08052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/8/2018 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 8 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Civil Hospital Haryanvi andaaz in B-town Flying colours Exorbitant prices charged from patients, attendants for parking vehicles P2 Rohtak boy Jaideep Ahlawat believes will-power takes one far. P3 Airport look has become the talk of town and flavour of the season. So is it just a fad or a need? P4 FORECAST CLOUDY SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7:06 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.32 AM ~27 lakh embezzlement charge in coop society Brave girl ❝During the inquiry,tune embezzlement to the Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Despite multiple injuries and fractures in her spine, 15-yearold Khushi of Cambridge School going to her school with a smile in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH (SEE ALSO P2) Car snatched at gunpoint Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 7 Unidentified assailants looted a car near a resort in Phagwara late on Monday evening. According to SSP , Kapurthala, Sandeep Sharma, the accused, in their late twenties, had masked faces and snatched the car from a Jalandhar-based businessman. He added that the police were investigating whether the assailants were known to the victim and had taken away the car for some loan repayment issue or it was a case of highway robbery. Man run over by train Our correspondent Phagwara, May 7 An unidentified youth was run over by a running diesel multiple unit (DMU) train near the Phagwara railway station on Sunday. The G RP have a registered a case and sent the body to the local Civil Hospital. Jalandhar, May 7 An alleged embezzlement, amounting to Rs 27 lakh, has come to the fore in a cooperative agriculture and multipurpose society in Bhogpur. This is a tentative amount that an inquiry report has revealed and the amount of embezzlement may be more. Eleven elderly persons from Loharan and nearby villages reached the rural police station and alleged that their hard-earned money had been misused by the society secretary. Before complaining to the SSP (rural) police, they had approached the Cooperative Department several times. According to the complainants, the account statements of loan and other accounts were issued by the society, but amounts were never deposited and entries were not made in the account books. The complainants on Monday lodged the complaint against the secretary of the society with the SSP ❞ SURINDER SINGH, Assistant Registrar Residents of Loharan village show complaint letter against Bhogpur-based agricultural society at the district headquarters of the rural police in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH (rural) police. The sufferers said they had deposited different amounts on different dates with the society in savings bank, loans and FDR accounts. They further alleged that the FDRs and other receipts were issued, but when some of them contacted the society, they found that the receipts were fictitious and amounts were never deposited in their bank accounts and the cooperative bank under which the society worked. Harbhajan Singh (76), a farmer who was unable to walk properly, had come to the rural police district headquarter to seek justice. He said all his life with much difficulty, he had earned the money and now he did not know where the money had gone. “I don’t know what will happen, my Rs 6 lakh has gone away,” the elderly said, hoping that action would be taken in the matter and he would get his money back. Other sufferers include Raghubir Singh (79), Malkiat Singh (75), Hardayal Singh (77), Darshan Singh (80), Beant Singh (87), Charan- preet Singh, Manohar Singh (76), Gurnam Singh (67), Gurbachan Singh (88). Assistant Registrar (AR) Surinder Singh, under whose supervision the inquiry is being conducted, said during the inquiry, embezzlement to the tune of Rs 26,97,000 had been detected so far and the figure could increase further. He added that the secretary of the society was at fault and action would be taken shortly. Deputy Registrar (DR) Santokh Lal said the inquiry report had come and the action would be taken accordingly. HOSHIARPUR LAND SCAM Jasleen Kaur tops district in Class XII exam Vigilance completes Daughter of a carpenter, Jasleen shines despite odds; 18 from Merit School make it to merit list PSEB CLASS XII RESULTS Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 7 Jasleen Kaur, a student of Meritorious School in Jalandhar and daughter of a carpenter, has topped in the district in the PSEB Class XII exams. Hailing from Chakrala village in Kartarpur, Jasleen did her Class X from Government Senior Secondary School Mustafapur. Eighteen students from Meritorious School, Jalandhar, made it to the state merit list of the PSEB Class XII exams. Of these, 15, including district topper Jasleen Kaur, were girls and three were boys. While 12 of them had opted for the science stream, six were from the commerce stream. Mehma, a student from Merit School, Jalandhar, got the fourth position in the district. One of three sisters at her home, Jasleen got 96 per cent marks, bagging the 16th position in the state and first in the district. Her siblings study in Class X and XII standards. Unable to pay her fee at the private college where she Some of the students with top positions in PSEB Class XII exam went to study in Class XI, Jasleen had to opt out of studies because her father couldn’t pay the exorbitant fee. However, on being guided by her teachers, she opted for the meritorious school Jalandhar, where she studied the medical stream and has bagged the top honour now. “I am feeling very nice. It’s a dream come true for me. My father has been very supportive all through and always sustained my education. I now want to opt for either BSc or pharmacy,” she said. While she also appeared for the NEET exams, she is also keeping her fingers crossed for the outcome of the same. She gave the credit for her result to her teachers at the meritorious school and her parents. Rajvir Singh and Yukti Dhiman joint 3rd Kulwinder Kaur, a student of KMV Collegiate Senior Sec- Rajvir Singh (non-medical) of Meritorious School and Yuk- Tribune News Service Firemen control fire at a stationery shop in the Mai Hiran Gate area in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH a huge difficulty in reaching the mishap site. While the department is yet to identify ondary School, has stood second in the district, with 96 per cent marks, attaining 17th rank in the state. She was studying humanities. Kulwinder, who specially shifted from Gurdaspur to Jalandhar for her studies, said she studied for eight to10 hours a day during her exams. While Kulwinder’s father, Sukhwinder Singh, is a farmer, her mother Jaswinder Kaur is a housewife. Claiming she liked every single subject that she studied, Kuwinder aspires to be an IAS officer. While she credits her parents for her success, she also thanked her teachers for her scores. Kulwinder attained 95.7 marks, getting 17th position in the state. Kulwinder Kaur (second) Stationery shop gutted in Mai Hira Gate area of city Jalandhar, May 7 A stationary shop in the Mai Hira gate area was gutted on Monday afternoon. A huge amount of smoke was coming out of the shop which was situated in the congested narrow lanes in the area. It took over six fire tenders to douse the flames. Though no one was injured in the incident, the entire stationery material kept inside the shop was destroyed in the incident. Also, due to the location of the shop inside the narrow lanes, the Fire Brigade faced of Rs 26, 97,000 has been detected so far and the figure can increase further. The secretary of the society is at fault and action will be taken shortly. the exact reason of the fire, it seemed to have been caused due to a short-circuit. ti Dhiman (humanities) of HMV Collegiate Senior Secondary School have jointly bagged the third position in the district, attaining 18th position in the district. Rajvir Singh, a son of a TV mechanic, belongs to Jassu Mazara village in Nawanshahr. Rajvir credited his father Dalbir Singh and mother Anita for his success. While he seeks a scholarship to pursue his further studies, he said he hadn’t thought much about the path ahead, but will probably opt for engineering. Bagging the third spot in the district, Yukti Dhiman, a student of HMV Collegiate School Jalandhar, has made her mother proud who, along with her college teachers, she credits for her success. Yukti, who lost her father in 2013, was single-handedly brought up by her mother Suman Dhiman. While her elder sister studies abroad, Yukti’s younger brother studies in the seventh standard. Yukti said she had always been supported by her mother - who insisted on proper education for her kids despite the odds. While she said she daily rested after coming home from college, she studied for three to four hours daily. Yukti plans to pursue BCom at HMV after which she plans to become a teacher. Bhanu Priya and Amritpal Singh (fourth) Bhanu Priya of Government Senior Secondary School Nehru Garden and Amritpal Singh of Meritorious School jointly bagged the fourth position in the district by attaining the 19th rank on the state merit list. Bhanu Priya said,”Im feeling very nice. I had expected this result and finally got it.” Daughter of taxi driver Narinder Pal, Bhanu and her three sisters and a brother were tutored with much financial constraints. While she aspires to be a banker, Bhanu said she studied till 23 am, then got up again at 6 am to complete her studies. While an accident in 2014 rendered her father unable to continue with his job for some time. However, the family stayed put and tided over the hard times with perseverance and help from her maternal and paternal grandparents. probe, to file chargesheet soon Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 7 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has finally completed its investigation in the Hoshiarpur land scam case and has prepared reports to send these to the departments concerned of the seven government officials accused in the scam. Nageshwar Rao, Director (Vigilance), told The Tribune that the department would send these reports to the respective departments to seek sanction for the prosecution of these officials. The field investigation is over. After we receive the sanction from the government, we will move ahead with the prosecution, said Rao. The officials booked by the Vigilance Department were Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officer Anand Sagar Sharma, who was posted as SDM in the area, the then tehsildar, Hoshiarpur, Baljinder Singh, then naib tehsildar Manjeet Singh, patwaris Daljeet Singh and Parminder Singh, clerk Sandeep Kumar, and registry clerk Sukhwinder Jeet Singh. The FIR was registered by the economic offences wing of the VB in Ludhiana, under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant), 420 (cheating), 467, 468 and 471 (forgery), besides 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. While the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has already directed the revenue authorities to “preinform” in case any sale of properties is initiated by the accused, the agency is in the process of identifying the properties bought by the accused from excessive compensation. As per the ED officials, it will only attach properties equivalent to the value of the excessive compensation received by accused in the Hoshiarpur land scam. Mother-in-law among 3 booked in house fire incident Our Correspondent Tanda Urmar (Hoshiarpur), May 7 With regard to Sunday’s fire incident in which a woman and her son were killed and three others were seriously injured at Sant Ishar Singh Colony in Tanda, the police have booked two more persons along with the main accused. Jinda’s mother and deceased Rajwant’s motherin-law have also been booked. After the death of Rajwant Kaur and her son Harmanpreet Singh, the Tanda police, on the basis of the statements of Lachhman Singh, booked Joginder Singh Jinda and his mother, residents of Isher Singh Colony, and Rajwant’s moth- c m y b er-in-law Gurmeet Kaur, wife of Davinder Singh of Dhoorian village. Investigation officer Rashpal Singh told The Tribune that in the investigation so far, it had come out that Rajwant Kaur was actually a resident of village Dhoorian where she was married to a man named Ravi Kumar and he was not mentally stable. So Rajwant had left her inlaws’ house and was living in a live-in relationship with Kuldeep Singh for the past three years. The child who had died yesterday was born during this time of the live-in relationship, while two more children who were injured in the incident were from the first wife of Kuldeep Singh. Confirming the matter, the sarpanch of Dhurian village, Bhupinderjeet Kaur, said Rajwant was married to Ravi, son of Gurmeet Kaur, in 2012 and had not yet divorced. According to investigating officer Rachpal Singh, Gurmeet Kaur used to consider Kuldeep Singh like her son and he stayed in her house or seven-eight years. Ravi’s mental condition was not good due to which Ranjwant Kaur came closer to Kuldeep Singh and three years ago, both of them left Dhurian village. Since then Rajwant was living at his house (Kuldeep’s house) in Tanda in a live-in relationship with him. According to the investigating officer, the injured elderly Lachman Singh had told the police, in a statement, that the accused Jinda’s wife had died due to swallowing poison some time ago, for which he was assuming Kuldeep responsible for it. Gurmeet Kaur’s relations with Rajwant were also strained since she had left home. Due to the same rivalry, the accused Jinda, his mother (name not known) and Gurmeet Kaur had planned this incident and executed it. After the incident, the police lodged a case against Joginder Singh Jinda, his mother and Dhoorian woman Gurmeet Kaurand has started investigation.
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