05062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/4/2022 11:46 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 ADA ACTS TOUGH AGAINST ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS A special team demolished several residential & commercial structures coming up illegally in the district. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF DUMP INSPECTOR TRANSFERRED Amritsar: The MC Joint Commissioner has transferred the Chief Sanitary Inspector deployed at the Bhagtanwala dump. Joint Commissioner, Hardeep Singh, was not satisfied with the functioning of Chief Sanitary Inspector JP Babar as several shortcomings were found during the surprise visit of Hardeep on Wednesday. Sahil Malhotra has been posted as the Chief Sanitary Inspector in his place. TNS FOUR HELD WITH 161-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: Four persons were arrested from different places on Friday with 161-gram heroin. SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon said Sahib Singh and Bhupinder Singh, of Sangatpura, were arrested with 100-gm heroin. The SSP said Gagandeep Kumar of Algon Kothi village was arrested with 25-gm heroin and Amritpal Singh of Bhail Dhae Wala with 36-gm heroin. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered. OC CASH, GOLD WORTH ~3.5 LAKH STOLEN Tarn Taran: Cash and gold ornaments worth ~3.5 lakh was stolen from the house of Raminder Kaur of GandiwindDhattal on the intervening night of June 1 and 2. Raminder in her complaint to Chhola Sahib police said the family was sleeping in the house, when the thieves tresspassed her home. They broke the locks of her wooden almirah and fled with gold ornaments and ~25,000 and two precious wrist watches. ASI Dilbag Singh said a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC was registered and further probe was on. OC JASMIN TO START SHOOTING FOR HER DEBUT BOLLYWOOD FILM PAGE 4 DEPP’S WIN WILL ENCOURAGE MEN TO SPEAK UP, SAYS PRATEEK Produced by Loneranger and Zee, the film is directed by Manish Chavan, who makes his directorial debut with film. MAX 44°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:32 PM PAGE 4 The producer talks about Depp’s win and how this might help men suffering domestic violence in fear of being judged. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:25 AM SUNDAY | 5 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR Despite ‘tight security’, snatchers striking at will 4 arrested for robbing man at gunpoint Man shot dead while resisting crime in Majitha Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Despite ‘tight security’ arrangements in the holy city, snatchers are striking at will without any fear of lawenforcing agencies. On Saturday, the Sultanwind police arrested four persons who robbed a person at the Chattiwind flyover four days ago. They had thrashed the victim, identified as Gurkirat Singh, who works as a receptionist at a guest house before robbing him of his mobile and purse containing cash. Those arrested were identified as Sahilpreet Singh, alias Sohi, of Wadhawa Singh Colony; Nikhil, alias Bhollu, of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar; Harpreet Singh, alias Amit Juddo, of Kot Khalsa; and Parasdeep Singh of Vad- Amritsar, June 4 An elderly man was shot dead in the Majitha area when he tried resisting snatching here late on Friday evening. The deceased was identified as Harjinder Singh (60), a resident of Dhing Nangal village. According to the police, a youth of his village was snatching scooter from two girls in the village when he tried to save them and resisted the accused. However, the suspect, identified as Jasmeet Singh of the same village, shot him with a licenced revolver and sped away with their scooter. He died on the spot. On the statement of Gurbhej Singh, brother of the deceased, the police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act against Jasmeet. Raids were on to nab him, said Himanshu Bhagat, SHO, Majitha police station. Bhagat said the incident occurred around 8.30pm on Friday, when Harjinder Singh and his brother Gurbhej Singh were returning home after some work. The four persons who robbed a youth in Amritsar four days ago in the custody of Sultanwind police on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO da Haripura area. The police have recovered a .32 pistol, three live bullets and a mobile phone from them. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. Gurkirat told the police that he was returning home after paying obeisance at Gurd- wara Tahla Sahib on Tarn Taran Road with his friends Jaspreet Singh and Hardeep Singh late on May 31 evening. As they reached near the flyover, three unidentified persons came on a bike and intercepted them. He said he saw three persons who took out a pistol Continued on page 2 Deceased Harjinder Singh (60) saw a youth of his village snatching scooter from two girls, when he tried to save them and resisted his attempt. But the accused, who belonged to his own village, shot him with a licenced revolver and sped away with their scooter “The girls from whom the accused were snatching the scooter belonged to nearby Bhaini village. When the victim saw them snatching the scooter from the girls, he tried to stop him. However, Jasmeet took out his revolver and shot Harjinder, who suffered two bullet injuries on his chest and leg,” Gurbhej told the police. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where doctors declared him dead. The SHO said the accused was a drug addict and had a couple of criminal cases registered against him already. The police teams were conducting raids to arrest him. Firing outside Khalsa College: Three arrested Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Three days after the shooting outside Khalsa College that claimed one life and left another injured, the city police are patting their back by arresting three suspects even as the prime suspects in the case are still out of their reach. Incident an outcome of personal enmity over a female friend The victim Lovepreet Singh, a resident of Batala, was shot dead outside Khalsa College here on Wednesday. This despite tight security Continued on page 2 Family members of suspects seek intervention of CM, DGP Man ends life, moneylender booked ATTEMPT TO MURDER COUNTER CLAIM Paramjit Batra, however, said it was they who were the victims as he and his son were injured in the attack. He said the police haven’t arrested remaining culprits in the case so far Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Alleging police inaction, family members of two private security guards, who were booked on the charges of murder attempt and assault on March 27, have demanded justice. They (in pic) have shot letters to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and DGP Punjab Police urging their intervention and impartial probe into the incident. Rajbir Kaur, a resident of Khatrai Kalan village in Ajnala, said her husband Jaimal Singh, an exserviceman, used to work as a private security guard at a house of Kanwar Pal Dhingra in Ranjit Avenue area. She said on March 26, Dhingra and his family had a quarrel with his neighbour, a senior Congress leader Paramjit Singh Batra, over closing the gates of the colony. There was a function at Dhingra’s house and closing of gates led to inconvenience to the guests. The dispute turned ugly leading to gunshot injuries to her husband Jaimal Singh. She said Paramjit Batra and his son Kanishk Batra also suffered gunshot injuries. She said at that time, the police registered a case of attempt to murder against her husband and another security guard Hardev Singh among others. She said though Jaimal was under treatment, he was arrested and sent to jail. She alleged a cross-case was registered against Batras, but no action was taken against them. Later, on May 9, the police added attempt to murder charges against Batras in the cross-case. She alleged that while the police were prompt to take action against her husband, it was dithering on arresting Paramjit Batra and others in the case though they were roaming openly in the city. Jaspal Singh, SHO, Ranjit Avenue police station, said investigations were on in the case. He said the accused would be arrested soon. Bhagwan Singh — a revolutionary who found fame in Hollywood Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Majha House organised an online session with renowned author Anuradha Kumar, who shared insights on the life of Bhagwan Singh, a revolutionary and leader of the Ghadar Party. In conversation with her was writer and playwright Sarbpreet Singh. Centred around her latest book ‘One Man Many Lives’, the talk and the book delved on the extraordinary life of Bhagwan Singh. Opening the session, Preeti Gill, founder, Majha House said: “This is an intriguing book about Bhagwan Singh, who was a revolutionary in the Gadar Party and was also part of India’s struggle for independence. Although Bhagwan Singh features in During an online session organised by Majha House, renowned author Anuradha Kumar, gave insights into her latest book ‘One Man Many Lives’, which is centred around the life of Bhagwan Singh, a revolutionary leader of the Ghadar Party the list of eminent revolutionaries not much is known about him. This book fills this gap. An extensively researched book, Anuradha Kumar explored archives, and letters and directories and brings to life a rich history that talks about diaspora and racism and struggle.” Sarbpreet said the strongest point of the book was its vast scope as it talks about many important incidents of resistance like that of Bellingham and the formation of the Gadar Party. Anuradha said there was a strong element of idealism in the early Gadar Party with revolutionaries like Kartar Singh Sarabha, Ram Chandra, Sohan Singh, and Bhagwan Singh even though their ideologies differed. “Alliance with the Hindus in Germany strengthened the party and the revolution but also changed the outlook of the party. The funds received for the party were appropriated by members for personal gain and growth. Sohan Singh was jailed for his Continued on page 2 c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Mohkampura police have booked a local resident Rajinder Singh, alias Laali, on the charge of abetment to suicide after a man ended his life allegedly by consuming some poisonous substance six days ago. The deceased was identified as Puran Singh. He was perturbed over the alleged harassment by the accused, who used to lend money on interest. The victim had borrowed money from him and claimed to have returned the same, but the accused was not returning the registry of The victim had borrowed money from him and claimed to have returned the same, but the accused was not returning the registry of his property & later even filed a case in court his property and later even filed a case in the court. ASI Jagwinder Singh said they got a tip-off that a man had committed suicide and senior officials asked him to trace the victim. He said the police team reached Puran Singh’s house but his rela- tives told that he died of cardiac arrest and performed the last rites at Durgiana Temple cremation ground. They had no idea that it was a suicide. He said three days ago, a police team again reached the victim’s house and checked his mobile phone. After scrutinising the cell phone, when they found nothing, it was sent for forensic examination. He said when the data was recovered, Puran Singh’s daughter Maninder Kaur handed over a suicide note of the victim, in which he accused Rajinder Singh of harassment. Continued on page 2
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