11062018-ATR-01.qxd 6/10/2018 11:54 PM Page 1 MONDAY | 11 JUNE 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Fund misappropriation Pollywood casting ouch Fresh innings Manna accuses AIT officials of misappropriating funds to the tune of ~6 crore in flat construction. P2 An unfortunate reality inflicts the world of Punjabi entertainment. P3 Stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi is all set to return with its Season 9. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.25 AM Vroom Dhoom Bikers perform stunts during a show organised by an automobile company to promote bikes amid its Orange Day celebrations at Ranjit Avenue in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR City lad’s 293rd rank in JEE Advanced Several students perform well, hope to get admission to their dream institutes ‘Police mistook me for gangster’ Claims he was about to be gunned down on May 17 PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 The results of the JEE Advanced brought cheers to aspirants of various engineering institutes in the city. Gurpreet Singh topped the city with 293rd rank in the country. Born into a family of teacher parents — Kanwarpreet Singh and Gurjeet Kaur, he want to explore the world of artificial intelligence for making human life easier. “I want to study computer science to use artificial intelligence for creating systems to make life easier for people,” he said. A student of FIITJEE coaching centre and Shri Ram Ashram Public School, he wants to study at IITRookree or IIT- Kharagpur. Another star of the city is Piyush Gupta who got 1,134 all India rank and stood second in the city. Crediting his success to his parents and teachers, Gupta said, “My coaching institute FIIT-JEE, parents and schoolteachers Gurpreet Singh, Piyush Gupta (right) and Atharva Tripathi celebrate their success with their families on Sunday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR are behind my success.” Gupta is a student of Bhavan SL Public School. His father Vivek Gupta is an advocate and his mother Anju Bala is a government teacher. “I want to pursue electronics. I want to use my engineering expertise to create modern equipment for the Army,” he said. Securing All India 1,587 rank and bagging third position in the city, Atharva Tripathi said, “I used to dedicate designated hours for my preparations.” His father Ajay Tripathi is a banker and mother Latika Tripathi is a housewife. Among others Kanish Anand, Rhythm Mahajan, Vishnu Goyal, Harshit Gupta, performed well. The Joint Entrance Examination is an engineering test conducted for admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology. Amritsar, June 10 SAD leader Gurpreet Singh Randhawa, former chairman of the market committee, has said that the police would have shot him dead around three weeks ago had a police officer not recognised him on the GT road. Claiming that the police mistook him for some gangster, he demanded from DGP a thorough probe into it, particularly about those who gave wrong information to the police. “Had I not come out of my car and established his identity, I along with other occupants of the car would have been gunned down by the heavily armed police team,” he said. The police team had information regarding the presence of a gangster in the vehicle bearing the number of his car. Randhawa said that the police should furnish the details who had given fake information to the police about this. The incident occurred on May 17 when he was going to ❝I lost my brother in a similar incident in April 1991. The police are yet to come out with the details even 27 years after the incident. ❞ GURPREET SINGH RANDHAWA, SAD leader Shahkot to support SAD candidate in the recently held bypolls. He said he was accompanied by former councillor Dilbagh Singh, Satbir Singh and Manjit Singh. He said they were continuously being chased by some vehicles. He said a police team also intercepted them at a naka on the GT Road before the incident. The police team asked him to proceed after proper check up. He said after crossing the flyover, police vehicles starting following his car. He got suspicious, halted his car and alighted to know what the matter was. The vehicles carrying cops surrounded them. “Fortunately, a senior cop recognised me otherwise they would have gunned us down,” he said. He said he had approached the police and when no action was taken, he filed an online complaint at 181. An inquiry was marked to a DSP-rank official but nothing was done. He said it was a major operation based on a tip-off but no police official was conducting a fair probe. “I just want to know the name of those who misinformed the police that day,” he said, adding that he had lost his brother in a similar incident in April 1991. The police are yet to come out with the details even after 27 years of the incident, he pointed out. SSP Parampal Singh said Randhawa tried to break a checkpoint (naka) which alerted the police. Cops didn’t try to encounter him as claimed by Randhawa. Arrest of fraudsters sought Boy missing since father’s death SNIPPETS Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 Harpreet Singh and Sucha Singh, both residents of Nabipur village, who along with a number local residents were duped by a private firm on the pretext of starting a lucky draw scheme, on Sunday urged the police to arrest the managing director and his accomplices. A fraud case against Sukhjinder Singh Gora of Bhagtupura village and his nephew Vishal Singh of Ishwar Nagar area located on Tarn Taran road was regis- tered two weeks ago but no one has been arrested till date. Sukhjinder is the managing director of Secure Future Multitrade Private Limited while his nephew was a receptionist. The complainants alleged that the firm defrauded over 3,000 persons who were members of the lucky draw scheme in which the accused had promised a lucky draw at the end of every month. They alleged the firm duped its members to the tune of Rs 3 crore. They used to take monthly instalments of Rs 1,000 each. They alleged that the accused neither took out any draw nor returned their money. The case was registered following a probe conducted by an ACP-rank officer. According to the police, the complainants produced receipts and other documents to substantiate their claims while the accused did not produce any documents. Neeraj Kumar, Staion House Officer (SHO), Sultanwind police station, said no arrest had been made so far. The matter is under investigation and necessary action will be taken, the police said. Amritsar, June 10 A 14-year-old boy, identified as Jugraj Singh, has been abducted reportedly by his foster mother. He has been missing since June 2 but the family lodged a police case on Saturday after failing to trace him. Acting on the statement of his grandfather Mukhtar Singh of Isapur village, the police have registered a case against Amandeep Kaur, her brother and four others. The victim has got the agricultural land, bank balance and other properties of his father Tirath Singh, who Foster mother accused of abduction as he has several properties in his name committed suicide recently. Mukhtar Singh said, “Tirath had committed suicide earlier this month as he was perturbed over the harassment being meted out to him by his wife and in-laws. The police registered a case against Amandeep Kaur, her brothers Sonu, Surinder Singh and Manak, all residents of Jhabal for abetment of suicide. Surinder Singh was arrested. Tirath’s first wife had died several years ago.” After Tirath’s death, Mukhtar transferred seven acres of agricultural land, bank balance and several properties in the name of Jugraj. Since then the boy has been missing. Besides Amandeep, the police have booked her brother Amarinder Singh and a relative Rana Partap Singh of Bhoewali village and three unidentified persons. Rashpal Singh, investigating officer, said raids were on to nab the accused and trace the boy. He said a case under Sections 365 and 34 of the IPC was registered. Civic body seals 3 ‘illegal’ hotel buildings Bhatti to promote Construction of two structures stopped for violation of building bylaws Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 The municipal town planning wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed three “illegal” hotels, a godown and stopped the construction of two under construction hotels on Saturday afternoon. On the directions of Municipal Town Planner Iqbalpreet Singh Randhawa, separate teams were constituted under Assistant Town Plan- ners (ATPs) Lakhbir Singh, Krishna Kumari, Sanjeev Devgan, Jagdev Singh and Parminder Singh. Hotels and guest houses were sealed in the walled city area. The team led by ATP Lakhbir Singh sealed Tara Hotel, Pishori Hall and Ratan Hall at Manna Singh Chowk. “These hotels were constructed and being run illegally, so we have sealed the buildings,” stated Iqbalpreet Singh Randhawa, MTP . A separate team stopped the construction of an under construction hotel at Sheran Wala Gate. The building owner had been constructing the hotel by violating the building bylaws. Similarly, construction of a hotel building was also stopped at Gheo Mandi. An illegal godown was also sealed in the same area. It may be recalled that during an MC meeting on June 8, a councillor, Mahesh Khanna, had accused Municipal Town Planner Iqbalpreet Singh Randhawa of being apathetic to illegal constructions and resorting to irregularities. Randhawa had to be called for responding to the allegations. The councilor had also demanded his resignation. Also MC Commissioner had suspended five assistant town planners. Though their suspension was revoked later, the officials were warned of stern action in case they resorted to inaction over illegal constructions. cleanliness in city Amritsar, June 10 The proposal to appoint artiste Arvinder Singh Bhatti as brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the holy city has been passed by the MC. Bhatti will make efforts to create awareness about the importance of sanitation and various other components of Swachh Bharat, said MC officials. The multi-talented artiste is a well-known theatre personality and closely associated with literary and art activities in the city. According to information, his photo would be displayed on the awareness material. Municipal Health Officer Dr Raju Chowan said, “Bhatti has a celebrity status and good reach among masses. As he is working with the corporation. We are getting benefit of his celebrity status in this noble cause. With his voluntary services, our reach will increase.” — TNS Anmol Sher Singh Bedi receives honour from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO Best trainee award for city boy Amritsar: Local lad Anmol Sher Singh Bedi, who stood second in the civil services examination (2017), has been declared ‘Best Officer Trainee’ by the Ministry of External Affairs. He received a gold medal from Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State (MoS) VK Singh at a valedictory function held recently. Earlier this year, he was also invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind where he was honoured. TNS PSEB date-sheet out Amritsar: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has released the date-sheet of the supplementary examination for Class XII science and commerce streams (barring open school). The examination shall begin on June 30. Students can visit http://www.pseb.ac.in/ for more details. TNS Sandhu is Sarkaria’s OSD Amritsar: Bua Singh Sandhu has been appointed special assistant to Revenue, Water Resources and Mines Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria. An official spokesman informed that the general administration department had already issued orders in this regard. TNS
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