CHANDIGARH: A local court on Friday awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) to a man in a nearly three-year-old case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act. The accused was identified as Jai Ram. The case dates back to December 2009,when 32-year-old Jai Ram was arrested by the Chandigarh Police at a naka near Sector 52 and 53 dividing road around 8 pm. He was caught carrying a bag containing 20 kgs of opium. The court has also slapped a Rs 1 lakh fine on the accused. Jai Ram hails from a small city,Khushipur,in Uttar Pradesh. He has also been awarded one-year imprisonment under charges of perjury. He had misled the police by providing a wrong identity. During the interrogation,he had told police that his name was Om Prakash and he belonged to Bihar. It was later found that he misled the police during the investigation, said a police officer. He has been convicted under various sections of the NDPS Act.
Production warrants sought for three women
PANCHKULA: THE CIA,Panchkula,on Friday sought production warrants of three women accused in snatching cases. The Panchkula court has remanded them in two-day police custody and they will be produced before the court again on Sunday. Amro Devi,Lachho Devi and Bebo Devi,residents of Patiala district,were arrested by officers of Naggal police station about 10 days ago. All three accused are aged between 60 and 65. They were arrested in connection with four snatching cases. During custodial interrogation,they said that they were also involved in snatching incidents in Panchkula. The CIA team will interrogate them in a case registered in Chandimandir police station on June 20 this year related to snatching of gold bangles.
Man held for misbehaving with woman cop
CHANDIGARH: For passing lewd remarks against a woman constable,the Chandigarh Police on Friday arrested Harpreet Singh,a Bathinda resident. The incident occurred on Thursday evening when Harpreet passed obscene remarks against a woman constable who was performing her duty at Aroma Hotel,Sector 22,Chandigarh. The constable is posted in Police Control Room with the PCR vehicle. The accused came in his vehicle (PB-32-H-0081) and misbehaved with her. Acting on the complaint of the constable,the Chandigarh Police has registered an FIR under Section 294 of the IPC in police station,Sector 17. The accused was arrested and was later granted bail.
City girl ranked 18th in ICAI exam
CHANDIGARH: Priyanka Mehtani,a city-based girl,was ranked 18th in the country in the final examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in May. The results were declared on Friday,and she scored 69 per cent. Priyanka completed her schooling from Carmel Convent School,Sector 9.