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Two duped of Rs5L, three booked

Amritsar: Two residents were duped by fraudsters in separate incidents for getting them recruited in the Army or in the Police Department. Massa Singh, a resident of Mattian in Ajnala, alleged that Yadwinder Singh of Timowal village and Ajit Singh of Nangali Bhatha village committed a fraud to the tune of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of getting his son recruited in the Army. The complaint was filed in April 2019 while a case was registered on Saturday following a probe. A case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the duo. In another case, Rani, a resident of New Rajesh Nagar, alleged that Ashwani Sharma of Gopal Nagar cheated her to the tune of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of getting her son recruited in the Police Department. The complaint was filed in January 2018, but an FIR under Section 420 of the IPC was registered following a probe on Saturday. No arrest has been made in the case so far, said the police. TNS

‘Debt-ridden’ farmer ends life

Tarn Taran: The Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) has demanded a high-level probe in the death of Gurbhej Singh (40), a resident of Varian village, who died under mysterious circumstances on Friday. Gurbhej was president of the village-level unit of the KSC. Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu, chief, Kisan Sangharsh Committee, said Gurbhej had four acres and was under Rs 12-lakh debt. Pannu said Gurbhej committed suicide as he was depressed due to financial crisis. He said wheat crop production of the vicitm also fell and banks had served notices on him. Pannu sought the entire loan waiver of the victim, a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and government job for one member of his family. Gurbhej had actively participated in the ongoing farmers’ protest in Delhi and had come to his village to harvest crop. The Chohla Sahib police have initiated inquest proceedings. OC

384 appear in exam for nurses

Tarn Taran: A written test for the advertised posts of staff nurses by Baba Farid University of Health Science (BFUHS) was conducted at the Sri Guru Harkrishan Public Senior Secondary School, Chabal, today. Orpinder Kaur, principal of the school, said 384 candidates appeared in the test. She said Covid-19 norms were strictly followed at the test centre. The police under the DSP Dilbag Singh made tight security arrangements on the occasion. A team of the THE Health Department too was deputed on the spot. OC

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