Help to prisoners: More than 800 prisoners and under-trials were provided free legal services in the district by the District Legal Authority, Kapurthala, and 71 prisoners were helped in filing their appeals, bail applications, review petitions in the high court. This was stated by Mr Sham Sunder Gupta, District and Sessions Judge, Kapurthala, here Wednesday. Justice Gupta, who was addressing the prisoners in a seminar organised by the District Legal Authority, Kapurthala at district jail, stated in his address that District Legal Authority was committed to aware the prisoners and common people about their legal rights.
One held: The district police has arrested Hans Raj, a resident of Mardi village under police station Phillaur, for allegedly duping Gurmit Kaur, a resident of Saidpur village, of Rs 5.65 lakh, here on Wednesday. According to the police, the accused promised Gurmit Kaur to send her two sons, Surinder Singh and Parwinder Singh to Italy for which he demanded Rs 9.5 lakh in 2003.
Ludhiana Samrala Court work
affected: Lawyers, typists and document writers practising at the Civil Courts, Samrala, abstained from work on Wednesday due to the death of the mother of a senior advocate. A number of prominent persons attended the
Court work affected: Lawyers, typists and document writers practising at the Civil Courts, Samrala, abstained from work on Wednesday due to the death of the mother of a senior advocate. A number of prominent persons attended the cremation.
Missing: Jatinder Gupta , 15, a resident of Mani Majra, has been missing since November 6. He was working a s a motor mechanic in the Mani Majra motor market. The police has lodged a DDR on the basis of a complaint made by the father of the boy, Mr Ramesh Gupta.
Combing operation: In view of threats from anti-social elements, the Chandigarh Police conducted operations in Bapu Dham Colony on Wednesday under the supervision of DSP, East. As many as 200 policemen and PCR vehicles took part in the combing operation. During the operation, 74 persons were rounded up in Bapu Dham colony and another 174 persons were rounded up in the Grain Market area. The persons were released after verification of their antecedents.
Honoured: Three police personnel, Sub Inspector Harjit Kaur, Constable Mahi Pal and Sanjiv were honoured on Wednesday with cash rewards by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Satish Chandra, for saving a Samrala resident from drowning in Sukhna Lake .
snatched: Two unidentified scooterist snatched a gold chain from a woman in Sector 22 last evening. In her complaint to the police, 75-year-old Sushila Sharma alleged that at around 8:50 pm she came out from her house to buy vegetables from a vendor. At the same time two scooterists passed by and pulled away her gold chain.
Electrocuted: A seven-year- old girl of a labourer was electrocuted, here on Tuesday. Hospital sources said that the girl was admitted in a critical condition after she touched the naked wire while playing.
Sugarcane crop: Standing sugarcane crop in seven bighas of land was burnt in fire which broke out from sparks from the high-voltage power cable passing over the fields at Garhi Bala village, about 15 km from here, on Wednesday night. The municipal fire engines rushed to the site after receiving information and brought the fire under control.
BKU mahapanchayat: The district unit of the BKU is holding a one-day mahapanchayat on December 2 in this city to discuss the issue of acquiring land by the state government in various villages of this district. According to a report, it has appealed to the farmers to attend the mahapanchayat and express their solidarity with the BKU for increasing the rates of the land being acquired by the state government.
Killed: Yad Ram, resident of Mohalla Kot, was run over and killed by a running train near the railway station here on Wednesday. According to a report, the GRP has sent the body for post-mortem.