3 HELD FOR MURDER: The police on Tuesday arrested three persons for killing a resident of Haidrowal. The arrested are Devinder Singh, Kirpal Singh and Harjinder Rai, all of Haidrowal, for allegedly killing Gurtej Singh of the same village on December 18 night.
6 HELD, POPPY HUSK SEIZED: Six persons, including three women, were arrested and 110 kg of poppy husk seized in separate cases, the police said here on Tuesday. The arrested are women—Bimbo, Manjit Kaur and Shimla alias Babbi — all of Chotala village and seized 50 kg poppy husk from them. Auto-rickshaw driver identified as Jaswinder Singh alias Kala of Mirzapur village, however, escaped, the police said. Iswar Singh alias Manga, Naresh Kumar alias Popa and Rajdeepak, alias Babbi all of Salempur here were also arrested and 60 kg of poppy husk was seized from them.
PROPERTY STOLEN: Some unknown miscreant allegedly stole two monoblock electric motors worth Rs. 15,000 from Ghamnewal village on the intervening night of December 21. The Humbaran police has registered a case on the complaint of Jagir Singh, owner of the stolen property.
Foundation stone: Ms Santosh Kataria, Chairperson, zila parishad, laid foundation stones of various development works at Sahungra village on Tuesday. She also gave cheques worth Rs 1.20 lakh for construction of an additional classroom, Rs 2.38 lakh for drainage, Rs 50,000 each for two cremation grounds and dharamshala.
SAFAI KARAMCHARIS: Safai Karamcharis of the Nagar Council here are on strike since Tuesday. The sanitation system of the city has collapsed. Safai Karamcharis want that those working on temporary basis for the past five years their services should be regularised.