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Life term for murder accused 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 1
A local court today awarded life imprisonment to a murder accused in a two-year-old case. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

The case dates back to December 2011, where the accused, Ramesh Jaiswal, was staying with his wife, Ravider Kaur, in an accommodation in Sector 46.

The victim, Dibagh, along with Balbir Singh, had come to stay at their residence for a few days. The guests used to consume alcohol everyday, and soon they started drinking alcohol at their residence.

On one of the evenings when Ramesh returned home, he saw the duo again drinking alcohol. In a fit of rage, Ramesh attacked Balbir and both entered into a scuffle. Ramesh took a knife to hit Balbir. When Dibagh intervened, he got hurt with the knife.

Ravider rushed him to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. 


One booked on charge of blackmailing woman
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 1
The 30-year-old daughter of a physician was blackmailed for money, and when she declined to pay the amount, the accused uploaded her objectionable pictures and a video clip on a social networking site.

The victim filed a police complaint through her father and a case was registered at the Sector 17 police station today.

Police sources said the accused, who was from Punjab, was the victim’s friend and he managed to take her objectionable pictures and the video clip after taking her to a secluded place a few months ago.

The victim’s father in his complaint said the accused started making extortion calls on his daughter’s cellphone. The accused told her that if she failed to pay the money, he would upload her objectionable pictures online.

“The victim, who is a student, refused to pay the money. After a few days, she came to know that her objectionable pictures were uploaded on a social networking site,” the sources said.

Police officials said the residential address of the accused had been traced through his cellphone number.

The officials said a case under various sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act and the IPC had been registered against the accused and investigations had been started. 



2 arrested for snatching bag

Chandigarh, August 1
The Chandigarh police arrested two persons for robbing a Sector 29 resident of a bag near the market in the same sector this morning.

According to the police, Anoop Walia said the occupants of an Activa scooter robbed him of a bag containing clothes and documents.

Sources said the police was informed about the incident, based on which the two accused, identified as Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Phase II, Ramdarbar, and Jitender Kumar, a resident of Sector 52, were arrested. A case has been registered and investigations have been started. — TNS



Man held on charge of raping child
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 1
A two-and-half-year-old girl was allegedly raped by his neighbour at Sector 52 on Wednesday.

According to the police, the victim and her parents reside in sheds in Sector 52. On the day of the incident, the victim’s mother had gone to attend the nature’s call after asking the accused, Sandeep, to take care of the girl.

The police said the accused took the girl to a deserted shed close to the place and raped her. The accused then fled from the spot.

The victim's mother on returning to the shed noticed her daughter missing, following which she launched a search and found the girl in the shed. She got suspicious after finding her daughter crying.

The police was informed about the incident and the medical examination of the girl confirmed rape.

The police arrested the accused and registered a case against him at the Sector 36 police station.



Sex racket busted, six arrested 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 1
The local police has claimed to have busted a sex racket by arresting five women, including a minor girl, and a man from a residence at Phase I, Mohali, today.

Sources said the women were arrested during a raid at around 2.30 am today.

Three women are said to be married while one of them is a divorcee and another is a minor.

The police said two of the women were the residents of Zirakpur, one was from Patiala and another from Nawanshahr.

A man has also been arrested during the raid. He has been identified as Vinay Kumar, a resident of Sector 56. The accused were produced in a court today.

While five of the accused were sent to the judicial custody, the court has directed the police to submit a separate application in the the juvenile court in case of minor girl. 



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