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Inter-state gang of drug smugglers busted
Phagwara, May 18
The Goraya police has busted an inter-state gang of drug peddlers and recovered 1,600 kg of poppy husk from a truck near Dhaleta cillage today.

Rice mill employee robbed of Rs 2.2 lakh
Phagwara, May 18
An employee of a Phillaur-based rice mill, identified as Tersem Lal, a resident of Kapurthala, was drugged and robbed of Rs 2.20 lakh on board Ludhiana-bound Katihar Express today.

Man shot dead, 10 booked
Tarn Taran, May 18
Major Singh (65), resident of Lakhna village, was killed in a firing incident over a tussle for common village land today. The police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against 10 persons, including Amrik Singh, member of the panchayat of the village.


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Youth held with pistol
Hoshiarpur, May 18
The Mehtiana police arrested Inderjit Singh of Rajpur Bhaian under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and recovered a 7.65 mm pistol, its two empty magazines and 23 live cartridges from him last night.





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Inter-state gang of drug smugglers busted 
Our Correspondent

Phagwara, May 18
The Goraya police has busted an inter-state gang of drug peddlers and recovered 1,600 kg of poppy husk from a truck near Dhaleta cillage today.

SP (D) Rajinder Singh said the police had arrested a drug smuggler, identified as Manjeet of Dhaleta, while seven others, identified as Yusuf Masih of Talwandi, Karamjit of Talwandi, Gurpreet of Nakodar, Gatto, Gopi, Sony and Rana of Dhaleta village, who came to get the delivery of the poppy husk, managed to escape leaving the loaded truck (PB-07N-9917), a white Zen car and a black motorcycle behind.

The SP disclosed that acting on a tip-off, the police party headed by SHO, Goraya, Sarabjit Rai raided their hideout and impounded the truck.

The SP said in another case, the police has busted an inter-state gang of drug smugglers with the arrest of six person. The police has also recovered two kg of opium worth Rs 6 lakh from their possession.

The Police has also impounded the black Tata Safari (HR-63B-5929) of the accused, identified as Gursewak Singh, Mahinder Singh, both residents of Phillaur, Sandeep Kumar, Amit Kumar and Sumit Kumar, all residents of Rohtak, and Vikas of Jetipur village.

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Rice mill employee robbed of Rs 2.2 lakh
Our Correspondent

Phagwara, May 18
An employee of a Phillaur-based rice mill, identified as Tersem Lal, a resident of Kapurthala, was drugged and robbed of Rs 2.20 lakh on board Ludhiana-bound Katihar Express today.

Government Railway Police in charge Pawitra Singh said the victim was found lying unconscious on a railway platform and the GRP rushed him to the local Civil Hospital.

Rajneesh Aggarwal, owner of the rice mill, said the victim was returning from Kapurthala after collection and was drugged and robbed in the train by some unidentified miscreants who met him and offered some sweets laced with intoxicants. They then threw the victim on the platform after looting him in an unconscious state. The railway police has registered a case.

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Man shot dead, 10 booked

Tarn Taran, May 18
Major Singh (65), resident of Lakhna village, was killed in a firing incident over a tussle for common village land today. The police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against 10 persons, including Amrik Singh, member of the panchayat of the village.

DSP, Bhikhiwind, Dilbag Singh said besides Amrik Singh, the other accused were Sarabjit Singh, Shinder Singh, Panjab Singh, Kashmir Singh, Sewa Singh, Sukhdev Singh, Baljit Singh and Sawinder Singh of the same village. Pargat Singh, younger brother of the deceased, wanted to grab the common land adjacent to his shops and the village elders were opposing his move. Amrik and his other associates and armed with weapons reached the spot today where both the parties clashed with each other. Amrik Singh fired at Pargat Singh, who managed to escape, but the bullet hit his elder brother Major Singh. Major died on the spot. OC

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Youth held with pistol
Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, May 18
The Mehtiana police arrested Inderjit Singh of Rajpur Bhaian under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and recovered a 7.65 mm pistol, its two empty magazines and 23 live cartridges from him last night.

According to police sources, a special naka was erected at the canal bridge in Ajnoha. On seeing the police at the naka, a youth riding a Yamaha motorcycle (PB-27C-9185) tried to take a U-turn, but lost balance and fell on the road. On his search, the police recovered the pistol, magazines and cartridges.

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