02102022-ATR-01.qxd 10/1/2022 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE POLICE DESTROY SEIZED DRUGS WORTH SEVERAL CRORES PAGE 2 WHEN COMEDIAN KAPIL SHARMA AUDITIONED FOR INDIAN IDOL The Amritsar city police destroyed drugs worth crores seized under the NDPS Act at a mill’s incinerator. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 3 NEHA DHUPIA OPENS UP ON HER FILM GOOD MORNING Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma revealed that he had auditioned for singing reality show Indian Idol once. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:14 PM PAGE 4 Amazon miniTV has announced the premiere of its film Good Morning, featuring Neha Dhupia. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:25 AM SUNDAY | 2 OCTOBER 2022 | AMRITSAR 28-yr-old found dead under Youth shot at over old enmity, injured mysterious circumstances Tribune News Service Was set to leave for Canada along with 4-yr-old daughter Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 1 A youth was found dead in his car near Basarke Bhaini village falling under the Gharinda police station under mysterious circumstances here on the FridaySaturday intervening night. He was shot dead by unidentified persons. The air-conditioner of the car was on when the family found his body. The deceased was identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi (28), a resident of Bhaini village. A preliminary probe suggested that his body was dumped at the site after killing him somewhere else. After taking the body into custody, the police sent it for a postmortem. Senior police officials, including Attari DSP Parvesh Chopra, reached the spot for initial investigations. The police scrutinised CCTV cameras in the area INBRIEF THREAT MESSAGE TO TEMPLE PRIEST Amritsar: A priest of a local temple received an extortion message written in Punjabi on a Pakistani currency note. The note was found from a donation box of the temple located in the Kale Ghanupur area. The sewak of the temple came across the note while counting the cash from the donation box. The unidentified person demanded Rs 5 lakh from the priest. Deepak Sharma, sewadar of the temple, lodged a complaint with the police. He said the accused also threatened to kill the priest, Ashneel Maharaj. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons. The police were scrutinising the CCTV cameras in the complex to identify the suspects. Gurwinder Singh, SHO, Chheharta police station, said investigation was in progress and the accused would be arrested soon. TNS 2 HELD ON IMMORAL TRAFFIC CHARGE Amritsar: The Division B police have arrested Gursewak Singh and Gill Masih, residents of Jhabal Road, on the charge of immoral trafficking. They were held following a tip-off that the duo ran a prostitution racket at a hotel near Sheran Wala Gate. A case under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was registered against them. TNS THREE ARRESTED FOR VIOLATIONS Amritsar: The police nabbed three persons, identified as Balwinder Singh of Mehma village, Shamsher Singh of Bhoma village and Babbu Singh of Baba Bakala, in two separate incidents. They were arrestesd as they did not maintain a record of the customers who hired rooms of their accomodations. The local administration has strictly asked hotels and inns located in the walled city, especially near the Golden Temple, to maintain a record of their customers, but many of them were violating the orders. TNS The car in which the victim (inset) was found dead in Amritsar. RAIDS ON TO NAB SUSPECTS ■ The deceased was identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi (28), a resident of Bhaini village ■ The preliminary investigation suggested that his body was dumped at the site after killing and found some clues about the perpetrators. Raids were on to nab the suspects. Sawinder Singh, paternal uncle of the victim, said he had helped Akashdeep of the same village in getting a bail. him somewhere else ■ The police scrutinised CCTV cameras installed in the area and found some clues about the perpetrators. Raids were on to nab the suspects Akashdeep had invited him to a party and they had gone to Chheharta area last evening. He said around 2am, the family got a call from Akashdeep’s family that several armed persons had attacked them and Akashdeep had a narrow escape in the incident and had returned home. The family advised him to go and search Gopi. He said while searching for him, the family members reached near Bhasarke Bhaini village and found the car, the AC of which was on. The victim’s body, which bore three bullet injuries, was in the car. He said they took the body to a hospital where doctors declared him dead. They were surprised over why he was killed. Gurpreet Gopi was married and had a four-year-old daughter. His wife lives in Canada and he along with his daughter was to leave for Canada in the next few days. DSP Parvesh Chopra said a case under Sections 302 and 334 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act was registered against the suspects. Investigation is on. Amritsar, October 1 A youth, identified as Kanav Vadera of Tarn Taran city, was shot at by four armed persons near Mahal village on the Amritsar-Attari bypass road here on late Friday evening. He was rushed to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. The victim sustained a bullet injury in the ribs area. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kanwalpreet Singh said a case under attempt to murder and the Arms Act was registered against the suspects, one of whom was identified as Sahil of Tarn Taran. He said investigation was in progress and raids were on to nab the suspects. After recording the victim’s statement, the police official said he was going to Ajnala from India Gate to meet his sister. Around 6pm, when he reached near Mahal village, MUV-borne persons intercepted his car, fired at him and fled the spot. A team of Chheharta police personnel immediately reached the spot and rushed him to hospital. The ACP said during a preliminary probe, it was found that the incident was the outcome continued on page 2 Paddy procurement starts, govt agencies buy 81MT of produce Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 1 Agricultural produce has started arriving at the grain markets in the district after the government procurement of the non-basmati paddy varieties began on Saturday. On the first day of procurement, government agencies procured 81 metric tonnes, while private buyers purchased 426 metric tonnes of paddy. Meanwhile, so far, 2.01 lakh metric tonnes of 1,509 basmati has been procured by private buyers. As basmati varieties are not covered under the purchase for public distribution system, they are purchased only by private buyers. Formally inaugurating the procurement process at the Bhagatwala Dana Mandi, Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh said special barriers had been set up at state borders to check the influx of paddy from other states. He said all arrangements for procurement of the crop Mandi Board sets up counters to check moisture content in grain Heaps of paddy at Bhagtanwala Grain Market in Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR had been completed and farmers would not face any problem. He said farmers should bring fully ripened grains so that they do not have to wait at the markets. The Mandi Board has also set up counters to check the moisture content in grains before a tractor-trailer enters the grain market. The government had fixed an MSP of Rs 2,060 for Grade A quality grains and Rs 2,040 for common variety grains. The district agriculture officials stated that though the procurement has begun, harvesting would pick up pace only in the second week of the month as the crop had not fully ripened yet. “At present, the crop is being harvested mostly by vegetable growers who are in a hurry to sow seasonal vegetables. Moreover, the moisture in the grains coming to the market is presently more than the prescribed limit,” said an official. 150 MC employees fired Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 1 The Municipal Corporation fired 130 employees of the streetlight wing and 20 sewermen working with the Mohalla Sudhar Committees here on Saturday. The 130 employees had been working in the MC for the last six years, while the 20 sewermen were working on collector rates for the last several years. As per the orders of MC Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj, the contract tenure of these employees ended on September 30 so the order was issued to eliminate their services. Reacting to the orders, a large number of employees working in the office of the Ranjeet Avenue opposed the move. The employees submitted a memorandum to Joint Commissioner Deepjot Kaur. Contract ended on Sept 30; seek reinstatement Today, the employees protested outside the residence of the MC Commissioner on the Mall Road. Street Light Technical Union’s president Bhupinder Singh, deputy president Satwant Singh, general secretary Vasudev along with the union leaders and employees demanded reinstatement of terminated employees. After three hours, Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh came to meet the protesting workers and said on October 3, a meeting would be held with the union office-bearers at 12 noon. Union spokesperson Kulwant Singh said if the employees were not reinstated, the union would intensify its stir. continued on page 2 c m y b Speedways Kia: M: 70180-28237
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