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Mohali lawyers strike work
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 15
The functioning of courts here was hit today as lawyers abstained from work in support of their demand of scrapping evening courts.

President of the Mohali Bar Association Amarjit Singh Longia said not only lawyers but also clients were in favour of discontinuing evening courts. He also said a meeting of various Bar Associations would be held on September 21 to discuss about the demands and to chalk out plan.

If the demands were not fulfilled by then, a decision would be taken at the meeting on one-day suspension of work by in Punjab and Haryana, which shall include high court as well.



Murder at ISBT-43
Two Nepalese arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
With the arrest of two persons hailing from Nepal, the Chandigarh Police today claimed to have solved the mystery behind the murder of a man whose body was found in a forest at the rear of ISBT-43 on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Rajkumar, a labourer from Nepal, who used to work in an apple orchard near Shimla.

Rajkumar, who was one of the members of the gang that was involved in robbing passengers after drugging them, was killed by his own accomplices for money.

The police has arrested Vikram and Ramesh while the third accused, Kamal, is still at large. The police said the accused had confessed to have committed thefts and robberies.

They said Rajkumar, Ramu, Kamal and Manoj used to rob the passengers after drugging them.

One of the accused, Ramesh, said Raj Kumar was also the member of the gang, but once he fled with the booty following which Ramesh decided to teach him a lesson. After the incident, Ramesh formed a separate gang with Vikram and Kamal. On the intervening night of September 11 and 12, when Ramesh and his accomplices reached the lSBT-43, they saw Raj Kumar standing along with three others, Ramu, Manoj and Dil Bahadur. Soon the three left the place.

On seeing Raj Kumar alone, Ramesh went to him and offered him drinks laced with sedatives.

When Raj Kumar fell unconscious, they took him to the forest and murdered him by stabbing in his chest and stomach. The accused told the police that Raj Kumar had robbed five passengers. They took away the cash after killing Raj Kumar.



Clash leaves two injured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
A clash between two groups was reported outside a discotheque in Sector 9 last night. Two persons sustained injuries during the clash. Although the police reached the scene, no case was registered as it did not receive any complaint.

Sources said one of the groups which was accompanied by girls entered into an altercation with the other group.

High drama was witnessed as the groups while fighting reached the Madhya Marg. The police arrived at the scene and took the injured to Government

Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sector 16.

SHO of the Sector 3 police station Neeraj Sarna said the youths who got injured were from Banur and had come to attend a party. "A police party reached the spot and registered a DDR, however, no complaint was filed," the SHO added.

Not the first incident

April 19, 2012 A Ludhiana-based couple faced a harrowing time when six youths snatched a purse from the woman and thrashed her husband. They then smashed the windowpanes of their car following a scuffle outside a discotheque in Sector 26.

January 17, 2012 Harminder Singh (28) was killed outside Aroma Hotel at 1.30 am following a scuffle.

October 9, 2011 Ruckus at Vodoo in Sector 26 after youths fired gunshots in a bid to attack a bouncer.

September 24, 2011 Armed youths barged into Tao disco in Sector 26 damaging property and leaving four injured.



8 drug peddlers held
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, September 15
In a campaign against drug peddlers the district police has arrested eight persons from different places in the district and recovered 5 kg poppy husk, 7 gm smack, 5700 intoxicant tablets, 2000 capsules, 19 bottles of smuggled whisky and 20 intoxicant injections here today.

While giving the details, HS Mann, SSP, said the campaign launched by the district police against criminals and anti-social elements, particularly drug peddlers, had started yielding good results. The accused were identified as Gaurav Kumar, resident of Sirhind, Simran alias Ramu, Inderjit Singh, resident of Todar Mal Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ram Parshad, Anil Kumar alias Totti, resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, Arun Kumar alias Happy, Satnam Singh alias Satta, resident of Brahman Majra, Sirhind, and Jaswant Singh alias Kuldeep, resident of Bhambhri village. The police has registered cases under NDPS Act and the Excise Act.

SSP said the campaign against anti-social elements and drug peddlers had started yielding good results and people were coming forward to inform about the criminals.



20-yr-old woman commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
A 20 year-old woman committed suicide by jumping from the roof of Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, this morning. The deceased, identified as Aanchal, was a resident of Sector 46.

On seeing her on the roof of B Block, Raghu Nath, a sweeper, raised the alarm and ran to inform the security personnel, but before they could act, she jumped from the building.

Aanchal, who sustained serious injuries, was admitted to the emergency ward where later she succumbed to her injuries.

The police said Aanchal had gone missing. Her family had informed the police about it. At 7.45 am the victim committed suicide.

She had left a note on which she had written sorry and her address, along with her mother's mobile number. Her father passed away a few years ago and she is survived by her mother and two siblings.

A case has been registered and a probe is on.



Motorcyclist hits constable
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
Barely two days after a traffic policeman was hit by a car and dragged on the bonnet for nearly a km, another official on duty at the Sector 22 Aroma lights was hit by a motorcyclist last night.

When traffic constable Rajinder Singh signalled the motorcyclist to stop, he hit him. The police said the incident took place at 10 pm. The motorcyclist tried to escape after hitting the constable. Fortunately, both the constable and motorcyclist escaped unhurt. The traffic policeman challaned the motorcyclist and did not file a complaint against him.

Past incidents

September 13 A traffic police constable was hit by a car at the Airport lights.

July 2 A UT police constable on duty during a naka was hit by a car and dragged on the bonnet at the housing board lights in Mani Majra.



Davis Cup fails to pull crowds
Sanam Singh’s entry likely to increase turn out at the courts
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
The ongoing Davis Cup tournament failed to draw a large crowd even on the second day. However, the organisers are hopeful that spectators would turn up tomorrow as local player Sanam Singh is all set to replace Vishnu Vardhan in the reverse singles tie of Davis Cup Asia Oceania relegation play-off tie.

According to local coaches, the entry of a local lad in the match might propel people to come here and watch the last two matches.

“Now with Sanam’s entry, we can expect people to come over and cheer for him. Tomorrow is the last day of the tourney. We are expecting a number of people coming here to watch the match. The ongoing Davis Cup tournament has so far witnessed young players contributing their best to make the nation proud,” said a local coach.

Highlights of the day

High power matches were played today. The Indian squad led the five-match series by 3-0.

Vishnu Vardhan defeated Jose Statham by 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2. Vishnu Vardhan along with Divij Sharan stole the doubles match by 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 against Michael Venus and Daniel ‘King Turner’.

“We are here to enjoy the game. We are cheering for the Indian squad along with the beat of dhols. It is a great opportunity for us to learn from these players. These kinds of tournaments are good for the city as well as the local tennis lovers” said a group of CLTA trainees.

Parents and families of the players also marked their presence during the match. “It’s great that the boys won today. We flew all the way from Hyderabad to watch them playing. The fight was tough and we are hopefully that in future, too, they will make us proud. The city is as beautiful as its name. We are happy to be here,” said the parents and friends of Divij Sharan and Vishnu Vardhan.

Gala time for tennis lovers

}We are here to enjoy the game. We are cheering for the Indian squad along with the beat of dhols. It is a great opportunity for us to learn from these players. These kinds of tournaments are good for the city as well as the local tennis lovers~

— CLTA trainees



Katoch Shield
Patiala thrash Amritsar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 15
The day for Patiala batsmen was not good as they were bowled out for 217 in 90 overs. Sumit Sharma remained the most successful bowler for Amritsar as he took 6 wickets for 99 while Rahul Kanojia claimed 3 for 56. In their second innings, Amritsar could not capitalise on the good performance of their bowlers and was bowled out for 176 in 44 overs. Aman Bawa (44 off 73) and Sumit Sharma (37 off 56) were the top scorers for Amritsar. For Patiala Rajwinder Gollu delivered a decisive spell and claimed 6 for 66 while Robin Dhillon managed to take 3 for 46.

In reply, the Patiala team scored 106 for 4 in 26.1 overs and registered a six- wicket win.

Patiala managed to get 5 points from the match. JeevanjotSingh (32) and Kunwar Raina ( 25) contributed in team's win while Rahul Kanojia of Amritsar took 2 wickets for 36. Ludhiana scores 157/4 on first day.

In the second match at PCA Cricket Stadium, Jalandhar at the end of the day was on 157 for 4 in 67 overs while chasing Chandigarh's modest total of 241.

Love Kumar (35), and Taruwar Kohli (59) were the main contributors for the team. Form the bowling side, Gurinder Singh claimed 2 wickets for 60 runs while Ajay Dalal and Gurjot Singh claimed one wicket each.

In another match of the day, which was played between Ludhiana and Mohali at PAU Ludhiana, Ludhiana scored 195 runs for 7 wickets in 91 overs in the first inning. Nitin Goel (51), Arjun Puri (55), Davinder Sidhu( 37) contributed for Ludhiana while Maninder took 3 for 24 for Mohali.



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