11112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/11/2017 12:44 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 11 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE State of neglect Poetic note(s) From big to small Parks in city are poorly maintained due to lack of cleanliness and neglect. P2 In Chandigarh Literature festival, author Karthika Nair talks about how different places inspire her. P3 Bollywood actor Zayed Khan has made his television debut with Sony TV’s new show Haasil. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 10°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.46 AM Six ATM robbers arrested Joy unlimited Had carried out as many as 25 ATM robberies in Punjab, Haryana, HP Tribune News Service Students of MGN School perform a cultural programme to celebrate the 41st annual prize distribution function held in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Couple booked for fraud by police Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 10 On a complaint lodged by Chand Rani, a resident of Nangal village, the police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC against Banso and her husband Joginder Singh, residents of Satnampura, for allegedly duping her of Rs 39.70 lakh on the pretext of selling 31 kanals and 15 marlas to her. The police said the victim reported that she had purchased the land in Thakraki village and made a deal after paying Rs 9.90 lakh as advance on March 25, 2015, through Harneik Singh, a res- ident of Hardasspur, and paid the remaining amount in instalments through bank. She alleged that the accused gave her irrevocable power of attorney in November 2015, but transferred the land in the name of their son Tejbir Singh on July 14 this year. Bhandhal said no arrest had been made so far. Jalandhar, November 10 The Kapurthala police today busted an inter-state gang of ATM robbers that was involved in the looting of 25 ATMs in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Six members of the gang were arrested with a cash recovery of more than Rs 13 lakh. Two stolen cars and a motorcycle were also recovered from them. SSP Kapurthala Sandeep Kumar Sharma, at a press conference here today, said that on a tip-off, the police today arrested the accused at a naka near Mundi Amur, falling in Sultanpur Lodhi. The police identified the arrested accused as Charanjit Singh, Suraj Singh, all residents of Tarn Taran, and Jagat Narain and Manpreet Singh. All accused confessed to having committed 25 robberies at ATMs in Punjab, one in Ambala and one in Jawalaji in Himachal The accused in police custody in Kapurthala on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Pradesh. They also revealed that they had looted cash worth more than Rs 1 crore after breaking open the ATMs with the help of tools. Two months ago, the Kapurthala police had busted a three-member gang of Green revolution inter-state ATM robbers involved in 55 ATM looting incidents. The gang had looted over Rs 3 crore. The SSP said the court had attached the property of over Rs 4 crore belonging to three members of the gang. The Bholath police also busted an inter-state gang of highway robbers responsible for looting 11 petrol pumps on highways. The police arrested four members of the gang and recovered a stolen Swift car, two mobile phones, a toy pistol and some gold ornaments from their possession. The arrested robbers were identified as Kamaljit Singh, Ahanpreet Singh, Nishan Singh and Gurpreet Singh, all residents of Amritsar. Students of Agriculture College, Mukerian, visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Kartarpur in Jalandhar on Friday. DENGUE CASES IN K’THALA Lok Adalat calls councillors on cleanliness Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 10 All councillors of Kapurthala were summoned by Lok Adalat judge Manju Rana in Kapurthala today regarding the matter of cleaning the town with respect to dengue. Pooja Negia, lawyer of the NGO, Human Rights Press Club, said all councillors of various wards of the city were present at the court. But the problems concerning the councillors of ward Nos. 1 to 12 were addressed. The councillors of wards 1 to 12 highlighted the matter of the lack of proper sanitation and fogging being conducted in their wards as the reason for the spread of dengue. They also highlighted that drains were clogged due to encroachments by shopkeepers. Ward number 1 councillor Sukhwinder Kaur spoke about the deplorable condition of Shalimar Bagh. Pooja Negi said a petition regarding the deplorable condition of Shalimar Bagh had been filed in the court. After this, the court ordered the officiating officer of the nagar council to make a separate team of safai karam- charis to get wards numbers 1 to 10 cleaned properly. It was stated that a wardwise report of the nagar council shall also be submitted. On the occasion, chairperson Manju Rana fixed Novemeber 15 as the date of the next hearing. She said the rest of the councillors would tell about their respective problems in the upcoming date of the court. Schools told to have CCTV cameras Tribune News Service A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Cant-based man kills wife with sharp-edged weapons Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 10 A cantonment-based man allegedly killed his wife after attacking her with two knives this morning. Sanjay Kumar, a resident of mohalla No. 32 of gali number 22 in Jalandhar Cantonment, murdered his wife Shobha Sharma (44) at their home, where they were living on rent. Repeatedly hitting her torso with knives, he fatally injured her. While neighbours and relatives took the woman to hospital, she was declared brought dead there. The accused, after the incident, surrendered at the cantonment police station. The police arrested Sanjay and a case under Sections 302 and 323 of the IPC was registered against him. He had also attacked his daughter who tried to save her mother. As per initial information, Sanjay Kumar was an alcoholic. Originally a resident of Deep Nagar in Jalandhar, Sanjay, an auto driver by profession, had been told to leave their house by his par- Jalandhar, November 10 To ensure the safety of school-going children, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rajinder Singh has told all managements of schools within the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate to install CCTV cameras on the school premises. In the orders issued today, he ordered that the CCTVs must be installed at all entry gates of the school, besides at all places, where children go on the school campus. He said the CCTVs must be checked regularly so that these were in a proper working condition. He also ordered that the managements should ensure that police verification of every new employee was done in the school before he joined the service and even during the service. The DCP also ordered that all details of the employees, including their ID proof numbers and mobile numbers, must be maintained regularly in a register by the school management. He also asked school to ensure that a proper record of every visitor was maintained Gullible being fooled in the name of lottery: Police The injured daughter of the deceased Shobha (below), who was murdered in Jalandhar Cant on Friday. TRINBUNE PHOTOS ents, after which he was living in this recommendation with his wife and daughter Ashima (17), who was also at home during the time of the incident. The couple have two more daughters – Kajal (19) who lives in Delhi and Kiran (18). SHO, Cantonment police station, Rampal, said, “People took the woman to the cantonment hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The couple were living along with their daughter Ashima, on the first floor of their home in the cantonment. While the couple were having regular fights, the man was suspicious that the woman was having an affair. The woman’s post-mortem shall be conducted tomorrow.” JDA warning Group of Pakistanis, Nigerians said to be involved in the crime, say police officials Our Correspondent Jalandhar, November 10 Innocent people were being fooled via mobile phone calls that they had won a huge lottery prize and were further directed to get the lottery prize amount by depositing some security amount in the bank account of the caller, said Senior Superintendent of Police, Kapurthala, Sandeep Kumar Sharma. Sharma, in a press note, stated that many such cases are taking place in the district. Elaborating, he said, “One such case has come to notice where some unknown person made a fraud call and K’thala police warning The police have appealed to the general public that they should not respond and get trapped in all these acts. They should never respond to any call from a number which starts with 0092 because mostly these calls are made by fraud persons from Pakistan. He said if anyone ever receives call from any unknown number who tries to seek money like this by offering job or in the name of lottery, the people are requested to inform the incident immediately at the nearest police station so that legal action could be taken against all such cheaters duped Amrik Singh, a resident of Narkat village, Dhilwan sub-division, Kapurthala, of Rs 50 lakh.” Sharma said, “An FIR has been registered under Section 420 of the IPC at the Dhilwan police station. Strict action would be taken in the case and efforts were on to trace the culprits and investigations were on in the matter pertaining to the depositing of the amount by the complainant Amrik Singh in 130 different bank accounts in different banks on a priority basis.” He further stated that during preliminary investiga- tions, it had been found that there was a group of Pakistanis and Nigerians, who were involved in this fraud and were cheating innocent people with the cooperation of their members in India for long. He said these fraud groups were fooling people by telling them that they had won a handsome amount of money in the lottery and also offered job with salary more than Rs 1 lakh per month. For the same purpose and in the name of job, they ask people to deposit amount up to Rs 25 lakh or more in the bank accounts of the said cheater and get approximately Rs 2 crore in return. c m y b Sandeep Sharma, in this regard, has appealed to the general public that they should not respond and get trapped in all these acts. They should never respond to any call from a number which starts with 0092 because mostly these calls are made by fraud persons from Pakistan. He said if anyone ever receives call from any unknown number who tries to seek money like this by offering job or in the name of lottery, the people are requested to inform the incident immediately at the nearest police station so that legal action could be taken against all such cheaters. The Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) put up a warning signage against illegal colonisers on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH
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