09022018-JTR-01.qxd 2/9/2018 12:29 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 9 FEBRUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Yeoman service Snowy climes Double the fun Ravi Bhagat has given many a woman the means to face her monthly natural cycles fearlessly. P2 There is an abiding charm about snow-clad mountains. P3 Surbhi Chandna has always been the talk of the town, for all the right reasons. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 22°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.5 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.8 AM 150 duped, travel agent booked Youths mostly from Punjab and HP duped of Rs 52.5 lakh Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 8 The police have registered a case against a fake travel agency owner for cheating about 150 youth by allegedly duping them of Rs 52.5 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Kuwait. The complainants have alleged that the travel agency was operating in the name of ‘Global Enterprises’ in a rented shop in Aslamabad, on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road. The owner of the firm had duped about 150 young people from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, of Rs 35,000 each, promising them a good job in Kuwait. In the complaint given to the District Police Chief, the victims said they were asked to go to the Delhi airport by the agent after handing them over a visa and an air ticket. When they reached the airport, their visas and the tickets were found to be fake. They said when they called the travel agent, his number was switched off. According to the victims, when they reached Hoshiarpur and went to the office of Global Enterprises they found it locked. The complainants said they had learned through an advertisement about the travel agency. When they visited the agency, the person present there introduced himself as Tejinder Singh and said he was working in this field for the past many years and had sent many people to Kuwait. He assured of sending them to Kuwait within a monath. He charged them Rs 35,000 per person. The Sadar police have registered an FIR against the owner of ‘Global Enterprises’ travel agency under Section 420 of the IPC. Agents booked for ~1.26 L fraud Ajay Joshi Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 8 The Garhshankar police have registered a case against two travel agents for allegedly duping two persons of Rs 1.30 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Kuwait. Mani Kumar and Deepak Kumar, residents of Garhshankar subdivision’s Boda village had given a complaint in this regard to district police chief J Ellanchezhian. According to them, Mahinderpal and Sunder Kumar of their village had signed a deal with them for sending them to Kuwait for Rs 65,000 each. The victims said the accused gave them a copy of their visa to board a flight to Kuwait after taking Rs 1.30 lakh from them. However, the said visa copies were found to be fake. DSP (H) had investigated the complaint on the orders of the SSP After the inquiry . report, a case was registered against the accused on the orders of the SSP in the Garhshankar police station under the Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC. Report on unauthorised colonies soon The ❝keepsub-committee will in mind the Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 8 Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, today said that a Cabinet sub-committee to finalise the legislation and policy for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies would submit its recommendations to the state government soon. Interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of Jatt Expo Mela, the minister said the sub-committee would keep in mind the interests of the common man while submitting the report. He said every effort would be made to facilitate the people on one hand and ensure planned urban development of the state on the other. He said the committee, of whom he was also a member, had been mandated to bring unplanned areas in the planning framework, thereby facilitating the basic amenities for the residents of these colonies and better quality of life for them. Replying to another query, the minister said the state government had taken unprecedented initiatives to bail out the farmers of the state from debt loan. In the first phase, crop loan up to Rs 2 lakh was being waived off by the state government. Bajwa expressed hope that soon the food growers of the state would be benefitted by the pro-farmer steps taken by the state government. interests of the common man while submitting the report. Every effort will be made to facilitate the people on the one hand and ensure planned urban development of the state on the other. ❞ TRIPT RAJINDER SINGH BAJWA, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister A team from the Lokpal of the Local Bodies Department on a visit to an illegal building in the city. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH He said the state government had inherited ‘empty exchequer’ from the SAD-BJP alliance government that ruled the state for 10 years. Earlier, addressing the gathering, the minister described such initiatives as the need of hour to bail out the farmers. He said the hard working and resilient farmers of the state, played a major role in making the country self-reliant in food production by pioneering the ‘Green Revolution’ in late 1960s. However, the farmers are now in distress due to diminishing returns from the agri- DEATH FROM CONTAMINATED WATER Mayor visits victim’s family Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 8 Two days after Sham Kumar, a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar near Model Town here, died after allegedly consuming polluted drinking water, the city Mayor Jagdish Raja, Senior Deputy Mayor Surinder Kaur and Deputy Mayor Harsimranjit Singh Bunty today visited the house of the deceased to express their condolences to the bereaved family. The trio also inspected the ditches dug up in the area by employees of the Municipal Corporation (MC) to look into the faults related to the contamination of water. Mayor Jadish Raja, expressing grief at the death of the resident, said the MC officials who were Mayor Jagdish Raja with the family of the man who died after allegedly consuming polluted water in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO unable to find the fault in time, resulting in trouble to the residents, would be act- ed against. He directed all officials to ensure that clean drinking water was sup- Ambala resident promises help to Aakash Mehra plied to the residents of the city on a priority basis. The kin of the deceased have blamed the MC for the death of the resident. They have specifically cited the lack of the changing of the old water supply pipe in their street as the prime cause for the deterioration in the health of Sham Kumar. They said had the pipe been changed in time, the death wouldn’t have occurred. Notably, the city – which lacks a storm sewer – has a very old pipeline network running across a majority of its areas which becomes the cause of water contamination, many times resulting in the death of residents. The pipelines, especially in the old bazaar areas here, were laid decades ago and haven’t been changed. c m y b culture sector as the production has already reached the stage of plateau, he added. “In such a scenario, these types of initiatives would go a long way in helping the farmers. Participation of renowned players of farm machinery and experts during expo reflects the popularity of this expo,” said the minister. Bajwa also patted the organisers for holding this mega event for upgrading the knowledge of farmers. Punjab Minister Joginder Singh Mann; DC Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma; Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha; Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh; Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajeev Verma; Assistant Commissioner of Police Satinder Chaddha; NRIs Ranjeet Singh Tut and Ranbeer Singh Tut; organiser of the event Jharmal Singh; Congress leader Manoj Mannu; besides others, were also present on the occasion. Prisoner found with mobile, booked Hoshiarpur, February 8 Prison authorities in Central Jail Hoshiarpur, have recovered a mobile from a prisoner. On complaint of assistant jail superintendant, the police have registered another case against the accused. The Assistant Superintendent of Jail Avtar Singh said in the complaint that the warden of the jail, Rajinder Singh, suddenly checked the prison’s barrack number 20 and recovered a mobile from Ravi Kumar. He said Ravi was under trial in a case for which he was booked on June 3, 2015, under Section 363, 366 and 376 POSCO Act of the IPC. The police have registered another case against Ravi Kumar after the above complaint, under the Prisons Act. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 8 Even though the government is not taking any initiative to provide any kind of aid to the city-based 19-yearold Asian Youth Para Games champion Aakash Mehra, a helping hand in the form of financial help is proving to be fruitful to him. Mehra, who has prosthetic legs and is running out of funds for further medical treatment of his artificial limbs, needs financial help for his treatment. Ravi Sharma, a resident of Aakash Mehra, the handicapped youth Ambala, who is currently working in a private company in Kapurthala, has proposed to help the champion. He has decided to help him by bearing all his medical expenses in replacing the prosthetic legs. On this gesture, the mother of the player who works as a household labourer, said, initially political leaders had promised to provide Akash a government job and other cash rewards, but no such action had been taken and now when Akash is preparing for the National Games,the servicing of his amputated legs needs to be done. So, this financial aid would be a great help to the poor family. Meanwhile, Ravi Sharma is also engaged in other such social activities. Lokpal team inspects illegal buildings in the city Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 8 A team from the office of Lokpal, Local bodies today visited the city to assess the illegal buildings constructed in the city. Keeping it a closely guarded secret, the Municipal Corporation officials, including MC Commissioner Dr Basant Garg, did not attend to calls made by the media and even kept dodging journalists throughout the day. The MC has drawn flak for its alleged inaction against many violators. Perturbed over the silence of the MC officials over the issue, many people had lodged complaints with the Lokpal. Though Punjab Lokpal Justice SK Mittal (retd) visit- List of illegal buildings under Lokpal scrutiny ■ BA 400 in Model Town ■ Shiv Vihar Colony, Cheema Chowk ■ EK-188, Phagwara Gate ■ Shop No. 40, Model Town ■ JS Traders, Model Town ■ Showroom construction at Housing Board Colony ■ Multi-storeyed building near bus stand in Mota Singh Nagar ■ Restaurant near Mayor House ■ A building near Jhandewala Peer ■ A residential under- ed Jalandhar in May last year and met the complainants personally, this time, the team came and took away the records of 17 buildings from the MC office. Though the MC officials construction building in Phagwara Gate ■ An illegal colony on Hoshiarpur road ■ Building of former Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur Oberoi ■ A footwear store in Model Town ■ Tour enclave Phase 3, illegal building ■ An illegal building on Nakodar road ■ A building opposite Hotel Indraprastha ■ Illegal flats in JP Nagar are tight-lipped over the reported reprimand they got from the visiting team, sources accompanying the team said some buildings might be sealed in the coming few days.
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