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Man ‘kills’ father, arrested:
The Mahilpur police has arrested Bhupinder Kumar of Sardulapur under Sections 304 and 323 of the IPC last night. Kumar allegedly assaulted his father Som Nath (65), mother Balbir Kaur and brother with a wooden rod on some minor dispute. All were seriously wounded and were admitted in primary health centre, Mahilpur, where Som Nath succumbed to his injuries.

House burgled: Some miscreants stole Rs 60,000 cash and gold ornaments from the house of Avtar Singh Jhikka of Nangal Road, Garhshankar on Saturday. All the family members were away from the house at the time of the burglary. In another incident miscreants also stole ration goods and a telephone set worth Rs 35,000 from the shop of Parmodh Singh at village Nathual. Garhshankar and Hajipur police stations have registered cases.

Fire damage: As many as 150 bee-hives, estimated worth Rs 1.5 lakh, of Jang Bahadur were destroyed in fire at Chansu Brahmna village on Saturday evening.

Road blocked: Hundreds of residents of New Fatehgarh held a dharna and blocked the vehicular traffic on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road for more than one and half-hour here on Saturday. The residents were protesting against the police failure to trace a 15-year-old dalit girl Amandeep Kaur, daughter of Harpal Singh of the area. However, following the assurances of SDM Hoshiarpur, Karnail Singh and DSP (R) Bakhshish Singh to trace the girl within a week, the protestors lifted the blockade.

Goods gutted: Fire broke out in Harmesh Bartan Store at Saila Khurd last night. The utensils and other goods lying in the shop were gutted. According to police, Harmesh Lal, owner of the said shop, said the estimated loss of the destroyed goods were about Rs 3 lakh. The cause of the fire is stated to be sparking of the electric wires in the shop.

Smack seized
: Police arrested Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Manjianwala village and Satnam Singh, a resident of Umarpura village. The police recovered 35 and 15 grams of smack from their possession, respectively. The arrests were made at a naka at the Canal Bridge at Aliwal bye-pass. The police stopped three persons riding on a motor cycle. One of the three persons escaped while the other two were arrested.

Devp aid: Jagdish Sawhney, chief parliamentary secretary, Punjab and MLA Batala, on Saturday promised to give Rs 2 lakh to built a government building in the village, a road from Khan Patta village to Kila Lal Singh village and Karam Chand to Kila Lal Singh village. He was addressing a sangat darshan programme organised at Kila Lal Singh village.

Action against doctor
: Secretary of the local Comrade Jagdish Chander Freedom Fighter Yadgari Trust Krishna Mittu has asked the state government to take action against a doctor and a pharmacist of the Civil Hospital here for not providing medical aid , including an ambulance, to freedom fighter Jagdish Chander three and half years’ ago due to which he died. She has convened a meeting on June 13 in his regard. Principal secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Vijay Kain said a show-cause notice had been issued to the doctor.

ASI booked
: ASI Harbhajan Singh, who was investigating a case under the NDPS Act, was himself booked under Section 409 of the IPC during the hearing of the case. Accused Joginder Singh of Mahalam village testified before Special Judge (NDPS) Bir Inder Singh that the police had, in fact, seized Rs 33,000 from him instead of Rs 8,000. He alleged that Harbhajan Singh might have siphoned off Rs 25,000. After listening to both sides, the judge ordered the registration of a case against the erring ASI.

Imam held
: The Moga police on Saturday arrested Imam of the local Shahi Masjid Mufti Tahir Kasmi in a forgery case. Mohd Aslam, a resident of Moga, in an FIR lodged against the imam alleged that the imam performed his “Nikah” with Shahida Parveen, a Pakistani resident, but kept him in dark that she was already to a resident of Lahore. A case under Sections 379 and 420 of the IPC was registered against Kasmi, Shahid Parveen, deed writer Mohd Anwar and two other accused. The Moga police yesterday raided the houses of Kasmi and Anwar and arrested them.

: Kamaljit of the Ravidasspura locality allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Saturday night. According to Kamaljit’s uncle Harbhajan Ram, she got married to Harmesh Kumar six years ago and has a three-year-old daughter. She was being harassed by her in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry. Lal Chand, brother of the deceased, who lives in the UAE had sent Rs 50,000, but the in-laws continued to demand dowry. A case has been registered against them.

: A minor girl of Tarn Taran district was gang-raped allegedly by 13 persons in Sultanwind village here where she was held captive in a room for four days. She was also beaten up by the accused when she tried to resist the criminal act. The police has registered a case against all accused persons, including the friend of victim girl on her complaint, while three persons, including Sabi was arrested in this regard.



Mahila Shakti
: Revenue minister Sat Mahajan said despite the fact that the 73rd Constitutional Amendment ensured representation of women in panchayati raj institutions (PRI), their active participation was yet to be achieved. Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day conference of the core committee constituted under the Mahila Shakti Abhiyan at the HP Institute of Public Administration, Mashobra, on Friday, he said "The core committee after deliberations will prepare an agenda for the zonal-level workshops of elected women of PRIs to be held at Kangra, Shimla and Mandi divisions," he said.

One killed, 11 hurt
: Rattan Sen Kashyap (50) was killed on the spot when a car (DL-1VB-1393) fell into a gorge near Dhar Kanshi on the Chandigarh-Manali road early in the morning. Six others of the family of the deceased were injured seriously while the car driver escaped unhurt. The body has been brought here for a post-mortem. The police has registered a case. In another accident near Baner, a mini bus overturned, injuring 11 of the 19 occupants. The mini bus was carrying members of a family of Sahidanwali Colony, Mahilpur, Punjab, to Manikaran.

22 hurt in mishap
: Twentytwo passengers were injured, four of them seriously, when a private bus coming from Palampur to Kangra dashed against the fence near Malan, 20 km from here, on Saturday and rolled into a 30-foot gorge, the police said here. The seriously injured passengers were shifted to Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College Hospital, Dharamsala. A case has been registered.

Trader killed
: The district veopar mandal has condoled the death of trader Rishi Jaiswal, who was killed when his scooter collided with a private vehicle at Bakani, about 18 km from here, on the Chamba-Bharmour road on Saturday. Jaiswal succumbed to his injuries at the regional hospital here.

Leopard kills 3
: A leopard prowling in the Diur and Singhadhar panchayats of Churah subdivision has in the past few days killed three persons, including a child and two women, besides sheep and goats. Anil Kumar(11) was killed by the leopard on June 4. Residents of these areas have urged the state government to declare the leopard as a 'man-eater' and kill it.

3rd anniversary
: Tributes were paid to a Kargil war martyr Sikander Singh by Kasauli MLA Raghu Raj on the occasion of his eight death anniversary at Bohli village on Sunday. Paying tributes to the soldier at a function organised at Government High School, Bohli, he lauded Sikander's bravery. He announced a grant for the construction of an additional room in the Bohli high school.

Annual function: Hamirpur MP P.K.Dhumal on Sunday lauded the local people for maintaining harmonious ties. Dhumal, who was here to attend the annual function of the Kangra-Hamirpur Maitri Sabha, said it was imperative to ensure a conflict-free society where the cultural heritage was kept alive. Baldev Sharma, MLA from Nadauta, lauded the sabha for having initiated the construction of a building here and extended a donation of Rs 2,100 for the purpose.


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Girls participate in a yoga camp at MKJK College, Rohtak.
Girls participate in a yoga camp at MKJK College, Rohtak.

With a view to motivating the girl students of Haryana to recognise and tap their potential to the fullest, a week-long, character building-cum-yoga camp was organised at MKJK College, Rohtak, recently.

Nearly 1,200 girls from different parts of the state participated in the camp, organised jointly by the Mahila Samta Manch and Sarvdeshik Arya Yuvak Parishad.

Inaugurating it, the vice-chairperson of the Haryana Child Welfare Council, Asha Hooda, observed that yoga was an ancient way of life which helped us recognise and tap our inner strength.

Exhorting the girls to maintain their self-respect, she asserted that education was a must to achieve women’s empowerment. She expressed concern over the rising incidence of female foeticide and promised her whole-hearted support to any endeavour for curbing the menace.

“The ideology of Swami Dayanand regarding girl education is relevant even today,” Hooda said, adding that education could serve as a means to check women’s exploitation. Earlier, the college principal, Krishna Chaudhary, welcomed the chief guest.

Batons, beats and books

Dr Dalbir Bharti
Dr Dalbir Bharti

An IPS officer of the Maharashtra cadre hailing from Hisar, Dr Dalbir Bharti, recently published his second book entitled, “Police and People—Role and Responsibilities.” The book drives home the point that the maintenance of public order and the fight against crime can be much more easier and effective if the police and the public develop mutual trust.

Dr Bharti stresses that though the police was initially created by the State as a “force” with coercive powers, it has now evolved into a “service’ to help the public. A firm believer in community policing, he emphasises the importance of people’s participation.

His first book, “The Constitution and Criminal Justice Administration,” was primarily based on his thesis for Ph. D. Both books have attracted rave reviews.

Though he is a permanent resident of Hisar, he originally hails from Ban Mandori village, now in Fatehabad district. He is currently posted at Nagpur as DIG, CRPF. A graduate from Panjab University, Chandigarh, he did his Master’s in Political Science from Kurukshetra University and joined the IPS in 1987. He has served as Superintendent of Police in several districts in Maharashtra.

 He did his LL.B and doctorate while serving in the IPS. He has set up the Bharti Education and Development Society, which runs a library and reading room each in Hisar and his ancestral village. The society provides interest-free loans to poor students for pursuing professional courses.

Contributed by Sunit Dhawan and Raman Mohan


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