Monday, February 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


FAKE PASSPORTS: Two persons have been arrested for possessing fake passports by the Immigration officials at Raja Sansi Airport. The accused are Jaswinder Singh of Rampur village and Shobh Raj of Nurpur village, both in Jalandhar district. They were booked under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Passport Act.

HEALTH CAMP: The Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-speciality Hospital, as part of its outreach programme, held a health check-up camp for police personnel of Ferozepore on Sunday. The camp was inaugurated by Mr R.P. Meena, DIG, Ferozepore Range. Senior doctors from Fortis checked up as many as 750 police personnel and found 430 of them having high blood pressure and hypertension, 575 being overweight and 70 others suffering from diabetes mellitus.

PIRATED CDs: Three persons have been arrested for pirating CDs and video cassettes of latest Hindi and porno films. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, said Akshay Sharma, owner of Teenu Video Lab, and Keshav Das, owner of Manu Video Lab, both of Gurdaspur, and Puneet Kumar, alias Khopri, owner of Video Lab, in Sujanpur, were arrested and 591 CDs and 52 video cassettes were seized from their possession. Cases have been registered in this regard.

TWO HELD: The Garhshankar police arrested Gurdev Ram and Gurmail Singh of Pragpur village under the Prevention of Corruption Act for offering a bribe of Rs 70,000 to Mr Jasbir Singh, SHO, on Saturday evening. Mr Gurpreet Deo, SSP, said in a press note here on Sunday that a case under Section 411, IPC, was registered against Narinder Singh, a resident of Ramewal police station, Nakodar, and three others for snatching/robbing a Safari car and two Maruti Zen cars.

INAUGURATION: Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, MP, inaugurated the newly-constructed computer block, comprising two computer labs and two lecture theatres, at GGDSD College, Hariana, 12 km from here, on Saturday. Mr Channi also gave Rs 2 lakh out of the MP Local Area Development Fund to the college for purchasing new computers.

MAN KILLED: Didar Singh (90) was killed while his brother Baldev Singh and his wife Balwant Kaur were seriously injured when two unidentified persons assaulted them with sharp-edged weapons at their residence around 2 a.m. at Thukerwal village, near Mahilpur on Saturday.

WHEAT LOOTED: Unidentified robbers with sharp-edged weapons looted 300 bags of wheat from the godowns of the Punjab Warehouse Corporation at Kartarpur in the wee hours on Saturday. The police has registered a case on the complaint of Chanchal Singh, Chowkidar of the godown, under Sections 457, 380, 342, 148, 149, IPC.

HONOURED: A function was held at BVM Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, to honour two teachers — Swarnlata Chug and Updesh Kaur — who retired on Saturday. The function began with the school president Mittarsen lighting the lamp which was followed by ‘Saraswati Vandana’. Principal Rajesh Prashar highlighted the achievements of the retired teachers.

TRIBUTES PAID: The People for Common Cause organised prayers in various schools for the astronauts who died in the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy. The president of the people for Common Cause, Mr Arun Atri, said prayers were organised at UK Public School, Sham Nagar, Amar Public School, Lilly Buds Schools, Dugri, Amrit Public Schools and Government School, Jagrawan.

COLLEGE FETE: DRV DAV Centenary College, Phillaur organised its annual fete and raffle draw. The SDM, Mr Sandeep Hans, was the chief guest, while Kuldeep Singh, Director, Jalandhar Cooperative Bank, presided over the function and donated Rs 51,000. Mr V.S. Bajwa, tehsildar, was the guest of honour.

PRIZES DISTRIBUTED: Dashmesh Khalsa Senior Secondary School ,Heran, organised its annual prize distribution function on Sunday. Bachittar Singh, District Education Officer, was the chief guest. He inaugurated the newly constructed Giani Surjit administration block. Principal Manjit Singh Khattra, Director, GHG Khalsa institutions, Balwinder Singh, Manager Gurdial Singh, and many other dignitaries, were present on the occasion.

INAUGURATED: Rashtriya Bal Vidya Mandir inaugurated its new building at Pritam Nagar on Sunday. The function begin with “Sundar Kand” and ended with a prize distribution function. Among those present were Mr Ashok Setia, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Mr Harbans Lala Arora, Deputy General Manager, PNB, Mr Rajeev Katna councillor, Chander Nagar.

SUSPENDED: Mr Des Raj Bhagat, Deputy Director, Rural Development and Panchayats, Punjab, has placed Darshan Singh, Sarpanch of Burjrathi gram panchayat in the district, under suspension following the registration of a criminal case against him at Jora police station under Sections 307 and 341 of the IPC read with Section 27/54/59 of the Arms Act.

11 WOMEN HELD: The Sardulgarh police has arrested 11 women and seized 57.2 kg of poppy husk from their possession. A case under the NDPS Act have been registered against them. The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Harsh Mehta, has sent them in judicial custody. The arrested women are Piaro Kaur, Mano Kaur, Ajmer Kaur, Bholu Kaur, Sukhdev Kaur, Sukho Kaur, Rani Kaur, Murti Devi, Mohinder Kaur, Dalip Kaur and Guddi, all residents of Hariao village in Sangrur district.

3 ARRESTED: The Budhalda police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against four travel agents and arrested three of them Gurdev Singh, his son Jugraj Singh and Paramajit Singh. The fourth accused Surjit Kaur, wife of Gurdev Singh, is said to be absconding. According to an FIR, Gurtej Singh of Dariyapur Khurd village in the district in a complaint to the police said he had been duped of Rs 2.5 lakh by the accused on the pretext to sending him to Bahrain on a permanent job.

STUDENTS WORRIED: A number of students of class XII are in fix as similar roll numbers have been issued to them by the Punjab School Education Board. Vijay Kumar son of Mr Labhu Ram, who is to appear in class XII examination as a private candidate, and Omesh Kumar, son of Mr Narain Prashad, a student of the local Chetan Singh Senior Secondary School, have been issued roll number 170417.

MEETING: Development officers of all four general insurance companies in the Doaba zone at a meeting here on Friday, criticised the latest notification scheme, ‘Rationalisation of pay scales and other conditions of services of development staff amendment scheme 2003’.

BASANT PANCHAMI: The Dayanand College of Education for Women organised a Basant Panchami festival on the college campus here on Thursday. Havan yajna, pot painting, mehendi and slogan-writing competitions were also organised. Dev Ichha Shekhar, Principal, presided over the function. Upnit Kaur, Kirti, Manjot Kaur, Rajni, Savikriti Bhalla, Suniti, Rashmi, Baljit Kaur and Radha won prizes in different competitions, said Prof G.S.Sandhu, coordinator, college cultural activities, in a press note here on Friday.

KILLED: Sharanjit Singh, Assistant Postal Officer, Satmampura Post office, was killed when his scooter was hit by a truck on the GT Road on Saturday. He was 35 years of age and belonged to nearby Athauli village.

‘SAKHARTA’ WEEK: Two functions were held on Saturday on the conclusion of ‘sakharta week’. A press note issued here said ADC (D) Harnek Singh presided over the function held at Nangal Majha village and the local Government Senior Secondary School for Girls. SDM Pritam Singh was also present on the occasion.



FIRE: Fire broke out in three, two-storeyed buildings comprising five shops, residences and godowns at the congested Ramshila in Akhara Bazar here on Sunday morning. Three fire tenders of the local fire station and one from Manali fought the fire for three hours and saved the adjoining buildings. Victims Vijay Kumar, Vijay Sood, Sanjay, Sadhu Ram and Vinod said the cause of the fire might be the electric short-circuit.

THEFT CASES: Goods worth Rs 1 lakh were stolen in six different incidents of theft here on Saturday night. According to the police, shutters of two shops were broken on the Cinema Road while thieves decamped with cash from two shops on the Baijnath road. Cash and jewellery were also stolen from the local Sheetla Mata Mandir. The house of Dr Ravinder Gupta in HPKVV was also burgled.


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