13102020-ATR-01.qxd 10/12/2020 10:47 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE THEIR GARDEN REFLECTS THIS COUPLE’S STATE OF MIND PAGE 2 GAL GADOT, PATTY JENKINS TO RETEAM FOR CLEOPATRA BIOPIC Couple Geeta and Sumant Sud have created their home garden with a passion for natural elements. MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF CASE AGAINST 7 FOR MURDER BID Amritsar: An old enmity took an ugly turn in Cheleke village falling under Lopoke police station here on Sunday, when several armed persons shot at Satnam Singh of the same village. The police have booked seven persons identified as Puran Singh, his brother Jagbir Singh, Rajinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Harpreet Singh, Sukhwant Singh and Gurlal Singh, all residents of Vaniyeke village. Satnam Singh sustained bullet injury on his waist. He was rushed to the hospital. Gurpreet Singh, brother of the victim said Satnam Singh was ploughing his fields when at around 5pm, the accused came in a car. They shot at him leaving him injured. He was also thrashed by the armed accused and later fled the scene. The police have registered a case of murder bid and the Arms Act against the accused while no arrest has been made till now. Raids were on to nab the suspects, said the police authorities. TNS WOMAN, PARAMOUR BOOKEDFORMURDER Tarn Taran: A woman and her paramour have been booked by the local city police for the murder of her husband. The deceased has been identified as Sajanpreet Singh (24) who had been missing for the past one-and-a-half months under mysterious circumstances. Jaswant Singh, Sub-Inspector and the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case said the accused had been identified as Manpreet Kaur of Fetahbad village and her paramour Jagroop Singh of Khairdinke (Chabal). The IO said Sharanjit Kaur, mother of the deceased Sajanpreet Singh, in her complaint to the police, said the accused Jagroop Singh developed illicit relations with Manpreet Kaur, her daughterin-law sometime ago. The duo kidnapped her son and disposed of the body somewhere after killing him, said the complainant. The body was still missing. The police had registered a case under Sections 364, 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC. The accused have been absconding, said the Investigating Officer. OC I HAVE A FETISH FOR FRAGRANCE, SAYS ACTOR SRISHTI JAIN Actor Gal Gadot will be reuniting with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for Paramount Pictures' upcoming biopic. MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:33 AM Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 12 With the unlocking phase coming in waves, the sale of face masks has only been rising and finding space in almost every single store. If selling those till the midMarch was the sole luxury of pharmacies, presently, a shop of cosmetics, apparels, karyana, even confectionary; you name it, are cashing in on the pandemicinduced demand. The city’s market is brimming with face masks made up of cloth in the price range of ~10 to ~50 depending on preference of the buyers. A tailor in Islamabad area, Harish said, “For the last few months, the customers with orders for stitching of clothes have declined many fold.” He now gets orders for sewing cloth face masks from the local shopkeepers. Another shopkeeper, Harjit Singh in Putlighar area said, “People often forget to carry a face mask while getting out A shopkeeper, Harjit Singh, sells masks in the Putlighar area of Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR of their home. Sometimes they have to buy these instantly while roaming in markets as they do not want to be found on wrong side of the law.” He added that he sells at least 25 everyday. Wearing a mask is not only confined to the realm of one’s own safety and avoiding the brunt of law, nowadays it is also about making a Six succumb to virus, 56 test +ve in district Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 12 Six deaths were reported by the district health authorities due to Covid-19 taking the toll to 421 on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Navjot Singh, a 19-yearold from Budha Theh village near Baba Bakala; Parveen Kumar, a 51-year-old from Mehta Chowk; Chaman Lal, a 75-year-old from Vishal Vihar; Harjit Kaur, a 55-year-old woman from Sarangra village; Sushil Grover, a 45-year-old from Ranjit Avenue; and Agnes, a 67-year-old woman from Fatehgarh Churrian Road. The district has also reported 56 new cases. The new cases include 35 influenza like illness cases and 21 contacts of positive patients. With the new cases, the TUESDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2020 | AMRITSAR Driver’s murder: Unknown personsbooked after2days Available almost everywhere, the sale and demand hasn’t dipped Manmeet Singh Gill DISTRICT ROUND-UP DIST+VE COUNT ACTIVE CASES DEATH TOLL RECOVERIES 11,208 421 total count of infections in the district has increased to 11,208. With the authorities reporting recovery of 93 739 10,048 patients, the total recovery count, too, has increased to 10,048. At present, the district has a total of 739 active cases. fashion statement. Arshdeep Kaur of RC creations, a boutique specialising in women clothes, said, “These days we have to stitch a cloth mask matching salwar-kameez.” PAGE 4 Srishti talks about how she got into acting. She has bagged the lead role in the show Hamari Wali Good News. Masks — the new fancy of buyers, sellers alike PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR FORECAST PAGE 3 The cloth masks being sold in the markets do not vary and look dull. As a result, the demand of colourfully designed ones go well with lot of people. “In market there are only few colours, such as white, black or green. These look odd with picturesque Punjabi dresses,” she quipped. Meanwhile, the market is filled with many a colourful and fancy face masks and even many online companies are selling branded ones, these have failed to catch the fancy of Punjabi machos. For young Punjabi males, a ‘parna’ or ‘safa’ (a long cloth usually worn on head but commonly also wrapped around neck) is the new addition in the dress-up. “A mask with a white kurta-pyjama does not look appropriate. So, a ‘parna’ is the must have these days,” said Amaninder Singh Grewal, a youth. Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 12 Two days after a body was found dumped near Hothian village, falling under the Kamboh police station here, the police have booked unidentified persons for his murder. The deceased was identified as Jagir Singh (32), a resident of Zira. He was a goods carrier driver and has been missing for the past four days. According to the police, someone had hired him for delivering goods. Shinder Singh, a resident of Tindwa village (Zira) and elder brother of the deceased stated to the police that Jagir used to run a small goods carrier (PB-46-M-1651). He said, he came to Amritsar with goods on Thursday, but did not return. When he did not come, a missing complaint was lodged with the police in the Sadar police station at Zira. On Saturday, Amritsar rural police found a body dumped near Hothian village. The police initiated inquest proceedings. Yesterday, he was identified as Jagir Singh. Shinder Singh said he was apparently murdered and his body was dumped by unidentified persons. His vehicle was also not there near the spot, which indicates that his vehicle was robbed by the accused. Kamboh police have registered a case under Sections 302, 379-B (2) and 201 of the IPC against unidentified persons. Further investigations are under way to identify the suspects, said Yadwinder Singh, SHO Kamboh police station here. He said the body of Jagir Singh was handed over to his family after the post-mortem examination. Time for state BJP leaders to wake up: Bains Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 12 Lok Insaaf Party leader and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains along with his supporters joined the farmers’ protest outside BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh’s residence here on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Bains demanded from Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to call a special assembly session to pass a resolution to outrightly reject the three agriculture-related Acts passed by the Union Government. “We have urged the Chief Minister to pass a law making it a criminal offence for private players to buy farmers’ produce below the MSP We also demand from . the CM to bring a law restricting the purchase of land by non-domiciles. Bains said on the one hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited farmer associations to join a meeting on the issue on October FARMERS GET SUPPORT FROM OTHER ASSNS Lok Insaaf Party leader Simarjit Singh Bains and other party workers protest near the residence of BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh in Amritsar on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR 14 but on the other he was threatening leaders of the opposition parties and was accusing them of misleading farmers. Bains said the PM was trying to create divisions in farmer associations by inviting them for a meet- ing. He urged the associations to not to fall prey to such political tactics of the Union Government. Talking about the protest outside Tarun Chugh’s residence, Bains said the objective was to wake up ‘sleeping souls’ of BJP leaders The farmers’ protest at the Buttari railway station received a shot in the arm with representatives of trade unions, employees’ associations and student organisations joining the protest on Monday. Farmers’ leader Tehal Singh Chetanpura said all sections of society were joining hands with the farmers as the new Acts would affect society in general. He said the seriousness of the farmers towards the protest could be assessed from the fact that despite the harvesting of paddy under way, the attendance in protests had not thinned. from Punjab. “We want to remind them that they are Punjabis and they should feel proud of being Punjabis,” he said, adding that Punjab was an agrarian state and its economy would be hit hard if the three Acts were implemented. 3 killed in separate road accidents Double suicide: Another abetment to suicide case filed against Sub-Inspector Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 12 A woman, identified as Manjit Kaur, and her daughter Anu were run over by a truck on the Majitha road bypass here on Sunday evening while Manjit’s husband Surjit Singh is fighting for life in a hospital. They were going towards the Mohkampura side when the truck, which was being driven rashly, hit their scooter from the rear. Unsatisfied over the police response to the incident, people blocked the road and held a protest. They alleged that the police were trying to save the truck driver. Jaspal Singh, a relative of the victims, said they were going towards the Mohkampura side from the Majitha road. He said Surjit Singh with Manjit Kaur and Anu riding pillion were coming behind him. He said the truck hit his scooter from the rear. Manjit and Anu were killed on the spot while Surjit was seriously injured and was taken to hospital. He alleged that Tribune News Service Wailing family members of Manjit Kaur (inset) and her daughter Anu (right) on Majitha Road. the driver was drunk. Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Sarabjit Singh Bajwa reached the spot and assured the protesters of the registration of a case against the accused. Bajwa said the accident occurred around 9 pm. He said the truck driver, identified as Bana Singh of Moga, had been arrested and the truck (PB-13R-2515) was seized by the police. He said his medical examination was being done to ascertain whether he was drunk. Meanwhile, a local resident, identified as Buta Singh, was run over by a tractor trolley near the school for blind near Lohgarh area here on Sunday evening. The complainant, Gurcharan Singh, told the police that he, along with Buta Singh, was going to Shashtri market from Lohgarh area. He said when they reached near the school for blind, a tractor trolley hit his father’s scooter from the rear as a result of which he fell down and was run over by the trolley. The police arrested tractor driver Amritpal Singh, who is a resident of Saidpura village. A case under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC was registered against him. Later he was released on bail. c m y b Amritsar, October 12 The Jandiala police have registered another abetment to suicide case against Sub-Inspector Sandeep Kaur after Sukhbir Kaur, a resident of Nava Pind village here, committed suicide at her residence on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. She was perturbed over the death of her husband Virkamjit Singh, who had ended his life a day before. Both Vikramjit and Sukhbir Kaur had accused Sub-Inspector Sandeep Kaur of blackmailing and harassment. Harchand Singh, SHO, Jandiala police station, said the case was registered late in the evening after taking the opinion of the district attorney (legal). He had opined that as it ❝ The case was registered late in the evening after taking the opinion of the district attorney (legal). He had opined that as it was a separate incident with time and spot different from Vikramjit's death, therefore a separate case should be registered in this regard. A case under Sections 306 and 120-B, IPC, was registered against Sandeep and her unknown accomplices on the statement of Harpreet Singh, brother of Vikramjit. Harchand Singh, SHO, JANDIALA POLICE STATION was a separate incident with time and spot different from Vikramjit’s death, therefore a separate case should be registered in this regard. A case under Sections 306 and 120-B, IPC, was registered against Sandeep and her unknown accomplices on the statement of Harpreet Singh, brother of Vikramjit. Harpreet told the police that the accused had illicit relations with his brother and later was blackmailing ❞ and harassing him. As per the suicide note, she along with her accomplices had extorted around Rs 18 lakh from him after blackmailing. The suicide note was recovered from the hotel room located on the Batala road where Vikramjit had ended his life. He said the entire family had returned after the postmortem of Vikramjit. At around 1.30 am, Sukhbir also committed suicide. Two days after Vikramjit committed suicide, a video of his surfaced in which he alleged that SI Sandeep Kaur claimed to be close to a Congress MLA. He alleged that the accused claimed that nothing could happen to them as they were close to him. He also urged former Punjab minister and senior SAD leader Bikram Majithia that he was a true worker of the party while appealing to him to provide justice to him and his family. He apparently made the video before taking the extreme step. Nevertheless, the accused is yet to be arrested. The police have also launched a hunt to nab her. Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the rural police have started proceedings for dismissing SI Sandeep Kaur from service. A resident of Nava Pind village, Sandeep was posted with the rural police.
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