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PAU professor forcibly evicted from house
Kanchan Vasdev
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 15
In an unprecedented move, a Professor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), whose services had been terminated, was forcibly evicted from his residence on the PAU campus by the PAU authorities with help of a heavy police force early this morning.

Dr Amarjit Singh Grewal, former Senior Immunologist of PAU, whose services were terminated by the Vice Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, in November last year, was literally thrown out of the house. His belongings in his campus residence number 10/108 were forcibly taken out by the security men of PAU at around 6:30 am.

It was a strange twist of fate faced by Dr Grewal. Fourteen years ago, he had been specially invited by the Punjab Government and Punjab Agricultural University to augment research work in the university. Dr Grewal is still an NRI.

According to Dr Grewal, the security men of PAU along with the Security Officer, Mr R.S. Grewal, and more than 60 policemen entered his house forcibly and started throwing his belongings out. He said that it took him some time to understand what had happened to him as he had just woken up.

A harassed Dr Grewal, who was wearing his night suit and was not wearing his turban, told mediapersons outside his house that autocracy was the order of the day at PAU and people like him were forced to suffer at the hands of authorities who wanted to settle scores with him. His wife and his young son, who appeared visibly shaken, were too shocked to say anything. He was seen pleading with the eviction staff to give him time to pack his belongings at least.

Dr Grewal said the action was unjustified as his case was pending with the Chancellor of the University, Lt Gen (retd) J F R Jacob. The PAU Vice Chancellor, Dr K S Aulakh, was not available for comments. However, sources and members of the eviction staff, said the action was justified according to rules. They said Dr Grewal was given 30 days’ notice to vacate the house as he was no longer a PAU employee.

Dr Grewal even pleaded with the eviction staff that he was paying penal rent to the university till his case was decided. He even named several university officials who had lived for several months on the campus by paying penal rent.

Alleging victimisation, he said some officials were still living on the campus after their retirement. Dr Grewal said he had been humiliated by the university authorities as such a heavy police force was required only for hardened criminals and not academician like him.

The move of the authorities has invited criticism from various quarters as the case of the termination of Dr Grewal was being judged by the Chancellor of PAU, Lt Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd). While there has been no final verdict on the issue till date, Dr Grewal was forcibly thrown out of the house. Moreover the academician of the PAU feel that this is no way to treat a scientist of his calibre who was especially brought by a former Vice Chancellor of the PAU to serve this university.

The incident became the talk of the town today. Many teachers, while speaking to Ludhiana Tribune, on a condition of anonymity, said that their sympathies were with Dr Grewal and it was unfortunate that he was being treated like this. They said that this had happened for the first time in the history of the PAU.

The eviction orders were given by the new Estate Officer of PAU, Dr V.R. Sharma. According to Dr Grewal, the former Estate Officer had issued him vacating orders two months ago but he had written back that he was willing to pay a penal rent to the university at the rate of Rs 10,000 per month until his case was solved as the Governor was inquiring about it. He had even sent a cheque of Rs 10,000 to the Estate Office also but it was returned by the authorities.

Dr Grewal’s services were suddenly terminated in November last year on the plea that the scheme under which he was working had expired and he could not be adjusted anywhere as his qualifications did not match with any other course offered by the university.

Dr Grewal had at that time alleged that he was being victimised as he was one of the co-petitioners in a writ challenging the appointment of Dr Aulakh as Pro-Vice Chancellor. Interestingly after Dr Aulakh had joined as the VC, the post was abolished by the Board of Management of PAU on the plea that the post was illegal and the court had termed the petition as infructous as the post did not exist at all.



Gurjeet secures 11th rank in PTU CET
Our Correspondent

From left to right: Gurjeet Kaur (11), Lovleena Chawla (31), Devay Gupta (58), Sunil Singla (64), Nanchan Handa (180)

Ludhiana, June 15
Securing 11th rank in the common entrance test (CET) conducted by Punjab Technical University, Gurjeet Kaur, a plus two student of Guru Nanak Public School, has achieved the top position among the city students.

Loveena Chawla from DAV Public School has got 31st rank. Prateek Sikka from Kundan Vidya Mandir is 57th, closely followed by Devay Gupta from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School with 58th rank. Sunil Singla, again from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, has got 64th rank. Jatinder from Kundan Vidya Mandir has got 117th rank while Amandeep from the same school has made it to the 154th position. Nanchan Handa from DAV Public School has secured 180th rank, followed by Sidakpal Singh from Guru Nanak Public School with 223rd rank, DAV student Mandeep Singh is 283rd, while Nitin Gupta from the same school has secured 297th position. Varun Madaan from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School has got 306th position. Sarninder Singh from Guru Nanak Public School has achieved 310th rank, Vipul Gupta from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School holds 326th position. Jagdeep and Ishneet Singh, both from Guru Nanak Public School have got 335th and 363rd rank, respectively.

Abhishek Arora from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School has got 479th position, Ruchi Gupta from DAV Public School has got 578th position and Prabhraj Singh Gill from the same school is 785th.

Gurjeet, who is the topper among the city students, had earlier also stood first among the non-medical students.. She has cleared Delhi Engineering College entrance test where she has got 69th position. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune today, she said that she did not want to do graduation in Punjab and would instead prefer to do electronic engineering course in New Delhi. She said that her ultimate goal was to become an IAS officer.

Likewise, Loveena Chawla has also cleared DEC examination with 136th rank. She owes her success to her father who is professor in the Department of Soil and Water Engineering at Punjab Agricultural University. Devay Gupta has also passed DEC examination with 266th position and is still waiting for the result of CET examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education before he finally decides his way.

Meanwhile, several students told Ludhiana Tribune that the website of Punjab Technical University, www.ptujal. com, was taking up much time to open up and they could not know the result till this evening. Ankur Ahuja, a student from Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, said that he came to know that he had got 104th position in the test from a Hindi daily, but he was not able to confirm it from the website.



It’s free for all in Mayor’s election!
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, June 15
Thanks to the indecision of the Congress leadership and its failure to issue explicit directions to the party councillors on the Mayor’s choice, quite a few Congress councillors, have joined the bandwagon of the aspirants for coveted post.

Even as the deadline for filing of nominations for the post of City Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor was over on Saturday, there was no communication to the party councillors, nor any meeting was convened to evolve a consensus over the party candidates for the three posts. As a result, five nominations were filed by Congress councillors for the post of the Mayor, 11 for that of the Senior Deputy Mayor and eight for the post of the Deputy Mayor.

The Mayoral nominees from amongst Congress councillors included all three front-runners — Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mr Surjit Singh Ahluwalia and Mr Prem Mittal — with Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu and Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu also throwing their hats in. Sensing that the office of Mayor might elude them, both Mr Mittal and Mr Ahluwalia have also filed papers for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor. Others joining the race are Mr Madan Lal Bagga, Ms Sukhchain Bassi, Ms Sushil Gupta, Ms Shubh Lata Malhotra, Mr Hem Raj Aggarwal, Ms Malkiat Kaur, Ms Sat Pal Beri and Ms Amrit Varsha Rampal. Mr Jai Parkash, Mr Jasbir Singh Chadha, Mr Sat Pal Beri, Ms Sushil Gupta, Ms Shubh Lata Malhotra, Mr Sardool Singh Grewal, Mr Balbir Singh and Ms Sukhbir Kaur have filed nominations for the post of Deputy Mayor.

Inquiries made by Ludhiana Tribune revealed although there had been a series of meetings with the senior party leaders, including the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, who also heads the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, on the issue of Mayor’s election, the councillors were completely in the dark over the final choice of the party leadership.

That as many party councillors have entered the fray for the top civic offices proves that all is not well within the party and rather than looking like a cohesive group, the party councillors, like all other units of the party in the city, were faction-ridden and working to cross purposes. The phenomenon further proved the helplessness of the local leadership.

In fact, it was more than factionalism, which plagued the Congress in the city. If the ongoing war of words between the party MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, and the legislator from Ludhiana Rural assembly segment, Mr Malkiat Singh Beermi, was any indication, the party was faced with an explosive situation and in the absence of harsh corrective measures by the leadership, a big blow was a forgone conclusion.

On the contrary, the loosely forged alliance of the Shiromani Akali Dal, and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Ludhiana Development Alliance displayed utmost maturity and unity amongst them, teaching their Congress counterparts a lesson or two. Even in the face of the hard fact that Congress had a comfortable majority of 42 in a house of 75 (including five legislators), the alliance fielded Mr Harbhajan Singh Dang and Mr K.L. Chhabra for the post of Mayor, Ms Sunita Aggarwal, Ms Pushwant Kaur and Mr Satnam Singh Ahuja for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor and Mr Hans Raj for the post of Deputy Mayor.

The coming together of anti-Congress parties for the election of Mayor did not augur well for the ruling party, particularly in view of the fierce rumbling among the Congress councillors. There might be some surprises in store for the Congress on June 19 if the mood of a group of party councillors was any indication.



8 injured in group clash
Our Correspondent

Ghaloti(Doraha), June 15
Eight persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a clash between two groups on the issue of property, at Ghaloti village yesterday. A case was today registered at Payal police station in this regard.

According to police sources, Dharam Singh, his son Mohan Singh, alias Lovely and Harjit Singh of Ghaloti village reportedly attacked three brothers Dilbag Singh, Gurdev Singh and Teja Singh and their two relatives Harwinder Singh, alias Ghola and Jaswinder Singh, with sharp-edged weapons, including spades, lying near the field where all five were working at that moment. The accused first threatened them and tried to obstruct their work and then attacked them, seriously injuring Dilbag Singh and Gurdev Singh and caused minor injuries to the other three. Dilbag Singh, Gurdev Singh, Teja Singh and Jaswinder Singh have been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, while Harwinder Singh has been admitted to a local hospital at Payal.

The sources further said that a counter-attack was also made by the five persons in which the three attackers, Dharam singh, Mohan Singh and Harjit singh were also injured. They are under observation at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

According to sources, the motive behind the attack was that Dharam Singh has three sisters who, after selling their share of property to the three brothers Dilbag Singh, Teja Singh and Gurdev Singh, had settled abroad. The accused Dharam Singh wanted to get his land back and that was why he attacked them and injured them.

A case under Sections 324,23,148 and 149, IPC, was registered against the accused.



Amarinder plays down rumblings within DCC
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 15
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is understood to have played down the rumblings within the District Congress Committee (DCC). The Chief Minister, who was recently told by some local leaders about the alleged anti-party activities of some of the leaders, including an MLA, is learnt to have made it clear to the complainants that such things were a routine in big organisations like the Congress.

Some local leaders owing allegiance to the Chief Minister had reportedly brought to his notice some alleged anti-party activities of the MLA from Ludhiana Rural, Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi, during the elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, the Zila Parishad and the Panchayat Samitis. The complaint was reportedly brought to the notice of the Chief Minister by the group owing allegiance to Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, who himself owes allegiance to the Chief Minister.

Mr Birmi and Mr Ghalib have adopted quite a confrontationist postures against each other and also levelled serious charges and counter-charges. The Ghalib group has been charging Mr Birmi of having sabotaged the prospects of several party candidates in the Municipal Corporation elections since the candidates were not of his choice. Mr Birmi had publicly opposed the nomination of the candidates and had distanced himself from the party campaigning, the leaders alleged. They reportedly pointed out to the Chief Minister the fact that the party had lost maximum wards falling in Mr Birmi’s constituency.

On the other hand, Mr Birmi had publicly charged some party leaders with having “sold” the corporation ticket and having ignored the genuine candidates. This was also one of the charges levelled against Mr Birmi by his detractors.

However, the Chief Minister reportedly disappointed the complaining leaders telling them that such differences were quite natural in a party like Congress and these should not be blown out of proportion. While the development has come as a breather for the Birmi group, the official group is reportedly disappointed.

Meanwhile, the DCC president, Mr K.K. Bawa, claimed that there was no formal or specific complaint made against any individual leader but the CM was requested to enforce discipline in the party in the district. He observed, the Chief Minister was the best judge to assess the situation and take a decision.



Govt to set up Banda Bahadur bhavan
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
The Punjab government would set up a Banda Singh Bahadur bhavan in the city to propagate the philosophy and heroic deeds of Shaheed Bairagi Banda Singh Bahadur. Steps would also be taken to conduct a comprehensive research through renowned historians in order to correct the facts relating to the great warrior of the nation.

This was stated by Punjab Transport Minister, Mr Tej Parkash Singh, while addressing a function organised by the Bairagi Maha Mandal at Punjabi Bhawan here today, to observe the 286th martyrdom day of Shaheed Bairagi Banda Singh Bahadur. On this occasion renowned Punjabi writer and Editor of Nawan Zamana, Mr Jagjit Singh Anand, was bestowed with Banda Singh Bahadur Award for Year, 2002, which comprised a gold medal, shawl, citation and a sword.

The minister said that Banda Singh Bahadur was a great warrior of the country who took revenge from the cruel ruler of Sirhind and established Sikh raj.

Paying tributes to the great fighter, Dr Harbans Lal, state Minister for Forests and Food and Civil Supplies, described Bairagi Banda Singh Bahadur as one of the great Martyrs of the country who had restored the lost honour of the nation. Mr Gurinder Singh Atwal, Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, Member, Lok Sabha, Mr Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner and Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, president, Bairagi Maha Mandal, also paid tributes .



Mission honours city SSP, SP
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 15
The Ludhiana SSP, Mr H.S. Sidhu today cautioned the school managements and parents in the city to educate their children besides taking safety measures to prevent incidents of child kidnapping.

The SSP made these observations while participating in a function at GO Mess Police lines here today, which was organised by the Sat Kirpal Vidayak Mission (management of Greenland Public School) to present a token of honour to the district police authorities for successfully solving the kidnapping case of a six-year-old boy, Himanshu.

Mr Rajesh Rudra, Director-cum-Chairperson of the mission, Ms Baldeep Pandher Principal of Greenland Public School, Mr Vijay Danav an Akali leader and member of the mission, along with school staff and other members of the mission, presented a shawl and an idol of Nataraja to Mr Sidhu and Mr Shiv Kumar Sharma, SP(D).

The SSP refused to accept the cash award of Rs 1 lakh announced by the mission. He said he was not authorised to receive the award and if any donation was to be given to the department it has to be given to the state police department. The SSP also returned a medal presented to him. Later on it was agreed that the mission could buy some motor cycles and donate it to the Police Department.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Mr Sidhu said the police was planning to organise special meetings with the different school authorities in the city so that they could take precautionary measures to avoid kidnapping incidents. He said the school authorities can deploy some members of their staff to keep a watch on the children when they come or leave the school. The staff members should ensure that all children have boarded their respective vehicles for leaving the school. He said in kidnapping incidents, role of the driver or conductor of the bus or other vehicles was very important.

“They should count the children and ensure all children have boarded the bus”, he said. The children also need to be educated not to accept any eatable from strangers, he added.

On a demand made by Mr Vijay Danav, the SSP said he would increase patrolling near the schools on morning and afternoon hours. He said it was impossible to post security guards at all the schools.



‘Saviour’ of destitute kids
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
Destitute children up to the age of six years get nutritious mid-day meal of porridge or kitchri at the 110 anganwaris being run by the Child Development Project Office functioning under the Social Security Women and Child Development Dept. The anganwaris are divided into four circles — Jawadi, Janta Nagar, Kailash Nagar and Basti Mani Singh.

Though each anganwari is supposed to take care of 40 children, at present 25 children of labourers living below the poverty line at least get one nutritious meal. A helper provided to anganwari worker prepares the meal. Besides a meal, their immunisation is also taken care of at these centres. The doctors of government-run dispenseries immunise these children against measles, polio etc. Not only the children, but pregnant and lactating mothers also get free meals. The pregnant women are also immunised against tetanus and are regularly given iron and folic acid tablets. Sources revealed that besides a food programme officer, there are three child development project officers.

According to the District Social Security Officer, Mr Kuldip Singh Brar, the Punjab Government is doing the maximum for the handicaps, senior citizens and destitutes. No other state offers Rs 200 to such people as pension. The Central Government only offers an aid of Rs 75.The destitute women are offered free boarding and lodging at a home run by the Social Welfare Department in Jalandhar. Surprisingly, very few women opt for the home. Financial aid is given to widows, to the women deserted by their husbands, disabled, and unwed mothers. These women with children are given Rs 50 in cash for each child.

The men and women are given vocational training like candle making, tailoring, embroidery, making of hosiery articles etc, so that they can earn for themselves. The Social Welfare Department is also funding many NGO’s for this noble cause. 



People welcome Dr Kalam’s candidature
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 15
There seems to be a general consensus among people over Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam becoming the President of the country. A survey among different sections of the society revealed that people were euphoric about his becoming the country’s President, which appears to be a foregone conclusion, particularly after the Congress announced its support for his candidature.

“Dr APJ would be a scientist king in the philosophic sense who deserved it more than anyone else”, remarked Dr Gurinder Grewal, a physician. He said, Dr Kalam’s contribution to the defence programmes is immense and unparalleled. “Probably no countryman living today will match his contribution to the national defence programme”, he observed, while adding, “if India holds any position of strength much of the credit goes to Dr Kalam”.

Besides his outstanding contribution to the country’s missile programme, his clean image is also being attributed as one of the main factors for his popularity. Mr Arvind Syal, a business executive observed, “Besides sending clear signals that India believes in strong secular traditions, it also reflects the progressive approach and attitude of the country in elevating to the august office of the President a person like Dr Kalam, who is probably the best brain living in the country”.

Dr Kalam appeals to middle class as much as he does to the younger generation. According to Raghav Gupta, plus one student of KVM school, who probably articulated the aspirations of his generation, “There is hardly an ideal the young could look forward to. With Dr Kalam likely to become the President at least there may be some one who can inspire us not only in traditional sense of nationalism but in a modern and scientific way, as he is himself an outstanding scientist who lives up to the dictum of simple living and high thinking that too coupled with great action”.

Mr Gulshan Kumar, a shopkeeper in Chaura Bazar, also hailed the NDA decision of fielding Dr Kalam for the President’s election. 



Freedom fighter dead
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 15
A freedom fighter and educationist of Ludhiana, Tirath Ram Dawar, died here yesterday. He was 98. He took part in the Freedom Struggle and worked round-the-clock for making countrymen more aware and awaken by imparting education. His last rites are scheduled to be held tomorrow afternoon at Janjghar, Kucha No. 16, Field Ganj. He is survived by five sons and two daughters that include Mr M.L. Dawar, Managing Director of Ujaas Advertisers, a Tribune associate.



Ujjain police to identify arrested Kashmiri youth
Our Correspondent

Khanna, June 15
A team of Ujjain police personnel reached here today to take away a Kashmiri youth arrested by the Khanna police on the suspicion of being a terrorist from the railway station on Wednesday.

The Ujjain police is having production warrants issued by the Judicial Magistrate (first class), Kachrod, Mr Mohammad Musa Khan, against the Kashmiri youth, Jagdish Raj, in connection with a murder of a transporter. The Khanna police could not succeeded in establishing his links with any terrorist outfit. Ultimately he was booked under Section 109 of the Cr PC. He was produced in the court of Duty Magistrate Hargobind Singh. He was medically examined at the Civil Hospital and will be sent to Ludhiana central jail tomorrow.

A police party that reached here is being led by ASI D.R. Wagh. ASI D.R. Wagh told mediapersons that a transporter, Surya Kant Pandey, was murdered at Kachrod by some armed persons while he was sleeping in his house. He said he would approach the Central Jail authorities asking them to hand over the accused to the Ujjain police. 



One hurt in road mishap
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 15
One person was injured and three vehicles including a truck and two tempos suffered minor damages when the vehicles collided with each other in a freak accident at Jalandhar bye-pass this morning. The injured person was driving a tempo.

The accident took place when a truck and a tempo were parked on the road and the third vehicle hit the tempo from behind. The tempo then hit the parked truck.

Cases of beating: The Division No 3 police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 506, 427 and 34 of the IPC, on the statement of Ms Ravi Kiran, a resident of Giani Zail Singh Nagar, against Sohan Singh, a resident of Lajpat Nagar, Varinder Kumar, a resident of Jattipur village in Gurdaspur district, and others.

The complainant had alleged that the accused came to the CMC Hospital in a car and beat her up. The accused also threatened her and damaged her car parked in the hospital. The accused have been arrested.

The Model Town police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 324, 323 and 341 of the IPC on the statement of Pappu, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, against Kallu and Ram Kumar, residents of the same locality. The complainant had alleged that the accused came to his house on Tuesday night, called him outside and beat him up as a result of which he was injured. No arrest has been made so far.

On the statement of Mr Davinder Singh, a resident of Vijay Nagar, the Jodhewal police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC, against Happy, Deepak and another unidentified person. The complainant had alleged that the accused had intercepted him on the Ganda Nullah bridge on June 3 at about 9.30 pm, beaten him up and had also threatened him. No arrest has been made so far.

The Sadar police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Jaspreet Kaur, a resident of Jhameri village, against Navjot Kaur, Surinder Kaur, Surjit Kaur, Kulwant Singh, Sarwan Singh, Pargat Singh and Sikandar Singh, residents of the same village. The woman had alleged that the accused came to her house, beat her up and also threatened her.

The Dakha police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 323 and 324 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Lovepreet Kaur, resident of Pamal village, against Manohar Lal, Jasdeep Singh, Happy, residents of the same village. The complainant had alleged that the accused used to tease her and when she objected to their behaviour, they beat her up with iron rods and lathis as a result of which she had to be admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. One the accused, Manohar Lal, also got himself admitted to the hospital, but did not make any statement.

The Sidhwan Bet police on Thursday registered a case under Sections 323 , 325, 452 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Hardeep Singh, a resident of Malsian Bhaike village, against Bhupinder Singh, Kulwinder Singh and Kaka Singh of the same village. The complainant had alleged that owing to their political allegiance, the accused had attacked him with rods and lathis on Wednesday. The complainant had to be admitted to the Civil Hospital, Sidhwan Bet.

Cash recovered: The Division No 3 police on Thursday arrested a migrant from UP, Abhishek Kumar, and recovered a sum of Rs 1,05,000 which he had stolen from the premises of his employer, Mr Jasbir Singh Nalwa, a resident of Nawan mohalla on the Brown road. The accused had stolen the money on Wednesday.

Man injured:
A man of Sahnewal Khurd was allegedly beaten up by two residents of the same village following which he was hospitalised at a private hospital.

In a case registered at Sahnewal police station on Thursday, Sukhwinder Singh of Sahnewal has alleged that Banti and Pappu, had beaten him up due to some personal enmity.

A case under Sections 452, 323 and 34 of the IPC has been registered, but no arrest has been made so far.

In another case, Surinderdas of Nandpur village has complained that Harbans Lal Bhatia, Sarabjit Bhatia and Chandu Bhatia beat him up with sticks and iron pipes as a result of which he sustained serious injuries and had to be admitted to a hospital at Sahnewal. A case has been registered, but no arrest has been made so far. SHO, Payal shifted to Police Lines

In-laws booked: A case under Sections 498 and 506 of the IPC was registered at the Payal police station on Thursday on a complaint of Bhupinder Kaur of Malhipur village against her in-laws. According to the complainant, she was married to Amarjit Singh in April, 2000, and since then she had been mentally and physically harassed by her in-laws who asked her to bring dowry from her parents.

A case has been registered against Amarjit Singh, husband, Jeewan Kaur, sister-in-law, Paramjit Kaur and Hardev Singh, relatives, all residents of Buttar Kalan, Moga.



Minor girl abducted
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 15
The Raikot police, on the statement of Jagtar Singh of Jalaldiwal, has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Satnam Singh of the same village on charge of abducting his minor daughter.

According to the complainant, his minor daughter was missing from home and in spite of his best efforts, she could not be traced. He has alleged that she has been abducted by Satnam Singh on the pretext of marrying her. The police has not so far succeeded in apprehending the accused or to recover the girl.


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