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Man gets 7 yrs in jail
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Nazar Singh today sentenced a man to seven years imprisonment for stabbing a 62-year-old woman and robbing her of her jewellery at her residence in Sector 32 in 2010. The court sentenced Satish to seven years in jail and also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

The incident dates back to August 13, 2010, when Satish, who was the relative of the elderly woman, Prem Lata, robbed her jewellery after slitting her wrists and ears with blades and also tried to strangle her in a bid to kill her.

The woman remained admitted to the PGI in a critical condition for days.

As per the prosecution case, the victim’s son, Ganesh Kumar, reached home from work and found his mother lying in a pool of blood near the entry gate of the house. He rushed her to the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital from where doctors referred her to the PGI.

Prem Lata was found unconscious on the floor with multiple injuries. A piece of cloth was wrapped around her neck while blood was oozing from her wrists and earlobes. The two gold bangles she was wearing were missing, the police had said. The police said Prem Lata was alone at home on that evening. The accused had been identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Kangra. 



P’kula Police caught napping in robbery case
Fortnight on, Punjab Judge's stolen SUV used in the robbery recovered half a km away from crime spot
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 13
The SUV of a Punjab Sessions Judge, which was stolen from Chandigarh and used by thieves in committing a robbery here, was found abandoned by the local police in Sector 4 here on Tuesday night. Interestingly, the police kept looking for the car by conducting raids in various cities while it was parked in their area itself.

The car, which was covered with dust, was recovered from behind the government offices, which is about half a km from the crime spot. Sources said the condition of the car revealed that it must have been abandoned about a fortnight ago.

It may be recalled that miscreants stole Tata Safari (CH 04 3191) from the residence of Sessions Judge Harpreet Kaur Jeewan in Sector 40-D, Chandigarh, on July 25 and within a span of 25 hours committed two crimes using the stolen vehicle. They committed a snatching in Sector 16, Chandigarh, and later, robbed a bus conductor on the road separating Sectors 4 and 11 in Panchkula.

“The vehicle was lying behind the government offices in Sector 4. We called our forensic team to examine the car. The robbers would be nabbed soon,” said Inspector Baljeet Singh, SHO, Sector 5 police station.

This is the fourth incident in the tricity in the last one month wherein the robbers have abandoned the vehicle used in the crime.

Fact of the matter
The Tata Safari, which was used to commit a robbery on July 25, parked at the Sector 5 police station in Panchkula. A Tribune photograph
The Tata Safari, which was used to commit a robbery on July 25, parked at the Sector 5 police station in Panchkula. A Tribune photograph

* The Panchkula Police kept looking for the SUV in various cities but was unaware that it was abandoned in their area.

* The robbery took place on the road separating Sectors 4 and 11 and the vehicle was abandoned in Sector 4.

* There is a police station in Sector 5 and a police post in Sector 2. The two sectors are adjacent to Sector 4 where the stolen vehicle was abandoned.

Past incidents where stolen vehicles were found abandoned

June 27 A stolen Toyota Fortuner used in a robbery at Khuda Lahora, Chandigarh, found abandoned in Mansa Devi Complex the next day.

July 13 A Maruti Swift car snatched by robbers in the Rajat Jewellers dacoity found abandoned at Zirakpur the next day.

July 20 Mahindra Bolero snatched by the owner of a liquor syndicate after committing a robbery in Mohali was left at a distance of about 500 meters the same day.

Case history

July 24

00.51 am: Cops at the Sector 39 police station, Chandigarh, get information that a Judge’s car has been stolen from outside her residence in Sector 40.

3.15 pm: Rahul Jaswal, who was walking towards the Sector 17 bus stand, was robbed of his mobile phone by the thieves who were roaming around in the stolen car.

July 25

4.45 am: The thieves target a Haryana Roadways employee robbing him of Rs 7,000 in cash and other valuables.



Students clash, three booked
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
A violent clash was witnessed among students of Government Model Senior Secondary School Sector 40 this evening. The police have booked three accused, including a Class XI student. A case of causing hurt and criminal intimidation under Secton 323, 506, 342 of the IPC has been registered against them and efforts are on to identify and arrest them.

The incident took place at about 2.30 pm soon after the school hours when the students were on their way home. The injured has been identified as Pawan Bisht who sustained serious injuries. Two other students, Deepak and Narinder Negi, also received injuries. All are students of Class XII.

The police said a Class XI student was harassing a physically challenged student Dinkar of the school, much to the objection of his classmates. As the three students objected to him being harassed, the student then brought outsiders. Narinder told the police that they had intervened to save Dinkar who was being threatened and were thrashed. All the injured were rushed to GMSH, Sector 16, from where they were later discharged.



Vivek High School players shine in inter-school basketball championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 13
The hosts, Vivek High School, Sector 70, Mohali, won their matches in both the U-14 boys and girls categories on the third day of the Sardar Bhagwant Singh Memorial Inter-school Basketball Tournament today.
A match between Shemrock Senior Secondary School and The British School under way at Vivek High School , Sector 70, Mohali, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu
A match between Shemrock Senior Secondary School and The British School under way at Vivek High School , Sector 70, Mohali, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky Gharu

In the boys’ category, the Vivek team defeated Saupin’s School (21-5). In the girls’ category, the school team overwhelmed the Shishu Niketan team 19-10. Priyanshi Mehrotra and Kuleen Kanwar showed excellent performance throughout the match.

In another match played under U-14 boys’ category, Shamrock Senior Secondary School beat St Soldier’s School by 28-13. Lovit scored 12 points to bring the match to an end.

In the U-16 boys’ category, Manav Mangal Smart School, Mohali, beat The Gurukul World School by 18-05. Shaurya and Dhruv netted nine points each.

St. Stephen’s School was awarded walkover against Lawrence Public School in another match in the same category.

Further, Shemrock Senior Secondary School defeated The British School, Mohali, by 15-18. Rajeshwar Singh scored six points for the Shemrock team.



Ryan Int’l rout GMSSS-16 in badminton

Chandigarh, August 13
Ryan International-49 defeated the Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16, with 2-1 score in U-17 boys category of the inter-school badminton tournament held at the Sector 42 stadium here today.

In another match under the same category, St John’s High School, Sector 26, routed the AKSIPS–41 by 2-0.

In the U-19 boys category, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School–26 defeated the DAV-8 by 2-1. — TNS



Dodgeball tournament from Aug 21

Chandigarh, August 13
The Dodgeball Association of Chandigarh will organise the 3rd Dev Samaj Dodgeball Trophy for Chandigarh State Dodgeball Championship at Dev Samaj Senior Secondary School, Sector 21-C, Chandigarh, on August 21-22.

The organisers said there was no age bar for events in the seniors category, while for the juniors category, players should have been born on or after January 1, 1999. Participants in the seniors category must be either a resident of or a student in Chandigarh. — TNS



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