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SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:49 AM THURSDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Detainees in jail to be informed about case status: District judge MC nod to reinstate 130 sacked staff Recarpeting BRTS route was among 12 proposals discussed in meeting Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 2 District and Sessions Judge Harpreet Kaur Randhawa today said efforts have begun to inform every prisoner and detainee in the jail about the current status of their case. Under the scheme, volunteers of the District Legal Services Authority and the students of Amritsar Law College will go to the jail and collect information about each prisoner and give them information about the ongoing cases against them. Randhawa said there are about 3,300 prisoners and convicts in the jail. She said it is often seen that many convicts do not even have the basic information about the cases pending against DLSA VOLUNTEERS WILL COLLECT INFO Under the scheme, volunteers of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and the students of Amritsar Law College will go to the jail and collect information about each prisoner and give them information about the ongoing cases against them. them and the crime for which they are in jail and also the stage in which their case is. Besides, they are often not aware whether any lawyer has been engaged by his family or whether that lawyer had applied for his bail or not. She said that according to the instructions of the National Legal Services Authority and the Punjab State Legal Services Authority, teams of lawyers and law students are being sent to the Central Jail, Amritsar to inform the detainees and PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR prisoners about the status of their cases and other facts. Along with this, case information cards will be prepared for the detainees and prisoners so that they have correct information and those detainees or prisoners who cannot appoint a lawyer to pursue their case will be referred to the District Legal Services Authority, Amritsar, who will also provide free legal services to them. Pushpinder Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Amritsar, was also present on the occasion. Councillors attend the MC General House meeting in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR A total of 12 proposals were discussed in a meeting today. Among them, it was proposed to recarpet the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route from Golden Gate to India Gate at a cost of Rs 26 crore. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said the G-20 conference would be held in Amritsar in the month of March 2023. The work of recarpeting roads needed to be completed. A resolution was discussed in the House in which a financial and revenue reform cell was to be constituted for recovery and financial benefit of the municipal corporation. Chartered accountants and other experts were to be hired in this cell. This proposal was opposed by Senior Deputy Mayor Raman Bakshi, councillors Mahesh Khanna, Priyanka Sharma, Surender Chaudhary and other councillors. They said there were Few takers for foot overbridge outside rly station Tribune News Service People cross the railway link road through a gap in a divider. Amritsar, November 2 The General House meeting of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation has given the nod to reinstate 130 electricians, helpers of street light wing and 20 sewermen working under the Mohalla Sudhar Committees, who were fired in October. The House proceedings will be sent to get approval from the local body department of the Punjab Government. After getting the approval from the government, they will be reinstated again. Currently, more than 400 employees are working on outsourcing in the municipal corporation. In another proposal, all outsourced employees will be recruited in the MC on DC rates. Amritsar, November 2 The foot overbridge outside the railway station continues to remain unused with pedestrians preferring to cross over the railway link road through the gaps in the dividers. Pedestrians prefer to pass through these gaps risking their lives and those of motorists. NS Gabarhia, a resident of a nearby locality, said pedestrians were least bothered about their own safety and well-being. “I daily see parents and sometimes mothers walk- ing with their kids on the road to cross over to the other side. I wonder at their wisdom as both lanes are one-way and fall on the GT Road. Though the road witnesses traffic for most of the time (around 20 hours in a day), people do not mind crossing the road on foot.” Bhupinder Singh, a shopkeeper, said, “Years have passed since the foot overbridge was installed here, but I hardly saw anybody utilising it. Only beggars and street dogs walk over it to take a rest. On the other hand, its installation congest- ed the stretch.” When contacted, Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said they would see how it could be utilised properly. They would certainly close the gaps on the road to prevent pedestrians from crossing the road and use the footbridge. many senior officials in the civic body for this task. A six-member group of the Finance and Contracts Committee and four senior councillors would reconsider this proposal and give a decision on it. The proposal to conduct a GIS survey of the area under the municipal corporation and establish a GIS cell has been approved. For this, a request for proposal (RFP) will be issued after getting the approval from the Finance and Contracts Committee of the civic body. During the meeting of the MC House, the councillors also discussed the problems regarding their respective wards. They also raised questions on the attitude of municipal corporation officials. Mock drill by NSG, cops from today Amritsar, November 2 The National Security Guard (NSG) and Punjab Police will jointly carry out a two-day mock terror attack drill in the city from tomorrow. This was disclosed by Commissioner of Police Arunpal Singh here on Wednesday. continued on page 2 Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 2 arrested in Tarn Taran Delimitation survey will be completed within week: MC Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 2 The Chabal police unearthed a six-member gang of vehicle lifters by arresting two members of the gang and recovered 20 stolen motorcycles from their possession. SHO Inspector Prabhjit Singh said on Wednesday that the arrested accused had been identified as Ramandeep Singh Raman and Chamkaur Singh, both of Chabal Kalan. The SHO added that the other four members of the gang were yet to be arrested. He said the gang used to steal bikes from busy areas Police recover 20 stolen motorcycles and had been keeping these vehicles at an abandoned Patwar Khana in Panjwar village from where they used to sell these at meager rates to innocent people with fake registration certificate numbers. A case under Sections 379, 411 and 414 of the IPC has been registered against the gang, said the SHO. The Chabal police with the recovered stolen motorcycles in Tarn Taran on Wednesday. GURBAXPURI Amritsar November 2 The Municipal Corporation (MC) officials claimed that the delimitation survey of MC wards would be completed within a week. MC Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh held a meeting with the delimitation staff and asked them to complete the work within a week. The MC has deployed clerical staff to complete the survey. Earlier, the survey conducted by the MC staff was incomplete and witnessed Will review work every evening, says MC Joint Commissioner several errors. The MC Joint Commissioner said he would review the survey every evening and would complete it this week. The MC would send the final report of the survey to the Department of Local Bodies next week. The current term of the MC General House would end on January 28. As per the rules, the election process of the MC House should be completed before the end of the term. However, it is being expected that elections would get delayed due to delay in completion of the delimitation of wards. The MC has been working on the delimitation survey for the last four months but it is still incomplete. — TNS Iconic artworks unveiled at Partition Museum Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 2 In 1961, when the Pakistan cricket team led by their captain Fazal Mahmood toured India, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru gifted the team a bronze sculpture titled ‘The Cricketer’ as a goodwill gesture. This sculpture later become an iconic symbol of goodwill gesture between the two nations. The creator of the sculpture, artist Amar Nath Sehgal, attained the status of being one of most celebrated South Asian artists of his time. Mandira Row, resident curator, Amar Nath Sehgal Private Collection, has also documented the historic moment in her book, 100 Years of Sehgal. “Critics have also called him a ‘Messenger of Peace’. The Cricketer, a sculpture made in bronze and weighed at 32.66 kilograms, was presented by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru to the Pakistan cricket team during their first tour in India, led by Captain Fazal Mahmood and manager Dr Jehangir Khan The two of Amar Nath Sehgal’s most acclaimed artworks at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR in 1961,” she writes. “This gift was viewed as an iconic milestone for peace considering the turbulent relationship both countries share. The Pakistan cricket team played against local teams as well as the Indian national team,” shared Mandira, who was in Amritsar at the unveiling of two of Sehgal’s most acclaimed artworks at the Partition Museum. Celebrating the centenary of Amar Nath Sehgal and commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence and Partition, these works will be displayed at the Partition Museum. ‘The Cricketer’ is currently displayed at the second Partition Museum being set up in Delhi. “This is an important milestone for The Arts And Cultural Heritage Trust, which is building up a collection of artworks from senior artists of the period and the display at the museum includes artworks by Satish Gujral, Krishan Khanna and SL Parasher, c m y b as also later artists like Arpana Caur,” said Bindu Manchanda, founding trustee of Partition Museum, who was also present at the unveiling. Relatively lesser known in this side of Punjab, Amar Nath Sehgal, was a physicist by education, He was born in pre-Partition India, formerly Campbellpur, Attock district, north of present-day Punjab province in Pakistan in 1922. He completed his education at Government College, Lahore after which he enrolled in evening classes at the Mayo School of Arts, also in Lahore. He passed away in 2007 and was awarded Padma Bhushan posthumously in 2008. “He had witnessed the pain and tragedy of Partition very closely during the time and these works are a remembrance of the events. The sculpture in bronze titled ‘Anguished Cries’, is considered his most iconic works and the first one, the original, was unveiled at the Berlin Wall in 1971 and another one in Vienna. It depicts the pain of victims of violence in the aftermath of Partition, with the screaming faces personifying the sufferings of people, who got displaced and lost their loved ones. Similarly, the painting ‘Untitled’ expresses the echo of screams and cries of help, with the faces symbolising the women and children, who were massacred,” said Mandira. continued on page 2 The Cricketer, a sculpture made in bronze and weighing 32.66 kg, was presented by former PM Jawaharlal Nehru to the Pakistan cricket team during their first tour in India, led by Captain Fazal Mahmood and manager Dr Jehangir Khan in 1961.
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