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SMUGGLER BOOKED: The police on Sunday registered a case against Suba Singh, a known smuggler of Rajatal village, at the Sarai Amanat Khan police station. According to the police, a case has been registered against Suba Singh under the Arms Act, the NDPS Act, the Official Secrets Act, and the Foreigners Act. It is alleged that the accused owned fields beyond the Indo-Pak border fencing and used to smuggle arms, fake currency and drugs besides gold and silver. He was also allegedly supplying sensitive information across the border.

ACCIDENT: One person was killed and another injured in a collision between a truck and a Tata 407 on the Dubwali road on Sunday. Gurditta and Mukesh received serious injuries in the collision. Both of them were travelling in Tata 407. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries. The truck driver has fled the site.

SMACK SEIZED: The Moga police has arrested Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Meerut, and seized 25 gm smack from him. The SHO Mr Gurbakash Singh, said Ramesh was a member of an inter-state gang and used to supply drugs from Uttar Pradesh to Punjab. He has been remanded in police custody. His accomplice, Baljeet Singh Jat is reported to have fled.

BODY NOT UNIDENTIFIED: The body of a youth, which was found at Mahla village, near here on Saturday night, has not yet been identified. The police had sent the body for a post-mortem examination, which revealed that the youth was murdered with a .32 bore pistol. According to the Baghapurana SHO, Mr Satpal Singh, a village farmer, Balvinder Singh, lodged a complaint with the police, stating that he had spotted a body near his fields.

DAM PROJECT: The Temporary Engineers Association, PWD(IW), Punjab (SPK-Zone), RSD project, Shahpurkandi here, demanded on Tuesday that the Shahpurkandi Dam project should be executed by trained and experienced engineers and workers of the department who were rendered surplus from the RSD project. In a resolution a copy of which was sent to the Punjab Irrigation Minister and others, the association demanded that machinery and other infrastructure from the RSD project should be utilised for the SPK dam project.



YOUTH ELECTROCUTED: A youth travelling on top of a jeep was killed when he was trapped by live wires near the Rampura-Saranpur village on Monday evening. The victim, Satish of Kaluwala village, was taken to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

RAPE BID: A youth has been booked for attempt to rape a minor at Nunsar village under the Behal police station in the district. Rajesh was booked on the basis of the complaint of the grandfather of the victim.

BEATEN TO DEATH: One person was killed at Dighal village in the district on Sunday night. Balwan was reportedly beaten to death by Ran Singh, his son Bijender and Ram Kumar.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the district unit of the Haryana Patrakar Sangh: president — Pardeep Harrit, senior vice-president — Surinder Thukral, vice-presidents — Pawan Bhatt and Parmod Bhargava, general secretary — Madan Parmar, secretary — Sukhwinder Singh, joint secretary — Daya Nand Sharma; treasurer — Mohan Lal Sharma; organising secretary — Umesh Garg and public relations officer — Nasib Saini.

MAN KIDNAPPED: Twelve unidentified armed persons kidnapped Mukesh from Mahilpur village, 15 km from here, on Tuesday. One of the kidnappers was wearing Delhi police uniform.

SHOPKEEPERS’ PLEA: The Gita Bhavan Market Association urged the district administration on Tuesday to take immediate steps for closing shops on Sunday. The association decided to send a delegation to the new Deputy Commissioner to apprise him of the situation.

STABBED TO DEATH: Eighteen-year-old Govinda was stabbed to death by unidentified persons near a factory on the GT Road, about 15 km from here, on Monday night. The victim belonged to Uttar Pradesh and was employed at a dhaba for the past four years.



CREMATED: Jaichand Chandel (36), Deputy Editor of “Giriraj”, weekly of the HP Government. Information and Public Relations Department, was cremated near here on Tuesday at his home village Kallar-Auhar. He died at Shimla on Monday night. He worked in Punjab Kesari at Jalandhar for some years before he joined Giriraj in 1995.
Akriti and Neha Thakur of Government Senior Secondary School, Bilaspur, here were declared first and second respectively and Punam of Government Senior Secondary School, Kandraur, third in a declamation contest to celebrate “police awakening week” here on Tuesday. They were awarded cash prizes of Rs 1,000, Rs 750 and Rs 500, respectively.

PROTEST MARCH: To protest against the tainted ministers in the Union Cabinet, BJP workers under the leadership of Sirmour district president of the BJP and MLA from Paonta constituency, Mr Sukh Ram Chaudhry, took out procession in the town and submitted a memorandum, demanding dropping of tainted ministers, to the Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday. They raised slogans against the Congress-led Union Government and marched from Circuit House to the Deputy Commissioner office.


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