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Gang of weapon smugglers busted
Jalandhar, May 25
The Jalandhar (Rural) police has busted an interstate gang of weapon smugglers by arresting its four members and recovered 10 country-made firearms of various bores and 22 live cartridges from their possession.

Yurinder Singh Hayer, SSP, Jalandhar (Rural) police, and his officials show firearms, drugs and gold jewellery that was recovered from members of different gangs of criminals arrested in the district in Jalandhar on Friday.
Yurinder Singh Hayer, SSP, Jalandhar (Rural) police, and his officials show firearms, drugs and gold jewellery that was recovered from members of different gangs of criminals arrested in the district in Jalandhar on Friday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh


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CBSE Class X results
School gardenerís son hits a perfect 10
Jalandhar, May 25
The joy of Arjun Ravat and Asha Ravat knows no bounds as their son has made it big yet again in his final exams results. Arjun beams with joy as his talented son has yet again hit the top spot.

Jilted woman concocts kidnapping of her kids, held
Jalandhar May 25
To take avenge from her lover, who had discarded her yesterday only, a woman, resident of Model Town House locality, concocted a story of kidnapping of her children and then complained to the police that her lover has kidnapped her kids.

Peddler arrested with 5 kg opium
Jalandhar, May 25
The police today arrested a drug peddler and recovered 5 kg opium from him. The peddler was on his way to supply the contraband in the city. Originally hailing from Jharkhand, the peddler, identified as Raghunandan Mahato, was presently living in Gurbachan Nagar. During a regular patrolling near Gurbachan Nagar, the Division No 1 police intercepted Mahato and asked him to stop for checking, the police said. On his search, the police recovered the contraband.

 





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Gang of weapon smugglers busted
Four members arrested; 10 firearms, 22 cartridges recovered
Bipin Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 25
The Jalandhar (Rural) police has busted an interstate gang of weapon smugglers by arresting its four members and recovered 10 country-made firearms of various bores and 22 live cartridges from their possession.

Acting on a tip-off, the police laid a trap and nabbed Jangli Shah, resident of Bihar, Jarnail Singh of Phagwara, Gurchetan Singh, alias Manga, of Fatehgarh Churian in Gurdaspur, and Manjit Singh, alias Jeeta, of Nakodar at a naka at Kartarpur last evening.

The kingpin of the gang, Jangli Shah, who used to procure weapons from Bihar and sell them to various gangs across the state, was apprehended along with the firearms.

The three - Jarnail Singh, Gurchetan and Manjit Singh - were with him at a dhaba to purchase pistols, when the police caught them.

Talking to mediapersons, Jalandhar (Rural) police chief Yurinder Singh Hayer revealed that Jangli Shah had supplied 80 firearms to various gangs till date. He used to get the weapons from Bihar on cheaper rates and sell them between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh depending upon their quality.

Hayer said the state intelligence agency had been informed to find out those involved in the smuggling of firearms from Bihar to Punjab and coordinate with the local police.

The seized weapons included two mousers , five revolvers and two .315-bore pistols and .12-bore pistol and 22 live cartridges.

Jangli Shah had been active in the trade for the past five-six years and was supplying country-made firearms to local gangs - Dharminder, alias Bhinda, gang, Shaloo gang, Jassa group and Amit Kamboj gang.

The Bhinda gang is known for his involvement in nearly 100 criminal activities in Punjab and in neighbouring states and the police has seized nearly 80 firearms from different members of the gang.

In three other incidents, the CIA staff of the Jalandhar (Rural) police has arrested five persons from various places and recovered 2 kg opium, 14 bags of poppy husk, a stolen two-wheeler and 25 tola gold jewellery, worth Rs 7.50 lakh, from them.

Viru and his accomplice Sham Lal, residents of Shahkot, were arrested with 2 kg opium while they were riding a motorcycle. Sangam, alias Sahil, and Raju, both from Phillaur, were nabbed for snatching 25 tola gold jewellery, worth Rs 7.50 lakh.

Swarupa, resident of Nal Manak village, was nabbed for possessing 14 bags of poppy husk. A case under the NDPS Act was registered at the Lohian police station.

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CBSE Class X results
School gardenerís son hits a perfect 10
Aparna Banerji
Tribune News Service

Ratan Ravat with his father Arjun Ravat after getting the CGPA 10 in the recently declared CBSE Class X results.
Ratan Ravat with his father Arjun Ravat after getting the CGPA 10 in the recently declared CBSE Class X results. Photo: Sarabjit Singh

Jalandhar, May 25
The joy of Arjun Ravat and Asha Ravat knows no bounds as their son has made it big yet again in his final exams results. Arjun beams with joy as his talented son has yet again hit the top spot.

While his classmates come from relatively better-off backgrounds, the going hasnít been as easy for Arjunís son Ratan Ravat, who just got the perfect 10 on the CGPA in the recently declared CBSE results.

A gardener by profession, Arjun Ravat, has two sons and one daughter and lives in a one-room accommodation at Beant Nagar, but he has always taught his children to dream big.

His sonís Ratanís story is proof that perseverance always pays off for those who believe in working hard.

The three children of Arjun Ravat never got things on a platter.

Ravat says, ďIím so happy that Ratan has made it big. I have seen him studying night after night, for hours, dreaming of fighting off the financial shackles that he was born with.Ē

Their little bed (that was in fact borrowed by Ravat from one of their previous employers), has served both as bed and study table for the three siblings who have shared that little space to study for exams.

Ratanís got a perfect 10, but unlike his counterparts, he has always studied with borrowed books.

ďSince we canít afford new books, my children have always borrowed books from other children. In case they didnít find any, I have gone and hunted for secondhand books at the Mai Hiran Gate market.Ē

In fact even as he harbours dreams that Rattan may make it big in the IAS someday, he also is worried whether he will be able to fund his IAS studies with his present income.

But even with the worries and the limited resources, Ratanís grit has been unparalleled. ďWhen I see my parents squeezing money to make our dreams come true, it inspires me to study harder.Ē

And that is exactly what he has done.

Ratan has always been a position holder in school. He also got good positions in Class V, VI, VII and VIII.

Currently a gardener in the school where his son studies, he is also thankful to school Principal Rashmi Vij for her constant support.

The bright, petite Ratan presently thinks of the IAS and NDA as his career. He has also given a thought to being a pilot, something he was fond of since childhood.

Taking up the non-medical stream for his plus one studies, he hopes it is just the beginning of a brighter future.

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Jilted woman concocts kidnapping of her kids, held
Nikhil Bhardwaj

Jalandhar May 25
To take avenge from her lover, who had discarded her yesterday only, a woman, resident of Model Town House locality, concocted a story of kidnapping of her children and then complained to the police that her lover has kidnapped her kids.

During investigation, the police exposed the bogus story behind the complaint and arrested the woman. A case under Section 182 of the IPC has been registered against her.

Somnath, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Bhargo Camp police station, said Sapna along with her children had been living with Rajesh of the same locality for the past many years. Yesterday, the duo along with the kids had gone to pay obeisance at some religious place in Himachal Pardesh, where they had a serious altercation with each other, he added.

When the duo returned home on Thursday, again they indulged in a fight in full public view, but both reached a compromise at the Division No 5 police station and agreed that they would not live together from now onwards, he said.

The police said despite signing the compromise of separation at the police station, the woman was still forcing Rajesh to live with her, but the latter refused to do so. To take revenge, she, hatched a conspiracy and sent her children to her brotherís home, and then complained to the police that her kids were kidnapped by Rajesh.

When the police went to Rajeshís house for investigation, he told the police that the woman had hatched a conspiracy to blackmail him as he had discarded her.

Meanwhile, the police also recovered the children from the house of the womanís brother, the SHO said, adding that the woman also confessed before the police that she had supplied false information just to blackmail her lover, who discarded her.

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Peddler arrested with 5 kg opium
Nikhil Bhardwaj

Jalandhar, May 25
The police today arrested a drug peddler and recovered 5 kg opium from him. The peddler was on his way to supply the contraband in the city. Originally hailing from Jharkhand, the peddler, identified as Raghunandan Mahato, was presently living in Gurbachan Nagar. During a regular patrolling near Gurbachan Nagar, the Division No 1 police intercepted Mahato and asked him to stop for checking, the police said. On his search, the police recovered the contraband.

Mahato had a criminal past and scores of smuggling cases had already been registered against him at various police stations of the district.

Two held with stolen bikes

The Division No 8 police arrested two persons, Gobinda Nepali and Ajay, and recovered two stolen motorcycles from them.

The SHO, Bimal Kant, said a few days ago, they had stolen two Hero Honda motorcycles - one from Kartarpur and another from Doaba Chowk.

One held with 10 gm heroin

The Division No 7 police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 10 gm of heroin from him.

The peddler has been identified as Varinder Singh, alias Bhatti, resident of Shankar village in Nakodar.

The police said a police party was patrolling in Defence Colony this afternoon and on suspicion the

cops signaled a pedestrian to stop for checking. On his search, the police recovered 10 gm of heroin from his pocket. He was on his way to supply the contraband to his clients.

A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him.

Travel agent arrested

The police has arrested a woman travel agent for duping a villager of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.

The travel agent has been identified as Kulwinder Kaur, alias Bholi, resident of Adampur, near here.

Krishan Nath, resident of Lohar Nangal village here, had complained to the police that the woman promised him to send abroad and took Rs 3 lakh in advance from him.

ďAfter a few months, when I asked the woman to arrange for my visa or return my money, the latter refused to do either,Ē the complainant said.

The Division No 6 police registered a case against the woman.

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