11022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/11/2019 1:46 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE POLICE ACCUSED OF INACTION IN TREE FELLING INCIDENT City resident and social worker alleges inaction by police in illegal cutting of two big trees in Nakodar. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF PEDESTRIAN DIES IN MISHAP Phagwara: A pedestrian, Bimla Devi, a resident of the CRPF Colony, here, was killed on the spot when a speeding Swift car hit her near Urban Estate on Saturday evening. She was returning home when the incident occurred. The police have arrested the car driver and sent the body to Civil Hospital for autopsy. The police have also impounded the car. OC DRUG PEDDLER ARRESTED Phagwara: The police have arrested a drug peddler, Surjit Kumar of Onkar Nagar, here, and recovered 100 intoxicant capsules from him on Saturday night. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.29 DIESEL ~65.51 WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR BLOOD DONATION CAMP: Team Youth Blood Donors Organisation and Welfare Society; Ohri Hospital; 4 pm to 8 pm PAGE 2 PAGE 3 MADHURI TALKS ABOUT BEING TYPECAST I was told I only belonged to commercial cinema, says Madhuri Dixit Nene MAX 21°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20.0°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:10 PM Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 10 Even after a year, Loharan residents are running from pillar to post to get their money back which they had lost in the Cooperative Society scam. One of the sufferers Darshan Singh, a retired employee of the Health Department, said his wife had suffered a heart attack a few days ago and he had to borrow money to get her treated. “I have lost Rs 16 lakh in the scam and I do not know who to approach in the absence of any support,” he said. One of the sufferers said in the absence of the money, not even their sons care about them. In a shocking turn of events, the scam of Rs 27 lakh was first reported in May last year at an agri- WHAT VICTIM SAYS Victims of the Cooperative Society scam said they had deposited different amount on several dates with the society in savings bank, loans and FDR accounts. They alleged that the FDRs and other receipts were issued, but when some of them contacted the society, they found that the receipts were fictitious and amounts were never deposited in their bank accounts and the cooperative bank under which the society worked. cultural society in Loharan, Bhogpur, which was later swelled to Rs 70 lakh. It has now turned out to be around Rs 1,85,00,000. Eleven elderly persons from Loharan and nearby villages had reached the rural police station and alleged that their hardearned money had been misused by the society secretary. Before complaining to the SSP (rural) police, they had approached the Cooperative Department several times. According to the complainants, the account statements of loan and other accounts were issued by the society, but amounts were never deposited and entries were not made in the account books. The complainants recently lodged the complaint against the secretary of the society with the Audit Department. The sufferers said they had deposited different amount on several dates with the society in savings bank, loans and FDR accounts. They alleged that the FDRs and other receipts were issued, but when some of them contacted the society, they found that the receipts were fictitious and amounts were never SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:12 AM deposited in their bank accounts and the cooperative bank under which the society worked. Harbhajan Singh (76), a farmer, who was unable to walk properly, had come to the rural police district headquarters to seek justice. While talking to The Tribune, he had said all his life with much difficulty, he had earned the money and now, he did not know where the money had gone. “I don’t know what will happen, I have lost Rs 6 lakh,” the elderly said, hoping that action would be taken in the matter and he would get his money back. Other victims of the scam include Raghubir Singh (79), Malkiat Singh (75), Hardayal Singh (77), Darshan Singh (80), Beant Singh (87), Charanpreet Singh, Manohar Singh (76), Gurnam Singh (67) and Gurbachan Singh (88). Purses of two women stolen Toast to culture Our Correspondent Artistes perform Malwai Giddha during the closing ceremony of Basant Mela at Virsa Vihar in Jalandhar on Sunday. MALKIAT SINGH Class X student hangs himself over poor results Jalandhar, February 10 A 21-year-old youth, studying in Class X, reportedly hanged himself here last evening from a ceiling fan of his room. The deceased has been identified as Robin Giri. Investigation officer SHO Onkar Singh Brar said the reason behind the suicide was suspected to be fear of the board examinations as earlier, he had got a compartment. He was found disturbed recently, said members of this family. A native of Himachal Pradesh (HP), Robin was residing with his mother and aunt at New Jawahar Nagar in the city. He took the extreme step while he was alone in the house as his mother, who is also not mentally sound, had gone to HP The body was spot. ted by his aunt. When she found the door locked from inside, she got it broken. She also confirmed that he was depressed due to his poor academic results. — TNS P2 PAGE 4 Speaking about female attention pouring in, Vicky reveals he is too bad at picking subtle hints Year on, Loharan residents still await their money CO-OP SOCIETY SCAM I AM A GUY WITH DRAPE ON ME: VICKY KAUSHAL Phagwara, February 10 The purse of US-based NRI Paramjit Kaur was found stolen in the market here on Saturday. The purse contained $550, 400 Canadian Dollars, a PR card, an ATM card and a credit card. She came to Phagwara from her Narur village for shopping. In another incident, the purse of another woman Meena Rani of Hardasspur village was stolen during a wedding at a local marriage palace on Saturday night. The purse contained Rs 15,000 in cash and a mobile phone. Cases have been registered in both incidents. MONDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Man booked for killing wife Phagwara, February 10 On a complaint lodged by a Ludhiana resident, Harbhghan Singh, the city police have registered a case under Section 302, IPC, against his son-in-law Kuldip Chand of Palahai Road here on the charge of murdering his wife Meena Rani on Friday night. The complainant in his report lodged with the police on Saturday said Mohan Lal, brother of Kuldip, told him on phone about a quarrel between his daughter and her husband on Friday night. Later, the complainant was informed about her mysterious death at herin-laws’ house. A postmortem examination was also conducted. — OC ANNIVERSARY OF SIKH YOUTHS’ KILLING Table Justice Gurnam Singh panel report in Budget session: Sikh outfits Tribune News Service THE CASE Jalandhar, February 10 Observing the 33rd anniversary of the killing of four Sikh youths Ravinder Singh, Harminder Singh, Jhilman Singh and Baldhir Singh, functionaries of various Sikh organisations and political leaders demanded from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh that the report of the Justice Gurnam Singh Commission – made to probe their killings – be tabled in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament. The demand was made during an event held at their native Litran village today wherein the leaders also declared that they would also challenge the decision by the Nawanshahr court of sentencing three Sikh youths to life imprisonment for antinational activities. AAP’s Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh said the AAP would raise the Nakodar desecration incident issue in the state Assembly. He said the party was committed to make the Congress government present the aforesaid commission’s report in Parliament. Four Sikh youths Ravinder Singh, Harminder Singh, Jhilman Singh and Baldhir Singh were killed on February 4, 1986, in a police firing while opposing the burning of five birs of Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara in Guru Nank Pura Mohalla. The functionaries of Sikh organisations and political leaders demanded from CM Amarinder Singh that the report of the Justice Gurnam Singh Commission – made to probe their killings – be tabled in the Budget Session of Parliament. Prof Baljinder Singh and Narain Singh Chaura, both members of the five-member-committee appointed by Jagtar Singh Hawara who was declared the officiating Akal Takht Jathedar under Sarbat Khalsa, demanded that the Justice Gurnam Singh Commission report be made public, failing which they would approach the high court over the same. They also exhorted PEP founder Sukhpal Khaira to raise the issue of the youths – of whom deceased Baldhir Singh was of Khaira’s own Ramgarh village. Litran village sarpanch Rupinder Singh appealed to Sikh organisations not to let the issue die down. He said of the four youths who died defending the cause of Guru Granth Sahib, Baldev Singh, father of Bhai Ravinder Singh, had been coming to the village every year to observe their death anniversary. The sisters of three of the deceased youths were honoured by Baldev Singh Litran, the Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the panchayat of Litran on the occasion. Baldev Singh Litran said barring late Jathedar Kuldeep Singh Wadala, none of the Akali Dal leaders came to his house to offer condolences on his son’s demise. He said the then Jalandhar SSP Mohd Izhaar Alam and Additional Deputy Commissioner Darbara Singh Guru, who failed to pursue justice for them, enjoyed plump posts in the SAD. The four youths were killed on February 4, 1986, in a police firing while opposing the burning of five birs of Guru Granth Sahib at Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara in Guru Nank Pura Mohalla. Dalit activists illegally Gujjar agitation adds to woes of rail passengers detained, beaten up by police: PMU Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 10 Activists of the Pendu Mazdoor Union (PMU) today held a dharna against the beating up of Dalit labourers Gurpal Singh and Satpal Singh at Surkhan village at Bholath. The labourers alleged their shanties and clothes were also burnt and Gurpal’s buffalo also gone missing. Bholath DSP and tehsildar, who reached the spot, assured justice to Gurpal. PMU press secretary Kashmir Singh Ghugshore said if requisite action was not taken against the Bholath SHO and the husband of the Surkhan village sarpanch by February 11, then the activists would hold a dharna outside the local thana. They said PMU activists, under Gurpal, leading 30 homeless labourers, had sat on a dharna outside the Block Development and Pachayat Officer Nadala’s office. They said Gurpal had been taking shelter at a common land in the village. While Gurpal’s wife Harjit Kaur had contested as the village sarpanch, they alleged angered at that the village sarpanch along with other persons kept Gurpal, along with his father and another resident Satpal Singh, in police custody illegally. They alleged that Gurpal’s wife was also beaten. The activists alleged Gurpal and his wife were beaten in the police custody and, hence, were admitted to a hospital. They said his belongings kept in his shanty were also burnt and the Dalit family’s continued on page 2 Jalandhar, February 10 There is no respite for rail passengers travelling on long-route express and mail trains. After suffering from disrupted rail traffic due to adverse weather conditions in the region, now the agitation by Gujjars has thrown the railway traffic out of gear. A total of 35 trains have either been cancelled or running late. Those passengers who are unaware of the erratic run of trains are forced to spend their nights at platforms. In addition, some of the trains have even been cancelled up to March. The passengers mostly belong to families of Army personnel, migrants and local commuters. Among the long routes trains affected due to the Gujjar agitation were Mumbai Central to Amritsar Junction (Golden Temple Mail 12903), Mumbai Central to Firozepur Cantt (FZR Janta Exp 19023), Swaraj Express (12471), Paschim Express (12925) and c m y b Passengers wait for trains at the railway station in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Indore Junction to Jammu Tawi (22941). These trains have been cancelled for February 10, 11, 12 and 13. As per the Deputy Superintendent at railway station, long-route trains cancelled up to the first week of March due to bad weather and reconstruction works are: Amritsar-Katiahar Express (5708) ASR-GKP Superfast Express (22424), GKP-ASR Superfast Express, Asr-Lku Express (14616), Lku-Asr Express (14615), ASR-SHC Janseva Exp (15210) and Shaheed Express (14674). Local trains: Jalandhar City (JUC) and Hoshiarpur (74912) Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar City (74911), JUC- ASR DMU (74643), Jalandhar City-Ludhiana DMU (74648), Jalandhar City-Nakodar DMU (74942) have also been can- celled up to March 3. On Sunday, 12 trains were cancelled, five were rescheduled and others were running behind schedule. According to railway officials, Chandigarh-AmritsarChandigarh Intercity Express (12241/42), Saharsa-AmritsarSaharsa Jansewa Express (15209/10), Katihar-AmritsarKatihar Amrapali Express (15707/08), Jammu Tawi-Kolkata Sealdah Express (13152), Jam- mu Tawi-Bathinda Express (14502), Amritsar-Jaynagar Shaheed Express (14674) and Amritsar-Ajmer Express (19614) were cancelled for the day. Previously, around 15 trains were late for about two-six hours. These include Bandra Terminus-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Swaraj Express (12471), Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express (18101), Jammu Tawi-Ajmer Pooja Express (12414), Delhi-Jammu Tawi Shalimar Express (14645), Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Malwa Express (12919), New Delhi-Amritsar Shane-Punjab Express (12497), CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Dadar Express (11057), Tatanagar-Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh Express (18103), HowrahAmritsar Express (13049), Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Begumpura Express (12237), Howrah-Amritsar Mail (13005), Bilaspur-Amritsar Chhattisgarh Express (18237), Guwahati-Jammu Tawi Amarnath Express (15653), SaharsaAmritsar Garib Rath (12203), Nanded-Amritsar Sachkhand Express (12715).
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