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Dera Bassi
Medical camp
: As many as 367 persons were examined at a free medical camp, organised by a Panchkula-based organisation Ruhani Anjuman at Pandwala village, near here, on Monday. A team of doctors from the local Civil Hospital, led by Dr Ram Kumar, SMO, conducted the camp, which was inaugurated by the Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC), Mr Deepinder Dhillon.

Case registered
: The police has registered a case under Sections 377, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC against Jagjit Singh, Prem Singh and an unknown person. According to information, a minor boy of Chowkimaan village was sodomised allegedly by Jagjit Singh of his village. Later, Prem Singh, father of Jagjit Singh, allegedly threatened Shinderpal Singh, father of the victim, if he reported the matter to the police.

Two booked: The police has registered a case under Sections 324 and 34 of the IPC against Jagtar Singh and Baldev Singh on charges of assaulting Somnath. The injured has been admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Liquor seized: The Sidhwan Bet police has arrested Jaswinder Singh of Salempura and seized 7,680 ml of illicit liquor from his possession. A case has been registered against him.

Theft cases: Thieves entered a medical store in Dakha and took away medicines. The police has registered a case. In another case, Babu Singh of Mansooran has reported theft in his house.

Meeting: A meeting of the Bharatiya Balmiki Dharam Samaj Sabha was held here on Monday under the presidentship of Rakesh Kalyan, circle president, Samrala. At the meeting, it was decided to participate at a rally in Ludhiana on October 7. Earlier, the meeting decided to appoint office-bearers at village level and in this regard the office-bearers of Bharthala village were elected. They are: president Jasdev Singh; vice-president Jasvir Singh; general secretary Jasvir Singh, while executive members Amritpal Singh, Sandeep Singh and Prem Singh.

Sports meet: The Sher-e-Punjab Sports Club and the gram panchayat of Mushkabad have decided to hold a sports tournament in the village from September 22 to 25, according to club president Ranjeet Singh and former sarpanch Jaswinder Singh. Mr Ishar Singh Meharban, a former minister, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian, member, SGPC, Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, MLA, and Mr Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon, MP, will be the main guests. Social worker Manpreet Singh of Kotla Shamspur village will be honoured.



1 killed in mishap
: A resident of Pabhat village, Gulzar Singh, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a speeding car. A case under Sections 279/304-A of the IPC has been registered on the complaint of Sucha Singh against Krishan Kumar, the driver of the car at the Kurali police station.


Two thieves arrested
: The Kaithal police arrested two members of a gang of thieves and recovered a .415-bore pistol, 11 live cartridges and 31 gm of jewellery on Sunday. Two other members of the gang were at large. The gang had stolen arms and ammunition and jewellery from the house of Harbans Lal Khatri of Safidon on July 26.

Forum president re-elected: The founder president of the Senior Citizens Forum, Mr Jagjit Singh Virk, was unanimously re-elected for two years on Sunday. At a general body, Mr Virk was authorised to nominate other office-bearers.



Order for outsiders: Deputy Commissioner Munish Garg has passed an order making it mandatory for all outsiders coming to Bilaspur district for earning livelihood to get themselves registered at the police station under which their residence falls. The order has been issued to maintain peace and law and order and also to ensure protection of life throughout the district. The order shall remain in force till November 12.

Sarsu fair ends
: The Speaker, Himachal Vidhan Sabha, Mr G.R. Musafir, at the concluding function of Sarsu fair at Sarsu in the Pachhad area of Sirmaur on Sunday disclosed that there was a large scope of growth in the dairy sector in Sirmaur which could be exploited for enhancing the income of farmers.

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