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Man arrested on molestation charge:
The police have arrested a man on the charge of molesting a woman. The victim complained to the police that accused Jatinder Singh of Bajwara Kalan village in the district had entered her house forcibly and tried to assault her sexually. On resisting, she was beaten up. The police have booked the accused under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

PSPCL surcharge
: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has imposed a surcharge of 3 paise per unit with effect from January 1,2014, on account of increased fuel rates.

Travel agent booked for duping woman of Rs 1.5 lakh:
The police today booked an illegal travel agent his accomplice on the charge of duping a woman of Rs 1.5 lakh on the pretext of sending her abroad. In her complaint to the police, victim Jaspreet Kaur of Sandhwa village alleged that the accused, travel agent Gurmit Singh of Khera village and his accomplice Kuljit Kaur of Kataria village, struck a deal of Rs 6 lakh for sending her to Canada. Jaspreet paid Rs 1.5 lakh in advance in two instalments to the accused. The accused neither sent her abroad nor returned the money, the victim alleged. The accused have been booked under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

25-yr-old youth killed in accident:
A 25-year-old youth was killed in a road accident at Nurpur Bedi here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Sukhwinder Singh of Mahilpur, Hoshiarpur district. Sukhwinder was returning from Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib when the accident took place. The police said Sukhwinder Singh Sunny and Sanjeev Raja, who had gone to Anandpur Sahib on their motorcycle, met with an accident while returning near Kahanpur Khuhi due to a damaged road. A case has been registered under Section 174 of the CrPC.



Liquor vends challaned:
Acting tough on liquor vendors selling liquor below the minimum retail price (MRP), the UT Excise and Taxation Department challaned three vends after a surprise check. The department has ordered the closure of the vends for two days.


Youth held on rape charge: The police today arrested Harender of Jainpur village for allegedly raping a mentally retarded girl of his village in her house on December 29. After his medical examination, he was produced in the court which sent him in judicial custody. The girl was also medically examined in the local civil hospital and her statement recorded before the magistrate.

3 held for trafficking: Three persons--Awazuddin of Jharkhand, Latif of Lohari village in Baghpat district (UP) and Balraj of Bhatgaon village--have been arrested for their attempt to sell and purchase a woman of Jharkhand. The woman alleged that she was brought to Delhi from Jharkhand on December 30 by Awazuddin with an assurance to marry her. However, Awazuddin brought her at a brick-kiln near Kundal village and sold her to a person.


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