06102022-JTR-01.qxd 10/5/2022 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN PICS: RELIGIOUS FERVOUR GRIPS CITY ON DASEHRA People celebrate Dasehra and Durga Puja across the city and participate in Vijay Dashmi march. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE FILES COUNTERSUIT AGAINST BRAD PITT PAGE 3 ZEE CAFE TO BRING SHOW EXTRAORDINARY YOU BACK ON TV Actress Angelina Jolie has filed a countersuit against ex-husband Brad Pitt amid their ongoing legal battle. MAX 32°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:06 PM Zee Cafe is bringing the famous show, Extraordinary You, back on television on popular demand. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:24 AM THURSDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Inter-district gang involved in 33 robberies busted, three held Up in flames Were active along Bist Doab canal of Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr & Kapurthala Our Correspondent HIT BY CAR, YOUTH KILLED, 2 INJURED Hoshiarpur: A youth was killed while his two friends sustained injuries after a speeding car hit their motprcycle. Manveer Kumar, a resident of Chauhal, told the police that he was going on the bike with his friends Dilpreet Singh and Bahadur Singh. When they reached near Adamwal, a car coming from the opposite direction hit them. In the accident, his friend Bahadur Singh died while he and Dilpreet were injured. The police have booked the accused car driver, Amritpal, a resident of Piplawala. OC MAN ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Nakodar: The Mehatpur police arrested a drug peddler and seized 140 intoxicating tablets from his possession on Tuesday night. The arrested accused was identified as Lekh Raj, a resident of Mujaffarpur, near Nakodar. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. In another case, the police have arrested a liquor trader, identified as Lakhwinder Singh, and recovered 25 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. A case under the Excise Act has been registered. OC MAN TRIES TO SODOMISE BOY Hoshiarpur: The Talwara police have booked a man for attempting to sodomise a seven-year-old boy. The complainant told the police that Prabhjot, who lives in his neighbourhood, invited his seven-year-old son to his room on the pretext of watching TV. According to the complainant, the accused allegedly tried to sodomise his child. OC 1,590-GM INTOXICANTS, 2 BIKES, 2 SCOOTERS, WEAPONS SEIZED at Mehtiana, and Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Ispur Mehtiana. During the search of Chandip, 550 gm of intoxicating powder was recovered from him, 510 gm from Hardeep and 530 gm of intoxicants from Sukhwinder. A case against all three was registered. During preliminary investigation, it came to light that they used to carry out the crime like snatching and robberies on deserted roads, main and link roads and on the belt of Bist Doab canal in Hoshiarpur, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Kapurthala (Phagwara) by waylaying commuters and police personnel and threatening them with weapons and inflicting injuries. DSP Khakh said three more suspects — Manjinder Singh, a resident of Bhana, Gurbaksh Singh, a resident of Denowal Khurd and Paramjit Singh, a resident of Deron — were yet to be arrested. Raids were being conducted to arrest them. Dharna sites designated in Kapurthala Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 5 Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Magistrate Vishesh Sarangal has issued an order to designate the places for dharnas or demonstrations in Kapurthala district. According to orders, the institution or organisation concerned must inform the SDM concerned and also obtain approval for the demonstration. PRIOR APPROVAL MUST FROM SDM CONCERNED, SAYS DC SARANGAL Three members of an inter-state gang of drug smugglers with the Phillaur police on Wednesday. 3 inter-state peddlers arrested Shalimar Bagh has been a designated place for dharnas in Kapurthala sub-division whereas in Sultanpur Lodhi, the site along the bus stand adjoining Gurdwara Sri Antrayamata Sahib has been fixed for dharnas. In Phagwara , the place for dharnas would be at Hargobind Nagar. On the other hand In the Bholath sub-division, Grain market No.1 at Bholath and Dana Mandi Focal Point at Ramgarh village have been fixed for dharnas. The Deputy Commissioner also made it clear that during the procurement season in Bholath , the place for dharnas would be at the bus stand. These orders will remain in force till December 3. Phagwara, October 5 The Phillaur police on Tuesday busted an interstate gang involved in drug smuggling by arresting three of its members along with 2 kg of opium, 20-kg puppy husk, two gm of heroin and Rs 70,000 drug money. SP (Investigation) Sarabjit Singh Bahia said the arrested accused were identi- fied as Surjit Singh, alias Jeeta, a resident of Akalpur village, Beeru of Lalsinghpur (Rajasthan) and Pankaj of Madhya Pradesh. The SP said the police first arrested Jeeta, who confessed his crime and told whereabouts of his two accomplices from whom he purchased the drugs on cheaper rates. Later, the police nabbed the other two who were returning to their native states after delivering the consignments. The accused said they had been bringing the opium from Rajasthan and supplying it to Surjit, who was was further selling it off at exhorbitant prices. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. — OC Minister visits Surya Enclave,residents demand road connectivity with city ‘Drunken’ youth creates ruckus in market, held Retailer directed to refund ~14 for carry bag with interest People watch as the effigy of Ravana is burnt on the occasion of Dasehra in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH INBRIEF Hoshiarpur, October 5 The Garhshankar police have arrested three members of an inter-district gang of robbers and drug smugglers and seized 1,590 gm of intoxicants from them. The police claimed that the trio has confessed to having committed 33 robberies. There are three other members, who are at large. SP (Investigation) Manpreet Dhillon and DSP Daljit Singh Khakh-led special investigation team (SIT) was formed to apprehend those carrying out assault, theft and robbery. Other members of the team were Garhshankar SHO Karnail Singh, SubInspectors Ramandeep Kaur and Kuldeep Singh and ASI Mahinder Pal. The DSP said that a checkpost was set up on the link road at Padrana. When the police party signalled a motorcycle to stop, riders tried to flee; however, they were apprehended. The suspects were identified as Chandip Singh, a resident of Bhana village at Mahilpur, Hardeep Singh, a resident of Panjoda village PAGE 4 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 5 Surya Enclave residents have a long-pending demand of direct road connectivity with the city. They have been raising the issue for years with the state government. Earlier, it was SAD, then Congress and now AAP government, the demand of the residents remain the same. Residents of Surya Enclave, Surya Enclave Extension, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Avenue today met Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer during his visit to the city and raised the issue. Rajan Gupta, president of the Guru Gobind Singh Avenue Welfare Society, told the minister that 120 Feet Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar listens to the problems of Surya Enclave residents in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Road, that connects all these societies with the city, was still incomplete because of which the residents living in these areas had to travel more than 10-12 km to reach their homes. “It is such a problematic thing but hardly anyone ever did anything to resolve the issue,” he said. Another resident said even when governments claim of developing the city, there are residents of these areas who don’t have direct connectivity with the city. “We have to find different ways to reach our respective homes,” he said, adding that if the road gets completed major problem will be solved. Rajnish Vashisht, another resident, said they keep on meeting leaders and ministers, but no one pays heed. “Whenever we meet someone, ministers give us assurances but then everything remains same, without any headway in the project. But else can we do, that’s why we keep on requesting them in the hope that someone will actually work,” he said. Jalandhar, October 5 High drama was witnessed on Wednesday night after an IPS officer objected to ruckus created by a youth at PPR market here. According to sources, the incident occurred around 9 pm when the IPS officer with other police personnel on duty saw a youth creating a ruckus by parking his car in the middle of road, inconveniencing commuters. Sources said the officer asked him to leave but he started hurling abuses at the cops, and even allegedly tried to manhandle him. A police official said, “The youth, identified as Akhil Sharma, was allegedly in an inebriated condition, and misbehaved with the senior police officer. He has been arrested under the relevant sections of the IPC.” — TNS Ravana effigies on car, dragon a major draw Jalandhar, October 5 Like every year, this time too, the effigies of Ravana sitting in an open car and on a dragon made by two 16-year-old boys of Bhargo Camp remained the major attraction of Dasehra celebrations in the city. People from across the district specially visited Bhargo Camp to click pictures with the effigies. Nishu and Sumit, both students of government school at Bhargo Camp, make these kinds of Ravana effigies out of sheer passion. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, both Nishu and Sumit shared that they have a huge interest in art and craft, and Dasehra gave them the opportunity to display their talent, thus, every year they hone their creative skills through effigies. They said last year Nishu made an effigy of Ravana sitting in an open car, while Sumit made the one sitting in an open jeep. Besides, they have tried making effigies of Ravana Lamborghini, Mercedes, etc. “I got this idea of making an effigy of Ravana sitting on a dragon from YouTube. Around Rs 10,000 was spent on it, but the money was contributed by area residents. It took me 40 days to complete it, and the final improvements were made last night,” said Nishu, adding that he would do a profession course in art and craft after he completed his schooling. Like Nishu, Sumit also took the help of Youtube to make the effigy of Ravana on an open car. “It feels really nice when people from other areas specially visit your locality to take pictures with the effigies Nishu and Sumit of Bhargo Camp with effigies of Ravana in an open car and on a dragon in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS made by you,” he said. Meanwhile, both Nishu and Sumit belong to a very humble background. While Nishu’s father runs a roadside stall of burgers, Sumit’s father works as a tailor. c m y b Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 5 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Vishal Mega Mart to refund an amount of Rs 14 along with 6 per cent interest per annum and pay a compensation of Rs 5,000. In his complaint, Prikshit Verma (21) of Basti Bawa Khel, said he had purchased grocery items from Vishal Mega Mart run by Airplaza Retail Holding Pvt Ltd on April 21, 2019. As per the bill, Rs 14 and an additional 66 paise as tax were charged on a carry bag. He said he never purchased the bag and it was the duty of the retailer to supply it to for the goods purchased from their shop. When the complainant complained to the counter manager, he was conveyed that it was the policy of the company that anyone who makes a purchase has to buy a shopping bag to carry goods. A notice was served to the mart which reverted saying that the complaint is misleading and had been carved out in such a manner to show that complainant had been forced to purchase it. The mart operators said they had always endeavoured to follow the principles of environment protection in its business practices. The intent, they said, was to limit and discourage indiscriminate use of carry bags, which are hazardous to the environment. By providing free of cost carry bags to all customers, the company would be indirectly contributing to worsen the environmental issues, it said. The commission found that “there is no provision to ‘UNFAIR PRACTICE’ ❝ The charges of such things (carry bags) cannot be separately forced upon consumers and it would amount to unfair trade practice on the part of the opposite party. They should have given the carry bags to customers free of cost. ❞ DISTRICT CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL PANEL charge for carry bag and, rather, it is fundamental duty of the seller to provide a bag for carrying the goods to the consumer, without any charges and that the opposition parties have committed a grave negligence as well as unfair trade practice by charging an amount of Rs 14 for the carry bag. “By employing unfair trade practice, the opposite party is minting lot of money from the innocent customers from all their stores situated across the country. The complainant is entitled for the relief and accordingly, the complaint of the complainant is partly allowed and the opposition parties are directed to refund the price of the carry bag with interest and compensation,” Commission President Dr Harveen Bhardwaj ordered.
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