23112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/23/2022 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ST JOSEPH’S SHINES IN PUNJAB STATE SPECIAL OLYMPICS PAGE 2 St Joseph’s Convent School won 13 gold medals in Punjab State Special Olympics held at Ludhiana recently. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF PO NABBED AFTER 2 YRS IN NAKODAR THE KING'S AFFECTION GETS INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:25 PM Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested two villagers on the charges of killing a 30-year-old youth, whose dead body was found from fields. The investigating officer said the suspects had been identified as Jaswant Singh of Vehran village and Deepak of Baghela village. OC PAGE 4 Zee Network and Rashmi Sharma Telefilms’ fiction offering Sanjog will soon go off air, Kamya has confirmed. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:55 AM WEDNESDAY | 23 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Posing as nephew, fraudster dupes retd Lt Col of ~16.2L NOW, CRIMINALS USING SOCIAL ENGINEERING Tribune News Service 2 ARRESTED FOR KILLING YOUTH SANJOG GOES OFF AIR; KAMYA PUNJABI SHARES VIDEO The King’s Affection has become the first Korean language series to win an International Emmy Award. Avneet Kaur Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the last two years. The SHO said the accused had been identified as Sukhwindar Singh of Mallian Kala village. The accused was wanted in a case of negligent act which could have spread infection of a disease dangerous to life. OC PAGE 3 Jalandhar, November 22 A retired Lt Colonel from Jalandhar lost Rs 16.20 lakh to a conman who posed as his nephew and called him on his ‘WhatsApp’ saying that he had been caught up in a fight with some foreign nationals and urgently needed money to resolve the matter. The victim, requesting anonymity, said that on November 2 at 12pm, he received a ‘WhatsApp call’ from an international number. Since the caller addressed him as Taya ji (paternal uncle), he thought it was his nephew, who is based in Australia. The caller told him that he had gone to a club with his friends where he got engaged in a scuffle with some Australian boys. In the scuffle, one of the boys got critically injured, and they had been arrested by the police. The victim said after the call got disconnected, he received another call from an international number ‘+447441434440’, who ■ Cyber security expert in Jalandhar, Palvinder Singh, who has been approached by several victims to seek help in tracing fraudsters, said after phishing, identity theft, spam emails, malware, ransomware, the cyber criminals have now started using social engineering to fool innocent people ■ He said similar cases have also been reported from Adampur, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Ludhiana, Mohali and Chandigarh. “A group of professional cybercriminals from India are involved in this scam. They are using ‘disposable numbers’ which are easily available on the internet,” he added claimed to be his nephew’s counsel. “He asked me to transfer Rs 1.2 lakh initially, so that he can start the legal proceedings. Thereafter, he came up with new twists and plots in the story, saying that the boy who was injured had died and he belongs to an extremely rich Australian family, thus, he needs more money to get his nephew out”, he told The Tribune. He added that the fraudsters presented the story in a way that he just went blank, and couldn’t think of anything else but to save his nephew. “All in all, I deposited a total of Rs 16.20 lakh in seven transac- tions to the fraudsters’ bank accounts in Bihar and Tamil Nadu. Their emotional trap continued to fool me for around three days. It was on the fourth day, I felt something wasn’t right and I immediately called up my nephew. When I spoke to him and shared the whole story, I found out it was a wellplanned cyber scam,” he said. The victim said he then immediately got his complaint registered at cybercrime helpline number-1930. He said on November 9, he also filed a complaint with division number 7 police, and even sent an e-mail to his bank manager and to the bank managers of PNB branches in Bihar and Tamil Nadu. “Since November 9, I have been visiting police stations and the commissioner office to inquire about my complaint, but all in vain. The cyber cell officials told me that my complaint has been marked to division number 7, and the division number 7 police personnel say it’s with cyber cell”, he said, while questioning if this is how serious cybercrimes are dealt in our state. Meanwhile, ACP Model Town, Randhir Kumar, confirmed that they had received a complaint in the case, and the same has now been marked to the city’s cyber cell. Sandeep Kaur, incharge, Jalandhar Cyber Cell, said, “We have received the complaint, and investigation is underway. We have called the victim to our office tomorrow as we require more evidence and other details in the case”. When asked why no FIR has been registered so far, she said, they were yet to verify certain facts in the case. Forest officials in action at Mehandipur village falling under Nawanshahr division on Tuesday. Forest Dept gets 88 acres vacated from encroachers Nawanshahr, November 22 As part of the drive launched by the state government to get forest land vacated from illegal occupants, the Forest Department has got vacated 88 acres in Mehandipur and Thathiala villages falling under the Nawanshahr forest division. Satinder Singh, Divisional Forest Officer, Nawanshahr, said as part of the drive initiated by the Forest and Wildlife Department against illegal occupants, it got demarcated its land ‘Total Survey Station’ (digital measurement). With the help of the district administration in both villages, took WARNS ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS OF ACTION possession from the illegal occupants. Of the evacuated land, about 38 acres belong to Mehandipur village, while 50 acres to Thathiala village in the Rahon police station area. He said that rest of 70 acres would soon be evacuated after filing a case in the court of SDM, Nawanshahr. The land taken in possession would be developed as the forest area after getting approved the plan sent to the department, said DFO Satin- der Singh. As per the directions of RK Mishra, Principal Chief Conservator, Punjab; Basanta Raj Kumar, Chief Forest Conservator, Hills; and K Kanan, Conservator, Shivalik Circle, the Nawanshahr division already has vacated about 260 acres of forest land. Stressing the drive would continue, the DFO told other illegal occupants to vacate forest land immediately otherwise stern legal action would be taken against them also. He said the action was taken with the help of police and civil administration without facing any protest. — TNS Mentally ill minor sexually assaulted Our correspondent BJP leaders submit a complaint on illegal mining in the Sutlej area to the Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner. TRIBUNE PHOTO Curb illegal mining in Phillaur: BJP to DC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 Led by Amarjit Singh Amri, BJP leaders and workers on Tuesday submitted a complaint over illegal mining to Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh. The complainants alleged that illegal mining was going on unabated at Kadiana and Puari villages falling under the Phillaur sub-division. Sunny Kumar, a local activist, said the area along the Sutjej river bed up to 1 km had been dug up by the sand mafia. He further alleged though the permission had been ALLEGES SUTLEJ BED DUG UP BY MAFIA UP TO 20 FT IN 1 KM AREA granted to dig up to 3 feet at the said site, the sand mafia, paying scant regard to the area’s ecology, had dug 15 to 20 feet. The BJP leaders and activits said even as mining operation was closed as per the state government orders from July 1 to October 1 due to rainy weather, the orders were being violated at the site. They sought the administrative intervention in the villages to stop illegal mining along the Sutlej bed. Committed to ending gangsterculture:ADGP Phagwara, November 22 ADGP (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla has reiterated the Punjab Police’s commitment to eliminating “gangster and gun culture” in the state. Presiding over a high-level meeting of senior police officers of Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr, Jagraon, Khanna and Hoshiarpur districts, held in Phagwara on Tuesday, ADGP Shukla issued directions regarding law and order to them. The meeting was attended by Jalandhar Range IGP Gursharan Sandhu, Kapurthala SSP Navneet PHAGWARA, NOVEMBER 22 A six-year-old mentally ill girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a person residing in her neighbourhood in Bhanoki village today. The victim was alone in home at the time of incident. The suspect identified as Makhan Ram has been handed over to the police. The victim was admitted in a local hospital. Medical Officer Dr Rajesh Chander said the victim was brought in an injured condition and a lady doctor examined her and she found injuries in internal organs of the victim. Doctors could confirm a rape only after a chemical analysis report, said Dr Rajesh. Satnampura SHO said the police had registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and the POCSO Act. Police Commissioner S Boopathi (C) and others address the media in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Choti Baradari robbery case cracked with arrest of four Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 The city police have cracked the robbery case in which six armed persons posing as Excise Department officials entered a house and robbed cash and jewellery by holding a woman and her daughter hostage at Choti Baradari here last month. The police have arrested four persons in the case while two of their accomplices are still on the run. Those arrested have been identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Kaka, a resident of Phagwara; Rajveer Kaith, a HAD POSED AS EXCISE OFFICIALS ■ On October 14, six armed persons posing as Excise Department officials entered a house at Choti Baradari. They held a woman and her daughter hostage and made away with cash and jewellery ■ The cops have recovered ~8 lakh cash, a gold chain and ring, a Fortuner, an Activa and weapons, including a sword and datar, used in the crime resident of Mauli village in Phagwara; Lovepreet Singh, alias Labha; and Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha, both residents of Nawanshahr. The police have recovered Rs 8 lakh cash, a gold chain and a ring, a Fortuner and an Activa (both vehicles used during crime) and sharp-edged weapons, including a sword and datar, used in the crime. As per information available, the incident took place on October 14 when the victim, Harvinderjit Kaur, and her daughter were at home. Three of the accused, posing as Excise Department officials entered the home from the main gate, while three of them continued on page 2 Bains, SP HQ of Jalandhar Rural, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Khanna and Phagwara SP Mukhtiar Rai. Shukla said the police were working day in and day out for maintaining law and order in the state. The ADGP instructed the cops to push up the special drive to curtail the activities of gangsters and drug smugglers. He said the cops would have to be vigilant regarding the activities of anti-social elements, drugs smugglers and gangsters in order to maintain law and order. — OC ADGP Arpit Shukla (L) in Phagwara on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Man killed in rash driving, one booked Left MBBS seat after kidney failure, Tanda girl clears NEET again after 2 yrs PHAGWARA, NOVEMBER 22 The Nakodar police have booked a driver on the charges of causing death by negligence and rash driving. The police said Ramma Ranni of Basti Bawa Khel in Jalandhar complained to the police that Jaskaran Singh of Dherian hit her son Aman Kamar’s bike with his car on November 6, causing his death. A case under Sections 304A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC had been registered against the suspect. — TNS Hoshiarpur, November 22 God helps those who help themselves. The adage came true for Radhika Narula, who despite kidney failure and transplant following it, secured 977th rank in NEET and got admission in MBBS Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar. What makes her feat stand out is that this is the second time she cleared the test. It was in 2020 when Radhika, a former student of Cambridge School, Dasuya, passed the Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). But her happiness was shortlived as she fell seriously ill due to kidney ailment on the third day after the declaration of the result. The medical investigation revealed that both her kidneys had failed. She was in hospital when we got a call from a medical college that the seat in MBBS has been allotted to her, but she had to drop it owing to her ailment. “I consulted various hospitals in Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Delhi, but WAS HOME-BOUND FOR 9 MONTHS ■ Radhika Narula, who despite kidney failure and transplant following it secured 977th rank, had been under constant medical supervision at home since September 23, 2021 ■ She left home for the first time in July 2022 when she had to appear for the NEET exam. She achieved the success without any coaching << Radhika Narula with her parents at their house in Tanda. c m y b everyone told me that my daughter would have to either remain on dialysis for the rest of her life or arrange a donor for kidney transplantation. Her mother, Ruchi, donated her a kidney,” says Amit Narula, Radhika’s father. Since the kidney transplant on September 23, 2021, Radhika had been under constant medical supervision at home. She left home for the first time in July 2022 when she had to appear for the NEET exam,” said Amit. Elated at her success, Radhika gave the entire credit to her mother, who gave her the second birth by donating her kidney. She said it was due to her parents’ selfless love and dedication that she was able to emerge victorious by overcoming a life-threatening challenge. She achieved this success by her hard work and determination and without any coaching. Ward councillor Ashu Vaid, Dr Baldev Raj and others on Wednesday felicitated Radhika and congratulated her parents on her success.
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