01012023-ATR-01.qxd 12/31/2022 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE FARMERS TAKE OUT PROTEST MARCH ON NEW YEAR’S EVE PAGE 2 Farmers protesting outside the DC’s office here for the past 36 days took out a protest march on the New Year’s Eve. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY NATHALIE EMMANUEL TWEETS HER REACTIONS ON RRR PAGE 4 MITHAI ACTOR AASHISH GETS A WARM WELCOME BACK HOME While using the word ‘sick’ to praise it, she wrote, “RRR is a sick movie and no one can tell me otherwise.” MAX 17°C | MIN 2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:37 PM PAGE 4 Through his social media post, the actor can be seen getting a warm welcome from the people of Khatauli. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:30 AM SUNDAY | 1 JANUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR Fraudster posing as Civic body team visits illegal dairy on NRI’s land hospital staff nabbed Tribune News Service Used to flee after taking money from patients, attendants Tribune News Service MODUS OPERANDI Amritsar, December 31 A fraudster posing as a hospital employee has been arrested at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here. He had duped several persons on the pretext of getting them medicines or diagnostic tests at lower rates. The suspect has been identified as Sunny, a resident of Majitha road. He used to approach patients and their attendants posing as an employee of the hospital and take money from them to procure medicines or arrange a diagnostic test. While the victims continued to wait for him for hours, the suspect used to flee from the spot. Hospital employees stated that such incidents often resulted in altercation between victims and staff members as they had a notion that the fraudster was The suspect, Sunny, a resident of Majitha road, used to approach patients and their attendants as an employee of the hospital and take money from them to procure medicines or arrange a diagnostic test. While the victims continued to wait for him for hours, the suspect used to flee from the spot. HOSPITAL’S APPEAL The hospital authorities have appealed to the common man to remain aware of such fraudsters and consult hospital employees in uniform or those sitting at designated counters. a hospital employee. Officials at the hospital stated that the incident came to light when a female patient, who visited the hospital for a follow-up, recognised the fraudster and raised an alarm. The authorities stated that the suspect, who was a drug addict, admitted that he took money from patients. Colours of joy Amritsar, December 31 On the directions of NRI Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, a team of the Municipal Corporation visited the Ghanupur Kale area to get encroachment removed from an NRI’s land here yesterday. There was a complaint that someone had encroached upon the NRI’s land in the Ghanupur Kale area. A dairy has been built on the land. MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi immediately issued orders to Municipal Health Officer Kiran Kumar to visit the dairy and investigate the matter. In his complaint to the The hospital authorities have appealed to the common man to remain aware of such fraudsters and consult hospital employees in uniform or those sitting at designated counters. ASI Iqbal Singh, Majitha Road police station, said action would be taken against the suspect as per relevant sections. Five booked for abducting girl Our Correspondent Girls paint their hands and faces wishing Happy New Year, in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR GNDU second in men's hockey Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 31 Lovely Professional University (LPU) lifted the NorthZone Inter-University Hockey (Men) Championship -2022-23 trophy. Of the last four matches played after all other league qualifiers, the LPU team gained seven points with three wins and one draw to become the overall champion. GNDU, Amritsar, earned five points with two wins and one draw to remain at the second spot, and Punjabi University, Patiala, got three points with one win and one draw to bag the third position. Players from as many as 31 universities participated in the championship. The five-day championship concluded on December 30. Lovely Professional University ProChancellor Rashmi Mittal gave away medals and trophies to the winners. Tarn Taran, December 31 Five persons, all residents of Rureassal village, have been booked for abducting a girl around a week ago. The victim’s father, in his complaint to the Sadar police, alleged that the suspect, identified as Anmol Singh, had been harassing her 19-yearold daughter since long. He abducted the girl with the help of four other persons on December 26. Other suspects have been identified as Anmol’s mother Gurmeet Kaur, his wife Prabh Kaur, Sukhraj Singh and Karan Singh of Rureassal village. The girl was abducted on the pretext of marriage with Anmol. A case under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC has been registered against the suspects at the Sadar police. Three shun drugs, get jobs with cops’ help Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 31 It takes a long time for a drug addict to shun drugs, and in many cases, addicts never get back to their normal lives. Sending out a positive message in society, efforts of the ACP Jalandhar Cantt and Jalandhar Heights police have borne fruit with three rehabilitated youths being offered jobs by the same centre where they were admitted three months ago. ACP Jalandhar Cantt Babandeep Singh said on the direction of Police Commissioner S Boopathi and ADCP-2 Aditya, the police have adopted a humanitarian approach towards those addicted to drugs. He said instead of booking such youngsters under the NDPS Act, they were committed to ensuring their wellbeing through treatment at de- addiction centres. He said the police had rounded up these three youths from Kadianwali village in August 2022, and found they were trapped in drug abuse. “All three were in the age group 25 to 30, and were working as dailywagers. Village residents had informed the police that they were addicted to drugs for the past many years and on many occasions, they have even beaten their family members in the intoxicated state,” he added. The ACP said as these youths were willing to overcome the addiction, therefore, acting swiftly, the police then admitted them to Drug De-addiction Centre, Khurla Kingra, for treatment. He said the same drug de-addiction centre has now offered them jobs in its other branches, and they have happily accepted the offer, and have begun a new life. c m y b Issues orders to vacate it within a month or face action MC staff, along with police personnel, during a visit to the dairy at the NRI’s land in Ghanupur Kale area. minister, NRI Amandeep Singh stated that his father was a retired Army officer. He owned around 7 kanals of land in the Ghanupur Kale area. Someone had illegally occupied the land and built a dairy on it. He demanded the possession of his land. On the orders of the MC Commissioner, Municipal Health Officer Kiran Kumar, Chief Sanitary Inspector Rakesh Marwah, Sanitary Inspector Ashok Kumar, along with a team of the police, visited the spot. During the visit, it was found that there were over 100 cattle in the dairy and huge sheds were constructed inside it. The dairy owner, who also reached the spot, failed to produce any document to the Municipal Corporation team. He asked the MC team to give him one-month time to shift the dairy. He would vacate the land within a month. On the instructions of the higher authorities, the MC Continued on page 2
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