03052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/3/2019 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 5-KG HEROIN SEIZED; FOUR ACCUSED OF PEDDLING Police officials believe that the contraband has something to do with electioneering. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF EIGHT ARRESTED FOR CLASH Tarn Taran: Ten persons have been booked by the Sarhali police in connection with a clash over land dispute in Dargapur village, 25 km from here. The police said eight of them had been arrested. Those arrested have been identified as Navjot Singh, Rishu Arora, Balwinder Singh, Jagandip Singh, Pardip Singh, Gurpinder Singh, Avtar Singh and Sahil Singh. Subeg Singh and Gulsher Singh are on the run. Pargat Singh of Shakri village stated in his police complaint that armed accused trespassed onto his land in Dargapur village and issued death threats. The police said a country-made pistol with six cartridges, sword, baseball bats, etc., were seized from the arrested accused. Besides, an i20 and a Swift car have been impounded. Sections 447, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC, and 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act have been slapped. OC 8,323 VOTERS WITH DISABILITY Amritsar: District election authorities have identified 8,323 physically challenged voters. After a meeting with election authorities, it was announced that the physically challenged voters will be given the opportunity to cast their votes first. They also conveyed them to collect information regarding their votes and booths by dialing 1950 (toll free). Additional District Election Officer Himanshu Aggarwal said, “To ensure hundred per cent participation of such electorates, volunteers from the NCC, NSS and Scouts will be deployed to escort them.” TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~73.38 DIESEL ~66.04 PAGE 2 NO BREAK FOR DRAKE, CONTINUES BAGGING AWARDS PAGE 3 Drake set a record with the most wins ever, taking home 12 honours at the Billboard Music Awards. MAX 38°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:11 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:43 AM Class XII results:Jubilation grips city-based institutions as several students score above 95% Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 2 The city was abuzz with celebrations as numerous students scored more than 95% in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII exams the results of which were declared on Thursday. From DAV Public School, Divyam Gupta (commerce) scored 98.4% marks. He expected 95%, but “the result is astounding.” Gupta didn’t have fixed study hours. According to him, he set a target for a day and met the same. Born into a trader family, Gupta plans to study from Shri Ram College of Commerce. His father Rajiv Gupta is a businessman and Indu Gupta a housewife. He wants to become either a CA or take admission to any prestigious business school for an integrated management course. Playing cricket has been his pressure buster. Meanwhile, Pahwa (97.8%) topped medical, Amrit Singh Sidhu (97.4%) arts and Manaarthi Saini scored 96.8%. Spring Dale Senior School, too, was abuzz with celebrations as Nehmatpreet Kaur (arts) and Priyanka Aggarwal (commerce) scored 98.2% marks. Ragini Khanna got 96.4% marks in medical and Shantanu Kapoor of nonmedical got 95.6% marks. From Khalsa International Public School, Mannat Kaur got 98.8%, bringing laurels to her institute as well as parents. In Shri Ram Ashram Public School, Pranay Kapoor topped the commerce stream by getting 97.4%. Riya Jindal and Priyanka Bhagat shared the second position by scoring 96.6% in the same stream while Isha Arora and Raghav Aggarwal stood third in school with 95.2% marks. Nischay Wadhwa (95.2%) stood first and Kritika Sharma (95%) second in non-medical stream. Shagun Anand (90.6%) is the school topper in medical stream. From Senior Study School, Putlighar, Arushi Arora of medical stream got 97%, Aastha Malhotra and Kanvesh Madaan of commerce scored 96.6% and Rohit Mundra of non-medical got 95.8%. Harkirat Singh of SGHP School, GT Road, has scored 97.6% marks in non-medical stream. Jubilant over his performance Harkirat Singh said he wished to pursue mechanical engineering in a reputed institute of the country. “I remained focused and worked hard to achieve my target,” he said. Prabhleen Kaur, who wishes to become a doctor, got 95.4 % in medical stream while Simran Kaur Sandhu of commerce got 96%. Simran Kaur Kathuria of humanities got 95.2 %. Out of the total 365 students of the school, 12 scored 95% or above. Satia of Bhavans SL Public School scored 97.2% in nonmedical, Jahnvi 96.8% and Nandini got 96.4% marks. At DAV International School, Nandini Gupta scored 97.8%, Manvi Puri 97.2% and Vansh Puri along with Ranvir Singh bagged the third position with 96.8% marks. Overall 19 students scored above 95% and 79 above 90% marks. Principal Anjana Gupta expressed her elated at the students’ performance. THE SHINERS Divyam Gupta (98.4%) Mannat Kaur (98.8%) Priyanka (98.2%) Nehmatpreet (98.2%) Students of DAV Public School and Spring Dale Senior School (below) celebrate their success on Thursday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR The deceased, Mohit Mahajan, worked as a recovery agent. Accused Sandeep Singh had taken a loan from a bank to buy a truck for which Mohit had been collecting Rs 40,000 per month from him. Sandeep wanted to get rid of Mohit so he took him to the forest area of Sarai Amanat Khan where he strangulated the latter to death on April 20. The deceased’s family said they approached the police, but the latter didn’t take action. The case, that too for wrongful confinement, was registered only after the family blocked the Batala road in protest on April 22. Amritsar, May 2 A bank loan recovery agent, Mohit Mahajan, who went missing under mysterious circumstances on April 20, was strangled to death on the same day, a police investigation has revealed. The prime suspect, Sandeep Singh, a truck driver of Bhuse village, Tarn Taran, has been arrested. Sandeep had bought a truck after taking loan from a bank and the deceased had been collecting monthly installments from him. The accused committed the murder only to get rid of Mahajan. After the murder, the accused had dumped the body in a preserved forest area in Sarai Amanat Khan, which was found by the police on Thursday. Finding Mohit Mahajan missing, his family members had urged the police to register a case at that time, but cops allegedly didn’t take action until the family staged a protest on Batala road on April 22. Ironically, the case was registered for wrongful confinement (Section 346 of the IPC). At that time, the family had suspected that he had been kidnapped by Sandeep as Mohit Mahajan was last seen with Sandeep in Jahajgarh. Sandeep was driving a bike Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 2 With the advent of monsoon, the risk of vector and waterborne diseases has risen. The Health Department has issued an advisory on seasonal diseases. Officials have urged the residents to observe each Friday as dry day and drain water out of air coolers and pots. District Malaria Officer, Dr Madan Mohan said, “Dengue mosquito breeds only on clean water and mostly at unexpected places. Last year, we had found mosquito larva in a fridge. People usually do not clean fridges.” Water is generally not drained of the water box of refrigerators and it helps in mosquito breeding, he said. According to him, even air coolers have been found carrying mosquito larva. Deceased Mohit Mahajan while Mohit was riding pillion. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations) Mukhwinder Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) JS Walia said that after recording the statement of Pankaj Mahajan, brother of the victim, Section 364 (abduction) of the IPC was added to the FIR. Sandeep was arrested on Wednesday evening. During interrogation, he confessed to have committed the crime. The police said the decomposed body parts were found in Sarai Amanat Khan forest area in the presence of a magisterial officer. Now, Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC have Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 2 A married woman has accused a youth of allegedly raping her in Muchhal village. The Tarsikka police have booked the suspect, identified as Baljindr Singh of the same village. The incident occurred on March 24 and the complaint was lodged on Wednesday. The complainant alleged that she was alone at home when the accused, her neighbour, turned up and raped her. Later, he fled away while threatening her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the crime. She said villagers had been trying to make both parties strike a compromise therefore no police complaint was lodged till Wednesday. The police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC against the accused while no arrest has been made till now. Police authorities said that raids were on to arrest the accused and medical examination of the victim was being conducted. Amritsar: The Ranjit Avenue police have booked a travel agency manger for allegedly stalking its employee. The accused has been identified as Ravinder Singh Walia, a resident of Bhawani Nagar, Majitha road. The complainant said the acused of which had been harassing and forcing her to develop physical relations. She alleged that Ravinder also made videos of her. — TNS COPS ACCUSED OF DILLY-DALLYING The murder accused in police custody. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Woman alleges rape, 1 booked Man booked for stalking Health Dept’s advisory for Crime took place on April 20; police initially didn’t register case, allege kin dengue check Tribune News Service FRIDAY | 3 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR CBSE students make their mark Divya Sharma PAGE 4 The Bollywood actor has shared details about his first ever school time crush on the Kapil Sharma Show. Recovery agent murdered; 1 held PK Jaiswar KNOW ABOUT THE FIRST CRUSH OF TIGER SHROFF been added to the FIR. The DCP said Sandeep Singh was a drug addict. Mohit used to collect Rs 40,000 as monthly installment from the accused. Angered over it, Sandeep murdered him. Mohit’s family members said, had the police taken prompt action, Mohit would have been alive. “On April 20, Mohit went to leave his wife and daughter at the bus stand, but didn’t return. Repeated calls to him proved futile. In the evening, one Hardip Singh of Sarai Amanat Khan received their call and informed that he had found the phone on a roadside,” the family said. According to deceased’s kin, they had approached the Sarai Amanat Khan police at that time, but the latter did not take any action. Later, they approached the Mohkampura police which registered a case only after a protest. While searching for Mohit, the family came across a CCTV footage in which he was seen with Sandeep and they shared with same with the police. c m y b BJP into divisive politics: Aujla Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 2 Congress candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla on Thursday said that Congress was a secular party that believed in unity and integrity of the country. Addressing a rally in Mirakot village that was organised by Gujjar leaders, he accused the BJP of creating a division among different communities and religions. “The Congress will ensure that a sense of security among minorities is established,” he said. Gujjar community leaders Karim Ali and Ali Mohammad said, “We are citizens of this country, but we are treated as second-class citizens. Minorities should be given their due status in the country.” Aujla also held a meeting with the association of deed writers to know about their problems. He said that people involved in different professions were facing certain problems which needed to be Gurjeet Singh Aujla at an election rally on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ❝ Petrol and diesel are costlier in India as compared to other south Asian countries. The BJP has deliberately helped oil firms by not keeping a check on the prices. ❞ Gurjeet Singh Aujla, CONGRESS LEADER addressed at the earliest. The Congress candidate said petrol and diesel were costlier in India as compared to other south Asian coun- tries. He alleged that the BJP had deliberately helped oil companies and certain business houses by not keeping a check on the prices. Three booked a month after death Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 2 Nearly a half and one month after a person, Kuldeep Singh (27), was found dead in Udoke village, the police have now booked three persons for culpable homicide case and disposing of the body in order to hide the crime. Those booked have been identified as Jagdev Singh, Sukhwinder Singh and Santokh Singh, all residents of Udoke Khurd village. A complaint has been lodged against them by the deceased’s wife, Pinky. No arrest has been made till now as the accused are absconding. Pinky stated to the police that Kuldeep had gone to take medicines on March 19, but did not return till late night. Next morning, his body was found in Udoke Kalan village. The police had initiated action under criminal procedure code. According to her, the accused were with her husband at the time of incident as seen in a CCTV camera footage. She stated that the accused must have given some intoxicating sub- stance to Kuldeep as they had a verbal duel with him. His bike has also been missing since then. Sardool Singh, SHO, Mattewal police station, said further investigation is under way and efforts are on to nab the suspects. A case under Sections 304, 201 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against them.
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