27122018-JTR-01.qxd 12/27/2018 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 27 DECEMBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE City to get biogas plant Kangana’s confident take Monalisa lifts a car! Jamsher Dairy Complex has cleared the way for installation of biogas plant. P2 Says people who criticise her will have to shut their mouths after watching Manikarnika. P3 Star Plus’ Nazar has decided to add some more action to its storyline, where daayan Mohana lifts a car. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C MIN 1°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.32 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.25 AM Financier murder case solved with arrest of five Victim strangulated, body dumped in his car by debtors Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 The Jalandhar rural police solved the blind murder case of Maqdoompura-based financier Atul Kumar with the arrest of five persons, including a father and his three sons. The suspects have been identified as Gurvinder Singh (24), Gurpreet Singh (28), Mandeep Singh (26) and their father Sham Singh (61), all residents of Mohkampura, Amritsar, and their accomplice Ravinder Singh (24) of Mohalla Patti Ramki Dhilwan, Kapurthala. All the accused are at present residing at the local Sher Singh Colony, Basti Peerdad. The police have recovered two mobile phones, a Tata Ace vehicle (bearing registration No. PB08-EC-2469), a copy of UID card of the deceased and a nylon rope used in the crime. Notably, Atul had been found dead in his TATA Indica car (bearing registration No. PB-07BB-5791) at Amanatpur Adda, Near Gobind Dham Bidhipur, on December 23. His body was lying on its driver seat of the car. SSP Jalandhar (rural) Navjot New police helpline nos. launched Jalandhar, December 26 Owing to the inconvenience face by residents in reporting complaints on the police helpline number 100, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate today conducted a meeting with all senior police officials and assured the pubic that they would shortly find a permanent solution to the problem. However, for reaching the police 24x7, the Commissioner today launched new numbers — 9592918503, 01812240610, 01812240609 and 01812227860 — and said if any difficulty occurs in dialling 100, than they could call at these three numbers of the control room to reach the officials concerned of the Police Commissionerate. — TNS The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Father, three sons among arrested suspects The suspects have been identified as Gurvinder Singh (24), Gurpreet Singh (28), Mandeep Singh (26) and their father Sham Singh (61), all residents of Mohkampura, Amritsar, and their accomplice Ravinder Singh (24), a resident of Mohalla Patti Ramki Dhilwan, Kapurthala. Singh Mahal said the preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased was strangulated to death by unknown persons and on the statement of Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Gobind Dham Bidhipur, an FIR was registered under Section 302, IPC, at the Maqsudan police station. He said the arrested persons revealed that they owed money to Atul, a daily financer by profession, and hatched a conspiracy to kill him since he was demanding to return his money from them everyday. They said they called Atul to their house at Sher Singh Colony, Basti Peerdad, where they strangulated him to death with a Nylon rope. Later, they dumped his body in the TATA Indica car and parked it on the roadside near Bidhipur. Later, they fled the spot in a TATA Ace vehicle. The SSP said the investigation was conducted by Sub-Inspector Ramandeep Singh, SHO, Maqsudan police station, and SubInspector Manjit Singh. Admn identifies 136 hypersensitive, 290 sensitive booths in district Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Election Officer, Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that elaborate security arrangements would be made by the district administration at 136 hypersensitive and 290 sensitive polling stations identified by it for the upcoming panchayat polls on December 30. The Deputy Commissioner said for the panchayat polls, five hypersensitive polling stations had been identified in Adampur, 27 in Jalandhar East, 25 in Jalandhar West, eight in Bhogpur, 10 in Nakodar, 35 in Phillaur, 22 in Rurka Kalan and four in Nurmahal. Likewise, Sharma said 11 sensitive polling stations had been identified in Lohian Khaas, 36 in Shahkot, 20 in Mehatpur, 22 in Adampur, 28 in Jalandhar East, 46 in Jalandhar West, 25 in Bhogpur, 42 in Nakodar, 29 in Phillaur, eight in Rurka Kalan and 23 in Nurmahal. The DC said the district administration had evolved a foolproof mechanism for keeping a strict vigil over the law and order situation on these sensitive and hypersensitive polling stations in the segment. He said adequate security arrangements would be made for these polling booths to ensure that elections were conducted in a smooth, hassle-free and peaceful manner. Sharma said the polling and counting of votes would be ensured in a transparent manner and no one would be allowed to take the law in their hands. The Deputy Commissioner said the district administration was duty-bound to put in place an elaborate system of security measures and procedural checks-and-balances aimed at ensuring a free and fair elections. Sharma exhorted the voters to exercise their franchise freely to strengthen the ethos of democracy at grass-roots level. He said the district administration would leave no stone unturned to ensure that these polls were held in a peaceful and transparent manner for which CCTV cameras, videography and other arrangements would also be made. Govt not implementing SC guidelines on overloading by heavy vehicles: Truckers Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 Agitating against the government’s negligence towards implementing Supreme Court guidelines on overloading by commercial trucks and High Court’s ruling on curbing commercial use of tractors and trailers, members of the Punjab Truck Operators Union, who had assembled here from across the state, said the members of the union were in huge losses due to cheaper rates offered by illegal vehicle operators. The members said around 35,000 trucks of the union were sold in junk this year as there was no work for the operators. They also pleaded that the state government should also revise its rates for transporting food grains. President of the union Happy Sandhu said strict vigil Members of the Punjab Truck Operators Union address the media in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH needs to be kept on overloaded trucks plying on roads and commercial use of tractors and trailers in the state. He said: “Overloaded trucks had become a huge menace on roads and due to such rule-flouting truck operators, their business was getting badly affected. The operators of these trucks indulge in overloading to maximise their earnings, offer cheap logistics service and in the process, adversely affect their business. In addition, against the tractors and trailers, we are paying nearly Rs 16,000 as tax per truck annually and if this gets waived, we too can offer lower prices.” The members stressed that overloaded trucks and trailers often lead to accidents. “If all states in the country have imposed proper checks on the overloading of trucks, why such stringent measures cannot be adopted in Punjab too?” they asked. Hundreds of trucks and commercial tractor-trailers blatantly transport goods and could be seen parked in the Nakodar road and Doaba areas, but no action was taken by the traffic police, said Mandeep Singh, a truck driver of the union. The members also demanded that the government should give subsidies to trucks used for transportation of goods as already 28 per cent GST had been added as transportation cost and crude oil cost had also been raised. Sandhu alleged that as per rules, the overloaded trucks at toll tax barriers should be charged 10 times more than the regular charges and extra goods should be unloaded. However, they were being charged only two to three times more than the regular charges and were made to pass without even unloading the goods. c m y b Banks shut, transactions worth crores hit Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 Transactions estimated at worth Rs 400 crores remained affected here as members of the United Forum of Banks organised a nationwide protest today. Bankers across the city held protests outside their own branches and then gathered outside the main branch of the State Bank of India near Namdev Chowk in large numbers. As many as 350 bank branches in Jalandhar city and 800 across the district remained closed. Since banks were closed, people were depending on ATMs, which too fell short of cash at many places. The banks were on strike on Friday and Saturday too. Monday was open but Tuesday again was a holiday owing to Christmas. Owing to strike, all banking work remained hit even today. Bank employees hold a protest march in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 800 branches across dist remain closed As many as 350 bank branches in Jalandhar city and 800 across the district remained closed. Since banks were closed, people were depending on ATMs, which too fell short of cash at many places. Convener of the United Forum of Banks Amrit Lal said: “About 10 lakh employees of banks, which are part of nine unions that include officers and staff, are protesting in the ongoing strike. The proposed merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with the Bank of Baroda will result in loss of jobs and closure of branches. Such an anti-employee decision must be stalled.” 2 rly underpasses to be operational by March-end: MP Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 Member of Parliament (MP) Chaudhary Santokh Singh today visited the city railway station to monitor the ongoing work of Subway No. 71 and No. 72. Chaudhary said the project was worth Rs 3 crore that would complete by the end of March 2019. Santokh Singh emphasised that these subways were going to facilitate the public with ease of commutation and save their time as well. Further, he reiterated that revamp of the Jalandhar railway station was high on his list of priorities. To realise this, Chaudhary said, regular scrutiny and review of the work was in progress, so that timely projects were completed. He was accompanied by Jalandhar Central Congress MLA Rajinder Beri during his visit.
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