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: Three persons, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Punjab police, have been remanded into the judicial custody by a special court trying cases filed by the CBI, report received by officials here said. Sonu, who was booked by the city police on August 19, 2000, after having caught in a “compromising position” with the wife of his employer, died in the police custody. The CBI booked Ramesh Babbar, his brother Suresh Babbar and ASI Gurmeet Singh in this connection.

Booked: Mehal Singh, owner of a flourmill at Ghuriana village, had been booked under the Sections 376, 511 and 506 of the IPC, official sources said on Wednesday. A widow Manjeet Kaur of Harike Kalan in Muktsar district had complained to the police here that when she went to make some purchase at the mill, the owner tried to outrage her modesty.

CHARGE TAKEN: Mr K. K. Saini on Tuesday took over as District Education Officer (Elementary) succeeding Mr Yash Pal Mehra who has been transferred to Ludhiana as DEO (Secondary). Mr Saini was earlier posted at Hoshiarpur as Deputy DEO.

COMMEMORATIVE STAMP: Dr Shakeel Ahmad, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, will release a commemorative stamp on Bhagat Puran Singh at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, on December 10. Mr Sunder Lal Bahuguna, a noted environmentalist, will preside over the function.

: Teachers should emphasise more on the preservation of moral education and ethics, advised Dr Meenakshi Sharma, Dean, Punjabi university, Patiala. She was delivering the keynote address in one-day seminar organised at B. Ed College, here on Tuesday. A question answer session was also held in the 2nd round. The participants asked questions relating to the course and its scope. Mr Rakesh Jindal, Principal, delivered the vote of thanks.

MILK SAMPLES: As many as 25 samples of milk were taken by three teams constituted by the Civil Surgeon, Dr Y.P. Singla, from various places of the district to check the quality which was being passed to the unsuspecting consumers by the milk vendors. Dr Kasturi Lal, District Health Officer (DHO), said that these samples had been sent to a laboratory for analysis.

ARRESTED: The police arrested Davinder Singh of Behram Shrista village and booked him under Sections 21, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act and seized 10 gm of smack from him.

RAPED: On the complaint of a young girl of the local Mohalla Nai Abadi, the police registered a case under Sections 363, 366, 376, 120-B of the IPC against Laxmi Narain Sharma and his five accomplices of Shivpuri Path Mansarovar, Jaipur. In her complaint the girl alleged that Laxmi Narain Sharma abducted and raped her. His accomplices sheltered him after he committed the crime.

Three booked: Mrs Karamjit Kaur, Jaspal Singh and Hardev Singh of Goindwal allegedly assaulted Jasbir Singh of their village and abused. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 323, 325, 506, 34 of the IPC on the statement of the injured. The accused are alleged to have blocked the flow of water of the complainant’s residence to which Jasbir objected.

Illicit liquor seized: Rano Bai of Malsihan Bajan was arrested by the Sidhwanbet police for being in possession of 4.680 lts of illicit liquor. A case under Section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act has been registered. In another incident Jagraon police arrested Bur Singh of Mand Tihara and recovered 5.250lts of illicit liquor. A case has been registered.

Poppy husk seized: Mr Harvinder Singh of Kotli while carrying poppy husk on his scooter Pb 10 F-5186 was arrested by ASI Karnail Singh of CIA staff Jagraon in the area of Talwandi Khurd. The police seized 20kgs of poppy husk and impounded the scooter and registered a case under Sections 15-61-85 of the NDPS Act.

Loan mela: Indian Bank, Kalsi Nagar, organised a two-day home loan mela here in which spot sanctions to the tune of Rs 180 lakh were given to 33 applicants. Mr Karnail Singh, branch manager, informed in a press note that more than 100 people were given information by bank officials regarding home loans and other deposit schemes of the bank during the two day mela.

Anaha: Anaha has opened its showroom exclusively offering kundan jewellery at Mall Road here. The company offers lightweight kundan jewellery, stated a company press note here today.

Indian Immunologicals: Indian Immunologicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board, said that it has launched the world’s first Nimesulide injection for animals. Named ‘Nimovet’, the injection has proven to be safe, fast-acting and powerful non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug, said a press note.

BURGLARY: Burglars struck at Gandwan village once again. They broke into the house of Santokh Singh and Jeet Singh on Tuesday night, and decamped with valuables worth over Rs 30,000. This was the third incident of burglary in the village this year.



SILVER JUBILEE: The silver jubilee alumni function of the RKSD college was organised at the college campus here on Sunday night. A large number of old students of the college attended function. Mr Ram Pal Mazra, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Haryana, and Mr Leela Ram, local MLA, both old students of this college, were the chief guest and guest of honour, respectively. A cultural function was also organised on this occasion.

POISONED: Dilbagh, a resident of Khari Dahiya village, was allegedly poisoned to death by some persons in Sector 23, a residential colony of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here on Tuesday night. It is stated that Dilbagh had been involved in a murder case and its date of hearing was fixed for Wednesday. The Panchayat Samiti of the Sonepat block has passed a resolution for expelling its four members following their failure to attend meetings of the samiti. According to Mr Bal Krishan Sharma, chairman of the samiti, the members are Ms Sheilja, Ms Premwati, Ms Omwati and mr Bhageerath.

INjured: A couple was injured when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a Tata Sumo on the Sonepat-Gohana road near Barwasni village, about 5 km from here on Tuesday night. The couple was identified as Mr Ranbir Singh Malik and his wife, Kanta, of Pinana Village in this district. They were returning to their home from Sonepat in their Maruti car.

CASE REGISTERED: The police has registered a case against six persons, including the sarpanch of Mundlana village, on the charge of demolishing the houses of some Dalits in the village. A Dalit, Om Parkash, has lodged a complaint with the police in this regard. However, no arrest has been made in this connection.



CHALLANED: A surprise raid to check use of banned polythene carry bags was conducted by a team comprising the Assistant Environment Engineer and subdivisional police officer at Jassur, near here, on Tuesday. Four shopkeepers, Som Raj, Sanjay Kumar, Gomati Prasad and Som Nath, were challaned for using banned polythene carry bags and about 17 kg of banned material was seized from the their possession.

NGO FORMED: With the objectives of preserving environment, creating awareness among the masses against social evils and promoting health, science, technology and educational activities in the state, a non-government organisation (NGO) “Crescent” has been formed here. The following have been elected office-bearers of the NGO: Mr Manoj Pathania — president; Mr Umesh Mahajan — vice-president; Dr Sanjiv Guleria — general secretary; Mr Rajiv Pathania — joint secretary; and Dr Vipon Mahajan — cashier.


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