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Three IPS officers transferred:
The Punjab Government on Thursday transferred three IPS officer. An official spokesman said BK Bawa had been posted as IGP, Vigilance, Chandigarh. V. Neerja had been posted as Director, Vigilance, Punjab, Chandigarh, and AS Rai, as IGP-Cum-Director, Vigilance, Economic Offences Wing, and Flying Squad -1, Punjab, Chandigarh. 

Criminal gives police the slip
: A hardened criminal allegedly escaped from the custody of the Rajasthan police on Thursday. The accused, Gurmeet Singh, was being brought from a Bikaner jail to Moga for an appearance before a court in a criminal case. He managed to give a slip to four constables when the Janta Express train, they were travelling in, reached near Kotkapura on Thursday morning. The constables have been booked. 

Passport scam: 2 more cops dismissed:
The Punjab Police has terminated the services of Head Constables Gurdial Singh and Ranjit Singh, alleged kingpin of the Moga passport scam, after a court framed charges against them. Facing at least three criminal cases , they were suspended three years ago. Earlier, the services of Head Constable Jaswinder Pal Singh were terminated in May when he was arrested for the second time on charges of trying to obtain a US visa on forged documents. 

New Delhi
NHRC notice to DGP on Dalitís death
: The National Human Rights Commission has sent notices to the Director-General of Police (DGP) and the District Magistrate, Kapurthala, to submit a report on media reports that a Dalit had been beaten to death over a trivial matter. The report is to be submitted within four weeks. Joginder Singh, a farmhand, was reportedly thrashed to death by Amrik Singh, son of agriculturist Balbir Singh, for collecting vegetables from their farm. The commission observed that the contents of media reports, if true, raised serious issues of human rights violation.



Dr Sohan Singh cremated
: Khalistan ideologue Dr Sohan Singh, who died at his residence in Phase 2 here on Wednesday evening, was cremated on Thursday. Dr Sohan Singh retired as Director, Health, in the early eighties. He remained associated with the Panthic Committee till his arrest from Nepal in 1993. He was jailed for two years under the National Security Act. He had been residing in Mohali ever since his release. 



Herbal park at local Police Lines:To keep police personnel physically and mentally healthy, a herbal park has been developed at the local Police Lines here. ASI Navinder looks after the plants in the park on a regular basis.
On the initiative of SSP Arun Singh, the district police had planted over 15,000 saplings, including 8,000 at the Police Lines, to maintain a pollution-free environment. An AYUSH dispensary has also been opened there along with a library.


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