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Woman gets one-year RI

Ambala, September 2
Judicial Magistrate (first class) Rajnish K Sharma has sentenced a woman to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs1,000 on charge of stabbing her husband.

According to prosecution, Major Giander Pande had complained to the police that his wife Geetika attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon on June 25, 2005, while he was sleeping in his room at home. — OC



Man gets life term for murdering employer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2A local court today awarded life term to a Lucknow resident for murdering a Sector 42 resident on January 16 2010. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on
the accused.

The court awarded life term to Shravan, a resident of Lucknow, for murdering Shashi Sharma, a widow living alone in Sector 42. Shashi Sharma was found murdered on January 16 night. The incident came to light when Mangal, who worked at her shop Sharma Cement Store in the same sector, came to her residence and found the main door locked. Shravan was nabbed after the police investigations revealed that Shashi’s mobile phone was missing. The police said Shashi’s phone was handed over to Shravan’s brother Umesh. After the phone was found to be in use in Delhi, the police checked the call details and found Umesh was in constant touch with Mangal. On questioning Mangal, he disclosed that Umesh was Shravan’s brother. The police then arrested Shravan from Lucknow. Shravan used to live with Mangal, who had been working for Shashi for years. Shravan had come to the city in search of work and had been doing petty jobs.

On January 16 last year, Shravan followed the victim. After entering her house, he slit her throat leaving her in a pool of blood. He then searched the house and found around Rs 12,000, gold ornaments and the victim’s mobile phone. After murdering her, Shravan left for Lucknow. However, on January 31, 2010, the police arrested him from Lucknow.



Application against plying of AC buses
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 2
The Global Human Rights Council today filed an application before the Punjab Lokpal alleging irregularities in allowing the plying of AC buses to and from Punjab by the UT Administration.

In its application, the GHRC alleged that the UT Administration allowed the plying of buses on 73 routes in Punjab from Chandigarh through an inter-state agreement, allegedly with a view to benefit an influential political family from Punjab. Besides the political family, the Punjab Transport Secretary has been made a party in the application. It was alleged that the inter-state agreement to ply AC buses was a clear violation of the Section 74 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1956, and Section 100(3) of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. Even the CTU Workers Union had written to the then Punjab Governor urging him not to execute the inter-state agreement.



2 commit suicide in separate incidents
Tribune Reporters

Zirakpur, September 2
Azad Singh, a student of MA, from a Chandigarh-based college allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan with an electricity wire at his house in Moder Enclave, Baltana, here this evening.

The Baltana Police Chowki in charge stated that a suicide note was found from the spot. His suicide note stated no one was to be blamed for his death, the in charge added. He said they got the information about the suicide around 4 pm and found that the youth was hanging from the ceiling fan with the electric cable.
He said the post-mortem examination would be conducted tomorrow and inquest proceedings had been initiated.

Mohali: Yog Raj (52), a chowkidar of Mandi Board, today allegedly committed suicide at his relative’s house in 3B2, here, this afternoon. The police said his son, Deepak, found his father hanging from the ceiling of a fan. The police official stated that the body of the deceased was sent for post-mortem examination. He is survived by his wife and two children. An inquest proceeding has been initiated.



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