11052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/11/2018 1:04 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 11 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Bus stand From best friends to Mr & Mrs A beautiful relation Jalandhar bus stand to sport new look, violators to be fined by the authorities. P2 Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi get married in a low-key ceremony. P3 Arina Dey says it is a great feeling to play the role of a mother. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 38°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.05 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.44 AM In poll mode Accused commits suicide in Tanda police station Made noose with bandages in bathroom to hang himself TANDA FIRE INCIDENT MLA Rana Gurjit Singh offers tea to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh at an election rally for Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi for the bypoll at Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH EMBEZZLEMENT OF ~27 LAKH Accused suspended, FIR sought Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 10 After a scam amounting to Rs 27 lakh in a cooperative society was unearthed recently, the accused secretary of the society, based in Bhogpur, has been suspended. Deputy registrar (DR), Santokh Lal, has written to the SSP (Rural), asking him to file an FIR against the accused as he had been using the money deposited by the victims for his personal use. In the report written to the SSP, he has mentioned that the inquiry was going on and there could be a major increase in the embezzled amount. The embezzled amount is of two years i.e. 2015 and 2016 and the checking of records of 2017 and 2018 is still to be done which will add to the amount of misappropriation of the money. The complainants from Loharan and nearby villages had come to the SSP rural district headquarters to lodge a complaint against the accused on May 7. According to the complainants, the account statements of the 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 (rural) police. The victims said they had deposited different amounts on different dates with the society in savings bank, loans and FDR continued on page 2 SNIPPETS Woman’s earrings snatched Hoshiarpur: Two bike-borne robbers escaped after snatching the earrings of an elderly woman, Chander Lekhi, wife of Umesh Lekhi, from the Nai Abadi area in the heart of the town. As soon as the information was received, the police started investigating the case. The victim is a close relative of the BJP MP from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi. Chander Lekhi, 62, the victim, told the police that she was returning home from the market on foot. Suddenly, two men riding a motorcycle came from behind her on the road. One of them blocked her passage and in a moment, snatched both her ear earrings and escaped from the spot. The whole incident of robbery was captured on the CCTV camera installed in a nearby house. On the basis of the footage the police has started the search for the accused. OC Mobile phone, purse snatched Phagwara: Some unidentified motorcycle robbers snatched a mobile phone, a purse containing Rs 5,000 as cash and an ATM card from an Andhra Pradesh resident Narinder Reddy, a B tech student of the Lovely Professional University in Phagwara last night. The robbers beat him up mercilessly before fleeing. The victim was returning to his PG room in Phagwara. The police have registered a case. OC Passport sewa kendra Phagwara: After being sanctioned by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the month of June last year, the post office passport seva kendra will be operational in the city from May 14. P2 Workers busy in a football industry in Jalandhar on Thursday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH No orders for FIFA; industry pins hopes on domestic supply Says ahead of World Cup, craze in youth boosts business Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 10 For the FIFA World Cup that is scheduled to be held next month in Russia, Jalandhar’s sports industry, which is the biggest manufacturing hub in the nation, will not be exporting anything that would contribute to the World Cup in anyway. The reason: Countries like Vietnam, China and Pakistan are posing a major competition to the Indian products. This has certainly upset the local industrialists who used to get orders of the promotional soccer balls till last moment. There are around 100 manufacturing units of football in the district. “Rattan brothers”, a Jalandhar-based sports goods maker who had also exported promotional balls (with official FIFA stamps) many times until 2014, also did not get any order. Vijay Khinder, one of the partners of the company that manufactures footballs under the brand “Rabro”, said this time, there was no order for the event. “Though, we have a regular supply overseas which is quite well, there are still no orders for the FIFA event,” Khinder said. He added that the domestic supply increases in this season, ahead of the World Cup as FIFA fever increases among youngsters everywhere. General secretary of the Sports Goods Export Promotional Council Vipan Mahajan said there were no orders of promotional footballs. “China, Pakistan and Vietnam have got orders. They have a cheap labour and best technology which is why they have surpassed India in getting orders,” he added. He said until 1992, India had no competitor. “Professional and promotional balls used to get manufactured here, but various reasons added to the downfall,” the general secretary added. Mahajan, while reminiscing old times, said that such was the demand that due to the shortage of labour, many orders had to be cancelled. That was the best time for Jalandhar’s industry. He said Vietnam was a new competitor for India this time, it has cheapest labour in the world and it has even left China behind. “Earlier, around 5,000 micro small units used to run in the district with other small and big manufacturing units, but these have got closed,” he said. Industrialists said the reputation of Pakistan’s sports industry was way better than India’s, that is why the orders mostly go to Pakistan. Domestic demand raises hope Industrialists are hopeful and are envisaging great surge in business as the demand in the nation increases near World Cup and domestic supply gets a boom. The manufacturers say there will be an increase of 30-40 percent in their business. Rajesh Kharbhanda, managing director of ‘NIVIA’, said as manufacturers, they were getting ready for the World Cup and were expecting boom. Kharbanda also said that they would be using social media to advertise and popularise the brand near the World Cup. c m y b Our Correspondent Tanda Urmar (Hoshiarpur), May 10 Joginder Singh, alias Jinda, the main accused of setting a family on fire by putting petrol on them while they were asleep, allegedly committed suicide in the Tanda police station this evening. Meanwhile, one more girl injured in the incident died due to her burn injuries. According to information, Jinda committed suicide by hanging himself from his bandages in a bathroom of the police station late this afternoon. On Sunday, in Tanda’s Isher Colony, the accused had entered the house of his neighbours and and set the family sleeping in a room on fire. That night, Rajwant Kaur and her 11-month-old son Harmanpreet were killed. After this, house owner Kuldeep Singh’s daughter Parminder Kaur also died yesterday. In this incident, the number of people who have died The room where the family was set on fire by the accused. A FILE PHOTOGRAPH so far has been three. The condition of the deceased Parminder Kaur’s grandmother Gurdev Kaur and brother Jaskaran Singh, admitted in a Ludhiana’s speciality hospital, is also stated to be critical. Jinda was in police custody after his return from Tanda Hospital where he was admitted for the treatment of his burns. He reportedly committed the crime when he was in police custody at the Tanda police station. Later in the afternoon today, he allegedly committed suicide by making a noose from bandages in a bathroom. After the incident, the police station’s main gate was closed and it was opened only after SSP Hoshiarpur J Elanchezhian, Judge Amandeep Kaur and other officials reached the spot. The SSP said the accused had died while in police cus- tody and that he could say nothing more as a judicial inquiry had been ordered into the incident. Some time before the incident, the victim’s family had put the body of Kuldeep’s daughter on the JalandharPathankot road. She had died yesterday and the kin were demanding action against the accused. When the news of Jinda’s suicide came, they removed the blockade.
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