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13 held with  90-kg drugs:
The police have arrested 13 drug peddlers, including two women, from Abohar and neighbouring Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan. The Punjab Police seized 63-kg poppy husk from nine accused. The Hanumangarh police seized 28-kg poppy husk from four accused.

Notice to BJP, AAP candidates:
Candidates of the BJP and AAP have been served notices by the Election Officer for allegedly violating the poll code. BJP candidate Vijay Sampla and AAP candidate Yamini Gomar have been told to reply within 24 hours. While Sampla was sent notice for holding a rally without permission at Maurya Palace in Bahadurpur area, Yamini had allegedly canvassed at a religious place at Jera village in Mukerian.

Murder accused held:The Hoshiarpur Police have arrested Deepak Kumar alias Binny Gujjar on the charges of murdering Naresh Kumar of Basant Nagar. A 9 mm pistol along with three live rounds was seized from his possession. Senior Superintendent of Police Sushil Kumar said Binny had committed the crime to avenge his father’s death who was allegedly killed by Naresh.

Pirated CDs seized:
The team of CIA staff today conducted raid at cassette market in Bhadaur House and seized unaccounted pirated CDs and DVDs. The raid was supervised by ACP- Crime Jaswinder Singh and in-charge anti-narcotic cell Harban Singh. The raid was conducted during the afternoon and two shops. Soon the news of police raid spread across the market and shopkeepers closed their establishments. Police sources said majority of the seized material contains porn CDs and DVDs.

Jail inmate dies:A jail inmate died under mysterious circumstances at civil hospital here today. The deceased was identified as Gurvinder Singh (32), a resident of Samrala. He was convicted in a murder case and was undergoing jail term from 2011.

Aggrieved mothers meet CP:The mothers of two minor girls, who were working as a domestic help at the house of a businessman at Pakhowal road and went missing nearly a month ago, met the Commissioner of Police here today. Kavela and Rupa today blamed the businessman responsible for the mysterious disappearance of their daughters. They said their daughter Sanjira and Parri were working as domestic help at the house of a businessman at Pakhowal road. The businessman had sent them to house of his relatives in Hoshiarpur for few days, but the duo never returned home since then. When they asked the businessman about the mysterious disappearance of their daughters, the former blamed that Sanjira and Parri had fled from Hoshiarpur after committing a theft. When contacted SHO Sarabha Nagar said that a missing reported was registered. Since the incident took place in Hoshiarpur, the police station concerned was informed about the incident.

Farmer commits suicide:
A 30-year-old “debt-ridden” farmer, Bhupinder Singh of Matran village (near Bhawanigarh), on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. District president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakonda) Gurmeet Singh Bhattiwal claimed the farmer committed suicide as he was unable to repay his debt. He urged the government to give relief to the family.


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