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Panchkula lawyer, two others booked for fraudulent land deal
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, August 31
Three persons, including a Panchkula-based advocate, have been booked for a fraudulent sale of a piece of land jointly owned by two residents of Chandigarh. As per the details available, Davinder Singh, the father of a judge in Chandigarh, and his brother Mohan Singh owned over six acres on the Gulabgarh road in Dera Bassi.

Certain persons, however, fraudulently sold nearly two and a half acres to Aman Kapoor, an advocate in Panchkula.

The fraud came to light when Davinder Singh lodged a complaint in the Dera Bassi police station that someone allegedly sold his land to Aman Kapoor by preparing bogus documents. In his complaint, Davinder Singh claimed to have come to know about the deal from a property dealer in Dera Bassi. He added that as per the sale agreement, Aman Kapoor paid Rs 60 lakh to two persons named Davinder Singh and Mohan Singh.

The agreement is ‘fake’ as it does not carry their signatures, Davinder claimed.

The fake document has signatures of two witnesses, JS Randhawa, a resident of Sector 71, Mohali, and a person named Sidhu, a resident of Patiala, the complainant said.

A case under Sections 419, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against Aman Kapoor, JS Randhawa, Sidhu and some unidentified persons involved in the crime at the Dera Bassi police station.

Dera Bassi SHO Gurjit Singh said they have started investigation in the case and the accused would be arrested soon.



Authorities fail to check underage driving
Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, August 31
Even after 12 days a minor crushed a school student to death under his car in Khatik Mohalla, the local administration seems to have not woken up from its slumber. Giving traffic rules a go-by, minors are driving four-wheelers and riding two-wheelers without wearing helmets. They do not possess required documents of vehicles.

Though the local administration claims to have tightened noose around traffic rule violators, the reality is different.

In a tragic accident, Gaurav, son of a shopkeeper, while on his way to school, was crushed to death under a speeding Alto car driven by a minor boy recently. The vehicle was driven by Himanshu, a resident of Shakti Nagar. The car collided head-on with the bicycle leaving the cyclist critically injured. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

Students could be seen driving four-wheelers and riding two-wheelers in the presence of traffic police personnel here.

Sanjiv Kumar, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), claimed to have asked the police officials to enforce traffic rules in the sub-division to curb such incidents.

He said meetings with the heads of different educational institutions and parents would be organised soon to help aware minor children of traffic rules.


Two robbers land in Crime Branch net
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police arrested two members of a gang of robbers at a naka near a rotary in Sector 11 while they were riding a stolen bike. The accused have been identified as Rajinder Kumar (24), alias Vishal, a resident of Sultanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, and Harbir Singh (40), alias Bunty, a resident of Saketri village in Panchkula.

The police said during interrogation, the accused revealed that they along with their two other accomplices, Sonu and Surjit, robbed an office of a courier company at Kishangarh on July 25 last year. “After breaking the shutter of the office, the accused had detained the guards, who were inside the office, and decamped with cash,” the police said.

The accused further disclosed that Surjit and Sonu, who were accompanying them in the robbery, have passed away.

Crime Branch in-charge Inspector Ranjodh Singh said so far, three cases have been solved with the arrest of the duo. “The accused are drug addicts and used to commit robbery to fund their habit,” Singh added.

Both the accused have criminal background and are primary pass. Since they did not have any other source of income to fulfill their drug needs, they started committing theft, robbery and snatching.

Harbir Singh was also involved in two theft cases registered at the Sector 26 police station and two cases registered in Ludhiana. Rajinder Kumar was also involved in the two cases registered at the Sector 26 police station.

Both the accused were produced in the court today and were sent to judicial custody.



4-yr-old boy strangled accidentally
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
A four-and-a-half-year-old boy died after he was accidentally strangulated while he was playing at his house in Maloya. Gurmukh Singh, SHO, Sector 39 police station, said the victim, identified as Anshul, was playing on stairs of his house when a piece of cloth tied around his neck got stuck in the handle of a door resulting in strangulation.

The victim’s parents, who were in a room, were unaware of the incident till one of their neighbours raised an alarm.

The police said the victim’s family has ruled out any foul play.

The SHO said the autopsy of the child will be conducted on Monday and inquest proceedings in the case have been initiated.



Mining officer caught red-handed while accepting Rs 50,000 as bribe
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 31
The Punjab Vigilance flying squad, Mohali, caught a mining officer posted at Ropar red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a contractor here. The accused, Harpreet Singh, was arrested on the complaint of the contractor, Balwinder Singh, aka Rittu.

The officer had allegedly demanded Rs 3 lakh as bribe for not taking action against the contractor for lifting excess soil from the site allotted to him (Rittu).

According to SP (Vigilance) Hargobind Singh, the officer threatened Rittu, who was given a contract to lift soil from a site in Ballabhgarh Madwara, with implicating him in a police case if he does not pay him Rs 3 lakh. “Later, the deal was settled for Rs 1 lakh. The officer was caught red-handed while receiving the first installment of Rs 50,000 from the contractor on Saturday night,” said the SP.

Harpreet Singh was produced before a court here today and has been sent to judicial custody.



Couple booked on rape charge
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 31
The Mohali police booked a couple on charges of rape and criminal conspiracy here today. Ashu Garg and his wife Heena, both residents of Phase 3B1 here, have been booked under Sections 342, 376, 120B and 506 of the IPC for raping a 25-year-old girl, who stays on the upper floor in the same building as a tenant.

The police said Heena helped his husband to commit the crime when the victim, who hails from Jalalabad, came downstairs to switch on submersible pump on August 26.

“Ashu pulled the victim into their room and his wife switched on the TV in high volume. She also bolted the door of the room from outside,” the police said.

The couple also stays in the building as tenants and have two daughters.

The police said the house owner and some other tenants also stay in the building, but nobody was present at the time of the incident.

“After the crime, the accused also threatened the victim of dire consequences. The couple fled the spot after the crime. Raids are on to nab them,” they added.

Fact File

Ashu Garg and his wife Heena, both residents of Phase 3B1, Mohali, have been booked under Sections 342, 376, 120B and 506 of the IPC for raping a 25-year-old girl, who stays on the upper floor in the same building as a tenant.



Mauli Jagran man held with illicit liquor
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
The Chandigarh Police arrested a resident of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh, from near the Airport light point and recovered 24 quarters of a country-made wine from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered at the Industrial Area police station. The accused was later released on bail.

Auto-driver booked for eve-teasing

An auto-driver, Raj Kumar, a resident of Jagatpura village, has been arrested for eve-teasing. The complainant, a resident of Chandigarh, alleged that the accused committed the crime against his 11-year-old niece near the Central School, Sector 31. A case has been registered at Sector 31 police station.

Servant booked for theft

Harsuminder Pal Singh a resident of Sector 11, alleged that his servant, Arjun, stole two watches, gold earrings, one mobile phone and Rs 80,000 in cash from his residence on August 29. A case has been registered at the Sector 11 police station.

Rape accused on the run

A resident of Himachal Pradesh alleged that Kapil Sharma, a resident of Damdhol village in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh, raped her at a hotel in Chandigarh and hid the fact that he was married. A case of rape and cheating has been registered against the accused at the Sector 36 police station.

Bike stolen

Harpreet Singh, a resident of Kumbra village in Mohali district, reported that someone stole his motorcycle, which was parked in Sector 35 C. A case has been registered at the Sector 36 police station.



Fourth All-India Under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Punjab cricketers triumph over Andhra
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
Punjab (Under-19) continued their dominance over Andhra in the 4th All-India Under-19 Dhruv Pandove Trophy. The team skittled out Andhra (U-19) for 103 during the Round 2 of the two-day encounter played at the Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala.

After winning the toss, Punjab (U-19) skipper Anmolpreet Singh opted to field and his move paid rich dividends as their opener Dhruv Kumar Reddy and Suraj Pritam fell to the skills of medium pacer Jagjit Sandhu without opening their individual accounts. Andhra scored two runs for two wickets in 2.5 overs.

Other opener G Jayawardhana held one end together while, wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end. Left arm spinner Karan Bhargav started from where Jagjit Sandhu had left by limiting Andhra batsmen. They had lost five wickets for 27 runs in 7.1 overs. G Jayawardhana hit 45 runs off 108 balls, inclusive of five boundaries. He was caught out by left arm spinner Karan Bhargav.

From a precarious position of 77 runs for 9, Andhra somehow managed to cross the 100 mark. A contribution of 26 runs off 11 balls by Karthik Raman, which included four boundaries and one six, helped the team to cross the mark.

In its reply, Punjab opened its innings with batsmen Karan Sharma and Sanvir Singh. The duo scored 111 runs in just 28 overs before Sanvir Singh was caught out by Ashwani Hebber off G Manish for 34 runs. Karan Sharma went on to score a polished 85 runs off 108 balls, studded with seven boundaries and two sixes. For Andhra, G Manish claimed four for 71 runs.

At close of the first days play, Punjab U-19 was 205 in 56 overs with Navneet Singh Virk unbeaten on 34 runs.

Brief scores

Andhra Pradesh first innings-103 all out in 41.1 overs-G Jayawardhana 45 runs, Karthik Raman 26 runs, Karan Bhargav five for 27 runa, Jagjit Sandhu three for 20 runs, Sukhwinder Singh two for 27 runs

Punjab first Innings-200 for 5 in 56 overs-Karan Sharma 85 runs, Sanvir Singh 34 runs, Mansab Gill 22 runs, Navneet Singh Virk 34 not out

Andhra:G Manish four for 71 runs

In the second match played at the MES Ground, Patiala, between Assam and Vidarbha, Assam, won the toss and elected to bat. Assam bowled out for 131 runs in 38 overs. Vidarbha were 117 runs for three in 47 overs on Day 1.

Brief scores

Assam-131 all out in 38 overs-Devosh 26 runs, Roshan Alam 20 runs, Prashantjeet 18 runs, Ali Zoren three for 10 runs, Darshan two for 39 runs and Akshay one for 6 runs

Vidarbha-117 for three in 47 overs-Varun 45 runs, Mohit Eklak 22 runs, Mohit Kale 26 not out, Abir one for 21 runs and Mahir one for 24 runs

In the third match between Baroda and HPCA U-19 at YPS School, Mohali, Baroda won the toss and opted to bat first. They were bowled out for 257 runs in 94.5 overs. Baroda scored 98 runs for the loss of one wicket in 31 overs. The partnership was broken when Ravinder Patel, 19 off 106 balls, was trapped in front by Chaht. Baroda’s innings was marred by three run outs which sent the team tumbling to 204 runs for six. Mahir Sheikh who was the top scorer with 71 runs off 108 balls, inclusive of 12 boundaries, was also run out by an opponent. Pathik Tadvi 39 off 75 balls and Shlok Desai 29 off 78 balls were other notable contributors. The bowling honours for the HPCA were shared by Sugam Parmar two for 66 runs, Chaht Malhotra two for 58 runs and Prayanshu Khandari two for 5 runs.

The HPCA, in reply, scored eight runs for one in 3 overs when the stumps were drawn for the day.

Brief scores

Baroda-257 all out in 94.5 overs-Mahir Sheikh 71 runs, Shlok Desai 29 runs, Pathik Tadvi 39 runs, Sugam Parmar two for 66 runs, Chaht Malhotra two for 58 runs and Prayanshu Khandari two for 5 runs

HPCA-8 for 1 in 3 overs

In another match, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, Bengal were bowled out for 181runs by the MPCA at DAV, Sector 8, Chandigarh. Abhimanyu Eshwaran led from the front. He scored 70 runs off 107 balls, inclusive of seven boundaries.

Other notable contributions came from Abhishek Mishra (27), and Amir Ghani (34). The bowling honours for the MPCA were shared by Nitish Gurjar, five for 65 runs, and Sagar Sharma, three for 59 runs.

Mild showers in the afternoon delayed the resumption by 105 minutes.

The MPCA scored 26 runs for two in 19 overs at close of the first days play. Anurag Tiwari claimed 2 wickets for 5 runs. Both the teams secured three points in the first encounter. Tomorrows play will decide the leader of the pool.

Brief scores

Bengal-181 all out in 67.5 overs-Abhimanyu Eshwaran 70 runs, Abhishek Mishra 27 runs, Amir Ghani 34 runs, Nitish Gurjar five for 65 runs and Sagar Sharma three for 59 runs

MPCA-26 for 2 in 19 overs-Salman Khan 10 not out, Anurag Tiwari 2 for 5.



Solo Challenge National Championship
Philipose Mathai of Delhi corners glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
Philipose Mathai of Delhi, driving a Maruti Zen at a top speed of 160 kms per hour, was adjudged fastest overall in the round 1 of the Solo Challenge National Championship, held near Sarangpur village in UT today.

The track length for Auto (Modified) was 10.4 kms, since it had the added component of an off road section. The track length for the solo challenge moto races, which were held on Saturday, was 9.2 kms.

Mathai was faster than Mohit Verma, who won the Moto (motorcycles) category riding his KTM 390 at a top speed of about 150 kilometers per hour. Mathai topped the Auto (Modified) category in 398.519 seconds. Second in this category was Rahul Kanthraj of Bangalore, who finished in 409.763 seconds driving a Maruti Zen. Parminder Thakur of Shimla clinched third position at 411.827 seconds. Thakur was driving a Maruti Baleno.

Races for the Auto (four-wheeler) category were held today, with SUVs and cars of diverse makes and sizes competing for the top spot in their respective categories.

The modified vehicles were competing in the extreme category of the event. These vehicles were equipped with roll cages, eight-point harness, seat belt, FIA approved helmets, rally seats and other FMSCI-endorsed safety enhancements.

In the Auto (stock) category, Angad Matharoo, driving an I-20 stood first at 431.841 seconds. Harvinder Bhola, driving a Honda Civic, ranked second finishing at 457.771 seconds. Aditya Thakur, driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.6 (petrol) ranked third at 475.78 seconds.

The track for the stock category was slower and safer as compared to the track for the modified category. In this category, the only changes allowed in the car were in the tyres, rims, steering and the exhaust ends.

In Auto (modified, up to 1400 CC), Philipose Mathai ranked first, completing the race in 406.589 seconds. Abhishek Mishra of Jaipur ranked second, by finishing at 421.43 seconds.

In Auto (modified, up to 1800 CC), Sanjay Sikand of Delhi ranked first at 414.341 seconds. Rahul Kanthraj ranked second in this category, missing the first rank by nanoseconds. His total timing was 414.347 seconds. Abhishek Mishra was third in this category, at 415.815 seconds. Parminder Thakur was fourth, at 416.241 seconds.

In Auto (stock, up to 1800 CC), Harvinder Bhola was first at 455.415 seconds. Aditya Thakur was second at 470.381 seconds. Sazid Sangha was third at 488.406 seconds. In the Auto (stock diesel SUV open category), Karan Bali ranked first, finishing at 490.27 seconds. Gaurav Chiripal was second at 501.496 seconds and Bani Yadav was third at 520.771 seconds.

In the Auto (Stock 4X4 Open) category, Harvinder Bhola ranked first at 457.717 seconds. Bani Yadav ranked second at 509.008 seconds and Suresh Yadav ranked third at 542.101 seconds. Suresh Yadav and Bani Yadav were the only couple participating in the contest, in which Bani drove faster than Suresh and ranked second. Bani also ranked first in the womens’ category, clocking a total time of 506.121 seconds. Founder TCAS Gulpreet Aulakh said a total of 189 races were held today, with 90 competitors from various parts of the country.

Round 2 of the championship will be organised at Jaipur in November.

The final round will be organised over the Formula 1 racing track at Buddh International Circuit, Noida, in January 2015. After the three rounds are over, each competitor will be given a national ranking.



BUSH Academy storm into hockey semifinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
In the first match of the ongoing Memorial Sub-Junior U-14 Hockey Tournament played between the SGPC Hockey Academy Faridkot and Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar, the later won by 2-1.

While in the second match held between Baba Uttam Singh Hockey Academy (BUSH), Khaddor Sahib, and Mehar Baba Charitable Trust, Bassi Pathana, the former logged win by 5 goals and steered into the semifinals.

Brief scores

Match 1-SGPC Hockey Academy, Faridkot, vs Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar.

1st goal-SGPC Hockey Academy-Simranjot-01 min FG 1-0, 2nd goal-Surjit Hockey Academy-Sudershan-35 min FG 1-1, 3rd goal-Surjit Hockey Academy-Sudershan-42 min PC 2-1

Result:Match in favour of Surjit Hockey Academy, Jallandhar, 2-1

Match 2:BUSH Academy, Khadoor Sabib, vs MBCT, Bassi Pathana.

1st goal-BUSH, Khaddor Sahib, Prabhjot, 32 min FG 1-0, 2nd goal-BUSH, Khaddor Sahib, Vanshdeep, 43 Min. F.G 2-0, 3rd goal-BUSH, Khaddor Sahib, Prabhjot, 47 min FG 3-0, 4th goal-BUSH, Khaddor Sahib, Parminder, 51 min FG 4-0, 5th goal-BUSH, Khaddor Sahib, Parminder, 53 min FG 5-0

Result:Match in favour of Baba Uttam Singh Hockey Academy, Khaddor Sahib, 5-0.



Subhash Kumar emerges wushu champion
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31
Subhash Kumar bagged gold in the senior category of men < 48 kg during the 4th Chandigarh State Wushu Championship. Nearly 200 participants from different clubs/institutions took part in the championship.

In the < 52 kg category, gold was bagged by Gaurav, while silver was clinched by Minat Ram and bronze by Gurmit Singh and Rinku.

Other results: < 56 kg-Gold-Gourav Kumar, Silver- Ravi Roshan, Bronze-Amandeep Singh and Suraj, <60 kg category-Gold-Paramvir, Silver-Manoj, Bronze-Raju and Happy,<65 kg-Gold-Ram Bhagat, Silver-Vijay, Bronze- Neelesh and Deepak, <70 kg-Gold-Narinder, Silver-Rajesh, Bronze- Kamal, Parveen, <75 kg-Gold- Saravjit, Silver- Sukhwinder, Bronze- Gaurav, Mani Kandhar, Shiv Kumar, <80 kg-Gold-Amaninder, Silver-Deepak, Bronze-Jatinder, Tanuj, < 90 kg-Gold- Arvind, Silver- Alok, Bronze-Gurnur, 90+-Ramaninder, Silver- Manik

Senior Category-Women-< 48 kg-Gold- Kamaljit, Silver-Preeti, Vani, Bronze-Shalu,< 52 kg-Gold-Diksha, Silver – Ranjana, < 56 kg-Gold-Komal, Silver-Kumari Komal, < 60 kg-Gold-Sujata, Silver-Sucheta, Bronze-Usha

Junior category

Girls-< 45 kg-Gold- Mahima, Silver- Komal, Bronze-Shalu, Simranjit, <48 kg-Gold-Madhuri, Silver-Rani, Bronze-Sneha, Aarti,<52 kg-Gold-Mansi, Silver-Radhika, Bronze-Muskan, Puja, <60 kg-Gold-Niharika, Silver-Tanisha, Bronze-Divyasha

Boys-<48 kg-Gold-Ishaan, Silver-Jeetu, Bronze-Sunny, Niku, <52 kg-Gold- Mansoor Ahmed, Silver-Ramkaran, Bronze-Vishal, Akash, <56 kg-Gold-TarandeeP, Silver-Ritik, Bronze-Ashitij, Bhupinder, < 60 kg-Gold-Arush, Silver-Sidharath, < 65 kg-Gold-Vikas, Silver-Akash, Bronze-Anjinkya, < 75 kg-Gold-Jashandeep, Silver- Madanjit, < 80 kg- Gold- Kartikey, Silver-Piyush.



Western Air Command lift football trophy

Chandigarh, August 31
Western Air Command (WAC) won the Air Force Football Champion while Training Command (TC) had to settle for runners-up position in the final match of the Air Force Football Championship that concluded today at the 3 Base Repair Depot, Air Force Station. WAC won by 1-0.

Meanwhile in the classification match held between the South Western Air Command (SWAC) and the Central Air Command (CAC) for third and fourth position, SWAC won, 4-3, against CAC in penalties.

Air Vice Marshal VS Bharti, YSM VM VSM SAASO, Headquarter Maintenance Command, was the chief guest for the closing ceremony. Based on the performance of each player, the selection committee selected 23 probables to undergo the Air Force coaching camp.

Position holders-1st-WAC, 2nd-TC, 3rd-South Western Air Command, 4th-Central Air Command, 5th-Maintenance Command, 6th-Air Headquarter, 7th-Southern Air Commanding, 8th-Eastern Air Command

Best Defender-LAC Mukesh Rawat of TC, Best Striker-LAC L Touthang of South Western Air Command, Best Mid Fielder-AC(U/T) John Sonowal, Best Goal Keeper-LAC Santosh of Central Air Command, Best player of Tournament-Cpl Sreejith of Western Air Command

Maintenance Team received the trophy for fair play. — TNS



Vivek High School clinch golf title

Chandigarh, August 31
Aadil Bedi (13) of Class VIII and Adilbir Singh (15) of Class X, studying in Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, beat team of St John’s High School, Chandigarh, comprising Karandeep Kochar (15) and Rohan Kathuria (16), to win the trophy for Category A-B (13-17 years) by 2 strokes during the 4th Albatross All-India Inter School Golf Championship at the ITC Classics, Gurgaon.

The two-day team score of Vivek High School was 304 and that of St John’s High School was 306. Modern High School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, clinched third position with 309.

Aadil Bedi was adjudged second runner-up in B category individually. Karandeep played a steady game 75, 71, which helped him to win individually in A category whereas his partner Rohan Kathuria played 79, 81, with a total score of 306.

In individual girls’ category C, Vasundara Thiara of Vivek High School, registered easy victory with score of 75, 83 (158). Hunar Mittal of Panchkula finished runner-up with two-day score of 88, 89 (177) in Category D (girls). Manjot of Category D finished runner up too with score of 81, 83 (164). — TNS



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