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Manch extends support to Valmiki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 6
Members of the Punjabi Ekta Manch extended their support to Raj Kumar Valmiki, Congress candidate from Ambala, at a breakfast meeting in Sector 6, here, this morning.

Scores of city residents with Punjab origin assembled at the house of BK Khurana, president of the manch, and ensured their vote and support to Valmiki in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Ravinder Rawal, a former president of the Panchkula Municipal Council, who is also a media adviser to Valmiki, said office-bearers of the manch promised the Congress candidate to work wholeheartedly to make his victory sure.

Subhash Kapoor, general secretary of the manch, said the Punjabi community had always played a major role in the Haryana elections and this time they would work for Valmiki.

Former district Congress chief Om Prakash Devinagar also appealed to the Punjabi community to joining hands with the Congress.

Later, Valmiki also addressed public meetings in Morni, Pinjore, Kalka, Barwala and the surrounding areas.



P’kula police join hands with city cops
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 6
The Panchkula and Chandigarh police, who are usually at loggerheads when it comes to coordination, today joined hands to ensure security at the borders ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Police officials from Panchkula and Chandigarh together held a flag march inside and around the colonies lying on the Panchkula-Chandigarh border. This was done to check the presence of bad elements.

Commissioner of Police Ajay Singhal said, “The purpose of the flag march is to remove the fear from the minds of public and to instill confidence in them. It also breaks the morale of bad elements.”

During the flag march, Singhal said, “It is a combined show of strength.”

Sixty officials from the Panchkula police, including the local force and jawans from ITBP, and 75 from the Chandigarh police, including station house officer (SHO) of the Mani Majra (Chandigarh) police station marched together.

They started from the Sector 16 police post to Mauli Jagran area (Chandigarh) and then to Rajiv colony and Budanpur area (Panchkula). Later, they marched inside the Indira colony and again to Budanpur area.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Adarshdeep Singh said, “We are having the flag march on daily basis to check any suspicious element particularly in these colonies. Also, the use of liquor and money is being checked at the nakas.”

Meanwhile, coordination with the Himachal and Punjab police has also been done.

ACP Jagtar Singh said, “We have asked the Himachal and Punjab police to set up nakas at their borders and check any group entering Panchkula. During elections, nakas will be laid on our borders and we will check any person who enters the area.”



Phool Chand Mulana criticises BJP, INLD
Our Correspondent

Kalka, April 6
Phool Chand Mulana, former president of the state Congress, today severely criticised the BJP and INLD on various aspects during a public meeting organised in local Sabzi Mandi in connection with the canvassing of Raj Kumar Balmiki, Lok Sabha candidate from the Ambala Constituency.

Mulana said Narinder Modi was the product of media. While attacking the BJP, he said during the tenure if Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the party did not fulfill its promises, including abolishing of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

Raj Kumar Balmiki expressed his gratitude to Mulana for recommending his name for the ticket. He said development was the main issue during elections this time. The state government has already implemented pension to even chowkidars and lambardars.

The farmers have been provided electricity at 10 paisa per unit. The state government has abolished Inspectory Raj and abolished 38 farms.

Balmiki further added that Kalka MLA belonging to INLD had not been taking any initiative for the development of the area.



30-year-old found dead in car
Our Correspondent

Kalka, April 6
Body of a 30-year-old man was recovered under mysterious circumstances from a car by the police. According to police sources, some one informed them that a man was lying dead on the front seat of a car. The police reached the spot and sent the body for autopsy the Kalka Civil Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Amit Kumar, a resident of Shiv Shakti Colony, Pinjore.

The police have recovered a suicide note, a wine bottle and some cigarettes from the car. Fakir Chand Vashishth, father of the deceased, said his son, who was running a driving school, had gone to a petrol pump yesterday around 4.30 pm, but did not return.

Pooja, wife of the deceased, said they came to know about the incident when they received a call from the Pinjore police. She is suspecting some foul play.

In the primary investigations the police are considering it as a case of suicide.

In the suicide note, written in English, the deceased has not blamed any body for his this step. The police have sent the suicide note to Madhuman for matching the hand writing.


Rs 4.25 lakh seized
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 6
The Static Surveillance Team constituted by the UT Election Department ahead of the Lok Sabha elections today seized Rs 4.25 lakh at a naka laid near the Furniture Market on the road dividing Sectors 53/54.

Rs 1 lakh was recovered from Krishan Bansal, a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, while Rs 80,000 was recovered from Jagjit Singh, a resident of Sector 38.

The team also recovered Rs 1.65 lakh from Munish Kumar, a resident of Sangrur, and Rs 80,000 from Devinder Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib.



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