Grant given under Ashirwad: Mr Avtar Singh Brar, vice-president, PPCC, distributed cheques worth Rs 61,000 to 10 families under the Ashirwad scheme of Faridkot block here. He said the state government planned to increase its amount from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to each beneficiary.
ROAD SAFETY WEEK: The 17th Road Safety Week being observed from January 2 to 8 was inaugurated by Mr R.K. Jaiswal, SSP, Jagraon police district, on Monday on the GT Road near the court complex. The public was apprised of traffic rules and regulations. Later, the gathering proceeded through the market in the town carrying banners in this regard.
MOPED RECOVERED: The police arrested Mohan Lal of Kukkar Bazar, Jagraon, and recovered a stolen moped No PB-10 AF -0663 from him. The police has registered a case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC.
ASSAULT CASE: Lakhi, Kaka and Jawala of Kamalpura and Mistri of Bhundri have allegedly assaulted Lakhvir Singh and Malkit Singh of Kamalpura with sharp-edged weapons. The police has registered a case under Sections 324, 323, 294 and 34 of the IPC.
3 booked for cheating: A case in which an old farmer Ami Chand of Bhairampur Bharangi village, near here, was fraudulently is dispossessed of his agricultural land by three other residents of the same village was registered following a complaint lodged with the Bawal police by the farmer. The discussed Rajpal, Jai Singh and Umrao Singh of Bhairampur Bharangi been booked on charges of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust.
5 booked for murder: The Mohana police has registered a case of murder against five persons, including Prithvi Singh, his three sons, Jassu, Raju and Dhoopa, and their friend, Peela, and launched a hunt to apprehend them as they had fled after murdering Ram Kishan, younger brother of Prithvi Singh on December 31 last. According to a report, Ram Kishan was shot dead and his brother Ram Kumar was injured.
Convicted: Mr Rakesh Kanthla, Civil Judge, Junior Division, Jawali, convicted Bishamber Singh, a salesman of the Keherian Cooperative Society, under the Food Adulteration Act on Saturday. He was sentenced to six months in prison and fined Rs 1,000.
Office-bearers: The following have been elected office-bearers of the SC, ST, OBC Employees Association, Economics and Statistics department: chief adviser — Mr
M.C. Kochar; president — Mr M.R. Chauhan; vice president — Mr Prem Dass; general secretary — Mr Susheel Kumar; finance secretary — Mr Nikka Ram; and press secretary — Mr Dinesh Kumar Garg.