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Cases against 3 travel agents

Hoshiarpur: The police on Thursday booked three travel agents in two cases. In his complaint to the police, Surinder Singh, a resident of Piplanwala village, accused Ashok Kumar, alias Shoki, and Vijay Kumar, alias Billu, of Roopnagar district of duping him of Rs15 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. In another case, Gurbachan Singh, a resident of Moonak Kalan village, complained to SSP Navjot Singh that Harcharan Singh, alias Prince, had allegedly taken Rs10 lakh from him on the pretext of sending his son abroad. However, neither he sent his son abroad nor returned the money. Cases have been registered against the travel agents. OC

Fire in factory, no loss of life

Hoshiarpur: A fire broke out in a rosin factory on Bharwain Road on the outskirts of the city at around 3 pm here on Thursday. A team of the Fire Brigade reached the spot and controlled the fire.

A major incident was averted. No loss of life was reported. Fire Station Officer Jaswant Singh Kahlon said the team worked hard to extinguish the fire with two fire tenders and later a third fire tender with mist spray was also called there which helped in controlling the fire. OC

Man arrested for killing wife

Dasuya: A man allegedly killed his wife over a domestic dispute here on Wednesday. The police have registered a case in this regard and arrested the accused. According to information, Hardeep Singh (23), son of accused Rajinder Singh of Daulowal, has lodged a complaint with the Dasuya police station in the regard. In a statement to the police, Hardeep stated that his mother Kanta Devi (55) had some domestic dispute with his father over some petty issue. Infuriated, Rajinder killed his wife by slitting her throat and escaped. OC

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