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Posted at: Jan 9, 2019, 6:53 AM; last updated: Jan 9, 2019, 6:53 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

7 dist chiefs of Youth Akali Dal appointed

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday appointed seven district presidents of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD). Gurkanwaljit Singh has been appointed as district president of Faridkot (Rural), Lovepreet Singh Lappi Muktsar (Urban), Akashdeep Singh Middukhera Muktsar (Rural), Aseespreet Singh Sayianwala Ferozepur (Urban), Surinder Singh Babbu Ferozepur (Rural), Harwinder Singh Harry Fazilka (Urban) and Hawa Singh Purnian Fazilka (Rural). TNS

Book Manpreet for farmer’s suicide: SAD

Chandigarh: The SAD on Tuesday demanded the registration of a case against Congress election manifesto committee chairman Manpreet Singh Badal and all its members after a Nabha farmer held the Congress government responsible for his death in his suicide note. TNS

Man booked for rape

Sangrur: The Malerkotla City-1 police have registered a rape case against Mohd Shahid on the complaint of a 23-year-old girl. “The victim alleged that Shahid physically exploited her from 2016 to 2018 on the pretext of marriage. TNS

Head priest unveils book on ex-DGP

Amritsar: Golden Temple head priest Gaini Jagtar Singh released a book on the life of former DGP KPS Gill titled "The Butcher of Punjab" authored by Dal Khalsa leader Sarbjit Singh Ghuman at Akal Takht on Tuesday. The book with 352 pages has the list of police officers allegedly responsible for human rights violations. It has stories of forced disappearance during the militancy period. TNS

Woman, son ‘thrashed’ by cops 

Fazilka: Reshma Rani and her son Saurav (17), residents of the Radha Swami Colony, were “thrashed” by the police here on Tuesday. They have been admitted to the Civil Hospital. Reshma’s husband Sunil Kumar, who was taken into police custody and was released later on Tuesday, alleged the police thrashed him, his wife and son and took him with them. However, DSP Vaibhav Sehgal denied the allegations. OC

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