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Travel agents booked for fraud
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16
In separate incidents, the local police have booked city-based travel agents for allegedly duping residents of Punjab and Chandigarh on the pretext of sending them abroad.

In the first case, Paramjit Singh, a resident of Faridkot (Punjab), alleged that Jatinder Dhankar, owner of Global Enterprises, cheated him on the pretext to sending his and his uncle’s daughter abroad and also assured a permanent visa to him.

The complainant alleged that after considering an advertisement, he approached the company and submitted Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 in the first installments and further paid Rs 5.50 lakh and Rs 6 lakh in the second installments, respectively, in 2009. Both the girls were sent abroad and returned a few years back to get visa extension.

When the family approached the company’s owner for the extension of visa, the accused started ignoring their request. The owners are at large at present.

Another resident of Faridkot, Lakhwinder Singh, alleged that Karan Sachdeva and other residents of Sector 34 duped him of Rs 4,50,000 on the pretext of sending him abroad.

The complainant alleged that the accused person took Rs 4,50,000 from him to make a study visa of Singapore. He was sent to Singapore but was deported due to the non-payment of college fee.

Later, the accused agreed to pay the college fee but even after three months, the accused failed to do the same.

In another case, a director of Immigration Company has been booked on the charges of committing fraud with a person. The complainant, Ranjit Singh of Rajpura, alleged that the accused Rajan Verma, director of M/S Ganga Immigration and Educations Services pvt ltd, duped him of Rs 7.50 lakh.

According to the victim’s statement, he approached the company in 2009 and submitted Rs 7.50 lakh in cash. However, even after one year, the accused failed to fulfill his commitment of providing the complainant with a job.

In the fourth case, JK Parashar, a resident of Sector 41, alleged that Harkirth Singh Bedi and Kapil Aggarwal duped him of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. 



Tyres of two new cars stolen 
Our Correspondent

Mohali, August 16
Tyres of two new cars were stolen from Phase IV here last night.
Ankur Sethi, a resident, said today that he parked his new Volkswagen outside his house around 8 PM yesterday.

Ankur, who stays on the second floor, said around 5.45 AM he got a call from a person living on the ground floor that the tyres of his vehicle were missing.

When he went outside, he found all four tyres, along with alloys, of his vehicle missing. The thieves had left the vehicle on bricks.

He said the thieves also took away tyres of a new Swift car of another resident living in Phase IV.

A complaint in this regard has been made to the police.



Two booked for gangrape

Mohali, August 16
The Mohali police have booked two youngsters, including a BA student, on charges of gangrape of a 19-year-old migrant girl, here.

The accused, identified as Ajay, a student of BA in a Chandigarh college, and Vinod, a Class IV employee in the PUDA committed the crime on August 13.

Ajay was a neighbour of the victim. The victim’s father, in his complaint, alleged that Ajay called up his daughter at his house, saying that his father was calling her. The matter came to light on Friday when the victim told about the incident to her family.

The police have registered a case of rape against the duo at the Balongi Police Station. Both Ajay and Vinod are absconding. — TNS



Five youths held for betting on cricket match 

Chandigarh, August 16
The Operations Cell of the Chandigarh Police today arrested five persons for betting. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Naresh Gupta, Sunil Kumar, Kishan Lal, Dilbag Rai and Rajiv Kumar for alluring people to bet on the matches of the ongoing India-England test match series. A team of the Operations Cell sent a decoy customer with Rs 500 to them. The accused were arrested after they accepted the money and handed a signature slip to the decoy customer.

A case under Section 13A/3/67 of the Gambling Act and Sections 420/120-B of the IPC has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. The police recovered 10 cellphones, Rs 8400 cash, a notebook and two cars from the accused. The accused were produced before a court that sent them to 14-day judicial custody. — TNS



Man booked for fraud

Chandigarh, August 16
The police have booked, Davinder Singh, a resident of Chandigarh, for using forged signatures to transfer a luxury car on his name.

The complainant, Ajay Chaudhary, a resident of Ambala and an employee with the Central Government, alleged that the accused made forged documents on behalf of his father, a former Army official, for transferring their car on his name.

The complainant said Davinder approached his father, YN Chaudhary, in 2011 and asked him to join his real estate company. After his father joined the company, the accused used forged signatures to stake claim on their Audi car.

“The accused requested my father to join as non-executive director in his company. Later, the accused used forged signatures of my father, appointed as the director of his company, to take the ownership of the car,” said Chaudhary.

He said: “In December 2013, I came to know that Davinder had applied to the local RLA office for the transfer of their Audi car on his name. After receiving the information, my father resigned from the post of the director,” said Chaudhary.

The police have registered a case against Davinder for preparing forged documents. Davinder is a ‘conman’. He is wanted in several forgery cases registered in Mohali and Panchkula. — TNS



Two killed, 1 hurt in accidents
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16
Two persons were killed while one sustained serious injuries in separate road accidents here.
In the first incident, a rashly driven car hit a motorcycle on which two youths - Yogesh Rawat and Santu Singh - were travelling on. The accident took place near the dumping ground of Dadu Majra Colony (DMC) on Thursday night.

The victims were immediately rushed to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, Chandigarh. Later, Yogesh, who was riding pillion, was referred to the PGIMER where doctors declared him brought dead. The condition of Santu, who was riding the motorcycle, is said to be stable. Acting on the complaint, the police have arrested the driver of the car. He has been identified as Vishal Mahajan, a resident of Sector 38, here.

Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 39-A police station, said a case had been registered on the statement of Santu.

In the second incident, a pedestrian succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. The victim, Rohit Kumar (14), a resident of Kishangarh, was hit by an unknown vehicle on August 8 and was admitted to the PGIMER. He breathed his last on Thursday night.

According to the victim’s father, his son had gone to market to buy some household items. A white colour car hit him when he was returning home.

A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered at the Mani Majra police station in this regard.



Tarini, Arunima shine in chess championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16
Goyal sisters maintained lead on the first day of Chandigarh Women’s Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here.

Tarini Goyal and Arunima Goyal took a lead with two points each at the end of the second round. The championship is being organised by the Chandigarh Chess Association.

A total of four international rated players are participating in the championship.

Brief score

2 points-Tarini Goyal, Arunima Goyal

1 point-Navneet Ahuja, Shweta, Kashish Kaushal, Edha Garg, Shrushti Fulzele, Anahat

0 point-Nehal Saini, Pratima.



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