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Killed in road mishap
: One Balbir Singh, a resident of Rania in Sirsa district, was killed and his wife Parminder Kaur was seriously injured as the car that he was driving collided head-on with a private bus on Abohar-Malout road (NH -10) on Wednesday. Parminder has been referred to Ludhiana. The couple was returning to Rania after meeting their relatives at Hanumangarh, sources said. 

2 held under NDPS Act: The police arrested one Jagdish, a resident of Sadhuwali village in Sriganganagar district, while he was selling poppy husk on the roadside near Gumjal, the last village of the Abohar sub-division near the inter-state border, sources said on Wednesday. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. Four bags of poppy husk were also seized. Meanwhile, one Kuldeep Singh of Dhandharikala, Ludhiana, was arrested under the same Act on the recovery of 400 gm opium from his possession during checking near village Bahadurkhera. 



1 held for murder: The police has arrested Raju alias Kala (28) in connection with the murder of Subhash (42), a labourer, who was stoned to death at Rampura village, near here, following a liquor brawl on October 9. He was today produced before deputy magistrate Rajesh Garg who remanded him to 14 days’ 
judicial custody.

2 booked for cheating: Deepak Kumar, proprietor of Bansal Sales Corporation in the New Grain Market here, dispatched a consignment of 186 bags of mustard worth Rs 4,93,575 to a firm at Singur town of West Bengal in a hired truck on October 3. He had reportedly hired the truck through Bhag Mal, proprietor of the Superfast Road Lines Transport Company here. However, when the consignment did not reach the destined place even 10 days after its due departure he lodged a complaint against Bhag Mal. The police has registered a case of cheating, criminal breach of trust and forgery under Sections 420, 406, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC against the accused and the alleged trucker.

1 killed in road accident
: Deepak, resident of Datoli village under the Gannaur police station, was killed after being hit by a tractor Wednesday. The incident occurred when he was returning from his school, Panipat, in an auto-rickshaw. A tractor ran into him when he was crossing the road. He succumbed to his injuries while taking to a private hospital here. After receiving the information, DSP Banwari Lal and SHO reached in the hospital and a police team has sent to the village. The body has also been sent to civil hospital, Sonepat, by the police for postmortem.

2 booked under NDPS Act
SIRSA: The police on Wednesday booked two local chemists under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in connection with the recovery of a huge cache of intoxicants from the godown of a chemist here on Tuesday. “The accused are Raj Kumar, alleged owner of the godown, and Madan Lal Bajaj, president of the local unit of the Chemists Association, who allegedly conspired with the main accused by attacking the drug control officers while they were checking this godown on October 6,” said Dheeraj Setia, DSP, Sirsa. The two have been booked under sections 22-A and 22-B of the NDPS Act. — TNS



Rs 52 lakh as financial assistance: Under various Central and state-sponsored schemes, the state government has disbursed over Rs 52.27 lakh as financial assistance and scholarship among nearly 3,000 eligible people of Leh district during the past financial year, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. The beneficiaries of the scheme included physically handicapped, deserted women and economically weaker sections of the district. Under the Integrated Social Security Scheme, 1,244 persons have been provided Rs 33.88 lakh as old-age pension. While Rs 12.37 lakh has been provided to 380 students belonging to the Schedule Tribe community as post-matric scholarship, over Rs 3.52 lakh has been disbursed among 1,382 students as pre-matric scholarships. Meanwhile, Rs 2.50 lakh have been provided to 25 widows under the National Benefit Scheme. One bal-ashram and a nari-niketan have also been established by the Social Welfare Department in the district. 

9 kg charas seized: The CRPF on Wednesday recovered 9 kg charas from a vehicle and arrested three smugglers in south Kashmir. Official sources said the 130 Battalion of the CRPF and the police during routine checking at Naina Batpora village in Pulwama district recovered 9 kg charas from a load-carrier. Three smugglers have been taken into custody. Charas and other banned crops cultivated on thousands of kanals were destroyed by the police and officials from the Excise Department in Pulwama district during the past one year.

8 hurt in accident: Eight passengers were injured in a road accident in south Kashmir on Wednesday. Official sources said a bus met with an accident at Bohihallan, Shopian, in south Kashmir, resulting in injuries to eight passengers. The injured were hospitalised and the condition of some of them was stated to be critical. 


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