14092017-btd-01.qxd 9/13/2017 10:53 PM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Sewage overflow Democracy shot? First steps on screen Residents of Beant Singh Nagar a harassed lot as the town lacks basic facilities and infrastructure. P2 The killing of Gauri Lankesh has brought the issue of safety of journalists to the fore. P3 Ashi Singh shares her on-set experience and more… P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 35°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.37 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.15 AM Selfie time 2 missing boys found in Fatehgarh Sahib Gagandeep Sharma Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 13 The Nandgarh police found both boys, who went missing from Jhumba village yesterday, from the Fatehgarh Sahib railway station today. The boys said they were irked as their parents were asking them study seriously for the past some time. The police had started investigating the case on the basis of complaint filed by Satinderpal Singh, a resident of Jhumba village. He yesterday told the police that his son Daljeet Singh (17) and his friend Navdeep Singh (15), son of Surjeet Singh of Jhumba village, went for tuition classes at Ghudda village yesterday on a motorcycle (PB-03AN-9909) but they did not come back. Satinderpal told the police that they had suspected that someone has taken them into to illegal custody. The Nandgarh police had regis- Artistes take a selfie in Bathinda on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA SNIPPETS 1 booked for sexual harassment Bathinda: The Maur police have registered a case against a person for sexually harassing a six-year-old girl at Ghumman Kalan village. The accused has been identified as Makhan Singh, who is at large. The accused was also booked for threatening the victim's family. In her complaint to the police, the victim's mother told the police that on September 8, the accused took her 6-year-old daughter, who was playing with other kids in the street, by saying her that he would give toffees to her. Thereafter, he sexually harassed her and when she started crying and someone saw her, the accused fled the scene. Farwinder Singh, who is investigating the case, said the accused had been booked under Sections 354 and 506 of the IPC and Section 9 of the Protection of Child against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at the Maur police station. TNS Six held for gambling Bathinda: The Canal Colony police have arrested six persons for being involved in gambling. The police have recovered Rs 3,580 in cash from the accused. Kirpal Singh, who is investigating the case, said the accused were arrested near the Delhi-Patiala railway crossing as a police party conducted a raid. The accused have been identified as Kewal Krishan, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar in Bathinda; Puneet Kumar, a resident of Qilla road in Bathinda; Raman Kumar, Sony Khan, both residents of the Surakhpeer road area; Vikas Kumar, a resident of the Bibi Wala road area; and Dilbag Singh, a resident of Amarpura Basti. Kirpal said a case under Sections 420 of the IPC and 13-A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act has been registered against the accused. TNS Man killed in road mishap Bathinda: A man was killed in a road mishap in front of the Circuit House on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Ravinder Singh, a resident of Subash Colony in Bathinda. He was going home when the accident took place. After the accident, locals took Ravinder to the Civil Hospital where doctors declared him dead. TNS Daljeet Singh and Navdeep Singh who were found at the Fatehgarh Sahib railway station on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS the the boys ❝Wetogot a clue aboutwerelocationtoofFatehgarhand came know that they going Sahib. A police team immediately left for Fatehgarh Sahib and recovered them. The youngsters have accepted that they had gone of their own will. They said that they were irked as their parents were continuously asking them to study seriously. ❞ PRITPAL SINGH, SHO of Nandgarh police station tered a case against unidentified persons under Section 346 of the IPC. Pritpal Singh, SHO of the Nandgarh police station, said they had formed many teams to trace the boys. He said the teams raided many places in the search of missing boys. He said, “During the investigation and with the help of technical experts, we got a clue about the location of boys and came to know that they were going to Fatehgarh Sahib. A police team, led by ASI Mehenga Singh, immediately left for Fatehgarh Sahib and found them.” Pritpal said in the primary investigation, the youngsters had accepted that they had gone on their own wish. He said the boys told the police that they were irked as their parents were continuously asking them study seriously. The SHO said, “The boys had made a plan to go to Anandpur Sahib. First they went to Amritsar on their motorcycle and parked it at the bus stand parking. Thereafter, they went to Fatehgarh Sahib by train. As soon as they reached the railway station, the police team recovered them.” He said there was no need for further investigation as the case was registered under Ssection 346 of the IPC. He said the Nandgarh police would submit its report shortly. Commuters suffer as farmers block GT Road Farmers’ body accuses the state government of being mum on farm suicides and debt Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 13 Commuters faced a tough time on the GT Road near the Civil Hospital due to the protest by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) Ugrahan today. The farmers’ body staged a sitin to get its demands fulfilled from 3pm to 6pm at Hazi Rattan Chowk. During the protest, farmers blocked the GT Road. Owning to the protest, traffic was diverted through residential areas. People living in the residential area of Civil Lines also faced traffic snarls as heavy vehicles, including buses, passed through narrow roads. As per the information, protesters started gathering outside the Mini Secretariat in the morning. They staged a protest and got annoyed as no officials from the district administration attended them. The protesters, led by Shingara Singh Mann, district president of the BKU (Ekta) Traffic diverted due to a protest by farmers; and (right) a two-year-old child holds a flag during the protest in Bathinda on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: PAWAN SHARMA Ugrahan, marched towards the railway overbridge on the Mansa road. They were stopped at Hazi Rattan Chowk by police personnel who were in large numbers. After being stopped at the chowk, the farmers staged a sit-in on the road and raised slogans against the state government and accused it of not taking steps for the uplift of farmers who are under debt and committing suicides. Gautam Gupta, city resident, said, “The administration should not allow anyone to block the road as it affects the routine work of public. The administration should provide a separate venue to the protesters for sit-ins so that public does not face any problem.” Gurmeet Singh, commuter, said, “It is very frustrating when traffic is divert- ed from the main road due to some protest or other reasons. We are from Sirsa and have to go to Amritsar and we don’t know about the streets here. We are asking locals about the way. Had the GT Road not been blocked, we would have gone straight to Amritsar by using it.” Shingara Singh Mann said farmers were not responsible for the problems being faced by the public due the protest. He said the district administration was responsible for it as it did not listen to the demands of farmers. CCTVs lie non-functional in absence of display monitor Para-legal volunteers told to spread Employees say they arrange a small TV on their own to check footage but it also develops snags ❝The CCTV cameras that are installed at the CITY RAILWAY STATION Ravi Chandel Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 13 Recently, a meeting of senior railway officials was held in Ambala to discuss security measures to be taken at railway stations. Officials of the Bathinda railway station also attended the meeting. Around seven CCTV cameras — five by the railway authority and two by the Government Railway Police (GRP) — are installed at the railway station for passengers’ safety. Two CCTV cameras installed at a foot overbridge are lying nonfunctional due to the absence of a display monitor, which is used to check the visuals recorded by the cameras. Of the total five CCTV cameras installed at the ticket window, one is lying non- railway station have failed to serve their purpose. Most of the time, the display monitor develops snags while checking the visuals ❞ A RAILWAY EMPLOYEE A non-functioning recording system; and (right) a CCTV camera installed at a foot overbridge sans the recording system at the railway station in Bathinda. PHOTOS: VIJAY KUMAR functional. Lack of sufficient storage, videos recording of more than 15 days is not available in the video recording system. A railway employee, who did not wish to be quoted, said, “The CCTV cameras that are installed at the railway station have failed to serve their purpose. Most of the time, the display monitor develops snags while checking the visuals.” On a number of occasions, passengers complain of thefts at the railway station but due to the visual monitor, which is lying non-functional, they have to return empty-handed. SHO Harjinder Singh from the GRP said, “We have , already given a proposal to install CCTV cameras at the city railway station last year, but to no avail.” On being asked about the visual monitor, he said they arranged a small TV on their own to check the live footage c m y b but due to some problems it was not working. A senior railway employee said, “I will immediately direct the officials concerned to look into the issue and find a solution to the problem. We are installing around 90 CCTV cameras soon all around the railway station. We will also provide the free wi-fi facility to the passengers. We are waiting for the completion of the foot overbridge construction. Hopefully, in the coming months all problems will be solved.” awareness about DLSA schemes Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 13 District and Sessions Judge Paramjit Singh, who is also the Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Bathinda, organised a training session for paralegal volunteers at ADR Centre here today. CJM Dr Mandeep Mittal, who is the Secretary of DLSA, Bathinda; Child Protection Officer Ravneet Kaur; Additional Labour Commissioner Gurwant Singh Brar and Advocate Kawaljit Singh Sidhu attended the session. They gave detailed information on various legal topics, including Lok Adalat, domestic violence, Juvenile Justice Act, Food and Security Act, Right to Education, PNDT Act and fundamental duties. The para-legal volunteers were made aware of the need District and Sessions Judge Paramjit Singh addresses para-legal volunteers at a training session in Bathinda on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO for eye donation. Experts shared their experiences with them. They were motivated to play an active role for the welfare campaign of the DLSA. After the training session, the District and Sessions Judge distributed identity cards among the para legal volunteers. He also appealed to them to spread awareness about various schemes of the National Legal Services Authorities, Punjab Legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authority, Bathinda, among the public.
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