20062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/19/2022 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE REGULAR YOGA SESSIONS MUST BE HELD TO RAISE AWARENESS Residents say the general public, especially children and youth, should be made aware of benefits of yoga. PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 4 ARRESTED WITH DRUGS, POPPY HUSK Jalandhar: Mehatpur police arrested four persons with poppy husk, intoxicating tablets and illicit liquor in different cases here on Sunday. The police said a man identified as Major Singh, a resident of Boote Dian Channan village, was nabbed with 1 kg of poppy husk. A case under Sections 15(b), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against him. Similarly, the police nabbed a man, identified as Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Dharme Dian Channan village, from the same village and 220 intoxicating tablets were seized from him. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. In yet another case, two wanted accused — Jaswant, alias Jassa, a resident of Dharme Dian Channan village, and Farid, alias Farida, a resident of Dharme Dhian Channan — were arrested by Mehatpur police. TNS ONLY 69% ABOVE 12 GET CORBEVAX Jalandhar: Around 96 per cent of children above 12 have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the district while only 69 per cent have got the second dose. Notably, corbevax is being given to children above 12 years of age. As per information, the second dose will be given to the remaining students once the schools reopen. Health Department officials said since the schools were closed and the camps were being held there, it was not possible to inoculate them. “Students do not come to dispensaries, which is why it is difficult to meet the target. Once the schools reopen, we will cover them all,” the official said. TNS ONE HELD WITH DRUG TABLETS Jalandhar: The city police arrested a man with 100 intoxicant pills here on Sunday. The accused has been identified as Rajan, alias Nazar, a resident of Baba Budha Ji Nagar, Rama Mandi. The police said Rajan was arrested during routine checking near the Rama Mandi chowk. They said ASI Satnam Singh along with police personnel was on patrol from the Kaki village chowk towards Dakoha Gate when they spotted Rajan near the Rama Mandi flyover. “On seeing the police vehicle approaching him, the accused tried to flee the spot, but the police got hold of him. On checking, 100 intoxicant pills were seized from his possession,” they added. A case under Sections 22, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. TNS ONE HELD WITH 12-GM INTOXICANTS Jalandhar: The city police arrested a person, allegedly involved in drug trade, on Saturday evening. The accused has been identified as Sagar, a resident of New Model House. The police seized 12 gm of intoxicating substance from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him at the Bhargo Camp police station. The police said the accused would be produced in a local court on Monday, and would seek police remand to further ascertain the source from where he was procuring drugs and how many persons were involved in this illegal trade. TNS PAGE 3 PARINEETI COLLECTS PLASTIC WASTE WHILE SCUBA DIVING CHANDAN ON HOW AASHRAM HAS BEEN A GAME-CHANGER Actress Parineeti Chopra shared a video where she is seen collecting plastic waste & debris from the ocean. MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:34 PM PAGE 4 Chandan Sanyal, who essays the role of Bhopa Swami, talks about how this blockbuster series has changed his life. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:23 AM MONDAY | 20 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR City resident becomes a victim of identity theft 6 loans worth ~4 lakh taken in his name by a fraudster from three different banks & 3 finance companies Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 19 The next time someone asks you to share details of your identity proof or its pictures on WhatsApp for a job, loan or some other purpose, think twice! This could be a wellplanned trap, which may land you under debt. The same has happened with Sumit Khanna (36), a resident of Hargobind Nagar (Dhobri road), whose identity proofs were tampered with by photoshopping another person’s photograph and were used to take six loans worth ~4 lakh from three banks and three finance companies. In conversation with Jalandhar Tribune, Sumit said he received a call from the loan department of ICICI Bank a few days back regarding a two-wheeler loan. He said he informed the bank official that he never availed Tampered Aadhaar and PAN cards of Sumit Khanna. IDENTITY THEFT CASES BECOMING COMMON IN INDIA The suspect (in red jacket) receives key of two-wheeler that he purchased in Sumit’s name after tampering with his identity proofs. TRIBUNE PHOTO NEVER SHARE YOUR IDENTITY PROOFS WITH UNKNOWN PEOPLE A recent cybercrime awareness report has revealed that frauds related to identity thefts are on the rise and one in every three persons in the country has faced identity theft at some point. The report said fraudsters, by tampering with identity proofs of the innocent people, were raising loans in their names. It said the victims, during a routine check of their CIBIL score, get to know that their identities had been used to raise loans and defraud banks. A cyber official said one should be very careful while using mobile phones and laptops for online banking and also while submitting personal details online. “People should never share their identity proofs with unknown people. Even if one goes to take out a printout of their identity proof, he must ensure they get it deleted from the shopkeeper’s computer,” he added. this loan and there was definitely some misunderstanding, to which the bank officials asked him to visit the branch. He said when he visited the branch, saw the documents attached with the loan papers, and checked the ‘Ensure free edu of kids orphaned during pandemic’ the same, I got to know that not just one, rather six such loans have been availed of in my name, which I never applied for,” he added. Sumit said: “When I inquired about these loans from bank branches and finance companies concerned, I got to know that five two-wheeler loans and one consumer loan of ~30,000 had been taken in my name. Then I filed an online complaint to the banks and finance companies informing them about the fraud and requested them to share CCTV footage of the person concerned, who visited them.” On the basis of the details shared by the bank employees and the groundwork he did, he got to know someone named Rahul was allegedly involved in this. He first opened a savings account in my name by submitting iden- ~3.5 lakh cash, gold coin stolen in Sood Mohalla “The bank officials then suggested me that I should check my CIBIL score and loan history. When I checked Jalandhar, June 19 A sum of ~3.5-5 lakh in cash and a gold coin were stolen from Sood Mohalla in Phagwara here on Saturday. The valuables were stolen from the house of 70-year-old Surjit Sood, who lives alone in his house. A case under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC was lodged against unidentified persons at the Phagwara police station. Surjit Singh, who stays alone in the house, had gone out when the robbery happened. On returning home, he discovered that cash and valuables had been stolen. He called his son-in-law and daughter who reached the spot. The family lodged a formal complaint on the issue today after which police has started investigations. Surjit has four daughters, who also visited the house. SHO, Phagwara city police station, Amandeep Kumar said, “A sum of ~3.5-5 lakh had been stolen from the house along with a gold coin. A liquor bottle, which was initially thought to be stolen was later found on the roof. We are rounding up suspects and a headway is expected soon.” Sources said over ~3 lakh of the stolen cash was already recovered by the police until the filing of the report. The District Regulatory Body for unaided edu institutions told the owners of private schools not to charge fee, be it annual, transportation or tuition, from such children guidelines of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, the issue of not charging fees from children orphaned during Covid or those who have lost breadwinning member of their families was discussed,” he said. He said a number of relief measures were announced by the government, including free education up to graduation and other financial assistance to such families, who lost their only earning member. “The schools were told to prepare a list of such children and ensure their free education,” he added. tity proofs that had my name and details but someone else’s photo and then used the same account number to avail other loans, he added. “I then also realised that I had sent my Aadhaar and PAN card pictures on WhatsApp to my colleague’s friend for job purpose, who further forwarded it to someone in his contact and I doubt that it’s him only who had tampered with my identity proofs,” he added. He has already filed an FIR against the unidentified person and shared all the details with the police. “The police have assured me that all those involved in the fraud would be arrested soon and my name would be cleared from all this mess,” he added. Meanwhile, the ACP (Security) has confirmed that a complaint has been received and the investigation is underway to trace the accused. Dana Mandi theft: Police fail to make any headway Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 19 The District Regulatory Body for Unaided Educational Institutions had asked the owners/managing directors of all private schools to ensure free education of all those children orphaned in the Covid pandemic and of those kids too, who belong to families that have lost their breadwinner either due to Covid or any other reason. At the meeting held at the District Administrative Complex recently, as many as 120 school owners/managing directors were called. The members of the body told the school owners not to charge fee, be it annual, transportation, tuition or any additional charges from such children. They asked schools to go through the various guidelines of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act in detail and ensure its compliance in letter and in spirit. They also warned them of strict action if they fail to comply with the set guidelines and regulations. Manu Jindal, member, District Regulatory Body, said: “Apart from making school owners aware about various CCTV footage, he got to know someone has misused his identity proofs and availed the loan in his name. Tribune News Service An ASHA worker administers polio drops to a child at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Sunday. MIGRATORY PULSE POLIO ROUND 47,422 given drops in Jal Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 19 Polio drops were administered to as many as 47,422 children on the first day of the migratory pulse polio round in the district on Sunday. The migratory pulse polio round was started in the district by the Health Department to provide protection to children (0-5 age group) against polio. Civil Surgeon, Jalandhar, Dr Raman Sharma kick-started the drive from the Civil Hospital. ASHA worker Santosh Kumari started the drive by administering polio drops to children. The Civil Surgeon visited the Maqsudan sabzi man- di, Bhagat Singh Colony, Indira Colony and slum areas in Jalandhar to review the drive. District Immunisation Officer Rakesh Kumar Chopra, SMO Kulwinder Kaur, Surveillance Medical Officer (World Health Organisation) Gagan Sharma, Medical Officer Indu Bala, BCG Officer Jyoti, urban coordinator Dr Surbhi, Deputy SMO Paramjit Kaur, LHV Satinder Kaur, field monitor Manpreet Singh among others were present on the occasion. The Civil Surgeon said polio drops were administered to as many as 47,422 children on the first day of the drive today. He said the teams visited 36,853 houses in rural areas and 12,940 in urban areas. The Civil Surgeon said during the drive, a target had been set to administer polio-prevention drops to 1,20,329 children in the district during the campaign. The pulse polio teams are to visit 3,30,435 homes for the same. To complete the drive, 1,026 polio teams— 918 house-to-house, 103 mobile and five transit — had been constituted in district. The Civil Surgeon said the polio teams would also cover 791 high-risk areas in the district. Around 106 supervisors had been deputed in the district. The Civil Surgeon instructed the teams to go about the task of administering drops continued on page 2 Jalandhar, June 19 Even after a lapse of four days, the police are still clueless about the two bike-borne miscreants who had stolen ~5 lakh in broad daylight by breaking open the windowpane of a car, which was parked near an icecream shop in Gopalnagar in Dana Mandi. The incident took place on June 15, when there was tightsecurity across the city owing to the visit of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for a state-level function at the bus stand here. The police said the teams were conducting raids at different places and investigations were in progress to identify the suspects. They said the snapshots of the suspects taken from the CCTV footage have been released in the media recently and they have urged the people to provide information about them if they come across. Anmol, a resident of Lamma Pind, who works in a private factory here, was going to deposit the cash in a bank when he stopped the car near an ice-cream shop to fetch a bottle of water for himself and taking benefit of the opportunity, the miscreants stole a bag containing the cash from his car. No end to cases of physical, mental torture against women Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, June 19 A few days ago, a case of an NRI betraying his wife had come to the fore. Everyday cases of women getting harassed (mentally and physically) by their in-laws and husbands clearly shows that despite several debates, discussions and movements, much work needs to be done on the ground. Three different cases from Nawanshahr have once again exposed that patriarchy is still deep-rooted in society and crime against women is still happening. Out of the three cases, two are from Nawanshahr city and the other is from Sadar area in Nawanshahr. In the first case, a woman has accused her husband Harwinder Singh and his family of harassing her and demanding dowry even when her family had given them so much in dowry. “My father could not even afford to give them gold ornaments, but he did with much difficulty. Despite this, my in-laws would beat me up and one day after they beat me up for hours, I felt unconscious after which my parents Of the three new cases reported in Nawanshahr, two pertain to thrashing ISTOCK FORECAST PAGE 2 took me to hospital. And it was after three days that I was discharged from there and after that I was advised bed rest for about a month. I want justice,” c m y b wrote the woman in a complaint to the police. The family allegedly denied to return the jewellery given by her father. A case under Sections 406 and 498-A, IPC, has been registered against her in-laws. In another case, a woman who had been married since 2007 has lodged a complaint against her husband Sukhwinder Singh alleging that he was harassing her mentally and also beat her up often. Now, she is also living with her parents. A case under Sections 489-A and 323 (for voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC has been registered. Investigating officer (IO) Jaswinder Singh said notices had been sent to both the accused. “A 15-day notice is sent to the accused in such cases and then action is taken. Investigation is on,” he said. In the third case, a woman of Sadar area (Nawanshahr) complained to the police that her husband Jatinder Singh was subjecting her to mental trauma and she was disturbed. A case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC has been registered against the accused. As per information, the woman had told the police about this problem a few years ago too, but a settlement was made then. In the complaint, the woman stated that even after settlement (razinama) was done, the family did not change but continued troubling her. “Even after years, I have got no justice,” she mentioned.
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