27042019-ATR-01.qxd 4/26/2019 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE MC TO REVIVE COMPANY BAGH MUSICAL FOUNTAIN PAGE 2 The project that cost the exchequer Rs 1 crore has been lying defunct for three years. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY EXHILARATING AND FULFILLING SPECTACLE: AVENGERS: ENDGAME MAX 39°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:07 PM Haryana CM, ministers besides Chhina and Joshi accompany him Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri along with senior BJP leaders during a roadshow in Amritsar on friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Puri, who passed MA (History) from Delhi University in 1973 and later joined Indian Foreign Service, had Rs 1.95 crore annual income in 20172018 and the income of his spouse for the same year was Rs 11.66 lakh. His total assets are worth Rs 34.03 crore. In an attempt to win over Chhina, Puri, along with senior state BJP leaders, visited his residence and sought his help in the elections. Chhina heartily agreed to follow the words of high command. He said that as a true party soldier he would put in his wholehearted efforts to secure his win. He also accompanied Puri while heading to file his nomination paper. Similarly, former local bodies minister Anil Joshi, who was also keen on contesting the Lok Sabha elections took part in the roadshow. Members of the SAD and BJP tried to project a united face before the voters. Led by former Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia, they raised slogans in favour of Puri and the coalition. Puri said the SAD-BJP coalition was rock solid and its cadre was enthusiastic to ensure victory of their leader Narendra Modi. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:49 AM 1 KILLED IN MISHAP Amritsar: A youth, identified as Vijay Kumar of Sundar Nagar, died in a road mishap near Gumtala bypass road here on Saturday. He was on foot when he was hit by a “rashly driven” bike, leaving him seriously injured. The police have registered a case. TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 26 An Army man has been booked for allegedly duping several people on the pretext of getting their wards recruited into the Army. He has been identified as Manjit Singh, a resident of Mahal village. Currently posted in the eastern side of the country, he is yet to be arrested. According to information, he took a huge sum of money, ranging between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, from the victims for getting them recruited into the Army. When the victims did not get jobs, they demanded their money, but the accused did not. Tarn Taran, April 26 Three persons have been booked in connection with a snatching incident that took place on Thursday night. The accused reportedly snatched the purse of a local resident, Lakhbir Singh of Jodh Singh Wala. SubInspector (SI) Lakhwinder Singh said the accused had been identified as Harpreet Singh Happy of Margindpur, Sukhpal Singh and Parvesh Kumar of Ghariala. Complainant Lakhbir Singh said the accused, armed with swords and other sharp-edge weapons, intercepted him and snatched his purse besides taking away his motorcycle. The accused are said to be at large. — OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.42 DIESEL ~65.01 Trader fired at, sustains leg injury Tribune News Service SECOND ATTACK Amritsar, April 26 Two unknown armed persons shot a youth on 100feet road here on Friday evening. An old enmity is stated to be the reason behind the incident. According to information, two youths with covered faces entered a glass house, owned by Rajbir Singh, a resident of Ajit Nagar locality, and fired at him. Around a Rajbir Singh of Ajit Nagar locality was in his shop with two employees when assailants fired at him. One of his employees retaliated using broken pieces of glass following which the accused ran out of the shop and fled. The trader faced another attack a week ago. week ago, several armed persons had attacked and ransacked the same shop. The victim had lodged a complaint at that time too. Police authorities said Rajbir Singh, along with his two employees Manish and Rajesh, were closing the shop for the day when the assailants turned up on a scooter. They barged into the shop and shot at Rajbir. He sustained a gunshot injury on his leg and fell on the floor. Rajesh retaliated using broken pieces of glass following which the accused SATURDAY | 27 APRIL 2019 | AMRITSAR Army man booked for recruitment fraud Sahib Singh of Ajnala, on whose complaint the police registered an FIR, alleged that Manjit Singh claimed himself to be an engineer posted with the 116 Battalion of the Army. He alleged that since 2018, he had duped him and a large number of people to the tune of Rs 80 lakh (or more) assuring Army jobs. He was neither getting them recruited nor returning their money. The police have registered a case following a preliminary probe conducted by a DSPrank official and after taking opinion of the district attorney. Section 420 and 406 of the IPC have been slapped and further investigation is under way, the police said. Majithia: Voting for Congress means supporting massacre Bikram Singh Majithia addresses SAD workers in Verka on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service INBRIEF PAGE 4 Aakriti Sharma recently got an opportunity to perform like her idol Ranveer Singh. 3 booked for snatching He said he would develop it in consonance with its worldwide popularity of being abode of the Golden Temple. He dispelled the notion of any negative impact on the poll campaign and claimed that soon the workers of the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal would intensify the canvassing to take the message of the party every home. He described Congress as antiminorities, especially Sikhs. Khattar said the announcement of Puri’s candidature had made the opposition anxious, so Congress leaders had been releasing confusing statements. AAKRITI SHARMA, AKA KULLFI, STEPS IN ‘GULLY BOY’ SHOES By Indian, especially Bollywood standards, it certainly isn’t a film that goes for your tear ducts. At Puri’s rally, BJP men present a united face Amritsar, April 26 BJP candidate Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (Independent charge) Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday filed nomination papers for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat following a roadshow. Accompanied by his wife Lakshmi Puri, Harinder Singh Khalsa and former health minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla, he went to file papers in the office of district election officer. Haryana Chief Minister Mohan Lal Khattar, Union Cultural Minister Mahesh Sharma, state BJP chief Shwait Malik, Punjab BJP incharge Capt Abhimanyu and senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia took part in the roadshow. Besides, former local bodies minister Anil Joshi and senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, who too were vying for the party ticket, were also present. Earlier, the BJP and Akali workers converged in large numbers at Rialto Chowk and proceeded towards the district court in a show of strength. They were raising slogans in favour of their parties and victory to Puri. He stated that he would be available round the clock for the resident of the constituency. PAGE 3 ran out of the shop and fled on their scooter. Hearing the gunshots, other shopkeepers rushed towards the victim. Rajbir was rushed to a hospital while senior police authorities also reached there. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) said it could be the result of an old enmity. “We are working on different theories and also on the previous complaint,” he added. Amritsar, April 26 Returning to the Sikh issue, Majitha MLA Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday said that voting for the Congress meant supporting the Golden Temple attack and the Delhi massacre done by the Congress government. Majithia organised a workers’ meeting to support Bibi Jagir Kaur, SAD candidate from Khadoor Sahib, and Hardeep Singh Puri, candidate from Amritsar Lok Saba constituency. While addressing a press conference at the residence of SAD leader Dalbir Singh Verka, he said people should rethink before casting votes to Congress candidate Aujla. Majithia said the ‘Mission 13’ (winning all 13 seats in Punjab) of the Congress had now been the mission of the SAD. He said Capt Amarinder Singh had been threatening the Cabinet ministers of removal in case Congress candidates lost from their respective constituencies. It shows the infuriation of Capt Amarinder Singh, he said. “If Capt fails to win 13 seats in the state, should the Congress dismiss him for that? Threatening Cabinet ministers will not work. The people of Punjab have made their mind not to vote for the Congress,” he said. He supported Hardeep Singh Puri for his fight for turban and making efforts for the Kartarpur corridor. Majithia stated that Amritsar had been suffering for not electing Arun Jaitley last time. “So the resident should not repeat the mistake.” Majithia flagged off a cavalcade of Akali supporters, led by Dalbir Singh Verka, to support Bibi Jagir Kaur. He appealed to the residents to vote for the BJP-SAD candidates to continue Modi government at the Centre. Estate office foils In Majitha, Aujla holds SAD-BJP responsible for drug menace encroachment bid Drone at Air Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 26 The MC's estate office foiled a bid to occupy one of its prime properties at the Queen’s road on Thursday night. A councillor reported to MC Commissioner Harbir Singh that some mischievous persons trespassed onto the MC land to occupy the same. Estate Officer Sushant Bhatia said, “The transporter parked a bus in front of the property and installed his board. We removed the board and chairs. The property was leased to Shamsher Singh, who died a few years ago. The lease period is also over. We issued a notice last year to take the possession.” A heated argument was witnessed between the transporters and estate employees. “We will construct the boundary wall and put a board stating the ownership. The property is worth over Rs 1 crore. We will conduct auction in this regard,” Bhatia added. The encroachment site in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, April 26 “Rampant drug peddling under the political patronage of previous state government has destroyed a major part of a generation in Punjab and it is high time that the people support the Congress government in order to eradicate the menace,” said Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla at an election rally in Majitha Assembly constituency on Friday. He urged the people to reject the SAD-BJP alliance “in case they wanted to save their young ones” from the scourge. While pointing out that the NDA government, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had failed to fulfil its promises made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he said the “horrendous” decisions of demonetisation and implementing of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in haste had pushed the peo- Force station Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla with other leaders at an election rally in Majitha on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ple, especially those belonging to middle class families, to miseries. “Small traders have been forced to shut down their operations, resulting in manifold jump in unem- c m y b ployment rate in the country,” said Aujla. Sukhjinder Singh Lalli Majithia, Congress in charge of the Majitha Assembly constituency, said the SAD-BJP government ruled the state for 10 years and due to its wrong policies, the economic condition of Punjab became poorer, thereby hitting various development projects. He said that under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh, the financial condition of the state was on a revival path. He urged the people to strengthen the Congress to ensure overall development and eradication of drug abuse from the state. Amritsar, April 26 The city police have registered a case against unknown persons who used a drone camera in the prohibited area during a roadshow of Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla while filing nomination papers. The complaint was submitted by the chief administrative officer of the Air Force station. The complainant stated that during the roadshow before the submission of nomination papers by the Congress MP some , unknown person/s used a drone camera near the Air Force station, which is a prohibited area. The drone camera entered the boundary of the Air force station located at the Ajnala road. Police authorities said an investigation was under way to identify the person and appropriate action would be taken. — TNS
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