18092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/18/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SLEW OF SPORTING EVENTS HELD TO MARK PUNJAB GAMES In the district-level events, wrestling finals U-14 and U-17 age group were organised in Hansraj Stadium here. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 TRAVEL AGENTS BOOKED FOR FRAUD Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked two travel agents for allegedly duping two men of Rs 50 lakh on the pretext of sending their children abroad. Investigating officer Harbhajan Lal said the accused have been identified as Gurwindar Singh, a resident of Ratta Ghuda in Taran Tarn, and his accomplice. Victims Dalbir Singh and Baldev Singh, both residents of Rampur told the police that they had paid Rs 50 lakh to the for sending their sons to the US . However, the agents neither sent them abroad, nor they returned the money. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC. ONE BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Lohian: The Lohian Khas police have booked Raman Singh, a resident of Mianni, on the charge of illegal sand mining. The mining inspector told the police that the accused had been engaged in illegal sand mining, and was carrying a tractor-trolley loaded with sand from Dhussi Bandh to Mianni. Investigating officer Major Singh said a case had been registered against the accused under the Punjab Mining Act and Section 379 of the IPC. NEGLIGENT DRIVING: CAR DRIVER BOOKED Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked a car driver on the charge of causing death by negligence. Investigating officer Rajindar Singh said the accused had been identified as Bikramjit Singh, a resident of Tilak Nagar in Jalandhar. Anita Ranni, a resident of Sandhu Chatha village in Kapurthala, told the police that she and her husband were on their way to Kullar on a two-wheeler. The car driver hit their motorcycle leaving them seriously injured. Her husband succumbed to his injuries. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 304-A, 279, 337 and 427 of the IPC. ONE ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Nakodar: The city police have arrested a man on the charge of selling poppy husk. Harjinder Singh, DSPP, Nakodar, said 10 kg of poppy husk were recovered from the possession of the accused, who has been identified as Jiwan Sharma, a resident of Vikas Nagar, Shahkot. The IO said a case has been registered under the NDPS Act. A motorcycle in the possession of the accused has also been impounded. TWO ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The City police arrested two drug pedllers and recovered 600 intoxicating tablets from them last night. The SHO, Amandeep Nahar, said the arrested accused were identified as Himanshu Sood of Prempura locality, Phagwara, and Preet Singh of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Both were nabbed at a checkpoint near the BDPO office in Phagwara. As many as 350 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the accused Himanshu, while 250 tablets from Preet. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. OC PAGE 2 MALAIKA, AMRITA JOIN HANDS TO DO SERIES ARORA SISTERS PAGE 3 SINGER RAVEENA MEHTA IS ALL SET FOR HER PLAYBACK DEBUT The web series will focus on the personal and professional lives of Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:29 PM PAGE 4 Raveena has given her voice to the title track for Mansi Bagla’s next project Falling in Love Again. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:13 AM SUNDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Police conduct cordon, Kurala village residents allege illegal sand mining search op in Shiv Nagar Claim police inaction despite SDO’s recommendation Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 17 Following the directions of Punjab DGP, a cordon and search operation was carried out in the city under the supervision of ADGP Praveen Kumar Sinha, Commissioner of Police Gursharan Singh Sandhu and other senior police officials. All senior officials, including DCPs, ADCPs and ACPRank officers along with 200 police personnel conducted a detailed search in areas surrounding Shiv Nagar falling in the jurisdiction of police division number 1. The entire area was cordoned off with over 100 police personnel deployed at checkposts and patrolling duties. The intensive search operation, which lasted for nearly three to four hours, resulted in the registration of an FIR against Varinder Kumar, a resident of Shiv Nagar. The police recovered 125 boxes of fire crackers from his house. Apart from this, the police teams also collected details of tenants living in Shiv Nagar and checked the movement of suspicious vehicles in the locality. Traffic challans were also issued to a few residents; besides seven persons were nabbed Police officials hold a search operation at Shiv Nagar in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO on suspicion, who were later released after interrogation. The ADGP said the search operation was conducted in selected areas based on specific intelligence and information. He said such search operations will be carried out time to time to strengthen the fight against drugs, besides eliminating gangster culture and maintaining law and order in the city. 1.5-kg heroin, ~5.41 lakh drug money seized Mahilpur: On the instructions of DGP Punjab, under the supervision of IG Jalandhar Range Dr S Bhupathi, SSP Hoshiarpur Sartaj Singh Chahal, SP (I) Manpreet Singh Dhillon and DSP Garhshankar Daljit Singh Khakh along with 300 cops conducted a cordon and search operation against drug smugglers. The infamous Langeri Road, BDPO Colony Ward No. 11, Baghora Road, near tehsil complex, Mahilpur, areas were cordoned off by police personnel. Seven gazetted officers, 70 non-gazetted officers and 274 APOs took part in the search operation. The objective of the campaign was to crackdown on drug smugglers and to instil confidence among the people. In the operation, the police recovered 1.525 kg of heroin, Rs 5.41 lakh drug money, mobile phones and gold ornaments and arrested two women. The police conducted a raid at the house of Jasveer Kaur, alias Fauzan, notorious for drug trade, and recovered 1.5 kg of heroin and 5.09 lakh rupees. Besides, the police also arrested Usha Devi and Manjeet Kaur, both residents of Langeri roadin Mahilpur. A case has been registered against Jasveer Kaur, Renu, Mahinder, Vinu and Rimpi, her daughter-inlaw Ravinder Kaur and som Vikram, alias Rammi. Jasvir Kaur had kept the drug and drug money hidden in the courtyard of her house. In the second case, 25 gm of heroin, Rs 32,230, two mobile phones, two silver bracelets, six sets of silver continued on page 2 Jalandhar, September 17 Kurala village residents today claimed that the police have failed to take any action over their allegations of illegal sand mining going on in the village despite recommendation of action by the SDO of the Mining Department. While speaking to mediapersons at Punjab Press Club, Gurmej Singh, panchayat member of the village, along with other villagers, alleged, “A mother-son duo of the village are indulged in illegal mining. Khushwinder Singh, sub-divisional officer, Mining Department, had also written to the Bhogpur police to file an FIR as per the Punjab Mineral Act, but it seems that the police is under pressure to save the culprits. I have also met chowki in-charge Pacharanga and cops at Bhogpur police station over the issue but to no avail.” Gurmej Singh alleged, “The Mining Department SDO had visited the village on August 9, 2022 after I lodged a complaint of illegal mining. A JCB, a tractor, a trolley was also been seized and a driver was apprehended. They were taken to police chowki, Pachranga. A video of illegal mining was also made. On the same day, Khush- DC, SDM pad up to promote sports in state Tribune News Service Kapurthala, September 17 In an initiative to encourage sports activities during the ongoing ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’ Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Vishesh Sarangal on Saturday donned a cricketer’s attire and played a full match with his office staff in the grounds of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia College here. In the event organised with the support of District Cricket Association, DC Sarangal was the captain of his DC XI team while Kapurthala SDM Lal Bishwas Bains took the stride DC Vishesh Sarangal plays cricket during the match. of SDM XI team. Though initially the DC XI team seemed to be slow but it took a lead and finally won by 44 runs. In the match of 15-15 overs, DC XI scored 124 runs in 14.5 overs, in which its player Jassi contributed 35 runs, followed by 23 runs of Sajan. DC Sarangal while leading his Blind murder case solved, 1 arrested Jalandhar, September 17 The Jalandhar rural police today solved a blind murder case which took place at Kala Bakra on September 15 in which an elderly woman Amarjit Kaur was killed by an unidentified person. The arrested accused has been identified as Satwinder Singh alias Satta, a resident of the same village. Sarabjit Bahia, SP (Investigation) Rural, Jalandhar, said on September 15, the police received information that a woman had been killed at the Kala Bakra village in Jalandhar by an unidentified person. On the complaint of Sandeep Kaur, a resident of Raja Garden, Kapurthala, an FIR was lodged under Section 302 of the IPC. A special team of the Cops recover rope used to strangulate woman Jalandhar rural police was deputed to investigate the case. The police said during the investigation it was found out that the man who killed her also looted her gold earrings and Rs 4,500. The earrings of deceased were found from the possession of Satwinder. Bahia said Amarjit wanted to sell Eucalyptus trees in her fields, regarding which Satwinder Singh had visited her home. He said while he was there, the duo had a heated exchange, during which, Satwinder Singh, in a fit of anger, strangled Amarjit Kaur with a rope. The rope was also recovered from his possession. — TNS c m y b team to victory also demonstrated his sports ability in both batting and bowling. His team set a target of 125 runs. For SDM XI, Sunil Kumar bagged five wickets by giving only 11 runs and Karan Kanda took four wickets for 35 runs. SDM XI got a bad start as bowlers of the DC XI did not allow the batsmen to score easy runs giving accurate line and length in bowling. SDM XI lost their wickets at regular intervals which brought the team under pressure. Only Sandeep contributed 36 runs from SDM XI as the whole team outplayed for only 80 runs. The DC congratulated the players of both the teams and said that the district administration was all set to encourage the sports activities in the district. SDM Jalandhar Dr Jai Inder Singh was also a part of the event. On this occasion, District Cricket Association president Krishan Lal, officials, advocates and employees were also present. Sarangal said, “The idea was not just to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship but also tell everyone that I am accessible to all. We intend to hold similar sports events in future too.” Residents of Kurala village at Punjab Press Club. TRIBUNE PHOTO been imposed on those ❝Penalty has already the village and a recoveryindulging in illegal sand mining at notice has also been issued. The department has initiated all requisite proceedings in the case as per protocol. ❞ Harjot Singh Walia, EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, MINING DEPARTMENT winder Singh, SDO, Mining Department, recommended action against the culprits. In his report, the SDO had said that people had mined up to 12 feet in the fields. Later, the police released the JCB, tractor trolley. The driver was also let off. No action was initiated in the case until now.” Gurmej further alleged, “The culprits have dug up their own field but it affects the entire village ecosystem. As a panchayat member, I have been raising the issue for long. Due to the case, the culprits have developed enmity with our family and can harm us. We have now decided to take up the matter with the media so that the state government can act against the culprits. If we still get no response, we will move courts.” Harjot Singh Walia, Executive Engineer, Mining Department, Jalandhar, said, “A penalty has already been imposed on those indulging in illegal mining at the village and a recovery notice has also been issued. The department has initiated all requisite proceedings in the case as per protocol.” continued on page 2 Covid: 7 new cases in dist Jalandhar, September 17 The district reported seven fresh cases of Covid on Saturday. Of the seven cases, four were reported from Jalandhar and three were from other districts. With this, the Covid tally in the district has increased to 81,024. As many as 79,018 people have recovered from the virus in the district, while the active caseload stands at 26. The Covid death tally in Jalandhar remained static at 1,980. Kapurthala reports 2 cases The district reported two new cases of Covid today. With this, the Covid in Kapurthala has reached 24,431. Meanwhile, no new death was reported today. The total deceased tally remained at 600. Meanwhile the Hoshiarpur, district reported one Covidrelated fatality on Saturday. A 65-year-old woman of Ghogra village in Dasuya died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. A spokesman of the Health Department said six fresh cases of Covid were also reported in the district. The death toll in the district has reached 1,418 while total no of patients is 42,382.—TNS/OC
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