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heinous crimes against women
Special court set up in P’kula
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 21
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a special court has been set up in Panchkula to fast-track cases of heinous crimes against women.

Among other cases, the sensational Jyoti murder case involving Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and the case of rape and murder of a three-year-old girl involving her stepfather, Ekram Ahmed, will be tried in this court.

The exclusive court has been set up under Additional District and Sessions Judge Roopam Singh on the orders passed by the District and Sessions Judge.

All the cases under Roopam Singh except those involving crimes against women have been transferred to the court of the other Additional District and Sessions Judge, Rajnish Kumar Sharma.

Seven cases being tried in the court of District and Sessions Judge RK Sondhi have been moved to the special court. Also, two cases of rape of minors falling under the Chandimandir police station besides a case of a woman’s murder that falls under the Raipur Rani police station will be tried in this court.

Jyoti murder case to go on fast track

With the Jyoti murder case that tops the list of cases of heinous crimes against women being moved from District and Sessions Judge RK Sondhi’s court to the special court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Roopam Singh, its verdict is expected to come out soon. The fast-track court has been set up to ensure speedy justice in such cases. 



Court seeks reply on HSRPs from Home Secy, SSP (Traffic) 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21
Acting on a petition challenging the fining of vehicles moving on the city roads without high security registration plates (HSRPs), a local court today issued notices to the UT Home Secretary, Regional Licensing Officer and the UT SSP (Traffic), directing them to file a reply by May 17.

A city-based advocate had moved court seeking directions to the traffic police for not issuing challans for the violation for at least six months as the present system was “not fully equipped”.

Advocate Arvind Thakur also wants the court to direct the UT Administration to open more outlets for issuing these plates. 



5 get life term for murder

Mohali, February 21
Five persons, including a woman, were sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Rs 7,000 each for killing a Teur village resident.

While Jagroop Kaur, Jatinder Singh Kaka, Manjinder Singh, Pritam Singh and Dalbir Singh were convicted for murdering Paramjit Singh, alias, Pamma, accused Pritpal Singh was let off.

The case dates back to February 29, 2012. The victim’s father had reported that Jagroop Kaur, wife of victim’s brother, started living with him after her husband died in an accident. They later separated. Later, the victim was murdered while he was on his way to the fields. — OC



Delay in giving possession of flats
Employees’ housing body penalised
Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today penalised the Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO) for causing delay in the effective possession of flats in Kendriya Vihar, Mohali. The forum has directed the organisation to pay Rs 2.25 lakhs as compensation and Rs 22,000 as litigation costs to 16 complainants.

Dr Girish Sahni and 15 others had filed separate complaints against the CGEWHO, alleging wrongful demand of final installment and delay in development of housing society, ‘Kendriya Vihar’ in Mohali.

Pankaj Chandgothia, counsel for the complainants, said the CGEWHO floated a scheme for allotment of residential flats in December 2006. The allotment letter was issued in May 2007 and the project was to be completed within 30 months, i.e. November, 2009, said Chandgothia. The counsel for CGEWHO said allottees had agreed to file the litigation, if any, in Delhi. He said the CGEWHO was a no-profit-no-loss organisation and therefore, the Consumer Court cannot pass any adverse order against it.

“The opposite party has project site office in Mohali and all the meetings also took place in Mohali. The cause of action, therefore, has arisen in favour of the complainant at Mohali and the forum, hence, has the jurisdiction to entertain and adjudicate on the present complaint,” the forum ruled. The forum further held that, “A no-profit no-loss body is not exempted from the purview of Consumer Protection Act.” The organisation was held guilty of deficiency in service.



Youth booked for molesting minor girl
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21
The UT police today booked a youth for molesting a minor girl. The accused allegedly sexually harassed a 14-year-old girl studying in a government school. The minor girl told the police that Rohit, a resident of Sector 25-D, has been passing lewd remarks at her and following her continuously since last week.

Yesterday, when the girl was standing near her house, the accused allegedly came on a motorcycle and holding her by her hand tried to forcibly take her along. A case has been registered at the Sector 39 police station.



DAV-8 clinch trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21
DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, defeated DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, by three wickets in the exciting final of Coca Cola Cricket Cup (under-16), played at PCA Stadium, Mohali.

Winning the toss DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, opted to bat first. The decision didn’t go well for the team as they lost two early wickets at seven and eight runs. Opener Sumit then took the charge along with his teammate Shivam Sharma to take the team to the respectable score.

Sumit and Arjun Kumar were the top scorers for the team as they both scored 37 runs each. Shivam Sharma also contributed valuable 25 runs.

Visitors struggled as there was an excellent bowling performance by DAV School, Chandigarh, Tavleen Singh and Sarthak took 3 wickets each for 11 and 34 runs respectively. There were four run-outs that threw DAV Amritsar team collapsing at 151 in 46.3 overs.

While chasing Tavleen Singh of DAV School, Chandigarh, scored 41 runs to achieve victory for the team. Jagdeep Kumar contributed 28 runs. The winners will now represent Punjab in the Inter State Coca-Cola Cricket Cup tournament to be held in Mumbai.

The winners were felicitated by MP Pandove, cricket players VRV Singh, Manpreet Gony and PN Sankaran, director, operations, Procam International.

DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh, was awarded with winner’s trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000. The runners-up DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, was awarded Rs 35,000 and a trophy.


Man of the Match - Tavleen Singh, DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

Best batsman of the tournament -Jagdeep, DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

Best bowler of the tournament- Rohit, DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Amritsar

Best all rounder of the tournament - Tavleen Singh, DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh

Brief scores

DAV (Amritsar): 151 all out in 46.3 overs (Sumit Sharma 37, Arjun Kumar 37; Tavleen 3/11, Sarthak 3/34).

DAV (Chandigarh): 154 for 7 wickets in 45.2 overs (Tavleen Singh 41, Jagdeep Kumar 28; Arjun 2/16, Rahul Kumar 2/20) 



CII defeat India Bulls by 19 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) defeated India Bulls by 19 runs in an exciting nail biting match of the ongoing CII-ATS Corporate Sports League 2014, being organised by CII Yi Solan Chapter and ATS Infra Ltd. The match was played at DAV School, Sector 8, here today.

Team CII won the toss and elected to bat first. CII scored 117 runs in its allotted 20 overs, backed by a superb knock by Saransh Sharma, scoring 46 runs off 31 balls, studded with 7 boundaries and a six. Tarun Goswami chipped in with 23 (21) hitting 4 fours. Inderjeet from India Bulls grabbed three wickets, yielding 18 runs in his 4 overs while Baneet scalped 4 wickets yielding 29 runs in his allotted 4 overs.

India Bulls were bundled out for 98 in 16 overs, falling short by 12 runs. Inderjeet scored 23 off 19 balls while Pankaj Bajaj supported with 13(8). From CII, Suridner Pal Singh bowled well and grabbed 4 wickets, yielding 15 runs in his 3 overs, while Vishal Beri and Pawan took two wickets each.

In another crucial match, PGI Champions defeated ATS by 9 runs. ATS won the toss and elected to field. PGI scored 136 / 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Kailash top scored with 59(55) hitting 6 fours and a six. From ATS, Ankush took 3 wickets for 25 runs in his 4 overs.

ATS were all out for 127 in their 20 overs. Sandip top scored with 32(35) hitting 1 four and 2 sixes. Sachin supported with 27 off 21 balls hitting 2 fours and a six. From PGI, Karan bowled superbly and took 4 wickets yielding just 21 runs. Harvinder and Ravi took 2 wickets each yielding 10 and 17 runs respectively.

In another match, Punjab Secretariat thrashed Competent Synergies comprehensively by 38 runs. While batting first, Punjab team scored 153/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Ashwani top scored with 38 off 29 balls hitting 8 fours. Gurvinder chipped in with 25(21) hitting 4 fours and a six. From Competent Manoj and Rajinder took 1 wicket each. Chasing the target, Competent were all out for 115 in 20 overs with Tinu tops scoring 37 (39) studded with 4 fours while Puneet scored 20(18) hitting 4 fours. From Punjab Sectt., Bhupinder took 3 wickets in his 4 over yielding 20 runs and Amandeep took 2 wickets in his 4 overs yielding 25 runs.

In another match, Placement Guru thrashed MIA (Mohali Industries Association) comprehensively in a rather one-sided match. While batting first, MIA was bundled out for paltry 61 in 17 overs. Anirudh from Placement Guru took a 5-wicket haul yielding just 14 runs in his 4 overs. In reply, Placement Guru chased the target in 10 overs losing 4 wickets. Arshdeep top scored with 26 off 16 balls, studded with 3 fours and a six while Tejwinder Pal scored 24 not out. 



Row over film shooting in stadium
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 21
High drama was witnessed late this evening when Punjabi singer and rapper Honey Singh was found shooting for a movie at the cricket stadium of Tau Devi Lal Stadium Complex, Sector 3, here.

District sports officer DK Rana said he gave permission for shooting of a cricket scene and not other usual scenes including dance in the stadium. Staff of Honey Singh contacted yesterday for permission to shoot a normal cricket match scene, s
aid Rana.

Estate officer of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Vandana Disodia said no such permission was brought to the notice of the department.

Deputy Commissioner SS Phulia sent district revenue officer Naresh Sheokand with other officials of the administration to the venue.

Questions were also raised that why the shooting was being done at night. Earlier too, a shooting had taken place in the sports complex and the administration ordered that no shooting would be allowed in future. 



Suman, Mazoomdar adjudged best athletes 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 21
The three-day All India Sports Meet of the employees of Departments of Revenue of Central Government of India including Income Tax and Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax was held from February 19 to 21 at PU, Chandigarh.

The winners were presented with medal and mementos. Gagan of South Zone won four gold medals, Suman Devi and Mazoomdar were declared best athlete in the women and men categories. Life Time Achievement Award was awarded to Nagar Mal Moyal (Rajasthan).



Tennis tourney from Feb 24

Chandigarh, February 21
The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) will host the ITF Men’s Futures Tournament (prize US$ 10,000) from February 24 to March 1, at the CLTA courts, Sector 10, here.

Jai Singh Gill, president, CLTA, said top ranking players from 10 countries including India, France, Netherlands, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Sweden, Canada, Croatia, Uzbekistan and Philippines will participate in the championship. — TNS



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