07062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/6/2022 11:25 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SIKH BODIES HOLD MARCH ON OP BLUESTAR ANNIVERSARY The march was held to recall killing of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and other Sikh activists in the Golden Temple. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 1 ARRESTED WITH 30-GM HEROIN Jalandhar: A team of the Special Operations Group unit (Narcotics) of Jalandhar police arrested one youth and seized 30 grams of heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Nishan Singh, alias Shaani. The police said the accused was going from the Kapurthala chowk to Patel chowk side when the police team stopped him at a checkpoint. Inderjit Singh, incharge anti-narcotics cell, said the accused used to work as steel rebar maker, but after meeting with an accident and losing his job, he started selling drugs. He said a case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against him. TNS TWO BOOKED ON DUPING CHARGE Garhshankar: A case has been registered against two persons, including a woman, on charges of duping a person of ~5.50 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. In the complaint given to the Hoshiarpur SSP, Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Beenewal, alleged that Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Kharar, and Jaswinder Preet, a resident of Pathlawa village of Banga, took ~5.50 lakh from him on the pretext of sending his son abroad. Later, he didn’t send him abroad and refused to return the money. The Garhshankar police registered a case against Sukhwinder and Jaswinder under the Cheating and Human Trafficking Act. OC THIEVES TARGET 2 RELIGIOUS PLACES Hoshiarpur: Unidentified thieves stole cash and valuables from two religious places on Sunday night. Parminderjit Singh, a resident of Panjoda village, has lodged a complaint with the police of Mehtiana. He told that he is the sevadar of Gurdwara Beri Sahib located in the village. According to him, gurdwara sahib’s another sevadar Trilok Singh informed him that the unidentified thieves broke the golak and took away cash of about ~6,000 and an LED TV. Apart from this, the accused also cut the wires of CCTV cameras installed in gurdwara sahib. Unidentified thieves also took away cash from Gurdwara Shaheed Mahinder Singh ji located in Pandori village. Police have registered cases. OC CASH STOLEN FROM GURDWARA Garhshankar: An unidentified thief broke the golak and stole about ~8,000 from gurdwara of Basiala village under police station Garhshankar. Gurdev Singh, a resident of Basiala, told the Garhshankar police that he is the main sevadar in gurdwara Baba Budh Singh. On Sunday night, a thief broke the golak of gurdwara sahib and stole about Rs 8,000 lying in it. Garhshankar Police have registered a case against unidentified thief. OC ONE HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The police of police station Dasuya have arrested a smuggler and seized 10 grams of intoxicating powder from his possession. The accused has been identified as Jaspal Singh, a resident of Mangarh. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the him. OC PAGE 2 PAGE 3 AS DARK CLOUD DESCENDS ON POLLYWOOD, ARTISTES UNITE In solidarity with the family of Sidhu Moosewala, many singers and actors have postponed their ongoing projects. MAX 45°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:30 PM MUGDHA CHAPHEKAR TALKS ABOUT HER LOVE FOR BOOKS PAGE 4 Mugdha Chaphekar loves reading books and she manages to find some time to enjoy her most-cherished hobby. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM TUESDAY | 7 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR Drug peddler knocks down MC poll: Delimitation cop at naka, held after chase of wards to start soon Pistol, 200-gm heroin seized from the accused behind wheel Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 A car, allegedly being driven by a drug peddler, on Monday created a ruckus on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala highway, hitting a police bike and injuring an ASI who broke his leg in two places. Arms and drugs were also seized from the vehicle of the accused. Today being the anniversary of Operation Bluestar, a heavy police force was already deputed across the district and its peripheral areas. The incident led to panic in the area and the peddler was intercepted soon. Identified as Harkirat Singh (24), a resident of Jalandhar, the drug peddler did not stop at a naka on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala highway to escape cops this afternoon. He was driving a white Verna car. At the naka, his vehicle hit a policeman riding a bike. The incident prompted the police team to chase him in their own vehicle. The police party at the Science City chowki was alerted, following which the chowki in The cop who was hit by the speeding car, which broke the naka on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road, at Civil Hospital; and (right) damaged car. charge acted swiftly. ASI Thakur Singh from the Science City chowki blocked the road with his vehicle. However, the accused rammed his car into the ASI, seriously injuring him. The ASI received two fractures in his leg. The police said he is currently out of danger. Action had already been planned against the car on a tip-off as the peddler had previously been operational in the area and there was information that he might be carrying drugs. After a chase, the police finally intercepted the ped- dler. On searching his vehicle, one pistol .32 bore, 200 gm heroin and 100 gm ice was recovered from the peddler. Until the filing of this report, an FIR was yet to be lodged. Both the police vehicle and the peddler’s car were damaged in the incident. SSP , Kapurthala, Rajbachan Singh Sandhu said, “The man was previously operational in the area and had been active in the drug trade in the region. There are previous drug charges against him as well. One police personnel was injured in the incident but he is currently out of danger. Further investigation is being carried out in the case.” A case under relevant sections of the NDPS Act and the Arms Act has been registered against Harkirat Singh at the Sadar police station (Kapurthala). Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 The Director, Local Bodies Department, Punjab, has sent a notification to start delimitation process which indicates that the number of wards in Jalandhar will now increase. At present, there are 80 wards in the city. The decision has been taken ahead of the elections that are scheduled to be held by year end. However, the date has not been announced yet. But, preparations have begun and it seems that the final date will also be released soon. Special training is being imparted by head office staff to the employees here at the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation to carry out a survey by going to every household and take information on total population in the city. It is also mentioned in the notification that while gathering information of the population blockwise, number from SC and OBC categories should also be mentioned. The whole process will be carried out according to the delimitation of wards of Municipal Corporation Order, 1995. While filling out the total number of population in The decision has been taken ahead of poll scheduled to be held in Dec CHALLENGE FOR PARTIES ■ With the delimitation of wards, now the AAP, Congress and BJP will have to finalise new faces who could compete and win in newly formed wards ■ Sources said it would be a difficult task for the AAP to find more than 80 faces from the wards to win the MC elections and it is going to be very tough for Congress leaders to ensure their win this time like last year ■ It is generally said that the government that wins the state elections tends to win local bodies elections too the city, black pen will be used, whereas SC and OBC will be written in red and green pen, respectively, as per the notification letter. Notably, in 2017 also, delimitation was done and the number of wards were increased from 65 to 80. And around 15 villages from MC Canton- ment in Municipal Corporation limits were increased. According to unconfirmed reports, the number of wards may go up to 90 this time. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Deepshikha Sharma informed that the first schedule of the training was already completed. 9 jhuggis pulled down by At 5, this little girl leaving no stone kin of the deceased man unturned for her equestrian dream Set up illegally on a piece of land for last 30 years Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 Nine jhuggis were pulled down at Dittu Nangal village in Kartarpur here on Monday. Settled on a piece of land for the last 30 years, the jhuggis, set up by the roadside, were razed by kin of a deceased man who owned the land. These were razed during operations carried out on Sunday and today. Owners of the huts said they had been asked by the land owner to remove the illegal structures failing which they will be bulldozed. A newborn baby and little children were among those displaced. The slum dwellers, who are very poor, said they had built the shanties with the money saved by doing labour day and night for years and now they have no place to shelter in this scorching heat. They said despite their protests, the shanties were razed within minutes forcing them to spend nights and days in the open. Residents of Dittu Nangal village, whose jhuggis were razed by residents claiming ownership of the land on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Pendu Mazdoor Union press secretary Kashmir Singh Ghugshore said a complaint had been made in this regard at the Kartarpur police station and the police also inspected the spot. He demanded that the state gov- ernment provide a permanent dwelling to them. He also demanded strong action against those who razed their houses. He said if action was not taken against those who pulled down their shanties, they would hold an agitation. Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 Trisha Sareen (5) loves animals. This quality of hers was identified by her father quite early and decided to arrange horse-riding training for her. Now Rohit Sareen, father of Trishla, comes from Ludhiana daily along with her young daughter at the horse riding training centre on the PAP campus, Jalandhar, where Trisha takes training. The little horse rider started getting training six months ago and has already participated in The Delhi Horse Show organised by the Army Polo and Riding Centre under the aegis of the Equestrian Federation of India. Unlike children of her age, Trisha wakes up at 4.30 am and the father-daughter duo starts their journey towards the PAP campus where this small wonder does practice for about an hour while her father waits for her. Then, they set off on the long journey back home in Ludhiana. It’s a daily routine. Asked if it becomes hectic, The little horse rider started getting training six months ago and has already participated in The Delhi Horse Show. TRIBUNE PHOTO Rohit Sareen, an industrialist, replies that it is his preference for his child and nothing can make the journey tiring at all. “We have set a routine now. We sleep around 9 pm and wake up early before dawn. Even Trisha does not complain, rather she looks forward to another day,” he said. Trisha is a state champion in skating too. Sub-Inspector Youngbir, who is in charge of the horse riding wing of the PAP said among other quali, ties the girl possesses is her love and empathy for animals and she is not afraid of the animal (horse) at all which is rare. “I haven’t seen a child who is so brave and is not scared of animals. She does not care if the horse would hurt her or she would fall off. She is a fearless girl. This is one quality of hers makes her different from others,” Youngbir gushes. He said the second thing is the perseverance of her father. “If parents do not give their 100 per cent, children would never learn. Sometimes parents are also wary of the fact that their child will get hurt during the training. They must understand that if a child learns something, he will fall and get hurt too, but we cannot keep our fears from getting in the way of the growth of the child,” he shared. Youngbir added that Trisha is not only the youngest but also the bravest trainee at the campus. “Her skills indicate that one day she will reach heights in the future as she continues her practice,” the coach shared. A tribute: Moosewala’s posters dot city Fans of the slain rapper still can’t get over his untimely demise Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 Millions of fans of slain rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, better known as Sidhu Moosewala, are still in shock and upset over his tragic death. While some are paying tribute to him by getting his tattoo inked on their arms, others are taking out candlelight marches and holding ‘paath’ in his memory. In Jalandhar, many fans of Moosewala, who still can’t get over his untimely demise, have put his banners at Model Town, Doaba Chowk, Patel Chowk and many other prominent locations in the city. They said the death of Moosewala has triggered shockwaves across the globe and even those who didn’t know him were sad and demanding justice for him. “When the celebrities of the state are not safe in the state and are being killed in broad daylight, how do the common people feel safe? The lawand-order situation has totally collapsed in the state and everyone is living under constant fear,” said a city-based engineering student. He said the banners of Moosewala were installed to pay tribute to him. He said after taking out candle march in his memory, the group of youngsters installed his banners at Model Town and other locations. “The internet is flooded c m y b with the pictures and videos of Moosewala and even after eight days of his death, he is still on the top trends of Twitter. International rappers are paying tribute to him and demanding justice for him, while many among us are still criticising his songs and spreading hatred,” he added. Another student said: “I am not a fan of Moosewala, but I am a Punjabi. I don’t know why but it feels like someone continued on page 2 Posters of Sidhu Moosewala have been put up at various locations in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH
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