07052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/7/2022 1:09 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE SANITATION EMPLOYEES ON WARPATH IN TARN TARAN PAGE 2 Warn government, dist administration of continuing with their protest unless their demands are met. MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF LAHAN, ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED Tarn Taran: The police have seized 310-litre lahan and 33,750-ml illicit from five different places on Thursday. The local city police recovered 180 litre of lahan from the house of Raj Kumar of Kotli village. He absconded from the spot. The Sarhali police during a raid in Shakri village recovered 15,000 ml of illicit liquor from the house of Satnam Singh and 30-litre lahan from the residence of Gurdev Singh. Both are at large. Meanwhile, the Patti Sadar police have arrested one Amritpal Singh of Nawan Quila Sabhra with 18,750-ml illicit liquor and Sukhraj Singh of Uppal village was arrested with 100-litre lahan. Cases under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act have registered against the accused at the police stations concerned. OC 200-GM HEROIN, 310 TABLETS SEIZED Tarn Taran: Five persons, including two women, were arrested from different places with 200-gram heroin on Thursday. A drug peddler, however, managed to escape. The police on Friday said Amarjit Kaur of Tur was arrested by the Patti Sadar police with 105-gm heroin and 310 intoxicating tablets. Komalpreet Kaur Komal and Balwindewr Singh, both residents of Miani, were arrested by the Goindwal Sahib police with 70-gm heroin. The Harike police, too, arrested one Palwinder Singh of Harike with 15-gm heroin, while the police of Sarai Amanat Khan arrested Rahuldeep Singh of Manakpur with 10-gm heroin. Rahuldeep Singh procured the drugs from Amrit of his village. All six have been booked under relevant Sections of the NDPS Act by the police concerned. OC PAGE 3 NITIN SHEDS LIGHT ON BOND BETWEEN MUKESH AND LATA Rajpal Yadav is the only character from Bhool Bhulaiyaa who is a part of its sequel Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. MAX 39°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:14 PM PAGE 4 In the upcoming episode of Naam Reh Jayegaa, viewers will get to know about the bond between Lata and Mukesh. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:39 AM SATURDAY | 7 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Industrial waste dumped at green belt near Vallah bypass up in flames RESENTMENT BREWS Area residents a harried lot, seek action against mill authorities who have been dumping waste for last 3 years last three years. On Wednesday, when farmers at nearby wheat fields burnt straw, the industrial waste also caught fire. It started burning on Wednesday night. More than 10 fully grown trees on the land were also gutted in the incident. No one from the mill came to douse the flames. The waste is still burning and releasing smoke in the air. Advocate Randhir Sharma, resident of Veer Enclave said: “It was a terrible condition in our locality as it is nearest from the illegal dump of the paper mill. We complained to the authorities when the mill Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 A major fire broke out in the industrial waste dumped at the green belt of the National Highways Authority of India and railway land at Vallah bypass. Residents of several residential localities at Bypass Road, Vallah, and New Amritsar area were privy to the smoke emanating from the dump for the last three days. A local mill has been dumping huge quantity of industrial waste on a vacant plot on the NHAI land along with the Asr-Jal railway track for the management was dumping the industrial waste near the residential area. Industrial waste contains plastic and other matter which also stinks and produces dense smoke. The Punjab Pollution Control Board is aware of the illegal dump, but hasn’t taken any action. We want the government to lift the dump from the highly sensitive area, as it is close to Guru Ramdas Hospital, Vallah, and Nirankari Satsang Bhawan. Moreover, the residents of Veer Enclave, Impact Garden, Garden Enclave, Vallah village and New Amritsar are facing respiratory issues.” Earlier, The Tribune had highlighted the issue, but no action was taken by authorities concerned. “The dump should be shifted to some other place where the government allows dumping industrial waste. It is not appropriate to dump the industrial waste near residential localities. If the administration and pollution control board do not take any action, we will intensify our struggle,” said Sandeep Singh, another resident. Industrial waste dump goes up in flames at Vallah bypass in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR 4 armed miscreants loot bank Flee with ~5.72 lakh from Central Bank of India’s branch PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 Raising a question mark over the law and order situation in the city, four unidentified miscreants looted ~5.72 lakh in broad daylight from the Central Bank of India having its branch near The Mall of Amritsar. One of them gained entry as a customer and later informed his accomplices who came armed in the bank and detained the staff before decamping with the cash. Following this, senior police officials, including Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk reached the spot and started investigations. “We cannot divulge the operational details now PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR FORECAST RAJPAL ON REINVENTING HIS ROLE IN BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 The miscreants took a woman customer and staff hostage at gunpoint. Incidentally, the bank had no guard for last 8 months. though we have received some clues and are working on these to identify the suspects,” the Police Commissioner said, adding that the accused came in a white car. The police are scrutinising the CCTV cameras in the area to check the route of the accused. Vijay Mehra, a bank official, said the incident occurred around 11.30 am. He said the accused were wearing masks and caps. One of them entered the bank as a customer and later informed his three accomplices, who barged into the bank and committed the robbery. Another official told that one who entered as a customer asked details of opening a bank account. Later, he went and within 10 minutes four persons entered the bank. “One remained at the gate, the second was at the cash counter, third at another counter and fourth entered the regional manager’s room. They took a woman customer and later the staff as hostage at gunpoint and looted the money,” he said. Incidentally, in gross negligence, the bank does not have any security guard for the past eight months. Also, it is learnt that a senior police official was on patrolling duty in the area, when the incident occurred. Victim’s kin stage dharna in Dist reports 99.79% front of Jhabal police station pass percentage PSEB CLASS V RESULTS DEATH OF 22-YR-OLD Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Tarn Taran, May 6 The death of a 22-year-old resident of Pandori Rehmana has become a bone of contention for the police and the administration. Vijay Singh was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Pandori Takhat Mall village on Thursday night. The Jhabal police had taken the incident as a road accident and registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC, while the family of the deceased was not ready to accept their theory. The victim’s family and area residents held a protest in front of the Jhabal police station on Friday and Amritsar, May 6 The Punjab School Education Board declared the Class V Board results on Friday. In the 2021-22 session, 3,19,086 children had appeared from all over Punjab, of which 3,17,728 children have passed. In Amritsar, 31,803 students appeared for Class V boards, of which 31,738 have passed, making the pass percentage in district to be 99.79 per cent. The overall result in the state has been 99.57 per cent. It’s a drop from previous years, as in 2020, the result was 99.83% in the state. Meanwhile, the PSEB Class XII board exams are underway and English exam The family members of the 22-year-old victim stage a dharna in front of the Jhabal police station. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI demanded registration of murder case. Vijay’s body was recovered by his family from the nearby Pandori Takhat Mall under a tree. The deceased got married two years ago. He left on his bike with his friends Joban Singh, Jatinder Singh, Mota and one more for Pandori Takhat Mall village late on Thursday evening. The family waited for about two hours, but someone informed them that they saw his body on the way. Sukhwinder Singh, father of the deceased, said his friends with whom he left were also missing, which makes them suspicious. The protest was on till the filing of the report. Congress leader and former MLA Dr Dharambeer Agnihotri expressed grief and condemned the state government for failing to maintain law and order in the state. was conducted on Friday. The examination was conducted in the afternoon shift from 2 pm to 4.15 pm. Flying squads conducted surprise inspection at various examination centres, including DAV College; Government School, Chheharta; Government School, Mall Road; CLH Public School; Amar Jyoti School; PBN School; Government School, Mahan Singh Gate. Dr Rajesh Kumar, Principal, DAV College, Amritsar, in-charge of the flying squad, led the surprise inspections at various examination centres in the city. He said the examination was conducted peacefully at all centres. Strict arrangements were made by the schools following Covid-19 guidelines. Few takers for foot overbridges on GT Road PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Have become a safe shelter for street urchins, beggars Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 Foot overbridges (FOBs) raised to assist pedestrians to cross the busy one-way GT Road have become a favourite shelter for street urchins. Though the government has set up Raen Baseras to provide them safe and hygienic stay, they prefer to encroach upon public utilities. The FOBs are still not hit with commuters. Constructed under the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), these bridges were constructed on the stretch of the GT Road from the railway link road to the Naraingarh bypass to facilitate safe and hassle-free passage to pedestrians to cross the busy one-way roads. Lying unused and abandoned, street urchins and beggars are using these for c m y b personal use or as their homes. They indulge in smoking and other illegal activities here. Another problem here is of heaps of garbage. Mostly these FOBs wear a deserted look as commuters refrain from using it. Raised to provide a safe passage to pedestrians to cross the one-way busy road, people prefer to cross the Continued on page 2 Drone spotted near Gulgarh outpost, search op on Man attacked, dies; wife also serious Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 Alert BSF jawans noticed the movement of a drone near the Gulgarh border outpost here late in the evening. They fired in the direction of a flying object, but it returned to Pakistan. Following this, personnel of the BSF and the Punjab Police on Friday carried out a search operation in several villages falling under the Bhindi Saida police station here, though nothing was found. As per information, drone made three sorties between 9.15 pm and 10.20 pm on Thursday evening. Yaadwinder Singh, SHO, Bhindi Saida police station, said a search operation was conducted in Bhoga, Tanana and Bhindi Aulakh and a Continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 6 A man was brutally murdered while his wife left critically injured in an attack near Dehriwal village falling under Tarsikka police here on Wednesday. The police have booked unidentified persons in this connection and launched further probe. The deceased was identified as Manjit Singh (46). His wife Narinder Kaur was rushed to a private hospital in the Mattewal area. Swarn Singh, father of the deceased and resident of Bulara village, told the police that Manjit used to work as a tailor and got married to Narinder Kaur 22 years ago. He said on Wednesday around 4.15 am, the couple left for a hospital in Beas to buy medi- cine on their bike (PB-02-DO8720), which is nearly 14 km from their house. He said he got a call from a person that unidentified persons had attacked his son and wife leaving them seriously injured. The incident occurred near Dehriwal village, nearly 2 km from their village. He said he took his other son Harjit Singh along and rushed to the spot where he found his son dead on the spot. He had sharp weapon injuries on his head, while Narinder Kaur was also lying near him in an unconscious condition. He said he left Harjit near the body and took Narinder to hospital, where she is under treatment. SI Balraj Singh, IO, said a case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered in this regard, while further probe was on. There are no clues so far.
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