26052022-JTR-01.qxd 5/25/2022 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE TWO YEARS ON, PLAYERS SET TO RETURN TO SPORTS SCHOOL After 2 yrs, the Govt Sports School will finally get players. The admissions could not happen due to Covid. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING MINOR Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Satnam Singh, a resident of Sikri village in Phagwara, Rawalpindi police have registered a case against two village (Rawalpindi) youths on the charge of abducting his minor daughter. The accused have been identified as Inderjit Singh and his friend Ranjit Kumar, both residents of Rawalpindi village. Confirming it, Phagwara SP Harinderpal Singh Parmar said on Wednesday that the complainant told the police that his minor daughter was studying in Class XII at Government Senior Secondary School of the village, who went to school on May 19, but did not return home. He suspected that Inderjit and Ranjit might have abducted his daughter on the pretext of marriage. No arrest has been made so far. The police are investigating the matter. OC PAGE 2 YOU GET WHAT YOU DREAM OF, BELIEVES SONU SOOD ACTOR SIDDHANT CHATURVEDI UNVEILS ZING’S NEW AVATAR As Sonu dons poet Chand Bardai’s avatar for Prithviraj, it’s a dream come true for the actor-philanthropist. MAX 39°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 19°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:23 PM Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, May 25 A 35-year-old youth, Amarjit Singh, was on Wednesday shot down by two unidentified bike-borne persons at Salkalan village in Banga subdivision here. Kiranjot, a family member, said two bikers had come to their place and said that their friend was calling him. Amarjit followed them shortly. A few hours later, a vegetable vendor passing by the road spotted a body and told villagers about it. As villagers came out, they saw Amarjit lying dead with an injury mark caused by a gunshot on his chest. Family members said the victim, who is married and was doing farm labour, had no personal enmity with anyone. SHO, Banga, Sadar, Amarjit Singh and DSP Banga Gurpreet SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:25 AM INDISCRIMINATE USE OF WEAPONS GOES UNCHECKED In another incident related to indiscriminate use of weapons, a youth from Jalandhar, who runs a shoe store in Sheikhan Bazaar, got caught in a piquant situation. In sheer ignorance, he had attempted to flaunt his two pistols and a rifle and even shot fires in the air in an open ground. He got its video made. He further made another mistake by uploading this video on his Facebook account. The video went viral and the police rounded him up. His investigation is still on. << Trying to flaunt his pistols, a youth fires in the air. He was later booked by the police. Singh said a case of murder had been lodged and investigation was on to find out who the bikers were. “We are scanning CCTV footages to know the identity of the accused,” they said. 3 held for firing in Nakodar Nakodar (Sadar) police have Tribune News Service The accused in the custody of the Vigilance Bureau officials. Jalandhar Commissionerate pertained to the sale of his Fortuner car to Maqsudan-based woman Ranjit Kaur. The deal had been struck for ~15 lakh, of which ~5 lakh was to be paid in advance, ~3 lakh through cheque and ~7 lakh in 14 instalments of ~50,000 each. While Ranjit paid ~6 lakh in cash, she gave the rest of money through cheque. But the cheque bounced owing to insufficient funds in the account and a case had been Wrestling her way lodged against her in a Ludhiana court. The accused woman further attempted forgery to transfer the vehicle of Mukesh Kumar, regarding which a complaint had been lodged with the EOW wing of the Police Commissionerate. The SSP said a case under different Sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered against the accused at the VB police station, Jalandhar, and further investigation is under progress. arrested three miscreants on the charge of firing at a house in a village. Investigating Officer Tirath Ram said the accused have been identified as Lovepreet Singh, alias Sheru, a resident of Kesar Pur village in Kapurthala, Gurwindar Singh, alias Gopa, and Soni, alias Kama, resi- dents of Bhandal Dona village in Kapurthala. Kuldip Singh, a resident of Sahem village, had lodged a complaint with the police that three motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire on his house on May 10 last year. He said the bullets pierced through the main gate of the house and a vehicle parked inside, adding that the incident was recorded on cameras installed at the gate. The investigating officer said a case under Sections 336 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against the accused. — OC Tribune News Service The Panchayat Department got 11 acres freed from encroachers at Jahangir village in Nakodar of Jalandhar on Wednesday. was under illegal passion for the last nearly three decades. Divisional Deputy Director, Rural Development and Panchayats Department, Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu said the campaign would remain in process in the days to come. He revealed that illegal possessions were removed from 1,036 acres 3 kanal 12 marla lands in Jalandhar division. Sandhu warned those who were illegally holding pan- Tribune News Service Kapurthala, May 25 Deputy Commissioner-cumChairman of District Taskforce, Kapurthala, Vishesh Sarangal on Wednesday asked officials of the mining, police, drainage departments to constitute flying squads at the subdivision level to keep an eye on illegal mining and movement of minerals across the district. Advocating to take stern action against the persons indulging in illegal mining, the Deputy Commissioner said the flying squads must include designated ASI or SI level police officials, especially to curb the illegal mining by assisting the task force. A total of five FIRs have been registered in the last month against the persons indulging in illegal mining. The officials have been asked to ensure complete stoppage of illegal mining activities, besides asking police officials to set up special nakas at key points to DC hands over ~1L cheque to Seechewal for underbridge cleanliness work Tribune News Service LPU WRESTLER TO REPRESENT IN CW GAMES Jalandhar: One of the women wrestlers studying at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Pooja Gehlot, has recently qualified for the prestigious quadrennial Commonwealth Games-2022, to be held at Birmingham (UK). Pooja will compete at freestyle wrestling competition, in 50kg weight category, of the international competitions. She has been an outstanding wrestler with numerous medals, which also include Bronze medal that she won at Senior National Wrestling Championships in 2021. Now, she is being expected to be an important part of the Indian contingent for contributing to the winsome actions at the games. The games are scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8, 2022. LPU Chancellor Dr Ashok Mittal said: “It's a matter of immense pride for the LPU family that one more sports woman is on the way to bring more laurels to the country and the university.” Recently, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur has also felicitated another sportswoman (boxer) Parveen of LPU for winning the boxing bronze medal at World Championships-2022 held in Turkey. TNS Upset over being scolded, 15-year-old leaves home Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 Upset over being scolded by her mother, a 15-year-old girl from Rahon has not returned home for the last 13 days. After searching for their daughter for days in vain, the parents finally lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday. According to the father, his daughter had got late for the school on May 12 and she also missed her school bus. “When she came back home, her mother scolded her for the same and then my son dropped her at the school,” the father said. In the complaint, he stated that when she did not return home, they asked her friends about her. “My daughter had shared the scolding incident with her friends and had told them that she would not go chayati land to leave the possession as per the government’s directions otherwise requisite action would be followed. Referring to an appeal made by the state government and Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, the Deputy Director said the ongoing campaign in the division would continue. Sandhu said teams of the departments in coordination with line departments cleared illegal possessions from 146 acres 4 kanal and 1 marla land in Alodin village in Kapurthala on Wednesday. He said that earlier possessions had been removed from Panchayati land in block Bhogpur and Nurmahal. home as she had felt bad. She also had lunch with one of her friends and around 2.30 in the afternoon, she waved her goodbye too, but never came home,” the complaint read. The father had been in touch with his daughter’s friends and got to know about her daughter’s feelings only through talking to them. The police said the father took 12 days to file a report at the police station. ASI Karamjit Singh, investigating officer in the case, said the father had been enquiring about his daughter by visiting his relatives, friends and acquaintances’ places. After he failed to get any information about her, he filed the complaint with the police. “We have been tracking her phone and will trace her location soon,” the investigating officer said. Retd teacher duped of ~7L Hoshiarpur, May 25 A person duped a retired teacher of ~7.35 lakh. The accused called the victim from a foreign number and impersonated as her relative living abroad. The victim of Nangal Kango village said on May 6, she received a call on WhatsApp. The caller introduced himself as her relative and asked her to get ~2.85 lakh deposited into his account so that he could get his PR file cleared. He then got more money transferred into his account and the accused cheated her of ~7.35 lakh. A case was registered. — OC Flying squads to keep watch over mining activities ~4.96 crore to be spent on flood prevention near Gidderpindi Jalandhar, May 25 Taking stock of the situation ahead of the monsoon season, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday said works were being carried out under 16 flood control projects to be completed at a cost of ~ 4.96 crore. Thori, accompanied by world renowned environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and other officials concerned, visited the Gidderpindi railway bridge, where he reviewed the situation in view of the rainy season. He also commended the work of lifting piles of soil lying beneath the bridge. He also handed over a cheque for ~1 lakh to Seechewal for contributing in larger public THURSDAY | 26 MAY 2022 | JALANDHAR 11 acres freed from illegal occupants Jalandhar, May 25 Under the ongoing campaign to get panchayati land back from illegal possessions, the District Administration on Wednesday removed possession from 11 acres 7 kanal and 15 marla panchayati land at Jahangir village of Nakodar block. The possession of land was given to gram panchayat of Jahangir village by the administration. Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Nakodar, Randeep Singh Heer said teams of the district administration and the Rural Development and Panchayats Department got the panchayati land free, which PAGE 4 Channel’s new look reflects a fresh and dynamic mood that celebrates the spirit and positivity of youth. Man shot dead in Banga village Vigilance nabs ASI taking ~40K as bribe Jalandhar, May 25 Sleuths of the Vigilance Bureau (VB), Jalandhar, nabbed Charanjeet Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), posted with the Economics Offence Wing, redhanded accepting a bribe of ~40,000 here on Wednesday. SSP Vigilance Bureau, , Jalandhar, Diljinder S Dhillon said the accused was arrested on the complaint of Mukesh Kumar of New Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana. The complainant had approached the VB and informed that the ASI was demanding a bribe of ~1 lakh to help him in a police complaint case, but the deal was struck at ~40,000. After verifying his information, a VB team laid a trap and the ASI was arrested while accepting the bribe from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. The case of Mukesh Kumar which he had put up before the EOW wing of the PAGE 3 DC Ghanshyam Thori and environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal at the Gidderpindi railway bridge in Jalandhar where they reviewed the situation in view of rainy season. MALKIAT SINGH interest. He said the work of cleanliness under the bridge would immensely be helpful to prevent floods and such situations in coming weeks. Assuring Seechewal of c m y b cooperation in future too, the DC said that all requisite works would be completed well in time so that smooth flow of water could be ensured for safety and securi- ty of people and their belongings. Thori, while taking review in the area, said that administration had already geared up for flood control by taking all measures to cleaning drains besides strengthening the banks of rivers in flood prone areas. The DC said 16 flood control projects included eight of safety and security from floods to be completed at a cost of Rs 3.69 while the another eight would be related with cleaning of drains worth Rs 1.27 crore. He said that tender process had already been completed with commencement of works in flood prone areas. Instructions have also already been issued to all authorities concerned for timely completion of these works without any fail, he said. check illegal mining. It may be mentioned here that the district taskforce has been headed by the Deputy commissioner with the SSP , Kapurthala, as its member. The other members are Divisional Forest Officer; four Sub-Divisional Magistrates from Kapurthala, Bholath, Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi; Environment Engineers, PPCB; XEN, Irrigation Department; and the District Mining Officer. He also asked the committee members to regularly visit the field, especially the catchment areas of the Beas in Bholath and Sultanpur Lodhi subdivisions to implement the mining policy. MP reviews progress of work at Adampur airport Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Wednesday said he would meet Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in New Delhi to urge him to restart flights from the civil terminal of Adampur airport. He visited the airport to review the progress of the construction of the terminal building and other ongoing works. Inspecting the construction site accompanied by officials, he expressed satisfaction over the work and asked them to complete it within the expected timeframe. As for resuming commercial flights from the airport, the MP said due to the Covid19 pandemic, the flights had been suspended by the government, but it was now time to restart them as people of the Doaba region were feeling the need to travel to cities like Delhi and Mumbai for their work. He said he would take up the matter with the Civil Aviation Minister soon. During the review meeting, Airport Director Kamaljit Kaur, ADC, Urban Development, Aashika Jain and officials of various departments apprised the MP of the works being undertaken at the airport. The officials informed him that work on the new terminal building with apron and taxi track would be completed by June end. The MP said the new terminal building would enhance the capacity to handle passengers during the peak periods and provide them with basic amenities. Regarding the drain problem outside the airport boundary wall, the officials said it was usually filled with silt and wild vegetation resulting in overflow of water during the monsoon season. The Airport Director had Continued on page 2
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