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Three booked for cheating

Three booked for cheating

Hoshiarpur: The district police have booked three persons in two separate cases for duping people of Rs7.65 lakh. In the first case, Dinesh Kumar of Garhdiwala complained to the police on February 28 this year that Davinder Kumar Ghai, a resident of Devi Talab Mandir, Tanda, had duped him of Rs1.15 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job but neither could he provide him the job nor did he return the money. In another case, Jaswinder Singh of Bassi Kalan village had complained to the police on September 7 last year. He said Satinder of Rania, Hisar district in Haryana and Neeraj, the owner of Career Overseas, Chandigarh, had duped him of Rs6.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him to England. Separate FIRs have been lodged. OC

Five cell phones seized from jail

Hoshiarpur: On the complaint of Central Jail administration, the city police booked four inmates and an unidentified person and seized five mobile phones during a late night checking at the jail premises. Assistant Jail Superintendent Des Singh in his complaint to the police said three mobile phones were seized from inmates Shakti, alias Bhatura, a resident of Bhagwan Nagar, Ludhiana; Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Jandiala Guru in Amritsar; and Manpreet Singh, alias Mandeep, a resident of Chaggran village in Hoshiarpur. Also, a mobile was seized from another inmate Manjot Singh, a resident of Talwandi Purdal in Bholath, while another mobile phone was found from the exhaust fan of barrack number 13. Four FIRs have been registered under Section 52-A of the Prisons Act. OC

Jewellery stolen from house

Tanda Urmur: On Tuesday night, thieves stole jewellery and cash worth lakhs from the house of a sub-inspector by locking the family in a room in Khakhan village. Avtar Singh said on Tuesday night when he was sleeping in his room with his wife, some thieves broke the wall of the house and entered in by uprooting a grill. The thieves locked the door of their room from outside. They broke the cupboards and took away around 70 gm of gold ornaments and Rs35,000. When his wife got up to go to gurdwara in the morning, the door of the room was locked from outside. He broke open the door and came out. The police have registered a case. OC

Free counselling for edu abroad

Hoshiarpur: The District Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Bureau, has started registration for free counselling of candidates desirous to pursue higher education abroad. District Employment Generation Officer Gurmail Singh said, “There was good response to the first batch in March. Now, the bureau has come up with its second batch. Those seeking information regarding higher education and employment abroad can register online till June 18.” Those from Hoshiarpur district can register on https://tinyurl.com/foreignstudyhsp and those seeking information regarding employment abroad should register on https://tinyurl. com/foreignplacementhsp. One can also call on helpline number 62801-97708. OC

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