02112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/2/2022 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE THREE-DAY LITERARY DIALOGUE KICKS OFF AT UNIVERSITY On the first day of Punjabi Samvaad, an academic lecture held on “Structure of Punjabi Culture and Folklore”. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH ILLEGAL VISA PAGE 2 MAX 30°C | MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:35 PM 50-year-old man shot dead by elder brother, nephews Our Correspondent Vigilance cop held on charge of corruption CHARU ASOPA’S SHOCKING REVELATION ON RAJEEV SEN Bappi Lahiri’s song Jimmy, Jimmy from Mithun Chakraborty-starrer Disco Dancer a new anthem for people in China. Monetary dispute in a land-related matter reason behind crime Amritsar: The immigration authorities at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here have arrested a Jalandhar resident for allegedly possessing illegal visa. The suspect has been identified as Prabhjot Singh, a resident of Nakodar in Jalandhar. He was boarding a flight for Germany. During initial questioning, he failed to give any satisfactory reply to the queries of immigration officials. He was later handed over to the Airport police. A case under Sections 420, 468 and 471 of the IPC has been against him. The police authorities said investigations were on to ascertain from where he got the illegal visa. Efforts were also on to nab the persons involved in the racket. TNS PAGE 3 BAPPI LAHIRI’S JIMMY, JIMMY IS A PROTEST SONG IN CHINA NOW CASE REGISTERED SIX SHOTS FIRED Tarn Taran, November 1 A 50-year-old man was shot dead by his elder brother and nephews in his native Dall village falling under Khalra police station on Tuesday over a monetary dispute in a land-related matter. Daler Singh, the deceased’s son, was injured in the firing. The deceased has been identified as Jasbir Singh. The accused have been identified as Pargat Singh and his sons Nachhatar Singh and Sakandar Singh of the same Dall village by Khalra police. Jasbir Singh and his brother Pargat Singh had taken land collectively on the basis of equal share on mortgage basis from one Balwinder Singh, farmer of the same village last year for a one-year tenure. The period finished with the harvesting of paddy crop. Jasbir Singh accompanied by his son Daler Singh and a relative Sukhjinder Singh and his brother Pargat Preetinder Singh, DSP, Bhikhiwind, said a case under Section 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Section 25, 27,54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered by the Bhikhiwind police against Pargat Singh and his two sons, namely, Nachhatr Singh and Sakandar Singh who absconded soon after the incident with their weapons. The brothers indulged in a verbal duel as Pargat Singh wanted to take the whole amount. Meanwhile, Pargat Singh provoked his son Nachhattar Singh who shot dead Jasbir Singh. Nachhattar Singh fired six shots at his uncle with his licensed revolver. Singh accompanied by Nachhatar Singh and Sakandar Singh, his sons, had come to the residence of Balwinder Singh to take back the money mortgaged to him on Tuesday . The brothers indulged in a verbal duel as Pargat Singh wanted to take the whole amount. Meanwhile, Pargat Singh provoked his son Nachhattar Singh who shot dead Jasbir Singh. Nachhattar Singh fired six shots at his uncle with his licensed revolver. Jasbir Singh received multiple injuries at different parts of the body and Daler Singh’s son too was injured in the firing Both were admitted to a private hospital in Bhikhiwind where doctors declared Jasbir Singh brought dead while Daler Singh is under treatment. His condition is stated to be out of danger . Preetinder Singh, DSP , Bhikhiwind, said a case under Section 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Section 25, 27,54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered by the Bhikhiwind police against Pargat Singh and his two sons, namely, Nachhatr Singh and Sakandar Singh who absconded soon after the incident with their weapons. PAGE 4 TV actress Charu Asopa and her husband Rajeev Sen continue to make headlines because of their troubled marriage. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:37 AM WEDNESDAY | 2 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Couple’s blind murder case solved, 5 held Daughter-in-law mastermind; pistol, motorcycle, mobile phone recovered Gurbaxpuri Tarn Taran, November 1 The Harike police claimed to have solved the blind murder case of a couple with the arrest of five persons. The couple was murdered with sharp weapons at Harike village here on the intervening night of October 19 and 20. After committing the crime, the miscreants took away a licensed rifle, gold ornaments and ~30,000 from the house. The deceased were identified as ex-serviceman Sukhdev Singh (48), who was also a member of the village panchayat, and his wife Rajbir Kaur (42). The miscreants trespassed into the house of the couple at midnight and chained their daughter Simranjit Kaur and daughter-in-law Baljinder Kaur. They locked them in a storeroom of their residence. The police had registered a case against the suspects under Sections 460, 506, 34, 342 and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon The suspects in police custody in Tarn Taran. TRIBUNE PHOTO THE RECOVERIES SSP Ranjit Singh Dhillon said all suspects had been arrested and a double barrel gun, a country-made pistol, a motorcycle, a mobile phone and other articles had been recovered from their possession. said the mastermind had been identified as Baljinder Kaur, daughter-in-law of the couple, who was perturbed over alleged torture by her in-laws. Baljinder’s husband Karanjit Singh is out of country. As Baljinder was dis- turbed over alleged torture by her in-laws, she brought the matter to the notice of her mother’s brother Mukhtiar Singh Mukha, a resident of Nabipur. Mukhtiar Singh of Nabipur, along with his friends Gurpartap Singh Partap of Nabipur, Jagroop Singh Rupa of Booh and Major Singh of Jindawala, committed the crime in connivance with Baljinder Kaur. The SSP said all suspects had been arrested and a double barrel gun, a country-made pistol, a motorcycle, a mobile phone and other articles had been recovered from their possession. Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 1 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested an inspector on charge of corruption. According to information, the VB cop, identified as Amolak Singh, had allegedly demanded a bribe of ~5,000 from a complainant for voice sampling in an old case. A team from Mohali reached here to arrest the cop. DSP Barinder Singh confirmed the development, adding that further investigations were on in the case. Prathmesh, a resident of New Mohindra Colony, lodged an online complaint with the Director, Vigilance, alleging that Amolak Singh was demanding a bribe from him and his wife Harpreet Kaur. They were booked in a corruption case. He alleged the accused was seeking bribe for examining their voice samples in the case. He said Harpreet was posted as the Building Inspector in the Pathankot Municipal Corporation. The duo was booked by the Vigilance Bureau around one and half years ago in a corruption case. The complainant claimed that he had the voice recording of the accused inspector. Vigilance officials said FIR had been registered in this regard and further investigations were on in the case. PETROL PUMP OWNER’S MURDER Over 2 months on, no breakthrough yet Tribune News Service INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON AUG 11 Amritsar, November 1 Even after a lapse of over two and a half months, the police are yet to make any breakthrough in the murder case of a petrol pump owner, identified as Mohan Singh (83). Mohan was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in the Holy City locality on the AmritsarAttari bypass road on August 11. Initially, the police suspected a personal enmity behind the murder. Mohan Singh was shot dead by unidentified armed assailants in the Holy City locality on the Amritsar-Attari bypass road on August 11. Initially, the police suspected a personal enmity behind the murder. The incident took place around 10.30 pm when the victim returned home from the petrol pump located on the Fatehgarh Churian road. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations), said the probe was underway in the matter. A police team was working on several theo- ries to crack the case. Lakhs of rupees were lying in the car at the time of the incident. The assailants did not take away any money. Apparently, it seems their motive was only to kill the petrol pomp owner. After shooting Mohan dead, the assailants sped away in their vehicle. The police said the suspects used a .32 bore pistol in the crime. As nobody heard the gunshot, the police suspect that the accused had put silencer on the pistol while committing the crime. The incident had led to a protest by residents of the Holy City. They accused the coloniser of inadequate security arrangements in the colony. The protesters alleged that they had urged the coloniser and the police to provide adequate security, but all in vain. Microforest inaugurated at border village Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 1 The Central Board of Direct taxes (CBDT), led by its chairman Nitin Gupta and member Sangeeta Singh, inaugurated the country ’ s first ‘Aaykar Aranya’ (microforest) at Bharopal border village near Attari here on Monday. The project was launched to mark the last day of the Special Swachhta Campaign 2.0 launched by the Government of India. According to authorities, Bharopal was selected as recognition for being the only border village that supported the Government of India in 1946. The microforest would be set up in collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF) and the local panchayat of the village. Senior officers of the BSF joined the Income Tax authorities in the plantation drive. The microforest has been developed with around 2,000 trees of over 40 varieties. These are expected to bloom into a lush green microforest within a few months. A small water body for replenishing ground water has been created alongside by developing a wasteland. This is the first initiative under the Hariyali Achievement Resolution by Income Tax (HARIT) Aaykar, which was launched by the depart- ment yesterday. Apart from the CBDT chairman and member, others who graced the occasion included Parneet Singh Sachdev, Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, North West Region, Avdhesh Mishra, Vikram Gaur, Chief Commission Income Tax, Ludhiana, Jahanzeb Akhtar, Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Amritsar, and other senior Income Tax, BSF and panchayat officers. A road leading to Bir Baba Budha Sahib in a dilapidated condition near Amritsar on Tuesday. VISHAL KUMAR Potholed link roads cry for repair Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 1 Most of the link roads in the rural areas here need immediate repair. Commuters are a harried lot as potholed roads have not only increased their travel time but also resulted in frequent accidents, especially those involving twowheeler riders. The Amritsar-Khemkaran road leading to a popular and historical religious site, Bir Baba Budha Sahib near Chabal, is a perfect example of government apathy. There are three different routes - Amrit- sar-Khemkaran, via Chhehharta and Khasa, but none of these offers a comfortable ride. People generally avoid taking the Amritsar-Khemkaran road due to heavy traffic and a toll plaza. The remaining two routes are dotted with potholes, leading to inconvenience to motorists. “Travelling time has almost doubled due to potholes on the stretch,” said Alambir Singh, a frequent commuter. Residents of the area stated that when the annual fair at Bir Baba Budha Sahib was to be held last month, they had pooled in resources to fill the potholes with concrete. “After the local administration failed to provide help, people tried to make the journey less arduous for devotees. Potholes are again back on the stretch,” said another resident. Apart from devotees, a large number of people take the Khasa and Chhehharta routes to travel to their work places. The residents stated that the condition of these roads was worsening with each passing day, but government representatives seemed to be least bothered to get these repaired. Mukhbircast, crew visit Wagah to promote upcoming web series Cop hurt as carbine goes off accidentally Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 1 Actors Prakash Raj, Adil Hussain and Barkha Bisht Sengupta were in Amritsar, to promote their upcoming espionage thriller series, ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’. Directed by Shivam Nair and Jayprad Desai, it is a story about an Indian secret agent in Pakistan— an ordinary guy who turns into a spy. The actors, who are known for their versatility, shared their experience working on a thriller inspired by real life, and Actors Prakash Raj, Adil Hussain and Barkha Sengupta promote their upcoming web series ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’ in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR c m y b the transition to web. “It was a learning experience for me as an actor as I got to know about the India of the 1960s, the period the series is set in, what goes behind the making of intelligence agencies, the people behind the lines, who work to protect the country, without using guns. My character is that of an intel officer, who plays an ordinary guy behind the enemy lines to spy at a time when the tensions between the two countries were at peak in 1965,” said Prakash Raj. Hussain plays the head of the intelligence operation that aims to minimise the possibility of a war between India and Pakistan. “The show is more about people and less about war or the conventional treatment that is given to spy thriller genre. It was a challenge in a way to bring out the vulnerability and the emotional dilemmas of the characters we play, without diluting the spirit of nationalism they depict,” said Adil. Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 1 A cop suffered injuries on his leg after the carbine he was carrying went off accidentally. The incident took place outside the residence of former Durgiana Temple Management Committee’s president Ramesh Sharma. The cop was deputed in his security. His colleagues and residents of the area took him to a hospital. The entire incident was captured on CCTV cameras. The incident took place while he was parking his bike. When he returned after parking the bike, the carbine went off accidentally, which hit his left leg. He immediately fell on the road. Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurpartap Singh Sahota and SHO of the A Division Gagandeep Singh reached the spot. Sahota said the police scanned the CCTV footage and found that it was an accident. He said the victim’s condition was stable.
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