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Missing son of retired judge dead
Gurdeep Singh Mann
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, November 28
The body of Arshdeep Singh (19), son of a Mohali-based retired judge, who was reported missing for the past week has been fished out from the Narwana branch of Bhakra Canal near Jansui head, 25 km away, from Ambala.

A student of Class XII, DAV School, Arshdeep, was reported missing since November 20 and his white Skoda was found locked near the Sirhind-Patiala road. The postmortem of the body was conducted at the Civil Hospital, where his family members, including his father, Jasbir Singh, and some senior police officials were present.

Later, the body was taken to Mohali for cremation.

Doctors who conducted the postmortem and police officials investigating the matter said preliminary reports suggested that he received head injury which could be one of the reasons behind his death.

Police officials said a body was found in the canal on Saturday and family members and cops suspected it to be the body of Arshdeep. Since it was entangled in the bushes under a bridge, it took divers two days to fish it out.

While the police had recovered one of the two mobile phones from the car, another mobile was switched off and could not be traced.

The police said the family members of Arshdeep had not ruled out foul play. They said one of his friends from Chandigarh was with him and some passersby saw a black Tata Safari parked near Arshdeep’s car for some time.

Senior police officials stated that the victim was reportedly upset over some personal issue and it was not yet clear if he had committed suicide or somebody had thrown him into the canal.



Youth’s body found
Our Correspondent

Ambala, November 28
An unidentified body of a youth was recovered from the Bhakhra Canal near Naggal village today morning.

A villager found the body floating in the canal today morning. The Naggal police was informed about this incident. Documents recovered from the boy’s pocket revealed that the youth could be from an area in Punjab. A police team from Fatehgarh Sahib reached Ambala to identify the body.



5 ITBP officials hurt in mishap
Our Correspondent

The damaged car of the ITBP which met with an accident, in which five persons were injured, near Naraingarh on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Saturday.
The damaged car of the ITBP which met with an accident, in which five persons were injured, near Naraingarh on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway on Saturday. Tribune photo: Dev Dutt Sharma

Ambala, November 28
Five officials of the Indian Tibetan Border Police force (ITBP) sustained serious injuries when the car in which they were travelling collided with a tractor trolley near Naraingarh late last evening.

Those injured have been identified as Surender Kumar, Nanda Bal, Sukhpal and Diggamber. They were referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, for treatment.

These officials were on their way to Dehra Dun from Ludhiana. Security guards of a sugar mill took them to the Civil Hospital in Naraingarh. From there a doctor referred them to the PGI. A case has been registered in this regard.



Theatre fest for Mumbai victims
Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 28
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, dedicated its two-day National Integration Festival to the first anniversary of 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai at Kandhari Public School, Dakala road here.

Rotarian SK Girdhar, chief guest along with guest of honour Vineet Girdhar, festival convener Pran Sabharwal, artists and school staff paid candle light homage to the heroes to show solidarity.

The two-day programme included Punjabi musical plays “Shanti Di Agg - Parnam Shaheedan Nu” and “Aurat koi Bikdi Shai Nahi” and musical items by flutist Amarjit Singh, Kamaldeep Singh Gill and Mandip Singh.



Uppal manager granted bail
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
A local court today granted bail to the local manager of the Uppal Group, who was arrested yesterday by the economic offences wing of the UT police. The court of chief judicial magistrate J Sidhu today granted bail to Balwant Singh Arora, the manager, after he furnished bail bonds of Rs 20,000.

The bail was granted after both parties reached a compromise. Sources claimed that the Uppals were contemplating to move the high court to get the FIR quashed.

The police yesterday booked the manager, along with the managing director and one more person, under sections 406 and 120-B of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged by an NRI for allegedly defrauding him of Rs 1.4 crore.

Paramjit Singh, a retired naval engineer settled in Singapore, had complained that he had purchased a shop for Rs 1.4 crore, but instead of handing over the shop or returning his money, the accused had rented out the shop.



IAS officer’s son acquitted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
A local court yesterday acquitted Ranjit Bajaj, son of an IAS-officer couple, of all charges in the case of obstructing a public servant from doing his duty.

The court of chief judicial magistrate J Sidhu acquitted Bajaj in the case, registered against him in 1996, when he was a minor, under section 186 of the IPC.

Proceedings in the case had been held at a juvenile court and later shifted to this court. According to the police, Ranjit had an argument with Daya Ram, then a constable with the police station at Sector 3, who was the complainant in the case.



Resident moves HC to save Sukhna Lake
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
A city resident wants that the administration should take concrete step for saving the Sukhna Lake.

In a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Gautam Khanna has asserted that directions be issued to the UT administration and other respondents for ensuring the upkeep and protection of the lake.

For the past several years the water level has receded and the lake has reduced from 2.5 km to just about 1.5 km.

The petitioner has also asserted that the need of the hour was to carry out the desilting process in a proper and scientific manner. But as of now, nothing has been done so far.



Dhanas resident thrashed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
Vishal Sharma, a resident of Dhanas, reported that Kulbir Singh of the same locality along with others had beaten him up on Thursday night. He sustained serious injuries and was admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. A case under Sections 323/325/34 of the IPC has been registered by the Sector 11 police station.

Wine seized: Baij Nath, a resident of Shashtri Nagar, Mani Majra, was arrested from near the Grain Market Chowk yesterday for possessing 240 quarters of country wine. A case under Sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered in Sector 26 police station.

Injured: Bittu, a resident of Sector 20, reported that Balram, Ravi, Sunny and Monu of same area had beaten his brother Vinod Kumar on the night of November 26 near his residence. Vinod sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the PGI. Ravi and Sunny had been arrested and a case registered against the accused.

Arrested: Ajay Rana of Burail has alleged that Pawan Kumar, Amir Khan and Sunil Kumar of same area had beaten him up near Terrace Garden in Sector 33 on November 25. A case under Sections 323/506/34 of the IPC has been registered by the Sector 34 police station and all accused had been arrested.

Jewelleries stolen: Sanjiv Sharma of Sector 29 alleged that a gold set, two gold rings, gold bangle, mangal sutra, three gold bangles, three gold topas, a pandal, two pairs of golden ear rings, a set of silver bangles and cash worth Rs 22,000 were stolen from his residence on November 23. A case was registered in this regard.

Stolen: Monu and Tinku, both working in Mohan Lal Sharma’s shop in Sector 27, were caught while stealing cash worth Rs 1,5000 from his cash box on November 27. Both had been arrested. Ram Das of Mani Majra reportedly alleged that eight gas cylinders were stolen from his residence on November 22. A case has been registered in this regard.

Mishap: Labh Singh of Sector 11 reported that his Skoda car was hit by a PRTC bus (PB 19 C 4128) which was being driven by Jarnail Singh of Ludhiana. The incident took place near a light point of Sector 49 and 50 on November 26. No one sustained injuries but the car got badly damaged. Jarnail Singh was arrested and relased on bail later on.

Scooter stolen: Shakshi of Sector 22 had reported that someone had stolen her Kinetic Honda scooter (CH 01 Z 8008), which was parked in Sector 20, Chandigarh. A case has been registered in this regard.

Suicide: Vikram Singh of Dadu Majra had alleged that Satish Kumar of Sector 38 had abetted his wife to commit suicide on May 22, 2008, by consuming poisonous substance. She died on May 28. The accused was arrested today.

Newborn found: A newborn was found near a local bus stop of the Postgraduate Government College in Sector 11 on November 27. Surat Singh of the same college had reported the incident to police and baby was kept in Government Multi Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. A case has been registered.



3 held for making pirated CDs
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, November 28
The police arrested three shopkeepers while making pirated CDs of recently released Bollywood movies today. The police also seized 53 pirated CDs, two computers and a laptop from the possession of the accused.

The accused have been identified as Jatinder Singh, Balkaar Singh and Balwinder Singh, all residents of Chhat village.

The investigating officer stated that the field officials of a Mohali-based CD company, Kulwinder Singh and Akash Gaurav, had submitted a complaint that Chhat-based shopkeepers were making and selling pirated CDs.

A police team, along with the complainants, raided the shops of the accused and caught them.

The SHO stated that a case had been registered under the Copy Right Act and further investigations were on.



PFA Complaint
Two held for selling banned items
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
The local police seized about 400 conches and nearly 8,000 ‘kodian’ from two showrooms in Sector 20 on the basis of a PFA complaint and arrested two persons here this evening.

A case was registered against Madan Singh and Surinder Jain, owner of Pawan Emporium and Rudraksh Emporium, respectively, under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, at the sector 19 police station.

Earlier, a team of four members of the PFA, led by Saurav Gupta, had visited a shop as customers and asked for these banned items.

After assuring themselves of the banned material being available at the two shops, they immediately informed PFA chairperson Maneka Gandhi, who requested senior police officials in the city to conduct a raid.

Gupta said the material seized was worth Rs 3 crore in the market, adding that the matter came to light during the International Trade Fair at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, where some of these banned items were being sold at stalls.



SD College-32 bring home title
Inter-College Cricket Meet
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
Excellent bowling spell of Sandeep Bhattachary, Varun and Sunny Sharma helped GCD SD College, Sector 32, win the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Men) A- Division Championship.

GCD SD College, Sector 32, defeated DAV College, Chandigarh, by 12 runs in the final here today.

Batting first SD College scored 216 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 39.1 overs.

Michel Vishal 68 and Sandeep Bhattacharya 56 were the main scorers for their teams, while Vikas Chauhan four for 45 and Jagdeep two for 36 were the main wicket takers for the DAV team.

In reply, DAV College fell short of 12 runs as they lost all their wickets in 39.2 overs.

Saurab Sabharwal 61 and Vikas Chauhan 38 were the top scorers for the DAV team, while Sandeeep Bhattachary three for 19, Varun three for 34 and Sunny Sharma two for 18 restricted the DAV to reach the stipulated target.

In the second match, SGGS College, Chandigarh, defeated SCD Government College, Ludhiana, by three wickets to bag the third place in the tournament.

Batting first SCD College were all out for 127 runs in 34.3 overs. Atul 21 and Bharat 18 were the top scorers for their team, while Jaskaran three for 22 and Surinder two for 15 and Gurpreet two for 25 were the main wicket takers for SGGS College.

In reply, SGGS College achieved the target by losing only seven wickets in 33.4 overs. Gurpreet 48 and Surinder 25 (n.o.) were the top scorers for their team while Amandep two for 11, Onkar two for 18 and Aman two for 20 were the main wicket takers for the SCD team.


Ist match: SD College 216 for seven in 39.1 overs. (Michel 68, Sandeep 56 Vikas 4/45 and Jagdeep 2/36).

DAV all out in 39.2 overs. (Saurab 61, Vikas 38, Sandeeep 3/19 and Varun 3/34 and Sunny 2/18)

2nd Match: SCD College all out for 127 in 34.3 overs. (Atul 21, Bharat 18, Jaskaran 3/22, Surinder 2/15 and Gurpreet 2/25).



Saupin’s Fighters beat BTS Challengers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
Saupin’s Fighters defeated BTS Challengers by 21 runs in the BTS and Saupin’s Cricket Tournament being held at the school complex here today. After winning the toss, Saupin’s Fighters elected to bat first and scored 120 runs for the loss of two wickets in stipulated 15 overs. Anand (45) and Prabjeet (27) were the top scorers for Saupin’s, while Saurav (1 for 25) was the main wicket taker for Saupin’s.

In reply, BTS Challengers were all out in 14.1 overs with 99 runs. Akhil (27) and Akshit (16) were the top scorers for BTS, while Harman (3 for 4) and (2 for 90 were the main wicket takers for Saupin’s.

Brief scores:

Saupin’s Fighters: 120 for 2 in 15 overs (Anand 45, Prabjeet 27 and Saurav 1/25).

BTS Challengers: 99 all out in 14.1 overs (Akhil 27, Akshit 16, Harman 3/4 and Prithvi 2/9).

In the second match, GNPS and CCA-36 defeated Greenfield Cricket Academy by 35 Runs. After winning the toss, GNPS and CCA-36 elected to bat first and scored 117 runs for the loss of six wickets in 15 overs. Simerjeet (40), Nahar (22), Harinder (26) were the top scorers for GNPS team, while Aneesh (2 for 15) and Simerjeet (1 for 18) were the main wicket takers for the Greenfield team.

In reply, Greenfield were bundled out for just 82 runs in 13.1 overs. Tarunjot (28) and Aneesh (18) remained the top scorers for their team, while Ankit (2 for 25) and Manav (2 for 19) were the wicket takers for the GNPS team.

Brief scores:

GNPS and CCA-36: 117 for 6 in 15 overs (Simerjeet 40, Nahar 22, Harinder 26, Aneesh 2/15 and Simerjeet 1/18).

Greenfield Cricket Academy: 82 all out in 13.1 overs (Tarunjot 28, Aneesh 18, Mandeep 3/17, Ankit 2/25 and Manav 2/19).



GGSC-26, GMHS-36 emerge champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, and Government Model High School Coaching Centre, Sector 36, won the Chandigarh Senior Ball Badminton Tournament (men and women), respectively. The tournament concluded today.

In the girls events, GGSCW-26 won the first position by defeating GHS-34 29-16, 29-19, while the third position was bagged by GCG-11 by defeating Government College-46 in straight sets 29-27, 29-28.

In the boys section, Government coaching centre-36 beat Shishu Niketan School Coaching Centre-22 12-29, 29-27, 29-16 to bag the first position, while S Force-38 secured the third position by defeating GHS-37 in straight sets 29-10, 29-15. Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLA, Ropar, gave away prizes to the winning teams.

Results: Men: GMSHCC-36 beat Shishu Niketan-22 (12-29, 29-27, 29-16); S Force-38 beat GHS-37 (29-10, 29-15).

Women: GGSCW-26 beat GHS-34 (29-16, 29-19); GCG-11 beat GC-46 (29-27, 29-28).



Athletics’ body meet on Dec 6
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 28
A general body meeting of the Haryana Masters Athletics Association will be held on December 6 at the Olympic Bhawan, Sector 3, Panchkula.

Date and venue of the 19th Haryana Masters Athletics Championship will be fixed at the meeting.

Dr Dharamvir Dhillon, president, Masters Athletics Federation of India, said the association would also honour medallist of the Asian Championship.



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