May 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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CBI books General Manager of PSB
New Delhi, May 18
The CBI today registered a case against General Manager of Punjab and Sind Bank H. S. Duggal and two of his relatives for allegedly defrauding the bank to the tune of Rs 41.7 lakh. The General Manager had abused his official position and helped owners, Aroras, of Pinky Zips to open an account in the bank’s Connaught Circus branch without any introduction, a CBI press note here said. The CBI said Duggal had also allegedly abused his official position by helping the Aroras, his close relatives, in obtaining a term loan of Rs 36.40 lakh on the strength of fake documents.
Srinagar, May 18
Despite heightened tensions along the Indo-Pak border, the Centre has restored the STD and ISD facilities to all Public Call Offices (PCOs) in the Kashmir valley from this afternoon, a senior telecom official said. Following the Centre’s decision, the BSNL has restored direct dialing facilities to all PCOs with effect from this afternoon, he said. “Good news about the restoration of Internet facility was yet to come but we expect it anytime,” the official said.
Talwandi Sabo, May 18
Former Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib Kewal Singh and his son were remanded to judicial custody till May 31 by a local court in connection with a case registered regarding the mysterious death of his daughter-in-law in 1997.