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1 booked under Election Act

Kurali, September 20
An unidentified person was booked under Section 135-A of the Election Act on the complaint of Rai Singh, a presiding officer posted at booth No 58, Mante Sangtia, Kurali.

In his complaint to the police, the presiding officer said the election process was completed peacefully. He alleged that when the counting process started, an unidentified person tried to create problem in the process. The officer claimed that he had asked him to leave the room, but the accused did not and obstructed him from the work. — TNS



PRTC man commits suicide
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, September 20
A sub-inspector with the PRTC depot in Chandigarh committed suicide by jumping before a train near here this morning.

The victim was identified as 56-year-old Jaswant Rai Garg, a resident of Jamna Enclave at Zirakpur, near here.

The body was handed over to relatives after post-mortem examination.

The Government Railway Police registered a case under Section 174 of the Crimnal Procedure Code (CrPC).



Robbers strike houses, take away cash, jewellery
Tribune News Service

Ambala, September 20
Two cases of robbery were reported in Ambala City.

According to sources, two youths wearing mask entered house No. 72 in Shivaji Park near Jandli village during daytime and tied Ameeta, a teenaged girl, with ropes, as she was alone in the house. Balvinder Singh, father of Ameeta, who runs a business on returning home, along with his wife, found that their daughter was tied in a room. The youths had stolen Rs 80,000 cash and gold jewellery. The police has registered a case against two unidentified youths.

In another case of robbery in a house in Kajiwara locality of Ambala City, Harish reported that his mother and daughter, both of whom are physically challenged, were alone in the house when robbers took away cash worth Rs 40,000 and gold ornaments worth Rs 1.5 lakh after tying both with ropes in a room. A case has been registered and further investigations were on.



Forum awards two-year jail term to institute principal
Sanjay Bumbroo
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has awarded two-year imprisonment to the principal of an institute of paramedical sciences for not complying with the earlier order.

The four complainants, Neha Sharma and Mamta Rani of Kalka, Subodh Nadda of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, and Mahesh Goel of Jagraon, near Ludhiana, had taken admission in different diploma courses at the institute, run by Des Raj Rana and his son Ajay at Sector 38 here.

They said they took admission after depositing the fee of Rs 5,000 and subsequently, deposited Rs 48,000 each for the two-year courses.

After spending nearly the full duration of the courses, they came to know through a newspaper report that they were cheated as the institute was not recognised.

A student had also filed a criminal complaint against the institute.

The district forum directed the institute on April 2, 2009, to pay Rs 1,19,564, including 12 per cent per annum as interest from the date of filing the complaint, to each of the complainants.

However, even after a year and nine months, the respondents failed to pay the amount to the complainants, they alleged. The forum observed that the respondents had not paid the complainants so far.

The forum awarded two-year imprisonment to the principal of the institute, along with Rs 10,000 as fine. The forum also issued non-bailable warrants against the principal and his son.



Victim turns hostile, accused acquitted

Panchkula, September 20
As the victim turns hostile, a local court here today acquitted Tarsem (35), a resident of Raipur Rani, from the charges of attempt to rape.

The victim in her complaint had alleged that the accused, Tarsem, had entered her house and tried to rape her. Thereafter, on the complaint of the victim, the court had summoned the accused. The victim had filed a complaint under Sections 376 (rape) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the IPC against the accused. — TNS



Immigration firm sealed, owner held

Chandigarh, September 20
The UT police today arrested owner of an immigration firm in Sector 42 in a case of immigration fraud.

Harjit Singh, owner of Continental Consultants, was booked on a complaint by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs after it came to light that the accused was operating without a licence.

KC Badhok, director, Minister Overseas Indian Affairs, New Delhi, reported to the police that Harjit Singh had been sending people abroad illegally.

The police registered a case under Sections 10 and 24 of the Immigration Act at the police station-36.

The police said they had received a report from the ministry that Harjit had been given a licence, valid for three years, by the Protector of Emigrants to operate the firm in 2003. After its expiration in 2006, the immigration firm continued to operate without getting a valid licence. The firm has been sealed. 



Six vehicles stolen in city
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
Vehicle thieves continued to have a field day in the city, with as many as six cases of theft registered today.

A foreigner residing in Sector 33, Kristi Smart, reported that his Bolero (PB 12 K 3811) was stolen from his residence last night. A case has been registered. Also, Devanti Shah of Raj Dhani Apartment, Sector 49, reported that his scooter (CH 01 T 8898) was stolen from the apni mandi in Sector 45. Similarly, Jasbir Singh, a resident of Ropar, reported that his motorcycle (PB 12 K 6143) parked near SCO 180-182, Sector 9-C, was stolen yesterday. Besides, Lalit Juneja, a resident of Sector 15-B, reported that his motorcycle (CH 01 AE 6568) was stolen from his residence.

Vipan Kumar, a resident of Khuda Lahora village, reported that his motorcycle (CH 03 U 4633) was stolen from his residence on the intervening night of September 13 and 14.

Parmod Sharma of Deep Complex reported that his motorcycle (CH 03 U 2425) was stolen from his residence.



3 booked for assault
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, September 20
Three unidentified persons assaulted two truck drivers for not giving them a side on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway last night. The police said a case had been registered against the three unidentified persons, who were allegedly in an inebriated condition, on the complaint of Dev Singh, working as a driver in Kiratpur Sahib.

Investigating official stated that Dev Singh was moving towards Mubarikpur from Kiratpur Sahib. While he reached near Lucky dhaba, the accused stopped their car in front of his truck and pulled him out. They started assaulting him, he alleged.

Meanwhile, another truck driver, Ganesh, stopped his truck and tried to resolve the matter, but the accused also started assaulting him. The official said the truck drivers noted down the car number.



PU Campus pocket netball title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
Panjab University Campus team got the better of GGD SD College to lift the Panjab University Inter-College Netball Championship for Men held at PU grounds here today. In the final of the competition, the host defeated GGD SD College by 33-31, while SGGS College, Sector 26, overcame PG Government College, Sector 11, by 30-20 to finish third in the competition.

In the women’s category, GGS College for Women, Chandigarh, defeated PG Government College, Sector 46, by 25-06 to finish first in the event. PG Government College for Girls, Sector 11, secured third place after defeating GNN College, Doraha, by 23-06.



Modern School thrash Bhavans Sawan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
Modern School, New Delhi, defeated Bhavans Sawan Public School, New Delhi, by 40-15 during a basketball match of the ongoing Indian Public School Conference (IPSC) Sports Tournament of Basketball and Cricket being held at Yadavindra Public School (YPS), Mohali, here today.

In another match of the day, Lawrence School, Lovedale, got the better of Mayo College, Ajmer, by 49-16 in the basketball category. The Daly College, Indore, defeated BRCM Public School, Bahal, by 49-47.

In the evening session, YPS, Patiala, defeated Mayo College, Ajmer, by 33-14. Pinegrove School, Subathu, overcame Birla Public School, Pilani, by 34-12. Punjab Public School, Nabha, defeated Daly College, Indore, by 36-19.

Results: Basketball girls (U-19): Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, bt Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, 38-12; Mayo College, Ajmer, bt Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur, 34-32; Punjab Public School, Nabha, bt Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, 27-03; Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, bt Daly College, Indore, 43-29.

Girls (U-19): Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, bt Mayo College, Ajmer 34-12; Daly College, Indore, bt Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior, 40-8.

Cricket: Modern School bt Mayo College, Ajmer; Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports, bt Sainik School, Kunjpura; Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, bt Pinegrove School, Dharampur; Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi, bt Scindia School, Gwalior; The Daly College, Indore, bt Rajkumar College, Rajkot; Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, bt Bhavans Sawan Public School, New Delhi.



Dinesh fashions Indian Cements win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 20
A brilliant ton by wicketkeeper Dinesh Kartik enabled the Indian Cements to register a win over MPCA team during the ongoing 18th All-India JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament being held here today.

Dinesh Kartik scored 113 off 125 to guide the team to victory. Batting first, Indian Cements made a total of 263 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Dinesh Kartik completed his century studded with eight boundaries and two sixes. He was equally supported by S Suresh Kumar (38).

In reply, MPCA team was bowled out for 168 in 45.8 overs. Shane Alam (42) and Anand Singh (36) was the main scorer for the team.

In another match of the day, PCC got the better of Tripura Cricket Association (TCA). Batting first, PCC made 352 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Mandeep Singh (167) guided the team to victory. Bipul Sharma (74) and Mayank Sidana (71) were the other noticeable batsmen.

In reply, Tripura team was bundled out for 153 in 44.5 overs.



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