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More drug seizures from Customs supdt
: Following the questioning of Customs superintendent Gurdev Singh, the Jalandhar police has recovered 2 kg of heroin and 5 kg of smack from an abandoned building at the railway station here. Posted at the Attari railway station, Gurdev was arrested in Kartarpur two days ago after the seizure of 10 kg of heroin and an unlicensed gun from his car. The contraband probably had been smuggled from Pakistan on May 4. Balwinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Customs, said the police had informed them about the recovery. But, he said, no Customs official was present at the scene when the seizure was made.

Abstain from illegal means in poll: EC: The State Election Commission has appealed to the candidates in the fray for the forthcoming block samiti and zila parishad elections to abstain from using unaccounted cash to lure voters. The commission also urged the voters to stay away from accepting any offer of liquor or money from the candidates. While describing the use of money and liquor to influence the voters as a threat to democracy, the Election Commission asked the voters to cast their vote fearlessly.

Head Constable attacked, 7 booked
: Head Constable Raj Pal Singh, posted at Panchhat village police post, was allegedly assaulted by seven persons on Sunday. Among those booked are Pardeep Singh, Harbir Singh and Simmo. The Head Constable had asked the accused to accompany him to the police post in connection with their dispute with some villagers. Superintendent of Police HPS Khakh said Harbir had been arrested while others managed to escape.

Special trainers protest in Sangrur
: Members of the Special Trainer Adhyapak Union on Monday blocked traffic near the main bus stand here. They lifted the dharna after Tehsildar Saroj Bala accepted a memorandum of their demands. The trainers were protesting against the arrest of their 91 colleagues by the Bathinda police a few days ago. Their demands included reappointment of 1,894 special trainers who were relieved on March 31.



Proclaimed offender arrested
The police has arrested proclaimed offender Kuldeep Singh in the district. District police chief Rakesh Kumar Arya said a police team led by PO staff in charge Jagbir Singh had arrested him. He said a case under Excise Act was registered against him on January 4, 2002, and he had been absconding since then.


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