15052017-TTC-01.qxd 5/15/2017 1:08 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, may 15, 2017 chandigarh | gurgaon | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 28 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd 2,000 from LoC shift to camps Macron era Border villages in Nowshera evacuated as Pak firing continues Amir Karim Tantray Bulletproof vehicles used Tribune News Service French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to lay a wreath of flowers on the unknown soldiers’ tomb after his inauguration in Paris on Sunday. Macron, France’s youngest ever President at 39, promised to restore the country’s lost confidence and pledged to relaunch the flagging European Union. The centrist took the reins of power from Socialist Francois Hollande. AFP REPORT PAGE 13 Inmates beat up DSP in jail; four booked Ravi Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, May 14 Four Gurdaspur Central Jail inmates assaulted a DSP-rank officer late last night following which security inside the prison and the vicinity was stepped up. The recent Nabha jailbreak on their minds, alarmed jail officials went into a huddle and decided to keep things under wraps. It was only when ADGP (Prisons) Gaurav Yadav intervened today that senior officers gave out the details. Sources said Bhupinder Singh, convicted under the NDPS Act and serving a 15year jail term, entered into an argument with three other prisoners in his barrack. As word spread that the situation could turn volatile, DSP Amrik Singh summoned all four to his room, who pounced on him, even as he tried to pacify them. Security personnel were called and a complaint filed at the Gurdaspur city police station. The four convicts have been booked under Section 353 (using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging duty) and 181 of the IPC as well as the Prisons Act. “Such incidents will recur till the ratio between the prisoners and staff is not corrected. The Gurdaspur jail has 967 inmates against the sanctioned strength of 700,” said an officer. Vishwa Nath, SHO, said since the accused were already in jail, permission of the court will have to be sought to prosecute them. LIGHTNING KILLS 12 IN BIHAR, ANDHRA New Delhi: Twelve persons were killed in Bihar and Andhra Pradesh in incidents related to lightning on Sunday. While seven persons, including three children, were killed in Bihar, five such deaths were reported from a village in Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh. PTI MONSOON HITS NICOBAR PAGE 16 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. For Circulation and Advertisement related issues please call at following numbers between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Circulation: 0172-3050419 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Advertisement: Classified: 0172-3050257, or e-mail at email@example.com Display: 0172-3050256, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Jhangar (LoC), May 14 A day after two civilians were killed in Pakistani shelling in Jhangar village of Nowshera sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the “misadventure” from the Pakistani side continued today with its army resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Rajouri sector. The firing started at 6.45 am and ended at 8 am. Though there was no loss of life or property, the fear in villages was palpable as since May 10 the Pakistani army has violated the ceasefire pact daily. More than 2,000 persons have been evacuated to migrant camps at Nowshera since yesterday and the government machinery has been pressed into service to take care of their needs. ■ The Rajouri administration on Children from border villages at a Nowshera camp. INDERJEET SINGH Wearing a deserted look, Jhangar and other villages, targeted by Pakistan yesterday, remained on the edge. Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhry said, “A fleet of buses was sent to bring people from Jhangar but it couldn’t go beyond Hafiz spreading terror: Pak Lahore, May 14 Mumbai terror attack and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”, Pakistan’s interior ministry has told a judicial review board. Saeed appeared before the board yesterday and told it that he had been detained in order to stop him from raising his voice for Kashmiris. However, the interior ministry told the board that Saeed Hafiz Saeed after appearing before a board. REUTERS had been detained for “spreading terrorism”. The board, comprising a Supreme Court judge, besides judges from the Lahore and Balochistan high courts, directed the ministry to submit a complete record regarding the detention of Saeed and his aides — Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid, Abdullah Ubaid and Qazi Kashif Niaz — on the next hearing on May 15. It also sought personal appearance of the Pakistan attorney general. The Nawaz Sharif government had reportedly taken action against Saeed after the US warned of sanctions. — PTI Nonial due to heavy mortar shelling. Later, bulletproof vehicles with a capacity of 1618 persons were pressed into service to rescue people.” “We no more feel safe in our houses as Pakistan targets civilian areas every now and then. The Centre must take Sunday used bulletproof vehicles to evacuate people from villages close to the Line of Control ■ Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and his Cabinet colleague Zulfikar Choudhary visited Nowshera to take stock of the situation ■ Rajouri DC has asked teachers to start taking classes in migrant camps so studies of children don’t get affected steps to provide relief to border residents,” said Deep Kumar, 45, who has shifted base to a Nowshera camp. Many who reached Nowshera on their own found it difficult to find space in a camp in a government school and were told to move to other places. RTI: ‘No’ extradition AC out of martyr’s request with MEA house after CM visit New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it has not received any request for extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and 1993 Mumbai bombings accused Dawood Ibrahim from the agencies probing them. “The MEA has not received any request for extradition/deportation/ return in respect of Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim,” an RTI reply said. PTI Deoria (UP): The family of slain BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar was befuddled when the Deoria administration installed a window AC, a sofa and carpet at their home ahead of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit this Friday. They were in for a greater shock when these trappings of affluence vanished within minutes of the CM’s departure. Sagar was martyred on May 1 along the LoC in Poonch. PTI Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain meeting the family of the rape victim on Sunday. PTI Rape-murder victim’s family names 6 more Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 14 The mother of the 23-year-old gangrape victim, whose mutilated body was found in Rohtak on May 11, has named six more suspects, even as the Sonepat police have traced the route taken by the criminals, from the victim’s house in Sonepat’s Kalupur village to the site where her body was dumped. Sources said the police were gathering details of the cellphone location of those named. It had obtained CCTV footage of cameras installed between Sonepat and Rohtak and identified a Santro car used for “abducting” the victim. Rekha Sharma, member of the National Commission for Women, which has taken suo moto cognisance, today met the victim’s mother and wrote to the government and the police to act “swiftly.” She said the police had its own version in the light of the fact that the victim’s family lodged an FIR only on May 11, two days after the girl went missing. Sources said among the six names mentioned in a supplementary statement were that of the mother of key accused Sumit Kumar and their relatives. As the victim was a Dalit, additional charges under the SC/ST Act have been filed against Sumit Kumar and coaccused Vikas. They were arrested by the Sonepat police on Friday night. Haryana’s Director General of Police BS Sandhu claimed they had almost pieced together the sequence of events leading to the barbaric continued on page 7
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