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Amritsar MC foils bid to encroach land

Amritsar MC foils bid to encroach land

An attempt to encroach upon around 800 sq yard of MC land at Chattiwind Chowk adjoining Gurdwara Shahidan Sahib was foiled by officials of the estate wing of the civic body here on Saturday.

Amritsar: An attempt to encroach upon around 800 sq yard of MC land at Chattiwind Chowk adjoining Gurdwara Shahidan Sahib was foiled by officials of the estate wing of the civic body here on Saturday. Accompanied by the police, the officials reached the spot and thwarted the encroachment attempt. The MC had given the land on lease decades ago. While some persons reportedly bought adjacent land and tried to encroach upon the MC land twice in the past. Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia said the land belonged to the MC and no construction was allowed on it. TNS

1 booked for cheating man

Tarn Taran: The Valtoha police have booked Vikas Sharma, a resident of New Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, under Section 420 of the IPC for defrauding a resident of Mehmudpur village here of Rs 20 lakh. The victim, 50-year-old Bikaramjit Singh of Mehmudpur village, in his complaint to the police stated that the accused lured him by offering to help him in getting an SUV (Land Cruiser) and got the amount in advance. The accused neither got the SUV issued in his name nor returned his money. The police have registered a case. OC

Navjot Kaur’s twitter salvo

Amritsar: After the Supreme Court has expressed its dismay over pending criminal cases against politicians, Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of estranged Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, in a tweet, has drawn attention towards senior Akali leader Virsa Singh Valtoha’s statement in the Vidhan Sabha in 2014 “that he was, is and will remain a terrorist”. Valtoha has been named as accused in the three-decade old murder case of Sudarshan Trehan in Patti. Valtoha was elected MLA twice without being acquitted in the 1983 Dr Trehan murder case. TNS

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