28112017-ATR-01.qxd 11/28/2017 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 28 NOVEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE MC elections As far as it goes Of epic proportions The BJP sounds the poll bugle for the coming MC poll as its leaders hold meetings with workers. P2 Running a marathon is not only a test of one’s physical prowess, but also mental strength. P3 Rohit Purohit, who is essaying the role of Alexander in Sony TV’s Porus, talks about working in a historical drama. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25.8°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 08°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.27 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.11 AM Suicide bid by murder accused in shrine Soaring spirits Tribune News Service Students perform bhangra at the inaugural function of the Punjab State Games for Girls Under -17 at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Amritsar on Monday. High drama at MC ward Cong men trade charges ZILA PARISHAD Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 27 High drama was witnessed in the newly carved Municipal Corporation Ward Number 84 when two aspirants for the councillor’s ticket from the area, including former councillor Raman Bakshi and district sports wing chairman of the Cong, Gurdev Singh Jajji, came face to face. each other. Jajji alleged that Bakshi abused and passed casteist remarks against him. Bakshi could not be contacted for his comments even after repeated attempts. Jajji said he was a contender for the party ticket from Ward No. 84 while Bakshi was also a contestant. He said his supporters had arranged a meeting with people of the area in this connection and this has not gone down well with Bakshi. Miffed over this, he and his followers allegedly entered into a verbal duel Amritsar, November 27 Days after the arrest of former Amritsar zila parishad chairman Rajinder Kumar, alias Pappu Jaintipuria, and his nephew for allegedly opening indiscriminate firing at his brother Prannath alias Goni and his family members at Jaintipur village, the Majitha police have booked Goni, his son Shera and other unidentified persons for allegedly abducting and thrashing Jaintipuria’s deed writer, identified as Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Khajoori Gate, Batala. Though the incident occurred on October 24, the police registered a case only yesterday. Ramesh said he was going to his office and the Patwar Khana in Majitha when he was abducted by Goni and his accomplices. A case under Section 365 (abduction), 384 (extortion), IPC, and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was Congress leader Raman Bakshi argues with another Congress man Gurdev Singh Jajji (in green jacket) at Naraingarh Chowk in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO with him and passed casteist remarks. He said perturbed over this, he along with his supporters was going to burn the effigy of Bakshi. However, he got a wind of this and along with his supporters reached the scene and did not allow burning of the effigy. Jajji claimed that the local senior leaders of the party had promised and named him as contender for the par- SNIPPETS Three booked for offering liquor without licence Amritsar: The police have registered a case against Surinder Pal Singh, alias Shinda, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar in Verka; Partap Singh, a resident of Himachal Pradesh; and Davinder Singh, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, for allegedly offering liquor to customers without a licence. According to the police, the accused used to run a non-veg eatery joint in the Verka area. The police said it was illegal to offer liquor without a licence. A case under various sections of the Excise Act was registered. Later, the accused was released on bail. TNS Basmati rice stolen Unknown persons have stolen around 19 bags of basmati rice, containing over six quintals of rice from the Rayya grain market. Complainant Gajjan Singh, who is also a commission agent, told the police that on Saturday, he and his workers went home and the next morning when he came to his shop, he found 19 bags missing. A case has been registered at the Beas police station in this regard. TNS Chabal police book four Tarn Taran: The Chabal police have booked four persons under Section 295 for violating the Sikh code of conduct (maryada) while performing akhand in Emma Kalan village. The accused had been identified as Amrik Singh, his son Manpreet Singh of Kala Afgana village, Kashmir Singh of Harshian village and Kulwinder Singh of Kalanaur village, all under Gurdaspur district. The accused were in the village to perform akhand path at the house of Dilbag Singh. Bhai Sarup Singh, the granthi of Gurdwara Beer Baba Budha Sahib, in his complaint to the Chabal police alleged that the accused Manpreet Singh had trimmed his beard and nor was he an amritdhari when he was performing the duties of a granthi. Bhai Sarup Singh said the accused had violated the code of conduct (maryada), hurting Sikh religious sentiments. None of the accused has been arrested so far. OC ty from the ward in the ensuing Municipal Corporation elections. The ticket was assured to him during a meeting held at Chandigarh in the presence of the local party MLAs. The incident has brought to focus the bickering and infighting among the Congress leaders over the distribution of the ticket to the aspirants for the coming MC polls. Chairman’s brother booked for abduction registered in this connection while no arrest has been made so far. The case was registered following investigations carried out by DSP Majitha, and , on recommendations of the SSP Amritsar rural. , Ramesh said Goni was pressurising him to hand over all documents of the properties related to Pappu Jaintipuria, which he didn’t do. Enraged over this, he started threatening him of dire concequences. He said on October 24, Goni, his son, Vikas alias Shera, bundled him in their car and took him away to the residence of a politician. Jaintipuria and his nephew were arrested by the police on October 11 after they allegedly opened fire at Prannath and his family members at Jaintipur over a property dispute. Goni had alleged that Pappu had grabbed over an acre of his land and he had also illegally occupied half an acre land of his cousin, Ashok Kumar. Traditional ‘dor’ loses the competition to plastic thread Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 27 In the competition between traditional kite flying thread and the new plastic thread in vogue for the last many years the former has completely lost as is evident from the lesser number of dorr addas in city. The number of dorr addas where people thronged to get their kite plying thread processed with layers of powdered glass and other substances to increase the thread’s quality to cut through their competitors threads has gone down over the years. The city residents would remember that until 1990’s every nook and corner of the city had these addas people used to wait for weeks to get their ‘sangal dor’ made and processed. The name ‘sangal’ (literal meaning steel chain) was known for its strength. The ‘dor’ was strengthen using various coats of powdered class along with adhesives. More coats insured more sharpness and better chances of winning a A string-maker, Bakshish Singh, processes kite-flying thread the near bus stand in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR kite flying competition. A dorr maker near Bus stand, Bakshish Singh said, “In the good old days I had 22 workers under me who processed dorr. We had to keep customers waiting for weeks.” In the present day, Singh can be seen processing dorr alone. “I do not know any other work better than this. Every year I hope that people would come back. Now my family feels that I am wasting my time and resources,” he said adding that now only people buy c m y b their dorr for small kids as they consider it safe than the synthetic thread. The city’s dorr makers feel that charm of flying kites too has been lost with the advent of plastic thread. “Now the festival of Lohri known for flying competitions has changed a lot. The youngsters these days prefer DJ and alcohol over the kite flying competitions. The real competitions were held around two decades ago. Now kite flying is only symbolic,” said another maker Chandan. Amritsar, November 27 Kulwant Singh, the prime accused, who allegedly killed his wife in Guru Nanak Nagar in the Verka area yesterday, attempted suicide by jumping into the sarovar on the Golden Temple premises. However, he was taken out of the sarovar by the SGPC task force. But before it could hand him over to the police, he escaped from the complex. He told the SGPC employees that he slipped and fell into the sarovar. Kulwant Singh, an acute alcoholic, allegedly killed his wife, Karamjit Kaur, with sharp-edged weapons, following heated arguments and set her body on fire on Saturday night. The incident came to light when his son, a factory worker, reached home yesterday morning after his night shift and found the door locked. He saw smoke coming out of a room and entered the house from the roof of a neighbouring house and saw the half-burnt body of his mother. He raised the alarm Doubtful claim Kulwant Singh, an acute alcoholic, allegedly killed his wife. After killing his wife, Kulwant reached Golden Temple and attempted suicide by jumping into the sarovar, the police said. Kulwant told SGPC employees that he accidentally fell into the sarovar after he slipped from the steps. and informed the police. Police officials reached the spot and started investigations. Sarabjit told the police that his father was an alcoholic and used to quarrel with his mother often for money. The Verka police registered a case under Sections 302 and 201, IPC, against Kulwant Singh. Kulwant also tried to mislead the police and the rela- tive after writing a suicide note on the walls of the house while claiming that Karamjit Kaur committed suicide. But the things become clear after the police found injury marks on her head. It also recovered the kerosene oil bottle from the house. Charranjit Singh, ADCP (headquarters), said after killing his wife, Kulwant reached Golden Temple and attempted suicide by jumping into the sarovar. “After jumping into the sarovar, he was shivering with cold. The SGPC task force offered him tea, so that he may feel better. Kulwant told the SGPC employees that he accidentally fell into the sarovar after he slipped from the stairs. Before the SGPC could call the police, he escaped,” said the ADCP adding that he was , yet to be arrested. Reports of his committing suicide by jumping before a train on the Jalandhar side also emerged in the evening. However, Amrik Singh Powar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said it was yet to be confirmed. A view of the Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar-Birmingham flight to start soon: Malik Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 27 Office -bearers of different associations welcomed MP Shwait Malik’s announcement that a direct flight between Amritsar and Birmingham will be started soon. “Revival of the AmritsarBirmingham direct flight twice a week will be announced soon,” Mailk said. The citizens and airport authorities termed this flight as a first step to benefit Amritsar International Airport which Is running in huge debts and deeply hit by the conspira- cy during long congress led central Govt. From 2010, this profitable flight was stopped and shifted to Delhi just to appropriate the cargo and passenger income of Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport and to divert finances to IGI Airport, he claimed. Malik said he had started he started working on the pending demands of people who were keen on direct flights from Amritsar to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia and Dubai. He said he met Civil Aviation Minister Gajapati Raju and MoS for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha several times on this issue and the result was there to see. He said he managed to get more than Rs 500 crore for providing stateof-the-art infrastructure at the Airport. Rajinder Jain of the shawl Club of India along with Siddarth Khanna, member of the ICP Chamber of Commerce said the flight would not only increase the international connectivity but also bring prosperity to the region. The flight will connect NRIs of Punjabi origin settled in the UK with their roots. Man booked for attacking cop Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 27 The Lopoke police have registered a case against a resident for allegedly obstructing a government servant from performing his duty and physically assaulting a cop at Thatha village. The accused has been identified as Punjab Singh of the same village. ASI Kashmir Singh had gone to the village after a complaint was lodged by Major Singh and his brother Kunan Singh. Major Singh said they had a property dispute with Punjab Singh and the matter was sub-juidce. He said the accused was forcibly ploughing the land against court orders. Kashmir Singh said when he went to his residence and asked him appear before the SHO. He said the accused got angry and torn government papers. Kashmir Singh said the accused manhandled him and fled from the scene. A case under Sections 353 and 186 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.
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