03082018-ATR-01.qxd 8/3/2018 12:38 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 3 AUGUST 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Boy gets silver in chess c’ship Every note is classical Gul’s baby Bhavesh Mahajan, student of Spring Dale Senior School, bags silver in the Open State Chess Championship. P2 Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, son Pandit Salil Bhatt to mesmerise audience in Chandigarh. P3 Gul Panag welcomes her baby six months ago but kept the news under the wrap. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 36°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.48 AM Armed men loot ~3.40L from finance firm’s office Lock company’s owner in bathroom before fleeing Urban ugliness Tribune News Service Vehicles parked in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office led to a traffic jam in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR SNIPPETS Womanbookedforhusband’ssuicide Tarn Taran: The local police have booked a woman for her husband’s suicide. The deceased, Rajesh (30), a resident of Bhikhiwind, allegedly committed suicide four days ago as his body was recovered from near Kale village. Some poisonous tablets were also recovered from the spot. The parents of the deceased recovered a suicide note from a box in the shop in which he accused his wife Sonam of harassment. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered against the deceased’s wife. OC Premchand’s jayanti celebrated Amritsar: The Department of Hindi of Guru Nanak Dev University organised an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand here on Thursday. Faculty members, researchers and students were present at the event. Prof Sudha Jatinder, head of the department, presided over the event and lauded the contribution of Munshi Premchand to the field of Hindi literature. TNS One booked for wheat bungling Amritsar: The Tarsikka police have arrested a ration depot holder for allegedly bungling government wheat. The accused has been identified as Paramjit Singh, a resident of Jabbowal village. On a complaint of Amit Rana, Superintendent, Food and Civil Supplies Department, a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC was registered against the accused on Wednesday. Amit told the police that the depot holders bungled around 150 kg of government wheat meant for the economically weaker section of society. ASI Naresh Kumar conducted an inquiry. The accused is yet to be arrested. TNS Scribe shot at outside gym Amritsar, August 2 Armed men shot at a journalist, who works with a Punjabi daily, when he was going to a gym here on Thursday. Mehtab Singh Pannu (35) sustained three bullet injuries and he was rushed to a private hospital in a critical condition. Pannu, a resident of Khasa area, also runs a private school in the town. A monetary dispute in the family is stated to be reason behind the incident. The incident took place around 4pm when Pannu reached Hangover gym in the Naraingarh area in his car. As per information, his brother-in-law, along with his unidentified accomplices, armed with a pistol and sharpedged weapons allegedly reached the spot and fired at him indiscriminately. Jagmohan Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said the police were looking for CCTV cameras installed in the area to identify the accused. — TNS Amritsar, August 2 Four unidentified armed men decamped with ~3.40 lakh in cash, two laptops and two mobile phones from the office of a finance firm situated on the Sher Shah Suri road in Chheharta here on Wednesday. The accused assaulted and locked the owner in the bathroom before fleeing with the cash and gadgets. A case under Sections 394, 342, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59-A of the Arms Act has been registered in this regard. The complainant, Shashi Kumar, told the police that he, along with Mohit Kumar, was ❝ The accused had sharp weapons and pistols. Before we could understand, the robbers attacked us and demanded the keys of the locker. When we refused, they locked us in the bathroom and fled away with the locker containing ~3.40 lakh in cash, two laptops and two mobile phones. ❞ SHASHI KUMAR from Satin Credit Care working in the office — Satin Credit Care at Hargobind Avenue — when four unidentified persons with their faces covered came inside. He said, “The accused had sharp weapons and pistols. Before we could understand, the robbers attacked us and demanded the keys of the locker. When we refused, they locked us in the bathroom and fled away with the locker containing ~3.40 lakh in cash, two laptops and two mobile phones.” The victim came out of the bathroom from the room attached to it and informed the Chheharta police. No CCTV camera is installed in the office. Police officer Raj Kumar, who is investigating the case, said there was no CCTV camera in the office or nearby areas. He said the police were investigating the matter. Revolver snatched TarnTaran:Robbers snatched a .32 bore revolver from a person when he was on his way back home on Wednesday night. Rajbir Singh, a resident of Jagatpur village, was going to his village from Sarhali when the incident took place. ASI Nirmal Singh said unidentified persons stopped Rajbir and snatched his .32 bore revolver, six cartridges and mobile phone from him. A case under Section 379B of the IPC has been registered in this regard. — OC Three booked for Traders protest AIT’s move demanding dowry to remove encroachments Amritsar, August 2 Seven months after the breakup of a marriage pact, the women cell of the police has booked three members of family, including a woman, on the charge of demanding dowry. Kulwinder Singh, father of the victim, told the police that his daughter suffered mental harassment due to the sudden breakup of her marriage pact as they could not meet the dowry demand. The accused have been identified as Amardeep Singh, his brother Gurpreet Singh and mother Balbir Kaur, all residents of Officer Colony in Pathankot. A case under Section 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act has been registered against the accused. The complainant said his daughter Gursharan Kaur was to be married to Amardeep Singh on January 8 this year. He said, “The accused first ❝The accused first the demanded an SUV at eleventh hour of the marriage. However, I expressed my inability to fulfil the demand following which the family broke the marriage. My daughter was in depression and suffered mental harassment. ❞ Vishwakarma Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee members protest in Amritsar on Thursday. VISHAL KUMAR KULWINDER SINGH, Victim’s Father Tribune News Service demanded an SUV at the eleventh hour of the marriage. However, I expressed my inability to fulfil the demand following which the family broke the marriage. My daughter was in depression and suffered mental harassment due to this. Therefore, I decided to lodge a complaint with the police.”— TNS Amritsar, August 2 Shopkeepers and mechanics under the banner of the Vishwakarma Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on Thursday staged a protest against the Improvement Trust’s move to remove encroachments from the truck stand at Panjpeer in Jahajgarh. The protesters said Navjot Sidhu had assured that no one would take action against them, but now he was silent. On Wednesday, teams of the AIT led by senior officials had visited the truck stand to demolish encroachments, but returned back due to resistance by the occupants. Onkar Singh, a mechanic, said, “We are ready to vacate the land, but the government Four booked for duping man of ~6 lakh Artisans get good response at handicrafts festival Amritsar, August 2 The local police have booked four persons for duping a resident of ~6 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. The accused have been identified as Jugraj Singh, his brother Navraj Singh, mother Pushpinder Kaur, all residents of Dashmesh Nagar, and Manmohan Singh, a resident of Amritsar. Complainant Baljinder Singh, a resident of Majhvind village, lodged a police complaint on February 12 this year. Thereafter, the DSP Majitha conducted an inquiry, who recommended the registration of a case against the accused. A case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act was registered against the accused. Baljinder told the police that in 2014, the accused had lured him and took ~6 lakh for sending his son Harpreet Singh abroad. He said the accused neither sent his son abroad nor returned the money. — TNS Amritsar, August 2 The five-day Kirti Mela organised by the All India Pingalwara Charitable Society concluded with the award distribution ceremony at Urban Haat here on Thursday. The handicrafts festival had invited artisans from Punjab and other states to display their products. According to them, they have received a good response. As a gesture of respect, all artisans were brought to the stage accompanied by music and a phulkari sheet as a cover above their head. “It is heartening that we received such respect and were honoured for our life’s work. As an artist and individual, we feel it is important,” said Ganga Ram, a bamboo and jute artesian from Bihar. Now, he has been putting up in the city. The closing ceremony was attended by IGP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Dr Inderjit Kaur, director, Pingalwara, who gave away the awards to the artesian. should provide us alternative space for the shops. Otherwise more than 100 families will be ruined with the AIT’s move. Earlier, Sidhu had promised us that the government would address our issue, but now he is not giving us time for a meeting.” Commuters faced a tough time on the GT Road due to the protest by the shopkeepers. Highlights of concluding day ■ As a gesture of respect, all artisans were brought to the Tribune news service Construction on govt land stopped Tribune News Service stage accompanied by music and a phulkari sheet as a cover above their head. ■ The closing ceremony was attended by IGP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh and Dr Inderjit Kaur, director, Pingalwara, who gave away the awards to the artesian. ■ Earlier in the day, competitions were held in traditional crafts such as phulkari, stitching and gota designing. On the concluding day, hazoori ragi and dhadi performances enthralled the audience. . is heartening that we ❝Ithonoured for our life’sreceived such respect and were work. As an artist and individual, we feel it is important. The sale of products has been decently well during the festival. GANGA RAM, a bamboo and jute artesian from Bihar Bringing smiles The festival, which was orgnaised to create awareness about the dwindling handicrafts and handlooms of the state, brought smiles on the faces of regional artisans and weavers. Thatera and mud or clay utensils were an instant hit as these stalls made big profits. “Ever since there has been awareness among people about the health bene- Handicrafts made by special kids at Pingalwara on display; and (right) a wooden replica of Titanic at the Kirti Mela in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Earlier in the day, competitions were held in traditional crafts such as phulkari, stitching and gota designing. On the concluding day, hazoori ragi and dhadi performances enthralled the audience. c m y b ❞ fits of these utensils, the sale has been good. We managed to earn ~3,000 per day,” said Gaurav Suri, a Thatera utensil maker from Jandiala. Similarly, Ganga Ram, who makes baskets and boxes from bamboo and jute, said the sale of products had been decently well. Meanwhile, phulkari items and handicrafts made by Pingalwara’s special children were also received an overwhelming response. Amritsar August 2 The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation on Thursday got the construction work stopped at Basant Avenue. The land reserved for a municipal dispensary has been “turned” into a religious place by a self-style godman. After a complaint, MC Commissioner Sonali Giri had instructed estate wing officials to take action. A team of estate wing visited the spot and got the work stopped. Sushant Bahtia, estate officer, said, “We have asked the occupants to show the ownership documents. The ongoing construction was stopped and we will follow up the case.” Meanwhile, the estate wing also removed encroachments from the Heritage Street. The team also seized all goods and warned the shopkeepers to stop the practice.
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