16092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/15/2022 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN PICS: SIKH SCHOLAR BHAI VIR SINGH’S LEGACY LIVES ON A writer, theologist, scholar, nature lover and whatnot, Bhai Vir Singh was one of the most versatile personalities. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF LIFE TERM TO 1 FOR WIFE’S MURDER PAGE 2 PAGE 3 HRITHIK, SAIF’S VIKRAM VEDHA TO RELEASE IN 100 COUNTRIES SAYLI SALUNKHE OPENS UP ON HER STRUGGLES WITH HINDI Actors Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming movie Vikram Vedha is releasing worldwide in 100 nations. MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:32 PM Sayli Salunkhe has had her struggles with Hindi language, as she plays the role of Indu in a Star Bharat’s show. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:12 AM 1 BOOKED FOR SALE OF ILLICIT LIQUOR Nakodar: The Nakodar sadar police nabbed a villager for selling illicit liquor. The investigating officer Daljit Singh said 50 bottles of illicit liquor were seized from the possession of the accused identified as Sukhwindar Singh, alias Kaka, a resident of Bajuha Khurd village. A case under the Punjab Excise Act was registered against the accused. OC 2 TRAVEL AGENTS BOOKED FOR FRAUD Phagwara: The Nakodar sadar police booked two travel agents for allegedly duping two persons of Rs 24 lakh on the pretext of sending their sons abroad. Investigating officer (IO) Harinder Singh said the accused had been identified as Lehmabar Singh, a resident of Gobind Pur village, and Indarjit Singh of Amritsar. The IO said Santokh Singh and Paramjit Kaur, wife of Gurmej Singh, complained to the Jalandhar Senior Superintendent of Police (Rural) that they had paid Rs 24 lakh to the accused for sending their sons abroad, but they were fleeced by the accused. The IO said cases under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B, IPC, and the Punjab Travel Profession Regulation Act had been filed against the accused. OC PO AT LARGE FOR 2 YEARS ARRESTED Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested a proclaimed offender who had been absconding for the last two years. The investigating officer, Janak Raj, said the accused had been identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Ambu, a resident of Mussewal village. The accused was wanted in a case of assault. OC FOUR ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT FRIDAY | 16 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Finish Urban Estate sewerage Sarpanch arrested for drug peddling work in 2 months: Court to MC Tribune News Service Nakodar: The Jalandhar Additional District and Sessions judge, Tarntaran Singh Bindra, sentenced Kulvir Singh a resident of Dherain village to life imprisonment for murdering his wife back in 2018. He was also slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 by the court. OC Jalandhar, September 15 Hearing a complaint filed by a city-based advocate under Section 133 of the CrPC (for causing nuisance to public) against the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, PSPCL and the DRM, Northern Railways, regarding delay in railway underbridge work at Urban Estate Phase-1, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate Jalandhar-1, Jai Inder Singh has ordered the MC Commissioner to get the sewerage work completed within two months. The complaint was filed by advocate Sanjeev Sharma in the court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Jalandhar-1, on January 31 this year. In his complaint, he highlighted the fact that excavation work on the site was started in February by the MC, and during the work, the sewage pipes were damaged due to which the site was indundated by dirty water, making the lives of residents living nearby miserable. He said the road between LIG flats and Punjab CONSTRUCTION OF RLY UNDERBRIDGE DELAYED A report regarding the delay in the construction of a railway underbridge at Urban Estate Phase-I was carried in these columns in August. Following which, PSPCL swung into action and got the electric pole and transformer shifted within two days. However, despite assurances that the work to repair damaged sewerage pipes will be started at the earliest, the MC has failed to do the needful. << Stagnated water at the site for a railway underbridge at Urban Estate-I in Jalandhar. Avenue, where excavation work started, had been lying blocked till date. “The railway underbridge construction work was stopped in March due to non-shifting of an electric pole and electric transformer by the PSPCL. Thereafter, all the authorities concerned were passing the buck on each other over the delay and none was ready to take the responsibility,” said Life term to three for mowing down ASI Tribune News Service Kapurthala, September 15 The court of District and Sessions Judge Amarinder Singh Grewal on Wednesday sentenced life imprisonment to three car-borne snatchers for mowing down an Assistant SubInspector to death and injuring a head constable with their car at a naka in Subhanpur in May 2016. The three persons convicted are Gurpreet Singh Gopi, Vijay Pal and Gurpal Singh, all residents of Tarn Taran district. ASI Surinder Singh, hailing from Kuka village of Kapurthala, had reportedly signalled a Hyundai i20 car to stop, but the occupants ran over him while also injuring constable Harpal Singh at the naka. The police were on alert after reports of two incidents of snatching of purses at Nadala and Begowal. Following the incident, the accused had been chased and nabbed from Nurpur village of Subhanpur by then SHO Sukhpal Singh and then Nadala police post in charge Davinder Singh. The convicts faced a trial under Sections 302, 307, 333, 379-B, 353 and 186 of the Indian Penal Code. Sanjeev Sharma, adding that the residents till date are facing a lot of inconvenience, they had even held several protests at the site but the MC seems least bothered. He said many accidents had taken place on the site, and even animals had lost their lives by falling into the deep pit that had appeared after excavation work was left midway. “The entire site lies in pathetic condition. Residents have to think twice before stepping out of their homes, the place has become a living hell”, he said. Advocate Sharma further informed that the notice was sent to the respondents on May 6 regarding the complaint, but none appeared on their behalf to file a reply. “Therefore, the Sub Divisional Magistrate Jalandhar-1 Packing a punch Players in action during a boxing match organised under the Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean on Thursday. PHOTO: ARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, September 15 Two unidentified bikeborne persons made away with a bag containing Rs 8 lakh from a car late Wednesday night. The incident took place at a petrol pump near the Guru Gobind Singh Avenue. Businessman Sham Kapoor, a resident of Surya Enclave, was on his way back home in his Innova car when he had a flat tyre. He took his car to the petrol pump to have the puncture repaired. He remained seated in the car during the process, while the bag containing cash was kept in the passenger seat to his left. While he was engaged in a conversation with the man repairing the puncture, suddenly two bike-borne persons arrived on the scene, opened the door on the left, and made off with the bag. On receiving information about the incident, the police reached the spot. They scrutinised the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the petrol pump. The police officials shared that they had got some leads, and that the accused would be nabbed soon. Aakanksha N Bhardwaj CM TO ATTEND MARTYR’S BIRTH ANNIV EVENT Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, September 15 Martyr Bhagat Singh’s museum situated at Khatkar Kalan is set to be upgraded soon. Though the deadline for the completion of Rs 3.5crore upgradation project is December 31, the preparations are on to finish the job ahead of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s 115th birth anniversary that falls on September 28. Tourism Department officials said the newly upgraded museum would be operational in January 2023. The aim is to bring it on a par Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will attend a state-level function in Nawanshahr on Shaheed-eAzam Bhagat Singh's 115th birth anniversary on September 28. According to unconfirmed reports, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to attend the event. Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua (right) on Thursday visited Khatkar Kalan to review the arrangements for the event. with other big and famous museums and to increase footfall by making every- thing digital in the museum. Everything will be designed and made in such a way that c m y b the visitors enjoy and feel lively. However, same promises were made in 2018 when Latianwal sarpanch Balbir Singh faces four FIRs under NDPS Act. VILLAGE NOTORIOUS FOR TRAFFICKING ■ With a population of about 2,500 people, Lattianwal village has been in the news for years due to repeated seizures and drugrelated violence. Police sources have revealed that there are drugs cases registered against 200 to 250 village residents ■ On January 4, 2020 a video of a police team being assualted by village residents had gone viral. In another video, residents were frisking a cop who was carrying a turban in his hand on June 1, 2022 under the NDPS Act (for recovery of 22 gm of drugs); the second case on June 3 (with recovery of 232 gm of drugs) another case on Continued on page 2 Video of students cleaning toilets goes viral, kin miffed Our Correspondent Bag containing ~8L stolen from car Tribune News Service while disposing of the complaint on September 12, ordered MC Jalandhar to complete the sewerage work within two months”, he said. The MC Commissioner Devinder Singh, meanwhile, said he would visit the site to take stock of the situation, and would pass orders to the concerned department to complete the work at the earliest. Jalandhar, September 15 Balbir Singh, the sarpanch of Latianwal, Sultanpur Lodhi, which is notorious for drug peddling, was arrested by the police today under the NDPS Act. This comes after several apprehended drug dealers who were arrested earlier this year, revealed the role of the sarpanch in drug peddling. He was named in as many as four drug-related cases weeks ago. The village has been infamous for drug-related seizures, attacks on police personnel. The arrest of the village sarpanch has laid bare the nexus of drug trade in the village, which involves elected representatives of the people. Notably, cases had been registered against him earlier in 2003, 2012 and then in 2014, he continued to hold on to power by winning re-elections a couple of times over the years. He has served as the sarpanch at the village for the past 10 to 15 years. Navneet Singh Bains, SSP , Kapurthala, shared that the name of the village sarpanch cropped up during the investigation of four drug-related cases filed earlier this year. The first case was registered Garhshankar, September 15 A viral video that shows school students cleaning the toilets at Denowal Khurd’s Government Elementary school in Garhshankar has sparked a backlash. The village panchayat has written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, the Chief Minister and the Education Minister seeking action against the teachers at fault. School teacher Harjinder Kaur, when asked about the incident by the reporters explained that a cleanliness drive was underway. Jatinder Joti, sarpanch and numberdar of Basti Sansia, said, “A complaint has been sent to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Education Minister Harjot Bains and the Deputy Commissioner demanding action. We send our children to school for education. The school teachers should not have made the children clean the toilets. The teacher who made the students clean the toilets should be dismissed from the job.” DENOWAL KHURD PANCHAYAT WRITES TO CM & OTHERS, DEMANDING ACTION AGAINST TEACHERS A video grab purportedly shows students cleaning toilets at Government Elementary School, Denowal Khurd, in Garhshankar. Head teacher Dilbag Singh responded to the backlash by saying, “I was on leave. Two teachers, who were present at the school, said that they were also cleaning the toilets with the students.” Sanjeev Gautam, District Education Officer, Elementary, said, “The matter has Bhagat Singh’s museum in for digital transformation Phagwara: The Shahkot police arrested four persons for peddling heroin. The investigating officer Aatamjit Singh said 50-gram heroin was recovered from the accused identified as Manjindar Singh of Fatehpur Bhangwan village, Sucha Singh of Fatehgarh Panjtoor, Gurvant Singh of Takhatu Wal and Ravindar Singh of Mandir Kalan village. The IO said a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused and a car in which they were traveling had also been impounded. OC PAGE 4 the museum had got renovated, but everything remained static. “This time everything is being done using advanced technology,” said the officials. The foundation stone of the museum dedicated to Shaheed Bhagat Singh was laid at Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of the martyr in 2009. The old museum was demolished around four years ago with its artefacts moved into a new 12gallery museum. The 12 galleries are named as Operational Gallery, Punjab Timeline Gallery, Family Tree, Rise of Revolutionaries, Magic Lantern, Assembly Bombing, Poster Gallery, Jail Gallery, Trial Gallery, Children Gallery, Execution Gallery and Peace Gallery. Now, the galleries will be digitised, and there will be a cafeteria and souvenir shop at the museum. “It will be like a walkthrough where every aspect of the martyr’s life will be told in an interesting manner,” an official said. Big events like Kamagatamaru and Ghadar movement will also be displayed. There will be an auditorium with chairs for the visitors. just come to my notice. I will send the BPEO to the school tomorrow to investigate the matter. We will take strict action against those found guilty. Cleanliness drives have been going on in schools but no one is allowed to make students clean the toilet.” Girl dies during NCC trials near Hoshiarpur Our Correspondent Garhdiwala, September 15 A female student suddenly collapsed while running on the track during the NCC trials at Khalsa College in Garhdiwala today. She was rushed to a private hospital where she was referred to the Dasuya Civil Hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead. She was a thirdsemester bachelor of science student at Khalsa College, Garhdiwala.
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