25092022-JTR-01.qxd 25-09-2022 00:02 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE LIGHT CANDLES ON BHAGAT SINGH'S BIRTHDAY: MINISTER The Tourism Minister visited Khatkar Kalan on Saturday to take stock of preparations for state-level event. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 THREE PUNJABI FILMS TO HAVE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE AT IFFM PAGE 3 RAJKUMMAR TALKS ABOUT MAN’S DARK SIDE IN RAJ, DK’S PROJECT Three Punjabi films have been selected for a special screening at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022. MAX 27°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:20 PM PAGE 4 Netflix has unveiled a teaser of Raj and DK’s Gun and Gulaabs, which stars Rajkummar Rao and Dulquer Salmaan. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:17 AM SUNDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Cops, kin to get services in pvt hospitals at CGHS rates Soaking spell Punjab Armed Police enter into agreement with pvt players Tribune News Service Cars make a splash as they wade through a waterlogged road on a rainy Saturday in Jalandhar. The continuous rain in the past two days has brought down the temperature considerably . PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH INBRIEF 3 MOBILE PHONE THIEVES ARRESTED Phagwara: The city police arrested three mobile thieves and recovered eight stolen mobile phones and five power banks from their possession on Friday night. The arrested thieves were identified as Mukesh Kumar of Ravidass Nagar, Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Shivpuri, and Vishal Tiwari, residing near Radha Swami Satsang Ghar, Phagwara.The arrested accused have confessed their involvement in a theft case at mobile phone shop on April 28 in Khothran Road, Phagwara. The police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. OC TWO ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The city police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 440 intoxicating tablets and a scooter from them on Friday night. SP Mukhtiar Rai said the arrested accused were identified as Manjit Singh and Sahil, both residents of CRP Colony. The accused were nabbed at a checkpoint near Urban Estate. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the arrested peddlers, SP Rai said. OC MAN BOOKED FOR FRAUD Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have booked a man on the charge of cheating and fraud. Investigating officer (IO) Balwindar Singh said the accused had been identified as Sukha Singh of Bangiwal village. Balwindar Singh complained to the police that the accused prepared fake documents and sold his tractor. The IO said the economic offences wing investigated the complaint and submitted a report to the SSP who ordered the registration of a case under Sections 420,465,467,468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code against the accused. OC TWO HELD FOR STEALING BIKE Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested two persons on the charge of stealing a motorcycle. The accused have been identified as Ranbir Singh, alias Ranna, a resident of Baloki village, and Harprit Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Shammipur village. Mohammad Raffik complained to the police that his motorcycle was stolen on September 22. The police have registered a case under Sections 379 and 34 of the IPC against the accused. OC 2 labourers killed in factory blast Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, September 24 Two workers were killed and one was seriously injured in an explosion in a gas plant located on the HoshiarpurJalandhar road on Saturday. The explosion occurred at KK Enterprise Gas Plant, which provides oxygen and welding gas filled cylinders. The blast occurred when a MINISTER PROMISES HELP TO KIN OF DECEASED cylinder suddenly burst during the filling of gas. It is said the explosion was so strong that one labourer, Bhagwati, died on the spot, while two workers, Suraj and Brahmdev, got seriously injured. They were immediately taken to the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur. Suraj was referred to a private hospital, where he died. The third worker injured in the accident is undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital. The police and administrative officials reached the spot and started the investigation. Cabinet Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa also visited the accident site and talked to Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, September 24 The Punjab Armed Police (PAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with some multi-specialty hospitals and diagnostic centres of Jalandhar as per which its police personnel and their dependents can avail health services at these facilities at Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates. Divulging the details about the pact, State Armed Force ADGP MF Farooqui said it was an informal arrangement made between the PAP and private hospitals with the aim to not only reduce expenditure of their policemen, but also to reduce the burden of government exchequer. He said the hospitals and diagnostic centres which have signed the MoU include Patel Hospital, Innocent Heart Hospital, Shrimann Hospital, Global Hospital, Maan Scanning Centre and Bhatia Scanning Centre. He said this facility would be extended to all police officials and their families, including FACILITY WILL BE EXTENDED TO ALL ❝ This facility will be extended to all police officials and their families, including SPOs, PHGs and Class IV employees. We have also included the districts of Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Jalandhar Commissionerate, rural police along with PAP. ❞ ADGP MF Farooqui addresses the media at PAP, Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH MF Farooqui, ADGP, STATE ARMED FORCE SPOs, PHGs and Class-IV employees as well. “Besides, we have included the districts of Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Jalandhar Commissionerate, Rural police along with PAP”, he added. ADGP Farooqui further said the CGHS rates were considerably low in comparison to hospital’s extraordinarily high charges. For example, the room that is available for Rs 10,000 might be available to police person- nel for Rs 1,000, he added. “Police officials will pay their bills at the time of seeking treatment and later on they will submit their claim to the department as per procedure. They will be given a card on which they will have their name, photograph and name of their family members, (whether they are dependent or not),” he said, adding that this initiative of PAP would save its police personnel from immediate heavy financial burden, which sometimes also forces them to take money from the private financers on a very hefty rate. “Moreover, it will inculcate self-respect among our officials that they are being treated in a special manner”, ADGP said, adding quarterly review meetings would be held to review its progress and a committee of complaint redress would be formed to take up any issue raised by patients and hospitals. SHO shows up in beacon-fitted personal vehicle, triggers row Mother-daughter shuttlers put up smashing show in Punjab games Aparna Banerji Jalandhar, September 24 When Loveleen Sharma, a student of St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, started taking coaching for badminton about two years back, her mother Pawana Devi, too developed interest in the game. Posted as a medical officer in the Punjab Health Department, Pawana too started taking coaching after her working hours and started taking part in the 21-40 years agegroup for women. The mother-daughter duo participated in the recently concluded district-level Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean games, bagging medals. While the mother clinched the silver medal, Loveleen bagged the bronze in the under-14 category. WILL VERIFY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 24 A Kapurthala SHO has found himself in the midst of a controversy after he reached a scene of dispute with a beacon atop his private SUV while on duty. He was also accompanied by two gunmen in black clothes at the site. The Kapurthala police have said the men accompanying the SHO were on-duty police employees and also said it was justified to bring private vehicle in a late night emergency. The SHO of the Kotwali police station in Kapurthala, Kashmir Singh, reached the Sadar Bazar late on Friday night, after being summoned by his higher officials with respect to a raid at a jew- ❝The SHO can bring along his personal The SUV in which Kashmir Singh, the SHO of the Kotwali police station in Kapurthala, reached the raid site on Friday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO ellers’ store. The raid was carried out by the Jalandhar and Kapurthala police, DSPs and SHOs also reached the site to control the situation. Inspector Kashmir Singh showed up at the site in his Fortuner, which was driven by a driver. A video of the diver acknowledging it is the SHO’s vehicle and another video of the SHO accompanied by his two gunmen have gone viral. CCTVvideo grab of theft suspects out Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 24 The city police have released CCTV camera grabs of suspects, who reportedly stole bags containing cash and other valuables from vehicles. The police claimed that while investigating two such cases registered at the Navi Baradari and Rama Mandi police stations, they found images of these suspects. They believe that with their arrest several cases of robbery, theft, and other crimes could be solved. The police investigation has revealed that these suspects also had a hand in the recent incident that took place near the Guru Gobind Singh Avenue petrol pump, in which a bag containing Rs One of the accused involved in the ~8 lakh cash theft. 8 lakh was stolen from a car. “The police teams were already conducting raids. The photos have been sent to police stations and other districts of Punjab to find a lead on their whereabouts,” said police officials. c m y b vehicle in emergencies. It’s totally acceptable. The gunmen in civvies were police employees. We will, however, verify if there was any beacon on his vehicle. ❞ Maninderpal Singh, KAPURTHALA DSP Accused of being in an inebriated state, the SHO was tested for alcohol. However, both the SHO as well as the Kapurthala police have denied the charges. Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service << Pawana Devi (L) and her daughter Loveleen Sharma with their trophies won in the badminton tournaments. Pawana shared, “ Earlier, I had won gold in the Open Punjab tournament held at HMV College in the under-35 women’s category. I have also been playing in the district-level events organised by the badminton association. My daughter and I won a silver in the district-level contest too.” Her daughter Loveleen added, “My mother did not Continued on page 2
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