02102022-JTR-01.qxd 10/2/2022 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GIVE PLOTS TO FOUR ALLOTTEES IN THREE MONTHS, JIT TOLD PAGE 2 The Jalandhar Improvement Trust has been directed to give plots to four allottees of Surya Enclave Extension. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY WHEN COMEDIAN KAPIL SHARMA AUDITIONED FOR INDIAN IDOL MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:21 PM Phillaur: The Bilga police have booked a youth on the charge of kidnapping a girl. Investigating officer (IO) Baljit Kaur said the accused had been identified as Prabhu, a resident of Mao Sahib village. Parmindar Kumari, a resident of Meonwal village, complained to the police that Prabhu kidnapped her daughter. A case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC Amazon miniTV has announced the premiere of its film Good Morning, featuring Neha Dhupia. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:22 AM SUNDAY | 2 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Tribune News Service FAKE TRAVEL AGENT BOOKED Nakodar: The Mehatpur police have arrested a man on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer Davindar Singh said nine bottles of hooch were seized from the possession of the accused, Balwindar Singh, a resident of the Baupur village. A case has been registered under under the Excise Actt. OC The Model Town market wears a deserted look during a protest by shopkeepers. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Model Town traders accuse MC, cops of targeting them Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 1 Members of the Model Town Market Association on Saturday organised a protest and kept their shops closed till 12.30 pm. The shopkeepers staged a dharna on the roadside and alleged they were being made a soft target by not just the Municipal Corporation but also the civil administration and the police. “Whenever the police teams or MC or the administration is asked to launch any challan scheme or drive against violations, they all start it from Model Town and the shopkeepers feel harassed. We do not say violations should not be checked WHY ALL DRIVES START FROM HERE? ❝ Recently the police started the sticker challan scheme from Model Town only. Even the drive against violations of signages outside shops started from Model Town… the MC, too, chose Model Town for parking space drive. ❞ Rajiv Duggal, MODEL TOWN TRADER in the market, but we insist that the drives can be started from some other areas too and officials can subsequent- ly come to Model Town,” said Rohan Sehgal, president of the association. Rajiv Duggal of the Mobile Association, Model Town, said: “Recently when the police were to start the sticker challan scheme, the traffic cops chose Model Town as the first spot for the drive. When the officials began to launch a drive over violations in the use of big size signages outside shops, it was again Model Town from where it all started even though there are hotels, shopping malls, etc around BMC Chowk, BSF Chowk and other market areas which are indulging in similar violations.” Sehgal said, “Even yesterday, continued on page 2 Jalandhar, October 1 Commuters were put to great inconvenience as contractual employees of the Punjab Roadways, under the banner of Punbus, Punjab Roadways, PRTC Contractual Workers’ Union, parked their buses in the middle of the road at PAP Chowk to protest against the state government. The two-hour-long protest by the Roadways employees resulted in huge traffic jam on the BSF to PAP road, besides traffic blockades were visible at several spots, including Ladowali road, BMC, Rama Mandi, etc. People who remained stuck in the traffic jam opposed the protest, and there were reports of heated arguments having taken place between protesters and commuters. “I was stuck for nearly three hours in the traffic jam. I had an important meeting to attend in Ludhiana, which I had to cancel owing to this protest. How can the administration and police tolerate this behaviour of protesters, who can block any road at any time of the day without any prior intimation”, said Pawan Sharma, a commuter, adding that strict action must be taken against protesters for rendering severe inconvenience to the common public. Meanwhile, the protesters claimed that they had no option to block roads as the Punjab Roadways contract staff protest at PAP Chowk in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Harassed passengers on the look out for buses; and a massive snarl-up due to the protest. ‘WON’T LET GOVT HIRE NEW STAFF’ ■ Protesting contractual employees of the Punjab Roadways on Saturday said they would not let the state government hire outsource employees until the already working contractual staff were regularised ■ The protesters said a meeting of the Transport Minister with the union had been fixed for October 11, and if their demands were not considered favourably, they would intensify the protest government was paying deaf ears to their demands. They said they had been since long demanding that the recent advertisement of the government regarding recruiting contractual employees on outsource basis be withdrawn but STUCK IN TRAFFIC JAM FOR 3 HOURS I was stuck ❝and missedfor nearly three hours in traffic jam out an important meeting in Ludhiana. How can the administration and police tolerate this behaviour of protesters, who can block any road at any time of the day. Pawan Sharma, A COMMUTER the Transport Department had formed a committee, which started taking driving tests of those candidates who applied for the said vacancies. They said they would not let the government hire outsource employees until the SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service A labourer at work in the new grain market as paddy arrives for procurement in Jalandhar. Jalandhar, October 1 Following a tiff between Model Town residents and safai karamcharis over the use of garbage dump adjoining a cremation ground in the locality, the Municipal Corporation has sought 45 days time to resolve the issue. The authorities have decided that the dumping site along the Railway lines in Jyoti Nagar Extension would be used till the time the issue gets resolved. Joint Commissioner Shikha Bhagat held a meeting with both sides and said a suitable solution would be worked out by mid-November. Model Town residents were Wanted in loan fraud case, two women POs arrested Tribune News Service HAD CONNIVED WITH SBI, REVENUE OFFICIALS The accused had connived with officials of the SBI at Sultanpur Lodhi and the Revenue Department to get loan amounting to ~20 lakh and ~28 lakh, respectively, on forged documents. Both of them had been absconding since August 28, 2018, after dismissal of their bail from the High Court. case on February 5, 2018. He said the women had connived with officials of the State Bank of India (SBI) at its Sultanpur Lodhi branch and the Revenue Department to get loan amounting to Rs 20 lakh and Rs 28 lakh, respectively, on forged and fabricated docu- ❞ already working contractual staff were regularised. They said a meeting of the transport minister with the union has been fixed for October 11, and if their demands were not considered, they would be forced to intensify their protest. Will resolve dump issue within 45 days: MC Procurement begins Jalandhar, October 1 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Saturday arrested two women proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in a 2017 forgery case. A spokesperson for the VB said the duo accused Anita and Ambika, both residents of Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, were declared POs in January 2021 in a case already registered on March 3, 2017, under Sections 409, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and 13(1), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the VB police station Jalandhar. He said the aforesaid accused women are wife and mother of accused Tilak Raj, a former councillor from Sultanpur Lodhi, who had already been arrested in the PAGE 4 Roadways contractual staff’s protest spells chaos on roads YOUTH BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING GIRL MAN HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR 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. INBRIEF Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Mandip Kaur, a resident of Dhahan village, the police have registered a case under Sections 406, 420 of the IPC and 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Act against a fake travel agent on the charges of duping the complainant of Rs 2,90,000 on the pretext of sending her to Malaysia. The accused was identified as Roshan Lal. DSP Jaspreet Singh said the victim told the police that neither the accused could send her abroad nor returned her money back. OC PAGE 3 ments. Both of them had been absconding since August 28, 2018, after dismissal of their bail from the High Court. The spokesperson further added this case was registered on the basis of the vigilance inquiry in which total 107 cases pertaining to agricultural loans from SBI were sanctioned by the then accused manager Sulinder Singh and others from May 2013 to April 2016 on the basis of forged and fabricated documents, leading to embezzlement of Rs 15 crore and 83 lakh. He said the VB, during the first phase, investigated 14 loan cases and 33 accused were nominated in these cases. Till date, 26 accused had been arrested and seven were still at large, he said. c m y b JYOTI NAGAR EXTENSION WASTE SITE TO BE USED ■ In the meantime, the dumping site along the railway lines in Jyoti Nagar Extension will be used to dispose of waste ■ Joint Commissioner Shikha Bhagat met residents of Model Town and said a suitable solution would be worked out by mid-November ■ Model Town residents were peeved at the fact that the waste from 10 wards was reaching the site << Residents of Model Town protest the dump in their locality. peeved at the fact that the waste from nine to 10 wards from even the surrounding areas of Model Town was reaching the dumping site. The garbage from Jalandhar Heights, Urban Estate and other areas was also being dumped here. The safai karamcharis, who have been engaged in lifting and unloading the waste, said with the residents blocking the garbage waste site at Model Town, they were unable to empty their carts for the second round to the areas. They had said, “If the waste is not to be dumped in the designated garbage dumping site, then where else?” Safai Mazdur Union president Chandan Grewal said: “The only solution is that small garbage to manure converting machines should be installed in every ward and the kitchen waste must be handled there itself to reduce the volume. Segregation, composting and recycling is the only solution on which the MC officials need to work.”
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