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Police party locked, 4 booked

Tarn Taran: : A police party of the Sarai Amanat Khan police station was locked by the family of Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan village here on Friday. The police party had gone to collect information regarding the alleged anti-social activities of the family head. Sub-Inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO of the police station Sarai Amanat Khan, said those booked were identified as Gurpartap Singh Bhattu (the family head), his wife Lakhbir Kaur, his married daughter Karamjit Kaur and niece of Lakhbir Kaur who had not been identified. The SHO said when the police party was collecting information about Gurpartap Singh, a police party from the Arnia (Jammu) police station reached the spot to arrest Gurpartap Singh in a case registered against him under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and other sections of the IPC a month ago. SHO Balwinder Singh said while Gurpartap Singh was arrested by the Jammu police, the other accused were absconding. OC

Police nab two drug peddlers

Amritsar: The anti-narcotic cell of the local police have nabbed Gurbir Singh of Khapar Kheri village and Tarsem Singh of Dhattal Village falling under Gharinda police station here and recovered 500gm of heroin from their possession. They were travelling on a scooter and were coming towards the Chheharta side when a police team signalled them to stop at a checkpoint. According to police, the accused tried to flee from the spot. However, the police team overpowered them and recovered 250-250 of gm heroin from their possession. A case under the NDPS act has been registered against them and further investigations are on to ascertain the source of contraband, said investigating officer SI Virsa Singh. TNS

Gunbir nominated GNDU senator

Amritsar: Gunbir Singh, an environmentalist and social influencer, has been nominated as senator of Guru Nanak Dev University. In a communication by the Principal Secretary, Governor Punjab, the appointment is for a two-year term. Singh has been engaged with academics for the last many decades and served as financial secretary to the Khalsa College Charitable Society for over 16 years. He also presides over World Wide Fund for Nature, India, Punjab Chapter and Dilbir Foundation. He is a former founder-chairman, CII Amritsar Zonal Council and member CII National Council on Public Policy. Reacting to his nomination, Singh said that he was grateful to Governor VP Badnore for this opportunity to further the cause of quality literacy at GNDU, which is one of the prominent and leading centre for higher education not just in Punjab but nationally. TNS

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