03022018-CT-01.qxd 2/3/2018 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE SATURDAY | 3 FEBRUARY 2018 | CHANDIGARH Law fest begins Remand extended Chandigarh in semis Three-day law fest, ‘Arguendo — 2018’, begins at the University Institute of Legal Studies. P2 P’kula police produce Monica, her relative Sandeep in the court in the murder case of lawyer’s wife. P9 City hold Maharashtra 2-2 in the BC Roy Junior National Football Championship, enter semis. P10 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24.6°C MIN 9.8°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.01 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.11 AM Opium, gold jewellery, cash seized from woman’s locker Was arrested along with accomplices in December last year Tribune News Service Mohali, February 2 The Special Task Force (STF), Mohali, seized 116.17 gm of opium, 707.47 gm of gold jewellery worth Rs 21 lakh, an amount of Rs 1.91 lakh and documents of 12 properties, allegedly bought with drug money, from the locker of an Ambala-based woman, who was arrested along with her accomplices in December 2017 in a drug peddling case. Sleuths of the STF had arrested the accused, Sweety, her husband Baldev Singh along with aides Rakesh Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, Manoj Kumar, alias Mamu, and Simran Kaur, alias Indu, on December 6, 2017, in connection with supplying narcotics and had booked them under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The police brought the accused, Sweety, on a production warrant from the Nabha Was let off after search in Delhi last year STF officials said last year in May, Sweety, along with an accomplice, was stopped in a car by a police party in Delhi. However, they were let off as no narcotics were recovered after a search. STF probing link with Nigerian nationals The accused, Sweety. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY jail and opened a locker, registered in her name at a State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Ambala after obtaining permission from the court. STF SHO RD Sharma said, “During interrogation, it was found that the accused had hidden drugs and money in a bank locker. The locker was STF officials said they were probing links with some Nigerian nationals, allegedly involved in supplying drugs from Delhi. An STF official said, “A Nigerian national was recently rounded up and another Nigerian, Ubi, named by the accused, is on the run. We will send a team to Delhi to nab the accomplices.” sealed and after obtaining legal permission, the locker was opened yesterday and the haul seized.” The police said Sweety’s husband Baldev Singh used to peddle opium and was lodged in a Patiala jail. In prison, he came in contact with another notorious peddler, Manoj, alias Mamu, and together they were now running a network from the jail with the assistance of Sweety. The police said Sweety was arrested with 370 gm of heroin. STF SP Rajinder Singh Sohal said, “The accused hails from Shalimar Colony continued on page 9 UT cop gets 2-yr jail for graft Jatinder Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 2 A special court here sentenced Jatinder Singh, a constable with the Chandigarh Police, to two-year rigorous imprisonment in a six-year-old graft case. Jatinder Singh, son of a Chandigarh Police sub-inspector, was arrested by CBI sleuths while taking a bribe of Rs 15,000 in August 2012. He was found guilty by the court on Tuesday. His father was also present in the court during his sentencing today. Jatinder, who was deployed with the technical cell at the Police Headquarters in Sector 9, had completed three years in service at that time. A Sector 15-based shopkeeper had filed a complaint that he was being harassed by the constable as he had found a mobile phone lying abandoned. The constable was asking for money, he had stated. continued on page 9 c m y b Woman jumps into Sukhna Lake, rescued Chandigarh, February 2 A woman reportedly tried to commit suicide by jumping into Sukhna Lake this evening. Visitors at the lake saw the victim and informed the police. Sources said the victim was rescued and rushed to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 from where she was referred to the PGI. The victim has been identified as Anupama Malhotra. The police said the victim’s condition was serious due to which her statement could not be recorded. The police have initiated an investigation at the Sector 3 police station. —TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sector 18 A and B City court frames charges against Ludhiana MP Bittu Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 2 A local court today framed charges against Ludhiana Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu in a seven-year-old case pertaining to unlawful assembly and disobedience. The charges were framed under Section 188 of the IPC. The matter pertains to March 2011 when Bittu was booked by the Chandigarh Police. According to the complaint, he violated Section 144 of the CrPC, imposed by the District Magistrate, and took out a procession and raised slogans. According to the allegations, Bittu, along with 250 workers of the Youth Congress, came out in a procession and gathered near gate number one of the PGI. Was booked by Chandigarh Police for unlawful assembly, disobedience in 2011 He was briefed that Section 144 of the CrPC was in force and he could not take out a procession. He allegedly violated the orders and was booked by the police. A case was registered based on a complaint of Sub-Inspector Eram Rizvi on March 7, 2011, at the Sector 11 police station. Bittu was booked under Section 188 (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the IPC. Defence counsel Terminder Singh, however, maintained that Bittu was innocent and that he would prove it during the trial. Bittu was granted bail last year in the case after he had missed three hearings prior to it continuously resulting in non-bailable warrants being issued against him. Bail was earlier granted to him on May 12 after furnishing bonds of Rs 25,000. The bail was given on the condition that he would cooperate with the police and his counsel had given an undertaking that he would be present at all hearings. However, he failed to appear in the court.
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