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Two arrested with intoxicants in Hoshiarpur

Two arrested with intoxicants in Hoshiarpur

The district police arrested two drug paddlers, including a woman, and seized intoxicants from them. - File photo

Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested two drug paddlers, including a woman, and seized intoxicants from them. The police during a naka on the Phagwara road, Mahilpur, seized 40 gm of heroin from Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of ward number 8, Mahilpur, while the Hajipur police arrested Rahul, a resident of Jhading village, and seized 28 gm of intoxicating powder from him. Separate FIRs and the NDPS Act have been registered against the accused by respective police stations. OC

Three held under Gambling Act

Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police arrested three persons for allegedly cheating people under the garb of lottery on Monday night. The police also seized Rs24,800 gambling money and betting slips from them. The accused have been identified as Sunil Kumar, a resident of bus stand Mukerian, Jatinder Singh, a resident of Atalgarh, and Sonu, a resident of Kishanpura locality in Mukerian. Separate cases under Sections 420 of the IPC and 13-A of the Gambling Act have been registered. OC

2 arrested for illegal mining

Hoshiarpur: Cops at Mehtiana police station arrested two persons for illegal mining and impounded their tractor-trolleys laden with sand. ASI Jujhar Singh of Ajnoha police post stopped a trolley laden with sand near Ajnoha village, but tractor driver Harjit Singh of Sahni village could not show any document regarding the sand. Meanwhile, ASI Onkar Singh stopped a sand-laden tractor-trolley near Phuglana village. The ASI arrested him and impounded his trolley. OC

One booked for abducting minor

Hoshiarpur: The city police booked a youth on the charge of abducting a minor girl luring her on the pretext of marriage. According to information, Birbal Nagar resident lodged a complaint with the police that on June 1, he and his wife were not at home and his 17-year-old daughter was alone at home. Rohit, a resident of Bulawadi, abducted his minor daughter by luring her for marriage. A case has been registered. OC

Biker killed in road accident

Hoshiarpur: A man was killed in a road accident after the bike he was riding on with his wife hit by an unidentified truck on Monday. The Mukerian police have registered a case against the unidentified truck driver. After the accident, the driver fled the spot leaving the truck behind. Sikander Singh, a resident of Tioda village in Kangra district of Himachal, lodged a complaint with the police that his brother Daljit Singh was going on a bike with his wife Praveen when a truck passing by hit their bike. OC

Woman arrested with illicit liquor

Hoshiarpur: The Tanda police arrested Sansian Mohalla resident, Suman, and seized 6,750 ml of illicit liquor from her. She was arrested by a police on Monday while checking near cinema chowk. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against her. OC

Sewa Kendras open from 9 to 5

Hoshiarpur: In view of the receding second wave of Covid, the timings of Sewa Kendras have been changed by the district administration. Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said from Wednesday, all Sewa Kendras in the district would be open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. She said it would not be necessary to take advance appointments for availing services at the kendras but if people come with a prior appointment then it would save a lot of time. OC

‘Will oppose govt over reservation’

Hoshiarpur: Punjab General Category Welfare Federation district president Kapil Dev Parashar said if the state government implemented the 85th Constitutional Amendment, they would oppose the move in the coming elections. A meeting in this regard was held here on Tuesday. Office bearers and members of the federation said in 2006, Supreme Court’s justice MP Nagraj had issued an order regarding this decision of the Government of India, in which it was clarified that no benefit of reservation would be given to creamy layer. But even after 16 years, the creamy layer has not been defined. OC

Work on school block begins

Nawanshahr: Construction work of a new block at Government Senior Secondary Smart School here began on Monday. The block will be built at a cost of Rs5 crore. The four-storey multi-purpose science block will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. It is the only school in the state which had been granted a fund in the state Budget. MLA Angad Singh said the institute was one of the top 10 government schools in the state. He said the construction work of the new block would be completed in six months. Apart from nine smart classrooms, state-of-the-art science labs, ramps and a state-of-the-art auditorium with a capacity of 1,500 would also be set up. The MLA said tennis and badminton courts would also be set up in the school. TNS

Water supply timings extended

Jalandhar: Due to rising daily temperature, Jalandhar Mayor Jagdish Raj on Monday extended daily water supply by two hours from 12 noon to 2 pm. The Mayor said the decision had been taken keeping in view the present weather. The residents can avail the extended afternoon water supply from Tuesday. TNS

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