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College annual function held
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, March. 24
Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Sahib, organised its annual prize distribution function today. Amarinder Singh Libra, president of the school trust, presided over the function. The programme started with Shabad Gayan.

Addressing the gathering, Libra called upon the students to come forward to wage a war against social evils.School Principal RS Bajwa presented the annual report of the school and highlighted the achievements made by students. Libra also released the 7th edition of the school magazine 'Fateh' on the occasion .



2 policemen get bail in bribe case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 24
The CBI court yesterday granted bail to two policemen who were booked a case of graft on February 26. The court granted anticipatory bail to AS Desraj and regular bail to head constable Vijinder Singh. Desraj had managed to give the CBI sleuths a slip and was absconding.

They were booked for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a proclaimed offender for not arresting him.

Vijinder is said to have arrested nearly 100 proclaimed offenders with Des Raj. A case under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act was registered against Des Raj and Vijinder Singh on the complaint of Tangri. Tangri was declared a PO in a cheque dishonour case two years ago and had been traced by two police officials.



Man held for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 24
The police has booked an imposter, Balbir Singh Sahota, for posing as the Chief Immigration Officer (CIO) of the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi, and cheating visa applicants.

The accused was booked on the complaint of Scot Slessor, Consul General of Canada, Sector 17.

The police said 30-year-old imposter, Balbir Singh, had cheated a number of Punjabi youths to the tune of lakhs. The accused used to charge a particular amount from the visa applicants.

Three victims had approached the Consul General of Canada to lodge a written complaint.

The police said the visiting cards printed by the accused matched those of the CIO of Canadian High Commission, New Delhi.

It added that Canadian officials had failed to provide any vital clue about the accused to the police.

The police is now going to prepare a list of victims who fell in the accused’s trap and investigate the matter. A case under various Sections of the IPC has been registered against the accused who is at large.


Thirty-year-old imposter, Balbir Singh, had cheated a number of Punjabi youths to the tune of lakhs.



Delhi resident arrested in cheating case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 24
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the UT police yesterday arrested a Delhi resident in a case of fraud amounting to over Rs 95 lakh.

The police arrested Rahul Kundra while he was in the city. A case under Sections 420,120-B of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.

The complainant, Amit Wahi, a resident Sector 45-C, supplies computers and laptops and allied accessories. He alleged that Rahul Kundra, a Delhi resident, posed as a well established businessman dealing in supply of the computer/laptop and allied accessories to various reputed institutions and companies in Northern India.

The complainant supplied material to the accused for two years from May 2006 till November 2008.

It was alleged that after November, 2008, onwards he failed to pay the amount due towards him and the amount to the extent of Rs 95,48,287 has been accumulated on account of different transactions/orders placed by him with the complainant from time to time. The due payment was not made by Rahul Kundra despite the requests made by the complainant. Rahul Kundra issued two cheques to the tune of Rs 50,00,000 and Rs 45,48,287, respectively. But the bank dishonoured the cheques on the ground of “insufficient fund”.



Student killed in road accident
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, March 24
A 22-year-old BTech student of Sukhmani College, Dera Bassi, died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the Zirakpur-Ambala highway last evening. The deceased was identified as Durgaesh, a resident of Ram Darbar, Chandigarh.

The police said the incident took place around 11.30 pm when Durgaesh, who had gone to have dinner with his friends Chandan and Gaurav, went to answer nature’s call. When he did not return for long, his friends went looking for him and found him lying in a pool of blood.

His friends rushed him to a hospital in Zirakpur where the doctors declared him brought dead. The body was hand over to the family after an autopsy.

A case has been registered.



Flesh trade racket busted, four held
Tribune Reporters

Zirakpur, March 24
The police today arrested two women, along with two pimps, from a rented accommodation in Yog Vihar Colony, Baltana. The accused have been identified as Ajay Rana and Balwant and the two girls belong to Ludhiana and UP.

Zirakpur SHO said on receiving information that the accused were running a flesh trade racket at Baltana, a police team sent a customer who approached Ajay Rana, a resident of Saini Vihar, Phase I, and confirmed the deal after giving him money. Later, the customer, along with Ajay Rana, went to Yog Vihar where Balwant was living with two women. Meanwhile, the police team reached the place and arrested the accused.

The SHO said a case under Immoral Trafficking Act was registered against the accused. He said they were produced in Dera Bassi SDJM court which sent them to judicial custody.

Dera Bassi DSP Anil Kumar said, “We are planning to conduct surprise raids at the paying guest accommodations.”

The DSP added that he had asked the Zirakpur SHO to inspect hotels and PGs.

Youth killed

Kalka: One youth was killed while two others sustained serious injuries when a Haryana Roadways bus hit their motorcycle on NH-22, Pinjore, today.

The deceased was identified as Sukhwinder, alias lucky, a resident of Dharampur Colony, while the injured, Manjit, alias Kalu, and Lovely, a resident of Bitna Seuri, Pinjore, were rushed to a hospital. A case has been registered.

Fire in forest

Hundred bighas of forest land at Vasudevpura village and Surajpur of Pinjore block was gutted this afternoon. Fire tenders had a tough time controlling the fire.



Sunny Sidhu exitS
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 24
The 25th SJOBA Thunderbolt Sub Himalayan Rally was flagged off from St Johns School, Sector 26, here today.

The rally participants underwent an endurance trial, based on the time, speed and distance format. Later, the Gypsies in the challenge rally were flagged off with Suresh Rana and Ashwin Naik, toppers of the super special stage, leading the race.

From the starting venue, the participants raced to Trilokpur, Morni, and then to Badisher. Later, they covered Thapli, Mallah and Bhojnagar and moved to Ashinikhad and Jhaja before reaching Chail Palace.

In evening, the contestants moved to Chalanda, Tehra and Koti village, and will stay overnight at Koti. The third leg of the event will be flagged off tomorrow, and further move to Gumma, Baldeyan, Theog, Tiyali, Kelti, Kamayana, Kiarighat, Kandaghat and Barog for lunch.

The race is schedule to reach the city tomorrow.

According to information, top competitor Sunny Sidhu made an early exit from the tournament after meeting an accident during the second leg of the competition.



Neelanchal lifts trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 24
Neelanchal Gupta defeated Tanya Batra to lift the girls (U-14) title in the ongoing Chandigarh club open lawn tennis tournament here today.

The final was a one-sided affair, with Neelanchal defeating Tanya by 8-1. However, it was a totally different story in the first semifinal of boys U-16 category as Sachit Malhotra overcame Raghav Talwar by 8-7 in a three set match. Adhhayan Singh overcome Yogesh Dogra by 8-2.


Boys (U-12): Sahishnu Sharma beat Abhi Garg (7-2); Akshit Chhabra beat Savneet Singh Bajwa (7-5); Vaibhav Sahni beat Udgam Aggarwal (7-6)(2); Dhruv Sharma beat Ashrey Bhardwaj (7-0); Boys(U- 14): Raunaq Singh beat Bhalinder Singh (7-0); Abhi Uday Singh beat Raghav Chadda (7-3); Abhay Sarna beat Sahishnu Sharma (7-3).



tennis tournEY
Jashan wins U-16 title

Chandigarh, March 24
Local tennis player Jashan won the title of the girls (U-16) category in the BTS tennis tournament here today. In the final, Jashan defeated Anjan 6-4. Earlier, in the semi-final Jashan defeated Sanya 6-4 while Anjan overcame Matri 6-4.

Results: Nandni beat Parnika 6-4; Sanya beat Olie 6-2; Tushali beat Pragati 7-5; Prachi beat Hargun 6-4; Matri beat Ankita 6-2. — TNS



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