03082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/3/2018 1:22 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 3 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sewage woes Every note is classical Gul’s baby Unchecked sewage flow at Gate No. 2 of city bus stand is causing resentment among residents. P2 Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, son Pandit Salil Bhatt to mesmerise audience in Chandigarh. P3 Gul Panag welcomed her baby boy six months ago but kept the news under the wrap. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.22 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.46 AM Storm uproots trees, poles in Bhogpur PSPCL faces losses of over Rs 15 lakh due to damage to transformers, power supply hit Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 2 After a likely 20-minute supercell thunderstorm late on Wednesday night, residents of Bhogpur are still in a state of shock. The residents witnessed a cyclone-like situation which led to the uprooting of several trees, felling of electrical poles and disruption in the power supply, leading to a loss of over Rs 15 lakh to the PSPCL. The Dalli area in Bhogpur was said to be the worst affected area as residents said most of the transformers were got buried under the fallen trees which also included 80-100-year-old trees. It was learnt that only Bhogpur had got hit by it, and none of the surrounding areas experienced the same. Jaswant Singh, senior executive engineer (XEN), PSPCL, said around 50-60 poles in the Bhogpur area fell down and 10-12 transformers stopped working. “Dalli is the most affected area in Bhogpur,” said Singh, adding that electricity supply in some parts of Bhogpur had Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Trees uprooted due to a thunderstorm that hit Bhogpur in Jalandhar late on Wednesday night. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Likely case of supercell thunderstorm: Met Surender Pal, Director, Meteorological Department, Punjab, said he would see to the case. “Winds exceeding 90-120 km/hour led to such a situation and severe impact and it seems to be a case of supercell thunderstorm,” he said. “High temperature, high-humidity condition and low-pressure area, might have led to the situation,” officials of the department said. been disrupted. The residents, who were taken aback by the incident, said it was such an environmental disaster which they had never witnessed before. “All I could saw today was uprooted trees and it was such a disturbing picture,” said Karamjit, a farmer from Bhogpur. The residents said if the incident happened in the daytime, it could have caused more losses. Even officials from the Meteorology Department after looking at pictures from the area said this was a case to examine. Surender Pal, Director, Meteorological Department, Punjab, said he would see to the case. “Winds exceeding 90-120 km/hour led to such a situation and severe impact and it seems to be a case of supercell thunderstorm,” he said. “High temperature, highhumidity condition and lowpressure area, might have led to the situation,” officials of the department said. Two gangsters, 5 drug peddlers held Scribe among three Tribune News Service Jalandhr, August 2 The rural police on Thursday arrested two gangsters, who were specialised in committing robberies and snatchings at gunpoint. The accused have been identified as Sandip Singh, alias Rimpa (40), and Tirath Ram (33). While addressing the media, Navjot Singh Mahal, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural), said on a tip-off, Shiv Kumar, in-charge, CIA-2, along with a police party, arrested two notorious robbers and recovered two pistols, five live cartridges and a Verna car. A case under Sections 379B/392/395 of the IPC and 25 of the Arms Act has been registered at the Kartarpur police station. During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Sandip, along with gangs of Bhinda Ruby Shadipuria and Gopi Dalle- Pvt school principal fired for manhandling two Class VI students The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH wal, used to commit robberies and snatchings and he had also fired at Gopi Dallewal. He had a criminal past. About 33 cases were registered against him in the district, Hoshiarpur, Moga, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Khanna and Nawanshahr, the police said. The rural police on Thursday nabbed five narcotic smugglers and recovered heroin, tramadol, alprazolam tablets and dicyclomine hydrochloride tramadol capsules. Aaddressing mediapersons, the SSP, Jalandhar (Rural), said ASI Vipan Kumar, along with a police party of CIA-1, led by inspector Harinder Singh, was conducting patrolling at Adda Kular, Sadar Nakodar police station, when it apprehended a suspicious person. He was identified as Lakhwinder Singh, alias Lakha (23), of Latianwal village in Sul- tanpur Lodhi. The police seized 160 gram of heroin from him. A case under Section 21 of the NDPS Act was registered. The SSP said in another incident, ASI Krishan Gopal of the CIA-I, along with a police party, while patrolling in Kapur Pind village nabbed four smugglers, Dimple Kumar (37) of Model Town, Hoshiarpur; Avtar Singh (32) of Bhawani Nagar, Hoshiarpur; Raj Kumar of Salwara village, Chintpurni Road, Hoshiarpur; and Rajinder Masih (45) of Model Town, Hoshiarpur. As many as 900 tablets of alprazolam IP 400 tablets of , tramadol and 264 capsules of dicyclomine hydrochloride tramadol were recovered from their possession. During preliminary investigation, Lakhwinder revealed that he brought the consignment of heroin from Delhi and sells the same in various parts of Jalandhar. killed in mishap Mohali, August 2 Three persons, including a Jalandhar-based journalist, were killed in a road mishap near Tangori village here on Wednesday. The victims, Amandeep Chopra (42) from Jalandhar, Rajesh Kumar (38) from Banga and Ajay Kumar (40), were on their way home in an Alto car (PB 09 W 8125) when a trailer, coming from the opposite side, hit their vehicle. As per DSP (City II) Ramandeep Singh, the victims were coming from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, after dropping their religious guru when the accident occurred around 6 am. The police said Amandeep died on the spot, while the remaining two were shifted to a government hospital in Dera Bassi where they were declared brought dead. The driver of the trailer sped away from the spot. “A passerby jotted down the vehicle's registration number and gave it to us,” said the DSP . Three arrested in Dakoha shootout case Tribune News Service Three accused at large Jalandhar, August 2 The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate on Thursday arrested three of the six accused involved in the murder case of Ajay Kumar Dona, a resident of Balmiki Mohalla, Dakoha, here. The victim was shot at by two masked accused on July 27. The police said after getting information about the accused, they brought Yograj Singh Yoga, who was in direct contact with the other accused from jail through cell phones, on production warrant. During the interrogation of Yoga, it came to the fore that as many as six accused are involved in the case. The accused have been identified as Jagdeep Singh Jagga, Yograj Singh Yoga, Gurwinder Singh of Pholriw- During the interrogation of Yograj Singh Yoga, it came to the fore that as many as six accused are involved in the case. The accused have been identified as Jagdeep Singh Jagga, Yograj Singh Yoga, Gurwinder Singh of Pholriwal village, Mukesh Kumar of Model Town, Arjun Sehgal of Central Town and Mukul Shergill of Deol Nagar. All accused are in their late 20s. The police on Thursday nabbed Jagga, Yograj and Mukesh and the other accused are absconding. Police Commissioner PK Sinha addresses the media in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH al village, Mukesh Kumar of Model Town, Arjun Sehgal of Central Town and Mukul Shergill of Deol Nagar. All accused are in their late 20s. The police on Thursday nabbed Jagga, Yograj and Mukesh and the remaining accused are absconding. “It is a group rivalry. The accused have a criminal histo- ry. Around 18 months ago, Arjun and Yograj had exchanged heated arguments with the victim outside the judicial courts after which they decided to teach him a lesson. Earlier also, they tried to attack the victim twice,” said Police Commissioner PK Sinha. Sinha said before committing the crime, Arjun and Yograj hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Dona. “The accused used to plan the things with one of their close accomplice Gurinder Singh, alias Bawa, of Pholriwal village, who runs a finance company. They used to do the planning at Bawa’s place,” he said. The police said Yograj, who was brought from c m y b Hoshiarpur jail, used to interact with the accused through mobile phones. Sinha said the information would be given to the Jail Department. On the day of crime, Arjun and Jagga reached outside the gym on a motorcycle and opened fire at the victim. He succumbed to the injuries on the next day. The Police Commissioner said the bike and a weapon used in the crime had been recovered. Other teams were also conducting raids to nab the accused, who were at large. Yograj had been brought on a production warrant from the jail. He added that earlier, the case was registered under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 25, 54 and 59, Arms Act, and charges of murder and criminal conspiracy were later added to it. A case in this regard was registered on Wednesday night. Amandeep was a journalist at Jalandhar, while Rajesh used to run a cloth shop at Banga. The third victim, Ajay Kumar, had a private job. The car was badly damaged in the mishap. The victims were pulled out of the vehicle with much difficulty. — TNS Jalandhar, August 2 The management of CT Public School, Seth Hukum Chand Colony, here, has terminated the services of its newly appointed principal for allegedly manhandling two students, a girl and a boy of Class VI, on Saturday. The incident reportedly occurred during a computer class on the campus when the two students were reportedly talking to each other. The principal, who was on a round, entered the classroom and scolded them for talking during the class. After catching hold of the duo, he banged their heads against each other and hit them. He even reportedly slapped the girl. After which, the two students started crying. Vinee Sharma, the mother of the girl, said the girl was traumatised and she narrated the incident to her. She said: “My daughter told me that when she was asking a question to a classmate sitting in front of her seat, the principal entered the classroom and hit them. She said she would not go to school after the incident.” She said she had posted a message on the school’s website that strict action should be taken against the principal, otherwise she would not send her ward to the school. A screenshot of the message has been doing the rounds on the social media. It read: “This is to inform you that we don’t Fact file The incident reportedly occurred during a computer class on the campus when the two students were reportedly talking to each other. The principal, who was on a round, entered the classroom and scolded them for talking during the class. After catching hold of the duo, he banged their heads against each other and hit them. He even reportedly slapped the girl after which the two students started crying. want this principal in your school. He hit our daughter studying in Class VI and her classmate without any reason. Moreover, he is not admitting that he has done something wrong. We are not sending our child to the school. Our child is a patient and now, she is frightened to go to the school since the incident. We want immediate action in the matter, otherwise we are going to lodge an FIR against the principal and the school.” To take up the matter, several parents reportedly assembled at the school on Monday and demanded the termination of the accused. They also asked the authorities to verify the matter from the CCTV camera footage installed in the classroom. Later, he was terminated by the school management. Manbir Singh Channi, managing director of the school management, said: “When the principal was found guilty in the incident, we have terminated him with immediate effect. He joined the school 10 days ago.”
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