20052017-ATR-01.qxd 5/19/2017 11:26 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 20 MAY 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Poor sanitation 1,500 crore & counting! Three years on, Monica Bedi returns Residents are unhappy as the city railway station has got a dismal rank of 176 in cleanliness. P2 Baahubali 2 becomes the first Indian movie to enter 1500-crore club. The vivacious and beautiful Monica Bedi will return to television as the lead antagonist in Life OK’s upcoming revenge drama Masoom. P4 FORECAST P3 MOSTLY CLOUDY | MAX 40°C MIN 23.3°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C MIN 22.8°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.23 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.30 AM SNIPPETS Cops suspended for ‘harassing’ family Amritsar: Two cops have been suspended by the SSP, Amritsar rural, for harassing a family. The accused, SI Joginder Singh and Head Constable Balwinder Singh, had raided the residence of Jagtar Singh in Ghariyala village. They claimed that they received specific input that Jagtar Singh was involved in drug peddling. But residents of the village came out in support of Jagtar, claiming he was an innocent man. SSP J Elanchezian was informed, following Harjit Singh, SHO, Bhindi Saida, was sent to investigate the matter. He found no truth in the claims of two cops. The SSP said following preliminary probe, the two cops were suspended and further investigations were on. TNS Three thieves arrested The Galliara police have arrested three thieves, including a woman. Two stolen mobile phones and a wallet have been recovered. The accused have been identified as Amit Kumar alias Kalu of Baba Jiwan Singh Colony, Vipin Kumar of Vishnu Nagar, Bihar, and Sarabjit Kaur of Gurdaspur. According to the police, they were active at Golden Temple and nearby areas and used to steal the belongings of devotees. TNS ABETMENT TO SUICIDE Man ends life, wife, mother-in-law booked Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 19 Hardip Kumar, a resident of the Kathunangal area, committed suicide after a dispute with his wife and mother-in-law. According to Paramjit Kumar, the brother of the deceased, he was thrown out of his in-laws’ house after he was insulted. Hardip had gone to his inlaws’ house to bring his wife and children back. The police have booked Hardip’s wife, Jyoti, and her mother, a resident of the Kot Khalsa area, on charges of abetment to suicide while no arrest has been made so far. Paramjit, a resident of Kathunangal, stated to the police that his younger brother Hardip Kumar was married to Jyoti around nine years ago and the couple had a child. He said on Sunday, Hardip’s mother-in-law came to the village and took away Jyoti and her child with her. He said yesterday morning, Hardip went to her house in the Kot Khalsa area to take his wife and child back. He said at around 10.30 am, he received a call from his brother in which he alleged that he was standing near the Nayyan Wala turn. He said his wife and mother-in-law pushed him out of the house after making him eat food. He said he was beaten up by them. He said he was not feeling well and called Paramjit to accompany him back. He said when he was bringing him back, his condition deteriorated. He was admitted to a private hospital where he died. Doctors said he had consumed poison. On Paramjit’s statement, the Chheharta police have registered a case under Sections 306 and 34, IPC, against Jyoti and her mother while no arrest has been made so far. Police authorities said the matter was under investigation. Reconnect with people to nail criminals: ADGP Girl kills self at school Depression said to be reason behind the extreme step Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 19 ADGP (law and order) Rohit Chaudhary today relaunched the beat-patrolling system in order to connect with the people at the ground level and nail anti-social elements besides eradicating drug abuse with the help of the people. He said the beat system would fix the accountability of the police constables and the beat official of an area. The beat official or the constable would be responsible to maintain good relations with the public by addressing their problems. Booklets were distributed among the cops which would inform them about their functions and duties. The ADGP said the beat official would note down each and every problem being faced by the people of that particular area and try to find out their probable solutions. He said women cops would also be attached with them so that women could not have any problem to approach them. Reconnect with people to nail criminals, ADGP tells cops. While emphasising that there was a need to establish a link and reconnect with the people at the ground level in order to nail criminal elements and curtailing drug abuse, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Rohit Chaudhary said the Punjab Police had been taking a number of steps and re-launching the beat system is one such attempt. “Involvement of people and connection with the youth were necessary for building trust between the police and the public,” he said. He said a reception Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 19 In a shocking incident, a Class XII girl committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her classroom at a private school in Rani Ka Bagh area here today. Depression is said to be the reason behind the extreme step. The incident sent a shock waves among teachers and students at the school. The incident came to light when a peon went to clean the room and found the doors closed. When she forcefully pushed a door, she found Simran Kaur (18) hanging. She raised an alarm and the school authorities took her to a private hospital where she was declared dead. Police record the statement of a school staff member on Friday. The deceased’s mother, Manjinder Kaur, along with her sister and relatives reached the hospital after receiving the information. Sushil Kumar, SHO Cantonment police station, said the family suspected no foul play. No suicide note was found from her bag. The police have initiated action under criminal procedure code. He said examination at the school was going on, so the children left at 12 noon and were waiting for the school transport downstairs. Simran came downstairs, placed her bag and again went upstairs to take the extreme step. Her father had died seven years ago. She was depressed, the SHO added. ADGP Rohit Chaudhary and other police officials relaunch the beat system in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR counter would be set up at every police station in order to guide and help the people approaching the police station with their grievances. He said a woman constable would also be deputed at these counters to address the problem of women coming to the police stations. He said the Punjab Police was also contemplating to issue naka cards so that the cops deputed at various nakas should have the knowledge that what they were supposed and expected to do at the naka rather than becoming a dumb spectator. He said, besides, the police were also planning to use social mobile groups to connect with the people and know their problems and probable solutions. On strengthening the Plans to curb snatchings The ADGP said the Police Department took every crime seriously, be it snatchings or gang wars. He said he was aware that snatchings had been one of the major problems of the holy city visited by numerous tourists and devotees. He said he held a meeting with senior police officials and issued some instructions to solve the problem. He said he had asked them to intensify patrolling in the hot spots, which witnessd huge number of snatching cases. He said that he asked them to deploy cops in plain cloths and keep a tab on the habitual offenders. . investigation system, the ADGP pointed out that he was going to issue a circular for proper functioning of training schools where short-term courses could be run to train police officials to investigate different kinds of cases. “These schools are there in every police lines but are lying defunct. I am going to issue circulars to all the police district heads to rejuvenate these training schools where senior or retired cops could train the lower ranks,” he added. On the modernisation of the police, he said CCTV cameras were being installed in major cities and state-of-theart control rooms with increased telephone lines were being set up. On countering gangsters who are thriving in the state, he said the Punjab Government was very serious over the issue and plans were in place to nail them. He said the police had made a data bank of all gangsters and their gang members, which would be provided to each police station and cops had been deputed at nakas. Police-public meeting Later in the day, ADGP and police commissioner along with other senior cops held a police-public meeting at Guru Nanak Bhawan. People participating in the programme expressed their unhappiness and dissatisfaction over the functioning of the Police Department. They alleged that tourists were chanllaned and harassed by the traffic cops. They alleged that the police usually failed to maintain the secrecy of the names of the informers. Brother, nephew murder man Tribune News service Amritsar, May 19 A man identified as Kabal Singh (40) was allegedly killed by his brother and nephew over a property dispute at Birbal village, falling under the Kamboh police station here. The accused were identified as Jatinder Singh and his son, Sulakhan Singh. According to the police, there was a property dispute between them for the past four years. Gurwinder Singh, SHO, Kamboh police station, said today Kabal Singh was going to his agricultural fields when the two accused entered into a quarrel with him. They attacked him with a spade due to which he died on the spot. After committing the crime, they went to their house and fled the place along with their families. The deceased was survived by his 14-year-old son and wife. The police have registered a case against the accused under Section 302, IPC, and raids were being conducted to arrest them. The body was handed over to the family after an autopsy. Final touch Actor elated over her debut film Philanthropist dead Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 18 There’s no dearth of talent in the holy city as another young actor, Suvidha Duggal, has made her mark with her debut Punjabi film Lahoriye. Suvidha has been associated with theatre thespian Gurinder Makana’s group and actively involved in socially hatting plays. Now, her debut film has brought some high hopes for the young actor. “The film has received good reviews and I am glad to have worked with actors like Suvidha Duggal Amarinder Gill and Sargun Mehta. I played a supporting role and the experience was quite great as I learnt the minute details about acting on screen,” said Duggal. Struggling as an aspiring actor for four years before her big break, Suvidha says the- atre taught her a lot. “Theatre prepares you for facing the audience and helps you overcome inhibitions. I was cast by Khushbir Makana, who was working as assistant director, so the bonding on set was comfortable,” she said. She is also working on an independent project of Sudhakar, a Mumbai-based director who is making a film on tribals living in the remotest corners of India. “It’s a project aimed at capturing the international market and I play a tribal girl. Its title is Kakarsh and will be ready for release in August,” she informed. Amritsar May 19 A man of charity, Man Mohan Kakkar (85), passed away at a private hospital after brief illness here yesterday. Kakar family had built and donated TB Sanitarium and a children ward here for the public in 1950 and 1960, respectively. He had funded many such public facilities, including schools, community halls in Dalhousie, New Delhi, and other places. Kakar was the president of Ram Saran Dass Charitable Trust, being run by his family for the past one decade. He had recently got constructed c m y b Man Mohan Kakkar a modern auditorium at Shri Ram Ashram School and provided scholarships to needy students, besides helping poor patients generously. A prayer meeting in his memory will be held tomorrow at Chinmaya Ashram, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar. A pot maker, while awaiting customers, checks if taps are properly installed on the earthen pots put on sale. With the mercury rising each passing day, the demand of earthen pots has gone up in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR
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