07012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/7/2023 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune PANEL TO EXAMINE FLY ASH PROBLEM IN NAWANSHAHR RRR IN BAFTA-2023 FILM AWARDS LONGLIST MX STUDIOS COLLABORATES WITH DUBAI ECONOMY The Nawanshahr DC has formed a committee to examine issue of ash emanating from power plant. P2 Blockbuster RRR and documentary All That Breathes have made it to the BAFTA Film Awards longlist. P2 MX Player has announced its association with Dubai Economy & Tourism for mini-series A Spin Around Dubai. P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 15°C | MIN 7°C YESTERDAY MAX 12°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5.39 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:27 AM SATURDAY | 7 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested two persons and booked four including three women on the charge of kidnapping a minor. Investigating Officer (IO) Jaswindar Singh said the arrested accused have been identified as Baljinder Singh Bagi, a resident of Bhodi Pur village and Raja Lehambar Singh, a resident of Billi Chao village. The booked accused have been identified as Manjit Kaur alias Manni, Harpreet Kaur alias Bhalo, a resident of Tut Kalan village, Happy, a resident of Kania Kalan village under Shahkot police station and Kulwindar Singh alias Gogo, a resident of Billi Chao village. Daljit Kaur, wife of Hari Pal Singh, a resident of Billi Chao village, complained to the police that the accused kidnapped her minor daughter by inducing her. The IO said a case under Sections 363 and 366-A of IPC had been registered. oc Elderly woman killed, five nabbed One of the accused was victim’s grandson who was out on bail Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, January 6 The police have arrested five persons, including grandson of the deceased, who walked out on bail in a case of theft. Bullowal SHO Pankaj Sharma said Avtar Singh, a resident of Khanpur Thiada village, had lodged a complaint with the police that he was going to his house to get the faulty TV repaired. When he was passing the house of Gyan Kaur, he saw one of the accused was carrying goods from the woman’s house on his motorcycle. When he tried to stop him, he fled. When he went inside the house, four more suspects ran away by jumping over the wall while Gyan Kaur’s body was lying in a pool of blood there. He informed the village sarpanch, the police and other people. Sukhdeep Singh, alias Sukha, Balveer Singh, alias Labhu, Harman Singh of Meghowal Ganjian, and Deepak Gupta of Davida Ahirana were overpowered by villagers on the spot. But Manpreet Singh, alias Monu, a resident of Nasrala, who is the grandson of the 25 booked for murder bid HUSBAND NABBED IN DOWRY CASE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested Satvir Singh, a resident of Kang Sahibu village in a dowry harassment case. The complainant Manprit Kaur, a resident of Sadik Pur village under Shahkot police station, had filed a complaint with the police that her husband had been harassing her and demanding more dowry since her marriage and assaulted her. Investigating Officer Janak Raj said a case under Section 498-A and 406 of IPC was registered against the accused on December 12. OC 3 NABBED WITH STOLEN GOODS Phagwara: The police arrested three robbers and recovered an air gun. a car and a mobile phone from their possession last night. SHO (City) Amandeep Nahar said the arrested accused were identified as Gurpreet alias Bali, a resident of village Razapur, Kapurthala, Paramjit alias Reila of the same village and Munish alias Monu, a resident of Khanna. The arrested accused have confessed to their involvement in looting a youth P Chetanyia at railway road, Phagwara, on December 17. OC The arrested accused with the sloten vehicles in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 3 held with stolen bikes, phones Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 6 Three bike and mobile phone thieves were arrested by the Lohian police. The trio was arrested after the police received a tip-off that the trio had been carrying out snatchings in Lohian, Kapurthala, Shahkot and other nearby areas. Three motorbikes, eight mobile phones, a silver chain, two sharp-edged weapons were recovered from their possession. A case was registered by the Lohian police station under Sections 379-B, 482 and 411 of the IPC on January 4. The case was registered against Sagar, a resident of ward no. 7, Padda Colony in Lohian, Sunny of Kutbiwal and Ravish Kumar of Padda Colony in Lohian. Acting on the tip-off, the police arrested the trio. From Sagar, a motorbike, a mobile phone, and a broken piece of silver chain with a locket were recovered. From Sunny, a feature phone and a sharp-edged knife and from Ravish, a sharp-edged dagger and a mobile phone were recovered. They were presented in a court on January 5 and two-day remand was obtained by the police. During investigation from Sagar the police recovered a motorbike, which was stolen from Kala Sanghian Road, and two smartphones. From Sunny, a motorbike, which had been stolen from the Shahkot area, a feature phone and a smartphone were recovered and from Ravish a smartphone was recovered. The trio used to snatch mobile phones by threatening people with sharp-edged weapons. Following their investigation the police came across that they had also committed a robbery at a place falling under the Kapurthala sadar police station, in which they robbed Rs 20,000. They had been indulged in many other snatchings incidents, too. The police said their detailed questioning was being held. The trio had several cases registered against them at various police stations. One held with illcit liquor A man was arrested with 18 litres of illicit liquor by the Nakodar police here today. He has been identified as Mehul Sahota, a resident of Rishi Nagar, Nakodar. The police received a tip-off that Mehul had been selling alcohol on cheap prices in the town, following which a check post was set up to nab him. The police arrested him with 18,000 ml of illicit liquor and his two-wheeler was impounded. A case has been registered at the Nakodar police station under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act against him. 1 HELD FOR LIQUOR SMUGGLING Phagwara: The Nakodar city police arrested a local resident on the charge of smuggling liquor. The investigating officer, Mandeep Singh, said 24 bottles of liquor were recovered from the possession of the suspect, Mehul Sahota, a resident of Mohalla Rishi Nagar, Nakodar. A case under the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the suspect. OC TWO BOOKED FOR STEALING TRACTOR Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked two persons on the charge of stealing a tractor. Investigating officer (IO) Balbir Singh, said the suspects had been identified as Raj and Jagdish Singh, both residents of Thamuwal village. Gurbakhash Kaur of the same village complained to the police that the suspects had stolen her tractor. The IO said a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC had been registered against the suspectr and investigation was being carried out. OC victim, escaped. It is said that Manpreet Singh was in jail on charges of theft and Gyan Kaur had given his surety for bail. Accused Manpreet Singh was in the habit of stealing household goods to buy drugs and when Gyan Kaur came to know about it, she barred him from entering her house. Gyan Kaur’s husband had died about 15 years ago and she used to live alone in the house. The Station House Officer, Bullowal, Pankaj Sharma, told the reporters that the interrogation of the accused would lead to more big revelations. DC suspends licences of 239 immigration firms Anganwadi workers stage a protest in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Anganwadi workers stage protest, seek regularisation Jalandhar, January 6 Members of the Anganwadi Employees Union, Punjab, Asha and Mid-Day Meal Workers Union, on a call of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), under president Nirlep Kaur held a protest march here and submitted their demand letter to MP Santokh Chaudhary. The protesters were demanding regular employment. They said ICDS, NHM and Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Yojna played a pivotal role in the nourishment and health of mothers and children. But for the past seven years, these schemes had been languishing due to inadequate budget. The protesters said workers of these schemes were not paid even their basic allowances for months, and some of them were ousted from jobs without even any retirement benefits. They alleged the money earmarked for these schemes was spent on advertisements. — TNS JALANDHAR, JANUARY 6 Taking a stern action against immigration consultants and IELTS centres accountable for violating norms laid down under the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act, 2014, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Friday revoked business licences of as many as 239 immigration consultants and 129 IELTS centres. Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner said show cause notices were issued to a total of 1,320 immigration consultants, ticketing agents, IELTS centres for violating rules under the Act of which 495 failed to submit written replies, therefore, their business licences had been suspended with immediate effect. The DC asked all licence holder consultants and IELTS centres to ensure strict adherence to norms. — TNS c m y b Phagwara, January 6 The Shahkot police have booked 25 persons on a charge of murder. The police said the suspects had been identified as Surjit Singh, alias Baba, a resident of Danewal village, Indarjit Singh of Dhandowal village, Laddu Hundal of Mehatpur and Sukhpreet Grewal of Shahlapur village and their continued on page 2 Police at the firing incident in Haripur village near Adampur in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 3 firing incidents scare residents Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 6 Three incidents of firing in the district in the past 24 hours have made local residents feel insecure. Thankfully, there has been no casualty so far. In the incident reported at Haripur village of Adampur at 5 am on Friday, four miscreants opened fire and a bullet hit a youth in his foot just as he had stepped out of his house. The people in the village heard the gunshots and screams of the youth and came out. Even as the miscreants fled from the spot, the victim Tarunvir Singh alias Happy was immediately moved to a private hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be stable now. The police teams investigating the matter said that old enmity is the likely reason behind the incident. SHO, Adampur, Hardeep Singh said CCTV footage from around the crime spot had been taken. “We have identified two of them and they are from the same village. No arrest has been made so far,” he said. In the second incident reported from near Kapurthala Chowk falling under police station division number 2 late last evening, three bikers snatched cash from a vendor selling tobacco products. Vendor Akram said that he was sitting in his shop when the bikers came and started searching him saying that they were cops and had information that he was carrying prohibited drugs in his pocket. But instead, they took his cash and fled. While going away, they also fired a shot in the air to scare the victim to prevent him from raising an alarm or following them. The police team found a used shell from the spot. SHO Gurpreet Singh said an FIR had been lodged against unknown persons in the case. “We have not found any clue to trace the accused. They had snatched money from an auto-rickshaw driver too. The victims have reported a total loss of Rs 10,000,” he said. In the third incident reported from Raj Nagar falling near Basti Bawa Khel, a man beat up a woman from the neighbourhood over the issue of taking care of street dogs. As the woman’s husband was going to the police station to lodge a complaint, their neighbour reportedly took out a pistol and fired shots in the air to scare him from going ahead. Police teams reached the spot. SHO, Basti Bawa Khel police station, Gurpreet Singh said, “We are yet to get the statement of the complainant recorded. We have found no evidence of gunshots yet.”
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