19082018-JTR-01.qxd 19-08-2018 01:41 Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 19 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Youth Cong holds protest Art, through their lens Manoj Joshi joins Namune Youth Congress holds protest against Rafale fighter jet deal by initiating a poster campaign. P2 Armed with their only weapon, a camera, these fine-art photographers shoot a killer frame. P3 In coming episodes of Sony SAB’s Namune, actor Manoj Joshi will portray the role of Mohan ji. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.07 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.56 AM Playing with lens Mehatpur farmer duped of ~25 lakh by travel agent Wanted to send his Other cases two sons to Canada A case from Bilga had also been reported recently where Rajinder Tribune News Service A squirrel peeps into the lens of a camera after feeding on corn kernels in Jalandhar on the eve of World Photography Day on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Two gangsters arrested; pistols, cash recovered The accused in police custody in Nawanshahr on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 18 The Nawanshahr police have arrested two gangsters who used to loot people at gunpoint. The accused have been identified as Harpinderjit Singh, alias Rupa, Manjit Singh. While their third accomplice, who managed to escape from the spot, has been identified as Gaurav. The police have recovered two pistols, Rs 27,000 in cash and a motorcycle from the possession of the accused. The police said the three accused were coming on a motorcycle and on seeing the police party, they tried to flee the spot and opened fire at them. “They were eventually arrested, but one of them escaped from the spot,” the police said. The police said the gang had looted the motorcycle on Friday night and after that opened fire in the air and looted cash from the victim in Banga. On August 9, the gang had looted Rs 26,000 in cash at gunpoint on the Garhshankar road from another person. Many cases have already been registered against the accused in various police stations. Jalandhar, August18 Reports related to persons getting duped by travel agents are not dying down but are swelling every passing day. Another case of a man of Balkona village in Mehatpur falling prey to a travel agent has come to the fore. Sadhu Singh, a farmer by profession, has been duped of over Rs 25 lakh by the Mehatpur-based travel agent, who is Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 18 The action of Jalandhar Central Cooperative Bank to revive two charge sheets against its employee after a long gap of eight years has come under judicial scrutiny. Taking up the petition filed against Punjab and other respondents by Palwinder Singh through counsel RS Bajaj, Justice Jaswant Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued the notice of motion for January 28, 2019, before ordering a stay on further proceedings on the basis of charge sheets dated February 10, 2010, and March 11, 2010. Bajaj told the Bench that Palwinder was working in the bank when the two charge sheets were issued. After he had submitted his reply, he was asked to appear before the inquiry officer in September 2010 in connection with the probe into both charge sheets. After he had appeared and made his statement, he was told to return as the proceedings against him had been dropped. In July 2014, certain persons junior to him were promoted to the next higher position. His case for promotion was kept in Inter-state gang of drug peddlers busted, 2 held Phagwara, August 18 A Team of the Kapurthala police, led by DSP Manpreet Dhillon, succeeded to bust an inter-state gang of drug peddlers, and arrested its two members, J&K residents Nazir Ahmed and Mohammad Aslam Malik, and recovered 260 gm of intoxicant powder and Rs 7,89,600 in cash from them near Kala-Sanghan. They were operating in Amritsar, continued on page 2 Calling kin frequently Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Students said they were calling their family members more frequently these days as they were worried about their well-being, safe rescue and provisions in relief camps in Kerala. Students from Kerala watch news on TV in Jalandhar on Saturday. MALKIAT SINGH Angith K Pradip, from Kerala said: “I came here to pursue my further studies but I am not able to focus on my academics due to the floods occurred in my hometown. I am not able to connect with my family since this morning, which is the most disturbing part.” Another student Abhijit S while expressing concern over the matter said: “The floods have reached areas near my home. Though I was unable to connect with my family for the past 24 hours, fortunately an hour ago I was able to contact them. Now, I am feeling much relieved.” Manbir Singh, managing still at large. Sadhu wanted to send his sons Amarjit Singh (26) and Sukhdeep Singh (22) to Canada for their better prospects, for which he approached the travel agent who, in turn, promised him to send them to Canada. Sadhu said: “I have lost Rs 25 lakh which I had earned after hard work and difficulties. Now, the money has gone and my sons also failed to go to that country,” adding that he had also showed them Visas which were later found to be fake. On the scheduled day to take the flight, he did Coop bank move to revive chargesheets after 8 yrs challenged Reports of flood havoc worry Kerala students Jalandhar, August 18 Studying in Phagwara miles away from their home, Keralite students here are a worried lot since reports regarding flood havoc in the state started coming since the past few days. Lovely Professional University (LPU), near here, has about 450 students from Kerala, most of whom are reportedly glued to reports regarding the disaster the floods have caused all day through TV sets in their hostels, laptops or mobile phones. The students said they were calling their family members more frequently these days as they were worried about their well-being, safe rescue and provisions in relief camps. With power facilities shut down and phone connectivity becoming an issue, the students from the community have come together and are seen helping each other in the times of distress. While expressing his concern, a new LPU student, Singh (26) had been duped by a travel agent. The accused from UP had allegedly taken ~3.5 lakh from the victim on the pretext of sending him to Italy. In the second case that was reported from Nurmahal, Gurpreet Singh (22) of Nurmahal wanted to go to Canada to earn well for his family. The family took the help of a Ludhiana-based travel agent recently, but the latter duped the victim of Rs 5.6 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. not turn up. The farmer said the accused had also duped one of his relatives who wanted to send his daughter to Canada. “There are other persons in nearby villages who have been duped by the accused,” said Sadhu. He added that the police had not booked the wife of the accused, who was also allegedly involved in the case. The police said a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act had been registered. The police said the accused would be arrested soon and the role of his wife would also be looked into. director, CT University, Ludhiana, said: “We have students from Kerala on our varsity campus, who are somewhat tense nowadays because of the floods. I have instructed staff to take special care of them and help them resolve any issues in communicating with their families, if they need to.” c m y b Arun P an MBA student , studying in CT University, said: “Thankfully, Palakkad city to which I belong, is safe. My family is at home and has all provisions in place.” But Akhil Aslam and KA Umar Ali Bilal, who are doing B Tech in cyber security on the university campus, are certainly worried. “Our families are in Arunapuram. Our houses got flooded and families had to move to relatives’ places to save themselves from the natural disaster. They have been keeping us posted every moment. It’s barely two weeks since we joined the campus on August 3. We are disturbed as we cannot be with our families in such a situation,” the duo said. Fact file Palwinder's counsel RS Bajaj told the Bench the former was working in the bank when the two charge sheets were issued. After he had submitted his reply, he was asked to appear before the inquiry officer in September 2010 in connection with the probe into both charge sheets. After he had appeared and made his statement, he was told to return as the proceedings against him had been dropped. In July 2014, certain persons junior to him were promoted to the next higher position. His case for promotion was kept in sealed cover on the ground that two charge sheets were pending against him. In February 2018, persons junior to the petitioner were promoted, but again his case was ignored on the same ground. sealed cover on the ground that two charge sheets were pending against him. In February 2018, persons junior to the petitioner were promoted, but again his case was ignored on the same ground. The charge sheets were revived and an inquiry officer was appointed for both after a legal notice was sent to the authorities claiming retrospective promotion. Appearing for the employee, Bajaj submitted that the action of the authorities in keeping the charge sheets pending for eight years was contrary to law and not permissible under the rules. Further, a serious prejudice had been caused to the employee on account of the delay as many witnesses had expired, retired or had gone abroad in the meantime. Bajaj pointed out that the authorities were hurriedly conducting the inquiry against the official without even supplying him documents demanded by him, with a view to covering up their own fault. In the absence of the documents, it was impossible for the employee to defend himself in a proper manner. Bajaj contended that the action of the authorities in ignoring the official for promotion on more than two occasions, and instead promoting persons junior to him only on the ground of pendency of the two charge sheets, was totally illegal and arbitrary.
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