18112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/18/2022 12:02 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE IN PICTURES: HOLY CITY OFFERS RANGE OF RELIGIOUS MATERIALS PAGE 2 Being the axis of Sikhism, the holy city offers a range of religious materials, including swords, palkis etc. MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN ROBBED OF SUV, CELLPHONES Amritsar: Three unidentified persons snatched an SUV, three phones and cash from a local resident who along with his fiancee was returning home on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. They were returning home after having dinner at a hotel located on the Airport road. His SUV was later found to be burnt on the Amritsar-Attari bypass road. Assistant Commissioner of Police Varinder Singh Khosa said a case under Section 379-B of the IPC was registered. He said CCTV footage were being examined to find clues about the perpetrators. TNS PADDY BUNGLED, THREE BOOKED Amritsar: The Rajasansi police have booked a transporter and his son among three persons for allegedly bungling over 208 quintal of paddy. They were identified as Satnam Singh and Navroop Singh, both residents of Bhilowal village in Kathunangal and Kuldeep Singh of Manochahal in Tarn Taran. They were booked following a complaint filed by Balwinder Singh of Harsha Chhina. A case under Sections 420, 411, 406, 511 and 120-B of the IPC was registered against them, while no arrest has been made so far. Further investigation is under progress, said the police. The complainant said on October 4, he had hired Satnam Singh to lift paddy from Harsha Chhina grain market and shift it to Adani Wilmar Pvt Ltd in Ferozepur. However, it did not reach there. The incident came to light when the commission agents did not get their payments from the company. The police said further investigation was under on. TNS COTPA VIOLATIONS: 26 ISSUED CHALLAN Amritsar: The tobacco control wing of the district Health Department issued 26 challans for violations of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and ban on smoking at public places. The nodal officer for national tobacco control programme said 19 challans were issued to shopkeepers selling tobacco products and seven were issued to individuals found smoking at public places. District mass media officer Amardeep Singh said 35 cigarette shops in different areas of the city were inspected. TNS 2 NABBED WITH 270-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The city police nabbed two drug peddlers with 270-gm heroin and Rs 3.30 lakh drug money here on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Adeeb Khan, alias Bir, of Samola village, Alwar, Rajasthan, now a resident of Golden Avenue, Amritsar, and Sunny, alias Sunny Lifafa, of Street Makbulpura, Amritsar. Abhimannyu Rana, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP City-3), said during patrolling, a police team led by in-charge Satnam Singh of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar police station intercepted the accused, Adeeb Khan and Sunny, and recovered 270-gm heroin and Rs 3.30 lakh drug money from them. A case under Sections 21-C, 27-A, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. TNS PAGE 3 ‘AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS’ TO AIR LIVE ON LIONSGATE PLAY Actress Rasika Dugal shares notes about her journey of becoming Beena in the crime drama Mirzapur. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:30 PM Tribune News Service SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:02 AM POSTED IN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE’S OFFICE ■ The accused cop has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, naib reader, who was currently posted in the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (East) ■ They were arrested while taking Rs 10,000 as bribe from a local resident, identified as Sucha Singh of the Partap Nagar area. The second accused was identified as Mayur of the Karimpura area ■ A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against both the accused and further probe is under progress from a local resident, identified as Sucha Singh of the Partap Nagar area. The second accused was identified as Mayur of the Amritsar, November 17 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) nabbed a cop among two persons for allegedly demanding bribe from a local resident for some work. He has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, naib reader, who was currently posted in the office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (East). They were arrested while taking Rs 10,000 as bribe Karimpura area. A VB official said in a statement issued here today that the complainant had approached the VB and alleged that the local police had registered a case against his son. He said the accused cops demanded Rs 15,000 for facilitating a compromise in PAGE 4 The ‘2022 American Music Awards’ are back. Lionsgate Play will be the official streaming partner of the musical night. Cop among 2 held for taking ~10K bribe this regard with the complainant but the deal was struck at Rs 10,000. After verification of the facts in the complaint and the material evidence, a VB team arrested the above mentioned police officials and another person for accepting Rs 10,000 as bribe from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against both the accused and an investigation is in progress. FRIDAY | 18 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR Unidentified persons fire at shop, booked Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 17 Some unidentified miscreants allegedly opened fire at a shop situated on the local Khalsapur road late on Wednesday night. The owner of the shop, Sunil Kumar Kochhar, informed the police about the incident, following which ASI Tarsem Singh rushed to the spot. The shop-owner recalled that he was taking a stroll in the vicinity when he heard a blast near his shop, which was shut at the time of the incident. He found an empty cartridge on the scene. No injuries have been reported. The city police have registered a case under Section 336 of the IPC with and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The police have scrutinised footage from CCTV cameras installed in the area. People suffer, protesting farmers shift stir venue to Kathunangal toll plaza Tribune News Service LONG TRAFFIC JAMS WITNESSED Amritsar, November 17 The farmers blocking the Bhandari Bridge shifted the protest venue to Kathunangal toll plaza late Wednesday night as the protest caused a lot of inconvenience to commuters and resulted in huge resentment among residents. Long traffic jams were witnessed due to the blockade on the bridge till late in the night on Wednesday. Commuters were stuck in traffic jams for hours. With the resentment among people increasing, the union agreed to shift the protest outside the city. Even many farmer organi- ■ Long traffic jams were witnessed due to the blockade on the bridge till late in the night on Wednesday. Commuters were stuck in traffic jams for hours. With the resentment among people increasing, the union agreed to shift the protest outside the city ■ Even many farmer organisations said that such unplanned actions by a few unions were resulting in erosion of support base of the agrarian community ■ While residents faced trouble due to protest on the Bhandari Bridge on Thursday, many of them travelling on AmritsarPathankot road were a little relieved as they did not have to pay toll charges Farmers block the Kathunangal toll plaza during a protest in Amritsar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS sations expressed the view that such unplanned actions by a few unions were resulting in erosion of the support base of the agrarian community. “Presently, the problem with the farmer unions is that there are nearly 40 unions. Every union, in its race for one-upmanship, is announcing programmes in its individual capacity and is causing inconvenience to people,” said a farmer leader. While residents faced trouble due to protest on Bhan- dari Bridge on Thursday, many of them travelling on Amritsar-Pathankot road were a little relieved as they did not have to pay toll charges. The farmers protesting on the Kathunangal toll plaza forced the employees to let the vehicles cross without paying the toll. The protest is being held under the banner of the Bharti Kisan Union Ekta Sidhupur over the issue of compensation for loss of cotton and other crops, action against local SDM for anomalies in compensation for land acquired for Jammu-Katra highway, compensation for selling moong crop below MSP, compensation for cows which died due to the lumpy skin disease and many other demands. The farmer leaders stated that the government had accepted all demands put forward by the union on October 6 and promised to issue a notification within a week. Sandeep sent to judicial custody Union Minister presides over review meet SURI MURDER CASE of Centre-sponsored schemes in district the place of murder and is accused of killing Suri with his licensed weapon. Earlier, the court had sent him to seven-day custody, which was subsequently increased by three days and later by two days. However, the court denied any further extension in police custody and sent him to judicial custody. — TNS Amritsar, November 17 Sandeep Singh Sunny, main accused in the Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri murder case, was sent to judicial custody here on Thursday. Sandeep was presented in the district courts early in the morning amid heavy police security. Sunny was arrested after the murder of Suri outside Gopal Mandir on November 4. The accused runs a garment shop only a few metres away from Tribune News Service Gurdaspur, November 17 Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday presided over a review meeting of the Central Government-sponsored schemes being undertaken in this district. Sandeep Singh being produced in a court in Amritsar on Thursday. The proceedings were held at the conference hall of Sardar Beant Singh University. Prominent among those present on the occasion were DC Mohammad Ishfaq, ADC (General) Paramjit Kaur, and SDM Amandeep Kaur. Meghwal asked the officials to take the schemes, spon- sored by the Union Government, to the grassroots level. The DC apprised the minister of the progress made by various schemes. Earlier, on reaching Gurdaspur from Amritsar, the minister held meetings with BJP workers at different places. He also presided over a meeting of mandal presidents and members of the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha Samiti. Preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections were also deliberated upon. Incumbent MP Sunny Deol remained absent, which, sources say, is a clear indication that the actor has no intention of contesting the next elections. Roadside vendors, food stalls a nuisance in city Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 17 Pedestrians are an inconvenienced lot as the roads in the vicinity of the Golden Temple and nearby shrines are being encroached upon by roadside vendors restricting their movement. With two-wheelers parked on roadsides and a substantial portion of the roads being used for displaying goods by vendors and shopkeepers, there is hardly any space left for the smooth movement of traffic. The passages leading from Gheo Mandi to Jallianwala Bagh and the road leading from Gurdwara Ramsar to the Golden Temple, Baba Sahib SUNIL KUMAR FORECAST RASIKA RECOLLECTS HER FIRST DAY AS BEENA IN MIRZAPUR Encroachment by shopkeepers in a market near the Golden Temple. Chowk, Heritage Street and other passages are encroached upon roadside areas. Traffic snarls in the area prevail as numerous rehris and food stalls have been installed here. With people visiting these street food stalls in large numbers, traffic comes to a standstill. Commuters say that at least shopkeepers can be asked not to display their goods on the footpath and streets as it would help mitigate the problem of traffic congestion. Dis- IMA holds meet with Civil Surgeon Sacked GOGs take out rally Tarn Taran, November 17 Representatives of the local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) held a meeting with Civil Surgeon (CS) Dr Dilbag Singh and extended its services to provide medical service to the weaker sections of society. IMA president Dr Haripal Kaur Dhaliwal and secretary Dr Dinesh Gupta assured the Civil Surgeon of all possible support. — OC Tarn Taran, November 17 Sacked Guardians of Governance (GOGs) in a protest against their removal from service took out a motorcycle rally in the district on Thursday. They demanded withdrawal of orders of removing them from services. The protesting GOGs wore black badges and held black flags. Former district head Col Amarjit Singh, in his address, said the state gov- ernment must revoke orders of removing them and warned that they would hold more rigorous protests. He said the dictatorial decision taken by government to remove them damaged the image of ex-servicemen and Armed forces, who always stand for the unity and integrity of the nation. Similar rallies were organised in Bhikhwind, Patti and Khadoor Sahib . — OC c m y b playing goods outside their shops by shopkeepers can be witnessed throughout the city. The problem causes more trouble in inner city areas where roads and streets are comparatively narrow. Bachitter Singh, a visitor to the Golden Temple, said, “Even foot walkers find little space to walk. As most people prefer to walk in these streets, efforts should be made to ensure that they can move smoothly.” Residents also demanded that action should be taken against the shopkeepers who charge money from vendors of illegal food stalls and allow them to use the space in front of their shops for commercial purposes. One dies, another injured in mishap Tribune news Service Amritsar, November 17 A migrant lost his life after he was hit by a speeding car near the fish market on the Mehta Road here on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Mangal Saav, who originally hailed from Bihar, now residing in Vallah. The police have booked the car driver, Rambir Singh of Budha Theh village. Members of the Akal Purkh Ki Fauj show the posters of the work published in 12 languages. VISHAL KUMAR Sacrifice of 4 sahibzadas to be published in regional languages Amritsar, November 17 With a notification for commemoration of December 26 as Veer Bal Diwas, members of the Akal Purkh Ki Fauj (APKF) said they would publish the sacrifice of four Sahibzadas in various languages to make it available to all countrymen in their native languages. Jaswinder Singh, head of the APKF said at present, a delib, erate attempt was being made to distort Sikh religious culture and concerns by certain vested interests with a malicious intent. With the notification for commemoration of December 26 to be observed as Veer Bal Diwas by the Union Government, it has become a certain- ty that the day would be observed nationwide by various stakeholders. The APKF took a pledge to present the life history of the four Sahibzadas in the right spirit to the citizens in all regional national languages. Rajinder Singh, an officebearer of the APKF said during , the past eight months, the organisation published this work in 12 languages — English, Punjabi, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malyalam, Marathi, Odiya, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. The same is available on the APKF website. Efforts are afoot to complete the task in other languages as well as in prominent foreign languages, he said. He said the life history of the Sahibzadas would also be published in various languages in the form of a booklet and presented to citizens soon. Kuljit Singh, another office-bearer of the APKF, said the motive of the project was to present the significance of the sacrifice of the Sahibzadas in its historical factual perspective to the citizens. The APKF is also reaching out to the government for getting an amendment in the notification with regard to highlighting the real significance of this day in order to make children aware of the sacrifice so that this day is not celebrated merely as a day of joy but for devotion. — TNS
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