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Man held in cheating case in Chandigarh

Man held in cheating case in Chandigarh

A Pinjore resident (53) has been arrested by the Crime Branch of the UT police in a cheating case registered in 2017. - File photo

Chandigarh: A Pinjore resident (53) has been arrested by the Crime Branch of the UT police in a cheating case registered in 2017. The suspect has been identified as Harvinder Singh. The police said the suspect took loan from PNB branch in Burail by submitting forged documents and defrauded the bank of Rs85 lakh. On a complaint of bank manager Sunil Malhotra, a case was registered. TNS

Cop appointed Dy Jail Supdt

Chandigarh: A police official was appointed to the post of Deputy Superintendent Jail on deputation. According to an order issued by the UT Home Department, Mukesh Goel, senor scale stenographer, Police Department, has been appointed to the post of Deputy Superintendent Jail, Grade II, in the Prisons Department on deputation initially for a period of one year or till the post is filled on a regular basis. TNS

Cong leaders join AAP

Chandigarh: In a jolt to the Congress, its office-bearers and leaders, along with their supporters, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Monday. Congress leaders were formally welcomed by AAP’s Chandigarh affairs in-charge and MLA Jarnail Singh, party’s Chandigarh president Prem Garg, co-incharge Pradeep Chhabra and MC election campaign committee chairman Chander Mukhi Sharma and Bikram Dhawan (son of Harmohan Dhawan). TNS

2 found dead on railway tracks

Dera Bassi: Two persons, including a woman, were found dead on the Ambala-Kalka railway tracks on Monday. A Mubarikpur resident, Mahipal (35), died after being hit by a train near Mubarikpur. The police said it was not clear whether the victim committed suicide or was hit by a train. In another case, an unidentified woman, in her 50s, died after being hit by a train coming from the Chandigarh side near Sukhmani College. TNS

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