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businessmaníS death
Kin allege foul play
Police registers case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
A fortnight after a businessman died in a road accident in Sector 8, the victimí family members, in a complaint to the police, have alleged foul play, suspecting that his brand new Honda CRV car had been tampered with, resulting in the crash.

Bharat Pal Singh (58) had died on September 26 after his car rammed into a tree in Sector 8. Acting on a complaint by the deceasedís wife, Manavjeet Kaur, the police today registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the IPC at the police station-3. The police said the victimís family members had alleged that some unidentified persons had tempered with the CRV Honda car prior to the accident.

Bharat Pal Singh had died when his speeding car rammed into a roadside tree at the road separating Sectors 8 and 9.

The victim had an ongoing property dispute with his family and the finger of suspicion pointed at some of the family members as alleged by the victimís wife. Meanwhile, the damaged CRV Honda car has been been sent to the CFSL, Sector 36, for a mechanical examination.

threat SMS

The victimís wife, Manavjeet Kaur, had alleged that she had received a threat SMS in May. The message stating that a contract killer had been hired for Rs 10 lakh to kill her husband. The sender offered to kill kill the conspirator for Rs 20 lakh.



Gang of tractor thieves busted
Tribune reporters

Mohali, October 8
The Mohali police has busted a gang of tractors thieves and recovered two stolen tractors from their possession. The police also seized an Indica car that was used during the crime.

The accused who have been arrested were identified as Gurdeep Singh (22), a resident of Kurukshetra and Gurmail Singh (26), a resident of Dharamkot, Moga district, while third accused Partap Singh (26), a resident of Dharamkot, was still absconding. He is working as a truck driver in Ludhiana.

Giving information, GS Bhullar, SSP, Mohali, stated that a special team led by the DSP, Kharar, along with the SP(D), and the in-charge, CIA, and the SHO, Kharar, was formed to nab the accused.

He said a police team got the information that the accused was returning from Ludhiana on the tractors. A team laid the naka near Bhagowara on the Kharar-Morinda road and nabbed the accused. The police team recovered stolen tractors from their possession.

The police official said the case was registered on the complaint of Chandan Singh, a resident of Sector 41-B, Chandigarh,. In his statement, the complainant claimed that his worker Parshotam Singh was moving towards Samrala side with two tractors where the accused stopped him near Badali village after stopping their Indica car in front of the tractors on September 30. The accused had detained his driver in their car and left him near Ludhiana.

The police said Partap Singh had a criminal background and many cases under the NDPS Act had been registered against him. He has also been declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in a case registered in Moga district. The accused was produced in the court where they were sent to two-day police remand, the SSP added.

One held for stealing mobile phone

With the arrest of a BTech student, the police today claimed to have solved a mobile theft case.

It has recovered stolen mobiles, a .32 bore pistol, along with four live cartridges, and the car used in the crime from the accused. A case was registered against him under Arms act.

The accused has been identified as Tarik Khan, a resident of Saharanpur (UP). He was produced in the court, which sent him to police remand.

Earlier, the police had registered a case under Section 382 against unidentified persons on the complaint of Lalit Kumar, a resident of Phase V, Mohali. He owned a mobile shop at Matour village. Mohali SSP stated that after receiving information that the accused, Tarik Khan, was spotted near Ivy Hospital, the police team raided the spot and arrested him. Other accused Kinderveer, a resident of Pati, Ravi Kumar, alias Nona, and Lakhwir Singh, a resident of Harike, are at large. The police said a case of fake currency was registered against Ravi Kumar in Chandigarh and Lakhwir Singh had been declared proclaimed offender.

Man hit by train

Zirakpur: An unidentified man in his mid-thirties died after being hit by a train on the Ambala-Chandigarh railway tracks near Nagla village this morning. The railway police said the body was sent to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, for an autopsy. The deceased was wearing a yellow&white shirt and beige trousers.



mini olympics
DAV-8 boys, Carmel Convent girls emerge TT champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
DAV School, Sector 8, and Carmel Convent, Sector 9, claimed the boys and girlsí team titles, respectively, in the Ist Mini Olympics at Manav Mangal Smart School in Mohali today.

DAV School-8 defeated New Public School, Sector 18, 3-1 in the boysí team championship final. Carmel Convent beat DAV School, Sector 8 3-1 in the girlsí team championship final.

Carmel Convent started on a disappointing note as Rajeshswari lost the opening singles to Pareen 7-11, 6-11, 6-11. Naina Suri restored parity for Carmel, beating Paavan 11-5, 11-8, 11-9. Then Aush beat Anshuki 16-14, 11-1, 11-3 and Naina beat Pareen 11-7, 12-10, 11-6.

Sacred Heart-26 beat Manav Mangal-21 3-0 in a match to decide the third and fourth positions in the girlsí category.

Bhavan Vidyalaya of Panchkula got the third position at the expense of Ajit Karam Singh International Public School-41 3-1.

Results: Team championship: Girls (final): Carmel Convent-9 b DAVS-8 3-1 (Rajeshswari lost to Pareen 7-11, 6-11, 6-11, Naina Suri b Paavan 11-5, 11-8, 6-11, Aush b Anushki 16-14, 11-9, 11-3, Naina Suri b Pareen 11-7, 12-10, 11-6).

Boys: DAV-8 b NPS-18 3-1 (Parsoon b Tushar Gupta, Mayank Kapoor b Saurabh Verma, Mayank Rawat lost to Aditya Pandey, Mayank Kapoor b Tushar).

Third and fourth positions: Girls: Sacred Heart b MM-21 3-0 (Meghna b Anviksha 11-4, 11-9, 11-5, Kalyani b Richa 11-8, 11-0, 17-15, Barbie Bajaj b Himani 13-11, 11-9, 11-5).

Boys: BV Pkl b AKSIPS-41 3-1 (Vaibhav b Harnoor 12-10, 11-9, 5-11-5, 11-6, Rohan b Akul 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, Divyankar lost to Jatin 7-11, 13-15, 9-11, Vaibhav b Akul 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8).



Vrindavan cup
India edge out Pak for title clash
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 8
An excellent all-round performance by Sumit Hooda (47 and 4 for 22) enabled India beat Pakistan in the 8th Rajiv Gandhi International Under-17 Cricket Tournament for the Vrindavan Cup at the Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to field first. The Indian openers played sensibly to give the team a solid start. Ajay Duhan and Sumit Hooda put up an opening stand of 102 runs in 23 overs. Ajay completed his half-century off 60 deliveries but was caught on the very next ball. Hooda was unfortunate to miss out on his half century when he was bowled out on an individual score of 47.

After the fall of the two, the entire Indian middle order collapsed and the tail followed suit. The rest of the team added just 65 runs to the total before being bowled out in the 34th over.

For Pakistan, Rameez was the pick of the bowlers claiming two wickets for 26 runs. Kamran Nazakat picked up two wickets for 36 runs in his seven overs. Pakistan were set 168 to chase in 35 overs.

Chasing the target, Pakistan faced some early jitters as they lost their first wicket in the eight over on 33 runs.

Opener Itazaz held his own for a major part of the teamís innings. He scored 50 runs off 79 deliveries and was bowled out in the 27th over. Asim Ali lost his wicket shortly thereafter.

Rameez carried on stroking the ball around while batsmen kept losing their wickets at the other end. Hooda had Rameez caught by Yash Rohilla at long off in the last over. With just two runs needed off the last ball, the batsmen ran for the win even as the ball rolled on to the wicket-keeper. However, a runout while taking the second run left the scores tied at 167 runs.

In the bowl out, the Indian bowlers outshone their Pakistan counterparts as they managed to hit the target twice in their five tries, while Pakistan could manage to hit the target just once, handing India a place in the finals.

V Hanumantha Rao, MP (Rajya Sabha) and chairman, Cricket Federation of India, gave away the man of the match trophy to Sumit.

The final match of the tournament between India and Bangladesh will be held at the same venue tomorrow.

Brief scores: India: 167 all out in 33.4 overs (Ajay Duhan 50, Sumit Hooda 47, Yash Rohilla 15; Rameez 2 for 26, Kamran Nazakat 2 for 36).

Pakistan: 167 all out in 35 overs (Itazaz 50, Asim Ali 32, Rameez 30, Sumit Hooda 4 for 22, S Ahmed 1 for 15).



Dhruv Pandove trophy
Punjab-I in command
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
Punjab-I gained a slender 40-run lead over Mumbai on the third day of the All-India Invitation U-19 Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy in Patiala.

With an overnight score of 244 for 6 in 83 overs, Punjab-I went on to score 299 before being bowled out in 110.4 overs and in the process making a slender lead of 40 runs over Mumbaiís first innings total of 259 which might prove to be decisive for the result of the match. Punjab innings lasted for 28 overs today in which they lost four wickets for the addition of 55 runs. For Mumbai, Aditya Dhumal 4 for 99 and John Abraham 2 for 48 were the main wicket takers.

In their second, Mumbai openers Gandhar Bhatawadakar and skipper Akarshit Gomel putting on 120 runs in 40.3 overs. Jaideep Pardesi unbeaten 32 and Akash Parkar 19 were batting at the close of play. Mumbai at the close of play were leading by 138 runs.

Brief Scores: Mumbai (Ist innings): 259 all out

Punjab (Ist innings): 299 all out in 110.4 overs (Ankit Pursharthy 74, Mohit Handa 54, Sachin Sohal 45; Aditya Dhumal 4 for 99 and John Abraham 2 for 48).

Mumbai (IInd innings): 178 for 2 in 60 overs (Gandhar Bhatawadaker 44, Akarshit Gumel 79, Jaideep Pardesh 32 not out, Akash Parkar 19 not out, Rahul Kanojia 1 for 53 and Shiv Love 1 for 36).



SAI hockey tournament from tomorrow
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will organise the All-India Inter-Region Hockey Tournament for boys from October 10 to 13 at the Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here.

The teams taking part in the tournament are: SAI NS Southern Centre University Campus, Kangeri Bangalore; SAI Sub Centre, Lucknow; SAI, NS Eastern Centre Salt Lake City, Kolkata; SAI, Western Centre, Gandhinagar; SAI, Udham Dass Mehta Central Centre, Bhopal; SAI, Northern Regional Centre, Sonepat; SAI, NS North Eastern Centre, Imphal; SAI, NS North East Sub-Centre, New Field Sports Complex, Guwahati; Army Boys Sports Company, New Delhi; and SAI Training Centre, Patiala.



mini olympics
DAVs 8, 15 set up title clash in tennis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 8
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, and DAV, Sector 15, set up a title clash as they marched into the tennis team championship final of first Mini Olympics-2011 being held at The Banyan Tree School in Sector 48 here today.

In the semifinals, DAV Public School-8 beat BTS-48 2-0. Rohtas gave DAV-8 a 1-0 lead by beating Vishrant of the BTS 9-0, while Udai Singh Mann defeated Kabir Manrai 9-4 as DAV-8 won with ease.

In another match, DAV-15 beat St Peterís School, Sector 37, by an identical 2-0 margin. Digvijay Naruka beat Rahul 8-1 and Samrat Rana did not drop even a single game against Vishavjit Singh 8-0.

Results: DAV-8: Udai Singh Mann bt Anish Kaul 8-2, Parsdeep Singh Virk bt Akash Kaul 8-5.

The Banyan Tree School-48-B bt The British High School, Mohali, 2-1 (Vishrant lost to Hari Om 5-8, Kabir Manrai bt Harsimran 8-3, Vishrant and Kabir Manrai bt Hari Om and Harsimran 8-2).

St Peterís School-37 bt St Johnís 2-0 (Rahul Seth bt Ananya 8-0, Abhi bt Yashasvi 8-0); DAV-15 bt Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, 2-0 (Vikas Berwal bt Anumant 8-6, Digvijay Naruka bt Nikhil 8-1).



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