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Body found: The body of Ram Chand (50), a resident of Dhaani Dandewali, was recovered from a canal near Bakainwala village on the Indo-Pak border here on Tuesday.The body was handed over to his family after postmortem. His brother Krishan Lal, in a statement to the police, said some farmers of Dhaani Chooharsinghwala might have kidnapped and killed Ram Chander due to some land. 

Rally held: The PSEB workers of the Technical Services Union held a rally on Tuesday to criticise the city police’s action of registering a case against Sukhwinder Singh, a cashier with the union, and his four sons for desecration of the portrait of Guru Ravidass. The union members stated that they would stand by the cashier and not hesitate in launching an agitation if he was arrested for they believed that politicians were trying to gain mileage out of the incident.

Two arrested: The police in the neighbouring Chunavadh area arrested two persons Gursahib and Sushil and conducted raids to nab two others wanted in a murder case on Monday. A headless body was recently found from a distributory near Ramgarh-ki-rohi village. Harminder Singh was allegedly murdered on May 6 and his head was thrown in the Indira Gandhi canal, near Raziasar. The victim’s brother Jalandhar Singh had named Randeep Singh, Gursahib Singh, Sham Singh and Sushil Kumar in the FIR. 

Gheraoed: Hundreds of villagers, including women, gheraoed the Gajsinghpur police station in the neighbouring Sriganganagar area to demand the suspension of the SHO on Monday. They accused the SHO of “intentionally” avoiding action against the miscreants who had open fired during a bid to grab land. Sarpanch Indraj Legha warned that the agitation would be intensified if the SHO was not suspended and the culprits not arrested. 

SDO booked: A team of the Vigilance Bureau caught Paramjit Singh, an SDO with the PSEB at Nathana town, while accepting Rs 3,000 bribe from Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Kalyan Sukha village, on Monday. The bureau authorities said Paramjit had demanded Rs 5,000 from Sukhdev for installing the electric motor connection allocated to him under the special quota of the PSEB chairman. Later, he settled for Rs 3,000. A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act. 

AIDS victim: A sadhu, who had come from Hardwar to the city a few days ago and had been suffering from AIDS, died here on Tuesday.In a press note, Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan Sewa, an NGO, said volunteers of the organisation had been taking care of the sadhu who was around 40. The body was cremated by them at the local cremation ground observing all rituals.

No demolition:
Shopkeepers heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday with the expiry of the last date of the notice issued by the Railways to demolish the “illegal” constructions on the Sherpura road. Earlier, occupants of the shops and houses staged a protest against the central government and railway minister. The occupants claimed that they were living in the area for the past 50 years. Vikramjit Singh, Vicky and Jang Bahudar Singh have demanded alternate piece of land in case of demolition 

Three booked: Bakhtawar Singh, Sohan Singh and Bhatia of Raniwala Khuh allegedly assaulted Manpreet Singh. The police has registered a case against them under Sections 341, 323 and 34 of the IPC. 

Case registered: The police has booked Paramjit Singh, Karamjit Singh of Kamalpura, Harnek Singh of Akhara and two others under Sections 452, 324, 148 and 149 of the IPC on charges of trespassing into the house of Paramjit Singh of Kamalpura. They also allegedly assaulted him. He has been admitted to the local civil hospital. 

Poppy husk seized: Balwinder Singh of Manianwala was arrested by the Humbran police from Walipur village for possessing 6 kg of poppy husk. A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. 

6 women held: The police arrested six women for smuggling narcotics and recovered a huge quantity of poppy husk from their possession on Monday. All arrested belong to Bhikhi town of the district. SSP Ram Singh said the women were active in the smuggling of narcotics. 


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