14052018-ATR-01.qxd 5/13/2018 11:54 PM Page 1 MONDAY | 14 MAY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Schools’ demands Mr and Mrs, on the sets Honeymoon in Manali Affiliated schools’ demands to be looked into, says Education Minister OP Soni. P2 Punjabi film stars are notorious for hiding relationship status; however, some couples happily work. P3 Sony SAB’s comedy drama Jijaji Chhat Per Hain is gearing up for an exciting twist. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 37°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.19 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.34 AM Firm faith Woman nabbed with intoxicants Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The Sultanwind police have nabbed a woman, identified as Parveen Kaur, for allegedly possessing intoxicants. Her husband Kulwant Singh, alias Shankar, a resident of Patti Baba Jiwan Singh at Sultanwind village, slipped away. Investigating officer Ashwani Kumar said she was nabbed from SultanwindDaburji link road. Both were on foot when a police patrolling party spotted them. When they were signalled them to stop, Kulwant ran away while the police team nabbed Parveen Kaur. As many as 387 capsules and 185 intoxicating tablets Members of the South Indian Sabha take out a procession in the honour of Devi Maha Mariamman in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Two robbers arrested, drug peddler at large Rao Barinder Singh has been facing several cases of crime Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The Civil Lines police have arrested two drug peddlers and robbers, including a proclaimed offender, in the city. Fifty gram each of heroin, a .32 bore revolver, six cartridges and a car (PB-08-BU5672) have been seized from their possession. They have been identified as Rao Barinder Singh of Mai Kaulan road in Patti, Tarn Taran, and Gurbaaz Singh, alias Baaza, of Maniala. Their accomplice, Gurwinder Singh, alias Mintu, of Jaanian village, who used to provide them heroin, is yet to be arrested. The police suspect that the car they were travelling in has been stolen. Further investigation is under way. Interestingly, the police also recovered a passport from the Firearms, drugs seized ■ The police have seized 50 gram each of heroin, a .32 bore revolver, six cartridges and a car (PB-08-BU-5672) from Rao Barinder Singh of Mai Kaulan road in Patti, Tarn Taran, and Gurbaaz Singh, alias Baaza, of Maniala. ■ Their accomplice, Gurwinder Singh, alias Mintu, of Jaanian village, who used to provide them heroin, is yet to be arrested. ■ The police suspect that the car they were travelling in has been stolen and further investigation is under way. . possession of Rao Barinder Singh in which he had shown himself as a resident of Rudrapur in Uttrakhand. This has left the police baffled. During preliminary probe, the accused told the police that it was not a difficult job to get a passport made from Uttrakhand for them. ADCP Lakhbir Singh said Rao was planning to escape to foreign shores. He was wanted in many cases of crime in Punjab. Civil Lines SHO Shivdarshan Singh said Rao was Five booked for fraud Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 13 SAD leader Kashmir Singh of Rasulpur village, 35 km from here, and five others, including a woman, have been booked by the Khemkaran police for fraud. They are said to have got a chunk of land transferred in their names fraudulently. The police said the case was registered on the statement of Harjit Singh, who had been residing in SAS Nagar. The victim alleged that the accused fraudulently transferred his 80 kanals and 17 marlas of land in their names six years ago by making someone impersonate him at the tensil office in Khemkaran. Assistant Sub-Inspector Charan Singh, the investigating officer (IO), said the matter was being investigated. Sections 419, 420, 120-B, 467 and 468 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) have been slapped, the police said. wanted in four cases of drug peddling and car looting. He along with his brother and other accomplices had robbed a car in Ludhiana last year in which he was declared a proclaimed offender. He had snatched another car from the Civil Lines area last year which was later recovered from Jandiala. He said their third accomplice, Gurwinder Singh, was also a notorious drug peddler who used to provide heroin to them. He said raids were on to nab them. Tehsildar’s stamps stolen Our Correspondent Phillaur, May 13 In a bizarre incident, unidentified thieves broke open the locks of the office of Phillaur Tehsildar and took away official stamps and some documents on Saturday night. Naib Tehsildar Joginder Lal said around 12 official stamps along with documents were found missing. The Phillaur police have registered a case. Rampant use of adulterated food items in rural areas Tests suggest unpacked haldi, chilli powder in rural areas not fit for consumption Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The recent tests on the samples collected by the ‘lab on wheels’ of the Health Department in the district have revealed that the quality of haldi and chilli powder being used in rural areas is adulterated. But the quality of milk and milk products in the rural areas is far better than that of the city. The department had flagged off the ‘lab on wheels’ van to provide food testing facility at residents’ door steps. Of the 91 samples of haldi and chilli powder tested by the lab in rural areas from May 1 to 12, a total of 29 samples (31.8 per cent) failed on quality parameters. Health officials said most of the samples had carcinogenic substances in them. In the city, only nine samples (15.7 per cent) of spices and condiments, out of 57, flunked the lab test. On the other hand, only three (8.57 per cent) of the 35 milk samples and eight (8.69 per cent) of the 92 milk product samples faired badly. The three failed milk samples were adulterated with water while eight milk products had added starch. In comparison, of the 118 samples of milk tested in urban areas last month, 77 samples (65.2 per cent) were found adulterated with water or had low fat. Activist’s anticipatory bail plea dismissed Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has dismissed the anticipatory bail application of Akhil Bharatiya Human Rights Organisation’s (ABHRO) secretary Hawa Singh Tanwar. Tanwar, who was booked for forgery, has been evading arrest. Earlier, he was granted interim bail by the HC. He was booked for allegedly defrauding a local trader of Rs Hawa Singh Tanwar is secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Human Rights Organisation who has been booked for defrauding a local trader of ~88 lakh 88 lakh in April last year. The case was registered after ACP (West) investigated the matter. In that case, Tanwar had issued some cheques to the complainant, identified as Deepak Vij and his wife Kiran Vij, which reportedly bounced. When he failed to return the money, the couple filed a court case. Out of these, he got bail in three cases allegedly using fake bail guarantors. However, the couple came to know about this so they informed a local court. Later, it became clear during the probe that he used fake guarantors and documents for getting the bail. Following this, another case of cheating and forgery was registered against him and was seized from her possession. The police also seized Rs 10,690 which they had got after selling the habit forming drugs. He said the accused was produced in a court and brought on two-day police remand. She told the police that her husband had brought the contraband and she was not aware about its source. She said they used to sell the same to labourers on the roadside. Meanwhile, the Civil lines police have arrested Sagar, alias Ganja, of Nehru Colony located on Majitha road for allegedly possessing 620 intoxicating tablets. He was taken on police remand for further investigation. his accomplices in March this year. He was booked on the complaint of a judicial magistrate for getting bail on forged documents. The police had arrested one of the guarantors. Others booked in the case were Rajiv Pal, Baljinder Singh and Karandeep Singh. Tanwar went underground after a fresh case was registered against him in March this year. Now, with the dismissal of his bail application, he can be arrested anytime. its products ❝Milk and rural areas being sold in have better quality than that being sold in the city because most of the villagers either have their own milch cattle or buy milk from their neighbours. Same is the case with water as most of the rural people don’t have RO machines which lower the TDS. ❞ DR LAKHBIR SINGH BHAGOWALIA, District Health Officer Even the quality of water in rural areas is better as only three (3.7 per cent) of the 81 samples have failed on quality parameters. Of the 219 samples tested last month, 91 (41.5 per cent) were declared having total dissolved solids (TDS) less than 50, thus unhealthy for consumption. The lab tested 328 samples in rural areas in 12 days, out of which 43 samples (13.1 per cent) failed on quality parameters. Out of the 505 samples of food items and drinks tested by the lab in city areas, 180 (35.6 per cent) failed the quality test. District Health Officer Dr Lakhbir Singh Bhagowalia said, “Milk and its products being sold in rural areas have better quality than that being sold in the city because most of the villagers either have their own Health workers check food samples in the ‘lab on wheels’ van in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO milch animals or buy milk from their neighbours. Same is the case with water as most of the people don’t have RO machines which lower the TDS.” He said most of the rural people buy unpacked haldi and chilli powder and the trend was worrisome. Loose products are mostly adulterated. In city, people buy branded and packed spices and condiments, he added. Two nabbed with opium Electricity tower collapses Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 13 The Mohkampura police have arrested Sarabjit Singh of Chheharta and Harjit Singh of Bhakna Kalan village and confiscated 1 kg of opium. They were intercepted during checking of vehicles. The police found the contraband hidden near the hand brake. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against them. Further investigation is under way, the police said. Amritsar, May 13 A large number of people in the walled city were made to undergo nightmarish experience as a long power cut was imposed after an electricity tower in Ibban Kalan village fell down on Saturday. An average storm toppled the 132 KV power line tower, about 15 km from here. It got the power transmission snapped in the city circle’s two sub-stations — Sakatri Residents of walled city harried as power cut for long hours imposed Bagh and Gate Hakima. Powercom officials said workers were pressed into service to re-install the electricity tower. Though no loss of life and material was reported, an auto of one Tarseem Singh was damaged after parts of the tower fell on it. A resident, Dilbagh Singh, said residents were forced to live under darkness for hours. He added that the PSPCL was providing electricity supply for just an hour after a cut of about five to six hours since Saturday afternoon. Another resident, Surinder Singh, said, “An average windstorm toppled a massive tower. It has exposed the strength of the PSPCL’s infrastructure. The officials concerned must review the strength of the electricity towers to avoid any loss of life or property.”
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