31052022-JTR-01.qxd 5/30/2022 11:56 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SAVING WATER: DSR TECHNOLOGY CATCHING UP WITH FARMERS Using DSR technique, paddy has been sown on 1,000 hectares of land in the initial days until now in Jalandhar dist. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Jalandhar: Two cases were registered for illegal mining in Aur block on Monday. An FIR was lodged against the suspects under Sections 21 (1), 4 (1) of the Mining Act. During random checking in various villages in Nawanshahr, the mining inspector found out that illegal mining was being carried out with the machines at Gadapdhana village in the block. After noticing that a team had come to inspect, the accused ran away from the spot. So in this case, the case has been registered against an unidentified person who is at large. In Chakdana village, the case was filed against 28-yearold Jatinder Singh by the mining inspector. During a naka, a sand-filled tipper was coming towards the village when the driver was stopped, and then the case was registered. TNS REMOVE HOARDINGS: MC TO SHOPKEEPERS Phagwara: Dr Nayan Jassal, Commissioner, Phagwara Municipal Corporation, has appealed to the shopkeepers of the city to remove unauthorised billboards or items placed outside or in front of their shops so as not to disrupt the flow of traffic. She also constituted a committee headed by the DSP, Phagwara, and the Superintendent, Teh Bazari branch (MC), which would meet the shopkeepers and other stakeholders and remove the billboards and goods within a week. She said after a week, the police and the civic body would launch a special operation to remove the billboards and illegal encroachments and strict action would be taken against the culprits. OC TWO BOOKED FOR SEEKING DOWRY Nakodar: On a complaint lodged by Ravinder Kaur, a resident of Vehrarran village, Mehatpur police have booked two members of her in-laws' family for dowry harassment. The investigating officer, Satnam Singh, said the accused had been identified as her husband Gurwindar Singh, a resident of Thathu Garh village under the Dharam Kot police station in Moga, and his mother Gurdeep Kaur. The victim complained to the police that she had been harassed for dowry since her marriage and was forced her to leave house. A case under Sections 406, and 498-A of the IPC has been registered . OC MAN DIES DUE TO EXCESS DRINKING Lohian: A Lohian Khas resident died after falling ill due to excess drinking. The investigating officer, Sarabjit Singh, said the deceased had been identified as Sushil Kumar. Umesh Chander informed the police that his brother was a heavy drinker and fell ill and died. The investigating officer said the police handed over the body to the family after a postmortem. OC NO NEW COVID CASE IN DISTRICT Jalandhar: No new cases of Covid was reported from Jalandhar on Monday and the Covid tally in the district remained at 78,388 cases. As many as 76,797 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 13. Meanwhile, the Kapurthala district reported one new cases of corona on Monday. TNS PAGE 2 BEING MENTOR: KARAN JOHAR TO LAUNCH IBRAHIM ALI KHAN? PAGE 3 KJo had earlier announced that he would make the remake of the hit film, Hridayam, in Tamil and Telugu. MAX 39°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:26 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:24 AM ACP North among two others booked for abetment to suicide Tribune News Service Family members of Assistant Sub-Inspector Swaran Singh (inset) in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO who is in Canada at present. He said that in the video, which is in possession of the investigating officer, it could be seen that his brother was being harassed by the accused, while he was crying for help. “Swaran’s daughter, who is in Canada, first saw the videos and started calling her father. After he didn’t receive her calls, she called her mother and apprised her of the situation, following which the family members gathered and started looking out for him,” he said. 35-yr-old molests minor, booked Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, May 30 An 11-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 35-year-old man in Aur, Nawanshahr. The victim’s parents are migrants. While her mother is a domestic servant, the father is in Dubai to earn for his family. As per the information, the accused was known to the victim, which is why the girl had gone with him after latter asked her to accompany him. Mother said in a complaint that when her daughter came back, she was traumatised and shivering. “We were really worried looking at her. When asked, she told the entire episode and now she was molested,” she said. The police said that earlier the family was not willing to file complaint with the police, which is why they took several days to lodge a complaint. “Grandfather of the girl shared this problem with others and also went to the accused, after which he was encouraged to take this matter to the police so that other girls are not harassed by the man,” Aur SHO said. He said the medical examination of the girl was also done. A case under Section 506 (Punishment of criminal intimidation) of IPC and POSCO act was registered. Crime against women have been increasing and young girls experience trauma and get a scar for life because of such incidents. Last year, a 16year-old girl was allegedly raped by the man who she used to call ‘taya ji’ (uncle). The incident had also happened in Aur block of Nawanshahr. The accused was the former sarpanch of the village. The girl was admitted to the hospital after the incident. In her statement to the police, she had said the accused came to her house and told her that his daughterin-law was calling her. When the girl reached his house, the accused took her into a vacant room where he raped her. HE WAS HARASSED BY ACP, ALLEGES FAMILY Family members of the deceased alleged that he was being harassed by the ACP from last over a year and last night, too, he had an argument with the accused, following which he took this extreme step He further alleged that though the police officers have been claiming that he shot himself, it is yet not clear whether he committed suicide or was murdered. “In the VB arrests asst lineman for taking bribe Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 The Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested an assistant lineman of PSPCL posted at Jalandhar for taking bribe of ~75,000. An official spokesperson of the bureau said Amrit Lal Modi posted at PSPCL office in Barring village was arrested on the complaint of Balveer Kaur of Tallan village. She lodged her complaint on the VB WhatsApp number and alleged that the above named lineman had already taken Rs 75000 in three instalments to settle her domestic electricity bill, but that never happened. The complainant further submitted that the lineman has given her a cheque amounting to ~50,000 to return the bribe amount, but it was dishonoured by the bank. The VB spokesperson said during probe the allegations were proved to be true and the accused has confessed to the crime. On the basis of his confessions, a VB team from Jalandhar arrested the assistant lineman. last video we received, Swaran has named ACP North Sukhjinder Singh, Rajiv Aggarwal and Guriqbal Singh as the main culprits. Besides, he mentioned that if anything happens to him then the above mentioned persons will be held responsible,” he added. Meanwhile, Division No. 7, they said a case under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. They said no arrest has been made so far and further investigation in the case is underway. TUESDAY | 31 MAY 2022 | JALANDHAR Biweekly mandiat Urban Estate Phase-I a nuisance for residents Say the entire stretch where mandi is held is either accumulated with dirty water or littered with garbage Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 Biweekly mandi being held near Urban Estate Phase-I has become a nuisance for the residents residing nearby. The residents say scores of vegetable, fruit and cloth vendors leave behind piles of waste on the roads making it difficult for the residents to step out. Besides, the foul smell emanating from the accumulation of garbage and dirty water has made their lives miserable. Plastic packaging, abandoned garments, and other items continue to rot by the side of main roads adding to their woes. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Gurcharan Singh, a resident, said a narrow kutcha road has been allotted by Municipal Corporation for temporary mandi, which is held on every Wednesday and Saturday on the outward area of Urban Estate Phase-I adjoining the Army land and Police Station Division No. 7. He said earlier adjoining Army land was also covered by mandi vendors, but now the Army has cordoned off its boundary and hence vendors cannot go there. “Therefore, a very narrow kutcha road, which is full of potholes and A narrow kutcha road adjoining Urban Estate Phase-1 that has been allotted to vendors for biweekly mandi lies in a poor condition. craters, is being used as a mandi,” he said, adding that these potholes get filled with water and debris of vegetable waste due to which the entire area is surrounded by a pungent smell. He further said people coming to purchase vegetables and other items park their vehicles here and there, which further results in great rush and chaos. “A lot of empty space is there on the same kutcha road which remains unused. If MC officials pay attention to the issue and make proper utilisation of that space and rebuild the kutcha road, the problem could be solved,” he added. continued on page 2 Cong takes out protest march, condemns murder of singer Youth ends life, mom-daughter duo booked If culprits not caught soon, they will intensify agitation Tribune News Service Monday, May 30 Members of the District Congress Committee (Urban) under its president Balraj Thakur on Monday staged a protest dharna and took out a march in protest against the death of 28-year-old Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. Under DCC (Urban) president Balraj Thakur, working president Harjinder Singh Lada and S Nirmal Singh Nimma, Congress workers and office-bearers gathered at Congress Bhawan in the city. The workers earlier paid tributes to Moosewala by observing silence for some time following which all workers marched to the office of Police Commissioner, Jalandhar, while raising slogans “Punjab sarkar murdabad”, where they held a protest demonstration. continued on page 2 Members of the Congress hold a protest against the state government over the killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala. ‘A COMPLETE FAILURE OF AAP GOVT’ While paying tributes to Moosewala, district Youth Congress president Angad Dutta said it was disheartening that a young talent, who had made a name for himself internationally on his own, became a victim of political vendetta. Besides, following the directions of Indian Youth Congress president Srinivas, members of the district Youth Congress gathered and burnt effigies of Arvind Kejriwal and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Angad Dutta said the killing of the singer once again raised a question mark over the safety and security of people in Punjab. It seemed that there was no fear of the law. There is no end to incidents of murder and violent attack in the state. ‘6.5 lakh deaths in India every year due to smoking’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 30 Terming tobacco smoking as a giant killer, chest specialist and chairman of the Punjab chapter of Association of Chest Physicians Dr HJ Singh on Monday organised an awareness event a day ahead of World No Tobacco Day. MD of Ranjit Hospital, Dr Singh revealed that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable diseases and death in India. He said that recent studies observed that smoking already accounts for nearly 6.5 lakh deaths y per year in India and warned that without action, the death toll from smoking could climb still further. He predicted smoking could soon account for 25 per cent of all male deaths and 10 per cent of all female deaths between the age of 30 and 70 years. Dr Singh said smoking not only lead to lung, breast, WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY is observed around the world every year on May 31. The aim of the day is to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies and what the WHO is doing to fight against the use of tobacco. colon, head, neck, cervix and bladder cancers but also lead to very serious disease c m y b PAGE 4 Since its release on Amazon miniTV, Shreya-starrer Gray has been receiving a great response from audiences. ASI shoots himself dead with his service revolver Jalandhar, May 30 An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Swaran Singh, a resident of Sheikhe village, who was posted as a driver with the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), North, here had reportedly shot himself dead with his service revolver in the Garha area on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The police on the complaint of Ranjit Kaur, wife of the deceased ASI, have booked ACP North Sukhjinder Singh and two others for abetment to suicide. In the FIR, she claimed that her husband was being harassed by the ACP for over a year and last night too, he had an argument with him and two others present on the spot. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Charan Singh, brother of Swaran Singh, said the incident took place near the residence of ACP North and at the time when his brother was about to leave for home after his duty around 12 midnight. He said his brother recorded the videos of his argument and sent them to his family members, including his daughter SHREYA DHANWANTHARY TALKS ABOUT HER SHORT FILM GRAY known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It is a chronic and preventable disease mainly caused by smoking and is major cause of death. In Asia, 15 per cent population is suffering from permanent bronchitis and 25 per cent of COPD, he quoted some studies. Dr Singh also pointed out that the surveys have shown that majority smokers want to stop smoking, but the quit rate remained very low. He said that will power vs chemical dependency is a difficult fight. “People who want to quit smoking /tobacco need proper motivation and effective medication that they can make their lives worth living”, he said further adding passive smoking is as dangerous as active smoking. He concluded with a one liner, “Let us say ‘no to tobacco’ and crush the crave!” Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, May 30 Upset over being reportedly threatened by a woman friend and her mother, Amarbir Singh, a resident of Chalupar village, ended his life by shooting himself with his licensed pistol. On the complaint of the victim’s father, Hariana police have registered a case against the accused motherdaughter duo for allegedly abetting the suicide. ASI Anil Kumar, who is the investigating the case, said Khushwinder Singh, a resident of Chalupar village, had lodged a complaint with the police that his son Amarbir Singh developed friendship with Manpreet Kaur, a resident of Todho Majra village. He alleged that Manpreet Kaur and her mother Ranjit Kaur were forcing his son to get married while his son was not ready to marry Manpreet Kaur. The complainant said Manpreet Kaur came to their house with her mother Ranjit Kaur and started pressurising Amarbir to get married with Manpreet. During this, Amarbir said Manpreet Kaur was already married, so he would not marry her. Following her reply, the mother-daughter duo started torturing him. Getting upset, he committed suicide by shooting himself on the forehead. The ASI said after the said complaint, a case under Section 306 of the IPC had been registered against both mother and daughter. He said the body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem. He said efforts were being made to nab the absconding duo.
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