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Illicit liquor seized, 3 held

Jalandhar: In a drive against liquor smugglers, held on the directions of Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, Naunihal Singh, a CIA Staff-1 team of Jalandhar police on Wednesday arrested a person with 10 cartons of illicit liquor. While on patrol at a petrol pump near Ravidas Chowk, they received a tip-off that Davinderpal, alias Bhupa, a resident of Abadpura, had sent his cousin Ravi Kumar, a resident of Abadpura, to bring liquor in an auto-rickshaw (PB-08 CX 4519). Following which, a check-post was set up near the petrol pump and the accused was held. During the search of the auto-rickshaw, the liquor cartons were recovered. The accused have been identified as Ravi Kumar and Davinderpal Singh, both residents of Abadpura, and Gaurav Chaddha, a resident of Nakodar. tns

Three booked for burning shanties

Hoshiarpur: Chabbewal police on Tuesday booked three persons under Sections 436, 427, 506 and 120-B for burning shanties of migrant labourers, breaking the lock of the tubewell room, encroaching upon land and cutting trees. Jaswinder Singh of Muggopatti village had complained that three brothers — Surinder Singh, Karnail Singh and Jeet Ram — of the same village had burnt shanties of migrant labourers, broken the lock of the tubewell room, encroached upon land and cut trees from their land. The complaint was probed by DSP Prem Singh and based upon the its report, an FIR was registered. OC

Two held with illicit liquor

Hoshiarpur: Mukerian police arrested Shamsher Singh, owner of Shiv Shakti Dhaba, Badal Market, Mukerian, and recovered 12 bottles of liquor from his dhaba. The police got a tip-off that the accused was selling liquor under the garb of dhaba business. In another case, Hajipur police arrested Mani Singh of Kullian Lubana village and seized 6,750 ml of illicit liquor from him near Dhadekatwal village. Separate FIRs were registered under the Excise Act against the culprits by respective police stations. OC

Jarnail football club beat Asr

Garhshankar: A category-B match of the 35th JCT Punjab State Super Football League, organised by the Punjab Football Association, was played at Babbar Akali Memorial Khalsa College’s Olympian Jarnail Singh Football Stadium. During this match, Olympian Jarnail Singh Football Club, Garhshankar, defeated United Football Club, Amritsar, 6-2 to take the lead in the league. OC

Protest against farmer killings

Garhshankar: On the call given by the Kendriya Likhari Sabha (Sekhon), a protest was held against the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri by literary activists of the Doaba Sahitya Sabha, Garhshankar, and Darpan Sahitya Sabha, Saila Khurd. Writers gathered in the local Gandhi Park and expressed their anger and strongly condemned the incident. Master Sham Sunder said the writers would continue to play an important role in the farmers’ movement. OC

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