OKARA: Five persons were booked on charge of kidnapping a young woman from village Loomari of tehsil Depalpur on Sunday.
As per the first information report (FIR) registered on complaint of Jahangir, he was at his home with his wife Mumtaz and daughter Sonia (22) when the gate of the house was knocked at night four days back. The armed suspects, namely Abdur Rehman, Shahid, his wife Robina Kasur,Pervaiz and Sajid, forcibly entered his house and took the family hostage at gunpoint. The suspects collected Rs350,000, kidnapped Sonia, bundled her into a car and escaped.
The Chorasta Mian Khan police registered a case against the suspects.
WHEAT: The district food department set the target of procuring 180,000 metric tonne of wheat in two tehsils of the district and established 12 procurement centres in Depalpur and three in tehsil Renala Khurd.
District Food Controller Umair Sagheer stated this in a meetingchaired by Deputy Commissioner Dr Muhammad Zeeshan Hanif.
He said the steps had been taken to achieve the wheat procurement target according to the instructions of the Punjab government and all the centres would be provided with the facilities for farmers and growers.
The DC said check posts had been established at all the entry and exit points of the district to avoid unlawful transportation of wheat from the district. He claimed that the administration would take action under the law against hoarders or profiteers.