Judicial remand for terror suspects: Five alleged terrorists of the Babbar Khalsa International have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the Dera Bassi court on Monday. Earlier, these terrorists were in police custody. According to information, terrorists sent to judicial remand include Balbeer Singh, alias Bhootna, Nirmal Singh, alias Nimma, Avtar Singh, Daljit and Deepak. The accused had reportedly been involved in terrorist activities and arms and ammunition were also seized from their custody.
Drugs seized: District drug inspector Ramandeep Kaur raided some chemist shops at Dera Bassi and Lalru on Monday and seized illegal drugs. She said drugs worth Rs 7,550 have been seized from Saini Medicos, Dera Bassi. About 2,165 capsules of spasmoproxyvon, 10 bottles of codeinesyrup and 5,100 tablets of microlite were seized during the raid. She said raids to check sale of illegal drugs would continue in the future.
Minorities’ front: Punjab Minister for Public Relations Sewa Singh Sekhwan and national president of the Minorities and Dalit Front today said the front would be expanded on a large scale. Addressing a meeting at Circuit House, the minister said elections for strengthening the Minorities and Dalit Front would be held at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall on August 8. Sekhwan said the state government was committed to ensuring welfare of the minorities and Dalits.
Man kills self: Harinder Singh of local Guru Angad Nagar has allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. The police has registered a case under section 306 of the IPC.
Burglary bid: A burglary bid was made at the Suvidha Centre situated at the District Administrative Complex here. The miscreants broke into the Suvidha Centre and picked up computers and some other items during the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, but they could not take the articles away as a nearby resident awoke and informed the police. The police reached the site but the miscreants taking the benefit of darkness managed to flee leaving the articles. The police has registered a case.
Seminar on RTI Act : Darbara Singh Kahlon, State Information Commissioner, asked the officials of different departments to ensure timely and proper implementation of the RTI Act. He was presiding over a seminar on the Act here on Monday. He stressed upon the need to create awareness among masses to convert it into a mass movement. Deputy Commissioner Shruti Singh also spoke on the occasion.
Schoolchildren during an awareness rally on the occasion of the World Blood Donors Day at Government Medical College in Patiala on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Phagwara Phillaur Honoured: The UK government has honoured Sher Singh Rana, an NRI, for his exemplary social services. Rana, who hails from Phagwara, has been involved in various fund-raising activities. Before leaving for the UK, Rana used to teach at Arya High School in
Honoured: The UK government has honoured Sher Singh Rana, an NRI, for his exemplary social services. Rana, who hails from Phagwara, has been involved in various fund-raising activities. Before leaving for the UK, Rana used to teach at Arya High School in Phagwara.
Farmer commits suicide: Malkeet Singh, a farmer, committed suicide at village Jodhewala. Chunavadh SHO said the victim was found hanging inside his house on Monday. Inquest proceedings under section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated. As per another FIR, one Jagarjang Singh (31) of village Munda in Tarn Taran district was killed as the oil tanker that he was driving reportedly collided on the way back from Bikaner with a truck during the wee hours on the Peelibanga road. A case has been registered in the case.
Conference: The conference of the Punjab National Bank Officers’ Association, Haryana, was held here on Sunday. General secretary Kumar Arbind, All-India Punjab National Bank Officers’ Federation, inaugurated the conference. Field general manager Ashok K Gupta, Punjab National Bank, Chandigarh, graced the occasion as the chief guest and circle head AK Loomba, Chandigarh, was the guest of honour. A website www.pnboahry.com of the association was launched by Gupta. Meanwhile, the following were elected as office-bearers of the association: president-GS Oberoi; general secretary-TR Verma; and treasurer-YP Sharma.
One held for murder: The Pinjore police has arrested Ashok Kalu in a murder case. According to the police, the accused had murdered Salim, a resident of Pinjore, on April 17. The accused had confessed to the crime. He was produced in a court on Monday from where he was sent to judicial custody till June28.
2 drug peddlers arrested: The Crime Branch of the Kashmir police has busted a gang and arrested two drug peddlers so far. It conducted a raid on the house of Abdul Majid Sumji at the Fruit Mandi, Parimpora, and seized 1,250 grams of brown sugar from Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Tangmarg, who was living in the house. Meanwhile, on Bhat’s disclosures Abdul Majid Sumji was also arrested. — TNS