Batala: Weeks after the Batala police had seized 6.57 kg of heroin worth Rs 32 crore in the international market barely a few metres away from International Border, the police seized 5 kg of heroin from a person who owned land in Megha village. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rachpal Singh said the accused has been identified as Gurdev Singh. “A case under various Sections of the NDPS Act has been registered at Dera Baba Nanak police station. All the forward and backward linkages of the accused are being verified. We have some leads and are working on them,” said the Senior Superintendent of Police. tns
Decomposed body found in Patti
Tarn Taran: Satish Kumar (65), a retired teacher, was found murdered at his house in Patti. The decomposed body was recovered by the police on Thursday. The police said the deceased was living alone and his two daughters were married in Patti. Parmod Kumar, who is the son-in-law of the deceased, had gone to his house on Thursday and saw the deceased in a pool of blood. The police said the miscreants had used sharp-edged weapons to commit the crime. The police on the statement of Parmod had registered a case under Section 302 and 34 of the IPC. The police said they have marked a probe and will nab the accused soon. OC
CIA staff seize 1-kg heroin
Tarn Taran: The CIA staff led by Inspector Baljit Singh recovered 1-kg heroin from the border area falling under the jurisdiction of Sarai Amanat Khan police station on Thursday. The accused has been identified as Pooran Singh Poona of Bhakna Kalan. The police said they signaled Poona to stop, but as he escaped from the spot on his motorcycle, a packet of 1-kg heroin was left behind. A case under Sections 21-C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. The police have initiated proceedings to arrest the accused. OC
GNDU postpones reappear exams
Amritsar: All annual and semester theory reappear examinations of Semester II and IV to be held on October 16 (as per the date sheets uploaded by Guru Nanak Dev University on the web portal) have been postponed and will now be held on October 26. Prof Manoj Kumar, in-charge examination, said now the exams would be held on October 26 and the time and centres of the examination would remain the same. For more information, candidates can contact the examination centre at the college mentioned on the roll number slip/hall ticket. He said that information in this regard would be available on the front page of the university website. TNS
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