Sunday, January 7, 2001,
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2 granted bail
Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, Jan 6 — Two persons, Jaswinder Singh and Dharam Vir, arrested last night and booked under Section 109 of the IPC, were granted bail after they were produced in court, here today.

The Superintendent of Police, Dr C.S. Rao, said that last night while returning from office, he spotted a damaged car being driven on an isolated road of Majri Chowk in Sector 1.

When signalled to stop, the car driver tried to speed away, but failed. Chasing the car, the police managed to nab the two occupants. On interrogation, the two gave contradictory statements, which raised the suspicion of the police.

“They were unable to explain what they were doing at 10.30 p.m. in the area and why they had no documents of the vehicle. It was leant that while one of them was staying in Mubarakpur, the other was putting up at Mauli Jagran,’’ Dr Rao said.

“We suspect they had gone to the deserted area with some motive in mind. It is learnt that both were employed as mechanics at a shop in Mani Majra and could have been upto mischief,’’ he added.

In another incident, a car was stoned in the residential area in Sector 10, last night. Police sources said that on hearing a sound of glass smashing, Dr Sandeep Mahajan, a resident of house number 31, came out, to find his car window smashed with a stone. A complaint has been handed over to the police in this regard.

The incident took place despite deployment of a private security guard by residents of the area. Last fortnight, residents of a few houses had got together to deploy private security, feeling the police was not doing enough for the area.


HC notifies list of holidays in 2001
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court will work for 283 days in the first year of the new millennium as per the list of holidays issued by the orders of the Chief Justice and judges under the signatures of Deputy Registrar ( general) Mr. M.D. Sharma here today.

A two-page press note said the High Court under Section 47 of the Punjab Courts Act 1964 notifies for general information that the dates mentioned in the schedule shall be observed as holidays in the calendar year 2001 by all courts of the Union Territory, Chandigarh.

The list of holidays include all Sundays, Second Saturdays falling on April 14 and September 8, 2001, January 1 (Monday holiday in lieu of Second Saturday falling on January 13,2001, January 2 (Tuesday, birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji), Janaury 26 (Friday- Republic Day), February 21 (Wednesday - Mahashivaratri), March 6 ( Tuesday - Id-Ul-Zuha -Bakrid), March 9 (Friday -Holi), April 2 (Monday - Ram Navami), April 13 (Baisakhi/ Good Friday), April 14 ( Saturday- Dr B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti), August 12 (Sunday- Janmashtami), August 15 (Wednesday- Independence Day ), October 2 ( Tuesday- birthday of Mahatma Gandhi ji), October 26 ( Friday- Dusehra) October 27 ( Saturday- holiday in lieu of second Saturday falling on October 13), November 1 (Thursday- Maharshi Balmiki’s birthday), November 14 ( Wednesday- Divali), November 15 (Thursday holiday in lieu of second Saturday falling on February 10, 2001), November 16- holiday in lieu of Saturday falling on November 10, 2001), November 30 ( Friday- birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji), December 17 (Monday - Id-Ul-Fitr), December 19 (Wednesday - Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur ji), December 24 to December 31 (it includes some of the Saturdays falling on various dates and Chrismas as well), the press note said. 


Bail plea of home guard dismissed
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, today, dismissed the bail application moved by a resident of Himachal Pardesh, Om Parkash, who had been caught for possessing drugs.

The city police had arrested the accused from near the Sector 17 police station on October 22, 2000, and had seized 550 gm of charas from him. The accused had been unable to produce any permit for keeping such quantity of charas. The defence counsel argued that Om Parkash, a home guard, who lived on the premises of the police station, had been falsely implicated in the case.

Bail plea dismissed
The UT Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Godara, dismissed the anticipatory bail application moved by three resident of Defence Colony, New Delhi — Kuldeep Singh, Manwinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh — in a dowry case.

They alleged that they had been falsely implicated in the case. The complainant, Ms Hardeep Kohli, had alleged that when she had married Manwinder Singh in January 1998, he had taken dowry. When the complainant demanded the dowry articles back, the accused allegedly refused to return these.

The Judge said, as the dowry articles were still to be recovered from the applicants, they could not be released on bail.

Hearing adjourned
Hearing in the dowry case against a former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, and his family, was adjourned till February 10, 2001, by the UT Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar. The case was filed by Ms Parveshbir Kaur, daughter-in-law of Mr Barnala.

She had alleged that her husband Jasjit Singh, father-in-law Surjit Singh and mother-in-law Surjit Kaur harassed her for dowry.

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