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Cop nabbed with smack
: The Chheharta police has nabbed Constable Inderjit Singh for allegedly possessing 90 gm smack here late Friday evening. He was nabbed during a naka. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.

Tourist killed in road mishap: Gopal Nandi, a West Bengal resident was killed in a road mishap near the Beas falling under the Majitha police district here on Saturday. He was run over by an unidentified speeding Sumo vehicle. According to information, he was coming to Amritsar for visiting the Golden Temple and the Wagah border. A case under Section 304, IPC, has been registered.

Man kills wife of brother, self: A resident of Chahal village 4 km from here on the Batala – Jalandhar road, allegedly murdered his brother’s wife with a sword and afterwards committed suicide by consuming poison. The cause of the episode is stated to be quarrel between the two over property.

Office-bearers: A general body meeting of Lion Club Greater, Batala ‘District 321 - D’ was held here on Friday under the patronship of Mr J.S. Nagi and regional chairman Mr Hari Krishan Trehan where the following office-bearers were elected unanimously: president — Mr Rakesh Sharma; general secretary — Mr Inder Singh Nagpal; treasurer — Mr Raman Soni; and PRO Mr Yogesh Mahendru.

2.5 kg poppy husk seized: Mr L.K. Yadav, SSP, Batala police district, told the mediapersons here on Friday that a police party arrested Manjeet Singh along with 2.5 kg of poppy husk. A case has been registered under Section 15-61-85, NDPS Act, against Manjeet Singh.

Disproportionate property case: Mr Ram Asra, DSP, Vigilance, arrested Tirath Singh, Junior Engineer of Kandi Watershed Division (Irrigation Department), under Section 13 (1) read with Sections 13, 2 and 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act on Friday. He was produced in the court of Mr Kishore Kumar, Chief Judicial Magistrate, who granted his one-day remand to the Vigilance Department. During investigation, it was found that the Junior Engineer had amassed disproportionate property of Rs 14.75 lakh which was beyond his known sources of income.

Travel agents booked: On the complaint of Gurbax Singh and Gurnam Singh, both of Baddi Miani (Tanda), the police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against the travel agents S.K. Rana of Jalandhar and Dalip Singh of Pindi Kher (Tanda). Both alleged that the agents took Rs 2 lakh from them for sending them abroad. But they neither sent them abroad nor returned their money.

THEFT: Thieves took away a CD player and 310 film CDs from the shop of Kuldip Singh in Raikot. The police has registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC.

MAN KILLED: Nek Singh was killed and Dilawar Singh injured when a truck hit their tractor trailer near the bridge in Raikot. The police has registered a case.



60-yr-old found murdered: An aged person was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon at Jakhoda village of the district on Saturday. The police sources said Bhoop Singh (60) was found lying in a pool of blood in his bed with a deep wound in his neck. His two sons are drivers and currently away from home. The police has registered a case.

Two succumb to injuries: A 10-year-old girl and her grandfather succumbed to injuries in a Delhi hospital on Friday night. They had suffered serious injuries when a group of armed persons barged into their house two days ago at Silani village and attacked them with sharp-edged weapons. While the girl Anshu and her grandfather Ishwar died due to the severe injuries, her father Rajbir and mother Shanti were still in a critical condition at Rammanohar Hospital in Delhi.

Man gets 5 years for bid on life: The District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Bansal, has sentenced Rakesh Kumar (27), an electrician of the Dharuhera region, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for five years for making an attempt on the life of a farmer Puran Yadav at Dharuhera on June 8, 2004. The Judge has also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on the convict.

2 killed in road mishap: Rajeev Sharma of Bahadurgarh and Amarjeet of Delhi were killed on the spot when their Honda City car rammed into a stationary truck on the Jaipur-Delhi highway near Asahi India Safety Glass Ltd in the early hours on Friday. The Kasaula police has registered a case.

Boy, Sarpanch drown in tank: Praveen Yadav (12) as well as Tej Singh (62), a former Sarpanch of the Jadra village, were drowned in a tank in the village, 12 km from here, on Friday evening. Praveen, a maternal grandson of Hardwari Lal Yadav, slipped into deep water while taking a bath, whereas Tej Singh got drowned in an attempt to save him. Tej Singh was cremated at Jadra while the funeral of Praveen took place at his native village Rojpur, near here, on Saturday.

Judicial staff association: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Judicial Employees Association, Jagadhri — Yamunanagar: president — Mr Vipin Goel; senior vice-president — Ms Bhavana Sharma; vice-president — Mr Dharam Pal Jangra; general secretary — Mr Yogesh Sharma; joint secretary — Mr Jai Bhagvan; cashier — Mr Rajesh Saini; legal advisor — Mr Mahindra Chauhan; press secretary — Mr Kewal Krishan Saini; and auditor — Mr Dharampal Rana.

Suicide: Ajay (25) allegedly hanged himself at his Ramnagar residence on Friday. Sources said that he wanted to marry a sister of his relative but when the girl’s family did not agree he committed suicide.

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