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Court order ends row in ex-servicemen’s body 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
After having been embroiled in controversy and legal wrangling for the past five years, the Chandigarh and Punjab chapter of the Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) will be holding fresh elections to its executive shortly.

A local court that recently ordered that a status quo as of August 2008 be maintained and the elections and other decisions taken thereafter be nullified.

President of the league’s Chandigarh and Punjab chapter, Lieut-Col JS Mand (retd), said triennial elections had been planned for September 2008, but as the process was underway, he fell ill. The responsibility to conduct the elections was delegated to other office-bearers. Colonel Mand claimed that some retired officers hijacked the elections and by using unfair and unconstitutional means got themselves elected as office-bearers, following which he had to move court.

Following the court order, Colonel Mand’s presidentship has been restored and a meeting scheduled for February 2 to discuss the implementation of the court’s orders and other issues like accounts, appointment of office-bearers, enrolment of members and amendments to the league’s constitution.



Five get two years in jail for robbery
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
The Court of Additional District and Session Judge Preeti Sahni today awarded two years’ imprisonment to five men who robbed a man at knifepoint.

Those convicted have been identified as Mohd Wasim, Raj Kumar, Anil, Phool Chand and Ajay, all residents of Colony No. 4. The court also awarded a one-year jail term to Wasim for a murder bid. He had stabbed the victim, Ravi Shankar, near his ear.

Ravi, in his complaint registered on May 2, 2013, at the Industrial Area police station, had accused the five men of robbing him of Rs 300.



P’kula court dismisses Rathore’s affidavit
Former Haryana DGP had accused Anand Prakash of having political aspirations
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 29
Former Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) SPS Rathore, accused of molesting 14-year-old tennis player Ruchika Girhotra, submitted an additional affidavit in court today stating that Anand Prakash, father of victim’s friend Aradhna, was fighting legal battle against him to fulfil his political aspirations. The court, however, dismissed the affidavit.

In support of his allegation, the former DGP had stated that Anand Prakash had been offered a major post by a political party.

Rathore, in his evidence before the court and during the cross examination, said he was unnecessarily implicated in the case of abetting the victim’s suicide (Section 306 of the IPC), due to which he had to undergo mental torture. He said the case was a criminal conspiracy against him. Rathore also accused Anand Prakash of using the media to malign his image.

Counsel Ajay Kaushik said Rathore would state everything before the court and not the media.

Ruchika committed suicide three years after Rathore molested her in 1990.

Rathore had filed a case of defamation in 2002 after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the inclusion of Section 306 in the initial FIR which charged him with molestation under Section 354.

Recently, Rathore had filed another defamation case against Ruchika’s family and Anand Prakash on the basis of the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in two cases against him: forgery of documents and harassment of Ruchika’s brother, Ashu. The closure report has been challenged in the court by Anand Prakash.



Woman robbed of gold chain in P’kula
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 29
Two youngsters, who were posing as prospective tenants, robbed a resident of a gold chain worth Rs 50,000 in Sector 21 here today. The victim, Karamjeet Sandhu, was alone at her house.

“The victim stated that the youngsters first checked a portion of the house, which was to be rent out, and then manhandled the woman. They hit her and fled with her chain,” said a police official.

When the victim cried for help, the neighbours gathered at the house and informed the police. The victim said the robbers had come on a bike.

A case under section 392 (robbery) has been registered at the Sector 5 police station.



Neighbour held for minor's rape
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
A nine-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour today. The police has arrested a Class IV employee of the PGI for raping the nine-year-old girl in the forest area near Sector 24. The accused has been remanded to police custody.

The accused, Vijay Kumar was arrested late last night at an eating joint in Sector 24. On Tuesday, Vijay (45) went to the victim’s tenement and offered her chocolates. He took the victim, a Class III student, to the forest area and raped her.

The victim narrated the incident to her mother. The minor’s parents lodged a complaint with the police. The police got her medical examination conducted and rape was established.



Auto driver’s body found
Tribune News Service

Mohali, January 29
The body of a Nihang Sikh was recovered from a pond at Tangori village here today.

The victim, identified as Bhupinder Singh, an auto-rickshaw driver and resident of Balongi village, had been missing since January 19.

The police said no external injury or blood marks were found on the body.

Inspector Kulbir Singh, SHO of Balongi police station, said, “The victim went missing from his residence on January 19. A complaint was lodged by his wife, Paramjit Kaur, on January 23. His body was found at Tangori village today.”

Gurpreet Singh, sarpanch of Tangori village, told the police that some residents had seen the victim roaming around in an inebriated condition in the village about three days ago.

Meanwhile, the body has been sent to the Civil Hospital, Phase VI, for a post-mortem examination, which will be conducted tomorrow.



Swindlers target elderly woman in Sector 33
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
A 62-year-old woman was allegedly conned out of two gold bangles and a pair of gold earrings by two persons near her house in Sector 33 this afternoon.

The police said when the victim, Ranjana Kumari, was returning home after visiting a dentist, a woman approached her. After striking a conversation with the senior citizen, the woman reportedly introduced her to a “saint”.

The man, who was in his mid-fiftie, told Ranjana Kumari that he could cure all her ailments and even double her jewellery, said the police.

After Ranjana Kumari reportedly removed her jewellery and put it in a handkerchief, as told by the man, she was asked to close her eyes.

After a few minutes, she was handed back a bundle wrapped in a newspaper, said the police.

The man told her not to open it till she reached home, the police said.

On reaching home, when Ranjana opened the bundled, she reportedly found iron bangles in the bundle, following which she raised the alarm.

The police have registered a case of cheating and are trying to trace the accused.



ASI hurt in hit-and-run
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
A Chandigarh Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) was critically injured in a road accident late this evening.

ASI Sohan Singh, who is posted at the Sector 34 police station, was returning home after completing his duty at the Mataur barrier at 9 pm, the police said. It was not clear as to how the accident took place, they said

"Singh was on a scooter. It is suspected some vehicle hit it near the Sector 51/52 roundabout," the police said.

The ASI was rushed to the PGI, where his condition was said to be critical. The police is probing the matter.



Crime briefs

Two men cheated in separate land deals

Panchkula: Two cases of forgery were registered at the Chandimandir police station late last night. Both the victims were cheated in separate land deals. Vijay Kumar, a resident of Sector 4, said he was shown a piece of land in Sultanpur by five persons. They took the money but did not get the registry done in his name. The case has been referred to the economic offence wing. Another victim, Jagan Nath of Nalagarh complained to the police that he was cheated by five persons who showed him a piece of land near Barwala.

Thieves strike at house

Thieves stole cash and jewellery worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a house in Sector 25. The owner, Sanjeev Kumar was at work when the theft happened. A case was registered at the Chandimandir police station.

Man loses Rs 2.5 lakh

In an alleged case of card cloning, transactions worth more than Rs 2.5 lakh were made from the credit card of a Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 5, resident. The victim, KK Gupta, told the police that he came to know about the transactions on receiving an SMS. A case has been registered.

Car stolen from outside house

Thieves stole an Alto car from Sector 9 late last night. The victim, Anupama Sikka, said she had parked the car outside her house. The footage of the CCTV cameras installed at a neighbour’s house showed that an SUV followed the stolen car. A case of theft has been registered at the Sector 5 police station.

Two youths snatch purse

Two youths snatched a purse containing cash and a mobile phone from a woman near Little Flower Convent School in Sector 14 late last night. The victim was returning home when the incident took place. A case of snatching was registered at the Sector 14 police station. — TNS



CLDAV-7 lift karate trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
Karate players of CL Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7, Chandigarh, won the team championship of the 22nd Chandigarh State Karate Championship, concluded at the indoor arena of the school. The host team bagged the overall trophy with a total score of 67 points. Mount Carmel School finished as first runners-up scoring 54 points whereas Saupin’s School, Sector 32 finished third with 46 points.


Boys (under-9)

Below 18 kg: Abhineet 1(CL Aggarwal-7); Priyanjal 2 (CL Aggarwal -7);Vardhan 3 (DPS-40); Abhishek (GMHS-39)

Below 20 kg: Anish Mittal 1 (TMS); Shubhyneet 2 (Mount Carmel-47); Lavish 3 (GMHS-39)

Below 25 kg: Kartik Sen 1 (CL Aggarwal -7); Rehatvir 2 (TMS); Yash 3 (CL Aggarwal -7)

Below 30 kg: Aryan 1 (MC-47); Abhinav 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Vinay 3 (CL Aggarwal-7)

Below 35 kg: Jatin (CL Aggarwal-7); Punesh 2 (Saupin-32); Abhay 3 (TMS) and Mayank 3 (Stepping Stone-38)

Above 35 kg: Jaspreet 1 (Saupin-32); Joydeep 2 (MC-47)

Boys (under-11)

Below 20 kg: Anupam 1 (Saupins-32); Dhruv 2 (AKSIPS-41); Bhupesh 3 (CL Aggarwal-7) and Mukul 3 (CL Aggarwal-7)

Below 25 kg: Agam 1 (BTS-48); Lokesh (CL Aggarwal-7); Navneet (Saupin's-32) and Tushar 3 (DAV-39)

Below-30 kg: Aryan Ghai 1 (Stepping Stone-38);

Roshu 2 (GMHS-39); Suraj 3 (GMHS-39) and Prabhjot Singh 3 (TMS)

Below 35 kg: Karan 1 (CLAggarwal-7); Aditya 2 (MC-47) Bobby Rana 3 (GMHS-39) and Akshat 3 (Saupin's-32)

Below 40 kg: Akshil 1 (MC-47) Himanshu 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Sahil 3 (AKSIPS-41) and Mayank 3 (Saupins-32)

Below 45 kg: Kunal 1 (AKSIPS-41);Sahil Luthra 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Karan 3 (Saupins-32) and Pulkit 3 (Saupins-32)

Above45 Kg: Arashdeep 1 (DAV-39); Gaurav Bansal 2 (TMS) Sehajdeep 3 (TMS) and Mayank Goyal 3 (AKSIPS-41)

Boys (under-14)

Below35 kg: Himanshu 1 (AKSIPS-41); Sagar 2 (GMHS-38) Kuldeep 3 (Saupins-32)

Below 40 kg: Vishal 1 (GMHS-38); Aditya 2 (Saupins-32); Shubham 3 (CL Aggarwal-7) Harsh 3 (CL Aggarwal-7)

Below 45 kg: Harkaran 1 (AKSIPS-41); Nassem 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Abhinav 3 (GMHS-39) Baljinder 3 (GMHS-39)

Above 45 kg: Aditya 1 (MC-47); Piyush 2 (AKSIPS-41); Kunal 3 (Saupins-32) and Simardeep 3 (MC-47)

Boys (junior)

Below 45 kg: Shushant (MC-47); Rohit 2 (Dev Samaj-21); Kartik 3 (MC-47) and Sawaraj (Saupins-32)

Below 50 kg: Ishan 1 (AKSIPS-41); Jaspreet 2 (BTS-48); Sarabjeet 3 (MC-47) and Ishan 3 (TMS)

Below 55kg: Sahil 1 (DAV-8); Ravi 2 (GMHS-39)

Below 60kg: Saurav 1 (SPS-41); Kshitij 2 (SPS-41)

Below 65kg: Amanvir 1 (CPC); Guramritpal 2 (GMSSS-22); Nimit 3 (Saupins-32)

Above 65 kg: Bhavneet 1 (Ryan-49); Amanpreet 2 (BTS-48)

Boys (senior)

Below 80 kg: Kulwinder 1 (GMSSS-22); Rajat 2 (BTS-48); Amritpal Singh 3 (Karate Club-8)

Girls (under-9)

Below 20 kg: Harshita (CL Aggarwal-7); Saloni 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Sneha 3 (CL Aggarwal-7) and Niharika 3 (CL Aggarwal-7)

Below 25 kg: Jasmine 1 (CL Aggarwal-7); Sayuri 2 (TMS); Avni 3 (TMS)

Above 25 kg: Aakansha 1 (CL Aggarwal-7); Kinjal (MC-47); Chesta 3 (MC-47) and Sadgi 3 (MC-47)

Girls (above-11)

Below 30kg: Siya 1 (GMHS-39); Khushi 2 (GMHS-38); Deepa 3 (CL Aggarwal-7) and Rashi 3 (Saupin's-32)

Below 35 kg: Vishalakshi 1 (Mount Carmel-47); Muskan Rana 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Anandita 3 (Saupin's-32) and Kritika (GMHS-38)

Below 40 Kg: Kareena 1 (MC-47); Narinder Kaur 2 (GMHS-39); Sukhpreet 3 (MC-47) and Hiya 3 (Saupin's-32)

Above 40 kg: Parul 1 (MC-47); Anusha 2 (Saupin's-32); Navneet 3 (MC-47)

Girls (under-14)

Below 35 kg: Saheen 1 (GMHS-39) Simar 2 (GMHS-39)

Below 40 kg: Pooja 1 (GMSSS-10); Priyanka 2 (GMHS-39); Sakshi 3 (GMSSS-10)

Below 45 kg: Gursimran 1 (MC-47); Mahima 2 (CL Aggarwal-7); Sandeep Raj 3 (GMHS-39)

Below 50 kg: Anjita 1 (GMSSS-10); Rashin 2 (GMSSS-10)

Below 55 kg: Niharika 1 (Ryan-49); Yogita 2 (St. Anees); Gayatri 3 (MC-47)

Below 60 kg: Radhika 1 (GMSSS-10); Rupinder Kaur 2 (GMSSS-10)

Below 65 kg: Kalpana 1 (GMSSS-10); Kamaljeet 2 (GMSSS-10); Jyoti 3 (GMSSS-27)



Dev Samaj College begin campaign with win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
Shuttlers of Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh, defeated Kenway College of Education, Abohar, in the first league match of Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship for women (C-division) of B Ed Colleges, being held at badminton courts of Panjab University, here today. The local team defeated the visiting side 2-1. In other matches, the team of Government College of Education, Chandigarh, blanked Lala Jagat Narayan Education College, Jalalabad, 2-0 whereas GHGH College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, defeated BCM College of Education, Ludhiana, 2-0.


Dasmesh Girls College of Education, Badal, beat Doraha College of Education, Doraha, 2-0; Government College of Education, Chandigarh, beat Babe Ke College of Education, Mudki (Ferozepur) 2-0; Dev Samaj College of Education for Women, Chandigarh beat Guru Ram Dass B Ed College, Jalalabad 2-0.



APJ defeat Shivalik School by 112 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
Cricket team of APJ School, Kharar, qualified for the next round of Mohali leg, by defeating Shivalik School, Mohali, during the ongoing Coca-Cola Inter-School Cricket Championship for boys (U-16). In the first match of Mohali leg, played today at Yadvindra Public School, APJ school defeated Shivalk Public School by 112 runs. After choosing to bat first, APJ team scored a healthy total of 208 runs for 6 wickets in 35 overs. For APJ team, Himanshu contributed 76 runs. Ashish contributed 55 runs. For bowling, Sahil and Jaspreet claimed two wickets each. Sahil claimed his share for 20-runs while Jaspreet claimed his for 38-runs.

Chasing the target, the Shivalik Public School bundled out on a mere total of 96 runs in 32 overs. Haider (24-runs) and Jaskaran (21-runs) contributed most. For bowling side, Swetal (2 for 6), Hadil (2 for 6) and Manish Tok (2 for 11) took two wickets each.

In the second qualifying match of the same leg Yadvindra Public School Mohali registered a 5 wicket victory over Government Senior Secondary School, Mohali. Bowlers of Yadvindra Public School restricted the batting line up of Government Model Senior Secondary School on a total of 80 runs in 23 overs. For YPS, Apram stretched hard and attained 5 for 9 runs whereas Yashraj claimed 2 for 15. For batting side, Ankit (25- runs) and Sonu (11-runs) scored their respective shares. In reply, YPS side chased down the target in 25 overs with 5 wickets in hand. Arbaz (22-runs) and Apram (22- runs), with their unbeaten contributions, led the team to victory. For bowling side, Moheeraj claimed 3 for 14 runs. The APJ School, with highest points, led the points table of Mohali. The team won all three matches. Shivalik School Mohali stood second while YPS came third with just one win.



Team selected for national judo meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
The Amateur Judo Association of Chandigarh organised the Senior State Judo Championship for Men and Women, at the SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh. During the championship, the organisers had selected all the winners, of different categories, to represent Chandigarh in the upcoming Senior National Judo Championship to be held in Una (Himachal Pradesh) from February 9 to 12.


(Men) 60kg- Nitin; 66kg- Rahul; 73kg-Jaswinder; 88kg- Deepak; 90kg-Amrinder; +100kg- Khushal Kaushal

(Women)-48kg-Mahima Chaudhary; 52kg- Babita; 57 kg- Seema; 63kg- Ramneek Kaur; +78kg- Pooja. 



DAV College of Education, Fazilka, win 3-0 in table tennis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 29
Players of DAV College of Education, Fazilka defeated JD College of Education, Muktsar, 3-0, during a match of Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis Tournament of men (c-division) for Evening and Education colleges, being held at gymnasium hall of Panjab University, here today. Guru Ram Dass B Ed College, Jalalabad, beat Kenway College of Education, Abohar 3-1.

In the last two matches, Government College of Education, Chandigarh, defeated MD College of Education, Abohar 3-1 while DAV College of Education, Fazilka, beat Lala Jagat Education College, Jalalabad 3-0.



Boxing tourney from February 15

Chandigarh, January 29
The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will organise 28th Sub-Junior Men and 36th Junior Men Chandigarh State Boxing Championships at PMLSD Public School, Sector 32, on February 15 and16. Boxers born in the year 1997- 98, (46 to 80 kg) 1999, (42 to 66kg), 2000 (34 to 48kg) and 2001 (30to 40kg) will be eligible to participate in the competition. 

In the junior division, boxers born in the year 1995 and 1996 are eligible to participate in the weight categories from 46 kg to +91 kg. All the boxers should bring original age proofs. The weighing-in will be held at competition venue on February 15 between 8 to 10 am. All the boxers are also required to bring identity-card duly signed and stamped by the head of the institution. — TNS



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