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21 kg of poppy husk seized, 1 held
Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, January 17
The district police has arrested one drug peddlers while his accomplice managed to escape. Around 21 kg poppy husk and 300 gm narcotic powder was recovered from their possession.

SSP HS Mann said the CIA Staff of the Amloh police had erected a naka for checking the vehicles. The police signalled a car to stop for checking but the driver tried to escape the naka. During the chase the police managed to nab one of the drug peddlers while the other managed to escape. Around 21 kg of poppy husk was recovered from their possession. The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Jiwan Singh, a resident of Amloh, where as his accomplice, who managed to escape was identified as Nathu, a resident of Chanarthal.

SSP said the search operation is on and he will be arrested soon.



Man convicted in Jiya kidnap case
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 17
The Panchkula court today convicted the accused in the Jiya kidnapping case here today.

Anita Chaudhary, Sessions Judge, Panchkula, convicted Ravinder Gill for kidnapping Jiya (aged two-and-a-half-year old at the time of the incident) from her resident at Sector 7 in 2009.

The quantum of sentence would be announced on January 21.

Jiya, daughter of an owner of a city-based Platinum gymnasium, was kidnapped on October 20, 2009. Ravinder had come in a Honda City car and kidnapped Jiya when she was playing with her friends outside her house. The child was rescued by the family after paying a ransom of Rs 18 lakh to the accused at Verka Chowk, Phase 6, Mohali, said sources.

Gill was arrested by the police on December 29, 2011, on the charge of theft of a car. Then, it had come to light that Gill was behind Jiya’s kidnapping.

During the court case, two witnesses, Sheela Devi, a domestic help in the neighbouring house, and Vishal Singla, a passerby, had turned hostile.



Man succumbs to injuries

Chandigarh, January 17
A 42-year-old man succumbed to injuries today. Gop Chand, a resident of Hallo Majra, was hit by an unidentified car on January 10.

He was rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, where he breathed his last today. The police has registered a case of causing death due to negligence against unidentified persons. —TNS



City judokas bring laurels
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 17
Local judokas brought laurels in the recently concluded 58th National School Games at Pune, held from January 8 to 11.

Three judokas and trainees of Sports Complex, Sector 42, have won top honours in 
different categories.

Sumit bagged the gold medal in the 45 kg category while Dharminder Singh won silver medal in the +71 kg event of boys (U-19) category. In the girls (U-19) event, Seema won the top honour in the -61kg event.



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