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Man out on parole kills villager
Our Correspondent

Banur, March 10
A 60-year-old person was murdered in Gajjukhera village, near Banur, last night. According to the information, the victim, Balbir Singh, a resident of th same village, was killed with a knife by a prisoner, Sarnjeet Singh, who is out on parole. He also belonged to the same village.

The police said the incident had taken place in the village at 8 pm last night when Balbir Singh was going to his house. Sarnjeet allegedly killed Balbir by attacking him with a knife. The police has booked Sarnjeet under Section 302, IPC. However, he has absconded.

The suspect had been in prison in connection with the murder of his sister and brother-in-law.



Medical body honours 23 girls
Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 10
As many as 23 girls with distinction in various activities were honoured by the Patiala Chapter of the Indian Medical Association at a function organised at Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Power House Colony, here recently.

Dr BL Bhardwaj, president of the association, said the girl students could play a major role in curbing social evils like female foeticide, dowry, drug addiction and crime against women as the difference between girl or boy is almost invisible now.

Dr DS Bhullar, secretary of the association, said only hard work was the key to success and a hard-working person could win any battle in his life.



Rs 15 lakh stolen from vehicle
Our Correspondent

Ambala, March 10
Around Rs 15 lakh and some jewellery have allegedly been stolen from a Toyota Innova from a dabha on the GT road near Ambala cantonment last evening. The police has registered a case and started investigations.

Claiming herself to be the wife of the chairperson of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, Dr Devinder Rana, Dr Anita Rana, in her complaint to the police, has alleged that she was on the way to Panchkula from Delhi and had asked the driver to halt the Innova vehicle in which she was travelling at a dhaba for refreshments.

She alleged that when both the driver and she returned they found a windowpane of the vehicle broken and Rs 15 lakh in cash and jewellery items were missing.

After receiving the complaint, Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP) Baljinder Singh and Parao SHO Ajaib Singh reached the spot and started investigations.

Ajaib Singh, Station House Officer, Parao Police Station, said an FIR has been registered at the Parao police station.



Cash-in-bag scam
Let court hold inquiry into my appointment: Anupam Gupta
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
In the cash-in-bag scam, arguments on the appointment of special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta took place today.

During the day-long proceedings, defence counsel Sanjeev Bansal, former additional advocate-general and co-accused in the case, contended that Anupam Gupta’s appointment as special public prosecutor was very calculated to ensure the conviction of the accused. He also stated that Anupam Gupta has some mala fide intentions to convict him.

Anupam Gupta, while replying to Sanjeev Bansal’s allegations, said: “Let the court conduct an inquiry, if anybody can show that I canvassed for my appointment with the CBI, the court is free to quash my appointment.”

Meanwhile, former Judge Nirmal Yadav also appeared before the court today.

On the earlier hearings, the CBI had also filed a reply on the application moved by co-accused Sanjeev Bansal for challenging the appointment of special public prosecutor Anupam Gupta. The CBI had stated that Sanjeev Bansal had no locus standi and the CBI can appoint Gupta as special public prosecutor.



Two injured in mishap
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Two youths were seriously injured as a rashly driven car (CH52T-3068) rammed into their motorcycle (CHO1N-7172) in Sector 20 here tonight.

According to eyewitness, the car was being rashly driven and the youths lost control over the motorcycle on the T-point at the road. The youths were rushed to the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital in Sector 16 by the PCR staff. A case was registered against the driver of the car.



Body found on highway
Tribune News service

Zirakpur, March 10
The body of a man was found near the Nabha Sahib gurdwara on the Zirakpur-Patiala highway this morning. The body has been kept at the Civil Hospital Dera Bassi for identification.

The police said the deceased seemed to be forty years old. They got the information about the body from Mangat Ram, a chowkidar, and a police team rushed to the spot. An inquest proceeding has been initiated.


Thieves decamped with jewellery and other valuables after breaking the locks of a house in Sant Kartar Singh Colony situated near Pabhat village.

According to sources, Preetam Singh, a resident of house no. 52 has told the police that he was out of station with his family. When he returned yesterday, he found the locks of the house broken and things scattered all over.

The owner claimed that 10 tola of gold jwellery, few dollors, cellphones and other valuables were missing from the house. The police stated that it had started investigations.



FIRs against 2 hookah bars
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, March 10
It its campaign against hookah bars, the Panchkula police today registered an FIR against two hookah bars. The police registered FIRs against Times Square in Sector 14 and Pent Ball in Pinjore.

The FIRs under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection or disease dangerous to life) and 272 (adulteration of food or drink intended for sale) of the IPC have been registered at the Sector 14 and Pinjore police stations.

In the previous raids, the officials of the state drug controller department had taken samples of tobacco molasses being served to clients in bars. The report of chemical analysis of these samples confirmed that these tobacco molasses contained nicotine.

Thereafter, they submitted the complaint to the Panchkula police following which FIRs were registered today.



Two arrested with liquor
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
In separate cases, two residents of Sector 25 were arrested for carrying a total of 60 bottles and nips of country wine here today. Rahul was arrested with 48 nips of country wine while Raju was nabbed with 12 bottles of country wine. Cases under Section 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act have been registered at the sector 11 police station against them. Both of them were later bailed out.

Held with ‘ganja’

The police yesterday arrested Geeta Devi, a resident of Colony No. 5, near Sector 49 for allegedly carrying 180 grams of ganja. A case under Section 20 of the NDPS Act has been registered in the Sector-34 police station.

Vehicles stolen

Vikram Sen, a resident of Ramdarbar, in his complaint to the police, has alleged that some person has stolen his motorcycle (CH-01AE-2437) from in front of his residence on the night of March 7. The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC in the Sector-31 police station.

Vikram Khanna, a resident of Sector 35, has alleged that some person has stolen a stereo, two sarees, other clothes and goggles from his car (CH-04-7618) while it was parked in front of his residence on the night of March 8. A case under Section 379, IPC, has been registered in the Sector-36 police station.



Regional office Punjab win
Tribune News Service

Mohali, March 10
Regional Office Punjab, Chandigarh, beat Regional Office Kapurthala, by seven wickets at the FCI’S International Cricket League Tournament inaugurated by Nilkanth S Avhad, General Manager (region) at YPS Grounds, here today.

The Kapurthalites won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 130 runs losing all the wickets in 23 overs. Gurvinder Singh 32 and Ashwani Kumar 26 were the main scorers for the team.

In reply, Chandigarh scored 135 runs losing 3 wickets. Arun Sharma former Ranji Trophy player scored unbeaten 48 runs, while Kulwinder Singh remained not out at 56.

Arun Sharma took 3 wickets of 18 runs while Kulwinder Singh took 4 wickets off 16.



Raju prevails over Gyenandar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Raju of Himachal Pradesh defeated Gyenandar of Madhya Pradesh in the Men’s light weight (46-49 kg) category at AK Mishra All-India Senior Men Boxing Championship, here today.

The other winner in the category was Amit of Hariyana. Many other players, who emerged as winners in the fourth session of the meet, include Lakshya, Mahima Singh, Ajay, Kuldeep, Kulwinder, K Roshan Singh, Sumit, Mahmood Khan, Roshan Lal, Satender, Naveen, Haripal, Rakesh and Jagroop.



Harbhajan to lead North zone

Chandigarh, March 10
Captain of Punjab team, Harbhajan Singh, has been named skipper of the North-Zone team for the DB Deodhar Trophy tournament being held in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. North zone will play the semi-final match against the winners of South Zone and Central Zone at Dharamshala on March 18.

Six players from Punjab, three each from Delhi, and Haryana have been included in the North Zone team.

The team comprise of Harbhajan Singh, captain (Punjab), Mandeep Singh (Punjab), Amitoz Singh (Punjab), Gurkeerat Mann (Punjab), Manpreet Gony (Punjab), Bipul Sharma (Punjab), P Awana Rajat Bhatia, Shikhar Dhawan, Nitin Saini, H Patel (HCA), Sachin Rana (HCA), Paras Dogra (HPCA), Rishi Dhawan (HPCA) and Yashpal Singh (SSCB). — TNS



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