07042019-ATR-01.qxd 07-04-2019 00:16 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE MC TENANTS’ SHOPS TO BE SEALED OVER NON-PAYMENT The civic body has around 400 tenant shopkeepers who have not been paying it rent. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 THE SHUTTLE IS IN PARINEETI CHOPRA'S COURT MAX 35°C | MIN 18°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:54 PM First inspection by MC Commissioner; absentees warned Tribune News Service INBRIEF TOURIST LOSES ~50,000 TO SNATCHERS Amritsar: A tourist, identified as Parmod Kumar, was robbed by snatchers here on Friday evening. He, along with his family, was returning to the hotel after dinner when the incident took place near the Galiara parking. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC in this connection and further investigation is under way. Parmod stated to the police that he, along with his family, came to the holy city for paying obeisance at the Golden Temple. While returning to their hotel after dinner, two motorcycle-borne youths snatched his wife’s purse and fled away. Her purse contained Rs 50,000 in cash, an expensive mobile phone and other important documents, he added. TNS WHEAT ALLERGY CAMP AT DAV Amritsar: The Department of Biotechnology, DAV College, Amritsar, will organise a oneday free camp on wheat allergy at 10 am on Sunday. Apart from providing free consultation, wheat allergy laboratory tests will be conducted at subsidised rates and gluten-free products would be given at subsidised rates. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.31 DIESEL ~65.55 MC Commissioner Harbir Singh during a surprise check on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO these areas. The MC Commissioner visited the Company Bagh as well. The idea of night cleaning of the Company Bagh was also discussed so that morning walkers could get clean environment in it. It was also observed that employees of the solid waste management company had not started their IRA SONIE FOLLOWS STRICT DIET, LOSES WEIGHT She is currently busy working on the upcoming Saina Nehwal biopic, being directed by filmmaker Amol Gupte. Sanitation workers found absent during surprise check Amritsar, April 6 MC Commissioner Harbir Singh, accompanied by Medical Officer, Health, conducted a surprise check of the sanitation staff in the early morning hours of Saturday. After a brief meeting with the medical officer, he checked different parts of the city, especially Verka, Batala Road. Areas in the walled city, such as Jallianwala Bagh, Ghee Mandi, Chowk Passian, were also inspected. The inspection started at 6 am and continued till 7.45 am. Some safai sevaks and a chief sanitary inspector were found absent from duty. Cleanliness in some areas, especially that around telephone exchange, Ghee Mandi, Jallianwala Bagh and areas near Kesar Da Dhaba, were found unsatisfactory. Instructions were issued to workers pay more attention to such areas as a large number of tourists and devotees pass through PAGE 3 work till 8 am. The Medical Officer, Health, was asked to issue directions to the firm concerned for necessary action. It was the first checking taken up by the MC Commissioner. The medical officer was asked to issue warning the absent employees. He said strict disciplinary action would be taken against the absentees next time. Instructions have also been issued to the chief sanitary inspectors to be present in their respective areas in the morning hours and ensure the attendance and presence of all ‘safai sevaks’. The Commissioner said such inspections would continue for the cleanliness of the holy city. NGO rescues Batala resident from Malaysia The passion with which the actress has adopted her new fitness regimen is truly exemplary. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:11 AM SUNDAY | 7 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR ASI, dismissed cops arrested for extortion Extorted money by threatening people with implication Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 6 The city police have nabbed a an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) posted with the rural police, along with three others, for allegedly extorting money from a woman after threatening implicating her husband in a drug case. Among those arrested are two dismissed cops. They took Rs 40,000 from her to free her husband. The police have registered a case under Section 384 of the IPC against them. They were produced before a court and taken on police remand till April 8. The accused have been identified as ASI Nishan Davinder Singh of Meera Kot Chowk, Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sukha, of Batala, Hardeep Singh of Mustafabad and Ramanjit Singh, alias Vicky, of Gaggar Bhana village. Sukhwinder and Hardeep are former constables who have already been dismissed for corrupt practices. Ramanjit was their informer who used to give information about their targets. PAGE 4 DRUG ADDICTS According to the police, the accused are drug addicts who did so to make quick bucks to fulfil their needs. One of them used to inform the others about the target and the rest used to conduct raids and threatened the victims of implicating them in false cases in order to make the latter cough up money. Among the accused, Nishan Davinder Singh of Meera Kot Chowk is an ASI while Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sukha, of Batala, and Hardeep Singh of Mustafabad are dismissed cops. accused are ❝Thedrugs. Nishan hooked to Davinder Singh is posted at the hightech checkpoint at Beas bridge. They had formed a gang to extort money from innocent people. ❞ Ashwani Kumar, INVESTIGATING OFFICER Ashwani Kumar, head of Gumtala police post and investigating officer in the case, said the accused were hooked to drugs. Nishan Davinder Singh was posted at the hightech check point at Beas bridge. They had formed a gang to extort money from innocent people. Ashwani said, “After Ramanjit identified targets, the ASI along with the former cops used to raid the victims’ residences. In a similar manner, they raided the house of Neelam on Tuesday. When she asked them about the reason behind their arrival, they claimed that her husband was a drug peddler.” When Neelam denied the charge, they demanded Rs 50,000 while threatening to register a case against her husband. A panicked Neelam called her brother Gurmeet Singh of Chetanpura village and arranged Rs 40,000 within a hour. They went to Gumtala police post and gave the money to them. Later, she came to know that Nishan Davinder Singh was posted at Beas bridge following which she lodged a complaint with the police. Two booked for rape Amritsar, April 6 A married woman has been allegedly raped by two youths in Beas here on Wednesday. No arrest has been made so far as the accused are absconding. The complainant alleged that she had come to her parents. According to her, when she was alone at home, the accused, identified as Akash and Mannu of the same locality, raped her. Police officials said the medical examination of the victim had been conducted and raids were on to nab the suspects. — TNS 1 booked for code violation Tarn Taran: Sukhbir Singh Valtoha, district president of Punjab Ekta Party (PEP), has been booked for allegedly violating the election code of conduct. The police said the PEP had organised election meetings in Gandiwind and Khara on March 28 for which the party had not got permission. Sukhbir Singh Valtoha was served a show-cause notice the same day and asked to submit clarification within two days, but he denied to reply. Section 188 of the IPC has been slapped. — OC Summer pangs Social activist Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, along with Vinkalpreet Singh, interacts with mediapersons in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 6 Helping Hapless, an NGO being run by Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia, former chairperson of Mohali Planning Board and daughter of former SAD leader Balwant Ramoowalia, has rescued a youth from Malaysia who was stuck there after being defrauded by a fake travel agent. Vinkalpreet Singh, a resident of Batala, learnt about the fraud after he landed in Malaysia as his was the tourist visa. Two weeks later, he ran out of money. Instead of returning, he chose to stay there in hiding and worked as a labourer for earning quick bucks for his poor family. His sister is married and his father has been bedridden after breaking his hip joints. Vinkalpreet said he left for Malaysia in February 2018. He remained in hiding and worked as a watchman for some time. Later, he also worked as a construction labourer where he sustained a leg injury. Since he was staying illegally, he was unable to afford treatment. After coming to know about Helping Hapless NGO, he called his mother and asked her to meet Amanjot Kaur. Amanjot said she took up his case with the Indian Embassy in December last year following which the latter asked him to reach its office. His friends arranged money for him. After reaching there, he was given treatment and sent to a shelter home. The organisation paid for his return ticket. Vinkalpreet urged the Batala police to nab the travel agent, Raman, who cheated him of Rs 1.5 lakh with a promise of work visa. He said there were many Indians like him who were waiting to be rescued. Amanjot said the government should take such fraudsters to task who sent innocent youth abroad and leave them to die. c m y b With the weather taking a turn as the temperature has been on constant rise, tourists have begun using umbrellas in the city. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Beware of misleading information: DC Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 6 The district election officercum-deputy commissioner has asked people not to believe in messages, carrying fake information, being circulated on social media. One such message reads that a person, even if his name is not there on voter list, can cast by showing his Aadhaar card. The message suggest that people, who are not there on the voter list, can ask for ‘challenge vote’ under Section 49-A of Representative of People Act. Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh said such messages were false. “As per Section 62 of Representation of People Act, 1951, only that person, whose name is there on the voter list, is eligible to use his right to franchise. If the name is not there on the list, one cannot cast vote,” he said. The DC said Aadhaar and voter cards were there on the list of 12 identity proofs which a voter can use to establish his or her identity at the pooling booths. The other approved identity proofs include passport, driver’s licence, centre/state/PSU/private limited company identity cards issued to employees, bank/post office passbooks/ PAN card, MGNREGA job card, papers with photographs issued by the Labour Department, etc. continued on page 2
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