08062018-ATR-01.qxd 6/7/2018 11:25 PM Page 1 FRIDAY | 8 JUNE 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Curb dengue: DC Talk English, walk English Art love Deputy Commissioner asks officials of several departments to curb dengue. P2 English knowledge must to go abroad, but learning gives jitters to many. P3 Raashi Bawa says her character did not require much preparations. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 40°C MIN 31°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.34 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.25 AM Capt responsible for water pollution: Khaira Elysian view Accuses CM of being close to those polluting water bodies Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 7 Leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Lok Insaf party head Simarjit Singh Bains visited Buttar Sivian village to raise the issue of water pollution here on Thursday. While addressing a public meeting at Gurdwara Sahib in the village, Khaira slammed sugar mill and distillery owners for polluting water sources. He alleged that a majority of mill owners were either political leaders or had close proximity with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. He alleged that Capt had been sheltering his close aides, responsible for polluting water and environment. Khaira said, “Amarinder is no more ‘Panian Da Rakha’ (saver of water) because when the people of Punjab are dying with polluted water, he is busy with his foreign friend in Manali. I have nothing personal against Rana Gurjit. I am concerned with the waters and environment of Punjab. There is nothing political as well. It is a social issue.” “The water sources of the state are getting polluted due to the negligence of the government. Capt had recently stated that fight for clean ‘Personal enmity’ Amritsar: Amrik Singh Buttar, vice-president of the Rana Sugar Mill, has alleged that Khaira and Bains had been in the region to disturb the peace and brotherhood among farmers. Accompanied by farmers, Butter, at a press conference, alleged that Khaira had personal enmity with the mill management . “Baba Thakur Singh of Damdami Taksal had inaugurated the mill in 1992. More than 100 workers got employment in the mill. Khaira played ill politics by complaining to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). No waste water is being released into the drain. If the mill closes, a large number of farmers of the area will be affected. Farmers will not tolerate any action against Rana Sugar Mill,” Buttar added. TNS Leader of the Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira (centre) interacts with Lok Insaf Party head Simarjit Singh Bains in Buttar Sivian village on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO water was nonsense. I challenge him to drink only one glass of water from the water channel, where Rana Gurjit is dumping waste. If he does so, I will leave my fight,” he said. Khaira demanded from the government to bear all the expenses of treatment of cancer and hepatitis patients. Meanwhile, Lok Insaf party head Simarjit Singh Bains stated that the Congress and Akali leaders wanted a mute Opposition in the house. But we will not leave the fight. “National parties, including the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal can’t fight for SNIPPETS Drugs seized from chemist Amritsar: Officials of the drug wing of the Health Department seized 12 types of allopathic drugs, including Sildenafil, Tramadol, Alprazolam and Lorazepam, worth Rs 22,000 from a chemist in Ajnala on Thursday. Besides, samples of three medicines, which were not stored as per recommendations, have been collected. The team of drug wing officials stated that New Malhi Medical Hall failed to produce purchase records of the medicines which were seized. Further, the samples of three medicines, which are required to be kept in refrigeration, were taken as no such measure was adopted by the shopkeeper. Drug inspectors Sukhdeep Singh, Amarpal Malhi and DS Randhawa, senior investigator, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, who conducted the inspection, said no pharmacist was available at the shop which was necessary as per the law. TNS 7 mobiles seized in jail Amritsar: Central Jail authorities confiscated seven mobile phones found abandoned in various parts of the premises during a search operation here on Wednesday. A compliant with the Gate Hakima police has been lodged. Jail officials said the search was carried out on the basis of a secret information that mobile phones were being used by inmates. During the search operation, the staff found seven mobile phones of different brands in different parts of the jail. Despite the fact that jail authorities have been making efforts and taking stringent measures for curbing the sneaking in of mobile phones, the initiative is yet to deliver the desired results. TNS Woman hangs self Amritsar: A married woman, identified as Surinder Kaur, committed suicide by hanging herself from an iron grill at her residence in Hatimtai Gali here on Thursday. The Division C police said an investigation was under way and it was yet to register the case. According to the police, the family members of the deceased are yet to record their statements. A family dispute appears to be the reason behind her extreme step, the police added. TNS 13-year-old girl missing Tarn Taran: A 13-year-old girl has been missing from Plasaur village for three days. Her family has alleged that she had been abducted. The case was registered on Wednesday. The family requested the police to trace her at the earliest and bring the accused to justice. Section 363A of the IPC has been slapped on the unidentified accused. OC Woman molested Tarn Taran: Lovepreet Singh of Gill Waraich village, 20 km from here, has been booked for allegedly molesting a woman of the same village. The victim stated in her police complaint that she was returning to her home from a neighbour when the accused waylaid her. She accused him of molesting her. The accused has been absconding since the registration of the case, the police said. Section 354 of the IPC has been slapped on the accused. OC waters of Punjab as they have to get votes from Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. Rajasthan should pay Rs 16 lakh crore for the river waters,” said Bains. They distributed Rs 25,000 each to seven cancer patients in the village. ‘Capt feels insecure from Sidhu’ Reacting on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s initiative to release fish in Beas, Khaira said, “I respect Sidhu but he is powerless in the Congress government. Capt Amarinder doesn’t tolerate any upcoming Jatt leader. He did recog- Devotees stand in queues to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Gurta Gaddi Diwas of sixth Guru Hargobind Sahib in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR nise even good suggestions of Sidhu for mining policy. He doesn’t tolerate any competent, educated and wellmeaning person in the Congress. He is insecure for the last 20 years.” Youth dies of drug overdose; kin, Three booked for murder RMPI members hold protest ON THE RUN Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, June 7 Family members of a youth, who died of drug overdose on Wednesday, held a protest outside the District Administration Complex here on Thursday. They were accompanied by a large number of workers of the Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI) and area residents. The deceased, Sukhjinder Singh Kala, was a resident of Fatehbad. He was found dead in Goindwal Sahib, 25 km from here. The pressure of the protesters made the Goindwal Sahib police, who had regis- MC House meeting today Amritsar, June 7 The General House Meeting of the MC will be held on Friday. Apart from the various development work, the House will discuss the implementation of the state government’s policy to add councillors as members of the government and government-aided school committees. The House will also discuss to name the Akash Avenue Chowk after Guru Ram Das. The proposed work of Rs 15 lakh each in every ward will also be given approval. There are a total eight agendas for the meeting. The issues of illegal constructions and the Walled City Act are also expected to be discussed. Councillors Gurdeep Pehlwan and Dalbir Kaur are no more. The House will pay tribute to them. — TNS Chemist booked for selling drugs ■ Protesters pressurise police to register case against a chemist, Jiun Singh, in Goindwal Sahib. ■ Jiun Singh has been accused of selling drug injections to addicts, from whom deceased Sukhjinder Singh Kala had purchased one. . tered the case under Section 174 of the CrPC earlier, to slap Section 304 of the IPC on Jiun Singh, a chemist in Goindwal Sahib. The protesters alleged that the deceased had purchased injections from Jiun Singh which resulted in his death. RMPI leaders Jaspal Singh Chabal and Baldev Singh Pandori, who led the protesters, said drugs were being sold in the area with the backing of the ruling Congress party. They said the body would not be cremated until the drug sellers were not booked. SP (Investigation) Tilak Raj and DSP Sohan Singh assured the agitators that the accused would be booked. The leaders said Sukhjinder Singh had gone to Goindwal Sahib to purchase drug injection from Jiun Singh. Later, he was found dead. Amritsar, June 7 The Kamboh police have booked three persons in connection with a youth’s murder who was shot dead at Loharaka kalan village late on Wednesday evening. The deceased, Kehar Singh, was a resident of Baba Deep Singh Avenue, located near Nangali village on Fatehgarh Churian road. No arrest has been made so far. Those booked include Gurjant Singh of Meerakot Kalan, Gurpinder Singh of Bua Nangali village and Simar of Loharaka. Mehar Singh, brother of the deceased, stated to the police that he along with his father and brother Kehar Kehar Singh of Baba Deep Singh Avenue was shot dead on Wednesday by a group of youth, with whom he had a quarrel a few days ago. Gurjant Singh, Gurpinder Singh and Simar are on the run since then. Singh and his friend Jaswinder Singh were returning home after meeting a relative in Loharaka Kalan. He and his father were travelling on a scooter, while Kehar and Jaswinder were on a bike. Kehar drove the bike and Jaswinder was riding pillion. He said the accused, armed with a country-made pistol and a sharp- edge weapon, came from Chhotar Loharaka side and attacked Kehar and Jaswinder. Gurjant fired at Kehar that hit him beneath his ear. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead. According to Mehar Singh, the deceased had a quarrel with the accused a few days ago. SSP Parampal Singh said raids were on to nab the culprits who had been on the run. He said the accused would be arrested soon. A case under Sections 302, 148, 149 of the IPC and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act was registered against them. The police are hopeful of arresting the accused at the earliest.
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