11022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/11/2019 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TWO LAND IN POLICE NET FOR CULPABLE HOMICIDE The police arrest two persons on the charge of culpable homicide in connection with the death of a youth. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF THREE BOOKED FOR DEMANDING DOWRY Amritsar: Three members of a family have been booked on the charge of torturing a woman for dowry. The police said the accused had been booked on the statement of Jaswinder Kaur of Gokalpura Mohalla. The accused have been identified as Manjinder Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Narinder Kaur, all residents of Sabhra village. Jaswinder Kaur said the accused had been harassing her mentally and physically for bringing more dowry from her parents. A case under Sections 498-A, 406 and 377 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.92 DIESEL ~66.05 WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR SUFI FESTIVAL: Singers Dr Mamta Joshi and Jaspinder Narula to perform during the festival; 7 pm Amritsar, February 10 The Railways has further extended the period of cancellation of those trains which were earlier stopped from running keeping in view the foggy weather conditions in North India. The 12241 Superfast Chandigarh-Amritsar will not run till March 31 and 12242 Superfast Amritsar to Chandigarh will not run till April 1. 14501 Bathinda Express between Bathinda to Jammu Tawi with stoppage at Amritsar will remain off tracks till March 28. 14502 Jammu Tawi-Bathinda Express between Jammu Tawi to Bathinda with stoppage at Amritsar will remain off track till March 29. 22424 Amritsar-Gorakhpur will not operate till March 31 SUNSET MONDAY 6:13 PM Second such incident in 15 days, says victim Amritsar, February 10 The owner of a brick-kiln was allegedly shot at when he was going to his klin at Muchhal village here on Saturday. He had a narrow escape when gunshots were fired at his vehicle. After the firing, the accused, who are yet to be identified, fled away. Prabhjit Singh, a resident of Balia Manjhpur village that falls under the Jandiala Guru police station, told the police that he was going to his klin at Mucchal village in his Fortuner car. The victim said the vehicle was being driven by his driver Prabhjot Singh while he was sitting on the front seat. He said his munshi Gopal and cousin Harpreet Singh were sitting and 22423 Gorakhpur-Amritsar will not function till March 25. 14616 Amritsar to Lalkuan and 14615 Lalkuan to Amritsar will remain off schedule till March 30. 14524 Ambala Cantt to Barauni and 14523 Barauni to Ambala Cantt will not run till March 30 and March 28, respectively. 15707 Katihar-Amritsar and 15708 Amritsar-Katihar will not operate till March 31 and April 3, respectively. The 15209 Saharsa-Amritsar and 15210 Amritsar-Saharsa will not function till March 31 and April 1. 19611 Ajmer-Amritsar and 19614 Amritsar-Ajmer will not function till March 30 and March 31. The 14674 Amritsar-Jay Nagar and 14673 Jay Nagar-Amritsar will not operate till March 31 and April 1. I AM A GUY WITH DRAPE ON ME: VICKY KAUSHAL I was told I only belonged to commercial cinema, says Madhuri Dixit Nene. Brick-kiln owner shot at, three booked Tribune News Service PAGE 3 MADHURI TALKS ABOUT BEING TYPECAST MAX 21°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 6°C Rlys extends stopping of 18 trains for winter Tribune News Service PAGE 2 ACCUSED YET TO BE IDENTIFIED ■ Prabhjit Singh, a resident of Balia Manjhpur village that falls under the Jandiala Guru police station, told the police that he was going to his klin at Mucchal village in his Fortuner car. ■ The victim said the vehicle was being driven by his driver Prabhjot Singh while he was sitting on the front seat. He said his munshi Gopal and cousin Harpreet Singh were sitting on the back seat. ■ Prabhjit said when they reached near his klin, three unidentified youths in a Verna car tried to intercept his vehicle. He said they managed to speed away from the spot when the accused fired three gunshots from the rear. on the back seat. Prabhjit said when they reached near his klin, three youths in a Verna car tried to intercept his vehicle. He said they managed to speed away from the spot when the accused fired three gunshots from the rear. Prabhjit said around 15 days ago, a similar kind of attack was attempted on him when unidentified persons cut off the power supply of his residence. A case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against three unidentified persons. Amritsar (Rural) SSP Parampal Singh said an investigation was on to identify the suspects. PAGE 4 Speaking about the female attention pouring in, Vicky reveals he is too bad at picking subtle hints SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:15 AM Youth sustains bullet injury Amritsar, February 10 A youth was shot at by two unidentified persons near Verka here on Friday night. The incident took place when the victim, along with his friend, was returning home. The victim, identified as Taljinder Singh, sustained a bullet injury while his friend Maninderjit Singh had a narrow escape in the firing incident. Victim’s father Harjasbir Singh said Taljinder, along with Maninderjit, was returning home from Azad Nagar on a motorcycle and the accused were following them on another bike. He said when they reached near Dashmesh Public School, two unidentified motorcyclebornepersonscamefromtherear and fired at his son. Harjasbir said his son sustained a bullet injury on his arm. The victim is getting treatment at a hospital. SI Manjit Singh said investigations were on and a case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered. — TNS MONDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Sartaaj leaves crowd spellbound Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 10 The Amritsar Sufi Festival began with the Sufi performance of Satinder Sartaaj here on Sunday. The three-day festival is being organised by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab, at Gobindgarh Fort. The Sufi maestro who charmed the audience with his performance on the inaugural day defines Sufi as a form of love and feels Sufism is a deep concept. He said, “I am a contemporary poet with texture of Sufism because of my doctorate. There is a difference between being Sufi and singing Sufi songs.” “For me, Sufism is love. It is beyond any barriers of any kind. It is about loving people and helping each other,” he added. Sartaaj mesmerised the gathering with his songs such as Sai, Sajjan Raazi Singer Satinder Sartaaj performs during the Sufi festival in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Ho Jave and others. He feels that a lover of heritage buildings and history appreciates the idea of such events. “This is the land of Sufism. It is a fantastic effort on the part of the Tourism Department. This fort itself is a historic place,” he added. The Black Prince actor is focusing on diverse projects and said, “I am working on many projects and channelising myself in writing. I will announce new projects as they take a shape.” Vikas Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs; and Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha were present on the first day. Soaked in devotion A girl flies a kite; and (right) a large number of devotees throng a gurdwara to pay obeisance on Basant Panchami in Amritsar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR. Sham Singh Attariwala remembered Pensioners to gherao 7 booked on charge Assembly on Feb 13 of attempt to murder Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 10 The state government observed the 173rd death anniversary of Sikh General Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala at his memorial near the India Gate, Naraingarh, and at his samadh at Attari village on Sunday. Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria was the chief guest and paid tributes to the martyr. An Army contingent also paid tributes to the martyr by reversing their arms. On behalf of the General Officer Commanding, Western Command, Capt Abhishek Shukla paid tributes at the memorial of the martyr. Sarkaria said General Attariwala had valiantly fought against the British forces during the first AngloSikh war at Sabraon in 1846. He announced a grant of ~5 lakh for the Attariwala Trust. Besides, the minister said he would discuss the matter of incorporating the sacrifice of General Attariwala in school textbooks with the Education Minister. At his samadh in Attari village, the ‘Bhog’ of ‘Akhand Paath’ was performed and Demand release of DA with arrears Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 10 The state government’s announcement to give six per cent dearness allowance (DA) to pensioners seems to have been failed to impress them. There are over 3 lakh pensioners in the state. Some of the pensioners here flayed the government for not releasing full DA of previous fiscals with arrears. Surjit Singh Goraya, president, Pensioners’ Welfare Association, condemning the government, said on a call by the Punjab Government Pensioners’ Joint Front, they would gather in Mohali on February 13 and proceed to gherao the Assembly during the Budget session. He said the government was releasing only six per cent DA against their pending 16 per cent DA for the past two years. There are four instalments of the DA for 2017 and 2018 are pending. He said the pending DA, along with (Above) Women police personnel take part in a march past; and Minister Sukhbinder Sarkaria pays tributes to the martyr in Amritsar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR religious ‘diwan’ was held. Family members of General Attariwala were also felicitated on the occasion. Attari MLA Tarsem Singh DC, Brig APS Chahal, Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha and Police Commissioner SS Srivastava were present. c m y b ❝ On a call by the Punjab Government Pensioners’ Joint Front, we will gather in Mohali on February 13 and proceed to gherao the Assembly during the Budget session. The government is releasing only six per cent DA against their pending 16 per cent DA for the past two years. ❞ Surjit Singh Goraya, PRESIDENT, PENSIONERS’ WELFARE ASSOCIATION arrears, must be released to give justice to the pensioners. He added that the government had not released three instalments of the DA for the past 22 months. Sukhdev Singh Pannu, general secretary of the association, said there was a high need that the government must rectify the mistakes of the cash-less health scheme and increase the medical allowance to ~2,000 per month. Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 10 The Amritsar (Rural) police have booked seven persons on the charge of attempt to murder. The police said the accused had fired at members of their rival group following a dispute at Teda Rajputa village falling under the Ajnala police station here on Saturday evening. The accused have been identified as Kulwinder Singh, his wife Baljinder Kaur, son Vishwadeep Singh, Kanwarpal Singh, Amarjit Singh and Jaspinderjit Singh. However, one of the accused is yet to be identified. They reportedly belonged to the SAD while the complainant is associated with the Congress. The complainant, Lakhbir Singh (71), told the police that his elder son Baljinder Singh was at his shop of electricity equipment in Ajnala and in the evening, the accused had attacked him and his son with sticks and sharp weapons. He said Baljinder Kaur was shouting to teach him a lesson for contesting the Panchayat polls against them. The complainant said he raised an alarm and called locals. When they started gathering near the spot, the accused fled away, he added. Lakhbir said he was taking his son to the Civil Hospital in Ajnala and when they reached near a tubewell room in the fields that belong to Kulwinder Singh, they fired gunshots from the rooftops of their residence. He said the accused fried around 10 gunshots. He added that though they had a narrow escape in the firing, a bullet hit Gurmit Singh, who was standing behind them. Paramjit Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Ajnala police station, said a case under Sections 307, 452, 323, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the accused.
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