As many as 36 dead cows and oxen were recovered amid gunshots by volunteers of the Gau Raksha Samiti at Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district, on Tuesday midnight. They were being smuggled to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in a truck.
Congress party's senior leader, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Wednesday led the party's dharna at the district headquarters here to highlight issues of power shortage, increasing corruption and the demand for a CBI probe into the drug racket in Punjab.
The tussle between two groups at Sadda Singh Wala village, 15 km from here, over the issue of drainage of rain water, turned violent and led to pelting of stones on the policemen on Tuesday night. Three policemen were reported to have been injured in the incident, despite the deployment of a heavy police force in the village.
The Kabbarwala police have booked two brothers, residents of Sarawan Bodla village for the murder of a 17-year-old youth from the same village over the issue of Rs 300 only.
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The district police seem to have woken up from slumber to deal with the convicts, who have jumped parole, and registered cases against as many as four of them in the past three days. Two of them were arrested on Tuesday.
Two school students, who were allegedly kidnapped from Malout in Muktsar, escaped miraculously from kidnappers when the latter reached Abohar and were later handed over to their parents by the railway police here.
Punjab police on Tuesday arrested two alleged drug peddlers, including a former village head, and recovered 1.5 quintal poppy husk from their vehicle near Chuharchak village in the district.
The police on Monday claimed to solve the six-day-old case of recovery of abandoned articles in the Cantonment area by arresting one Manpreet Singh, a Faridkot resident. The police claimed that Manpreet confessed to have conspired to get Satwant Singh implicated in a false case as the latter was allegedly having a relationship with his wife.
As the agitation by the Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Samiti continues in Sangrur, Dalit leaders of the district are now demanding the immediate release of 41 Samiti members, who have been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC for attacking the police.
Four men kidnapped Dr Sanjiv Kumar, deputy director, public provident fund, based in Pali (Rajasthan), at gunpoint in the Feroze Gandhi market here on Sunday night.
The Rs 1,800-crore project to realign or remodel the Rajasthan and Sirhind canals from Faridkot to Lohgarh headworks has got the approval of the union and the state governments and the Central Water Commission. The government is soon going to float global tenders to start the work," said Kahan Singh Pannu, secretary, irrigation, Punjab, who was here on Sunday to inspect some projects.
Over two-and-a-half years after the incident, on directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, an assistant sub inspector (ASI) and two others have been booked for allegedly murdering a man and cremating his body without identifying it.
A sub-divisional officer (SDO) and a junior engineer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) were thrashed and window panes of their vehicle broken by residents of a village in Abohar, a sub-division of Fazilka district.
Deputy commissioner Praveen Thind, district and sessions judge JS Khushdil and senior superintendent of police (SSP) Bhupinder Singh Khattra visited the district jail here on Saturday. They met jail inmates and listened to their grievances.