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Dawoods arms seized, smuggler held
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KAPURTHALA, Sept 18 The Kapurthala police has arrested a member of the international gang of narco-terrorists.

On his disclosure to the police, 21 mausers (30 calibre), 41 magazines and 148 cartridges and 500 grams of opium were found from a place disclosed by him.

Mr J.P. Virdi, Inspector General, Punjab Police, Jalandhar zone, told pressmen here today said the consignment reached India from the Ajnala sector through Bhola, ISI agent and a resident of Thathian village in Pakistan. Mr Virdi said the consignment belonged to Dawood Ibrahim.

Mr Virdi identified the arrested person as international smuggler Dalip Singh, son of Kartar Singh, resident of Pandori village of Amritsar district. Dalip Singh had taken Rs 50,000 for transporting the consignment to their contactmen at Delhi.
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DCC chief booked on SDMs FIR
Tribune News Service

AMRITSAR, Sept 18 On the basis of a complaint lodged by Mr Harcharan Singh Sandhu, SDM, Ajnala, the Rajasansi police has registered a case against Mr Sukhbinder Singh, alias Sukh Sarkaria, president of the District Congress Committee (Rural), and three others for allegedly interfering in government duty, snatching ballot papers, damaging official records, misbehaving and illegally detaining government employees.

They have been booked under Sections 353, 186, 342, 357, 380 and 506 the IPC after seeking legal opinion from the district attorney. The others who were booked along with Mr Sarkaria include Mr Madan Lal, Mr Jaswant Singh and Mr Darshan Singh.

In his complaint, the SDM had complained Mr Sarkaria and his associates had abruptly entered the meeting room forcibly and started throwing away records at the time of oath ceremony of the elected president and vice-president of the nagar panchayat. He had also alleged that Mr Sarkaria forced him to announce the results of the nagar panchayat in favour of his party. 
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