29092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/29/2022 12:04 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HOCKEY MATCH, RALLIES HELD IN BHAGAT SINGH’S MEMORY PAGE 2 To mark the 115th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, a hockey match, a cycle rally and more events were held. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 4 KBC TO HAVE AN ALL-WOMEN PANEL FOR ‘NAVRATRI SPECIAL’ COLORS’ BIGG BOSS TO BE BACK WITH SEASON 16 THIS OCTOBER There will be an all-women panel of contestants on Sony TV’s KBC- 14 for the ‘Navratri Special’ week. MAX 32°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:15 PM PAGE 4 One of the longest-running reality shows, Colors’ Bigg Boss will be back with Season 16 on October 1. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:20 AM THURSDAY | 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Man plans own robbery, arrested Tribune News Service Members of the All-India Students’ Federation and the Sarv Bharat Naujawan Sabha hold a march on Bhagat Singh’s 115th birth anniversary in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH City pays tribute to Bhagat Singh on birth anniv Hundreds take part in marathon, cycle rally IDC calls upon youth to wipe out drugs from state Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 28 Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh today led hundreds of volunteers during a cycle rally and marathon organised by the district administration on the occasion of birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh here at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. The DC himself participated INBRIEF PO WANTED IN LIQUOR CASE HELD Lohian: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a Proclaimed Offender (PO) who had been absconding for the last two years. Investigating officer Avtar Singh said the accused has been identified as Balwindar Singh, a resident of Yusafpur. The accused is wanted in a case of sale of illicit liquor. OC TWO HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Phillaur: The Bilga police have arrested a man on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating Officer Ashwani Kumar said 9 bottles of hooch were seized from the possession of the accused, who has been identified as Balwindar Singh, a resident of Sangowal. A case has been registered under Sections 61/1/14 of the Punjab Excise Act. The accused has been released on bail. The Shahkot police arrested Jagtar Singh with eight bottles of hooch, but later released on bail. OC 3 BOOKED FOR CHICKEN THEFT Lohian: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a thief and booked his two accomplices on the charge of stealing chickens. Investigating Officer Balwindar Singh said the arrested accused has been identified as Gurprit Singh, a resident of Ismailpur. Jagjit Singh, a resident of Gatti Raipur, told the police that the accused had barged into his house at night, and decamped with five of his chickens. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC. OC in the cycle rally by riding a bicycle making an appeal to youngsters to wean away from drugs by adopting physical activities in their lives. He said it was need of the hour that all of us follow in the footsteps of Shaheed Bhagat Singh to make Punjab a drug-free state. He added with collective efforts by the one and all, the drug menace could be eliminated from society. He mentioned that the drug menace was the biggest hurdle in realising the dreams of our forefathers who had fought relentlessly for emancipating the country from the yoke of British imperialism. He urged people to join hands with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Singh-led state government in its endeavour to wipe out drug abuse from society, which would be a humble but befitting tribute to our youth icons Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. He also lauded the efforts of people of Jalandhar who joined the initiative of cycle rally and marathon held by district administration on this occasion. The district administration also gave guard of honour to Shaheed Bhagat Singh in the district administrative complex wherein a contingent from the Punjab Police performed this ceremony in front of the picture of Shaheed-e-Azam. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, Commissioner of Police Gursharan Singh Sandhu, ADCP Vatsalla Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Continued on Page 2 Jalandhar, September 28 The city police on Wednesday solved a staged robbery incident within hours. A man named Rakesh Kumar, a resident of New Gandhi Nagar, called up the police to inform them that he was on his way to deposit Rs 5.64 lakh in a bank when two bike-borne miscreants intercepted him, and robbed him of his bag containing cash, his Activa scooter and mobile phone. As per information, Mani Arora, a resident of New Gandhi Nagar, who is a flour merchant, had sent Rakesh to deposit the money in the bank. They both are neighbours, and Mani often used to hand over the money to Rakesh to deposit in a bank. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said after receiving the information, police teams immediately reached the spot and started the investigation. He said a team of the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) staff and Division Number 3 conducted an indepth investigation, and even scrutinised CCTV cameras installed nearby. “After gathering some vital CONFESSES HIRED TWO TO ROB HIM OF BAG CONTAINING FRIEND’S MONEY, SCOOTER & PHONE Police officers address the media in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO leads, the police team arrested Rakesh on suspicion. During interrogation, he confessed that he hatched a fake robbery story. The men who took away the bag were hired by him,” he added. He said the police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code and 25 of the Arms Act at police Division Number 3. An amount of Rs 2.64 lakh and Activa scooter had been recovered, while further investigation in the case is underway. The DCP assured that the remaining amount would be recovered soon, and police teams were conducting raids to nab those who helped Rakesh in the crime. 2 held with pistol, silver No mention of stadium in CM’s speech, bricks, 500-gm heroin Khatkar Kalan residents disappointed Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 28 The anti-narcotics cell and Crime Inivestiagion Agency (CIA) staff of the city police today arrested two persons and recovered a stolen .32 bore made in Germany pistol, 1-kg silver (two bricks), two LEDs and 500gm heroin from their possession in separate incidents. The accused were identified as Kamaljeet Singh, alias Gidtha, a resident of New Aman Nagar, Model House and Paramdeep Singh, alias Paras, a resident of a village in Sadar Batala, Gurdaspur. According to the police, Kamaljeet was arrested from Deriawala chowk in Model Town, following a tipoff. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said he was wanted by the police in many cases reported in the past few years. They said the .32 bore made in Ger- ONE OF THEM HABITUAL OFFENDER ❝ Six cases under various sections of the IPC had been already registered against him at police Division Numbers 5 & 6 and Maqsudan. He was a habitual offender, and police had been on a look out for him for a long time. ❞ Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, DCP (INVESTIGATION) many pistol recovered from his possession, was stolen by him from a house in Model Town in 2020. “Six cases under various sections of the Indian Penal Code had been already registered against him at police Division Numbers 5 and 6 and Maqsudan. He was a habitual offender, and police had been on a look out for him for a long time”, he added. In another incident, the CIA staff team was present near Transport Nagar for routine checking when they saw Paramdeep coming on foot from the other side of the road. “On seeing the police, he tried to hide the bag he was holding and changed his route, following which police officers suspected something was wrong and immediately caught him for checking purposes”, said police officials, adding that during checking, 500gm heroin was recovered from his possession. They said a case under various sections of the Excise Act had already been found registered against him in Amritsar. Besides, a fresh case under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at police division number 8, and further investigation is underway. UNEMPLOYED THREATEN TO SELF-IMMOLATE Tribune News Service Khatkar Kalan, September 28 Several residents and farm unions were hoping to meet CM Bhagwant Mann during his second state event here in Khatkar Kalan to raise their demands. They waited for two hours, but CM Mann did not bother to meet them before leaving. Members of the Unemployed PTI Teachers’ Union climbed atop a tank to demand jobs. Notably, the administration had earlier told unions, including the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Society (Khatkar Kalan), the Kirti Kisan Union (Nawanshahr), the Doaba Kisan Union, the Medical Practioners Union and the Kacche Adhyapak Union, that they would get to meet the CM. Residents of Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village, Khatkar Kalan, were a disappointed lot. They have long been demanding a stadium Climbing atop a water tank, members of the PTI Teachers’ Union said: “We will either take our right or burn ourselves today. Is CM Bhagwant Mann going to ensure the appointment of 646 teachers? We have bottles (of kerosense). If the administration beats us up, we will self-immolate. We exhort the government to either give us chitta (drugs) or give us jobs. We are 40 to 45 years, and we have been unemployed for the past 11 years.” << CM Bhagwant Mann during an event to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan. MALKIAT SINGH in the area. They were expecting the CM to address their all their concerns and demands. Gurjit Singh rued, “We were hoping for the announcement of a scheme, or a stadium or something for Khatkar Kalan. We feel very disappointed. I met him earlier in 2019 when he was an MP . On March 23 this year, and today again we had been called to see him. We kept at the Chiling Plant near the martyrs’ memorial from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. After that we were led to a room in the memorial where we had expected to finally meet the CM. But instead, we got to meet some principal secretary, and not the CM.” Gurjit added, “We didn’t Punjab Arts Council announces Heer-Waris singing contest Jalandhar, September 28 The Punjab Arts Council on Thursday announced to organise an online HeerWaris singing contest. Surjit Patar, noted Punjabi poet and Chairperson of the council, made this announcement at Punjab Press Club here. Outlining the details of the contest, Patar said, “We are inviting youth of the age up to 35 years from across the globe to sing any portion of Waris Shah’s composition for Heer and email the video to us on firstname.lastname@example.org. SEND 5-MINUTE RECORDED COMPOSITION ❝We are inviting youth of the age up to 35 from across the globe to sing any portion of Waris Shah’s composition for Heer…. The recording is to be of maximum five minutes and has to reach us by October 31. A panel of three judges will select the top 10 singers. Surjit Patar, PUNJAB ARTS COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON The recording is to be of maximum five minutes and has to reach us by October 31. The recordings will be sent to our panel of three judges. ❞ They will select the top 10 singers.” Dr Jograj, Vice Chairman of the council, Lakhwinder Johal, General Secretary, and Nirmal Jaura, c m y b Convener, of the event said the top three winners would get cash prizes which will be Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000, respectively. “All the selected singers will get a chance to perform at a state-level event to be organised by the council. If the singer is selected from outside India, he will not be invited to perform. We will play his or her video at the state event,” they said. — TNS Punjab Arts Council Chairman >> Dr Surjit Patar in Jalandhar. even attend the event. We just kept waiting all the time.” Deep, the leader of the Kirti Kisan Union (Nawanshar), said, “We were not even allowed entry. Our demand was the withdrawal of cases filed against members of various unions under the Disaster Management Act, among others.” One arrested for casteist remarks Nurmahal, September 28 The Nurmahal police have arrested a man, Karamjit Singh, on the charges of making caste remarks, hurling abuses, and criminal intimidation. Lovepreet Singh, a villager, told the police that the accused had made casteist remarks on him and his family. A case has been registered under Sections 294, 427, 506 and 34 of the IPC and the SC/ST Act. — OC
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