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CBI fails to submit chargesheet within 90 days
Court grants bail to two accused
Rajinder Nagarkoti
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 10
As the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to submit chargesheet within the stipulated period of 90 days, a local court here today granted bail to two accused in the Tejas kidnapping case.

Defence counsel Ajay Trehan said the CBI had arrested Teja Singh and Karuneshwar on July 9. In Sections under which both the accused were booked, the CBI was given 90 days to submit the chargesheet in the court. As the investigation agency failed to submit the chargesheet, therefore the court granted bail to them, he added.

Tejas kidnapping

The CBI had arrested Teja Singh and Karuneshwar on July 9. As the investigation agency failed to submit the chargesheet, therefore the court granted bail to them

In connection with the case, the CBI had already arrested Teja Singh and Karuneshwar from Chennai on July 9. Both had demanded Rs 1 crore as ransom from Tejasís family members.

Tejas, who was eight-year-old when he was kidnapped, was waiting for his school bus at Paruthi Chowk on the morning of December 12, 2008. He was accompanied by his mother Neena Gaba. He demanded a pack of chips from his mother and when Neena went to fetch one, a person alighted from a Honda Accord car parked nearby and grabbed Tejas from his arm. When Neena reacted, the person took out a revolver and fired a shot on the ground near her feet. Before the shocked mother could react further, the person got into the car with Tejas and sped away.

Tejasís father, Rajesh Gaba, had announced a reward of Rs 15 lakh for anyone coming up with information that could help them find their son.



Three acquitted of rape, kidnapping charges
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 10
As the prosecution failed to produce any substantial evidence against the three youths in connection with raping and kidnapping two minor school girls, a local court today acquitted three Pinjore residents.

Case dates back to July 2009.

The court acquitted Rakesh, Pawan and Sanjay, all in their early twenties and residents of Pinjore.

On the complaint of the victimís parents, the Panchkula police had registered an FIR under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 366A (procreation of minor girl), 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

The victimís parents had alleged that the accused had kidnapped their daughters and later drugged and raped them in various places.

Meanwhile, defence counsel had maintained that girls and accused were friends.

They had denied any rape and drugging incident.

In the case, the police had maintained that the accused had forcibly taken the girls to Ambala, Chandigarh and Kurukshetra and there they had raped the girls.



30-year-old man commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
A 30-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Dadu Majra. The victim, Paramjit Singh, was found hanging from a ceiling fan by his mother in the evening. The police rushed the victim to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 where the doctors declared him brought dead. No suicide note was found. The police said the victim was a drug addict. He got married three years ago and his wife left him due to his habit.

The body will be handed over to the family after the post-mortem.

3 imprisoned for drunk driving

Continuing its drive against drunk driving, the Chandigarh district court imprisoned three persons till the rising of the court today.

The court of Deepak Raj Garg, Judge of the special court for traffic offences, awarded punishment to Ram, a resident of Sector 23, Chandigarh, Mahavir, resident of Sector 17, Panchkula and Gursharan Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib.

Apart from awarding the punishment, the court also imposed a fine ranging between Rs 1,200 and Rs 2,000 on drunk drivers.



No arrests in Voodoo firing case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
A day after gunshots were fired at Voodoo in Sector 26, the police has failed to make any arrests in the case.

The police has even failed to identify the accused involved in the crime. DSP (East) Kamal Deep said they were scrutinising the CCTV footage for clues.

Yesterday, an FIR was registered against five persons for firing outside Voodoo discotheque in Sector 26 assaulting a bouncer. The police said the incident took place at 2.30 am when Sahil, a bouncer at a bar at Sector 9, had come to pick up his friend Kamal Sharma, who works as a bouncer at Voodoo discotheque.



Man booked for raping minor
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 10
The police has booked a resident of Gurunanak Colony, Jagatpura, for raping a minor girl for one year. A case was registered on the victimís complaint.

In her statement, the victim said the accused who was her neighbour, outraged her modesty when she went to the latterís house to cook food fro her ailing mother. She alleged that the accused raped her and threatened her with dire consequences.

The police said statement of the victim was reported.



Mini Olympics
Sacred Heart emerge overall champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, bagged the overall championsí trophy after logging 32 points in the inaugural edition of the Mini Olympics 2011 (U-19) organised by the Chandigarh Olympics Association (COA) here.

Players of Sacred Heart School topped the medal tally with three gold,
three silver and four bronze medals.

DAV Public School, Sector 8, finished as first runner-up with three gold and two bronze (21 points) medals and Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, secured the third position with 15 points after winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medals.

While skaters of Rolling Tigers, Panchkula, bagged a total of 41 medals in the skating event of the games, including 17 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.


Archery (boys): GSS Kamwala; Saupinís-32; GMM-10; girls: Saupinís.

Basketball (boys): GNPS; YPS Mohali; NPS-18; girls: NPS-18; GNPS, Sacred Heart-26.

Badminton (boys): Shivalik school; St Johnís-26; NPS-18; girls: Sacred Heart, NPS-18.

Cricket (boys): DAVP-8; Saupinís 32; YPS-Mohali. Cycle polo (boys): DAVP-8; KBDAV-7; The Banyan Tree School-48.

Dance sports: Carmel Convent 9, Delhi Public School-40, DAVP-8.

Football (boys): St Soldier-28; DAVP-8; girls: Sacred Heart-26; Carmel Convent-9.

Hockey (boys): DAVSSS-8; SD-32; Guru Nanak Khalsa-30; girls: GMSSS-21; Sacred Heart-26; GHS-35.

Kho-kho: GSSS-45; Sri Guru Gobind-35; 3BI Mohali; girls: Government School Dharamgarh; GHS-46; Sri Guru Gobind Singh-35.

Netball (girls): GHHS 28; Warrior Club; Sacred Heart 26; boys: GMHS-28; Government Model-20; KBDAV-7.

Skating (girls): Ryan International 49; Sacred Heart 26, KBDAV; boys: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula; Ryan International-49; Bhavan Vidyalaya-27.

Table soccer (boys): GMSS-19; Golden Bells-Mohali; Stepping Stones-37; girls: GMSS-19; Sacred Heart-26; Saupinís-32.

Tennis (boys): DAV 15; DAVS 8; girls: Sacred Heart-26; The Banyan Tree School-48.

Table tennis (boys): DAVP-8, NPS-18, Bhavan Vidyalaya; girls: Carmel-9, DAV-8, Sacred Heart- 26.

Volleyball (boys): Guru Nanak Khalsa-30, GSSS-27, GMSSS-16; girls: GMSS-16, GMSSS-26, GSSS-27.

Basketball (boys): GNPS-36 bt YPS-Mohali; girls: NPS-18 bt GNPS-36 47-37. 



Parteek, Digvijay seal GNPS win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
GNPS defeated Mount Carmel School in the inaugural match of the Inter-School Football Tournament for Boys (U-19) being held at Government Model Senior Secondary, Sector 37 (GMSSS 37), and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 (GMSSS 22), here today.

GNPS got the better of Mount Carmel School by 2-0. Parteek Sharma scored the first goal in the 12th minute, while Digvijay Dara sealed the teamís victory in the 25th minute of the match held at GMSSS-22.

In the second match of the day, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, by 3-1. Praval scored the first goal in the 38th minute, while Harcharan scored two goals in the 59th and 62nd minutes of the game.

Shishu Niketan overcame GMSSS-23 by 1-0. Karandeep scored the lone goal in the 42nd minute. In the first match of the day at GMSSS-37, St Soldier School defeated Stepping Stones by 5-3. Shishu Niketan overcame SD Public School, Sector 32, by 4-3 and St Anne School, Sector 32, defeated Bhavan Vidhalaya, Sector 27, by 4-3.



SAI-Chandigarh thrash Imphal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) Northern Centre, Chandigarh, defeated SAI North Eastern Centre, Imphal, during a match of the ongoing All-India Inter-SAI Regional Hockey Tournament for Boys being held at the Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Sector 42, here today.

In the league stage of the tournament, SAI Chandigarh got the better of SAI Imphal by 5-0, whereas in another match of the day, SAI Imphal went down against SAI Northern Regional Centre, Sonepat, by 10-0. For Sonepat team, Ajay scored a hat-trick.

In another match, SAI NS NIS, Patiala, tasted defeat by 2 -1. SAI Western Centre, Gandhinagar, overcame SAI Eastern Centre, Kolkata, by 5-1, while Army Boys Sports Company, Bangalore, defeated SAI Eastern Centre, Kolkata, by 1-0 in their second match of the day.

In the last match of the day, SAI EC Bangalore defeated SAI Bhopal by 5-1.



SGGS-26 lift hockey title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
SGGS Public School, Sector 26, won the CBSE North Zone Hockey Tournament being held at New Delhi recently.

In the final of the tournament, the local team defeated Ganga International School by 3-2. Amit Malik, Charanjit and Jatin contributed one goal each to ensure victory.

Earlier in the knockout matches, SGGS team overcame Bal Bharti School and SS Mota School, Delhi region. With this win, the team has qualified for the CBSE Nationals to be held at Ram Pur (MP) later this month.



Shishu Niketan open account with win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 10
Shishu Niketan School defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 (GMSSS-10), in the first match of the Inter-School Ball Badminton Tournament being held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, here today.

GMSSS-10 went down against the rivals by 2-0. In the second match of the day, IS Dev Samaj School, Sector 21, overcame Government Model Senior Secondary School, Khuda Lahora, by 2-0.



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