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Ranjit Singh Kandola,who faces a number of cases including sending illegal immigrants to foreign countries,drug dealing and under Arms Act,was brought to Jalandhar on Saturday where a local court remanded him to seven day police custody.

Written by Express News Service | Published: August 26, 2012 6:38 am

Cops get 7-day remand of drug dealer Kandola

Jalandhar:Ranjit Singh Kandola,who faces a number of cases including sending illegal immigrants to foreign countries,drug dealing and under Arms Act,was brought to Jalandhar on Saturday where a local court remanded him to seven day police custody. Kandola,a Nawanshahr resident,was arrested in Delhi on August 11, and had told police that he had lived abroad till 2002 after which he came to India and got involved in sending people abroad. Earlier this year,he contacted a Serbian national Juan Milan and started manufacturing meth by setting up a unit in Punjab. The drug manufacturing unit was subsequently busted by Punjab Police and Kandola had been absconding since then.

Teacher suicide: parents lead stir

Jalandhar:The students and parents of a teacher of Apee Jay School,who had committed suicide last week,protested in front of her in-laws’ residence on Saturday demanding they be arrested. Akanksha Malhotra had killed herself last week by jumping into Upper Bari Doab Canal canal near Pathankot. She had blamed in her in-laws of torturing her. Subhash Padam,a tehsildar,and her father had alleged that the police was helping the accused,who had managed to flee. Akanksha’s husband Poojan Malhotra is a tax lawyer. Police have booked Poojan and his parents as their names were mention in the suicide note.

Nine vehicles with illegal sand seized

Jalandhar:The police on Saturday seized nine tractor-trolleys loaded with illegally mined sand in Mehatpur area following which the vehicle owners protested in front of the Mehatpur police station demanded that action be taken against the contractors. Dilbagh Singh Chandi of Kirti Kisan Union said sand was loaded in the trolleys a week back,but police refused to acknowledge the loading slips.

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