07022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/7/2019 1:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SATNAM'S KIN ALLEGE POLICE INACTION IN MURDER CASE Kin of Satnam allege police inaction as they failed to nab assailants who had attacked him with sharp weapons. FORECAST CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH 7 STOLEN BIKES Phagwara: The police have busted an inter-district gang of vehicle thieves and arrested its two members, Vivek Kumar, a resident of Rattanpura locality, and Rishav Kalsi of Nehru Nagar, and seized seven stolen motorcycles from their possession here on Tuesday night. It was confirmed by DSP (investigation) Manpreet Singh Dhillon while talking to the media here on Wednesday. A case has been registered in this regard. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.40 PAGE 2 MADONNA TO BE HONOURED AT GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS PAGE 3 Singer Madonna will be honoured for accelerating acceptance of the LGBTQ community. MAX 16°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:07 PM SHILPA SHINDE JOINS POLITICAL BANDWAGON PAGE 4 As soon as the news broke, a hashtag saying Bhabhiji galat pakde hai started trending. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:15 AM THURSDAY | 7 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Hoshiarpuria Girl commits suicide, blames Gangsterpolice remandgets two-day teacher for harassment Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 6 After the arrest of gangster Jaspreet Singh, alias Channa Hoshiarpuria, in a joint operation by the Counter Intelligence wing and the Hoshiarpur police yesterday, the Model Town police produced him before the Area Magistrate’s court today. The court sent him to a twoday police remand. Hoshiarpuria, an accused in various heinous crimes, was arrested on a tip-off from the Counter Intelligence. A joint team of the Counter intelligence, Jalandhar, and the Hoshiarpur police had arrested Hoshiarpuria, a resident of Gokal Nagar, here, along with a pistol, a countrymade pistol and 755 gm of narcotics powder. A large number of live cartridges were also recovered from him. Bharat Masih, SHO, Model Town police station, and investigating officer ASI Gulshan Kumar said there was an old rivalry between the suspect and the Binny Gujjar gang. He said Lakhwinder, who had already been killed, was involved in the murder of Binni’s father Pappu Gujjar. After that, Hoshiarpuria had also fired bullets at Binny’s house. The former had bought illegal weapons from Uttar Pradesh. A friend, a foreign resident, had also helped him in the task. According to the police, there were over 18 criminal cases registered against Hoshiarpuria. In some cases, the he was declared a proclaimed offender. Relatives console the wailing parents of Tanvi Mehta (inset) in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH DIESEL ~65.45 Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR SCIENCE CONGRESS: Opening of three-day Punjab Science Congress; DAVIET; 10 am INAUGURATION: Opening of store of Croma-Infinity Retail LImited; Lajpat Nagar; 11 am to 12:30 pm HOSHIARPUR MEETING: Adviser to Chief Minister, Lt Gen TS Shergill to address meeting on Guardians of Governance (GoG); District Administrative Complex; 10 am Jalandhar, February 6 Reportedly depressed due to continuous harassment and alleged mental torture by her subject teacher Naresh Kapoor, a teenage girl, studying in Class X at KMV Sanskrit School, committed suicide last night at her residence in Kapoor Colony, near Kishanpura road, here. Investigating officer, SHO, Rama Mandi, Jeevan Singh, confirmed the suicide after receiving the note and said the teacher was taken into custody and an FIR has been lodged against him under Section 306 of the IPC. “I quit, Alwida everyone, Bye and I love you Mummy and Papa,” wrote the girl in her suicide note before taking this extreme step. The deceased has DISTURBED DUE TO NARESH SIR: SUICIDE NOTE “I was extremely disturbed due to ‘Naresh Sir’ as he used to scold me and torture me in his period every day. Whenever I saw him, I was scared and there was a continuous fear in me that he would beat me up even without any fault,” Tanvi Mehta, the victim, wrote. Addressing her mother, she wrote, “Mumma, I was not going to school because of him only as I was threatened to see him.” been identified as 15-year-old Tanvi Mehta, who was the only child of her parents. Family members said she was an adopted child and her father Rajesh Mehta had adopted her when she was around a year old. Her father said he found the girl’s body hanging from the ceiling fan at 6.30 am, after he returned from his morning walk. Tanvi reportedly mentioned in her suicide note that Kapoor, who was her maths teacher, used to berate her in the class everyday and used to slap her even for a minor mistake. All students were scared of him. “I was extremely disturbed due to ‘Naresh Sir’ as he used to scold me and torture me in his period every day. Whenever I saw him, I was scared and there was a continuous fear in me that he would beat me up even without any fault,” Tanvi wrote. Addressing her mother, she wrote, “Mumma, I was not going to school due to him only as I was threatened to see him.” Her uncle Ashok Kumar said Tanvi was a sincere girl and was good in her studies. However, she never shared anything about her trauma with her parents. A few weeks ago, she asked her father to gift her an Activa scooter and a mobile, and ironically, after arranging for money, her father had planned to give her an Activa as a surprise gift on Thursday. Contrary to the her claim, the principal of the school, Rachna Monga, said she might have taken the extreme step due to exam stress. “Tanvi was weak in maths and was an average student. Besides, the board exams are approaching. Hence, there is a possibility that she was depressed due to the same. Moreover, no complaints were received against the teacher who was teaching for the past six years in the school,” the principal added. Minor girl abducted Our Correspondent phagwara, February 6 The police have registered a case on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ranjit Kaur, a resident of Khurampur village, under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC, on Tuesday, against unknown persons on the charge of kidnapping her minor daughter on the pretext of marrying her. The complainant told the police that her daughter, studying in Class VIII in a private school in Phagwara, went to school but did not return. The police are investigating the matter. Life term for three BKI associates Nawanshahr, February 6 The Nawanshahr district court on Tuesday announced life imprisonment to three associates of the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) under Section 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war), along with 10 years of imprisonment under Section 121 (a) (Conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121) of IPC. Nawanshahr SSP Deepak Hilori confirmed the development. He said they had also been penalised. The accused are Arvinder Singh, Surjit Singh and Ranjit Singh. Three years ago, the police arrested a suspected BKI militant from Rahon. Acting on an information that a BKI militant was active in the region, the police arrested Arvinder Singh. After a few days, his other aides were also arrested. As per information, Arvinder had migrated to Doha in 2011, where he came into contact with the BKI. He was preparing to recruit members for the BKI when he was arrested. — TNS ‘Highly explosive’ bomb found near school Borough of Ealing Mayor finds traffic Tribune News Service Kapurthala, February 6 A ‘highly explosive’ bomb was found near Government High School in Bhandal Bet village. The incident left people living near the area in fear. As per information, MGNREGA workers were working and were clearing sewerage near the school when they found the bomb lying there. After which they alerted the sarpanch and the police, which reached the spot after getting the information. The police then took the help of the Army in the matter. As per information, the bomb has not been disposed off yet. On the recommendation of the Army, bottlenecks tough to negotiate in city Security personnel at the spot where the bomb (right) was found in Kapurthala. TRIBUNE PHOTOS homes in the radius of 100 yards, surrounding the area where the bomb was found, have been vacated. The school will also remain closed tomorrow. The case under Section 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act has been regis- tered by the police at the Dhilwan police station. Bholath DSP Davinder Singh said the army would investigate the actual nature of the bomb by tomorrow. “The mortar bomb has been found to be highly destructive,” he said. The DSP said since the village is situated near a river, local residents said they had witnessed such activities earlier too. “The actual reason would be known after getting information from Army officials,” the police officials said. Jalandhar, February 6 Mayor from the London Borough of Ealing, Tejinder Dhami (74), said today that the traffic problem in Jalandhar was serious. Dhami said he had seen a little improvement from the cleanliness point of view since his visit to the city last year in February. Dhami was welcomed by Mayor Jagdish Raja in the presence of some councillors. He said it was important that the work was done with a sense of unity. When Jalandhar Mayor Jagdish Raja asked him what suggestions he had for improvement, Dhami replied, “Coor- Mayor from the London Borough of Ealing Tejinder Dhami being honoured by Mayor Jagdish Raja at the MC office in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH dination is needed between the Mayor, councilors and the officers and if there is Short film ‘Shukrana’ highlights real meaning of donation Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 6 A short film, ‘Shukrana’, made by city-based Gurkaran Singh, a film-maker, actor and writer by profession, highlights the real meaning of donation. The movie spreads the message of making donation that doesn’t bring a name for a person but how it changes one’s life and leaves a lifelong impact. The movie was first screened at a film festival in America in November 2018 and is now officially launched on YouTube on February 2. It is produced by Parminderpal Singh Khalsa and shot in the city. The story has been written by Satdeep Singh and Gurkaran Singh. Talking to The Tribune, Gurkaran said the main MOVIE FIRST SCREENED AT US FILM FEST ‘Shukrana’ was first screened at a film festival in America in November 2018 and is now officially launched on YouTube on February 2. It is produced by Parminderpal Singh Khalsa and shot in the city. The story has been written by Satdeep Singh and Gurkaran Singh. Members of Sikh Sewak Society International release Punjabi short film 'Shukrana' in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH objective behind coming up with the title, ‘Shukrana’, and highlighting the issue of donation was to spread the message of bringing change in society. He said the story in the movie revolves around a wealthy businessman who sponsors the education of a poor boy. It shows when you donate for a cause that feeling was nowhere close to making donations of materi- alistic things such as air conditioner, carpets and furniture to community centres or other places. He said a large number of people in the state, especially NRIs, give huge c m y b donations to Sikh gurdwaras and other societies working for the uplift of people which was indeed applauding but if 10 per cent of the same was donated to sponsor the education of the poor children, perhaps no child in this universe remains deprive of education. Besides, the education they gain might make them a successful person in future. Gurkaran said after watching the movie, people would understand the real meaning of donation and would always donate for a cause, not to show-off. He said within three days of its official launch, they had received a great response from the audience. He added that people from the USA, the UK and other nations liked the concept and appreciated the story. Meanwhile, this is not the first movie Gurkaran has come up with, he had done 15 short films as a lead actor with various directors before, including Soulmates, Jagah, Chabeel, Chaabi, Impact, An Afternoon Saga and Dress Code and had won various awards for his acting, writing and direction skills. unity, work will progress automatically.” He said to make a city smart, the most important factor was cleanliness but said corruption was a problem here. Giving details about himself, Dhami, who belongs to the Labour Party, said he was born in Hoshiarpur and had gone to England in 1962. He became a councillor of Dormers ward for the first time in 2002 and went on to become a councillor from the same ward for a fifth time. In London, the mayoral term ends after a year and that he is a civic mayor who listens to problems and meets people, Dhami added. 3 juveniles among five held for snatching cell phones Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 6 The Police Division No. 5 arrested two persons for snatching mobile phones here today. ASI Gulshan Kumar said they received information that two persons snatched mobile phones from residents at the crowded Sabzi Mandi near Babrik Chowk. Hence, after setting up a trap, the police arrested the snatchers from Babrik Chowk. The suspects had been identified as Raghav, alias Gul (25), a resident of Tej Mohan Nagar, and Raja Singh (21) of Basti Nau. A case under Sections 379/379-B/411/34 of the IPC has been registered against the duo. Three mobiles phones and a Jupiter two-wheeler were also recovered from their possession. In a similar incident, three juveniles were arrested by the Bhargo camp police. ASI Harbhajan Singh said Veeran, a resident of Deol Nagar, had registered a case with the police that some miscreants had snatched his mobile phone when he was returning home after work. Following a tip-off, the ASI, along with his team, arrested all suspects after setting up a checkpoint at Chara Mandi Tpoint in Deol Nagar. The ASI said all snatchers belonged to the age group of 11-15 years and had been sent to a juvenile home.
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