Ludhiana: 2 held with 750-gram opium, ₹1 lakh
The CIA staff 1 of Ludhiana police arrested two men with 750-gram opium on Thursday.
The accused have been identified as Praveen Sharma, 44, of New Lakshmi Colony on Kailash Nagar Road in Basti Jodhewal, who is a realtor, and Charanpreet Singh, 31, of Payal, a farmer. Police also seized a Hyundai Verna car and ₹1 lakh from them.
Inspector Rajesh Kumar, in-charge of CIA-1 staff, said that the duo was arrested near Kailash Nagar on GT Road on the basis a tip-off. Kumar said the during interrogation, the accused revealed that they had procured the opium from Jharkhand. Police are questioning them to find out who else was involved with them.
A case under Sections 18, 29, 62, 61 and 85 of NDPS Act was registered at Basti Jodhewal police station.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday sought a response from Panjab University on a plea by two senators, seeking quashing of a varsity notice to hold syndicate polls and a stay on the exercise as an interim measure. The one-year term of the last syndicate had ended in December 2020, but the elections could not be held due to repeated delays in the senate polls amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
An assistant sub-inspector with the Panchkula police was killed after The deceased, ASI Ramgopal's PCR vehicle rammed into a divider on the Sector 20/21 dividing road on Thursday. The deceased, ASI Ramgopal, was a resident of Mauli, Panchkula. According to police, the PCR vehicle was moving at a high speed and overturned after ramming into a divider. Police said Ramgopal had joined the force on February 7, 1990, and was currently posted with the PCR wing, Sector 21
In view of the rainy and wildlife breeding seasons, the UT administration has announced closure of the Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary for general public for three months. The sanctuary, which is normally accessible from two gates in Kansal and Saketri, will remain closed from July 1 to October 1 and reopen on October 2, according to a notice issued by UT deputy conservator of forests Abdul Qayum.
The UT administration on Thursday appointed two assistant estate officers (AEOs) instead of one as was earlier the practice. A Punjab Civil Services officer, Harjeet Singh Sandhu, who was AEO for several months now, has been designated as AEO-I. A UT official said the move was aimed at clearing the backlog of cases in Estate Office and improve its working. Another PCS officer, Sorabh Kumar Arora will also hold the charge of land acquisition officer, relieving Tejdeep Singh Saini.
The 21-year-old driver of the SUV that claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl near Botanical Garden, Dhanas, on Tuesday, was arrested on Thursday, police said. The accused driver, Surbhi, 21, hails from Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, and is presently staying at Omaxe City, New Chandigarh. According to police, Surbhi is a second-year student of MA at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. She was immediately granted bail.