09052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/8/2022 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE SPEED UP CLIMATE ACTION, FOCUS ON GREEN ECONOMY PAGE 2 Residents advocate the use of clean energy to cut carbon dependence, appropriate change in govt policies. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ROMESH IS LIONS CLUB PREZ AGAIN Gurdaspur: Romesh Mahajan, Project Director of the Gurdaspur Red Cross Drug Deaddiction Centre, was on Saturday unanimously reelected as the president of the Eleven Star Lions Club, Kahnuwan (Fateh). Besides, Dr RS Bajwa was elected chairman and Ravel Singh and Prem Tuli as vice-presidents; DS Sekhon and Harish Kumar as advisers (education); Kanwar Pal Singh, Dalbir Singh and Aaspreet Singh as secretary, treasurer and PRO, respectively. The other advisers are Satnam Singh, Ajay Shankar Kohli, Sarbjit Singh Kahlon and Gurdev Singh. The agenda of the new team is to construct new houses for poor and needy people, distribution of dry ration, providing medicines to people belonging to the lower strata of society and providing uniforms and books to children of labourers and beggars. TNS 24-YEAR-OLD ENDS LIFE; TWO BOOKED Amritsar: Perturbed over the alleged illicit relations of his wife, a man committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Uthian village here on Friday. The victim was identified as Gurpreet Singh (24) who was married to Mamta, a resident of Nizampura village, around four years ago. Besides Mamta, the police also booked her alleged paramour, Rinku, of Nizampura village on the charge of abatement to suicide following a complaint by Lakhbir Singh, father of the victim. Lakhbir told the police that the couple had a three-year-old son. He said Gurpreet used to stop her from meeting him. Around 9am on Friday, when she left the house her son asked her about where she was going. He said this infuriated Mamta who said that she would live with Rinku and would go wherever she wanted to. Perturbed over this, Gurpreet consumed some poisonous substance and started vomiting. He was rushed to Guru Ram Das Hospital at Vallah, where he succumbed. The police have registered a case against Mamta and Rinku. TNS THIRTY UNITS OF BLOOD DONATED Tarn Taran: A blood donation camp was organised by the District Red Cross Society at the Civil Hospital here on Saturday. Thirty units of blood was donated at the camp, which was inaugurated by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban) Sakattar Singh Bal. The camp was dedicated to the birthday of Sir Jean Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross Society. His birthday falls on May 8. In his address on the occasion, Bal said Sir Jean Henry Dunant started the organisation for humanitarian aid and the aim was to provide help to needy people during emergencies. SMO Swaranjit Dhawan led to a team of the Health Department to collect the blood. The donors were given certificates. OC BLOOD DONATION BY NIRANKARI SECT Tarn Taran: The Sant Nirankari Charitable Trust organised a blood donation camp at its bhawan on Sunday. Around 400 followers of the trust donated blood. Tarn Taran MLA Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal distributed certificates to the donors and appreciated the sect for the social activities being done by it. OC SCI-FI ZONE: DISHA PATANI JOINS PRABHAS-STARRER PROJECT-K PAGE 3 KAMAL HAASAN GRACES THE STAGE OF KAPIL SHARMA SHOW Disha Patani, who made her Telugu film debut in Varun Tej-starrer Loafer, has joined Prabhas & Deepika’s Project K. MAX 42°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:16 PM PAGE 4 Kamal Haasan was in Mumbai to promote his upcoming film Vikram on the sets of Kapil Sharma’s show. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:37 AM MONDAY | 9 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR After protest by victim’s family, Farmers bat for changing paddy transplantation date one booked for abetting suicide Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service The victim's body was found hanging from an electricity pole Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 8 The protest launched by the family of the deceased, Sukhwinder Singh, alias Surinder Singh Shindu (40) of Cheena Bidhi Chand village, has forced Sarai Amanat Khan police to book the person responsible for provoking the victim to commit suicide. The accused has been identified as Gursharan Singh Sanni of Cheena Bidhi Chand village, who has been booked under Section 306 of the IPC. The body of Sukhwinder Singh Shindu (40) was found hanging from an electricity pole in the fields of the village on Saturday morning. Taking it an ordinary incident, the police filed a case under Section 174 of the CrPC on Saturday evening. Shindu was working as a farm labourer with a farmer Navroop Singh in the village. Kin of the victim along with others protest in front of the Sarai Amanat Khan police station. The victim, Navroop Singh and two more persons of the village had been booked by Sarai Amanat Khan police for firing at the house of Rajpal Singh of the same village on May 3 and a case in this regard was registered on May 5. The police were conducting raids to arrest Shindu who had gone into hiding. The victim’s family and other residents of the village had staged a dharna in front of the Sarai Amanat Khan police station with the dead body demanding the filing of a case against the accused. Sonu, wife of the victim, and other members of the family alleged it was not a case of suicide but murder. RMP kills self, eight booked Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 A registered medical practitioner (RMP), identified as Pritpal Singh, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at Ladhewal village falling under the Gharinda police station here on Friday evening. The family also found a suicide note from near the body following which the police have booked eight persons on the charge of abetment to suicide. The family members said the victim had taken money on loan from the accused and they were allegedly harassing him for returning the same. Those booked have been identified as Jagdeep Singh of Jathaul village, Pankaj Arora of Swami Medical Store in Katra Sher Singh area, Parvej, Kanwaljit Singh, Sukhraj Singh of Guru Nanak Medical Store at Khasa, Bittu of Rajatal village, Malkit Singh Pritpal Singh The family members said the victim had taken money on loan from the accused and they were allegedly harassing him for returning the same. In his suicide note, he held eight persons responsible for his taking the extreme step. of Bhaje village and Gurdev Singh of Gandiwind village. A case under Section 306 of the IPC has been registered against them, but no arrest has been made so far. Sukhwinder Singh, brother of the victim, said when he went to the room of his brother Pritpal Singh, he found him hanging from the ceiling fan. He said he immediately raised an alarm and all family members gathered there. Pritpal was brought down, but was already dead. During search, the family found a suicide note from his kurta in which he held all the suspects responsible for his taking the extreme step. Investigating officer ASI Harpal Singh said the victim had taken over ~20 lakh as loan from the suspects, but was finding it difficult to pay back the money. According to family members, they were allegedly harassing him for this and therefore he ended his life. He said no arrest had been made as the suicide note was sent for the forensic examination. He said appropriate action would be taken after getting the forensic examination report of the suicide note and the final autopsy report. Though the police had replaced Section 174 of the CrPC with Section 306, IPC, the family members were still not satisfied as they wanted the police to book the accused under Section 302 of the IPC as Shindu was allegedly killed and after that his body was hanged on the electricity pole. Amritsar, May 8 Though the government has divided the state into four zones for the purpose of commencement of paddy transplantation, farmers in the district are unhappy and demand that the date should be advanced to June 10. The state government has kept the districts of the Majha region in zone four for which the date of commencement of paddy transplantation has been fixed as June 26. The farmers stated that senior government functionaries and advisers of the government seem oblivious of the ground reality and have taken the arbitrary decision without any scientific or expert advice. Lakhbir Singh Nizampura, president, Vegetable Growers’ Association, said, “If the transplantation begins after June 26, the farmers would be able to complete the task only by the end of July.” He said as most varieties take 90 Farmers plant saplings of paddy in a field in Amritsar. FILE PHOTO days or more for ripening, these would be available for harvesting after the onset of the winter season. “In this case, the crop would be ready for harvesting in November. With temperatures falling too low, grains would have more moisture content than the permissible limit and the farmers would face problems in selling their produce,” said Nizampura. They stated that those among them who cultivate Faith matters Devotees with their mouths pierced with steel rods take part in a procession held in praise of Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman in Amritsar on Sunday. It is a thanks-giving gesture to the goddess in return for their fulfilled wishes. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Four robberies reported in holy city Clear Ram Bagh of Tribune News Service amritsar, May 8 Armed robbers fired gunshots at a grocery store owner and decamped with Rs 12,000 cash from the counter near Dutta Enclave here on Friday. The complainant, Rajesh Kumar, told the police that on Friday night, two unknown persons came on a bike at the shop and one of them asked for a cold drink. He said later the robbers pointed a pistol at them and demanded cash. He said one of them fired a gunshot which hit his brother’s knee. He then snatched the cash from the counter and fled away. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B (2), 34 of the IPC and Section 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act against unknown persons at Sadar police station here. In another incident, a delivery boy was looted of Rs 12,000 by armed looters near Fatehgarh Churian here yesterday. Rubal Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur, told the police that after distributing parcels, he was returning to Fatehgarh Churian when two armed youth stopped him. They took away several parcels and Rs 12,000 cash from his pocket at gunpoint. Jhander police station have registered a case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC and Arms Act against unidentified persons in this connection. Similarly, in another incident, the three unidentified persons snatched a scooter from a local resident, Manjit Singh, when he reached near Holy City turn on Saturday evening. He was going to see his under construction house in the holy city. The cantonment police have registered a case in this regard. Meanwhile, Majitha police have arrested two snatchers, Lovepreet Singh and Amarjit Singh of Bhangali Kalan village, while one of their accomplices Jugraj Singh of Chachowali village managed to escape. They had snatched the purse of a member panchayat of Begowal village in Kathunangal area. Gurmej Singh, the victim, told that he was returning from Jaintipur to Begowal village when three bike-borne persons snatched his purse and fled away. He, however, noted the bike number PB-05-AD-9016 and identified the accused following which they were arrested. Two vehicle lifters nabbed The Amritsar rural police arrested two vehicle-lifters, identified as Ranjodh Singh and Sikander Masih of Gurdaspur, while two of their accomplices managed to flee. They used to steal bikes from Amritsar and later sold these in rural belt by fixing fake number plates. The police also confiscated a .30 bore country-made pistol with four bullets. ASI Balraj Singh of CIA staff told that the police got a tip-off that the accused were coming from Fatehgarh Churian to Amritsar via Majitha. A check point was set up near Naagkalan village and a bike was signalled to stop, but the suspects tried to c m y b vegetables in between harvesting of paddy and sowing of wheat would get no time for cultivating the third crop. Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala, president, Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, said, “If the government is really serious about saving water and promoting crop diversification, it should ensure an MSP on other crops.” Dr Ajnala also criticized the state government for promising MSP on moong crop recently. sped away. However, they were nabbed by the police party and their search led to the seizure of weapon. On the interrogation, two of their accomplices identified as Karan Kumar and Sandeep Khanda of Fatehgarh Churian (Gurdaspur) were also booked. Raids were on to nab them, said the police authorities. A case under Sections of 379, 411 of IPC and Arms Act was registered against them. Travel agent booked Cantonment police have booked a Jalandhar-based travel agent, identified as Pawan Kumar of Chitti village, for allegedly duping a local resident of Rs 28 lakh. The complainant, Ramanpreet Singh, was sent to the US in a fraudulent manner because of which he was deported by the US authorities. A case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 13 of Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act was registered. No arrest has been made till now. encroachers: NGO Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 8 Welcoming the campaign launched by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, Punjab, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal to get rid of illegal occupation of government properties, office-bearers of the Amritsar Vikas Manch, a local NGO, on Sunday sought to remove illegal occupation from the historic Ram Bagh and the summer capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The office-bearers of the forum have written to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Principal Secretary, Local Government, Vivek Partap Singh, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, DC Harpreet Singh Soodan and Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh in this regard. Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala, patron of the forum, stated that under the agreement reached between the President of India and the Governor of Punjab on December 4, 2018, apart from the buildings constructed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the garden, the rest of the constructions, including MC offices, food stalls, lawn tennis and skating rings, should be removed. The alcohol consumption and other commercial activities are prohibited in the garden, which is still ongoing. The agreement prohibits the entry of four-wheelers and heavy vehicles into the garden. The Bagh was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the name of Guru Ram Das, the fourth Sikh Guru. The 84acre garden was modelled on Lahore’s Shalamar Bagh. It was the summer capital of the Maharaja. There is a panorama and a summer palace in this garden. But sadly it is being ignored by the Municipal Corporation. Water filtration plant inaugurated at Valmiki Tirath Amritsar, May 8 Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Punjab, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal inaugurated a water filtration plant for the talab of Sri Valmiki Tirath here on sunday. The project would come up at a cost of ~4.50 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Dhaliwal said the entire Valmiki community has great respect for this shrine and no slack would be allowed in its development work. With the completion of this plant, clean water would be provided to the pilgrims. Earlier, Dhaliwal paid obeisance at Sri Valmiki Tirath, where he was honoured with a memento by members of Sri Valmiki Tirath Shrine Board. Dhaliwal said this was his first visit to Valmiki Tirath after becoming a minister and he is fortunate enough to inaugurate the water treatment plant on the occasion. — TNS
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