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3 children missing since Aug 1
Parmod Mehta

Lalru, August 3
Three children of Dehar village have gone missing from their home near Lalru since August 1 under mysterious circumstances. The police has not been able to find any clue in this regard as yet.

As per information, parents of the three brothers -- Sooraj (12), Chand (9) and Karan (6) -- learnt that their children had gone missing when they reached home in the evening. Sanjay Kumar, father of the missing children, is employed in a nearby factory and lives in the rented accommodation in the village. The mother of the children, Meena, also works in a factory.

The children were studying in the government school of the same village. The parents had made all efforts to trace their children, but in vain.

Meanwhile, SHO, Lalru, Gurdyal Singh said the police had received a complaint of three missing children. He visited the village today and inquired about the children from the area residents. He said it was not yet clear that how the children went missing. Notably, the house was locked when the parents of the children reached home.



Women cops arrest 5 more eve-teasers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
With women cops in city dressed in civvies, the Chandigarh Police has started a unique drive wherein women sub-inspectors are deployed to nab eve-teasers.

While 11 persons were arrested from different parts of the city yesterday, another five persons involved in eve-teasing were arrested today. In all cases, itís the police personnel who are the complainants.

The PCR and beat staff is conducting the drive to curb the menace. Police today arrested two Shimla residents from a bus stop in Mani Majra. The police also arrested Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Ropar, from Piccadilly Chowk, Jai Vir and Rakesh from Sector 21.

The accused were booked under Section 294 of the IPC.



Woman held for stealing school principalís purse
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Bringing to light the breach of security at a UT-run school, a woman sneaked into the premises of Government High School, Sector 29, and allegedly stole the purse of the school principal from her office. The woman was nabbed following a chase by the security guard of the school.

Susham Lata, the principal of the school, was out on a round when the woman entered and picked her purse lying on the table in her office.

As the accused was about to flee, a peon noticed her and raised an alarm. The accused, later identified as Simple, a Sector-30 resident, was arrested.

The purse contained Rs 6,000, some documents and an ATM card. A case under Sections 380 and 411 of the IPC has been registered.



Two arrested for immigration fraud
Accused employees of Sector 8-based Sri Sai Kirpa Immigration firm
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
The economic offences wing of the Chandigarh Police today arrested two persons, including a woman, who are employees of a Sector 8-based immigration company for immigration fraud involving over Rs 22 lakh.

The police arrested 24-year-old Vikram Jaiswal, a resident of Jagadhari district in Yamunanagar, and Tammana, alias Nidhi, also a resident of Yamunanagar. They were produced in court and remanded to police custody.

The police registered a case under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and 24 of the Immigration Act on July 29 on the complaint of Daljit Singh, a resident of Sector 23-D and 20 other complainants who were duped in a similar fashion by the immigration company by taking money form them for sending them abroad.

The complainants alleged that they had applied for work permit visa for Canada through Sri Sai Kirpa Immigration in Sector 8, Chandigarh, which is being run by Neena Sharma and her associates. All complainants had paid Rs 22.3 lakh, but they were never provided any visa nor were they refunded the amount.

It was also alleged that the company gave forged offer letters of Canadian companies to them. The company owners had also taken the passports in original of some of the candidates.

Besides the managing director of the company, Neena Sharma, the police had booked Vikram Jaswal, Shruti, Tamana, Yadwinder, Amandeep, Rachna, all employees of Shri Sai Kirpa Immigration, who obtained Cash Rs 22.3 lakh from the 20 persons for sending them to Canada on the basis of work permit in March 2011.

Another woman held

y In yet another case of immigration fraud, the police booked Anu Sharma, a resident of Sector 48. The accused has been booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and 24 of the Immigration Act. Jasbir Inder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Jasmer Kaur and Mohammad Riyaz filed a complaint against Anu Sharma, a resident of Star Enclave, Sector 48-C. They alleged that Anu Sharma along with her husband Krishan Mohan allured them with fake promises of sending them abroad. She obtained their passports and took Rs 15.10 lakh from them. She also issued them post-dated cheques to pay her liabilities. However, neither did she sent them abroad nor returned their money. When they presented the post-dated cheques in the bank, the same were dishonoured. It has also been found that accused Anu Sharma is also involved in another case of cheating and was declared a proclaimed offender in that case.



One booked for fraud under Immigration Act
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 3
The Mohali Police today registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC and Section 24 of the Immigration Act against Deepak Arora, M/S Jet International Placement Services, SCF 54, first floor, Phase VI, Mohali, on the complaint of Jai Singh, a resident of Sector 21, Panchkula, for duping him on the pretext of sending him abroad.

Jai Singh had alleged in his complaint that he had given Rs 50,000 demand draft to the accused to send him to New Zealand. However, neither was he sent abroad nor was his money returned, the police added.

House burgled

The police registered a theft case on the complaint of Karam Chand, a resident of Guru Nanak Colony, Badala road, Kharar.

In his complaint to the police, Karam Chand said he went to a clinic for a medical check-up along with his wife. On returning home, he found the house ransacked and house hold goods lying scattered. He said thieves broke into the house through the main door. He claimed that around Rs 42,000 and gold and silver jewellery went missing.

Promoters booked

The police today booked five persons, including three women, for allegedly developing an unauthorised colony in Kurali.

A police official stated that the accused have been booked under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995. They were identified as Sadhu Singh, Gurdev Singh, Sarbjit Kaur, Harbhajan Kaur and Gurdarshan Kaur, all residents of Kurali.

According to the police, a GMADA official had lodged a complaint accusing that the promoters had developed a colony in Kurali without any permission. A case has been registered against five persons and further investigations were on.

3 booked for trespass, assault

The Kurali police today booked three persons for trespassing and assaulting the guards posted at a factory in Chanola village, near Kurali. The case has been registered against MP Singh, Ishmeet Singh, both residents of Dr Heera Singh Road, Sant Nagar, Ludhiana and JT Singh, a resident Sector 16-A, Chandigarh, on the complaint of Joginder Sharma, deputy manager, State Bank of Patiala, Chandigarh branch.

In his complaint to the police, the deputy manager alleged that the accused had taken a loan of Rs 8.45 crore from the bank for setting up a factory in Chanola village.

He alleged that the accused did not return the loan as per the terms and conditions. He filed a case in the court in which the court passed the judgement in the favour of the bank. Later, the accused thrashed the guards posted at the factory.

Rape case registered

The Kharar police has added Section 376 in addition to Sections 342, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC on the complaint of a resident of Model Town, Hoshiarpur. The complainant had submitted her complaint on July 29 in which she alleged that the accused took her in their car and took her to Chandigarh where they assaulted her.

A case was registered against Amarjit Singh Sidhu, a resident of Kharar, and Abhinav, a resident of Chandigarh, the police added.

A police official said the complainant today submitted a fresh complaint in which she alleged that the accused Amarjit Singh had allegedly raped her in the car. The official stated that Section 376 of the IPC had been added.


Zirakpur: Jaswant Singh (84), a resident of AKS Colony, Zirakpur, had gone missing since July 29. His son Gurdev Singh had reported the matter to the police. He told the police that his father went out of home around 2 pm on July 29 and did not return. A police official stated that a case had been registered.



AG Haryana down rivals 2-1
Ex-employee of winning team supervises match in an unbiased manner
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Referee Amrik Singh shows a yellow card to a player at the football stadium in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan
Referee Amrik Singh shows a yellow card to a player at the football stadium in Sector 17, Chandigarh. Tribune photos: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh, August 3
One may term it a coincidence that led officials of the same office to supervise a match of the ongoing Institutional Football League.

However, the supervisors showed no lenience to ensure a Ďfair playí to avoid any allegations. The main referee of the match was an ex-employee of Audit General (AG), Haryana, while a linemen and the fourth referee are still working with the organisation.

The match between Audit General (AG), Haryana, and Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, held at the football stadium, Sector 17, was supervised by the ex-employee of the office.

Unbiased towards his team, the referee showed the first yellow card of the match to Harminder Singh of AG, Haryana, in 12th minute of the game. Harminder pushed a defender during the first corner kick awarded to the team. The situation was same throughout the match.

Earlier in the match, AG, Haryana, that include former international players and former club players, did not play up to the expectations, but managed to register win against the rivals 2-1.

Post Graduate Government College took the lead in second minute of the game through a brilliant strike of Saminder Singh.

But Harminder scored an equaliser after a clean pass by Karthik Bhardwaj in the 16th minute. The college team ran out of luck as a strike by Ajay hit the goal bar. After an equal first half, Harminder scored the victory goal in the 64th minute of the game.



Ishab takes St Josephís home
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Ishab Jindal and Dheeraj helped St Josephís (A) team defeat Saupinís School, Mohali, in a match of the second St Josephís Cricket (U-13) Champions Trophy held here.

Rishabh Jindal took 3 for 20, while Dheeraj took 3 for 15 to guide team to enter the semifinals of the competition.

Batting first, the winners set a target of 124 runs in stipulated 20 overs for the loss of six wickets. Tanuj (17) Virat (24) were the main scorer for the team. For Saupinís School, Jashan grabbed 2 for 23.

In reply, Saupinís School were bowled out on the total of 105 runs. Ishaan contributed the most 24 runs to the teamís total.

Score: St Josephís XI (A): 123 runs for six wickets in 20 overs (Tanuj Sharma 17, Virat 24, Avneet 19 and Jashan 2 for 23).

Saupinís XI (Mohali): 105 all out in 19.4 overs (Ishaan 24, Karanveer 22, Dheeraj 3 for 15 and Rishabh Jindal 3 for 20). 



table soccer
DAV lad win singles event
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Amit of DAV Senior Secondary School won the boys (U-19) pro singles event during the ongoing Inter-School Table Soccer Championship here.

Amit registered win by a margin of 8-7; 8-4; 8-3, while Rishab of Stepping Stones-37 finished as a runner-up after winning the match 8-4 ; 5-3 and 8-5. Paramjeet Singh of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School-35 finished third in the event.

In the pro doubles knockout stage of boys U-19, Rohit and Manveer of Stepping Stones-37 grabbed the first place 8-4, while Paranjal and Pulkit of DAV-15 secured the second place 8-6. While Varun and Shubham of DAV Public School-8 managed to attain the third position.


Non-pro single (knockout): Gagan (Banyan Tree School-48) won 8-7; Abhinav (DAV Senior Secondary School-8 won 8-5.

Non-pro doubles: Amit and Abhinav (DAV Senior Secondary School-8 won 8-3;Angad and Ashish (Shri Aurobindo School-27) won 8-6.

Men doubles: Sarbjeet and Vipin Rawat (GMSSS-19) won 8-2; Harjeet and Jatin (DAV-15) won 8-5.

Men singles: Aabhaas Garg (St Johnís-26) won 8-3; Aakash (GMSSS-19) won 8-5.



judo meet
GMHS-43 lift trophy

Chandigarh, August 3
Government Model High School-43 bagged the overall champions trophy and IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, finished as runners-up during the ongoing Inter-school Judo Boys (U-14) Competition at the sports complex, Sector 42, here.

Government Model High School, Sector 34, stood third. Earlier in the 25kg category, Akhilesh of Government High School-35, Vishal of Government Model high School, Sector 34, won the top honours, while Honey and Nikhil stood third.

Boys (30kg): Ajay Rawat, GMHS-37; Brijesh, GMHS-34; Rohit Kumar, GHS-35, and Vikas, GMHS-43.

Boys (35kg): Neel Kamal, GMHS-34;Vikram, GHS-37; Mohit Garg, St Anneís-32, and Keshav Kunal, IS Dev Samaj-21.

Boys (40kg): Chirag, IS Dev Samaj-21;Partyush, AKSIPS-41; Manish, GMHS-37, and Arun, GHS-40.

Boys (45kg); Sumit GSSS-38; Vishal, IS Dev Samaj; Ranjit, GHS-35, and Aman, GMHS-43.

Boys (50kg): Sanjit, GMHS-43; Arvinder, SGHSSPS-40; Kaushal, GHS-35, and Gurpreet, St Stephen's-45. ó TNS



Swati outplays Bhavna in badminton
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Swati Sharma of Delhi Audit defeated Bhavna of AG, Haryana, to win the final match in the girls(singles) category on the concluding day of Indian Audit and Accounts Department North Zone Badminton Tournament at the sports complex, Sector 42 here.

Swati defeated Bhavna 21-03 and 21-10. In the menís singles final match, Anurag Sharma of AG-UP bagged the title after defeating Datul Chauhan of AG-HP 21-8 and 21-10.

In the menís doubles, Rajiv Sharma and Vijay Sharma from Delhi Audit defeated Datul Chauhan and Aman of AG-HP 23-21, 17-21 and 21-12.



Gagan strikes gold in tae kwon do
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Gagan Goswami of Government Model Senor Secondary School, Sector 10, clinched a gold medal during the Inter-School Boys Tae kwon do (U-19) Tournament being held here.

Gagan won the top position in the below 46 kg category. Pardeep Kumar of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, won a silver medal, while Vivek Garg of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, and Husin Kumar of Government Model Senior Secondary, School 56, won bronze medals in the same category. In the boys 46kg to 50kg category, Anil Thakur of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, won a gold medal, while Mahvir of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, grabbed a silver medal. Raj Kumar of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, and Anil Kumar of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, managed to win bronze medals.

Results: Boys (50kg to 54kg): Alladin, GMSSS 22 (gold); Balkar Singh-GMSSS 20 (silver); Avi Malhotra-GMSSS 44 (bronze); Tegpal-GMSSS 37 (bronze).

Boys (54kg to 58kg): Gurjinder Singh-GMSSS 47 (gold); Piyush Dhingra- Ryan International-49 (silver); Shivam-GMSSS-33 (bronze) and Akshay Sharma-GMSSS-21 (bronze).

Boys (58kg to 62kg): Gurkeerat Singh- Shishu Niketan Public School-43 (gold); Vishnu-GMSSS-40B (silver); Shahzeb Alam-GMSSS 33 (bronze) and Jatin-GMSSS 44 (bronze).

Boys (62kg to 66 kg): Shahrang-Dev Samaj-21 (gold); Akshay Dhiman- Shishu Niketan Public School-43 (silver); Sagar-GMSSS-40B (bronze), Sunny Rana-GMSSS-44B (bronze).

Boys (66kg to 70kg): Ramandeep Singh-DAV-15 (gold); Arjun-GMSSS-44 (silver); Abhinandan-SD College-32 (bronze), Ankit Gupta- Shishu Niketan Public School-22 (bronze).

Boys (above 70kg): Vishwa Prem-GMSSS 35 (gold); Agniva Banerjee-NPS-18 (silver) and Guntas-Ryan International-49 (bronze) and Laxman-GMSSS-22 (bronze).



chess meet
St Kabir beat Ryan School
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
St Kabir School, Sector 26, defeated Ryan School, Sector 49, in the final of Inter-School Boys Chess (U-17) Championship being held here.

Players of St Kabir School defeated players of Ryan School 4-0. St Johnís School, Sector 26, managed to secure the third place after defeating Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, 4-0.



kho-kho meet
Shri Guru Gobind Singh school victorious
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
Shri Guru Gobind Singh Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, defeated Government High School, Sector 46, in the final of Inter-School Kho-Kho (U-17) Tournament being held at MDAV School, Sector 22, here.

Government High School, Sector 46, finished as runners-up, while Government Model High School, Sector 43, managed to attain the third place in the tournament. 



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