06072018-ATR-01.qxd 7/5/2018 11:47 PM Page 1 FRIDAY | 6 JULY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Strike for regular jobs An uncommon friend Memories of childhood SSA, RMSA empoyees hold pen-down strike, demand regular jobs. P2 Dog-lovers share what a delight it is to own and nurture rare breed of dogs. P3 In recent episode of show Dance Deewane, entertainment level goes a notch higher. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.39 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.32 AM Hunt on for 6 over drug deaths Named by kin of deceased during a public meeting chaired by DC, SSP PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 5 Tightening the noose around drug suppliers, the Amritsar rural police have booked six persons in two cases in connection with deaths of two youths allegedly due to drug overdose. No arrest has been made so far. They were booked on charges of culpable homicide and murder after their names were revealed by victim’s families during the visit of Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha and Amritsar rural SSP Parampal Singh on Wednesday. The SSP said the suspects would be arrested soon. While one youth, Hakamjit Singh, of Kaler Ghuman village had died on April 6 this year, another, identified as Rajbir Singh of Shejada village, lost his life in April last year. Hakamjit’s father Dalbir Singh said the 24-year-old was hooked to drugs, so he got treated at Swami Vivekanand De-addiction Centre at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. After treatment, the family decided to send him to Kuwait. He had an interview on April 5 in Chandigarh. He returned next day and his body was found in the tube well water Drugs seized from quack A team of officials, led by Kalanaur SDM Vijay Syal and Senior Medical Officer Dr Lakhwinder Singh Athwal, seized a huge quantity of psychotropic drugs from a quack at Chaura Kalan village of block Kalanaur on Thursday afternoon. They seized 3,683 banned tablets from Rattan Chand, the accused. While giving details, SMO Dr Athwal said a special drive against drugs in the area was under way. The field staff had been keeping an eye over the working of quacks. He said they inspected the clinic of Ratan Chand and found him possessing banned tablets. He said the accused didn’t have a valid degree. He had been practicing it illegally. Dr Athwal said the police had been informed for further action. “We will take every measure to curb the drug menace,” he added. tank of Mohan Singh, former sarpanch of the village. Dalbir said enquiry at their level suggested that Chhinda, Sukhu, Chamkaur Singh and Jasbir Singh, all residents of the same village, had met him at the village bus stand from there they went to the tube well room in the fields of Sukhu. There injected Hakamjit with drugs who died on the spot. Later, they dumped his body in Mohan’s fields. The police have registered a case under Sections 304, 201 and 120-B of the IPC against Chhinda, Sukhu, Chamkaur Singh and Jasbir Singh. Raids are on to arrest them, the police said. In the second case, Pree- tam Singh, father of Rajbir Singh of Shehzada village who died in in April 2017, said he along with entire family had gone to attend a marriage function at Kot Todar Mal village on April 25, 2017. He he received a call from his son in the evening hours that Bhindu and Joga Singh of the same village had injected him drugs and that he was not feeling well. The family returned and found him writhing in pain. Before they could take him to hospital, he died. The Kathunangal police have registered a case under Sections 302, 120-B of the IPC and 27, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act against Bhindu and Joga Singh. Ex-sarpanch attacks cops, frees peddler Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 5 A former sarpanch along with four persons has been booked for allegedly attacking a police party and paving the way for a drug peddler to flee. The incident took place in in Boparai Khurd village here on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Sukhdev Singh, former sarpanch of Boparai Khurd village, his supporters Kuldeep Singh, Robin Singh and the drug supplier, Sarabjit Singh. SSP (Amritsar Rural) Parampal Singh said the police had specific input that Sarabjit Singh of Boparai Khurd was involved in drug trafficking. A raid was conducted and the police team arrested him with 100 gm of narcotic powder along with Rs 25,000 that he had generated through the sale of drugs. The SSP said the cops were interrogating the suspect when Sukhdev Singh along with his supporters, including Kuldeep and Robin, Cop’s uniform torn ■ A police team conducted a raid in Boparai Khurd village and caught Sarabjit Singh carrying 100 gm of narcotic powder. ■ Sukhdev Singh, former sarpanch, along with Kuldeep and Robin turned up and attacked cops, paving the way for Sarabjit's escape. ■ They allegedly tore head constable Kulbir Singh's uniform before fleeing. turned up on their motorcycles and scuffled with the cops. They managed to get Sarabjit released from the police custody and escaped from the spot. The accused are also said to have torn the uniform of head constable Kulbir Singh during the scuffle. The Lopoke police have registered a case under Sections 186, 353, 323, 379-B, 120B of the IPC and 21, 22, 27, 29, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act against them. Raids are on to nab them, the SSP said, adding that whosoever was indulged in drug peddling would be taken to task. Five arrested with heroin Tarn Taran: Five residents of Rajoke village, 40 km from here, have been arrested by the Khalra police allegedly for drug peddling. They were caught with 350 gm of heroin at a police checkpoint (naka) installed near Amishah village on Wednesday evening. Sub-Inspector Gurcharan Singh (SHO), who was heading the police party, said the accused had been identified as Ajaipal Singh, Sukhraj Singh, Manga Singh and Nirvail Singh. The SHO said the accused were moving in the area in a car. Getting suspicious, the cops stopped them for search and recovered the consignment. OC Mayor’s surprise check A fan takes a selfie along with actor Binnu Dhillon and Haryanvi actress Kavita Kaushik at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Eyeing a double whammy Tribune News Service Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu (centre) along with other officials during an inspection on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, July 5 Smeep Kang, director of Carry On Jatta 2, is all set to give its audience another comic flick ‘Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan’ with the recently discovered hit jodi of Pollywood — Binnu Dhillon and Kavita Kaushik. The pair that last tickled the funny bone of audiences with their film ‘ Vekh Baraatan Challian’, will be seen in this film once again attempting to entertain with their chemistry. Promoting the film in the city, the actors along with the makers of film insisted that theirs is not the same formulaic subject. “Even in comedy genre, one can treat the story differently every time. The film charts a different zone altogether from Vekh Baratan Chalian,” said Binnu, who is also co-producing the film under his banner. Kavita Kaushik, aka Chandramukhi Chautala, of TV made her successful Polly- wood debut last year. This year she will be seen in another Punjabi film Nanakana opposite the mighty Gurdas Mann and she is beaming with confidence. “The Punjabi film industry has given me a different, challenging though, experience. Its been a wonderful journey so far and I hope to be in the game for long.” The film also stars Gurpreet Ghuggi, Jaswinder Bhalla, BN Sharma, Karamjit Anmol and the music has been given by Jatinder Shah. SGPC exhorts to help out all Jodhpur detainees Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 5 After a local court awarded compensation to 40 of the Jodhpur detainees, the SGPC is all set to help the remaining detainees who were arrested by the Army and the police during Operation Bluestar in 1984. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said the well being of the remaining 325 victims and their families would be the top priority. “We have already offered jobs to the detainees and helped their children in their education in the past. Our endeavour is to identify those who could not come forward to fight legal battle and extending a helping hand to them too,” he said. A subcommittee has been constituted to proceed further in the matter. During a meeting on Thursday, it was decided to depute SGPC employees to identify the affected persons. The panel included amritsar, July 5 The Amritsar rural police have arrested a quack and recovered 20,000 habit-forming tablets from his possession. The accused, identified as Harwinder Singh, is a resident of Bhala village. He had been running an illegal medical store, the police said. He was nabbed from Machhi Talab area in Rajasansi when he alighted from a bus. He couldn’t produce requisite documents regarding 14,000 intoxicating tablets and over 6,000 capsules that he possessed. Meanwhile, the rural police also arrested Satnam Singh of Chamiari village and recovered nearly 1,000 intoxicating tablets from his possession. — TNS . SNIPPETS Amritsar: Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu and Deepti Uppal, Chief Executive Officer, Amritsar Smart City Limited, conducted a surprise check at several offices of the MC and checked the staff attendance on Thursday. The Mayor instructed officials to maintain movement registers. Officials and employees should make entry in the movement register before leaving the office for field, he said. “During inspection, officials often claim that the absent staff member is on a field visit. They should mention this in the movement register before leaving. We have asked them to maintain the register,” he said. The officials also inspected the sanitation and record-keeping arrangements in the offices. “Residents elected us for serving the city, so we are answerable to them. We can assure them basic facilities if employees work with dedication,” he added. TNS Two nabbed with intoxicants SGPC general secretary Gurbachan Singh Karmuwala, executive member Bhagwant Singh Sialka, member Manjit Singh Bhurakona, Gurcharan Singh Grewal, Amarjit Singh Chawla, Gurnam Singh and Harjinder Singh. Jeweller robbed of ~1 lakh, 10-gm gold at gunpoint Three youths commit the crime in Tarsikka, flee on bikes Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 5 Three armed persons robbed a goldsmith of 10 gm of gold jewellery and Rs 1 lakh in cash at gunpoint at the Gehri road in Khujala village here on Wednesday. The Tarsikka police are trying to find a lead in the case. Victim Manjinder Singh said two youths came to his shop and asked for a gold ring. They were checking out rings when another youth turned up and sought to talk to him in his cabin. The moment he went to the cabin, the accused took out a pistol and demanded cash and jewellery while threatening to shoot him if he resisted. They took away Rs 1 lakh and gold jewellery weighing 10 gm on two bikes. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B, 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against the suspects. Two snatchings Meanwhile, the city witnessed two snatching incidents on Wednesday. Amit Kumar, a local resident, said he was returning home from his job at around 11.15 pm on Tuesday night when two bike-borne persons intercepted him outside his colony and asked for someone’s address. When he went close to them, they snatched his mobile phone and injured him before fleeing. In another case, a local resident, Punita, said two bikers snatched her purse. She was returning home after meeting her aunt on Surta Singh Road when the accused came to her, seeking information about some address. Meanwhile, they snatched her purse containing Rs 4,000, diamond and gold jewellery and two mobile phones. She said she fell off her scooter and sustained injuries while resisting the snatching. The accused fled away. The police have registered separate cases under Section 379-B of the IPC against unknown persons.
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