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Man gets 3-year jail for harassing, demanding dowry
Our Correspondent

Ambala, December 19
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Kuldeep Singh has sentenced a person to three years’ imprisonment for harassing his wife and demanding dowry.

According to prosecution, Pushpa Rani, a resident of Ambala Cantonment, was married to Krishan Lal on December 8, 1997. After a few years, Krishan Lal and his other family members started harassing Pushpa. In July 2005, they asked Pushpa to leave the house and did not allow her to come there.

After several efforts when Pushpa failed to get her rights, she filed a complaint with the local court against her husband and in-laws.

After a long trial, the ACJM sentenced three years’ imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on Krishan Lal, while the in-laws of Pushpa were acquitted due to lack of sufficient evidences.



Man held guilty of murdering wife

Mohali, December 19
A resident of Dera Bassi was held guilty of murdering his wife by a court here today.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Rajinder Aggarwal held Rajinder Kumar guilty of killing his wife Sruti, a resident of Saha village, near Ambala, under Section 302 of the IPC.

On October 17 last year, Sruti sustained burn injuries and was taken to the GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, by her husband. She gave a statement the next day to a magistrate that her burns were due to an accident while cooking.

On October 19, the parents of Sruti came and questioned her regarding the statement given about the incident. She told her parents that the statement was allegedly given under pressure. The father of the woman alleged that his daughter was harassed for dowry.

The second statement was then recorded by a magistrate on the plea of the parents on October 20 in which Sruti alleged that her husband use to quarrel with her and had also told her to get out of the house.

She alleged that her husband poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. She died three days later on October 23. The quantum of punishment is yet to be given by the court. — OC



Man robbed of Rs 25,000
Our Correspondent

Mohali, December 19
A man was allegedly robbed of Rs 25,000, which he had come to deposit in a bank here today.

According to a complaint to the police, Sharvan Kumar, a resident of Bihar, who works at a canteen in Shahi Majra village, had come to deposit Rs 25,000 at the Phase I branch of the State Bank of India. He claimed that two youths threatened him at knifepoint and took him outside the bank premises. He was then taken into an autorickshaw and deprived of the amount. Later, the two youths gave Rs 10 to him and ordered him to leave.

Shravan Kumar told his employer about the incident, who complained to the police.

The police is examining the CCTV footage to verify the statement of Shravan Kumar.



18-year-old girl accuses friend of kidnapping

Panchkula, December 19
An 18-year-old girl, a resident of Kundi village, alleged that she was kidnapped by a youth on the pretext of marrying her. The police has registered a case under Section 363, IPC.

Both the girl and the boy are students of class XII of a government school in Panchkula. The girl told the police that she had gone to meet her friend who forcibly took her to Delhi and misbehaved with her. — TNS



2 boxes of liquor seized
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
The UT Excise Department seizes two boxes of liquor bottles and eight quarters from a car today. The car was going from Dadumajra village to Sector 25.

Officials revealed Resident Welfare Association president Anil was carrying the liquor. An FIR has been registered under the Excise Act 39 against Anil, a resident of Sector 25.



Snatcher arrested

Mohali, December 19
A miscreant was arrested by the police within hours of snatching the purse of a woman here.

SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said today that Varinder Kumar, a resident of Phase IX, had complained to the police that a motorcycle-borne youth had snatched the purse of his wife on the evening of December 17 when he was taking her to a doctor.

On the statement of Varinder, a case under Sections 382, 356 and 379 of the IPC was registered against the miscreant.

Bhullar said the suspect, Gaurav Sharma, a resident of Maloya colony, was arrested by the police.

During questioning, the youth admitted that he was also involved in the cases of snatching that took place earlier in Phases VII, IX and XI. — OC



vijay merchant cricket trophy
Punjab beats JKCA by innings, 50 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 19
The cricket team of Punjab team defeated the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) by an innings and 50 runs to secure 7 points, including a bonus, in the Vijay Merchant Cricket trophy for boys (U-16) held at the cricket ground of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, here today.

Resuming at 102 for 7, the JKCA team was bundled out on a total of 212 runs on the final day. For the JKCA, Shubham Singh contributed 64 runs, while Abhishant Bakshi scored 49 runs in the team’s total. Sahil Malhotra contributed 24 runs.

For the Punjab side, Resham Sharma hogged the limelight after claiming 6 for 58, while Kuljeet Kuhar, Jaswinder Saini, Ikjot Singh and Vineet Dhaka claimed one wicket each. The winning side will now face Himachal in their last league match at Amter (Nadaun).


JKCA: 99 all out in 47.2 overs (Sahil Malhotra 24 and Tushar Gupta 17, Mansoor 10, Latif 14,Kuljit Kuhar 4 for 28, Ekjot Singh 2 for 20, Resham Sharma 3 for 15).

Punjab: 361 for 5 declared in 92 overs (Mansab Gill 42, Shubham Chand 26, Rajat Sharma 109, Vineet Dhaka 148, Ramandeep 1 for 27, Sunil 1 for 34, Husain 2 for 78).

JKCA (2nd innings): 212 all out in 82.5 overs (Tushar Gupta 14, Abhishant Bakshi 49, Shubham Singh 64, Sahil Malhotra 24, Resham Sharma 6 for 58, Kuljeet Kuhar 1 for 52, Jaswinder Saini 1 for 20, Ikjot Singh 1 for 14 and Vineet Dhaka 1 for 7).



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