Ludhiana, January 17
The police have booked unknown persons under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the IPC for violation of the model code of conduct and Covid-19 norms by holding a corner meeting of more than 200 persons on 33-Feet Road in Mundian Kalan in connection with election campaign. The case has been registered on the complaint lodged by Dr Vaneet Kumar, Returning Officer, 059 Sahnewal Assembly segment, who cited a report of Executive Magistrate Daljit Singh submitted to District Election Officer in this regard. Investigating officer SI Dalveer Singh said a probe has been initiated to ascertain the names of the organisers of the meeting and their political affiliation.
Man held with illegal weapon
The police have arrested a man, Anil Kumar, resident of Janakpuri, for possession of illegal weapon. A team of the CIA-II nabbed Anil from near Sufian Chowk on Sunday when he was going on foot. The police said Anil was stopped on suspicion and his search led to the seizure of a .315-bore country-made pistol and two l cartridges. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered.
Two liquor smugglers held
The police have arrested two liquor smugglers in two different raids and have seized 24 bottles of liquor from their possession. One smuggler, Jaatpal, alias Jaggu, resident of Manohar Nagar, Dhuri Line, was nabbed from the Arora-cut lights on Sunday while he was carrying 11 bottles of country liquor. Another smuggler, Sajan, resident of Manohar Nagar, was arrested from his residence on Sunday on a tip-off that he is involved in sale of smuggled liquor. The police recovered 13 bottles of XXX Dollar Rum from him. Both smugglers have been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.
Six nabbed for gambling
The police have arrested six persons and booked another for gambling (darra-satta) from different places in the city on Sunday. Two persons, Vishal Kumar, resident of Nanda Colony, and Balbir Chand, resident of Shimlapuri, were held from Bal Singh Nagar Market, while luring people for darra-satta. Rs 4,250 were recovered from them. Two others, Rachpal Singh, resident of Mayapuri, and Chander Bhushan, resident of Shivpuri, were caught indulging in darra-satta near Bal Singh Nagar Market. The police recovered Rs 4,050 from them. Two more, Kaumi Goyal, resident of Jain Colony, and his accomplice Mukesh, resident of Pritam Colony in Giaspura, were arrested from near Jain Colony for darra-satta and Rs 9,500 were recovered from them. Another person, Raja, resident of Jain Colony, was booked on the basis of reliable tip that he was involved in cheating people by alluring them for darra-satta. All the seven have been booked under Sections 13-A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act and Section 420 of the IPC.
Salesman foils snatching
Narinder Kumar, a salesman at a petrol station at Mukandpur village, outwitted three motorcycle-borne persons who made an unsuccessful attempt to overpower him and snatch his cash bag. In a report lodged with police, owner of the petrol station Balwinder Singh, resident of Dolon Khurd village, said the snatchers, wearing face masks, had come to the petrol station on Sunday evening. They beat up Narinder, overpowered him and tried to snatch his bag containing cash from the sale of fuel. As Narinder raised an alarm and some passers-by gathered, the robbers fled on their motorcycle. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B, 34 and 511 of the IPC.
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