Hoshiarpur: A couple riding a scooty was killed in a road accident that took place near Rada Mor Bhoolpur on the Tanda Sri Hargobindpur road here this afternoon. While the woman (55) was killed on the spot, her husband (60), an ex-serviceman, was seriously injured and rushed to the Tanda Civil Hospital where doctors referred him to Jalandhar, but he died on the way. The accident took place between a combine and the scooty. The victims have been identified as Daler Singh, son of Kartar Singh, a resident of Miyani, and his wife Manjeet Kaur. ASI Sangat Singh of Tanda police reached the spot and started investigation. The police also took the combine into their possession. The circumstances under which the accident happened are being ascertained. The sons of the deceased couple live in the US. OC
Unidentified man booked for fraud
Hoshiarpur: A case has been registered against an unidentified person for duping a man of a gold ring and Rs20,000 on the pretext of doubling the money. The police are taking help of CCTV cameras installed in the area to identify the accused. Chaman Lal, son of Harbans Lal, an owner of the Agarwal Kariana Store in Mohalla Krishna Nagar, has lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday. He said he was in his shop, when a monk came to him in a white dress and asked the address of a religious place. He then promised of doubling his money and took a gold ring and Rs20,000 from him. He later gave him a paper pouch and asked him to open it after some time. When he opened the said pouch, he did not find any cash or ring in it but just cannabis. OC
Three arrested with liquor
Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three smugglers after recovering huge quantity of liquor from different places. The Garhdiwala police, after a tip off, seized 137 boxes of smuggled liquor and arrested a smuggler. The accused has been identified as Rohit Hans, a resident of Bhagat Nagar, Hoshiarpur. According to the police, the alleged accused used to supply cheap liquor in the area by bringing it from outside. The Dasuya police arrested Kamaljeet Singh, alias Kamali, a resident of Rajpur Mela and recovered 6,750 ml of liquor from him. Similarly, the Talwara police have arrested a Bhated resident Deewana, and recovered 6,750 ml of liquor from him. OC
Intoxicants seized, three arrested
Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three drug peddlers, including a woman on Saturday night, with huge quantities of intoxicants. The Bullowal police have arrested two smugglers from different places and recovered 44 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The accused have been identified as Varinder Kumar, alias Rinku, a resident of Lidhran and Raj Kumar, alias Raja, a resident of Bullowal. The Garhshankar police have arrested Denowal Khurd resident Kashmir Kaur and recovered a huge quantity of sedative pills from her. The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act. OC
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