08042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/8/2019 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CLOSE SHAVE FOR FOUR YOUTHS AS CAR TURNS TURTLE Car driver lost control while trying to save a scooterist who turned up all of a sudden in front of it. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 PEDNEKAR'S COLLABORATION WITH AYUSHMANN KHURRANA PAGE 3 PRAKRITI THINKS WORKAHOLISM MAKES HER SINGLE Bhumi Pednekar is collaborating with Stree director Amar Kaushik for the movie Bala. MAX 37°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:59 PM Prakriti opens up on why she is still single and what type of a person she would like to date. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:10 AM MONDAY | 8 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR Fire in warehouse, goods worth crores gutted Capturing elation 12 fire tenders take over four hours to douse the massive fire Tribune News Service Students take selfie during the National School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Amritsar SEE P2 on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Court acquits man in drug case Amritsar, April 7 A special court on Sunday acquitted a person of drug trade charge. The prosecution failed to prove the charges against Raj Kumar (71) of the walled city. “In view of the facts and circumstances mentioned, the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond doubt,” the court observed. The police also failed to get the search conducted besides examining the seized contra- INBRIEF 248 APPEAR FOR JEE MAINS band in presence of a senior police official. Raj Kumar said seven cops of the Kotwali police station raided his house on July 4, 2016 and took away valuables along with Rs 13 lakh, terming it drug money. Later, when he reached the police station, he was informed that he was booked under the NDPS Act with a mention of recovery of 200gm opium and 98-gm narcotic powder. "They showed seizure of only Rs 8.14 lakh from his house,” he said. He said he had sold a property and kept the money in his house. “A relative of mine informed the police about it. The police tortured me in captivity. I spent many days in jail for the crime which I never committed,” he added. Raj Kumar said he would now move court for the release of cash that the police had seized from his house. — TNS 4 held for Mohan Nagar firing Amritsar: As many as 248 students appeared for the JEE Mains on Sunday. The examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency for admissions to engineering colleges. The examination took place in two shifts. Principal Anjana Gupta said, “The examination was conducted in different cities.” TNS SEMINAR ON FRANCHISE Amritsar: A seminar on voter awareness was organised by the district election authorities at Khalsa College here on Sunday. Students were informed about the value of votes. Project officer Suman Bala and Pingalwara Chartiable Society head Inderjit Kaur addressed the gathering. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.31 DIESEL ~65.55 Amritsar, April 7 Goods worth crores of rupees were gutted by fire in GMP warehouse and cold storage, located in Mohini Park, here on Sunday. The fire erupted in the wee hours. Around 12 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. Dilbagh Singh, a fire official, said the fire brigade received the information regarding the massive fire at around 4 am. Immediately, fire tenders from four stations were rushed to the spot. It took four hours for the fire brigade to control the situation. He said the reason behind the fire could not be ascertained. Anil Mehra, president, Federation of Karyana and Dry Fruit Commercial Association, said herbal products were damaged. He pointed a finger at the owners of the warehouse. “There is no proper electricity line or wood that can cause fire at that site. Similar incidents The accused in police custody on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 The city police have arrested the prime suspects in Mohan Nagar firing incident wherein two youth were injured here a couple of days ago. Those arrested include Tejbir Singh, alias Tej, and his brother Antarpreet Singh, alias Antar Kahlon, both sons of an assistant sub-inspector. Besides, Jaskaran Singh of Uttam Avenue and Maninderpal Singh of New Kot Atma Ram, Sultanwind road, have also been arrested. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said raids were on to nab the remaining accused. The police have recovered the weapon used by Tejbir for firing. An investigation revealed that the weapon, belonging to Tejbir, was illegal, said Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), East, Jaspreet Singh, head of the investigating team. He said the source of the illegal weapon was being ascertained. About a picture of Tejbir Kahlon with firearms that went viral on social media, he said they were probing into it besides checking the legality of the weapons. “We are investigating as to where the picture was clicked and who owned those weapons. We are also investigating the legality of the weapons,” said the ACP . Over 12 persons were booked for murder attempt following the firing incident that left two youths, Rajat Kumar and Robin Rai, injured. Besides Antar Kahlon, Tejbir Singh, Maninderpal Singh and Jaskaran, the police have also booked Babbu, alias Ravi Bhanot, Love of Bohar Wala Bazaar, Jagroop Singh of Bhai Manjh Singh Road and Vinay of Tut Sahib Bazaar. A case under Sections 307, 427, 148, 149 of the IPC, and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them. Dimpa kick-starts election campaign Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Congress candidate from the Khadoor Sahib constituency, kick-started his election campaign by paying obeisance at Gurdwara Baba Bakala Sahib here on Sunday. The former Beas MLA stated that he thanked the Almighty and the party high command for bestowing upon him the responsibility to represent people from the rural and border belt. Later, he also addressed a meeting of party workers in Patti. Expressing optimism about his victory, he exhorted the party workers to reach out to people and make them aware of the achievements of the Congress government in Congress’ Khadoor Sahib candidate Jasbir Dimpa with his supporters on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO the state. “People haven’t forgotten the trouble they endured during the days of demonetisation. People have faith in Capt Amarinder Singh-led state government. The Congress candidates will win all 13 Punjab Lok Sabha seats,” he said. At Patti, Congress MLA Harminder Singh Gill extended support to Dimpa and asked the party workers to work wholeheartedly for his victory. c m y b Firemen at work to douse the flames at a cold storage near Khalsa College on Sunday. SUNIL KUMAR occurred around four years and eight years ago, but no lesson has been learnt by the owners,” he said, adding that forensic teams were present PAGE 4 at the spot to establish the reason behind fire eruption. He said he, along with other traders, would meet the city police commissioner for a thorough probe. Ganesh Behal, owner of the warehouse, refused to talk while stating that he was busy at the moment. Two killed in road accidents Tarn Taran, April 7 Two persons were killed in separate road accidents here on Saturday. Amarjit Singh (45) of Mattewal village was run over by a tractor-trailer near Khara village, 8 km from here, on Saturday evening. Amarjit, along with his nephew Baljit Singh, was returning home after finishing his work from Tangra village. Baljit Singh was riding the bike while while Amarjit was riding pillion. While trying to overtake the tractor-trailer, the tractor hit them. Amarjit Singh fell down and run over by the tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trolley has been identified as Baljit Singh of Buttar Khurd, who fled the spot. The accused has been booked under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC. In another accident, Ravinder Singh (35) of Naushehra Pannuan was killed near Warhian village, 25 km from here. Ravinder, along with his uncle Baldev Singh, was returning from Goindwal Sahib on his motorcycle. Their motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle and he died on the spot. The Sarhali police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 337, 38, 427, and 279 of the IPC against unknown person. — OC
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