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Purse snatched
: Unidentified motorcycle-borne youths today snatched a purse from Areena Kaur, a resident of Ram Sar Road, in the city. She stated to the police that she was coming to the market by rickshaw and had reached near Chowk Krori when the accused snatched her purse which contained Rs 7,000, besides jewellery items. A case has been registered under Section 382 of the IPC in this regard.

Intoxicants seized: The Chheharta police had nabbed Ramesh Kumar of Indira Colony, Kot Khalsa, for possessing 700 capsules of habit-forming drugs. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him.

Anti-tank fuses explode
: Panic gripped half a dozen villages located near the military station here this afternoon beside colonies located on the outskirts of this sub-divisional town. Work in the new grain market came to a grinding halt as people preferred to take shelter at safer places. Witnesses said a thunderous explosion rocked the cotton factories as well as Dhaanis (cluster of houses), government offices and educational institutions. After about two hours of struggle, flames and smoke level were noticed receding.

1,200 litres liquor seized
: A 25-member team of the Excise and Taxation Department seized liquor, lahan,10 operation stills and other illegal goods in bulk during raids at Budho-Barkat, Begowal, Dhanowa and other villages along the Beas, here on Friday morning. An operation was launched under Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, Shalin Walia. Walia said they recovered 10 operational stills and seized 1,200 litre illicit liquor, 20,000 kg of lahan, five oilers, 38 tarpaulins, and three boats.

Two gas smugglers arrested
: The Moga police has arrested two youths for smuggling and supplying of domestic LPG cylinders to commercial establishments and seized 70 cylinders from them. They have been identified as Jaspal Singh of Badshahpur village and Davinder Kumar of Hamirikhera village. A case has been registered at the Dharamkot police station. The owner of Guru Nanak Gas Agency (Moga), a franchise of Indian Oil Corporation, was booked, but he had not been arrested till the filing of this report.



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