24072022-ATR-01.qxd 7/24/2022 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE 150 FARMERS BOOKED FOR BLOCKING NATIONAL HIGHWAY Cops have registered a case against 150 farmers who had blocked National Highway No.54 on Friday. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF CITY MUSEUMS CLOSED TILL AUG 1 Amritsar: The museums being operated by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and the Golden Temple Plaza, here, will be closed for visitors from July 24 to August 1 for repair and maintenance work. Tourism officials said as per the decision of the department, the museums are closed during the last week of January and July every year for periodic repairs and maintenance work. The officials stated that museums would reopen on August 2. TNS 24 INMATES HELD, SENT BACK TO JAIL Amritsar: Twenty-four prisoners who were booked by the police for possessing prohibited materials, including mobiles, tobacco and narcotic substances, were arrested by Islamabad police here today. Perneet Dhillon, SHO, Islamabad police station, said the accused were sent back to jail after questioning. The sneaking of mobile phones and other prohibited material inside the high-security jail was rampant. The jail authorities had tightened the noose around the offenders and confiscated a huge quantity of cell phones from jail inmates. TNS FOUR HELD WITH 62-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The police have nabbed four persons in separate incidents and recovered 62 gm of heroin from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Sonu Kumar of Milap Avenue, who was held with 20 gm of heroin, Gursewak Singh of Bal Khurd village with 20-gm heroin, Tirath Singh of 12-gm heroin and Lala Ram of Gole Bagh with 10-gm heroin. Separate cases under the NDPS Act were registered against them. TNS 3 NABBED WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Amritsar: The city police have nabbed three persons for bootlegging and recovered 115 bottles of illicit liquor from them. 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SUNRISE MONDAY 5:41 AM SUNDAY | 24 JULY 2022 | AMRITSAR In spl drive, police seize heroin, illicit liquor in city 15 challans issued during dengue prevention drive 1,100 cops deployed at 74 checkpoints to nail peddlers Amritsar, July 23 The district Health Department has intensified the drive against dengue in different localities after two dengue cases were reported from the city recently. In its drive on Saturday, the department conducted a survey of houses in Chotta Haripura area and issued 15 challans to house owners at whose premises mosquito larvae were found. “We have conducted a survey of 274 houses. Besides issuing challans, anti-mosquito spray was also conducted,” said district epidemiologist Dr Madan Mohan. He Tribune News Service Amritsar/Tarn Taran, July 23 On the orders of DirectorGeneral of Police, Punjab, Gaurav Yadav, the Punjab Police on Saturday carried out a special drive against drugs and drug peddlers in the district with the police conducting search operations for three hours in the city. All the entry and exit points of the city were sealed by setting up police checkpoints and vehicles were checked. Additional Director-General of Police (Traffic) AS Rai supervised the checkpoints and Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh and Deputy Commissioner of Police Parmindar Singh Bhandal also accompanied him. According to information, as many as 74 check points were installed at various points of the city and 1,100 cops were deputed at these nakas. Talking to mediapersons, AS Rai said the step was taken to nail drug peddlers and criminal elements. The city police have identified various localities, including Anngarh, Gujjapura and Maqboolpura, where drug peddling was rampant and that witnessed various criminal activities. “A search operation was being carried out by the police in these localities to nail criminal elements and drug ped- MC removes illegal pillars ADGP (Traffic) AS Rai talks to cops deputed at a naka in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO dlers. There has been clear instructions from the Punjab Government and the state police chief about zero tolerance towards them. The Punjab Police have vowed to free the state from gangster culture,” said AS Rai. During the search operation carried out by the police, they confiscated around 35 gm of heroin from five persons, 57 bottles of English wine and 118 bottles of illicit liquor. Separate cases under the NDPS Act and the Excise Act were registered in this regard. The ADGP also urged the people to maintain law and order, besides informing the police about those involved in The accused who were arrested with heroin were returning from Patti twon after taking the consignment from their particular location. A police team left to nab a Patti-based drug trader. IG Rakesh Agarwal said the drive was aimed at creating terror among antisocial elements and to develop a sense of security among the peace-loving citizens.Besides, the special team visited nakas in Harike, Naushehra Pannuan, Sheron, Doburji, Gohalwar, Jhabal, Sarai Amanat Khan, Bhikhiwind, Khalra and other places. Three held in murder case Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 23 The Amritsar Municipal Corporation swung into action after getting complaints against illegal pillars outside Alpha Mall and on a road leading to the Golden Temple here on Saturday. A complaint was received by MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj that pillars were installed at the place of MC outside Alpha Shopping Mall located on GT Road and a kiosk was built illegally. After receiving the complaint in “Janata Darbar”, the pillars and kiosk were removed by the team of the estate department of the civic body. — TNS the drug trafficking and illegal activities in their areas. He said their names would be kept secret while immediate action would be taken on the information received. Meanwhile, in Tarn Taran, during a special drive, four persons were arrested with heroin by a police team manning a checkpoint at the T-point near the local Majha College for Women here on Saturday. Inspector General of Police Rakesh Agarwal and Senior Superintendent of Police Ranjit Singh Dhillon checked all 51 police nakas set up in different parts of the district. Amritsar, July 23 Over two months after a man was killed in Ghanupur Kale area of Chheharta, the police on Friday arrested two suspects who were evading arrest till now. They were identified as Surinder Singh, his wife Nirmal Kaur and Gagandeep Kaur of Ghanupur Kale. The deceased was identified as Gurwinder Singh of the same locality while his brother Jatinder Singh was also injured in the attack. The police had booked four persons in the case. Amrit- pal Singh, the prime suspect, was already arrested in the case. Indira Kumari, wife of the victim, told the police that when her husband and his brother Jatinder Singh, both labourers, used to return home in the evening, the accused, Amritpal Singh and his family, used to quarrel with him. They wanted the victim’s family to leave the area. The victim’s family alleged that the accused were involved in drug trafficking and they used to oppose their nefarious activities. Gurwinder is survived by his wife and four children, c m y b including a daughter, while Jatinder is unmarried. They had told that as her family used to oppose them, the accused and his family kept a grudge. She said on May 3, when Gurwinder and Jatinder were returning home on their bike the accused surrounded them and attacked them with sharp weapons and iron rods leaving them seriously injured. She alleged the accused hit Gurwinder Singh on his head multiple times with a brick. They were rushed to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day. Tribune News Service Health officials check a drum in Chotta Haripura area. said dengue cases were reported from Ekta Nagar area recently. The department officials stated that the residents must take precautionary guidelines seriously. “It hardly takes half an hour every week to check the items that can hold water. However, if you suffer from the disease, it would result in confinement to bed for at least 15 days, besides loss of money,” said health experts. The department officials said since the department had issued over 750 challans to residents after mosquito larvae were found. Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said the purpose of these drives was to create awareness among the masses and to sensitize them to the problem. Specially-abled to get artificial limbs for free Dist witnesses 449 Covid cases in July Amritsar, July 23 The district administration has took the initiative to provide artificial limps free-ofcost to physically challenged persons in the district Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh said the limps would be customised as per the size of the disabled person. He said that camps in different areas would be organised for the purpose of measurement of the affected limbs of those who want to get artificial limbs. He said that disabled and elderly persons should bring a copy of Aadhaar card and disability certificate along with a photograph to the camp. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, July 23 The number of Covid-19 cases has started increasing at an alarming rate in the district, with many cases being reported in the month of July alone. The district has reported 449 cases in July so far. The number of cases reported in July is nearly four times the total cases reported in the month of June. Besides, the active caseload has increased to 128 patients. The district health authorities reported a total of 18 positive cases on Saturday with which the total count has increased to 60,028. They also reported the recovery of 14 patients with which the recovery count has also improved to 58,058. The health officials stated the number of Covid-19 cases was continuously increasing, which had become a cause for concern. In the past two days, the district had reported 30 and 32 cases, respectively. The officials stated luckily the district had not reported any death due to the disease in July. In June, the district had reported two deaths. A total of 1,684 persons have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the district since the start of the pandemic.
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