28032019-ATR-01.qxd 3/28/2019 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE MC VETERINARY HOSPITAL PROVES FINANCIALLY UNVIABLE MC has earned little revenue from its libraries, cattle pond, dispensary and veterinary hospital. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF WOMAN HELD IN DRUGS CASE PAGE 2 ZEENAT AMAN TO OPEN UK ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL PAGE 3 TV ACTRESS SARA KHAN QUASHES ALL RUMOURS The festival will mark its 21st anniversary with screening of films and discussions. MAX 32°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:47 PM PAGE 4 Sara Khan quashes constant link-up rumours with actor Ankit Gera at Vikas Gupta’s Yeh Ishq Nahee Aasan. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:24 AM THURSDAY | 28 MARCH 2019 | AMRITSAR Man fears wife’s life in danger Amritsar: The Majitha police have nabbed a woman identified as Sukhwinder Kaur for her alleged involved in selling drugs. She was nabbed after her name figured during interrogation of a drug addict nabbed by NGO Nasha Virodhi Muhim (anti-drug campaign), Punjab, here on Tuesday. Pappalpreet Singh, president of the organisation, said the drug addict admitted that he used to procure the contraband from her. Kulwinder Singh, SHO, Majitha police station, said the police had registered a case against her while further investigation was under way. He said the accused was an addict herself. She had several cases of drug peddling registered against her and was currently out on bail, the SHO said. TNS ACP to carry on probe in kidnapping of newly wed, one arrest already made ONE BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING GIRL Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 3 held SGPC lodges complaint over Tarn Taran: Mahna Singh of Ghariala village, 35 km from here, has been booked under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC by the Pati Sadar police for abducting a teenage girl of the same village after luring her into marriage. The mother of the victim, in her complaint to the police, alleged that the accused abducted her daughter on Tuesday night when all family members were sleeping. OC ESTATE WING RECOVERY Amritsar: The Estate Wing of the MC has recovered Rs 5.78 lakh from a wine group for land and occupational charges to establish kiosks in its jurisdiction. Estate officer Sushant Bhatia said they had received Rs 5,78,000 from Amandeep Wine Group for kiosks/shops used as wine shops in the form of use of land and occupational charges. The MC has initiated to charge land and occupational charges for liquor vends this year and collected good revenue. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.31 PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 27 Even as the police have failed to recover the kidnapped newly wed woman after a fortnight, her husband feared that she could be killed by her family members for marrying him against their wishes. Perturbed over this, Surinder Kumar, husband of the kidnapped woman and a resident of Harike Pattan in Tarn Taran, along with his family members, on Wednesday met Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR WORKSHOP: A nationallevel workshop on medicinal plants will be held at Spring Dale Public School in Ranjit Avenue ■ Surinder Kumar, husband of the kidnapped woman and a resident of Harike Pattan in Tarn Taran, along with his family members, on Wednesday met Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and order) Bhupinder Singh, seeking his intervention. ■ Surinder alleged even as the police had arrested a person who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Amritpal Kaur, the police had failed to trace her whereabouts as well as those of the other accused who had been on the run since the incident order) Bhupinder Singh, seeking his intervention. The DCP marked a probe to the Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) in this connection. He said appropriate action would be taken. Investigation is on to nab the accused and recover the woman, he added. Surinder alleged even as the police had arrested a person who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Amritpal Kaur, the police had failed to trace her whereabouts as well as those of the other accused who had been on a run since the incident. He alleged that the car used in the crime and its owner were present at his village while the police parties claimed that he was not. He urged the police authorities to take appropriate measures and get the girl recovered soon. Amritpal Kaur, a resident of Harike in Tarn Taran, was reportedly abducted by her family members from a hotel located in the Civil Lines here Amritsar, March 27 With the arrest of three persons, including a junk dealer, the city police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang involved in snatching and stealing cars and two-wheelers. They used to sell the vehicles to junk dealers, who would dismantle them and sell spare parts. Those arrested have been identified as Baljit Singh of Damganj area, Durlabh Singh of Guru Nanak Pura and Deepak Kumar of Jahajgarh. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police JS Walia said during preliminary interrogation, Baljit and Durlabh said they had stolen around 21 cars and a motorcycle. The police have recovered Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 27 The SGPC on Wednesday lodged a complaint against a woman who made a live video at the Golden Temple complex on Tuesday, which went viral on social media. The Shiromani Committee took a serious note of this as making such videos are The three accused in custody of the police in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR a car and two scooters from their possession. The accused were produced in the court and brought on three-day police remand for further investigation. Walia said the police hoped to recover more vehicles dur- ing their interrogation. They confessed that they had stolen a car belonging to Mahesh Thakur of Shiv Nagar Colony. Thakur said he had stated to police that unknown persons stole his car from out- side his house on March 11. Similarly, they had snatched a car from the Division B police station area. They had also stolen cars and two-wheelers from different parts of the city, including old walled city and Chheharta. BJP Yuva Morcha leader shot at Amritsar, March 27 Unknown persons shot at a BJP Yuva Morcha Mandal leader identified as Sahil Datta, here late last evening when he was returning home after closing his gym located in the Majitha Road area. He narrowly escaped the attack. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons in this a few days ago. The reason behind it is said to be her marriage with a man of another faith against the wishes of her family. The couple had been hiding in Amritsar. Ironically, a court in Tarn Taran had earlier directed the police to provide security to the couple. Following his complaint, the police have booked the woman’s father, Jatinderpal Singh alias Shera, brother Arunpreet Singh alias Robin, both residents of Harike, Harcharan Singh of Harike and Salwinder Singh of Dhun Dhaiwala village. making video at Golden Temple Tribune News Service Tribune News Service DIESEL ~65.93 MEETS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE CASE REGISTERED ■ The police have registered a case against unidentified persons in this connection connection. Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Sarabjit Singh, who reached the spot, ordered a probe in this regard. Datta stated to the police that he was returning to his home after closing his gym when four youths travelling on two bikes fired bullets at him near his house. He saved himself by running away from the scene. The bullets hit a car and walls of a house. He, along with several BJP Yuva Morcha leaders, alleged that the accused had been threatening him for the past many days. He said he had supported an Akali candidate during the panchayat polls due to which the rivals were threatening him to teach a lesson. The ACP said the matter was under investigation. He said the role of the suspects named by the complainant was being looked into before taking further action. He added that for the time being, the police had registered a case against unknown persons in this connection. In character banned in the complex. The turbaned woman also used some offensive language against a community, which has enraged Sikh devotees, who raised objection over it. Golden Temple manager Jaswinder Singh confirmed that the SGPC had filed a complaint with the local police in this regard. He said the Shiromani Committee received a number of complaints against the Sikh woman for this irresponsible act. She had raised questions over the increasing number of non-Sikhs paying obeisance at the holy shrine. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police JS Walia said though he was not aware of it, the police were looking into the matter. Health team collects 20 samples Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 27 The Health Department on Wednesday conducted a raid at various food shops in the city under the supervision of District Health Officer Dr Lakhbir Singh Bhagowalia and collected 20 samples. He was accompanied by Food Safety Officer Gagandeep Kaur and Simranjit Singh in the area of Rani ka Bagh where samples of various food items, such as milk products, karyana goods and bakery were seized. These will be sent for analysis to the Kharar lab for analysis. During inspection, notices were also served to establishments for contraventions of Food Safety and Standard Act. Dr Bhagowalia said the raid was conducted after Officials of the Health Department collect samples of food from various shops in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR receiving complaints from residents about adulterous food items. “We have collected samples of food ingredients, which did not have any information about manufacturing date and address and other information required to be mentioned under the Food Safety and Standards Act,” he said. INTERNATIONAL THEATRE DAY Theatre changes, so does lives of artistes Harkanwar Kaur Amritsar, March 27 On International Theatre Day, The Tribune team interacted with renowned theatre and film actors, focusing on the changes seen into their lives by after stepping into the field of theatre. Jatinder Kaur, famous theatre actress, has contributed 54 years to theatre. She says, “I have sacrificed many things in my life to reach here. I am thankful to the Rang Manch for turning my life from theatre actress to a popular face in Punjabi cinema.” With the pace of time, the level of creativity and the techniques have changed the perception of theatre in Artistes enact a scene from the play, Firdos, at Virsa Vihar in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR c m y b Hardeep Gill, Sajan Kapoor and Neha Dyal public and this is the reason she still works actively on stage. Hardeep Gill, national award winning actor from the city, says, “Theatre has taught me the reason for living as it is my love, my bread and butter, and a platform that has given me fame.” He started from stage plays, working along with his wife and noted actor Anita Devgan and is now one of finest actors in the Punjabi film industry. Samuel John, working as a theatre actor since 1988, says, “The stage has taught me the meaning of humanity that should have an aim to fulfil social responsibility towards society. Art has brought many changes in my life as I have regained the importance of values, I am spreading awareness in remote areas through street plays.” Sajan Kapoor, another actor who will be seen in the upcoming Punjabi film Gangster vs State, says, “For the past nine years, theatre has turned me from being a careless to a responsible man. This platform has given me fame and made me understand the responsibility of spreading positive vibes in the public through my work.” Neha Dayal, who started as a young theatre actor, is now seen in Punjabi cinema. She says, “Theatre has changed my entire life. My determination towards the profession has been built only through my hard work as a theatre artiste. Every accomplished actor has had a solid foundation through theatre.”
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