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Worker succumbs to burn injuries
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, April 26
An injured factory worker, who was admitted in the PGI, Chandigarh, succumbed to burn injuries last night. The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Bhuwan Joshi, employed in Ceepham Milk Industries, situated in Bhagwanpur on the Barwala road, Dera Bassi.

He had suffered nearly 40 per cent burns in a fire accident at a factory three days back. He was referred to the PGI in a serious condition. The police had booked the factory management for negligence under Section 304 of the IPC.

Ganesh, brother-in-law of Bhuwan, had filed a complaint with police in this regard. He said Bhuwan was employed as a helper with the Ceepham Industries.



Shooting at court complex
Accused out on bail
Saurabh Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 26
With just more than a year after an undertrial was shot on Ambala court complex, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted bail to one of the accused in the Vikas Manchanda case.In the petition filed through counsel Jasgit Bedi, Manchanda had claimed that he had been implicated in the case “without any basis.”

Bedi, in the petition placed before Justice KC Puri, asserted that the petitioner was a businessman, running a canteen at Ambala Cantonment bus stand. “It seems that the petitioner has been implicated at the instance of police, who is running an exoneration racket,” Bedi added.

The undertrial, Rakesh, alias Bobby, was shot by “some person, wearing lawyer’s dress” on the court complex in March last.

He was accompanied by “another Sikh gentleman”. Injured Bobby was taken to a civil hospital, where the doctor declared him brought dead. Subsequently, a murder case and other offences were registered under Sections 302, 332, 352, 307, 186 and 120-B of the IPC, along with Arms Act, at the Ambala City Police Station on March 3 last.

Seeking the grant of bail, Bedi contended “the name of the petitioner is not mentioned in the FIR. Deceased’s wife Simran’s statement was recorded under Section 161 of the CrPC, where certain other persons are named but the petitioner has not been named.

Bedi claimed that there was nothing to suggest the involvement of the petitioner in the commission of the offence.

He added that Bobby was running a gang, along with Vikram, alias Bunty, the main accused. It seems that there was some dispute between the two, leading to the murder of Bobby. “The deceased and Bunty had a lengthy criminal record. Therefore, the murder of the deceased at the instance of the third party can’t be ruled out.” He concluded that the petitioner was in custody since April, 2010, and “the trial of the present case will take some time.” 



Bus overturns, driver booked for rash driving
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 26
A total of 23 passengers, travelling in a Haryana Roadways bus, had a narrow escape when their bus overturned at the Sector 31, 32, 46 and 47 roundabout here this morning. Four passengers out of 23 received minor injuries and were discharged after the preliminary treatment from the GMCH-32. The bus driver Rajesh Kumar has been arrested in a case of rash and negligent driving.


Thieves stole the wireless set, traffic challan book, one mobile phone of head constable (HC) Om Parkash from his motorcycle at Grain Market, Sector 26, today.

The incident occurred when Om Parkash had gone to the market after parking his motorcycle in the parking area. A case was registered at the Sector-26 Police Station against unidentified accused.



Gaggi stars in Satluj-B win
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 26
All round performance by Gurinder Gaggi (109 runs and two for 17) enabled Satluj Academy B team beat Kundan Cricket Academy-45, Chandigarh, by 145 runs and enter the semifinal of the Satluj Under-19 Hot Weather Tournament in the last league match held at Satluj grounds here today.

After winning the toss, Satluj B team elected to bat first and were bowled out for 203 in 29.2 overs.

Gurinder Gaggi played a fluent knock of 109 runs for his team while Ankush Dhariwal contributed 24 runs. For Kundan Cricket Academy, Rana was the most successful bowler, scalping three wickets for 51 runs.

Chasing the victory target of 203, Kundan academy batsmen crumbled in front of some accurate bowling by Satluj bowlers and were bundled out for just 58 runs in 9.5 overs.

Rana was the only batsman to some resilience and scored 19 runs. For Satluj, Sunil was the pick of the bowlers as he took six wickets and gave away just 12 runs. Gurinder scalped two wickets for 17 runs.

Brief score: Satluj Cricket Academy B team: 203 all out in 29.2 overs (Gurinder Gaggi 109, Ankush Dhariwal 24; Rana 3/51).

Kundan Cricket Academy: 58 all out in 9.5 overs (Rana 19; Sunil 6/12; Gurinder Gaggi 2/17).

Tomorrow’s fixture: First semifinal: Satluj Cricket Academy A v Kundan Cricket Academy-45 at 8 am.



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