16042019-btd-01.qxd 4/15/2019 11:22 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE WHEN HOLLYWOOD ACTOR KIT HARINGTON BROKE DOWN PAGE 3 Kit Harington says he broke down and cried in front of a Game of Thrones fan after filming the show’s final season. FORECAST RAIN LIKELY SIDDHANT CHATURVEDI COMES ACROSS AS A CONFIDENT BLOKE MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 22°C Doraha, April 15 A four-year-old child, whose father had thrown a party to celebrate their shifting to a new house in NRI Colony, died as the sliding gate of the house fell on him. Japveer Singh, son of Manpreet Singh, posted at MES, Patiala, was playing with his friends near the sliding gate of the new house, to which they had shifted yesterday, while his parents were busy entertaining the guests. As Japveer was swinging on the sliding gate, a loose screw reportedly came out and the gate fell on the boy. He was killed on the spot. As news of his death spread in the town, residents offered their deep condolences to the bereaved family. Gangsters running extortion racket from inside Central Jail Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 15 An extortion racket has been busted which was being run by gangsters from inside the Bathinda Jail at Gobindpura. As per information, two gangsters Harvinder Bhinda and Amritpal Singh, who were arrested during the police encounter at Gulabgarh village in the district in 2017 along with their two associates Jagsir Singh and Gurwinder Singh, had called Rajasthan-based businessman Rajat Sidana on the phone from inside the jail and demanded Rs 25 lakh. They had also threatened to kill him if he failed to do so. On getting information from the Rajasthan police, the Bathinda police, headed by the DSP (City)along with CIA and Cantt police station teams, had raided the jail on Saturday and conducted through checking, during which mobile phone, battery and a SIM card was recovered from the accused. The police have registered a case against accused Harvinder Singh of Alamgarh, Jagsir Singh of Amarpura Basti, Amritpal Singh of Abohar and Gurwinder Singh of Kamalwala village under Sections 384 and 188 of the IPC and Section 52 of the Jail Manual Act at the Cantt police station. A case of demanding extortion money has been registered at the Sri Ganganagar police station in Rajasthan. It is pertinent to mention that many mobile phones have been seized from jail inmates in the recent past, which has raised a question mark over the functioning of the jail department. Sources said police officials were aware of the presence of mobile phones in the jail. The authorities tapped phone calls of inmates to get important information. However, inmates have now started making use of WhatsApp calls, which is untraceable. In the past two years, more than 80 mobile phones with SIM cards were seized from different barracks of the jail and cases registered at the Nathana and Cantt police stations. The sources in the Central Jail said in many cases, relatives of prisoners provided mobile phones to inmates during their hearing in the court. It is learnt that cell phones helped criminals threaten witnesses, besides making plans to escape from the jail. Sometimes, prisoners extort money while staying in the jail. This was exposed in the killing of gangster Rocky, when gangsters lodged in various jails across the state had uploaded their status over the murder on their Facebook accounts. On the other hand, the project to fit a jammer at the Central Jail to control the usage of mobile phones by inmates is still remain on paper due to lack of funds. About Rs 4 crore was earmarked to provide modern communication devices to the jail staff in 2012. SUNSET TUESDAY 6:58 PM Lodge complaint if offered cash during poll, voters advised Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 15 District Election Officer B Srinivasan has made an appeal to voters that during the Lok Sabha election if any person offers money or other kinds of material, then the receiver should immediately lodge a complaint on the complaint redress cell toll free number 1950, 0164-2241187 or 01642241188. He said strict action would be taken against the accused. He said under Section 171-B of the IPC, if any person who gave or took cash or any other item as corruption during the election, then he could be sentenced to jail for one year or could face penalty and both as well. B Srinivasan said the flying squad had been constituted to keep an eye on poll-related corruption in the district. A flying squad would be set up to keep an eye on the expenditures to be made by the contestants. He said the Election Commission had constituted general observe, expenditure observe, assistant observer and police observer, which would keep a tab on the static surveillance teams, video surveillance team, video viewing team, flying squads, complaint redress teams and others. Baisakhi Mela ends on colourful note Shubhaavi Choksey, known as Mohini Basu from Kasautii Zindagi Kay, will be seen in web series — Medically Yours. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:01 AM Later, the protesting doctors call off their two-hour strike Sameer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 15 High drama was witnessed at the Civil Hospital here when doctors from the Indian Medical Association (Bathinda) and the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) observed a strike on Monday. When the doctors sitting on a dharna refused to conduct a postmortem on the victim who was killed in a building collapse on the Amrik Singh Road on Sunday, the family members allegedly roughed up a doctor, further worsening the situation. Notably, the doctors have been observing a peaceful protest (strike) for two hours from 9 am to 11 am daily, demanding the arrest of the two accused who had assaulted on-duty doctors at the emergency unit of the Civil Hospital on Friday. But things went awry when doctors refused to perform autopsy on the deceased and the family members reached the protest venue and confronted the doctors. They engaged in heated exchanges and then roughed up doctors. Later, the police personnel intervened and took away the family members from the protesting venue. Meanwhile after this incident, doctors who were observing a peaceful protest got angry and resorted to sloganeering against this violent 210 boxes of illicit liquor seized PCMS and IMA doctors raise slogans at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR act of the victim’s attendants. The doctors raised slogans against the Civil Surgeon and the Senior Medical Officer for allegedly remaining a mute spectator to the incident. The doctors even reprimanded police personnel, accusing them of witnessing the entire incident and not taking any action against the family members who roughed up doctors and indulged in a heated argument with the doctors sitting on a dharna. Later, a meeting of representatives of the PCMS and the IMA, the victim’s family members and police personnel was convened at the Civil Surgeon’s office. Though the SHO of the Kotwali police station assured the doctors Bathinda, April 15 The three-day Baisakhi Mela, which attracted a large number of devotees from all over the country and abroad, concluded on Monday. A magnificent display of martial art skills by large numbers of Nihangs in a procession led by horsemen and Nihangs on horses marked the last day of the Baisakhi festival at Talwandi Sabo here. The procession of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib culminated at Gurdwara Malha Sahib. At the headquarters of Budha Dal, religious diwan was organized in the morning and in the evening a procession was taken out from Ber Sahib to Takht Damdama Sahib which was headed by the Chief Budha Dal Baba Balbir Singh. This year the “moholla”, led by Baba Balbir Singh, chief of Budda Dal started from Ber Sahib located near the Chhauni (cantonment) of Nihangs. After Ber Sahib, the “moholla” went to Mahalsar Sahib Gurdwara and Takht Damdama Sahib. Khalsa army of Nihangs who assembled here in thousands dressed in their traditional blue and saffron dresses, played “gatka” (martial art) and demonstrated their horse- manship. The display of martial arts like gatka and horsemanship by the Nihangs attracted a large number of people. A large number of police personnel was deployed at the spot and even SSP Dr Nanak Singh was also present. A large number of security personnel were deployed as various factions of the Nihang groups participated in this and to avoid any untoward incident between them. c m y b Bathinda, April 15 As many as 200 boxes of country-made illicit liquor on Monday were seized from a canter at Kuti Kishanpura in Sangat block of the district. It was being smuggled from Haryana to this region. The CIA 2 team had nabbed two persons and seized a canter (HR-61 5270), which was carrying the liquor illegally and they were caught near Sangat village in the district. The police have booked the accused at the Sangat police station. Investigating officer sub-inspector Jaspal Singh said a case had been registered against the driver and another person travelling in the canter. They have been identified as Satnam Singh and Rajinder Singh, residents of Abohar. In another incident, 10 boxes of country-made illicit liquor of Haryana brand were seized by the police at Pathrela village in the district. The accused succeeded in fleeing the spot. The police seized the liquor along with a Ford Fiesta car. It is pertinent to mention that liquor in Haryana is 3040 per cent cheaper than that in Punjab and it continues to be smuggled into various districts of Punjab from the neighbouring state. Punjab shares a 45-km stretch with Haryana. Earlier this year, a liquor contractor had even announced a reward of Rs 300 per liquor box for anyone helping in making seizure of illicit liquor being smuggled from Haryana. that the accused would be arrested, the doctors refused to call off the strike. Dr Hari Narain Singh, Civil Surgeon, said, “Two doctors have been asked to report at the Civil Hospital, Bathinda, from the government hospital, Talwandi Sabo, who would conduct a postmortem.” When no doctor arrived for conducting the postmortem even after waiting for hours, the family members again reached the protesting venue and got into in a heated argument with the protesting doctors. Later, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gurjit Singh Romana reached the spot and announced that both the accused who had assaulted the doctors in the emergency unit of the Civil Hospital had been arrested following which the doctors decided to end the strike. Later, PCMS association president Dr Arun Bansal, IMA (Bathinda) president Dr Vikas Chhabra and vice-president Dr Ravi Kant Gupta, said the decision to end the strike had been taken by them for now, but the fight against violent acts against doctors by patients’ attendants would continue in future as well. “Besides strict action against the perpetrators of hooliganism against doctors, we demand from the administration to ensure adequate security arrangements so that such untoward incidents can be prevented in future,” they said. Man ‘promised police job’ , duped of ~2 lakh in city Tribune News Service Tribune News Service TUESDAY | 16 APRIL 2019 | BATHINDA Dead man’s kin rough up docs for ‘refusing’ to conduct autopsy Tribune News Service Nihangs exhibit their horse-riding skills on the concluding day of the three-day Baisakhi Mela at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA PAGE 4 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. Gate of new house falls on boy, dies Our Correspondent PAGE 3 Muktsar, April 15 The Kabarwala police have registered a case of fraud against a resident of Kolianwali village for allegedly duping a man of Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job in the state police. The victim, Kuldeep Singh, who originally hails from Jhanda village in Mansa district, at present has been staying with his maternal uncle at Dabwali Dhabh village for the past decade. In a complaint to the police, he stated that he had given Rs 2 lakh to Mehal Singh and his wife Charanjit Kaur, who had promised him to get a job in the Punjab Police in 2016. “Mehal Singh, a distant relative of my maternal uncle Gurcharan Singh, had promised me a job in the police by saying that Dyal Singh Kolianwali is his relative, who would get me a job and demanded Rs 2 lakh as party fund. I had paid the amount in February 2016 distant relative ❝Mehal Singh, ahad promised meofamy maternal uncle Gurcharan Singh, job in the police by saying that Dyal Singh Kolianwali is his relative, who would get me a job and demanded Rs 2 lakh as party fund. I had paid the amount in February 2016 and cleared the physical test as well. However, my name did not figure in the list of appointees. Then I approached Mehal Singh, who agreed to return the money. ❞ and cleared the physical test as well. However, my name did not figure in the list of appointees. Then I approached Mehal Singh, who agreed to return the money. Despite our repeated requests, he did not return the money. Then I approached the police in December 2018. After investigation, the police have now registered a case against Mehal Singh,” said Kuldeep Singh, while talking to The Tribune over the phone. On the other hand, during the police investigation, accused Mehal Singh claimed that Kuldeep Singh and Gurcharan Singh had Kuldeep Singh, VICTIM lodged a false complaint. “Gurcharan had taken a loan of Rs 4.5 lakh for his car and sold it to me without telling about it. A case is pending against him in this regard in a court. Thus, they have filed this false complaint to settle that case,” he told the police during the investigation. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in this regard against Mehal Singh. However, his wife Charanjit Kaur has not been booked as during the investigation, the police did not find her role in this alleged incident. SHO’s cook commits suicide Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 15 An incident of suicide by the personal cook of the SHO, Maur, at his personal residence was reported on Sunday night at Maur here. As per information, Maur SHO Dalvir Singh had taken a private kothi on rent in the town and had kept a private cook in his house. The reason behind the suicide by the cook has not been ascertained yet. ASI Baljit Singh said, “SHO (Maur) Dalvir Singh was doing his duty at the Baisakhi Mela and when he returned to his house after work last night, he found the body of his cook Jaswinder Singh, alias Ninder (20), a resident of Jalal village, hanging from the ceiling of a fan in his room.” The ASI said the family members of the victim had been informed of the incident and the victim’s body sent to the Civil Hospital for a postmortem.
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