Shailee Dogra

A senior reporter based in Chandigarh, Shailee Dogra covers SAS Nagar (Mohali) district.

Articles by Shailee Dogra

Chandigarh: Three years on, all four accused let off in Sector-15 double murder

While the detailed order is awaited, the acquittal came even as the ballistic report had established that the bullets that killed the students were fired from the same weapons that were recovered from the accused

On the night of December 18, 2019, two friends, Ajay Sharma and Vineet Kumar, were home around 10.15 pm, when four armed men had barged in and opened fire at them after enquiring about their friend Ashu Nain. (HT File Photo)
On the night of December 18, 2019, two friends, Ajay Sharma and Vineet Kumar, were home around 10.15 pm, when four armed men had barged in and opened fire at them after enquiring about their friend Ashu Nain. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 02:57 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Man falls to death at Haryana secretariat in Chandigarh

40-year-old state government employee from Panchkula succumbed to head injuries after falling off ninth floor

A Haryana government employee fell to his death from the ninth floor of the state civil secretariat in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Representational photo)
A Haryana government employee fell to his death from the ninth floor of the state civil secretariat in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Representational photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Threat letter triggers bomb scare at Chandigarh, Panchkula district courts

Searches also conducted at ISBT in Sector 43 and Punjab and Haryana high court after Chandigarh Police got tip-off from Haryana Police control room

The Chandigarh District Court complex was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an unclaimed bag containing a water bottle and a tiffin was found following a bomb threat. (Ht file photo)
The Chandigarh District Court complex was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after an unclaimed bag containing a water bottle and a tiffin was found following a bomb threat. (Ht file photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 12:35 PM IST
ByShailee Dogra and Tanbir Dhaliwal

Protest at Mohali’s Singhu border growing by the day

Fortnight after few protesters gathered at the YPS Chowk in Mohali bordering Chandigarh, the agitation by the Kaumi Insaaf Morcha for the release of Sikh prisoners and justice in the 2015 sacrilege cases has gathered momentum and looks headed for a long haul with protest paraphernalia in place

The relentless agitators have set up various protest paraphernalia, including washing machines for clothes, open seating for langar and make-shift kitchens to prepare round-the-clock community meals. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
The relentless agitators have set up various protest paraphernalia, including washing machines for clothes, open seating for langar and make-shift kitchens to prepare round-the-clock community meals. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 01:17 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hit-and-run in Chandigarh: 25-year-old woman hit by speeding jeep, suffers head injuries

CCTV footage shows architecture graduate was hit when she was feeding stray dogs at furniture market in Sector 53 on Saturday night; search on for absconding jeep driver

The victim, Tejashwita Kaushal, an architecture graduate, is undergoing treatment for head injuries at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Her condition is stated to be stable. (HT file photo)
The victim, Tejashwita Kaushal, an architecture graduate, is undergoing treatment for head injuries at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Her condition is stated to be stable. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 03:26 PM IST

Chandigarh: Couple convicted of killing daughter awarded 5 years in jail

The court also imposed a fine of ₹12,000 each on the convicted couple identified as Pooja, 22, and Vishal, 23, residents of Phase 1, Ram Darbar; they were proven guilty by the postmortem report, even as all witnesses had turned hostile

A couple convicted of killing their 25-day-old daughter after slamming her on the floor was awarded a five-year jail sentence by a local court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (iStock Photo)
A couple convicted of killing their 25-day-old daughter after slamming her on the floor was awarded a five-year jail sentence by a local court in Chandigarh on Wednesday. (iStock Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 11:18 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 5 held for duping financial firm of 1.94 crore through cyber fraud

With their arrest, Chandigarh Police also recovered four trucks, eight mobile phones, four laptops, 31 SIM cards and one modem

Chandigarh SP (cyber) Ketan Bansal giving details of the arrests at the Sector 17 police station on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/ HT)
Chandigarh SP (cyber) Ketan Bansal giving details of the arrests at the Sector 17 police station on Tuesday. (Keshav Singh/ HT)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 03:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bootlegging racket busted in Chandigarh, truck with 405 liquor boxes seized

The liquor boxes of various whiskey brands, including Royal General and McDowell’s No.1, were concealed under rice straw and were meant to be delivered in Gujarat, according to Chandigarh Police

The truck was impounded by the Chandigarh Police. (HT Photo)
The truck was impounded by the Chandigarh Police. (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 03:51 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

DSP among four arrested for graft in Chandigarh

The DSP, Amroz Singh, is posted at the crime investigation department (CID) in Mohali. His aides – head constable Mandeep Singh, the DSP’s reader, Manish Gautum and Pradeep Kumar, who had allegedly acted as conduits – were also arrested.

An FIR was registered against the four accused on April 5, 2021 in Chandigarh under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (Representational Image/HT File)
An FIR was registered against the four accused on April 5, 2021 in Chandigarh under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. (Representational Image/HT File)
Published on Dec 30, 2022 06:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Thieves posing as cops make off with two elderly women’s jewellery in Chandigarh

Thieves approached women near temples in Sectors 23 and 29 in Chandigarh to safeguard their gold jewellery and nicked it while helping them keep it in their purses

Victim Kanta Devi who lost two gold bangles and a gold ring to the thieves. (HT)
Victim Kanta Devi who lost two gold bangles and a gold ring to the thieves. (HT)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 05:49 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Fruit seller-turned-drug peddler caught with 2kg heroin in Chandigarh

41-year-old was on Chandigarh Police’s radar for past six months; is facing at least 15 cases of burglary, dacoity and drug peddling

Chandigarh SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal addressing the media after the arrest of drug smuggler Amit Sharma (masked) at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Chandigarh SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal addressing the media after the arrest of drug smuggler Amit Sharma (masked) at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9 on Wednesday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 03:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

First-time snatchers keeping Chandigarh Police on toes

A whopping 93% of the 153 snatchers arrested so far this year in Chandigarh have no criminal history, but transgressed due to lure for drugs, easy money, say police

As per figures provided by the Chandigarh Police, as many as 118 snatchings have been executed in the city since the beginning of the year, with almost a month to go, compared to 121 last year. (HT File Photo)
As per figures provided by the Chandigarh Police, as many as 118 snatchings have been executed in the city since the beginning of the year, with almost a month to go, compared to 121 last year. (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2022 01:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

19-yr-old awarded 20-yr jail for raping, impregnating minor

The rape had come to light after the minor was complained of ill-health and was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32. During check-up, it was found that she was four months pregnant

he accused was arrested on December 30, 2020, after the minor, who was then aged 17, accused him of raping her on the pretext of marriage. (HT File)
he accused was arrested on December 30, 2020, after the minor, who was then aged 17, accused him of raping her on the pretext of marriage. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 12:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

On second anniversary of farm stir, scores of Punjab farmers hold protest in Mohali

Chandigarh Traffic Police seal borders with Mohali to prevent farmers from marching to Punjab Raj Bhawan in support of their demands, including MSP on all crops and punishment to Lakhimpur Kheri incident accused

Farmers gathered at the Sector 50-51 light point near the Mohali-Chandigarh border on Saturday afternoon. Their representatives were later taken to meet Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Farmers gathered at the Sector 50-51 light point near the Mohali-Chandigarh border on Saturday afternoon. Their representatives were later taken to meet Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 04:25 PM IST
ByNikhil Sharma and Shailee Dogra

Cash-at-judge’s door: Retired judge Nirmal Yadav denies seeking bribe

Sends written statement through counsel as she has been granted permanent exemption from personal appearance on health grounds; Justice Nirmal Yadav (retd) of the Punjab and Haryana high court is facing trial under Section 11 of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.

Retired high court judge, justice Nirmal Yadav, facing trial for corruption in the infamous cash-at-judge’s door case, in her first ever statement before the CBI special court, denied “demanding or accepting” bribe. (HT File)
Retired high court judge, justice Nirmal Yadav, facing trial for corruption in the infamous cash-at-judge’s door case, in her first ever statement before the CBI special court, denied “demanding or accepting” bribe. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 02:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh restaurant in soup over serving hookah

The commission has directed Bargain Booze to pay ₹7,000 to a complainant, who flagged the issue of them serving hookah, as compensation for mental harassment along with ₹5,000 as litigation cost

A Chandigarh restaurant was penalised for serving hookah in it premises. (HT File)
A Chandigarh restaurant was penalised for serving hookah in it premises. (HT File)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 08:05 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, you’re under surveillance! Go easy on the accelerator

The number of speeding challans in the city has shot up three-fold since 2020, when the UT traffic police acquired three Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems

With Chandigarh police having the latest technology at its disposal to catch traffic violators, those speeding on city roads can no longer get off easy. (HT File)
With Chandigarh police having the latest technology at its disposal to catch traffic violators, those speeding on city roads can no longer get off easy. (HT File)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 03:37 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh| Spurt in crime near Sukhna Lake, scanty police presence remains a concern

For a place that draws such a large footfall, the security arrangements here leave much to be desired. Though there is a dedicated police post for the lake, there isn’t enough vigil around the regulator end and near the trail leading to the forest, due to which these areas have gained a notorious reputation.

The watch tower, which had over the years gained a reputation for being the suicide point, is now guarded and entry is restricted. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
The watch tower, which had over the years gained a reputation for being the suicide point, is now guarded and entry is restricted. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Army deserter arrested for thefts

Accused Harvinder Singh alias Karan, who is also known as Fouji, 27, belongs to Mohali; had deserted the army about seven years ago due to his drug addiction

The accused with stolen items recovered from him in Chandigarh Police custody on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
The accused with stolen items recovered from him in Chandigarh Police custody on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 03:43 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Food delivery giant penalised for selling products above MRP

Disposing of the complaint, the commission ordered the giant to pay ₹10,000 as compensation for causing stress to the complainant and ₹1,500 as costs of litigation

Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed food delivery giant Swiggy’s parent company to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 as compensation to a Chandigarh resident. (HT File)
Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed food delivery giant Swiggy’s parent company to pay 10,000 as compensation to a Chandigarh resident. (HT File)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 04:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh | Man awarded two-year sentence for 2017 snatching incident

The accused has snatched a woman’s gold chain with a diamond pendant while she was parking her Suzuki Access scooter in front of her house after returning from Chandigarh’s Sector-34 market

A case under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person), 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code had at the time been registered on at the Sector 39 police station. After recovery of the gold chain section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC was added to the case. (Getty Images/Purestock)
A case under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person), 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code had at the time been registered on at the Sector 39 police station. After recovery of the gold chain section 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC was added to the case. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Oct 30, 2022 04:21 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

One injured as blaze rages at liquor factory in Chandigarh’s Industrial Area

Efforts on to douse fire at Batra Breweries and Distilleries Private Limited, Plot Number 91, in Industrial Area, Phase 1, since Thursday afternoon

Fire raging at a liquor factory in Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh on Thursday. The blaze is suspected to have been caused by a short-circuit during a motor’s repair. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Fire raging at a liquor factory in Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh on Thursday. The blaze is suspected to have been caused by a short-circuit during a motor’s repair. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Oct 28, 2022 04:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh youth who raped 60-yr-old mentally ill woman jailed for 20 years

Woman was home alone in May 2018, when the Uttarakhand native broke into her house in Chandigarh’s Kishangarh and raped her; she died during the pendency of trial

The court of additional district and sessions judge Swati Sehgal also imposed a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,000 on the youth. (Getty Images)
The court of additional district and sessions judge Swati Sehgal also imposed a fine of 35,000 on the youth. (Getty Images)
Published on Oct 16, 2022 04:29 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Instant loan app racket: Rajasthan’s Akola village emerges as epicentre

An accused arrested in the instant loan app racket, during questioning, revealed that his entire village — Rajasthan’s Akola — was involved in the same crime

Investigations into the instant loan app racket led Chandigarh police to Akola village in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district. (HT File)
Investigations into the instant loan app racket led Chandigarh police to Akola village in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district. (HT File)
Published on Oct 15, 2022 03:10 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh hospital to pay for failing to provide promised newborn photoshoot

Not providing a female patient a promised photoshoot of her newborn child in a decorated hospital room despite charging for it has cost a Chandigarh-based hospital dear

Holding Healing Multi-Specialty Hospital and Institute of Paramedical Sciences in Chandigarh guilty of deficiency in services, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed it pay the complainant <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 as cost of litigation. (Representative image)
Holding Healing Multi-Specialty Hospital and Institute of Paramedical Sciences in Chandigarh guilty of deficiency in services, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed it pay the complainant 10,000 as compensation for mental agony and harassment and 5,000 as cost of litigation. (Representative image)
Published on Oct 13, 2022 01:11 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Loan app racket: Chandigarh police claim money transferred to ‘political party’

Probe into instant loan app racket by Chandigarh police revealed how the accused opened shell companies, used mule accounts, ‘political party’ and trusts for money laundering.

The cybercrime team of the Chandigarh police is probing the role of one such ‘political party’, Bhartiya Rajnitik Vikalp Party, in the instant loan app racket. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
The cybercrime team of the Chandigarh police is probing the role of one such ‘political party’, Bhartiya Rajnitik Vikalp Party, in the instant loan app racket. (HT Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 04:01 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Hoshiarpur man moves court over worm-ridden pizza, awarded 7,000 compensation

The consumer forum also took note of the fact that both Uber Eats and Captain Sam’s did not file their replies and evidence, despite repeated opportunities

On eating a pizza ordered from Captain’s Sam, he was shocked to find white worms in it and also a strand of hair, which was also witnessed by his friends. He immediately called the pizza outlet, but got no solution. (Biswajit Debnath/HT)
On eating a pizza ordered from Captain’s Sam, he was shocked to find white worms in it and also a strand of hair, which was also witnessed by his friends. He immediately called the pizza outlet, but got no solution. (Biswajit Debnath/HT)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 04:54 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Loan app-cum-extortion racket: Tax consultant, law student arrested by Chandigarh Police

According to Chandigarh Police, analysis of money flow to different bank accounts as part of the racket, revealed that the extorted money was transferred to bank accounts of shell/ fake companies opened and managed by these accused

The accused were produced before a Chandigarh court and sent to police custody till September 26. (Getty Images)
The accused were produced before a Chandigarh court and sent to police custody till September 26. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 03:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Death of tooth extraction patient: PSHRC seeks report from Chandigarh SSP

Punjab Human Rights Commission took suo-motu cognizance of the HT report, Woman in chair for tooth extraction dies after being given anaesthesia, on September 22

The Punjab Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a report from the Chandigarh senior superintendent of police following the death of a 30-year-old after she was given anaesthesia before tooth extraction on September 21. (HT file photo)
The Punjab Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a report from the Chandigarh senior superintendent of police following the death of a 30-year-old after she was given anaesthesia before tooth extraction on September 21. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 04:16 PM IST

Cyber crime on the rise in Chandigarh

Cloning, swapping ATM cards, phishing attacks, visa frauds: cyber criminals are becoming more audacious, while unwary Chandigarh residents swallow the bait

Cyber-crime officials say applications such as AnyDesk, Quick Support, and QUICT provide remote access to laptops and mobiles, which enables scammers to access their targets’ private data and siphon money from accounts. (Shutterstock)
Cyber-crime officials say applications such as AnyDesk, Quick Support, and QUICT provide remote access to laptops and mobiles, which enables scammers to access their targets’ private data and siphon money from accounts. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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