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Diamonds worth Rs 5 lakh stolen from jewellery shop

Diamonds worth Rs 5-6 lakh were reported stolen from a shop in Sector 22 on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: February 2, 2012 2:21:16 am

Diamonds worth Rs 5-6 lakh were reported stolen from a shop in Sector 22 on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The incident came to light in the morning when an employee at Chandigarh Gem Testing Lab,found a portion of the iron shutter forcibly opened. The shop is located close to Sector 22 police post.

Rajiv Bansal,owner of the shop and Sector 38 resident,told Newsline,“We had shut the shop at around 7:30 pm on Tuesday. When the employees came to open the shop on Wednesday,a portion of the shutter was found bent. When the shutter was opened,they found that the shop had been ransacked and diamonds and cash worth over Rs 5 lakh had been stolen.”

He said that most stolen items,including a diamond set of Rs 3 lakh,belonged to clients and they were yet to estimate exact loss amount. Police registered a theft case at Sector 22 police post. A forensics team also inspected the spot.

Haryana drug control dept to slap notices against erring pvt hospitals

The Haryana Drug Control Department will issue notices to the two private hospitals in a day or two after they were allegedly found violating rules and regulations while selling and storing the drugs.

Alchemist Hospital in Sector 21 Panchkula and National Skin Hospital in Sector 5,Mansa Devi Complex were raided by the drug department on Tuesday and the officials found that the two were not following set rules.

“We will issue notices against the two hospitals in a day or two and they will be given three weeks time to explain as to why set rules were not being followed. If they don’t reply to the notice,their licenses may be also cancelled,” said a senior official of the state drug department.

Attack on journalist condemned

Chandigarh: Strongly condemning the attack on a woman journalist,the governing council of the Chandigarh Press Club,on Wednesday,passed a resolution expressing serious concern over the attack on Harvinder Kaur,a reporter with Punjabi Tribune at Nabha. She was allegedly manhandled and injured by the son of a local Congress leader on January 30. Kaur suffered two fractured fingers.

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