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Five booked for fraud
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, March 10
The local police has booked five persons on the charge of fraud in a land deal case. All the accused are absconding.
In his complaint, Balwant Singh, of Papri in SAS Nagar, alleged he had entered into a land deal through property dealer Kuldip Singh of Zirakpur. In 2009, He had reportedly paid Rs 23 lakh to one Diblaag Singh of Kurali for a piece of land in Lalru.

Dilbaag Singh, in connivance with his accomplices, neither registered the land in his name, nor did he return the money, Balwant Singh alleged.

The police has booked Kuldip Singh, Dilbaag Singh, Ranbir Singh of Lalru, Talwinder of Jollan Kalan and Sampuran Singh of Hasanpur under Sections 420 and 120-B of IPC.



School heads to be booked for violations by bus drivers
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, March 10
The local police in collaboration with the district transport office organised a seminar on traffic rules for schoolchildren, school bus drivers and heads of schools here today. SSP HS Mann said if a driver failed to obey the traffic rules and violated directions of the apex court, the head of the school would be booked along with the driver.

He impressed upon the school heads and managements not to play with lives of innocent children for their petty financial gains. He called upon them to ensure that a bus driver possessed an experience of at least five years. His driving licence should also be verified from the licencing authority, he said.

He said it was unfortunate to see the rise in deaths due to accidents. The SSP also urged parents not to allow minors to drive.



Three die in road mishaps

Banur, March 10
Three persons, including a two-year-old girl, were killed in two separate accidents near here yesterday.
Balbeer Singh (22), of village Machli, and his two-year-old daughter Simmi were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on rammed into a parked truck near a barrier on the Chandigarh-Rajpura road. While Balbeer and Simmi died on the spot, his wife Balwinder Kaur, who was accompanying them, was injured.

She has been admitted to Giansagar Hospital. The truck driver was booked under Sections 283, 337 and 304-A of the IPC.

In another accident, a 60-year-old man was killed near Giansagar Hospital around noon. The deceased has been identified as Mukhtiar Singh of Madanpur village. A four-wheeler reportedly hit the victim’s motorcycle when he was trying to cross the Banur-Rajpura road. He died on the spot. The body was handed over to the relatives after conducting a post-mortem. The police has registered a case against the driver under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC. — OC



National debate contest concludes

Patiala, March 10
The National Parliamentary Debate Competition, organised annually by the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), concluded today.
The teams that reached the semifinals were Ramjas, New Delhi, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Thapar University, Patiala, and NLU, Jodhpur. Ramjas won the trophy and Punjab Engineering College was declared the runner-up.

The best adjudicator was Vishwavijay Singh from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, and the second best adjudicator was Jaskaran from the Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

Akshay Labroo, Ramjas College, New Delhi, won the prize for the best speaker, while Michael Rao, Army Institute of Law, Mohali, was adjudged the second best speaker.

The teams that did not break through the semifinals and the finals participated in events such as quiz (won by Karanbir Singh Dhillon, Arjun Bhall and Harjeev Singh, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh), spell bee (won by Virnda Handa, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh), May Day (won by Anjann Singh from Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology) and crossword (won by Anjann Singh from Chandigarh College of Engineering & Technology).

Professor GIS Sandhu, Registrar, RGNUL, gave away the prizes at the valedictory function in the evening. Shevta Dhaliwal, coordinator, Agahi’13, proposed the vote of thanks. — TNS



Fraudster sent to Patiala Jail

Mohali, March 10
Bina Ali (55), a proclaimed offender, has been sent to the Patiala Jail, following court’s order here today.
The jail authorities had denied lodging the accused of 11 fraud cases yesterday, following the local courts yesterday’s orders.

“When we took her to the jail yesterday as per court’s orders, the officials there denied to lodge her there. They told us to take her to Mumbai from where she was nabbed,” said the police.

Today, the police apprised court of the jail authorities’ refusal, following which the court again issued orders to take her to Patiala Jail.

There are as many as 11 fraud cases registered against Bina Ali for duping people by promising to send them abroad. She had office at Sector 70.

The police said the accused was shifted to Patiala Jail this evening. — TNS



Man gets 18 months in jail for bigamy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Former president of the Moga district Congress Tara Singh Sandhu has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for bigamy.
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 under the Section 494 of the IPC.

The case was registered in May 2004 on a complaint by the accused’s wife Dr Kanwaljeet Kaur, who is serving as an associate professor at a government college here.

The accused was found guilty of marrying another woman without divorcing his first wife.

Copying case: Youth sent to three-day remand

Mohali: A local court today sent the youth who helped his friends during the PowerCom JE examinations by sending messages to a three day remand.

The accused Pritpal Singh, a BTech student of a private college at Fatehgarh Sahib and a resident of Rangia village in Ludhiana, was arrested recently on the charges of sending answers through his mobile phone to some of the candidates during the exam on July 15, last year.

A case was registered against the accused in the cyber crime police station on March 4.



One held for impersonation
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The police today booked a Haryana resident for impersonation.
Sunita Ranjan, supervisor, L Aggarwal DAV Model School, Sector 7-B, alleged that Rohan Kumar, a resident of Rajokri village in Navida district, Bihar, appeared for the SSC exam in place of Anoop Kumar, a resident of Mudlana village in Sonipat.

A case under IPC sections 419, 420 (cheating and fraud) has been registered. Rohan was later arrested.

Group clash

Two groups clashed in Daddu Majra colony last night. Ravi Kumar, the complainant, alleged that Sunil, alias Langota, Andha, Rishi, Anil and others attacked him and two others with swords and rods. A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered.


Nirbhay Singh, a resident of Sector 49-B, reported to the police that his nephew was hit by a scooterist near Sector 41-B. A case has been registered. 



Youth arrested with stolen motorcycle
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The police today arrested a 22-year-old youth and recovered a stolen motorcycle from his possession.
The accused has been identified as Dharambir, a resident of Kansal village.

An FIR was registered on March 7. The police said the accused was involved in two motor vehicle thefts. His accomplice, Vikas (23), is yet to be arrested.

Man held with 10-kg poppy husk

The police today arrested a 40-year-old man with 10-kg poppy husk. The accused, Sonu Kumar is a resident of Gadshankar in Hoshiarpur.

A case under various Sections of the NDPS Act has been registered.

Windowpanes smashed

Miscreants decamped with valuables after smashing the windowpanes of two cars. In the first incident, Gaurav, a resident of Sector 35, reported to the police that someone had stolen a bag containing jewellery worth Rs 11 lakh from his car near the Sukhna petrol station, Sector 28. In the second incident, Satish Goyal, a resident of Sector 21, said someone had stolen two laptops and two dongles from his car which was parked near plot number 758, Phase II, Ram Darbar

Gold chain snatched

Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain from a Sector 38 resident. The incident took place outside the residence of the victim, Kiran Sharma. The victim suffered minor injuries. A case has been registered.

Remand extended

The three accused, Onkar Singh, Sunbir Singh and Jaswinder Singh, involved in advocate Amanpreet Singh's murder were produced in a local court which extended their police remand by two days.



Himmat, Aditi adjudged best athletes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
The 20th Annual Athletic Meet of Government Medical College and Hospital concluded today at the Sports Complex, Sector 46.
Renowned wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, Olympic Medalist and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Rattan awardee, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Himmat Singh Brar was adjudged as the best athlete in boys' category while Aditi Agarwal bagged the best athlete title of girls' category. Deepak Verma won the upcoming athlete award.


1500m race (boys') finals: Amtoj, Rajat Dhand, Maninder Singh. Long jump: Noval, Deepak, Gurpal. Shot put (girls'): Tanya, Aman, Payal. High jump (BSc girls')-Damanpreet, Ekta, Pooja. Discus throw (boys'): Himmat, Rajat Dhand, Hari Krishan Rathee.100m race: Deepak, Gurpal,Tarun. High jump: Jeetender, Tarun, Deepak. Discus throw (girls): Harsimran, Aman Saini, Prerna. Long jump (BSc girls'): Kusum, Priti, Kulvinder. Shot put (staff): Sunit Sharma; Naresh Kumar; Mahesh Dutt. Javelin throw (boys'): Hari Krishan, Himmat Singh, Siddharth. 400m race (girls'): Aditi Agarwal, Mannat, Seema. Shot put (BSc girls): Priya, Anjali, Kulwinder. High jump (boys'): Himmat, Shreyak, John. Long jump (girls'): Madhurima, Aditi , Mannat. 200m race (BSc boys'): Deepak, Novel, Tarun. 200m race (BSc girls'): Kamini, Preeti, Priyanka. 200m race (girls'): Aditi, Seema, Prerna. 200m race (boys'): Himmat, Amtoj, Mohit. Discus throw (male faculty)- Dr Jagjit Singh, Dr Kana Ram Jat, Dr Arjun Dass. High jump (girls'): Manisha, Aditi, Navneet. Long jump (boys'): Himmat, John, Kulsajan. Shot Put (male faculty): Dr Jagjit Singh, Dr Kanaram Jat, Dr Arjun Dass. Shot put (female faculty): Dr Anumeha Bhagat, Dr Geeta, Dr Nidhi. 400m race (boys'): Himmat, Amtoj, Rajat Dhand. 100m race (male faculty): Dr Mayank, Dr Jagjit, Dr Kanaram Jat. 100m race (female faculty): Dr Anumeha Bhagat, Dr Geeta, Dr Nidhi. Discus throw (staff): Naresh, Deshmukh, Gurinder Singh, Promila. Discus throw (female faculty): Dr Anumeha Bhagat, Dr Nidhi, Dr Geeta. Javelin throw (girls'): Arunjeet, Jaspreet, Harsimran.



Chennai beat Chandigarh in basketball tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
In the ongoing 1st All-India Invitational Basketball Tournament for Men, the team of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) Chennai thrashed the team of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) Chandigarh by 86-53 at Sports Complex, Sector 46.

Aravindh (16 points), Raghu Ram(16 points), Sivabalam G (13 points) and Hareesh Koroth (13 points) scripted IOB's win while for local side, Kuldeep( 16 points), Ravi(15 points) and Abhit (10 points) reduced the margin.

In the second match, ONGC, Dehradun, routed RCF, Kapurthala, by 78-70.

Trideep Rai (40 pts) and Murali Krishnar (14 pts) shared points while S Sridhar dunked eight baskets. For Kapurthala outfits, Harishvardhan collected 24 pts while Nikhil Chopra (12 pts) and Arjun Singh(10 pts) were the other main scorers.



Anita , Rajneesh secure top spot in car rally
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 10
Anita Budhiraja and her navigator, Rajneesh Budhiraja, secured first place, in the women’s car rally event of the 4th SantaBanta.com Women’s Car Rally, today.
Renu Tiwari and her navigator, Narita Tewari, managed to secure second position while Nidhi Aulakh and her navigator, Purnima Rana Jaspal, won the third place in the event.

In the Classic and Vintage Car Rally, Mitali Sharma and Tapesh Sharma won the title while Prabhdeep Singh Ghai and his navigator, Suryanshs, finished second.

BS Manco and his navigator, Gayee, attained the second runners-up position. Earlier, both the rallies were flagged off from Sector 17 and ended at the parking space of Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, at 2pm. 



Netball tourney from tomorrow

Chandigarh, March 10
The Chandigarh Netball Association will conduct the Chandigarh Senior State Netball Championship at Government College, Sector 11, from March 12 to 13. —TNS



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