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Robbers decamp with cash, jewellery
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 1
Panic gripped Model Town in Ambala City, after armed robbers entered the house of a senior executive of a pharmaceutical company and made away with jewellery worth lakhs of rupees, cash and mobile phones.

Owner of the house Kailash Bhatia alleged that around 2.30 am eight persons wearing masks entered the house by breaking a window.

Kailash said the accused, who had iron roads, knives and a pistol with them, gagged him and his wife and asked their son to handover jewellery and cash to them.

When the couple tried to resist, the robbers attacked them. The assailants made away with Rs 30,000 in cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh.

Before leaving, they threatened Kailash and his family of dire consequences if they reported the matter to the police. After they left, Kailsh raised an alarm and informed the police.

The police reached the spot, along with a dog squad and an FSL team. Last year, too, armed robbers had struck at a showroom in Ambala City and decamped with jewellery worth Rs 1 crore.



2 held for smuggling liquor

Rajpura, June 1
The police today arrested two persons with 700 boxes of liquor being smuggled to Haryana from Chandigarh. The accused have been identified as Arik Masih and Madan Lal, both residents of Sirsa. They admitted smuggling liquor from Chandigarh to Haryana where liquor was to be distributed among voters during the panchayat elections in Haryana.

DSP Manmohan Sharma said special nakas were being laid to curb the menace from Chandigarh to parts of Haryana during elections.

Rajpura city SHO Bikramjeet Singh Brar said a special naka was laid near Shamdu village where a truck was frisked on a tip-off. Both the accused have been arrested and efforts were on to trace the liquor vend contractor who sold the liquor to smugglers, he added. — TNS



Murder Case
Video conferencing in court
Our Correspondent

Ambala, June 1
The hearing in Ram Chander Chaterpati murder case was conducted through video conferencing in the court of A S Narang, special CBI judge, Haryana, here today.

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an accused of 120B (conspiracy) in the case. The defense counsel cross-examined Ari Daman, younger son of deceased Ram Chander Chatarpati, who is the prime witness of prosecution in the case.

Besides, other accused the CBI counsel HPS Verma and defense counsel S K Garg Narvana were also present.



Snatcher nabbed

Chandigarh, June 1
The police today arrested a Mohali resident who allegedly was a habitual snatcher of articles from people in the jungle of Darua village. The Industrial Area polcie station has constituted a special jungle beat after the double murder of two security guards.

The SHO of the Industrial Area police station, Inspector Dilsher Singh, said a police team was on a look out for a motorcyclist, who was involved in several incidents of snatchings and robbery in the jungle. He said the police had thoroughly searched the jungle area and had made it free from anti-social elements after the double murder incident.

it was during the special patrolling that the policemen came to know about the activities of the suspect.

A police team spotted the suspect riding a hero Honda motorcycle (PB 65 H 1709) and apprehended him after chasing him in the jungle. The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Darshan Singh, resident of Saini Majra village.

Darshan told the police that he had snatched a mobile phone and money from a labourer on May 17.

The SHO said though the accused admitted to have committed several snatchings and robberies in the city, but not all incidents were reported to the police. He would be produced before a local court tomorrow. — TNS



Sumit secures berth in quarterfinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
Fourth seed Sabrina Gill shown the doors to Priya Singh of Rajasthan by beating her 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the girls’ under-16 category in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association courts, Sector 10, here today.

The other player, Aastha Malhotra won three setter 4-2, 2-4, 4-1 against Mehakdeep Kaur in the same age group.

In the boys’ under-16 singles category, Sumit Pal Singh upset second seed Nirbhay Singh Soin in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 to secure his place in the quarterfinals. All quarterfinal matches will begin from 8 am at the CLTA courts.


Boys U-16: Kamal Kihore Maderna (RAJ) bt Yashvardhan Singh (HAR) 6-0, 6-0; Ranjeet Singh (CHD) bt Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) 6-2, 6-0; Pranav Suri (CHD) bt Anish Goel (CHD) 6-1, 6-1; Vikas Berwal (HAR) Aditya Deswal (DEL) 6-3 (concede); Sachin Kumar (CHD) bt Birgurman Singh (CHD) 6-0, 6-0; Sean Yip (CHD) bt Manan Sheokand (HAR) 6-3, 6-2; Uday Singh Mann (CHD) bt Rabhav Talwar (CHD) 6-2, 6-4 and Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) bt Nirbhay Singh Soin (GUJ) 6-1, 6-4.

Girls U-16: Nikita (CHD) bt Ayna Arora 6-3, 6-3; Arshpreet Mann bt Sumya Saxena (CHD) 6-3, 6-2; Nikita Bishnoi (CHD) bt Aditi Mittal 6-2, 6-4; Karishma Mehta (CHD) bt Sharishty Dhanda (HAR) 6-4, 6-4; Aashinma Garg (CHD) bt Ravnoor Kaur 6-1, 6-0; Sabrina Gill (CHD) Priya Singh (CHD) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; Sweta Sangwan (HAR) bt Sanjam Nanda 6-0, 6-0 and Charvi Saxena (CHD) bt Gayatri K 6-2, 6-2.

Girls U-12: Nandini Sharma (CHD) bt Abhisha Jindal 4-0, 4-0; Nimrat Walia (CHD) bt Gaurangi Anad (CHD) 4-0, 4-0; Aastha Malhotra (CHD) bt Mehakdeep Kaur 4-2, 2-4, 4-1; Nitya Deswal bt Garima Mann 4-0, 4-2; Neelanchal Guota (CHD) bt Tanya Batra 4-2, 4-1; Saumya Saxena (CHD) bt Akshita Singh 4-2, 4-0; Rubani Ahluwalia (CHD) bt Taru Ahluwalia (MAH) 4-1, 4-2 and Sharishty Dhanda (HAR) bt Kriti (CHD) 4-0, 4-1.

Boys U-12: Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) bt Rohin Gupta (DEL) 4-0, 4-0; Sabrang Sandal (CHD) bt Anmol Kamboj (CHD) 4-1, 4-1; Nihit Rawal (CHD) bt Leonardo Pamei (MNI) 4-1, 4-1; Aditya Sharma (RAJ) bt Calvin Golmei (MNI) 4-1, 4-5 (3), 4-2; Robin Kapoor bt Shivam Vij 4-1, 4-0; Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) bt Jagdeep Singh (CHD) 4-0, 4-0; Mirtunjay Badola bt Aakarshit Mahajan (UP) 4-1, 4-0 and Param Pun (CHD) bt Rohit Kumar (HAR) 4-2, 5-4 (1).

Boys U-16 (doubles): Sean Yip (CHD) & Pranav Suri (CHD) (bye); Vikas Berwal (HAR) & Anish Goel (CHD) bt Atishay Jain (UTK) & Shourya Verma (UTK) 4-2, 4-0; Mandeep Kumar (CHD) & Uday Singh Mann (CHD) (bye); Yashvardhan Singh (HAR) & Manan Sheokand (HAR) w/o Aditya Deswal (DLI) & Prabhsimran Singh Bal; Andrew Pradeep (CHD) & Abhishek Verma (PB) bt Dhruv Suri (UP) & Utkarsh Bajaj (UP) 5-3, 4-2; Sachin Kumar (CHD) & Nirbhay Singh Soin (GUJ) (bye); Rahul Seth (CHD) & Barun Gill (CHD) bt Parshdeep (HAR) & Birgurman Singh (CHD) 5-4 (3), 4-1; Ranjeet Singh (CHD) & Kamal Kishore Maderna (RAJ) (bye).

Boys U-12: Param Pun (CHD) & Nihit Rawal (CHD) w/o Saurabh Prashar (CHD) & Khush Arora (RAJ); Leonardo Pamei (MNI) & Abhay Sarna (CHD) w/o Sarvesh Maria (CHD) & Amitoj Singh (CHD); Rishabh Sarda (CHD) & Sagar Bains (CHD) bt Sabrang Sandal (CHD) & Anmol Kamboj 4-2, 3-5 (10-5); Rohit Kumar (HAR) & Aditya Vashishta (RAJ) bt Gaurav Seth (CHD) & Himanshu Bansal (CHD) 4-0, 4-2; Siddharth Basnet (CHD) & Jagdeep Singh (CHD) bt Kemp O’ Brien (CHD) & Neeraj Yashpaul (CHD) 4-2, 4-2; Calvin Golmei (MNI) & Parmeet Singh Deol (CHD) bt Chiraz Singh (CHD) & Sheyas Chopra (CHD) 4-0, 4-1; Rahul Verma (CHD) & Angrej Singh (CHD) bt Asav Kumar (CHD) & Abir Hiranandani (CHD) 4-1, 4-1 and Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) & Paramveer Singh Bajwa (PB) bt Ramanjot Singh (CHD) & Jagjit Singh (CHD) 4-0, 4-0.



Naresh outplays Inderjit in boxing
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 1
Naresh of SD College, Sector 32, defeated Inderjit of PML SD School in the 75kg category during the 34th Chandigarh Senior State Men Boxing Championship held at PMLSD Public School, Sector 32-C, here today.


64kg: Sandeep Kumar, United Club, beat Roopak, GNK-30, Vikas Dhaiya, BCC-42, beat Vinod Kumar, GM-47; 75kg: Parveen Kumar, SGGS, beat Sarabjeet, Friends Club; 75kg: Naresh, SD College-32, beat Inderjit, PML SD School; 56kg: Sandeep Bhalara, SD Club-46, beat Parveen, BCC-42, Ashok Sura, United Club, beat Birinder, PML SD -32, Pawan Shekhawat, SD College-32, beat Monu, Friends Club; 60kg: Sandeep, SD College, beat Ravi Kumar, GM-33; 60kg: Gurvinder, SGGS, beat Jai Roop, United Club, Anwar, Friends Club, beat Vikas, United Club, Karamveer, BCC-42, beat Rohit, Burail Club; 64kg: Sombir, SD College-32, beat Sunil, SD Club-46, Barinder, DAV-15, beat Prabhal, GM-35.



Taj, Ayushi bag top spots
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 1
The 25th Sub-Junior, 35th Junior and 37th Senior Patiala District Swimming Championship that was being held at Narain Public School, Patiala, concluded here.


Sub-junior (girls):

50m backstroke: 1. Taj Dixit (Narain Public School); 2. Priyanka and 3. Heeralpreet Kaur (YPS).

100m freestyle: 1. Ayushi Saluja (YPS); 2. Sunidhi Chopra (SGHK) and 3. Liza Kapoor (British Co-ed School).

50m breast stroke: 1. Sunidhi Chopra (SHKPS), 2. Aayushi Saluja (YPS) and 3. Liza Kapoor (British Co-ed School).

Sub-junior (boys): 100m backstroke: 1. Heman (BIPS); 2. Abhijeet Sharma (St Peters School) and 3. Amritpal Singh (Narain Public School).

200m freestyle: 1. Abhijeet Sharma (St Peters School); 2. Akashdeep Singh Bhatia (British Co-ed School) and 3. Prabhjot Singh (BIPS).

100m breast stroke: 1. Akashdeep Singh Bhatia (British Co-ed School), 2. Prabhjot Singh (BIPS) and 3. Akashdeep Singh (Narain Public School).

100m freestyle: 1. Abhijit Sharma (St Peters School); 2. Akashdeep Singh (Narain Public School) and 3. Gagandeep Singh (Blossoms School).

50m backstroke: 1. Heman (BIPS); 2. Goraf Manjal (Govt Senior Secondary School, Pheel Khana) and 3. Abhijit Sharma (St Peters School).

100m freestyle: 1. Yashik Goyal (YPS); 2. Arbaaz (YPS) and 3. Rajandeep Singh Sidhu (Narain Public School).

50m breast stroke: 1. Harshit Rajoria (BIPS); 2. Sakashant Kanav (St Mary School) and 3. Yashik Goyal (YPS).

Junior (girls):100m backstroke: 1. Sargam Bansal (British Co-ed School); 2. Mallika (British Co-ed School) and 3. Jyoti Rani (VHR).

Junior (boys): 200m freestyle: 1. Raja Bhan Singh (YPS); 2. Paramdeep Singh (Guru Nanak Foundation) and 3. Shahzad Jezi (YPS).

200m breast stroke: 1. Vedant Dixit (Narain Public School); 2. Sikander Singh Bhangu (Narain Public School) and 3. Shahzad Jezi (YPS).

100m breast stroke: 1. Jiwanjot Singh (Narain Public School); 2. Pritampal Singh Brar (YPS) and 3. Vedant Dixit (Narain Public School).

50m freestyle: 1. Raja Bhan Singh (YPS); 2. Pritampal Singh Brar (YPS) and 3. Jagwinder Singh (Govt Senior Secondary School, Pheel Khana).

100m freestyle: 1. Raja Bhan Singh (YPS); 2. Pritampal Singh Brar (YPS) and 3. Paramdeep Singh

(Guru Nanak Foundation).

Senior (boys): 200m butterfly: 1. Kamaljit Singh (NIS), 2. Sutanter Singh and Rohit Garg.



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