27112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/26/2022 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CANADA-BASED NRI HOLDS FREE EYE CAMP; 750 TREATED As many as 750 free eye surgeries were conducted at an eye camp organised by a Canada-based NRI. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF CLOSE SHAVE FOR EX-DY SPEAKER Phagwara: Former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal had a close shave in a road accident near Garha village late in the evening on Friday. Atwal said he was en route from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar to Ludhiana when his car collided with a motorcycle. All involved in the accident escaped the incident unscathed. OC PAGE 2 ACTOR VIKRAM GOKHALE LEAVES BEHIND A RICH LEGACY PAGE 3 Actor Vikram Gokhale, who worked in Hindi and Marathi cinema as well as numerous plays, has passed away. MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:23 PM THREE BOOKED FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked three members of a family on the charges of attempt to murder and rioting. Investigating officer (IO) Rajindar Kumar said the accused have been identified as Baba Khucharr, a resident of Arjan Nagar, Nakodar, his son Kalu and brother Vijay. Navjot — a resident of the same locality — has complained to the police that the accused had attacked him on October 20, leaving him seriously injured. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 307, 323, 324, 326, 148 and 149of the IPC. Further investigation is under way. OC LUDHIANA RESIDENT HELD FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a Ludhian resident on the charge of cheating. Investigating officer Gurnam Singh said the accused has been identified as Mohit Big, a resident of Daya Nagar, Ludhiana. A case has been registered against the accused under Section 420 of the IPC. OC MAN BOOKED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked Rannjit Singh, a Mehsampur resident, on the charge of outraging a woman’s modesty. Investigating officer Baljit Kaur said a case has been registered against the man under Sections 354, 323 and 427 of the IPC. Raids to nab the absconding accused are under way. OC WOMAN ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a woman for supplying drugs to peddlers. Investigating officer Harjit Singh said the accused has been identified as Resham Kaur, a resident of Jeeto Di Colony, Nurmahal. OC SUNDAY | 27 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Farmers lay seige to DC office Say won’t budge until government accepts all their demands Wait gets longer to see sugar mill functional Ashok Kaura Phagwara, November 26 The hopes of debt-ridden Phagwara Sugar Mills becoming functional after the bhog of akhand path on Sunday were dashed with the cancellation of lunch for farmers. The mill, which is already under a whopping debt of Rs 260 crore, hasn’t been operational since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020. It has been purchased by Rana Group of Kapurthala on the condition that the Rs 72-crore arrears would be paid to farmers by the previous mill owners. It is learnt that one of the three previous co-owners is still not Farmers raise slogans against the government outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Jalandhar and block the entrance to the complex with tractor-trailers on Friday. Protesters stay put in the trailers brought by them as it gets cold outside in the night. SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 26 Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have today begun an indefinite 24x7 dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Jalandhar in support of their demands. A memorandum of their demands, which was addressed to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, was submitted today to the DC. The key demands included compensation and jobs to the next of kin of those for who lost their lives in the anti-farm law stir, 100 per cent subsidy for stubble management, clean river or drain water for irrigation and eradication of drugs from the state. Farmers lodged outside the DC office along with their tractors and trolleys announced the indefinite dharna, which, they said, would only be strengthened in the coming days. Until late in the evening, farmers stayed put inside their tractors and trolleys parked outside the DC office and ate their meals while inside these. Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee vice-president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra said: “Our key demands include withdrawal of false cases against farmers and labourers, compensation from the government for paddy stubble management, the state government’s resistance to the Electricity Act, 2022 and implementation of Previous co-owner not on board over payment of arrears Jalandhar, November 26 The Kapurthala police have booked the sarpanch of the Farid Sarain village in Sultanpur Lodhi for promoting the gun culture on social media. This comes amid statewide clampdown on those propagating the gun culture. Lakhvir Singh, the Farid Sarain village sarpanch, was booked following a tip-off about a video he had uploaded on social media, in which he could be seen brandishing guns. According to the police, Lakhvir Singh and his two friends engaged in the misuse of licensed weapons. A case was registered under against Lakhvir Inter-state gang of bank thieves busted; four Bihar men held Tribune News Service Kapurthala, November 26 The Kapurthala police today busted an inter-state gang of bank thieves which was involved in a theft case of Rs 38 lakh in AXIS Bank at Bhawanipur branch two months ago. Kapurthala SSP Navneet Singh Bains said four persons had been arrested by the Kapurthala police from Bihar and Jharkhand and Rs 3.10 lakh had been recovered from them. The SSP added that the four persons arrested in the case belonged to Bihar and Jharkhand and had been identified as Ranjit Kumar, Kailash Bind, Gajja Nand and Raja Kumar, all residents of Bihar. He further said police parties were working to arrest the two more accused, Rami Bind and Mukesh Bind, both residents of Bihar. The SSP said the gang has also confessed to robbing a bank at Nurmahal in Jalandhar in September. He further revealed that the four accused — arrested from Kharagpur in Munger, Bihar — were part of an interstate gang active in many states. Their arrest could lead to cracking of many KAPURTHALA COPS CRACK TWO CASES ■ With the arrest of four accused, the Kapurthala police claimed to have solverd ~38-lakh Axis Bank robbery at Fattu Dhinga ■ Kapurthala SSP Navneet Singh Bains said said the gang had also confessed to robbing a bank at Nurmahal in Jalandhar in September other robbery cases. The police have got 12-day remand of all four arrested persons. On September 29, robbers broke into the AXIS bank at Fattu Dhinga and made away with ~38 lakh. The police said the robbers first entered a bike repair shop located adjacent to the bank. The burglars entered the bank by breaking through the wall of the bank. The bank’s safe was then cut open with cutters and cash was looted from it. The police said the robbery took place between 1 am and 4 am on Thursday. There were no CCTV cameras in the bank and no security guard on duty at night. It was only when bank officials came for duty at 9.30 am that the robbery was finally reported. WILL START AGITATION tractor❝Nearly 100with trailers loaded Markfed officer held WHAT THEY WANT ■ Compensation and jobs to the next of kin of those killed during the anti-farm law stir ■ Cent per cent subsidy for stubble management; clean river/drain water for irrigation ■ Relief for crops damaged in floods; cancellation of FIRs for burning stubble ■ Land acquisition for highways at four times the market rate the Swaminathan report.” Farmers also raised concerns over waters of the state getting polluted and demanded waters of surface water bodies be cleansed and provided to them at tail-end villages for irrigation. They said waters of the Chitti Bein, Sutlej, Beas and other water bodies had been sullied by sewerage and industrial wastes from Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Phillaur, etc. They demanded that the drainage system in the state be fixed and clean water be made to farmers. They also demanded that trees be planted by drains, rivers, nullahs, streams, roads. Farmers said from today onwards they will hold dharnas at the district headquarters on these demands. They said farmers, labourers, women, children and elderly will be a part of the dharnas. Salwinder Singh Jania, district president, Kisan Sarpanch booked for brandishing pistols Tribune News Service PAGE 4 Stressing sustainability, actress Shweta Tripathi Sharma has said eco-fashion is the need of the hour. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:58 AM FOUR BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked four persons on the charge of assaulting a villager. Investigating officer Ashwani Kumar said the accused have been identified as Sukhwindar Singh, his wife Hari Om, Saabi, Jassa, and Boby, all residents of Bilga village. Lalit, a resident of the same village, had complained to the police that the accused had assaulted him on October 17, leaving him seriously injured. A case has been registered under Sections 323, 325 and 34 of the IPC. OC SHWETA TRIPATHI SHARMA VOUCHES FOR ECO-FASHION VIDEO GOES VIRAL Lakhvir Singh, Farid Sarain sarpanch in Sultanpur Lodhi, was booked after the video he had uploaded on social media brandishing guns went viral Singh under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code at the Sultanpur Lodhi police station on November 25. The police have said that the weapons seen in the video will be identified. A report on the same will be sent to the district magistrate with a request to cancel the arms licence of the accused. In the video which has since gone viral on the internet, three persons — including the sarpanch — could be seen brandishing pistols. c m y b Mazdoor Sangharsh Commitee, said: “This is our pakka morcha outside the DC office in Jalandhar. As long as the government doesn’t agree to our demands, the caravan of out tractors and trolleys is only going to grow. More tractors and trolleys will come tomorrow and day after. A long struggle will continue for the same. As long as our issues aren’t solved, we will not budge from here.” sugarcane are ready to deliver the produce to the mill, but the administration doesn’t seem interested in resolving the issue. We are left with no option, but to resort to agitation till the issue is resolved. ❞ Manjit Singh Rai, FARMER LEADER on board with regards the condition. Besides, the administration has not released the sugarcane slips to farmers to date. Farmer leader Manjit Singh Rai said around 100 tractortrailers loaded with sugarcane were ready to deliver the produce to the mill, but the administration didn’t seem interested in resolving the issue. Despite repeated attempts, neither any officer nor anyone from the mill management could be contacted. for ‘seeking’ ~35K bribe Nawanshahr, Jalandhar 26 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), under its anticorruption campaign on Saturday, arrested an assistant field officer of Markfed, Gurlal Singh, for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 35,000 from someone. A spokesperson for the VB has said that the accused official was arrested following an investigation into an online complaint lodged through the Chief Minister’s anti-corruption helpline. The complainant — Rajiv Kumar of Banga — is a commission agent in the Banga grain market. He had alleged that the Markfed officer was initially demanding one rupee for each bag as bribe for purchasing 52,000 bags of paddy from his shop in the last season. Accused Gurlal Singh (C) However, he later settled for a bribe amount of Rs 35,000. But the complainant was loath to pay him any bribe. The VB has registered a case against the accused under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. — TNS
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