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Man held for raping minor: The police in neighbouring Sriganganagar district has arrested Sucha Singh (65) for allegedly raping a minor. Originally hailing from Gurdaspur district, the accused took the victim and her mother along with him to Sriganganagar from Amritsar five months ago. The victim's mother alleged that the accused raped her daughter after serving her sedatives.

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Five held with drugs:
The police has arrested five persons after seizing 6-kg poppy husk, 700 sedative capsules and 27 bottles of illicit liquor from them. SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan said 6-kg poppy husk was seized from Major Khan of Anian area. In another case, 700 sedative tablets were seized from the possession of Sudesh Kumar of Ajnali. Twenty-seven bottles of illicit liquor were seized from Gurmeet Singh of Khera, Balwinder Singh of Chanarthal and Jaspal Singh of Kharora village, the police said.

One held with heroin:
The Sadar police has seized 500-gram heroin from Dilbag Singh, a resident of Mehandipur, at a naka near Bhullar village in the district on Saturday. The seized consignment was worth Rs 2.5 crore in the international market. However, three associates of the accused managed to flee with another 1-kg heroin, said Inspector Naurang Singh.

Two held for murder: With the arrest of Harjinder Singh and Satnam Singh, the police claimed to have solved the murder of Parkash Ram, alias Kaka, a resident of Chhuchhewal village. Ram was found dead with injury marks in Bist Doab canal near Garhi village on August 22.

22 held for robberies:
The police has arrested 22 persons for their alleged involvement in several cases of robbery and snatching. SSP Hardyal Singh Mann said in the first incident, seven persons were arrested with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 7 lakh, eight gas cylinders, an air conditioner and a scooter. Five persons were arrested during a raid at a hospital in Faggan Majra village. Five more persons were arrested with stolen motorcycles, gold and silver ornaments and mobile phones. Among the other arrested accused, two persons of a Pardi gang were held with gold ornaments worth Rs 11 lakh.

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Class X girl abducted:
A Class X student was allegedly abducted from Goindwal Sahib village when she was going to school. The police has registered a case against five members of a family on the complaint of the victim’s father. The accused were stated to be relatives of the victim. Sources said the girl was abducted on August 24, but her father approached the police on Friday evening. The complainant alleged that the accused wanted to marry his daughter to one Raja.



Truck loaded with cattle impounded
: The police has seized a truck loaded with cows and bulls. The truck with number RJ02GA3198 was seized from Panchkula road and there were 11 cows and four bulls in it. Unidentified accused were booked under various acts regarding animals. One bull was found dead from the lot and their mouths were covered with clothes, said the police. The cattle was sent to Gaushala at Zirakpur.



Minister to visit Germany:
Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh will leave for one-week tour to Germany from September 2. Rao will take part in a three-day seminar.

3 killed in accidents:
Three persons were killed in three different road accidents during the last 24 hours in the district. Narender Kumar of Hamidpur was killed on the spot when a car hit his motorcycle near Sunaria Chowk, Babain, Friday. Bhim Singh of Nolakota, Almora district, Uttarakhand, was injured when a truck struck him near Shahbad. He died at Community Health Centre, Shahbad. In another incident, Lochan of Bhilwara district, Saharsa, Bihar, was killed on the spot after he was hit by a vehicle near old bus stand, Mathana, 10 km from here, Friday.

One held for eveteasing: A person has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a minor girl. The police said the girl, in a complaint, had alleged that Jasbir Singh of Kathwa misbehaved with her and passed derogatory remarks on her. Jasbir Singh was produced in a court here on Saturday, which remanded him in judicial custody.

Three run over by train:
Three workers of a company of Jaipur were mowed down by a train when they were working on a rail track at Hari Nagar village, near here, on Friday. They have been identified as Mehmuddin (28), Adoos Mohammad (32) and Rajender (45), all residents of Malviya Nagar Colony of Delhi. A senior official of the Government Railway Police said the bodies were handed over to their families after the post -mortem.

Family booked for murder: The Bawal police has registered a case of murder against Nand Lal and his family members and Gyani Ram, Niranjan Lal, Bhag Mal of Kheda Murar village for the killing of Fateh Singh (51), whose body was recovered from a water tank of the village Friday. The case was registered on a complaint filed by Munni Lal, son of the deceased.



Bypass road to be renovated:
Uttarakhand Planning Minister Dinesh Aggarwal on Saturday inaugurated the strengthening of the 1.80-km radial road on by-pass in Dehradun city. BJP legislator and former assembly Speaker Harbans Kapoor was also present on the occasion. The road would be strengthened at a cost of Rs 4.31 crore.

Uttarakhand Planning Minister Dinesh Aggarwal inaugurates a road renovation project in Dehradun on Saturday.
Uttarakhand Planning Minister Dinesh Aggarwal inaugurates a road renovation project in Dehradun on Saturday. Tribune photo

2 held for dumping carcass: The Dehradun police on Saturday arrested two persons -- Rayees and Mustakin-- linked to the dumping of the body of an animal at Sahatradhara road recently. Both are residents of Saharanpur. The police said both have been in business of animal theft and their smuggling for quite some time.

Cop succumbs to injuries incurred in accident: The policeman who was injured after being hit by an unidentified vehicle last night succumbed to his injuries at Doon Hospital on Saturday. Victim Shankar Singh Rawat was deployed at Cant Thana. He was hit by a speeding vehicle. The police is investigating the matter.

Women resent sale of drugs in Brahmapuri: Women residents of Brahmapuri have alleged that large scale-sale purchase of drugs was taking place in their locality. A deputation of the residents, met Dehradun SSP Kewal Khurana on Saturday and sought immediate action in the matter. They alleged that the youths who consume these drugs often harass women.

Nanda Devi’s prayers:
After Almora, people of Bageshwar have now sought forgiveness from Nanda Devi for not being able to carry her sedan this year. This was the 12th year of the Rajjat yatra. “We have sought pardon from the Goddess in a special worship organised at Numaiskhet ground on Saturday. We prayed to the Goddess to bless us so that we could organise the pilgrimage next year,” said Anil Shah, president of the Nanda Devi Rajjat Samiti in Bageshwar district.

Labourer killed in landslide:
One labourer was killed and three others were seriously injured when heavy debris of a landslide fell on them while they were working on a road near Bhawali on Saturday. According to sources, the labourers were working on a retaining wall of a road under MNREGA when the debris of a landslide fell on them. The dead labourer, Harish Sahni, is a resident of Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh while the injured labourers belong to Maharajganj district. “A post-mortem has been conducted on the body. The injured labourers have been referred to a Haldwani hospital,” said Radhe Singh Rana, Patwari of the area.

Kunjwal to visit S. Africa:
Speaker of the Uttarakhand Assembly Govind Singh Kunjwal will take part in a conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to be held in South Africa on September 1. The conference will discuss improvement in the parliamentary democracy system in the Commonwealth countries, besides improvement in ecology and agricultural methods and socio-economic changes. The Speaker will also visit Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mauritius, thereafter.

Turf wickets in stadium sought:
Cricketers of Kashipur town have demanded laying of turf wickets in the local stadium, besides a drainage system of international standards. “We have also sent a proposal to the Sports Ministry for buying a roller and automatic grass cutting machine,” said Nirma Pant, Deputy Sports Officer of Kashipur.

30 tins of resin seized:
Forest officials have seized 30 tins of resin from a truck being carried from Almora and Nainital. The 30 tins of resin, which were being carried from the Dwarahat region of Almora district, have been seized and the driver arrested. “We stopped the truck for checking on a tip-off that resin was being illegally transported from Almora district in connivance with some turpentine factories of Haldwani. We seized the illegally transported consignment of resin,” said Dr Modular Thakate, DFO.

(Compiled by BD Kasniyal)


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