25062022-ATR-01.qxd 6/24/2022 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE SCHOOLS ENGAGE STUDENTS IN ACTIVITIES DURING VACATION All government schools in the district have organised summer workshops to help in their holistic development. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF HIND-PAK DOSTI MELA ON AUGUST 14 Amritsar: The 27th edition of annual Hind-Pak Dosti Mela will be held on August 14 in the city. A seminar will be held in the series where leading intellectuals of both the countries will participate and present their valuable ideas on promotion of dialogue and future discourse between both the countries. A cultural evening will also be held at Punjab Natshala. Ramesh Yadav, president, Folklore Research Academy, said: “The festival is organised every year to promote the message of maintaining peace and tranquillity in both the countries. In a traditional ceremony that has become symbolic now, candles will be lit on the Wagah border in the evening as message of peace.” Yadav said a big cultural fair was being planned to be held on November 1 at Attari on the occasion of Punjab Day. TNS BSF SEIZES 3-KG HEROIN, ARMS Amritsar: The BSF seized approximately 3 kg of heroin and arms near the IndiaPakistan border in the Amritsar sector on Friday. Officials of the BSF said troops in the Amritsar sector recovered three packets of the contraband, suspected to be heroin, wrapped in a yellow adhesive tape, along with one pistol, one magazine and five cartridges in the fields falling near Bharopal village in the Amritsar sector. No one has been arrested. TNS PAGE 2 BHUSHAN GIFTS A SWANKY MCLAREN TO KARTIK AARYAN PAGE 3 High on success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, the producer gifted India’s first GT, a posh Orange McLaren, to the actor. MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:39 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:27 AM SATURDAY | 25 JUNE 2022 | AMRITSAR Gunshot victim succumbs in hospital ROAD RAGE Father had accused Prabhjeet Singh of shooting his son Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 24 Rishiwant Singh (pic), who was shot at in the road rage incident three days ago, succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital here on Thursday following which the police had added murder charge to the FIR. He was allegedly chased and shot in the head by a couple of youths after his car hit their bike when he along with his friends was returning home from a marriage function. Harpal Singh, a BSF soldier and father of Rishiwant (20), had accused Prabhjeet Singh of Dolenangal village of shoot- WEAPON YET TO BE RECOVERED BY POLICE SHO, Beas police station, Mukhtiar Singh said the forensic report would confirm the calibre of the weapon used in the incident. The weapon has not been recovered yet. cannot say ❝Wepoint of timeanything at this as it would hamper the investigations. All I can say is that the probe was on to verify all the facts. ❞ Swarndeep Singh, SSP, AMRITSAR RURAL ing his son. However, Prabhjeet was also admitted to the Baba Bakala Civil Hospital fol- lowing a head injury allegedly caused during the clash. However, the police later on registered a cross case after the prime suspect was admitted in a hospital with a sharpedged weapon injury. Swarndeep Singh, SSP , Amritsar Rural, said though a murder charge had been added to the FIR, they were taking the medical opinion about the nature of the injury of the victims on both sides. “We cannot say anything at this point of time as it would hamper the investigations.,” he said. Rishiwant was shot in the head and left critically injured by the bike-borne persons when he along with his friends was returning to their native village Dhianpur in Baba Bakala here after attending a party on Sunday late evening. He said while returning their car hit a bike. He sped away from the spot, but the bike-borne youth chased and shot him in the head and fled away while firing. His friends rushed him to hospital. In his statement to the police, Prabhjeet stated that he got a call from his friend Joban that their bike was hit by an Alto car. The occupants of the car also called their friends and a clash was going on, in which the car occupants fired gunshots. He said he also reached the spot and was injured in the clash. 1 killed, 2 hurt in road mishaps Sr citizen attacked for 3rd time in a month 76-yr-old victim, family annoyed over little progress in earlier cases Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 24 A man was killed and two others were injured in separate road mishaps here in the last two days. In the first incident, Mukhtiar Singh of Kaithal, Haryana, was killed as the car he was travelling in rammed into a stationary truck at Thothian village falling under Khalchiana here on Thursday. The police arrested the driver of the truck, identified as Satnam Singh of Kalanaur in Gurdaspur, who was later released on bail. Jagtar Singh, a resident of Kaithal and complainant in the case, told the police that on Thursday, he along with his family and Mukhtiar was going to the Golden Temple. He said when they reached near the Thothia village bus stand their car rammed the rear of the stationary truck parked on the road. Tribune News Service A scooter crushed under tyres of a truck in Amritsar on Friday. The truck was loaded with iron bars and rods. Mukhtiar Singh was killed on the spot. The police registered a case under Sections 304-A, 337, 338, 283 and 427 of the IPC against truck driver Satnam Singh for parking the truck negligently on the road. In the second case, two persons, including a woman, riding a scooter on the wrong side of the road, were seriously injured near Vallah as their scooter was hit by a truck on the Amritsar-Attari bypass road on Friday morning. They were going from Vallah to Verka and thetruckwasgoingfromVerkato the Golden Gate. The scooter was crushed under rear wheels of the truck. The injured were rushed to hospital where their condition is stated to be serious. PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Farmers burn an effigy of PM Narendra Modi during a protest against the Agnipath scheme. VISHAL KUMAR Farmers hold protest against Agnipath at Golden Gate Amritsar, June 24 Protesting against the Agnipath scheme, members of the Kisan and Mazdoor Ekta Union took out a march near the Golden Gate and dubbed the Central Government’s scheme as anti-people and anti-youth. The protesters also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The farmers alleged that political parties were ruining the future of the country’s aspiring soldiers. Farmers’ leader Swaran Singh Pandher said farmers and other organisations held similar protests opposing the Centre’s Agnipath scheme all over the state. “The country PAGE 4 Playing the lead role of Fauzia Batool, Saba Qamar depicts the life of a young ambitious Baloch girl in the show. Amritsar, June 24 A senior citizen, Suresh Saggar (76), and his family is a dejected lot. During the last one month, he suffered the third assault by unidentified persons. Even repeated complaints made to the local police in the two previous attack cases have failed to elicit a response from them so far. In the latest incident, he was going to the Khandwala police chowki to meet cops regarding his earlier complaint, in which around four armed youths on two bikes had attacked him and his employee Raju with sharp-edged weapons on Polytechnic Road near Guru Nanak Dev University. The accused damaged his car before running away. A complaint was lodged Now, cops on duty alongside Central Jail boundary wall Tribune News Service PLAYING THE DIVA: SABA QAMAR AS QANDEEL BALOCH IN BAAGHI has not benefited from any of the Centre’s policies whether it is denomination, coal policy or now Agnipath scheme,” said Gurvinder Singh Chabba, one of the farmer union leaders, who led the protest. He said with no pension and only four years of service, the youth would be left in the lurch without any skills for any other line of work. “They would not be able to get any benefits of the Army service, which is demoralising,” he said. Tarn Taran: Various farmer unions, labourers, youths, human right activists and other sections of society registered their protest by holding rallies in different parts of the district against the Union Government’s Agnipath scheme here on Friday. They submitted memorandums to the President through the Tarn Taran Deputy Commissioner and the SDM demanding the rollback of the scheme without delay. Workers of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, organised protests on National Highway No.54 near Rasulpur canal and at Chabal. Sukhwinder Singh Dugalwala and Dhanna Singh Lalughuman were among others who addressed the gathering on the occasion. Leaders of the committee said the scheme was introduced to ruin the future of the youth continued on page 2 Amritsar, June 24 In order to nail the problem of throwing prohibited material, including mobile phones, cigarettes and sedative pills, the police have deputed cops at vulnerable points alongside the outer boundary walls of the Amritsar Central Jail here. Among various modes, throwing method is used in rampant manner for sneaking mobile phones which is further used by criminal elements, including gangsters and cross-border drug traffickers, to run their networks. In the past police registered cases against unidentified persons when jail authorities recovered packets of mobile phones, cigarettes and intoxicating tablets thrown out of the jail complex. These were usually thrown in boxes wrapped with adhesive tapes. Headphones, modified mobile chargers and electric heater springs were among other things thrown inside the jail. The Amritsar Central Jail was shifted to new complex around six years ago. The new building is surrounded by densely populated areas notorious for drug abuse and crime. Jail authorities have often complained that prohibited materials were thrown inside the jail from outside by unscrupulous elements. c m y b Move aims at stopping articles being thrown from outside This year, the police have seized nearly 500 mobile phones from the Amritsar Central Jail alone. The jail authorities have increased search operations with the help of a paramilitary company deputed in the jail leading to huge recoveries. A senior cop wishing not to be named confirmed that cops were deputed near the vulnerable points alongside the outer boundary walls of the jail for curtailing instances of throwing. Nevertheless, the continuous seizure of mobile phones also exposes chinks in the safety of high security jails. “Despite manifold increase in sneaking of mobile phones in past several years, the Punjab Police have miserably failed to sincerely probe these seizures,” said Sarabjit Singh Verka of the Punjab Human Rights Commission, an NGO. He said the police were limited to register FIRs with every seizure, but it never bothered to investigate how it slipped into, which SIM cards used, phone call details etc. clearly pointing towards the nexus between jail authorities, gangsters and their political bosses outside. Elderly man Suresh Saggar (left) shows the injury marks and damaged car following the assault. His employee was also injured in the attack in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR with the Khandwala police chowki after getting their medical examination done. Saggar was fearing for his life. Earlier, he was attacked by unidentified bike-borne persons on the Government Polytechnic road on June 12. He had lodged a complaint with the police and also met the SHO, Chheharta police station, requesting him to file an FIR and start a thorough probe into the incident. However, neither the police registered a case nor probed the matter which resulted in today’s attack, said Sachin Saggar, son of the victim. Before this, he had lodged a complaint with the Mahal police chowki when he was assaulted last month, but the police did not bother about investigating or even filing an FIR in the incident at that time also. Sachin Saggar, a resident of Akash Avenue on the Fatehgarh Churian road, said his father had lodged a complaint against certain persons who had grabbed a shed in the Industrial Focal Point area by forgery causing a loss to state exchequer. “We suspect the accused had hired people to threaten us. But it would be clear only after the police hold a probe,” he alleged. continued on page 2
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