NRI panel seeks report from Jalandhar cop
Chandigarh: The Punjab State Commission for NRIs has sought a report from SSP (Rural),Jalandhar,regarding a complaint received from Protector of Emigrants. A Commission spokesperson said,one Om Parkash of Dakoha village had submitted a complaint with Protector of Emigrants alleging that his son Vicky was sent to Iraq by an agent,Vinod Kumar allais Bunty. Vicky was made to work without break and pay,given only one meal a day,and ended up suffering from serious illness. Taking cognizance in the matter,the Commission has asked the SSP to hold an enquiry into the allegations and adjourned the case till April 12.
Crime branch to probe Ferozepur murder
Chandigarh: With the police failing to solve the case involving the alleged killing of a person by the husband of Congress candidate at a polling booth in Piaranwala village in Ferozepur on January 30,the state government has transferred the investigations to the Crime Branch. Nishan Singh,22,was allegedly shot dead by Jasmail Singh,husband of Congress Ferozepur (rural) candidate Satkar Kaur. While police arrested two persons,Jasmail is traceless. The case has now been transferred to the Crime Branch and Inspector General of Police,Bhushan Kumar Garg,has been asked to inquire into the matter, HS Mann,SSP,Ferozepur,said.
NRI Congress: Hone skills to emigrate
Chandigarh: NRI Congress,a non-governmental organisation,on Friday called upon the people to refrain from going to foreign lands through illegal means and instead focus on honing their talent and skills. Office bearers Baldev Sing Kandhola,Rajinder Singh and Mota Singh,said that youngsters in Punjab and Haryana were concentrating more on devising illegal means to emigrate. Emphasizing on need to promote legal emigration,they said that youngsters should pursue education as per the job requirements in the country they plan to shift.
Koundla case: CEC refuses to intervene
Hoshiarpur: The Chief Election Commissioner of India has refused to intervene in the voting for wrong constituency case stating that counting would be held in the constituency as per the schedule,Returning Officer of Chabbewal constituency,Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Harminder Singh said. Some 156 voters of Koundla village in Hoshiarpur constituency had allegedly voted for Chabbewal constituency. Earlier the village fell under Chabbewal constituency,but after delimitation it comes under Hoshiarpur.
HC questions law officers absence
Chandigarh: Taking a strong note of non-appearance of law officers of Punjab and Haryana,the High Court on Friday directed the principal secretaries and advocate generals of the states to look into the matter. The directive was issued by Justice L N Mittal. Earlier,on February 29,Justice Rajan Gupta had also taken strong exception to non appearance of law officers from Punjab in court. Justice Gupta had also directed the Punjab advocate general to look into the matter.
Punjabi singer Makhan sent to jail
Jalandhar: A well known Punjabi singer,K S Makhan,was sent to jail by a Jalandhar court on Friday after he appeared in the court pertaining to a case registered against him under NDPS Act in 2006 for allegedly running a network that smuggled heroin from Canada to India.