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Suspension of Narcotics Cell official recommended
Taking cognisance of reports indicating foul play during a raid at a gambling den here, Superintendent of Police (SP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal has recommended the suspension of Narcotics Cell in-charge Darshan Singh. A team of the Narcotics Cell last night raided a gambling den in Nai Abadi area here and booked three four persons under the Gambling Prevention Act, the SP told the media today. The police claimed that Rs 1.3 lakh was recovered from them.

Whisky worth Rs 80 lakh seized, two nabbed: The Hanumangarh district police have seized 420 and 370 cartons of whisky manufactured in Haryana and Punjab, respectively, besides 840 boxes of other alcohol-based products. The seizure was done after a truck was intercepted on the highway here. Driver Avtar Singh and his assistant Shrawan Singh of Sharifgarh (Kurukshetra) said that the truck was loaded at Rohtak. Both have been remanded in police custody till February 14.

Central team inspects ayurvedic college:
A two-member team of the Central Council of India Medicine (CCIM) carried out an inspection in Government Ayurvedic College today to decide whether or not the college should be allowed to admit students for the next academic session 2014-15. The college was denied permission to admit students for the past three academic sessions as it did not fulfill the eligibility conditions laid down by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Department of Ayush, including staff strength.

Tarn Taran
4 booked for firing in marriage palace:
The police have booked four persons under Section 336 of the IPC for firing in the air at a marriage palace in Sarhali on Monday evening The accused had come to Sandhu Farm, Sheron, eight km from here, to attend a marriage. After consuming wine, they fired with their 12-bore double barrel gun.

Bicycle distributed among girl students: As many as 150 girl students of class XI and XII of Government Girls Secondary School, Aladinpur , six km from here, were given bicycles under Mai Bhago Vidya Bhalai Scheme on Tuesday.



One arrested with charas in Bilaspur
: The police arrested Amar Singh, a forest guard at the Gwaalthai forest beat, under the NDPS Act for carrying charas weighing 36 gm in his car at Ghamani Chowk, near here, on Monday night. Reports said the Ghumarwin police had put up a naka at Ghamani Chowk on the Shimla-Kangra road, near here, and recovered the contraband from a car. Another occupant of the car, Sanjiv Kumar, reportedly fled from the spot under cover of darkness. The police had launched a hunt to nab Sanjiv.

Three held with tools, shuttering plates: The police here on Sunday night arrested Sita Ram of Ani in Kullu district, Vijay of Hamirpur district and Anil of Balha Seena in Bilaspur, and seized tools which can be used for committing thefts from the vehicle in which they were travelling. Two shuttering iron plates were also seized from them. SP Kapil Sharma said their vehicle was also impounded. They were presented to the court on Monday and later sent to two-day police custody.

1,750 gm charas seized in Chamba
: The police seized 1,750 gm charas from two different places in the district during the past 24 hours, a police press note said here on Tuesday. It said Kamal Kumar was held with 900 gm charas and a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against him. Another person, Charan Singh, had been arrested for possessing 850 gm charas. A case under the NDPS Act had been registered against him.

Theft case: 3 sent to police custody: Three persons were remanded in police custody for five days in a theft case by a court here on Tuesday, Chamba SP Jagat Ram said. The accused, Kuldip, Manisha and Mankho, had been arrested for stealing 509-metre-long aluminium wire, which pertained to a private hydroelectric project functioning in the Dunali area of the district. The stolen wire was valued at Rs 63,625, the SP said.

Man booked for murdering uncle
: The Padhar police booked Sohan Singh of Kunnu village on the charge of murdering his uncle Bhadar Singh last night, under Section 302, IPC. The police said Sohan and his uncle had gone to attend a wedding at a nearby village where they had a heated argument over some issue. This led to a scuffle between the two and Sohan attacked his uncle with an iron rod. Bhadar Singh was admitted to the Zonal Hospital in Mandi where he succumbed to injuries.

Woman dies as car falls into gorge:
A woman was killed and four others were injured when the Alto car they were travelling in fell into a 40-m-deep gorge, near the Dakki bus stop, here on Tuesday. As per police information, Suno Devi (62) of Surajpur died on the spot, while her husband Prem Chand, son Ashok Kumar, daughter-in-law Indu Devi and grandson Krish were seriously injured in the accident. Her son was driving the car (HP-38-C-1552-T). They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, from where they were referred to the Tanda hospital in Kangra. DSP Manoj Joshi said a case had been registered.

RK Sharma is HPSEB Director (Tech):
RK Sharma, an electrical engineer, on Monday took over the charge of Director (Technical) of HPSEB here. After joining the new assignment, Sharma said his major concern would be to streamline the transmission corridor and complete all high-voltage sub-stations under the HPSEB in a stipulated period and reduce transmission losses.


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