The Nawanshahr police on Monday arrested Surjit Singh, an accomplice of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant Arvinder Singh, from Rahon in the district. He was produced in the court, which remanded him in five-day police custody. Arvinder, who was arrested last week, was also produced in the court, which extended his police custody by six days.


Masked men make loot bidThree bike-borne masked men made an unsuccessful bid to loot a house near the naka number 3 in Muktsar on Sunday night. The robbers entered a house after scaling the wall but women in the house raised an alarm. They even removed the mask of one of the robbers, Karan Singh of Vairoke village in Jalalabad. He and another accused Amritpal Singh have been arrested.

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6 booked for abduction

Saramiqbal Singh, son of Jugraj Singh, former Sarpanch of Chamba Khurd village, 35 km from here, was abducted at gunpoint on Sunday evening. The Chohla Sahib  police have booked six persons. They are Jagdeep Singh of Chuslewar, Nishan Singh of Kullha, Paramjit Singh of Harike, Ranjit Singh of Chohla Sahib, Malkiat Singh and Amandeep Singh of Patti. Old rivalry is said to be reason behind the incident. Samariqbal was rescued from a distance after some time.

Phone seized from prisoner

A mobile phone was recovered from Lovpreet Singh, an inmate of the sub-jail in Patti. He has been booked under Section 52-A of Prison Act by the Patti police. Amritpal Singh, DSP of the jail, said a Nokia mobile phone was recovered from his possession during a routine search.

Robbery at gunpoint

Three unidentified motorcycle-borne youths robbed Rs 35,000 from an employee of the Pannun filling station in Bhalaipur, 35 km from here, at gunpoint on Sunday evening. Kuldeep Singh, owner of the filling station, said the accused had came to the filling station as “customers” but took away cash from an employee’s pocket at gunpoint.


No Tobacco Day: Drive held Health Minister Surjeet Kumar Jyani said here on Monday that a seven-day awareness and enforcement drive was being conducted in all districts from May 25-31 to mark World No Tobacco Day (May 31). During the drive, challans were issued to violators under Sections 4 and 6 of the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003.