29042022-JTR-01.qxd 4/28/2022 11:51 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN PICS: BEAT THE HEAT WITH THAT COOL SUMMER TREAT With early onset of summer Tribune explores the delicacies available in holy city to beat that sweltering heat. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MOBILE PHONE SNATCHER HELD Jalandhar: The city police have arrested a resident of Saido Bholana village in Kapurthala under Sections 380, 454 and 411 of the IPC. A police party, led by ASI Satnam Singh of Division Number 1, nabbed the accused identified as Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi during a police naka near Kapurthala Chowk on Wednesday. The police had received information that the accused was going to sell the stolen mobile phone in the market and was caught redhanded. A mobile phone of complainant, Sanjiv Dhadwa, was recovered from him. The police officials informed that Gurpreet was a habitual offender as many snatching and theft cases are already registered against him at police stations in Kapurthala and Sultanpur Lodhi. TNS 1 HELD, 151-GM GOLD RECOVERED Jalandhar: The city police have arrested a resident of Phagwara in connection with a theft in Central town here and recovered 151.2-gm gold and Rs 9,367 from him. The accused has been identified as Harpreet Singh alias Happy. A case against him was registered on April 16 under Section 380 of the IPC on the complaint of the house owner, who stated that he entered the house by breaking the main lock and took away gold and cash worth Rs 50,000. The police said the accused was produced in the court and has been taken in remand for further investigation. TNS TWO BOOKED FOR SNATCHING Hoshiarpur: Tanda police have booked two accused for snatching a bike and a mobile. The accused have been identified as Sukhjinder Singh alias Sukha, a resident of Garhdiwala and Rajinder Singh alias Jinder, a resident of Kandhali Narangpur. The complainant, Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Majitha Road, Amritsar, told the police that he was returning from Jalalpur village on his bike. When he reached near Nangli village, a car hit him. After the accident, he fell down and the accused snatched his vehicle and phone and fled away. The police have registered a case. OC WOMAN AMONG 2 HELD WITH LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The police arrested two smugglers, including a woman, and recovered a huge quantity of liquor from them in the past 24 hours. Bullowal police have arrested Kulwinder Ram of Sherpur Gulind village and recovered 30 bottles of liquor from him. While Tanda police have arrested Tanda resident Aarti and recovered 1,27,500 ml liquor from her. Separate cases under the Excise Act have been registered against them. OC SCHOOLS GEAR UP FOR YOGA DAY Jalandhar: For International Yoga Day 2022, the Education Department has asked district education officials to ensure that yoga-related activities are done in schools starting next month. The department has asked the teachers to ensure that students learn yoga, do pranayam, meditation and different asans through the Fit India mobile app. TNS PAGE 2 AJAY DEVGN & KICCHA SUDEEP CLASH ON TWITTER OVER HINDI PAGE 3 Dabangg 3 actor Kiccha Sudeep’s recent statement on Hindi language has sparked debate on social media. MAX 43°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:05 PM Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service A few houses in Adarsh Nagar had reportedly developed cracks due to illegal digging of the basement of Joshi Hospital. TRIBUNE FILE In his complaint that he had moved to the police the very next day after the incident, he had pointed to various violations. Simran Jit Singh has said the owners of the building had got the building plan sanctioned on March 2 last and had given affidavit that they would take NOC from the mining department, which they did not take. He also raised the issue that the owner was required to deposit the structure certificate from IIT, Roorkee, which was mandatory as per provisions of the Building Bylaws 2018 applicable to his building but he went ahead with digging. Pointing as to how he not being the main affected party could lodge the complaint, Simran Jit Singh has said: “The owners have clubbed the plot from other area illegally, which was not mentioned and sanctioned in the building application. He has also encroached upon a public 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 5:43 AM A month on, FIR lodged in Joshi Hospital digging case Jalandhar, April 28 A month after few houses in Adarsh Nagar had reportedly developed cracks due to illegal digging of the basement of an adjoining plot of Joshi Hospital in violation of the sanctioned plan, the city police on Thursday finally lodged an FIR against its owners. Mukesh Joshi, his wife Neelam Joshi and son Anuj Joshi have been booked under Sections 447 (criminal trespass) and 427 (for causing damage) of the IPC and Section 21 of the Mines and Minerals Act at Police Station Division No. 2 on Thursday. While the owner of house number 422, Adarsh Nagar, which faced the maximum brunt has not given the statement, the FIR has been lodged on the basis of a complaint filed by social activist and resident of the same area Simran Jit Singh. HITANSHU TO PLAY LORD VISHNU IN YASHOMATI MAIYAA KE... street obstructing the public to enter from P&T Colony side.” He has further alleged that the owner has not left any space on the side and setback while digging the basement. As per the plan, they were to leave 16.23 m as setback and 3.05 m as sideback, which they violated. As per the reports of the MC, commercial CLU had been passed for the 19,446 sq feet land on October 14, 2021. The owner had also added 30 feet by 83 feet land for basement along with the approved site for digging purpose. During inquiry, the police teams found that the owner of the house in Adarsh Nagar, which had got damaged does not want to lodge any complaint as the owner of the hospital has been compensating for all the required repair and re-construction work. The FIR has been lodged after a preliminary investigation into the matter by the DCP Investigation. , FRIDAY | 29 APRIL 2022 | JALANDHAR Two days after FIR against Dutta, ACP, 2 other cops shifted Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 The police officers, who conducted a raid on the house of district Youth Congress president Angad Dutta and registered an FIR against him in the cable theft case two days ago, have been reportedly transferred. It was learnt that Dutta had written a complaint to the DGP that the police officers in question had raided his house even before registering an FIR and even brought the technical team of the complainant with them, which was against the law. Following which, the office of the DGP on Wednesday night issued the transfer orders of Jalandhar Central ACP Sukhdeep Singh, Navi Baradari SHO Kamaljit Singh and Investigation Officer Balwinder Singh. While the ACP has been transferred to PAP , Amritsar, the SHO and IO were transferred to Fazilka with immediate effect. Dutta, meanwhile, in his complaint to the DGP has also sought action against the police officers concerned and requested withdrawal of the FIR against him, claiming it to be politically motivated and registered under pressure. Talking to The Tribune over transfer orders of police officers, Dutta said he was being implicated in a false case. “The police officers in question have violated the law by conducting a raid without any search warrant or complaint against me. The police raided my house in the evening, while the FIR was registered after 10pm,” he said. He further said he has written in the complaint to the DGP that he has been receiving death threats and if anything happens to him or someone in his family, the owners of Fastway company will be held accountable for the same. Man shot dead by nephew over trivial issue Tanda, April 28 A man was shot dead by his nephew after the former suspected him of trying to kill his chickens in Kurala Kalan village on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Harpreet Singh. Tanda police have registered a case of murder against Amandeep Singh, on the basis of the statement of the deceased’s son Harsimran Singh. DSP Raj Kumar said Harsimran alleged that his father saw some medicine used for killing chickens was kept near a site where they used to dispose cattle dung. Meanwhile, the accused also came there and started arguing with him. His father asked Amandeep that why has he put the medicine to kill his chickens as he had done the same earlier too. In a fit of rage, Amandeep brought a rifle from his house and shot his father. Harpreet was taken to private hospital in Tanda where he died. Harsimran alleged that the accused wanted to capture their land. A case was registered. — OC 4 fresh Covid cases in district Power cuts making lives miserable Plan to promote Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 Four new cases of Covid were reported from Jalandhar on Thursday. With the fresh cases, the Covid tally has reached to 78,338 cases. As many as 76,737 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in the district has reached 23 today. No deaths were reported from the district, keeping the deceased tally at 1,578. Jalandhar, April 28 Soaring mercury and erratic power cuts are making lives of the residents miserable. Power cuts are being imposed in the city since the past nearly a week with situation aggravating almost every day. Several areas in the city including Model Town, Urban Estate, Master Tara Singh Nagar, Ladhewali and Suraj Ganj faced power cuts from one to three hours today. Several areas in Jalandhar Cantonment, too, remained affected. The semirural and rural areas are much more affected due to power cuts lasting for as many as six to eight hours. Farmers are the worst affected as they have been Kapurthala reports 1 case The Kapurthala district reported one new case of Covid on Thursday, taking the district tally to 23,881 cases. Meanwhile, no new death was reported from the district. The deceased tally in Kapurthala stood at 583. As temperature rises in the city, girls cover their faces with scarfs and sunglasses to protect themselves from heatwave. SARABJIT SINGH daily lodging protests. Harjinder Singh of Bharti Kisan Union Dakonda Kapurthala said: “We are not even getting an eight-hour power supply for our motors. Our summer vegetables, which need a lot of water these days, are getting dried up. We will hold the PSPCL responsible for our crop loss if we do not get a regular, longer power supply.” The day temperature today touched 42° Celsius, which has been the highest so far. The scooterists were seen covering their faces completely with muslin clothes and wearing sunglasses for protection. The sales of summer fruits and vegetables, including water melons, musk melons, cucumbers, gourds etc, have been rising as people want to keep themselves hydrated. Ice cream sellers, lemon juice stalls, coconut water sellers too are having a good number of customers. Khatkar Kalan as tourist destination Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner directs officials to identify 10 farmhouses at Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village. TRIBUNE FILE Tribune News Service ‘MC has funds for replacing good-condition tiles, but no money to construct puccaroad’ Industrialists hold protest, demand probe into removal of interlocking tiles at Sodal road Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 A number of industrialists under the banner of the Chamber of Northern Welfare Societies on Thursday held a protest at Industrial Area here to express their resentment against Municipal Corporation for replacing interlocking tiles with CC flooring on Sodal road and dilly-dallying the construction of pucca road near old post office despite repeated requests. The members of the welfare societies said the interlocking tiles laid alongside the road were in absolutely good condition. They alleged that the tiles have been removed by the MC to either sell it to the contractor in order to earn profits or to reuse it in a new project. They said the tiles were laid at the cost of Rs 92 lakh in 2016 during the SAD-BJP regime but even after six years there was not a single crack on it and neither the tiles were broken. Traders protest against Municipal Corporation at Industrial Area in Jalandhar on Thursday; and (right) kutcha road near old post office in Industrial Area, the construction of which is being demanded by businessmen. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH “It could have been easily used for another five or more years,” they added. Apart from this, the industrialists also said that despite having made repeated requests to MC officials to start the work on construction of pucca road near the old post office in the area and lay down water supply pipelines there, nothing has been done so far. President of the Chamber of Northern Welfare Societies, Varinder Mahendru, said the MC officials had last year assured them that the construction of the road would start in two or three months. He said it’s been nine months today and they have sent emails, personally met the officials concerned and even put a complaint to the higher authorities, but to no avail. Another industrialist and c m y b president of Bhartiya Sarvahit Parishad, Rajan Sharda, said on one hand the MC was indulging in unnecessary expenditure by replacing good condition tiles with CC flooring, while on the other they have no funds to construct a pucca road, which is a long-pending demand of the residents. “Moreover, the interlocking tiles were laid on the roadside and that path was used by the pedestrians, so the claims of MC officials that it was replaced with cement flooring to cater the heavy traffic sounds baseless,” said Sharda, adding that it was sheer wastage of funds and nothing else. He said they have forwarded a complaint in this regard to the Punjab CM and other higher officials, demanding high-level inquiry and fixing of accountability. Nawanshahr, April 28 In a bid to promote Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, onto the global stage, the district administration would identify 10 farmhouses under farm tourism scheme where people would be able stay and pay tributes to martyr besides having glimpse of rural Punjab. Chairing a meeting with officials and tourism department, the DC said the administration would nominate Khatkar Kalan village for the Best Village Award category by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). He said under farm tourism village of the state government, 10 farmhouses adjoining or amidst agricultural land would be identified within next week where visitors would be provided home cooked food, comfortable accommodation, hygienic clean environment and would have glimpse of rural Punjab at a minimal cost. The visitors would be taken to fields, tubewells in the village and detailed about the historical importance of village by taking them to ancestral house of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh, museum and memorial complex, he said. Randhawa directed the officials to identify the farmhouses and enrol under the scheme. The visitors will be taken to fields and detailed about the historical importance of the village by taking them to ancestral house of the martyr and the museum FILLIP TO TOURISM IN SULTANPUR LODHI ■ Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal has asked the departmental officers concerned to expedite the work of various ongoing projects of Smart City Sultanpur Lodhi so as to give a further impetus to the religious tourism at Guru Ki Nagri. The DC on Thursday reviewed the setting up of sewage treatment plants, solar energy projects by PEDA, smart schools, Integrated Command Control Centre, beautification of the banks of Holy Bein besides four-laning of roads connecting Sultanpur Lodhi to Kapurthala via RCF and Mundi Morh. He said adequate publicity of the farmhouses would be carried out among the masses to boost the tourism. The DC further asked the Rural Development and Panchayat Department and the Banga MC to start cleanliness drive in the pond, parks and other parts of Khatkar Kalan and carry out plantation drive. He also asked them to ensure proper awareness drive among the people against the plastic to make it plastic-free village.
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