04092021-ATR-01.qxd 9/3/2021 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE MAJOR TRAGEDY AVERTED AS TRAINS WHIZZ PAST OPEN RLY CROSSING PAGE 2 Three trains, including a goods train, passed through the railway crossing without the gates being put down. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF TWO NABBED WITH ILLEGAL WEAPONS Amritsar: The Amritsar (rural) police have nabbed two persons and recovered two country-made weapons from their possession. The accused have been identified as Lovepreet Singh, a resident of Nawan Pind village, and Harprabhjot Singh of Harike. The duo was arrested following a tip off. According to information, a case under the Arms Act was registered against them. The police said further investigation was under progress to ascertain the source of the weapons. In another incident, the police have booked Gurbhej Singh, a resident of Chutala village in Tarn Taran, for allegedly firing in the air and creating a trouble at Rajewal village. He was booked following a complaint by Jugraj Singh of Rajewal. The complainant said on September 1, he was returning home around 9 pm, when the accused along with his two accomplices signalled him stop and fire six bullets in the air. Jugraj said he had earlier stopped Gurbhej from making rounds in front of his house. A case under Section 336 of the IPC and Section 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against Gurbhej and his two accomplices. TNS SAD(SAMYUKT)FLAYS ATTACK ON FARMERS Amritsar: Shiromani Akali Dal (Samyukt) patron Ranjit Singh Brahmpura targeted SAD (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, the BJP government in Haryana and Congress in Punjab for inhumane treatment meted out to farmers in Karnal and Moga. After holding meeting with party workers, he said, "When the Samyukt Kisan Morcha had made it clear that no political party will be allowed to hold rallies in the state, then why is Sukhbir was deliberately spoiling the atmosphere in Punjab? Badals have done a huge loss to the Sikh community", he said. During the peaceful protest of the farmers in Moga in previous days, the police and the administration had beaten up the farmers with sticks, pushed them and turban were tossed. TNS FIRST STATE-LEVEL TEACHERS’FAIRENDS Amritsar: The first state teachers’ fair concluded on Friday. The two-day event saw participation of 60 teachers from various districts and were engaged in innovative and modern techniques of teaching in government school. Jaspal Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, said the university was launching a course for special educators and announced that 300 students from government schools have been selected for special training in the field of sports and education under ‘Khelo India’. District Education Officer Satinder Bir Singh said the initiative taken by the department aims at improving the quality of education and growth of teachers. 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SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:08 AM SATURDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2021 | AMRITSAR Robberies, snatchings the order of the day Digital mapping to nail miscreants PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 3 Robberies and snatchings have become the order of the day in urban as well as in the rural belt of the holy city. Residents, especially traders and women, are feeling insecure as miscreants are now equipped with country- made weapons, which are easily available. Though the police have initiated several measures in order to nail suspects and attained success in some cases, but repeated occurrence of these incidents, has instilled a sense of fear and insecurity among residents. On August 27, robbers had looted gold jewellery worth Rs 25 lakhs from a jeweller, on Fatehgarh Churian Road and the police have failed to make any breakthrough in the case so far. Similarly, unidentified persons had robbed a car from a local, near Celebration mall on August 27. On A gang of robbers busted by the Amritsar police recently. FILE PHOTO the same day, car-borne persons had snatched a scooter, near Guru Nanak Dev University. On August 25, five armed persons had looted a grocery store near Daburji, while another store was looted on Tarn Taran Road on August 24. Amritsar Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal said in order to nab miscreants, the police have launched a special drive. He said preventive action was taken against 22 persons under the Criminal Procedure Code. He said he has directed the SHOs to keep a tab on activities of anti-social elements and history-sheeters who had recently come out on bail. continued on page 2 Metro bus from Gheo Mandi to airport stopped after 2 weeks Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 3 Two weeks after inaugurating the new route of Metro bus under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) from Gheo Mandi to Airport, the authorities have stopped the service on this route from Friday. Mini-bus operators had been protesting all this while against the administration and had blocked traffic heading towards the airport, thus causing hardship to commuters. For the convenience of tourists and passengers, the BRTS had extended the Metro bus service to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport on August 16. MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla, accompanied by Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, had flagged off the bus. MLA (north) Sunil Dutti had made efforts for extension of this particular route. The Metro bus route was planned from the Golden Temple to the airport. The BRTS had plied eight buses on this route and was getting a good response. Mini-bus operators were on the warpath with admn over route For the convenience of tourists and passengers, the BRTS had extended the Metro bus service to the international airport. According to information, 1,000 to 1,500 passengers used to commute on the Metro bus from Gheo Mandi to the airport daily. The mini-bus operators had blocked this route on August 20. On September 1, MP Aujla intervened in the matter after the Mini-bus Operators’ Association demonstrated outside his house. On September 2, the BRTS had decided to reduce the number of buses from eight to four on this route, but the mini-bus operators were not satisfied with the decision. The BRTS officials said they do not have any conflict with the mini-bus operators as they pick up passengers only for the airport. Amritsar, September 3 Concerned over the rising instances of robberies and snatchings, the city police have launched a one-of-its- kind initiative for mapping activities of miscreants in the holy city. The police have identified as many as 6,400 criminals involved in the different cases, including robberies, drug peddling and other heinous crimes. “Man to man marking has been done for monitoring daily activities of these criminals,” said Amritsar Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal. The police had identified 1,000 cops (field level officers) who were tasked to monitor around seven to eight criminals each. They would be supervised by around 20 senior police officials, he added. The police have also created continued on page 2 Three more test positive in dist Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 3 With three new positive cases reported on Friday, the district tally of Covid-19 infection has increased to 47,240. The Health Department has reported the recovery of three patients in the district today. With this, the recovery count has reached 45,633. At present, the district has a total of 18 active cases. The health authorities informed that a total of 17,407 persons were vaccinated on Friday, out of which, 17,345 were inoculated at the government hospitals while 62 were vaccinated at private hospitals. Out of the total vaccinated, 10,670 got their first dose and 6,737 received their second jab today. No case, death in Tarn Taran No fresh Covid case was reported from Tarn Taran district on Friday. The toll stood at 378 as no Covid-19 related death was recorded. Dug-up streets a cause for concern for Kot Baba Deep Singh residents Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 3 A number of streets in Kot Baba Deep Singh, near Gurdwara Shaheedan, were dug up to upgrade the sewer and water supply lines a few months ago but have not been recarpeted till date, said area residents. The elderly persons in the locality are facing inconvenience while walking and driving two-wheelers as streets are filled with debris. Residents claimed that narrow streets were being blocked with heaps of debris. Ironically, there is no one to hear the complaints of residents. Violating norms, the area councillor and contractor did not even display any board about the project details. Even the contractor or councillor did not display their contact number to listen to the grievances. Mohan Singh, a resident of the area, said: “As per the Irked, say they are waiting for authorities to intervene for the last six months, but to no avail A number of streets near Gurdwara Shaheedan were dug to upgrade the sewer and water supply lines last year but not recarpeted so far in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR rule, there should be a board installed in the area, where all details should be mentioned. Not only the details of the project, the cost, time of com- pletion, name of executive officer, name of firm or contractor along with their contact number should also be mentioned so that residents c m y b can express their grievances. Ironically, the public representatives and MC officials don’t visit the project site to hear public issues.” “It seems the work on water and sewer lines has been completed but the recarpeting of streets is being delayed. We are waiting for some executive officer of the MC to visit the area, but no one visited in the last six months. There is no check on the quality of work, as there is no supervision of authorities. Residents have been facing inconvenience for the past several months,” said another resident. When contacted, Councillor Manjit Kaur said: “There were 40-year-old water supply and sewerage line in the area. We made an effort and provided solution to the problems of residents. Every development work takes time. We are going to inaugurate the recarpeting of streets in Kot Baba Deep Singh area this coming Sunday.” Same story in Tarn Taran Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 3 Two robbery incidents in different parts of Tarn Taran during the last 24 hours give a real picture of the deteriorating law and order situation in the district. On the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday, four armed robbers trespassed a farmhouse of NRI Ranjit Singh, in Chhichhrewal village. Ranjit told the Chabal police that miscreants robbed his family members at gunpoint. He said the miscreants looted Rs 55,000, gold ornaments, wrist watches, ATM cards and other valuables. He said the accused remained at the farmhouse for more than two hours. Inspector Gurcharan Singh refused to comment on the incident. The Chabal police have registered a case under Sections 394, A house where theft took place. 506 and 34 of the IPC and under relevant sections of the Arms Act. In another incident, two persons robbed a brick-kiln owner in broad daylight on Thursday, near Kaler village on Tarn Taran-Khadoor Sahib Road. The victim, Arunjit Singh, a continued on page 2 ASI sent to Police Lines for thrashing sanitation workers Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 3 An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Amritsar Police was sent to the Police Lines for thrashing two sanitation workers at the bus stand here on Friday. The ASI has been identified as Sewa Singh, who had beaten up Ranjit Singh and Baljinder Singh. The action was taken following the decision taken by Punjab Safai Karamchari Commission member Inderjeet Singh, who listened to the sanitation workers and police officers during a hearing at the bus stand. Inderjeet Singh visited the bus stand regarding the sanitation workers’ complaint. The statements of Ranjit Singh, Baljinder Singh and ASI Seva Singh were recorded on the spot. After a thorough investigation by the Safai Karamchari Commission, it was found that Seva Singh had misused his position. Inderjeet Singh asked Assistant Commissioner of Police Jaspreet Singh to send Sewa Singh to the Police Lines. Acting on which, the ACP sent Seva Singh to the Police Lines. Inderjeet said such incidents should not happen in future and no police officer should misuse his power. “The police officers should be made aware of the use of their powers so that such incidents do not happen in future. The Safai Karamchari Commission would not tolerate any harassment caused to sanitation workers,” said Inderjeet Singh. ACP Jaspreet Singh, Naib Tehsildar Hirdepal Singh, Labour Commissioner Santokh Singh, GM (Roadways) Harbinder Singh Gill, bus stand chowki in-charge Kapil Dev and Safai Karamchari Union (Punjab) president Vinor Kumar Bitta were present on the occasion.
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