12022021-JTR-01.qxd 2/11/2021 11:02 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE AMRITSAR’S CENTURIES-OLD BAZAARS CONTINUE TO BLOOM The Tribune browses through the alleyways of decades-old bazaars of the holy city, which continue to thrive. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Jalandhar, February 11 Stressing the need for running an intensive awareness campaign about Sakhi — One Stop Centres, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the centres would ensure the protection of rights of females, who were victims of gender-based violence and provide adequate assistance leading to justice to them. Participating in a state-level virtual training workshop organised by the Department of Social Security, Women and Child Development, the DC also spoke on genderbased violence in Punjab, causes and prevention strategies for better state response. Thori said the one-stop centre provides free medical, legal aid, police assistance, temporary shelter including psychological counselling to victims of domestic violence, acid attack, or any kind of violence under one roof. He said concrete steps were being taken to raise awareness among women on a large scale. INBRIEF ONE DIES, 9 +VE IN HOSHIARPUR ASHWINY IYER PENS HER DEBUT FICTION NOVEL MAPPING LOVE ❝The one-stop centre provides free medical, legal aid, police assistance, temporary shelter including psychological counselling to victims of domestic violence, acid attack, or any kind of violence under one roof. Concrete steps are being taken to raise awareness among women on a large scale. ❞ Ghanshyam Thori, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER He said Jalandhar one-stop centre has provided a healing touch to around 380 such victims of domestic violence, exploitation, among others, and 360 complaints had been settled through counselling. The one-stop centre here has also been integrated with the 181- women helpline of the Punjab Police. The workshop was started with the inaugural words by Principal Secretary Raji P Shrivastava, following which Director Vipul Ujjwal also addressed. SUNSET FRIDAY 6:12 PM Sapna Thakur, who is seen in Zee TV’s Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti, visited Chandigarh for first time after pandemic. SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:11 AM Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 11 Gunfire was exchanged between the police and gangsters leading to their arrest here on Thursday. The CIA staff-1 police had received a tip-off that three absconding miscreants were hiding at a plot in Raj Nagar. A trap was laid to arrest them and after an exchange of gunfire, the police managed to arrest three persons. The Police Commissionerate revealed that those arrested had looted ~5.33 lakh from a businessman in JP Nagar at gunpoint on February 1. The accused have been identified as Gurpreet Singh Guri (21), Bobby (22) and Inderjeet Singh (19) of Mithu Basti locality. After an encounter, the cops seized two .32 pistols, seven live, and two empty cartridges besides cash worth ~3.40 lakh from them. Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar FRIDAY | 12 FEBRUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR inputs from ❝Based on theCIA staff-1 ledthe Subprobe, a team of by The Commissioner of Police will recommend the names of the police officials for the DGP’s Disc Award, as they cracked the robbery, leading to the arrest of the three accused. said three bike-borne robbers had snatched a bag containing ~5.33 lakh from a businessman Gagan Arora of JP Nagar at gunpoint around 7 pm on February 1 after which a case under Sections 379-B of the IPC and 25, 54, and 59 of the Arms Act was registered. He said on receiving the information about the robbery, several teams including CIA staff-1, Special Operation Unit, and from Basti Bawa Khel police station were set up to crack the robbery. They scanned hundreds of CCTV cameras and carried out a technical probe Inspector Harminder Singh arrested one of the accused — Gurpreet Guri, who was outside the judicial complex and later, other teams laid a trap outside the homes of the remaining accused. When Bobby and Inderjeet tried to flee, the cops tried to block their way, but suddenly Bobby opened fire and was later apprehended near the cardboard factory in New Raj Nagar after a brief chase. Another police team nabbed Inderjeet from the same locality. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, CP in a scientific and highly professional manner. “Based on the inputs from the probe, a team of CIA staff-1 led by Sub-Inspector Harminder Singh arrested one of the accused Gurpreet Guri, who was outside the judicial complex and later, other police teams laid a trap ❞ outside the homes of the remaining accused,” the Commissioner of Police said, adding that when Bobby and Inderjeet tried to flee on a bike (PB08-CF (T)0343), the cops tried to block their way, but suddenly Bobby opened fire on the police party and was later appre- hended near the cardboard factory in New Raj Nagar after a brief chase. Another police team nabbed Inderjeet from the same locality. A separate case under attempt to murder charge was also registered against both of them at Basti Bawa Khel police station. Bhullar said Guri was already facing a criminal case at Basti Bawa Khel police station and ~3.40 lakh was seized from their homes. He said the accused revealed that they were also involved in ~80,000 robbery case in which they targeted Nikhil Kumar of Kishanpura in Mission Compound on October 21, 2020. He said they spent ~60,000 of the amount for purchasing the two pistols from Bihar, which were confiscated from them today. The Commissioner said he would recommend the names of the police officials who cracked the robbery for the DGP’s coveted Disc Award. Scheme introduced for students loses steam Now, an institute to SC POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP Only 18,803 pupils enrol in dist, 3,376 less than last year take care of CRPF personnel’s nutrition Bifurcation of applicants Jalandhar, February 11 Glaring problems, which Dalit students have been facing every year due to delay in the disbursal of the SC Post-Matric Scholarship by the governments, have led to a drastic fall in the number of applicants. Despite repeated extension in the last date to apply for the scholarship, only 18,803 Dalit students from Jalandhar district applied this year. This particular number is too small for Jalandhar, which is considered a Dalit hub with a population of five to six lakh voters. Last year, 22,179 beneficiaries enrolled for the scheme in the district and this year the number has dropped by 3,376 applicants. The actual number of college students who availed the scheme this year stands at 10,903 and the remaining 7,900 applicants were from Class XI, XII, ITIs and nursing institutes. Jalandhar-1 Jalandhar-2 Phillaur Nakodar Shahkot Total IMMIGRATION FRAUD police are reportedly tracing their whereabouts by tracking their mobile locations and call details. The owners of the immigration firm committed fraud with people from various districts, including Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana and Phagwara among others. The fraud came to light after the youth aspiring to go abroad informed the police that the company had promised to provide them visas for Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, Dubai and even England. 7,702 1,830 360 978 33 10,903 PMS scheme applicants in 2020-21 22,179 PMS scheme applicants in 2021-22 18,803 (#last date extended to Feb 15) Applicants from schools, ITIs, nursing colleges 7,900 Maximum applicants (7,702) were from Jalandhar-1 tehsil. There has been a very poor response from Shahkot subdivision from where only 33 students applied for the scholarship. Phillaur sub-division, which has a maximum number of Dalit students, has a low turnout of just 360 beneficiaries. Officials of the District Welfare Department said earlier, the last date to apply for the scheme was February 5, which Woman among 4 booked Jalandhar, February 11 Three days after people protested outside an immigration company’s office at PPR Mall, the cops registered a case against the company owners at division number 7 police station. Nearly 100 youngsters and their family members on Monday had alleged that A2Z Destinations Solutions Pvt Ltd company owners duped them on the pretext of sending them abroad. An FIR was registered against four people, including a woman. The accused have been identified as Inderjit Singh, Palwinder Singh, Simranjit Kaur and Harjot Singh. SHO police division number 7 said the accused have been booked under Sections 420 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professions Regulation (PTPR) Act. As the accused owners of the firm are absconding, the PAGE 4 Were involved in looting ~5.33 lakh from a businessman in JP Nagar at gunpoint on Feb 1 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service SAPNA VISITS HER HOMETOWN CHANDIGARH AFTER A YEAR Robbers exchange fire with police, held Deepkamal Kaur Hoshiarpur: With nine fresh positive cases reported in Hoshiarpur district on Thursday, the total number of positive patients has increased to 8,151. The health authorities reported one death in the district and the toll has reached 345 today. The deceased has been identified as a 76-yearold resident of Dhadde Fateh Singh village. At present, the district has 90 active cases, while the recovery count has reached 7,757. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said out of nine positive patients, three were from Hoshiarpur city and remaining six were from various other health blocks. OC PAGE 3 Putting pen to paper, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari dons the hat of an author for the first time with her fiction novel. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C DC: Awareness needed to protect rights of women Tribune News Service PAGE 2 While the immigration firm has been lying shut for the past few weeks, the protesters, demanding arrest of the owner, said after taking the money (in lakhs), the company neither prepared their documents, nor returned the money, but issued fake visas. The agents demanded them to pay up to ~50,000 to ~2 lakh as the token money before applying for visas and it varied depending upon the country they applied for. Mandeep Singh, one of the victims who had come from Kapurthala, said he was approached by the company during the lockdown and subsequently, he paid the expenses for his documents, but after receiving the money, they only made fake promises and didn’t tell him about the status of his documents. The case is being probed under the supervision of ACP Model Town Harinder Singh. had been extended to February 15. He said they were expecting a few more applications in the next few days. Balwinder Kumar, a BSP leader and a Dalit student said, “Going by the population of Dalits in the district, the number of applicants under the SC Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme is too low. The governments and colleges have made the entire process very tedious. Only a student who is pushy is able to get enrolled under it. Students are made to feel as if they are beggars and are belittled almost every day.” He said, “Either the SC students are arranging their own fee by taking loans or are opting for part-time courses rather than taking admission in mainstream courses.” While the Congress leaders had been alleging that the Centre’s policies had led to erosion of the scheme, the Akalis blamed the BJP and the Congress. SAD legislator Pawan Tinu, who had been repeatedly raking up the issue, said, “The Centre as well as the Punjab Government has led to exploitation of Dalit students. Needy students have been facing trouble and humiliation right from getting admission to appearing in exams and getting degrees. The scheme, which was meant to uplift them, has led to the loss of morale and is creating hindrances in studies.” He said, “An amount of ~309 crore, which the Centre had released to Punjab in March 2020, is yet to be disbursed to colleges. The institutes had withheld degrees of around 50,000 students (some of them for three years) as the government was not releasing grants to them. In such a scenario, a dip in the number of applicants is very much expected.” Angry to the core VOICING CONCERN Members of various unions burn an effigy of the Haryana Government demanding the release of activist Nodeep Kaur in Nawanshahr on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO UNIONS BURN HARYANA GOVT EFFIGY, SEEK RELEASE OF NODEEP KAUR Jalandhar: Various unions held protest in Nawanshahr and burnt an effigy of the Haryana Government on Thursday demanding the release of Nodeep Kaur (in pic), activist and member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, who was arrested on January 12. She is in detention ever since. The Kirti Kisan Union and the Istri Jagriti Manch held protests and members of both unions raised slogans against the government for adopting such attitude towards a young girl. These unions have been supporting the farmers’ movement for long. TNS c m y b Director-General of CRPF AP Maheshwari during the launch of the Institute of Immunity and Nutrition Management in collaboration with LPU in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 11 To keep its personnel fit, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has collaborated with LPU to establish Institute of Immunity and Nutrition Management (IINM) at the Force Group Centre here. Director-General of CRPF AP Maheshwari inaugurated the institute in the presence of LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Rashmi Mittal, IG K Vijay Kumar (Chandigarh), ADG (training) SS Chaturvedi, DIG Harjinder Singh (Jalandhar) and other CRPF officials and LPU faculty members. The newly-inaugurated institute will train the cooking staff to prepare tasty and nutritious meals through the training imparted to them by the LPU faculty. Taking Covid-19 into account and their involvement as frontline workforce, the top officials of the CRPF desired that its personnel should get healthier food. A herbal park and organic farm have also been developed for the same reason at the Group Centre, Jalandhar Campus. LPU will train cooks through 20 different modules prepared by the faculty members of its top ranked School of Hotel Management. Through these modules, the LPU faculty will teach them cooking, COLLABORATES WITH LPU ■ Director General CRPF AP Maheshwari inaugurated the institute at Force Group Centre, Jalandhar ■ LPU faculty members will train the cooking staff of the CRPF to prepare tasty, nutritious and immunity boosting meals hygiene, use of kitchen appliances, food storage, preparation of different dishes, salads, soups, sanitisation and how to prepare and serve immunity boosting food. CRPF DG described the importance of immunity for physical well-being. He said cooks in the force play the same role as that of a mother in a family. Both are responsible for providing nutritious food that eventually affects the immunity of a person. He also expressed his gratitude to LPU and appreciated their efforts dedicated toward the wellbeing of the force personnel through their guidance in shaping out the institute. LPU Chancellor appreciated the passion and zeal of the CRPF top brass in inaugurating the institute by working hard towards its concept to execution within a small span of 35-40 days. Mittal thanked the CRPF for providing LPU with an opportunity to be a part of the institute.
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