30042021-ATR-01.qxd 4/29/2021 11:00 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 24 PERSONS BOOKED FOR VIOLATING CURFEW NORMS PAGE 2 The city police registered 2 separate cases and booked 12 persons for violating curfew on Wednesday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 FIRE AT EXCISE TEAM, BOOKED Amritsar: Two persons were booked for firing at the Excise Department officials in the Gharinda area on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as member panchayat Gurlal Singh and Sakatar Singh of Muhawa village. Baljinder Kaur, Inspector, Excise Circle Chheharta, in her complaint said they got information that the accused were distilling illicit liquor for sale in the area. When the excise team raided the house of Gurlal Singh, he fled with a can filled with illicit liquor. The excise team intercepted him and seized 18,750 ml of illicit liquor from his possession. Gurlal Singh, while threatening the excise team, said that he is a member panchayat from Congress. Meanwhile, Sakatar Singh also came out and opened fire on the excise team and later managed to escape from the spot. The police have registered a case under Sections 353, 186, 336, 506 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 61, 1 and14 of the Excise Act. TNS MAN HELD WITH 1 KG OF OPIUM Tarn Taran: The Kacha Pakka police arrested a man with one kg of opium from Manakpur village on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Jagdev Singh, a resident of Dhardeo (Mehta) village. A police party, led by SubInspector Lakhwinder Singh, stopped a car bearing registration number PB-10, AU8797 for checking. During the search, the police found one kg of opium from the car. The accused has been booked under Sections 18,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC YOUTH DIES OF ‘DRUG OVERDOSE’ Tarn Taran: A youth allegedly died of drug overdose at his home in Pahuwind village on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Rajwinder Singh Roji. Rajwinder had returned home from Gujarat, where he was working as a labourer, 10 days ago. Nirvail Singh, elder brother of the deceased, in his complaint to the police said that someone from Basarke village came near their home and delivered some intoxicant substance to Rajwinder. After taking the drug overdose, Rajwinder became seriously ill. He was brought to a private hospital in Bhikhiwind township where doctors declared him dead. The Bhikhiwind police have registered a case under Section 304 of the IPC against an unknown person who delivered the intoxicant to Rajwinder. OC LAHAN, ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED Tarn Taran: A team of the Excise and Police Departments conducted a raid in the Mand area and seized huge quantity of lahan and illicit liquor. The police arrested three persons in this connection and seized one working still from the spot. The Verowal police during a raid at Bhalojla village seized one working still, 150-kg lahan and 750-ml illicit liquor from the residence of Kuldeep Singh, and 6,000-ml illicit liquor from that of Katrar Singh. Similarly, the city police conducted a raid at the residence of Gurmeet Singh of Malhia village seized 6,000-ml of illicit liquor. Cases under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act had been registered. OC PRIYANKA PLEDGES SUPPORT AS INDIA SUFFERS COVID CRISIS PAGE 3 POOJA BELIEVES IN LONG-TERM PLANS IN THESE TESTING TIMES Priyanka Chopra also revealed that she along with her husband Nick Jonas have contributed their bit. MAX 39°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:10 PM PAGE 4 Actress Pooja Banerjee shares some suggestions for fans to follow, as we stay indoors during these testing times. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:45 AM FRIDAY | 30 APRIL 2021 | AMRITSAR No space to burn pyres, but residents apprehensive about electric cremation Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 29 As the city recorded the highest Covid-19 deaths (in a single day) in the state on Thursday, residents are still unwilling to cremate the deceased on electric crematorium or LPG furnaces. There are two major cremation grounds in the city, where on an average, 25 to 30 persons are cremated every day. After the second wave of Covid-19, the number of cremations rose to 50. However, the Shivpuri cremation ground near Durgiana Temple is equipped with electric as well as LPG furnace for the cremation of dead but residents don’t opt for these modes of cremation. The office-bearers of Durgiana temple committee said the electric furnace was initiated around 40 years ago and the project failed due to technical issues. ‘ADMN SHOULD ALSO GO FOR LPG FURNACE’ MC FOR CNG-BASED CREMATORIUMS As per the tradition, the body requires 9.5 mann (around 4 quintal) wood for cremation. The committees of cremation grounds charges ~1,300 for cremation of one body, which includes “fatta” (bed) and logs. Rajesh Sharma, president of Durgiana temple committee, claimed that the price of wooden logs has increased from ~290 per quintal to ~350 per quintal. “The government should provide logs to cremation grounds for Covid-19 deaths or ask the administration to adopt LPG cremation, which costs free.” The Municipal Corporation Amritsar (MCA) has proposed to install CNG-based crematorium and develop the shamshan ghats as per the direction of the National Green Tribunal under the National Clean Air Programme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF). In a proposal sent to the state government for approval on March 26, the MCA would spend ~2.5 crore on this project. However, without changing the mindset of people about the last rites, there is no scope of adoption of any alternative for traditional pyre. Then, LPG furnace was established a few years ago at a cost of ~25 lakh and all provisions were made for the last rites. But the mode of cremation didn’t get popular among residents. They plinths, so ❝We don't havebespace for newto get spacethe electric crematorium will demolished for new ones. The electric and LPG crematorium are not successful as even after offering free cremation, no one is willing to use LPG furnaces. Even the administration don't cremate Covid19 patients in LPG furnace, so it is a wastage of resources to set up a furnace. Rajesh Sharma, PRESIDENT OF DURGIANA TEMPLE COMMITTEE ❞ <
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