06052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/6/2018 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 6 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sports Let’s laugh... Of chills & thrills City girl Sargun Kaur bags bronze at National Karate Championship. P2 On World Laughter Day, celebrities from entertainment industry share humour P3 Spy thriller A Most Wanted Man to premiere this weekend. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 41°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX MAX 36°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7:10 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.39 AM Land scam accused have their properties attached Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi Hoshiarpur, May 5 The Enforcement Directorate’s (ED’s) action of attaching properties of the accused in the multi-crore Hoshiarpur-Jalandhar National Highway four-laning project land acquisition scam has come as a major jolt for the accused. Not only the properties purchased by them after the scam but also those they owned already before it, including their residences and workplaces, have been attached by the ED. Also, the properties owned by the family members of the five Not only the properties purchased by the accused after the scam but also those they owned before it have been attached by the ED accused have also been attached by the ED, making the number of people whose properties have been attached, go up to 10. RTI Awareness Forum Punjab’s Chairman Rajiv Vashisht gave the details of the attached properties. He said the attached properties include the business locations of the accused Parteek Gupta, who was arrested at the Delhi airport while trying to flee from India. The attached land includes 388 marla land in Khawaspur (Pipalnawala), 160 marla land in Patti village, 600 sq yard plot No. 47A and 2,500 square yard plot in Focal Point Hoshiarpur having Gupta’s factories. The accused Jasvinderpal’s house and shop have also been attached. His properties with 142 marla land in Khawaspur village (Pipalnawala), his house Lilly Cottage on Sutehri Road in 28 marla, 9 marla of shop in New vegetable market Hoshiarpur, and approximately 9 kanal 5 marla land on the main road JalandharHoshiarpur, and 3 kanal 2 marla in Dagana Kalan have been attached. The ED’s action has a major setback for SAD leader and former Market Committee Chairman Avtar Singh Johal and his family. His showrooms in the village of 5 kanal 8 marla land in Singriwal, from the name of Avtar Singh Johal, in addition to this, in Khawaspur village, about 3 kanal 4 marla land on names of Avtar Singh Johal and wife Virenderjeet Kaur, 4 kanal land situated in Hardokhanpur village on name of Varinderjit Kaur, 4 kanal 3 marla land situated near Keharwali in Dasuya of Avtar Johal, his 12 kanal land on Jalandhar road and 20 marla on name of his son Lovejot Singh in Khawaspur, are also attached. Cooperative Bank Hoshiarpur’s Chairman Satvinder Pal Singh Dhatt’s land in Khawaspur 16 kanal 2 marla, 36 kanal 10 marla in Purheeran, 18 kanal 10 marla in Ambala Jattan, 62 kanal 13 marla in Ramdaspur totaling to 133 kanal 15 marla. On his wife Sukhwinder Kaur’s name 23 kanal 8 marla in Khawaspur, 35 kanal 14 marlas in Ramdaspur, totalling to 59 kanal 2 marla have been attached by ED. Thus, a total of 192 canals and 17 marla land of Dhatt’s family has been attached. Harpinder Singh Gill, a councillor of the SAD, has 16 kanal 15 marla, including 12 kanal 14 marlas in Khawaspur, 4 kanal 1 marla in Hardokhanpur, his wife Harjinder Kaur a total of 16 kanals, 8 marla, including 13 kanal 5 marlas in Khawaspur, 3 kanal 3 marla in Fatehgarh Niara attached by ED. Their son Amritpreet Singh Gill, living in Canada, has 17 kanal 12 marlas in Khawaspur attached by the ED. Thus, the family has 50 kanal 14 marla land attached, including their residence in Ranjit Singh Nagar, Hoshiarpur and rubber factory in the focal point. BOBBY’S BHOG CEREMONY TODAY UT order on snacks in cinemas gives residents food for thought Arrest youth’s killers, Guv urged Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 5 After the Chandigarh Administration’s directive to the cinema halls in City Beautiful to rationalise the prices of food items and beverages sold to the viewers, residents of the city have demanded that the order be made applicable to the multiplexes here. Last month, the Bombay High Court had said that viewers could not be prohibited from bringing their own eatables and drinks inside the theatres and multiplexes when shops in the complex are serving the food items and beverages at a higher price. The court is also believed to have said that either people should be allowed to take food items brought with them inside or else the vendors inside should not be A FILE PHOTO allowed to sell anything. Taking note of these, residents of Jalandhar were of the view that if it could happen in Chandigarh, why not in Jalandhar. Said Manpreet Singh, a student, “Watching movies both in single screen theatres and multiplexes was a big deal for us. From parking charges to watching a movie, it cost us a lot. Even this was bearable but the eatables sold above the market rate price (MRP) was something that was hard to chew. Hence, most of the time, we preferred to keep our tummy full before making plans for a movie. His friend Inderpreet interjected to say this was not possible as on some week days, compulsory tick- Poor check on autos violating SNIPPETS 8-month RI for traffic rules, rue commuters drug peddling Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, May 5 Overloaded auto-rickshaws and the use of goods carriers for ferrying passengers are rampant in the city and surrounding areas. Though the Motor Vehicles Act does not allow passenger vehicles to ferry more commuters than their seating capacity, people can be seen travelling while hanging out from these vehicles. A resident, Yuvraj Singh, said, “Overloaded auto-rickshaws have become a major cause of accidents. They block the view of motorists and drivers of other vehicles, which causes accidents.” He said, “A majority of these accidents go unreported despite motorists receiving grievous injuries. Many a time, victims avoid registering a case. They prefer to receive a paltry amount from auto drivers for getting treatment.” Narinder Kumar, who was hit by an auto-rickshaw, Hoshiarpur: Additional District and Sessions Judge here has sentenced Hardev Singh, a resident of Chaggran village, to eight months’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 3,000 in a drugs peddling case. If he does not pay the fine, he will have to undergo another 15 days’ imprisonment. On May 31, 2015, during checking near Bohan village, cops had nabbed the accused and seized 55 gm of intoxicant powder from him. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. OC said, “I had an accident with an overloaded auto-rickshaw over six months ago. It resulted in a fracture on my right hand. He was admitted to a private hospital. He did not opt for registering a case as he thought it was not a proper solution. He said, “There is an urgent need to implement traffic norms. Otherwise, accidents will only increase.” As per information from the traffic wing, 285 challans were issued to auto-rickshaws last month, which involved rash driving, drunken driving, not carrying proper documents, having a loud music system etc, while the number of over-loading challans of autos with school children was 62. ACP Traffic, Harvinder , Singh, said, “We have been receiving complaints that auto-rickshaw drivers have been driving irresponsibly on city roads. A regular drive to check those who violate the law and not carry documents is going on. A number of challans have also been issued.” EC notice to SAD Jalandhar: The Returning Officer (RO) for the Shahkot bypoll has issued a notice to the SAD for violating the election code during their protest on Friday. SDM Shahkot-cum-RO Jagjit Singh issued a notice to Charan Singh, circle in charge of the SAD, Shahkot, asking him to respond to him in person in writing on the issue over the code violation. He said the party leaders held a gathering and staged a protest and entered the SDM office, not caring for the Model Code of Conduct. TNS c m y b ets are offered to customers that offer a combo of eatables at discounted rates. Therefore, either the price should be regulated or eatables from outside should be allowed, he added. “This monopoly at the multiplexes has been debated for long and it is good that the authorities and citizens have taken cognizance of it,” said Raaj, a bank official. He also put forth many questions, “Why was the price of food items hiked? Why couldn’t we carry our own food items and why do we have to pay extra?” The manager at PVR had an answer to this as he said, “Food from outside is prohibited due to security reasons and the rates have been fixed by the managing directors of the multiplex who are not available at the moment to respond.” Raaj said the coke that was available at the PVR for Rs 270 to Rs 300 for regular and standard varieties was available in the market at a lesser price. Even the prices of basic varieties of popcorn, sandwiches, burgers and tea are exorbitant.” Similar was the situation at Sarab Multiplex where the cinema managers boast of the quality of their food but the viewers were not positive in their response and claimed they had no choice but to get exploited by the vendor’s monopoly . RB Sharma, Deputy General Manager, said, “Eatables and drinks of branded quality are served at the movie halls. That’s why, the charges are higher than the MRP . Moreover, as hygiene is an issue, we usually prefer people not bringing in eatables from outside.” Our Correspondent Phagwara, May 5 After meetings between the Director General of Police, Suresh Arora, and the General Samaj Manch, Dalit leaders and Manch representatives have started knocking the doors of the Governor in connection with the Phagwara communal clashes that took place on the night of April 13. After a meeting between the Governor and members of the Manch, a delegation of the Bahujan Samaj Party informed the Governor about the situation in Phagwara. They demanded adequate compensation for the family of the Dalit youth Yaswant alias Bobby who was killed in the firing and a job for one of his family members. The delegation demanded immediate arrest of the killers and withdrawal of false cases registered against the innocent youth. The delegation of General Samaj Manch demanded immediate arrest of those responsible for communal clashes that took place on the night of April 13. Meanwhile, heavy police and paramilitary forces were deployed in sensitive areas of the town to maintain law and order. Meanwhile, the Bhog ceremony of Bobby would be held at Phagwara tomorrow, i,e, Sunday, May 6.
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