23092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/23/2021 12:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE OFFICIALS FOUND ABSENT DURING SURPRISE CHECKS AT GOVT OFFICES PAGE 2 Many officials were found absent and departments concerned have been told to take action against such employess. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF RANVEER APPEALS TO YOUTH ON INT'L DAY OF SIGN LANGUAGES MAX 30°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:23 PM CYCLIST HIT BY VEHICLE, DIES Hoshiarpur: In a road accident that occurred on the GT road near Khanpur village in Mukerian on Tuesday night, a sugar mill worker was killed. His brother Kamaljit told the police that Onkar Singh left for the sugar mill on his bicycle. At around 11 pm, he received a call that Onkar was hit by an unidentified vehicle and was seriously injured. He was taken to the Mukerian Civil Hospital for treatment where he succumbed. The police have registered an FIR against an unidentified driver. oc SEVEN NEW CASES IN HOSHIARPUR Hoshiarpur: The district on Wednesday reported seven new cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 30,766. However, no death was recorded and the toll stood at 981. As many as 29,769 patients have recovered while 16 cases are still active.oc Shilpa said, “130 crore ke Bharat mein, koi pooche ke talent kitna hai? Javab milega, Anek! Aur yeh sab...” SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:13 AM THURSDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Besides interest on amount paid, they would get ~30K as relief Tribune News Service THREE BOOKED FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASS Jalandhar: On a complaint filed by a Jalandhar-based BJP leader, Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa has been issued summons by the Special Task Force (STF), Border Range, Amritsar, to appear before it tomorrow. Jalandhar-based Ashok Hicky Sareen had lodged a complaint against the singer with the STF as well as the Enforcement Directorate asking them to conduct an inquiry against him over his alleged relations with drug peddlers. He had lodged a complaint that Bawa had good relations with ex-sarpanch of Payal (Ludhiana) Gurdeep Singh Rano, who had been arrested with drugs, weapons, cash and luxury cars in November last year. TNS PAGE 4 Consumer panel asks JIT to pay ~1.7 cr to allottees At martyr’s land Hoshiarpur: The Garhshankar police have booked an unidentified driver of a Punjab Roadways bus under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC with regard to a road accident that occurred near Garhshankar. Surinderpal of Chakk Guru village had lodged a complaint in this regard. He told the police that his son Jagdeep Kumar, along with his friend Lakhvir, was going to the village from the Civil Hospital, Garhshankar, on Wednesday. At around 7 pm, a speeding bus coming from Balachaur side hit the bike and ran over them. Both of them were crushed under the bus. Lakhvir died on the spot while Jagdeep suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Civil Hospital, Garhshankar, where doctors declared him brought dead. oc STF SUMMONS RANJIT BAWA SHILPA SET TO JOIN INDIA’S GOT TALENT AS ONE OF THE JUDGES Ranveer Singh is constantly working towards raising the issues faced by the hearing impaired community. 2 YOUTHS KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP Hoshiarpur: Dasuya police have booked three persons for allegedly ploughing a field and ruining the millet sown in it. Nirmal Singh of Khairabad lodged a complaint with the police that he had sown millet on July 5 on a piece of land which is in his wife’s name. He alleged that Sukhraj Singh, alias Sukha, Anokh Singh and Channan Singh, all residents of Fulra, PS Bhaini Mian Khan, Gurdaspur district, deliberately ploughed the land and ruined the millet sown there. The police have booked the accused under Sections 447 and 511 of the IPC. oc PAGE 3 Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, along with Congress leaders, pays tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH 3 drug smugglers held with 800-gm heroin, drug money Tribune News Service Kapurthala, September 22 In their campaign to eliminate drug menace, the district police on Tuesday busted a drug racket by arresting three smugglers who were transporting 800 gm of heroin concealed in a Scooty. The police also seized Rs 80,000 drug money from their possession. Those arrested have been identified as Jyon Singh of Ropar, Ninder Kaur of Sultanpur Lodhi and Bejaya Badra of Kolkata. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said CIA teams consisting of Inspector Balwinder Singh were formed under the supervision of SP (D) Vishaljit Singh and DSP (D) Sarbjit Rai to keep a vigil on the activities of anti-social elements in the district. During checking, CIA staff SI Nirmal Singh along with a police party was patrolling near S Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy, Jalandhar-Kapurthala Road, when they noticed a Scooty being driven by a youth with two women riding pillion and got suspicious. After seeing a police party, he suddenly took a U-turn and tried to flee the place, but lost balance and fell down. They threw away polythene envelopes from their pockets on the ground. The police party rushed towards them and during checking they found the contraband in these envelopes. Then the police party arrested the accused and during frisking, they seized Rs 80,000 from the Scooty. Sadar police have registered a case against them under relevant sections of the NDPS Act. The SSP said the arrested smugglers would be produced before the magistrate by the police. Heavy rain damages paddy crop, farmers suffer losses Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 22 Having suffered crop losses this year due to delayed arrival of the monsoon, farmers are again on the receiving end as the late withdrawal of monsoon and the untimely rain accompanied by winds have flattened the paddy crop. Major damage has reportedly been caused to basmati and potato crops. With just over two weeks left for the harvesting of paddy, a fresh spell of heavy rain has not only caused damage to the standing crop, but also delayed the sowing of seasonal vegetables. In some areas of the district, farmers fear that the harvesting of standing paddy crop could also be delayed by one more week. Heavy downpour, which started early in the morning on Tuesday, continued till Wednesday evening in Flattened paddy crop in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO the district. “While the late arrival of monsoon for easy sowing of paddy had already affected the quality of rice saplings, the flattened crop would again get discoloured and we would face difficulties in selling it,” said Gurpal Singh, a paddy grower. This year, due to the unavailability of rainwater and sufficient power supply, farmers had also reduced the area under paddy production. Cracks had developed in many regions owing to shortage continued on page 2 c m y b Jalandhar, September 22 In a big jolt to the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT), the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, in its recent order, has directed the JIT to pay Rs 1.7 crore to the 13 allottees of Bibi Bhani Complex. The JIT had launched LIG flats for the lower income group family in 2009. Allotment letters were given in 2010 as per the terms and conditions mentioned in the allotment letter. The JIT was required to hand over the possession to successful allottees, but due to ill planning of the Trust, it could not hand over the possession of the flats to allottees within the stipulated time period. Subsequently, a large number of allottees filed a complaint in the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Jalandhar. In a recent judgement, the commission also awarded 6 per cent interest on the amount given by allottees, Rs 30,000 as compensation and The JIT had launched LIG flats in 2009. FILE PHOTO Rs 5,000 as litigation charges. However, the allottees filed an appeal at the state commission and the commission enhanced the rate of interest from 6 per cent to 9 per cent, considering the lapses by the JIT in giving possessions of the flats to the allottees. Besides, directions have also been issued to refund the amount along with interest at the rate of 9 per cent per annum from the date of allotment till realisation. “Accordingly, the appeal is partly allowed and the impugned order is modified to the extent that the rate of inter- est as awarded by the District Commission is enhanced from 6 per cent to 9 per cent per annum, which shall be paid on the refundable amount as ordered by the District Commission from the respective dates of deposit till realisation. The amount of compensation (~30,000) and litigation costs (~5,000) would remain the same,” read the order. The complainants had filed an appeal under Section 41 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, to challenge the impugned order passed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. JIT was directed to refund an amount of Rs 6,51,482 as cost of the flat in dispute, which was paid by the complainant to the complainants along with interest at the rate of 6 per cent from the date of allotment till its final realization. The possession of the flats was to be handed over to the allottees with all amenities with quality of standard construction. Admittedly, the possession of the flat was not handed over to the complainants (allottees) despite a lapse of about nine years from the date of allotment till the filing of the complaint. The complainants were aggrieved that the interest awarded by the District Commission was on the lower side and also that the complainants had deposited the entire amount of instalments as per the payment schedule mentioned in the allotment letter. The complainant is entitled to get interest from the date of respective payments till realisation and also for compensation and litigation expenses, which were on the lower side.
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