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Deshraj repeatedly harassed me to pay Rs 1 lakh: Inspector
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Strongly supporting the prosecution case against former city SP Deshraj Singh, the complainant in the corruption case Inspector Anokh Singh stood by his earlier statements. He reiterated that Rs 1 lakh bribe was demanded from him by his superior and he had no option but to complain to the CBI.

Deposing in the CBI court today, Anokh Singh stated that Deshraj Singh demanded Rs 1 lakh bribe from him for giving him a favourable statement in departmental inquiries pending against him.

The Inspector appeared before the CBI court and narrated the entire sequence of events starting from the first demand of bribe by the SP, then his complaint to the CBI followed by the trap laid at the SP’s Sector 23 residence on October 18, 2012, when he was arrested.

“I was perturbed and under great stress as the SP was demanding Rs 1 lakh from me. I contacted a friend of mine in the CBI who told me that the allegations have to be verified and only then the CBI acts against a public servant. I was called by Deshraj on October 12, 2012, at 11.15 am in his office regarding the same subject. I then put my mobile phone on the recording mode,” he told the court.

“Deshraj asked me as to what had happened regarding the work. I replied that the amount was huge and I was facing great difficulty. Deshraj said he had extended a hand and he shall help in the inquiry,” he added.

While narrating the sequence of events when the CBI had laid a trap on October 18, Anokh Singh told the court that he entered the house of the accused with Rs 1 lakh kept in an envelope. “Deshraj extended his left hand to collect the amount which was in an envelope and put the same in the drawer of a nearby table. He then asked me whether I had completed all formalities to which I replied in the affirmative. I signalled to the CBI team which caught Deshraj,” he said.

Anokh Singh’s statement was recorded on Thursday while his cross-examination has been deferred to March 7. The court also recorded the statement of an expert from the CFSL, Delhi.

Deshraj and Inspector Anokh Singh refrained from making eye contact in the court.



Kidnapping case: Five get two years in jail
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 13
A local court today announced two-year sentence to five persons in a seven-year-old kidnapping case. The court of additional district and sessions judge, Mohali, awarded two years jail and a fine of Rs 1,500 each to Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Sector 27, Chandigarh, Varinder Kumar from Sector 21, Chandigarh, Amritpal Singh from Phase 1, here, Narinder Singh from Sector 22 and Sukhwinder Singh from Phase 5, here.

The case of kidnapping against the accused was registered in December 2007 on the complaint of a woman who had alleged that the accused had kidnapped his husband Gagndeep Singh due to some enmity.


One more held in kidney scam
Tribune News Service

Jashandeep Singh, the accusedMohali, February 13
In the infamous kidney scam, the Mohali Police arrested one more accused, Jashandeep Singh, administrative official of Surya Kidney Care Centre, in Sector 69 here this evening. Police sources said Jashanjit Singh, who hailed from Muktsar and was residing in Chandigarh, was arrested from the hospital.

He was booked on December 2 along with three doctors, Dr RS Rai, a resident of Sector 68, Mohali, Dr Satya Shree from Mansa Devi Complex, Mani Majra, and Dr Munish Chabra, a Chandigarh resident, following interrogation of Dr Arjinder Singh Bains, who was brought here on production warrant from Amritsar jail.

“Being the administrative official, Jashanjit Singh knew each and every detail of the donors and receivers of human organs. He used to prepare all the documents and the CDs related to kidney transplants,” said the sources.

The police had in possession affidavits, which were submitted by certain receivers and donors, claiming fake blood relationship among them.

“In an affidavit, submitted by the complainant in the case, Mukesh Kumar, alias Ikramudin (the donor) and Panipat-based Archana Goyal (the receiver), which was attested by the then Mohali Duty Magistrate, notary and tehsildar, the duo had shown their fake blood relation of brother-sister. The police have found such fake documents in several other cases also,” the sources said.

Later, Ikramudin became a complainant in the case and the Mohali Police had registered a case under Sections 419, 420, 468, 471, 474, 120 B of the IPC and 18, 19A and 20 of the Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Act, 1994, against Sachin Kumar, a technician at Surya Kidney Care Centre, Shakeel, Vikas Pandey, Amitabh Pandey and Manju Pandey at the Phase 8 Police Station on his complaint.

During the interrogation of Dr Bains, who has been convicted in the case by the Amritsar court last year, the Mohali Police had further booked Dr Rai, Dr Satya Shree, Dr Munish Chabra and Jashanjit Singh.

Dr Bains, who is owner of Surya Kidney Care Centre, has been lodged in Kapurthala Jail.

Notably, the name of two local hospitals, including Surya Kidney Care Centre, surfaced in the kidney scam, which was unearthed by the Lucknow Police in December 2011.



Youth booked for attempt to murder disabled brother
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Two days after a visually impaired suffered 70 per cent burns at his residence in Hallomajra, his brother Pawan Kumar was booked in a case of murder attempt under Section 307 of the IPC.

Pawan Kumar had complained to the police after setting the room on fire with the intention of avoiding police suspicion.

The accused Pawan Kumar had stated on Tuesday evening that someone had set afire the house while his brother Parveen was sleeping inside it. His father put off the fire and saved Parveen who was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. His father Zabar Singh has also suffered burns.

During investigation, Zabar Singh told the police that someone had locked the room from outside with three “cable” locks after setting the house on fire. The police went to the shops where such locks were sold.

A shopkeeper told the police that he could identify the person who had purchased three locks from his shop two days ago. During investigation, the police came to know that the culprit could be a member of the victim’ family. Pawan Kumar was paraded before the shopkeeper who identified him. He confessed to the crime before his father and other members of the family. He has been arrested and will be produced in the court.

Pawan told the police that he was tired of taking care of his elder brother who was visually impaired and he wanted to grab his share of property. He hatched a plan to kill him. The accused is 20 years old and his elder brother is 26.



Two girls rob shopper at garment store
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 13
Two unidentified girls were booked by the Mataur police today for allegedly stealing a woman’s wallet, containing Rs 8,000 and valuable documents, in a garment shop at Phase 7 yesterday.

The police said the victim, Babita, a teacher in Millennium School here, was shopping at G Shop last evening.

“After some purchase, I went to the counter to make the payment. I was shocked to see my purse unzipped. The wallet was missing,” said Babita.

“Besides cash, I also lost my driving licence, Aadhar card, voter card and two registration certificates of my vehicles,” said the victim.

Meanwhile, the police inspected the CCTV footage of the shop and saw two unidentified girls, with dupattas wrapped around their face, following the victim in the shop.

The footage shows the accused girls taking out the wallet after covering the victim’s purse with their dupatta. The police are investigating.



Duo held for molesting minor in her house
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
The police today arrested two persons who had molested a minor girl after entering her house in Sarangpur. High drama was witnessed last night when the duo, identified as Ish Kumar and Balwinder alias Bugga, in an inebriated state, entered her house and also thrashed her mother.

The high drama continued for about half an hour as the two duo tried to molest the girl. When her mother came to rescue her, she was thrashed by them.

The police said the woman, who worked in a private company, stays at Sarangpur with her four children. She has three daughters and one son.

As Ish and Balwinder were trying to take along the minor girl, the family raised an alarm. Soon the neighbours gathered near the house. They gave the duo a sound beating before handing them to the police.

Balwinder and Ish, both residents of Sarangpur, have been sent to judicial custody.

The police said the accused had no enmity with the family. They barged in the house in an inebriated state and were not in their senses.

Meanwhile, a city girl alleged that Anant Swain of Dadumajra Colony harassed and molested her. The police have registered a case.



Aayushi emerges front runner
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Shooter Aayushi Gupta of Delhi University (Delhi) scored her best score of 396 points out of 400, in the 10m air rifle event (women), to lead the day during the All India Inter-University Shooting Championship being held at Panjab University Shooting Range, on Thursday. Another shooter from the same university, Saumya Seth claimed her lead in air pistol event with a score of 375 out of 400.


10m Air Pistol (men)

Vishvajeet Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 567; Gurpartap Singh Randhawa, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 566; Arpit Goel, Delhi University, Delhi, 564; Achal Pratap Singh Grewal, Punjabi University, Patiala, 563; Nihal Panwar, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 560; Sanjay Sharma, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 558; Bagul Rajendra, Dr. BAM University, Aurangabad, 555; Preetinder Singh Sidhu Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, 554; Misharyar Khan MJP, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, 553; Vicky Rana, HNB, Garhwal, 552; Tinku Kumar, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 550; Sheraz Vakil, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 544; Suyash Bhatnager, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 541; Parth Chaudhary, Amity University, Noida, 539; Gourav, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, 537; Arun Sanjay Prabhakar, Anna University, Chennai, 533; Mukesh Shigham, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 528; Arvind Kumar, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 528; Paresh Badagujar, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 528; Pankaj Singh, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, 524; Jadhav Vikram Hanumant, Solapur University, Solapur, 524; Himanshu Goswami, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 519; Gurveen Ajmani, Lucknow University,Lucknow, 518; Shashank Chouhan, RTM, Nagpur, 516; Nirgude Shivam, University of Pune, Pune, 513; Anupam Yadav, LNIPEducation, Gwalior, 512

10m Air Pistol (women)

Saumya Seth, Delhi University, Delhi 375; Apsara, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 370; Anushree, Banasthali University, Banasthali Vidyapith, (Raj) 369;

Vaidehi Salunki, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 366; Ramandeep Kaur, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 366; Neha Jaiswal, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Garhwal (Uttarakhand), 366; Naman Sharma, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, 365; Veena Khichi, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 364; Himani Singh Dangi, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 360; Kirandeep Kaur, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 358; Himadri Thapliyal, HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar Garhwal (Uttarakhand), 355; Chavan Manisha Uttam, Solapur University, Solapur, 353; Sandeep Kaur, Punjabi University, Patiala, 348; Pooja, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 345; Mahjabi Bano Dr RML Avadh University, Faizabad, 344; Praul Malik, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 343; Vishvpreet, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 343; Bhaip Siddhi, University of Pune, Pune, 342; Jyoti Dhiman, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 337; Sheela Srivastev, Dr. RML Avadh University, Faizabad, 334; Jadeja Priyankaba, Saurashitra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, 327; Jaspreet, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, 326; Kapgate Rajas, Dr. BAM University, Aurangabad, 304 Prema Yadav, RTM University, Nagpur, 299; Kadia Vivaxa R. Veer Narmad, South Gujarat University, Surat, 286; Lakshmi Kumari, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand, 272.

10m Air Rifle (men)

Akhil Sheoran, Delhi University, Delhi, 593; Satyam Chauhan, Delhi University, Delhi, 592; Gagh Rupvikas, Mohan Shivaji University, Kolhapur, (Maharashtra), 589; Rakesh, Manpat Jain University, Bangalore, 589; Tejas, Karle Mumbai University, Mumbai, 588; Prathmesh Sonsurkar, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 587; Barkul Akash, University of Pune, Pune, 586; Chandradev Rathore, Amity University, Noida, 585; Ekambir Singh Mandi, Punjabi University, Patiala, 585; Aman Deep, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 584; Anil Pande, RTM, Nagpur, 584; Sarpreet Singh, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 584; Jasneel Singh, Amity University, Noida, 583; Nikhil Kashyap, Delhi University, Delhi, 582; K. Nandhakumar, Anna University, Chennai, 582; Salokhe Virbhadra Vijay, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 581; Naveen, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 580; Ajaypal Singh, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 579; Chavan Nitin, University of Pune, Pune, 577; Tejkaran Saini, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 576; Utsav Bhardwaj, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 576; Kaptan, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 575; Ekampreet, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 575; Prince Kumar, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 574; Tanuj Kumar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 572; Naik Madukar Vilas, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 570

10m Air Rifle (women)

Aayushi Gupta, Delhi University, Delhi, 396; Borchate Supriya, University of Pune, Pune, 393; Jasbir Kaur, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 391; Vinita Bhardwaj, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 391; Priyanka D. Patil, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 390; Neha Sapte, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 390; Devadi Shweta, Dr. BAM University, Aurangabad, 389; Sarveshwari Kumari, Delhi University, Delhi, 388; Aishwarya Shroff, Mumbai University, Mumbai, 388; Desai Shradha Appaso, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 388; Deokar Ujwala, University of Pune, Pune, 388; Shruthi T. Battepatil, Jain University, Bangalore, 387; Chiranta Kumari, IIS University, Jaipur, 385; Shweta Malik, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 384; Simrat Chanhal, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 384; Kalpana, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, 383; Gadhekar Archana, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwad University, Aurangabad, 382; Gurjeet Kaur, Punjabi University, Patiala, 381; Borokar Khushboo, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwad University, Aurangabad, 381; Jasmeen Kaur, Punjabi University, Patiala 380; Keshav Kanwar, University of Rajashtan, Jaipur, 378; Divya Shukla, Amity University, Noida, 376; Amninder Kaur, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, 376; Anjali Shewaramani, MGK Vidyapith, Varanasi, 375; Kulwinder Kaur, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 375; Meghavi Anand, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, 375; Bhavna Singh, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 374; Sanchaniya Urvashi, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 371; Suhasini Shekhawat, IIS University, Jaipur, 371; Amanpreet Kaur, GNDU, Amritsar, 371; Anjali Awari, RTM University, Nagpur, 368; Harvinder Chaudhary, Devi Lal University, Sirsa, 368; S. Anisha Seles, Anna University, Chennai, 366; Preeti Yadav, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, 366; Salokhe Anuja Vijay, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, (Maharashtra), 366; Bharti Nirmal, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, 354.



Kabaddi tourney
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh to clash in final today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Kabaddi team of Tamil Nadu will face Andhra Pradesh in the final match of 27th All- India Postal Kabaddi Tournament, tomorrow at Kabaddi Grounds of Sector 42 sports complex, here.

In the semi-finals played today, defending champions Tamil Nadu Postal Circle defeated Karnataka Postal Circle by 44 points. Karnataka Postal Circle players tried their best to reduce the winning margin but Tamil Nadu team maintained their performance through out the match. In the second semi -final last year’s runners-up Maharashtra Postal Circle went down against Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle. Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle maintained its lead in the entire match and won the match by a hair-line margin of one point.



Karan, Aashi adjudged best athletes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 13
Athletes Karan and Aashi were adjudged as the best athletes during the concluding day of 59th Annual Athletic meet at Government College of Education, Sector 20. A fancy dress competition was also organised on the occasion.

Earlier, Harsh Batra, principal, welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Students participated in various athletics events such as race, high jump, long jump, musical chair and discus throw.



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