The CIA staff 2 arrested a 55-year-old man with 500-gram opium on Thursday.
The accused has been identified as Randeep Singh of Mohalla Beguana on Gill Road. Police said that ₹1 lakh was also recovered from his possession.
Inspector Beant Juneja, in-charge of CIA staff 2, said that police arrested Randeep near Lohara Canal Bridge based on a tip-off.
A drugs case has been lodged at the Sadar police station against Randeep, who is already facing trial in a fraud case, police said.
During questioning, he revealed that he procured the contraband from Ambala.
Madhya Pradesh woman murdered at home. Police said she was brutalised
Bhopal/Chhindwara: A woman found dead in her house in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district on Wednesday is suspected to have been beaten up, sexually assaulted and brutalised before she was killed, police said on Thursday. Her husband was in the house when the woman’s body was discovered but was too drunk to give his statement, a police officer said. The autopsy report indicated that the woman was brutally beaten up and she was brutalised.
Ludhiana man duped of ₹99K
A resident of Uttar Pradesh was booked on Thursday for duping a city resident out of ₹99,000 around nine months on the pretext of verifying his credit card. The FIR has been lodged based on the statement of Manjot Singh, 30, of Subhash Nagar. He said that he received a call from a man who introduced himself as an employee of State Bank of India’s Civil Lines Branch.
Ludhiana | Hike price of platform tickets: GRP tells railway authorities
After a recent explosion at the Punjab Police’s intelligence wing in Mohali sent shock waves across the state, the Government Railway Police took stock of security arrangements at the railway station and asked authorities check overcrowding at platforms. The GRP has recommended increasing the price of platform tickets from ₹10 to ₹50 to discourage loitering at the station, and to change the designated platform for weekly trains, which ferry migrant workers to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Ludhiana man rapes 28-year-old woman in car, booked
Three months after a 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in an isolated area, police registered a case against her friend on Wednesday. The accused, Harvinder Singh of Lohara Colony, allegedly drove the victim, whom he had befriended in 2020, to an isolated area near Sangowal and raped her in his car. When the victim rebuffed his advances, Harvinder promised to marry her, but later reneged. The incident took place on February 3.