06072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/6/2018 1:21 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 6 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE MP promises second entry An uncommon friend Memories of childhood Hopes of residents to have a second entry to city railway station is expected to turn into reality. P2 Dog-lovers share what a delight it is to own and nurture rare breed of dogs. P3 In recent episode of show Dance Deewane, entertainment level goes a notch higher. P4 SUNNY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.29 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.26 AM FORECAST BJP worker ends his life; names Cong MLA, others in suicide note Victim left two suicide notes Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 5 A controversy has erupted over the death of 35-year-old BJP worker Anmol Bhatia who committed suicide after hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his home late on Wednesday night. The deceased left two suicide notes and along with some local politicians, he has also named Punjab’s former cabinet minister Avtar Henry and his son and incumbent Congress MLA from Jalandhar (North) Bawa Henry. Following the report, senior BJP leaders began to gather at his house and lodged a protest against those named in the suicide note. According to Anmol’s brother Sarju, their family has been facing a poor financial condition and earning their livelihood by constructing rooms and renting the same. The deceased BJP worker left two suicide notes and along with some local politicians also named Punjab’s former cabinet minister Avtar Henry and his son and incumbent Congress MLA from Jalandhar (North) Bawa Henry. “Since the time the Congress government came to power in Anmol Bhatia, the state, the deceased they were harassing us and were not allowing my sister to construct a roof over the first floor of the house. Since we extended support to the BJP they were not allowing , her to build another floor as she placed our party flag on her house,” said Sarju, adding that due to the issue, the family had suffered heavy losses as the construction material in large quantity were lying on the road for the past one year. “This had upset Anmol and he went into depression. Money lenders were also troubling my sister, “ said Sarju, adding that her sister had even gone to Bawa Henry and pleaded before him. However, he refused to allow her permission for the construction of the second floor. The family had also refused to perform his last rites till the time the police arrest all persons named in the suicide notes. Calling it a mere political gimmick, area MLA Bawa Henry claimed that the accusations levelled by the family had many discrepancies. “Why would a person who wants to end his life will write two suicide notes? Also, as per the reports received from police sources, Anmol died around 3 pm but the family informed the police after 7 pm,” said Bawa, adding that the whole family was into the illegal construction business and used to make small residential quarters to give them on rent to migratory workers. “Anmol was a drug addict and it seems that due to unavailability of drugs in the area, he could not survive and committed suicide,” he said. Refuting his charges, area’s former BJP MLA KD Bhandari said Bawa had harrassed the family only because they were his supporters. “We had agreed to perform his last rites on Friday as we were provided assurance by the police to take action within 48 hours. We will hold a strong protest if our demand will not be met by the police,” he said. Three city players Woman arrested with selected for U-23 heroin, ~8 lakh in cash national hockey team Jalandhar, July 5 Three players of city-based Surjit Hockey Academy have been selected for the U-23 national hockey team. The players who have been trained at the academy were selected in the Sylhet camp at Bengaluru. The trials were conducted on June 26 to select players for the upcoming Belgium tournament, which is scheduled to begin from July 13. Coach Avtar Singh said these players had got a chance to participate in the U-23 international tournament. He said Hardik Singh (19), Dharmendra Singh (20) and Pradeep Singh (20) had won Hardik Singh many national and international-level matches while staying in the academy. While Pradeep and Dharmendra are serving in the Railway Coach Factory (RCF) and TC in the Northern Railway, respectively, whereas Hardik is pursuing graduation from DAV College, Jalandhar. The trio have been playing the game for the past seven years and already got the experience of playing on international grounds. Hardik, who hails from Khusropur village in Jalandhar, said after winning a gold medal in the South Asia Cup in 2016, he had participated in the Australia Hockey League last year. — TNS Dharmendra Singh Pradeep Singh Police officials address the media in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jalandhar, July 5 The police on Thursday arrested a 39-year-old woman with 400 gm of heroin and Rs 8 lakh in cash. The accused has been identified as Kamaljit Kaur, a resident of Ganna village in Phillaur. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said a case had already been registered against her son Gurmukh under the NDPS Act at Nurmahal. The SSP said Karnail Singh, husband of Kamaljit, was also booked by the Nurmahal police after 65 kg of poppy husk was recovered from him. “Kamaljit, her son and her husband were part of a drug racket, which was supplying drugs in the area. He said during investigation she admitted that she and her son had been selling drugs since long and had earned the recovered money from the drug trade. Bhullar said Kamaljit had brought the consignment from another woman, Mita. The police said a search was on to nab Mita. The SSP said the accused was arrested from a village near Bhogpur. Further investigation in the case was on and more revelations were expected in the days to come. — TNS Joint teams to keep vigil on drug activities Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 5 To initiate a war against drugs and rehabilitation of drug addicts in the district, the civic body and the Police Department has chalked out a comprehensive plan which includes a multi-dimensional approach for a drug-free Jalandhar. In a meeting held on Thursday, which was addressed by Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Police Commissioner PK Sinha, Jalandhar Rural SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, it was decided to constitute nasha roku nigran committees (NRNCs) at every village and ward levels which mainly comprise prominent persons of the area, SHOs concerned, health officials of nearby hospitals, supervisory officers and master trainers for supervising Vigilance on drug-related activities. The DC said the time limit for all efforts had also been set up which includes finalisation of supervisory officers, cluster co-ordinators and master trainers till July 7, followed by the constitution of the NRNCs till July 18. He also said a complete road map had been prepared by the administration which would be adopted by the NRNCs in the coming days for drug de-addiction. Advocating to wipe out the sale of banned medicines, which were used as drugs, the DC has warned drug inspectors to take strict action against the selling of illegal medicines at medical stores and ensure zero availability of banned medicines. He said the first target for the NRNCs had been set up to bring drug addicts at de-addiction centres for treatment by preparing them besides engaging their families for moral support. Continued on p2 more reports on p2 c m y b Action against illegal buildings in city continues on Day 3 Cop arrested on bid-to-rape charge by girl Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, July 5 The city witnessed yet another action-packed day with the teams from the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) and the Vigilance Department carrying out their investigations. While the Vigilance carried out technical investigation of over six buildings, including Papa Whiskly, Heat 7 restaurant, McDonnell restaurant on Mahavir Marg, commercial buildings of designer Siddharty Kakkar, Ambassador Hotel and a few shops in the Model Town area, the MC too had sealed a building on Thursday. Interestingly, a majority of these buildings were related to people holding prominent political posts in the state Phillaur, July 5 On a complaint lodged by a girl of Muthada Kalan village here, the police have arrested a constable of the Punjab Police identified as Nikhil Kumar, posted in Jalandhar, under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC on the charges of allegedly attempting rape and threatening the vicitm. Phillaur DSP Amrik Singh Chahal, said the victim told the police that the accused used to keep a bad eye on her. He forcibly entered her house on Wednesday night and attempted to rape her at sharp weapon point. However, she raised an alarm after which the police nabbed the accused. The DSP said departmental action would also be taken against him soon. Vigilance officials during an inspection of a building in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO governments of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Interestingly, the Vigilance has also included another 26 buildings on its list of technical inspection. On the contrary, the MC too has prepared a detailed report of over 45 buildings and will be handing it over to Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in Chandigarh on Friday. The meeting will be attended by Jalandhar MP Santokh Chaudhary, all Congress MLAs, Mayor Jagdish Raja, MC Commissioner Basant Garg and senior officials of the civic body.
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