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Tanbir Dhaliwal is a correspondent at Chandigarh. She covers health and business.

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Chandigarh: Fireman accused of using impersonator to land job denied anticipatory bail

The impersonation came to fore during investigation into the ASI recruitment scam from August 2023. During the probe, police found that Satish Kumar, one of the impersonators in the ASI recruitment scam, had also sent fake candidates for the firemen recruitment exam, held on October 27, 2021

The pre-arrest bail application was filed by Naveen, 32, who allegedly cleared the recruitment examination in 2021 by using an impersonator. (iStock)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Charging 27 extra from passenger costs Uber 28,000

The complainant had stated that on September 19, 2022, he had booked a “moto connect” ride through the Uber mobile app from Sector 21-A to Modern Housing Complex, Sector 13, Chandigarh. The fare shown at the time of booking was ₹53. However, the driver had charged him ₹80

Uber India was directed to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8,000 to the complainant as compensation for causing mental agony and harassment. (HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sector 5 firing case: NIA court extends detention of three accused to 180 days

On January 19, operatives of Canada-based gangster-turned-terrorist Goldy Brar had allegedly fired at a businesssman’s residence in Sector 5, Chandigarh

Also, the NIA court sent accused Amritpal, alias Gujjar; Sarabjeet Singh, alias Sarbu; and Prem Singh to judicial custody, with a direction to be produced before the court from NIA/police custody by way of video conferencing on April 30, along with their co-accused. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 09:32 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sippy Sidhu murder: Fresh plea by Kalyani delays framing of charges again

This time, Kalyani Singh has sought time to move the Punjab and Haryana high court against the last order of the special CBI court hearing the murder case

On April 6, dismissing Kalyani’s application, the special CBI court had stated that there was nothing more to be supplied to the accused, who seemed to be filing this application “merely to delay the proceedings”. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 09:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: CBI court dismisses bail plea of 7th accused in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works bribery case

Seeking bail, Ramesh Chand Dhiman, a private conduit and the seventh accused in the alleged Chittaranjan Locomotive Works bribery case, pleaded that he is in custody since March 25 and that investigation is complete and supplementary challan has been filed

The special CBI court mentioned how the accused was not responding to the notices issued to him by the court when supplementary chargesheet was filed against him. (Getty image)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 07:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PGI dean academics: Dr Panda will continue to hold charge till May 7

On March 8, the Union ministry of health and family welfare had notified appointment of Dr Surjit Singh, professor and head of paediatric medicine department, as dean (academics) in place of Dr Panda, who was holding the officiating charge of dean (academics)

Dr Panda will continue to hold charge of PGI dean (academics) till May 7. (HT)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sippy Sidhu murder accused Kalyani filing pleas merely to delay proceedings: CBI court

Stating that she seemed to be filing this application “merely to delay the proceedings”, the court listed the case for April 10 for framing of charges

Over eight years after the September 2015 murder, charges are yet to be framed by the trial court amid filing of one or the other applications by the accused, Kalyani, who is out on bail since September 2022.
Published on Apr 07, 2024 05:09 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Insurer fined 40,000 for rejecting elderly man’s mediclaim

Care Health Insurance Limited, Chandigarh, has been directed to refund over ₹22 lakh paid for medical bills and also pay ₹40,000 as compensation for causing mental agony and harassment, and as costs of litigation

Complainant Sarwan Singh Masoun, 80, who died during the pendency of the consumer complaint, had obtained an insurance policy from the firm for December 2021 to 2022, covering the risk of 1 lakh USD each for himself and his wife, Manjit Kaur Masoun. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:06 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

CBI court frames charges against Punjab IAS officer in graft case

IAS officer Paramjit Singh is accused of allegedly taking a ₹2 lakh bribe for recommending the name of an officer for promotion

Charges have been framed under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Minor’s rape, murder in Chandigarh: POCSO court frames charges, directs CFSL to send forensic report

The child had gone missing on January 19 and three days later (on the intervening night of January 21 and 22), her body was found in a semi-naked condition, dumped on a heap of garbage in the forest area near Ram Darbar in Chandigarh

The case is now listed for April 10. (HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 10-year jail for youth who snatched labourer’s mobile phone

As per case files, Sunil Kumar was arrested on November 21, 2022, on the complaint of the victim, Arun, a labourer who lived in Phase 11, Mohali

The Mohali court of additional sessions Judge Jaibir Singh also imposed a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 on him. (HT)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

2015 Bargari sacrilege case: Chandigarh court grants bail to key conspirator Pardeep Kler

As per the CIA, Kler was nominated on July 3, 2020, on the statement of a villager, Pardeep Kumar, and disclosure statement of accused Mohinder Pal at Bittu who was in judicial custody in another FIR lodged in Moga.

Pardeep Kler, one of the three absconding Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda national committee members, who as per the special investigation team (SIT) was the key conspirator in five sacrilege cases in 2015 was arrested by a team of crime investigation agency (CIA) of Faridkot police from Gurugram on Friday. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 09:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: E-com firm fined for cancelling TV order after offering huge discount

Of the total fine, the two parties will pay ₹15,000 as compensation to complainant Vaibhav Sharma, a Chandigarh resident, for causing him mental agony and harassment, and ₹10,000 as cost of litigation

The remaining <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 has to be deposited in the consumer legal aid account head being maintained by the secretary, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Chandigarh. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works: 7th accused lands in CBI net

Ramesh Chand Dhiman, a private conduit, who was absconding for the last two months was arrested by the agency from Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday

The CBI had filed a supplementary chargesheet against the seventh accused in January. (iStock)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 10:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Nepalese helps to spend in life in jail for drugging, robbing employers

Duo had laced the food of their NRI employer and 85-year-old mother, before making off with cash and jewellery in October 2021

As per prosecution, the case was registered on the complaint of Surender Pal Singh, 57, an NRI, then residing in Sector 36, Chandigarh. (HT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 09:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

2 Nepalese helps found guilty of drugging, robbing employers in Chandigarh

Duo had laced the food of their NRI employer and 85-year-old mother at their Sector-36 house, before making off with cash and jewellery in October 2021

The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 27. (Getty Images/Purestock)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

PGIMER dean academic appointment: No immediate relief to Dr Surjit Singh

While taking up his application on Tuesday, CAT said the interim order passed will continue till April 8 and that modification/continuance of interim order will be considered on that date

Dr Surjit Singh had moved CAT, seeking vacation of the March 11 stay order, whereby PGIMER was directed not to accept his joining report as dean (academic). (HT)
Published on Mar 20, 2024 06:07 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Two awarded 15-year jail term in separate NDPS cases

The first convict, Shiva Thakur, a 28-year-old resident of Burail, was sentenced to a 15-year jail term, along with a fine of ₹1.5 lakh, under Section 22 of the NDPS Act

The police said that as mentioned in the FIR, registered on August 2, 2019, at Sector 34 police station, the accused in the first case was apprehended from Sector 45 on the basis of suspicion while the police team was patrolling the area. (Getty image)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 06:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh woman, partner found guilty of hacking husband to death

The duo, Sunita, 22, from Palsora village, Chandigarh; and Rajiv, 22, from Maloya Colony, was convicted under Sections 302 (murder) and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code

The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on March 16. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ecom giant fined 27 lakh for sending Chandigarh man counterfeit socks

The complainant had bought a pair of “Marc Jacobs” socks for ₹279.3 after getting a hefty discount on Amazon, in February 2023, but received a counterfeit product from a brand named “Marc”

The consumer commission also directed the two companies to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh to the legal aid account. (HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 06:05 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh man awarded 10-year jail in 2018 NDPS case

As per prosecution, Chandigarh Police had apprehended the convict in 2018 in a case of NDPS for consciously possessing a commercial quantity of 12 injections of Buprenorphine, of 2 ml each, without any permit and licence

He was convicted in a case registered on September 2, 2018, under Section 22 of NDPS Act at Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh. (HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh man who sodomised 6-yr-old boy jailed for 20 years

The child’s father, who works in a factory, had found him missing after returning home for lunch on April 14, 2022; on searching, he had found Anil sodomising his son and confronted him, but the latter threatened him of dire consequences, following which police were alerted

Special public prosecutor Ritu Jain argued that non-awarding of appropriate punishment commensurate with degree of crime may undermine the public confidence in the efficacy of law. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 06:01 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Life sentence for Chandigarh man who killed wife for not bearing a child

36-year-old Maloya resident, who had beaten his wife to death in November 2019, doesn’t deserve any sympathy, said the Chandigarh court

The Chandigarh court also imposed a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 on the convict. (HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sippy Sidhu murder case: CBI complies with SC order, provides sought documents to Kalyani

National-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, better known as Sippy Sidhu, was shot dead at a park in Sector 27, Chandigarh, on September 20, 2015

On February 6, Kalyani had moved to the Supreme Coutrt seeking documents, which were provided to the victim’s mother. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2024 06:11 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Four awarded life sentence for murdering Haryana youth

The victim, Kuldeepak Sharma, 26, from Kaithal, Haryana, was stabbed to death in Mauli Jagran after a petty argument; his brother Abhishek Sharma and friend Shahbaz were also injured as they intervened to save him

On Wednesday, the court held them guilty, observing that it was proven that all convicts in furtherance of their common intention attacked and killed Kuldeepak, and attempted to kill the others. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Supply Kalyani with documents given to Sippy’s family: SC to CBI

SC has also directed the trial court to ensure fairness in prosecution in case the accused files further applications for any other relevant document

National-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, better known as Sippy Sidhu, was shot dead at a park in Sector 27 on September 20, 2015. His family has claimed that Kalyani, daughter of a former Punjab and Haryana high court judge justice Sabina (retd), killed him as they had turned down her marriage proposal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Samrala man gets 4-yr RI for money laundering

The court has also imposed a fine of ₹1 lakh on Sukhjinder Singh Dhillon from Samrala in Ludhiana district

.The accused is held guilty and convicted under Section 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. (HT)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 11:28 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sippy Sidhu Murder case: CBI court accepts revision petition by Sippy’s kin in Chandigarh

Sippy’s brother had filed the protest petition, seeking action against Dilawari and Guriqbal Singh Sidhu, for allegedly destroying evidence in the case

The court has also directed police officers-- inspector Poonam Dilawari and former ASP Guriqbal Singh Sidhu, to appear before the court on the next date of hearing--March 1. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:50 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: 33% cases pending in special CBI court listed against cops

Data from a CBI source regarding pending cases before the special CBI court reveals most of these cases are connected to cops, especially those from Chandigarh

The data shows that out of the 69 ongoing cases in the court, 23 cases involve policemen, clearly indicating that more than 33% of the pending cases are against cops. (PTI/File)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:48 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Witnesses turning hostile behind gangster Sampat Nehra’s string of acquittals

Sampat Nehra, who hails from Kalori village in Rajasthan and is currently incarcerated in Bathinda jail, is facing a staggering 63 cases involving charges such as extortion, murder, attempt to murder, and violations of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act in different trial courts in the region

Gangster Sampat Nehra is currently incarcerated in Bathinda jail. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:46 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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