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30 cartridges found: As many as 30 cartridges were from a house at Thullewal village, 15 km from here, on Saturday. The house belongs to former sarpanch Gurdit Singh. Now, the house has been given to a private mobile company. When labourers started digging the land a pot containing 30 live cartridges were found. SP (D) said the cartridges had been seized.

SSP’s effigy burnt: Activists of the local unit of the Bajrang Dal led by it district president Jatinder Kumar burnt an effigy of a SSP near the Clock Tower on Saturday. They were protesting against non-registration of a case against the activists of the Ambedkar Sena for showing disrespect to Hindu deities.

One murder
: The body of an unidentified person was found by the Dehlon police in Agwar Ladhai in suspicious circumstances on Saturday. The Dehlon police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC on the complaint of Vijay Kumar Sahi of Dehlon. The police suspected that some unknown person has murdered him by hitting with the brick.

ONE HELD: Tarlok Singh of Agwar Gujjran, Jagraon was arrested by the local police on the charge of gambling as he was alluring the public to multiply their money by investing in some number. The police recovered Rs 500, number slips and other articles from him. Case under Gambling Act has been registered.

Youth dies of excessive intake of liquor:
Amandeep, a 24-year-old resident of Teeda village, died of excessive liquor consumption. Amandeep was a truck driver. As per information, he had gone to Chandigarh in the evening and had liquor with his friends at some tavern after which he fell unconscious at around 11:30 pm. He was rushed to PGIMER and later died at around 2:30 am. Police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 CrPc.

Seized: The Mullapur police today confiscated nine bottles of country made liquor and arrested one person in this context. The accused has been identified as Megh Raj. He was arrested from Jainti Jain Mandir and was later released on bail.

Case solved: Gursewak Singh of Bhunder Dhani, Ganga under Rori police station, was found murdered here two days ago by unknown persons using a sharp-edged weapon.Ram Singh, SSP, said on Saturday it was found that Gursewak had been murdered by Gagandeep, alias Gaggi, and Sukhjinder Singh, alias Laddi, both residents of Mansa. Gursewak and Sukhjinder’s infatuation for the same girl had led to the crime.The weapon had been recovered from Gagandeep who had been arrested. A case had been registered under Section 302, IPC.

Protest march: Radical Sikh organisations will hold protest march against a magazine for portraying Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale as a villain on August 21. This decision was taken following a meeting of various political,religious and radical groups held at Bibi Kahan Kaur Gurdwara here on Friday evening. Representatives of SAD (A), SAD (1920), AISSF(Grewal and Mehta), Sant Baba Resham Singh Khukranewale were present during the meeting.

Repair of roads: About Rs 70 lakh is needed for repairing and upgrading the road network in the district. Superintendent engineer, PWD (B and R), Faridkot Circle, Narinder Singh Brar, said this after a meeting with PWD (B and R) minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa. Preliminary work like survey and estimate for upgrading and widening of roads must be completed by October.

Husband held: The CIA staff on Saturday arrested a person for murdering his wife with the help of his accomplice. According to police sources, the accused identified as Sukhminder Singh and Gurpreet Singh were arrested during a routine patrolling. A pistol and a few cartridges were recovered from an Indica car being driven by them. The Mehna police has registered a case against them.

Separated: The law and order and investigative wings of the Punjab police will soon be separated to increase its efficiency. This was stated by ADGP Chander Shekher here on Saturday. SP (D) will look after its functioning, he added.


: Two women were injured in a collision between a scooter and cycle in Sector 9, here today. Senior marketing executive with a vernacular daily, Rajni, driving a kinetic nova, hit into cyclist Seema, who emerged from a kuchha path in the divider. Both received injuries and were immediately taken to General Hospital, Sector 6.


Chain snatched
: A chain snatching incident took place near Gobind Nagar here this morning. The incident took place when Kulwant Kaur was going towards Gobind Nagar. Three motorcycle borne youths snatched her gold chain and fled. Kulwant Kaur, in her statement, said the youths threatened her with dire consequences.


Arrested: Six pickpockets, five of them belonging to Haryana, have been arrested by police at Shri Naina Devi Ji during Shravan Ashtami Navratra fairs on Saturday. Police mela officer Vimal Gupta and Anupam Sharma said the arrested were identified as Vikram Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Sandep Kumar, Vikram Kumar, Chota Ram, Rajbeer Singh and Ramesh Kumar. They said policemen and CCTV’s were keeping constant vigil on activities of unsocial elements.

Office-bearers: The following have been elected as office-bearers of the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Draughtsmen Association: president - Krishan Lal Sharma; senior vice-president - Raj Kumar; vice-president - Shoba Ram; general secretary - Rajni Kant Sharma; finance secretary - Amar Singh Verma; chief organising secretaries -B.R. Chauhan and Manjoo Sood; joint secretaries - Desh Raj Chauhan and R.K. Chadda, auditor - Ashok Kumar; and chief adviser - Gian Chand Bhatia.

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