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Ex-constable held for theft

Chandigarh:The UT police on Saturday arrested a dismissed Punjab Police constable for allegedly stealing two mobile phones from a shop in Sector 22. The accused, Satish Kumar, was held at the market he had come to sell the two phones. Police said Kumar had come a shop in Sector 22 about two weeks ago and stole the two phones from salesman Rajat Arora. He was identified by the complainant in the market where he had come to sell the two phones. Police officials also said that Satish was using one of the two phones. He will be produced in a local court on Sunday.

Unknown driver booked for rash driving

Chandigarh:The UT police have registered a case against an unidentified driver, who was allegedly driving a car that hit the round about at the intersection of Sector 32 and Sector 33 on November 24. The incident had killed one of the car's occupants, Sonam, a resident of Behlana. Police personnel who reached the spot found Sonam in an unconscious state and took her to GMSH-32, where she was declared dead on arrival. The driver of the car had fled the spot. Police said that from the registration number of the car, the owner was identified ad Rajvir, a resident of Zirakpur who was rounded up. However, during investigation he revealed that someone had borrowed his car. Another person identified in the car was Gurpreet Mattu who also fled the spot. The car is in the possession of UT police. The driver has not yet been identified.

Grain market body chief's house raided

Chandigarh:A three-member committee formed by the Chandigarh DC on Saturday conducted a raid at the residence of Kamal Kishore Mahajan, the president of the grain market association, after shop keepers, of the Grain market in Sector 26, alleged that there had been evasion of the mandi fee.

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