23022018-ATR-01.qxd 2/23/2018 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 23 FEBRUARY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE MPs at Khalsa College Head-ing for trouble Kanika heads to Milan Three Punjabi-origin Canadian MPs visit Khalsa College in Amritsar. P2 At the Milan fashion week, models walked the ramp donning turbans. P3 Not many people know that singer Kanika Kapoor was a part of fashion industry. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 26°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C MIN 11°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.05 AM Mystery shrouds youth’s death, one booked Capturing moments Deceased found dead in a gutter; family alleges murder TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Students click pictures during at an inter-college flower show at Khalsa College in Amritsar on Thursday. SUNIL KUMAR SEE ALSO P2 SNIPPETS Man held with opium Amritsar: The Tarsikka police arrested a person with 200-gm opium. The accused has been identified as Ribjit Singh of Chaul Chak village in Batala. On suspicion, a police party headed by ASI Manjit Singh stopped Ribjit near the bus stand of Jeevan Pandher village. During checking, the police found contraband from his possession. A case under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS One arrested with intoxicants Amritsar: The Gharinda police arrested a person with 105 intoxicant tablets. The accused has been identified as Jaspal Singh of Lahori Mall village. Police officers said a naka was laid at the Hoshiarnagar T-point and after seeing the police, the accused immediately turned back. On suspicion, the police stopped him and confiscated the habitforming drugs. A case has been registered against the accused. TNS ‘Checksaleofhabit-formingdrugs’ Amritsar: The Deputy Commissioner convened a meeting of Health Department officials and drug licensing authorities here on Thursday. The DC asked them to intensify their drive to check the sale of habitforming drugs. DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said the Health Department could seek the help of police stations concerned and other government departments in conducting raids at chemist shops. Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Prabhdeep Kaur, in charge of Swami Vivekananda Drug De-addiction Centre Dr PD Garg, Zonal Drug Licensing Authority Kulwinder Singh and drug inspectors Sukhdeep Singh and Amarpal Singh were present at the meeting. The DC also asked health officials to make public aware of drug deaddiction facilities available in the public sector. TNS Old enmity behind murder of Baba Bakala youth, claim police Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 22 The police today said an old enmity was the reason behind the murder of a youth, indentified as Sandeep Singh (24). The deceased, a resident of Baba Bakala, was shot dead by two motorcycleborne youths on Tuesday evening. Amritsar (Rural) SSP Parampal Singh said CCTV footage and police investigations revealed that Sandeep was killed by Gupartap Singh and his accomplice Veer Singh, both residents of Sathiala. Though one of the accused Veer Singh was arrested, Gurpartap managed to give the police the slip. The police said Veer Singh had confessed to the crime. The probe revealed that Stars come calling around two years ago, Sandeep had beaten up Gurpartap and he was harbouring a grudge. However, Sandeep was jailed in the case. He came out on bail around a month ago. On Tuesday evening when Sandeep was returning home, the accused exchanged heated arguments with him. Gurpartap, who was riding pillion, took out a pistol and fired two gunshots at him. The bullets hit the deceased in the ribs and hips, who succumbed to injuries on his way to the hospital. A case under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 24, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered. The accused were identified on the basis of a cellphone recovered at the crime scene. Amritsar, February 22 A youth was found dead in a gutter in the Vallah area here today. The deceased has been identified as Prince, a resident of Indira Colony in the Mustafabad area. Prince was missing for the past five days while his family alleged that he was murdered and later, his body was dumped in the gutter outside a marriage resort in the Vallah area. The police said they were investigating the matter and the cause of death could be ascertained after receiving the report of a post-mortem examination. Malkeet Singh, father of the deceased, said his son had gone with Ajay Kumar of same the area for some work around five days ago, but he did not return. Malkeet said Ajay’s residence was now locked. Enraged over the death, family members of the National theatre festival from February 24 Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 22 The 15th National-Level Theatre Festival will be organised in the city from February 24 to March 5. A number of theatre groups all across India will take part in the festival. It is being organised by Manch-Rangmanch, Amritsar; North-Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala; Ministry of Cultural Affairs and others. Plays will be staged at Virsa Vihar from 6.30 pm onwards. Singers should refrain from songs that glorify arms, gangsters: Artistes PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in Amritsar on Thursday. SUNIL KUMAR SEE P2 Amritsar, February 22 At a time when the gun culture and violence are being promoted in Punjabi songs and these are getting popular among the youth, the artiste fraternity has expressed its deep concern. Artistes are of the view that Punjabi singers should behave responsibly and refrain from singing songs that glorify arms, gangsters, liquor consumption and present women as commodity. They say the government should also take strict action against such singers. Psychologists said such provocative songs had deep impacts, especially on the minds of young generation. Songs promoting weapons, gangsters and presenting women in a bad taste shape their minds in this age of social media, they added. Deep Devinder, a noted writer, said meaningless and obscene songs sung by singers and broadcasting them repeatedly on Punjabi channels had been hurting c m y b Kewal Dhaliwal the mother tongue. He said the Punjabi language was the 10th most speaking language in the world. Punjabi was considered as a language of sufis that attract people all over world, he said. “Bringing vulgarity, promoting guns and liquor has badly hurt the Punjabi language,” he added. Harinder Sohal, punjabi singer and musician, expressed his anguish and said they were all equally responsible for deteriorating Punjabi singing. “Singers usually say the people like these songs and so they sing them. The audience should Continued on page 2 Family members of the deceased (inset) and others protest in Amritsar on Thursday. deceased protested in the Batala road area. They demanded immediate registration of a murder case against Ajay. Additional Deputy Com- missioner of Police (ADCP) Jagjit Singh Walia said a case under Section 302 of the IPC had been registered against Ajay Kumar on the complaint of the deceased’s father. The ADCP said further investigations were on. He said the autopsy report would ascertain the cause of the death. Walia said raids were on to arrest the accused. Four arrested for firing at biker Amritsar, February 22 The police have arrested four youths for allegedly opening fire at a biker. Yuvraj Singh was shot at by unidentified persons at Vikas Nagar here yesterday. The victim was operated upon today and his condition is said to be out of danger. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lakhbir Singh confirmed the development and said they would be produced in juvenile court tomorrow. The ADCP said an altercation over driving the bike at a high speed was the reason behind the incident. He said, “As per investigations, the youths stopped Yuvraj for driving rashly and this led to heated arguments. Later, one of the accused brought a pistol and shot at the victim. He suffered a gunshot injury in the stomach.” Though people claimed that around six gunshots were fired, the police found only two bullet shells from the spot, the ADCP said. Harish Behal, SHO of the Chheharta police station, said the police were waiting for the approval of doctors for recoding victim’s statement.— TNS
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