01052022-ATR-01.qxd 4/30/2022 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE OVER 700 STUDENTS RECEIVE DEGREES AT CONVOCATION BBK DAV College for Women holds its 50th convocation for 2019-20 batch of graduates and postgraduates. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF STF NABS 2 WITH 500-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The Special Task Force on Saturday confiscated 500gm heroin worth ~2.5 crore and arrested two persons in this regard. They were identified as Palwinder Singh, a resident of Bal Puria village in Batala, and Simarjit Singh of Talwandi Khumman village, falling under Kathunangal police station here. DSP Arun Sharma said the accused were brought on police remand for further interrogation. Investigations were underway to ascertain the source of the contraband while identifying the backward and forward links of the racket. According to the police Palwinder had around four cases of drug peddling against him. A fresh case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS PATIALA RESIDENT ROBBED OF CAR Amritsar: Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Patiala, who came to drop his uncle at Amritsar airport was robbed of his car by unidentified person. The incident occurred on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. He told the police that he came to drop his uncle Varinder Singh who had a flight for the US from Amritsar. He said after dropping him, he was returning to Patiala and reached near Vallah. He said something hit his car. He said he stopped and came behind to see. He said an unidentified person came on a scooter and entered his car and fled with the car leaving his scooter behind. TNS PAGE 2 CELEBS TALK ABOUT HOW HAPPY VIBES ARE A WINSOME FORMULA SUNSET SUNDAY 7:10 PM MCteam attacked by encroachers Forcefully unload seized goods at Heritage Street Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Encroachers oppose MC’s action in Amritsar on Saturday. of ❝There’s a gangnever encroachers, who follow directions. Lakhs of devotees visit Darbar Sahib and encroachments lead to congestion. It is the second time, when the MC team has been attacked. ❞ An MC official Singh, Estate Officer. The MC officials claimed that the vendors, who sell goods to visitors at the Darbar Sahib, unite together and oppose the MC move. The Heritage Street has been declared as no-vending zone and no one can sell goods in this area. “There is a gang of encroachers, who never follow any directions of the administration. Lakhs of devotees visit the Dar- bar Sahib and encroachments lead to congestion and littering. It is the second time, when the MC team has been attacked by the encroachers,” an MC official said. Meanwhile, encroachers alleged that the MC team sacrilege the holy “rumalas”, being sold on vends. “We have recorded the action. No MC employee touched any ‘rumalas’. They were trying to provoke religious sentiments of devotees against the MC team. We don’t have any such intention,” the Estate Officer said. The estate wing officials gave a written complaint against four persons, who were leading the encroachers at the Heritage Street, to the police and have asked to register an FIR in this regard. Security up post clash in Patiala Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 30 Following Friday’s clash in Patiala, where two groups skirmished over holding a protest, the city police have been kept on alert and keeping an eye on the situation in the city. Police officials held meetings with various radical organisations appealing to them to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the holy city. Besides, the police was also conducting search operations at vulnerable points and major tourist destinations in order to thwart any untoward incident. Senior police officials, including Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh, Joint Police Commissioner S Sudarvizhi, Senior police officials supervise security arrangements outside the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Deputy Commissioner of Police Suba Singh Randhawa and DCP Parminder Singh Bhandal, visited various religious places like the Durgiana temple and supervised security arrangements there. Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh said nobody would be allowed to create a law and order problem in the city. “Checkpoints were installed at different parts of the city to check the movement of unscrupulous elements trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the city,” said Parminder Singh Bhandal, DCP (Law and Order). He said the police were con- tinuously in touch with various hardliners and radical organisations of the two communities. “We have requested them to maintain calm and a peaceful environment in Amritsar. We have listened to them and asked them if they had any grievances, they should resolve them on the spot. We urged the Punjab Government and the Patiala administration was doing everything to resolve the matter there and we should not vitiate the peaceful atmosphere here,” he said. Police teams were also searching the bus stand, the railway station and security was enhanced around religious and other important places, he added. When social media helped Aastha in finding her space Turns hobby into profession | Now a celebrity designer Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 30 A self-taught entrepreneur and designer Aastha Sharma is making fast strides in the fashion industry as within two years of her venturing into the field, her outfits have found place in the wardrobe of many celebrities. Her client list includes Dolly Jain, a celebrity saree draper and a world record holder for tying saree in 325 different ways, and actor Vibha Bhagat. Aastha claims that many other celebrity clients including Smriti Kalra and Surbhi Jyoti are in touch with her and she is working on their outfits too. She revealed that he had ONE SHOULD NEVER FORGET WHY YOU STARTED: PIYUSH On World Laughter Day celebs open up on how they channel power of a hearty laugh through life’s vicissitudes. MAX 42°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 22°C Amritsar, April 30 A team of the MC estate wing was reportedly attacked by encroachers and vendors at the Heritage Street here on Saturday. A team of the estate wing of MC had gone to the Heritage Street and seized goods being displayed outside the shops and vends by encroachers on the directions of Mayor Karamjit Singh Ritnu and Municipal Corporation Commissioner. The employees loaded the seized good in the truck to deposit it in the store room. Meanwhile, the encroachers, vendors and other residents gathered around the truck and entered into a heated argument with MC officials and employees. They demonstrated against the MC move and also abused the employees. The MC employees complained that they threatened to kill them, adding that that all illegal encroachers intercepted the truck. “They attacked our truck driver and employees. The employees saved their lives by running away from the spot. The encroachers unloaded the goods seized and even damaged the truck,” said Dharminderjit PAGE 3 launched her brand ‘Inaayat By Aastha’ in 2019. “In 2019, 14 of my hand painted sarees landed up in an exhibition at Mussoori. It was a big encouragement and I went on to launch my own brand,” she said. Aged 34, a wife and a mother to 1-year-old son, Aastha said until 2019, she lived her life just like any other girl; completed her education and got married. But she kept following her passion of art by painting. “Social media exposure to my work was a blessing. In the absence of it, it could have remained a hobby only,” she said. c m y b PAGE 4 He will soon be seen in Sony TV’s beloved show Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2. Here’s a chat with the actor... SUNRISE MONDAY 5:44 AM SUNDAY | 1 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Cops raid gangster’s home, seize weapons, cash &SUV Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 30 The Amritsar Rural police have seized weapons and alleged drug proceeds from the residence of a notorious gangster Jagroop Singh, alias Roopa. He along with his accomplice Gursharanjit Singh, a resident of Patti Mansoor di at Gurmti Khurd village in Jaiton (Faridkot) escaped from the house, just minutes before the police team raided his house located at Rumana Chak village. The two gangster it seems caught the wind of the police raid. SP (D) Manoj Thakur informs about the seizure of weapons and cash from a gangster’s house on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Manoj Thakur SP (D) said the Majitha police got a tipoff that Jagroop and Gursharanjit used to supply drugs in their black Scorpio. They also have some illegal weapons which could be recovered if the police team raids his house immediately. Following this, the police registered a case under Sections 21-27A-61-85 of the 3 booked for murder bid Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 30 Majitha police have booked three persons for murder bid after they attacked Sukhwinder Singh of Sahnewali village, falling under Kathunangal police station here. Those booked have been identified as Satnam Singh, his father Daljit Singh and his brother Sakattar Singh, all residents of Mardi Kalan village. Sukhwinder, a farmer, said he has constructed his house in the fields with his brother Avtar Singh and Harjinder Singh, while accused Daljit Singh also constructed his house nearby. He said he and his son Karandeep Singh, brother Avtar Singh and nephew Kuldeep Singh were going to deliver milk at Amul Dairy, when the accused who were armed with sharpedged weapons and firearms, intercepted them. He said they attacked them saying that they will teach them a lesson for registering a case against them. He said Sakattar Singh shot at them and they had a narrow escape. Sukhwinder said a bullet got stuck in the chamber of the pistol and he countered him in self-defence. He said they raised an alarm, following which the accused fled with their weapons. He said four years ago, they had registered an FIR against them for assaulting his father and brother. The police said now a case under Sections 307, 506, 34 of the IPC and Sections 2527-54-59 of the Arms Act was registered against the three accused and raids were on to nab them. All work, no play MAY DAY TODAY...But a labourer goes about his work at a grain market in Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR NDPS Act and Sections 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act against them and a team headed by SHO Majitha Harsandeep Singh raided Jagroop’s house. The police seized a pistol with eight bullets, a revolver with 23 live rounds, ~4.92 lakh and an SUV (Scorpio) from the house. Thakur said Roopa was a category-B gangster having around 17 cases of different nature against him. Similarly, Gursharan also had over 12 criminal cases against him. He said raids were on at the suspected hideouts of the two gangsters. Sursing-based sect head’s son booked for accident Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, April 30 The police have booked Baba Prem Singh, son of Baba Avtar Singh, head of Kar Sewa sect Baba Bidhi Chand, Sursing, for causing a road accident here last midnight. After committing the accident, Baba Prem Singh managed to escape the naka installed in Jhabal on the Jhabal-Tarn Taran road. The police said here on Saturday that Baba Prem Singh, who was accompanied by three Nihangs, was driving an SUV (Fortuner PB-46 AD0015). Prem Singh absconded in his SUV towards the Jhabal side on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. On receiving information, Jhabal police started keeping a watch on the movement of the vehicle involved in the accident. When the suspected SUV came near the police naka in Jhabal, officials present at the naka signalled it to stop. ASI Nirmal Singh, who was leading the naka party, said Prem Singh, who was driving the SUV, tried to run over the members standing at the naka, but they managed to save themselves. Prem Singh fled the spot. Sub-Inspector Balraj Singh posted with Jhabal police station said a case under Sections 279, 186 and 336 of the IPC had been registered against Prem Singh.
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