02022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/2/2019 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MC TOLD TO HOLD CLEANLINESS DRIVE AT BURLTON PARK DC Varinder Kumar Sharma asks Municipal Corporation to initiate a cleanliness drive in Burlton Park. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED ON RAPE CHARGE Phagwara: The police have booked a person on the charge of rape. The accused has been identified as Karan, a resident of Ashushpur village. On a complaint of a Phillaur resident, a case under Sections 363, 366-A and 376 of the IPC and Sections 4,6,8,10 and 12 of the POSCA Act has been registered against the accused. The complainant told the police the accused repeatedly raped her minor daughter. OC 2 HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The Phillaur police arrested two persons with 185 intoxicating injections on Thursday night. The accused have been identified as Sukhwinder and Sukhbir. They were arrested at a checkpoint. OC WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR FETE: Annual fete at PCM SD College; 11 am DIGNITARY VISIT: David C Dingwall, President and Vice-Chancellor, Cape Breton University, Canada, at LPU campus; 10 am FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.93 DIESEL ~65.61 PAGE 2 Cops: Found clues to chemical attack case Suspects are yet to be arrested Jalandhar, February 1 The police claim to have got clues in the chemical attack case in which a 24-year-old woman, identified as Maninder Kaur, sustained burn injuries. However, the suspects are still at large. ACP Cantonment Dalbir Singh, while talking to The Tribune, said, “The police are investigating the matter. The victim’s statement had been recorded. We have got some clues and we were working on the leads.” The ACP said a case under Section 326-A and 34 of the IPC had been registered against unidentified men and they would be behind bars soon. The condition of Maninder is said to be stable. Doctors said she might get discharge on Saturday. Dr BS Johal said reports of the victim were normal and her face had been cleaned 50 per cent. He said other scars would heal with time. Dr Johal said the treatment of eye would continue and there might be a need for surgery in future. On Thursday, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Japinder Singh, who is also the Secretary, District Legal Services WHEN HUSBAND VIVEK DAHIYA SURPRISED DIVYANKA TRIPATHI Within year of stepping into fashion scene, Pooja Monga’s capsule collection makes it to Lakme Fashion Week. MAX 18°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 7°C Avneet Kaur PAGE 3 POOJA’S STANCE WINS HER SPOT AT FASHION WEEK Authority, Jalandhar, visited the victim to know about her condition. He also announced ~1 lakh as compensation to the family under the Schemes of Compensation to Acid Attack Victims. Gurmit Singh, father of the victim, said, “We want the accused to be arrested soon. My daughter is better now and had given her statement to the police. Although we do not suspect anyone behind the attack, the motive of the accused and reason behind the attack should be revealed.” CP, ADCP meet victim The Commissioner of Police, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, on Saturday met the victim and assured her family that the perpetrators of this heinous crime would be arrested soon. Bhullar was accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police-II D Sudarvizhi and ACP Dalbir Singh. Bhullar said police teams had been constituted after the incident and clear directions had been issued to them to arrest the suspects at the earliest. The city police chief also assured of all-out support to the victim’s family. SUNSET SATURDAY 6:02 PM Vivek gives a surprise to his wife Divyanka by visiting her on the first day shoot of Star Plus’ The Voice. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:19 AM SATURDAY | 2 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Little relief, more of poll stunt, say city residents Find tax rebate up to ~5L only high point, nothing for farmers, small industry INTERIM BUDGET 2019-20 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 1 The BJP government presented its last Budget of its current term on Friday. However, it seems that the Interim Budget has not gone down well with residents. They have termed it an “election” stunt. Ravinder Dhir, president, Sports Forum Jalandhar, said there was nothing for them apart from from full tax rebate on the annual income up to ~5 lakh. “I just want to say that in the past five years, the government did not do anything. Demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) only worsened the situation. It has affected small-scale industries largely. There is nothing new in the Budget. It is just a lollypop ahead of the elections and nothing else,” he said, adding that the indus- c m y b Residents watch news in Jalandhar on Friday. SARABJIT SINGH Ravinder Dhir PAGE 4 Satnam Sahni tries had suffered a lot and the Budget could not prove ointment on their wounds. HS Chitkara from the AllIndia Rubber Industry Association said there was no special announcement for the smallscale industrialists. Chitkara had earlier said, “The largescale industry gets every facility, but small-scale industrial- Anuja Sharma Manoj Sharma ists are lagging behind. The small-scale industrialists do not get proper space i.e. industrial estate and plots for their units whereas these units are still running in small colonies and mohallas.” Satnam Singh Sahni, spokesperson, Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, said, “The demands for which they have been fighting for long have not been met. We were hoping that the issues such as the implementation of the Swaminathan report, complete loan waiver of farmers and setting up the price of crops by farmers would be considered, but to no avail.” “Support of ~6,000 per year for marginal farmer is also a mockery. What is the value of ~500 per month at present? This is not going to help in anyway. If one looks at the poor condition of farmers seriously, one will found out that these promises are of no use,” he added. Harmeet Kadian, state president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union said the farmer community had high hopes from this Budget, but it was a sheer disappointment for them. Anuja Sharma, a swimming coach, said she hardly hoped that the decision of the government to provide a monthly pension of ~3,000 for workers in the unorganised sector for senior citizen under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan would be implemented. Continued on page 2 Gang of vehicle thieves busted; three arrested Our Correspondent Jalandhar, February 1 The district police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves involved in vehicle thefts with the arrest of three persons. The police also recovered six bikes, four Activa scooters, an LED, an Intex CPU, a scanner and many duplicate certificates, including an affidavit and RC of vehicles, from the accused. The accused have been identified as Jagiri Ram, alias Kaka, of Sherpur village, Hira Lal of Hoshiarpur and Sandeep Singh of Sherpur village in Hoshiarpur district. A police team lead by ASI Sukhdev Singh of Division No. 2 got a tip-off that Jagiri Lal and Hira Lal with other were running an inter-district vehicle lifting gang. The police came to know that they steal vehicles, prepare their duplicate documents and sell them to innocent people at good rates. Acting on the tip-off, the police team laid a trap and arrested Jagiri Lal and Hira Lal from Verka Milk Plant. Both of them were waiting for a person to whom they were about sell a bike and an Activa scooter. Continued on page 2
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