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Vigilance arrests clerk for bribe

Vigilance arrests clerk for bribe

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Bathinda: The Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested Jagmeet Singh, a clerk with the Bathinda Development Authority, while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 in lieu of issuing a certificate. Complainant Sanjeev Kumar had accused the clerk of seeking money for issuing the change of ownership certificate for his residential unit. A sum of Rs 33,000 was also recovered from the clerk. — TNS

Contraband seized, nine arrested

abohar: The police in Abohar and Sriganganagar area have seized 300 kg of poppy husk and 50 gm heroin and arrested nine drug peddlers. Almost 270 kg of poppy husk was seized by intercepting a car in Rajasthan and two persons were arrested. Jaspal Singh was nabbed with 8 kg, Narsi Ram with 10 kg, Lovejit Singh, Manbir Singh and Kulwinder Singh were held with 15 kg of poppy husk and 50 gm heroin was seized from Shabeg Singh and Jalandhar Singh near Fazilka. — OC

800 kg smuggled wheat seized

abohar: The police have seized 800 kg wheat smuggled from Sriganganagar for sale in Fazilka. Two tractor-trailers ferrying the consignment were also impounded. The vehicles were intercepted near Bakayanwala village, the police said. — OC

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