03012021-ATR-01.qxd 1/2/2021 11:15 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 GANG OF VEHICLE LIFTERS BUSTED, 8 BIKES RECOVERED The Sarhali police busted a gang of robbers while the Patti police unearthed a gang of vehicle lifters. FORECAST THUNDERSTORM INBRIEF TWO DEATHS, 17 NEW CASES IN DIST Amritsar: The Health Department on Saturday reported two deaths due to the Covid-19 contagion in the district, pushing the toll to 558. The deceased have been identified as 77-year-old Kashmira Singh of Kehra village and 38-year-old Janak Raj of Katra Bhaggian here. The district health authorities also reported 17 new positive cases, taking the total count to 14,545. The new cases include nine influenza-like illness (ILI) cases and eight contacts of positive patients. Meanwhile, with the recovery of 38 patients, the recovery count increased to 13,641. At present the district has a total of 346 active cases. TNS MAX 15°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:40 PM PAGE 4 Sonu was on the hot seat of KBC, accompanied by Prashant Gade and ambulance driver, Dada Karimul Hak. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:31 AM SUNDAY | 3 JANUARY 2021 | AMRITSAR Orchestrating the stars of fate through his singing One held with heroin, pistol A VOICE THAT STILL RESONATES: Partap, a jagran and orchestra singer, is a local well-known face of olden days Our Correspondent ❝ WHERE ARE I had my office at second floor. I was getting a large billboard, with my picture fixed on the roof, when I accidently fell off the roof. For next year and a half I would walk with crutches. I did start performing again but things were not the same anymore. Partap Deepak THEY NOW ManmeetSingh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, January2 For almost eight years from 1984 to 1992, Partap Deepak, a jagran and orchestra singer was a sought after artiste not only in local circles but entire state. “In a month sometimes I did not even have a single day off. All days were booked,” he said. Partap said that he would easily get to perform 17-18 events every month apart from orchestra singing programs in marriages and parties. He has performed in all cities ❞ Partap Deepak performs at a religious event during his younger days; and (right) sings at a jagrata in the city. and towns of Punjab apart from numerous shows in Delhi. “In those days, nobody had seen female dancers in marriage parties. The orchestra singers were the craze during that period,” the singer said. Life had been going all well for Partap until 1992 when he fell from second floor of the building outside the railway station. “There used to a Slain Pak intruders’ accomplices identified Tribune News Service One held, four booked in the case PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 2 A fortnight after two Pakistani intruders were gunned down by the Border Security Force close to Rajatal border outpost, the Amritsar rural police have arrested an alleged drug peddler and nominated four others in the case. According to the police they were to retrieve the drugs and weapons consignment being smuggled by the Pakistani intruders. A senior police official while preferring anonymity has confirmed the development. The arrested accused was identified as Jobanpreet Singh, alias Luckey of Ladeh village, falling under the Rajasansi police station here. “He was held following technical input and human intelligence that they were in the area for allegedly retrieving the drugs and weapons consignment,” he said. Among others who were booked in the case included Jaskaran Singh, alias Billa, and Gopi of Dauke, Sukhbir Singh, alias Sukha alias Jagroop, and Chamkaur Singh, both residents of Bhuse village located near Indo-Pak border. Raids were on to nab the accused. Two armed intruders from Pakistan were shot dead by the troops of 71 Battalion of BSF close to Rajatal border outpost (BoP) near Amritsar during the wee hours on December 17. The BSF had foiled two attempts of heroin and weapon smuggling from across the border. It confiscated one AK 56 rifle, two magazines and 61 live rounds, one magnum rifle, one magazine with 29 rounds, one pistol with two magazines, two PVC pipes, and Rs 30 in Pakistani currency were recovered from slain intruders. At the same time it thwarted drug smuggling attempt around a km ahead from the spot where these intruders were shot dead. The jawans observed something being thrown on this side of barbed fence. Later, it had recovered three packets weighing around 3-kg heroin. ‘National hotel’ in those days. I had my office at its second floor. I was getting a large billboard, with my picture fixed on the roof, when I accidently fell off the roof,” he shared. In the accident, he broke both of his legs. “For next year and a half I would walk with crutches. I did start performing again and reopened by Illicit relationship with accomplice’s girlfriend alleged to be the reason Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 2 A youth, identified as Abhishek Singh (19), a resident of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala Guru area, was gunned down allegedly by four of his accomplices here on Friday evening. His alleged illicit affair with the girlfriend of another drug trafficker was said to be the reason behind the incident. Those booked were identified as Baljit Singh, Sukhwinder Singh and Kishan, residents of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala Guru, and Gurbhej Singh of Tarn Taran and Happy Jatt. No arrest has been made till now while a case under Sections 302 and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them on the statement of the victim’s brother Akashdeep Singh. Akashdeep told the police easy for ❝It was notin sports.me to participate It SHOWING THE WAY took me two years to make a decision. Finally, I have started training for parasports. Initially, I started with shot put and later got training in taekwondo. I have participated in several international events and won several medals. My journey is still on. I take my challenges head on. Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service ❞ Veena Arora “It was not easy for me to participate in sports. It took me two years to make a decision. Finally, I have started training for para-sports. Initially, I started with shot put and later got training in taekwondo. I have participated in several international events and won several medals. The journey is still on”, she added. In 2013, Veena bagged the gold medal in shot put in the Delhi State Paralympic Tournament, followed by gold and silver medals in shot put and discus throw at the 14th National Senior Athletics Championship. In 2014, she represented India in the eighth Grand Prix in Tunisia and qualified for the Asian Games. In 2016, she got silver medals in javelin and discus throw in office, but things were not the same anymore,” he remembered. Partap even dropped the second half of the name ‘Deepak’ and changed his name to ‘Partap Paras’ to change his luck. “My son’s name is Paras. An astrologer suggested me to change my name and so I did,” he revealed. A junior engineer with engineering wing of the Municipal Corporation presently, Partap said that he sometimes gets orders for jagrata events now. “But mostly I am busy with my office work.” He along with Kishore Paras, his son, has recorded a cassette of bhajans which would be released in next Navratri season by Saral Audio Company. In his good old days, Partap had released a cassette of Punjabi songs, ‘sohnia da russna’ apart from other religious songs. 19-yr-old youth shot dead in Jandiala Guru; five booked CASE IN A NUTSHELL Kishan, one of the suspects, was suspicious that Abhishek Singh was having an affair with his girlfriend. He said the victim had a quarrel with Kishan, Baljit and Happy Jatt a few days ago over this matter. He said the accused killed his brother at the behest of Happy Jatt. No arrest has been made till now while a case under Sections 302 and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them on the statement of the victim's brother Akashdeep Singh. Abhishek Singh who was shot dead; (right) and a CCTV grab of two of the four suspects who shot him. TRIBUNE PHOTO that he, along with his brother, was having a chat near a vacant plot in the locality when the accused came on two bikes and indiscriminately fired at him. He suffered around five bullet injuries in the chest and died on way to hospital. He said Kishan was suspicious that Abhishek was having an affair with his girlfriend. He said the vic- She doesn’t mind having odds stacked against her Amritsar, January 2 Braving all odds, a city resident Veena Arora (44) won a gold medal for India in para-taekwondo event at Canada Open-2019 Games and put Amritsar on the global map. She lost her right hand due to negligence on the part of doctors at the age of 25. In 2000, her right hand had to be amputated as she had developed gangrene due to wrong prescription. Ironically, soon after the horrifying incident, her husband left her and their three-old-year son. But she didn’t lose hope. She moved to her parents’ home and started doing all household chores with left hand. In 2010, Veena met a person at New Delhi who inspired her to try para sports. ACTOR SONU SOOD LAUNCHES I AM NO MESSIAH ON KBC Mumbai Saga, which has John Abraham & Emraan Hashmi will show transition from Bombay to Mumbai. Two nabbed for firing at medical store owner Amritsar, January 2 The Chatiwind police have nabbed two persons for allegedly firing at a medical store owner located opposite to Manawala community health centre on December 24 evening. Malkit Singh, owner of the chemist shop, had suffered injuries while the unknown accused had fled in a car. The police had registered a case of murder bid against unidentified persons at that time. During investigations the police with the help of CCTV cameras in the area traced the car number as PB-37D-5772 and zeroed in on the two suspects identified as Sajandeep Singh of Manawala and Lovepreet Singh of Tarn Taran. Both the accused were nabbed and the police recovered the car and a .12 rifle used in the crime. The accused were produced in the court and brought on police remand for further interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the assault. PAGE 3 MULTI-STARRER MUMBAI SAGA TO RELEASE ON OTT PLATFORM? the 16th National Para Athletic Championship. Thereafter, she got training in taekwondo and won a bronze in Para Taekwondo Asian Championship in Philippines. She represented India in the World Para taekwondo Championship in London in 2017. She clinched bronze in the Short Put in Portugal. In 2018, she won a bronze medal in Kathmandu Inter- c m y b national Championship in Nepal and another bronze in South Korea. In 2019, she won the gold medal for India in the parataekwondo event at Canada Open 2019 Games. She represented the country in Turkey and won bronze medal in the Para Gold cost championship in Australia. She also won the President’s Cup Asian region in Iran in 2019. Same year, she received the Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Award of Punjab government for her achievements. “I don’t face any issue while doing my business, household chores as I take it as a challenge. However, the government is insensitive for the physically challenged people. We staged a demonstration on International Handicap Day for financial assistance for the physically challenged persons,” said Arora. She is now preparing for the international events scheduled to organise in 2021. She would participate in Para Olympics this year. tim had a quarrel with Kishan, Baljit and Happy Jatt a few days ago over this matter. He said the accused killed his brother at the behest of Happy Jatt. Inspector Paramjit Singh, investigating officer of the case, said Kishan, Baljit and Gurbhej Singh had several cases of murderous assault and NDPS cases registered against them. He said Happy Jatt had escaped from police custody from Hoshiarpur when he was being taken to court. The police have got CCTV footage of the suspects who fled from the spot after committing the crime. Paramjit Singh said raids were on to nab the suspects. The body of the victim was handed over to his family members after a postmortem here on Saturday. Tarn Taran, January 2 The Patti Sadar police have arrested Prabhdeep Singh of Dasuwal village and seized 100 gm of heroin, one country-made pistol and five cartridges from his possession. SP (Investigation) Jagjit Singh Walia said the accused was seen moving in the area in a car and was stopped by a police party, led by ASI Nirmal Singh, on his suspicious activities. During search 100 gm of heroin, one country-made pistol and five live cartridges were seized from him. A case under Sections 21B, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has beeen registered. Crackdown on manufacturers of illicit liquor Tarn Taran, January 2 In a crackdown on the manufacturers of illicit liquor on the first day of the New Year (on Friday), the district police conducted raids at five places and recovered 76,500 ml of illicit liquor. The police said in a raid on the residence of Dheera Singh of Pandori Gola village, 18,750 ml of illicit liquor was recovered. Dheera Singh was arrested. Five months ago, the spurious liquor tragedy had happened at Pandori Gola which claimed the lives of 12 persons and six persons responsible for supplying spurious liquor had been booked. The Chabal police arrested Pargat Singh of Jagatpura village with 37,500 ml of illicit liquor. The police said Satnam Singh of Algon Khurd and Jaskaran Singh of Dhunn village were arrested with 6,750 ml of illicit liquor each by the Valtoha and the Khalra police. A police party of the Kacha Pakka police station recovered 6,750 ml of illicit liquor from the residence of Bhola Singh of Ghurkwind village. Bhola managed to escape from the spot. — OC PostalDepttorelyonroad network to deliver mails Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 2 In view of the suspension of rail services in different parts, the Postal Department has today launched a road transport network from the city. The initiative by the Punjab Postal Circle would ensure timely delivery of mail services in major cities of Punjab. The initial road transport network launched today would connect Amritsar with Chandigarh via Jalandhar and Ludhiana. The department also has announced to launch another road transport network from Amritsar to Pathankot connecting Batala, Dhariwal and Gurdaspur. Manisha Bansal Badal, Postmaster General, Punjab West Region, while flagging off the transport network stated that mail would be booked next day after the booking. “We Manisha Bansal Badal, Postmaster General, Punjab West Region, flags off the road transport network in Amritsar on Saturday. would ensure next day delivery in all four cities; Amritsar, Jallandhar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh,” she said. The Indian Postal Services Officer, Badal said that presently mail transmission through Railway Network has been suspended due to unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic which has adversely dis- rupted transmission of mails. She said the initiative would help customers who want to book time sensitive articles to be delivered in four major cities of Punjab next day. She added that the road transport network between Amritsar and Pathankot would be launched on January 4.
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