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Duty magistrate, cop hurt as protesters hurl stones
Tribune News Service

Lalru, July 30
Dera Bassi Naib Tehsildar Harpreet Kaur and Handesra SHO Santokh Singh were injured when a mob hurled stones at them at Khelan village this afternoon. Irate over the local administration not evicting encroachers on a chunk of village common land, residents of Handesra village blocked the Ambala-Naraingarh road for over two hours. The villagers alleged the administration was shielding the encroachers.

On receiving information, Harpreet Kaur, who is also duty magistrate, along with police force led by SHO Santokh Singh reached the spot and tried to disperse the protesters.

Heated argument ensued leading to clash between the protesters and the police personnel. The protesters reportedly hurled stones at the police. In the melee, the Niab Tehsildar sustained injuries on her foot and the SHO received injuries on his arm.

The duty magistrate was medically examined at the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi, the police said.

The police had to call additional force and resort to cane charge to quell the protesters.

The police has registered a case against over 40-50 persons at Handsera police station in this regard.



Realtor told to refund booking amount of dwelling unit
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
Emaar MGF Land Limited has been directed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to refund Rs 5 lakh paid by a complainant towards booking amount of a residential unit and Rs 25,000 towards mental agony caused to the complainant.

The complainant, Umed Singh Rawat, alleged that he had booked a residential unit with the opposite party in their project Mohali Hills, Sector 109, Mohali, by paying an amount of Rs 5 lakh. He added that he was not provided information he sought about the project, such as requisite permissions, layout plans, availability of water and electricity connections etc.

On visiting the site, it was found that there were no approach/connecting roads, no proper internal roads, no water and drainage system, no street lights and that the land at the site was full of ditches. The complaint asked for refund of the booking amount but to no avail.

In its reply, the opposite party stated that the complainant did not make any payment after depositing the earnest money. “The complainant sought cancellation of the allotment for some financial constraints. It is also submitted that the complainant never sent the buyer’s agreement after duly signing it, despite reminders,” the opposite party stated.

The forum ruled, “We are of the opinion that the plea taken by the opposite party had no merit. Since no buyer’s agreement has been executed between the parties, the opposite party is not legally justified to forfeit the entire booking amount of the complainant.”



Murder of 68-yr-old woman
Domestic helps, kin awarded life term
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 30
A local court today awarded life imprisonment to two domestic helps and their relative for killing a 68-year -old woman in Sector 7 here with the motive of dacoity. The convicts have been identified as Suraj Pal, his wife Chintesh and their relative Gaindal. Another accused arrested in the case, Ram Bahadur, was declared minor.

In August last year, Sushila Devi (68), a sister-in-law of Ludhiana Superintendent of Police (SP) Manohar Lal, was smothered by the domestic helps with the motive of loot. She was found murdered in a bathroom. The domestic helps did not flee from the spot so that they are believed as innocent.

While the domestic helps claimed that Sushila Devi slipped in the bathroom, the post-mortem examination report stated that she was smothered to death.

On the day of the murder, the police had arrested four persons for the crime, including the two servants who are married and their two relatives. After smothering her, the couple reportedly stole cash and jewellery and gave them to their relatives, who fled from the spot.

Devi was alone at her place when she was done to death. Her husband, a Colonel in the Army, had died 20 years ago. Her younger son Rajinder and his wife were away for a holiday to Dubai while her elder son Virender resides in Canada.



Attempt to murder
Couple gets five years in jail

Chandigarh, July 30
A coupe residing in Sector 52 colony was today sentenced to five years in a house trespassing and murder attempt case. The court convicted the couple after eight years of trial.

The court convicted Rakesh Bahadur and his wife Dharuvpati under Section 307, 450, 34 and 506 of the IPC.The complaint against them was filed by Kamla Prashad who is also a resident of the same colony. According to his complaint, the incident took place on July 23, 2006, in his tenement. He alleged that both Rakesh Bahadur and his wife sprinkled kerosene on him and set him affire. Though he saved himself, but in putting out the fire he received 30 per cent bun injuries. — TNS



Burail jailbreak case
Bheora appears in district court
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
BKI chief Paramjit Singh Bheora, convicted for assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, who is lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delh,i was brought to the district court today where his statements under Section 313 of the CrPc were recorded in the Burail jailbreak case.

Bheora, in his statements before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anubhav Sharma said that he was innocent and had been falsely implicated in the case.

Jagtar Singh Hawara, Bheora and their accomplice Jagtar Singh Tara, along with another murder convict Devi Singh, had made a sensational escape from the Burail Jail in January, 2004, by digging a 104-foot long tunnel.

While Hawara and Bheora were arrested, Tara and Devi Singh are still at large. The case has now been adjourned to August 13.


cheating case
Complaint filed against singer Gippy Grewal
Tribune News Service

Gippy GrewalChandigarh, July 30
A criminal complaint seeking registration of a case of fraud and forgery has been filed against Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal in court today. The complaint has been admitted in the court and evidence was recorded today. The complaint has been filed by Aman Advertisement in Sector 26 through its Director Raman Aggarwal.

It has been alleged in the complaint filed through advocate Arvind Thakur that in February 2014, Gippy Grewal came to his office for advertising and publicity for the film ‘Jatt James Bond’. An amount of Rs 7 lakh was settled for the purpose. While an amount of Rs 2 lakh as given at that time, it was decided that the rest of the amount would be given by Garish, a resident of Barnala, who has also been made party in the complaint.

It has been alleged that after publicity of the film, the complainant requested Gippy for the remaining payment of Rs 5 lakh. A cheque was issued to him, which was dishonoured on May 24, 2014, and also on July 2. The manager of the advertisement company today told the court that Gippy Grewal used to threaten them when they used to ask him for Rs 5 lakh.

A recording of his (Gippy’s) voice threatening them and sms have also been submitted in court today. It has been prayed in the complaint that the accused be summoned and tried under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC.

The case has now been adjourned to November 7.



Arhtiya assn chief commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Surinder Pal Singh, the victimMohali, July 30
President of the Mohali Arhtiya Association Surinder Pal Singh Kamboj (53) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the wee hours at his residence in Phase 6 here today. Kamboj shot himself with his licensed 12 bore rifle under his chin around 3am.

The victim was allegedly under depression due to his prolonged illness. He was under treatment at the PGI, Chandigarh, said the police. Kamboj is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.



GMSSS-36 to vie for Subroto Cup
Qualify for the football tourney after beating Strawberry Fields School 4-0
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
Representing Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 36, trainees of the Chandigarh Football Academy outclassed Strawberry Fields School, Sector 26, to win the Pre-Subroto Cup Football Tournament for Boys (U-14).

Maintaining their good momentum throughout the game, being played on the grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, the GMSSS-36 outfit registered a 4-0 win to qualify for the Subroto Cup Football Tournament to be held at New Delhi later this year.

In the final qualifier, the winning side drew first blood in the eleventh minute, with striker Sumit putting the team ahead. Soon after, Sanjeev doubled the joy with netting a goal in the nineteenth minute. Within seven minutes, Sanjeev struck again, putting the team ahead by 3-0. After, the ball got past the hapless goalkeeper for the fourth time—off Dalbir’s foot, in the thirty-second minute—the match was reduced to a one-sided affair.

Japneet stars in Saupin’s victory

In a boys’ (U-17) tie, Saupin’s School, Sector 32, defeated SGHSS School, Sector 38, 3-1. Striker Japneet starred in the win after pumping in two goals. Putting on display a solo effort, the striker opened his team’s account in the eleventh minute. After Arjun scored another goal for the team in the twenty-third minute, Japneet returned to put the final nail in the opponents’ coffin, six minutes later.

GMSSS-10 march ahead in tie-breaker

In another match, which went into a tie-breaker, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, logged 6-5 win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 40.

In the stipulated time, both teams scored only one goal. While GMSSS-40 took the lead through Anubhav in the fifteenth minute of the tie, Gailak leveled the scores in the twenty-sixth minute.

In the tie-breaker, Pale Ram, Amandeep, Harjeet and Anubhav came good for the losing side. Their effort, however, was not enough to take them through, with Pardeep, Varun, Bishwa, Saurav and Gailak scoring a brace each for GMSSS-10.

Ashiana School log win

In an earlier match played between Ashiana Public School and Vivek High School, the former won 4-3. In the under-14 tie, Nishchal Chandan scored all four goals for the winning side. Hardeep (2) and Gunjeet (1) completed the tally for Vivek High School.



All-round performances steer GMSSS-19 to win
Wrap up Kids-R-Kids School innings on seven runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
Putting an all-round performance on display, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, thrashed Kids-R-Kids School, Sector 42, by 174 runs during a match of the Inter-School Cricket Championship for Boys (U-14) here today.

Opting to bat first, the government school side scored 181 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Opener Amit’s quick-fire 78 runs off 40 balls, studded with 12 boundaries, proved vital. He was ably supported by Rohit, who scored 40 off 31 balls.

In reply, the Kids-R-Kids School were restricted to seven runs in 4.4 overs. Amit and Rohit came good with the ball too, claiming six and three wickets respectively.

Arjun shines in GNPS win

In another tie, Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sector 36, logged a 158-run win over Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 32. Put in to bat first, the GNPS side posted 184 runs for the loss of two wickets. Arjun Azad provided a strong foundation by scoring 62 runs off 45 balls, which included 11 boundaries. Nipun Sharda with his unbeaten contribution of 55 (35), which included nine boundaries and a six, remained the other noticeable performance. In reply, GMSSS-32 were bundled out on 26 runs in 9.4 overs. Arjun Azad claimed four scalps, giving away 14 runs, while Manveer and Arshnoor took three and two wickets each.

Johnians come good against AKSIPS

In the third match, St John’s High School, Sector 26, beat Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS), Sector 45, by 82 runs. Batting first, the winning side scored 137 runs for the loss of five wickets. Hardip (51 off 42) and Pritosh (26 off 33) scored the major share, while Gurkaran came good for the bowling side with figures of three for 33.

In reply, AKSIPS lads ended their innings on 55 runs in 10 overs. For St John’s High School, Ratish hogged the limelight by claiming four for 13, while Paritosh took a wicket.

St Kabir lads register win

In the last match of the day, another Sector 26 team—St Kabir School—logged win. Batting first against Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, the winning side posted 139 runs with Ujwal (41 runs) and Harshdeep (26 runs) making noticeable contributions. Satnam and Balcharan shared four wickets apiece. In reply, the government school side got out on 72 runs. Namantook four for 14.



HTA–AITA Super Series Tennis Tourney
City lads Digvijay, Param in final four
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
Local players Param Pun and Digvijay Pratap Singh confirmed their place in the semifinals of the ongoing HTA–AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament being played at the Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal.

The quarterfinal clash between Param Pun and Sagar Bains, in the boys’ (U-16) category, saw a tough fight between the two city-based players. While Param won the first set with ease (6-0), in the next he failed to hold his serve and went down 1-6. Just when Sagar started gaining momentum, Param used his experience and came back strongly to win the final set 6-0.

Another quarterfinal in the same category saw Chandigarh’s Digvijay Pratap Singh trounce Delhi’s Shramay Dhawan in straight sets: 6-3, 6-0.

In the boys’ (U-14) category, however, Chandigarh’s lads had a mixed day. In a well-fought match, city’s Kabir Manrai defeated Aman B Patel of Gujarat. After giving away the first set 5-7, Manraj kept his cool and using his strong serves and down-the-line shots won next two sets 7-5, 6-2.

In another quarterfinal clash, however, Chandigarh’s Calvin N Golmei failed to overcome the challenge from Gujarat’s Megh B Patel. Losing the match 3-6, 3-6, he made an exit from the tournament.

Results (quarterfinals)

Girls’ singles (U-14): 1-Prinkle Singh (J&K) bt 7-Neha Mokhasi (MAH) 6-2, 6-4; 4-Muskan (DLI) bt Radhika Yadav (HAR) 6-2, 6-1; 3-Shreya Gulia (HAR) bt 6-Mubashira Shaik (AP) 6-0, 6-0; 2-Sarah Dev (PB) bt 8-Nairuti Vyas (GUJ) 6-2, 6-1.

Boys’ singles (U-14): 1-Megh B Patel (GUJ) bt 6-Calvin N Golmei (CHD) 6-3, 6-3; Rhythm Malhotra (DLI) bt Vipul Mehta (DLI) 6-0, 6-3; 4-Kabir Manrai (CHD) bt 5-Aman B Patel (GUJ) 5-7, 7-5, 6-2; 2-Himanshu (HAR) bt Neeraj Yashpaul (CHD) 6-2, 6-0.

Girls’ singles (U-16): 1-Aarushi Kakkar (CHD) bt 8-Nairuti Vyas (GUJ) 6-4, 6-3; 3-Sarah Dev (PB) bt 6-Muskan (DLI) 6-1, 6-3; 4-Neeru (HAR) bt Jannat Khurana (PB) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; 2-Prinkle Singh (J&K) bt Sanya Singh (MAH) 6-1, 6-2.

Boys’ singles (U-16): 1-Param Pun (CHD) bt Sagar Bains (CHD) 6-0, 1-6, 6-0; 3-Paras Dhaiya (HAR) bt 6-Megh B Patel (GUJ) 6-3, 7-6(6); 5-Digvijay Pratap Singh (CHD) bt 4-Shramay Dhawan (DHI) 6-3, 6-0; 7-Mritunjay Badola (UTK) bt 2-Sumit Pal Singh (J&K) 6-3, 6-4.



inter-school kabaddi meet
Apathy: A tough game on a rough field
Deepankar Sharda
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
The football ground of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, has uneven patches and length of grass. It is often converted into a parking lot during counselling sessions for admissions.

It is this rough field that the authorities narrowed down on for organising the inter-school kabaddi tournament for boys (U-14).

Circle Kabaddi is known for its rough-and-tough nature, but the organisers have taken this to a whole new level.

“The field should be sprinkled with water before every match. On this field, however, even the sprinkled water will lead to more trouble, as it has uneven patches and grass. These young players are so in love with this game that they ignore such things. No professional player or even a college-level player will agree to play in such conditions,” said an official on match duty.

The coach of one of the teams said: “Every time, these players fall on the grass, they complain of itching. There is a high rish of developing rashes and scratches. None of the schools might come forward to submit a written complaint; however, it’s the duty of the organisers to keep in mind a player’s well-being.”

Results on Day 1: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, bt Government Model Senior Secondary School, Khuda Ali Sher, 23-20; Government Model High School, Mani Majra, bt SGGS School, Sec-35, 15-0; Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sarangpur, bt Government Model Senior Secondary School, Maloya, 26-9; Government High School, Dadu Majra, bt Government High School, Sarangpur, 22-13; Government High School, Sector 40, bt Government Model High School, Dhanas, 22-13.



GMSSS-10 fencers claim top spot
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
After winning the title in the girls’ (U-14) category, fencers of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, claimed the top spot in the girls’ (U-17) category as well.

Playing at home, the team claimed 40 points, followed by Chitkara International School, Sector 25, on 27 points. Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, came third with 13 points. In the team category of foil event, the home team finished first, followed by Chitkara International School and Carmel Convent School.

In the epee event, Chitkara International School managed to bag top honours, followed by Carmel Convent School. The overall champions finished third in this event. In the sabre event, GMSSS-10, attained the first position, followed by Chitkara International School and Sacred Heart School.

Results (individual)

Foil: Sonika (GMSSS-10), Divya (GMSSS-10), Kashish (Chitkara), Harpriya (Carmel); epee: Hardeep (GMSSS-10), Bhavika (Carmel), Anushka (Carmel), Diya (Sacred Heart); sabre: Sonika (GMSSS-10), Akashdeep (Chitkara), Shubhjot (Chitkara), Ayushi (Sacred Heart)



GMSSS-47 girls log win in volleyball
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 30
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 47, got the better of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, at the ongoing inter-school volleyball championship for girls and boys (U-14) being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 26.

The GMSSS-47 girls romped home victorious in straight sets: 25-07, 25-13.

In another match of same category, GMSSS-10 beat St Anne’s School, Sector 32, 25-15, 25-09. GMSSS-19, meanwhile, was awarded “walk over” against DAV School, Sector 15.

Other results: Boys’ (U-14): GMSSS-19 bt GMSSS-26, 25-11, 25-15; GMHS-29 bt Tender Heart-33, 25-12, 25-19; GMSSS-27 bt GMSSS-33, 25-11, 25-12; Manav Mangal-21 bt GMSSS-47, 25-18, 25-12; GMSSS-28 bt GHS-Raipur Kalan, 25-11, 25-11; DAV-8 bt GMHS-43, 25-09, 25-09; GHS-32 bt GMSSS-Vikas Nagar, 25-15, 25-15; GMSSS-16 bt GSSS-Kaimbwala, 25-20, 25-13.



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