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Lineman, son booked
: The district police has booked an electricity lineman, Mr Amar Singh Saini, and his son, Pankaj, on the charge of blackmarketing in LPG cylinders. A CIA team along with officials of the Civil Supplies Department, raided Mr Saini's house after a tip-off and recovered as many as 25 LPG cylinders. A gas lamp and a transfer nipple were also seized during the operation. A police spokesman said they had been selling the LPG cylinders in the black market after refilling them. An FIR under relevant Sections of the Essential Commodities Act and Section 420, IPC, has been registered at the Civil Lines police station.

3 booked for molestation: Three persons have been booked for allegedly molesting a woman of Beer Rait Khana village. According to a police spokesman, the accused, Jagmal, Jarnail (both of Khanpur) and Bindra of Beer Rait Khana allegedly entered the vicitmís house on Saturday night when she was sleeping with her children. Her husband had reportedly gone outside. The accused allegedly molested her but managed to flee when she shouted for help. An FIR has been registered against the accused at Indri police station.

Cultural festival concludes
: Confluence - 2006, the four-day national-level cultural festival, concluded at National Institute of Technology (NIT) here on Sunday. The chief guest, Dr MN Bandyopadhyaya, Director of the Institute, said in the age of competition, one should be an allrounder. Dr Bandyopadhyaya also gave away prizes to winners of various events. More than 300 students from 15 engineering colleges of the region participated in over 50 events.

Cong leader sentenced
: Two persons, including a Congress leader, have been sentenced to six months imprisonment after they were found guilty in an excise case registered against them during the time of prohibition in the state. Special Judicial Magistrate KN Bakshi found Rajinder Kumar, a Congress leader from the district, and Deepak guilty in a case registered under various sections of the Excise Act on September 10, 1996. 


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