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In-laws booked for demanding dowry
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, September 26
After the death of Manpreet Kaur under mysterious circumstances, the Lalru police has registered a case against the in-laws of the victim. The complaint was lodged by Parents of the victim.

The police has booked husband Sukhjeet Singh, father-in-law Ram Singh and mother-in-law Kanta Rani under the charges of dowry. A case has been registered under Section 304 B of the IPC. Parents of the victim had alleged that Manpreet Kaur was being harassed and dowry was demanded by her in-laws. Manpreet was admitted to the GMCH, Chandigarh, where she died under mysterious conditions. The police had handed over the dead body to relatives after conducting autopsy. The police said the matter would be enquired properly and the real cause of death could be unfolded only after looking into the postmortem report.



Tricity Autos told to pay relief
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 26
The Mohali District Consumer Forum has directed Zirakpur-based Tricity Autos to compensate Subhash Chand, a resident of Panchkula. The company has been told to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh along with Rs 10,000 as litigation costs.

The forum’s bench comprising president BS Mehnandiratta and member HK Ghuman observed that Subhash Chand, who had paid Rs 50,000 as booking charges instead of Rs 10,000 on February 2, 2012, for the delivery of Swift Dzire, had been assured by the dealer that the he would get the car within one month.

“At the time of depositing the amount, the complainant had told the dealer that he required the car urgently for his ailing father. The complainant visited the dealer in March and April, but did not get the car despite the fact that a number of cars were available in the showroom," observed the bench.

The complainant alleged that the dealer had received the car meant for the complainant from the manufacturer, but had sold it against premium to some other person which was not fair.

On April 28, the complainant had deposited Rs 7.50 lakh, the entire salek price of the car following the dealer’s assurance of delivery of the car on April 30. Again, it turned out to be a false promise and the dealer had asked them to get the car on May 2. On that day also the car was not delivered to them, alleged the complainant.

On the other hand, the dealer claimed that the complainant had earlier booked a blue Swift Dzire ZDI but later asked for a white one. “His booking amount (Rs 7,49,400/-) was been refunded to him on June 5," claimed the dealer.

The forum directed the dealer to deliver White Swift Dzire DZI to the complainant within a period of 15 days and told the complainant to deposit the entire sale price of the car within five days from the date of receipt of a certified copy of the order.



2-day remand for bribe accused
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
A day after the CBI arrested a UT police Sub-Inspector for demanding a bribe of Rs 25,000, the court today sent the accused to a two-day police remand. SI Kulwarnjeet Singh Cheema was yesterday arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of

Rs 25,000 from a resident of Mani Majra for "not framing him in a case of attempt to murder". Cheema was arrested inside the Mani Majra police station.

A mediator and local leader of a national party, Subhash Dhiman, was also arrested in this connection.

The accused SI was produced in the CBI special court of Vimal Kumar today. While pleading for police custody of the accused, the CBI told court that it needed to know whether the accused was demanding the money at the behest of senior officers. The CBI said it also wanted to know if the SHO of Mani Majra police station was involved in the deal.

The bribe was being taken from Harbans Singh, against whom a complaint was filed by his landlord Bisham Dass at the Mani Majra police station.

In his complaint to the CBI, Harbans Singh alleged that Cheema had demanded

Rs 50,000 for not registering a case against him. Later, a deal was struck for Rs 25,000.The complainant stated that Cheema had directed him to hand over the bribe money to Subhash Dhiman.

Cheema had been posted at the Mani Majra police station for the past six months. The complainant, Harbans Singh, is the brother of Manpreet Singh, who is a complainant against former MLA from Rajpura Raj Khurana in a corruption case.



ASI denied bail for second time
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 26
The errant police officer, who was arrested recently by the Panchkula police for negligence in a rape case and hushing up the matter, was denied bail for the second time by the court here today.

The former in-charge of the police post Sector 15, ASI Ishwar Lal, was denied bail. The victim too appeared before the court today with her husband. It was alleged that Lal had asked for a bribe also to settle the case.

On May 4, two executive engineers working with the public works department (PWD) in Punjab were arrested for gang raping the 19-year-old married woman at a hotel in Morni. The accused allegedly lured the victim on the pretext of providing her a job.



Crime Against women
Kidnap drama outside court
Tribune Reporters

Chandigarh, September 26
High drama was witnessed at the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today when a newly-married girl was allegedly abducted by four to five people of her family. The incident took place outside the court premises here today.

The girl came to the high court along with her husband to seek protection as she had eloped and married against the wishes of her family.

The girl, Sukhjit Kaur, tied knot with Swaranjeet Singh at Mehraj village in Bhathinda on September 24. The couple came to seek protection today when the family members of the girl forcibly pushed the girl in the car and fled.

Acting on the complaint of Swaranjeet, the police has registered a case of kidnapping against Gurbachan Singh, Sukhdev Singh and others under Sections 147, 149, 365 of the IPC. Inspector Neeraj Sarna, SHO, Sector 3 police station said they are investigating the case.

Two youths thrash girl

A girl was allegedly pulled out of a car and was beaten up by two youths in Industrial Area today. A traffic police noticed the scuffle and rushed to the spot.

The accused were taken to the police station and were questioned, whereas the girl managed to fled from the spot.The accused, identified as Ranjit and Jatinder, knew the girl as they belong to the same dancing group. The girl is a resident of Hallo Majra. The girl was then summoned to the police station where she refused to give any complaint against the two. The police then let the youths go. A daily diary report has been recorded.

Jeweller held for beating up wife; released on bail

The Chandigarh Police has arrested the owner of Nikkamal Baburam chain of jewellers in a case of criminal intimidation today, more than a fortnight after he was booked. However, he was later released on bail after he joined investigation at the Sector 3 police station.

The accused, Akhil Jain, a Sector-9 resident, was held under Sections 323 and 506 of the IPC. The case was registered against him on September 5 on the compliant of his wife. Akhil’s wife called up the police and alleged that she was beaten up by her husband. She sustained injuries. Her medical examination was conducted at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16. She sustained two stitches and had bruises on her body.

In her complaint, she alleged that her husband tortured her owing to a property dispute. Two months ago, Akhil Jain registered a case against, alleging that his wife had beaten him up. However, the case had been quashed by the high court after both husband and wife reached a compromise.



Clerk of forensic lab held with 1.2-kg opium
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 26
The police today arrested a clerk of Forensic Science Laboratory, Kharar, on the charges of possessing 1.2 kg opium. The accused, identified as Sanjiv Kumar, alias Sonu, was arrested during a checking at a naka.

The police said Sonu earlier worked as a peon at a Chandigarh-based laboratory. After getting his promotion in December 2011, he was shifted to Kharar laboratory.

The police suspected that the accused was a supplier. A red-coloured Tavera has also recovered from his possession. A case under appropriate sections of the NDPS Act has been registered against him at Kharar Police Station (City).

He was produced before the court. The court has sent him on one-day remand in police custody.



Tattoos add glamour to Kabaddi
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
Cricket is a glamorous game, golf is known for its decency but kabaddi is the sport of real men. The game is slowly becoming one of the fastest growing sports of the nation and with the passage of time players are adding more glamour to it.

These days, tattoos are gaining popularity with kabaddi players and the ongoing Inter-College Punjab Style Kabaddi Tournament is one of the best opportunities to witness players from various parts of the region, bearing big tattoos and making the game more glamorous. Besides, showcasing their talent and physic, players are attracting everyone towards their tattoos.

“In our game, we have no kits or accessories to wear. These tattoos are our identity and moreover, these tattoos showcase our courage and love for the game.” said Mani, a player from Punjab.

Not only players from Punjab, but local players also, showing great interest in bearing tattoos. “Times have changed and there is a need to add glamour to the sport. Bearing a tattoo is not important for a kabaddi player but it is necessary to add flavor in the game” said Bunty of Khuda Ali-Sher, Chandigarh. One of the coaches, accompanying a B-division team of Alour College, Khanna, said: “These days having tattoos is a trend and most Kabaddi players engrave it. These tattoos give them motivation and identity.



Kabaddi Tournament
SGGS continue to dominate
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
Continuing their winning spree, the Kabaddi players of SGGS College have defeated LLR Government College, Dhudike, during a league match of the ongoing PU Inter-College Punjab Style Kabaddi for Men (A-Division) on Wednesday.

The matches are being played on the PU campus grounds.

The team registered the victory with the score of 28-21.5. In their second match, the team overcame SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, by 25.5-13, In the third match, DAV College, Hoshiarpur, has defeated SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, by 23-17.5 while during the last match of the day, DAV College, Hoshiarpur, outplayed LLR Government College, Dhudike, by 25.5-14.


Men (B-Division)- Gobindgarh Public college, Alour, bt Government college Pojewal by 32-18; MGKM college of Physical Education, Samrala,bt Khalsa College, Gardiwala, by 29-23.



Eight teams to participate in cricket tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
A total of eight teams have confirmed their participation for the second All-India Invitation Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-19). The teams have been divided into two pools, with pool-A having Punjab, Vidarbha, Odisha and Bengal while pool-B will have Mumbai, Kerala, MPCA and HPCA.

The league matches will held for two-days at Patiala, Chandigarh and Mohali.

The league stage will be over by October 8 and the four-day finals will be played at Dhruv Pandove Stadium, Patiala, from October 10 to 13.

The winner of the competition will be awarded with Rs 1 lac and runner-up will get a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

According to Sushil Kapoor, spokesperson of PCA, there will be a man of the match award for the each match and special awards for the best batsman, bowler and all-rounder.



Mohd Hassan to lead carrom squad
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 26
Carrom players Mohd Hassan and Farheen will lead the 16-member squad to represent the city in the upcoming 12th North Zone Carrom Tournament, which will be organised by the Punjab State Carrom Association at Barnala from September 28-30.

Mohd Hassan has been named as captain of the men's team while Farheen will head the Women’s squad.

Other players:

Men's — Mohd Talib, Mohd Aarish, Mohd Shaquib, Mazhar Khan, Yishu Sharma.

Women — Tuba, Priya Sharma, Manu Gupta, Gulshan, Anjali Taneja; Boys (junior)- Ankush Taneja, Ayush Kumar.

Girls’ singles- Nidhi Gupta, Gurkiran.



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