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3 drug peddlers arrested

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 22
The district police has arrested three drug peddlers during routine checking at different places in the district. The police recovered 520 grams of narcotics powder, 10 grams of smack and poppy husk from their possession.

Besides, it also recovered a truck loaded with iron goods and pulses worth Rs 70 lakh snatched at gunpoint by the looters from Mandi Gobindgarh.

Addressing mediapersons here today, SSP HS Mann said the Mandi Gobindgarh police had recovered a truck loaded with iron goods and pulses worth Rs 70 lakh from a filling station near Morinda.

The SSP said one Satish Kumar, the driver of the truck (no HR-45B-0682), lodged a complaint with the police that he had loaded 12 tonnes of iron goods and 6 tonnes of pulses from Indore. Satish said the iron goods were to be delivered to the Railways Department in Patiala and the pulses were to be delivered to Atma Ram Industry, Khanna.

Satish said he parked his truck at a dhaba near Mandi Gobindgarh and after taking meal, he slept in the vehicle. He said four assailants with sharp-edged weapons boarded the cabin of his truck and they snatched his cellphone and Rs 5,000 kept in the dashboard. They drove the truck towards Khanna and threw him out of the vehicle near Khanna town.

The SSP said he deputed a number of teams to track the stolen truck and the police got the information that the truck was parked near Dashmesh Filling Station, Morinda. Following this, the police raided the spot. The snatchers succeeded in fleeing. He said the looters would be arrested soon.

He said besides this, the Mandi Gobindgarh police arrested one Balwinder Singh, a resident of Salana Jiwan Singh Wala village, and recovered 260 grams of narcotics powder from his possession.

The CIA staff, Mandi Gobindgarh, arrested one Ashwan Khanna, a resident of Khanna town, and recovered 10 grams of smack from his custody.

The Amloh police, during the patrolling, arrested one Mukand Singh, a resident of Mehmoodpur village, and recovered 260 grams of narcotics powder and four kg of poppy husk from his possession. All accused were booked under the NDPS Act and produced in the court. — OC



Woman’s 10-yr wait ends
Lok adalat settles case, allows petitioner to sell shop
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 22
Waiting for over 10 years for the settlement of the sale deed of a shop owned by her husband who died months after signing the agreement, Nirmala Devi heaved a sigh of relief as she received an amount of Rs 23 lakh by selling the shop to the opposite party today.

The case, which was filed in 2002, was disposed of during a lok adalat at the local courts today. The original cost of the shop, based in Sector 18, was Rs 2,40,000 and the agreement was signed between Nirmala Devi's husband Balkrishan and two brothers, Jaipal and Jagpal Singh. Following the death of Balkrishan, his family had revoked the sale deed.

In 2009, a local court had amicably ruled the sale deed in favour of Jaipal and Jagpal Singh. However, dissatisfied with the amount to be paid, Nirmala Devi appealed in the court of District and Sessions Judge. The District and Sessions Judge, SK Aggarwal, today settled the case by making both the parties agree upon sale of the shop at Rs 23 lakh.

"We have neither been able to run our own business nor been able to sell the shop to another buyer. The sale deed had triggered differences among our family members too as everyone had a different vision towards settling the cost and revoking the deed," said Nirmala Devi.

Another dispute was resolved today in the court where two city-based doctors ended their matrimonial dispute and the husband agreed to pay Rs 30 lakh as the final maintenance amount. Both the parties had been struggling to end their marital tie and one of them had even appealed in the Punjab and Haryana High court earlier this year.

A total of 21 benches were constituted in the lok adalat wherein cases of different categories like motor accident claim, Hindu Marriage Act, civil disputes, compoundable criminal cases, rent cases, executions, bank disputes, telephone company cases, revenue cases, labour and consumer cases and traffic challans were taken up for settlement.

Mega lok adalat at district courts

  • Total cases disposed of: 9,400
  • 291 cases were settled under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act
  • Total compensation awarded in motor accident cases: Rs 25,77,280.
  • Total amount disbursed to petitioners in execution petitions: Rs 86,00,000
  • Revenue generated in traffic challans and fines: Rs 17,83,115



Chandigarh Golfing Tour
Gursharan Singh of Canada takes lead
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 22
With one stroke behind the last day, golfer Gursharan Singh of Canada went on to take lead in the long drive 295 yards event of the ongoing three-day Chandigarh Golfing Tour held on the greens of the Forest Hill Country Club Resort today.

Satwant Singh managed to have the nearest to the pin, while Gurpreet Singh Pal bagged the gross winner with a score of 38.

Anil Sharma of Canada, who fired a two over par-74 card to clinch the first day's gross title, finished second with a score of 39 on the second day. Gurpreet with a net score 25 also led the net drive, while Nameet followed him with a score of 27.

A total of 88 NRIs from 11 countries teed off from the par-72 greens of the Forest Hill Country Club.

Earlier on Friday, Kharag Singh of New Zealand missed the runners-up prize despite sharing a three over 75 card with Gursharan Singh, who played a better back nine. Kharag, who won the 2010 overall title, had missed the 2011 Golfing Tour.

In the 15-24 handicap category, the gross title went to Gursharan Natt, who fired a card of 80 with HS Sangha finishing runners-up one stroke behind at 81.

Manvinder Mavi of Australia was nearest to the pin at 11.5 in, while Narinder Gill had the longest drive of 302 yards.



Hockey tournament begins tomorrow

Chandigarh, December 22
The Rock Rovers Hockey Club will organise the 42nd SN Vohra All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament from December 24 to 30 at the hockey stadium of the Sports Complex, Sector 42, here.

IOC, ONGC, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab Police, Western Railways, Northern Railways, RCF Kapurthala, PNB New Delhi, IAF, Corps of Signals, EME, ITBP, CISF, PSEB, Ropar Hawks, Surjeet Hockey Academy and Chandigarh Hockey Academy will vie for the prize amount of Rs 75,000. — TNS



Badminton meet from December 24
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 22
The 22nd Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton Tournament will be held from December 24 to 29 at the indoor badminton hall of Panjab University here.

The organisers have received a total of 1,100 entries to vie for the prize money of Rs 2 lakh.

The qualifying matches will be played from December 24 to 25, while the last two days will witness the main round matches.

Top-ranking players of the nation, including junior national champion U-19 Harshil Dani and runners-up Aditya Joshi and boys (U-19) doubles champion Hemanagandra and Gopiraju, runners-up Sham Prasad (Kerala) and Shlok Ramachandran (Maharashtra) and girls (U-19) singles runners-up Ritupurna Das (West Bengal) and Poorvisha S. Ram, will participate in the competition.

Twelve-year-old Lakshya Sen, current national (U-13) champion, singles and doubles for Olympics gold quest, will also participate in the boys (U-17) category.



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