Tuesday, July 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


ADMISSION: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU), local unit of the TPD college, Rampuraphul, on Sunday criticised the college authorities for not admitting students to class plus one of the science group.

RECORDS IN ORDER: Mr Ashok Kumar Sood, President of the Municipal Council, Sirhind, in a press note issued here on Sunday said that following the complaints of certain municipal councillors, the Vigilance Department inspected the records relating to the construction work which was later found to be in order. He alleged that the complaints were politically motivated and sought the cooperation of the members for the development of the historic town.

OPIUM SEIZED: The police claims to have seized 2 kg of opium from Jaswant Singh of Peermohammed village under Makhu police station. According to the district police chief, Mr Gurcharan Singh Pherurai, the suspect was caught while moving under suspicious circumstances. On search, the police seized 2 kg of opium from him. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

ARRESTED: The police has arrested Gajjan Singh, a proclaimed offender, who was undergoing life imprisonment for killing his daughter and her paramour. In a press note issued here on Sunday, Mr Iqbal Singh, district police chief, said he did not surrender to the police but took shelter at Bhaguwal village. The local police has handed him over to the Ferozepore police.

WOMAN ARRESTED: The CIA wing of the local police has arrested three persons, including a woman, and seized 25 bags of poppy husk from their dera at Hamira village. The SSP in a press note issued here on Sunday said that they had been identified as Surmukh Singh, Sarbjit Kaur and Satwinder Singh. Gurvinder Kaur and Bara Singh, however, managed to escape from the dera.

FIVE HELD: The Malerkotla police has arrested Mohammed Aslam, Mohammed Sadiq, Tahir Hussain, Sonia Arora and Kamal Kaur, in a case of profligacy. According to Mr Surinder Singh Saini, DSP they were arrested from a cafe situated near the bus stand. A case has been registered.


HALWAI UNION: The Kurukshetra Action Committee, at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Abnashi Lal Arora, former district president, Kiryana Merchants’ Association, Kurukshetra, unanimously decided to support the bandh call given by the Haryana Halwai Union. The bandh will be organised on Tuesday. This was stated here on Sunday by the action committee spokes persons, Mr Deena Nath Arora and Mr Fateh Chand Gandhi. The committee had also decided to support the bandh being organised by both factions of the Haryana Pradesh Beopar Mandal on August 9.

FINANCIAL AID: The Haryana Bhootpurva Sainik Sangh, and ex-servicemen organisation, has sought revision of the financial aid being given to the ex-servicemen. In a statement, Maj Kalam Singh of the Sangh, said the Chief Minister, said the Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala had promised to hike this aid to Rs 400 per month about nine months ago.

Shopkeeper hospitalised: Mr Mange Ram, a shopkeeper, was shot at by two persons while he was sitting in his shop on the Sonepat-Murthal road near a girls college here on Sunday. The suspects, however, managed to escape. He was rushed to the local civil hospital and later shifted to Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi, where his condition is stated to be serious. It was alleged that the suspects had demanded money from him but on refusal they shot at him. A case has been registered.

Construction of roads: The National Capital Region Development Board has sanctioned Rs 70 lakh for the construction of roads. According to official sources, the PWD ( B&R) will spend the amount on the construction of roads starting from Purkhas Adda to Jatwara Mohalla and Subzi Mandi. The construction work will be completed by the end of this year.

MONEY RETURNED: Mr Om Prakash, a resident of Garhi Jhinjhara village in this district, got justice after 15 years of struggle when officials of the Cooperative Loan and Service Society Ltd, returned his money on the directives issued by Mr Ashok Yadav, ADC, who conducted an inquiry into his complaint and found that the allegations levelled against the secretary of the society were correct.


RESENTMENT: Mr Roop Singh, gram panchayat vice- president, and villagers of Rishikesh, near here have resented for not filling the post of Block Development Officer at Jhandutta which is affecting development works of the block. They said the SDM of Ghumarwin had been given additional charge of the office, but due to his pre-occupation he failed to look after development works.

ELECTED: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Gobind Sagar Bhakra Oustees Fishermen Cooperative Society: president- Mr Munirakhar Lall; vice- president — Mr Shyam Lal; and treasurer — Mr Kirparam.

DECISION RESENTED: Sirmour Cooperative Bank Employees Non-Agriculture Credit Society Ltd , Nahan , has resented the decision of Assistant Registrar , Cooperative Societies ( ARCS) Sirmour to impose restrictions on the working of the society. An annual general house of the society held here on Sunday approved the society’s accounts and last year’s action taken report and resolved that the society would continue to function despite bans imposed on it.

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