10062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/9/2022 11:26 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE CAPTURING THE GLIMPSE OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTS Sikh Gurus took keen interest in inventing, improving & making traditional music instruments (tanti saaz) popular. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SANITATION STAFF GET ASSURANCE Tarn Taran: Bhupinder Singh, Executive Officer (EO) of the local Municipal Council (MC), has given assurance to the 36 sacked sanitation workers that their issue would be resolved. Leaders of the sacked sanitation workers on Thursday, after presenting a memorandum to the EO and appealing to revoke their removal by reinstating their services, claimed that the EO had given them assurance that the issue would be looked into. As many as 36 sanitation workers were sacked on April 4, 2022, and they started an indefinite dharna, which entered its 35th day on Thursday. Till Thursday, the administration had been overlooking their demand. Baba Vikrant, Naresh and other leaders alleged that they had been working with the MC for the last two years, but were removed from service by the local SDM without serving any notice. Repeated attempts were made to contact the EO, but to no avail. OC MALL OF AMRITSAR IS NEXUS MALL NOW Amritsar: The Mall of Amritsar has been renamed as Nexus Amritsar. The new brand identity seeks to strengthen ties between employees, retailers, and shoppers of the Nexus Mall platform and increase its awareness. The consolidation into one name Nexus Malls, comes after the strong acquisition momentum, including eight shopping centres from Prestige Group in 2021. Nexus Malls has since grown into India’s largest and most diversified retail platform. To better connect with shoppers, Nexus Mall started rebranding its retail properties in phases beginning from South India in May 2022. The rebranding launch will be celebrated through a range of events over the next few months connecting Nexus Mall customers around the country. TNS TWO HELD WITH 250-GM HEROIN Amritsar: Vallah police have arrested two persons for allegedly possessing 250-gm heroin from Mehta Road here on Wednesday. They were identified as Akashdeep Singh and his brother Simranjit Singh, both of Sarli Kalan in Tarn Taran. A case under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against them, while further probe was on to ascertain the source of the contraband. The police were also investigating whether they had any previous criminal record. TNS PHONES, CIGARETTES SEIZED FROM JAIL Amritsar: Four mobile phones, 12 packets of cigarettes, a mobile charger, two headphones and three heater coils were seized from Amritsar Central Jail on Wednesday. The police have booked three prisoners — Karan Singh of Ekta Nagar, Harsimranjit Singh of Mallian, Tarn Taran and Harjinder Singh Jinda of Ram Diwali Hindua in Kathu Nangal, Amritsar. A keypad phone was found from Karan, while two smart phones were recovered from Harsimranjit and Harjinder Singh. A keypad phone, 12 packets of cigarettes, a charger, two headphones and three coils were unclaimed. A case under Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisons Act was registered. TNS PAGE 2 PRATT’S SERIES THE TERMINAL LIST SET TO RELEASE ON JULY 1 PAGE 3 Prime Video has released the official trailer of its highly anticipated series The Terminal List, starring Chris Pratt. MAX 44°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 45°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:35 PM The actor will be playing lead in the show by Raktanchal-fame Ritam Srivastav & the shooting will begin in Nainital soon. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:24 AM Inquiry report submitted to DC, action likely next week DIGGING CASE Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 Residents living in the vicinity of the upcoming hotel at Railway Road, whose houses were damaged due to the digging work, were a relieved lot after the inquiry committee report was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, who assured to bring justice to them. Harpreet Singh Soodan, Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, assured them that he would take action after reviewing the report. “The SDM-II has submitted the 50-page inquiry report to me. Due to VVIP movement in the city, I haven’t reviewed it yet. I will thoroughly read it and take action against the guilty as per law,” he said. The DC would probably take action against the guilty next week. Meanwhile, the repair work of the damaged houses may start soon, as residents have got an assurance for it. There are three main parties who violated the rules and instructions. The role of officials of the Municipal Town Planning wing is also under scanner, as they didn’t check violations being made by the builder of the upcoming hotel. They The site where the basement of an under-construction hotel caved in on Railway Road. SUNIL KUMAR submitted to VVIP movement ❝The SDM-II hasreviewed itthe 50-page inquiry reportitto me. Dueaction against the in the city, I haven’t yet. I will thoroughly read and take guilty as per law. ❞ Harpreet Singh Soodan, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, AMRITSAR depth of digging. The report may also question the Grand Hotel owner for not demolishing the unsafe portion of the hotel before it collapsed. Meanwhile, on the directions of Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, another committee has been constituted for conducting inquiry into the matter. The report of this parallel inquiry committee headed by MC officials is yet to be submitted. Expressing concern, some local politicians have asked the owner of the upcoming hotel to repair the damaged houses. The owner of the hotel has assured residents to re-construct their homes. Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 A ‘drug trafficker’ attacked a police party led by a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) official leaving a cop injured here on Wednesday. The police team had raided his house in Daddiyan village, falling under Majitha police, here regarding an NDPS case registered with the NCB in January this year. The accused identified as Gurpreet Singh has been arrested and a case under Sections 353, 186 and 332 of the IPC was registered Amritsar, June 9 City police have nabbed Deepak Kumar, alias Deepu Bihari, of Kot Harnam Dass area, here. He was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in several cases and evading arrest since 2007. ASI Lakhwinder Singh, IO, said Bihari was nabbed by the police in connection with a snatching case and under Arms Act in February 2009. Later, he confessed that three more similar cases were registered against him in September 2007, March 2009, and September 2013, in which the local court had declared him a PO. Now, a fresh has been registered. — TNS Farmers seek permanent ownership rights for settlers Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 A large number of farmers, including women led by Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), gheraoed the residence of Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal for ownership rights for settlers. Despite the scorching heat, a massive gathering was organised in front of the house of Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at Jagdev Kalan, Amritsar, and thousands of farmers raised anti-government slogans. Addressing the gathering, state general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said in 1947 after Independence, farmers levelled and cultivated barren land and then filled the country’s food bowl by producing foodgrains. But so far, those ‘settler’ farmers have not got permanent ownership rights of the land.” Gherao Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal’s house ❝In 1947 afterfarmers Independence, levelled and cultivated barren land and then filled the country’s food bowl by producing foodgrains. But so far, those ‘settlers’ have not got permanent ownership rights of the land. ❞ Sarwan Singh Pandher, KMSC, STATE GENERAL SECRETARY Other union leaders including Gurbachan Singh Chabba, Ranjit Singh Klerbala, Jarmanjit Singh Bandala and Secretary Singh Kotla also addressed and criticised the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government for not fulfilling the genuine demands of farmers. Later in the evening, a meeting was held between leaders of the organisation and Additional Deputy Commissioner Ranbir Singh Mudhal. The ADC has called KMSC leaders for a meeting with Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at 4 pm on Friday to resolve the issues. Amandeep Kaur, Superintendent of Police (Rural), also assured farmer leaders that all demands Admn starts move against encroachments Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, June 9 Keeping in view traffic woes being faced by residents in the town, the administration on Thursday launched a move to remove encroachments from roads and marketplaces, particularly from footpaths. Rajnish Arora, SDM-cumAdministrator of the local Municipal Council (MC), accompanied by Maninder Singh Patanga, Inspector, MC, Inspector Baljit Singh, District Traffic in-charge, and other officials concerned approached shopkeepers and others to appeal to them to remove encroachments from SDM-cum-administrator of Tarn Taran Municipal Council approach shopkeepers and others appealing to vacate the encroachments from the common space. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI markets, roads and footpaths. The SDM said teams of officials would go to all shop- keepers and rehri-tharhi operators in the town to vacate encroached space for c m y b the smooth flow of traffic. The SDM said the space to be used for the purpose would be marked with yellow line and the violators would be dealt with according to the law. He said the teams would continue making appeals to shopkeepers till Saturday and from Tuesday action would be taken against the violators by imposing a fine and initiating criminal proceedings. Encroachments on the main road, Jandiala Road, Noordi Road, adda bazaar, tehsil bazaar, Noordi Bazaar and corners in the town are causing traffic problems to residents and commuters. FRIDAY | 10 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR ‘Drug trafficker’ assaults police party, injures cop PO arrested even ignored the complaints made by the residents of nearby houses and owner of Grand Hotel. Secondly, the owner of the upcoming hotel violated several rules and approved plan for the hotel, while digging the basement. He reduced the setback area from 16 feet to 5 feet and extended the PAGE 4 MANIESH PAUL TO LEAD A WEB SHOW DIRECTED BY SRIVASTAV related to the police administration would be resolved. Union leaders are demanding from the government to constitute a law in the name of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in the Vidhan Sabha session to give permanent ownership rights to settlers. The price of low water crops should be announced as per the report of the Swaminathan Commission, discharge of poisonous water containing chemicals in rivers and canals should be stopped, cleaning of ponds should be done and rainwater should be preserved in villages. District-level farmer leaders, including Gurlal Singh Mann, Baldev Singh Bagga, Baj Singh Sarangra, Kanwardlip Singh, Kuljit Singh Kale were also present. Kawaljit Singh Vanchari, Dilbag Singh Khaparkheri, Angrej Singh Sansra, Charanjit Singh Safipur, Ajit Singh Thathian, Sukhdev Singh Chatiwind also addressed the gathering. The police team had raided Gurpreet’s house in Daddiyan village, under Majitha police, regarding an NDPS case registered with the NCB in January. The Patna unit had asked them to collect some documents from him. But when the police reached, he started pelting them with stones and bricks against him. Amit Kumar, an intelligence officer with NCB, told the police that the NCB unit here got an information from his Patna unit that asked it to collect some documents from Gurpreet Singh. He said he along with the Majitha police including ASI Jagdeep Singh, a woman cop Daljit Kaur reached his house in Daddiyan village. He said when the police reached his house, the accused, on seeing the police, tried to run and started pelting them with stones and bricks. A stone hit constable Ram Lakhan on his head leaving him injured. He said when the ASI tried to stop him, he scuffled with him and tore his uniform. He said the police team overpowered him and nabbed him. Abduction case: Cops find lapses in probe PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 The police have found glaring lapses in the probe conducted into the case pertaining to kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy in Beas. Even after a lapse of five months, Beas police neither arrested the suspects nor traced the whereabouts of the victim. The family members had approached Amritsar Rural SSP Swarndeep Singh in this connection who had marked a probe to DSP Sukhwinder Singh Brar to look into it. Taking a stern view of the findings, the SSP has initiated departmental action against two cops and investigation office in the case. “We have found lapses and therefore departmental action against the two cops. A further probe into the abduction of the boy was ordered to DSP Brar,” said SSP. The victim, identified as Vanshroop, had gone missing from his native village Kartarpur on December 23, 2021, while the family accused some relatives of his abduction. They lodged a complaint with Beas police in this regard. However, an FIR was registered four months after the incident after the victim’s family made rounds of the police station and approached senior police officials. Sukhwinder Singh, a relative of the family, was among the suspects. The victim’s mother Kuldeep Kaur and her husband said Sukhwinder and his SSP initiates departmental action against two cops IN A NUTSHELL ■ 12-year-old Vanshroop, went missing from his native village Kartarpur on December 23, 2021, while the family accused some relatives of abduction ■ They lodged a complaint with Beas police. However, an FIR was registered four months after the incident after the victim's family made rounds of the police station and approached senior cops ■ Sukhwinder Singh, a relative of the family, was among the suspects ■ Victim's mother Kuldeep Kaur and her husband said Sukhwinder and his unidentified accomplice had taken the boy from the house and Vanshroop did not return home since ■ After four months, the police booked Sukhwinder and his unidentified accomplice for kidnapping the child ■ The family alleged that the village sarpanch was influencing investigations to save the accused unidentified accomplice had taken the boy from the house and Vanshroop did not return home since. After four months, the police booked Sukhwinder and his unidentified accomplice for kidnapping the child. The family alleged that the village sarpanch was influencing police investigations in order to save the accused. Finance firm employee robbed of ~41K & tablet Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 9 Three unidentified armed persons arrested yet another finance firm employee of ~41,000 from Manawala area. The victim was identified as Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Bhadaur, Barnala. He works at Satin Credit Care Network Limited Company having its branch at Jandiala Guru. He told the police that he collected instalments from Talwandi village and was going towards Manawala, when three armed persons intercepted him. He said they snatched his bag containing cash and a tablet. They fled towards Manawala. ASI Jagtar Singh, IO, said a case under Section 379-B of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons in this regard. He said the police were scrutinising the CCTV cameras in area to get some clues. Earlier, a finance firm employee was looted by unidentified persons from near Nesta border village on Monday. The accused decamped with ~91,120, which the victim had collect- ed as instalments from various villages. Sukhminder told the police that he works in field at Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited. He said on Wednesday, he collected loan instalments from Neshta village and as soon as he reached outside, three armed persons came on a bike and snatched the bag containing the cash. Meanwhile, two unidentified persons snatched a scooter from Sumit Palta, a resident of Anand Avenue, from outside his house on Wednesday.
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