05022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/4/2023 11:49 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FLOUR MILL OWNER SHOT AT IN AMAN AVENUE, INJURED SIDHARTH, KIARA ALL SET TO TIE KNOT AT JAISALMER Siddharth Malhotra’s bride-to-be Kiara Advani reached Jaisalmer on Saturday afternoon. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 8°C VIEWERS CAN ENJOY YOUNG ROCK ON COMEDY CENTRAL Two bike-borne armed persons shot at a flour mill owner in Aman Avenue in Amritsar on Friday evening. P2 FORECAST Young Rock, based on Dwayne Johnson’s life, is all set to premiere for the first time in India. P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 6.07 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7:20 AM » SUNDAY | 5 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR Powercom team held captive in Jodh Singh Wala village, 90 farmers booked INBRIEF 1 HELD FOR LOOTING CASH FROM HOUSE Amritsar: The Cantonment police have arrested Narinder Singh of Jaspal Nagar located on Sultanwind Road here on Friday. He had barged into the house of Poonam Gautam, the complainant, and snatched cash and gold earrings. She told the police that she along with her son was present at home when the accused entered the house and snatched her gold earrings and Rs 2,000 from her son. A case has been registered. TNS WOMAN NABBED WITH 30-GM HEROIN Amritsar: The Chheharta police arrested Rita of Green Valley Colony in Naraingarh for allegedly possessing 30-gm heroin. The police also booked her husband Gaurav in the case. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against them. TNS PHONES SEIZED IN CENTRAL JAIL Amritsar: Amritsar central jail authorities have confiscated two mobile phones and 18 bundles of cigarettes from the high-security jail premises. According to the police, the same was apparently thrown from outside the jail. A case has been registered against unknown persons. TNS Our Correspondent Officials of the Municipal Corporation seize building materials in Amritsar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Civic body cracks whip on construction material sellers occupying city roads Tarn Taran, February 4 The Powercom employees who had gone to check power theft in Jodh Singh Wala village on Friday night were held captive for hours by farmers. A team of the Patti Sadar police reached the spot and released the employees. The five-member power officials team led by Kulwant Singh Dhanoa, Additional Superintending Engineer (Enforcement), had gone to the village to check power theft. The team was performing its duty when activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Punjab, Five-member team had gone to the village to check power theft led by Paramjit Singh Gudaike reached the spot and detained the Powercom officials. The police team led by SHO Harjinder Singh reached the spot for the security of the employees. The SHO held several rounds of talks with the farmers but did not yield any result. The police team doused the farmers and helped power officials escape in their vehicles parked at some distance. Drive will continue against encroachers for next few days: Estate Officer Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 4 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has cracked the whip against building material sellers, who occupied the roads by putting sand and gravels. On the directions of Municipal Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Rishi, the Estate Department of the MC has started a drive against the illegal encroachments made by the sellers of building materials here yesterday. The traders of building materials, including sand, gravel, bricks, cement and iron bars, keep the material by occupying the streets, markets, footpaths and government land. Some building material sellers have no godowns to store their material and are running the business by using government land. The illegal occupations can be seen on all the city roads and which further leads to traffic jams. A team of MC led by Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh has inspected Batala Road and seized sand lying on the government land. The team also seized three trolleys and one loading machine. Dharminderjit Singh said the drive against illegal encroachments by the building material sellers would continue for the next some days. All the roads would be vacated from the encroachers. It is worth mentioning here that the MC has received around Rs 19 crore under the clean air project. On the one hand the MC is working to reduce sand particles in the air but the heaps of sand on road causing air pollution under the nose of authorities. The level of dust in the air goes up considerably. Narinder Singh, a local resident, said, “The use of roads for stacking construction material should not be allowed. The level of dust in the city is already so high that it is difficult for a two-wheeler rider to drive. Owners of buildings material should be held responsible for any violation of instructions.” Not only air pollution, service lanes on Vallah Bypass and Jahajgarh area have been occupied by heaps of sand and gravel. It leave no passage for commuters. Residents demanded that the administration should clear roads encroached by shopkeepers selling construction material. Farmers and activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Punjab, in Jodh Singh Wala village. GURBAXPURI Agra tourist dies during snatching bid 2 booked for culpable homicide PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, January 4 In yet another instance, a tourist lost his life after he was pulled out of a running auto-rickshaw during snatching. The victim suffered a serious head injury and succumbed on his way to hospital on Friday. The victim identified as Ganga Maya of Agra in Uttar Pradesh along with his friend was returning after watching the Beating the Retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah joint check post. Though the police have registered a case against unknown snatchers, it was still clueless in the case. The unabated instances of snatching have brought disgrace to the holy city which is among the most visited tourist places in the nation. Tourists have been the prime targets of the miscreants. Atul Kumar, the com- Victim was returning from retreat ceremony PAST INCIDENTS ■ In a similar incident, a woman tourist, Meenakshi Kumari from Gujarat, had lost her life on May 31 last year when she along with her family was going to the airport. She was also pulled out of an autorickshaw by miscreants, while snatching her purse ■ In April 2021, a 21-year-old girl was killed after two bikers pulled her out of an auto-rickshaw while snatching her mobile phone. The victim, Rajni, was critically injured in the incident and died later ■ In June 2018, an Anganwari teacher Paramjit Kaur was killed after she fell from her scooter in a snatching incident. Two motorcyclists had snatched her purse. Her daughter was also injured in the incident. The incident had occurred outside the Police Commissioner’s Office plainant and friend of the deceased, told the police that he along with Ganga had come to witness the retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah joint check post. After the ceremony, they were returning to city in an auto-rickshaw, while some other passengers were also there in the vehicle. He said after around five minutes, two motorcycleborne persons came from behind and snatched a bag from Ganga. In the instance, he was also pulled out of the rickshaw. He fell on the road and suffered serious head and other injuries. He was taken to a nearby private hospital from where he was referred to another hospital in the city. When they reached there, the doctors declare him dead. The police have registered a case of culpable homicide and snatching against unknown snatchers. In a similar incident, a woman tourist, Meenakshi Kumari from Gujarat, had lost her life on May 31 last year when she along with her family was going to the airport. She was also pulled out of an auto-rickshaw by miscreants, while snatching her purse. Similarly, in April 2021, a 21year-old girl was killed after two bikers pulled her out of an auto-rickshaw while snatching her mobile phone. The victim, Rajni, was critically injured in the incident and died later. In June 2018, an Anganwari teacher Paramjit Kaur was killed after she fell from her scooter in a snatching incident. Two motorcyclists had snatched her purse. Her daughter was also injured in the incident. The incident had occurred outside the Police Commissioner’s Office at that time. ASI posted at District Administrative Complex found inebriated, suspended PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 4 In a major embarrassment to the Police Department, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) was found in an inebriated position during his duty hours in the District Administrative Complex here. A video of the incident went viral on social media on Saturday. The accused ASI removed his pants in full public view while cops were seen trying to pushing him inside a room. They were also urging the people not to capture the same in the cameras. They were having a tough time in handling the cop, identified as ASI Surinder Singh. He was deputed at the gate of the complex for security. Notably, just two days ago, Punjab’s Governor Banwari Paramjit Singh Gudaike, president of the BKU, said the police had managed to send the Powercom team to the safe destination through the fields after midnight. The BKU was demanding no action against the power consumers held for power theft and farm loan waiver. The Patti Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 353, 186 and 342 of the IPC against 90 farmers. Some of the booked farmers were identified as Paramjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh Gora, Mukhtiar Singh, Sukhchain Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Jarnail Singh and Rajwinder Singh. Takes off uniform; video goes viral on social media The ASI who was found in an inebriated condition in Amritsar. Lal Purohit was on his third visit in the border belt for two days. He was accompanied by DGP Gaurav Yadav along with Chief Secretary VK Janjua and Principal Secretary to the Governor Rakhi Gupta. During his media interac- tion, the matter of drug abuse among the cops was raised and he had directed the DGP to look into the problem as it was a widespread problem in the disciplined force, while adding that it is worrisome situation. continued on page 2 c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 4 Days after a youth identified as Harmandeep Singh of Dhardeo village was found dead near Dhiyanpur Canal under mysterious circumstances, the Khalchian police have booked two persons on the charge of culpable homicide. Harmandeep was found dead on January 17 near Rayya Canal. He apparently died due to drug overdose. The police initiated inquest proceedings at that time and handed over the body after autopsy. The post-mortem examination report was yet to come said the police. ASI Rajwinder Singh, the investigating officer, said an FIR under Sections 304 and 34 of the IPC was registered following a complaint of deceased’s father Harbans Singh of Cheema Khuddi village in Batala. He told the YOUTH FOUND DEAD NEAR CANAL ON ON JAN 17 ■ Harmandeep was found dead on January 17 near Rayya Canal. He apparently died due to drug overdose. The police initiated inquest proceedings at that time and handed over the body after autopsy. The postmortem examination report was yet to come said the police ■ ASI Rajwinder Singh, the investigating officer, said an FIR under Sections 304 and 34 of the IPC was registered following a complaint of deceased’s father Harbans Singh of Cheema Khuddi village in Batala ■ He told the police that on January 16, Harmandeep along with his mother had gone to meet their relatives. He said he along with Ranjodh of Butala went outside and did not return home. He said later, Lovepreet Singh of Dhardeo village told the family that his body was lying near Dhiyanpur Canal police that on January 16, Harmandeep along with his mother had gone to meet their relatives. He said at that time, he along with Ranjodh Singh of Butala village had gone outside and did not return home. He said later, Lovepreet Singh of Dhardeo village told the family that his body was lying near Dhiyanpur Canal. He said the complainant had accused Ranjodh and Lovepreet of killing him by giving him drugs. He said while the post-mortem examination report was yet to come, raids were on to nab the two suspects. Transformer thieves’ gang busted, 7 held Tarn Taran, February 4 A team of the Chohla Sahib police on Friday night arrested a seven-member gang involved in stealing transformers and other items such as wires and transformer oil. ASI Ravinder Singh, who was leading the police team, said the gang members had been identified as Lachhman Singh of Kot Muhammad Khan, Balveer Singh of Dharamkot, Rupinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Lavpreet Singh, Lakhwinder Singh and Gursahib Singh of Bhinder Khurd. The police officer said the gang had been arrested near Gandiwind Dhattal village and was indulged in stealing transformers, cable wires and other apparatus. One vehicle and a stolen transformer have been seized from their possession. A case has been registered. — OC
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