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2 robbed at gunpoint; 3 targeted by snatchersBharti, who was injured in a snatching incident in Sector 45.

2 robbed at gunpoint; 3 targeted by snatchers

23 Jan 2018 | 2:01 AM

CHANDIGARH: Unidentified miscreants riding an Indica car robbed two persons of cash at gunpoint during the wee hours of today. Police sources said four unidentified miscreants riding a white Indica car snatched Rs 5,000 and a mobile phone from Dhirender, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, near the Sector 25/38 roundabout.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 22

Unidentified miscreants riding an Indica car robbed two persons of cash at gunpoint during the wee hours of today. Three snatching incidents were also reported from the city.

Police sources said four unidentified miscreants riding a white Indica car snatched Rs 5,000 and a mobile phone from Dhirender, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, near the Sector 25/38 roundabout.

The miscreants also targeted another person, Satbir, a resident of Dhanas, who was robbed of Rs 3,000 and a mobile phone at gunpoint.

The sources said the victims failed to note down the registration number of the car.

The police were informed about the incident who rushed to the spot. A case under the Arms Act and that of robbery has been registered at the Sector 39 police station.

Snatchers on the prowl

In a snatching incident, three pedestrians snatched Rs 32,000 from a motorcyclist by stopping him near Dhanas.

According to the police, the victim, Jagtar Singh (27), who works as a salesman in Sector 45, was going from Khuda Lahora to Dhanas on his motorcycle on Sunday night when a pedestrian asked for a lift. The victim stopped his motorcycle and in the meantime two other miscreants came and snatched the cash from the victim. All three accused managed to escape from the spot. The victim had collected the money from clients.

The police were informed about the incident following which a case was registered at the Sector 11 police station.

The second snatching incident was reported today. Two motorcycle-borne miscreants sped away after snatching a gold chain from a woman in Sector 45. The victim has been identified as Bharti, a resident of Sector 45, who was injured in the incident.

The police were informed about the incident following which a case has been registered at the Sector 34 police station.

The third snatching incident was reported this evening.

Sources said two motorcycle-borne miscreants attacked a pedestrian with an axe and snatched Rs 1,000 in cash and a mobile phone from him near the dumping ground.

The accused managed to escape from the spot. 

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23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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CHANDIGARH: A Burail resident was acquitted of charges of sexual assault on five children after they turned hostile in the court on Monday.

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CHANDIGARH: Five air wing cadets of the No.1 Chandigarh Air Squadron, including two girls, have been selected to participate in the national–level Republic Day camp being held at New Delhi.

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Husband, in-laws booked for dowry death

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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Gangster gets two-year jail for escaping from police custody

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today sentenced a person to two-year imprisonment for having escaped from police custody while returning to Burail Jail.

48-yr-old woman’s death triggers protest at PGI

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23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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MC president directed to remove encroachments

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

NABHA:Forest Minister and chairman of the Municipal Council Sadhu Singh Dharamsot asked the Municipal Council (MC) president to remove encroachments from the town for initiating development works.

Mock drill held at Chintawala govt school

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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City boys crush TN 12-0

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CHANDIGARH:Skipper Amandeep scored six goals as Hockey Chandigarh drubbed Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 12-0 in a Pool B match on the sixth day of the 8th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2018 (A Division) in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh, today.

Punjab send U’khand packing

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Chandigarh win SGFI football title after 5 yrs

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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Sehaj, Aryan hit centuries as Mohali come out on top

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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Punjab colts out of Cooch Behar Trophy

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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Newly appointed coaches get lessons in scientific training

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

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Purse snatched from woman

23 Jan 2018 | 1:58 AM

Mohali: Bikers snatched a purse, containing Rs 5,000 in cash, and important documents from a 31-year-old woman in Phase 3B1 on Monday.

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