13112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/13/2022 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE YOUTH FEST: AUDIENCE BREAKS INTO BHANGRA ON DHOL BEATS PAGE 2 BIPASHA BASU, KARAN SINGH WELCOME THEIR FIRST CHILD On Day 3 of the 63rd PU youth fest, folk dance bhangra made the whole pandal dance to the beats of dhol. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 MEET SABRI BROTHERS ON THE KAPIL SHARMA SHOW Actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover welcomed their first child, a girl, together on Saturday. MAX 25°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:28 PM PAGE 4 The Kapil Sharma Show will welcome some very special guests, Sabri Brothers this weekend. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:46 AM SUNDAY | 13 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Roadways staff protest conductor’s suspension Shut down bus stand for two hours I Threaten PAP Chowk blockade if decision not rolled back Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 12 Members of the Punjab Roadways, PUNBUS and PRTC Contract Workers’ Union shut down the bus stand here for two hours, from 10am to 12pm, on Saturday. The union members staged a protest against the state government, demanding the reinstatement of a Batala depot conductor who was suspended on November 9. Daljit Singh Jallewal, the vice-president of the union, explained, “On November 9, an inspector of checking staff conducted a check on a Punbus bus en route from Batala to Chandigarh in Ropar. A bus passenger was travelling without a ticket. He was fined ten times the Punjab Roadways contractual staff hold a sit-in at the bus stand in Jalandhar; and passengers troubled by the protest. MALKIAT SINGH amount which is supposed to be paid in fine for traveling without a ticket. The inspector also ordered the suspen- sion of the bus conductor.” Jallewal also accused the director of the State Transport Department of adopt- ing an anti-employee attitude. He alleged that inspectors of the checking staff have been harassing the roadways staff. Jallewal further stressed, “We have a video of the passenger himself admitting 18,671 cases settled in Lok Adalat that the conductor was not at fault. Still, the inspector did not bother to conduct an inquiry. He simply suspended the conductor.” The union members also noted that the suspended conductor has been protesting atop a water tank in Batala for the last three days, but the officials concerned are not willing to pay heed to what he has to say. The members further alleged that many employees are being transferred these days, which they say is an attempt to push them to quit their jobs. The union members have warned that if the suspended conductor is not reinstated, they will be holding a massive protest at PAP Chowk in Jalandhar on Sunday. 2 PEDDLERS HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. Investigating officer (IO) Aatamjit Singh said 20 gm of heroin was recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Navdeep Singh, alias Lovely, a resident of Peer Ismayal Khan village under Sadar Ferozepur police station. The IO said a case under Sections 21(B) , 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused. The police also impounded his motorcycle on which he was travelling with the contraband. Meanwhile, the Nurmahal police have arrested a drug peddler, identified as Sushil Kumar, alias Shili, of Mohalla Khatika Nurmahal with 400 intoxicanting tablets, the police said. OC WOMAN AMONG 4 SMUGGLERS HELD Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested four smugglers, including a woman, and recovered a large quantity of intoxicants from different places. Pushpinder Singh, a resident of Bahadurpur, was arrested with 63 grams of intoxicating powder in the area. The Chabbewal police arrested Manjeet Kumar, a resident of Tohliyan, and recovered 33 grams of intoxicating powder from him. Similarly, the police of Mahilpur arrested Amarjeet Singh, a resident of Saila Khurd, and recovered 24 bottles of liquor from him. In Garhshankar, 70 grams of intoxicating powder was found from Kami, a resident of Denowal Khurd. WOMAN HIT BY TRACTOR, CRITICAL Hoshiarpur: A woman, Gurpreet Kaur, was going towards a mill in Sherpur village of Hoshiarpur on her scooty when she was hit by a tractor. She was a taken to a nearby hospital, but she was further referred to the PGI, Chandigarh in view of her critical condition. The police have booked the accused tractor driver Devran, a resident of the same village. OC ~41.17 cr awarded as relief in Jalandhar, Phillaur & Nakodar Hit by vehicle, elderly woman dies in hospital Tribune News Service INBRIEF Our Correspondent Jalandhar, November 12 As per the directions of the National Legal Services Authority, Lok Adalat was held on Saturday in the Judicial Court Complex of Jalandhar, Phillaur and Nakodar. All types of civil, matrimonial, MACT, compoundable, PSPCL, bank, BSNL and pre-litigative cases, traffic challans, etc., were taken up. Rupinderjit Chahal, District and Sessions Judgecum-Chairperson, DLSA, said 25 Benches had been constituted in Jalandhar, two at Phillaur and three at Nakodar. Of the total 29,997 cases taken up in the Lok Adalat today, 18,671 were settled on the basis of compromise. The awards of Rs 41.17 crore were passed in the Lok Adalat. A 14-year-old case dating to 2008 for recovery and mandatory injunction was disposed of in the Lok Adalat with the efforts of Presiding Officer Joshica Sood. One case filed under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act instituted in January 2015, too, was settled. Dr Gagandeep Kaur, CJMcum-Secretary, DLSA, Jalandhar, said: “The court fees paid by the applicant is also refunded. For putting up the cases in Lok Adalat and for further information Hoshiarpur, November 12 An elderly woman was killed while another woman seriously injured in two different road accidents. Harbans Kaur (89) was coming home when a biker passing by hit her. She was taken to hospital in an injured condition where she was referred to Jalandhar. However, she died in Jalandhar hospital. The police have registered a case against Jagjit Singh, a resident of Bhikhowal. Phagwara, November 12 The Mehatpur police have booked three unidentified persons on the charge of killing a 30-year-old man. Raj Rani, wife of Jeet Singh and resident of Vehran village, complained to the police that his son Gurmit Singh left the house on November 10 at 7 pm saying he was going out to volleyball. However, he did not return. She said her elder son Jatindar Singh on November 11 morning went to the fields in Chhohle village and found his brother Gurmit Singh lying dead in upside down on the passage. Raj Rani said she along MEHATPUR COPS BOOK 3 ON MURDER CHARGE with her family reached the spot and found signs of wounds on his face and chest. She alleged some unidentified persons had thrashed his son which resulted in his death. Investigating Officer Harwindar Singh said a case under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (committing crime with common intention) of the IPC had been registered against the unidentified accused and further investigations were on. — OC A Lok Adalat in progress at Kapurthala on Saturday. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH 2,819 LITIGATIONS DISPOSED OF IN HOSHIARPUR Hoshiarpur: In Hoshiarpur, 11 Benches of judicial magistrates, 10 of revenue courts and one consumer court was formed to hear 6,835 cases in the district. As many as 2,819 cases were disposed of on the spot. The total awards of Rs16,04,57,733 were passed in the district. During the Lok Adalat, the District Legal Services Authority organised langar and water service on a large scale with the support of Guru Ramdas Langar Seva. OC regarding any legal matter, any person can contact on toll free number 1968.” 1,150 litigations disposed of in Kapurthala district Meanwhile in Kapurthala, the National Lok Adalat at Kapurthala on Saturday disposed of 1,150 cases and awarded a compensation of Rs 12.70 crore to litigants. District and Sessions Judge Amarinder Singh Grewal inspected the functioning of Lok Adalats in Kapurthala and solved many cases with his personal intervention. On the occasion, 10 Benches were constituted at District Courts, Kapurthala, three at Sub-Division, Phagwara, two at Sub-Division, Sultanpur Lodhi, and one at Sub-Division, Bholath. Besides, a Bench each of District Consumer Forum and Revenue Court was also constituted. Amarinder Singh Grewal, District and Sessions Judgecum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Kapurthala, said settling the case in Lok Adalat saved both Boopathi is city’s new Police Commissioner Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 12 The Punjab Government on Saturday transferred Jalandhar Commissioner of Police Gursharan Singh Sandhu. The 2007-batch IPS officer S Boopathi, who was posted as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Jalandhar Range, has been appointed Jalandhar City Police Commissioner (CP), in addition to his current charge of DIG (Provisioning). The new CP of Jalandhar has also served as DIG (Personnel) and DIG Chief Minister’s Security. Earlier to DIG rank, Boopathi has been AIG Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, Patiala SSP Moga SSP , , Khanna SSP and DCP in 30-year-old man found dead in fields S Boopathi HAS ALSO SERVED AS DIG, CM SECURITY Ludhiana. He also served as SP Counter Intelligence, , Amritsar and ACP Jalandhar. Meanwhile, Gursharan Singh Sandhu has been posted as IGP Jalandhar Range. , c m y b time and money and its decision was final and appeal against its decision couldn’t be challenged in any higher court. About 4,202 cases were admitted in the National Lok Adalat for hearing. In Nawanshahr, 1,645 cases were resolved in the Lok Adalat held under the guidance of District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman of District Legal Services Authority Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa. A total of 10 Benches were set up for the quick disposal of cases. Seized contraband destroyed Jalandhar, November 12 The Jalandhar rural police today disposed of contraband seized in 219 cases registered under the NDPS Act, including over 500 kg of poppy husk and over 4 kg of heroin. SSP (Rural) Sawarndeep Singh said drugs seized in 219 cases under the NDPS Act were destroyed at Green Plant Energy Private Limited in Bir village of Nakodar. The drugs destroyed included 566 kg and 550 gm of poppy husk, 10 kg and 79 gm of intoxicating powder, 4 kg and 719 gm of heroin, 135 injections, 6,577 intoxicating tablets and 1,836 capsules.” — TNS Drugs seized in 219 cases at a factory in Nakodar. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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