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Man booked as wife commits suicide:
A 26-year-old woman, Jaspreet Kaur, wife of Jagseer Singh of Pakho Kalan village, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house on Thursday. Tapa Deputy Superintendent of Police Harwinder Singh Virk said prima facie it appeared that the couple was not having cordial relations, due to which the victim took the extreme step. The police officer said Jagseer and his mother Nasib Kaur had been booked following a complaint by the victim's parents.

Youth ends life: Kulwinder Singh (24), a resident of Maur Nabha village, about 10 km from Tapa, allegedly committed suicide at his house on Thursday night. Tapa SHO Sanjiv Singla said the matter came to notice the next morning. The deceased was unmarried and was reportedly under depression, he added. The SHO said on the basis of the statement of Balwinder Kaur, the deceased’s sister, ASI Jarnail Singh from Shehna police station had initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Three travel agents booked:
Three travel agents duped a man of Rs 14.76 lakh on the pretext of sending his son to the US. The Dasuya police has booked Manjit Kaur, Gurpawan Singh (both residents of Chack Bamu) and Surjit Kaur of Alampur under Sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC. Subedar Mohan Singh (retd) of Chack Suleman had given the money to the agents.

Man booked  for fraud: The Dasuya police has booked Joginder Singh of Beas, Amritsar district, under Section 420 of the IPC for duping Hardeep Kaur of Kherabad of Rs 9 lakh in the name of getting her passport prepared and subsequently getting a visa for her to send her abroad. According to the police, Hardeep Kaur alleged that Joginder Singh took Rs 9 lakh from her for the purpose, but neither did he get the work done, nor returned her money.

School teacher killed in road mishap:
A teacher of a private school was killed on Thursday night on the Kotkapura road here after a collision between a canter and a motorcycle. The deceased has been identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Bagh Wali Gali. He is survived by his wife and a daughter. A case has been registered against the unidentified canter driver.

4 get life term for rape:
Additional Sessions Judge Anshul Beri has convicted four persons of rape and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The convicts, Narinder Neelu, Kulwant Singh, Harinderjit and Amandeep Singh, are all residents of Sullar, Patiala. The victim, a student, was kidnapped by the four on August 22 last and raped.

350 boxes of liquor seized: Rajpura police confiscated a canter and recovered 350 boxes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) meant to be sold only in Chandigarh on Friday. One person identified as Jagan Mal has been arrested. He smuggled the liquor to Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana. Bikramjit Singh Brar, Station House Officer, Rajpura City, said the accused would be questioned to ascertain the role of others in smuggling cheap liquor from Chandigarh and selling it in other states. “A case under various Sections of the Excise Act has been registered against the accused,” Brar added.

Tax Inspector  suspended: The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department on Friday suspended an Excise and Taxation Inspector Sukhwinder Singh for allegedly misbehaving with traders under the influence of alcohol. The accused has also been served a “notice for dismissal from service.” Singh was posted at the taxation barrier at Khanauri. An inquiry into the incident confirmed the inspector’s misconduct. “After getting Sukhwinder Singh medically examined, it was established that he was under the influence of alcohol,” sources said.

Councillor booked for illegal mining:
The Anandpur Sahib police has booked a local municipal councillor, Narinder Singh, for his alleged involvement in illegal mining in the area. Deputy Superintendent of Police SS Dhaliwal said a mining inspector had lodged a complaint that Narinder along with Bahadur Singh, driver of a tractor-trailer, were caught mining illegally near Lodhipur on Thursday. Both the accused, however, managed to escape.

3,400 participate in JET-mock test:
As many as 3,425 students participated in the JET (joint entrance test)-Mock Test conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training at Bhai Gurdas Polytechnic College here. The participating students were from 88 schools in Sangrur, Dhuri, Ahemadgarh, Tapa, Barnala, Dhanaula, Sunam, Bhikhi, Dirba, Patran, Nabha, Samana and Patiala.

Verka employee drowns: A 57-year-old man, Malkiat Singh, allegedly drowned in a drain, situated on Sohian Road, near here on Thursday night. The deceased was a dairy helper in the Verka Milk Plant here and was due to retire next year. The local police said Singh had left his house at around 7.30 pm on Thursday. He fell into the drain and subsequently drowned. The post-mortem report confirmed that Singh had died of drowning, the police added.

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Four arrested with 260 gm heroin:
The Harike police has arrested a woman and three men with 260 gm heroin at a naka in the area.A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the four, the police said here on Friday. The accused were identified as Gurpal Kaur Palo, Jagroop Singh, Sukhraj Singh and Mukhtiar Singh, all residents of Malsian tehsil of Jalandhar district. The accused were coming in a Tata Sumo (HR- 26 J, 9682), when the police, on a tip-off, signalled them to stop. The heroin was recovered from Gurpal Kaur.



Constable dies of heart attack:
Constable Shabir died due to a heart attack here on Thursday. The police also found the body of a beggar Sham Lal at Dangri here yesterday. The cause of death is not known.


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