11062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/10/2022 11:49 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE STATE GOVT’S CENTRALISED ADMISSIONS MOVE OPPOSED Non-govt Aided Colleges Management Federation is preparing to wage a war against the state government. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE BOOKED FOR MOLESTING COUSIN Tarn Taran: A teenage girl was reportedly molested by her cousin on June 5 and managed to escape when the victim raised alarm. The accused had been identified as Amritpal Singh, a resident of Panjwar (Jhabal). The accused is son of the sister of the victim’s father. Sadar police said that the victim was alone in her house on June 5 when the accused entered the victim’s house and started molesting her. The accused managed to run away from the spot when the victim raised the alarm. The police had registered a case under Section 354 of the IPC and Section 12 of the POCSO Act against the accused, who is absconding, said the police. OC GIRLS ABDUCTED, CASE REGISTERED Tarn Taran: Three girls were abducted from different places in the district said the police on Friday. The police have registered cases and initiated probe. A teenage girl was abducted from Patti town on May 25 from her home while her family was asleep. The city police registered a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC against an unidentified person. Another teenage girl was abducted from Jamarai village by Lovpreet Singh and his mother of the same village on June 6. The accused had lured the girl to marry her. A case was registered. In another case, a girl was abducted from Harike on the night of June 2. The accused, Fateh Sanket Singh, Raghubir Singh, Sajan Singh and Karan of the same village, were booked on Thursday under Section 366 of the IPC. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH NARCOTICS Amritsar: City police have arrested two persons for allegedly possessing narcotic substance. Gate Hakima police nabbed Subhash Chander of Chhota Haripura for allegedly possessing 150 gm of heroin while Maqboolpura police held Harmandeep Singh of Verka with 200 gm of opium. Two separate cases were registered against them. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. TNS PAGE 2 WRITER HAS PACKED A PUNCH WITH THIS NUSHRRATT STARRER PAGE 3 Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha tells us how she sold condoms to a crowd while shooting for Janhit Mein Jaari. MAX 43°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:35 PM BHAGYASHREE ROPED IN AS JUDGE ON DID SUPER MOMS PAGE 4 After Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood star Bhagyashree has been roped in as one of the judges on the show. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:24 AM SATURDAY | 11 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR Allowed only to prune, advt Three held, nine booked in Guru Ki Wadali firing case firm hired by MC axed 3 trees Tribune News Service Could hide LED panel from public view at Novelty Chowk Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 A private advertisement agency, Creative OHH, hired by the Amritsar Municipal Corporation, cut down three fully grown trees at Novelty Chowk here this morning. They chopped the trees acting in advance that these would hide the display of the LED advertisement panel from view after further growth. The company had hired a worker, who axed a dhreak (Persian lilac) and two Sukhchain (Indian Beech) trees around 11 am. The worker said the job was assigned by the advertisement company to remove the trees as they may hide the display from view after growing further. Nishant Mittal, owner of Creative OHH, refuted the allegation that their worker axed any tree. “The LED panel was installed with the Ditch machine and the machine damaged some branches of tree which might be removed by workers. Otherwise, no tree has been axed.” However, eyewitnesses said A fully grown tree at Novelty Chowk, which was cut down by an advertisement agency. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR the company worker and axed the trees with a “datar” around 11 am. After being highlighted by Amritsar Tribune, MC officials swung into action. Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh, PCS, dispatched a team of the advertisement wing of the MC to the spot for checking the violation. “Our team found that trees was chopped by the Mother of three, pregnant woman raped, six booked Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 A pregnant woman and mother of three children was allegedly raped by a man at Chamiari village falling under the Ajnala police station here. The incident occurred on May 12, but a case was registered by the police only on Thursday after court orders. Those booked were identified as Sipahi, Rana and Billu, all residents of Chamiari village, and Munni, Sipahi and Deenu of Ajnala. A case under Sections 376 and 323 of the IPC was registered against them, but no case was registered against them till now. The 30-year-old victim told the police that after having dinner she along with her three children was sleeping in the verandah while her husband was sleeping in the animal courtyard. Around 1 am, the accused (Sipahi) entered their complex and lifted her in his lap and took to nearby fields and raped her. She alleged the accused later hit her on the stomach with legs. She said when she raised an alarm, her husband came to the spot while looking for her. On seeing him, the accused fled away. Mukhtiyar Singh, SHO, Ajnala police station, said a case was registered following her medical examination on the orders of the court. He said further investigations were under progress and raids were on to nab the suspects. company. We have sent them a show cause notice and asked to respond within two days. We will take strict action and impose a penalty,” said Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh. The MC officials disclosed that Creative OHH had written to the MC about the view of the unipoles being blocked by the trees. The company had asked the MC to allow it prune the trees. The MC Commissioner has deployed a Junior Engineer, Natwant Singh, and gave directions to the company to ask him for the pruning of trees where it required. The Commissioner had asked the company to conduct pruning only in the presence of JE Natwant Singh. However, no MC employee was there when they axed the trees. Amritsar, June 10 Chheharta police have arrested three persons in connection with the firing incident reported in Guru Ki Wadali area here on Wednesday evening. A group of persons fired indiscriminately following a quarrel here. The police teams that reached the spot found empty shells of bullets and a case was registered on the statement of Didar Singh, alias Mithu, of Guru Ki Wadali. Those booked were identified as Ram Singh of Hargobindpura, Vishal, alias Bha, of Guru Nanakpura, Sukhchain Singh, alias Bobby, Daler Singh, Raja, alias Daddu, Gori and Laddi, all residents of Guru Nanakpura Abadi and Rocky of Hargobindpura and Sonu of Khappar Kheri, besides several unidentified persons. Mithu told the police that around 10 pm on Wednesday, he along with his friend Kulwinder Singh of Guru Nanakpura Abadi were having snacks at a stall at Hargobindpura when Ram Singh came on a scooter and hit him following which they indulged into arguments. Later Ram Singh left the spot. He alleged when he along with his friend was returning The alleged accused in the custody of Chheharta police on Friday. home and reached near a grocery store in the locality, all the accused stopped and started thrashing them. He said they somehow saved themselves by running towards the house. He said around 2.30 am, he along with his family was present at home when all the accused barged into their house. He said all of them were heavily drunk and armed with pistol, baseball and bricks. He said they ran to the roof of the house and hid themselves. He said the accused ransacked the house and attacked his nephew Lovepreet Singh with a brick leaving him injured. He said all the accused also fired in the air with their pistol and threw bricks and stones at their house. As the police teams reached the spot, the accused fled away while warning them of dire consequences. ASI Sahib Singh, in charge, Guru Ki Wadali police chowki, said a case under Sections 452, 336, 341, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against the suspects. The police arrested Ram Singh, Vishal and Rocky while raids were on to nab the remaining accused. Robbery on finance firm staffer turns out to be fake 3 ‘drug peddlers’ arrested with pistol, sedative tablets Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 10 Acting on a tip-off, the Amritsar rural police have arrested three alleged drug peddlers and recovered sedative pills, a country-made pistol with four live bullets, a scooter and a bike from their possession. They were identified as Ravinder Pal Singh of Bal Puriya village in Batala, Manpreet Singh and Rajbir Singh of Goshal Zimidara village in Majitha subdivision here. Sub-Inspector Tarlok Singh said the police got a specific input that three persons were involved in drug peddling and that they were selling the contraband in the area. An informer told the police that they were armed Amritsar, June 10 A day after a finance firm employee was allegedly robbed of ~41,000 by unidentified miscreants, the police claimed that it was a fake incident. During a press conference, police officials said the ‘victim’ enacted the drama to embezzle the amount. Sukhpal Singh, a resident of Bhadaur in Barnala, who works as a customer server with Satin Credit Care Network Limited Company having its branch at Jandiala Guru, told the police that he was looted by three unidentified armed persons who Finance firm employee in custody of police for faking a robbery. snatched his bag containing cash and a tablet from him. He was going from Talwandi village to the Manawala side when the incident took place on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Shubham Agarwal said during the probe, police teams continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Stamp vendors want raise in commission from 2 to 10% For a cause Tribune News Service with a pistol. Following this, the police team set up a checkpoint near Galowali village. He said when the police team signalled a bike and a scooter to stop, they turned towards Galowali Colonia village, but the vehicles skidded in the process. They were overpowered by the police teams and during a search the police found a pistol from Ravinder Pal Singh who was on scooter and 441 intoxicating tablets from Manpreet and Rajbir Singh. The police registered a case under Sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against them. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. US student’s body airlifted; mobile phone, dollars stolen Tribune News Service A motorcycle expedition from Amritsar to Leh, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan here on Friday. Income Tax Commissioner Tarlochan Singh was leading the bike rally. SUNIL KUMAR c m y b Amritsar, June 10 Stamp vendors are irked over 2 per cent commission on the sale of stamps and have demanded it to be raised to 10 per cent. Thanking the government for postponing the implementation of e-stamp (online format) on stamp papers valuing less than ~20,000 to July 31, they stated that their investment on stamp papers would not go waste as they would try to sell these during the given period. Already the e-stamp format is in place for stamp papers worth over ~20,000. A similar format was needed for long for the remaining value of stamps. Neighbouring states have already switched to online stamp papers a long time ago. Members of the Stamp Ven- dors’ Union said the government did not take into account their increased expenditures before finalising the commission at 2 per cent. They stated that their expenditures increased sharply following the introduction of the new format. For instance, they invested in procuring computers, print- ers, etc, which increased their electricity bill, their annual maintenance, the need for hiring an employee well versed in typing and operating computer. These advanced gadgets make it mandatory to buy an air-conditioner. All these expenditures together increased raised their running cost of vends. Amritsar, June 10 In a gruesome incident, four persons stole US dollars and a mobile phone from a freezer box in which the body of a youth was brought back from the US on June 4 in the Kathunagal area here. The accused have been identified as Jugraj Singh, Angrej Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Jugnu of Chachowali village. Complainant Avtar Singh, father of the deceased, in his complaint said his only son Jagroop Singh had gone to the US for study. On May 10, he died there due to cardiac arrest. His university and students there made arrangements to get his body airlifted which reached the village on continued on page 2
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