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Four drug peddlers arrested
Were wanted in several cases registered in Punjab
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 22
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police has arrested four notorious drug peddlers, including a national-level kabaddi player, from different parts of the city. These drug peddlers were wanted in several cases in Punjab.

During sustained interrogation, the accused disclosed that after the strictness of the Punjab Police on the sale of drugs, they shifted their base to Chandigarh to sell drugs to students of colleges and universities.

On June 21, a team led by sub-inspector (SI) Ashok Kumar arrested one Chhinder Singh, a resident of Ferozepur district, along with 50 grams of heroin.

Police officials said Chhinder Singh was a state-level wrestler and played kabbadi up to the national level. His brother, Harmesh Singh, was arrested by the Punjab Police with 3 kg of heroin and was presently serving his sentence in the Ferozepur Jail.

Chhinder was earlier a consumer. After the arrest of his brother, he started selling drugs. When the Punjab Police started searching for him during the drive against the sale of drugs, he came to Chandigarh and started selling drugs here to the students of colleges and universities. There are several cases registered against him by the Punjab Police.

In another case, the team led by SI Ghan Shayam Rana of the Crime Branch on June 21 arrested one Amarjit Singh, alias Sunny, a resident of Amritsar, and recovered 10 grams of heroin from his possession.

According to the police, Amarjit Singh was a consumer of heroin for the past two years. To make quick money, he started selling drugs in Amritsar. He made his contacts in Chandigarh and started selling drugs in Chandigarh.

Similarly, today a team led by SI Tarsem Singh of the Crime Branch arrested Bachittar Singh, alias Bhim, a resident of Moga district, and recovered 50 grams of heroin and 1.100 kg of charas from his possession. Bachittar Singh was involved in the illegal sale of heroin and other drugs for the past 3 years. He was earlier arrested by the Punjab Police in connection with the sale of heroin and was convicted. After completing his sentence, he again started drug peddling. When the Punjab Police launched a special search to arrest him, he fled from Punjab and started drug peddling in Chandigarh.

The team led by SI Krishan Kumar has made the fourth arrest of Harpreet Singh. Singh, a resident of Moga district, was arrested with 10 grams of heroin. To earn easy bucks, he came in contact of Bachittar Singh of his village who was involved in drug peddling and joined him in the crime.



Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Shivam Bhambriís knock puts UT team in driversí seat
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 22
On the second day of the ongoing Under-19 match being played between Chandigarh and Ludhiana at Sector 16 Stadium for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy, the host got into the driversí seat.

While chasing a total of 280, they scored 192 for two wickets at the stumps. Chandigarh batted second and took advantage of the home ground. They were able to put up a 99-run partnership for the first wicket before Abhimanyu Srivastava fell off on Karanís ball after scoring 29 runs.

Opener Shivam Bhambri scored 97 runs on 119 balls, which included 15 boundaries, before he gave his wicket to Navendu Sharma. At the end of day two, Bhagmender Singh Lather was not out at 42 runs. He was supported at the other end by Arpit Singh Pannu, who scored 15 runs.

Arpit Singh Pannu managed to pick six wickets in 41 overs which included seven maidens and 107 runs from Chandigarh.



PCA panel discuss team performance
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 22
Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) organised its executive committee meeting at Dhruv Pandove conference hall, PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali today.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of PCA president IS Bindra. Honorary secretary of PCA MP Pandove informed the members about the performance of teams from Punjab in the inter-state championships. He said he was not satisfied with the overall performance of the senior team even though they reached the Ranji Trophy semi-finals.

He, however, lauded the under-19 squad which won the All-India Vinoo Mankad Trophy and the under-16 squad which were the runners up in Vijay Merchant Trophy and under-14 team which were the winners of North-Zone Inter-State Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy.



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