06052019-ATR-01.qxd 5/6/2019 12:18 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 10 DAYS ON, GARBAGE DUMP FIRE YET TO BE DOUSED Fire engines have been pressed into service, but smoke continues to billow out of it. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 LYRICIST JAVED AKHTAR THREATENED BY KARNI SENA SAUMYA TO BE BACK ON SETS OF BHABIJI GHAR PAR HAIN Karni Sena has threatened Javed Akhtar to beat him up over his comments on burqa ban controversy. MAX 40°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:14 PM PAGE 4 Saumya Tandon is now going to be back on the sets of Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain post her maternity break. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:40 AM MONDAY | 6 MAY 2019 | AMRITSAR Hardeep Puri on rally spree Sewing the poll game up Accompanied by BJP leaders, visits 5 Assembly constituencies Tribune News Service Independent candidate Mohinder Singh, an autodriver, urges residents to support him in the Lok Sabha polls. VISHAL KUMAR INBRIEF 20-YEAR-OLD ALLEGES RAPE Amritsar: A 20-year-old girl has accused an Army man of allegedly raping her on the pretext of marriage. A a resident of Jodhe village, she lodged a complaint with the Khilchian police following which the suspect, identified as Kamaljit Singh of Muchhal village, was booked under Section 376 of the IPC. The girl had lodged her complaint on March 15. A probe was conducted by DSP (Investigations) who recommended the case registration. The police authorities said raids were on to nab the suspect who had been evading arrest since the registration of the FIR. Baljinder Singh, investigating officer, said the accused used to make physical relations with her whenever he came on leave. He said further investigation was under way. TNS PEDDLER HELD Phagwara: The police arrested Harsh Kumar, a resident of the Mehli Gate area and recovered 350 intoxicating capsules from his possession on Saturday night. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspect. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.45 DIESEL ~66.04 7 booked for immigration fraud Amritsar, May 5 The Amritsar rural police have booked seven persons, including a woman, for allegedly duping people on the pretext of getting them settled in Australia. Those booked have been identified as Jagga of Malaysia, Luvpreet Singh of Sur Singh village, Ravinderpal Singh of Kohala village, Manjit Kaur of Dhariwal village, Ravi Shankar, Gurpreet Singh of Jagatpura village and Sukhdeep Singh of Khanpur village. Complainant Ram Lal of Kila Lal Singh in Batala tehsil had submitted a complaint to IG (Border range) SPS Parmar in July last year. A probe was marked to SP (Investigations) Harpal Singh in this connection. Ram Lal had alleged that the accused took Rs 30 lakh from his nephew Jashanpreet Singh, his friend Tejinder Singh and Amrit Sharma for arranging their settlement in Australia. However, they neither kept their promise nor returned the money. Police authorities said that efforts were on to nab the culprits. A case under Sections 420, 120B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act has been registered against them while no arrest has been made till now. — TNS He’s politically inefficient: Cong Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 5 Advocate MK Sharma, secretary and spokesperson of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has termed BJP candidate Hardeep Singh Puri a parachuted and imposed candidate on the local cadre of the BJP “He is inefficient for . politics as he often loses temper under the pressure of electoral fight,” Sharma said while addressing a press conference at the Congress Bhawan (rural). He said Hardeep Puri enjoyed his whole life in air-conditioned rooms and cars. “He doesn’t have any election experience. Yesterday, he misbehaved with some journalist which shows that he has chosen a wrong path. He still have time to leave the fight and return to his comfort zone,” Sharma said. According to the Congress leader, Puri can’t even properly pronounce the names of several villages in the constituency. “He stayed away from Punjab and knows nothing about the issues of the region,” he said. Responding to the statement of BJP leader Anil PPCC spokesperson MK Sharma addresses mediapersons in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Joshi that Aujla had the caliber of a councillor and not fit for an MP position, Sharma said that he must be talking about Shwait Malik, who failed to win as a councillor, but made state president of the BJP . Showing the report card of Gurjeet Singh Aujla, he stated that Aujla made efforts for commencement of international flights from Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport. “The new flights will boost the economy of the city. Aujla stood with farmers and raised their issues. He used his MPLAD funds to strengthen the school infrastructure in rural areas. With the regular visits to hospitals and providing machines, the services at government hospitals have improved,” Sharma added. Ex-servicemen’s bike rally for Khalra Give me 15 days, get my 5 yrs: Aujla to Cong men Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 5 Ex-servicemen, under the banner of Sabka Sainik Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, organised a motorcycle rally in favour of Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra, Khadoor Sahib candidate of the Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) here on Sunday. Harbhal Singh, general secretary of the committee, said Bibi Paramjit Kaur Khalra had given the committee her written commitment to raise the demands of the ex-servicemen in case she made it to the Parliament. The rally covered different market areas. Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 5 Om Parkash Soni, School Education Minister and Congress MLA from the Central constituency, organised a massive rally in Bharariwal in support of the party’s Lok Sabha candidate Gurjit Singh Aujla here on Sunday. The event was attended by senior leaders from the district, including youth in-charge Vikas Soni, former MLA Jugal Kishore Sharma and AlCC member Ashwani Pappu. Speaking on the occasion, Tannya Khanna (left) and a young musician perform during an event to promote young talent at Majha House in Amritsar on Sunday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR sented by Fiddlers Waves and Majha House. Majha House, a cultural hub of the city, has been pro- Aujla exhorted the workers to take a break of 15 days from their work to support so that he can work for next five years. “If you give your next 15 days to me, I, in return, promise to give my next five years to you,” he said. Without naming the BJP candidate, Aujla said that he had not spoken in the parliament on the issues concerning Amritsar or any other city. “Being a Cabinet minister, he could have easily asked for a package for Amritsar or any other city but instead he did not. The people should be aware of such seasonal politicians and cast their vote only after evaluating the works of the candidates,” he said. Addressing the gathering, OP Soni said that in the last 10 years of the SAD-BJP rule, the state had been brought to the verge of destruction due to bad policies. “A sixth river of drugs was brought to the state because of which thousands of families have been affected and many persons died,” he said, adding that the Congress was bringing the state back on path of development. Sabka Sainik Sangharsh Committee members during a rally on Sunday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Musical summer concert draws applause Amritsar, May 5 A musical summer concert was held at Majha House on Sunday. The event was pre- Amritsar, May 5 Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, carried out his election campaign in almost all five urban segments of the district on Sunday. Accompanied by BJP leaders Anand Sharma and Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, he visited Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan in Khankot and sat among the devotees to listen to the discourse. He visited the localities at the Majitha road, Green Avenue and Beauty Avenue to convey the works done by his party. Accompanied by SAD leader Gurpratap Singh Tikka and BJP East Assembly incharge Rajesh Honey, he tried to impress the electorates of ward number 47 and 67 of the Central constituency. He also visited the areas in south and west segments. During his address, he stated that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had “ditched the electorates by not fulfilling his promises which he had announced after taking oath on pious Gutka Sahib”. He said people did not get Rs 51,000 under Shagun scheme and pension to old and windows had been stopped. He said the NDA government gave LPG connections worth Rs 8 crore for free. moting art and cultural, besides providing platform to the art lovers and artistes. Tannya Khanna, a vocal- ist, organised a musical summer concert for kids. The stage was handled by Khanna and Vishal, a music teacher. Enthusiasts aged between 5 years and 22 years played musical instrumental, multiple pieces to mesmerise the gathering. A total of 17 children dedicated their performance to their parents. A special story was narrated in a musical manner by Khanna. Khanna said, “I wanted to provide an exposure to kids. This is my second summer concert. I will also hold a session in winter. Music is my love, my life. These concerts are an effort to provide platform to kids of the city to showcase their musical talent.” The kids were given certificates. Aarav Kathuria, Anvi Jain, Arhaan S Thind, Devansh Khanna among others performed. — TNS c m y b 1 caught with 2-kg heroin Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 5 A team of the local CIA staff, headed by Inspector Rachhpal Singh, nabbed one Gurdev Singh, alias Debu, of Rattoke village with 2 kg of heroin from Khara village, 25 km from here, on Saturday. Harjit Singh Grewal, SP (Investigations), on Sunday informed that a case under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been against the accused by the Sarhali police. The SP said the accused was nabbed during a routine police patrolling in the area. The recovered consignment is said to be worth Rs 10 crore in the international market, he said. The SP revealed that the consignment was brought from across the border as the accused was having relations with smugglers. Gurjeet Singh Aujla with Congress leaders during a poll meeting on Sunday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Jail warden caught with cigarettes Amritsar, May 5 A jail warden has been arrested for allegedly sneaking in prohibited material inside the high security Amritsar Central Jail. He was identified as Harpreet Singh of Vaironwal village in Tarn Taran. Sukhdev Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Central Jail, stated that during checking four cigarette bundles were found from his possession. He had kept the same in his socks. A complaint was lodged with the Islamabad police where a case under Section 166-A of the IPC and Section 42 of the Prisons Act was registered against him. He was later released on bail. Meanwhile, jail officials, during a routine check, found an inmate, Nirmal Singh of Daburji, possessing a mobile phone. Ranjit Singh, Assistant Superintendent, said that a Samsung mobile with a battery and a SIM was seized from accused. He was booked under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act. — TNS
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