29042022-ATR-01.qxd 4/28/2022 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE IN PICS: BEAT THE HEAT WITH THAT COOL SUMMER TREAT PAGE 2 AJAY DEVGN & KICCHA SUDEEP CLASH ON TWITTER OVER HINDI With early onset of summer Tribune explores the delicacies available in holy city to beat that sweltering heat. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF FUEL PUMP STAFFER FLEES WITH ~29L MAX 43°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 23°C Tarn Taran: The election of the student council was held at Universal Academy here to aware students of the importance of Voting. Jasbir Kaur, vice principal of the academy, said the student participated in the polling with enthusiasm and showed discipline too. Kaur said the poling process was concluded in a peaceful manner. A colourful polling booth was set up in the complex of the academy. Jasmine Karan Dhaliwal, activity coordinator, apprised the students about their voting rights and democratic system. OC 3 NABBED WITH ILLEGAL WEAPONS Amritsar: The rural police have arrested three youths for allegedly possessing illegal weapons. They have been identified as Babblu and Jaspreet Singh of Rasulpur Kalan and Akashdeep Singh of Satte Ke Patti in Voltoha. Sub inspector Charanjit Singh said a police team had set up a naka near Jandiala drain and spotted a bike coming along the canal. He added that the bikers tried to run away when they were signalled to stop by the cops, but the police party intercepted them. During the search, the police found a .32 bore calibre pistol along with five rounds from Jaspreet Singh. Similarly, a .32 bore pistol and five bullets were recovered from Akashdeep while three cartridges were seized from Babblu. They could not produce any documents regarding weapons. A case under Section 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act was registered against them. They were produced in the court and brought on police remand for further investigation. More arrests are likely to be made during further probe. TNS SUNSET FRIDAY 7:09 PM PAGE 4 Immediately after I completed my prayers, I received a call from makers to be a part of the show, he says. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:46 AM FRIDAY | 29 APRIL 2022 | AMRITSAR Abandoned by sons, septuagenarian now at the mercy of her neighbours Struggling to get justice, accuses sons of torture and authorities of ignoring her plight and denying justice Gurbaxpuri Tarn Taran, April 28 A 70-year-old resident of Patti town is running from pillar to post to get justice against the alleged atrocities meted out to her by none other but her own children for the last three years. Paramjit Kaur is now at the mercy of her neighbours who feed her and give her shelter as her house has been locked by her son. On Wednesday, a local NGO helped her in lodging a complaint with the SDM, Patti, (in pic) but she was allegedly denied help under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act by the authorities concerned. The victim sent the copy of her complaint to the DSP Pat, ti, too, and other higher offi- 1 DIES, ANOTHER HURT IN MISHAP STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION HELD HITANSHU TO PLAY LORD VISHNU IN YASHOMATI MAIYAA KE... Dabangg 3 actor Kiccha Sudeep’s recent statement on Hindi language has sparked debate on social media. Tarn Taran: The manager of a filling station committed a fraud of Rs 29 lakh with the owner of the station. Dalbir Kaur, owner, Sohal Filling Station, Jandoke Sarhali, lodged a complaint with the police in this regard. She said her manager, Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Sarhali Khurd, took away Rs 29 lakh from the station on April 24 and locked by the pump. Later he neither deposited the amount to the sales manager of the Indian Oil to get petrol nor deposited the amount in the bank, she added. A case under Sections 409 and 406 of the IPC was registered against the accused, who was still at large. OC Tarn Taran: A 15-year-old boy lost his life and his friend was seriously injured in a road accident in Patti town on Wednesday night. The accident occurred when a speeding Bolero hit their motorcycle. The deceased has been identified as Ankit Kumar and the injured as Angrej Singh. Satish Kumar, father of Ankit Kumar, said his son and Angrej Singh were going to fetch milk from a dairy in the town. The driver of Bolero (PB-02, EF-8501) hit the motorcycle, injuring both of them. Ankit succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital while Angrej Singh was receiving treatment at the same hospital. The driver of the SUV has been booked under Sections 304-A, 279, 367, 338 of the IPC and was still at large. OC PAGE 3 HC stays dissolving of MC sub-committees Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a stay on dissolving the sub-committees of the Municipal Corporation. Councillor Kale Shah had moved court against the decision of the MC Commissioner to dissolve the committees. MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Amritsar Congress (urban) president Ashwani Pappu and other councillors claimed that it was a major achievement of the Congress against the unconstitutional move of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Addressing a press conference, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla said: “The sub-committees of the MC were constituted by the General House. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu used his power unconstitutionally and MC Commissioner dissolved the committees. No one has the right to dissolve the sub-committees as it was constituted by the General House. We had asked the Mayor to prove his majority in the General House to dissolve the committees. Otherwise, the Mayor can’t dissolve the sub-committees.” The MC has even allotted the rooms of sub-committee chairmen to various officials. Aujla said: “AAP formed the MP Gurjeet Aujla, Amritsar Congress (urban) president Ashwani Pappu and other councillors during a press conference in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR The sub-committees of the MC ❝General House. Mayor Karamjitwere constituted by the Singh Rintu used his power unconstitutionally and MC Commissioner dissolved the committees. No one has the right to dissolve the sub-committees as it was constituted by the General House. We asked the Mayor to prove his majority in the General House to dissolve the committees. Otherwise, the Mayor can't dissolve the sub-committees. Gurjeet Singh Aujla, AMRITSAR MP ❞ government with the assurance to change the system. If they are also going to take unconstitutional decisions and use force to remove chairmen of the sub-committees, we will fight for the rights. After the court orders, the chairmen of sub-committees will claim their offices. If the MC will not provide it, we will fight for this too.” The MC General House had passed a resolution in 2018 to constitute subcommittees to keep a check on various departments. The House had delegated the powers to the Mayor to appoint the chairmen of subcommittees. On the proposal of the House, the Mayor had constituted sub-committees on water and sewerage, municipal town planning, estate wing, horticulture that also provided jobs on compassionate grounds. prefer seeing this never ❝Imy owndying thanwould doallthis. Ias I’d lost allimagined that children have hopes to get justice now. I have no money to even buy food and no one is there to look after me. I brought up my three sons, educated them well and this is how they are repaying it back — by hurling abuses and occasionally assaulting me as well. Two weeks ago they locked the house and I am forced to seek my neighbours’ help. ❞ Paramjit Kaur, 70-YEAR-OLD PATTI TOWN RESIDENT cials, but in vain. Paramjit has three sons, two residing in Amritsar and one in Patti. In her complaint lodged with the SDM, Patti, under Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, she said her son residing in Patti usurped the family house saying that he would take proper care of her till her last days, but instead, she said she has been facing mental and physical torture. Man held for raping 17-yr-old daughter Amritsar, April 28 In a shocking incident, a minor girl was allegedly raped by her father in Rajdhan village under Mehta police station here. Though the incident occurred six days ago, a police complaint was lodged on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Balraj Singh who was arrested and a case under Section 376 (2) (F) and 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act was registered against him. The handicapped brother of the victim told the police that he has two sisters aged 17 and 7, who live with his parents, while he lived separately with his grandparents. On April 22, he came home. He said he was sleeping on the roof and came down in the midnight to drink water. He said while his younger sister was sleeping with her mother in the veranda, his elder sister was sleeping with her father in the room. He said he suddenly opened the room and was shocked to see that he was raping her. He said he threatened to kill all family members in case they told about it to anyone. He said initially they kept mum, but have decided to lodge a complaint. He lodged a complaint on 112, after which the police came and arrested him. — TNS A pilot on a mission to raise ‘green’ awareness Now an environmentalist, he feels aerial seed bombing is fastest route to afforestation Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 Having worked as a pilot for more than 40 years, including a decade-long stint with the Directorate of Agricultural Aviation, Parveen Singh Tung is now on a mission to raise awareness about environment, especially restoration of forests. Tung said the aerial seeding is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way for forestation in the hills, wastelands and other inaccessible areas. Tung had retired as a senior flight operations inspector with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He was a part of the two-member Indian team that went for an aerial seed- ❝ Fast restoration of natural forest cover is required to control air pollution, regulate seasons, maintain hydrological regimes, check soil erosion, reduce draughts and floods, and maintain ecological balance and global warming. ❞ Parveen Singh Tung, PILOT-TURNED ENVIRONMENTALIST ing study tour to Canada in 1987 under a United Nations programme. “In 1985, it was felt that against the requirement of 33-36 per cent, the country had only 12.5 per cent forest area,” he said. The Directorate of Agriculture Aviation which was closed in 1994 predominantly worked to control locust swarms coming to India from across the borders. However, in the later years, it also worked to increase forest areas through aerial seeding of forests. “Presently, the forest cover in India is around 23 per cent. But then again it is a race against time. We do not have enough time left,” he said, adding that though the forests develop naturally, as due to c m y b excessive deforestation even the mother trees have been cut, there was a need for outside help which could be provided through aerial seeding. Tung said there was a need to either revive the Directorate of Agriculture Aviation or constitute a dedicated body with the help of which multirole aircraft can help in aerial seeding as well as checking forest fires or controlling pest attacks over a large area. He said fast restoration of natural forest cover was required to control air pollution, regulate seasons, maintain hydrological regimes, check soil erosion, reduce draughts and floods, and maintain ecological balance and global warming. She alleged that other sons residing in Amritsar were also angry with her as she failed to give them their share in the property. The victim said she would prefer dying than seeing all this as she had never imagined that her own children would do this. Sulking Paramjit, while looking at her broken sewing machine, which was apparently her only source of income and lies locked in the house, said she had lost all hopes to get justice now. She said she had no money to even buy food and no one was there to look after her. “I brought up my three sons, educated them well and this is how they are repaying it back — by hurling abuses and occasionally assaulting me as well,” said Paramjit. “My daughter-inlaw pushed me down from a chair a few days ago and damaged my sewing machine. My grandchildren also joined her in doing so. Two weeks ago they locked the house and I am forced to seek my neighbours’ help,” Paramjit said. She said this has been going on for years now and the entire locality was privy to it. She said her Notorious gangster booked for extortion PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 The city police have booked notorious gangster Supreet Singh, alias Harry Chatha, for allegedly demanding extortion from a local wine contractor who also runs a travel agency here. According to complainant Prabhjit Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran road area, the accused threatened to kill him in case he failed to hand over ~50 lakh to him while giving a time frame of one week. Besides Harry Chatha, the police have also booked Parsimran Singh and Pardeep Kumar, alias DC, in the case. The duo was complainant’s partners. In his statement, he said for the last 12 years, he was running a wine business besides working as a study visa consultant. He said four days ago, he got a call from a foreign number on his social media account. The caller introduced himself as Harry Chatha and sought ~50 lakh extortion. He said he threatened to kill him if he did not give the amount in one week. He also blamed Parsimran and Pardeep, both partners, for this. He alleged that the duo used to work with him as visa consultants. He said there was some outstanding amount against them and he asked them to give it. However, they refused and threatened to kill him. He said the same evening, he got a call from Harry Chatha. He alleged that one of Harry Chatha’s friend, identified as Navi, also runs a visa consultant agency in Jandiala. “If something happens to me or my family, the accused would be responsible for this,” he told the police. The police have booked a case under Section 387 of the IPC against Chatha, Parsimran and Pardeep Kumar and launched further probe. other two sons who live in Amritsar do not intervene and one of them is in government service. “None help me financially nor take care of me. I had a stroke a few years ago and it is difficult for me to even buy medicines,” she has written in the complaint. She is dependent on neighbours for food. Her son being a poet has written a number of poems on mothers, but he, too, has left his mother in this state. She said now he, too, was demanding money from her in lieu of his share of the house. Social activists of the town have now extended a helping hand. She said she was awaiting reply from the administration. SDM, Patti, Alka Kalia, however, failed to respond to the messages sent to her. Girl ends life, lover booked Amritsar, April 28 A girl (19) committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance after her boyfriend allegedly refused to marry her. The incident occurred two days ago. She later succumbed at the hospital. Following a complaint by victim’s father, the police have booked Gursharn Singh of Lakhuwal village on the charge of abetment to suicide. He is yet to be arrested. Victim’s father, a resident of Gaggomahal village falling under Ramdass police station, said his daughter went out of the house for some work. Later, he got a call from a private hospital that she has consumed some poisonous substance. They immediately rushed to the hospital, where she told that she was ending her life due to Gursharan, who promised to marry her and made physical relations with her. She said now, he had refused to marry her. Perturbed over this, she took the extreme step. The police have registered a case. — TNS Residents feel the heat of long power cuts Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 28 Long power cuts have become troublesome for residents in both — rural and urban areas. While residents in the rural areas are suffering due to power cuts applied on the pretext of checking short circuit to save crop from farm fires, urban residents are feeling the heat due to unscheduled power cuts at odd hours. Sneha, a resident of Dashmesh Avenue, near Guru Nanak Dev University, said: “In the last two days, we have received only five to six hours of power supply daily. Today, though the power was available since morning, a power cut was applied in the afternoon and the supply has still not been restored.” Another resident Nishan Singh said he runs a dairy shop and in the absence of power, he was unable to preserve dairy products. Residents said as most of the households have air-condition- the ❝In view ofcanalproblems faced by farmers, the irrigation water should be immediately released. If the government fails to provide adequate power to the domestic sector and tubewells, an agitation against the state government will be started soon. Jatinder Singh Chhina, OF KIRTI KISAN UNION ❞ ers, they feel uncomfortable in case electricity is not available. In rural areas, too, power cuts have become a problem and farmers’ unions are getting ready to initiate protest over the issue. Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala and Rattan Singh Randhawa of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha said the government had assured 24-hour power supply for domestic use and eight-hour for tubewells. They said as the government had failed to provide the promised power supply, protests would be held outside the power corporation offices on May 5. Jatinder Singh Chhina of Kirti Kisan Union said in view of the problems faced by farmers, the canal irrigation water should be immediately released in canals. He said if the government failed to provide adequate power to the domestic sector and tubewells, an agitation against the state government would be initiated soon.
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