R E G I O N A L   B R I E F S


Grocery shop gutted
: A wholesale grocery shop in the sub-divisional town Gharsana was gutted in wee hours on Monday. Although the administration was yet to ascertain the cause of the fire, it prime facially appeared to be a case of short-circuit damage. No casualties reported but a loss of material may run into several lakh, sources said. Witnesses said that flames and smoke from the shop were first at about 2.30 am.

Judicial remand
: Varun Kansra, son of a former municipal councillor, was produced before sub-judicial magistrate R.K. Sharma, who sent him to judicial custody up to March 30. His two accomplices Money Kapoor of  the local Krishna Nagar  and Sahil Khosla had already been sent to the police custody by the same judge in the murder case of Gaurav Mahajan.

Groups clash: Two groups allegedly clashed at Bara Bazar here on Saturday. Gora and his friends were attacked by the Love group with base bats, swords, and hockey sticks. Reportedly this is the fourth such clash between the groups.

Free medical camp
: The Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research here started a free medical camp on its campus on March 9, which would continue till March 31. Besides free OPD registration, free indoor stay in general and emergency wards and free labour rooms would be provided to the patients. As per the press release, food would be served free of cost to all the patients and medicines, including drugs and fluids, would also be provided free at the institute. The institute would also conduct discounted laboratory tests besides TMT, echocardiography and EEG tests.

4 smugglers held
: The CIA staff has nabbed four persons for allegedly smuggling poppy husk and poppy in two separate cases in last 24 hours. In the first incident, three persons — Balbir, Sonu of Nangal Salempur and Thakur of Arjunwal (Adampur) —- were nabbed from the cremation ground in Kahnpur. Three gunny bags containing poppy husk were seized from their possession. In another incident, the CIA staff arrested a truck driver, Javed Ahamad of Srinagar, for smuggling a gunny bag of poppy at a naka on the Jalandhar-Jammu highway at Bholath chowk.

Medical camp
: A free medical check-up camp of skin, neuro and psychiatry problems was held at Bharti Hospital here on Monday. According to Kamal Bharti, organiser of the camp, a team of doctors from DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, examined about 800 patients. Medicines were distributed free of cost to needy patients.

4 held with opium
: With the arrest of four persons belonging to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, the city police has claimed to have busted an interstate gang of smugglers. More than 10 kg of opium was recovered when a police party, led by SHO Sadar HS Bal, stopped a Balero Jeep and recovered the contraband. A case has been registered against Bahadar Singh (Rajasthan), Bhehru Singh (MP), Narinder Kumar (Rajasthan) and Naresh Prasad (Bihar).

Prizes distributed: Justice MS Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday exhorted students to identify their hidden capabilities to achieve the targets of life. Speaking at the annual prize distribution function of Government Ripudaman College here, he expressed satisfaction over the education to girls in the state. The Rampal Mittal Charitable Trust announced scholarships of Rs 6,000 for needy, but brilliant students. A cultural programme was also organised. The chief guest distributed prizes among students for excellance in academic and other fields.

Tarn Taran
Snatchers nabbed
: The police has arrested two youths allegedly responsible for snatching a purse from Balbir Kaur of the town two days back. DSP sub-division Ashwani Kumar said the accused have been identified as Narinderjit Singh and Veerpartap Singh of Sarhali village. The DSP added that the police has recovered the purse and one Nokia set from them besides one Suzuki bike (no-PB-02-6615).

Eye check-up camp: As many as 800 patients were examined in a free eye checkup and operation camp organised by the Citizen Council with the help of the District Blindness Control Society here on Monday. Council president Gurmit Singh Rajput said more than 100 patients would be admitted for cataract operation. MC president Bhupinder Singh Khera was the chief guest while civil surgeon Dr Kamaljit Kaur presided over the camp.



: Dr Uma Sharma, District Public Relations Officer, Mohali, has been elected as president of the Mohali unit of Bharat Vikas Parishad. Dr Ajay Gandhi and V.K. Singal were also elected as general secretary and cashier of the unit. The elected body would take over from April 1.



: The state government with the concurrence of the Election Commission has issued posting and transfer orders of three HCS officers with immediate effect. Girish Arora has been posted as SDO (C)-cum-additional collector, Dadri; Satbir Singh Lohchab has been posted as land acquisition officer, Faridabad, and Partap Singh has been made secretary, Municipal Corporation, Faridabad.

Man chops off his genitals
: Rakesh (35) allegedly chopped off his genitals with a sharp-edged weapon in an inebriated state in Guda village of Karnal district on Sunday. He was working as a cook in marriages and functions. He was rushed to hospital and referred to trauma centre at Karnal on Monday. He was in an unconscious state and his condition was stated to be critical. Sources said Rakesh was in relationship with a eunuch.

In-laws booked: The police has registered a case against six persons of Jahad Majra Khurd village for alleged murder of Seema on the complaint of her brother. Complainant Rishi Pal alleged that his sister died under mysterious circumstances in her in-laws house. He found some marks of injuries on her neck. He said his sister was opposing her husband for, Roop Chand, for selling a plot of land to his brother Hukum Chand. He suspects that this as the cause behind her death. After preliminary investigations the police registered a case against Roop singh, Hukum Singh, Kala Singh and Lal Singh, Santoshi (wife of Hukam Singh) and Praveen.

Smack seized: The police has seized 730 grams of smack worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market and 420 grams of opium from a person after intensive interrogations during a police remand. Subhash was arrested by a team led by Surinder Singh, ASI, on March 4, on a tip off that he was dealing in drugs and remanded in police custody up to March 13. His police remand was further extended up to March 15. The police registered a case under Sections 18 and 27 of the NDPS Act and added another Section 21 of THE NDPS. Subhash was sent to jail by the court on Monday.

Two killed in road accidents: Two persons were killed and a woman was injured in two separate accidents in Karnal district on Monday. Rajat (12) died on the spot after hitting by speeding HRTC bus near Anaj Mandi in Assandh. The driver of the bus fled after the accident and the police has registered a case against the unknown driver. In another accident, a couple riding a motorbike was hit by a wagonR at Chideo, 8-km from here, on Sudnay. Raghubir Singh and his wife, Bimla, were rushed to a local hospital where Raghubir succumbed to his injuries while Bimla was referred to PGI in serious condition. A case has been registered.

‘Save girl child’
: District and Sessions Judge-cum-chairman of the District Legal Services Authority, Kurukshetra, RC Bansal called upon the people to save the girl child. Bansal was addressing the gathering at Prerna Old Age Home, near the Salarpur road, here on Monday. He said the female foeticide was illegal. Moreover, without them reproduction of next generation was not possible. He also heard the senior citizens’ problems, which were redressed on the spot.

SUCI announces nominee
: Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) has announced that its party nominee Anoop Singh, a resident of Matanhale village, would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak parliamentary constituency. A prominent SUCI leader comrade Rajender Singh released the above information to the mediapersons here on Monday. He said SUCI would contest only the Rohtak seat.

Drowned: When Anand (10) incidentally fell into the canal in Bhakli village, near Kosli, on Monday, his companion Aman Singh, too, hastily jumped into the canal to rescue him. Hearing Aman’s cries, farmers from neighbouring fields rushed to the spot. While Aman was taken out safe by them, Anand, who was apparently swept away by the current, could not be saved. The police was engaged in efforts to trace and fish out Anand’s body till the filing of this report.

Woman commits suicide: Chander Mukhi (27), wife of Sajjan Singh Yadav, reportedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Kosli on Sudnay. She was admitted to a private hospital in Gurgaon, where she died in the evening. On a complaint filed by her father Phool Singh Yadav, a resident of Paldi village of Bhiwani district, the police has registered a case against her husband Sajjan Singh, father-in-law Lal Chand Yadav, mother-in-law Shnati Devi and two others, all residents of Kosli.

Salesman kidnapped: Mainpal Singh, a resident of Jakhala village, a salesman at liquor vend in Guriani village, near Kosli, was allegedly kidnapped by some miscreants in a Scorpio on Sunday. Sources said he was first taken to Tumbahedi village, near Guriani, where Rs 2,400 was snatched from him. Subsequently, Mainpal, who was reportedly dropped late in the night by the miscreants in a field in Baghot village in Mahendergarh district, somehow managed to return to Jakhala village. The police has registered a case of abduction, extortion, wrongful restraint, savage treatment and causing hurt under Sections 365, 384, 506, 377, 452, 323, 147, 149 of the IPC against the miscreants.



Six booked
: The police on Monday booked six persons identified as Chaman Lal, Dinesh Kumar, Shankar Dass, Narinder Kumar, Sanjay Kumar and Kashmir Singh, all from Gehra village in Mandi Sadar after they alleged breached the drinking water supply line of the village. They have been booked under Section 3 of the PDP Act. Acting on the complaint filed here on Monday by Bhag Singh, vice-president, gram panchayat, Behal, that the six persons broke the waterline, the police booked them.

Dog bites sisters: Gitanjli and Lalita, both sisters from Majhwar village under Mandi Sadar police station, on Monday were bitten by a dog that belongs to one Nand Lal when they had gone to forest to collect grass for animals. A case under Section 289 of the IPC has been registered against Nand Lal.

Man beats up wife: On the complaint of Sarita Devi, married to Rajesh Kumar in 2000, the Sarkaghat police on Monday registered a case of cruelty by her husband and his relatives under Section 498(A) of the IPC. She complained that her husband beat her up on Monday demanding dowry. He has been torturing her mentally and physically over the years, she alleged. According to the police the investigation is on.



120 kg poppy straw seized
: The police and the Army seized 120 kg of poppy straw (Bhukki), near Sher Bibi in the Banihal area, on Monday. Official sources said, though a suspected smuggler escaped from the site but a truck driver, Kamal Singh, of Jalandhar, along with his conductor, were detained. Their truck bearing registration number PB08U/3484 was also seized.

2 youths hurt in mishap: Two mobike-borne youths sustained serious injuries after their vehicle collided with a divider on the arterial expressway near Government Ayurvedic Hospital here on Monday. Samir and Yasin, both residents of Sunjwan, were injured critically after their mobike rammed into the divider. They were later shifted to Government Medical College.

Blood donation camp: A blood donation camp was organised by the International Netherland Group (ING) Life Insurance, Jammu, at the Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar on Monday. According to the statement issued here on Monday, the camp was supervised and conducted by Dr Vinod Gupta, medical superintendent and Dr SL Fotra, pathologist. The supervisors said the ING team was actively involved in social initiatives, helping the society. The ING team led by its area manager, Kamal Kumar, also donated one unit of blood.



One dead, 24 injured in mishap: A woman was killed and 24 others sustained injuries after a bus met with an accident on the Haridwar-Dehradun road here today. District Magistrate Amit Singh Negi has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. 

Belal boxes to gold:Head constable Jagat Belal, who hails from Udham Singh Nagar, did the state proud by winning the gold medal in the 81-kg category at the Mishra Memorial International Boxing Championship held in Chandigarh from March 11 to 15. The Director-General of Police has announced a cash prize of Rs 2,500 for Belal.


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