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School bus catches fire
Our Correspondent

A fire brigade official tries to control fire in a prive bus at Dera Bassi on Friday.
A fire brigade official tries to control fire in a prive bus at Dera Bassi on Friday.  A Tribune Photograph

Dera Bassi, May 10
A fire broke out in a school bus, parked near Janetpur on Ambala-Chandigarh road.
All the seats and roof of bus was burnt, but no human loss was reported. The fire brigade from Dera Bassi reached the spot and situation was taken under control.

Though the reason of fire could not be ascertained, but it was believed that fire broke out due to short circuit in the battery of bus.

It took around half an hour to put out the fire.



Four arrested for forgery, conspiracy

Dera Bassi: Police has arrested four persons, including a manager of Milk Time, Gholumajra, for grabbing tins of Ghee, by false means. The accused had been identified as Sandeep handa, manager Milk Time, Jaspal Chopra, father-in-law of manager, Karan Chopra, residents of Jalandhar and Harman of Amritsar. They had been sent on police remand for further investigation. Gurdyal Singh, SHO and chowki in charge Phool chand said that police had been investigating this matter for long time, following a complaint from the Milk Time Management.

After investigatinos, it was found that above accused, made a plan to grab the ghee tins. They provided the address some customer in Amritsar, where milk time was already supplying ghee and later ordered for hundred of tins at this address. When ghee was being supplied at this address, the accused unloaded the tins at Jullandhar with the intention of grabbing them. The driver of the truck was given fake cheques of Rs 3 lakh and 13 lakh. After grabbing over 700 tins ghee all accused went missing. Thereafter they were arrested under Section 407, 420, 467, 468 and 120B of the IPC . Nearly 530 tins of ghee had been recovered, police added.

Zirakpur girl recovered from UP

Police has recovered a girl from Uttar Pradesh who was abducted from Dhakauli village, two years ago. The police said though girl had been recovered, the accused Vikas resident of Parspur, district Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, was still at large. The police had registered a case against above accused under section 363 and 366 A of the IPC, following the complaint from victim's family members. ASI Narinder Kumar said that the police had gone in Uttar Pradesh to find out the girl. Police assured that the accused would be arrested soon.

Five lakh stolen from car

Around 5 lakh Rs had been stolen from the car of a bank manager today afternoon, near Ram Leela ground here. The incident occurred when Ravinder Shukla, manager of State Bank of Patiala, branch Ambala, had withdrawan Rs 7 lakh for the official purpose and kept the money in his nano car. When manger went do some work after parking the car near Ram leela ground, the accused break the car glass and stole the money. As the accused was running away, Rs 2 lakh fell from his custody. The police reached the spot and started the investigation of case.

Man arrested with sedative

Fatehgarh Sahib: The local police arrested a resident of Banur village, for carrying one lakh sedative tablets of Microlit ,at a Naka near Chunni Kalan area. The accused has been identified as Amarjit Singh.

The police said that a police team, headed by ASI Ashok Kumar, in charge Chunni Kalan police station, had laid a naka for the routine checking of vehicles. The police stopped a Maruti car (No CH-01 R-9993), in which the accused was sitting. While checking that vehicle, the police found a bag containing one lakh sedative tablets of Mircrolit. The accused was arrested immediately, along with the consignment and registered a case under the NDPS Act. The accused was produced in the court today, from where he was sent to the police custody for further investigation. 



Court summons police SI, constable

Chandigarh, May 10
A local court has issued notice to a UT police Sub-Inspector and a constable on a complaint filed by an advocate alleging manhandling by the policemen.
Judicial Magistrate Aashish Saldi on Friday has summoned UT police sub-inspector Gurdev Singh and constable Kaptan Singh, as accused on a complaint filed by advocate Ajay Sood, who alleged being manhandled by these policemen in May 2011.

The court took cognizance of the complaint and directed the policemen to appear before the court on June 3, 2013, said counsel of the complainant, Gagan Aggarwal.

Head constable Kaptan Singh who was in charge of the petrol pump allegedly misbehaved with the complainant while supporting the boy’s conduct. He added that SI Gurdev Singh who reached the spot also misbehaved with him. — TNS



High Court takes suo-motu notice of police’s negligence
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 10
Just about three days after an accident, when victim was allegedly left to die on road for nearly two hours by the Chandigarh Police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today took suo motu cognisance of the incident.

Dubbing the incident as unfortunate, the Bench of Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain took suo motu notice of a news-item and issued notice to the Chandigarh Police.

Notice has also been issued to the States of Punjab and Haryana. The two States, and Chandigarh, have been asked to furnish details on arrangements available to transport injured immediately to the hospital.

While expressing a displeasure over lack of value shown towards human life by the Chandigarh Police, the Bench also questioned the action taken against Station House Officer of Sector 3 Police station, Shri Prakash, for allegedly taking two hours to reach the spot. The Bench has asked the policemen to inform the court about reasons behind such a delay in reaching the spot and also to explain if the medical aid to the victim was provided on time.

Even as the counsel for Chandigarh Administration said that an enquiry has been ordered, the Bench gave 10-day time to the Chandigarh Police to elaborate upon compensation, it intended to offer to kin of deceased.

Just 33, Sharmila Gupta was crushed by a CTU bus, at the roundabout adjoining the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16 on Tuesday. Ironically, her husband had also died in a road accident in October last year.

The two eyewitnesses have submitted a written complaint to the Chandigarh Police seeking action against the SHO and erring police officials. The case will now come up on May 20 for further hearing. On Wednesday, Haryana Additional Advocate-General P M Anand had requested Justice K C Puri to take judicial note of the matter.

Justice Puri had then forwarded the matter to the Acting Chief Justice to take up the issue on judicial side. Anand mentioned about the casual approach adopted by the UT police in dealing with accidents, and their failure to respond in time. 



Woman dupes jeweller, held

Chandigarh, May 10
The UT police today arrested a 40-year-old woman for duping a Sector 22 -based jeweller of a diamond set worth Rs 2.7 lakh. The police arrested Kavita Gujral, a resident of Sector 15, Panchkula, in a case of cheating registered at the Sector 17 police station, here.

Aman Rana of AG Jewellers in Sector 22, reported to the police that a well-dressed woman came to their shop yesterday and selected a diamond set. She gave them her address and phone number and also handed a cheque to them. She told them that she has forgotten her debit card at her place and would pay the money by evening and if she was not able to do so, he could encash the cheque.

The jeweller verified the address of the woman in the evening, which was found to be fake.

Rana then complained to the police. On the basis of call records and tower location of the woman’s mobile phone, the police traced her while she was on way to Haridwar in a taxi. She was produced in the court and remanded to two-day in police custody. — TNS



Man detained for grabbing MIG house
Our Correspondent

The accused in police custody in Mohali.
The accused in police custody in Mohali. A Tribune photograph 

Mohali, May 10
An attempt to grab an MIG independent house in Sector 64 using forged documents came to light here today.
The suspect was handed over to the police by the GMADA authorities. According to GMADA, the house in question had been allotted in the name of Harmit Singh, son of Harnam Singh, a resident of Delhi.

On April 22, documents were presented at the Estate Office, GMADA, for getting a conveyance deed made. The suspect allegedly posed as Harmit Singh, son of Harnam Singh, a resident of Badal Colony, Lohgarh village in Dera Bassi tehsil.

According to GMADA, during the scrutiny of the documents, the signatures of the suspect did not match with those of the original allottee. Besides, even the photograph appeared to be new.

The suspect was called to the GMADA Estate Office today where during questioning he allegedly admitted that he was not the real allottee. Later, according to GMADA, he also admitted that he was in fact Gurmeet Singh of Sadhomajra village in Fatehgarh Sahib. He was handed over to the police by the GMADA authorities.

Shailender Anand, chairman-coordinator of the Mohali Property Consultants Association, said the property dealer concerned whom the suspect had approached had got suspicious and on checking with GMADA he found that the records were different.

Meanwhile, the Estate Office has appealed to the owners of houses who do not stay here for long periods to look after their property and remain in touch with the Estate Office from time to time.

Last month, a Ludhiana-based woman was arrested on a charge of fraudulently selling a plot of an NRI woman. Neelam had allegedly sold an 8 marla plot in Sector 68 here posing as its owner, Paramjit Kaur. Paramjit Kaur returned to India after 12 years and approached the GMADA authorities on coming to know that her plot had been sold.



Snatcher who tore off woman’s ear arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 10
The Chandigarh Police achieved a major success by arresting a notorious criminal, Harwinder Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Maloya, who had allegedly torn off an ear of Krishna Bagga on April 29 while snatching her earring in Sector 40.

The accused was released from jail on April 25. The police has solved a case of robbery, three cases of snatchings and two cases of vehicle theft with his arrest.

Inspector Charanjeet Singh, SHO, Sector 39 police station, said on April 29 at 12.30 pm, the accused robbed Krishna Bagga of her gold earring. He was on a Kinetic scooter and the right ear of victim was torn off.

The accused had again struck in Sector 41 and snatched two more gold earrings. He committed another snatching in Sector 38C in which an earring was snatched from a woman near Little Angle School. Police got information that the accused had been arrested red-handed while committing a snatching in Ludhiana.

The accused was brought on a production warrant and was remanded in police custody. During his custodial interrogation, the accused confessed to the snatchings and other crimes.

The accused is involved 19 cases of theft and snatchings and had been declared a proclaimed offender in most of the cases. He was in jail the Patiala jail in a case of theft in Mohali from July, 2012, to April 25, 2012. Within 10 days of his release, he again committed thefts and snatchings in Chandigarh and in Ludhiana. 



Haryana girls bag 2 golds

Chandigarh, May 10
Haryana ruled the mat in the girls' freestyle competitions by winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medals in the 32nd Boys Freestyle and Greco-Roman and 15th Female Junior National Wrestling Championships, being held at the Skating Rink in Sector 10 here. Ravita opened the Haryana account by defeating Sakshi of Uttar Pradesh in the 51 kg final.

Thereafter, Sarita made it two gold after beating her colleague Ritu Malik in the 63 kg final. Uttar Pradesh's Sheetal Tomar outpointed Manpreet Kaur of Punjab in the 44 kg final. The two trainees of Gulzar Akhara of Zirakpur captured gold medals in the Greco-Roman competitions. Prabh Pal Singh, who represented Himachal Pradesh, recorded the only victory registered tonight as he pinned down Sandeep of Haryana in the third round. Gulzar Akhara won their second gold medal through Santosh Kumar, representing Punjab, who outscored Gautam Yadav of Uttar Pradesh.


Boys (Greco-Roman): 50 kg: 1 Santosh Kumar (Punjab), 2 Gautam Yadav (UP), 3 Rajneesh (WB) and Sunil Patil (SSCB).

66 kg: 1 Sagar Anand Patil (Mah), 2 Manjeet Dalal (Har), 3 Deepak Ujjwal (UP) and Manjeet (Delhi).

84 kg: 1 Prabh Pal Singh (HP), 2 Sandeep (Haryana), 3 Ajay (Delhi) and Harpreet Singh (Punjab).

Boys (freestyle): 50 kg: 1 Mangal (SSCB), 2 Sandeep (Miz),3 Sandeep (SSCB) and T. Devi Singh (AP).

66 kg: 1 Dinesh Kumar (Har), 2 Kuldeep (Delhi), 3 Aditya Kundu (Punjab) and Vikash (HP).

Girls (freestyle): 44 kg: 1 Sheetal Tomar (UP), 2 Manpreet Kaur (Punjab), 3 Payal (Chandigarh) and Mukesh Devi (Haryana).

51 kg: 1 Ravita (Haryana), 2 Sakshi (UP), 3 Chaya Sharma (MP) and Nivedita (Delhi).

63 kg: 1 Sarita (Haryana), 2 Ritu Malik (Haryana), 3 Sushma (MP) and Pooja Tomar (UP). — TNS



CLTA holds 3-week tennis camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, 10 May
Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) is conducting a three -week coaching camp for the budding tennis players, both boys and girls, at CLTA in Sector 10, till May 23, 2013. The camp is being conducted by a top professional from Spain, Juan Carlos Andrade, a former ATP player. Disclosing this here today, Dr Jasjit Singh,

Honorary Secretary, CLTA, stated that the camp would provide specialised coaching with immense benefits to trainees at the association.

As many as 40 trainees are honing their skills under the expert tutelage of Andrade.

Out of this, 19 are trainees of CHART (Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis). According to Gajendra Singh, Director Coaching & Development, CLTA, "This camp will expose young boys and girls in the region, as well as CLTA coaches, to the latest techniques developed in Europe and other top tennis playing countries in the world." Singh added, "This is an excellent opportunity for young players to avail of international coaching facilities without having to incur huge expenses on travelling and training abroad." Juan Carlos Andrade said, "The Indian trainees have a very good flair for the game and are very talented.

I am focusing on developing a spirit of 'never say die' in them besides working on their fitness. According to me self-belief is one of the foremost aspects that comes handy for every tennis player in International arena.



Amritsar puts Mohali on backfoot in cricket
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 10
Opener Karan Sharma of Amritsar struck a brilliant double hundred against Mohali on the 2nd day of Dhruv Pandove Trophy tie being played at YPS School, Mohali. His innings of 226 off 282 balls contained 37 boundaries and one lofty six. His brilliant efforts allowed Amritsar to snatch a first innings lead of 68 runs in the first innings.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Mohali posted 319 94.3 overs. Their innings was sustained by Pukhraj Singh (85) and skipper Shine Sharma (86) who put on 140 runs for the 5th wicket. For Amritsar Sunny with 3 for 47, Rohit Kumar 4 for 91 and Nikhil Sansari 2 for 73 were the main wicket takers.

In reply Amritsar piled up 387 for 6 in 95 overs at close of 2nd day's play. Their innings revolved around the second wicket partnership of 100 runs between Karan Sharma and Abhinav Sharma followed by another big partnership of 152 runs for the third wicket between Karan Sharma and Navdeep Singh. For Mohali Harpreet Singh took 2 for 81 and Akshay Kansal took 2 for 83



Miller hopeful of team’s comeback
Amit Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 10
With just four games remaining, it is a big challenge for the Kings XI Punjab to make it to play-offs. Nevertheless, David Miller, the sensational batsman of the Kings XI received a huge applause for his scintillating 101 run from just 38 balls. Miller is hopeful that his team will make a strong comeback.

When asked about the team's strategy for the remaining games, Miller said that they were going to play one game at a time.

Miller, who with his breathtaking performance against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, proved that nothing was impossible said that Kings XI had a balanced team with good batsman and equally good bowlers and that his team will get to the play-offs.

When asked, if any changes were going to be made in the team, Miller replied that he was not part of the selection committee and could not say if any changes would be made in the team for the remaining matches.

Kings XI Punjab has won only five matches out of 12, earning them 10 points.

The young and upcoming cricketer from South Africa has created large fan following in India. 

He was surrounded by his fans, holding miniature cricket bats for his autographs during his visit to Adidas store at the Elante mall in Chandigarh on Friday.

Manpreet Singh, one of his fans said that they had great expectations from Miller. “We are excepting some great knocks from him in the remaining matches to bring Kings XI back on the track”, he said. Nikhil Chawla another Miller fan said that Miller’s performance in the match held at Mohali on May 6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore had spelled magic. “I have been curious to meet him as he has turned out to be a big entertainer for the cricket fans”, he said.



Ball badminton trials today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 10
The Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association will conduct trials to select players at Shishu Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, for the coming 38th North-Zone Championship (men and women).

The championship will be held at MD University, Rohtak, from May 20 to 31.

Eight states, including Chandigarh, Haryana, J&K, Himachal, Delhi, UP, Uttrakhand and Punjab will participate in the championship.

Officials of the association said interested players could report at the venue tomorrow at 4.30 pm for the trials. 



LIC holds volleyball tournament

Chandigarh, May 10
The LIC Northern-Zone Volleyball Tournament was held from May 8 to May10 at the Sports Complex, sector 46. As many as 13 teams from Amritsar, Ajmer, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jalandhar, Karnal, Ludhiana, Rohtak, Shimla and Udaipur Divisions of LIC participated here—TNS



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