03082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/3/2022 12:14 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DC: IMPART SKILL TRAINING TO INMATES OF REHAB CENTRE PAGE 2 DC Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday took stock of the Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre’s working. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY COLORS’ SUCCESSFUL SOP OPERA TO BE AIRED ON VOOT PAGE 4 After a successful inning on Colors, Fanaa: Ishq Mein Marjawan—Aakhri Imtihaan is set to be aired on Voot. MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:22 PM Jalandhar, August 2 Deputy Mayor of Jalandhar Harsimranjit Singh Bunty on Tuesday sent his resignation letter to Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring. In the letter, Bunty stated former MLA Sushil Rinku wanted to put blame of his defeat in the recently held Assembly elections on others. Just as the announcement from Bunty went viral, Rinku claimed the party had already expelled the former for six years on Monday. Bunty wrote to Warring that Rinku didn’t involve any party worker in any activity Rules out joining any other party, says will serve remaining term RINKU’S ARROGANCE LED TO ASSEMBLY ELECTION LOSS ❝ Former MLA Sushil Rinku didn't involve any party worker in any activity during his five-year tenure, which is why they (workers) and people of the constituency were upset with him. This arrogance resulted in defeat. ❞ Harsimranjit S Bunty, DEPUTY MAYOR during his five-year tenure, which is why they (workers) and also people of the constituency were upset with him. “This arrogance result- BUNTY ALREADY EXPELLED BY STATE CONGRESS FOR 6 YRS ❝Harsimranjit Singh Bunty has already been expelled by the PCC and that too for six years. I shared everything I got to know regarding Bunty with my party president after which the decision was taken. ❞ Sushil Rinku, FORMER MLA ed in defeat. I am upset that instead of accepting his own fault, Rinku was hatching conspiracy against other dedicated party workers and wanted them out of the party,” the letter read. He further alleged “had these MLAs worked properly in five years, they would not have been PAGE 4 In its 14th season, Kaun Banega Crorepati will rejoice 75 years of Independence. The special episode will air on August 7 at 9 pm. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:45 AM Dy Mayor resigns from Cong, targets ex-MLA for poll defeat Tribune News Service KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI TO REJOICE 75 YRS OF FREEDOM now blaming other workers and raising fingers at them for their own defeat”. Rinku, however, said Bunty had already got expelled by the PCC and that too for six years. “After the election results, I had discussed various factors that could have led to the defeat. I shared everything I got to know about Bunty with the party president. The high command verified everything and then took this decision,” Rinku shared, adding he had evidence to proving his claims. Reports of possibility of Bunty joining AAP are making rounds, but rules out joining any party. “There is nothing like this. I am still the Deputy Mayor and four months have left, I want to work for people,” he said. WEDNESDAY | 3 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR Woman killed as LPG cylinder leak causes fire Our Correspondent Dasuya, August 2 A woman died while another suffered serious burns after a fire broke out at their house due to leakage in the LPG cylinder here today. The incident took place in the Arjun Colony area of Ward No. 4. Rohit, a resident of Arjun Colony, said there was a religious programme in his house. He said his mother Parveen and aunt Shakuntla were in the kitchen to cook food. As soon as she turned on the gas stove for cooking, the LPG cylinder in the kitchen caught fire, Continued on page 2 Society grants misused, DC recommends lodging of FIR Tribune News Service INBRIEF FOUR ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The Phillaur police have arrested four persons and seized 400 intoxicant tablets, 15-gm heroin, and Rs 13,540 drug money from them. SP (D) Sarabjit Singh Bahia said Kamaljit, a resident of Tehing village, was nabbed by a police party on the PhillaurNawanshahr road and 15 gm of heroin and drugs money of Rs 13,540 was recovered from him. In another case, the Phillaur police arrested three persons and seized 400 intoxicant tablets from their possession on Monday night.The arrested pesons were identified as Lakhbir Singh and Balkar, both residents of Silkiana village, and Harpreet, a resident of Kalam village. All were arrested near a petrol pump in Phillaur. OC 6 months on, minor’s rape accused at large Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August2 The family members of nineyear-old girl, who was brutally raped by a 35-year-old man at Mand Maur village in Kartarpur on February 16, are still running from pillar to post to seek justice for their child but the police are believed to be groping in the dark about the accused whereabouts. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, the victim’s father and lawyer have expressed strong reservations over the conduct of police officials who claimed they were not able to POLICE NOT SERIOUS AS WE ARE NOT INFLUENTIAL the case seriously. Had this ❝The police aren’t pursingrich person, the police would case been of any minister or have made every effort to find the accused. ❞ NO DELAY IN INVESTIGATION, EFFORTS ON TO NAB ACCUSED is no delay the investigation. A challan ❝Therepresented ininthe court and the police are has been Victim’s father now following PO proceedings. All efforts are on to nab the accused. Swarandeep Singh, SSP RURAL ❞ trace the accused as his mobile phone is switched off and his Aadhaar card details are not up to date. The victim’s father said: “If the police had taken the mat- ter seriously, the accused wouldn’t have been successful in leaving the state. His location on the second day of the crime was shown near Jalandhar, but still he could- Ban no deterrent n’t be arrested”. Simranjit Kaur Gill, the victim’s lawyer and president of ‘Fight for Right: The voice of unheard victims’ welfare society, said her team was frequently visiting the police station to follow up on the case, but the police were clueless about the accused whereabouts. “It is shocking that despite having access to the best of technology and other resources, the police are not able to trace a rape accused. We have met the DC Jalandhar in this regard, even submitted memorandums to the SSP Rural office, seeking his Continued on page 2 Phagwara man booked for rape MAN HELD WITH 500 GM OF GANJA Phagwara: The city police arrested a man with 500 gm of ganja on Monday night. The accused was identified as Ravi Kumar, a resident of Chhagh Colony, Industrial Area. He was nabbed at a check-point near Labour Colony, the police said. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered against the accused. OC Despite a ban, people continue to use polythene bags in Jalandhar. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Phagwara, August 2 On a complaint lodged by a divorcee, the police on Monday registered a case against her ex-husband, Palwinder Kumar of Hardasspur village, on the charge of rape. The victim told the police she was married to Palwinder on January 20 in 2020. She said as she could not migrate to the UK due to some technical reasons, they got divorced by mutual consent. After divorce, she went to Singapore for further study. She returned from Singapore on July 27 and the accused called her next day (July 28) and took her in a private room. She alleged the accused raped her forcibly and managed to escape. The accused is still at large, the police said. — OC Potable canal water supply for 4 cities soon: Minister Tribune News Service Kapurthala, August 2 Minister for Local Bodies Inderbir Singh Nijjar has said Punjab is all set to provide drinkable canal water to residents of four cities — Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Amritsar. This revolutionary step is being taken to save the rapidly depleting ground water. Addressing mediapersons here today after reviewing the ongoing development works and implementation of welfare schemes, the minister said the Punjab Govern- WANTS SMART CITY PROJECTS IN SULTANPUR LODHI FAST-TRACKED Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar holds a meeting during his visit to Kapurthala on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ment has chalked out a comprehensive plan to ensure maximum utilisation of riv- er/canal waters. In the first phase, four big cities would get canal water under a 25 to 30-year-plan. Besides, 85 other cities and towns have also been identified which fall within the 15-km radius of any river or canal so that the potable water could be provided to a major portion of Punjab in an easy manner. Directing officials to ensure quality control, the minister said contractors who didn’t work as per the specifications must be blacked out for future works to ensure quali- c m y b ty in government works. Reviewing the current status of setting up Government Medical College in Kapurthala, the minister said he would take up the matter with the departments concerned so that the work may be started as soon as possible. The proposed medical college would be set up on 11.50 acres in the city. Taking a serious note of road quality and water logging, the minister said there should be zero tolerance to poor quality of roads and PWD and Municipal Corporations must work in a Continued on page 2 COMMUNITY CENTRE THAT NEVER CAME UP Jalandhar, August 2 Following a report tabled by ADC (Development) regarding the misuse of grants by two welfare societies, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Jaspreet Singh has written to the city police recommending the lodging of an FIR in the matter. A complaint had been lodged against six societies functional in the Jalandhar North Assembly segment. The inquiry against two societies has been completed. A complaint had been lodged with the DC office on the matter by former Jalandhar North BJP legislator KD Bhandari and another party leader, Kulwinder Singh Jolly, since June 7. As per the report an ■ As per the inquiry report, ~10 lakh was doled out to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society for setting up a community hall near Kalia Colony, which never came up ■ Society members showed that they had been raising a community centre, which belonged to Sri Parshuram Nagar Welfare Society ■ The report also reveals that the amount had been withdrawn by a member on several occasions, which he deposited back on June 8, just a day after the complaint had been lodged amount of Rs 10 lakh was doled out to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society for setting up a community hall near Kalia Colony, which never came up. During inquiry, society members showed that they had been raising a community centre, which actually belonged to Sri Parshuram Nagar Welfare Society. The ADC found that the amount had been writhdrawn by a member on sever- al occasions, which he deposited back on June 8, just a day after the complaint had been lodged. It was also found that several members of the society were related to one another. Similarly, it was found that Bhai Lalo Welfare Society had been given government grants for setting up a community centre but upon inquiry the residents said Continued on page 2
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