09082018-ATR-01.qxd 8/8/2018 11:41 PM Page 1 THURSDAY | 9 AUGUST 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Students protest Club together some fun Karan gifts coffee maker Students allege ‘irregularities’ in the examination for admission to GNDU Centre for Sikh Studies. P2 In a city with many restaurants, it is a Herculean job to get into the membership clubs. P3 With Friendship Day just gone by, social media was flooded with actors posting emotional messages. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.52 AM Local stir, foreigner’s delight Hunt on for gangster, Congress leader over ex-sarpanch’s murder PK Jaiswar Political rivalry? Tribune News Service Amid a protest by unemployed elementary teachers for jobs, a foreigner joined them for a selfie. The protesters didn't disappoint her as they asked her to click as many times she wanted. Meanwhile, a differently-abled protester (right) had to be carried up to cross an electronic barricade outside the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Shrine occupying 500 sq yard of land sealed Estate officials seek its demolition by Town Planning office Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 8 The estate wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed a ‘dargah’ (shrine) at the IDH market on Wednesday afternoon. According to information, the management of the shrine had encroached upon around 500 square yard of land, said to be worth Rs 15 crore. Though estate officials have sealed the structure, no one is interested to know how did they encroached upon the land. The shrine management had constructed concrete pillars and walls on the MC land. But none of the officials took a note of it. Instead of demolishing the structure, the MC has only sealed it. Following a resident’s complaint, officials of the Municipal Town Planning and estate offices, have been conversing with each other but they are yet to decide that who will demolish the structure. Inspector Kewal Krishan and Aftab Bhatia of the estate office sealed the building. Since the encroachment is permanent, estate officials will write to the MC Commissioner, stressing that it was the town planning officials’ duty to demolish the structure. Officials claimed that the estate office could take possession of the vacant land lying over there. The shrine that has been sealed by the Municipal Corporation. TRIBUNE PHOTO Cantt board constructs vendors’ kiosks, MC demands removal Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 8 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued direction to the cantonment board to remove the kiosks, which have constructed recently on the Cantonment road, outside Canal Colony near Gwal Mandi. The cantonment board had constructed the kiosks to sublet the same to vendors. Following a complaint by RTI activist Varun Sareen, MC Commissioner Sonali Giri had written to the chief executive officer of the Cantonment Board about it. The direction reads, “It has come to my notice that kiosks have been erected on the footpath on the cantonment road. Though this is an area of the Cantonment board, these kind of permanent structure are encroachment on footpath meant for people. It will create hindrance in the smooth flow of traffic. The government has implemented the street vendor policy. Vendors will be allotted suitable places as per the guidelines of the policy. Such kinds of permanent encroachment on the public land is totally illegal.” Sonali Giri gave directions Kot Khalsa firing victim dies Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 8 Ranjit Singh, who had sustained a bullet injury on his head during firing at Kot Khalsa recently, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Harjinder Singh, Station House Officer, Kot Khalsa police station, said that murder charge was added to the first information report (FIR). The police had booked seven persons in connection with the incident in which three persons were injured in Kot Khalsa on Saturday. Dharminder Singh of Gali Dholian was attacked at a religious programme by Sagar and his accomplices on August 4. When Dharminder’s friends Ranjit Singh and Gaurav Sharma intervened to save him, they were also attacked. Dharminder, an auto-rickshaw driver, suffered grievous sharp-edge weapon injuries. Dharminder is the uncle of Kiran, who had a love marriage with Sagar of the same locality earlier this year. However, a dispute arose between the couple and the girl left him. Since then, she has been living with her parents. On Saturday, Dharminder was present at a religious mela (fair) when the accused along with his accomplices turned up. They were armed with sharp-edge weapons and firearms. After attacking the victims, they fled the scene. Dharminder and Gaurav Sharma, too, had sustained severe injuries. Among those booked are Vicky Dhagga, Arjun, Kaka, alias Pepsi, Mani, Atul (photographer) and Tony, all residents of Kot Khalsa. The Station House Officer said the accused were at large and raids were on to nab them. to remove the structures immediately, otherwise the Municipal Corporation would be compelled to take necessary action as per rules. Ramesh Kumar, vice-president of the Cantonment board, said, “The land belongs to the Cantonment and there is no encroachment on footpaths. The matter is under consideration of senior officers.” Civic body Commissioner Sonali Giri said, “We are in talks with the Cantonment board. Officials concerned have assured that they will follow the rules.” Couple booked for fraud Tarn Taran: A couple of Amandeep Avenue has been booked in connection with a fraud case. Baldev Singh, a resident of Vallha village in Amritsar has accused them of defrauding them. According to information, the accused, Surinderpal Singh Gora and Rupinder Kaur, had taken his two acres of land on lease seven years ago. Last year, Surinderpal got the land registered in his wife’s name fraudulently, Baldev alleged. After conducting preliminary investigation, the police registered the case. — OC c m y b Man fired at in Lehian Tarn Taran, August 8 Angrej Singh of Lehian village, 30 km from here, was shot at by a group of armed men over a property dispute. The Sarai Amanat Khan police have registered a case against five persons. ASI Gurwaryam Singh, investigating officer, said one of the accused had been identified as Gurmej Singh of the same village while others’ identities were yet to be ascertained. The victim said a property dispute was the reason behind the assault. He was standing near his house when the accused opened firing at him. He was admitted at the Community Health Centre, Kasel, from where he was shifted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. — OC Amritsar, August 8 A day after the murder of former SAD sarpanch Sarabjit Singh Zaildar in Khayala Kalan village, the police booked a notorious gangster, Gurbhej Singh Bheja, Dilbagh Singh, alias Bagha, and Hoshiar Singh, residents of Khayala Kalan village. Dilbagh Singh is said to be a Congress leader. The case under Sections 302 and 120-B of the IPC was registered on the statement of Shamsher Singh, nephew of the deceased. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the accused. He stated to the police that he received a call from his cousin Satinderbir regarding the murder. He said he found the body lying in a pool of blood upon reaching there. He had injuries on his neck, head and hands. He believes that it could be a reason behind some political rivalry. He said Dilbagh Singh had contested elections against Sarabjit Singh. Gurbhej Singh had filed a “false” ‘istgasa’, a court complaint. Sarabjit Singh had gone to his fields as per his routine ■ Though the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, kin suspect political rivalry behind the crime. ■ One of the accused, Dilbagh Singh, is said to be a Congress leader, who had contested elections against deceased Sarabjit Singh Zaildar. ■ Gangster Gurbhej Singh Bheja is said to have filed a "false" case against the deceased. ■ Three suspects are at large and raids are on to nab them. . when unknown persons hacked him to death at his tube well. As the spot is far away from the village, nobody noticed the assailants. The body was spotted by Baldev Singh, farm worker of the deceased. He informed the police that he was chopping the fodder in a nearby field when Sarbjit turned up and asked me to visit another tube well. When he returned, he found him lying in a pool of blood. According to Superintendent of Police (Investigations) Harpal Singh, Bheja may have been involved in the murder so raids are being conducted to nab him and others
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