01052022-JTR-01.qxd 4/30/2022 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE JUNGLE LODGES, SAFARI ATTRACT TOURISTS TO THANA VILLAGE PAGE 2 The adventure-based ecotourism in the sub-mountain ranges of Hoshiarpur is attracting a large number of tourists. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF LINEMAN ATTACKED: THREE BOOKED Hoshiarpur: Dasuya police station have registered a case against three people for attacking a PSPCL lineman. The complainant, Jagjit Singh, told that he had gone to Ghogra village, along with JE Yashpal Singh and lineman Ravikant, to rectify a fault in power supply. During this, three youths came there and started arguing with him regarding the supply of electricity. When he tried to persuade them, one of them attacked him with a sharp weapon. When he raised an alarm, the accused ran away. He was admitted to the government hospital in Dasuya. On his complaint, the police have registered a case against three by naming one accused Jarnail Singh resident Ghogra. OC MAN HELD HOSTAGE, ~8 LAKH LOOTED Garhshankar: Two persons allegedly broke into the house of a resident of Rawal Pindi Road, held him hostage and decamped with ~8 lakh cash. Ajit Singh alleged that two persons entered his house on April 4 after snapping the electricity connection while two stood outside. The accused tied him in a room and took the money. In the morning, his maid spotted him and informed his relatives. He was admitted to the hospital in Dhaha Kaleran. He feels the robbery was allegedly done by Kuldeep Singh, alias Sonu, of Ward No. 2 with his associates. The police have booked Kuldeep and started probe. OC 1 ARERSTED FOR SNATCHING ~1.5L Hoshiarpur: In the case of robbing ~1.5 lakh in cash by injuring a medicines’ salesman, Model Town police have booked three persons after arresting one of them. The complainant, Husan Lal of Fatehgarh alleged that when he was sitting in his car after collecting money from a medical store, three bikeborne persons attacked him and snatched the bag containing about ~1.5 lakh. One of the accused fell from the bike and was nabbed by the people. He has been identified as Ajaypal, a resident of village Mehna. One more of the absconding accused has been identified as Ritik alias Kaka, a resident of Bassi Kalan while the third could not be identified yet. The police have also seized the bike of the accused. Model Town police has started the next action after registering a case in this regard. OC CELEBS TALK ABOUT HOW HAPPY VIBES ARE A WINSOME FORMULA 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 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:07 PM Cong councillor’s son lands in soup SUNRISE MONDAY 5:42 AM SUNDAY | 1 MAY 2022 | JALANDHAR Man opens fire near Hotel Dolphin, held Hard day’s labour... Tribune News Service Accused of raping 21-yr-old on pretext of giving her job ■ Rama Mandi police register 2nd rape case in 10 days Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 30 A 21-year-old girl, who hails from Bhogpur and was living in a paying guest (PG) accommodation at Rama Mandi here, has accused a Congress councillor’s son of molestation and rape. This is the second rape case that has been reported at the Rama Mandi police station in the last 10 days. Earlier, a case of 4-year-old being raped at her residence in Laddhewali was reported on April 24. There are reports that efforts are even on to hush up the matter. On Thursday night, when the girl went to the police station to register her complaint against Harish, alias Bobby, son of Congress councillor Bimla Rani, many Congress leaders gathered at the police station in support of the accused and tried to resolve the matter through mutual talks. A high drama prevailed at the police station that night. The accused’s family even claimed that the girl was COUNTER CLAIM Accused's family, meanwhile, claimed that the girl was blackmailing them for the last few days. They alleged that she was demanding ~25 lakh threating them by saying that she would implicate their son in a false rape case if they failed to pay. blackmailing them for the last few days. They alleged that she was demanding ~25 lakh threating them by saying that she would implicate their son in a false rape case if they failed to pay. On the other side, the victim’s family alleged that they were being pressured to withdraw the case else they will have to face the consequences. As per victim’s statement in the FIR, she was called to a room by the accused on April 25 on the pretext of offering her a job. The victim alleged that the accused raped her after mixing some intoxicating substance in her cold drink. She said on April 26 night, she along with her friend went to the police station and registered a complaint against him, but no action was taken. When contacted, SHO Rama Mandi Navdeep Singh, said a complaint was registered against the accused, but two days later, the victim requested to withdraw the case and submitted a written application in this regard. He said late on Thursday night, she again visited the police station to register the case and give her full statement. An FIR was then registered against the accused. He said they have started investigation in the case and all angles were being probed thoroughly. Meanwhile, despite repeated attempts, Vijay Dakoha, father of the accused, couldn’t be contacted. MAY DAY TODAY...But labourers toil hard at the grain market even as the mercury touched 42 degrees Celsius in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH ‘Kidnapped’ 13-yr-old girl traced to grandparents’ home in Bihar Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 30 The search for a 13-year-old girl who had been reportedly kidnapped three days ago by her parents has ended with the girl being traced to Danapur in Bihar. The 13-year-old girl, a resident of Gadaipur in Jalandhar, travelled from Jalandhar to Patna alone in a train without telling her parents. As per the police and her Rising mercury hits wheat, milk production Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 30 The dramatic spike in maximum temperature has affected wheat and milk yields this year in the district and Doaba. While agro experts and climate scientists remain concerned on the larger implications of the weather, they say there is need of caution amid rising inclement weather. District Agricultural Officer Surinder Singh said: “Due to the unprecedented increase in temperatures in March, the wheat yield has been reduced by 5 to 7 quintals per hectare. The weather has greatly impacted farmers and the yield. However, efforts are on to make farmers aware of water conservation techniques and water saving programmes are being intro- in ❝Due to theinunprecedented increasehas been reduced temperatures March, the wheat yield by 5 to 7 quintals per hectare. Efforts are on to make farmers aware of water conservation techniques and water saving programmes are being introduced. To encourage plantation, officials are also guiding farmers regarding agro forestry. Surinder Singh, DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL OFFICER ❞ duced. To encourage plantation, officials are also guiding farmers regarding agro forestry. The weather is not just a Punjab phenomenon but a countrywide phenomenon and we can’’’’t control it, but means of increasing water saving, diversification and agroforestry will at least insulate some villages. Already villages which have much voluntary plantation and better green cover have a 2 to 3°C difference in temperature from other villages.” Shivinder Singh, scientist, Meteorological Department, Chandigarh, said, “It was the hottest March in many years Tribune News Service Rajan Singh of Surjit Singh Hockey Academy, Jalandhar, will be the vicecaptain of the team. The other members of the team are Preetinder Singh, Japnit Singh, Sukhmanpreet Singh, Rajan Singh, Satpal Singh, Harmolbir Singh, Manmeet Singh Rai, Harpreet Singh, Karan, Pritpal Singh, Uttkarsh, Prabhjot Singh, Lovenoor Singh, Prabhdeep Singh, Rohan Bhushan, Manpreet Singh, Bulandbir Singh, Armanjot Singh and Harjas Singh. Manmohan Singh and Vishaljit Singh have been appointed as coach and manager of the team, respectively. The team for the sub-junior men’s championship was selected by the committee of Olympians and former international players, including Harpreet Singh Mander, Balwinder Singh Shammi, Baljit Singh Dhillon, Gaganajit Singh, Jugraj Singh, Bikramjit Singh Kaka, Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal, Tejbir Singh Hundal, Swaranjit Singh and Amrik Singh Powar. 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... ■ Manmeet to lead state’s junior team for nationals Jalandhar, April 30 Manmeet Singh Rai will lead the Punjab sub-junior men’s hockey team in the 12th Hockey India National Sub-Junior Men’s Championship, starting from May 4 in Goa. Olympian Balwinder Singh Shammi, a member of the Hockey Punjab’s ad-hoc committee, said Manmeet Singh Rai of Punjab State Institute of Sports, Mohali, has been named as captain of the Punjab Men’s team to lead Punjab in the 12th Hockey India National Sub Junior Men’s Hockey Championship to be held in Goa from May 4 to 15. PAGE 3 and the prediction for the coming months of summer is also the same. It will be hotter than normal. The directives are already being released from our department. While the monsoons are expected to be normal this year, the summer temperatures are likely to be above normal.” Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Punjab, Gur Harminder Singh said, “Weather vagaries and global warming have massive implications in Punjab as the wheat yield this season was drastically reduced. February end as well as March saw unprecedented high temperatures also with a reported decline in the production of milk this year. As per the IPCC and UN reports on climate change South Asia is Continued on page 2 parents, she reached Bihar alone to meet her grandparents. As she did not bother about informing her family, they kept looking for her for the past three days. One of the five siblings, the girl had stepped out of home to appear in an exam on April 28, but never returned home. On being called by her class teacher that she did not appear for her exam, her parents began searching for her everywhere. It was at 1.30 pm this afternoon that the girl called her parents to tell them that she was in Bihar. An FIR had been registered at the Maqsudan police station by the Jalandhar Police, which has been quashed following the tracing of the girl. The police said the FIR was cancelled after due checks with her parents and talks with her relatives in Bihar. ASI Satnam Singh, posted Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, April 30 Taking swift action against miscreants flouting law in the city, the police on Saturday arrested the accused who fired gunshots after a minor road rage near Hotel Dolphin. Divulging details, Commissioner of Police, Gurpreet Singh Toor, said the police have arrested Gaurav Bathla, a resident of Shastri Nagar, who opened fire near the old fruits and vegetable market. He said during preliminary probe, it was established that Bathla and Vivek Puri entered into an argument on road. He said both Bathla and Puri called their friends and the two groups clashed. “After Puri and his friends started beating Bathla he took out his .32 licenced weapon and opened fire,” he said, adding that three rounds were fired, but no one was injured. He said as soon as the incident came into the knowledge of the police, they swung into action and started investigation. He said a case was registered against Bathla and he was arrested by the police. He said the weapon of the accused has also been confiscated. Toor said further investigation into the case is on and severe action would be taken against the perpetrators. Two killed in Security up for political events road accidents Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, April 30 Two persons died in separate road accidents here. Lakhwinder Singh of Mana village alleged that his brother-in-law, Randeep Singh, died after being hit by a truck near Bassi Daulat Khan. The police have registered a case against the accused driver Narpat Singh of Rajasthan. Meanwhile, Gurdawar Singh of Pandori Kadd alleged that his son, Harvinder Singh, had gone to Rajpur Bhaiyan village on his bike. After some time, he got a call from the village sarpanch that he was lying on the roadside. He reached and took him to a private hospital in Hoshiarpur, from where he was referred to government hospital, but doctors declared him dead. A case was registered. — OC Jalandhar, April 30 Post clashes in Patiala, tight security has been deployed for political events in the city, including interactions organised by SAD (A) chief Simranjit S Mann and BJP leadership, to prevent any untoward incident. All intersections leading to the Punjab Press Club and Circuit House had a heavy posse of police. While Mann had organised a press conference at the Punjab Press Club, BJP leaders including party’s MC elections incharge Tikshan Sud and coin-charge Fateh Jung Bajwa were to hold a press conference on the issue of forthcoming civic poll. Mann blamed the state police for its intelligence failure in the clashes that occurred in Patiala. He also A posse of police deployed ahead of the visit of SAD (A) leader Simranjit Mann and BJP leaders in Jalandhar. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH spoke against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for trying to appease the Sikhs by hosting their meetings, but said most of their issues remain unresolved. He also demanded that the pending SGPC elections be conducted in a proper manner at the earliest.
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