07032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/7/2019 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 IELTS CENTRE DRAWS FARMERS AT KISAN MELA Punjab Agricultural University holds kisan mela at Nag Kalan village in Majitha. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY AYUSHMANN TO PLAY A COP IN ANUBHAV SINHA’S ARTICLE 15 PAGE 3 Versatile actor Ayushmann Khurrana to be seen in the role of a police officer in Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15. MAX 24°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 7°C Three arrested for vehicle theft SUNSET THURSDAY 6:32 PM VINEET RAINA SAYS HE DOESN’T RELATE TO HIS ROLE AT ALL PAGE 4 Vineet, who plays the role of Virat in the show Ishq Mein Marjawan, says he doesn’t relate to his role at all. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:50 AM THURSDAY | 7 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Finally, farmers lift rail blockade High Court asks them to do so as rail track siege troubles passengers ManmeetGill/Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service The vehicle lifters in police custody in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 The city police have arrested three vehicle lifters, all residents of Tarn Taran, and INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Amritsar: The Gate Hakima police have nabbed a man, identified as Manjit Singh, alias Tikku, a resident of Wadda Haripura, for allegedly possessing narcotics and intoxicating tablets. A case under NDPS Act was registered against him. He was produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. The police confiscated 66-gm heroin, 1,000 intoxicating tablets and also impounded the motorcycle he was travelling on. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.72 DIESEL ~67.05 recovered three bikes from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Mahavir Singh of Pahuwind village, Gurlal Singh of Patti Chhapani Ki and Jaswinder Singh of Patti Chardi ki Balo. Their names figured during investigation into a bike theft case from the area falling under Kotwali police station on March 3. Health Dept to train food supervisors Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 The food wing of the Health Department has asked food business operators to get one employee for every 25 with them trained as food supervisors. The officials stated that food supervisor certificates would be mandatory for obtaining registration and obtaining license under the food safety and standard norms. District Health Officer Dr Lakhbir Singh Bhagowalia said, “Food supervisors will act as in house supervisors for the food traders and oversee that quality and hygiene parameters are adhered to.” He said the food business operators would have to pay Rs 650 as fee along with applicable GST. He said that the training fee would be exempted for small operators and clusters of rhehris. Dr Bhagowalia said Food Commissioner Kahan Singh Pannu had issued instructions for training to start at all districts and for which they have already informed the organisations of food business operators. Amritsar, March 6 The Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Committee that had laid seige to the rail tracks for the last three days near Devidaspura village here, lifted the blockade after the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The leaders of the organisation claimed that the protest has been postponed after the court’s intervention and keeping in view the problems being faced by people due to disruption in rail traffic. The organisation’s general secretary, Sarwan Singh Pandher, said, “We received a notice from the High Court on Tuesday after which party leaders appeared before the court.” Pandher said that the court promised to start a special hearing on their demands, so the protest was lifted. The party leaders stated that they would organise protests at district level on March 29. If their demands are not met by then, they would resume the protest. “The further course of action will be decided later. For now, we hope that the court will intervene and genuine demands of the farmers will be fulfilled,” they said. The farmers have been protesting for complete loan waiver, implementation of Swaminathan Commission’s report, increase in sugarcane price, free power for labour class and ownership rights to the tillers of the agricultural land. Of 31 trains, services of five restored The Railways restored five trains, out of 31 cancelled, after the agitating members of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) called off their The city railway station wears a deserted look; and (below) people enquire about the status of trains on Wednesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR agitation on Wednesday. Twenty six trains remained cancelled. The restoration of the rail traffic on the busy Amritsar–Delhi route was announced at 2 pm. The restored trains are Chandigarh-Amritsar Express, Amritsar-Hisar Passenger, AmritsarJalandhar DMU, Amritsar-Khemkaran DMU and Khemkaran – Amritsar DMU. As many as 13 trains were diverted through the Amritsar-Tarn Taran-Beas route. Three short originated and two short terminated trains were also permitted to run up to the Amritsar railway station. Meanwhile, private bus operators hiked fare to make hay while the sun shines. Many passengers rued that they had to buy tickets at a hefty price in private buses to reach their destinations, like Delhi and Chandigarh. Road damage: Civic body Death due to overdose: Body Police clueless in trader’s murder points out PWD’s negligence handed over to family Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 After the submission of the report by an inquiry committee, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has written to the Public Works Department (PWD) regarding the latter’s negligence in connection with the caving in of Mall Road on September 2018. The MC had constituted a five-member committee to look into the reason behind the caving in of the road and instructed to file the report within 10 days. Ironically, the committee took five months to submit the report. The MC has also sent notice to the ❝The inquiry committee found that PWD officials did not observe the digging of basement of an underconstruction building along side Mall Road. ❞ Sonali Giri, MC COMMISSIONER builder of an under-construction building. MC Commissioner Sonali Giri said, “The inquiry committee found that PWD officials did not observe the digging of basement of an under-construction building along side Mall Road. They should observe the risk and construct the retaining wall along with the building. We have written to the secretary of the Public Works Department Moreover, we have also sent a notice to the builder, who violated the building bylaws. We will also get an FIR registered against him.” The MC also issued notices to other builders of under construction buildings to follow the bylaws. “They assured that they have made the proper arrangements,” said Giri. Over 400 sq yard of the road, near the MC Commissioner’s office, had caved in due to heavy rain on September 23. The reconstruction of road is still pending. Caved in last year in September, the Mall road is yet to be repaired. FILE PHOTO No kin of deceased’s friend turn up to meet him at hospital Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 The body of Nabha youth Jagdeep Singh, who died of drug overdose in a hotel near the bus stand here on Tuesday evening, was handed over to his grandfather Lachhman Singh after postmortem examination on Wednesday. The police have initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. ADCP JS Walia said Lachhman was accompanied by sarpanch and panches of his village. The deceased’s father works in Dubai. Initial probe revealed that he fell into the deadly trap of drug abuse over a year ago. Ironically, nobody from the family of Jagjivan Singh, a friend of Jagdeep, who was admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) for treatment, arrived. His treatment cost is being borne by the police. “The body of Jagdeep was handed over to his grandfather after autopsy and its final reports will unveil the reason behind his death,” said Walia. Active response from the police saved Jagjivan’s life otherwise he too would have lost his life, said police authorities. c m y b Jagjivan Singh under treatment in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Natives of Chahal village, near Nabha, in Patiala, both victims had come to visit the Golden Temple on Monday evening. The hotel manager said they booked a room claiming that they had come to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib. On Tuesday morning, Gurjivan asked for hot water. Since the water heater in his room was not functional, the hotel staff asked him to take bath in another room. They were supposed to check out at 12 noon, but they did not come out till 2 pm. The hotel staff knocked at the door. Finding no response, the staff broke open the door and found Jagdeep dead in the wash- Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 Even after 24 hours, the police are clueless in connection with the gruesome murder of a 65-year-old man, who was found dead at his residence in Rayya on Tuesday. Unknown persons stabbed him to death. Though police teams are working on different theories, they are yet to get clue. A police team, headed by Beas SHO Amrik Singh, is carrying out investigation. The police are scrutinising the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area. The deceased has been identified as Satpal Rajput, who runs a grocery shop in the area. According to the police, he had multiple stabs on his body. The police ruled out robbery angle as no valuable was missing from his residence. Sukhwinderpal Singh, son of the deceased, stated to the police that he lived separately in Amritsar along with his family while his father Satpal and sister Kanwalpreet Kaur lived separately in Rayya. He said his sister had come to Amritsar for some work while his father was alone at the shop. He said Kanwalpreet called his father on phone for some work, but he did not respond. Later, she phoned another resident of the area and asked him to see his father. Later, he was found in a pool of blood. SHO Amrik Singh said the police are working on different theories. One injured in firing Deceased Jagdeep Singh. room. Gurjivan Singh was writhing in pain. On being informed, the police reached the hotel and rushed him to the GNDH. The police found a couple of syringes from the room which led to the suspicion that they had consumed drugs. Tarn Taran, March 6 Pargat Singh of Jhamke Khurd was injured in a firing incident in the village on Tuesday night. Pargat has been admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Super Specialty Hospital. Inspector Baljit Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), said six persons — Amrik Singh, Balwinder Singh, Harinder Singh, Heera Singh, Tarsem Singh and Pishaura Singh — had been booked under Sections 307, 452, 506, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC. Pargat Singh said the accused were not happy with him over some enmity. None of the accused has been arrested, the SHO added. — OC
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