09112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/8/2022 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE FARMERS’ NGO TO HOLD EXAM FOR AGRI STUDENTS TOMORROW PAGE 2 In a first, farmers will be holding an exam for students pursuing BSc Agriculture in Hoshiarpur colleges. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY BRITNEY SUFFERING FROM INCURABLE NERVE DAMAGE PAGE 3 MONEY MAFIA SEASON 3 TO HIGHLIGHT CRIME CARTELS Britney Spears has revealed that she is suffering from incurable nerve damage on the right side of her body. MAX 26°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM Armed men storm dera, make away with ~1.5-kg gold, cash PAGE 4 Money Mafia is returning to decode the hidden secrets of organised crime cartels of Mumbai. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:43 AM WEDNESDAY | 9 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Gurpurb glow Dozens booked under IPC & Arms Act I5 accused identified Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 8 The situation in Harkhowal village on the HoshiarpurPhagwara road turned tense in the wee hours today when a large number of armed men attacked a famous religious shrine, Dera Santgarh Harkhowal, with the intention of occupying it. The attackers ransacked the dera and looted gold, foreign and Indian currency. The Mehtiana police have registered a case naming five accused and dozens of unidentified persons. In a complaint lodged with the Mehtiana police station, Harvinder Singh (21), a resident of Kharoudi village, said he was the personal assistant of dera head Sant Amarjit Singh and before that he assisted previous head Sant Manjit Singh for four years. He claimed around 2 o’clock in the morning there was a sudden noise in INBRIEF PO IN POLICE NET AFTER SEVEN YEARS A damaged DVR box and a CCTV camera on the premises of Dera Santgarh Harkhowal in Hoshiarpur. the dera and he saw about 40 to 50 persons armed with weapons on the premises. Some of them broke the main cabin’s door and went to Sant Amarjit’s house. They started breaking the door of his room. An unidentified person pointed a pistol at dera man and tied his hands behind his back. When they failed to find Sant Amarjit, they vandalised his room and made way with about 1.5 kg of gold, Rs 20 lakh in Indian and and foreign currency, valuable watches, a laptop and an Apple watch , two Apple mobile phones and 12-15 mobile phones’ of attendants. They also forcibly took away the DVR, keys of the dera’s vehicles and other valuables from the office. However, when the accused saw the police and Sangat coming to the dera, they fled in their vehicles. Harvinder said the Sangat identified some of the accused, including Tarsem Singh Dhillon and Satvir Singh, both residents of Uttar Pradesh. He claimed certain MC notice to company for ‘casual work’ on ICCC project Aakanksha N Bhardwaj OFFICIALS STUDY CHANDIGARH MODEL Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) evading arrest for the last seven years. The investigating officer (IO), Jaswinder Singh, said the accused had been identified as Malkit Singh, a resident of Tut Sher Singh village. He was wanted in a case of assault registered in 2014. OC SIX BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked six persons for assaulting a villager. The IO, Balkar Singh, said the accused had been identified as Happy, a resident of Bagga village, and his five unidentified accomplices. Balkar Singh of the same village complained to the police that the accused attacked him with weapons and injured him on October 28. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 325, 148 and 149 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. No arrest has been made until now. OC 45-YR-OLD MAN GOES MISSING Phagwara: A 45-year-old resident of Sahem village has gone missing for the last two days. The IO, Jasvir Singh said, “Rannbir Singh went from his house without telling anybody and has not returned since then.” A missing report has been registered in this regard. OC ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED, 1 HELD Phagwara: Around 8,820ML of illicit liquor was recovered from a liquor trader arrested by the city police. The accused has been identified as Sohan Lal of Rattanpura, Phagwara. He has been booked under the Punjab Excise Act. OC sections hadn’t been happy with the appointment of Sant Amarjit Singh as dera head and they might have orchestrated the attack and robbery on the premises. Mehtiana SHO Prabhjot Kaur said Baba Bhagwan Singh, Ishwar Singh and Didar Singh of Dera Santgarh, Jalandhar; Tarsem; Satvir; and dozens of unidentified accused had been booked under Sections 458, 391, 447, 342, 427, 295A and 120B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. Jalandhar, November 8 Days after he joined as MC Commissioner, Abhijeet Kaplish has been holding review meetings with every department and taking stock of each and every project. The MC Commissioner has sent show-cause notices for different lapses to the company looking after the work related to the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC). “The company did not do the work professionally. It needed a serious approach,” said Kaplish, who has strictly taken up the matter after going through each and every document personally. A team from Jalandhar also visited Chandigarh on Saturday to see what work has been done on ICCC proj- ■ An MC team from Jalandhar visited Chandigarh on Saturday to see what work has been done on the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) project over there ■ Also, the team has got in touch with the consultant from the Government of India and the Police Commissioner for professional inputs on various points ect over there. Also, the Jalandhar team has got in touch with the consultant from the Government of India to guide them on the project. The commissioner has also contacted the Police Commissioner for professional inputs on various points related to the project. Rs 78-crore ICCC project includes setting up of 1,200 high resolution CCTV cameras at 188 different locations in the city to facilitate surveillance, intelligence traffic management system with red light violation detection and automatic number plate recognition. Besides, the centre would ensure automatic traffic count and classification, speed violation detection, adaptive traffic control, public address, variable message display boards, emergency call box with panic button, air quality sensors, etc. In addition, integration of existing e-Governance Application (M-Seva) would be undertaken at the ICCC. Until now, 32 surveillance cameras have been installed at 10 prime locations of the city along with installation of a public address system at the Model Town Intersection. A decked-up Gurdwara Ber Sahib on the occasion of 553rd Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev at Sultanpur Lodhi. MALKIAT SINGH Stressed, student hangs self at NIT Jalandhar, November 8 A 22-year-old student, hailing from Varanasi, died by suicide in his hostel room at Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, on Sunday. Pankaj Keshri, was the final year student of BTech (textile engineering) and allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his hostel room due to stress. The police said in the suicide note recovered from Pankaj’s room, it was written that he failed to succeed, thus, Nawanshahr man booked for rash driving Neglect of Kala Sanghian Drain raises dengue scare Nawanshahr, November 8 The Nawanshahr police have booked a man for allegedly injuring two because of rash driving. The victims are Mangat Ram and his wife Narinderjit Kaur. The victim, Mangat Ram, in a complaint to the police, said he is a dhol artiste and performs in marriages. “I was on my motorcycle and was going somewhere with my wife when a car collided with my vehicle leaving us injured. My arm and leg got fractured and my wife also suffered injuries,” he stated in his complaint. Notably, the car driver took the injured to a hospital. But the victims registered a complaint after failing to reach an agreement. The police have registered a case under Section 279 (rash driving) and 337 of the IPC. — TNS WARD NO. 78 COUNCILLOR TO RAISE ISSUE WITH NEW MC COMMISSIONER Ward number 78 councillor Jagdish Samrai say even though fogging has been done twice, the fear of dengue still looms large. The drain is just 50 metres away from the Maqsudan flyover and passes through Baba Balak Nath Colony and Bhagat Singh Colony. With foul smell emanating, the drain is clogged with sewage, garbage, filth and sludge. It is Sexagenarian has been visiting gurdwara barefoot at 1 am without fail since 1983 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 8 Setting an exceptional example of faith and dedication, a city-based elderly woman, Vinod Joshi, alias Dimpi (67), has been going to Gurdwara Model Town barefoot on a daily basis for the past 39 years. What’s more interesting is that she reaches gurdwara at 1 am sharp and stays there till 6 am. There hasn’t been a single day, not even during the 1988 Punjab floods, when she missed the routine that she started on January 1, 1983. She says though the age is taking its toll on her, the routine remains unchanged. “Earlier I used to take 10 minutes to walk to gurdwara from my house, now it takes me a little longer due to old age,” she adds. When asked about her inspiration, Dimpi says it NGO Sahara Sewa Samiti members honour Vinod Joshi, alias Dimpi, 67, with a siropa and a memento on Gurpurb. TRIBUNE PHOTO was a random decision she took after her father’s demise; and thereafter it was ‘Guru’s Hukum’ and there was no looking back. “During 1988 floods, my mother was not allowing me to step out as there was knee-deep water on c m y b the streets. But against her wish, I stepped out that too barefoot, and managed to reach the gurdwara,” she says. In 1995, her younger sister died and after a few years her mother, too, passed away, and she was left all alone. “I remember how the time spent doing sewa in the gurdwara helped me get out of my loneliness and made me stronger. I am a teacher; I had my own coaching centre. My family’s expenses were being managed from my earnings. I closed the centre a few years ago due to my old-age related issues”, she says, adding that she still has savings with her that she is able to pay her house rent on her own. Meanwhile, Sahara Sewa Samiti, an NGO, run by citybased couple Kirandeep Singh and Harpreet Kaur, both teachers, honoured the medical examination of the body was conducted on Monday, and thereafter it was handed over to Pankaj’s parents. “A case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code has been registered,” he added. — TNS Jalandhar, November 8 Despite having been brought to the notice of the concerned MC authorities for multiple times by several councillors and residents, the sorry state of Kala Sanghian Drain continues. 39 years of unflinching, selfless devotion Avneet Kaur he was taking the decision of ending his life. He mentioned in the note that he himself was responsible for this extreme step and there’s no one else to be blamed for it. ASI Kulbir Singh of the Maqsudan police station said Dimpi with a memento and a siropa. The couple also organised an interactive session of Dimpi with children, where she briefed students about Guru Nanak’s teachings and encouraged them to adopt the same in their daily life. Harpreet Kaur, an arts school incharge at Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, and her husband Prof Kirandeep Singh, head, Punjab Department at LPU, say their NGO actively organises various activities, including poetry, declamation, poster-making, quizzes, etc., in schools and colleges to motivate children to follow Guru Nanak’s teachings. “We have covered over 20 schools and colleges. We also organised a Gurmukhi camp at the gurdwaras and showed the movie ‘Nanak Noor Ellahi’ to children,” says Harpreet. An MC team inspects a locality in Jalandhar to contain dengue. difficult to stand near it. However, there are thousands of residents, who have been living on both sides of the drain since decades. The drain passes through various localities, including Gadaipur, Focal Point, Kalia Colony, Sanjay Gandhi Colony, Seth Hukum Chand Colony and Surya Vihar. Samrai had requested pre- vious MC Commissioners to make sure that the drain, also known as Ganda Nullah among locals, should be cleaned, but nothing much could be done. “Now I will talk to new commissioner and I am hopeful that he would listen to us and act upon it,” he said. Samrai has decided to meet the commissioner on Thursday. — TNS Man sexually assaults stepdaughter, booked Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 8 On a complaint lodged by a woman, who is a resident of Fateh Singh Nagar, the city police have booked her husband Hardayal Singh on the charges of sexually assaulting his minor stepdaughter. Deputy Superintendent of the Police Jaspreet Singh said the complainant told the police that first she was married to a Khotrra village resident in 1998 and had two daughters with him. She was forced to divorce him in 2010 due to torture by her in-laws. She remarried with the accused, Hardyal Singh, in 2011. The DSP said the complainant told the police that her elder daughter was married a few years ago. Her minor daughter was residing with them. She alleged that her husband sexually assaulted and even attempted to rape the minor. The accused is at large. The city police have registered a case under Sections 354 (assault or use of criminal force intending to outrage a woman’s modesty) and 354B of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused. The DSP said the police were investigating the matter and the accused would be nabbed soon.
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