08052018-ATR-01.qxd 5/7/2018 11:29 PM Page 1 TUESDAY | 8 MAY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Villagers get barges Haryanvi andaaz in B-town Flying colours MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla gets two barges for villages near Ravi river. P2 Rohtak boy Jaideep Ahlawat believes will-power takes one far. P3 Is airport look just a fad or a need?. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 29°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.15 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.39 AM 21 outlets sealed in Nehru Shopping Complex Improvement Trust allottees fail to pay installment/rent; other traders given time to make payment Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) on Monday sealed 21 shops in the Nehru Shopping Complex, a commercial place developed by it, as the allottees didn’t deposit their dues with the department. AIT officials said Rs 5.5 crore is pending against the sale and lease of various properties in the complex. Of the total amount, Rs 5 crore is pending for nine shops which the AIT had sold earlier but the allottees had not deposited the due installments. The remaining Rs 50 lakh is pending for 30 shops which the AIT had given on rent. AIT Superintending Engineer Rajiv Sekhri said that out of the 30 defaulters in the rent category, they sealed 19 shops. “Of the remaining 11, five deposited their pending payment on the spot and six promised to do so in three days,” he said. In the sold shop category, the AIT took possession of two shops from the total nine which have defaulted on payments. The officials stated that the remaining seven allottees had given these on rent to third parties and as such the present occupants requested for a time of seven days so that they could take up the matter with owners. “If they fail to make payment, their shops will be sealed,” said Sekhri, adding that the drive was conducted on the orders of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to recover the dues. ~5.5 crore to be collected ■ The Amritsar Improvement Trust has given 30 shops on rent and sold nine shops and most of them are yet to make payment. ■ ~5.5 crore has been pending against the sale and lease of these properties. ■ Five rented outlets make payment on the spot, six others promise to do so in three days and 19 sealed. ■ In the category of sold shops, two sealed and others given seven days. Civic body removes encroachments Amritsar: Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation (MC) organised an anti-encroachment drive in different areas of the city. The MC had earlier given seven days to people to remove encroachments. Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia said the drive was conducted under the supervision of Inspector Sajjan Singh. Encroachments were removed from the area outside church on court road, main road of Golden Avenue and Ram Talai Chowk. Bhatia said Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu had asked them to remove the encroachments from the city and get public places and roadsides vacated. The MC had a few days ago warned the roadside vendors and traders to remove their goods from streets and footpaths. TNS Woman alleges rape, 1 booked Amritsar, May 7 A 28-year-old woman has accused a local resident of raping her. Accused Amarjit Singh of Tanana village is at large, the police said. In her complaint to the Bhindi Saida police station, she stated that she was asleep in her room along with her family members on April 26 when the accused scaled the wall to enter her room at around 12 midnight. He allegedly covered her mouth and pulled her to a room in the verandah where he raped her. At that time, her husband had gone to Hoshiarpur. When he returned on Sunday, she narrated the entire episode to him following which the couple approached the police. The police said raids were on to arrest the accused. — TNS Youth ends life Amritsar, May 7 An alcoholic youth, identified as Nirmal Singh, allegedly committed suicide by getting himself strangulated with a dupatta on the Sultanwind road here on Sunday. The death is still a mystery as his body was spotted lying in bed with his neck wrapped with a dupatta.He was alone at home when he took the extreme step. His wife had gone to work. He was found lying in the bed by a neighbour. The police said he apparently committed suicide but they are awaiting his postmortem examination report for further action. The police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. — TNS Officials of the Amritsar Improvement Trust seal shops of those who haven't cleared their dues; and (right) traders take out their goods before the locking of their shops at the Nehru Shopping Complex in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR PSEB: Girls outshine boys Trader gets extortion call SNIPPETS Refuses to lodge police complaint; cops on alert Navneet Kaur, who ranked ninth in the PSEB Class XII results, being congratulated by her school staff and parents in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) declared its final merit list for Class XII on Monday. Girls have once again proved their mettle, bagging the top three positions in the district. A total of 10 students from Amritsar have made it into merit list of the board. Navneet Kaur of Dashmesh Public Senior Secondary School, Mehta Chowk, stood first in the district and 11th in the overall merit list. She attributes her success to her parents and teachers and wants to study cardiology. After scoring 97.11%, she said, “I want to go abroad to pursue my education.” Harmandeep Kaur, a student of Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Bhakna Khurd, stood second in the district and was Two nabbed with pistol Tribune News Service Amritsar: The CIA staff have nabbed two persons — Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, and Sajan of Ekta Nagar — for allegedly possessing 1,120 intoxicating tablets, a USA-made pistsol, two magazines and four cartridges of .32 bore. A police party signalled to stop on Chamrang road. They took a U-turn to flee but caught. They have been booked under Sections 22, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act. TNS Amritsar, May 7 A city resident, who owns a grocery shop, received an extortion call from an anonymous number here yesterday. He hasn’t given any formal complaint to the police but the incident has made the police alert. According to information, the police have alerted its intelligence sleuths, asking them to keep a close eye on the movements of suspicious elements near his house, shop and the route he takes from his residence to shop. The trader has requested the mediapersons not to get his name published as he feels that it will leave him inconvenienced. JS Walia, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Car looted at gunpoint Haritika Devgan (95.11%) with her family on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR ranked 15th overall. She secured 96.22%. She had vocational studies as her stream. She wants to study law. Her father Bhupinder Singh is a labourer. She resides with her maternal aunt and uncle. “I hail from Ludhiana. I have been living here with my aunt Kulwant Kaur and uncle Satnaam Singh. They are instrumental in my success.” Haritika Devgan, a student of Bhabha Public School, Amritsar, who also cracked for JEE (Main) exam 2018 recently, aspires for a career in computer engineering. She stood 20th in the merit list with 95.11%. Other students who came in the merit list include Manasi Sharma, Navneet Kaur, Akansha, Navroop Kaur, Amritpal Singh, Anachal, Tasish Soni. The PSEB had earlier released provisional result on April 23 and now have come out with complete result. Phagwara: Four unidentified car-borne armed robbers took away a Polo car (PB-09AD9345) from Palahai Gate Phagwara resident Sarabjot Singh at pistolpoint near Royal Kings Resorts on Phagwara-Jalandhar highway on Monday evening. ASP Sandeep Malik said the police had registered a case against the unidentified accused. The victim was returning to Phagwara when the robbers in a Swift car intercepted the victim's vehicle, forcing him to stop. — OC ...in Tarn Taran too Tarn Taran: A businessman in Tarn Taran has been directed by unknown persons to pay Rs 50 lakh in case he doesn’t want his son to be kidnapped. The police didn’t disclose the name of the trader on his request. The extortion letter was found hung on the gate of the trader’s house on the morning of April 21. The letter read that if he failed to Police, said the police took the matter seriously and no stone would be left unturned to identify and nab the unscrupulous elements who made the extortion call. “We are verifying the facts and details in the case,” he added. The trader had received an pay them, his son would be kidnapped. Station House Officer Manjinder Singh (SubInspector ) said the police were investigating the case. A case under Sections 385, 387 and 511 of the IPC has been registered. According to information, the businessman is thinking to migrate from the town to keep his family safe. OC extortion call through a mobile application. They demanded Rs 20 lakh from him, it has been learnt. The trader is not ready to talk to the media. He runs a grocery shop in Rambagh. According to the police, he has hired private armed guards. Heroin seized, two arrested Tarn Taran: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly possessing 56 gm of heroin. A team of the narcotics cell, led by ASI Paramjit Singh, arrested Sahib Singh of Thathgarh village and recovered 50 gm of heroin. Meanwhile, a team of the CIA staff, led by ASI Sukhdev Singh, arrested Ajaypal Singh of Jarmasatpur village and recovered six gm of heroin. They have been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC Capt in Tarn Taran on May 17 Tarn Taran: The district administration has started making arrangements for the state-level function to be held here on May 17. Capt Amarinder Singh will be the chief guest. Volunteers of the Drug Awareness Prevention Officers programme from several districts will take part in the function. Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal held a meeting of officials regarding the function. OC City gets ~15 cr for development works It is the first installment of the promised ~100 cr by the Chief Minister Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 Assuring that the development works in the city will be undertaken at a quicker pace, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu on Monday received the first installment of the grant promised by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sindhu in Chandigarh. MC Commissioner Sonali Giri also accompanied him to meet higher-ups. The grant is meant to initiate developmental works under the MC, including the solid waste management project. “During his visit to the city in February, the CM had promised Rs 100 crore. He had announced that cities like Amritsar would be developed with a thorough plan- ❝ The Chief Minister had in February promised ~100 crore. He had announced that cities will be developed with a thorough planning. ❞ KARAMJIT SINGH RINTU, Mayor ning, for which the first installment has been released,” informed Rintu. Besides, the Department of Local Government also released an amount of Rs 3.46 crore for resumption of garbage lifting under the solid waste management project. The Mayor also met officials of the HPCL and signed an MoU pertaining to amount of Rs 12 crore. “We have worked very hard to get the funds. Funds will be released time and again, depending on the pace of the projects,” he said. “Almost a grant of Rs 112 crore has been promised to us, out of which Rs 30 crore has already been allotted,” he added. He assured that he would work to get Rs 60 crore till June for big projects.
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