Chandigarh: An undertrial in several heinous cases, including sexual assault and kidnapping, escaped from police custody at the PGI on Wednesday morning. He was undergoing treatment there since October 10. Suspect Rajat Arora (26) of Yamunanagar was lodged in the Jagadhari jail. The complainant, Inspector Ram Phal, of Yamunanagar reported that Arora escaped from the custody of Raghvir Singh and Amit Singh due to their negligence. A case under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 11 police station. — TNS
Five diarrhoea cases surface
Mohali: Five cases of diarrhoea were reported from Gaily Colony in the Kuranwala area of Dera Bassi on Wednesday. Sixty patients visited a medical camp and 124 houses were surveyed for diarrhoea-like symptoms. As many as 100 chlorine tablets and 50 ORS packets were distributed in the area. The Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Adarshpal Kaur, said, “After the disease was notified, information was gathered from patients and food history was reviewed to identify common exposure.” TNS
Road closed for recarpeting
Chandigarh: One side of the road separating Sector 34 and 44 will remain closed to the public for four days due to road recarpeting work. According to the MC, it will start recarpeting work on a V-3 road. The public has been requested to take alternative routes from October 14 to 17. TNS
Youth held with 60-gm heroin
Chandigarh: The police arrested Ajay, alias Akshay (22), a resident of Amritsar, and recovered 60 grams of heroin from his possession near the Sports Complex, Sector 50, Chandigarh, on October 12. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at the Sector 49 police station. The suspect was produced before a court, which sent him to one-day police remand. TNS
Scooter stolen from house
Chandigarh: A Kishangarh resident, Gurmail Dass, reported that an unknown person stole his scooter parked near his house between August 29 and October 12. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the IT Park police station. TNS
Case of dowry harassment
Chandigarh: A city resident alleged that her husband and other residents of Maharashtra harassed her to bring more dowry. A case under Section 406 and 498-A of the IPC has been registered at the women’s police station. TNS
Chandigarh: As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, HPCL, on behalf of Oil and Gas Industry, organised a biofuels exhibition at the CII Headquarters, Sector 31. The event was inaugurated by BK Mohanty, Chief General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The exhibition focused on technological advancement made in the areas of bio-energy along with new projects being undertaken under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the field of biofuels. TNS
110 donate blood
Patiala: Over 110 persons donated blood at a camp organised by Punjabi University’s department of NSS here today. The camp was organised by university VC Arvind. NSS coordinator Mamta Sharma said 150 persons approached the office for donating blood. During screeing, over 40 persons were found not eligible as they had recently been jabbed. TNS
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