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Two booked on fraud charge

Amritsar: The Rambagh police have booked two Uttar Pradesh residents, including a woman, for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs22.50 lakh on the pretext of marrying him. The suspects were identified as Pooja Tripathi alias Vritika of Bajrang Nagar located in Saun Badra district and Kuldeep Kaushik of Allahabad. A case under Sections 420 and 120B of the IPC has been registered against them, following a probe conducted by Economic Offences Wing. Victim Hemant Sood stated to the police that he came in contact with the suspects through a matrimonial website. Later, the accused took money from him on various occasions. He said they defrauded him of Rs22.50 lakh. Neeraj Kumar, SHO of Rambagh police station, said further investigations were under way while no arrest has been made till now. TNS

Women duped, three booked

Amritsar: Amarjit Kaur and Manjit Kaur of Sultanwind area were duped by three persons on the pretext of providing jobs to their wards in the Railways. The suspects have been identified as Maninder Kaur of Sultanwind village, Manoj Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, both residents of Patna. A case under Sections 420 and 120B of the IPC has been registered against them. The complainants alleged that the suspects took Rs6 lakh each from them for getting their sons recruited with the Railways. However, they neither provided the jobs to their sons nor returned the money. The police said investigation were under way in the case. TNS

Illegal mining unearthed

Tarn Taran: A joint team of the Mining Department and the Harike police unearthed illegal mining at Booh village, 35 km from here, on Sunday night. The team seized five trucks, included one laden with sand, and three JCB machines. The police said the team led by Rakesh Bansal, SDO Mining, visited the spot, but the suspects fled away, leaving the trucks and the JCB machines behind. One of the suspects, Satpal Singh of Booh village, has been identified while others are yet to be identified. A case under Section 21 (1) of the Mining Act has been registered in this regard. oc

Teenage girl abducted

Tarn Taran: A teenage girl was abducted from border-area township Khemkaran on Sunday evening. The police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC. Father of the victim, in his complaint to the police, alleged that his daughter was abducted by someone after luring her into marriage. TNS

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