29102022-JTR-01.qxd 10/29/2022 12:09 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE WILL GHERAO POLICE STATION: KIN OF MAN WHO KILLED SELF During a press conference, the kin rued that five months on, cops are yet to arrest suspects in the case. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF COPS SEIZE ILLICIT LIQUOR Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked unidentified persons on the charges of brewing and selling illicit country-made liquor. The investigating officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said he received information about the illicit brewing of liquor in Murid Wal village. A police team raided the spot and recovered 25 bottles of illicit liquor, 200 kg of lahan (raw liquor), utensils for brewing and storing lahan. The IO said a case under the Excise Act has been registered against the accused. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested two smugglers, recovering large cache of intoxicants from them. According to the information, the police arrested a drug smuggler near Bahadurpur and seized 1-kg charas and 80 gram of heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Yograj alias Yogi, a resident of Ghati Mohalla, Ludhiana. The Model Town police arrested Nitish Kumar alias Nishu, a resident of Bhagat Nagar and recovered large number of sedative pills from him during the naka in the area. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered by the respective police stations against the accused. OC 1 BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING Hoshiarpur: The Talwara police have booked an suspect for luring a minor girl away. The father of the girl said Maninderjit Singh, a resident of Harigarh village in Sangrur, lured his minor girl. After registering the case, the police have started further action. OC ONE HELD WITH STOLEN BIKE Hoshiarpur: Acting on a secret information, the Sadar police nabbed a person and recovered a stolen activa from his possession near Bassi Ghulam Hussain village. The accused has been identified as Bala Kulliyan resident Randesh Kumar. OC THREE BOOKED FOR FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The Hajipur police have registered a case against three persons over obtaining a passport using unfair means. The complainant, Gurdev Singh, informed the police that Yuvdeep Kaur of Baddla, with help from two Jalandhar residents Harnek Singh and Kulwinder Kaur, got a passport issued by pretending to be unmarried. The police have registered a case. OC 3 FRESH COVID CASES IN JAL Jalandhar: As many as three new cases of Covid were reported from Jalandhar today. The Covid tally in Jalandhar remained at 81,128 cases today. A total of 79,130 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar stood at 14 today. No deaths were recorded in Jalandhar today, keeping the toll at 1,984. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported no new case of Covid today. The tally remained at 24,457 and with 601 fatalities. TNS PAGE 2 VARUN-KRITI’S THUMKAS LIGHT UP BHEDIYA’S FIRST SONG PAGE 3 ARYAN VAID TO TIE KNOT WITH GIRLFRIEND ARIN ANNE WARREN The song titled Thumkeshwari features Varun, Kriti and Shraddha Kapoor showing off their dance moves. MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:44 PM PAGE 4 Model-turned-actor Aryan Vaid, who rose to fame with Bigg Boss, is set to get married for the second time. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:45 AM SATURDAY | 29 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Suicide by 21-yr-old student, kin blame college Robbers target woman clerk DAVIET authorities rebut charge, say not institution but assaulted youth’s family lodged FIR Hoshiarpur, October 28 The Garhshankar police have registered a case against two unidentified persons on robbery charge. The suspects allegedly robbed a woman clerk on her way to home from work. The victim has been identified as Charanjeet, a resident of Birampur Road. In her complaint, she alleged that she works as a clerk in a court in Dasuya. On her way home, the two accused hit her Activa with a bike near her house, she said. Due to the mishap, her purse fell down and the accused took it away, she added. Apart from cash, the purse contained important documents such as identity cards, ATM cards, mobile phone etc. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 28 The family members of a 21year-old youth who committed suicide last afternoon in Jalandhar took to the streets today alleging injustice to him which resulted in his death. Shivam Malhotra, a student of the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET), died last afternoon after he consumed poisonous tablets at his home in Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Nagar. While Shivam was suspended from the DAVIET after an incident of violence in December last year, his parents and kin took to the Maqsudan highway in protest today, alleging that the college managment’s atitude caused him to go into depression. The college authorities and the police maintained that they did not even file an FIR in the December violence case and the allegations levelled by the family were completely baseless. Jatinder Kumar, SHO of the police station number 1, said that Shivam, along with his associates (they were not << Parents of Shivam Malhotra (inset) hold a protest; and (right) cops try to pacify protesters on the Jalandhar-Maqsudan old GT road. students of the college), had entered the college campus with swords on December 24, 2021, following Shivam’s fight in class with another student sometime ago, grievously injuring another college student Vishwas Patel in the attack. SHO Jatinder Kumar said, “A case under Section 307 of the IPC had been filed against Shivam along with his friends for the December 2021 incident. Shivam had also been arrested and remained in custody for some time but was eventually out on anticipatory bail. The FIR had been filed on the complaint of the aggrieved student’s family and not the college management.” Shivam’s father Jitendra Malhotra alleged that Shivam died due to depression caused by the registering of FIR and levelling of charges against him. Malhotra alleged that Shivam had a fight with some college students on December 24. He alleged that a ‘false case’ was filed against Shivam by the college management. He also alleged that while he and his wife approached the college management several times to request for the withdrawal of the FIR, the college management didn’t listen to them. Jitendra alleged Shivam went into depression as a consequence of the case. Then principal of the college Dr Manoj Sharma said, “The college management or staff hasn’t filed any case against the student. It was filed by the family of the student who had been attacked by Shivam and his friends. A group of people (of which Shivam was the only college student and rest were outsiders) brandishing swords, had entered the campus and eventually attacked the student, Vishwas Patel. I was not in college and returned from a visit on December 26 when I was told about the incident. Due to his action, Shivam was suspended from the college. The family did approach us later seeking to withdraw the FIR and save Shivam. But that decision lies with the Farmers honoured for not burning paddy stubble Tribune News Service made in villages describing the ill-effects of stubble burning. He also asked the farmers to contact the block agriculture officers of their areas to get subsidised machinery to manage stubble. The DC also stated that so far around 6,000 agri-machinery equipment had been provided to the farmers for stubble management, including super seeder, RCM plough, multure, zero drill and bailer machines. Nakodar MLA Inderjit Kaur Mann and DC Jaspreet Singh handed over the appreciation certificates to these farmers. The DC urged the farmers to take the message against stubble burning across rural areas to encourage a healthy environment. MLA Mann said farmers were being incentivised for sending crop residue for power generation to the plant in Bir Pind. assaulted student’s family. Also, we asked the parents to bring Shivam to the college but he was never brought to the college.” Present college principal Dr Sudhir Sharma said, “Both the students were in BCA third semester. Shivam was earlier suspended and his name was later struck off the records. Even his bail was secured from the High Court by the family. The student’s death is very tragic. But the formal FIR was filed by the injured boy’s family.” Thieves decamp with gold Unidentified thieves stole copper utensils, cash and gold jewellery from a house in Langeri village. Tarlok Singh, son of Bakhtawar Singh, a resident of Langeri, said thieves entered into the house after climbing the wall. They decamped with 30-35 kg of copper utensils, Rs 10,000 in cash, a pair of gold earrings and two rings. The Mahilpur police have started an investigation. OC KAJLA SOCIETY EMBEZZLEMENT CASE Another accused held Nawanshahr, October 28 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested one more accused, Ram Pal, in connection with the Kajla Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited misappropriation case. Pal, a former member of the society, and some other members and employees had allegedly embezzled Rs 4,24,02,561 from the society. The bureau had already nabbed three others accused in the case- former society secretary Prem Singh, the suspended society secretary- Bhupinder Singh and another former society member- Harjit Singh. Currently, raids are on to nab the three other suspects in the case, who are still at large. There are about 1,220 account holders or members and two paid employees in the cooperative society. The society owns two tractors and agri- cultural machinery for the cultivation of land. Besides, the society also sells insecticides and pesticides to farmers. Various members of the society had deposited FDRs to the tune of crores of rupees in the society. The embezzlement was rumbled during a surprise audit by the technical team of the department. The bureau had registered an embezzlement case against the seven employees of the society under Sections 408, 420, 465, 467, 468, 477-A and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 13(1)A and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at the VB Police Station in Jalandhar. Recently, the bureau also unearthed a scam pertaining to the allotment of tenders related to labour, cartage and transportation of foodgrain in Nawanshahr. — TNS Over 1L agri equipment provided to farmers on subsidy: Dhaliwal Indian embassy seeks details of Punjabis stranded in Abu Dhabi Jalandhar, October 28 The district administration on Friday gave appreciation certificates to over 100 farmers of different blocks with title ‘Vaatavarn De Rakhwale’ for not burning paddy stubble in the past over five years. Progressive farmers from blocks, including Adampur, Bhogpur, Jalandhar East and West, Lohian, Nakodar, Nurmahal, Phillaur, Rurka Kalan and Shahkot, were felicitated for their contribution in keeping the environment clean from pollution. They called upon other farmers to adopt ‘zero burning’ in the larger interest of the environment, soil health and for the future of younger generations. The farmers said it was high time that mechanised management of stubble in fields be started, DC Jaspreet Singh and MLA Inderjit Kaur Mann honours farmers in Jalandhar on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH which would lead to clean, green and pollution-free environment. They also assured they would sensitise others not to burn stubble in fields. Notably, until Wednesday, 340 farm fires have been reported in Jalandhar. Listing efforts to encourage farmers to adopt mechanised management of stubble, the Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Jaspreet Singh said teams of the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department had been organising awareness camps in villages under the ‘Information Education and Communication’ (IEC) programme. The DC said so far, 170 such camps had been held in villages and the target of 180 will be accomplished by October 31. The DC added that 900 wallpaintings had also been ment had paid all the dues of sugarcane and has also increased the SAP as per the wishes of the farmers. He appealed to the farmers to give full support to the efforts of the government to save the environment and water table from further depletion. Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, October 28 Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal claimed that as many as 1.33 lakh agricultural implements have been made available on subsidy to farmers in the state to wean them away from stubble burning. The minister was addressing gathering at Wajidpur village after giving a demo of Smart Seeder, a mixture of Happy Seeder and Super Seeder machines, by driving tractor. He said the machine would be provided to farmers on subsidy. A Smart Seeder machine costs around Rs 2,30,000 and has been a hit among farmers due to its small tractor operation and less diesel consumption. It sows an acre in one hour and consumes 5-6 litres of diesel per hour. The minister said the demonstration was given in the presence of administrative, departmental officials as Take stock of paddy procurement in Phagwara Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal drives a tractor at Wajidpur village. TRIBUNE PHOTO well as Doaba Kisan Union president Kuldeep Singh Wajidpur and other farmers to reinforce farmers’ trust in the the government’s campaign against stubble burning. Addressing the farmers, Dhaliwal said breaking the traditional paddy and wheat cycle is the need of the hour and farmers must switch to alternative crops like sugarcane, maize and pulses to save air from getting polluted and groundwater from depleting in Punjab. “The c m y b state has sacrificed its natural resources to fill the country’s grain bowl. Now, the time has come that we should also save our water,” he said adding that maximum area should be brought under sugarcane. He said the govern- Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said the procurement of paddy was going on smoothly in the state. While reviewing the purchase of paddy at Dana Mandi today, he said it was for the first time that farmers were able to sell their crop in 12 hours after the arrival of paddy in mandi and payments are being made before the stipulated time of 48 hours. The minister also interacted with the farmers and artiyas at the mandi who expressed satisfaction over the ongoing purchase. On the occasion, ADC Dr Nayan Jassal, former minister Joginder Singh Mann, district president Lalita Siklani, district mandi officer and others were present. ‘Committed to protect NRIs’ interests’ Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said appropriate and timely action must be taken on complaints registered in the NRI police stations of the state. Addressing an one-day state level training programme organised by the NRI Wing at the Punjab Police Academy Phillaur, the minister directed the officers/employees to solve the problems of NRIs at the earliest. He said the government was committed to protect the interests of NRIs. Appreciating the cooperation given by NRIs in the development of the state, the Cabinet Minister said NRIs are making valuable contribution in the development of Punjab. Phagwara, October 28 The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has begun an exercise to help over 100 Punjabi workers stranded in Abu Dhabi on the directions of the Foreign Ministry. The community affairs wing, Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, in an email message to Dilbag Singh, a resident of Baina Pur village near Nurmahal, requested him to share the details of the stranded employees in that regard. Dilbag Singh said the passports of these workers are with the company (Square General Contracting Co, Abu Dhabi). The company forced workers out of their jobs, but their passports were not being returned. The matter was raised with the Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar a few days back. — OC
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