15112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/15/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE DISTRICT TASK FORCE FORMED TO ERADICATE CHILD LABOUR PAGE 2 ARMAAN MALIK WINS HIS 2ND MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARD The state govt would be providing basic education & skill development training to the rescued children. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH STOLEN CAR Amritsar: The Maqboolpura police have nabbed two persons identified as Jobanjit Singh alias Joban and Guriqbal Singh alias Gagan, both residents of Kathunangal for allegedly possessing a stolen car. They were held at a checkpoint near Vallah. They could not produce the documents of the car, which was later found to be stolen one. TNS TWO BOOKED FOR OPENING FIRE Amritsar: The Sultanwind police have booked two persons identified as Sunny Choul and Rangeela of Gwal Mandi area for allegedly firing outside a house belonging to Jagir Singh. He alleged that the accused opened fire outside his house on Saturday night. A case has been registered. TNS MAX 25°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:31 PM Claim case cracked, looted money and scooter recovered Amritsar, November 14 Three days after a snatching incident took place in the posh Ranjit Avenue locality, the police have arrested the nephew of the victim on the charge of masterminding the robbery. The accused was accompanying the victim at the time of the incident. Kishore Chand, along with his nephew Danish Arora of Gate Bhagtanwala, was returning home in E block of Ranjit Avenue locality when the incident took place. He told the police that when he was on his way home, some unidentified persons entered into a scuffle with him and robbed him. The ACCUSED CONFESSES TO CRIME Assistant Commissioner of Police Varinder Singh Khosa said during the interrogation, Danish Arora confessed to his crime. He told the police that he conspired with his friend Taranbir Singh of Gate Bhagtanwala to execute the incident. He said after the registry of property, they had around Rs 98,000 in the bag. He spoke to Taranbir about the route. Taranbir along with his unknown accomplices then intercepted them and snatched the money kept in the scooter’s dickey. accused were on a scooter. “The police have arrested Danish Arora in the case while further investigations were in progress in order to nab his accomplices,” said Varinder Singh Khosa, Assistant Commissioner of Police. He said that on Friday, Kishore Chand informed the police that two armed persons assaulted him and his nephew and snatched Rs 98,000 which was kept in the dickey of the scooter. The ACP said that a team was deputed to investigate the matter while a case under Section 379-B of the IPC was registered with the Ranjit Avenue police station in this regard. He said during questioning and after scanning CCTV camera footage in the area, the police got suspicious of Danish Arora. “He was taken into custody. Tribune News Service WEATHER VAGARIES Paddy covered with plastic sheets during a cloudy weather at the Bhagtanwala grain market in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, November 14 The police have arrested three youngsters for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon, though the police also seized a licensed weapon from their possession. One of the suspects had three criminal cases, including one under the NDPS Act, registered against him. Those arrested have been identified as Harpartap Singh of Fateh Singh Colony, Mohit Kumar of Sandhu Colony, Majitha Road and Sanjiv Singh of New Jawahar Nagar on Batala road. Varinder Singh Khosa, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the trio was arrested during the checking of vehicles in the Mall Road area. continued on page 2 TUESDAY | 15 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Dengue count 304 in district Tribune News Service DOS Amritsar, November 14 With substantial fall in a temperature after mild showers in the area on Monday morning, health officials are hopeful of a dip in the number of dengue cases. The district had reported a total number of 304 dengue cases during the ongoing season. The health experts stated that dengue virus becomes ineffective with decrease in temperature and as the winters would progress, the number of cases would decrease. District Epidemiologist Dr Madan Mohan said, “We have already started noticing a decline in the number of dengue cases. In fact the district had reported only two cases during the past 24 hours.” He added that as a precaution people should continue to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. The health official stated that number of dengue cases ■ Always keep overhead tanks properly covered ■ Drain out water from coolers and scrub these dry once a week ■ In case of fever, get your blood examined at the earliest ■ Take full treatment if infected DON’TS ■ Do not allow water to stagnate in and around your house ■ Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop this season is far less than the last year. The district had reported over 1,600 cases during the dengue season last year. “The efforts made by the department to increase awareness about the dengue has certainly paid off. Dengue is an easily preventable disease provided the residents are aware and they take a good care of their surroundings,” he added. The department officials said no deaths due to the disease have been reported in the current season. The health experts stated that most of the patients recovered from the disease at their homes and there was no need for hospitalisation. Dr Madan said in case a person tests positive for dengue, he should increase intake of fluids and Vitamin C. He said there is no particular medicine for the disease and it is treated symptomatically. He added that the normally the patients starts recovering in seven to 10 days. 20% paddy straw as fuel: Brick-kiln Bhagwanpuria sent to owners question govt’s capability 5-day police remand Neeraj Bagga 3 held with illegal weapon During the interrogation, he confessed to his crime. He told the police that he conspired with his friend Taranbir Singh of Gate Bhagtanwala to execute the incident. He said after the registry of property, they had around Rs 98,000 in the bag. He spoke to Taranbir about the route. Taranbir along with his unknown accomplices then intercepted them and snatched the money kept in the scooter’s dickey,” the ACP said. ACP Khosa said the police have recovered the amount robbed as well as the scooter used in the crime. He said raids were on to nab Taranbir and his unidentified accomplices. PAGE 4 Amruta, who is popularly known for her role in web series Gullak, will next be seen in movie Wonder Women. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:59 AM Nephew brain behind Ranjit Avenue snatching case: Cops Tribune News Service GULLAK FAME AMRUTA SUBHASH TO BE PART OF WONDER WOMEN Prince of pop Armaan Malik has once again made history by winning the 2022 MTV Europe Music Award Under a cloud Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Amritsar, November 14 Brick kiln owners have raised questions on the sixmonth deadline (till May 1, 2023) given to them to comply with instructions to use 20 per cent straw as fuel. They expressed their apprehension on the capability of the government to provide adequate supply of stubble pellets to 2,700 kilns in state. Mukesh Nanda of BrickKiln Association of Punjab said the state would require over 400 units to turn the stubble in pellet form to feed to kilns by May 2023, when the law will come into force. Whereas, as of now, only couple of such units were available, that too, in and around Ludhiana. He said second concern was of availability of stubble which remain in the field for couple of weeks every year. While the labour intensive industry functions only between November to June every year. Kiln owners say government was only dictating them terms, but not giving any help. Anil Aggarwal, another brick kiln owner, said coal prices have zoomed to Rs 24,000 per tonne. Instead of providing relief to the industry, the government increased the GST on the bricks from five per cent to 12 per cent, he said. Now, as per the guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) he got his kiln fitted with induced high draft zig-zag technology. Kiln operators said a large number of kilns shifted to zig-zag induced high draft technology to comply with the guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board. Each kiln had to invest nearly Rs 50 lakh. No arrival in 2 days, parmal procurement ends Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 14 With a procurement of 3,77,902 metric tonne (MT) of parmal varieties, the procurement of the paddy crop is over as the grain markets in the district had not seen arrival of the produce in the past two days, stated district mandi officials. The parmal varieties are ❝ A total of 3,77,902 MT of parmal has been procured. There has been no arrival of the produce in the past two days. ❞ Mandi officials procured by the government on minimum support price. Of the total parmal procurement, the five gov- ernment agencies have procured 3,69,523 metric tonne while the private buyers have purchased 8,380 metric tonne only. Apart from parmal varieties, the grain markets in the district also witnessed a total arrival of 4,88,719 metric tonne of basmati varieties. The basmati varieties are not covered under the MSP system and are solely purchased by the private traders. The mandi officials stated that a total of 1,722 MT of basmati varieties arrived in the markets in the district on Monday. The officials said the basmati season too would end in the next few days as the harvesting was over and the wheat sowing was underway at full speed. Jaggu Bhagwanpuria comes out of a court. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 14 The State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) today got five-day police remand of gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria for his alleged links with Jaswinder Singh Multani, an activist of banned terrorist organisation, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). Multani was reportedly held and questioned in Germany last year over his alleged involvement in terror incidents in Punjab. The Punjab Police has accused Multani of his alleged involvement in recent terror incidents in the state and recruiting youth for terrorist activities. He has also been accused of providing them with money, weapons and explosives through narcotic smugglers and gangsters. Multani was named in two FIRs lodged in February and August in Punjab. One of the FIRs pertains to his involvement in hatching a conspiracy to kill farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal. The police are suspecting his involvement in the Ludhiana court blast case. Jaggu was brought on a production warrant and produced in a local court that sent him to fiveday police custody. It was alleged that Jaggu had relations with Multani who along with SFJ’s Gurpatwant Singh Pannu had smuggled arms into India. At 71, Jarnail gives young athletes a run for their money Police Commissioner meets Suri’s family, to assess probe ❝ Neeraj Bagga My entire focus is on improving my running speed, which has been increasing gradually. I compete with athletes in above 40 or 50 years category as there is no upper limit. Many of the participants are almost half my age. Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 14 Jarnail Singh (71) continues to earn name and fame as a veteran athlete. He finished the 10-km marathon in 77 minutes, which was conducted by the Border Security Force last month. He clinched the third position in the 3-km walk (50 years above category) in the Kheda Watan Punjab Deyan. At an age when people battle with agerelated problems, ailments and infirmity, Jarnail breaks all stereotypes. Talking to the Amritsar Tribune, he said, “My entire focus is on improving my running speed, which has been increasing appreciably. I compete with athletes in above 40 years category as there is no upper limit. ❞ Jarnail Singh flaunts his medal. Jarnail Singh, A VETERAN ATHLETE Many of the participants are almost half my age.” He has been taking part in all major veteran games for the past many years. He participated in 10-km km run in Delhi’s Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium in 2017. He performed well in th Super Sikh run – half marathon (21 km) in New Delhi in 2016 and 10th CT Half Marathon on March 5, 2017 in Amritsar. A resident of Rani Ka Bagh, he also took part in the Amritsar police’s five-km martyr run in October 2017. In 2016, he took part in various long-distance races to test his endurance power at such a ripe age. He participated in 10-km seventh champion run held at Nehru stadium, New Delhi, besides in 10-km New Delhi Run, organised by Hindustan Arathon. He completed the veteran men’s 10.5-km walk in 01:18:14 hours in Yamuna Quarter Marathon in March. In 2015, he participated in the 10-km walk in Karnal. He had bagged the fifth position in the 4.5 km Great Karnal Run last May. He successfully completed the “Fastest 10-km” organised by Vikaspuri Runners on June 7, 2015, at Dwarka, Sector 11, New Delhi. He also stood first in a five-km walk, covering the distance in 32:39:06 in the veterans athletics meet, in 2014. His first stint was in the 32nd Punjab Masters Athletics Championship held at Banga in 2014. A confident Jarnail is an inspiration for the young and veterans. Hailing from Hashimpura village in c m y b Ajnala subdivision, he shifted to the city in 1985. For him, walking is the best possible way to maintain good health. He had taken part in 10km walk in Karnal, Haryana, and Delhi in 2015. He had bagged fifth position in the 4.5 km Great Karnal Run at Karnal on May 31 in 2015. In the same year, he had successfully completed the “Fastest 10 km” organised by Vikaspuri Runners on June 7 at Dwarka, Sector 11, New Delhi and received the compliment of “You are an awesome runner may you run forever and do ever better”. Jarnail’s first stint was in the 32nd Punjab Masters Athletics Championship held at Banga in 2014. He stood second in the 800metre race. PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 14 Police Commissioner Jaskaran Singh today visited the Gopal Mandir area where Shiv Sena Taksali president Sudhir Suri was shot dead in broad daylight on November 4. His visit comes days after he assumed charge in the city with the police having arrested a youth Sandeep Singh who ran a garment store near the spot. The Police Commissioner was accompanied by a fivemember special investigating team constituted to probe the murder. The fivemember SIT is headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations) Jagjit Singh Walia while Additional Deputy Commissioners of Police, Prabhjot Singh Virk and Abhimanyu Rana, are also part of the SIT. The entire scene was recreated and eyewitnesses were questioned by the Police Commissioner. He also enquired about the family history of the suspect and interacted with members of the Gopal Mandir management committee who had an argument with Suri on that day. Suri was protesting against the alleged disrespect of Hindu idols and pictures which were dumped on the road outside the temple. He had blamed the temple management for it. The SIT members were tight-lipped while claiming that investigation was still in progress from different angles. The Police Commissioner also visited Suri’s family that had raised concern over their safety. The family members had claimed that they were getting threat calls from abroad and had informed the police about this besides seeking increase in security. Suri was provided ‘Y’ category security. The Police Commissioner sought details of the security being provided to Suri’s family members by the Punjab Police. Security was also provided to the family members of the accused. They had also claimed threat to their lives. Various Nihang organisations were also providing them with security.
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