13032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/13/2019 1:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE FIVE-DAY DROP ROBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ENDS AT LPU PAGE 2 Five-Day All India Inter-University Drop Roball Championship concludes at indoor sports complex of LPU. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PRIYANKA CHOPRA PROUD OF JONAS BROTHERS MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:34 PM Sends resignation to Sidhu, says can’t work properly due to MC officials’ apathy Tribune News Service SEVERAL ISSUES RAISED Jalandhar, March 12 Congress councillor Rohan Sehgal sent his resignation to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mayor Jagdish Raja and MLA Pargat Singh today for not being able to work properly for residents of his ward. Sehgal, who got elected for the first time in 2017, is a councillor from Ward No. 26. In his resignation, Sehgal has written that he always wanted to work for society and when he became the councillor, he thought that he had got a magic band and the road ahead would be easy. “But the first shock I got was when I was allotted 13 safai sewaks for my ward which has 19 big mohallas and eight posh markets. I should have got 23 sanitation workers but instead I was asked to have patience,” he said in the resignation. He said he had waited for long. For the past two Rohan Sehgal, Cong councillor Congress councillor Rohan Sehgal had been raising several issues. Several times in the past he had said there were 18 localities in his ward but there were only 13 sanitation workers due to which they face many issues. He had also raised the matter of LED lights scam. Under the LED lights project, worth Rs 274 crore, 65,000 old sodium street lights were to be replaced with the LED lights. The councillor had alleged that the company had been installing substandard lights at double the rates as compared to the infrastructure installed in Ludhiana. months, there was no supervisor in my ward. “I used to come at the attendance time of the sanitation workers, i.e. at 7 in the morning, and keep on waiting. Without the supervisor, how am I supposed to maintain cleanliness of my ward.” “Also, two of the societies of my ward are suffering due to overflowing sewers for months. Even this problem is not solved yet,” Sehgal said. Earlier also, Sehgal had raised many issues related to the corporation. He had talked about LED lights scam too. Under the LED light project, worth Rs 274 crore, 65,000 old sodium street lights were to be replaced with the LED lights. The Congress councillor had alleged that the company had been installing substandard lights at double the rates as compared to the infrastructure installed in Ludhiana. Besides, he had raised issues in other areas too. “While going from the Johal Market towards the Urban Estate light point, a plot near Satkartar Nagar has become a garbage dump and the MC is unable to lift garbage due to various issues, which I 7 SHOPS PARTIALLY DEMOLISHED Phagwara: Employees of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation on Tuesday partially demolished seven shops for violating rules in the Model Town locality. Though the owner of the shops Parminder Singh denied allegations of any violation and claimed sanctioning of maps of the shops was done as per the rules. MC Assistant Commissioner Surjit Singh said notices under Sections 260/270 of the MC Act, had been sent to violators earlier. The Assistant Commissioner said the map sanctioned in 2013 could not be termed as valid as change of land use could not be allowed at any cost. OC WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR TECH FEST: Annual technical festival ‘aDAVitya-2019’; DAVIET; 10 am POLLS 2019 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 12 To ensure free and fair Loka Sabha elections, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma has constituted a number of committees with senior officers of the district administration as nodal officers. In pursuance of the powers vested under Section 159 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and instructions on election expenditure monitoring issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Deputy Commissioner has issued these orders to appoint nodal officers for various committees. As per details, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Jasbir Singh will be the nodal officer for manpower management, training management and material management, EVM management, law and order, district security plan and SVEEP . Municipal Commissioner Diprava Lakra will be the nodal officer for effective implementation of the model code of conduct, RTA Secretary Nayyan Bhullar will be nodal officer for transport management, Rakesh Kumar Chadha, Deputy Director, Finance and Audit, would be nodal officer for expenditure monitoring. DEO (Secondary) Harinder Pal Singh will be the nodal officer for training management for polling personnel whereas Assistant Labour Commissioner, Jalandhar, Sukhjinder Four days on, no action in accidental firing incident Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 12 Contrary to police claims that the woman who received serious injuries on her stomach in an accidental firing was lying unconscious even after four days of the incident, a visit to the hospital revealed that the victim regained consciousness on the next day of the incident and was in a condition to give her statement regarding lodging an FIR against the accused head constable. The woman, Nisha (47), a resident of Bhargo Camp, received fatal injuries, after a bullet accidentally shot from the pistol of a gunman of former district Congress chief Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia, pierced through her stomach. Thereafter, she was immediately rushed to the PIMS hospital where her condition was stated to be serious. The gunman, Sooram Chand, am trying to resolve,” he had earlier said. Another problem was the presence of a slum area in a posh locality near the PPR Mall. The councillor several times in the past had raised that there were 18 localities in his ward but there were only 13 sanitation workers due to which they face many issues. “Despite lodging various complaints with office-bearers concerned, I fought for over a year, but nothing happened,” he said, adding that he could not take anymore and hence, resigned from the post. Committees with senior admn officials as nodal officers formed LOK SABHA Nisha, the victim, at PIMS hospital. TRIBUNE PHOTO a head constable, was reportedly cleaning his pistol, when he accidentally fired the shot. The bullet hit the victim, who was coming from the opposite direction. However, no FIR was lodged against the constable. SHO, Police Division 6, Omkar Singh Brar, said the constable could only be taken into custody after recording the statement of the victim and he consistently maintained that she was unconscious and was not in a state to register her statement. TRULY ENJOYING MY CHARACTER, SAYS TANU Sahil, nephew of the victim, said she regained consciousness after a few hours of the incident and was out of danger now. However, she was still recovering and lying on the hospital bed. In addition, a local gun house owner said mishandling of the rifle or machinery failure must had occurred during the firing incident as no weapon could be cleaned with loaded ammunition. Nisha, a native of Alwar, Rajasthan, is residing in the city with husband Manjit Singh. Singh, will be the nodal officer for ballot paper and dummy ballots. District Public Relations Officer (DPRO) Manvinder Singh would be the nodal officer for media/ communication, District Informatics Officer, National Informatics Centre, Jalandhar, Amolak Singh Kalsi, will be the nodal officer for cyber security. Assistant Commissioner (grievances) Anupreet Kaur would be the nodal officer for 1950 helpline and complaints redressal, Lead Bank manager Wattan Singh will be the nodal officer for training management for micro observers, district system manager Arun Gupta will be the nodal officer for computerisation, ICT applications SMS monitoring and communication plan. All these nodal officers will be assisted by a number of assistant nodal officers during the elections. Man held with 15 stolen motorcycles Jalandhar, March 12 The police said Lohian SHO Mandeep Singh, along with a police party, were on patrolling. When they reached Turna village, an informer said a suspect, a motorcycle thief, was coming there from the Shahkot side on a stolen motorcycle. The police said at a young age, the suspect, Paramjit, he fell into bad company and started committing thefts. “The first case of theft was registered against him when he was 17 and till now, 23 cases have been filed against the suspect. These include a case under the NDPS Act and another case under the Arms Act. He had a master key which he had been using in committing the thefts,” the police said. A naka was laid near Mehmuwal Mahla village and the suspect was nabbed. A Splendor motorcycle, without registration number plate, was recovered from him. After interrogation, 14 more stolen motorcycles were recovered. — TNS c m y b PAGE 4 Tarannum Khan, known as Tanu Khan, is currently seen playing the role of Kajal on Star Bharat’s show. Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has given a shout out to her husband Nick Jonas and her brothers-in law. Cong councillor Sehgal resigns INBRIEF PAGE 3 SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:39 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR Key suspects in Sangat Singh Nagar murder case nabbed Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 12 The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate today solved the Sangat Singh Nagar murder case with the arrest of two key perpetrators of the crime that occurred on Saturday night. Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said today that after the crime, he had constituted four teams of the police to nab the culprits. He said following a tip-off, a police party arrested the key accused, Ajay Kumar Masih, alias Kaalu, and Vijay Masih, both residents of Sangat Singh Nagar, from Maqsudan Chowk here. The Commissioner said the police recovered a .32 bore pistol and a magazine from the suspects. Besides, both suspects also had a criminal record and 12 cases were already registered against Ajay, including attempt to murder. Likewise, he said two cases were also registered against Vijay in the past. Bhullar said Ajay had purchased a pistol from Patna in Bihar for Rs 40,000. Commisioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar addresses the media in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH DUO HAS A CRIMINAL PAST Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the police recovered a .32 bore pistol and a magazine from the two suspects. Both had a criminal record and 12 cases were already registered against Ajay, including attempt to murder. Likewise, he said two cases were also registered against Vijay in the past. He said Ajay had purchased a pistol from Patna in Bihar for Rs 40,000. The suspects had killed Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassa, on Saturday night due to some monetary dispute and a case under Sections 302, 148,149, 25 and 27 has been registered against nine persons. The suspects had killed Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassa, on Saturday night due to some monetary dispute and a case under Sections 302, 148,149, 25 and 27 has been registered against nine persons, including Ajay, his wife Babli, brother Vijay, sister Renu, father Samuel, uncle Tipu and three others of Sangat Nagar on the complaint of Jassa’s brother Gurpreet Singh of New Deol Nagar. The Commissioner also assured that the other suspects in the case would also be put behind the bars soon.
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