24042022-TTC-03.qxd 4/24/2022 12:44 AM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 6 NO. 112 | 18 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 RAJNATH: INDIA CAN CROSS BORDER TO COUNTER TERRORISM NATION /thetribunechd TWO MILITANTS KILLED IN KULGAM ENCOUNTER J&K HERITAGE FURNITURE ADORNING HOUSES GLOBALLY SPECTRUM DAHIYA WINS GOLD IN ASIAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS SPORT sunday | 24 april 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Day after Jammu encounter, 2 held Jahangirpuri: ED files case against Slain terrorists Pashtuns from Pak or Af | NIA chief visits Sunjuwan Arjun Sharma In Punjab, amnesty scheme for small transporters Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 23 Punjab has come up with ‘Amnesty Scheme’ for small bus operators and cab and auto drivers, who could not deposit taxes because of the decline in business during the pandemic. They have now been given a chance to pay their dues in three months (April 25 to July 24) without any interest or penalty. The government hopes to collect Rs 80 crore via MVT after the scheme is rolled out. Sources said at least 50 per cent of the total 2,500 private buses had not paid MVT. “A transporter, who runs less than 10 buses, will have to pay Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh per bus, with the MVT and cess working out to be Rs 2.75 per/km,” said Rajinder Singh Bajwa, secretary, Punjab Motor Union. INSIDE Jammu, April 23 A day after two suicide bombers were eliminated in an encounter in Jammu’s Sunjuwan area, Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Singh told the media here today that the police had zeroed in on Shafiq Ahmed Sheikh of Tral in Kashmir on the basis of technical analysis and arrested him. Shafiq worked at a factory in Narwal, not far from Sunjuwan. He resided at the house of Iqbal, a resident of Kulgam, but staying at Jalalabad, Sunjuwan. Iqbal has been detained. “Shafiq and his brother Asif worked in INJURED IN ATTACK, RPF SUB-INSPECTOR DIES A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer hurt in a terror attack in Pulwama succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. SI Dev Raj had suffered bullet injuries on Monday 165 ROUNDS FIRED AT PAK DRONE A team of NIA officials in Sunjuwan for investigation. TRIBUNE PHOTO New Delhi, April 23 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against several suspects allegedly involved in the recent Jahangirpuri violence, including prime accused Mohammed Ansar. An enforcement case information report (ECIR), which is the ED’s equivalent of a FINANCIAL DEALINGS TO BE PROBED The ED will soon question all accused and probe their financial dealings It is empowered to make arrests and attach assets police FIR, has been filed by the agency under the criminal provisions of the PMLA, agency officials said. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had recently written to the ED recommending a continued on page 7 PM MODI TO UNVEIL ~20,000-CR PROJECTS DURING JAMMU VISIT TODAY the same factory. They had links with the JeM outfit,” the ADGP said. Asif created a Telegram ID for his brother and gave him a cellphone with a SIM card. Shafiq con- tacted a JeM commander in Pakistan. He was told Bilal Ahmed, a resident of Kokernag in Kashmir, would escort two suicide bombers (fidayeen) to his house. IN BRIEF NHRC notice to Hry Chief Secy over STP deaths HISAR: The NHRC has issued a notice to the Haryana Chief Secre- tary to submit within six weeks a report on the death of four sanitation workers while cleaning a sewage tank in a village. INSIDE 5 of family killed in UP; Oppn targets Yogi govt PRAYAGRAJ: Five members of a family, including a toddler, were mur- dered at a village in the district on Saturday. The Opposition attacked the Yogi government, saying UP was “immersed in crime”. BACK PAGE Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at a public meeting in Chambi, about 15 km from Dharamsala, on Saturday. KAMAL JEET Dorangla (Gurdaspur): The BSF and Punjab Police fired 165 rounds at a Pak drone as it transgressed into Indian territory on Friday night key accused for money laundering No Indian job on Pak degrees: UGC, AICTE NEW DELHI: The UGC and All-India Council for Technical Education have issued a public notice saying Indian job market would not be open for those who seek educational qualifications in Pakistan. PTI “Bilal set out for Jammu at 10 am on April 20 and stayed at Transport Nagar in Jammu. He left for Samba in a mini-truck that had a cavity, continued on page 7 HC recommends 9 judicial officers for elevation as judges Chandigarh, April 23 After a gap of over three years, the Punjab and Haryana High Court collegium is believed to have recommended the names of nine judicial officers for elevation as judges. While five are believed to be from Punjab, the rest are from Haryana. They are in addition to 13 advocates cleared earlier. INSIDE Judiciary engine of social integration: CJI Ramana No panchayat poll, 37% funds lapse in Haryana dists Tribune News Service Deepender Deswal New Delhi, April 23 Judges cannot blindly apply rules as conflicts have a human face and before rendering any decision, they have to weigh socio-economic factors and the impact of their decision on society, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said on Saturday. "In this era of instant noodles, people expect instant justice. But they do not realise that real justice will be a casualty if we strive for instant justice," he said, addressing an event at the Madras High Court. Noting that the biggest issue affecting all institu- IT’S NOT MERE ENFORCER OF LAW Judiciary should never be viewed as a mere enforcer of law. It is an engine of social integration. ❝ NV Ramana, CJI tions nowadays, including the judiciary, was ensuring sustained faith in the eyes of the public, he said judging wasn't an easy task. "Judges should be aware of social realities. We have to carefully continued on page 7 Tribune News Service Hisar, April 23 Around 37% of the development fund released under the district plan by the Haryana Government for the year 2021-22 has lapsed due to its non-utilisation. The Planning Department had released Rs 400 crore under the plan. The amount was distributed among all districts on the basis of the set criteria. However, the districts could utilise only Rs 251 crore out of that amount. No district could spend the entire fund allotted to it. Jhajjar district was able to spend continued on page 7
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