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Punjab: Batala MLA Amansher Singh Kalsi’s 3 relatives die in car accident, two others injured

According to the reports, Shery Kalsi’s brother Amritpal Singh Kalsi was coming towards the city from the Amritsar-Jalandhar road bypass in an I-20 car along with his companions.

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Punjab: Batala MLA Amansher Singh Kalsi's 3 relatives die in car accident, two others injured
The accident occurred on Saturday late night.

Three relatives of Batala MLA Amansher Singh Kalsi died and two others were injured in a car accident near the Amritsar-Jalandhar bypass. The accident occurred on Saturday late night. The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital in Amritsar for treatment.

According to the reports, Shery Kalsi’s brother Amritpal Singh Kalsi was coming towards the city from the Amritsar-Jalandhar road bypass in an I-20 car along with his companions. When the car reached close to BH Resort, its tyre burst. The things escalated, and the car hit the bridge. As a result of the accident, all the five people in the car suffered injured.

Soon the injured were rushed to the hospital. On reaching the hospital, the doctors declared Shery Kalsi’s friends Updesh Kumar, Sunil Sodhi, and Shery Kalsi’s nephew Gurleen dead. The other two are critically injured and are under treatment.

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Viral: Amritsar woman allegedly drugged struggles to stand still, stirs up scrutiny and Punjab Police probe | Watch

The police took cognizance of the matter after the viral video surfaced, and carried out searches in the area on Sunday. During the search, the police were able to narrow down three suspects from the locality and seized some narcotics.

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A video of a woman who is allegedly intoxicated and is failing to stand up still has caused quite a stir as it questioned AAP’s governance. The video remarks and highlights the ongoing drug addiction problem that the state has been plagued with.

In the video, a woman can be seen struggling to stand still as it looked like she was under the influence of drugs. The video is from the Maqboolpura locality of Amritsar. The locality from where the video surfaced is a reputed place for the genesis point of many similar incidents.

Maqboolpura is notorious for making the news for cases of similar nature. Even though there have been programs and campaigns that were launched to cure addiction among people; the police haven’t witnessed tangible changes in the nature of cases pertaining to the drug issue.

The police took cognizance of the matter after the viral video surfaced, and carried out searches in the area on Sunday. During the search, the police were able to narrow down three suspects from the locality and were able to seize some narcotics.

Aside from the three suspects, 12 more were detained on the grounds of suspicious activities. The police have registered separate FIRs for the three men who were arrested. The police also informed the media that they have seized five vehicles that are suspected to be stolen from the area.

In light of the viral video of the women surfacing, Shehzad Poonawalla, BJP spokesperson also targeted the AAP government in his tweet and scrutinized the governance and the promises made by AAP in his tweet.

AAP MLA Jeevanjot Kaur informed the Media that the probe is ongoing in the matter. Amritsar police, in August, arrested drug peddler, Raja Singh, and seized 270 grams of heroin and Rs. 7.8 lakh of drug money.

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Who is likely to replace Punjab Advocate General Anmol Rattan Sidhu after he resigns?

Sidhu’s resignation is the second high-profile exit of senior officials from the AAP government after former police chief VK Bhawra in just four months.

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Punjab Advocate General Anmol Rattan Sidhu

The Punjab government’s top lawyer, Anmol Rattan Sidhu, resigned from his post as Advocate General on Tuesday, citing personal reasons. His resignation came just months after he was appointed as the state’s top lawyer.

Sidhu stated in a resignation letter that he sent to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann that he was resigning from his position with immediate effect due to personal reasons. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appointed Sidhu as Advocate General in March after the party won assembly elections with flying colours.

Who will replace Punjab Advocate General Anmol Rattan Sidhu?

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According to the reports, Senior advocate and criminal lawyer Vinod Ghai is likely to replace him. The 62-year-old Vinod Ghai is the son of the noted criminal lawyer late RS Ghai. Vinod Ghai was appointed senior advocate in 2012.

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Sidhu played a key role in helping Punjab Police get the transit remand of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi from Delhi’s Tihar Jail after the gangster was identified as the mastermind behind the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress politician Sidhu Moose Wala on May 29.

The Advocate General claimed that he was attacked while returning to Punjab after attending a court hearing in Delhi to get hold of Lawrence Bishnoi’s custody for the state police.

Sidhu’s resignation is the second high-profile exit of senior officials from the AAP government after former police chief VK Bhawra in just four months. Sidhu held the office by replacing Senior Advocate DS Patwalia, who was appointed in November of last year by the previous Congress government, which was headed by the former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi

According to the reports, the doctors have diagnosed him with the stomach infection.

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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Wednesday.

According to the reports, Mann was brought to the Apollo Hospital after he complained of stomach ache. Following the check, the doctors diagnosed him with an infection, the report stated.

The details on his health are further awaited.

Mann on Wednesday praised the Punjab Police and anti-gangster task force for successfully killing two gangsters who were involved in the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala. The two gangsters identified as Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh, alias Mannu Kusa were killed in an encounter with the police at Bhakna village in Amritsar.

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The rifle AK47 and pistols were recovered from these two gangsters after a five-hour-long encounter.

Taking to Twitter, Mann congratulated the state Police and Anti Gangster Task Force for the huge success achieved today in the campaign launched by my government against gangster culture and anti-social elements. Peace and brotherhood in Punjab will be maintained at all costs, he wrote.

Bhagwant Mann, on July 7, tied the knot with Dr Gurpreet Singh in a traditional Sikh Anand Karaj wedding ceremony.

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