes. Although, there is no proper code made for these umpires but as per a common rule, they should wear a similar color dress.

“I have noticed it. But there is no proper dress code for these umpires. The international body might have a proper dress code for these officials but as on university level, we do not have a particular one. But the officials should wear a similar colour dress to maintain the conduct and their own identity. I will look into the mater,” said Dr. Gurmeet Singh, director sports, (Additional Charge).

A coach on condition of anonymity said, “A match is like an examination. The umpires are like supervisors. If the supervisors are not serious, then how can you expect students maintaining discipline? They are well experienced and should maintain a conduct. They could have asked the authorities to provide them at least a similar T-shirt to officiate the matches,” said the coach.

Players wear jerseys bearing no numbers

The tournament also witnessed players of the Panjab University campus wearing jerseys with no chest or back numbers. The players had written numbers by hand, leaving them embarrassed in front of other teams. The PU softball team consists of an international pitcher and were seen wearing these jerseys. Earlier also, the men soccer team (A-Division) was provided with kits bearing no numbers.

“The players have been provided with the kits. But as far as jersey numbers are concerned, we failed to get it,” said Gurmeet. When asked whether the department has received the new purchasing order, the official added, “The audit department is still turning out to be hurdle in purchasing the new lot of kits. Hopefully, all things and objections will be cleared once the committee meeting will get over on November 30,” said he.

Notably, the inter-college tourneys started back in August and the teams are still waiting get new kits. The department is still struggling to get over with the objections raised by the PU audit department, for purchasing new kits.



Sports dept fails to provide diet to players
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
It seems that various sportspersons, studying in local schools, will have to wait for a while to get diet under the sports wing seats.

As the year 2013 is almost a month away, the UT Sports Department, which conducted four-day sports wing trials in July this year, has failed to provide the diet to various players across the city.

The trials were conducted at 23 centers to fill a total of 380 sports wing seats in 17 disciplines. But due to delay in the clearance of files by the finance department, the players were deprived of their stipulated diet.

Till date, no diet has been started at some centres. “I am not aware of the present status of file. But it must be with the finance department. The District Sports Officer is the dealing hand and he might be aware of the present status,” said JDS Sidhu, Joint Director Sports. The sports department organise such trials every year and the selection process was completed a long time ago. The wing was expected to commence from August 1. But after it was learnt that a single company had been supplying the stipulated requirements, objection has been raised by the audit department, which led to the delay. The trials were conducted from July 16 to 19. And the players who had secured top three positions at the state level, in inter-school or in state open championships were eligible to participate in the trials.

Centres and sports disciplines. Saupins, Sector 32: Archery; GMSSS-8: Archery; GMSSS, Kaimbwala. Archery, volleyball, wrestling; GMSSS-23: Athletics, badminton; GMSSS-37: Athletics, hockey; Guru Nanak Khalsa-30: Athletics, boxing, handball, volleyball; St Joseph's-44: Basketball; GGSSS-20: Basketball, hockey, kabaddi; DAV-8: Basketball, gymnastics, lawn tennis; Shardha S Hitkari-40. Boxing, wrestling; GMSSS-35: Cricket, hockey; Guru Nanak Public-36: Cricket; GMSSS-16: Football; MRA-27: Gymnastics, table tennis; GMSSS, Sector 19: Handball; GMSSS-10: Kabaddi; GSSS, Dhanas: Kabaddi; GHS-46: Kho Kho; GMHS-41, Badheri: Kho Kho; Maharishi Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya-22: Kho Kho; New Public School-18: Table Tennis; Manav Mangal-21: Table Tennis; GSSS-27: Volleyball; GMSSS-26: Volleyball.



SGGS-26 thrash PGGC-46
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
The softball team of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, (PGGC-46) went down against SGGS College, Sector 26, in a one-sided affair, during the ongoing Inter-College Softball for Men, being held at the PU grounds, here today. The team registered a 21-1 victory over the rivals.

In another match, the team of the PU Campus upset GGDSD College, Sector 32, by 19-0. In tomorrow’s league fixture, the team of SGGS College, Sector 26, will face the PU Campus while GGDSD College, Sector 32, will cross swords against Post Graduate College, Sector 46.



7-year-old third in international golf cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
Bringing laurels to city beautiful, a seven-year-old golfer, Hunar Mittal, finished third in the recently concluded Category E 4th Albatross International Junior Golf Championship, held at Jaypee Greens Golf Course, Noida, from November 21 to 23.

A class IInd student of Strawberry Fields World School, Sector 26, Hunar started playing golf at the age of 5. She first started playing at Chandigarh Golf Academy, Sector 6, under the guidance of coach Mahesh Kumar. Now she is nurturing her skills at Chandigarh Golf Club, Panchkula Golf Club and Golf Club Septa, Chandimandir.

She also bagged runners-up position in the CGA Juniors Golf tournament, runners-up position in Tata steel IGU Chandigarh Golf Tournament and won the Tata Steel IGU Lucknow Golf Tournament, earlier this year.

“I want to shine in the world of golf. I am undergoing regular practice sessions to excel my game and targeting to participate in more tournaments to overcome my shortcomings,” said Hunar.



Sandeep Sagar XI win by 8 wickets
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 28
In the opening match of ongoing 2nd Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Memorial Tournament, the team of Sandeep Sagar XI defeated St Soldier Academy, here today.

A total of six teams are participating in the 2nd Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Memorial Tournament.

For the wining side, Gurdeep Singh hogged the limelight after contributing 120 runs and grabbing 4 wickets.

Earlier, batting first, the St Soldier Academy scored 180 runs in the allotted slot of 25 overs. Vaibhav top the team’s score chart after contributing 79 runs while for bowling side Gurdeep claimed 4 for 21 while Sunny and Shaksham took two wickets each.

In reply, the wining side achieved the target in the 15th over with eight wickets in hand and Gurdeep scoring an unbeaten century of the 2nd Shaheed Major Sandeep Sagar Memorial Tournament.



Chandigarh Cricket Academy register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
The team of Chandigarh Cricket Academy (CCA) overcame Ropar district, in the ongoing Double Leg League Cricket Tournament for boys (U-19), being held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here today.

Batting first, the loosing side failed to score big and bundled out on a mere total of 67 runs in the Double Leg League Cricket Tournament.

Abhishek contributed 21 off 35 while Jagdeep scored 12 off 11 for bowling side, Jagjit remained the pick of the bowlers after claming 4 for 17 while Arpit Singh took 3 for 18.

In reply, the wining side achieved the target with nine wickets in hand. Bhagwinder (39 off 34) and Shivam Bhamri (15 off 18) guided the team to victory while Harpreet claimed 1 for 18.



Roller skating tourney from December 1

Chandigarh, November 28
The Mohali District Roller Skating Association will organise its state championship from December 1, at the Skating Rink of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur.

The event will be conducted in six categories of sub-junior, junior and senior groups.

In boys and girls sub-junior (U-8 to U-12) category, players born in years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 can participate while in boys and girls junior (U-12 to U-16) group, the players in years 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 are eligible to participate.

In the senior category, boys and girls born in or after 1995 can participate. — TNS



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