26022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/25/2019 11:24 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 PEDDLER NABBED WITH 260-GM HEROIN Accused Amandeep Sharma is said to have been associated with Jimmi, who facilitated smuggling. FORECAST THUNDERSTORM WITH RAIN PAGE 3 IT'S A BIG VICTORY FOR 'PERIOD' AT OSCARS Producer of ‘Period. End of Sentence’ Guneet Monga dubs the Oscar win as ‘huge, epic and crazy’. MAX 20°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:26 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:01 AM Tarn Taran: A two-year old boy has been missing from Bhaini Sidhwan village, 20 km from here. Identified as Gursewak Singh, said to be two years and a half old, the boy has been missing for the last four days. Her mother Simarjit Kaur stated in her police complaint that she had gone to Jandiala Guru leaving her three children at home. Upon returning after around two hours, she found the boy missing. She suspected that someone may have abducted the boy. ASI Narinder Singh, investigating officer, said the police stations across the state were informed regarding it. Section 363 of the IPC has been slapped. OC QUACKS WARNED Amritsar: Deputy Director Dental Dr Sharanjit Kaur Sidhu has warned the quacks of stern action. He has requested people to report about such quacks. Dr Sidhu was speaking at a medical education session organised by local dentists. She said untrained people had been providing dental medical services to people which would not be tolerated. She asked dentists to create awareness on oral cancer and tobacco harms. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.95 DIESEL ~65.80 Tribune News Service Platform six and seven sans sheds, potable water and toilets at the Amritsar railway station. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Rly station at sixes and sevens NR GM inspects station, points out non-functional escalator, lift Neeraj Bagga Amritsar, February 25 A day after a watchman, along with his family, was “abducted and threatened” in connection with a land dispute between two groups, the police have registered a case against a mobile showroom owner and his unknown accomplices for abduction, theft and criminal trespass. Complainant Ramesh Kumar stated to the police that he had a godown at Hussainpura Chowk and employed a caretaker, Ramakant, working for him for the past 25 years. He alleged that Billu, owner of a mobile shop at Hussainpura, along with 15 unknown persons, threatened Ramakant. They took away his family to a hotel room. Kumar alleged that the accused tried to forcibly occupy his place and also stole iron plates used in construction work and other goods from the godown. The police have slapped Sections 365, 380, 427, 447, 457, 511, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against the accused. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Palwinder Singh said a property dispute between two groups was the reason behind the incident. He said the incident was captured in the CCTV cameras installed at the chowk. No arrest has been made till now while further investigation is under way, he added. After getting the information regarding confrontation between the two groups, a police team had reached the spot to avert the possible clash on Sunday. One of the groups claimed that they had the possession of the said plot in Hussainpura since 1957 and he had kept a watchman for guarding the property. He said he had iron shuttering material in the plot. On Saturday, evening a group of armed persons abducted the watchman and his family members. Threatening them with dire consequences, they left them at the railway station, asking them to flee to their native place. The watchman informed the owner about it. When they reached the plot next day, they found the locks broken. The opposite group, on the other hand, claimed that they had the property documents and that the other group had illegally occupied his property. They also refuted the allegations of kidnapping. Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 25 Northern Railway (NR) General Manager TP Singh inspected the railway station on Monday. He came across pits dug on the platform number six and seven, which were recently inaugurated by Lok Sabha MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik. TP Singh instructed the staff concerned to immediately fill the pits and complete the pending work at the platforms. He also came across nonfunctional escalator and a lift on the platform number 1. Railway Station Officiating Director Amrit Singh informed him that four steps of a side of the escalator broke down after passengers placed heavy luggage there two days ago. The repair work of another lift is under way. The General Manager also held a discussion with the staff over handling of the infrastructural development of the railway station to the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) Limited. Before this, a blue print for the overall development of the railway station will be Taksalis urged to roll back move to field Bir Devinder Our Correspondent Northern Railway General Manager TP Singh (second from left) and other officials inspect the newly built platforms at the Amritsar railway station on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR PLATORM 6,7 Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Shwait Malik recently inaugurated platform six and seven in a haste as these are without sheds, potable water and toilets. Northern Railway (NR) General Manager TP Singh orders filling of pits dug at the platforms and also completion of other pending work prepared. Meanwhile, the platforms six and seven lack basic facilities. These are not covered with sheds, exposing passen- gers and their relatives to the vagaries of the nature. A passenger, Mohit Khurrana, said, “There is neither any arrangement for potable water nor toilet at both the newly inaugurated platforms. It is so despite the fact that the local railway station falls into A category. The Union Railway Ministry had announced to turn it into a world class station.” Inadequate seating arrangement is another issue. A daily passenger, Surjit Singh, said there is Cycling till Wagah with a message Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 25 For these two girls, there were mainly two objectives for pedaling till Atari Wagah Border — paying homage to the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Pulwama attack and mitigating fear among women and girls caused by the recent gangrape incident. Two women from Ludhiana, Ritu Mehta and Sameera Auluck, travelled to Atari Wagah Border on bicycle and returned here on Saturday evening as part of an expedition. Talking to The Tribune, Ritu Mehta said it was so good to meet the brave soldiers on border and they saluted them for their bravery and courage with which they guard borders. “Secondly, after the gang-rape incident, there was panic all over. We, being women, cannot sit at home in fear. We took part in the cycle expedition to show that women are still strong,” said Mehta. The cycle expedition was organised by Ludhiana Randonneurs in which many riders participated. On being TUESDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Property dispute: Trader booked for abduction YOUTH FOUND DEAD AT HOSPITAL KID GOES MISSING PAGE 4 Sone talks about the kind of shows she wants to do and what she would like to change in the industry. INBRIEF Amritsar: A youth, identified as Amritpal Singh, was found dead at the residential quarters of Sri Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Vallah under mysterious circumstances here on Monday. The deceased, along with his father Jaspal Singh, had been working with the institute as driver for the past eight years. According to the police, there was an injury mark on his arm. The police sent the body for a postmortem examination. It has initiated a process under Section 174 of the CrPC while further investigation is under progress. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said the exact reason behind the death would be ascertained after receiving the autopsy report. TNS ACTING NOT A PIECE OF CAKE, SAYS ACTRESS IRA SONE Sameera and Ritu who pedalled till Wagah border. TRIBUNE PHOTO asked if they faced any objection from their respective families, both women said their families, in-fact, extended all support and motivated them for the expedition. The riders said in between there were refreshment breaks. They said the expedition was not that easy for the simple reason that winds were blowing in the opposite direction and there were about 3040 bridges which had to be crossed. “But cycling is a passion and passion sees no hur- dles,” said Sameera. The women said when you were on the road, you came across may commuters, some of whom pass comments too. But when one has to achieve something in life, such persons are to be ignored. c m y b only one foot overbridge for entry and exit of passengers at both the platforms. “During arrival and departure of trains, the number of passengers increases and it may result in mishaps. Another exit and entry way should be there.” Eager to inaugurate the platforms well before the implementation of the election code of conduct and earn the credit, the leaders did not even take a look at the incomplete work, passengers added. Tarn Taran, February 25 Sukhpal Singh Khaira, president, Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP), has appealed to the Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) to roll back its plan of fielding Bir Devinder Singh from the Lok Sabha constituency of Sri Anandpur Sahib. Khaira was in the district to address party workers on Monday. He said Punjabi Ekta Party, Lok Insaaf Party, Lok Sabha member Dr Dharamveer Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) had planned to form a political front — Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) — against the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP He said . the alliance was yet to decide on the candidature from the constituencies across the state whereas the Taksali leadership had announced the candidature of Bir Devin- Sukhpal Singh Khaira addresses party workers in Tarn Taran on Monday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI der Singh on its own. He advised the Takasli party to roll back its decision in the “interest of the state”. “It is high time to be united to get rid of the anti-Pun- jab forces — the Congress, the SAD and the BJP The . leadership of the AAP too, , has been exposed which has lost the sympathy of Punjabis,” he added.
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