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Carjacking: Cops recover vehicle used in crime

Snatchers took Ritz car on rent, intended to sell Verna in J&K16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: The local police on Sunday claimed to have recovered the Ritz car from Varun Sood and Sanju, who were among the five involved in a carjacking on the Landran-Banur road here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

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Carjacking: Cops recover vehicle used in crime

Akash Ghai

Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 15

The local police on Sunday claimed to have recovered the Ritz car from Varun Sood and Sanju, who were among the five involved in a carjacking on the Landran-Banur road here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Confirming the development, SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said the car in question had been recovered from the possession of the duo. “Further investigations are on in this regard,” he added.

The Ritz car was used by the five accused, Samuel Masih, alias Sunny Masih, who was gunned down by the Mohali police in an encounter at Naina Devi on Saturday, Goldy Masih, Amarpreet Singh, Varun Sood and Sanju, to snatch a Hyundai Verna car from a Kharar resident, Navnit Kumar, and his brother-in-law Ritu Raj Singh after firing a shot in the air.

Sources said the accused had taken the Ritz car on rent, which was said to be Rs 1,200 per day. “They snatched the Verna car with a plan to sell it somewhere in Jammu and Kashmir where they could get a good deal,” said a senior police official.

The official added that while criminal record of Sunny Masih, Goldy Masih and Amarpreet Singh had been found, Sanju and Varun had joined them just around a fortnight ago. He added that the trio (Sunny Masih, Goldy Masih and Amarpreet) might have come in contact with each other in some jail. “Investigations in this direction are also on,” said the SSP.

Sunny Masih was shot twice in encounter

Sunny Masih received two bullet injuries in the encounter with the Mohali police at Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. “One bullet hit him just near his heart while the other pierced his waist. The postmortem examination was conducted at a hospital in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, following which the body was handed over to his kin,” said Mohali Superintendent of Police (Detective) Harbir Singh Atwal. It is learnt that the deceased’s kin held a protest in front of the Mandi hospital.

Goldy, Amarpreet in police remand

A court in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, sent Goldy Masih and Amarpreet Singh to remand under police custody till July 18. The remand has been procured on a plea that they (HP Police) have to recover more weapons, if any, and check any drug angle in the case. The Mohali police said after culmination of the duo’s police remand in HP, they would be brought to Mohali on production warrants.

3 of five accused have criminal record: SSP

SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said a case under Sections 399 (making preparation to commit dacoity) and 402 (assembling for purpose of committing dacoity) of the IPC was registered against Goldy Mashih at the Kalanour police station on April 3 while Sunny Masih was booked in a case under Sections 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC and Sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at a police station in Nagrota, Kangra, HP. Amarpreet Singh was arrested in February this year in a case registered under Sections 379B (snatching with hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC at the Kharar City police station, he added.

Lapping up every moment of 90-minute soccer WC final

Lapping up every moment of 90-minute soccer WC final

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Soccer fever gripped the city as France took on Croatia in the final tie of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.

Quiet a service! This septuagenarian has donated her life savings

Quiet a service! This septuagenarian has donated her life savings

16 Jul 2018 | 12:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: While big corporate houses publicise their donations, which are actually made for tax benefits, there are some who are quietly making a difference in the lives of others with their limited resources.

Attack on singer

Raids on to nab gangster’s aides: Police

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI:In case of firing at Punjabi singer Parmish Verma, sleuths of the Punjab State Special Operation Cell are looking for gangster Dilpreet Singh Baba’s two sharpshooters — Lucky and Budha.

Dilpreet in remand for 2 more days

Dilpreet in remand for 2 more days

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The two-day police custody of gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, ended on Sunday following which he was taken on two-day remand by the Maloya police to question him in the sarpanch murder case.

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

Rain wreaks havoc on city roads

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The recent rain has played havoc with city roads.

Mohali girl alleges police inaction

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: A Mohali-based 20-year-old girl accused the local police of inaction in a case against her former boyfriend, who has defamed her by posting her obscene photos on social networking sites.

Two more held in Kalka murder case

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: The local police have arrested two more accused in the Kalka murder case.

Potholed roads in P’kula cry for attention

Potholed roads in P’kula cry for attention

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PANCHKULA: The Municipal Corporation (MC) is spending crores on various initiatives, including Swachhta Abhiyan, but roads in the town are in deplorable condition.

Frequent power outages rile Kansal residents

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

MOHALI: Residents are upset over long power cuts in Kansal these days.

Tere Sur, Mere Geet: Amateur singers croon at musical evening

Tere Sur, Mere Geet: Amateur singers croon at musical evening

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 10th edition of the annual Bollywood musical bonanza 'Tere Sur Mere Geet’ was presented by Paranav Entertainers at Tagore Theatre here on Sunday.

Amrit takes over as Rotary Club chief

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, asked the Rotarians to continue their support to solve various issues that the city face today.

PU finance panel to decide on increase in budget today

16 Jul 2018 | 2:17 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Board of Finance (BoF), Panjab University, will decide on a proposal of estimated increase of 5.4 per cent in the budget for the financial year 2019-20, here on Monday.

NCC cadets hold cleanliness drive

NCC cadets hold cleanliness drive

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: As part of their Swachh Bharat Summer Internship programme, NCC air wing cadets of Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, undertook a cleanliness drive along with villagers and panchayat members at Behlana village on Sunday.

Beautification project kicks off in Panchkula

16 Jul 2018 | 2:17 AM

PANCHKULA: In a bid to beautify Panchkula, the Municipal Corporation started the work on beatification of roundabouts on Sunday. The work began with the Panchkula MLA, Gian Chand Gupta, laying the foundation for the project at the Sector 7/18/8/17 rotary, also known as Major Sandeep Sagar roundabout.

Wearing helmet not a matter of choice, but lifeOpen House response

Wearing helmet not a matter of choice, but life

16 Jul 2018 | 2:16 AM

Those not wearing helmet should be fined.

43 helmetless women died in city since 2013

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The decision to make helmet compulsory for women two-wheeler riders may bring down the death rate in road accidents as 43 women have lost their lives since 2013 in the city, just because they did not wear helmet while driving.

Two killed as pick up, tanker collide

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Two persons were killed on the spot during a head on collusion between the Mohindra pick up van and Tanker on the Sirhind-Patiala highway at Kharora village on Sunday.

Lesson on cleanlinessReporter's Diary

Lesson on cleanliness

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

A few UT cops, who were present at the spot in Sector 43 where gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, was caught, got a lesson on cleanliness by DSP (South) Harjeet Kaur who asked the cops not to throw mineral water bottles, offered to them after operation, on road.

UP resident electrocuted

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

DERA BASSI: A 26-year-old youth was electrocuted to death here on Sunday.

Thieves strike at Kharar house

Thieves strike at Kharar house

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

KHARAR: Thieves decamped with cash and valuables from the residence of a retired Chief Engineer, Vinod Kumar Gupta, in New Sunny Enclave here.

One held for snatching purse

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: The police have arrested a youth for snatching a purse containing Rs 1,000 and documents from a person in Mani Majra.

Two booked for snatching woman’s chain

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

PATIALA:The police in Samana have booked two unidentified persons for snatching a gold chain from a woman here on Saturday afternoon.

Theft at anganwari centre: Case registered after two weeks

16 Jul 2018 | 2:12 AM

NABHA:Two weeks after the thieves broke into an anganwari centre and decamped with a fan, weighing machines and utensils, besides centre record, the Sadar Police station finally registered the case on Saturday.

Punjabi varsity scholar’s project awarded in Italy

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Dr Manjinder Singh, an assistant professor at Chitkara University and former research scholar at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research (DPSDR), Punjabi University, has won the award for best poster at the European Chemistry Conference-2018, held in Italy recently.

Woman dies during surgery, family alleges negligence

Woman dies during surgery, family alleges negligence

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:A 50-year-old woman died during a kidney operation at a private hospital here on Sunday morning.

Month on, 23-yr-old ‘drug addict’ fails to return home

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:The Banur police are in search for a 23-year-old youth who reportedly went missing more than a month ago.

HC Chief Justice exhorts students to  volunteer for legal-aid programmes

HC Chief Justice exhorts students to volunteer for legal-aid programmes

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari said students should offer pro bono services to the legal-aid programmes to help society.

Govt to launch medicine for drug-resistant TB today

Govt to launch medicine for drug-resistant TB today

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

PATIALA:In an effort to eradicate TB in the state, the Punjab Government will launch an “exclusive” drug.

Aryan moves into main draw

Aryan moves into main draw

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Aryan Thakur beat Harmanjot Singh Minhas to confirm his berth in the boys’ U-18 category main draw of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10.

Levanshu, Tarini win chess titles

Levanshu, Tarini win chess titles

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Levanshu Khullar claimed the Chandigarh U-19 Open Championship title and Tarini Goyal claimed the U-19 Girls Chess Championship title at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44.

Nidhi, Hassan bag carrom gold

16 Jul 2018 | 2:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nidhi Gupta and Mohd. Hassan won the women’s and men’s title, respectively, on the concluding day of the 28th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St. Stephen’s School, Sector 45.

Rijul beats Chaitanya

16 Jul 2018 | 2:13 AM

MOHALI:Top seed Rijul Bhatia defeated Chaitanya Aggarwal 6-0 6-1 to advance to the main draw of the boys’ U-14 category in the Roots-AITA (CS-7) National Ranking Championship at Roots Tennis Academy.

National seminar at PUBRIEFLY

National seminar at PU

16 Jul 2018 | 2:15 AM

Chandigarh: A national seminar on “Global challenges and contemporary education” was organised by the Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Chandigarh, at the Department of Evening Studies Multi Disciplinary Research Centre, Panjab University, on Sunday.

PGI to honour Good Samaritan who contributed her life’s savings for cause of needy

PGI to honour Good Samaritan who contributed her life’s savings for cause of needy

15 Jul 2018 | 6:57 PM

CHANDIGARH: While big corporate houses make huge publicity of their donations that are actually meant for tax benefits, there are some who are quietly making a difference in the life of others with their limited means.

List of 11 lawyers for HC clears 1st hurdle

List of 11 lawyers for HC clears 1st hurdle

15 Jul 2018 | 5:01 PM

CHANDIGARH:Facing stumbling blocks ever since its finalisation nearly seven months back by the Punjab and Haryana High Court collegium, the list of 11 advocates recommended for elevation as judges is believed to have finally cleared the first major hurdle.

Nat’l Lok Adalat: 2,126 cases disposed of in city

Nat’l Lok Adalat: 2,126 cases disposed of in city

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: As many as 2,126 cases were disposed of at the National Lok Adalat held here on Saturday. Thirteen Benches headed by the serving judicial officers pursued the cases for amicable settlement.

The other side of Dr NN Wig

The other side of Dr NN Wig

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

IT was numbing to receive the news that eminent psychiatrist Dr Narendra Nath Wig had passed away. Numbing because there are some individuals in one’s life whom one expects to fight back and emerge victorious in the battle of life and death.

Truck body builders resent 28% GST

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Truck Body Builders Association Sirhind protested against the forcibly recovery of 28 per cent GST by department officials against the 18 per cent as reduced by the Union government.

Online revenue court pilot project launched

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

FATEHGARH SAHIB: A pilot project of Revenue Court Management System (RCMS) was inaugurated by Sukh Sarkaria, Minister for Revenue, through video conferencing, at the revenue courts of Amloh in the district on Friday.

Levanshu, Tarini in lead on Day 1

Levanshu, Tarini in lead on Day 1

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Levanshu Khullar and Manav Gupta scored three points each to share the lead after the third round in the Open U-19 category on the opening day of the Chandigarh U-19 (Open and Girls) Chess Championship at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, on Saturday.

Gopal, Vaidahvi emerge champions

Gopal, Vaidahvi emerge champions

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Gopal Kakkar blanked Harshal Kashyap 21-0 21-0 to win the boys’ sub-junior title on the penultimate day of the 28th Chandigarh State Carrom Tournament at St Stephen’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 45, here, on Saturday.

Pataudi trophy

Chandigarh, Kaithal share points

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and Kaithal shared a point each from their Pataudi Trophy match at Mahajan Cricket Grounds in Mani Majra, here, on Saturday after both sides failed to play out an entire inning due to rain.

ICSE Inter-School Tournament

Paddlers Vishal, Vaibhav triumph

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Vishal of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, registered a 3-2 win over Shaurya Mehndiratta to clinch the boys’ junior title on the concluding day of the ICSE Inter-School Table Tennis Tournament here.

Svamin, Navya off to winning start

Svamin, Navya off to winning start

15 Jul 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Svamin Sharma registered a 9-7 win over Lokesh Pun to move into the final qualifying round of the boys’ U-18 category on the opening day of the CLTA-AITA Championship Series (CS-7) Tennis Tournament at the CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here, on Saturday.

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