Chatiwind teenage girl raped

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Amritsar: The Chatiwind police have booked a youth, Jagpreet Singh alias Jagga, on charges of raping a teenage girl. Though the case was registered only yesterday evening, the incident had occurred in the wee hours on Wednesday. A case under Sections 376 and 452, IPC, has been registered against him while no arrest has been made so far as the suspect is on the run. The father of the victim stated to the police that he had gone to water his fields at around 4 am and returned around 6 am. He said when he returned his wife told him that the accused had raped his daughter after covering her mouth when she was sleeping. He said initially they did not lodge a complaint for fear of social stigma. But now after taking the advice of their relatives, he had submitted a complaint to the police.  Police authorities claimed that raids were on to arrest the culprit. TNS

Cong supports Rana Gurjit

Coming out in support of Congress leader Rana Gurjit Singh on the sand-mining issue, local Congress leaders have accused leaders of opposition parties of levelling baseless allegations. Gurinder Singh Sabi and Deepak Kanojia said the opposition leaders were unnecessarily linking Rana Gurjit with sand-mining contractors. They said the opposition had criticised Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for performing in a television show without any “valid reason”. TNS
9 mobiles seized from jail
Officials of the Amritsar Central Jail, during a surprise check, have seized nine mobile phones. The cell phones were found abandoned from the barrack number 1. The police have registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisoners’ Act against unknown persons. TNS
Man arrested with fake visa
The immigration authorities at the airport have arrested Mubarak Ali Khan of Garhi Fateh Khan Raho village in  Nawanshehr for allegedly possessing fake tourist visa. He was going to board a flight for the UAE when he was arrested during checking. The police have registered a case against him. TNS
Asav, Aryan shine in tennis
Asav Kumar and Aryan Arora won the finals in their age groups in the All India Ranking Tennis Tournament played at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Tennis Complex on Saturday. Asav outplayed Yash Nagpal 6-0, 6-0 in U-16 boys category and Aryan got better of Karmanyee Singh of Maharashtra 6-2, 7-5 in the under-12 category. TNS

Rupinder tops SGPC exam

Amritsar: Rupinder Kaur of Ludhiana has bagged the first position in the two-year Sikh religious study, a correspondence course, being run by the Dharam Prachar Committee of the SGPC. Kulwinder Kaur of Gurdaspur stood second and Meer Chand of Fazilka bagged the third position. Three toppers were given cash prizes worth Rs 5,100, Rs 4,100 and Rs 3,100, respectively.  Harbhajan Singh Manawa, additional secretary, Dharam Prachar Committee, said 57 students scored more than 80 per cent marks and they would be given Rs 1,100 each. TNS

Taraksheel’s book exhibition

The exhibition-cum-sale of literature at Khalsa College of Nursing has got good response from students, said members of the Taraksheel Society, who organised the exhibition. They also interacted with students on various social issues. Books were displayed in a van, modified for book exhibitions. Addressing the students in the seminar hall of the college, Sumit Singh, president of the district unit of Taraksheel Society, Punjab, said cunning self-styled godmen were looting the public on the name of astrology, magic, hell-heaven, luck, rebirth, God, ghost and witch. The students were urged to read the rational literature. TNS
Suicide attempt by jail inmate
Amritsar: A jail inmate, Darbara Singh, attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Friday. He was taken to the Civil Hospital. He is stable now. The police have registered a case under Section 309, IPC, against the accused in this connection. — TNS

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