04102018-JTR-01.qxd 10/4/2018 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Stop burning paddy straw Love, your honour Power-packed shows DC Varinder Kumar Sharma told farmers about ill-effects of burning paddy straw. P2 Many a maker has been moved to make a film on ‘honour’ killings. P3 EPIC Channel has launched three new shows this month. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 31.1°C MIN 18.9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.09 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.24 AM Ex-sarpanch booked for ~8-lakh fraud In sync Tribune News Service Renowned kathak dancer Pt Anuj Mishra performs with students at Apeejay College during a workshop in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH 468 boxes of liquor seized, 2 held Phagwara, October 3 The Phagwara police have busted an inter-district gang of liquor smugglers and arrested a canter driver, Diljot Singh of Bhogpur who is at present residing at Dhakka Colony, Phillaur, and seized 468 boxes of different types of liquor from the canter (bearing registration no. PB-10CF8606) on Tuesday evening. The vehicle has also been impounded. A case under the Excise Act has been registered. Satnampura SHO Surjit Singh Pattar said the accused was nabbed at a checkpoint in the Satnampura locality. He said two persons in a Santro Car, who were escorting the canter, managed to flee the spot in the car on seeing the raid. SP Phagwara, Mandeep , Singh, and ASP Sandeep Malik while talking to mediapersons said the Satnampura SHO had set an example of honesty on Tuesday when three persons, seemed to be masterminds behind the liquor smuggling act, came in a Creta vehicle (bearing Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, October 3 The Nawanshahr police have booked a former sarpanch of Mahalo village in an embezzlement case. An FIR has been registered under Section 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code. The case was registered after getting a complaint from the Rural Development Department, Nawanshahr. The accused has been identified as Ranjit Kaur old case The ❝This is anhas failed which dates back to 2002.amount department to recover the embezzled from the accused and had been trying to recover the amount from her for long, and when she failed to give, the officer complained to us. SHEHBAJ SINGH, SHO ❞ against whom the block development and panchayat officer had lodged a complaint with the police. The department in the complaint has said they were trying to recover over Rs 8 lakh from the former sarpanch who had embezzled the funds that she had received during her tenure as sarpanch to carry out various works in the village. The police said the arrest had not been made yet and she would be arrested soon. No threat to Hindu-Sikh harmony in state: Cong Flays claims made by BJP, SAD over report on Bargari, Behbal Kalan incidents Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 3 PPCC president Himanshu Pathak today condemned the claims made by the BJP as well as the SAD on the threat to the Hindu-Sikh harmony in the state in the aftermath of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report on the Bargari sacrilege and Behbal Kalan firing incidents. Issuing a press release here today, Pathak said ever since Justice Ranjit Singh Commission Report on the Bargari sacrilege and Behbal Kalan police firing had arrived, the SAD and the BJP were creating fear in the minds of people of the state, giving it a colour of HinduSikh disharmony, in the name of the issue. Questioning former CM Parkash Singh Badal, Pathak questioned why he was creating c m y b Kanungo caught taking ~10K bribe fear in the minds of Hindus in the state, he said Badal was backed by Punjab BJP president Shwet Malik in promoting the agenda of “threat to the HinduSikh harmony”. Pathak said while Badal had launched a campaign by repeating that there was a threat to the “Hindu-Sikh bhaichara,” here yesterday, Punjab BJP president Shwet Malik also supported party’s stand on the issue, saying that there was a “threat to the Hindu-Sikh harmony”. He said the stand of the BJP president had disrespected the Hindu community and denotes that Hindus of the state did not want justice in the Behbal Kalan firing and sacrilege incidents. Pathak questioned whether Malik could name one common Hindu or Sikh who was against the prosecution of culprits of sacrilege and firing at innocent protesters. Continued on page 2 The accused in custody of the Vigilance Bureau in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 3 In another case of corruption, kanungo Saroop Singh, posted at Shahkot in Jalandhar district, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from complainant Varinder Singh of Khanpur Rajputan village. The complainant had informed the Vigilance Bureau (VB) that the kanungo was demanding Rs 10,000 to submit his report in a case related to division of agricultural land already filed by him in the court of tehsildar. The complainant said the accused had been demanding the money to get his work done and earlier, when he refused to give the amount, the accused said he was busy in his duties, hence he would not be able to help him in completing the work. After verifying the information, the Vigilance team arrested the accused on the spot while accepting the bribe in the presence of two official witnesses, Vijay Kumar and Pradeep Chotani from the Water Supply and Sanitation Department. Diljinder Singh Dhillon, SSP Vigilance Bureau, said a , case under the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered against the accused at the VB police station, here, and further investigation was under progress.
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