01072018-JTR-01.qxd 01-07-2018 00:15 Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 1 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE 400 constables join BSF How I met my husband Cutting edge A total of 400 men and women constables joined Border Security Force (BSF) at Kharkan Camp. P2 Sonam Kapoor Ahuja reveals the moment when she realised Anand was love of her life. P4 Actress Sana Saeed is constantly looking for new fashion trends. P4 FORECAST LIKELY RAIN | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.26 AM Inter-district gang of robbers busted, 6 held Rain aftermath A tree and an electricity pole that fell on a road after showers in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH After Rana Gurjit, now Mehta questions police conduct Accuses ASI of implicating man in drug case Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 30 After Congress MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, another Congress leader, Nimisha Mehta, on Saturday, questioned the conduct of the police. She accused an ASI, posted at the Saila police post, of implicating a Chabbewalbased man in a case regarding the sale of injectible drugs. The Congress leader said the ASI was now blackmailing his wife. While the FIR states that the accused, Dalvir Singh, was picked from Saila Kalan at 5 pm on June 9, a video showed that the man was arrested from the Walia market in Mahilpur. Showing the video, she said, “The ASI is seen entering the shop of a tailor at 1:27 pm the same day and then he is seen taking the accused along at 1:53 pm.” Kanchan Devi, wife of the accused, also alleged that the ASI called up from her husband’s phone at the Mahilpur police station and demanded Rs 50,000 from Kumar, alias Kala, of Bassi Wajid village; Hardeep Singh, alias Deepu, of Ahirana Kalan village; and Sukhchain Singh, alias Bindu, of Bajror village. Sukhvir Singh, alias Sukha; and Sonu managed to give the police the slip. SSP J Elanchezhian said they had got a tip-off that the accused were planning to loot someone. He said a police team arrested the accused from the rear of Lakkar Mandi in Naushahra. The SSP said the accused had confessed to their involvements in loot incidents that took place at petrol pumps in Hoshiarpur and Kartarpur. On Saturday, the accused were presented in the court, which sent them to two-day police remand. — OC No clue about 14 missing youths, agents at large Families met CM in Nov 2017, Foreign Minister a month ago, but to no avail Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Cong leader Nimisha Mehta her. She said the ASI threatened to book her husband in a false case if she failed to give the money. As she failed to arrange the money, her husband was booked for selling 16 drug injections at the Saila police post, Kanchan alleged. “The victim’s family approached the SSP with a CD of the Mahilpur market’s video, but the family is only getting threats from the ASI. No probe has been initiated by the SSP said ,” Nimisha. The tailor from whose shop Dalvir was picked has also endorsed Nimisha’s statement. Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, June 30 After his family promised to give Rs 35 lakh of their hard-earned money to a ‘trusted’ travel agent, Subedar Shamsher Singh’s only son Inderjit Singh (22) left home in May 2017. Last time, the family talked to him on August 3, 2017. Since then, they haven’t heard his voice. At least 14 such youths, including eight from Doaba, have been missing as they didn’t reach the US. While six of them left last year, eight left in 2010. Their complaints are pending with the government, but their agents walk free. The six youths, who left the country last year, are Inderjit Singh from Abdallapur near Mukerian, Sarabjit Singh from Chota Bayanpur near Mukerian, No action on list of missing youths sent to CM ■ No action was taken on a list of eight youths — Manjit Singh from Ropar, Varinder Singh from Samrala, Charnajit Singh from Kapurthala, Amarjit Singh from Jalandhar, Ravinder Singh from Amritsar, Jaswinder Singh from Hoshairpur and Harsimranjit Singh from Kapurthala and Ravinder Singh — sent to the CM in September 2017. It was sent to track the whereabouts of the youths, who went missing from the US-Mexico border in 2010. ■ Raj Kaur (53), Amarjit’s mother, said she paid Rs 10 lakh to the agent. She said though the money was later returned, the agent had not been caught and a case had also not been registered against him. She said the same agent had sent seven other youths from Punjab and three from Gujarat in the same batch. . Jaspreet Singh and Navdeep Singh from Bholath, Jaswinder Singh from Amritsar and Gurdeep Singh from Gurdaspur. The families have been running from pillar to post to trace their sons. They are also contacting foreign governments through the local police, but to no avail. In November 2017, they met the CM and apprised of the situation. Around a month ago, they Yadgar Hall library — a boon for students 300 register with library that is equipped with adequate infrastructure Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 30 To find a place rich in knowledge is definitely not a cakewalk in today’s time. Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, which otherwise too stands affirm without any support from the government, has a library. It is blessing for the youngsters who want to crack competitive exams and those who love literature. The library is also proving to be a boon for them who are interested in the great movements that happened in the country. Every day, students can be seen studying in the library with full concentration. The library provides a lifetime membership for only ~500. Students from abroad come here to research on various topics. The library got proper place only around two years ago. To date, close to 300 students have been registered with it. Students preparing for competitive exams not only read books but also use laptops for their preparation. “The students start arriving Hoshiarpur, June 30 The police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of robbers with the arrest of its six members. The police said the accused were involved in robberies that took place at petrol pumps in Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar districts. However, of the total eight members, two are still at the run. The police have also recovered a 32-bore pistol, six live cartridges, two air pistols, a toy pistol, two sharp-edged weapons, four bikes and 475 gm of intoxicants from them. The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Raju of Alawalwal village; Jagtar Singh, alias Jagga, of Dalamwal village; Harmanjot Singh, alias Harman, of Dumunda village; Rohit Students read books and do their research work in the library at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH here at 8 in the morning and they sit here till the evening. Recently, three girls from Japan had also come to gather some information on their research topic,” said Gurmeet Singh, general secretary of the Yadgar Hall committee, adding that there are more than 32,000 books in the library. To accommodate the stu- dents, who come in large numbers, the library authorities are adding the furniture. The committee members also provide the free lodging facility, along with meal, to the students who come here from different regions. Recently, a PhD student from Harvard University had also visited the library. The students here can get a chance to learn about the precious heritage, history and culture. Even universities also advise the students to visit the library for their research work. Gurmeet said students from various universities such as Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University visit here to study. Continued on page 2 c m y b met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as well. A case was registered against Sukhwinder Singh Nikka, a travel agent from Mehndipur village. He sent Sarabjit, Inderjit and Jaswinder abroad, but his bail plea was rejected by the HC as well as the Supreme Court. Similarly, Ranjit Singh Rana of Khassan village, who sent other three youths, is still at large. His bail plea has also been rejected. At present, both travel agents are on the run. Subedaar Shamsher Singh, father of Inderjit, said, “The agent showed a long list of men who were sent abroad by him, we got duped. Earlier, we were earlier planning to send him to Canada but Nikka convinced us. We promised him to give Rs 35 lakh and gave him Rs 12 lakh. The rest of the amount was to be given after our son reached the US. He stayed in Delhi for two to four days and then he was taken to Bahamas, where he stayed for two months — May 27 to August 1.” “On August 2, he was taken to Freeport on small boats from where he called us last time. Had I known that it was the last time I was seeing him, I would not have sent him,” he added. SNIPPETS Three arrested in murder case Jalandhar: The Rural police arrested three persons in a murder case here on Saturday. Two days ago in Bhogpur, the accused entered the house of Jashan Kumar and attacked him and his friend Manpreet Singh with sharp-edged weapons. Manpreet was killed in the attack. Jashan, who was seriously injured, is getting treatment at the Civil Hospital here. The accused have been identified as Mandip Singh, Gulshan Kumar and Anu Kumar, all residents of Hoshiarpur. The police said an old conflict between Jashan and Mandip was the reason behind the incident. The police added Mandip, along with his accomplices, hatched a conspiracy and attacked Jashan. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said Surjit Singh, SHO, of the Bhogpur police station, investigated the case and arrested the accused. The SSP said a Bolero car had also been recovered from the accused. TNS ~1.5 lakh looted by bikers Phagwara: Four unidentified robbers on bikes snatched ~1.5 lakh from a resident at Jajja Khurad village near Goraya on Friday. The victim, Tirlochan Singh, was going to his village when the accused with their faces covered committed the crime. The accused are yet to be identified. The Goraya police have registered a case and initiated a probe into the incident. OC Thieves strike at house Phagwara: Thieves stuck at a house in Atta village near Goraya on Friday night and decamped with valuables worth ~5 lakh. Satnam Singh, owner of the house, told the police that the accused barged into the house after breaking open the locks. The police have registered a case in this regard. OC 130 boxes of liquor seized Phagwara: The Phillaur police with a team of the Excise Department have seized 130 boxes of liquor from a vehicle near Nagar village in Phillaur subdivision on Friday. The accused managed to give the police the slip leaving the vehicle behind. The police have registered a case under the Excise Act. OC
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