26082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/25/2022 11:46 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE THE OLDEST ARMY UNIT IN JALANDHAR TURNS 100 Jalandhar Terriers, as 112th Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Dogra is fondly called, turned 100 on Aug 16. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 BIG B TO MAKE DEBUT AS MUSIC COMPOSER WITH R BALKI’S CHUP PAGE 3 BAPPI DA’S LAST REALITY SHOW GOES LIVE ON DOORDARSHAN Chup will mark the debut of superstar Amitabh Bachchan as a music composer, film director R Balki said. MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:59 PM PAGE 4 Sai Baba Studio’s Suron ka Eklavya has gone live on Doordarshan. The show is late Bappi Lahiri’s last reality show. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:00 AM FRIDAY | 26 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR 2 nurses attacked with swords; Woman dies after delivery, kin blame pvt hospital staff 1 dead, other critically injured Unidentified men enter hospital hostel in wee hours I Cops look for clues Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August25 In a horrifying incident, a nurse was killed while another critically injured after two unidentified youths attacked them with swords. The incident took place at Pearl Hospital in Green Model Town here in the wee hours of Thursday. The deceased nurse has been identified as Baljinder Kaur, a resident of Beas. The other injured nurse is Jyoti, a resident of Phagwara. The police said unidentified men entered the hostel on the third floor of the hospital around 2 am. It seemed the accused entered the hostel either through windows or using scaffolding as the hospital building was under construction. The women were reportedly sleeping when the accused entered INBRIEF MAN HELD FOR AIDING PEDDLERS Lohian: The Lohian Khas police on Wednesday arrested a Fazilka resident on charges of helping drug peddlers in smuggling heroin and weapons from Pakistan and selling them in Kapurthala district. Station House Officer Sukhdev Singh said the suspect had been identified as Satnam Singh, a resident of Mehar Jamsher village in Fazilka district. The SHO said the drug peddler smuggled heroin and weapons after purchasing from notorious Pakistan smuggler Doggar of Kasur and received these items into India using the fields of Satnam Singh and supplied and sold drugs and weapons in Kapurthala district villages. The SHO said a case under the NDPS Act and Arms Act was registered against the suspects on June 11 and two drug peddlers were arrested earlier. OC ONE HELD FOR MOLESTATION Lohian: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a villager on the charge of outraging a woman’s modesty. Investigating Officer Sawindar Singh said the suspect had been identified as Sukhwindar Singh, alias Allo, a resident of Jalal Pur village. The IO said the victim had complained to the police that the accused barged into her house on August 17 evening in an inebriated condition and uttered objectionable words and forcibly caught her arm and molested her. The IO said a case under Section 354-A of the IPC was registered against the suspect. OC INVESTIGATION ON FROM ALL ANGLES We ❝caseare investigating the from all angles and can’t disclose the details now. CCTV cameras in the hospital and nearby places are being scrutinised. We have got some strong leads. ❞ Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, DCP, INVESTIGATION A police team in the room where the nurses were attacked at Pearl Hospital in Jalandhar. their room and allegedly attacked them with swords. While a nurse was killed on the spot, another nurse received serious injuries, and is said to be critical. The hospital staff told the police that Jyoti was unwell, therefore, she didn’t turn up for work on Wednesday. When the other nurse went upstairs around 2.15 am to check on her, she found both Jyoti and Baljinder lying in a pool of blood. The hospital staff then immediately informed the police about the incident, and victims were rushed to the hospital. DCP Investigation, Jaski, ranjit Singh Teja said the police teams were working round-the-clock to nab the accused. He said CCTV cam- eras installed in the hospital and nearby places were being scrutinised, and they had got some strong leads. “The Police are investigating the case from all angles, and the accused would be behind the bars soon,” he added. On being asked the reason behind the attack, the DCP said they couldn’t disclose the details as the investigation was still underway. A case under Sections 302, 307 and 120B of the IPC against unidentified men has been registered at the Division Number 6 police station. Meanwhile, from highly placed sources in the police, it was learnt that the accused had been arrested late Thursday evening and the police would disclose the identity of the accused and their real motive to the media on Friday after interrogation. Jalandhar, August 25 High drama prevailed at Johal Hospital in Rama Mandi on Wednesday night after family members of a woman, who died after delivery, alleged they were harassed by the hospital staff over non-payment of their dues. They also alleged that the woman died due to doctors’ negligence. As per information, Urmila Devi (31), a resident of Basti Bawa Khel delivered a baby boy at the hospital on Wednesday evening. As the baby was born premature, doctors referred him to a child hospital. The woman’s condition also deteriorated after delivery, and doctors had to perform two more operations to stop the excessive bleeding. However, family members alleged the doctors kept them in the dark about the health status of both the woman and her baby. They alleged the doctors failed to provide the right treatment on time and performed two more operations on the woman without their consent. Besides, they MLA Sheetal Angural (right) speaks to the police and family members of the deceased at the hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO ‘NO NEGLIGENCE ON OUR PART’ Johal Hospital owner Dr BS Johal claimed there was no negligence on their part and the operations were performed on the woman only after the family’s consent. alleged when the woman died, the hospital staff refused to hand over the body over nonpayment of bills and hurled derogatory remarks at them while targeting the community they belong to. The situation at the hospital turned tense, following which, West MLA Sheetal Angural, senior police officials and others reached the spot. MLA Angural requested the police to investigate the case from all angles. He said the hospital had been asked to submit the medical report of the woman to the Medical Board, and accordingly an action would be taken against the hospital. DCP Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said on the complaint of the woman’s husband Umesh, a case under Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the SC and ST Act has been registered against the hospital owner, and the probe was underway. — TNS 4 nabbed with ~12L drug Cancel FIRs, challans: Tipper owners money, heroin & lahan Jalandhar, August 25 The rural police have nabbed four peddlers with over Rs 12 lakh, 10-gm heroin, and 200 cartons of lahan from Ganna Pind and Patara. Sarabjit Bahia, SP (Investigation), Jalandhar Rural, said two peddlers were nabbed with 200 cartons of liquor from Kapoor Pind near Patara on Wednesday. He said a police team led by ASI Harjinder Singh nabbed Narinder Singh, a Jia Sahota Khurd resident, in Hoshiarpur, and Kuldip Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Kolsar, in Phagwara. A truck was seized from their possession. During a thorough search, 200 cartons of liquor (1,800,000 ml), were recovered from the truck. A case was registered against the duo on August 24 at the Patara police station under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. The police said the accused had created a separate compartment in the truck for ferrying illegal liquor. Narinder Singh had earlier been supplying liquor from Mukerian (Hoshiarpur), Aug 25 Members of the Tipper Union stage a protest in their vehicles, riding half-naked at the Cholang Toll Plaza today. Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee district president Paramjit Singh Bhulla also supported the union. After reaching Mukerian, they handed over a demand letter addressed to the CM through Tehsildar Arvind Salwan. Sandeep Singh Sunny, Mukerian union president, Two of the accused in the police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO Chandigarh to Punjab. The police said a case of theft had earlier been registered against Narinder at Garhdiwala in Hoshiarpur. He had recently been out on bail. The duo would be remanded in custody after being presented in court, the police said. In a separate case, one Sunil Kumar was arrested from Ganna Pind for peddling drugs on August 17. A total of Rs 1.5 lakh and 10 gm of heroin were recov- ered from his possession. A case was registered under the NDPS Act against him at the Phillaur police station. Sunil admitted that he and his brother Sumit Kumar, who was lodged at the Kapurthala jail, were both involved in peddling. The police also recovered over Rs 11 lakh from their house. In total, 10 gm of heroin and Rs 12 lakh 80,000 drug money have been seized from Sunil. — TNS 2 Covid deaths, 32 cases in dist Jalandhar, August 25 The district on Thursday reported two Covid deaths, taking the toll to 1,967. With 32 more testing positive, the Covid caseload jumped to 80,848 in the district. At least 78,645 people have recovered from infection. There are 236 active cases in the district. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported six new cases, but no new death. — TNS Now, register for sports event till Aug 30 Jalandhar, August25 As many as 2,557 people in the district have already got themselves registered for the “Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan” sports event — which is to start from August 29 in the state. In view of the overwhelming response, the last date for registration for the event has been extended from August 25 to August 30. The event will commence on August 29 from local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium and will be inaugurated by CM Bhagwant Mann. Preparations for the event are in full swing. Jalandhar DC Jaspreet Singh said contingents of sportspersons from each district would participate in the inaugural ceremony by carrying out a march past and students from schools and colleges would also participate in cultural activities to be organ- 2,557 CONFIRM PARTICIPATION IN ‘KHEDAN VATAN PUNJAB DIYAN’ Students during the rehearsals for the inaugural ceremony of ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Diyan’ in Jalandhar. ised in the stadium. The torchrelay will also mark the beginning of this mega sports event, which is to be organised at block and district levels. The event would conclude after two months. District Sports Officer Lovedeep Singh said: “The number of registrations is expected to rise considerably by August 30. Meanwhile, on the spot registrations will also be entertained. The aim is to encourage a sport temperament among the youth of the c m y b state. The rural games across blocks will be held first, followed by urban games. Although the event will be inaugurated on August 29, the block level sporting events will be held from September 1 to 7.” — TNS Protesters hand over a demand letter to the Mukerian tehsildar. said till the mining policy was not implemented by the state government, work should continue as before and tipper owners and drivers should not be harassed. He said all challans of tippers and the FIRs on drivers and owners should be cancelled. He alleged in Himachal and Punjab, illegal collection was being done by stopping tippers at night. Issuing of challans should be stopped immediately. Protesters warned if action was taken on tippers, they would begin a struggle against it. Jalandhar, Tanda, Dasuya, tipper unions also participated in the protest. — OC
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