08052022-ATR-01.qxd 08-05-2022 00:21 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE A TRIBUTE TO MOTHERHOOD ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY Mother’s Day was celebrated across dist schools, where kids expressed unconditional love for their mothers. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF BSF JAWAN ROBBED BY 3 MISCREANTS Amritsar: A BSF jawan was injured and robbed by three persons in the Ajnala area here on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. He was recently transferred from Indore to the Ajnala headquarters. The robbers took away his purse containing Rs 3,000 in cash, an ATM card, a credit card and his mobile phone from him. The police have registered a case against three unidentified persons and launched further investigation. Navnath Singh Yadav, a resident of Kohlapur in Maharashtra, told the police that he hired an auto-rickshaw from the Amritsar railway station to the Ajnala headquarters. There were three persons, including the driver, in the auto-rickshaw. He said around 11.30 pm, they stopped outside a shop in Ajnala and attacked him with an iron rod. He said he sustained head injury in the attack. TNS TRADER ROBBED OF ~1.45 LAKH Amritsar: Three unidentified armed robbers took away Rs 1.45 lakh from a trader at gunpoint here on Thursday. Sanjiv Kumar, who owns a ready-made garment shop, Ishwar Das and Sons, at City Centre, said he was returning home on his scooter when the accused intercepted and took away cash from him at gunpoint. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59A of the Arms Act against the unidentified persons. TNS Farm labourer commits suicide Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 7 A resident of Chheena Bidhi Chand village, a border area, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from an electricity poll on the outskirts of the village. The deceased had been identified as Sukhwinder Singh, alias Surinder Singh Shindu (38), a farm labourer. He was working with farmer Navroop Singh, a resident of the village. He was tensed for the past few days. Earlier, deceased Sukhwinder, farmer Navroop and another resident Hardial Singh, along with five other unidentified persons, were booked on the complaint of Rajpal Singh, another resident of the village on May 5. Rajpal had alleged that they fired at his house on May 3 and he managed to save himself and others. The Sarai Amanat Khan police had been conducting raids at Sukhwinder’s house to arrest him for the past few days and he was staying away from his home, fearing arrested by the police. Sonu, wife of the deceased, alleged that the police, Rajpal and his associates had been threatening the family. SI Dilbag Singh, investigating officer, said a report under Section 174 of the CrPC had been lodged in this regard. Later, the deceased’s family staged a dharna in front of the Sarai Amanat Khan police station. They demanded to book Rajpal and his associates for abetting the victim to commit suicide. PAGE 2 B-TOWN CELEBS PICK THEIR FAVOURITE ON-SCREEN MAA PAGE 3 MIKA SINGH ON THE SETS OF STAR PLUS’S SHOW ANUPAMAA This Mother's Day, celebrities pick their favourite maa, who have immortalised the character in films. MAX 40°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:15 PM PAGE 4 Mika will make a special appearance as groom's friend in Anupamaa, promoting his dating reality show. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:38 AM SUNDAY | 8 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Drug peddler held with 2-kg Plaint filed against farmer for digging field with earth mover heroin, ~7-lakh drug money Tribune News Service contraband. He said the police were investigating his links. The police have also informed other agencies who would also likely to interrogate him in coming days. Amritsar, May 7 Farmers of Manawali village in Ward No.5 of the Municipal Corporation here have filed a complaint with the police and the mining authorities against another farmer for digging his field using an earth mover. The farmers alleged that the agriculture land was being dug in violation of the norms. They complained due to the act it would be difficult for them to retain water in their fields. A farmer from the village, Balwinder Singh, said: “The digging of the soil would disturb the natural topography. How would we manage to retain water in our fields when the adjacent plot is being dug three-feet deep.” He said they would also file a complaint in this regard in court if the local authorities failed to take any action. Another farmer Hardeep Mobile phones found from six jail inmates Daughter-in-law, kin booked for man’s death Cop injured in firing during raid, four held Amritsar, May 7 In a major lapse, mobile phones were seized from six prisoners, including three notorious gangsters, lodged in ‘high security’ Amritsar Central Jail here. The seizure was made during a surprise checking by Central Jail staff here yesterday. Smartphones were seized from Jagroshan Hundal, Bobby Malhotra and Kamaldeep Singh, alias Prince. Besides, the jail authorities also seized mobile phones from Gurminder Singh, alias Happy, of Batala, Lovepreet Singh of Jhanjeyan Khurd, Fatehgarh Churian, and Pankaj Kumar of Kapurthala. Mandeep Singh, Assistant Superintendent (jail), said during checking a cell phone was seized from Jagroshan Hundal, along with two SIM cards and a memory card of 8GB capacity, a cell phone from Gurminder Singh, a mobile phone from Bobby Malhotra, a mobile phone from Lovepreet Singh, A mobile phone from Kamaldeep Singh and a mobile phone from Pankaj Kumar. A case has been registered registered. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 A policeman was injured when a Batala police team raided at Akalgarh Dhapian village in Jandiala for arresting some suspects wanted in several cases of attempt to murder and firing by the Sadar police station there. The alleged that accused fired at the raiding police party to escape from the spot. The injured was identified as head constable Satnam Singh who was admitted to a private hospital. It has been learnt that the Batala police team had arrested four persons during the raid. The Batala Sadar police station had booked several persons, including Jobanjit Singh and Gurmej Singh. They got a tipoff that the accused were hiding in Akalgarh Dhapian village in the Jandiala Guru area following which a raid was conducted there. On seeing the police party, they started firing in which HC Satnam Singh was injured. When the accused tried to flee the spot, the police party chased them and arrested four of them. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 The counter intelligence wing of the Punjab Police today nabbed a drug peddler from a border village, Chak Mishri Khan, and recovered around 2 kg of heroin worth Rs 10 crore in the international drug market from his possession. He was identified as Hardeep Singh. The police have also seized alleged drug money to the tune of Rs 7 lakh from him. Inderdeep Singh, an official of the counter intelligence wing, confirmed the development and said he was produced before a court which sent him to two-day police custody for further interrogation. As per information, the wing got a tip-off that the accused was involved in cross-border drug smuggling. Following which a The accused in custody of the counter intelligence wing of the Punjab Police in Amritsar on Saturday. raid was conducted at the border village leading to his arrest. The police also seized his mobile phone which revealed that Hardeep was in contact with a Pakistani smuggler, iden- tified as Tariq Mahboob. During preliminary interrogation, Hardeep said he was in contact with him for the past over one year and it was Tariq who assigned him to hide the Double shift in Pb govt schools not new practice, say teachers In Amritsar, eight to 10 schools already running two shifts Neha saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, may 7 The Punjab Education Department’s order to run schools, where strength of students is high, in double shifts, has received mixed response from teachers in the district. While the government order pertains to manage the infrastructure and staff shortage in primary and upper primary schools, the teacher unions call the move half measure to tackle the real problem. Representatives of Democratic Teachers’ Front have urged the government to establish infrastructural support to schools that face shortage of rooms, staff, learning material and other basic amenities. They had recently also asked the government to recruit teachers for primary schools, where vacancies have not been filled since past six years. In Amritsar, there are eight to 10 schools that are already running double shifts on campus. While most of these schools include primary and upper primary sections, two schools are running senior secondary and primary classes in double shifts on the same campus. “The decision to run double shift in schools might be a half measure, but it can prove helpful in areas where resources are less and number of students are more. There are schools like the one in Guru Nanak Pura, where senior secondary classes are held in the morning shift and primary in evening as there is one building, with limited rooms,” said Rajesh Sharma, DEO (Elementary), Amritsar. He also added that there must be a push towards using surplus staff in senior secondary schools. This year, 18,087 students have moved from elementary to senior secondary schools. While most senior secondary schools do not face staff shortage, the high number of enrolments in primary schools as compared to senior secondary schools has created a resource gap. Industrial alcohol seized from trucker Police officials with the seized industrial alcohol. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, May 7 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police seized 1,925 litres of industrial alcohol from a local resident, identified as Jatinder Singh of Dhapai, here on Saturday. A case under the Excise Act was registered against him. The seizure was made following a tip-off that a truck was parked near Burj Baba Phulla Singh in which around 55 cans containing the industrial alcohol were loaded. The truck driver was arrested from the spot while the police also impounded the vehicle. The police authorities said further investigation was under progress. — TNS c m y b Amritsar, May 7 Puran Singh, a resident of Balari village falling under the Beas police station, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Friday. Following a complaint lodged by his son, the police have booked his daughterin-law and her family members on the charge of abetment to suicide. Gurjit Singh, son of the deceased, told the police that he was married to Gurpreet Kaur of Naraingarh, Chheharta, around 20 years ago. He said he was having a dispute with his wife following which complaints and counter complaints were filed with the police. However, the matter could not be sorted out till now. He said five days ago, his wife left home with her two brothers Baljot Singh and Beera due to which his father Puran Singh got upset. He ended his life by consuming some poisonous A farmer shows digging done by using a earth mover in a field in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Singh said: “If the digging is not stopped, we would also have to dig our lands to the same level for agriculture.” He said removing the top layers of soil damages the soil health. Advocate Kuljeet Singh BOOKED ON ABETMENT TO SUICIDE CHARGE Following a complaint lodged by the deceased’s son, the police have booked victim’s daughter-inlaw and her family members on the charge of abetment to suicide. substance. He was found dead on Friday morning. He said they also found a suicide note from near his body in which he held Gurpreet Kaur and her family responsible for the extreme step. Besides Gurpreet Kaur, the police have booked Parkash Kaur, Baljot Singh, Beera and Aman, all residents of the Chheharta area, under Section 306 of the IPC. However, no arrest has been made till now. ASI Sukhwinder Singh, investigating officer in the case, said the body of the deceased was handed over to the police after autopsy. He said the post-mortem examination would ascertain the cause behind his death while the suicide note found from the spot was also being examined. Malawali, another affected farmer, said: “The government must not allow such digging as nearby farmers are affected due to it.” He said they had already informed the police and mining officials about the matter.
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