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SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:52 AM MONDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Duped of ~8.6 crore, Rly link road encroachers’ paradise ex-IAF officerendslife Neeraj Bagga Tarn Taran, November 6 A team of officials of the Central Jail, Sri Goindwal Sahib, led by Harish Kumar, Assistant Superintendent, seized one mobile phone with a charger, which was being used by six inmates lodged in the jail. The Goindwal Sahib police said the accused who had been using the mobile phone had been identified as Ravisher Singh Ravi, Gurkirat Singh alias Ghuggi alias Shooter, both of Sheron, Jarmanjit Singh of Amritsar, Varinder Singh Kaka of Naushehra Pannuan, Rachhpal Singh of Sugga and Chandan Singh of Chuslewar (Patti). The police said most of the accused were gangsters who had been lodged in jail for heinous crime. The cellphone seized from Ravisher Singh was given to him by Jarmanjit Singh. The other accused too used this mobile to talk to their acquaintances outside the jail. A case under Section 52-A of the Prisons Act had been registered against the accused in this regard. Tribune News Service Had sold land on the direction of ‘Bade Sahib’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Perturbed over losing crores of rupees in an alleged fraud, a former Air Force employee ended his life by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house. The deceased was identified as Raghubir Singh (70). He had retired from the Air Force as Junior Warrant Officer. The incident came to light when his wife Maninder Kaur returned from her parents’ house on Saturday. She alleged that some ‘Bade Sahib’ had duped her husband of Rs 8.60 crore after promising to double the amount. On the basis of her statement, the police have booked ‘Bade Sahib’ for abetment to suicide and launched further probe. The police also found a suicide note from a room of his residence. Gurvinder Singh, SHO, SUICIDE NOTE FOUND ■ The deceased has been identified as Raghubir Singh (70). He had retired from the IAF as Junior Warrant Officer. The incident came to light when his wife Maninder Kaur returned from her parents’ house on Saturday. ■ She alleged that some ‘Bade Sahib’ had duped her husband of Rs 8.60 crore after promising to double the amount. On the basis of her statement, the police have booked ‘Bade Sahib’ for abetment to suicide and launched further probe. The police also found a suicide note from a room of his residence. Chheharta police station said that they were seeking the call details of the victim to identify the suspect. He said a case under Section 306 of the IPC was registered against ‘Bade Sahib’. Maninder Kaur, a resident of Sandhu Colony, stated to the police that her husband was in contact with the accused for the past seven years. She said her husband left a suicide note before taking the extreme step of ending his life. In the suicide note, he alleged that ‘Bade Sahib’ took Rs 8.60 crore from him with the promise to double the amount. She said that her children live in Canada and that Raghubir Singh used to get calls from ‘Bade Sahib’ on a regular basis. He said a person also used to come to the house saying that he was sent by ‘Bade Sahib’. She alleged that for the past several months, her husband was very upset. He had become silent and was not meeting anyone. She said her husband had invested all the amount and even sold a plot of land on the direction of ‘Bade Sahib’. Rape accused among vehicle-lifters held Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Chheharta police have nabbed two vehicle-lifters and confiscated 10 stolen bikes from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Gursahib Singh of Khasa Bazaar and Angrej Singh of Arjan Nagar Bhatha in Chheharta. Gurwinder Singh, SHO, Chheharta police station, said a police team had arrested Gursahib and Angrej Singh on November 1 and seized a bike from them. They were held at a naka and could not give a satisfactory answer to the police. Later, the motorcycle was found to be a stolen one. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC was registered against them. They were produced in court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. During investigations, on Chheharta police nabbed two vehicle -lifters and recovered 10 bikes in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO the disclosure of the two, the police recovered nine more stolen bikes from them. The SHO revealed that Gursahib was a rape accused and a case was registered against him in August 2017 in Jandiala Guru area. He was convicted and sentenced to 10-year imprisonment. He had come out on parole on May this year but did not return. Further investigation was on, he said. Amritsar, November 6 Owing to rampant encroachments, the link road connecting railway road and court road near the general post office remains underutilised. High footfall of customers on the 250-m long stretch has attracted the attention of roadside vendors selling different kinds of items, especially readymade dress material and junk food. NS Gabarhia, a resident of the railway link road, said the government had made encroachment a non-bailable offence way back in late 1990s. Inspite of this, there has been no change in the scenario. Unless strict measures are taken nothing can change. He appealed to the authority to enforce the antiencroacnment law at the earliest. He urged the Municipal Corporation commissioner to Sub-cabinet panel review meeting today G-20 SUMMIT Amritsar, November 6 The government has formed a sub-cabinet committee to oversee the preparations for forthcoming G-20 Summit scheduled to be held in Amritsar in March. The first meeting of the committee will be held tomorrow in Chandigarh. The sub-cabinet committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar, and would also comprise Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains and Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh. Spokesman of the Punjab government said the subcommittee has been formed by the government in view of the importance of the G-20 Summit, so that on this occasion the state of Punjab can be presented as a Centre-of-tourism on the world map. The spokesperson said worldclass development works would be carried out for the beautification of Amritsar during the preparation for the G-20 Summit. — TNS Encroachments eat up a major portion of the link road in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR take out time from his file work for field work. Amarjit Singh, a business- man, said several shopkeepers were behind the mess. To attract customers, squatters set up stalls here. Officials’ negligence was adding to the problems people, he said. ‘Murder’ case : Unknown persons booked Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Days after a man was killed in an alleged road mishap, the police have now registered a murder case against unidentified persons in this connection. The victim was identified as Narinder Singh, who originally hailed from Gurdaspur, but was now living in Amritsar. Baljinder Kaur, wife of the victim, told the police that on October 18 that Narinder was going to drop some passenger, but he did not return home. She said next day she got a call that her husband was killed in a road mishap after his car hit a tree near Ibban Kalan village. She said she reached the spot and recorded her statement with the police. She said now she had come to know that on the intervening night of October 18-19, Narinder Singh along with his brother Gurwinder Singh and Saabu had gone towards Sanghna village where he was beaten up by around 10 persons of the village after attacking the car. She alleged they brutally thrashed her husband and inflicted injuries on him leading to his death on the spot. Investigating officer Rakesh Kumar said a case under Sections 302, 148 and 149 of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons in this connection while further investigation was in progress. Forgo Home portfolio, BJP leader Raju to CM Mann ‘Centre being vindictive against The Wire editors’ Amritsar, November 6 BJP leader Jagmohan Singh Raju today said Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann should renounce the Home portfolio on moral grounds following a spate of violence in the state. He should hand over the portfolio to a capable man. He was speaking to the media after expressing condolences to the family members of Sudhir Suri, Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader, who was shot Amritsar, November 6 The Tarksheel Society, Punjab, flayed the Central Government after Delhi Police filed cases against Siddharth Varadarajan, one of the founding editors of digital news portal The Wire and his colleagues. Condemning the act, Sumeet Singh of the society said it was another specimen of the state repression by the government, which has a tilt towards majoritarian Fascism. — TNS BJP leader Jagmohan Raju consoles kin of Sudhir Suri. dead while holding a protest outside a temple on Friday. Raju asserted that Punjab Police had failed in maintaining law and order. — TNS Timetogogreen,sustainable,says This 15-yr-old girl has Start California-Amritsar flight, city-based innovator Gurleen penned 262 poems minorities’ panel head urged Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 6 Menstruation and menstrual hygiene are no more a subject discussed only in hushed tones. With more awareness and discussion being encouraged around the subject, city-based innovator Gurleen Arora, a young entrepreneur, has developed sustainable and hassle-free products for a healthy, happy period for women. To raise awareness regarding sustainable menstrual practices and reach out to women with her products, Gurleen has put up a special stall at the ongoing Phulkari Bazaar. “There is a lot of talk around menstrual hygiene and our products are aimed at giving women an option that is sustainable and hygienic as well as easy to use. We have developed period underwear which is Gurleen Arora with reusable period underwear. VISHAL KUMAR made from fabric, is reusable, leak free and does not require you to use a sanitary napkin,” she says. The idea is to shun the conventional single-use sanitary napkins that are prevalent in use as they are among the biggest pollutants. “It’s no hidden fact that single-use pads can cause rashes and frustration among users, especially when you have to wear them in anticipation of getting your period on uncer- tain days. Also, since the single-use sanitary napkins and tampons contribute to plastic waste, our product is made from natural fabric, with very high absorption strength and can be washed and reused, cutting down on the waste that conventional sanitary napkins create,” she said. Her product, Qnix Period Underwear, is being manufactured and sourced from Tamil Nadu, where Gurleen has her support team. jalandhar, November 6 Guneev Kaur is just 15-yearold and has set forth to become an accomplished poet. Collating her notions and emotions of life and turning them into poetical verses, she has penned 262 poems thus far. Guneev, a Class X student, of St Joseph’s Convent School had released her first set of 111 poems in a book titled “Epic: String of verses, Part 1” last year and now she has come up with her another compilation of 151 poems in a book named “Epic: String of verses, Part 2”. “My biggest achievement this time is that Santhini Govindan, an award-winning author of juvenile literature, has written the foreword for my book,” says Guneev, daughter of a dentist couple Dr Navdeep and Dr Anureet Kaur. The pressure of being in a board class does not deter this young author from pur- c m y b Guneev Kaur suing her passion. “I spend around 20 minutes of my day for writing poetry and this time rejuvenates me for the rest of the day,” she expresses as she adds that she will be pursuing medical education further and continue to write poetry along with her studies. Guneev shares that she does not stick to one kind of topic, rather loves to write on variety of feelings and other-wordly thoughts that occur to her mind. “If I were a mermaid”, “When habits change”, “My new lifestyle”, “Losing the mobile charger” and “Sunset” are the titles of some of her poems. — TNS Jalandhar, November 6 A delegation of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), led by its Executive Director Satnam Singh Chahal, met Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities here today, to raise the demands of the Punjabi diaspora with him. A memorandum of the demands was presented to the chairman. The key demands included a direct flight to Amritsar from California, a check on frauds by travel agents with youths, settlement of pending property disputes of NRIs in India and issuance of Indian passports and visas to those who had previously sought asylum. Delegation members said more than five million Punjabi Sikhs were living in California only, which was the single largest group of the Indian diaspora settled Members of the North American Punjabi Association hand over a memorandum to NCM Chairman Iqbal Singh Lalpura. abroad. He said over six lakh Sikhs and Punjabis living in California had long been demanding direct flights to Amritsar. Chahal said the flight would also attract an equal number of dispora members residing in the adjoining Canadian state of British Columbia - especially in Vancuover and Surrey. He also said Punjabis had also been inconvenienced due to lack of direct flights between San Franscisco and Amritsar. Chahal also raised the issue of youths who had been duped by travel agents and had landed in the US, Canada, Europe and other countries illegally. He said many such men were imprisoned there. The delegation also took up the issue of pending property disputes of NRIs in Punjab civil courts. — TNS
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