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SHO, Reader of DSP booked
: The Civil Lines police here has booked Sarabjit Singh, SHO, Chheharta, and Mantej Singh, Reader of DSP, Chheharta, for allegedly demanding a bribe for clearing two accused of charges in the inquiry. Both were sent to the Police Lines on Wednesday. The SHO said both accused were let off the charges in the inquiry by DSP Narinder Singh and he had nothing to do with it.

4 die as car hits trees
: Four young men, including an Italy-based NRI, died when the car they were travelling by hit trees near here on Tuesday night. They were heading for Fatehgarh Churian. The driver of the brand new Tata Safari apparently lost control of it. They have been identified as Sikandar, Mintoo of Dera Baba Nanak and Vicky of Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district. The identity of the mechanic could not be established. NRI Parminder Singh and Sikandar Singh owned a petrol station. Sikandar, petrol station manager Vicky and Minto and an Italy-based NRI were going to drop the mechanic in Amritsar late in the night in their car when the accident took place. All four were in their mid-20s. A case has been registered. 

Grievances redressal cell
: Local Government Minister Manoranjan Kalia has directed all executive officers of municipal committees of the state to set up a grievances redressal cell in their respective offices where citizens can send requests by fax/e-mail. He asked them to ensure that all grievances were redressed within 15 days.

A section of cops of the IRB who will leave for Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday
A section of cops of the IRB who will leave for Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

6 police companies to leave for J&K
: Six companies of India Reserve Battalion (IRB), 576 cops of the Punjab Police will be sent to Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to help the state maintain peace and order. The companies will be led by Commandant Iqbal Singh of 4-IRB, Kapurthala. RP Meena, IGP (IRB), Patiala, addressing cops in the PAP complex here said every company would be deployed in Jammu for three months in rotation. IRB officials had made arrangements of accommodation, health, food, recreation etc for the cops in Jammu. DIG (Administration) PS Grewal said senior officers would be visiting the company camps in Jammu to know their well-being.


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