15072022-ATR-01.qxd 7/14/2022 11:30 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 20-MEMBER DELEGATION FROM US GETS LESSONS ON SIKHISM Teachers from the US, on a visit to Amritsar as a part of their study tour, attended a five-day workshop on Sikhism. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 3 NABBED WITH SEDATIVE PILLS Amritsar: The rural police have nabbed three persons and recovered sedative pills from their possession. They have been identified as Pawan Kumar and Raghubir Singh of Meerakot village and Sikanderpal Singh of Muradpura village. The police said they were found in possession of 1,100 intoxicating tablets. Two separate cases under the NDPS Act were registered against them while further investigations were under progress. During patrolling, the police recovered 260 intoxicating tablets from Raghubir Singh and 240 tablets from Pawan Kumar. They were arrested from Meerakot village. Similarly, 600 intoxicating tablets were seized from Sikanderpal Singh. TNS EIGHT ARRESTED WITH DRUGS Amritsar: The city police have arrested eight persons, including a woman, for allegedly possessing 149-gm heroin. They were identified as Sikander Singh of Gaggobua village, Tarn Taran, Bobby of Faizpura, Sandeep Singh of Mustafabad, Nisha of Housing Board Colony, Jaspal Singh of Vallah, Sunny of Baba Deep Singh Colony, Deepak Singh of Peeda Bazaar and Kuldeep Singh of Maqboolpura. The police recovered 50-gm heroin from Sikander, while 20 gm each was seized from Bobby and Sandeep Singh. Similarly, 15-gm heroin was recovered from Nisha and Jaspal Singh each. Sunny and Deepak were found having 10-gm heroin each, while Kuldeep Singh was arrested with 9-gm heroin. Separate cases under the NDPS Act were registered against them and further investigations were under progress. TNS SIX HELD WITH 192-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: The police arrested six persons with 192-gm heroin on Wednesday. The Goindwal Sahib police arrested Manpreet Singh and Kashmir Singh, residents of Kang village, with 76-gm heroin. The Chohla Sahib police led by Inspector Baljit Singh arrested two persons and recovered 20-gm heroin from their possession. The accused have been identified as Rajbir Singh and Ajay Billa of Tarn Taran town. The accused were on a motorcycle, which too has been seized. The city police arrested Swaraj of Tarn Taran with 50-gm heroin and the Patti city police arrested Jaspal Singh of Patti town with 46-gm heroin. OC PAGE 2 JANHVI UNDERGOES DIALECT TRAINING FOR GOOD LUCK JERRY PAGE 3 Janhvi Kapoor will next be seen in Good Luck Jerry, which will directly release on OTT on July 29. MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:36 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:36 AM Amritsar, July 14 On the first day of the public grievances redress meeting called by MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj, around 20 complaints were listened by the Commissioner here on Thursday. Of these, most were related to illegal constrictions and Municipal Town Planning (MTP) Department. A few complaints were received about service matters and the Estate Wing of the MC. After hearing the complaints of residents, the MC Commissioner stated that illegal construction going on in the city would not be tolerated and strict action would FRIDAY | 15 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR DGP: Eliminating gangster culture, controlling drug menace priority Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 14 Asserting that the Punjab Police is one of the best police forces in the world, Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav today said eliminating gangster culture and controlling drug menace were the top priorities of the state police. He was here to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Mandir after joining the office. He was accompanied by Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh and Deputy Police Commissioner Parminder Singh Bhandal. Speaking to mediapersons here, Yadav stated that as directed by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, eliminating gangster culture and controlling the drug scourge were the top priori- WILL ENSURE PEACE, SECURITY IN STATE ❝We are focusing on basic policing, and will ensure a people-friendly police. The police is committed to maintain law and order and peace in the state. The Punjab Police is one of the best police forces in the world. ❞ Gaurav Yadav, OFFICIATING PUNJAB DGP Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav pays << obeisance at the Golden Temple on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ties of the police. “We are focusing on basic policing and will ensure a people-friendly police. The state police is committed to maintain law and order and peace,” Yadav said. Yadav assumed the charge of the officiating DGP on July 5 after senior IPS officer VK Bhawra proceeded on a two-month leave. After Yadav took charge, the police force launched anti-drug drives across the state. Within a week, 676 drug peddlers were nabbed and 559 FIRs registered under the Nar- End water wastage, make treatment plants functional: MP Seechewal Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 14 Padma Shri Balbir Singh Seechewal today said he was ready to raise the issue of the dysfunctional sewage treatment plants installed along the Kali Bein rivulet and Kala Singha drain with the present state government. The eminent environmentalist, who has been running anti-river pollution campaign in the state for years now, paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. Addressing mediapersons, he said the reason why most of the localities near the Kala Singha drain were still getting polluted water was because of the lifting of water beyond the capacity of treated water. “The treated water capacity is somewhere around 135 litre per head, while the water being drawn stands around 300-315 litre per head. When the water drawing capacity is double the capacity of treated water, there is a chance of untreated water being released in the drain. We have been raising this issue for years now and had earlier too brought this to notice that STPs are not functioning properly,” he said. Seechewal, who was cele- Environmentalist and Rajya Sabha member Balbir Singh Seechewal (centre) along with others pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO brated globally for his work on redemption of Kali Bein, a holy rivulet that was reduced to a drain due to industrial and domestic pollutants, said he was ready to take up this matter with the new government. “Paani mukk reha, paani sukk reha. (Water is depleting and drying up). We need to act right now if we want to save the environment for our future generations. There is excessive wastage of water in the state and the authorities have failed to stop it. This has to be stopped,” he added. Hailing the decision on the Mattewara forest, he said, “We need to understand a simple fact that we require oxygen to breathe and trees are the easiest and cheapest source. Plantation must be done at large scale and forests everywhere must be protected.” 20 complaints raised, civic body official promises timely action MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj listens to public grievances in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO be taken against the violators. Disciplinary action would also be taken against officials, who allow these illegal constructions. While listening to grievances of people, a retired employee of the MC complained that he didn’t receive his service book after retire- ment. The MC Commissioner asked him to get an FIR registered immediately and get a new service book issued within 15 days so that he could get c m y b PAGE 4 In a historic turn, Season 7 winner Billie McKay became the first chef to win the MasterChef title twice. is and ❝WaterWedepletingact drying up. need to right now if we want to save the environment for our future generations. There is excessive wastage of water in the state and the authorities have failed to stop it. Plantation must be done at large scale ❞ Balbir Singh Seechewal, RS MEMBER MC Commissioner holds grievance redress meeting Tribune News Service BILLIE McKAY CREATES HISTORY AS SHE WINS MASTERCHEF TWICE his pension benefits. The MC Commissioner said people could meet him every Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm. He said every grievance would be settled within the stipulated time. The MC Commissioner said old grievances would also be reviewed after every 15 days and every officer of the MC would take action on the grievances and report within the stipulated time. “As per reports, rainwater has accumulated in many places due to blockage of sewerage, on which I have issued orders to all field staff to fix the system. Strict action will be taken against negligent officials and employees. There should be no inconvenience to public during monsoon,” he said. cotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the police said earlier. Over 5.5-kg heroin, 17kg opium and other drugs have been seized during cordon and search operations. Snatchers on prowl in city, teacher among 3 fall prey Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 14 A government teacher was robbed by three unidentified bike-borne persons near Thande village here on Wednesday. The victim, Shivani Kohli of Chheharta, was returning home when the incident took place. She told the police that she worked as a teacher in Government Middle School at Kirtangarh village. She said she was returning home through Thande village via Kot Khalsa here on her scooter on Wednesday. Three unidentified youths came from behind and intercepted her. They snatched her purse, mobile phone and fled the spot. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC and further investigations are on. Meanwhile, the police arrested two snatchers, identified as Harjinder Singh of Patti, Tarn Taran, and Nishan Singh of Ghanupur Kale vil- lage for robbing a couple from Jalandhar. During investigations, the police recovered a mobile phone from their possession. A case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC was registered against them. In another instance, two unknown persons snatched Rs 27,650 from Amandeep Singh of Batala. The incident occurred on Monday while a complaint was lodged with the police on Wednesday. The complainant told the police that he was going from Sudhar Rajputa village to Kaleke village, when unknown persons robbed him of cash and bike. Youth held in 6-month-old murder case Amritsar, July 14 The Division D police have nabbed Pratham, a resident of Khai Mohalla, who was wanted in a six-month-old kidnapping and murder case of a youth. Around 11 persons were booked in the case out of which eight have already been arrested. According to the police, he surrendered before the court yesterday as the police have been carrying out raids for his arrest. He was sent to two-day police remand. Robin Hans, SHO of the Division D police station, said the accused was in the video that went viral after the victim, Rahul (18), was admitted to a hospital in critical condition. Rahul was thrashed and left injured in the Ranjit Avenue area. A passerby saw him and informed the police. He was admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries five days later. Ravinder Kumar, father of the deceased and a resident of Judge Nagar, said on November 29, 2021, his son had gone to Chita Katra to procure garments. He said he had given Rs 15,000 to him to give it to someone as payment. He said the accused, including Tiddi, Pichhi, Sahil Mast, Shibu, Pratham, Nancy, Kali, Honey and several others with criminal background, allegedly kidnapped Rahul and took him to Khai Mohalla, where he was brutally thrashed. The accused also made a video of the crime that was later uploaded on social media. Rahul’s father alleged that the accused later dumped him in the Ranjit Avenue area, where a passerby informed the police. Robin Hans said all except one accused were arrested. — TNS
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