24112022-ATR-01.qxd 11/23/2022 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE SGPC CONCERNED OVER TRAFFIC LOGJAM EFFECT ON TOURIST FOOTFALL The SGPC has expressed concern over the traffic management of Amritsar, inundated with encroachments. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C case have been identified as Lakhwinder Singh Dholan and Kirpal Singh Randhawa of Harike, Lovedeep Devgan of Sarhali, and Beant Singh, Avtar Singh Dhillon and Avtar Singh of Patti. Among those booked are nine farm union leaders, including Nirpal Singh Jauneke and Inderjit Singh Kot Budha. The scribes and Tarn Taran, November 23 The Chohla Sahib police have booked 65 people, including six scribes, under various sections of the IPC and the National Highways Authority of India Act, for blocking National Highway No. 54 near Harike village over three weeks back. 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SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:07 AM THURSDAY | 24 NOVEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR 12 booked for public display of weapons Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 23 Intensifying the campaign against the public display of weapons, the Amritsar Rural Police have booked 12 persons under Sections 188 and 336 of the IPC for the public display of weapons on their social media accounts. Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma said the public display of weapons Police recommend cancellation of 72 arms licences issued in district is prohibited. In the threemonth drive against illegal arms licences, the police are reviewing arms licences issued in the district. After reviewing the arms licences, the Amritsar Rural Police proposed a recommendation for the cancellation of 72 licences to Deputy Commissioner Harpreet Singh Sudan. “As per instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, strict action will be taken against hate speech. We urge all citizens to maintain peace and harmony in the state. We are taking immediate action on display of weapons on social media,” said Sharma. Yesterday, a video went viral on social media in which a police constable opened fire and glorified weapons in a wedding function. The Amritsar Rural Police acted swiftly and took strict action against the constable. A case has been registered in this regard. “Law is equal for all. We will not tolerate anyone brandishing weapons on social media,” said the police. After the killing of a Dera follower, Pardeep, and Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri, the government had issued directions for the review of the arms licences. All licences would be reviewed within three months. Pits of hazard: Open manholes threat to commuters in city Dept move to reclaim Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 23 Open or damaged sewerage manholes on various city roads are posing a threat to the lives of commuters especially those riding on twowheelers. Accidents due to faulty or missing covers on manholes had earlier been reported on many occasions. These pose a grave danger to lives of residents, especially when roads are waterlogged and drivers cannot see raised sewerage manholes. A visit to different parts of the area revealed that a large number of sew- Open or damaged manholes on various roads pose a threat to the lives of commuters in Amritsar. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR erage manhole covers were removed for desilting and never covered again after the completion of work. One can spot an uncovered MP, rly officials inspect ROBs manhole near Government Dental College adjoining the intersection of the Mall Road and Majitha Road. Another open cover of a storm sewer- age system can be spotted merely 100 yards from the place near the entrance of the Company Bagh. Other such points can be seen on various other roads, including the Majitha Road. Residents complained that these could cause fatal accidents. They also stated that the level of a road and manhole cover should be same so that people are safe while driving on city roads. A few years ago, a 10-year-old had lost his life after falling into an open sewerage manhole in Ekta Nagar here. Residents demanded that all manholes, whose covers are missing, should be covered to prevent mishaps in the future. The Municipal Corporation must ensure that the level of all manholes, which are higher than the road level, should be equaled to the level of the road, they demanded. common lands opposed Amritsar, November 23 Members of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha have said they would oppose the Panchayat Department’s move to reclaim lands, previously falling under categories of ‘Shamlat Deh’ and ‘Jumla Mushtarka Malki’, control of which has now been entrusted with the panchayats by amending rules. Jamhoori Kisan Sabha president Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala said the state government had recently amended the Punjab Village Common Land Regulations and given the control of all such lands to panchayats. He said the settlers on these lands had been tilling these since the Independence and it was unjustified to displace them now. The government is taking their only source of livelihood, he said. He said farmer unions were in support of the settlers, who fear eviction, and the government would not be allowed to take these lands. He said village-level committees will oppose any forceful move by the state government to reclaim these had been constituted in the entire border belt. — TNS Take action on illegal buildings, MTP Dept told Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 23 MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla took up the issue of under-construction ROBs with railway officials and their technical teams yesterday. MP Aujla, the railway officials and their technical teams also inspected the ROBs. He noted, “There were some technical difficulties in the underconstruction bridges.” He also brought up the issue of snarl-ups in Kot Khalsa, Chheharta and the Putlighar Gate. — TNS Amritsar, November 23 Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kumar Saurabh Raj and Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh, Municipal Town Planner Meharban Singh, Assistant Town Planners and Building Inspectors inspected several illegally constructed buildings. Last evening, the MC Commissioner and the Joint Commissioner visited the Galla Wala Chowk to check an under-construction building. Civic body has been losing crores of rupees due to buildings being constructed without approval Today, the MC staff sealed an under-construction hotel in the Green Avenue. The MC Commissioner also inspected the Rani Ka Bagh. During the inspection, he asked for the details regarding big commercial buildings being constructed in the areas. He said, “The verification should be done soon. If the building plan is not approved, then these build- ings would be sealed.” The corporation commissioner warned that strict action will be taken against the officials who are found negligent. At present, a large number of hotels and commercial establishments are being illegally constructed without any approval. The Municipal Corporation has been losing crores of rupees due to the buildings being constructed without an approval. MC Commissioner Raj has directed the MTP Department to take action over the complaints received by the MTP Department in the past one year. He has issued an order directing the MTP Department officers and employees not to leave the station without permission. ATP Wazir Raj, Building Inspector Nirmaljit Verma and a team sealed three under-construction hotels near Jallianwala Bagh today. A group of differently abled persons takes out a march in Tarn Taran on Wednesday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Two mobile phones seized from Central Jail inmates Differently abled hold march over sacking of employees Jail officials claimed that as part of a campaign to prevent the smuggling of prohibited items inside the jail, a tip-off was received that on November 23, a person would be throwing prohibited items inside the northern part of the jail from outside. The information was shared with Maninder Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (South). In a joint operation led by Deputy Superintendent of Jails Raja 43 recovered from prisoners in 22 days FILE PHOTO Amritsar, November 23 The Superintendent of Jail along with jail officials conducted a special search operation in the Amritsar Central Jail here today. Two mobile phones were recovered from prisoners Lovepreet Singh and Sukhdev Singh. A case was registered against them. A total of 43 mobile phones have been seized from jail inmates during the past 22 days. Navdeep Singh, the police nabbed the person throwing prohibited items inside the jail. The accused, Mohit Singh, of Fateh Singh Colony, in the Gate Hakima area, was arrested near the jail premises. Prohibited items (mobile phone, drugs: beedis and tobacco) were recovered from the arrested person, which were to be thrown inside the jail by him. Legal action is being taken against him, stated jail officials. — TNS Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 23 The group of differently abled people which has been staging an indefinite dharna outside the residence of Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal — AAP MLA from Tarn Taran — over the removal of two differently abled employees of the Tarn Taran Municipal Council organised a protest march in the town today. Lakhbir Singh Saini, the state president of the Punjab Diviang Action Committee, said two differently abled women — Sukhjit Kaur and Rajan Randhawa — who had been serving in the Municipal Council for Residents protest flow of untreated waste water into Tung Dhab drain Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 23 Residents along with members of the Amritsar Vikas Manch, Haryaval Punjab Sanstha and other environmentalists staged a protest here on Tuesday against the discharge of chemicalmixed water into the Tung Dhab drain. They said they had filed several complaints with the local administration but as it had failed to take any action, they had to resort to protest. Residents threatened that if the government failed to check discharge of chemicalmixed water into the drain by nearby factories, they would initiate an indefinite protest on the Airport Road. Holy City Township Association president Rajan Mann said residents of Verka, Majtha bypass to Gumtala, Mahal, Ram Teerath and other localities were facing problems due to the flow of polluted water into the drain. Residents stated that seepage of chemical-mixed water had contaminated the groundwater reserve, which most of them use for drinking purposes. They said factory owners with political links were not ready to listen to their pleas. A resident, Gurdev Singh Mahal, said MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla had also raised the issue in the Parliament but even after that the gov- Threaten to intensify stir if govt fails to take action waste water from factories should be treated before c m y b discharging it anywhere. He said after ensuring that no chemical water is thrown into the drain, the govern- 1 nabbed with 20-gm heroin Tribune News Service The Tung Dhab drain; and (right) residents stage a protest on the Airport Road against the discharge of chemical-mixed water into the drain in Amritsar on Wednesday. ernment failed to take any action. He said ideally, the the last four years, were removed. He alleged that the Tarn Taran MC did not follow the legal process while removing the two contractual employees. The administration has yet not taken any step to resolve the issue. Saini has said that they would keep fighting for justice. ment should get the water body cleaned. Amritsar, November 23 The police arrested one person with 20-gm heroin today. The accused has been identified as Kulwinder Singh of Gandhi Da Vehra, Dhab Khatikan, Amritsar. A police team, led by Inspector Ranjit Singh, arrested the accused with 20gm heroin. He will be produced in a court and the police would obtain his remand. The Inspector said investigation was on in the case and the accused’s links would be ascertained. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.
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