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Sub-Inspector, jeweller get 2-year jail for graft

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT Sub-Inspector (SI) Sanjiv Kumar, a President’s Medal recipient, and jeweller Subhash Kataria were on Thursday sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment by the CBI court in a 10-year-old graft case.

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Sub-Inspector, jeweller get 2-year jail for graftSI Sanjiv Kumar

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 26 

UT Sub-Inspector (SI) Sanjiv Kumar, a President’s Medal recipient, and jeweller Subhash Kataria were on Thursday sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment by the CBI court in a 10-year-old graft case. They have also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 each. 

The court convicted the SI under Section 7, read with Section 13(2) (1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120 B of the IPC, whereas the jeweller was held guilty under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120 B of the IPC. 

The third accused in the case, Sub-Inspector Ramesh Chand, was acquitted by the court for want of evidence. 

On November 7, 2008, the CBI had arrested Sanjiv, then in-charge of the Neelam police post in Sector 17, along with Subhash of Delhi Jewellers, Sector 17, on allegations of demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000. They were arrested on a complaint of Arvind Kumar Pandey, a bookstore owner, who had alleged that Subhash and Sanjiv had demanded Rs 50,000 from him as “kickbacks” for evicting his “tenant” from his shop in the bridge market. The CBI had first arrested Subhash with the amount and then went to the police post to nab Sanjiv, on whose behalf Subhash accepted the bribe. 

The charges in the case were framed in 2013, two years after the chargesheet was submitted.  The convicts were granted bail after furnishing surety bonds of Rs 1 lakh each.


Timeline

  • Nov 7, 2008: CBI arrests SI and jeweller for taking a bribe 
  • Nov 22: SI released on bail 
  • Dec 5: Jeweller released on bail 
  • 2012: CBI files chargesheet 
  • June 6, 2013: Charges framed 
  • April 20, 2018: SI and the jeweller held guilty

Complainant not happy, to move HC

Unhappy with the two-year sentence awarded to the SI and the jeweller, the complainant in the case, Arvind Kumar Pandey, said he would approach the High Court to demand stricter punishment against the accused. 

Outlets lying closed, CITCO suffers losses

Outlets lying closed, CITCO suffers losses

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Having failed to finalise the tenders for leasing out two of its prime outlets — Baithak at Kalagram and Drop In at Sector 34 — for over a year, the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) has been suffering a loss of lakhs every month.

20-yr legal battle for pilot licence pays off

20-yr legal battle for pilot licence pays off

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:It took an aspiring pilot over 20 years to get a commercial pilot licence (CPL), that too after fighting a sustained legal battle.

PGI staff threaten stir on May 3

PGI staff threaten stir on May 3

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A serious manpower crisis is staring at the face of the authorities of the PGI as nearly 4,000 members of the PGI Contract Workers Union have threatened to observe a strike on May 3.

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DC to meet cinema owners

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:In a step towards providing relief to residents, the District Consumer Protection Council (DCPC) has called a meeting of cinema owners in Chandigarh to discuss the exorbitant prices of eatables and beverages inside cinema halls and prohibition of outside food in the halls.

UT to demolish illegal structures on periphery

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Administration has issued over 150 notices for demolition of houses constructed in violation of the provisions of the Periphery Act at Mani Majra, Deep Complex, Hallo Majra, and Khuda Ali Sher village.

RLA to e-auction ‘CH 01 BS’ vanity numbers

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) will hold an e-auction of vanity numbers of the “CH 01 BS” series.

Mohali MC awaits govt nod to begin repair work of schools

Mohali MC awaits govt nod to begin repair work of schools

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:The Mohali Municipal Corporation, which is ready to spend Rs 2 crore on the repair and renovation of buildings of three schools and a dispensary in Mataur and Sohana villages, is waiting for the state government’s nod for the same.

Expert talks about framing of India’s Constitution

Expert talks about framing of India’s Constitution

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Panjab University Colloquium Committee organised the 48th PU colloquium lecture at Dr SS Bhatnagar UICET here on Thursday.

PU creates awareness about patent filing

PU creates awareness about patent filing

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Panjab University celebrated World Intellectual Property Day here on Thursday.

Teachers’ union protest enters Day 2

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:Members of the SSA/RMSA Teachers’ Union Punjab and the Inclusive Education Resource Teachers (IERTs) continued their protest for the second consecutive day at the light point near the PSEB building in Phase VIII here on Thursday.

Conference on start-ups

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

KHARAR:The Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri, organised a national-level conference on ‘start-up to scale up’ on Thursday.

NCC interactive session

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The NCC of Panjab University organised an interactive session with the Commanding Officer (CO), 2 Chandigarh Battalion, for the cadets of the university.

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27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Traffic Police, as part of the 29th Road Safety Week, under the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha’, organised an all-women scooter rally that was flagged off from the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, on Thursday.

60 attend seminar on ICT for education, research

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A national seminar on ‘Information and communication technology (ICT) for education, research and innovation (IERI- 2018)’ was conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Applications, with the support of DST (PURSE), at Panjab University (PU) here on Thursday.

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Bhavan Vidyalaya

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: The induction ceremony of the senior cabinet was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.

Woman hangs herself to death

Woman hangs herself to death

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR:A 24-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her rented accommodation in Zirakpur.

Unable to get admission, Class XI student ends her life in P’kula

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA:A Class XI student committed suicide at Abhayapur village here on Thursday afternoon.

Constable hangs himself to death

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A 26-year-old UT constable reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Mani Majra on Thursday.

Six-year-old’s body recovered from Hry

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:The body of a six-year-old boy, who was feared drowned since April 15, was recovered on Thursday morning near Kahnaur in Haryana.

60-yr-old jeweller commits suicide in Nayagaon

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:A 60-year-old jeweller allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Nayagaon on Thursday evening.

Kidnapping case: Charges framed against Bishnoi gang shooter, 4 others

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court on Thursday framed charges against the alleged shooter of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang — identified as Ravinder, alias Kali Rajput — and four others in a kidnapping case of city-based hotelier.

Three held with drugs, injections

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police arrested three persons in separate cases of the NDPS Act.

Mobile vans to spread cancer awareness flagged off

Mobile vans to spread cancer awareness flagged off

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:Punjab’s Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal along with Minister for Local Government Navjot Singh Sidhu and Animal Husbandry Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu waived a green flag to three mobile vans, sponsored by Mahindra Swaraj group, for generating awareness among public towards cancer treatment here on Thursday.

Cop’s son found hanging in Mohali

Cop’s son found hanging in Mohali

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:A 24-year-old youth, son of a Punjab Police officer, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his rented accommodation in Phase XI here on Thursday.

Two get 7-year jail in robbery case

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:A local court awarded seven-year jail to two persons in a robbery case on Thursday.

Day after, Panchkula civic body decides to construct five sheds

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

PANCHKULA:A day after the death of 37-year-old Budanpur village resident due to a fight between two bulls, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation has decided to construct five temporary sheds on the MC land in Kalka.

Man held for outraging minor girl’s modesty in Dera Bassi

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

DERA BASSI:The police here on Thursday arrested a person on the charge of allegedly outraging the modesty of a 14-year-old girl, a resident of UP.

Students hurt in road accident

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:Two boys suffered serious injuries after the Activa scooter they were riding was allegedly hit by a rashly driven cab on the Airport road here on Thursday morning.

Youth robbed of cash, mobile

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

ZIRAKPUR:Four car-borne miscreants allegedly robbed an 18-year-old youth of his wallet and a mobile phone near the old bus stand at Bhabat village, Zirakpur.

Six SHOs among 13 inspectors transferred

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Thirteen Inspectors, including six Station House Officers (SHOs), were transferred by the UT Police Department on Thursday.

Finally, MOH Bhatti repatriated

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has issued the repatriation order of Municipal Corporation’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) PS Bhatti, who has been involved in several controversies, including the latest clash with councillors.

Merger of UT DSPs under DANIPS cadre

City Cong chief opposes move, writes to Badnore

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) president Pardeep Chhabra has opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) move to bring all Chandigarh-cadre DSPs under the DANIPS cadre.

sarpanch’s murder

Police again move discharge plea of two accused

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The UT police have again moved a dischargeapplication of the two accused in the Sarpanch murder case.

MC surveys Sec 19 market, traders propose vacant site for vendors

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Traders in Sector 19 here on Thursday proposed and showed the vacant land behind their showrooms, for shifting vendors, to the MC team which came for a survey.

Soon, Mohali to have children-friendly park

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:Mohali will soon have aspecial children-friendly park at Phase VIII, Industrial Area, here.

Tout nabbed at passport office

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Regional Passport Officer (RPO) in Sector 34 on Thursday nabbed a tout for conning a couple of Ludhiana.

Potters to pay 12 years’ lease money in instalments

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:Members of the potter community on Thursday got a relief after the Municipal Corporation accepted their demand of paying around 12 years’ lease amount in instalments.

MHA extends Home Secy’s tenure

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

Chandigarh: The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended the tenure of Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal till May 31, 2018, or till further order.

Another accused arrested in Jheurheri case

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:In case of embezzlement of funds pertaining to the acquisition of Jheurheri village shamlat land for the international airport at Mohali, Vigilance sleuths arrested another accused, Jeetpal Mittal from here.

Roadways staff up in arms

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

MOHALI:Members of the Punjab Roadways Employees Joint Action Committee on Thursday conducted a rally in Phase VI, demanding regularisation of contractual employees and purchase of new buses.

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Speed thrills, but kills

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

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Rallies allowed only in Sec 25

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

CHANDIGARH:District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi has prohibited taking out procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches,

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Students protest outside college

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:The ongoing tussle between students of Government Mohindra College and the college principal over the issuance of roll numbers to students belonging to reserved categories for the coming exams took ugly turn on Thursday.

Insurance firm penalised for refusing claim to farmer

27 Apr 2018 | 2:27 AM

PATIALA:The district consumer forum has directed an insurance company to pay Rs 77,600 to a farmer, Mohinder Singh, for refusing a claim to him after the death of his black Murrah buffalo.

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