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Notice to Home Secretary, Finance Secy on parking issue
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
A local court today issued notice to the UT Home Secretary and Finance Secretary to file a reply in a petition field in court over the issue of parking.

Advocate Arvind had sought instructions to provide appropriate parking area for the visitors to the new District Courts at Sector 43.

It has been stated in the petition that even after nine months of completion, the defendants have failed to provide proper parking area for general public in new district court complex.



BTech student dies in mishap
Was fleeing in car with friends after ‘hitting’ cop
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
An engineering student and a senior citizen were killed in separate accidents in the city in the past 24 hours.

In the first mishap that occurred last night, a Polo car, in which three BTech students were travelling, first hit a police constable and then overturned. The vehicle turned turtle after ramming the grills on the road separating sectors 50 and 51, as the driver tried to flee the scene. Abhishek Pawar (23), son of Delhi police head constable Dharinder Pawar and Btech student, who was sitting on the front seat, was killed.

The police said Jashanpreet was driving the car while Abhishek Pawar was sitting next to the driver's seat and another friend was on the rear seat. Jashanpreet, after crossing the traffic lights near colony number 5, lost control over the car and banged into the grills.

The car overturned due to the impact.

An eyewitness told the police that Jashanpreet was fleeing after hitting a constable Pritpal deployed near the Kerosene Pump turn in Sector 45.

The injured were taken to the GMCH-32. Abhishek was later taken to Fortis where he succumbed to injuries. Car driver Jashanpreet also suffered injuries. The third friend escaped unhurt. The police has booked Jashanpreet in a case of causing hurt and assault on a public servant and rash and negligent driving.

Abhishek Pawar appeared for the final year examination of BTech at the Rayat-Bahra Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Elderly person killed

In another accident, a 76-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car while he was crossing the road separating sectors 16 and 17 last night.

Police source said Kartar Singh (73), a resident of Sector 16, was going towards his house when a vehicle hit him from behind. He suffered a head injury. The passersby informed the police and he was rushed to GMSH-16 where doctors referred him to the PGI. He died there. Kartar Singh and his sons run a business of printing books in the city.


In a separate incident, two persons were injured after a Fortuner SUV hit a truck last night.

Narinder Singh resident of Uttar Pradesh alleged that the driver of Fortuner (CH01-AL-6486) hit his truck (HR55-Q-0497) at the transport light point on Wednesday. Harmit of Mohali, who was driving the Fortuner, was booked for causing hurt due to rash and negligent driving. Simrandeep Singh and Kamaldeep suffered injuries and were admitted to the General Hospital-16.

In another incident, Dev Mati of Sector-32 alleged that a car (CH-01-AA-2707) sped away after hitting him and her daughter near Sector-32 on February 5. Both were injured and admitted to the GMCH-32.



SAD leader held on charge of plotting attack on wife
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 6
The police today arrested Bhai Jatinder Pal Singh, aka JP Singh, general secretary of the district Shiromani Akali Dal (Urban) and president of the Dharam Prachar Committee and Kalgidhar Sewak Jatha, on charges of conspiring attack on his wife Surnider Kaur at the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, here last night.

Bhai JP Singh was arrested by the police this afternoon after the registering of a case under sections 323, 342 and 120-B against him and an unidentified man on his wife’s complaint. She has stated that she was attacked by a person, who had covered his face, last night at the hospital. In her complaint, Surinder Kaur, who has been admitted to the hospital since Janaury 30 when she was allegedly beaten by her husband, alleged that she was attacked around 12.30 am last night when she went to washroom. “The person, with his face covered, attacked me from behind with a sharp weapon. In the attack, I received a deep cut on my arm,” said Surinder Kaur, who got five stitches on his arm.

As all the sections slapped on JP Singh are bailable, he was released on bail immediately. He was also apprehended under preventive measures.

Swarndeep Singh, SP (City), said a case of cruelty against wife (under Section 498a) is also being registered against the accused.

Notably, Surinder Kaur was admitted to the Civil Hospital last week with injuries on her eye and other parts of body. She had then alleged that her husband JP Singh had thrashed her brutally over a minor issue. She had also alleged that she had been continuously maltreated by him since their marriage in 2003.

On the other hand, JP Singh refuted all the allegations, claiming that her wife has been provoked by her parents.

The police had only registered a DDR in this connection. “An inquiry was being conducted in this regard, on the basis of which we are registering a case under Section 498a against him,” said Swarndeep Singh, adding that further investigations were on in the case.



Mohali police arrests fake SP
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 6
The Mohali vigilance team nabbed a 40-year-old person on the charges of defrauding a Block Development Panchayat Officer of Rs 10,000 by impersonating as Superintendent of Police (Vigilance), Patiala, here, today.

The miscreant, identified as Rahul Kumar from Gurdaspur, was nabbed from Sector 22 market, Chandigarh, in the evening.

According to sources, Rahul had made a phone call to Jatinder Singh, the BDPO posted at Sirhind, today. He gave his identity as Thakur Teja Singh, SP (Vigilance), Patiala, and told the official that he had received a complaint against him. Rahul threatened Jatinder Singh of registering a case against him if he did not deposit an amount of Rs 10,000 in his bank account immediately.

Rahul gave the account number of Allahabad Bank. Following the threat, Jatinder Singh deposited the amount in the said account but later decided to check the credentials of Thakur Teja Singh. On finding that there was no any SP (vigilance) with the name Thakur Teja Singh, Jatinder Singh lodged an FIR at Vigilance Police Station, Phase VIII.

During their investigation, the vigilance sleuth found that an amount of Rs 10,000 was withdrawn from an ATM counter at Sector 22. During a raid, Rahul was arrested from Sector 22 market.

A case under Sections 419, 420, 384 of the IPC has been registered against Rahul at the police station. The accused will be produced in the court tomorrow morning.



Goods worth Rs 4 lakh stolen
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 6
Thieves struck at a locked house, in Phase 5 and decamped away with the household goods and jewellery worth over Rs four lakh here.

The matter came to light, when the owner of the house (no 1753), Jagdish, returned from a family function at Faridkot, yesterday.

He found the lock of main door, broken and the entire house ransacked.

The victim claimed that around 120 gm gold jewellery was there, in the almirah.

Apart from that the thieves took away an LCD TV, a DV player and other household goods.

A case has been registered in this connection at Phase 1 Police Station. 



10-year-old girl kidnapped in Bapu Dham Colony
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 6
A 10-year-old girl went missing from her residence in Bapu Dham Colony.

The victim has been identified as Sita. Mother of the victim reported to the police that her daughter, Sita, went to play yesterday and did not return home after that. She also reported that when Sita did not return home, her family started looking for the victim but in vain. It was after that she lodged a complaint.

A case of kidnapping under Section 363 of the IPC has been registered.



Teacher arrested for molesting student
Parmod Mehta

Zirakpur, February 6
A teacher of AC National Public School, Zirakpur, was arrested by the police for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl of class IV on Wednesday.

As per information from the police, schoolteacher, Anil Kapil, a resident of Sector 12, Panchkula, molested a girl student of class IV despite raising objections about it.

The father of the girl, Jaspal Singh, alleged in his complaint that the schoolteacher had molested the girl in class and touched the body of minor.

The police has booked the teacher on the complaint of victim’s father under Sections 354, 506 and 509.

The accused would be presented before the court on Thursday for further action, said the police.



Gang of robbers busted

Panchkula, February 6
The Dhamma gang, which was involved in a number of loots and robberies, was busted by the Panchkula police late last night. Five of the six-member gang, including their leader Dhamma, were arrested while they were planning a robbery near Bitna village. One member managed to escape.

A court has remanded the accused in police custody for four days. The inter-state gang had recently struck at two liquor vends in Sector 16, Panchkula, and had looted Rs 30 lakh from a jewellery shop in Sector 7, Panchkula, after kidnapping a security guard from the nearby shop.

"Last night, the gang was planning to strike at a house in Pinjore. They were caught near Bitna village," said Inspector Chattar Singh, in charge of the Panchkula Crime Investigating Agency (CIA). — TNS



Teenager raped in Pinjore

Panchkula, February 6
In yet another rape case at Pinjore, a 17-year-old girl alleged that she was raped by a 25-year-old boy on the pretext of marrying her.

The victim, a resident of Maheshpur, said she was kept at home by Sonu on February 1 and then later he refused to marry her. A case has been registered at the Pinjore police station. — TNS



KXIP Blue win by 6 wickets in opening match
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 6
In the opening match of KXIP cricket Cup, the team of KXIP Blue defeated KXIP Red, by 6-wickets, at the PCA stadium, here today. After winning the toss, KXIP Red posted a total of 100 runs with Pareinder Singh's contribution of 51 off 39. The only other contributer for the batting team was, Manpreet Gony with 25 off 11 balls, including two sixes and two boundaries. For bowling side, Taruwar Kohli, Gurvinder Singh, Pradeep Sahu and Gurinder Singh, took one-wicket each.

In reply, the winning side achieved the target with Abhimanyu Rana and Chandan Madan scoring 17-runs each.Taruwar Kohli(20) and Prashant Naik(23) were the main contributors. Harmeet Bansal, Sahib Malhotra, Yogesh Kumar and Shivam Sharma took one-wicket each for the Red side.

In the second match, the KXIP Green, team defeated KXIP Yellow by 14 runs. The KXIP Green side scored 138 in their allotted 20 overs.

For them, Hiten Dala(37), and Sachin Sohal (25), guided the team to achieve the total. For bowling team, Salman Ahmed, hogged the limelight by taking 3 for 27. In reply, the Yellow side failed to attain target and could score only 124 runs, in their allotted overs. Their skipper, Deepak Joon, scored 32 runs while Ankush Dhariwal contributed 26-runs. Bowler, Jatiender Billa took 2 for 15. Hiten of KXIP, was adjudged as man of the match.



Local lad shines in snooker

Chandigarh, February 6
Local snooker player, Nitin sharma, secured fifth rank in the recently concluded 80th National Junior Snooker Championship, held at Gwalior. A total of 350 players from around the nation, participated in the tournament.

In his campaign, he defeated Ashutosh Padhy, top rank in sub junior category, in the pre-quarter finals by 3-2, later he defeated Avenish shah, in round of 16 by 3-1. The top eight players will attend the Asian probable’s camp, to be organised at Indore, before representing the nation in Asian games, to be held later this year.

Handball championship from Feb 11

The Chandigarh Handball Association, will organise the 33rd Senior State Handball Championship, for Men and Women, at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, from February 11 to 14, here.

The interested coaching centres and institutions can send their entries directly to Ravinder Singh, Honorary General Secretary, Chandigarh Handball Association, at the venue between 3 to 6 pm, till February 10.

Karate championship on Feb 10

The local Amateur Karate Association, will organise the 21st State Karate Championship, here. The championship will be held at CL Aggarwal School, Sector 7, here on February 10 (8:30 a.m). The tournament will include both boys' and girls’ categories. — TNS



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