18022023-JTR-01.qxd 2/18/2023 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune NAKODAR SEWERAGE PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED SOON: MLA SHALIN, EISHA & MONALISA ROPED IN FOR BEKABOO AKASH RAJPUT SETS NEW RECORDS IN SPORTS Nakodar MLA Inderjit Kaur Maan says the pending sewerage project will be completed within a month. P2 Colors’ upcoming fantasy revenge drama, Bekaboo captures the journey of a pari and rakshas. P4 Actor Akash Singh Rajput, who has worked in TV shows, is making headlines for his cricket league. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:13 PM » SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:59 AM SATURDAY | 18 FEBRUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MINOR GIRL GOES MISSING Phagwara: A minor girl aged 13 has been missing under mysterious circumstances since February 10. Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Nangal village, told the police that she was working as a mid-day meal worker at a government school in Chachoki village where her minor daughter was studying in Class IX. She said her daughter was unwell on February 10 and did not go to school. She herself went on duty, but found her daughter missing when she returned home. The police have registered a case. OC BIKER DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked an unidentified vehicle driver on the charge of causing death by negligence. Bachan Kaur, a resident of Chak Piply village, complained to the police that his son Jaswindar Singh was returning home on his motorcycle when an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle near Mianni village. The biker died on the spot. A case has been registered against the unidentified vehicle driver. OC ONE HELD FOR MURDER BID Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a Talwann village resident on the charge of attempt to murder. Investigating Officer Anwar Masih said the suspect had been identified as Gurmukh Singh, alias Manga, a resident of Talwann village. Ravi Rangila, a resident of the same village, told the police that the suspect repeatedly hit her mother’s head against a wall with the intention to kill her. A case has been registered. OC SHO lifts market assn chief from dharna site Takes him, other protesters to police station as they refuse to budge Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 17 The video of an SHO of the Division No. 3 getting the president of the Market Association of Adda Hoshiarpur-Adda TandaMai Hiran Gate area, Deepak Joshi, lifted from a dharna site in the market in a filmy style this afternoon remained the issue of discussion in all political and social circles of the city. SHO Inspector Kamaljit Singh came to the dharna site in a ‘dabang’ style and warned the protesters against blocking the busy market. When they refused to budge, he asked his team to lift Joshi. The cop bundled him in his vehicle and took him to the police station. While this was being done, several shopkeepers came to the rescue of Joshi and even tried to block the way of the SHO’s vehicle. However, the SHO pushed them all aside, got into his vehicle and took Joshi to the police station. He told everyone present there that Joshi was being booked for resorting to holding dharna and causing inconvenience to people in the area. If this was not all, the SHO returned to the site as the dharna was still on. He told the agitators that if they would not get up, he would lodge an FIR against them. When some shopkeepers, led by BJP leader Minta Kochhar, continued to sit on dharna, he asked a cop to Cops lift a protester at a market in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO SHOPS IN BOOK MARKET TO REMAIN SHUT TODAY BJP leader Minta Kochhar announced that it had been decided that all 400 shops in the book market area would keep the shutter down on Saturday. “The shopkeepers will neither hold a protest nor do any sales. They will just sit outside their shops and wait for the SHO’s response. The next course of action will be decided on Saturday,” he said. start noting down their details so that they too could be nominated in the case. His assistant started following his direction. He then asked all of them to accompany him to the police station, to which they agreed. While sitting in his vehicle with the agitators, he told other shopkeepers that these people too were being nominated and if they would continue with the dharna, they would also meet the same fate. The shopkeepers got agitated at this and marched towards the police station. After arguments and some formalities for lodging the FIR, all those, including Joshi and Kochhar, who were picked, were sent back home. Kochhar announced that it had been decided that all 400 shops in the book market area would keep the shutter down tomorrow. “The shopkeepers will neither hold a protest nor do any sales. They will just sit outside their shops and wait for the SHO’s response. The next course of action will be decided tomorrow,” he said. Notably, the shopkeepers had organised a dharna against the SHO. Joshi, who had reportedly gone to the police station on Thursday, had reportedly been pushed and dragged outside the police station for allegedly misbehaving with the SHO. The SHO claims that he had a video of Joshi’s misbehaviour with him. Joshi, on the other hand, claimed that he was not at all unruly. Three youths kill friend in Phillaur Our Correspondent Phagwara, February 17 A youth was murdered with sharp weapons allegedly by his three friends at Buraj Hussan village in the Phillaur sub-division here on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Raman Kumar, a resident of Buraj Hussan village. The suspects have been identified as Gurpreet Singh Gopi, Lovepreet Singh Khatti and Davinder Singh, residents of the same village. Phillaur DSP Jagdish Raj said an altercation between Raman and the suspects over a mobile ALL SUSPECTS AT LARGE, SAYS COP Phillaur DSP Jagdish Raj said an altercation between Raman and the suspects over a mobile phone turned violent. The DSP said all suspects were still at large and raids were being conducted to nab them. The police have registered a case against the suspects under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC. phone turned violent. The DSP said all suspects were still at large and raids were being conducted to nab them. The police have registered a case against the suspects under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The body was handed over to the family after a conducting a post-mortem examination at the Civil Hospital. Ahead of polls, Punjab Minister stresses EWS housing scheme Meets officials of Jalandhar Development Authority Members of Sanghe Khalsa gram panchayat address a press conference in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Loss of tree cover worries Nurmahal block residents Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 17 Perturbed over large-scale deforestation, residents of Sanghe Khalsa and adjoining villages in Nurmahal block of Jalandhar district have urged the government to take serious afforestation measures to ensure a healthy tree cover and prevent groundwater depletion in the state. Sanghe Khalsa residents today urged the state government to save trees that were falling prey to the excessive use of nails, pegs, signboards, advertisement signs and asked the forest department to ensure that five more trees are planted in lieu of every tree that dies. Pyara Singh Sangha, an NRI and a resident of Sanghe Khalsa village in Jalandhar, said the extent of deforestation was worrying and immediate measures needed to be taken to check it. Fixing nails, pegs & signboards major reason for trees dying Housing and Urban Development Minister Aman Arora during a visit to Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO SAVE TREES, SAY RESIDENTS Sanghe Khalsa residents on Friday urged the state government to save trees that were falling prey to the excessive use of nails, pegs, signboards, advertisement signs and asked the forest department to ensure that five more trees are planted in lieu of every tree that dies. Sangha said gram panchayats of villages Pandori Jagir, Sidhwan, Sanghe Khalsa, Janta Nagar (block Nurmahal), Fatehpur, Phillaur and Ilva have already passed a notification on not burdening trees with nails and to prevent trees from dying. He said the state government should Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service COMPLETE WORKS WITHIN STIPULATED TIME Jalandhar, February 17 Ahead of the MC elections and the Jalandhar parliamentary bypoll, Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Aman Arora today met officials of the Jalandhar Development Authority laying stress on initiating the process for constructing houses under the EWS scheme. The officials, who attended the meeting, said promoters across the state had handed over land to the government in all approved colonies for EWS houses. According to estimates, as many as 15,000 dwellings could be con- Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Aman Arora asked the officers to complete all ongoing development works within the stipulated timeframe so that residents of the authorised colonies could be benefitted. structed in the already available land with the government pan-Punjab. A firm, already working for GLADA, has been reportedly engaged for the construction of houses as per the plan. Accompanied by MLA Raman Arora, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Chief Administrator Jalandhar Development Authority Deepshikha Sharma, the c m y b Golden hue minister asked the officials that auction of the available sites should be made a regular practice and at least one auction must be scheduled every month. The minister also asked the officials to work on updating the master plan of the district keeping the futuristic development in mind. He also asked the officers to complete all ongoing development works within the Continued on page 2 A farmer pedals across a mustard field on a sunny day at a village near Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Man nabbed with 20-gm heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 17 The Nawanshahr police arrested a man with 20 grams of heroin from Balachaur on Friday. The suspect has been identified as Harjinder Singh (41). The police said during a routine checking in Balachaur, they noticed a man coming towards the main road. He changed his was after seeing the police. The suspect threw a polythene bag and started running. On suspicion, the police checked the polythene bag. During checking, the police recovered 20 grams of heroin from the bag. They later arrested the suspect. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the suspect. The suspect in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Man held with intoxicant tablets Jalandhar: The police arrested a man with 155 intoxicant tablets from Lohian. The suspect has been identified as Jora Singh, a resident of Dhussi Bund, Pipli in Lohian. He was arrested by a police party on patrol was arrested on February 16. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. The police said several cases under the NDPS Act were already against the suspect.
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