11082018-ATR-01.qxd 8/10/2018 11:30 PM Page 1 Saturday | 11 August 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Security beefed up Ditch the dupatta Pooja’s liking Manpreet Badal to hoist National Flag in city; police keep eye on history-sheeters. P2 The dupatta is more of an accessory than a necessity in the fashion circles now. P3 Pooja Banerjee, who is part of the show Vikram Aur Betaal, loves her character. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.18 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.53 AM Four vehicle thieves nabbed Risky ride Six motorcycles recovered; two others arrested with heroin Tribune News Service Giving safety norms the go-by, schoolchildren being brought in an overcrowded bus to attend rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR 25 minors challaned Vendors removed Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 10 The traffic police challaned 25 students driving twowheelers for breaking traffic rules on Thursday. ACP (Traffic) Prabhjot Singh Virk said a majority of students were from two prominent private schools in the city. He said noose would be tightened around errant students of other schools soon. “Parents allow minor schoolchildren to drive twowheelers despite the fact that it is against traffic norms. The police are planning to take action against their parents under Section 180 of the Motor Vehicles Act,” he said. Under the Act, allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles is punishable with imprisonment, which may extend to three months, and fine or both. Amritsar, August 10 Estate officials conducted an anti-encroachment drive at Dhab Khatikan, Gate Hakiama, Bhagtan Wala Gate, Chitra Talkies and other areas in the walled city here on Thursday. Led by land Inspector Kewal Krishan, the team removed vends, advertisement boards and other temporary encroachments. Estate officials said they had removed such encroach- ments a few days back, but vendors had again install their stalls. Encroachments in congested areas lead to heavy traffic jams, so commuters are at the receiving end. Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia said, “We impose penalty on vendors who have installed vends in the congested areas. But if someone creates hurdle in the traffic movement, we seize his or her vend and goods.” — TNS SNIPPETS Woman ends life Batala: A 25-year-old woman, identified as Amanpreet Kaur, committed suicide at Bhandari Mohalla here on Friday. She was allegedly being harassed by her neighbours. The city police have registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC on a complaint filed by deceased’s father Kulwant Singh. SSP Opinderjit Singh Ghuman said a team was formed for investigation. TNS ASI hurt in mishap Amritsar: Santokh Kumar, an ASI posted at the Islamabad police station, had his leg fractured when an autorickshaw hit him here on Thursday. He was going for official work on the Majitha road on his motorcycle. He said he parked his bike in front of a shop and tried to cross the road when the mishap took place. He was rushed to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital from where he was shifted to a private hospital by his family members. The police have booked Lovepreet Singh of Pandori village, the driver of the autorickshaw. He is yet to be arrested. TNS Mobile recovered Amritsar: Central Jail authorities confiscated a mobile phone from an inmate, Gurwinder Singh, alias Vicky, of Kot Baba Deep Singh. Joginder Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Central Jail, said the phone was without SIM. The Islamabad police have registered a case under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisoners’ Act. Further investigation is on to find out how did he manage to slip in the phone inside the high security jail. TNS c m y b Amritsar, August 10 The CIA staff on Friday claimed to have busted a gang to vehicle thieves with the arrest of four persons. Eight stolen motorcycles have been recovered from their possession. They were brought on police remand and further investigation was under progress. Those arrested were identified as Rajbir Singh, alias Raju, and Ranjit Singh, both residents of Koharaka village, Dilbagh Singha and Paramjit Singh, both residents of Shehbazpur village in Tarn Taran. A case under Sections 379, 411, 467, 468, 471 and 473 of the IPC was registered. Vavinder Mahajan, in charge of the local unit of the CIA staff, said, “Acting on a tip-off, the police nabbed them near Bharawan Da Dhaba. During interrogation, it was found that they used to steal motorcycles from different parts of the city to sell the same in Tarn Taran using forged documents and fake number plates.” Two bikes were found on the spot while six others were recovered from Shehbazpur and Koharaka village in Tarn Taran. Meanwhile, the CIA staff nabbed Suraj Kumar of Gate The four vehicle thieves and two drug peddlers in police custody on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR has ❝Itused been found that they to steal motorcycles from different parts of the city and sell these in Tarn Taran using forged documents and fake number plates. ❞ VAVINDER MAHAJAN, head, CIA staff Hakima and Rakesh Kumar of Islamabad with 100 gm of heroin. They were arrested near Mata Kaulan Hospital Chowk, located on the 100 Futa Road. They were brought on police remand for further interrogation. 5 held with firearms Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, August 10 A police team, led by Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhwinder Singh, has arrested five members of a gang of armed robbers from the outskirts of the town. Arms and ammunition besides 750 intoxicating tablets have been seized. SP (Investigation) Tilak Raj said the accused had been identified as Sandeep Singh Aloo, Sukhraj Singh, both of Mohalla Tonk Kashtri, Rajiv Kumar of Patti, Lovedeep Singh Lavi of Gandiwind Sarai and Lovedeep Singh of Noordi. He said two countrymade .315 bore pistols, one cartridge, one China-made pistol, a datar, a kirch and 750 intoxicating tablets were recovered from them. Tilak Raj said the police would seek their remand from the court. Many cases of robbery in and around the district are expected to be solved after interrogating them.
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