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2 chain snatching cases reported in 24 hours
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, October 27
With the beginning of the festival season, chain snatchers have once again become active in various parts of the district. Two cases of snatchings have been reported during the past 24 in the town.

The incharge of Sirhind police chowki, Kuldeepak Sharma, said that victim Virender Kaur, in her complaint to the police, said two motorcycle-borne youths had snatched her gold chain when she and her mother-in-law Surinder Kaur were going to the market in Mangal Nath Street. She said after the incident the accused, riding a Pulsar without a registration number, fled away. Hearing her cries for help, some youths present in the marked gave a chase to the accused without any success. She said both the accused were aged around 20. She also said her chain, which weighed 15 gram, was worth Rs 45,000.

In a similar incident, two youths snatched the chain of Veena Rani near the Mangal Nath Street yesterday. In her complaint, the victim told the police that two motorcycle borne youths snatched her 15 gram gold chain.



Man fires shot to scare wife
Arrested, was using country made pistol; sent to two-day police custody
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
A matrimonial dispute took an ugly turn when a Burail resident fired a gunshot at a wall during a quarrel with his wife late last night. The wife, Sukhwinder Kaur, called the police control room following the firing incident.

The police reached the spot and arrested her husband Inderjit Singh and recovered one country made pistol, seven live cartridges and one used cartridge from the spot. The police said the accused was heavily drunk at the time of quarrel.

The incident occurred at 10 pm when Sukhwinder Kaur called up the police informing that her husband had fired a pistol at their residence. The couple’s three-year-old daughter was at home at the time of the incident. The police reached the spot and found the used cartridge stuck in the wall. The accused was then arrested and the weapon was found to be illegal.

Sukhwinder Kaur told the police that during a quarrel, her husband turned violent and fired the gunshot and threatened her. They have been married since 2002 and their dispute has also been heard by the Woman and Child Support Unit of the UT police.

The police said Inderjit Singh was a mechanic who repaired ACs, but was currently unemployed. Inderjit was infuriated over the fact that his wife’s brother was not returning a loan to his friend. He confronted his wife yesterday and as she defended herself he fired a gunshot in a bid toscareher.

The police has registered a case of criminal intimidation, threatening, Act endangering life under Sections 506 and 336 of the IPC. A case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station.The accused was produced in court and remanded in two-day police custody.

Inspector Kirpal Singh, SHO, Sector 34 police station, said they had asked for a police remand of the accused as they wanted to find out the source of the weapon.

Fight over money

The police said accused Inderjit Singh was a mechanic who repaired ACs, but was currently unemployed. Inderjit was infuriated over the fact that his wife’s brother was not returning a loan to his friend. He confronted his wife yesterday and as she defended herself he fired a gunshot in a bid to scareher.The police has registered a case of criminal intimidation, threatening, Act endangering life under Sections 506 and 336 of the IPC.



Constables attacked
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 27
Two constables on duty at the market of Phase III-B 2 were bashed up by around 15 unidentified persons last night. Following the attack, one of the constables, Ravinder Singh, has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Phase 6. The other constable, Purshotam, suffered minor injuries.

Both the policemen, who are posted in Police Control Room, were on the round on their motorcycle at around 11.45 pm when they were attacked. The attackers were carrying swords, lathis and rods. The attackers came in four vehicles and managed to fled from the scene after the incident.

In his complaint, Ravinder Kumar, who is the son of the DSP (CID), Mohali, Jovan Singh, alleged that two youngsters approached them and started inquiring about one Sikh policeman. "When I was answering their queries, all of a sudden four vehicles arrived and the persons in those vehicles attacked us with swords and lathis," he said.

Ravinder added that he seemed to be the main target of the attackers. He has received cuts on his wrist and back. He said that he did not recognise any attacker and was not able to notice the make or the registration number of the vehicles.

Meanwhile, the police has registered a case under Sections 307, 353, 186, 332, 506, 148, 149, IPC at Mataur Police Station.



Youth’s body found hanging from tree at Saketri in Panchkula
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 27
A body of a 30-year-old man was found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances at Sakteri near Mansa Devi Complex here this morning.

The victim, Balwinder Singh, who belonged to Burail, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where he was declared brought dead. Singh was currently working at a private company and was unmarried. It was in the morning that passers by saw Balwinder hanging from a tree. It was then the police was informed. No suicide note has been recovered from the spot. A banner stating “advocate” has also been found from near the body. We are yet to find its link because the youth was not a lawyer,” said Aruna Kumar, station house officer of the Mansa Devi police station.She said, “The preliminary investigations show it is a case of suicide, but we are working on the other theories too.”

It was on July 24 when skeleton of Anju, a resident of Karnal, was found hanging from a tree on the Panchkula-Morni road. It was later revealed that it was a case of honour killing.



clta-aita meet
Ravinder in next round
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
Ravinder Singh and Aashish Kapoor moved to the next round of the ongoing CLTA-AITA Chandigarh Open-1 Lakh men's and women's tennis tournament today. Ravinder defeated Ravisher Sandhu 8-0 while Aashish trounced Sumukha V Krant by 8-3. In the matches of second round, Mandeep defeated Vishal Gaur by 8-1 and Bharat Bhardwaj overcome Manjot Singh by 8-0.


1st Round Men's (Singles)-Mandeep Singh Gill bt Jairaj Sirohi 8-2;Jagtar Singh bt Parasdeep Singh Virk 8-5;Rishabh Dev bt Sayam Khosla 8-0;Yuvraj Sangwan bt Nimrat Singh 8-4;Dushyant Agrahari bt Rishabh Dahiya 8-5;Rahul Seth bt Himanshu Sachdeva 8-3;Harinder Sinhg Bedi bt Jajbir Singh 5-3;Ishtpret Singh bt Deepak Sharma 8-2;Ajay Pratap bt Himanshu Kachchwaha 8-2;Ankush Arora bt Akshit Chawla 8-0;Kamal Kishore Maderna bt Dharmender Yadav 8-4;Viresh Yadav bt Abhishek Sardana 8-4;Prithvi Kanda bt Karush Bhugra 8-3;Naresh Kumar bt Shivashish Singh 8-1;Barun Gill bt Deepak Malik 8-0;Karan Kumar bt Mohammad Shahid 8-0;Vikas Berwal bt Badri Narain Mishra 8-0;Krishna Rajput bt Sachin Kumar 8-7 (4);Romit Sharma bt Deepak Singh 8-6;Shubham Pannu bt Saumya Raj Singh 8-7 (5);Sohrab Kanwar bt Rupesh Khokar 8-2.



CK Nayudu trophy
Rajasthan bowled out for 254
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 27
After resuming from their overnight score of 228, the Rajasthan team was bowled out for 254 in 107.5 overs against Punjab in the Col CK Nayudu Trophy today. Rajesh Bishnoi (25 off 87 with 4 boundaries) was the main scorer of the day. For Punjab, Gurinder Singh claimed 4 for 59 while Yogesh Kumar took 2 for 74.

In reply, the Punjab team scored 220 for 5 in 71 overs till the end of day’s play, with Ravi Inder Singh (40) and Himanshu Chawla (38) scoring the most runs. Ravee Sharma took 3 for 75.

Brief scores:

Rajasthan (First innings)- 228 for 8 (Pranay Sharma 81 and Saurabh chohan 75, Atul Bhatia 29, Rajesh Bishnoi 25, Gurinder Singh 4 for 59, Yogesh Kumar 2 for 74, Taruwar Kohli 1 for 39 , Rahul Singla 1 for 36).

Punjab (First innings)- 220 for 5 in 71 overs (Simranjeet Bawa 29, Ravi Inder Singh 40, Himanshu Chawla 38, Sharad Lumba 32 not out, Gitansh Khera 33 not out, Ravee Sharma 3 for 75).



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