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11 booked for firing in the air

11 booked for firing in the air

Mahilpur police on Sunday registered a case against 11 persons for firing into the air. Photo for representation only.

Hoshiarpur: Mahilpur police on Sunday registered a case against 11 persons for firing into the air. The incident was the result of a dispute that arose the previous day (on Saturday) during a ‘jaago’ ceremony. According to information, Gurjinder Singh, a resident of Chakk Musa village, told the police that he had gone to attend the ‘jaago’ function organised for the wedding of his friend Saran Singh, a resident of Kalupur. During the event, he had a quarrel with Sukha and Bindu, residents of Dhada Khurd; Sukha, a resident of Khairad; Paramjit Singh, alias Bugga, and Jyoti, both residents of Bhagtupur; and about five-six other unidentified persons. Next day, they all came to his tubewell armed with weapons and started firing into the air and he ran away to save his life. The police have registered a case in this regard. OC

Three booked on fraud charge

Hoshiarpur: Hariana police on Sunday registered a case against three members of a family on the charge of grabbing money by making false deals. According to information, Vivek Gupta, a resident of Hari Nagar, told the police that Mandeep Singh, his brother Harjeet Singh, and mother Sewa Kaur, all residents of Sherpur village, had allegedly cheated him by grabbing his earnest money by making false deals. After registering a case, the police have started investigation. OC

Power cable stolen, 2 held

Hoshiarpur: Bullowal police on Sunday night arrested two persons for stealing power cable from a tubewell. According to information, Harjeet Singh, a resident of Taragarh village, had lodged a complaint with the police that Jaspal Singh, alias Sonu, and Jagdish Singh, alias Geela, both residents of Rahimpur, allegedly stole power cable from his tubewell. The police have arrested both the accused. OC

One held with illicit liquor

Hoshiarpur: Mukerian police have arrested a person accused of smuggling 15,000 ml of illicit liquor from him. The accused, Lakhwinder Maish of Jandwal village, was arrested on Sunday night by a police party on patrol from near Jandwal when he was found coming out of sugarcane fields carrying a plastic sack. On search, the illicit liquor was recovered from the sack he was carrying. An FIR under the Excise Act has been registered against the accused. OC

War veteran passes away

Hoshiarpur: Col Jujhar Singh Atwal, a decorated war veteran, passed away here on Sunday evening. Col Atwal served at sensitive Army postings, including Siachen glacier, the toughest battlefield of the country, Kupwara, Deolali, Meerut and the border areas of Punjab. A gunner with Rajputana rifles, this vocation impacted his hearing in the long run. His father Bakhshish Singh was Admiral in Indian Navy. Col Atwal battled a prolonged illness only to be defeated by death. He is survived by a son and daughter. OC

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