29062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/29/2018 1:30 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 29 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Ripening chambers Let Black triumph over Chitta Strong comeback Only six ripening chambers found for tonnes of fruit produce at a mandi in Jalandhar. P2 Writer Pali Bhupinder and Satinder Sartaaj are carrying out a campaign against drug abuse. P3 Dipika Kakar left the audience in shock with her performance. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 30°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.26 AM asks Week on, suicide victim’s Civic body crorewaste mgmt firm to pay ~1,783 in damages family awaits justice MC had to make emergency arrangements after Co abruptly stopped work Earlier, firm sought ~963 cr from MC Tribune News Service Deceased ended his life after falling prey to travel agent; no arrest yet Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 28 Family members of the 27year-old youth, Rajan Singh, who reportedly committed suicide after falling prey to a travel agent, have been visiting police stations and the Police Commissioner’s office to get justice for his son. It’s been more than a week but the police have failed to find the whereabouts of culprits who are absconding from the day the youth hanged himself. Victim’s father Jarnail Singh, a resident of Raseela Nagar, Basti Danishmandan, here on Thursday, visited the Commissioner’s office, asking for a quick investigation in the case. He said for the past several days, only assurance was being given by the police. Neither the accused Rajan Singh, Manjit the deceased Singh, nor his wife Paramjit Kaur, who was equally involved in the crime, were caught. In addition, the brother of the deceased said: “Instead of listening to our grievances, the Commissioner rebuked us and threatened us that a case would also be registered against the father for approaching a fake agent.” Notably, the FIR was lodged against the accused under Section 306, IPC, and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Regula- The case Rajan Singh, the victim, came in touch with accused Manjit Singh early this year. The latter promised the victim that he would get him a job in the US, for which he took Rs 14 lakh. Later, he sent him to Russia, instead of America, and held him captive there for over a month. Afterwards, Rajan managed to escape the clutches of the accused and returned to Jalandhar. Later, after a spat with the accused, he committed suicide. tion Act, 2012. The SHO of the Police Division 5, Nirmal Singh, claimed that the investigation was going on and the police had already raided the house of the accused three times. However, neither any special investigation team (SIT) was formed, nor any CID investigation was initiated. The family members also demanded to paste pictures of the culprits in the city and nearby areas so that they could be nabbed easily. Meanwhile, Commissioner PK Sinha while interacting with The Tribune said he had told the SHO to examine the case and fasten the investigation. Apart from that, he said, the reason to scold the family was that they had also committed the crime by going to an illegal agent and paying hefty amount for the visa. The guilty in the case would be booked under the law. Virtual pool Jalandhar, June 28 The Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (MC) has asked the JITF Urban Waste Management Company to pay Rs 1,783 crore to it in damages for emergency arrangements the MC had to make after the company abruptly stopped the waste management work in the city. The civic body’s notice to Jindal ITF has come within a month of filing of cases by the firm against the Jalandhar MC, seeking 963 crore from it in damages. The company, in its cases filed against the corporation, had claimed that it suffered losses worth Rs 962 crore in the past several years after the MC failed to facilitate the The MC’s notice to Jindal ITF has come within a month of filing of cases by the firm against the Jalandhar MC, seeking ~963 crore from it in damages. The company, in its cases filed against the corporation, had claimed that it suffered losses worth Rs 963 crore in the past several years after the MC failed to facilitate the right circumstances in the city for the company to smoothly carry out the waste treatment project. right circumstances in the city for the company to smoothly carry out the waste treatment project. The company claimed that the corporation had also failed to provide it with the requisite plant to set up the project, due to which it had to leave the contract suffering huge losses. The civic body in its counter claim against the company has argued that the company’s hurried termination of the project had caused the Municipal Corporation to carry out the works which were supposed to be done by the company. In turn, the civic body had to spend huge amount on the machinery acquired for the works. Meanwhile, the corporation has also cited that the company should pay up for the inconvenience caused to the local populace. While JITF Urban Waste Management Company started work in the city in 2014, it quit work in 2016. City industrialists adopt unique way to reach out to political leaders Through Sampark Smaran Abhiyan, bizmen will remind of promises made by them Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Children on a bicycle wade through a waterlogged road in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH P2 22-year-old beaten to death in Bhogpur Jalandhar, June 28 A 22-year-old was allegedly beaten to death at Guru Nanak Mohalla in Bhogpur. The police said the case was a fallout of an old enmity which ultimately led to the tragedy. The deceased has been identified as Manpreet Singh. As per information, the prime accused, Mandeep Singh of Tanda, along with four others, attacked Manpreet and his friend Jashan Kumar in which the duo sustained serious injuries. The police have been conducting raids to nab the accused who are absconding. “They all had a criminal background and were lodged in a jail in 2014. On Wednesday, they hurled abuses at each other and after that the incident occurred,” said DSP Gurwinder Singh. The police have registered a case under Section 302, 307, 148 and 149 of the IPC. — TNS Jalandhar, June 28 With BJP president Amit Shah initiating ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ to reach out to people to “highlight the achievements” of the government, city industrialists under the banner of the Punjab Khel Udyog Sangh have adopted the same way but they are instead reaching out to political leaders to remind them of their promises they made before coming to power. They have given the title, ‘Sampark Smaran Abhiyan’, to the movement. This is not for the first time that the sangh has adopted such a unique way of putting up their demands in front of the political parties. When on July 1 last year the Central Government had implemented the GST at 11 in the night, the sangh had protested it at that time in the city. They are approaching them (MLAs and MP) with the copies of the manifestos the leaders had announced in which various promises were made by them for industrialists. Almost every month, the sangh has been Industrialists with BJP leader KD Bhandari in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTO sharing their issues and demands with the state and the Central governments. Today, the industrialists met BJP leader KD Bhandari and told him about problems they were facing after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). “The tax slab of 12-18 per cent on sports goods has severely affected the work. Cottage and small-scale units are feeling helpless in front of the organised sector,” Ravinder Dhir, president of the sangh. He demanded that the slab on sports goods must be reduced to 5 per cent. On Wednesday, manufacturers had met the MLA of the west constituency, Sushil Rinku, and also handed him a Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee manifesto 20172022 in which some of the pages are dedicated to sports goods and industrialists. Among the demands, the industrialists are asking for setting up of a new focal point in Jalandhar and a skill development centre where labourers will be trained with the latest technique and opening of a research and develop- ment centre, along with a district-level industrial grievances committees in place of present trade and industrial boards which are mere an eyewash to appease a few SAD-BJP office- bearers. And all these points interestingly find mention in the manifesto that was released by the Congress. They also said the government had said the electricity would be given at Rs 5 per unit but till nowbut to no avail. The abhiyan by the industrialists will be continued up to June 30. City girl writes to Akal Takht Jathedar, seeks action against CM 49-year-old pilot from city Capt had swore to wipe out drug menace within four weeks holding ‘Gutka Sahib’ in hand Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, June 28 Taking cognisance of recent deaths of drug addicts in the state allegedly due to drug overdose, a 16- yearold girl, Nobel, a Class XI student and resident of the TV Tower road, here, wrote a complaint to Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht Sahib, demanding strict action as per Panthic Maryada against Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who during his election rally in Bathinda, swore to wipe out the drug menace in the state within four weeks by holding ‘Gutka Sahib’ in his hands. Talking to The Tribune, Nobel, who call herself a social activist and wants to bring a change in society, said: “In the past one week, at least seven persons have died in Amritsar and Tarn Taran districts due to drugs. Video messages going viral on the social media show drug addicts lying unconscious on streets in various parts of the district, while their family crying next to their bodies is heartwrenching.” Moreover, be it youth, adults or senior citizens, everyone was well aware about the drug problem in Nobel, Class XI student the state. Parties contesting for the Assembly elections in 2017 had the issue of drug menace on the top of their manifestos, while after 15 months of coming into power what Captain Amarinder had done even though he swore to eradicate the peril within four weeks, she said. Further, the act of holding Gutka Sahib in hands for political purpose and votes was not worth tolerating, she added. She said she feels disappointed and shocked at the same time that not a single Sikh in the state and even those in power noticed this act of the Chief Minister and demanded action, while the act has allegedly disre- c m y b garded the Sikh religion and holy text written by our Gurus. Besides writing a complaint to the Jathedar, Nobel has earlier taken stand for many wrongdoings in society. She said in 2016, she sat for 80 days on a strike at the DC Office, seeking action against private schools charging extra fees. Daughter of a publisher, Raju Sony, she says: “You cannot sit at home and hope for a change, if you want things to improve and the government to work for people, take a stand and speak against injustice.” dies in Mumbai plane crash Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 28 The co-pilot of the chartered plane that crashed in Mumbai on Thursday, Pardeep Rajput , hailed from Jalandhar. The 49-year-old was a resident of Model Town here and had graduated from DAV College in 1989. He also remained an NCC cadet and took training from the Northern India Flying Club in the Jalandhar Cantonment. He even got a commercial pilot licence in 1990. Ranbir Singh, CEO, and president of GNA Axles, said: “Pardeep Rajput worked as a PRO for our company for Pardeep Rajput. TRIBUNE PHOTO about five years after which he joined private chartered services and moved with his fami- ly to New Delhi. His father was a ground engineer with the British Airways.”
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