26072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/26/2018 1:34 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 26 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Dengue larvae detected Moolah matters Getting her Urdu right A joint team of Health Department and the MC found dengue larvae in 14 areas of city. P2 Kylie Jenner tops 2018 Instagram rich list, Virat Kohli at 17th spot P3 The cast of the show Mariam Khan – Reporting Live is doing all they can to make it a success. P4 FORECAST LIKELY RAIN | MAX 29°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.28 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.41 AM Varied hues Eight months on, NRI cell fails to take action in forgery case Our Correspondent An overcast sky lends scenic beauty to Jalandhar after rain on Wednesday evening. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH The case Hoshiarpur, July 25 On the one hand, the government was claiming of quick redressal of complaints of NRIs while on the other an NRI was suffering at the hands of police personnel who were not acting on their complaints after conniving with accused. A complaint in this regard has been sent to the Chief Minister by Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Qadian in Gurdaspur district. Gurmeet, who has the power of attorney of a land of his NRI brother-in-law Manjeet Singh, residing in America, told The Tribune that his sister Surinder Kaur had sent a complaint to the NRI cell eight months ago. She had alleged in her complaint that Gurmeet, who has the power of attorney of a land of his NRI brother-in-law Manjeet Singh, residing in America, told The Tribune that his sister Surinder Kaur had sent a complaint to the NRI cell eight months ago. She had alleged in her complaint that her husband’s brother had transferred his 51-marla commercial land in Dasuya in his wife’s name on the basis of a forged power of attorney which he claims to be signed by Manjeet on May 5, 1997, in Dasuya while Manjeet had left for the US on May 3, 1997, itself. her husband’s brother had transferred his 51-marla commercial land in Mohalla Kaithan of Dasuya town in his wife’s name on the basis of a forged power of attorney which he claims to be signed by Manjeet on May 5, 1997, in Dasuya while Manjeet had left for the US on May 3, 1997, itself. Gurmeet alleged that the incharge of the NRI police station did not took action on the complaint in connivance with the accused and got an agreement forcibly signed in the presence of a retired DSP who , kept abusing them during the time of signing the document. However,the NRI police station in-charge, Om Parkash, refuted the allegations, saying that the police had nothing to do with the agreement. He said he got the complaint from the NRI cell headquar- ters and he was probing the same but after some time both parties had signed an agreement with their mutual consent and it was submitted to him by them that they have reached a compromise and, hence, don’t want any action in the matter. He said he had nothing to do with the compromisecum-contract as it was signed by both parties willingly, on a stamp paper in the Tehsil Complex, and not in a police station or before the police. “If any of them was not abiding with the agreement or the contract signed between them then what can I do in the matter. Its not the job of the police to implement the signed agreement,” said Om Parkash. GUARDIANS OF GOVERNANCE Demolition stalled in Naya Bazaar area SDMs told to ensure ❝Over 11 structures were constructed MC team, police return after residents, councillors stop drive illegally up to the third floor and were very old. With JCB machines, the entire buildings will come down and will cause huge losses to the public. I have directed MC officials to hire manual labour and begin a manual demolition in the area by July 31. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 25 Bowing down to the alleged political pressure, a team of the Municipal Corporation on Wednesday aborted yet another demolition drive in the Naya Bazaar area. Continuing the trend started by Congress leader Sushil Rinku, who sat on the earth mover and did not allow the MC officials to demolish an illegal colony in his area in the previous month, Uma Beri, Congress councillor and wife of party MLA Rajinder Beri, too stood in between the ❞ Congress councillor Uma Beri and other councillors enter into an argument with the MC team at the Naya Bazaar area in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH DIPRAVA LAKRA, MC Commissioner earth mover and illegal structures. Though the demolition squad, accompanied by the missioner Diprava Lakra claimed that the MC team returned from the spot without action as the illegal struc- police, went with earth movers to demolish over six to seven shops which were constructed illegally in the market, they were not allowed to do so by local shopkeepers and councillors. However, Municipal Com- SNIPPETS ASI’s son among 4 held for loot Three snatchers arrested Tribune News Service Jalandhar: The Jalandhar police on Wednesday arrested three snatchers of a gang in the city. SHO Manmohan Singh said the accused were identified as Gurpreet Singh, Navneet Singh and Vijay Kumar. The SHO added that the accused had also accepted to have snatched gold earrings from a woman in Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Nagar. He said investigation was on in the matter. TNS Amritsar ASI dies Jalandhar: ASI Mohinder Singh, posted at Sadar Police Station in Amritsar, on Wednesday breathed his last while travelling to attend a court hearing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh. According to ACP Dalbir Singh Butter, Mohinder Singh suddenly felt uneasiness when he reached near Banga. He was immediately taken to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, where he died during the treatment. TNS Thieves strike at shop Jalandhar: The thieves on Wednesday stuck at an electronics shop in the Phagwara Gate area. According to police sources, thieves decamped with Rs 1.25 lakh in cash and other goods worth 10 lakhs from the shop. Shop owner Pramod Chopra told the police that he closed his shop at around 9 pm on Tuesday. However, this morning when he reached the shop, he found its shutters opened and goods stolen from the shop. Amit Sehgal, presidents of the Phagwara Gate Market Association, said this was the third case of theft in the past two months. He said it was shocking that despite the presence of the police PCR vehicle at a close distance, the thieves managed to break open the shop and decamped with valuables. The association has sought a probe into the matter. TNS Resident cheated of ~5 lakh Jalandhar: Batala resident Sandeep Singh on Wednesday alleged that two Gurdaspur-based travel agents duped him of Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. He alleged that travel agents took the money to send him abroad but instead took him to Delhi. However, on reaching Delhi, the agent again demanded 3000 dollars from him, to which he refused. The victim has alleged that the agents had threatened him to frame him in some fake case if he lodge complaint against them. TNS Kapurthala, july 25 The district police on Wednesday arrested son of a Punjab Police Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) along with three others for their alleged involvement in seven cases of looting since the past three months. Two motorcycles, an Access scooter, two gold earrings, pistols, sharp-edged weapons, injectible drugs and narcotic pills were seized from their possession. SSP Satinder Singh said the arrested persons include Man- Weapons, drugs seized from accused Two motorcycles, an Access scooter, two gold earrings, pistols, sharp-edged weapons, injectible drugs and narcotic pills were seized from the possession of the arrested accused. preet Singh, son of an ASI posted at Tarn Taran, Arshdeep, Sukhwinder Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, all residents of Kapurthala. Three more persons of the gang managed to escape. The SSP said the ASI’s son was a student and all arrested accused were drug addicts. Satinder said the sevenmember gang was responsible for looting a wine shop at Muradpur village in Kapurthala, Rs 2.15 lakh from a shopkeeper in Kapurthala and Rs 94,000 from Sultanpur Lodhi. They had also made an unsuccessful attempt to loot a jewellery shop in Kartarpur. Two days ago, the police arrested accused Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Fattun Dhinga village, here, who was responsible for over 25 snatching incidents in the district. tures were to be demolished manually. “Over 11 structures were constructed illegally up to the third floor and were very old. With JCB machines, the entire buildings will come down and will cause huge losses to the public. I have directed the officials to hire manual labour and begin a manual demolition in the area by July 31,” said Lakra. He said the shopkeepers were also given time till Monday to remove the illegal structures on their own. This is not the first time when the MC officials have visited the area to demolish illegal shops. Earlier also, it had carried out a demolition drive amid huge protest by area residents. Some Continued on page 2 FIR lodged in Cong leader’s death case Jalandhar, July 25 The Jalandhar Police on Wednesday lodged an FIR under Section 302, IPC, against the accused, Parvinder Suri, who in an alleged accidental fire killed Congress leader Balwant Shergill. SHO Sukhdev Singh said though it appears to be an accidental fire, the sections were charged as per the statement of the victim’s father. “Only after the completion of the investigation, we will be able to say anything,” he said. — TNS action on feedback DC Varinder Kumar Sharma holds a meeting in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 25 Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, on Wednesday asked all sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) to ensure quick action on the valuable feedback given by the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) for providing effective governance to people in the district. Presiding over a meeting to review the functioning of GoGs at the District Administrative Complex here, he said this flagship scheme of the state government was aimed at ensuring the well-being of people by proper utilisation of the government funds at the grass-roots level. The DC said the GoGs were rendering selfless service to people by giving valuable feedback to the government, adding that the district administration Bilga youth loses ~3.5 lakh to travel agent Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 25 Reports regarding several youths getting duped by travel agents are becoming common with each passing day. Another youth from Bilga, Rajinder Singh (26), has been duped by a travel agent. The agent from Uttar Pradesh had allegedly taken more than Rs 3.5 lakh from the victim on the pretext of sending him to Italy. Rajinder, while talking to The Tribune, said he had approached the agent to send him abroad. “I am a welder and have been looking after the work that was started by my father. But now, as my father cannot work, I solely do the job,” he said, adding that to earn more for his family, he wanted to go abroad. “I got to know that working there could make me earn Rs 50,000- Rs 60,000 per month, which is why I approached the agent and deposited Rs 3 lakh in his bank account, besides giving Rs 50,000 in cash. It was certainly not easy for us to give such a huge amount, but we managed it somehow,” Rajinder said. He said it was not easy for c m y b Another youth duped of ~5.6 lakh A few days ago, another case was reported from Nurmahal. With a dream to go to Canada and earn well for his family, Gurpreet Singh (22) of Nurmahal took the IELTS exam for a number of times. He finally managed to clear it two years ago. The family took the help of a Ludhiana-based travel agent, but the latter duped the victim of ~5.6 lakh. him to run his family in these circumstances. “There are no opportunities here. I had tried really hard but could not succeed. Forget about everything else, I have lost the money too. I want the police to take strict action against the accused at the earliest,” he said. He said he was 23 when he had approached the agent. “He had said it would take around a year to do all formalities. I do not know whether they wanted me to send legally or illegally,” he said, adding that he had lodged the complaint around 10 months ago. The police said a case under Section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC had been registered against the accused. The police said the accused would be arrested soon. A few days ago, another case was reported from Nurmahal. With a dream to go to Canada and earn well for his family, Gurpreet Singh (22) of Nurmahal took the IELTS exam for a number of times. He finally managed to clear it two years ago. The family took the help of a Ludhiana-based travel agent, but the latter duped the victim of Rs 5.6 lakh. was duty-bound to ensure that prompt action would be taken on the feedback. The Deputy Commissioner also asked the sub-divisional magistrates to hold a review meeting every week in their offices for monitoring the progress of the disposal of the feedback given by the GoGs. He said he would himself continue to hold a review meeting every month for supervising the scheme. The DC said it was a matter of pride and owner for all of us that besides enhancing transparency and accountability of the government, GoGs were contributing in the socio-economic progress of the state. He expressed hope that GoGs would act as a catalyst in providing good governance to people and mitigating their woes by providing vital inputs to the administration. Noise pollution: 6 bikers issued challans Jalandhar, July 25 To check noise pollution under “Tandarust Punjab Mission”, a joint team of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and traffic police on Wednesday initiated a drive against motorcyclists, using cracker sound emitting silencers and pressure horns at Bhagwan Valmiki Chowk. The team checked 23 Royal Enfield motorcycles and issued challans to six persons for violations of the noise pollution rules. They were also issued show cause notices under Sections 31A of the Air Act, 1981. — TNS
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