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Man held with fake sales tax bills
Tribune News Service

Banur, July 19
A vigilant excise and sale tax inspector today nabbed an employee of Mandi Gobindgarh-based coal company for trying to get cleared fake bills worth lakhs of rupees at local sale tax collection centre, this afternoon.

Harjinder Singh, sales tax inspector, smelled a rat when Ajay Kumar, approached him with 18 bills for clearance at one go. Harjinder Singh got suspicious and asked the man to accompany him for physical verification of the vehicles.

The man, however, failed to show the vehicles following which the inspector called the police.

A team of police reached the spot and arrested Ajay Kumar. A case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC was registered against him at Banur police station.

He was later produced before a local court and was remanded to police custody for a day.

Harjinder Singh said the cost of goods shown was worth Rs 54 lakh and the accused was trying to evade tax of Rs 2,54,990 by producing fake bills for clearance.

Police remand

Harjinder Singh, sales tax inspector, said the cost of goods shown was worth Rs 54 lakh and the accused was trying to evade tax of Rs 2,54,990 by producing fake bills for clearance. The accused, Ajay Kumar, was produced before a local court and was remanded in police custody for a day. 



Youth jailed in rape case

Mohali, July 19
Local court today pronounced seven-year jail term to a rapist, here. Accused Pinku, a resident of Bihar, had raped a 19-year-old girl at Mullanpur after abducting her. The police had registered a rape and abduction case against him.

The court of Mohali Additional District And Sessions Judge Jaswinder Shimar held Pinku guilty of the crime and pronounced seven-year jail and Rs 10,000 fine. — TNS



One killed, four injured in accidents

Zirakpur, July 19
One person was killed and four were injured in two accidents on the Kalka-Ambala highway in the last 24 hours.

In an accident involving a tractor-trailer and an Alto car, four occupants of the car sustained injuries and one of them died on way to the hospital. The incident occurred under the Zirakupr flyover, when the car rammed into a tractor-trailer. In the collision all the four occupants namely Jatinder, Davinder, Dharminder and Pradeep sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh, where doctors declared Davinder Kumar brought dead.

In another accident, an vehicle knocked down a girl on the highway near Sethi Dhaba, last night. The injured Shushila was rushed to GMCH, Sector 32, Chandigarh. — TNS



Burail resident arrested for investment agent’s murder
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 19
Two days after the decomposed body of an investment agent was found dumped in a nullah in Sector 23 here, the Chandigarh Police claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of a resident of Burail.

The deceased, Krishan Kumar (43), a resident of Khuda Lahora, was missing since July 15 evening and his family had also lodged a missing complaint with the police. His car was also missing.

Police officials said the accused, identified as Karan Pawar, had been arrested. Karan admitted that he had committed the crime.

“Karan, a resident of Burail, was arrested after scrutinising the call details of the deceased as there were several calls made between the two. During questioning, he admitted that he had killed Krishan,” said a police official.

On the information provided by the accused, the police also recovered the missing vehicle of the deceased from Sector 34, Chandigarh.

Krishan was working with a courier company and was also into selling products and worked as an agent with an investment company.

According to police sources, Karan, who is also an investor, had invested his money through Krishan.

The police said Karan had invested Rs 3 lakh through Kirshan but he failed to get the returns. Karan kept asking for his money but Krishan failed to return the money with interest, following which he allegedly killed Krishan by strangulating him. Karan then threw his body in the nullah in Sector 23.

A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 17 police station.

The case

The deceased, Krishan Kumar (43), a resident of Khuda Lahora, was missing since July 15 evening and his family had also lodged a missing complaint with the police. His car was also missing.



24-yr-old youth ends his life

Chandigarh, July 19
A 24-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Colony No. 4 here on Friday.

The deceased, identified as Sushil Kumar, is a native of Uttar Pradesh. He was staying along with his family. Kumar worked as a labourer at a company in the Industrial Area. The victim’s wife, who is pregnant, said Sushil was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room.

Sushil’s neighbours reported the matter to the police. Later, a police team rushed him to the GMCH-32 where doctors declared him brought dead. No suicide note was found from the spot. Inquest proceedings have been initiated in the matter. — TNS



14-yr-old makes it to ASC centre
Tribune News Service

Bassi Pathana (Fathehgar Sahib), July 19
14-year-old Ravidas Singh from Mehar Baba Charitable Trust in Bassi Pathana has been selected for the Army ASC Centre (South), Bangalore, after undergoing selection trials in Bangalore

A Class IX student of Government Senior Secondary School, Bassi Pathana, he was selected out of the 50 players who participated in trials from the region in physical fitness, skill, knowledge and performance tests.

The trials were held for four days at Bangalore.

Only seven players including Ravidass were shortlisted for the final selection. Son of Sardar Tara Singh (42), a daily wager, he joined the Mehar Baba Charitable Trust Hockey Academy in 2012.

According to Prof HS Mejie, owner of the hockey nursery, Ravidas’s selection will encourage other players at the academy to play hard.

At the Army ASC Centre, the selected players undergo extensive training and are imparted free education. At the age of 18 years, the selected players are absorbed as sepoys on the pay scale of Rs 25,000 along with canteen facilities, medical benefits and paid leave of 90 days every year.

The ASC Centre South Agaram Post, Bangalore, hosts a hockey team out of the 15 such sports companies for different sports discipline under the joint venture of the Indian Army and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to promote sports in the country.

About MBCT Hockey Nursery

Hockey Nursery is a unique experiment to revive the Indian hockey by grooming young boys and girls from the age of 5 to 10 years. Promoted by Mehar Baba Charitable Trust, under the leadership of Prof HS Mejie, a philanthropist, it provides hockey talent in the sub-junior and junior categories a platform to represent the state at national tournaments.



annual cycle rally
Senior citizens, policemen pedal to save environment
UT IGP RP Upadhyay gives the event a miss
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 19
UT IGP RP Upadhyay, who was supposed to flag off an annual cycle rally organised by Chandigarh Senior Citizens, gave the event a miss. Since the IGP didn’t arrive for the event, ASP Parvinder Singh flagged off the rally from Sector 11 here this morning.

Participants from schools and colleges, who were supposed to join the cycle rally, dropped out due to the inclement weather.

The cycle rally was organised to spread the message to save environment. Dressed in bright red T-shirts, senior citizens pedalled bicycles wearing evocative messages like “Grow More Trees”, “Keep Your City Green”, etc, around their neck. The police personnel also peddled with the senior citizens from Sector 11 to the Sukhna Lake.

The senior citizens and the police personnel formed a human chain at the Sukhna Lake to convey the message of united action for clean environment.



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