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Ambala Central Jail raided
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, August 3
Under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police Simardeep Singh the police conducted a surprised raid at the central jail in Ambala City today.

Around five dozens police personnel along with a few senior officers were present during the raid. The raid continued for three hours.

The police said they got the information that mobile phones and drugs were being used by the jail inmates. The police and the jail officials made a through search of various jail wards and checked some of the jail inmates individually. The police recovered a mobile phone, two chargers and a small quantity of drug. In last one year the jail authorities have recovered around 20 mobile phones from the jail inmates. A few cases in this regard were also registered in Baldev Nagar police station against some of the inmates. Some of the jail officials were also arrested for supplying mobile phones to the inmates a few months back.



32-yr-old killed, accused held
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, August 3
A motor spare parts shop owner was allegedly murdered here last night. The city police has registered a murder case against two accused in this regard.

Sources said the victim, Anuj (32), was a resident of Kajiwara. He was running a spare parts shop along with Sanchit near Aggarsain Chowk at Ambala City. Another youth Ashish Chug was running a confectionery shop adjoining to their shop.

There was a dispute between Anuj and Ashish last night over some issue. The matter was resolved to some extent but later Sanchit brought Anju to the local Civil Hospital. Anju succumbed to his injuries there.

The parents of the deceased alleged that Anuj was beaten to death by Ashish and Sanchit. The relatives of the deceased agitated over the indifferent attitude of a police officer. They raised slogans against the police officer in the police station.

Later Assistant Commissioner Raj Kumar Walia reached the spot. He assured the relatives that a case under Section 302 would be registered against the accused. ACP told that Ashish Chug and his partner Sanchit have been arrested and the matter was being investigated.

On the other hand, Ashish Chug and Sanchit said they were innocent and were falsely implicated in the case.

The postmortem report reveals that the victim had suffered head injuries. 



5 injured in scuffle 

Kalka, August 3
Five persons were injured in a scuffle between two groups of Pinjore. The police said the two groups had some old enmity. Both the parties were called to the police station.

Satvinder, Gurvinder, Jitender, Jaswinder and Gurmukh, all resident of Manakpur village, were standing outside the Pinjore police station, when they were assaulted with sharp weapons by Makhan, Gopal, Jaipal, Rada and Balu of Sukho Majri of Pinjore Block. The police was investing the case. — OC



Hearing deferred to Aug 27
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 3
The PC Jeweller loot case was deferred today as video conferencing between the court officials and the accused Sunil Sirdhania (at Rohtak jail) could not take place.

The system was introduced at the Additional District Sessions’ Court for the first time.

On Wednesday the police had moved an application in the court stating that they fear attack from miscreants while transporting the accused.

Following which the court for the first time allowed video conferencing.

The other six accused, including Pawan Saini, Amit Yadav, Sameer Nain, Rohit Khasa and Rajesh, came to the court today. Sources said the judge, Sanjay Sandhir, waited for long as the officials kept trying to connect the video call to Rohtak jail.

When the connection failed, the judge deferred the case. The case shall be taken up on August 27.

Panchkula Deputy Commissioner (DCP) Parul Kush got information that Sunil would be rescued by his gang members while on the way to the district courts.

Sunil has reportedly been involved in a number of dacoity and murder cases across the state.

The cases date back to January 2009 when in the garb of fake policemen Sunil along with other accomplice had looted jewellery worth Rs 2 crore from PC Jeweller showroom, Sector-14, Panchkula.



Kidnap accused seek bail
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 3
The Raipurrani kidnapping case was moved from the lower court to the sessions’ court today. The two accused, Salim and Kamaljeet, have applied for bail. The case has been deferred till August 7.

An 18-year-old girl was kidnapped by the youths from outside the factory where she worked. One of the youths had promised that he would marry her. The victim and the two accused were resident of Khera village in Raipurrani.

The accused were arrested on May 1, two days after the kidnapping. The police had registered a case under Section 363 (Punishment for kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing women to compel her for marriage) of the IPC.



Motorcycle-borne youths snatch purse
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3
In her complaint, Kirpal Kaur, a resident of Sector 20-A, reported to the police said two motorcycle-borne youths snatched her purse containing Rs 2,870 and a mobile phone at Sector 19 on August 2. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 19 police station.

Vehicles stolen

Four vehicles were stolen from different sectors across the city in the last 24 hours. In the first case, Sudesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 25, reported to the police that someone had stolen his Indigo car that was parked on a roadside in Sector 27 on July 31. Parshant, a resident of Attawa village, lodged a complaint with the police that someone had stolen his Hero Honda motorcycle from the parking lot of new lake, Sector 42, on July 30. While Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Sector 41-A, reported that someone had stolen his Alto car from outside his house on August 1. Sameer, a resident of Sector 48-B, said someone had stolen his motorcycle from outside his house in Sector-44-C, on July 31.

Theft at house

In his complaint, Dr SS Batra, a resident of Mani Majra, reported to the police that someone had stolen jewellery and cash from his house. While Gurbachan Singh, a resident of Sector 50-B, reported to the police that someone had broken locks of house number 838, Phase II, Ramdarbar. Owner of the house is out of station. 



FDA seizes drugs

Panchkula, August 3
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided medical stores in Panchkula today. The team seized various drugs from the stores.

As many as 55 types of life-saving medicines, including o-floz, Novamox and Combiflam, were seized from UR Enterprises at Haripur, Sector 4, Panchkula, which was reportedly an unauthorised godown. Amit Chopra, the owner of the godown, was also present at the time of the raid.

“Our team conducted raids at Markan Veterinary Fish Aquarium and Vet shop at Sector 6 and A to Z Medical Hall at Sector 17 in Panchkula,” said Commissioner Rakesh Gupta. The FDA seized 24 types of veterinary medicines from Markan Veterinary Fish Aquarium and Vet shop and a number of medical intoxicants worth lakhs of rupees from A to Z Medical Hall. The officer also said more raids would be conducted soon.

The commissioner also said drug addicts were using these medical intoxicants to satisfy their needs. The drugs seized would be produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate under the Drug and Cosmetics Act 1940 tomorrow. — TNS



Sangam shows Aryan the door
Tribune News Service

Players in action during the seventh Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Friday.
Players in action during the seventh Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula, on Friday. tribune photo: nitin mittal

Chandigarh, August 3
The seventh Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship was inaugurated by Jagdeep Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula. About 200 players are taking part in the championship.


Boys U-10: Sangam beat Aryan 21-14,21-13; Akshat beat Mayank; boys U-13: Rishab beat Samay; Pravar beat Yuvraj; Shiraj beat Kushant; Yugal beat Vanshaj; Rahul beat Bhavadeep; Asitatav beat Manav; boys U-15: Pulkit beat Amil; Anmol beat Vardan; Janit beat Chirag; Uday beat Akalava; Venktesh beat Abhinav; Mayak beat Divesh; Ishant beat Aman; boys U-17: Hardhik beat Aman Malik; Viraj beat Anish Garg; Ishant beat Rohan Sikka; Shubam beat Anmol and Mayank beat Rajat.



PCA executive panel forms sub-committees

Chandigarh, August 3
The executive committee of Punjab Cricket Association in its first meeting held at the PCA, Mohali, formed various sub-committees. Navjot Singh Sidhu, former test player, and MP, was named chairman of the Technical and Coaching Committee.

The panel will be advising the association on various technical matters. Navjot Singh Sidhu will be looking after the technical and coaching aspects of the association. Chaman Lal Malhotra and Vinod Sharma, former captains of Punjab team, will be assisting him. — TNS



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