12032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/11/2019 11:51 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PROTEST OVER REGISTRATION OF FIR AGAINST LAWYER PAGE 2 Assault case registered against a retired assistant sub-inspector after protest. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN INJURED IN FIRING Tarn Taran: A man sustained a gunshot injury at a marriage function in Barwala village, 35 km from here, three days ago. The Patti Sadar police have booked eight persons under Sections 307, 148, 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act. One of the accused has been identified as Gurpreet Singh of Thakarpura village. Others are yet to be identified. Assistant Sub-Inspector Kewal Singh, investigating officer, said Surinder Singh of Sabhra was injured when the accused opened fire while dancing. 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MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:36 PM PAGE 4 After 10 weeks of spine-tingling and emotional moments, Punit crowned the winner of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:44 AM TUESDAY | 12 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Murder case lodged 3 yrs after Butala man’s death Viscera report received; family accuses victim’s wife of murder PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 11 Over three years after the death of a Butala village resident, the police have now initiated an investigation as the deceased’s family has accused his wife of murdering him. Gurpreet Singh died of a head injury on January 1, 2016. At that the time, the police had initiated action under Section 174 of the CrPC. Now, after receiving the autopsy report, his relatives have accused his wife Jagjit Kaur of murdering him. A murder case has been registered against Jagjit Kaur while a special investigating team (SIT), headed by SP (Investigations) Harpal Singh has been formed for a probe. Baba Bakala DSP Gurinder Singh and Beas SHO Amrik Singh are the other two mem- THE CASE ■ Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Butala village, died on January 1, 2016, a day before his departure to Dubai. ■ At that time, his family claimed that he died after falling on the ground and sustaining a head injury, so the police acted accordingly. ■ Now, his viscera report has been received. Also the deceased’s wife and other family members are at loggerheads over share of property. ■ Sukhwinder Kaur, wife of the deceased’s elder brother, has accused Gurpreet’s wife Jagjit Kaur of murdering him for property. ■ Though Jagjit Kaur has been booked, the police have formed an SIT to ascertain if it was a murder or just a mere allegation over property dispute. bers of the SIT. As per details, Gurpreet Singh used to work in Dubai and had come to his native village. He died a day before his departure to Dubai. At that time, his family had stated that he slipped in the house and sustained a critical head injury which claimed his life on the spot. The body was handed over to the family after postmortem examination. A few days after the incident, deceased’s wife Jagjit Kaur returned to her parents and started demanding her belongings and her husband’s share of property. This resulted in a quarrel between her and the family. SHO Amrik Singh said Jagjit also lodged a complaint against her in-laws of domestic violence while alleging that they were not giving her share of property. She did not have any child from the marriage. Now, her sister-in-law Sukhwinder Kaur, wife of the deceased’s elder brother Hardip Singh, has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, accused Jagjit of killing Gurpreet, he said. Meanwhile, the police also received the viscera report which revealed that he died of head injury. When Sukhwinder was called for recording statement, she alleged that Gurpreet was killed by Jagjit. Parampal Singh, SSP , Amritsar (Rural), said an SIT was formed to ascertain whether it is a property dispute that led to the accusations or an actual murder. The SIT will be headed by Harpal Singh, SP Investigations. Fur, ther, action will be taken as per the probe, he added. Students use a dupatta as a shield to protect themselves from rain on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR Showers dip temperature, leave farmers worried Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Protest at GNDU over mass reappear PU extends last date for MBA admission Tribune News Service Student sitting outside the office of GNDU VC Jaspal SIngh Sandhu in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 11 Students of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday met university officials on the issue of mass reappear. Led by the Students for Society, along with PSU – Lakar, they also held a demonstration as they want the university to show them their answer sheets. They discussed the issue with Dean Academic Affairs Kamaljit Singh and Dean Student Welfare Sarbjot Singh Behal. They had submitted a memorandum to university officials a few days ago. They said the officials concerned of the university were not ready to show the answer sheets to those students who had been directed to reappear for their failure to get pass marks. The protesters also claimed that they were asked not to hold protest and were also threatened by a group of students. Gurpal Singh Guri, student leader, said, “We were asked not to protest. A member of our group was manhandled by some students but we went ahead with our plan.” Sarbjot Singh Behal, Dean Student Welfare (DSW), Guru Nanak Dev University, said, “I am not aware of any kind of scuffle among students. The students had a few issues. They have been informed about the rules and they are satisfied.” Ludhiana, March 11 Panjab University (PU) has extended the last date for admission to two-year full time Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme at University Business School at Regional Centre of the university for session 2019-20. Interested candidates can register online at http://ubsldhadmissions.puchd.ac.in. The last date to register for generating bank challan is March 25. Candidates will be required to submit a copy of the printout of their application form along with required documents to Director, University Business School, Panjab Univresity, by registered post/speed post or by hand on or before April 16 by 4 pm. Eligibility for students is bachelor’s degree in any discipline with not less than 50 per cent marks in aggregate. Further details can be checked on the website. Amritsar, March 11 The weather took a sudden change on Monday, resulting in moderate showers lashing the region, much to the chagrin of wheat and vegetable growers. The temperature had risen in the past few days but the showers have brought the chill back. A farmer, Bhupinder Singh from Daoke village, said, “The impact of late showers during the current season is clearly visible on wheat crop. The spikes on the plants are comparatively smaller. Wheat requires dry weather at flowering and ripening stage.” Another farmer, Gurnam Singh from Bhagiari, said fast wind can damage the crop more if the fields are wet. “Today, we witnessed fast wind but its intensity was not that much. A little loss in terms of flattening of crop has been seen. The weather this time is unpredictable.” Frequent showers have also left the vegetable growers baffled as the crop is getting delayed. They complained that by the time the fields get dry and moisture is conducive for planting seeds, another spell of rain lashes the region. “In the last four Scooterists use an umbrella amid rain. TRIBUNE PHOTO weeks, it has rained every week. In such circumstances, cultivation of vegetables is difficult,” said Harman Singh from Jandiala. Chief Agriculture Officer Dalbir Singh Chinna said the Monday showers were unexpected, but as it had not rained more, the loss is minimal. He said the crop, so far, was doing good and they hoped the weather to be favourable. Travel agent dupes, Admn gears up to implement poll code Notorious criminal blackmails woman found murdered Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 11 A search of greener pastures turned sour for a local woman who fell into the trap of a fake travel agent, who not only duped her but also blackmailed by posting her pictures with objectionable remarks on social networking sites. The victim said she submitted a fraud complaint against the suspect to the local police over a year ago, but nothing was done. The accused, later, started blackmailing her, she said. While telling her tale of woes, the victim said she came in contact with the Malerkotla-based fake travel agent through a famous social networking website. He took Rs 6 lakh and assured to get her settled in Denmark around three years ago. He neither kept his promise nor returned money. She said her repeated requests for returning money fell on deaf ears therefore she lodged a complaint with the police commissioner’s office around a year ago. No action has been taken, she alleged. In the meantime, the accused came to know about it. He created fake profiles using her photographs and posted objectionable remarks. The accused also mentioned her mobile number on the site, following which she started receiving calls, much to her harassment. continued on page 2 Amritsar, March 11 The district administration has geared up to implement the election code of conduct following the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections. Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Electoral Officer Shivdular Singh Dhillon on Monday took part in a video conference organised by the Election Commission. Different committees to implement the code of conduct have already been constituted, which have come into force. He said these teams include video surveillance officials, expenditure committee, accounting team and flying squad. Meanwhile, political hoardings are still visible in different parts of the city. For instance, hoardings announc- Tribune News Service Political hoardings are yet to be removed in the city. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR ing the appointment of Congress MLA Raj Kumar Verka as Punjab Warehousing Corporation chairman can be seen even on the wall of the c m y b historic Ram Bagh, which houses the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The district election office stated that the teams had been issued strict directions to remove the political hoardings and banners. He added that vehicles were also being checked by the staff. Amritsar, March 11 A notorious criminal was found murdered at Threawal village, falling under Majitha police station. Identified as Satnam Singh, alias Satta, he had a bullet injury on his neck. The police said he was murdered somewhere else and dumped in the village. Parampal Singh, SSP Amritsar rural, said the deceased, Satnam Singh, alias Satta, was a resident of Khodde Bangar village that falls under the Fatehgarh Churian police station in Batala district. The residents informed the police about the body dumped at a secluded place in the village. A police team reached the spot for investigation. A probe revealed that the deceased was a notorious criminal having a number of criminal cases, including that of murder attempt, registered against him. He was wanted in an attempt to murder case registered at Mehta police station here last year. A case of kidnapping and theft was registered at Fatehgarh Churian police station in April 2016. Similarly, an attempt to murder and firing incident was registered by the same police station in March 2018. Another case of attempt to murder and arms act was registered against him in January this year. The SSP said the incident could be an outcome of gang rivalry or personal enmity.
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