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Man climbs atop telephone tower
Pressurises police to arrest his ex-brother-in-law, comes down in evening
Parmod Mehta
Naresh Kumar stands atop a BSNL tower as a mark of protest at Dera Bassi on Sunday
Naresh Kumar stands atop a BSNL tower as a mark of protest at Dera Bassi on Sunday.
The family and relatives of Naresh Kumar block the link road to the 'tehsil' office at Dera Bassi on Sunday
The family and relatives of Naresh Kumar block the link road to the 'tehsil' office at Dera Bassi on Sunday. Tribune Photos: Nitin Mittal

Dera Bassi, June 10
A youth of Preet Nagar, Dera Bassi, climbed on a tower of telephone exchange to pressurise police for arresting the divorcee husband of his sister. Despite the efforts made by the police and administration, he remained on the tower for the whole day in this heat of summer.

This was the third incident of climbing by youths on the same tower. Before this a youth of the town climbed on the same tower on May 25 this year and other youth climbed on tower sometime ago to raise pressure in favour of their demands. As per information, youth, Naresh Kumar, climbed on the tower at over 150 feet height and raised the demand to arrest Dharmveer resident of Radour, district Yamunanagar, Haryana, who had divorced his sister on the pretext of false allegations.

Dharmveer was booked by the Dera Bassi police station under Sections 376, 494, 420, 498A, 406, 506 and 120B of the IPC following the orders of Dera Bassi Court on 25-5-2011 but he could not be arrested.

Before registering the case against accused, Mamta Rani (sister of Naresh Kumar) had raised the issue in the media and with the police officials of Mohali district and alleged that her husband and in-laws family members were harassing her and demanding dowry. After which her husband divorced her on false allegations. Later, this case was filed in Dera Bassi court. Following the orders of court accused were booked under different Sections.

Talking to The Tribune correspondent on phone, Naresh Kumar, who climbed on the tower, said he climbed on the tower to ensure the arrest of Dharmveer who spoiled the life of his sister Mamta. He alleged that the police was not arresting the accused despite registering the case.

Meanwhile, Naresh’s family members also held a protest and blocked the traffic on the tehsil road for sometime.

The police told that accused, Dharmveer, was arrested from Radour today afternoon after getting the permission of the concerned police officials.

Later, in the evening, Naresh climbed down the telephone exchange tower.



Lobbying for Mayor’s post begins as 4 heavyweights win
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 10
With as many as four SAD heavyweights getting elected as the councillor, the lobbying for the post of Patiala Mayor has already begun.

The present incumbent Ajit Pal Singh Kohli is the frontrunner for the post in wake of the SAD-BJP combine’s handsome victory in the civic polls. Also the proximity of Kohli’s family with the Badal’s gives enough weight for his candidature for the coveted post of Mayor. Ajit is the son of former Punjab Minister Surjit Singh Kohli.

Apart from Kohli, SAD leader Jaspal Pradhan, who was a sitting councillor and had been elected unopposed from Ward Number 31, is also a strong contender for the post. During the last elections also Jaspal was frontrunner for the Mayor’s chair but couldn’t succeed. However, this time, he is into hectic lobbying. Jaspal is considered close to Punjab Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat’s Surjit Singh Rakhra.

Another Akali, who has won the election from Ward Number 31, Harpal Juneja is also making all attempts to impress upon the party leadership. He enjoys close proximity with the Punjab Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia. However, what may go against him is the fact that the Patiala city has major chunk of urban Sikhs whereas Juneja is a Hindu.

The fourth probable for the post is Harinderpal Singh Tohra, who is the son of former Punjab Minister Harmail Singh Tohra. Harinderpal is banking upon the Tohra legacy. According to party insiders, despite the contribution of his family for the Akali Dal he is unlikely to get the responsibility as two main groups of the Akali’s in Patiala are opposing his candidature.



Two women held on theft charge

Kharar, June 10
The local police has arrested two nomad women on the charges of robbing a man here today.

The accused have been identified as Kiran and Jyoti, who robbed Nirmal Singh, a sum of Rs 33,000.

The victim alleged that he was travelling in a bus, carrying a sum of Rs 33,000. Both the miscreants, carrying a child, were sitting next to him. On his alighting down from the bus Nirmal Singh realised that the cash he had was missing from his pocket. He raised an alarm following which the police chased the vehicle and apprehended the alleged accused.

The said amount was recovered from their possession.

Both the accused were produced in the court and have been remanded to judicial custody. — TNS



crime file
One held with 12 packets of smack
Tribune News Service

Kharar, June 10
The police arrested Kuldeep Singh alias Gogi on the charges of selling smack from Sahora village bus stand. The police also recovered 12 packets of smack from his possession. The accused is a resident of Sahora village. The police has registered a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at Sadar police station.

One held on dowry charge

Kurali: The local police today registered a case against Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Gholumajra village, for allegedly harassing his wife.

Kaulbir Kaur, his wife, alleged that she was being harassed by her husband for bringing inadequate dowry. The police has registered a case under Section 498 of the IPC at Sadar police station.

Firm owner arrested

Mohali: The local police arrested a firm owner on the charges of using criminal force on his woman employee in an attempt to outrage her modesty.

The accused was identified as Arsi Kumar Singh, owner of Sunsign Enterprises at Mataur. The complainant Parveen Rani, who worked as an assistant in the firm, alleged that Arsi had called her at his residence and attempted to outrage her modesty.

A case under Sections 354 and 323 of the IPC has been registered at Mataur police station.



Ambala boy secures 610th rank in AIEEE
Our correspondent

Ambala, June 10
Bharat Gaind a student of PKR Jain Public School, Ambala, secured all-India 610th rank in AIEEE . Bharat had also achieved 512 rank in IIT entrance examination.

Bharat said he had decided to join IIT as he wanted to be a computer engineer.



Drug peddler arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh police has arrested a 23-year-old youth, Bal Kishan, with 20 kilogram poppy husk. The accused is a resident of Gawalior district of Madhya Pradesh and was arrested from the area opposite to the ISBT-43.

The police post of Sector 43 incharge, Rajiv Kumar, said that the police had a tip-off that the accused was smuggling poppy husk frequently from MP to Punjab, based on which they laid a trap and arrested the accused.

According to the police, Kishan has a criminal background and cases of vehicle theft have also been registered against him. A case under Section 15 NDPS Act has been registered in the police station, Sector 36, Chandigarh. The police has started the investigations.



Chain snatched

Chandigarh, June 10
An incident of chain snatching was reported at Dariya village in Chandigarh here today.

Police sources said that two unidentified motorcyclists snatched a gold chain of Sunita, resident of Dariya, near Industrial Area Phase-I. The victim failed to note down the registration number of the motorcycle. — TNS



Human trafficking gang busted

Panchkula, June 10
With the arrest of four persons, including three women, from a house in Sector 19, the police has claimed to bust a gang involved in immoral trafficking here today.

The three women are residents of Chandigarh and Panchkula while their accomplice, Rinku, belonged to Rajpura in Punjab.

According to police, a decoy customer was sent to a house in New Housing Board Colony where a deal was struck.

Following this, the four were arrested. The women were in the age group of 20 and 30 and two of them were married, said the police. — TNS



Patiala, Jalandhar take lead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
The cricket teams of Patiala and Jalandhar took a vital first innings lead during the ongoing Punjab state Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-22), being held today.

In the first match, at Bulton Park Jalandhar, the home team continuing from their overnight score of 58 for 3 in 21.4 overs went on to post a total of 221 runs in 66.4 overs. Rising star Mandeep Singh played a 60-run innings off 80 inclusive of eight boundaries and two sixes while Abhishek Gupta contributed 66 off 118 with 10 boundaries. The duo was involved in a 100-run stand for the sixth wicket. On other hand, Chandigarh’s left arm spinner Gurinder Singh named the day after taking 6 for 80 while Aman Bharti clinched 2 for 60.

Trailing by 35 runs on the first innings, the Chandigarh team ended up the day’s play with 126-runs on scoreboard. The team lost two wickets in 51 overs.

Openers Jaskaran Singh and Veer Karan Goyal put on 77 runs for the first wicket before Jaskaran Singh bowled off for 50 off 81 inclusive of nine boundaries whereas Veer Karan Goyal will remain on crease after scoring unbeaten 48 off 151 including eight boundaries. Bowler, Subek Gill and Raghu took one wicket each.

Brief score

Chandigarh (1st innings)-186 all out in 73 overs (Veer Karan Goyal 23, Simranpreet 22, Naveen Dhiman 30, Gaurav Puri 38, Vishal Thind 25 not out, Yogesh Kumar 4 for 48, Subek Gill 2 for 20, Raghu 2 for 59).

Jalandhar-221 all out in 67.4 overs (Mandeep Singh 60, Abhishek Gupta 66, Love Kumar 30, Gurinder Singh 6 for 80, Aman Bharti 2 for 60).

Chandigarh (2nd innings)-126 for 2 in 51 overs (Jaskaran Singh 50, Veer Karan Goyal 48 not out, Subek Gill 1 for 11, Raghu 1 for 34).

In the second match, played at Gandhi Grounds Amritsar, the Patiala team took a lead of 28 runs against the home team on the basis of first innings. Earlier, the visiting side was bowled out for 259 in 84.1 overs. Prabhjot Singh and Jeevanjot Singh contributed 72 runs for the team before Jeewanjot was caught by Aman Bawa off Ahwani for 33 off 64 studded with five boundaries.

Later, Mohit Mohindra and Karan Kaila added 51 runs for the fifth wicket to help the team to get a respectable total. Karan Kaila was caught off Rahul Kanojia for 31 off 43 inclusive of six boundaries. Prabhjot Singh went on for 75 off 134 with 12 boundaries while Vikrant Sirohi contributed 29 off 62 with three boundaries.

For Amritsar, Ashwani Kumar claimed 5 for 43 while Rahul Kanojia and Sunny took two wickets each. The Amritsar team scored 13 for 2 in 9 overs till the stumps.

Brief score

Amritsar (1st innings)-231 all out in 92 overs (Rahul Khosla 62, Rohan Marwaha 39, Abhinav Sharma 47, Aarush Sabharwal 38, Robin Dhillon 3 for 47, Sukhwinder 3 for 51, Karan Kaila 2 for 30).

Patiala (1st innings)-259 all out in 84.1 overs (Prabhjot Singh 75, Jeewanjot Singh 33, Karan Kaila 31, Mohit Mohindra 29, Vikrant Sirohi 29.

Ashwani Kumar 5 for 43, Rahul Kanojia 2 for 68, Sunny 2 for 80)

Amritsar (2nd innings)-13 for 2 in 9 overs (Close of play)

In the third match, after resuming from their score of 292 for 4, the Mohali team scored a huge total of 414 runs in 144.1 overs. The fifth wicket stand between Pukhraj Singh and Harsrup of 199 runs was the innings of the day. Pukhraj contributed 88 off 218 with 11 boundaries while his crease partner Sukhjinder, fell short of 2 runs for completing his century; he scored 98 runs inclusive of 12 boundaries. Batsman, Kanwar Singh chipped in 47 off 79 balls. For Ludhiana, Sukhjinder Singh 5 for 85 was the main wicket taker.

In reply, the Ludhiana will open tomorrow’s innings from 124 for 3 in 44. Sunny Pandey (27) and Nikhil Chaudhary (41) were the main run getters for Ludhiana while Harpreet Singh took two wickets.

Brief score

Mohali (1st innings)-414 all out in 144.1 overs (Sachin Sohal 72, Ankit Pursharthy 67, Pukhraj Singh 88, Harsrup Singh 98, Bir Kanwar Singh 47 Himanshu Shailey 2 for 80, Sukhjinder Singh 5 for 85).

Ludhiana-124 for 3 in 44 (2nd days play)-(Sunny Pandey 27, Akhil Aggarwal 23 and Nikhil Chaudhary 41, Harpreet Singh 2 for 33).



Akul hits unbeaten ton
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
The skipper of Patiala team, Akul Pandove, scored an unbeaten ton against Ludhiana, during the PCA Non-Residential Cricket Academy tournament, being held at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, today. The Patiala team secured full points from the match.

Akul Pandove scored an unbeaten century of 107 runs off 224 studded with 14 boundaries, to help his team to score a total of 223 runs while chasing Ludhiana’s 174-runs, in the two-day encounter.

Earlier, the Ludhiana team, while batting first was bowled out on the total of 174 runs in 87.2 overs. Openers, Jaskaran Singh (24) and Jais Jain (27), added 53 runs for the opening wicket. But the team slumped to 81 for 5 in 28.3 overs. Saurab Khurana (35) and Harkunwar Makkar (32) were the other main contributors for the team. Bowler, Parampreet Singh completed his five-wicket haul after giving 31 runs while Akul Pandove took 2 for 33.

In reply, Akul Pandove gave away a good start along with Rajbhawan as the duo added 51 runs for the sixth wicket. Later, he was supported by Rishab Deegia, who was involved in 50 runs partnership for the 8th wicket.

Brief Scores:

Ludhiana: 174 all out in 87.2 overs (Jaskaran Singh 24, Jais Jain 27, Saurab Khurana 35, Harkunwar Makkar 32,Parampreet Singh 5 for 31, Akul Pandove 2 for 33).

Patiala-223 for 7 in 88 overs(Akul Pandove 107 not out, Prince Balwant 26 Manjit Singh 3 for 44).

In the second match, the team of Mohali defeated Chandigarh on the basis of first innings lead. Batting first, Mohali posted a total of 225 runs 78.3 overs. Nirmal Singh (76 off 179 with 13 boundaries) and Amrinder Singh (53 off 95 balls with 11 boundaries) scripted the team’s win. Taranpreet Singh (37 off 47 with 7 boundaries) and Gurkirat Singh (26 off 39 with 4 boundaries and a six) were the principal scorers for the team. For the bowling side, Yogesh Aggarwal and Tavleen Singh were the highest wicket taker after grabbing three wickets each.

In reply, the Chandigarh team was bowled out for 203 for all in 52 overs. Shivam Sharma went off to complete his half-century off 92 with 12 boundaries, whereas Lovely Singh scoured 30 off 67 studded with six boundaries. For Mohali, Gurkirat Singh bagged five wickets for 52 while Parmod Singh claimed 4 for 42.

In their second innings, the Mohali team scored 172 for 5 in 50 overs till the day’s play. Shubham Gill scored a brilliant 96 off 134 balls (17 boundaries) along with Amrinder Singh, who put essential 50 off 95 with six boundaries and a six, in the team’s total. For Chandigarh, Raman claimed 4 for 53.

Brief Scores:

Mohali (1st Innings)-225 all out in 78.3 overs (Taranpreet Singh 37, Nirmal Singh 76, Amrinder Singh 53, Gurkirat Singh 26, Yogesh Aggarwal 3 for 40, Tavleen Singh 3 for 34, Raman Bishnoi 2 for 32 and Ghanshyam 2 for 29).

Chandigarh (1st Innings): 203 all out in 52 overs (Shivam Sharma 54, Lovely Singh 30 and Pardeep Yadav 22 off 30, Gurkirat Singh 5 for 52, Parmod Singh 4 for 42).

Mohali (2nd Innings): 172 for 5 in 50 overs at draw of stumps (Shubham Gill 96, Amrinder Singh 50,Raman Bishnoi 4 for 53).



Harsimran defeats Kamal in tennis tournament
Tribune News Service

Yuvraj readies for a shot
Yuvraj readies for a shot

Chandigarh, June 10
Tennis players Vikrant Dahiya and Nihit Rawal storm into the main draw matches of boys (U-16) category, during the ongoing CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-12 and 16) being held at the CLTA courts and the Lake sports Club complex, here today.

In the qualifying matches of the boys (U-16) age group, Vikrant defeated Sanchit Sikka by 8-1 while local boy Nihit overcame Sabrang Sandal by 8-3. In another game of boys (U-12) category, Yuvraj Singh Kooka defeated his rival Karan Sandilya through a margin 7-1 while Akash Ahlawat of Haryana beat Satya Kim Kohli of Uttar Pradesh by 7-6(1).

In a match of girls (U-16) category, Harsimran Kaur of Haryana managed to defeat local player Kamal Bhalla in a one sided affair by 8-0.

Final qualifying round results:

Boys (U-12)-Yuvraj Singh Kooka (CHD) beat Karan Sandilya 7-1; Akash Ahlawat (HAR) beat Satya Kim Kohli (up) 7-6 (1); Dhruv Sharma (CHD) beat Daksh Marwaha (CHD) 7-2; Advik Singh (CHD) beat Pranav Chopra (CHD) 7-3; Udgam Aggarwal (CHD) beat Navneet Singh (HP) 7-5; Manveer Sohi (PB) beat Rasbegh Singh Ahluwalia (CHD) 7-3; Vansh Kappor (DLI) beat Udayvir Singh (CHD) 7-2; Vaibhav Kundu beat Neeraj Yashpaul (CHD) 7-5; Boys (U-16)-Vikrant Dahiya beat Sanchit Sikka 8-1; Nihit Rawal (CHD) beat Sabrang Sandal (CHD) 8-3; Yuvraj Singh beat Aryan Kaushik 8-2; Adhhayan (CHD) beat Kashish Kalra 8-2; Digvijay Pratap (CHD) beat Sachit Malhotra 8-1; Ishan Kakkar (PB) beat Abir Hiranandani (CHD) 8-0; Harjasleen Singh beat Sathyan Srirang 8-4; Mritunjay Badola (CHD) beat Rohit Dhiman 8-2; 2nd round-Boys (U-16)-Vikrant Dahiya beat Savneet Singh (PB) 8-0; Sanchit Sikka beat Parav Dev (PB) 8-2; Nihit Rawal (CHD) beat Rishab Sharda (CHD) 8-5; Sabrang Sandal (CHD) beat Ayush Grover 8-6; Yuvraj Singh beat Ramanjot Singh 8-0; Aryan Kaushik beat Anmolpreet Ghuman 8-0; Adhhayan (CHD) beat Nimit Jain (CHD) 8-2; Kashish Kalra beat Puneet Jain 8-1; Sachit Malhotra beat Aryan Adhayan Rathhore 8-2; Digvijay Pratap (CHD) beat Parmeet Singh Deol (CHD) 8-1; Ishan Kakkar (PB) beat Sahishnu Sharma (J&K) 8-2; Abir Hiranandani (CHD) beat Saurabh Prashar (CHD) 8-3; Sathyan Srirang beat Vaibhav Rattan (CHD) 8-4; Harjasleen Singh beat Sidharth Bhardwaj (CHD) 8-5; Rohit Dhiman (CHD) beat Ankrish Khanna (CHD) beat 8-3; Mritunjay Badola beat Jagdeep Singh Bajwa (CHD) 8-4.

Final qualifying round of girls (U-16)-Ashpreet Kaur Bajwa (PB) walk over against Seerat Kaur Pannu (PB); Harsimran Kaur (HAR) beat Kamal Bhalla (CHD) 8-0; Taru Ahluwalia (CHD) beat Anahat Kaur Guron (CHD) 8-1; Sarah Dev (PB) beat Akshita Singh (CHD) 8-2; Komaljit Kaur beat Jahnvi Bhivran (HAR) 8-5; Andhya Sharma (HAR) beat Anmol Prasahar (CHD).



CLTA-AITA Tennis Tourney
12 tennis players get wild card entry
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 9
As many as 12 tennis players were given wild card entry for the upcoming CLTA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls (U-12 and 16). The tournament will be held from June 11 to 15 here at CLTA Courts and Lake Sports Complex.

The organisers have received 178 entries under all categories of the event. Sources said 32 entries will be enrolled in the singles main draw, while 16 entires will be enrolled in the doubles category. The players born after January 1, 2000 are participating in the tournament for under-12 group.

Wild Card holders

Boys( U-12)- Anmol Rattan Kamboj; Chiraz Singh Dandona; Sehaj Sidhu; Shreyas Chopra; Boys(U-16)- Paramveer Singh Bajwa; Raghav Talwar; Param Pun; Abhijeet Singh;Girls(U-16)- Rubani Ahluwalia; Ikshika; Aastha Malhotra; Sandeep Kaur.



Five teams register win to move to next round
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
In the ongoing Chandigarh Football League, a total of five teams, registered wins in their respective categories, to move in the next round of the tourney, here.

In the match of U-12 category, the football team of Real FC defeated Punjab Panthers by 4-0. Yash provided the team a prefect start after scoring in the early minutes of the game while Rajesh doubled the lead before the lemon break.

In the second half, Harmeet took the score to 3-0 and his counterpart Yash strike again and sealed the team’s victory with 4-0.

In another match of (U-14) category, the local Manchester FC registered a 2-0 win against Chandigarh Barcelona FC. For the wining side, striker Harshwardhan scored both the goals in each half. In another exciting encounter the team of International Villagers went down against Snatching Strikers by 4-3. International Villagers managed to level the score by 3-3 but failed to stop Harish, from scoring the wining goal for Snatching Strikers.

In the matches of U-16 age group, Blue Bolt defeated All Stars FC by a margin of 4-0. Left-in, Gagandeep Singh scored a hat-trick, for the team to register victory. In the last match, Predators FC 
won their campaign against Spartan FC by 3-0. Divyam, Vishal and Prabsharan scored one goal each to ensure team’s victory.



HDFC shows Kudos Chemie the door
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
The cricket team of the HDFC Bank defeated Kudos Chemie to lift the title of the CII- KC Royal Park Corporate Cricket Trophy, being held, here today. The wining side overcame the rivals by 8- runs, here.

In the final match of the tourney, the winning side, while batting first pilled up their innings on the total of 159 runs after loosing 7 wickets in the allotted slot. A brilliant 53 run half century by batsman Gurinder Saini helped the team to achieve eth total. Gurinder scored his half-century in 25 balls.

He was equally supported by his teammate Charanjit Singh, who contributed 45 off 30. For the bowling side, Rajbir emerged as the main wicket taker after claiming 3 batsmen while bowers Husain and Kamal claimed two wickets each.

Chasing the target, the team of Kudos Chemie managed to score 151 runs, in the allotted slot, after losing their nine wickets. Rajbir, top the team’s score chart after contributing 33 off 21 while Rajiv also scored 33 off 29.

Balvar Pooni was the pick of the bowlers after taking four wickets while Amandeep Singh took 2 wickets.

For his best bowling figures, Balvar Pooni was adjudged as the man of

the match while Rajbir bagged the ‘Best Performer’ award.



15 swimmers selected for national championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
The Chandigarh Swimming Association has selected a total of 15 swimmers to represent the city in forthcoming 29th Sub-Junior National Aquatic Championship to be held at Rajkot (Gujrat) from July 1 to 4 and 39th junior National Aquatic Championship, to be held in Chennai from July 11 to 14.

Selected players:

Sub-junior: Girls-Khushnoor Kaur-50m breast stroke; Jasmeet Kaur 50m free style; Boys-Asav Kumar-50m free style.

Junior: Boys-Tejinder Singh-50m free style; Mukesh Trar-50m free style; Maninder Singh-50m breast stroke; Tejinder Singh-50m back stroke; Abhishek Arora-50m back stroke; Neeraj Thapar-50m free Style; Simran Singh Benipal-50m free style; Girls-Chahat Arora-50m breast stroke; Anmol Kaur-100 m breast stroke; Chahat Arora-100 m breast stroke; Akanksha Sethi-50m free style; Anhad Kaur-50m free style.



Trials for free cricket camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10
A selection trial would be conducted to enroll the cricket players in the free cricket coaching camp. The camp will be organised at Divya Public School, Sector 44, here. The trials would be conducted on June 13 (5.30am).

The players born on and after June 1, 1998 are eligible to participate in the trials. The selected players would be provided with free coaching during summer vacations.

The interested players can contact Dr AR Luthra (9815624949) for further enquires.



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