Saturday, May 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


CASE REGISTERED: The Sadar police has registered a case under Section 435 and 427, IPC, against Jagir Singh and his son Sahib Singh of Rurre Asal for allegedly burning standing wheat crop belonging to Sukhdev Singh of the same village. A land dispute is said to be the reason behind the incident.

BKU DEPUTATION: A deputation of the state unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union met the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, in Chandigarh on Wednesday and apprised him of the difficulties being faced by farmers of border areas. Mr Badal gave them an assurance that he would look into the matter.

RELIEF: The Sangrur branch of the all-India Central Government Pensioners Association (North India) sent a draft for Rs 1,100 for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund on Thursday. The association appealed to all its branches to donate at least one day’s pension for the fund.

DEAD: Rajinder Kumar, an inmate of the local central jail died at the Civil Hospital here on Thursday. According to the police, Rajinder Kumar, who was convicted for possessing charas and was in the jail for the past two months, had complained of chest pain and vomiting, and was taken to a hospital where he died.

WHEAT PROCUREMENT: Government agencies have procured 4.40 lakh tonnes of wheat as against 3.54 lakh tonnes procured last year in the district. This was stated by Mr Som Parkash, Deputy Commissioner, on Thursday.

TWO KILLED: Two persons were killed and one was injured in an accident near Bharri village, 10 km from here, on Thursday. According to ASI Santokh Singh, three persons were going on a scooter, when a TATA 407 collided with them. Kulwinder Singh (16) died on the spot, while Surjit Singh (21) died on his way to the hospital. A case has been registered.

COPS' FAMILIES TO BE HONOURED: The Shaeed Bhagat Singh Memorial Society, Punjab, will organise a function at Sacred Dales Convent School here on Tuesday in which family members of the police employees, who were killed by terrorists would be honoured. According to a press note, Mr G.S. Bhullar, SSP, Ropar, would be the chief guest.

CASE REGISTERED: A case under Sections 323, 324, 447, 506 and 34, IPC, has been registered against Narinder Singh and his sons Paramjit Singh and Baljit Singh on the complaint of Mr Hardev Singh of Baddowal village, who alleged that the three forcibly entered his field and attacked him. A land dispute was stated to be the reason behind the incident.

HELD: Kewal Singh, Upkar Singh and Malwinder Singh were arrested by the police on charges of gambling at a public place. A case under various sections has been registered.

KIDNAPPED: A 19-year-old girl, Seema, alias Babu, was abducted by certain persons on May 9 from outside her house. A case under Sections 363 and 366, IPC, has been registered on the complaint of the father of the girl.

LOK ADALAT: A Lok Adalat for the settlement of bank loan cases at the pre-litigation stage as well as pending cases relating to the recovery of bank loans will be held at the Ludhiana sessions court complex on Saturday. Mr Justice H.A. Bedi, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, and Executive Chairman, Punjab Legal Services Authority, will inaugurate it.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of Lions Club, Patiala Quila Mubarak: President — Mr Anand Khosla; Secretary — Mr Rajiv Bansal; and Treasurer — Mr Narinder Bansal.

ARRESTED: Surinderpal of Santokhpura locality was arrested by the local police for stealing car stereos. Seven stereos and a cycle were recovered from him, the police said on Thursday.


ANTI-TERRORISM DAY: The Chandigarh Administration on Friday observed anti-terrorism day by administering a pledge to its employees. The Home Secretary, Mr M.P. Singh, administered the oath where employees pledged to oppose all forms of terrorism and violence, to uphold and promote peace, social harmony and understanding among all fellow human beings and fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values.

'SUKRITI 2000': ‘Sukriti 2000’, camp for students, was inaugurated at DAV Senior Public School at Surajpur by Mr Rajan Gupta, MD of Haryana Tourism. He said that the camp would help develop the outlook of the students and inculcate team spirit Mr P.L. Chopra, Principal, said experts ranging from folk dance and drama to adult education, would provide training to the students.

RESTRAINED: The Central Administrative Tribunal on Friday restrained the respondent authorities from “declaring the result of the interview for the post of microbiology professor in the Sector 32 Government Medical College”, according to an official press note. The Union Public Service Commission also sought two weeks to file a written reply and the case was adjourned to May 29. The cancellation of candidature of Dr. R.M. Joshi by the UPSC for the regular post of Professor was challenged in CAT.

PROMOTION SOUGHT: The local unit of the Surveyors Association PWD ( IB), Punjab, has urged the Punjab Government to promote the diploma holders (Civil) surveyors and junior draughtsmen as junior engineers as per the already fixed quota. Mr Kuldeep Singh, General Secretary of the association, said the government had recently promoted 60 junior engineers as sub-divisional engineers but had left out the diploma holders.

STONE LAID: The Additional Chief Administrator (ACA), Mr Dipinder Singh, has laid the foundation stone of a community centre in Phase 5. Mr A.S. Shyam, General Secretary of the House Owners Welfare Society, said the construction of the community centre was the result of the consistent efforts made by the association. Top


IMPOSTORS' ACTIVITIES: Members of Citizen Council, Ambala cantonment, have expressed concern “over the activities of bad elements, who are at large” in Ambala Sadar, Mahesh Nagar, Gobind Nagar, Housing Board Colony, Tribune Colony and other adjoining colonies. Their modus operandi is that they visit houses in the garb of electricity meter readers, water meter readers, telephone linemen, house tax evaluators and salesmen of big manufacturers. These persons are from Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and UP, a press note said.

DEMOLISHED: In an anti-encroachment drive, officials of the Municipal Council, Ambala City, demolished unauthorised constructions at Premnagar and a few other colonies here on Friday. Meanwhile, the council has started the desilting of the drains on a war footing.

TRUCKS FLAGGED OFF: About 20 trucks of animal feed were flagged off for the drought-hit areas of Guddomulani of Barmer district in Rajasthan by the Haryana Assembly Speaker, Mr Satbir Singh Kadian, here on Wednesday.


BODIES FOUND: The police recovered, three bodies from different places in the district on Thursday and sent them for a post-mortem examination. Two of the bodies have been identified.

CREMATED: The body of Bhuvnesh Dogra, a jawan of the 20 J&K LI, who died fighting terrorists in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated at Dehra Gopipur on Thursday.

SPORTS MEET: A six-day All-India Police Sports Meet will be held here from May 29 in which 25 teams of police and paramilitary forces will participate.

ORDERED: Mr O.P. Sharma, Sessions Judge, Sessions Division, Mandi, has ordered the confiscation of a taxi, which was intercepted by the police and was found carrying 10 scants of deodar and kail. A case under Sections 41, and 42 of the Indian Forest Act, had been registered.

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