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SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:26 AM TUESDAY | 31 MAY 2022 | AMRITSAR Deteriorating law & order situation a cause for concern Gunning down a kalakaar sets a dangerous Snatching victim succumbs to her injuries precedent, feels artiste fraternity in city Police add murder charge to FIR|Two suspects nabbed for questioning PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 30 A day after the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, the artiste fraternity in the city is still in shock as to how things went. While reactions have been pouring in from Bollywood, music industry and even international artistes like Drake paying tribute to Sidhu Moosewala, city artistes from theatre and music industry share that the tragic incident might have set a dangerous precedent — one hard to ignore. Arvinder Chamak, an actor and poet, who is currently in Lahore, shared that the murder of Sidhu shows an attempt to disturb harmony in the state. “While it’s tragic, one cannot help but think if it’s an attempt to create a situation in Punjab where freedom of expression is merely a print on paper. Sidhu Moosewala was a young and talented artiste and his death will be a tremendous loss to the industry, but weapon mentioned like AN 94 that might have been used in his killing are not easily licenced or accessed. There might be more to his killing than just gang war. Nonetheless, I pray for his family, who have lost a INBRIEF YOUTH BOOKED FOR STALKING Amritsar: Ramdas police have booked Inder Singh of Ghonewal village for allegedly stalking and harassing a married woman. The 37-yearold victim and mother of five children alleged that the accused has been harassing her for a long time and she had even informed her husband, a labourer, a number of times about it. She alleged that her husband also asked him to desist from such acts, but to no avail. The victim, who works as domestic help, alleged that around a week ago, she was going to work, when the accused passed objectionable comments on her besides making obscene gestures. She alleged that he even followed her. She alleged village residents tried to strike a compromise, which did not work and therefore a complaint was lodged with the police. Ramdass police have registered a case under Sections 354 and 354-D of the IPC against Inder Singh. He is yet to be arrested. TNS TRAINING CAMP FOR POLICE ASPIRANTS Amritsar: The district administration will hold a free of cost training camp for aspirants for preparation of physical test to join Punjab Police and the Army from June 3. The government has decided to fill 10,314 posts in Punjab Police in the near future. Disclosing this here on Monday, Ravinder Singh, in-charge of the camp, said preparation for a physical test for the posts of constable in Punjab Police will be held here. Aspiring youths could get themselves registered at the camp, which is being held at the ITI, Ranike, between 9 am to 12 pm on June 1 and 2. TNS Tribune News Service Members of the Punjabi entertainment industry express shock, resentment over the murder of Sidhu Moosewala ❝The will incident have dangerous repercussions, if not assessed quickly. Many might feel that Sidhu was a controversial artiste usually associated with glorifying gun culture. Whatever his body of work, The murder shows an attempt to he was talented and a disturb harmony in the state. While it's tragic, one cannot help but think if it's an celebrated artiste. To happen this to a kalakaar by attempt to create a situation in Punjab where freedom of expression is merely a gangsters sets a dangerous precedent, where no one will print on paper. Sidhu Moosewala was a be safe. Punjab's youth has young and talented artiste and his death will be a tremendous loss to the industry, but weapon like AN 94 already been suffering, but to lose young talent like that is that might have been used are not easily licenced or distressing. Kewal Dhaliwal, accessed. There might be more to his killing than just EMINENT THEATRE PERSON gang war. Arvinder Chamak, ACTOR AND POET ❝ ❞ ❞ young son to such brutality.” Kewal Dhaliwal, eminent theatre person, also said the incident would have dangerous repercussions, if not assessed quickly. “Many might feel that Sidhu was a controversial artiste usually associated with glorifying gun culture. Whatever his body of work, he was talented and a celebrated artiste. To happen this to a kalakaar by gangsters sets a dangerous precedent, where no one will be safe. Punjab’s youth has already been suffering, but to lose young talent like that is distressing,” he said. Eminent artistes from Amritsar including Ranjit Bawa and Amrinder Gill paid tributes to Sidhu on their Continued on page 2 Residents paste ‘missing’ posters of MLA Jasbir Singh Say a member of every family from Ward Nos. 80 to 85 ill Residents paste “missing” posters of AAP MLA Dr Jasbir Singh in their area. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR CONTAMINATED WATER Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 30 Residents of four wards of the Chheharta area have accused local AAP MLA of ignoring their plight. Led by BJP leader Raman Sharma, they pasted ‘missing’ posters of AAP MLA from Amritsar West constituency Dr Jasbir Singh Sandhu demanding immediate redressal of their grievance. A woman said areas under Ward No. 80 to Ward No. 85 in the constituency were facing the problem of contamination of drinking water supply with sewage water. He said repeated requests of the civic authorities have fallen on deaf ears. Raman Sharma said it was not a political issue. He said residents pasted posters as after elections, the MLA has CLAIM & COUNTER CLAIM ❝ It is not a political issue. Residents pasted posters as after elections, the MLA has never visited the area or looked into the plight of people, who are forced to drink contaminated water. At least one member of every family in localities in these wards is ill. name, BJP LEADER ❞ about the ❝I got theIinformationevery areaproblem through media only. am visiting and meeting people in the office daily. In case anyone is facing any problem, they can contact me at my office. I had a meeting with the MC Joint Commissioner on Monday and a supersuction machine has been installed for cleaning purpose. The problem occurred because the sewers were not being cleared of waste in the area for the past several years. Overflowing sewage contaminated the water supply. Dr Jasbir Singh Sandhu, AAP MLA ❞ never visited the area or looked into the plight of people, who are forced to drink contaminated water. He said at least one member of every family in localities in these wards were ill. Dr Jasbir Singh Sandhu said: “I got the information Continued on page 2 c m y b Amritsar, May 30 A tourist from Gujarat, who was critically injured, in the snatching attempt on Saturday, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Monday morning. The body was handed over to the family members after completing legal formalities. Though the police were tight-lipped over the development, it has been learnt that two suspects were arrested in the case and they were being questioned. The police also added a murder charge in the First Information Report. Meenakshi Kumari from Gujarat, sustained serious head injury, when snatchers pulled her out of auto-rickshaw on Fatehgarh Churian road bypass flyover. She was on her way to Amritsar airport with her family as they had a return flight. Victim’s husband Ashish Jha, a resident of Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, told that they had gone to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Friday with their two daughters and were putting up at a hotel located on Verka bypass road. They had a flight to catch on Saturday and had hired an auto-rickshaw for the airport from the hotel around 11 am. He said as they reached Fatehgarh Churian flyover, Continued on page 2 Can Kunwar’s services set the house in order? Tribune News Service ■ An IAS officer and a former Inspector General (IG) of the Punjab Police, Amritsar, May 30 After the gruesome and shocking murder of Punjabi singer Subhdeep Singh Sidhu, alias Sidhu Moosewala, the demand to appoint former police officer Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh as Home Minister of the state is gaining momentum. An IAS officer and a former Inspector General (IG) of the Punjab Police, Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh took premature retirement from service in 2021. Later, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party and is presently the MLA from 16-year-old bonded labourer rescued Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh took premature retirement from service in 2021 ■ Later, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party and is presently the MLA from Amritsar North constituency ■ In holy city, Singh is still remembered for his stint as SSP Amritsar, when he had made a number of efforts to improve the law and order situation ■ From exposing the infamous kidney scandal in 2002 to investigating Amritsar sex scandal and then investigating Behbal Kalan firing incident, he has proved himself Amritsar North constituency. In holy city, Singh is still remembered for his stint as SSP Amritsar, when he had made a number of efforts to improve the law and order situation. Arshdeep Singh Judge, a local resident, said: “The services of an officer like Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh can be used to improve law and order in the state. Time and again, he has proven his sincerity and dedication, but it is not known why is he being sidelined?” From exposing the infamous kid- ney scandal in 2002 to investigating Amritsar sex scandal and then investigating Behbal Kalan firing incident, Singh has proven himself to be the best, Judge said. Even before the elections, city residents had hoped that Continued on page 2 Colonial-era Town Hall building a cynosure of all eyes Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 30 Bhindisaida police have booked a man for detaining a minor boy as bonded labourer. The incident came to light when an NGO found a 16year-old boy near Nepal village following an information that he was a bonded labourer. Bagicha Singh, a resident of Kariyal village, told the police that he was a worker at ‘ Tera Asra Welfare Society’ at Vallah. He said on May 16 evening, he got an information that a 16-year-old boy was roaming in Nepal village. He said he reached there with Daler Singh of the village and found the boy on Dhandal Road. He said when asked, he identified himself as a resident of Delhi. The boy was living at the house of Sukhraj Singh of Dhandal village for the last 10 years. He said Sukhraj forced him to do labour work at his house. He said he has been living at the house of Sukhraj Singh of Dhandal village for the last 10 years. He alleged that Sukhraj forced him to do labour work at his house. He said he was brought by Sukhraj’s cousin to the village. He said the accused made him a bonded labourer. Following the complaint by Bagicha Singh, the police have booked Sukhraj Singh under Section 370 (slavery) of the IPC and Sections 16, 17 and 18 of the Bonded Labour Act and Sections 3 and 14 of the Child Labour Act. The police authorities said further investigations were on and efforts were on to nab Sukhraj, who is at large. Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 30 The colonial-era building of the Town Hall has undergone a massive makeover and the food street, restaurants and a fountain have become a cynosure of all eyes these days here. A Partition museum and a library are already running on the premises. A dazzling display of ornamental lights and chandeliers adds that extra spark at night. At sundown, a large number of tourists and locals start making a beeline. The Town Hall stands at the starting point of the Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple. The food street and beautification of the Town Hall was part of the beautification work of the road leading to the Golden Temple. Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, a freelance travel writer, said other than the Partition Museum and library, it’s now home to cafes and restaurants. At night, it bathes in lights and the chandeliers look extremely beautiful. “Whenever I walk past it, I The starting point of the Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple has got a facelift as a dazzling display of lights and chandeliers is drawing tourists and locals in hordes. SUNIL KUMAR than the Partition Museum and now ❝Othercafes and restaurants. At night, it library, it'slights home to bathes in and the chandeliers look extremely beautiful. Whenever I walk past it, I am reminded of several historic buildings from my travels abroad, which are so well-maintained and kept lively. Considering the current scene of the Town Hall, I am sure, it will soon attract film-makers as well. Many tourists are already enthralled, especially youngsters for creating Instagram content. ❞ Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, A FREELANCE TRAVEL WRITER am reminded of several historic buildings from my travels abroad, which are so well- maintained and kept lively. Considering the current Continued on page 2
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