30052022-ATR-01.qxd 5/30/2022 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TIME TO TAKE SERIOUS NOTE OF RISING AIR POLLUTION Strict action must be taken against violators who fail to follow norms set by the NGT & PPCB, feel residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SODOMY: YOUTH ARRESTED PAGE 2 SHABANA RECALLS HER CASTING IN AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY PAGE 3 Late filmmaker Manmohan Desai’s movie Amar Akbar Anthony has completed 45 years of its release. MAX 42°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:29 PM MANYA MAKES A DAZZLING DEBUT AT CANNES RED CARPET Manya Pathak, who is known for her role in Zee TV’s show Dilli Darlings, was last seen in movie Dvand. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:26 AM MONDAY | 30 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Despite nakas,after robbers tried snatchinghaving a from a moving auto snatchers her mobile & purse field day A tourist from Gujarat landed in ICU PK Jaiswar FOUR HELD WITH STOLEN PHONES, WEAPON, BIKE Amritsar, May 29 At a time when the city police are said to be on high alert and have set up nakas at the entry and exit points of the holy city, snatchers continue to target people at their will. A tourist, identified as Meenakshi Kumari, from Gujarat sustained serious injuries, when snatchers pulled her out of an autorickshaw on Fatehgarh Churian road bypass flyover, while she was on her way to Amritsar airport on Saturday. As per the information, she is fighting for her life at a private hospital’s ICU. The incident has not only brought a bad name to the holy city, but also glaringly highlighted the failure of the police in nailing the perpetrators. Victim’s husband Ashish Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 29 The power theft controversy surrounding the two deras related to a religious sect in Sursing village was solved amicably on Sunday. A team of the PSPCL had conducted a raid about two weeks ago and imposed a fine of ~26 lakh and ~6.74 lakh, respectively, on the two deras. They arrived at an understanding on Saturday during a joint meeting held at Sursing Dera on Sunday, in which besides the head of the sect, Khemkaran MLA Sarwan Tarn Taran: An old woman was robbed of her gold ornaments in Chhola Sahib village on Saturday, after the miscreants tied her with ropes. Sukhraj Kaur was alone at her home when some robbers trespassed her house and tied her with ropes and beat her brutally. The robbers had threatened to eliminate her in case she raised an alarm. She fell unconscious and after she gained consciousness, she called her neighbours for help, but the robbers had left by then. One of the robbers broke the almirah’s lock and took out gold ornaments weighing 2.5 gm. Ram Singh husband and other members of the family were not home at the time of the incident. A case under Section 392 of the IPC was registered in this regard. OC << The four vehicle lifters with stolen bikes in the Amritsar police custody on Sunday. Jha, a resident of Gandhinagar, Ahmadabad, told that he came to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Friday with his wife and two daughters. They were putting up at a hotel on Verka Bypass road. He said on Saturday, they had a return flight. They hired an auto-rickshaw for the airport from the hotel around 11 am on Saturday. He said as they reached the Deras solve issue amicably, pay fine POWER THEFT ROW WOMAN ROBBED OF HER ORNAMENTS IN TARN TARAN AFTER BEING TIED TO ROPES Acting on a tip-off, Civil Lines police have nabbed four persons and seized four mobile phones, a sharp weapon and a motorcycle from them. Those arrested have been identified as Manvir Bawa, Vishal Mehra, alias Bhoot, Harsh Kumar, alias Tatto, of Guru Nanakpura and Deepak Singh of Kot Khalsa locality. Tribune News Service Amritsar: Division D police have arrested a youth for sodomising a 4-and-a-halfyear-old boy. The accused was identified as Aditya Rajput of Beri Gate area. The victim’s father told the police that on Friday evening, his son was playing in the street, when he went missing. He said he was looking for him when he heard his cries from the accused’s house, who lived in the neighbourhood. On seeing him, the accused fled, but was arrested later. A case under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against Aditya, who was arrested, the police said. TNS PAGE 4 Singh Dhunn, Er Gursharan Singh Khehra, Superintendent Engineer Powercom Circle, Tarsem Kumar, XEN Powercom, and a number of prominent persons were present. The authorities of both deras deposited ~6.7 lakh as the first instalment of the fine to Powercom and gave it in writing that they would deposit the remaining fine on time. The deras which had not even taken the power connection from PSPCL deposited the due security amount. Er Gursharan Singh Khehra said the meters had been installed at the deras and power supply, too, was restored. Villagers had a tough time on Saturday, when the power supply was suspended for the entire day. In sync Spring Dale Educational Society set the cultural stage on fire with the rhythmic performance by ‘Manganiyars of Hamira’ group, who have been recognised by ICCR, SPICMACAY, Govt of Rajasthan. Fatehgarh Churian flyover, two bike-borne persons came from behind. He said Meenakshi was looking at her mobile phone and also had a purse in her hand. He said the bikers came near the auto-rickshaw and tried to snatch the mobile. He said she was holding her phone tightly. The pillion rider then caught her from the wrist and pulled her out of the auto- rickshaw. She suffered serious head injury and fell unconscious besides suffering injuries on other parts of the body. The accused snatched her mobile and purse and fled. She was rushed to a private hospital, where she was under treatment. Palwinder Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said CCTV cameras were being scanned to get clues about the snatchers. They would be arrested soon. The police have registered an attempt to murder case and robbery against the unidentified suspects for now. Meanwhile, an unidentified person snatched the gold chain of a woman at the Lawrence Road area here on Saturday. Jatinderpal Singh, a resident of Ranjitpura, near Khalsa College, told the police that they went for shopping at the Lawrence Road and were loading the stuff in the car, when a scooter-borne person came and snatched the gold chain of his wife and fled away. The police have registered a case. Similarly, six unidentified persons attacked Navjit Singh of Sant Nagar area in Verka, when he was returning home from duty. He said he was on bike and turned towards the road leading to his home from near Fortis Hospital, when six persons on two bikes came near him and tried to intercept him. He said he got afraid and ran towards the hospital gate leaving the motorcycle behind. The accused threw bricks at him, but he had a narrow escape. He said later, the accused fled with his bike. Markets managed by government call for ramping up fire-safety infra Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 29 While private shopping malls and shopping complexes follow fire safety rules and keep all equipment updated, shopping centres being managed by the government are without fire safety equipment and infrastructure. Most of the markets developed by the Amritsar Improvement Trust, Amritsar Development Authority and Municipal Corporation don’t have fire safety infrastructure. There are some markets in the congested areas such as Dharam Singh Market, near the Golden Temple, where not a single fire extinguisher is available. As the market is located in the walled city adjoining the historic mosque and Katra Ahluwalia, there should be proper arrangements for fire safety. There are a few banks, an insurance firm office and government offices in the building. In case of any untoward incident, the narrow stairs and small corridors of the market building can prove a hin- Dharam Singh Market lacks fire safety equipment; and (R) defunct infra at the Nehru Shopping Complex. drance in the rescue operation. Ramzan, a resident of a nearby area, said: “There are a number of electric transformers in the street behind the Dharam Singh Market. In case of any fire incident like the one that occurred at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, there would be a major damage. The historic mosque lies just behind. The authorities should take safety measures.” Similarly, the main Nehru Shopping Complex market also lacks proper fire-fighting system. The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) had installed the fire safety equipment around 20 years back here. A few fire extinguishers and hose pipes are there, but all lying defunct. The three-storey market has covered corridors and houses a large number of electronics, Securing the border youth with skills their aim computer and mobile shops. In case of any fire incident, there is nothing to tackle it. Pawan Kumar, an employee at a shop in Nehru Sopping Complex, said: “Though the market is open from three sides and has a parking facility, it will not be easy to tackle any fire incident on any working day. There should be fire-safety equipment for quick response to any untoward incident.” Lovepreet Singh, Additional Divisional Fire Officer, said: “It is true that private malls and buildings are more equipped than government-managed markets and buildings. The government should also review the fire safety arrangement of its buildings and markets. The firefighting infrastructure should be installed in every market to minimise the risk.” BSF trying to keep youth away from drugs, changing the picture of villages in border areas of Punjab Case against man who fired at cops 2 weeks ago Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, May 29 To meet the needs of people living in the vicinity of the International Border and promote a sense of security among the border population, the BSF has initiated various programmes under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), which is changing the picture of villages in bordering districts of Punjab. The BADP covers schemes such as skill development programmes, Swachhta Abhiyan and promotion of sports activities in border areas. Apart from these, the biggest challenge in border villages is to keep the youth away from drugs and smuggling. The BSF is motivating them to join the forces by imparting train- Tarn Taran, May 29 Baljit Singh, a resident of Mehmood Ke-Hathar (Ferozepur), who was declared a proclaimed offender by the Ferozepur district police in a murder case, managed to flee from the spot after firing at the Harike police, two weeks ago. DSP Patti, Maninderpal , Singh on Sunday said the Harike police party led by Sub Inspector Harjit Singh left for patrolling in the area on May 12, when someone fired at the police party in the outskirts of Harike. The accused managed to flee from the spot leaving behind his motorcycle. The DSP said the accused could not be identified and the police recovered one registration certificate (RC) from BSF has taken upon itself to initiate various programmes for the welfare of border belt residents. TRIBUNE PHOTOS ing on physical / written courses and sports in training camps. It is organising volleyball / football / kabaddi tournaments for youth of bordering villages. With all these efforts, the interest of bordering youth has increased in sports and unemployment has decreased. Every year, the BSF utilises approximately ~60 to ~70 lakh on civic action programmes in Punjab for border villages and schools. Training in electrical, plumbing and carpentry trades is imparted to youths staying in border areas and the training in sewing / embroidery is imparted to women. After completion of their respective training, essential toolkits of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and sewing machines are distributed to the trainees accordingly. c m y b Villagers are also taught about horticulture, scientific techniques in agriculture, organic farming, water-harvesting methods. Now, youths are also earning with the acquired skills. During Civic Action Programmes, the BSF distrib- utes various items such as stationery, computers, RO systems, sports-kit etc. to schools and items such as bio-toilet, water-storage tanks, dustbin, football and volleyball to villages. In addition, free medical camps are also organised for villagers. the motorcycle and 20-gm heroin from it. The RC was in the name of Baljit Singh, which helped the police to identify the accused. The DSP said after verifying the documents, the accused responsible for firing at the police party was recognised as Baljit Singh, who has been booked under Section 307 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act on Saturday (May 28). The DSP said the police were conducting raids at the possible hideouts of the accused to arrest him.
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