Panchkula: 5 robbers open fire, snatch trader’s car
Five masked men fired a shot in the air and robbed a businessman of his car at Sultanpur village, near the Panchkula-Yamunanagar highway, on Monday night.
The victim, Happy Singh, runs an electronics shop in Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh, and lives in Chandimandir.
Singh told the police that on Monday night he was headed to the bus stop at Sultanpur village, Panchkula, to drop his friend, who needed to catch a bus to Gharoli village in Ambala.
While they were waiting for the bus outside his Maruti Vitara Brezza car, a white Mahindra XUV 700 stopped in front of them.
Five masked men stepped out of the SUV, with one pointing a pistol at them and demanding his car keys.
As he hesitated, the accused fired a shot in the air. Fearing harm, Singh handed over the keys to the accused. The robbers also snatched their mobile phones before fleeing in the Brezza and XUV 700 towards Shahzadpur, Singh alleged.
Acting on his complaint, police registered a case under Section 395 (dacoity) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 25 of the Arms Act at the Chandimandir police station.
2 cars broken into, valuables stolen in Chandigarh
Two cars were broken into and valuables were stolen in different parts of the city on Monday.
One Jagmohan Singh Virk of Chahar Majra village, Mohali, told the police that had left his Innova car with his driver in the parking outside Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 on Monday afternoon. He said that an unknown person approached the driver and told him some money had fallen outside. As the driver stepped out, another person stole a laptop and ₹2,000 from the car.
A case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at the Sector 17 police station. Police said that they are scanning CCTV footage to identify the accused.
In another incident, one Tejinder Sethi of Sector 2 told police that someone broke into his Ertiga SUV while it was parked near the SBI Office in Sector 8 on Monday and stole a laptop, seal and stamp, two cheque books, two mobile phones, and around 6-7 pen drives. A case was registered at the Sector 3 police station.
Kalyan Government Railway Police, on Monday, arrested two men for making a hoax call on Sunday night stating that a person was carrying bomb in his bag at Ambernath railway station. A bomb squad, Kalyan, Ambernath and Badlapur government railway officials reached the spot and checked the platform and the commuters. The callers were identified as Atul Prajapati, 27, and Pradip Prajapati, 28, both residents of Kalwa.
More than 12 days after a 47-year-old man was allegedly kidnapped from Sion, where he was to catch a bus to his hometown in Telangana, police have rescued him in Puducherry and reunited him with his family. Deputy commissioner of police, Sanjay Patil, zone IV, said a search is on to arrest the culprits. According to police, Mathmalla landed at the city airport from Dubai on June 22.
A 35-year-old share broker from Bandra was found dead in Prafull Pawar, resident of Bandra's car that was parked near Kharadi village on the Mumbai-Nashik Highway early on Monday morning. Shahapur police found a Scorpio car at the same spot for two days and upon checking, they found a dead body inside. The officers immediately started an investigation and discovered that the car belonged to resident of Bandra, Prafull Pawar.
The centre for performing arts, known as Lalit Kala Kendra at Savitribai Phule Pune University has started two certificate courses in music in collaboration with the cultural centre. A course in Marathi fine music has been started which provides information on the basics of music. The age limit for admission to this course is 15 to 60 years of age. The department has started another certificate course, 'Music appreciation course', on how to enjoy music.
Hours after establishing a majority in the floor test, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday announced relief in petrol and diesel prices in the coming days. Shinde said his government will cut VAT on fuel to provide relief 'to the people of Maharashtra'. Shinde made the announcement during the concluding session of the two-day Assembly. A decision to reduce VAT on fuel will be taken in the state cabinet, Shinde informed the House.