12052018-ATR-01.qxd 11-05-2018 23:30 Page 1 SATURDAY | 12 MAY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Railway overbridge Bandhgala & Nike Proud moment The Railways is expected to hand over the BRTS railway overbridge to the state PWD after a week. P2 Anand Ahuja sporting a pair of Nikes for his reception outfit proves that fashion respects style. P3 Actress Sugandha Mishra amazed as Kapil Dev tells her that he has met her before! P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS | MAX 41°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.36 AM City jewellers shut stores to protest Guru Bazaar robbery Goldsmith’s employee fired at; 1 kg gold, ~2 lakh taken away Bid to break open ATM Our Correspondent One held for wheat bungling Ration depot holder was about to sell 4 quintals of crop Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, May 11 Unidentified thieves unsuccessfully tried to break open an ATM of Punjab National Bank in Doburji on Thursday night. Branch manager Dinesh Kumar said the bank staff noticed the broken ATM on Friday morning. He said the thieves, who damaged the CCTV cameras in the booth, couldn’t reach the cash kept in the machine. A case under Sections 457, 380, 511 and 427 of the IPC has been registered. Amritsar, May 11 A ration depot holder has been nabbed for allegedly trying to sell government wheat. He was held by a supervisory committee member while he was taking the wheat for sale in the market. Complainant Deepak Arora, supervisory committee member, said the committee was getting repeated complaints of misbehaviour by the ration depot holder and misappropriation of government wheat distributed to BPL families under the Atta Dal scheme. “People in Ajnala complained that the accused, Pardeep Kumar, used to weigh less wheat and also sold the same to private flour mills. Therefore, we laid a trap after getting a tip-off that the accused was going to sell the bungled wheat after loading the same in a rickshaw,” he said. According to Arora, when he intercepted him, the accused entered into a brawl with him. He took out his revolver and threatening to kill him. The police were informed, following which he was arrested. The police have seized four quintals and 50 kg of wheat laden on the rickshaw. A case under Sections 409, 506 of the IPC and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused. He was arrested and further investigation was under way. Special policy on sports soon: Official Tribune News Service Shops closed in Guru Bazaar as a mark of protest in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 11 After unidentified robbers took away over 1 kg of gold from a goldsmith, Partap Singh, after opening fire at one of his employees in Guru Bazaar, near the Golden Temple, late on Thursday evening, goldsmiths on Friday shut their shops to mark their protest. They said the police should increase patrolling on the roads leading to Guru Bazaar that is famous for jewellery. It has been learnt that some people forced other jewellers to shut their outlets for the POLICE CLULESS AS CCTV CLIPS UNCLEAR The police have procured CCTV footages but images are not clear. Now, cops are looking into the locations of history-sheeters in the city at the time of the crime. Besides, the shopkeepers have been asked to install high definition CCTV cameras. Goldsmiths in Guru Bazaar have demanded increase in police patrolling on the roads near the market since it is famous for jewellery. day. “There are five roads that lead towards Guru Bazaar. We want the police to depute regular patrolling parties on these routes to keep an eye on unscrupulous elements,” said a shopkeeper. Meanwhile, the police are clueless about the robbers who committed the crime. Mukesh Kumar, who was fired at, has sustained a bullet injury on his thigh. ADCP JS Walia said the CCTV footages the police procured were not clear. He said investigation was on and the police were also looking into the locations of historysheeters at the time of incident. The police officials also asked them to install high definition CCTV cameras which could prove helpful for the police to identify the suspects Three unidentified robbers had taken away gold worth Rs 33 lakh and Rs 2 lakh in cash. Victim Partap Singh said he was closing his shop when three armed persons, two of them with covered faces, turned up and shot Mukesh. Partap urged them not to fire at anyone, offering him whatever he had in the shop. The accused took away the box containing gold and cash while firing in the air and no one dared to stop them. Amritsar, May 11 The attitude of people towards sports has been changing for good, said Rahul Bhatnagar, Sports Secretary, Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, on Friday. He was the chief guest at the 48th annual sports prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). Bhatnagar, while addressing the audience, stressed on the need to stress more at promoting games at school level, identifying talent at a young age. The university honoured its 700 outstanding players with cash prizes who brought laurels to the university in various sports disciplines at the international, national and university level. “A special sports policy will be formulated shortly to fetch more medals during forth coming Olympic games in 2020, 2024, 2028 and other events,” he said. He also talked about tak- Robbers terrorise city Man in Jarmastpur fired at Amritsar, May 11 Robbers targeted two residents in the city on Thursday. One of the robbers has been arrested, the police said. Mohammad Sabir, a mason, stated to the police that he was at work in Anand Vihar Colony when four persons thrashed him before taking away his mobile phone, a wallet containing Rs 10,000 cash and an identity card. Later, the police identified the accused as Amritpal Singh, alias Briti, of Baba Jiwan Singh Colony, Lovepreet Singh of Anngarh, Kali and Ganja. Of them, Lovepreet Singh of Anngarh was arrested. A case under Sections 379-B (2), 506 and 34 of the IPC was registered against them. Meanwhile, Sanket Anand was looted by unknown persons when he was gong from Hukum Singh Road to his house on his motorcycle. He said three bikers intercepted him and took away his motorcycle at pistolpoint near Hussainpura Chowk. A case has been registered. — TNS Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 11 As many as 25 armed men opened indiscriminate fire at a house in Jarmastpur village,12 km from here, on Thursday. Though no loss of life was reported, the accused left vehicles and other goods damaged. The victim, Amarjit Singh, is said to have thrashed a man, Amritpal Singh, a few days ago. The Thursday’s attack was made to take revenge, said a villager. Amarjit Singh had a narrow escape as he fled the scene. He is said to have thrashed Amritpal Singh, one of the accused, a few days ago. Six of the accused have been identified as Jarmastpur residents Amritpal Singh and Gurpreet Singh, Bhojian residents Gula and Peeta, and Manochahal Kalan residents Sharan and Amit. The identity of others is yet to be ascertained. ASI Naresh Kumar, investigating officer (IO), said the armed men came in vehicles and opened fire at Amarjit’s house. Amarjit had a narrow escape as he fled the spot. The accused damaged a tractor-tolley, a car, doors and windows of his house. The police said none of the accused was arrested. Raids are on to arrest them. Sections 307, 452, 506, 427,148 and 149 of the IPC, and 25, 27,54, 59 of the Arms Act have been slapped. Junking spars for singing earns lad Dadasaheb award Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 11 People are quite familiar with the actor-turned-singers in the Punjabi music industry, but a boxer-turned-singer has just earned the biggest honours in the Indian film industry. City lad Aarish Singh has won this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for ‘Best Singer Punjabi Song’ for his song ‘Gadri Singh Lagda Pher Aouna Pau’. Aarish was in the city to celebrate his win with his family and thank his mentors. “I am feeling honored truly as it’s one of the most revered awards one can get. And to get it for a song that was close to my heart is icing on the cake,” he said. The singer, who shot to fame with his song ‘Party Band Karo’, said that his win had made Aarish Singh shows the honour at a press conference in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR him forget his struggles. “I had to face a lot of hardships as singing was not my first choice. I played state boxing championships and it was my guru Prof Narinder Singh Sandhu who trained me in music and pushed me to take it up professionally.” Aarish will now be seen acting in upcoming Bollywood film ‘After The last lecture’, where he will play a negative character. Hailing from Naushera Panoa village, Aarish said the current debate on Punjabi singers endorsing bad culture was just a misconception. “The youth is not only influenced by the singers, there are other factors as well which play a big role in misleading them. A singer has to earn his livelihood and he alone cannot decide what content will be made popular.” Meanwhile, he said that he was not in a rat race to become popular. “I always believe in doing quality work and my award has proved that I am going in the right direction.” Rahul Bhatnagar, Sports Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, honours a student at the GNDU on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ing Khelo India programmes to universities and colleges. Meanwhile, Dr Gurdeep Singh, Joint Secretary, Association of Indian University, New Delhi; was the guest of honor. GNDU Vice-Chancellor Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, commenting on the sports quota controversy, said, “The government may have reduced the sports quota but our university will increase seats for sportspersons this academic year.” As many as 36 international players, 90 national-level players and 400 inter-university players along with others were honoured. In the men’s section, Khalsa College, Amritsar, lifted the GNDU Inter-College ‘A’ Division Overall General Championship Trophy while Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, remained runners-up and DAV College, Amritsar, finished third. In the men’s category in ‘B’ Division, SSM College (Dina Nagar) was the winner and GGS Khalsa College Sarhalai was the runner-up while SGAD (Khadoor Sahib) remained third. In the women’s section, BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, lifted the GNDU Inter-College ‘A’ Division Overall General Championship Trophy while HMV Jalandhar was the runner-up. Khalsa College, Amritsar, finished third. In ‘B’ Division, SDSPM (W) College Rayya stood tall and GN College Sarhali was the runner-up. SN College, Amritsar, finished third in the women’s category. The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yadgari Trophy for 2016-17 went to Khalsa College, Amritsar. Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, stood second.
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