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Two nabbed with 262-gm heroin

Two nabbed with 262-gm heroin

Amritsar: The police nabbed two persons who were allegedly involved in drug peddling here on Thursday. They were identified as Surinder Kumar of Guru Piari Bagichi near the Durgiana Temple and Harish Kumar of Bhutanpura area in Chawinda Devi village here. The police confiscated 262 gram of heroin from their possession. According to the police, they were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further investigation. The police were trying to ascertain the source of the contraband recovered from them. The police said the accused were travelling on a scooter when they were intercepted and nabbed by a police team at a checkpoint. TNS

Property of drug peddlers freezed

Amritsar: The rural police have freezed the properties of two drug peddlers, identified as Kewal Singh and his brother Lakhwinder Singh, both residents of border village Daoke here. The police said in a statement issued here on Thursday that Kewal Singh was nabbed with 2-kg heroin in October 2015. Investigations revealed that he and his brother Davinder Singh had procured 40 kanals of agricultural land each which was worth Rs 2.01 crore. Earlier, the police had freezed the properties of his another brother Lakhwinder, who had over 40 kanals land worth over Rs1 crore in July. TNS

GNDU VC gets addl charge

Amritsar: The state government has established Sri Guru Teg Bahadur State Law University in Tarn Taran district, which will offer specialised courses in law and jurisprudence from this year onwards. For now, the university will start its LLB programme from a temporary campus at Guru Nanak Dev University. Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, has been given the additional charge of the law university while Prof KS Kahlon, Registrar, GNDU will hold the additional charge of the Registrar. The-Vice Chancellor has already written to the UGC for approval under Section 2-F of the UGC Act. TNS

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