In brief

Minor girl goes missing

Ludhiana: A 16-year old girl residing in Guru Vihar Colony on Rahon Road has been reported missing from Saturday evening. In a complaint to the police, Suman Rani, mother of the missing girl, said her daughter had gone to market at around 5pm on January 9 and had not returned since then. She suspected that somebody might have abducted her and she might have been detained somewhere against her will. The police have registered a case under section 346 of the IPC. TNS

3 booked for illegal mining

Ludhiana: The police have booked three persons identified as Veerpal Singh, a resident of Tibba village, Dyal Singh, a resident of Bopar Agra village and Punjab Singh, a resident of Malia village in Gurdaspur, on suspicion of carrying out illegal mining. The police said the trio were waiting with two tippers (PB-11AY-7357 and KA-35B-3876) and a JCB machine in their fields on Tibba-Natt Road. The suspects fled after seeing the police party, however, their vehicles have been impounded. The accused have been booked under sections 511 of the IPC and section 21 of the Mining Act. TNS

One held for gambling

Ludhiana: The City police have arrested one Ravi Kumar, a resident of Ghumar Mandi from near Shelly Shoe House while the accused was carrying slips for darra-satta and inducing people for gambling. The police have made a recovery of Rs 2,250 in cash and gambling slips from the accused. A case under sections 13A/3/67 of the Gambling Act has been registered. TNS

Liquor smuggler arrested

Ludhiana: The police have arrested one Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Gosowal in Jalandhar district and booked his accomplice, identified as Rajvir Singh, a resident of Khaira Bet village for alleged sale of illicit liquor. Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted one of the two accused persons while coming on foot from Chakk Sua Puli Road towards Mullanpur Sua Puli Road while the other managed to give the police a slip. The duo has been booked under sections 61/1/14 of the Excise Act. TNS

Man booked for ‘hurting’ religious sentiments

Ludhiana: The police have registered a case under sections 295-A of the IPC against Shinderpal Singh, a retired SP and a resident of Urban Estate Phase-I, Dugri on the complaint of one Yogesh Bakshi, resident of New Chander Nagar Colony. The complainant said the accused had posted an audio clip hurting the religious feelings of the Hindu community by making objectionable comments against Lord Hanuman. TNS

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