30032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/29/2019 11:52 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 FARMERS HOLD DHARNA OUTSIDE DC OFFICE MORE OF A JOTTING THAN WORTH NOTING Activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee demand jobs for the kin of farmers who committed suicide. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MINOR GIRL ABDUCTED Phagwara: A minor girl (17) went missing from Hardasspur village on Thursday. Her family members apprehended that she might have been abducted by someone who wanted to marry her. Om Parkash, father of the girl, told the police that his daughter went out from home in the absence of any family member on Thursday morning and did not return. His family searched for her and even contacted their relatives but their efforts proved to be futile. The victim's father alleged that an unidentified man was involved in her abduction. He stated that the accused might have lured her on the pretext of marriage. On the basis of the statement of the victim's father, the police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against an unidentified man and began the investigations. OC MAN BOOKED FOR FRAUD Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Naresh Sondhi, owner of Sondhi Trading Company, Phagwara, the police have registered a case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Baba Jagroop Singh, a resident of Phillaur, for duping the complainant of Rs 77,701. The victim told the police that the accused purchased iron rods (Saria) amounting to Rs 77,701, and handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh, saying that he have to purchase more iron rods. But the check was bounced. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.70 DIESEL ~65.11 WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR TALK: Yuva Mission to organise awakening talks at Doaba College; 11 am to 2 pm SUNSET SATURDAY 6:45 PM Lahan seizures go up in dist ahead of elections 30 booked, 73,000 litres seized since March 22 Aparna Banerji Jalandhar, March 29 As many as 68 FIRs have been lodged and 98 persons have been booked for the preparation and possession of illegal liquor in the district by the Jalandhar rural police this year. Over 30 persons among these have been booked in the past week alone for the preparation of Lahan (raw material left after preparation of jaggery which is distilled to prepare liquor). With Lahan worth 74,235 kg having been seized in 2019 so far, the recovery of the jaggery by-product used in the preparation of illicit liquor has jumped in the past one week. A whopping 73,000 of it was seized in the past week alone. The police booked more than 30 persons with over 73,000 kg Lahan being LAHAN WIDELY USED TO LURE VOTERS Lahan is a by-product of jaggery, it is used to create illicit liquor by further distilling it in underground ovens and drums. It is further mixed with chemicals to produce the resultant liquor. It is a cheap liquor which is popularly distributed during the elections in Punjab. prepared in the Mand areas alongside the banks of river Sutlej. On March 22, four persons were booked with 6,000 Lahan, on March 23, seven persons with 36,000 Lahan and on March 26, 19 persons with 30,400 Lahan at the Boote Dian Channan (Mehatpur) and Bode (Bilga) villages, respectively. Police said 73,000 litres of Lahan amounted to roughly 57,597 kg raw material. While the remote Mand area alongside the banks of the Sutlej river remains notorious for being used for the preparation for this desi-daru concoction across the year, the police claim that the activity has witnessed a rise ahead of the 2019 elections. While Lahan is a by-product of jaggery, it is used to create illicit liquor by further distilling it in underground ovens and drums where the concoction is distilled to produce the by-product which is further mixed with chemicals to produce the resultant liquor. A popular concoction for the preparation of liquor among river-side pastoral communities – it is a cheap liquor which has traditionally been popularly distributed during the elections in Punjab. Four puppies burnt alive Our Correspondent Jalandhar, March 29 In a horrific incident of cruelty, four puppies were burnt alive in a vacant plot at New Guru Teg Bahadur Avenue. Photos and videos of the deplorable incident were soon shared on a Facebook groupnotice board Jalandhar, which further triggered public outrage. Reena Kohli, a resident of the same locality who first spotted the burnt puppies, alleged that the caretaker of the plot knew that the puppies were inside but he paid no heed to the whole incident. She alleged that the owner of the plot was also present at the spot and instead of stopping his caretaker from committing such a crime, she allowed him to clean the plot by burning the trash knowing that puppies were already there. “The mother of the puppies watched helplessly, howling, and attempting to save her newborns. She is still roaming around the streets and crying badly,” Reena added. The members of the NGOJeev Welfare society, Animal Lovers and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gave full support to her to fight against this inhumane act. She said she along with NGO members had registered a case against the plot owners in police division number 6, but no arrests have been made so far. When asked about the verification of the pictures that went viral on social media, SHO, division no. 6, Harjinder Singh said, “We are verifying the authenticity of the pictures, and the complaint has been forwarded to the higher officials,” he added LOVELY ACADEMY maximize your potential A Premier Institute for IIT-JEE/NDA NEET/AIIMS & COMMERCE 60-year-old ends life by jumping off 6th floor Our Correspondent Jalandhar, March 29 A 60-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor of a building at Jalandhar Heights-II this morning. According to the police, the woman has been identified as Manjeet alias Manju. She lived on the third floor of the building with her husband, a doctor by profession, while her children are settled abroad. Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, Sadar, said, “The incident took place between 10:30 am and 11 am in the morning. As soon as we received the information, the police reached the spot. During the investigation, it was found that the woman was in depression.” Although the real reason for the suicide could not be ascertained, the family cites ageing to be the cause behind this extreme step. A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered. A postmortem examination was conducted and the body handed over to the family in the evening, he added. PROLIFIC ACTRESS TORAL RASPUTRA IS THE NEW CHAKOR The love story that Notebook is, is more a case of could have been than is, as it runs in many directions. 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The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) added that the construction of flyover at Rama Mandi Chowk along with entire structure work would be completed by June, this year. It was being said for long that once the PAP flyover gets functional, jams at PAP Chowk would be a thing of the past as around 70-80 per cent of traffic would use the flyover to reach Amritsar and Jammu. It is pertinent to mention that work on PAP Rama Mandi flyover had been hanging in fire for A view of the PAP flyover which finally opened in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH the past 10 years. The project would give major respite to commuters travelling from Delhi to Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Pathankot and Jammu via Jalandhar. The construction work on the six-laning of the JalandharPanipat highway began in May 2009, which was scheduled to be completed in 30 months. FLYOVER TO EASE TRAFFIC BOTTLENECK Once the PAP flyover gets functional, jams at PAP Chowk would be a thing of the past as around 70-80 per cent of traffic would use the flyover to reach Amritsar and Jammu. The project would give major respite to commuters travelling from Delhi to Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Pathankot and Jammu via Jalandhar. One of the commuters said he was happy that the flyover was finally opened. “Only the elections have paved the way for the long- pending construction of the flyover,” he said adding that he didn’t understand what took so long for the government to complete the stretch.
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