Hoshiarpur: The police have booked two travel agents for allegedly duping a person of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Germany. The accused have been identified as Rustam Masih, a resident of Mahidipur, and Gurdeep Singh, alias Babal, a resident of Gurdev Mukerian. Complainant Dilbag Singh, a resident of Safdarpur Kuliyan village, stated to the police that the accused had struck a deal with him for Rs 8 lakh. He said the duo after taking Rs 5 lakh sent him to Azerbaijan instead of Germany. According to the victim, he was stuck there for a long time. He somehow reached home after arranging an air ticket. He said the duo neither gave his money back nor sent him to Germany. The police have registered an FIR under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC against the accused. OC

4 booked after viral Jail video

Hoshiarpur: The police have booked four inmates of the Hoshiarpur Central Jail under Section 52 of the Prisons Act for reportedly uploading a video shot in the jail premises three months ago. According to information, assistant jail superintendent Ram Krishan Saini had complained in June that a video shot in the central jail had gone viral. The said video was also broadcast on a news channel. The complaint was investigated and after taking legal opinion a case was registered against Rajinder Kumar, alias Bangar, of Fatehgarh Niara village in Hoshiarpur, Gurjant Singh Janta of Gobindpur Lohgarh in Jalandhar, Shivam, alias Maan, of Basti Danishmanda in Jalandhar and Rajesh Kumar, alias Banta of Thuana village in Hoshiarpur, Investigating Officer of the case ASI Kiran Singh said. OC

Admission fee: Students protest

Jalandhar: The Punjab Students Union (PSU) again held a protest outside the District Administrative Complex in Nawanshahr today. The PSU protested against the college management for taking fee from the SC students and backtracking from their promise. The police had to intervene and Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Shena Addrawal had called a meet to resolve the issue. TNS

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