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City school student held with 10 kg of opium
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
The district police has arrested a three-member gang of opium sellers and recovered 10 kg opium from them. Notably, one of them is a minor and is a student of class XII of DAV School, Chandigarh.

Gurpreet Singh SP(D) said that the police had erected a naka near Kotla Bajwara village. The police stopped an Alto car No HR-04C-3003. During the search, the police recovered opium from the car, kept in plastic covers. Thereafter the accused were arrested and during the preliminary investigations, they admitted that they were involved in the sale of opium.

The accused had been identified as Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Dera Bassi Road Barwala, Parveen Kumar, a resident of Dera Bassi and Prince Sharma, a student of DAV School, a resident of Sector 38-B.

The SP said that the gang consisted of five members and two were absconding. He said that Prince Sharma was used as courier boy and was assigned the job to deliver a bag containing opium to the customers and in return he was paid handsomely.

The SP said that the gang members had picked Prince Sharma as he was a minor. He added that the members knew that on getting arrested, Prince would be sent to a juvenile home.

All the accused were presented before a court. Two of them were sent in police remand, whereas Prince was sent to a juvenile home for 14 days.

Apart from this, the police has also arrested two other drug peddlers and recovered one kg opium from their custody.

The Sirhind police also arrested one Rajesh Kumar, alias Raju with 500 grams of opium. The police showed his arrest from the Brahman Majra locality.

Meanwhile, the Amloh police arrested one Sandeep Singh alias Raju and recovered 500 grams of opium from his possession.



1 dies at illegal de-addiction centre

Fatehgarh Sahib, May 28
An addict, who was admitted to an illegal drug de-addiction centre at Gunia Majri village, died allegedly due to excess beating by the bouncers of the drug de-addiction centre. The owner of the centre Tap Tej Singh said that the condition of the drug addict worsened and he was taken to a hospital in Ludhiana where he died. On the complaint of the deceased's father, the district police had registered a case under Section 304 and 420 the IPC against one Tap Tej Singh, a resident of village Khojemajra and arrested him. The body was handed over to the family after the postmortem.

Gurpreet Singh SP (D) said that the father of the deceased had lodged a complaint that his son was a drug addict and had come in contact with Tap Tej Singh, who was running a drug de-addiction centre. The father told Tej Singh about his son and got him admitted to the said de-addiction centre at a settled fees of Rs 8,000 per month.

The SP said that the father received a call that the condition of his son was serious and he had been admitted to a hospital at Ludhiana. He said as he reached Ludhiana, he came to know that his son had died. — OC



jyoti murder case
Another challan submitted
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 28
The Panchkula police presented a supplementary challan against Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and the other accused in the Jyoti murder case. The supplementary challan was filed after Chaudhary’s counsel stated that some documents and evidences were missing in the earlier challan.

The police this time have attached all the reports received from the Madhuban laboratory. Also, many statements have been attached, including that of Ishu, Jyoti’s sister. Records of voice samples sought from Chaudhary’s wife, Nidhi, have also been mentioned in the challan.

Chaudhary has been accused of killing a Jyoti (24), who hailed from Hoshiarpur and was residing in Chandigarh as a paying guest. She was found murdered on a road in Sector 21 Panchkula.



Judge’s son gets pre-arrest bail in dowry case

Chandigarh, May 28
The Court of Additional District and Sessions judge Shalini Nagpal today granted anticipatory bail to Pradip Bhadhari, son of a retired judge, in a case of dowry harassment.

Pradip's wife, Anu Bhandari, a resident of Phagwara, had filed a complaint with the women and child protection unit of the Chandigarh police on April 8 this year. She has alleged that the UT police finally lodged an FIR on May 22 after a delay.

The complainant's husband, Pradip Bhandari, a lawyer and resident of Sector 18, has been booked under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 498 A (subjecting wife to cruelty) of the IPC. His wife had alleged police inaction in the case. She has alleged that the police was shielding the accused since her father-in-law is a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. —TNS



Couple held for murder
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 28
The police today arrested a couple for the murder of a resident of Nurpurbedi, Jasbir Singh, whose body was found near the Kajauli Water Works pipeline at Bahlolpur village on Sunday night.

Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the reason behind Jasbir’s murder was his illicit relations with the wife of accused Jagtar Singh, a resident of Hassanpur village, near Machiwara.

Bhullar said Jasbir Singh (29) had been having illicit relations with Shalu, Jagtar Singh's wife for the past couple of years.

“Shalu had relations with the deceased even before her marriage, which had taken place in October last year. Later, Jagtar Singh had come to know about their illicit relations. Even after the intervention of the panchayat, Jasbir wanted to continue his relations with Shalu, following which Jagtar plotted to kill him,” said Bhullar.

Jagtar Singh and Shalu called up Jasbir Singh to settle the issue during a marriage ceremony of Jagtar’s cousin on May 26. Jagtar took his wife and Jasbir on a motorcycle from Daun village to Behlolpur where he killed him with a stone.

The police had recovered the stone used in the crime.



Caller booked for abusing woman cop

Chandigarh, May 28
A woman police constable posted at the Police Control Room faced a harrowing time when a caller used abusive language against her. The UT police has registered a case against the accused at the Sector 3 police station.

The accused has been identified and will be arrested soon, the police said.

The call was made from a cellphone. — TNS



Youth kidnaps minor, later abandons her
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped by a turbaned youth from the furniture market late this night. She was later abandoned near the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42.

The 13-year-old girl had gone to the market with her elder sister when a scooter-borne youth lured her to ride his scooter. The youth was wearing a pink turban. The girl was given a chocolate and she went along with the person on his scooter.

Minutes after she was kidnapped, her sister rushed to her residence in a colony and narrated the incident to her mother, who called the police.

The police rushed to the spot and teams were dispatched to trace the girl. As the police was carrying out its search, the accused dropped the girl at the furniture market next to the Beant Singh Memorial round about.

DSP Surjit Malik said the identity of the kidnapper was not known. They had registered a case and were investigating.



One held with pistol, stolen bike
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 28
The UT police arrested a Mani Majra resident for possessing a country made pistol and two cartridges.

The accused was arrested while he was riding a motorcycle bearing a fake registration number. On investigation, the motorcycle was found to be stolen.

The police has registered a case under sections 411,473 IPC and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act against the accused, who has been identified as Amrik Singh.

The accused was arrested near the Fire Brigade office, Sector-17. A stolen cylinder was also found in his possession.

Two commit suicide

A 50-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Sector 46 on Tuesday night.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot. The police said Ajaib was depressed over the recent death of his two brothers.

The body was noticed by Ajaib Singh' wife who called the police. Ajaib Singh used to work at Central Library, Sector 17, as a book binder.

In another case, a resident of Khuda Lahora allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. Sunil was found hanging by his wife. In a suicide note, he had blamed his wife and brother-in-law.



Sports Deparment comes up with tennis courts in three government schools in city
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune New Service

Chandigarh, May 28
The long claims of the UT Education Department, have finally seen a ray of hope with KK Sharma, Adviser to UT Administrator, inaugurating a lawn tennis court at the Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 23 here this morning.

The Education Department has come up with a total of three clay lawn tennis courts at the Govenment Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33 and Government Model High School, Sector 41, respectively. The step has been taken in order to promote the sports and making school children familiar to the individual sports.

Inaugurating the court, the adviser stressed upon using the courts, while inviting teachers and children from other schools also. Further, to make it more convenient, the department will take technical help from the local tennis association. A total of 60 rackets, tennis balls and other facilities will also be provided to each centre.

In the year 2011, during the tenure of then DPI Sandeep Hans, it was decided to build professional sports infrastructure in about 10 schools of Chandigarh. No development has been made till date.

Courts for gully players also

According to education-cum-sports secretary, these lawn courts would also be available for the gully players. While addressing the gathering, VK Singh hinted that the courts would also be open for the local gully players. The children, residing nearby are also facing problem of space to play. To come over this, the department will provide these courts to gully players also for an overall development, Singh said.

Projects announced in 2011 for Government Model Senior Secondary Schools.

GMSSS-23: Athletics track (synthetic), handball ground (synthetic) and volleyball ground

GMSSS-35: Basketball, hockey astroturf with sprinkling system

GMSSS-19: Two cemented handball courts and a six-a-side football and volleyball court.

GMSSS 44: Kho-kho ground, hockey six-a-side ground, basketball ground.

GMSSSS-37: Football, hockey ground.

GSS-Dhanas: Two Kabaddi playfields, six-a-side football ground.

GSSS-Kaimbala: Kabaddi, kho-kho, volleyball court.

GMSSS-22: Football ground, 200m athletics track.

GMSSS-15: Hockey, basketball ground.

GMSSS-MHC, Mani Majra: Six-a-side hockey ground.



Sagar beats Rishi 9-1

Chandigarh, May 28
Sagar Bains defeated Rishi Raj in the pre-quarter final match of the ongoing CLTA Talent Hunt Tennis championship for boys and girls held at the CLTA Courts here today. Sagar registered a thumping 9-1 victory over his rival.

Second seed Sabrang beat Devashish 9-3 while Sahishnu Sharma faced some resistance from Karan Bhalla.—TNS



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