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New Sessions Judge takes charge
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 6
District and Sessions Judge SK Aggarwal assumed charge of the UT district courts today. Aggarwal took charge after former Sessions Judge SK Goel retired. 

Aggarwal has also served as the Additional District And Sessions Judge in the district court.



SI, conduit get bail in graft case
Were arrested for taking bribe of Rs 5 lakh 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 6
The CBI Court of Vimal Kumar today granted bail to Sub Inspector Naveen Sharma, who was arrested on September 6 for taking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. The court also granted bail to conduit SN Aneja, who was arrested along with Naveen for facilitating the bribe deal. The accused were asked to furnish bail bonds of Rs 30,000 each by the court.

Naveen has already spent 60 days in custody and the CBI is yet to submit a chargesheet in the case.

On September 6, the CBI had arrested SI Naveen Sharma posted with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the UT police along with a conduit SN Aneja for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from a Ludhiana resident to “settle” his bail application in court. The CBI arrested Naveen, who is the brother of an acting Judge of the district court and is the son of a retired Chandigarh Police Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

The investigating agency also recovered an amount of Rs 9 lakh from the Sector 46 residence of Naveen following his arrest. Besides, 41 foreign-made liquor bottles were also recovered from his residence.



Panchkula official makes obscene call to policewomen
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 6
High drama was witnessed at the Mansa Devi police station this evening when an official with the Panchkula district public relations department, reportedly in an inebriated state, made a call to a senior woman police official for striking a deal for spending some “good” time with her.

The official, however, apologised after he was taken to the police station. He said the call got connected to the woman police official by mistake

“The accused called up the woman police official and used obscene language asking the price for spending some good time with her. He also asked her for the venue,”€ť said a police official at the Mansa Devi police station.

He added: “When the police official snubbed him saying what he was talking, the latter used abusive language.”

After disconnecting the phone, the police reached at the place of the official and brought him to the police station.

“In the first place, the man was quite obstinate. When the police decided to register a case against him, he apologised and said he was making a call to someone else and it got connected to the woman police official by mistake,”€ť said another police official.

After repeated apologies, the police let him off.



Eve-teasing  case 
One more student held
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 6
One of the accused has turned out to be a minor in the eve-teasing case at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran.

The police has registered an FIR under Sections 354, 294, 506 and 509 of the IPC at the Sohana police station against four students of the college.

The minor accused (17), identified as a student of ECE (first year), and a resident of Sector 41, was among the four accused, who was found involved in outraging the modesty of the girls of their own college during the ‘Daljit Nite’ on Saturday night.

The minor accused along with the two other arrested accused in the case -Kulmit Singh and Akshay Bansal - was produced before the court that sent them to judicial custody.

“The minor will be sent to the juvenile home in Ludhiana tomorrow”, said Swarndeep Singh, SP (City). One of the accused, Kulvir Singh, an MBA (first year) student is still at large.

“Raids are on to nab Kulvir. He will be caught very soon”, said Swarndeep. Both Kulmit, who hails from Moga and Akshay from Sunam, are hostlers while Sachin is a day scholar.

The college management has already suspended these students from the college after being identified on the CCTV clippings of the programme.

Talking to the Chandigarh Tribune, the area DSP, Harjinder Singh, said that the police and the college management again checked the CCTV clippings today to identify other students, involved in the crime.

“We have summoned officials from some colleges, located in Jhanjheri village and Gharuan, so that they can identify their students, if any, present at the programme”, said DSP Harjinder Singh, who visited the campus and met the students to take their statements.

Car number turns out to be that of scooter

The police that was looking for a black Ritz car with a registration number PB 8C-6474, was in for a surprise when they found that the number belonged to one Vespa scooter. “We were given the details of a Ritz car by some students, claiming that some outsiders had come on the college campus in a car. But the number turned out to be that of a Vespa scooter”, said the police.

Outsiders try to hold strike on college campus

Some outsiders again tried to hold strike on the college campus today. Sources said, one Harjit Singh along with some of his friends came to the college and tried to provoke some students to hold a strike.

“The students, who had several meetings with the college authorities following the incident, refused to take any such step”, said the sources. DSP Harjinder Singh said that he too, got aninformation about an attempt by some outsiders to spoil the college environment. “Fifty policemen have been deployed there”, said Harjinder Singh.

“The classes were held normally today and there is no tension on the campus”, claimed college chairman Satnam Singh Sandhu.

Club set up to deal with women issues

Following the incident, the students of the college have created a ‘Women Club’ on the campus to deal with the women issues. “Apart from women issues, the club will also start a self-protection training programme for girl students”, said students.

Management creates special e-mail

The college management has created a special e-mail parivartan12info@gmail.com - for those students, who want to give any information about the incident without revealing their identity.

To be sent to juvenile home

The minor accused (17) along with the two other arrested students in the case -Kulmit Singh and Akshay Bansal - was produced before the court that sent them to judicial custody. “The minor will be sent to the juvenile home in Ludhiana tomorrow”, said Swarndeep Singh, SP (City).



Vehicles stolen

Chandigarh, November 6
Thieves stole a black Skoda belonging to Yuvraj Singh, grandson of a former DGP of Haryana police, from the Sector 34 parking lot last night.In a separate case, Satnam Singh of Mohali reported that his Maruti car was parked near the Rehri Market in Sector 19 when it was stolen on Monday night. 

Pardeep Kumar of Patiala said his Bolero Jeep bearing a Punjab registration number was stolen from the IT Park, Mani Majra. —TNS



Woman ends life

Chandigarh, November 6
A woman, resident of Kishangarh, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence last night.

The woman was married for 14 years and was allegedly upset over her husband’s illicit relationship.Victim Gujjan Devi (30) consumed some poisionious substance at her residence, following an altercation with her husband Sham Lal, who works as an auto driver.

The police said Gujjan and Sham Lal had a verbal spat over the issue.At 11.45 pm, Gujjan consumed some poisonous substance. She was rushed to the Sector 16 Hospital by her husband, where she was declared brought dead.Gujjan is survived by two children. Police sources said the Gujjan’s family in Bihar is expected to reach the city within a day. inquest proceedings have started. — TNS



20-yr-old arrested for raping minor
Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 6
The Mohali police arrested 20-year-old Harjit Singh, alias Rinku, on charges of raping a minor of Milkh village here today.

Mohali SSP GS Bhullar said that Rinku, who was a conductor in a school bus at Mohali, was arrested from Mullanpur Barrier this afternoon.

“Rinku not only raped the 13-year-old girl, but also left her on an Uttar Pradesh-bound train in a bid to get rid off her when she informed him that she was pregnant”, said Bhullar.

The victim had gone missing on October 1. The victim, who was carrying no money with her, was taken to the Ambala railway station by the accused on the pretext of a false promise of marriage. He then left her in a train there.

The victim had got down the train at Saharnpur Station, where she was forced to beg for some days before another beggar gave her money to return home. The victim is a student of class V of a government school at Sarnagpur.

The victim’s father, Mohan Lal, complained to the police that his daughter had told him that Rinku had been repeatedly raping her for five to six months before leaving her at the Ambala station. She had returned home on November 3.

A case was registered at the Mullanpur police station. “The accused will be produced in the court tomorrow”, said the police.



Youth commits suicide in P'kula

Panchkula, November 6
A 25-year-old youth committed suicide after hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his residence in Haripur, Sector 4, Panchkula. The victim, Rajeev Yadav, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, where he was declared brought dead.

The police has registered a case and the investigations are on. — TNS



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