16042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/16/2019 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE ANOTHER CANINE ATTACK INSTILLS FEAR IN RESIDENTS A pack of stray dogs try to maul a child in Mahindra Colony, who was saved by onlookers. FORECAST MOSTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF DEVOTEE’S BODY RETURNS FROM PAK Amritsar: The body of a devotee, who accompanied the SGPC Jatha to Pakistan on April 12 for Khalsa Sirjna Divas, arrived through Attari-Wagah joint check post here on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Hoshiar Singh (71) of Malerkotla. It has been learnt that he suffered cardiac arrest on April 13 and was admitted to a hospital in Rawalpindi. He died next day. The caretaker of Gurdwara Sri Dera Sahib. Lahore, Azhar Abbas handed over the body of the victim to the SGPC additional manager Rajinder Singh Ruby and the family members of the deceased. TNS 1 HELD WITH HEROIN Tarn Taran: A team of the local CIA staff, led by ASI Santokh Singh, has arrested Balwinder Singh, a resident of Naushehra Dhala village, for allegedly possessing 50 gm of heroin. He was caught near his village on Sunday. According to the Sarai Amanat Khan police, the accused has been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.31 DIESEL ~65.61 PAGE 2 SIDDHANT CHATURVEDI COMES ACROSS AS A CONFIDENT BLOKE PAGE 3 SHUBHAAVI CHOKSEY TO BE SEEN IN A NEW WEB SERIES Riding high on the success of Gully Boy is Siddhant Chaturvedi, better known by his character — MC Sher. MAX 32°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:00 PM Shubhaavi Choksey, known as Mohini Basu from Kasautii Zindagi Kay, will be seen in web series — Medically Yours. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:01 AM SAD leader ‘assaults’ supporter of Congress MLA, six booked Rubbishes allegations, accuses complainant of threatening SAD workers The case has been registered ❝political influence. Amninder is a under Cong men fired at PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 15 The city police have booked Talvir Singh Gill, SAD incharge of Amritsar South constituency, for allegedly assaulting and injuring a construction contractor, said to be a supporter of Congress MLA Inderbir Singh Bolaria, here on Sunday. Gill is also media advisor to former Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majitha. Besides, five others have also been booked for the assault. Besides Gill, among others, who have been booked, are Ravi Sher Singh of Partap Nagar and Sandeep Singh, alias Sunny, of Baba Budha Ji Colony. A case under Sections 323, 324, 506, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against them. Complainant Amninder Singh, a resident of Pritam Nagar, located on 100-Futa Road said he, along with his cousin and a friend, were having dinner at a hotel at criminal who has been threatening the SAD workers in the area. A criminal case was registered against him in March, but the police dithered about taking action against him. I had gone to meet a person when he had a verbal duel on Saturday. I tried to pacify those quarrelling. In fact, I saved him from others and took him inside a hotel room, but they painted the scenario in a different way. ❞ Talvir Singh Gill, SAD IN-CHARGE OF AMRITSAR SOUTH CONSTITUENCY the old jail road on Saturday night when his friend Prince received a phone call from the accused. They called him outside the hotel where the accused allegedly hurled abuses “only because they are supporters of Inderbir Singh Bolaria”, Congress MLA from Amritsar South constituency. He said the accused attacked him with a baseball bat and sharp weapons. Hearing their cries, security staff of the hotel reached there following which the accused fled away in their Laughter therapy SUVs. The FIR further states that Talvir Singh Gill had in the past threatened him of dire consequences if he did not stop supporting and roaming with the Congress MLA. He also feared for his life and property from the accused. When contacted, Talvir Singh Gill said the case was registered under political influence. He said, “Amninder is a criminal who has been threatening the SAD workers in the area. A criminal case was registered against him in March, but the Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, April 15 As many as six persons have been booked by the Sarhali police for allegedly attacking Congress workers when they were returning after attending a rally in Patti town on Saturday. The case was registered on Sunday. The police said two of the accused had been identified as Gurpreet Singh and his brother Jaspal Singh of Pandori Gola, situated at the local bypass. Efforts are being made to identify others. The case has been regis- police dithered about taking action against him. “ According to Gill, he went to meet a person when he came out and had a verbal duel on Saturday. “I tried to PAGE 4 tered on the complaint of Sarwan Singh of Kairowal village, who along with his friends, was returning from Patti in a car on Saturday. They had a verbal duel with a truck driver near Usman village. Meanwhile, two bikers fired at them, but they had a narrow escape in the incident. Their car has been damaged. ASI Harpal Singh from the Sarhali police has initiated further investigating in the case. Sections 307, 506, 148, 149 of the Indian Penal Code and 25, 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act have been slapped. pacify those quarrelling. In fact, I saved him from others and took him inside a hotel room, but they painted the scenario in a different way,” he added. TUESDAY | 16 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR DC for concrete plan to tackle air pollution Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 15 In order to formulate a plan to decrease the level of air pollution in the holy city, Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh held a meeting with officials of the Pollution Control Board, Municipal Corporation, Food and Civil Supplies, traffic police, transport, PWD, NHAI, agriculture and industry. The DC said though the air quality index had seen an improvement in the last few years, more needs to be done to better it further. He asked the officials concerned to formulate a plan to promote the use of CNG-run auto-rickshaws and cars. At present, the city has only three stations supplying CNG. To promote CNG vehicles, the DC said that increase in the availability of CNG stations can help in promoting the vehicles as people would get the fuel easily. “At present, the city has a total of around 450 CNG-run vehicles. The number is too less to make any significant change and if this number goes up it will surely help,” he said. He also asked the officials to check the centres issuing pollution-free certificates to ❝ Though the air quality index has seen an improvement in the last few years, more needs to be done to better it further. An increase in the availability of CNG stations can help in promoting the vehicles as people would get the fuel easily. ❞ Shivdular Singh, DC vehicles so that it could be ascertained that if they were doing their duty diligently. It was also suggested to install weighing centres at toll plazas so that te entry of overloaded vehicles could be checked. The DC also asked the officials to ensure that the underconstruction buildings followed the prescribed norms as they displaced a huge quantity of dust particles in the air. In an instruction issued to the MC, he asked it to use water from sewage treatment plants for sprinkling alongside roads instead of potable water. The deputy commissioner also asked the officials to confiscate the generator sets installed along roadsides and take action against the owners. Civic body breaks ‘illegal’ toilet locks, miscreants reinstall new ones Some people don’t want Company Bagh toilets functional where they play regularly Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Stand-up comedian Anu Menon, aka Lola Kutty (sixth from left), with members of Phulkari SEE P2 Women of Amritsar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Develop patriotism among students, exhorts Soni School Education Minister OP Soni (centre) releases a magazine at Shri Ram Ashram Public School on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 15 Shri Ram Ashram Public School organised an event, titled ‘Sharadhanjali’ to pay tributes to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. School Education Minister OP Soni was the chief guest. The school also released its magazine ‘Lakshya’ the theme of which was Jallianwala Bagh as the massacre has completed a hundred years. Students presented a role play showcasing sacrifices made by martyrs and freedom fighters. They focused on the atrocities committed on the innocent people who had raised their voice against the Britishers. They also depicted the massacre that took place at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar during the Baisakhi festival in April 1919 and its impact on Shaheed Udham Singh. Soni, while addressing the audience, stressed the need to inculcate the feeling of patriotism among the young. He said, “There is a need to develop the feeling of patriotism among students. Such events are necessary to remind us about the contribution made by our freedom fighters. The freedom is a result of the efforts made by leaders, such as Mahatma Gandhi. We must work together to work towards the welfare of our nation.” Principal Vinodita Sankhyan thanked the chief guest. Madan Lal Arora, Balbir Khanna, Dinesh Khanna and Aswani Malhotra Arun Kapoor were also present. Amritsar, April 15 Feeling helpless to open the Company Bagh toilets for the public even a month after its inauguration, the Municipal Corporation has now mustered up the courage to get an FIR registered against the miscreants who have damaged the water supply pipes to the facility for the fourth time. A team of MC employees, led by Executive Engineer Sanjay Kanwar, on Monday visited the site and restored the water connection. The team also removed the locks which some people had installed on the gates of the toilets booths as they they do not want these near a plot which they have “illegally” converted into a volleyball court. In the morning, the MC team claimed to have broken the locks, but the toilet booths were seen again locked in the evening. Notably, the model toilet block at the Company Bagh was the first one of the total 41 which the MC plans to build in the city. However, with its failure to get it functional, questions are being THE ISSUE The MC inaugurated toilet booths in Company Bagh on March 5. Later, some people, said to be those who play volleyball nearby, installed locks on the same as they don’t want toilets near their place of recreation. MC officials got the locks broken on Monday morning but the locks were found reinstalled in the evening. Now, the MC has decided to lodge an FIR against the errants. raised that the MC has become a toothless tiger. In other areas of the park too, private individuals and groups have made illegal enclosures for their private recreation and often oppose works which can benefit the common man. A visit to the area behind ‘Macchi Ghar’, where the toilets have been installed, revealed that portion of the park stunk as people had to urinate in the open due to the locked toilets. The toilets have been lying closed since their inauguration on March 5. “How can the MC go through with its development work if a few miscreants can disrupt its working in such a Man arrested for forcing villager to commit suicide Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 15 The Jandiala police have arrested a person in connection with the suicide committed by Balraj Singh of Mallian village, who ended his life on Saturday. The accused has been identified Satinder Singh, a rela- c m y b tive of prime suspect and son-in-law of the victim, Ravinder Singh, who is in the US currently. Satinder was among the four persons booked after Balraj Singh ended his life. He was perturbed over the alleged harassment of his daughter Prabhjot Kaur at the hands of her in-laws. The locked toilets at the Company Bagh in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR shameful manner?” questions said Sunita Verma, a regular visitor to the park. She said the entire park didn’t have washroom for women. When contacted, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said, “People should support development works. When such incidents occur, our burden is increased.” He said that an FIR against the culprits would be registered and they would hand over the case to the police on Tuesday morning. “Officials sent me a video today showing that locks have been broken and water connection restored,” he said, adding that he was personally looking into the project of creating washrooms so that civic amenities are bettered in the city. He stressed that the interests of the public would be safeguarded and nobody would be allowed to interfere in development works. Two snatchers arrested Amritsar, April 15 Passersby caught a snatcher when he was trying to escape after snatching a mobile phone from a local resident, Harish Kumar, on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, alias Ghuliln, of New Gurnam Nagar, Mandir Wala Bazaar, Sultanwind road. Harish stated to the police that he hired him for visiting tourist places on a rickshaw. Near a private hospital in Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, the accused sought the complainant’s mobile phone claiming that the battery of his phone was low. After that, he tried to flee, but caught. He was handed over to cops. Similarly, another snatcher, Gurpinder Singh, of Kang village in Tarn Taran has been arrested by the Division A police for snatching a smart phone from Krunal, a tourist. He stated to the police that he, along with his friend Swapnil, had come to the holy city. After having dinner at Kesar Dhaba, they were returning to a hotel when Gurpinder snatched his mobile. He tried to flee but caught. His accomplice Karan of Bugga village fled away. — TNS
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