Friday, May 11, 2001,
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Ex-Speaker’s grandson arrested
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, May 10
Former Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker H.S. Chattha’s grandson Ripu Daman, and his accomplice, Inderjeet Ahuja, have been arrested under Section 21 of the NDPS Act, 1885 for allegedly possessing 3 gm and 20 gm of smack, respectively.

Stating this here today, the district police chief, Mr Desraj Singh, said the police was on a routine patrol duty when it received information from a social worker that two youths possessing drugs were in a Maruti Car.

After getting the information barricades were erected and the car intercepted. The occupants were interrogated and the district headquarters DSP Mr Anil Dhawan, was called. A search was undertaken during which 3 gm of smack was recovered from the possession of Ripu Daman, a resident of Kurukshetra, while another 20 gm, wrapped in a piece of polythene, was recovered from under the car mat below the feet of Inderjeet Ahuja, also a local resident. Both of them were arrested and the maruti car was impounded.

During interrogation, Ripu Daman told the police that he was studying at DAV College, Chandigarh, where he and his friend Inderjeet had become addicted to smack. They purchased the smack at a rate of Rs 300 per gram from a foreigner at Mohali in Punjab.

Both of them were produced in court and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days, the district police chief said.

Mr Chattha said his grandson had been implicated.

Mr Chattha said his daughter was married at Gumthala Garhu village from where the present MLA belonged. There was enmity within the groups in village. He alleged CIA Inspector was a friend of a local minister and Mr Chattha had got Inspector suspended for interference during the 1991 elections.

Following this, the inspector was suspended for about a year, he said.

Mr Chattha alleged that for the last about a year, he was being shadowed by the police and wherever he went the CID followed him.

He also alleged that Ripu Daman was tortured by CIA staff here after his arrest.Back


Rohtak PGIMS chief removed
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, May 10
Mrs Anita Chaudhary, Commissioner, Rohtak Division, has been appointed Director, Pt B.D. Sharma PGIMS in place of Dr S.B. Siwach, who has been removed from his post.

Dr Siwach, who was elevated as Director after the Chautala Government assumed charge last year, has been reverted as Head of the Medicine Department at the PGIMS. It is for the first time in the history of the medical college that an IAS officer has been appointed as its Director.Back

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