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7 get jail:
A local court has sentenced seven persons to five years’ imprisonment each for an attempt on the life of a villager over a land dispute at Ghasva village in Fatehabad. Additional District and Sessions Judge LN Jindal who has pronounced the judgment has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on all accused. The convicts, Surender, Darshan, Prabhu, Ranjit, Mukhtiar, Kabul Singh and Baru Ram, were alleged to have attacked Jagtar Singh on June 12, 2009, over 51 marlas of village land allotted by the government under the Indira Awas Yojna.

Youth dead: A youth committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his house at the Police Lines in Fatehabad on Friday night. The victim, Harpreet Singh (24), worked in a local television workshop and his father, Nirmal Singh, is an ASI in the district police. The victim’s father told the police that Harpreet was watching television in his room while the other members of the family went to sleep after dinner. When the television did not stop for long, he went to his room and found Harpreet dead.

Man killed:
Satish Kumar of Mahadev Mohalla here was killed on his way to the PGI, Chandigarh, and other two persons, Praveen and Jaswinder Singh, were injured when a truck hit their car near Kamodha village on Saturday. A case has been registered.

Two killed:
Two youths, Pradeep (21) and Aziz Ali (20), lost their lives when their motorcycle collided with a private bus near Jodhpuria village in this district last night. Both died on the spot. The bus driver escaped from the accident site. A case has been registered.


Boys traced:
Three friends and classmates, Golu, Pradeep and Rajesh, in the age group of 14-15 years, who ran away from their homes at Rajiv Colony in Raipur on February 11, were found working at a shop as servants in Patiala. One of them, Pradeep, called up his friend, and the police traced his call and gathered information about his whereabouts. The fathers of these boys work on menial jobs. They fled from their homes to “enjoy themselves.” More information was not available as the boys were on their way to the town. 

Kumaon Briefs
More buses started ahead of Holi
: The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation will be extending the services of its buses across Kumoan and the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh during the Holi festival. The corporation expects an increase in the mobility of people during the festival. An increase in the number of buses plying across the region will mean better service for the passengers and better earnings for the corporation. Sources say that the number of buses plying on various routes can go up by 25 per cent. Even the services to Delhi, Punjab, Dehradun and Bareilley will be increased during the Holi season.

Rs 5.13 cr fine on stone crusher: The authorities in Udham Singh Nagar have imposed a fine of Rs 5.13 crore on the management of a stone crusher that had allegedly flouted several norms. A search had been conducted on the premises of the stone crusher located on Kitcha Road in Sitarganj on March 1 and gross violations had come to light. Besides, record books of the crusher were not managed. There were even flaws in recording the royalties that are to be paid to the government. A report in the matter has also been sent to the office of the District Magistrate for further action.

Wild boar attacks girl: A young girl was seriously injured when she was attacked by a wild boar in Mallakot village of the Baswari area of Champawat district. It is learnt that 15-year-old Pooja had gone to work in the fields on Saturday morning when she was attacked by a wild boar. She is learnt to have sustained major injuries on her left foot. She was rushed to a hospital in Haldwani where she is being treated by experts. The people of the area have demanded that effective steps should be taken to check the menace of wild boar in the region.

Rickshaw puller run over: A rickshaw puller was killed after he was run over by a speeding mini truck in the Khatima area of Udham Singh Nagar district. The accident took place near a gurdwara on the Pilibhit road when the victim identified as 30-year-old Chet Ram was waiting for a passenger. His rickshaw was hit from behind and it was dragged for a considerable distance before the truck came to a halt. He is learnt to have died on the spot. He was a resident of Nigoi, Shahjahanpur, in Uttar Pradesh and had been residing in the Budh Vihar locality of Khatima with his family.

Hooligans disturb peace at Lakhanpur: The shopkeepers in the Lakhanpur area of Ramnagar town have demanded an increase in police patrolling in the area. They have stated that over the last few days hooligans have been creating mayhem in the locality after getting drunk. It has been stated that the hooligans have been resorting to violence and vandalism while forcibly picking up items like cigarettes and pan masala from the shops.

(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)


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