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Three booked for water theft
: Police have booked three villagers for stealing water from a common water channel using a pipe. Nirmal Singh, a beldar deployed with the Canal Department, has lodged a complaint in this regard against Gurmel Singh, Harmel Singh and Resham Singh under sections 430 of the IPC at Sadar Rampura police station. In another incident, police arrested a resident of Talwandi Sabo for possessing habit-forming drugs without any valid documents. Nearly 18,000 tablets and 900 vials were recovered.

4 held with smack
: The police has arrested four persons in separate cases for allegedly possessing smack. Cases have been registered under the NDPS Act against the accused at various police stations. 



A clarification: Refer to report “Non-bailable warrants issued against SAD leader, 21 others” that appeared in these columns on July 15. It is clarified that the name of SAD leader Kiranbir Singh Kang was inadvertently mentioned among those against whom the warrants had been issued. The error is regretted.



Public meeting
: Arvind Kejriwal, a prominent member of Team Anna, said while 15 of the 34 ministers of the Union Cabinet were deeply involved in corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also not immune from corruption. Addressing a public meeting at the Rao Tula Ram Park here on Sunday, Kejriwal said if the Jan Lokpal Bill had been implemented by Parliament by now, all these ‘corrupt’ ministers would have been behind the bars. 

Gangster held: The police on Saturday arrested a gangster while three others managed to escape during a raid conducted at a hideout on the NH-8 in Sangwari village. They also opened fire on the police personnel who escaped unhurt. They were planning to loot passersby. While the arrested gangster was identified as Abbas of Mewat, he also revealed the names of his three accomplices during interrogation. Abbas was produced in a local court on Sunday, which remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.

Boy drowns: A teenaged boy drowned while taking a bath in a canal on the Rewari-Pataudi road on Saturday. The boy was identified as Vikrant (18), a student of Class XII and a resident of the local Ramsinghpura Colony. The police said while bathing, he abruptly went into deep water and drowned. 


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