21062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/20/2022 11:41 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 LACK OF SERVICE LANES AT ROBS IRKS COMMUTERS Commuters are annoyed over the failure of the authorities to provide pucca stretches along two ROBs. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF YOGA DAY EVENTS AT 4 PLACES TODAY Amritsar: The district administration is all set for the International Yoga Day celebrations on Monday and has planned at least four different functions for the same. The events would be held at Jallianwala Bagh, Company Bagh, Gobindgarh Fort and Joint Check Post Attari. The events being organised in association of Ministry of Tourism would begin at 6 am. Apart from the functions being organised by the district administration, various private institutes will also celebrate yoga day by organising yoga sessions at public places. TNS PLACEMENT CAMP TOMORROW Amritsar: The district Bureau of Employment and Enterprises has announced to hold a placement camp for the unemployed youth on its premises on June 22. Deputy director Vikramjit said employers from SBI credit card, Airtel, Bajaj Alliance, Bank of Baroda and Flipkart would join the placement camp. He said openings as relationship officers, relationship executives and delivery boys were on the offing. He said interested candidates must reach the office of the district Bureau of Employment and Enterprises by 10 am on June 22. The candidates can also contact on 9915789068 for further queries, he said. TNS ONE HELD WITH 750-GM CHARAS Amritsar: Acting on a tip-off, Jandiala police have arrested a drug peddler identified as Sunny, a resident of Sheikhupura Mohalla in Jandiala, and recovered 750gm of charas from him. According to information, the police got specific input that he was involved in the trafficking of drugs in the area. Following this, a raid was conducted at this house, but he managed to flee. During search of the house, the police confiscated 750gm charas. During investigation, he was arrested and brought on police remand for further probe. The police were trying to ascertain his backward and forward links to expose the entire nexus. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS ROBBERS LOOT ~1.9L FROM DRIVER Tarn Taran: Driver of a Tata 510 was robbed of cash by five armed miscreants near Shakri (Sarhali) village here on Saturday. The robbers looted ~1.90 lakh and other important documents from Ravinder Singh, a resident of Moga. Ravinder was on way back to Moga after unloading the tiles of his factory owner in Amritsar. When he reached near Shakri village, five armed robbers overtook and came in front of his vehicle, making him stop his vehicle. They walked up to the vehicle and threatened to eliminate him if he raised the alarm. Besides the cash, the robbers took away the documents related to the vehicle registration. Sarhali police have registered a case under Section 392 of the IPC in this regard. OC YUVRAJ, HAZEL NAME THEIR BABY BOY ORION KEECH SINGH PAGE 3 On the occasion of Father’s Day, Hazel Keech shared photos with Yuvraj Singh and their baby boy. MAX 28°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:38 PM SHEHNAAZ GILL DEBUTS ON RAMP AS THE SHOWSTOPPER PAGE 4 Television’s heartthrob Shehnaaz Gill marked her ramp debut at a fashion show in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, recently. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:26 AM TUESDAY | 21 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR Row over Agnipath: Rail traffic restored after two days ADGP (Railways) MF Farooqui inspects security arrangement at Amritsar railway station | Two trains to remain suspended today Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 20 The movement of trains was severely impacted in the last two days in the wake of protests carried out by Army aspirants irked over the newly launched Agnipath scheme. Except 15532 Amritsar-Saharsa (Jansadharan) Express, the rail traffic was majorly restored at the Amritsar railway station on Monday. Meanwhile, MF Farooqui, ADGP (Railways), inspected the security arrangements at the local railway station on Monday. Talking to mediaper- sons, he said security has been beefed up at all railway stations across the state. For this, heads of district administrations were contacted to deploy additional forces. Besides, security planning was reorganised to meet any challenge. He said guarding railway property was a major task. He said strict action was ensured against arsonists by filing cases who took law into their hands. “I visited the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. Today, after visiting the Pathankot railway station, I came here for inspection,” he said. Heavy police force has been deployed at the railway station. The flow of passengers also swelled as vends and shopkeepers opened their outlets to carry out their business. Railway officials said two trains — 12318 AmritsarKolkata Express and 8310 Jammu Tawi-Sambalpur Express will remain off tracks on June 21. The Railways reorganised the schedule of 046060 Amritsar-Sealdah Superfast Special, which will depart at 5:55 on June 21. Ludhiana ❝I visited theon Sunday. railway station After visiting the Pathankot railway station on Monday, I came here for inspection. Security has been beefed up at all railway stations across the state. For this, heads of district administrations were contacted to deploy additional forces. Besides, security planning was reorganised to meet any challenge. ❞ A posse of police officials deployed at the Amritsar railway station. VISHAL KUMAR MF Farooqui, ADGP (RAILWAYS) Road rage: 20-year-old youth shot at, critical Tribune News Service HOW IT HAPPENED Amritsar, June 20 A 20-year-old youth was shot at and left critically injured by two bike-borne persons here late on Sunday evening, when he was returning with his friends to their native Dhayanpur village in Baba Bakala here. The police have started a probe after registering an FIR in this regard. According to the information, the incident occurred when the victim’s car hit the accused’s bike. The victim was identified as Rishiwant Singh. Victim’s father Harpal Singh, who was posted with the 182 battalion of the Border Security Force in Ferozepur, told the police that he received an information around 1 am that some unidentified persons have shot Rishiwant, who was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical. The bullet hit his ■ According to the information, the incident occurred when the car of the victim, identified as Rishiwant Singh (in pic), hit the accused’s bike ■ Victim’s father Harpal Singh who was posted with the 182 battalion of the Border Security Force at Ferozepur told the police that he received an information around 1 am that some unidentified persons have shot Rishiwant, who was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be critical. The bullet hit his head. ■ He told the police that Rishiwant and his two friends had gone to a party and they were returning home, when their car hit a bike. Rishiwant got afraid and sped away. The bike-borne youth started chasing their car, which had a flat tyre but they kept driving. Later, their car got stuck. In the meanwhile, the accused came near them. ■ They pulled out Rishiwant and thrashed him. Before his friends could intervene, the accused pulled out a pistol and opened fire, which hit his head, He then fled away while firing. His friends rushed him to the hospital, where his condition is critical. head. He said he was immediately rushed to the hospital. He told the police that Rishiwant and his two friends had gone to a party and they were returning home, when their car hit a bike. Rishiwant got afraid and sped away. The bikeborne youth started chasing their car, which had a flat tyre but they kept driving. Later, their car got stuck. In the meanwhile, the accused came near them. They pulled out Rishiwant and thrashed him. Before his friends could intervene, the accused pulled out a pistol and opened fire, which hit his head, He then fled away while firing. His friends rushed him to the hospital, where his condition is critical. SSP Amritsar rural police Swarndeep Singh said a case has been registered and investigations were on to identify the suspects. DSP Baba Bakala, Harkris, han Singh said the police have booked Prabh of Dolenangal village along with his unidentified accomplices in the case, while further probe was on. Prabh was also injured with sharp-edged weapon injuries and was admitted to the Civil Hospital at Baba Bakala. Ex-servicemen out on roads against Agnipath scheme Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 20 Members of the Ex-Servicemen Welfare Union participated in the nationwide protest call against the Agnipath scheme of the armed forces for the recruitment of jawans and staged a protest near Hall Gate on Monday. The former members of the armed forces raised concern regarding the new recruitment scheme. They will they do they are sent home after four ❝Whatservice? Withafterpensions and employment, years of no these highly trained youth might feel vulnerable and can even take up arms ❞ said denying pension to recruits after retirement was unjustified. “What will they do after they are sent home after four years of service? With no pensions and employment, these highly trained youth Gurdeep Singh, A VETERAN might feel vulnerable and can even take up arms,” said Gurdeep Singh, a veteran. Singh said he belonged to a poor family. “I have served the country for 17 years. With my salary and pension, Continued on page 2 Ex-servicemen protest against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme in Amritsar on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR RTE violations by schools: Vigilance Bureau nabs AIT DEO responds to notice clerk for seeking ~25K bribe Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 20 The state convener of Republic Party of India (Athavale), Satnam Singh Gill, had filed a petition to relook at the accreditation and act against schools violating the norms under the Right to Education (RTE) . The issue raised a few months ago resulted in the DEO ordering inquiry against some private schools allegedly found violating the regulations of filling up quota seats for the EWS. Satnam Singh Gill had also written to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission chairman Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari and Punjab State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, alleging discrepancies in DEO’s (Elementary) inquiry into the matter. Now, Gill said the State Human Rights Commission has directed the Director General of Schools Education, Punjab, to conduct a thorough investiga- ❝ Kanwaljit approached ❝VB and alleged that the the Tribune News Service We have written to the authorities concerned, including the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, under specific directions on RTE in Punjab that were brought in 2011 that any child from economically weaker section seeking admission must be first considered in government school. In case of nonavailability of seat, he/she can go to affiliated or aided schools and then private school. Till date, we have been following this and there have been no reported violation received under the RTE. Rajesh Kumar, DEO ❞ tion into the matter and conduct an impartial inquiry. The DGSE has also issued notice to DEO, Amritsar, in this regard. In response to the DGSE, Punjab, the District Education Officer (Elementary) had replied to the questions raised by the petitioner. “We have written to the authorities concerned, including the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, under specific directions on RTE in Punjab that were brought in 2011 that any child from economically weaker section seeking admission must be first considered in government school. In case of non-availability of seat, he/she can go to affiliated or aided schools and then private school. Till date, we have been following this and there have been no reported violation or complaints received under the RTE. We have responded to all authorities concerned in this regard. In any case, DEO (secondary) is the nodal authority with regards to any complaint received under Fee Regulation Act or RTE Act,” said Rajesh Kumar, DEO. c m y b Amritsar, June 20 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested an Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) clerk along with his agent for allegedly taking a bribe of ~25,000. The clerk has been identified as Dinesh Khanna and his agent Navdeep Singh. They were arrested following a complaint by Kanwaljit Singh, a dry fruit trader and resident of B-block Ranjit Avenue area here. Vigilance Bureau SSP Varinder Singh said Kanwaljit approached the VB and alleged that the accused was demanding a bribe of ~50,000 from him for handing over a copy of the file pertaining to a property procured by them in 2019. Later, the matter was settled for ~25,000 and the duo was nabbed red-handed by VB officials in the presence of government witnesses. In his complaint to the VB, Kanwaljit Singh stated that in July 2019, he had bought a The Amritsar Improvement Trust clerk and his agent in the custody of the Vigilance Bureau sleuths in Amritsar on Monday. house at C-Block of Ranjit Avenue for ~90 lakh from Kanwar Dalip Singh. He said they procured the house after checking the documents from the AIT. He said three days ago three persons from Kotak Mahindra Bank came to their house and said there was an outstanding loan of ~60 lakh against the property. They issued a copy to the AIT office also. This left them shocked. He said they immediately went to the AIT office and met the dealing clerk and asked whether they received any letter from the bank. He answered in the affirmative, but refused to show the same as the property was yet to be transferred in their name. He requested them to show the file of the property. But the clerk demanded ~50,000 accused was demanding a bribe of ~50,000 from him for handing over a copy of the file pertaining to a property procured by them in 2019. Later, the matter was settled for ~25,000 and the duo was nabbed red-handed by VB officials in the presence of government witnesses. ❞ Varinder Singh, VIGILANCE BUREAU SSP for handing over the copy of the same. The matter was settled for ~25,000. When the duo came to their house for giving the file and took the bribe money, VB sleuths arrested them redhanded. The SSP said a case under Sections 7 and 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against them and further investigations were in progress.
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