28022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/27/2019 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE MP GURJEET SINGH AUJLA MEETS BORDER VILLAGERS PAGE 2 Interacts with personnel of the BSF and the Army deployed along the international border. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 SHARE, BUT WITH CARE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES JAYA PRADA GLAD ABOUT SMALL SCREEN DEBUT The lure of ‘likes’ makes one post about one’s child on social media, but it entails dangers as well. MAX 21°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:27 PM PAGE 4 Jaya Prada’s television debut show Perfect Pati has posed some hard-hitting questions. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:58 AM THURSDAY | 28 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF FARMER ENDS LIFE Tarn Taran: A debt ridden farmer committed suicide in Darapur village, 35 km from here, on Tuesday night. He hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his house. The deceased has been identified as Nirmal Singh (36). A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered on the statement of Sukhbir Kaur, wife of the deceased. Sukhbir Kaur said Nirmal had taken Rs 2 lakh as loan from a commission agent. He also owed Rs 20,000 to the village cooperative society. He had taken a piece of land on lease and was to pay Rs 10 lakh for the same. According to her, bad weather flattened his crop, bringing mental agony to him which forced him to end his life. He was found hanging on Wednesday morning. OC CYCLE DISTRIBUTION Tarn Taran: As many as 33 girl students of Class XI and XII at Government Secondary School, Pandori Gola, 10 km from here, were given bicycles under the Mai Bhago scheme at a function on Wednesday. School Principal Yadwinderpal Singh said Kulwinder Singh, village sapranch, was the chief guest. The Principal urged everyone to cooperate in order to ensure exams free of copying. OC HEROIN SEIZED Tarn Taran: A team of the district narcotics cell, led by ASI Sukhraj Singh, arrested Gurjant Singh of Patti and seized 190 gm of heroin. The ASI said a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered at Patti police station. OC OPIUM SEIZED Jalandhar: A person was arrested with 350 gm of opium here on Wednesday. SSP (Rural) Navjot Singh Mahal said a police team arrested Niranajan Kumar, a resident of Amwa in Palamu district, Jharkhand, from Chomo village in Adampur and seized 350 gm of opium. A case under Sections 18,61 and 85 of the IPC has been registered. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.16 DIESEL ~66.35 A cop outside Sri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport; and (right) an official uses a megaphone to announce the cancellation of flights at the airport in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Security beefed up; don’t panic, says DC Holds meeting with officials of several departments, asks people not to pay attention to social media rumours 4-hr flight suspension from city airport PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 27 The city has been on high alert post the IAF strike at terrorist camps in Pakistan and the subsequent intrusion of the neighbouring country’s air force into the Indian territory. The police have strengthened the security at various vital installations, including Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport and religious places. Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh held a meeting with officials of the police, administration, home guard, health, civil defence, BSNL, water supply, PSPCL, animal husbandry and other departments. He said though there was no war-like situation, officials of different departments were asked to be prepared and chalk out plans for speedy evacuation of people from border areas in case of any eventuality. He urged the people not to believe the rumours being spread through social media. In case of emergency, the district administration would approach the people, he added. Meanwhile, the Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Cops check a vehicle outside the city railway station on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR police carried out checking at several places. According to police sources, senior officials, led by Police Commissioner SS Srivastav, DCPs (Law and order) Bhupinder Singh, Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar (Investigations), ADCPs, Sartaj Chahal, JS Walia, Sandeep Kumar Malik and others held a meeting to overview security arrangements. Though there is no panic among the residents in the city, police officials say they did not want laxity in such a tricky situation. Heavy police force has been deployed outside the inter- 4-yr-old abducted from Golden Temple, crime caught on CCTV Bike, mobile looted Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 27 Several armed persons robbed a man of his motorcycle and a mobile phone. Sandeep Singh, the victim, stated to the police that he dropped his parents at the bus stand and was returning home on his bike at around 4 am when three unknown persons targeted him near 100-feet road. They forced him to stop following which six more persons came on two bikes and pointed a pistol at him. They took away his motorcycle (PB02CA0491) and his mobile phone before fleeing. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unknown persons in this connection. The incidents of robbery and snatching are common in the district as several such cases are reported frequently. Residents have often accused the police of laxity in dealing with such issues which eventually boosts the moral of the criminals. Amritsar, February 27 A four-year-old boy was abducted by an unidentified woman from outside the Guru Ram Dass Sarai at the Golden Temple here on Tuesday evening. The woman has been caught in CCTV camera footage. The police have registered a case against the woman and further investigation is on to identify her. The police have also circulated the pictures of the woman and the child among the police stations to find clue about her and the kidnapped child. Bhagwan Singh, SHO, Galliara police station, said the CCTV footage shows a woman taking away the boy — Damanpreet Singh. He said Simarjit Kaur, mother of the victim, hails from Kayampur village in Ajnala and has three children — Kamalpreet Kaur (10), Kajalpreet Kaur (6) and Damanpreet Singh (4). Following a dispute with her in-laws, she, along with her children, had A CCTV grab shows the abductor and the kid. come to her parents’ around six months ago. Around three days ago, she had an argument with her parents over some issue and, perturbed over it, went to the Golden Temple along with her kids. She informed her husband, a rickshaw puller, who too came to her and they performed seva at the shrine for two days. Meanwhile, the abductor, who was also there, befriended her as well as her kids. The complainant said that she went to a shop nearby for buying some goods on Tuesday. Upon returning after a few minutes, she found her son missing. She tried to search for her son and the woman, but failed. Later, she approached the police. A case has been registered against the unidentified woman. Tribune News Service c m y b national airport following suspension of flights. DCP Bhupinder Singh said the police had strengthened security in the city. “We have also demanded more police force keeping in view the prevalent situation in the region,” he pointed out. Parampal Singh, SSP Amritsar rural police, said the police force in the border areas had been strengthened in order to check any eventuality. “The police have been acting as the second line of defence in the border belt. The security in the border villages has been tightened after an alert,” said the SSP . Amritsar, February 27 Following A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the government, flights were suspended at Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport on Wednesday morning. Though the flights were resumed after four hours and a half, panic prevailed among passengers after facing an inconvenience. Manoj Chansoria, Director, Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport, said, “The flight operations were suspended from around 10.45 am to 3 pm. Now, the airport is open and services have been resumed.” The passengers complained of inconvenience, but showed the spirit of ‘nation first’. They gathered outside the airport and staged a protest against Pakistan. Boota Singh from Jalandhar said, “My flight for Dubai was scheduled at 11.50 am. When we boarded the plane, the airport authorities LANGAR ORGANISED Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), besides ensuring bus service for the Golden Temple, organises langar at the airport for the passengers. announced the cancellation of the flight. They did not give any information about the resumption of the services.” Hardeep Singh, another passenger for Birmingham, said, “The authorities concerned didn’t allow us to enter the airport due to the suspension of flights. We are waiting for the further directions.” Meanwhile, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), besides ensuring bus service for the Golden Temple, organised langar at the airport for the passengers. When asked about the precautionary measures and further direction of government after resuming the services, the airport director said, “We can not share the details.”
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