28082021-ATR-01.qxd 8/27/2021 11:52 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE YOUTHS CLIMB ATOP WATER TANK, DEMAND PENDING JOB LETTERS Several youths climbed atop a water tank in Rambagh area demanding jobs in the Police Department. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED; 3 HELD Tarn Taran: On the directions of Rajat Aggarwal, Excise Commissioner, and Opinderjit Singh Ghumman, SSP, officials of the Excise Department along with policemen on Friday conducted raids in three places in the district and recovered a huge quantity of lahan and illicit liquor. The raids were conducted under Operation Red Rose. Excise Officer Navjot Bharti said three persons, identified as Manpreet Singh of Gaggobua and Pardeep Singh and Balwinder Singh, both residents of Valtoha, had been arrested. The teams recovered one working still, 1,200 kg of lahan and 1,05,000 ml of Illicit liquor from different places. Around 300 kg of lahan was seized from the residence of Balwinder Singh and 900 kg was found abandoned position in Valtoha. The Excise Officer said DSP (Operation) Iqbal Singh and Excise inspectors Amrik Singh, Purshotam Pathania and Jatinder Singh led the operation in villages. The police have registered cases under Sections 61,1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC WORKSHOP FOR BASMATI GROWERS Tarn Taran: A workshop was organised here recently regarding encouraging farmers to grow pesticide-residue free Basmati as it was first choice in the International market. The workshop was organised jointly by the Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Department, Punjab, Punjab Rice Millers Association and APEDA. The workshop was attended by farmers and other associate sector businessmen. Ashok Sethi, state president of the Punjab Rice Millers Association, said Punjab was known for growing better quality of basmati with attractive smell. OC PAGE 2 DESPITE AN INTRIGUING PLOT, CHEHRE TESTS ONE’S PATIENCE SUNSET SATURDAY 6:59 PM UID number mandatory to pay property tax now Tribune News Service WHY DO WE NEED IT Daljeet Singh, Nodal Officer at property tax wing (of the MC), said, “The UID number of property is mandatory for all taxpayers. It links the properties with our system and we can check the details of any property with a single click. The CCII has installed unique identification (UID) plates at most of the properties in the city. Some of the residents did not keep the number plates and are A UID plate installed by now unable to locate them.” the MC in Amritsar. of their property. Daljeet Singh, Nodal Officer at property tax wing (of the MC), said, “The UID number of property is mandatory for all the taxpayers. It links the properties with our system and we can check the details of any property with a single click. The CCII had installed unique identification (UID) plates at most of the properties in the city. Some of the residents did not keep the number plates and are now unable to locate them. We have deployed three computer operators at the head office and one each in the divisional offices to search the UID number of properties.” Earlier, MapmyIndia had conducted a survey and identified 2.50 lakh properties in the city in 2014. Later, the CCII had installed the UID plates on the properties during 2018-19. Robbers decamp with jewellery worth ~25 lakh Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 27 The Estate Wing of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation continued their antiencroachment drive on the second consecutive day today and removed encroachments on city roads. Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh said around five major encroachments were removed from city roads and belongings of the encroachers were seized and deposited in the stores of the MC. Five major encroachments removed from city roads Estate Wing officials during a demolition drive. TRIBUNE PHOTO The permanent illegal encroachments in the corridors on Madan Mohan Malviya Road were removed during the drive. The Estate Officer stated that illegally erected barricades in the corridors were also demolished. Shopkeepers were instructed to keep their goods inside their shops and not to use the verandas for their own use. The officer appealed to the city dwellers not to occupy government land, sidewalks, footpath outside shops and verandas. Tribune News Service Mani Dhillon and Vikramjit in police custody in Amritsar. Amritsar, August 27 The city police have finally nabbed three suspects wanted in a double murder case in which two youths were shot dead outside a hotel on Majitha Road on August 18. Those arrested included Manpreet Singh, aka Mani Dhillon, and his brother Vikram Singh, both residents of Tarn Taran Road here, and Manpreet Singh Manu of Sultanwind village. The police also recovered a licenced pistol along with four bullets from the possession of Mani Dhillon. Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal in a press conference here on Friday said the weapon belonged to his father which he took with him while attending the birthday party of a friend. The police have booked around 10 unidentified persons for the murder. A CCTV grab of the incident had gone viral on social media a day after the incident. Munish Sharma and his friend Vikramjit Singh were shot dead by the accused following a dispute occurred over a minor altercation following the rubbing of the cake on the face. Munish’s brother and complainant Pardeep Kumar had told the police that his brother along with Vikramjit Singh and Taranpreet Singh of Daburji village were going to a hotel located near the Ghala Mala chowk on Majitha Road to attend a birthday party. He also invited him to come. He said at around 6.30pm, he along with Vikramjit’s brother Simran Singh reached outside the hotel and saw the accused thrashing Munish and Vikramjit Singh who were trying to save themselves. He said in the meantime, the accused took out a pistol and shot Munish in the head while Vikramjit sustained bullet injuries in the back. He said Munish died on the spot while Vikramjit succumbed to his injuries. — TNS US Ambassador to India Ajay Keshap recalls his family’s horrors after Partition, says indebted to India. entire life,” Keshap said. Dr Sen served as an international civil servant and was posted around the world with the United Nations. Keshap’s mother, Zoe Calvert, had been in the US Foreign Services when she married Dr Sen. Ajay Keshap was born in Nigeria and later raised in the US. Ajay Keshap recalled that every summer, for about 15 years, his father would bring him and his brothers to India to visit their grandmother in Panipat. He said his family, like many Punjabi refugees, were resilient, adding that they looked forward and worked hard to invest in their lives in India. “Ajay Keshap’s interview will become a part of the Partition museum’s oral history gallery and will be dis- c m y b SMART NAKAS Incident captured on CCTV, robbers seen fleeing on bikes Double murder case Partition Museum to display solved, three arrested oral recounts of traumatic event Amritsar, August 27 Mallika Ahluwalia, foundertrustee of the Partition Museum, recently interviewed US Ambassador to India Atul Keshap for the museum’s audio-archive collection. Keshap recounted his family’s traumatic experiences of the Partition while recording his oral history, stating that his “family’s debt to India is absolutely immense”. Keshap’s father, Dr Keshap Chandra Sen, originally belonged to Muzaffargarh, near Multan, and ultimately settled in Panipat after the Partition. Atul Keshap mentioned that his father’s family was lucky in comparison to million others, as they managed to reach India safely. “However, under the circumstances that were created during the time, the experience of travelling to Amritsar by train was extremely traumatic. My grandfather basically decided that he would stay where he was as that’s where his job was, that’s where his land was, that’s where his ancestral properties were. It was when push came to shove that they left immediately with almost no notice and fled. My family’s debt to India is absolutely immense and my father was a very proud Indian throughout his SATURDAY | 28 AUGUST 2021 | AMRITSAR Mobile app to keep a check on crooks Amritsar, August 27 Around five armed persons robbed a jeweller at gunpoint at Fatehgarh Churian Road on Friday and decamped with Rs 1.25 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh. The incident was captured on CCTV cameras where they were seen fleeing on their bikes in just three minutes. In his complaint, the victim, Vishnu, said the armed persons entered the shop at around 3.45 pm and threatened to shoot him. He added that the robbers had removed the digital video recorder of the shop but forgot to take it with them before fleeing. Lal Chand, owner of the shop was not present at the shop. played at the Partition Museum coming up at Dara Shikoh library in Delhi,” informed Mallika. She also presented her book, “Divided by Partition United by Resilience: 21 Inspirational Stories from 1947”, to Keshap. The other eminent personalities whose oral history accounts are displayed at the Partition Museum in Amritsar include former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, late Milkha Singh and Hero Group’s Munjal family. Apart from the world’s first Partition Museum set up in Amritsar, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust has also set up the first Independence and Partition Museum in Kolkata earlier this year and will be now setting up a museum in Delhi as well. PAGE 4 Dhillon met with an accident a week back, which left her with seven fractures and multiple bruises. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:04 AM Anti-encroachment drive continues on Day 2 Tribune News Service ACTRESS IHANA DHILLON SUFFERS SEVEN FRACTURES Call it a ‘surgical strike’ to avenge the judgements that couldn’t deliver justice, ‘Chehre’ has an intriguing plot. MAX 36°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 28°C Amritsar, August 27 The unique identification (UID) numbers provided by the Central Commercial Industry of India (CCII) to properties in the city is now mandatory to mention for the payment of property tax at the Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) of the municipal corporation. During 2018-19, the CCII had installed the UID number plates on the properties. However, a large number of residents do not have the UID number of their properties and they face inconvenience when computer operators at the window of CFC centres refuse to get their tax. Officials of the property tax wing claim that they have provided staff at the head office and zonal offices to locate the UID number of properties of taxpayers. The residents should come along with UID details PAGE 3 Police officials during a ‘Smart Naka in Ranjit Avenue area. PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 27 In order to nail the criminals and notorious elements involved in snatchings, robberies and vehicle lifting, the city police have embarked upon ‘Smart Nakas’. The cops deputed at these nakas would be equipped with mobiles apps to catch vehicle thieves and robbers. Dr Sudervizhi, Joint Commissioner of police, Amritsar, said at least two smart nakas would be organised in each police station area. These would be shifting nakas which would be held at different places on different times, she said, while adding that this would make it more efficient in nailing criminal elements. “The criminals are using technology to their advantage and carrying out crimes and online frauds. Therefore, it requires us to use technology to nail them,” said Sudervizhi. Giving details, she said, every naka would have technical teams to help the police force of the concerned police station. She said these teams with the help of mobile apps could ascertain whether a vehicle was stolen one or wanted in some crime. “The pictures of the suspicious elements would be clicked and put on the PAIS App to ascertain whether he would have a criminal record or not. If he has then appropriate action would initiated,” she said. Yesterday, Joint Police Commissioner along with Assistant Commissioner of Police Manpreet Kaur Shimer and Ranjit Avenue police held a naka near Vishal Megamart in Ranjit Avenue. During the naka a number of vehicles were stopped and checked. The police also managed to recover two stolen motorcycles It is evident to mention here that posh locality of Ranjit Avenue became a hot bed for the snatchers and criminals. The area witnessed a number of carjacking and robberies on gun point. In past three days, traders were robbed by armed people in late night instances in different parts of the city while snatchings have become an order of the day. Two drug peddlers brought on production warrant Tribune News Service Amritsar, August 27 Day after the seizure of 16.87 kg of heroin from a taxi driver Ranjit Singh alias Sonu, the police have brought his two accomplices – Ranjit Singh aka Rana and Malkeet Singh alias Laddu - from Faridkot and Sri Mukatsar Sahib jail respectively. During preliminary probe, it was found that Sonu had brought the consignment after hiding in the specially created cavities in his Innova taxi, on the instructions of Rana and Malkeet Singh. According to police, a mobile was also confiscated from Rana from inside the jail following a tip provided by the Amritsar rural police. On Thursday, Amritsar rural police following a tip off, had confiscated around 16.87 kg contraband smuggled from Jammu and Kashmir from Ranjit Singh alias Sonu. He was arrested from Madhopur in Pathankot district. A senior police official privy to the investigations revealed that the mobile phone seized from Rana was taken into custody which was sent to forensic examination. Sources added that the police had got several contacts reportedly of drug peddlers active in Jammu and Kashmir area and from Pakistan from the phone. The police was also looking into the links of the seized drugs with terrorist organisations.
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