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Three held for fraud:
The Dasuya police on Saturday booked three persons for duping a Bodal resident of Rs 20 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada. The police said the victim, Sarwan Singh, had lodged a complaint against Rajinder Singh of Dasuya, Gurcharanjit Singh of Kaintha and an unknown travel agent.

Child run over by truck
: A truck ran over a one-year-old child while he was standing outside his house at Dehlon on Friday. A complaint was lodged with the Dehlon police by Jasveer Singh of Sarrehn village in this regard. The child, Balraj died instantly. The truck driver, Jagdeep Singh of Ludhiana, fled the scene leaving behind his vehicle.

Couple booked: The city police registered a case against a woman and her husband for immoral activities here on Saturday. They are residents of Ball Nagar in the Salem Tabri area. The local people had complained to the police in this regard.

Mobile phone recovered from jail inmate: The staff of the Central Jail here recovered one mobile phone and a battery from jail inmate Daljit Singh of Mahilpur in Jalandhar during a routine check on Friday. A case has been registered against him under section 52A of the Jail Act. 

Man, son drown in canal:
A 32-year-old man and his seven-year-old son reportedly drowned in a canal near Bardwal village, about five km from Dhuri, on Friday. The boy's body has been recovered while his father's corpse is yet to be traced. The Dhuri police on Saturday said Jagseer Singh and his son Jassi drowned while taking a bath in the canal. Jagseer, resident of Daulatpura village, was a street vendor.

Man held for framing trader: The Lehragaga police on Saturday arrested Gurtej Singh for trying to frame the owner of Guru Nanak Furniture House, Lehragaga, in an NDPS case. Gurtej of Bareta (Mansa) admitted to the police that he had place 4,500 narcotic pills and 180 gm of narcotic powder in the shop before calling the police.

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SI shifted for misbehaviour:
Sub Inspector (SI) Surjit Singh, posted at Bhikhiwind police station, has been shifted to police lines for misbehaving under the influence of alcohol. He had allegedly created a nuisance outside Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajjit Singh Hundal's house. The city police reached the spot and took him to the local civil hospital for a medical examination.

94% weapons deposited: As many as 94 % of the weapons in the district have been deposited to the police station concerned or arms dealers till date. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajjit Singh Hundal said weapon holders in the district had been ordered to submit their arms to maintain law and order in the region. Deputy Commissioner Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal said military personnel and security guards were allowed to keep their weapons.



Vivek academy register win: The cricket team of Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy defeated Haryana Cricket Academy by 16 runs in the ongoing 2nd North Zone Cricket Tournament, held here today. Batting first, the Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy set a target of 186 runs in 20 overs.

Panchkula police destroys drugs
: The police destroyed narcotics at the Panchkula police lines in Sector 26 on Saturday. Rajbir Deswal, Commissioner of Police, said that about 12 kg of opium, 15 kg of charas, 3.61 kg of smack and 2 kg of brown sugar and "bhang" were destroyed. Sources said that in the past six years, the police had not carried out any process of destroying drugs.



Liquor vend burnt:
Some miscreants set on fire a country-made liquor vend at Jathwar village in the district on Thursday night, resulting in serious burn injuries to an attendant and loss of liquor stock. The miscreants fled and the victim, Jaj of Faral village, was admitted to the Civil Hospital here.

1 killed in mishap:
Krishan Lal of Ishak village, who was hit by a speeding car near Saina Saida village on Friday evening, succumbed to his injures at Mission Hospital in Pehowa, 25 km from here, on Saturday. The police registered a case in this connection. 

KU results out: Kurukshetra University (KU) has declared the results of the BBA first semester examination held in December last year. Dr Hukam Singh, Controller of Examinations, said 5,361 students had appeared in the examination and 1,415 of them had passed. The results were uploaded on the KU website www.result.kuk.ac.in.

3 held with liquor: The police has arrested and booked three persons under the Excise Act in separate cases and seized 47 bottles of country-made liquor from their possession. The accused have been identified as Baldev Raj, Mahesh Kumar and Dheeraj Shukla, all local residents. Baldev Raj was possessing 31 bottles, Mahesh Kumar nine bottles and Dheeraj Shukla seven bottles.

Abduction case:
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly enticed by an unidentified youth from a colony at Bawal on Thursday. Her father Attar Singh filed a complaint after the parents' search for their daughter remained futile. The police registered a case of abduction. A police official said efforts were on to trace the girl. 

Kidnapping case: Following a complaint filed by Sujata, assistant superintendent at Asha Kiran, a government home for destitute girls at Alawalpur village, near Dharuhera, the police has registered a case of kidnapping against unidentified persons. Lalita (18), daughter of Satbir Singh of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, who was found at the railway station here on June 1, was sent to Asha Kiran, from where she disappeared on June 5. 

Car catches fire:
Vinod of Delhi had a narrow escape when his car caught fire on the Jatheri road on Friday. A problem in the engine caused a short-circuit, which resulted in the fire. He stopped the car and jumped out. Firefighting and police personnel from Kundli reached the spot and extinguished the fire. The loss was around Rs 2.5 lakh.



3.76 kg charas recovered:
The Mandi police arrested Anil Kumar, a resident of Jhugia, Chandigarh, and Anuj, a resident of Khadri, Yamunanagar, today, under the NDPS Act after the police recovered 3.76 kg of charas from their Scorpio (HR70A-7630). A case has been registered at the Sundernagar police station. 

Temple priest booked: The police has lodged an FIR against Baba Ram Kishan Dass who demolished the four toilets and two bathrooms built at the Ton Bharari temple without taking permission from any competent authority. The police booked the baba under Section 3, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, on the complaint of Ramjeet Singh, president, Tullah panchayat, on Saturday. The police said the toilets and bathrooms were built from government funds in 2009-2010. 

Man dies in road accident: Ishwar Chand, a resident of Mehar village, Mandi, died on the spot when the car (HR04C-8215) he was driving rolled down from the Paddar-Mandi road at Sambal, near here, on Friday. The police has started inquest proceedings in the case. 

Lightning kills one:
Santosh Kumar, a 23-year-old labourer from Bihar, was killed and two others injured when lightning struck near the Jakhu temple on Saturday. It was during a thunder and rainstorm that hit the town in the afternoon that lightning struck killing Santosh. Two other persons Sanjay and Parvesh have been admitted to Indira Gandhi Medical College with serious injuries.

Bank holds session: The HDFC Bank organised an interactive session for its customers with Banking Ombudsman (BO) under the aegis of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here recently. The meeting was convened to make customers aware about the Banking Ombudsman Scheme for grievance redressal put in place by the RBI. RK Sood, BO, Chandigarh, was present at the meeting. Harvinder Atma, Zonal Head, HDFC Bank, also shared information on the services offered by the bank.


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