Publishing house owner Mohit Garg and his aunt Chitra Garg were chasing the vehicle of Hapur police who were taking away his uncle in connection with a cheque bounce case. A mini truck collided with their scooty near Ghosipur village on Hapur Road.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the home secretary to provide adequate security to an Amritsar publisher, following allegations of desecration of Sikh religious literature. The publishers claimed that religious leaders and their supporters threatened them, while the local administration and police colluded with the protesters. The court stated that while action could be taken in accordance with the law if desecration had occurred, there was no place for "force and muscle power".