Tribune press service

Chandīgarh: UT Police booked a maid for allegedly stealing jewelry and money from a house in Sector 22. According to police, the complainant alleged that the maid, Meenu, a resident of Sector 25, had stolen three gold bracelets, two gold chains, four medallions, three earrings, $200 and Rs 16,000 from the house on November 23 last year. The police registered a case at the Sector 17 police station on March 31. TNS

Case against a tanker driver

Dera Bassi: Police have arrested Kudanwala resident Mewa Singh after he was allegedly found illegally discharging water from his cistern in fields near Barwala road. The owner of the fields had caught the driver of the tractor in the act. Dera Bassi MLA Kuljit Randhawa had complained to the Pollution Control Board following which samples were taken on site. The authorities have recommended strict action and the report of the water samples will be given within the next fortnight. Dera Bassi SHO Kulbir Singh said, “The driver gave the name of the factory where the water was brought from. The tractor driver received 400 rupees per tanker truck to evacuate the water. TNS

Entrepreneur faces rape charges

Dera Bassi: A Dera Bassi meat factory entrepreneur has been accused of raping a woman after giving her a drink containing an intoxicant. The suspect has been identified as Haji Nadeem from Saharanpur. A complaint has been filed against him. Police say the suspect was on the run after raping the married woman on Wednesday night. TNS

Raghav U-16 tennis champion

Chandīgarh: Maharashtra’s Raghav Pravin defeated Meet Paul Singh of Punjab (6-3, 6-4) in the Men’s U-16 Final on the final day of the Roots-AITA CS National Ranking Championship (7) U-16 and U -18 at the Roots Tennis Academy in Zirakpur. In the men’s U-18 final, Rabi Narayan of Odisha defeated Agnivesh Bhardwaj (6-2, 6-3). In the U-18 men’s doubles final, Harmanjit Singh and Rabi Narayan defeated Armaan Walia and Shantanu (6-3, 6-2). In the U-18 girls’ doubles final, Siya Prasade and Sayethi Varadkar defeated Isheeta Midha and Sidhak Kaur (6-4, 6-1). TNS

Railways beat Chandigarh

Chandīgarh: The city boys suffered a second consecutive loss in the ongoing Col CK Nayudu Trophy in Vijayawada on Friday. On the final day, the Railways grouped Chandigarh for 358 runs in their second innings and won the match by one inning and eight runs. Responding to Chandigarh’s 99 points in the first set, the Railways scored 465 points and secured a massive lead of 366 points. Chandigarh will play their last league game against Maharashtra on April 5.