20062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/19/2022 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE LEADERS MUSTN’T PLAY INTO HANDS OF MARKETING EXPERTS PAGE 2 Yoga day’s objective is to make people aware of its benefits, but the reality doesn’t match intentions, say residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF FOUR BOOKED FOR SEEKING DOWRY Tarn Taran: A dowry case was registered against a family after 10 months of lodging a complaint with the police. The victim was tortured over dowry and thrown out of her in-laws’ house a year ago. Parabhjit Kaur (28), daughter of Gurdatar Singh of Kot Budha village, was married to Hanspal Singh of Kariwala (Rania) Haryana on November 13, 2020, with Sikh traditions. The police with reference to the statement of the victim on Sunday said she was tortured physically and mentally for dowry soon after marriage. She was thrown out of the house by her in-laws on June 5, 2021, after being thrashed. The victim lodged a complaint on August 19, 2021, but the police denied to give her a patient hearing after which she approached the officials a number of times, but to no avail. Patti Sadar police finally registered a case under Sections 406, 498-A IPC on June 18 (Saturday), 2022, against four members of her in-laws’ family. The accused include Hanspal Singh, her husband; Bali Singh, her father-in-law; Mohinder Kaur, her mother-in-law; and Punjab Singh, her husband’s brother. OC MAN THRASHES WIFE, BOOKED Tarn Taran: A man mercilessly thrashed his wife and even removed her clothes in Mundapind village on Saturday, when she objected to bringing his paramour home. The victim Gurjit Kaur (35) in her complaint to the Goindwal Sahib police said her husband Gursewak Singh was having an affair with one Aman, for which she had been objecting for years. She said he had been torturing her physically and mentally for the last six years as she objected to his affair. She said her husband came to the house on Saturday with the girl to which she objected. Gurjit Kaur said on objecting her husband’s shameful act, Gursewak and his brother Paramjit Singh Pamma beat her severely and even removed her clothes. Gurswewak Singh and Paramjit Singh have been booked under Sections 354, 354-B, 500, 323 and 34 of the IPC by the police. The accused have not been arrested so far. OC ONE HELD WITH 35-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: A person was arrested by Khemkaran police with 35 gram of heroin on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Sona of Khemkaran. ASI Sahib Singh who arrested the accused said a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS ACT has been registered. OC PAGE 3 Actress Parineeti Chopra shared a video where she is seen collecting plastic waste & debris from the ocean. MAX 31°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:38 PM Tribune News Service Saragarhi Niwas run by the SGPC at the Heritage Street in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, June 19 Two devotees who visited the holy city to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple were defrauded by swindlers on the pretext of online booking at the Saragarhi Niwas located on the Heritage Street. The sarai is being run by the Shiormani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). The incident came to light on Wednesday, when two devotees came and informed the staff about their bookings. The staff as well as the victims were shocked to learn that there were no booking on their names, while they had only payment receipts. A case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 66-D of the Information Technology PAGE 4 CHANDAN ON HOW AASHRAM HAS BEEN A GAME-CHANGER Chandan Sanyal, who essays the role of Bhopa Swami, talks about how this blockbuster series has changed his life. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:25 AM Devotees duped while booking room online at SGPC-run sarai Golden Temple manager Sulkhan Singh said Sanjay Arora of Delhi and Shival Singla of Haryana came to Saragarhi Niwas on Wednesday and sought rooms as per their bookings made online. But when the employee on duty checked the list of online bookings, their names were not there. The two showed their mobile phones and payments of ~500 and ~1,000, respectively, made through online wallets. When the employee called on the given number, it was found to be fake. He said they found a fake website for bookings at the sarai. After this, a complaint was lodged with the police. Act was registered on the complaint of SGPC authorities against unidentified persons. Golden Temple manager Sulkhan Singh told the police that Sanjay Arora of Delhi and Shival Singla of Haryana came to Saragarhi Niwas on Wednesday and sought rooms as per their bookings made online. But when the employee on duty checked the list of online bookings, their names were not there. The two showed their mobile phones and payments of ~500 and ~1,000, respectively, made through online wallets. When the employee called on the given mobile number, it was found to be a wrong number. He said when checked, they found a fake website for bookings at the sarai. After this, a complaint was lodged with the police. Sukhjinder Singh, SHO, Division E police station, said the matter was under investigation. The cybercrime unit was also probing the incident. MONDAY | 20 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR ASI held for seeking bribe from wife of ‘snatcher’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 Maqboolpura police have arrested an Assistant SubInspector for allegedly demanding bribe from the family of a person who was accused of snatching and being produced in a court. The complaint was lodged at helpline 112. The complaint claimed to have the audio recording of the conversation in which ASI Daljit Singh, posted at the New Amritsar police chowki, was demanding the bribe. A case under Sections 7 and 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against him. Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Jandiala Guru, told the police that her husband Kuljinder Singh was nabbed by the police in a snatching case. A Home Guard jawan, Kuljinder was posted at the Amritsar Central Jail. She said on Wednesday she was present in the district court complex where her husband was to be produced. She said she got a call from a number and the caller identified himself as ASI Daljit Singh. She alleged he demanded bribe in order facilitate her meeting with her husband. She recorded the conversation in her phone. She lodged a complaint at police helpline 112 and following this a case was registered. Kuljinder was nominated in the snatching case in which two armed robbers had looted ~12,000 from medical store owner Vipin Gupta on February 27. According to information, Vipin’s son Sahil Gupta was closing down his shop when two persons with covered faces entered the shop and demanded medicine for cold. As he was preparing the dose, the accused pointed a pistol at him and snatched the amount in the cash box. Cross case registered, Estate Officer inspects Machhi Mandi 3 from both sides held parking, finds contractor overcharging Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 A day after a firing incident was reported outside Dream City colony, in which a gym owner died and three others got injured, the Amritsar rural police have registered a cross case in the incident and booked three persons on the charge of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act. The police have also arrested three persons, including prime suspect NRI Mohinderpal Singh, from both sides. All of them were currently under treatment in different private hospitals. Besides Mohinderpal, the police also arrested Ranjodh Singh, alias Sunny Yamaha, and Charanjot Singh, alias Jigar, from the complainant’s side. The police have booked Michael, a coloniser and friend of Ranjodh Singh and Jigar in the cross case. It was Michael, who invited deceased gym owner Narinder Singh to his party. SSP Amritsar Rural police DREAM CITY FIRING Swarndeep Singh confirmed the development and Sunny Yamaha and Jigar were booked and arrested following the statement of Mohinderpal. Cops were deployed outside their rooms. Raids were on to nab the remaining suspects in the firing and murder case. Narinder Singh was shot to death in the firing between two groups of property dealers at the entrance of Dream City colony near Manawala on the main AmritsarJalandhar GT Road here late on Friday evening. The incident had left Sunny Yama, Charanjot Singh and NRI Mohinderpal injured. On Charanjot’s statement, the Chattiwind police had booked Mohinderpal Singh, Inderpal Singh, Mukesh Seth, Kanwaljit Singh and their two unidentified accomplices. They were booked on the charge of murder, attempt to murder besides other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act. As per the probe, the incident was an outcome of some monetary dispute between two colonisers including NRI Mohinderpal Singh and Michael. Michael alleged that Mohinderpal along with his accomplices started firing in an inebriated condition and a bullet hit Narinder, Ranjodh and Charanjit. Narinder died on the spot, while Ranjodh and Charanjit also sustained bullet injuries. Manmeetpal Singh, SHO, Chatiwind police station, said in the cross case, Mohinderpal had accused Michael and his accomplices of starting the quarrel and firing. He said further investigations were on to ascertain the facts. Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 The Estate Officer of the Municipal Corporation conducted inspection at Machhi Mandi parking lot on Saturday and found the contractor overcharging from people. The workers of parking contractor charged ~60 from the Estate Officer for parking his car for a few minutes. Dharminderjit Singh, MC Estate Officer, said he had been getting regular complaints of the parking contractor about overcharging at Machhi Mandi. Earlier, he had asked the field staff to check overcharging, but the issue was not resolved. “On Saturday, I parked my car at Machhi Mandi parking lot and the parking employee asked me to pay ~100. I denied as the rate mentioned for parking car was ~60 on the parking ticket issued to me. Then the worker asked to pay ~60. I asked him that the actual rate for parking was ~30. Then, I interacted with oth- (Right) The parking slip issued to the Estate Officer at Machhi Mandi parking lot in Amritsar when he went for inspection on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS er vehicle owners. They, too, shared that the parking contractor charges ~100 and above,” he said. The Estate Officer said a report of inspection has been prepared and the action would be taken against the contractor on Monday. 2 docs among 40K kids administered four booked polio drops on Day 1 SEX-DETERMINATION NAHAR IS GEN SECY OF SAFAI UNION Amritsar: A special meeting of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Safai Mazdoor and Sewerman Union was held in Ludhiana Municipal Corporation on Saturday. During the meeting Ashu Nahar of Amritsar Municipal Corporation was appointed the general secretary of the body. On being elected, Ashu Nahar said he will continue fighting for the rights of the employees. TNS PARINEETI COLLECTS PLASTIC WASTE WHILE SCUBA DIVING Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 The local police have booked for persons, including two doctors of a private ultrasound centre, under the Pre Conception-Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act for the alleged involvement in conducting sex-determination tests. The Health Department had on Friday conducted a raid at DM Diagnostic Centre on Majitha Road and allegedly found it involved in conducting sex-determination test on a decoy patient. The accused include Mamta, a resident of Preet Nagar Verka; Sandeep Kaur, a resident of Tarn Taran road; Dr Nivedita, a radiologist at the centre and Dr Divyesh Mahajan, owner of the centre. The officials at Majitha Road police station said the case has been registered on a complaint filed by the official of the Health Department, who had accompanied the raiding team. The Investigating Officer in the case, Assistant Sub Inspector Nirmal Singh confirmed that four persons have been booked under Sections 22, 23, 5, 6, 4 and 29 of the PC-PNDT Act. Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 The district Health Department started the three-day pulse polio immunisation drive by flagging off a rickshaw rally to raise awareness among residents here on Sunday. Earlier, Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh along with other senior officials of the Health Department formally inaugurated the drive by administering polio drops to a newborn child at Satellite Hospital Ranjit Avenue. The district health officials said nearly 40,000 children below the age of 5 years were administered polio drops on the first day of the drive on Sunday. The department has set a target to cover approxi- c m y b mately 1.14 lakh children in three days. The Civil Surgeon said the remaining children would be administered drops during the door to door campaign scheduled for the next two days. He also appealed to the residents to cooperate with the visiting Health Department teams and get their children immunised. “Polio is a deadly virus and a little effort of the part of parents can save their children from permanent disability,” he said, adding that though country is a poliofree nation, cases reported in neighbouring countries as Pakistan and Afghanistan were a cause for concern. “Keeping in view the safety of children in the country, our government has continued with pulse polio drives and everyone must contribute in this direction,” he said. As per MC guidelines, the rate list for the parking should be displayed in the lot. At present, there are five parking lots of the Municipal Corporation that are functional, but no contractor has displayed the rate list properly. It is for the first time in the last few years when an official inspected the parking lot to check overcharging. Otherwise, the MC officials give a free hand to contractors to “fleece” vehicle owners. The Machhi Mandi parking lot is one of the busiest lots in the city, where parking contractors earn a good amount. The practice of overcharging needs to be checked at other parking lots as well. Delimitation survey team gets stronger Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 19 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has deployed more staff for the ongoing delimitation survey. Over 6,000 houses were surveyed by the employees on Sunday. It being a weekend, MC employees conducted survey on holidays as well. More than 24,000 houses have been surveyed so far in the delimitation survey. Meanwhile, Joint Commissioner MC Hardeep Singh deployed 40 more employees on the survey duty on Saturday. This way, the survey staff increased to 340. A total of 7,000 blocks have been constituted for the delimitation survey. The MC staff is also preparing block-level reports. As per the directions of the Depart- MC POLL Total 7,000 blocks constituted for delimitation survey ■ 40 more employees deployed to meet June 30 deadline ■ Survey staff strength now stands at 340 ■ More than 24,000 houses have been surveyed so far ■ ment of Local Bodies, the delimitation process should be completed by June 30. The MC officials and employees are making all-out efforts to meet the deadline.
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