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Firing in Sohal village, eight booked
Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, August 25
An incident of firing and stone pelting between two groups has been reported at Sohal village, 25 kilometres from here, last night. This happened due to a controversy over a rented portion of a religious place in the village. No casualty has been reported, though the police has registered a case under Sections 307, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against 8 persons, including a former sarpanch Swaran Singh.

The other accused have been identified as Balwinder Singh, Prem Singh, Salwinder Singh, Santokh Singh, Gurpal Singh, Karnail Singh and Balwinder Singh all residents of Sohal village.

The sources said a rented portion of Peer Baba Lakh Data was the bone of contention among the two warring groups. The portion was occupied by Lakhbir Singh when some of the villagers wanted to get it vacated.


Last night Swaran Singh and his supporters armed with weapons opened firing. There was stone pelting by the supporters of both the sides for more than half an hour. The police reached the spot and managed to control the situation. No arrest has been made so far.

Boy missing

Lovepreet Singh (17), son of Sawinder Singh, a resident of Chamba Kalan village, has been missing under mysterious circumstances for the past four days. Sawinder Singh has lodged a complaint at Chohla Sahib police station. The police said Lovepreet had left for Amritsar to study at an academy but didnít reach there.

Medical treatment

As many as 500 families have been given medical and vet facilities in the three-day mobile medical services organised by the Youth Congress.

Bikramjit Singh Pannu, general secretary, Youth Congress, Khadur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, said the mobile team offered its services from Harike to Muthianwala village, covering a distance of 35 kilometres. Pannu said Dr Balwinder Singh and Dr Harmanpreet Singh led the team for providing civil and vet services to the families.




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