Chandigarh: The special investigating team (SIT) of the Chandigarh Police on Wednesday arrested two people in the Teachers’ Recruitment Scam following which a teacher has been arrested for the first time in this case. The accused which were arrested has been identified as Sandeep Kumar (26) who was working as a teacher in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21 (GMSSS-21) along with Sampuran Singh (45) who was the middleman. Both the accused are native of Sonipat, Haryana.
The SIT on Tuesday stated that of the 25 alleged beneficiaries it has identified in the teachers’ recruitment scam, 17 have joined as teachers in city government schools, three are on leave and five could not join due to age bar.
The same was revealed by the main accused, Brijender Nain, who is in police custody. On July 29, the UT police had registered an FIR (first information report) in the alleged leak of question papers of selection tests for the recruitment of 1,150 junior basic training (JBT) teachers, trained graduate teachers (TGTs) and nursery training teachers (NTTs) in Chandigarh in January and February last year. The tests were held at Panjab University (PU).
Earlier, the Punjab vigilance bureau had blown the lid of the scam with the arrest of Dinesh Yadav and had written to the UT education secretary and inspector general of police (IGP) to register a case in this connection. Nain, who was arrested last Wednesday, confessed to have charged Rs 1 lakh as commission from each candidate and the rest of the money was sent to the alleged kingpin Mithilesh Pandey.
Two men robbed in Mauli Jagran
Chandigarh: Three unidentified miscreants robbed two men of Rs 1500 cash, a mobile phone and wrist watch. Akhilesh Kumar of Gandhi house village, Sector 41, Chandigarh alleged that he along with his friend Pankaj had visited another friend in Mauli Jagran following which they were robbed off.
According to the police officials, the victims had to board a train for their native village in U to which they were walking towards the railway station. Further to this they claimed that three men stopped them near a temple in Mauli Jagran and threatened them with knife. They allegedly asked them to surrender their belongings. Police have registered a case under sections 397 (Robbery) and 34(Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at Mauli Jagran police station against unidentified persons.
One held for burglary bid
Chandigarh: Chandigarh police on Wednesday arrested a Sector 29 resident for allegedly stealing a mobile phone and a purse containing important documents from a house in the said sector. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Kumar. Ashvik Kalyan of Sector 29 A alleged that Kumar was caught red handed when he was stealing the things on the night intervening November 7-8.
The accused has been arrested and a case has been registered under sections 380 (Theft in dwelling house), 457 (Lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 411 (Dishonestly receiving stolen property) of IPC at Industrial area police station.
In another case, unidentified burglars fled away with a mobile phone and a laptop from a house in Sector 15 on Tuesday. A case has been registered at Sector 11 police station against the unidentified persons following the complaint of Pankaj Bansal, owner of the house.
35-year-woman dies four days after the road mishap
Chandigarh: A 35 years old woman (pedestrian) died in Government medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, four days after being hit by a scooter near Poultry Farm Chowk, Chandigarh.
The deceased has been identified as Ram Devi of Hallo Majra. The local police averred that Baljit Singh of Zirakpur had rammed his scooter into the deceased while she was crossing the road. A passerby had informed the Police Control Room (PCR) following which the victim was rushed to GMCH-32. A case has been registered at Sector 31 police station under Section 304 (Causing death by negligence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
One arrested with drugs, 146 injections of Pheneramine Maleate and Buprenorphine recovered from him
Chandigarh: Chandigarh PoAlice on Wednesday arrested Joginder Singh, a resident of Colony Sector 25 near dividing road Sector 38 A/B, and recovered 146 injections of Pheneramine Maleate and Buprenorphine from his possession. As per the police officials, a naka was set up near dividing road of the said sectors following which during the checking; the accused was apprehended by the cops and a case under section 22 (Punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances) of NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station, Sector 39.
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