Police lodge abetment FIR five years after suicide by Chandigarh resident
Over five years after a Sector-45 resident ended his life by consuming poison in December 2016, police have registered a case of abetment to suicide on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The deceased’s body was found in his car parked near Government Model High School, Sector 20, on December 3, 2016. A suicide note was recovered, wherein he had blamed one Ajmer Singh Bhullar and others for driving him to suicide. The note was also sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory for testing.
Now, following a petition by the deceased’s wife, the high court directed the police to register a case, following which an FIR under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 306 (abetment of suicide) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was lodged at the Sector-19 police station. Police officials said they will launch a probe to arrest the accused.
Biker killed in hit-and-run accident
A motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident on the Zirakpur-Patiala road on Sunday. The victim, Makhan Singh, a security guard, was on his way to Rajpura on his motorcycle around 2.15 pm, when a speeding car hit him and drove off. Onlookers rushed him to a hospital in Banur, but doctors declared him brought dead. On the complaint of his brother, Kirpal Singh, a resident of Nizampur, Ambala, police booked the absconding car driver.
Father of 3 ends life in Dhanas
Six-month-old girl was found in bag at Chhat village
Street play on harmful effects of tobacco
Students from Panjab University’s Centre for Social Work staged a street play in Sector 25 to spread awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption on health and environment. The play highlighted that tobacco consumption was not only impacting human health, but also harming the environment. It threw light on the ill-effects of smoking even on those around the person smoking.
Run against drug abuse today
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chandigarh, in association with the Chandigarh Police, will hold the “Nashe Se Azadi Neon Run” on Monday. The run will be flagged off at 7.30 am from Chandigarh Club by Punjab governor and UT administrator Banwarilal Purohit. It is part of their “Nashe Se Azadi Pakhwada” taking place between June 12 and 26.
CRAWFED announces first list of office-bearers
Chandigarh Residents’ Associations’ Welfare Federation (CRAWFED) chairman Hitesh Puri appointed some office-bearers on Sunday. Umesh Ghai was appointed as senior vice-chairman, Rajat Malhotra and Dr Anish Garg as general secretaries, Parampal Singh Lovely as organising secretary and Yograj Sharma as finance secretary. The next list of office-bearers will be announced shortly.
Theatre and puppetry workshop from today
A theatre and puppetry workshop will be organised at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, from June 20 to July 9. A show will also be staged on July 9. Fee for the classes, to be held between 9.30 am and 11.30 am, is ₹1,000 per person. The workshop will include lectures on personality development, theatrical exercises and voice modulation, among other things.
Punjab & Sind Bank holds town hall meet
The field general manager office of Punjab & Sind Bank on Sunday conducted a town hall meeting, which was attended by all branch managers posted at various branches in Haryana, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The bank’s MD and CEO Swarup Kumar Saha was also present at the occasion.
Drug awareness camps help
Police’s drug abuse awareness team organised two drug abuse awareness camps at Community Centre, Dhanas, and near Krishna Market Park, Sector 41 on Sunday. Officials spoke about the ill effects of drugs as part of programmes being conducted from June 12 till June 26 in connection with the observation of as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
ITBP bests CFHA at hockey tourney
ITBP got the better of Chandigarh Football Hockey Academy 3-1 during the Chandigarh State Senior Men’s Hockey Championship at the hockey stadium in Sector 42 on Sunday. In other matches, SGGS Hockey Club-26 drew with CISF while AG Punjab beat ITBP 5-2 with Vasudev scoring twin goals.
The anti-narcotics cell has arrested a medical store owner in the Saraswati Nagar area allegedly with 5,482 banned intoxicant capsules and tablets, a spokesperson of tcell in-charge Rakesh Ranasaid on Sunday. The man was identified as Kapil Goyal, alias a local, Babbu, who was sent to jail, after being presented before a court, cell in-charge Rakesh Rana said.
Former Haryana finance minister Sampat Singh will rejoin the Congress in the presence of former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and party's state chief Udai Bhan Singh on Monday at Congress's state headquarters in Chandigarh. The six-time MLA Singh had switched over to the BJP after Congress denied him a ticket from the Nalwa constituency in Hisar in the 2019 assembly polls and even the BJP did not field him in the assembly polls.
Eight bogies of a goods train derailed on the Delhi-Rohtak railway line near Kharawar station here on Sunday morning. The train was laden with coal blocks and was heading towards Suratgarh from Delhi via Rohtak when the accident took place. The railway traffic was affected for hours due to the derailment. Rohtak railway station superintendent BS Meena said a goods train was derailed near Kharawar and the engineers have been called to restore the movement.
A 40-year-old motorcyclist from Jayanti Majri, Kharar, succumbed to an unconscious Rajesh's injuries a day after being hit by a car. The deceased was identified as Rajesh Kumar, 40. As per the police, on August 5, around 9.55pm they received an alert about an accident near Mullanpur Barrier. Police said that the case was registered on August 6, on the statement of a resident of Khuda Lahora village in Chandigarh, 45, Sudesh Kumar.
A local court on Friday awarded 12 years' imprisonment to a man convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in 2018, and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh onKumarm, Panchkula Police said on Sunday. The convict was identified as Sandeep Kumar, 20, from Kurukshetra. She was rescued from Kurukshetra a week later. 1 held for raping 21-yr-old cousin in Mubarakpur Mohali Police have arrested a 24-year-old youth for allegedly raping his 21-year-old cousin.