18022023-ATR-01.qxd 18-02-2023 00:28 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune DEAL STRICTLY WITH PROPERTY TAX DEFAULTERS: MC CHIEF ACTRESS URVASHI RAUTELA CHEERS FOR RISHABH PANT Urvashi Rautela has called Rishabh Pant ‘India’s pride’ and ‘asset’ after learning about his health. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C AMANDEEP TO ESSAY ROLE OF FIREFIGHTER IN CHASHNI MC chief Sandeep Rishi holds a meeting with officials of the property tax wing on Friday. P2 FORECAST Star Plus is set to present Chashni, which is based on a twisted bond between two sisters. P4 » » SUNSET SATURDAY 6.19 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:09 AM » SATURDAY | 18 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF FOETUS FOUND ABANDONED Amritsar: A foetus was found abandoned in a vacant ground at Vanjhawala village falling under the Ajnala police station here when a fetus was found abandoned in a vacant ground here yesterday. The incident came to light when Lakhwinder Singh, former sarpanch of the village, found the same in a vacant plot. He raised an alarm and called the panchayat members who also reached there. On getting information, the police reached the spot and took the foetus into their custody and registered a case under Section 315 of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons. TNS COP ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT Notorious criminal, accomplice held after hot chase; arms seized Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 17 After a hot chase of around half an hour, the police arrested a notorious criminal along with his accomplice on 88-foot road here on Friday. The police recovered a country-made weapon and seven live bullets from them. The criminals have been identified as Arshjot Singh alias Ghuggi of Taharpur village falling under the Mattewal police station and Avinash of Boba Basti in Mustafabad area on Batala road. While Arshjot had five criminal cases including that of murder bid, NDPS and Arms Act registered against him, Avinash had none. A CCTV grab of the incident in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Police Commissioner Jaskaran Singh said the police got a tip-off that two unidentified persons with weapons were roaming in 88-foot road area in a car (PB-17-C-5440). Following this, the police set up a checkpoint and signalled the car to stop. However, instead of stopping the car, the accused Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, February 17 A robber was nabbed while two of his accomplices managed to escape after looting an ASI of Punjab Police from Sarhali village on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The arrested robber has been identified as Nirvail Singh of Pakhopur (Chohla Sahib) while his associates who made good their escape have been identified as Prabhjinder Singh Prabh and Lav, both of Chohla Sahib village. A pistol- like weapon has been recovered from the arrest- WAS GOING FOR NIGHT DUTY ASI Devinder Singh was on way for his night duty at Sadar police station in Tarn Taran when the incident took place. He had left for duty when the robbers appeared and stopped him. Armed with a pistol, they asked him to hand them over all belongings in cash or kind. The robbers took his purse which contained cash worth Rs 2,200. ed robber. Their motorcycle too has been seized. The policeman, ASI Devinder Singh, was on way for his night duty at Sadar police station in Tarn Taran when the incident took place. He had left for duty when the robbers appeared and stopped him. Armed with a pistol, they asked him to hand them over all belongings in cash or kind. The robbers took out his purse which contained cash worth Rs 2,200. They were fleeing when one of the robbers Nirvail Singh fell down and injured his foot. He was nabbed by passersby who raised the alarm. ASI Balwinder Singh from Sarhali police post reached the spot. He said a case under Sections 379-B, 341, 506, 34 of the IPC and Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered. Major Smart City mission projects completed: ASCL But 11 out of 33 schemes still pending Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 17 Though major schemes under the Smart City mission are yet to be implemented in the city, the Amritsar Smart City Limited (ASCL) claimed to have completed 22 projects of the total 33 at a cost of Rs 183 crore. Out of Rs 995 crore, Rs 343 crore has been released by the Union Government for Smart City Limited during the last five years. Advocate PC Sharma, an RTI activist, obtained details from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (Smart Cities Division) in which the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) revealed that 22 projects have been completed till date and 11 are pending. Sabak Lal Prasad, Under Secretary and Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Smart Cities, said that the government launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) on June 25, 2015. A total of 100 smart cities have been selected through four rounds of competition from January 2016 to June 2018. A total of 33 projects worth Rs 995 crore were proposed as part of Smart City Proposals (SCPs) in Amritsar. The Union Government will spend Rs 500 crore on it. An equal amount, on a matching basis, is proposed to be PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR While Arshjot has 5 criminal cases against him, Avinash none Three robbers target ASI, 1 nabbed Amritsar: The city police have arrested a cop for allegedly thrashing a pharmacist at the Civil Hospital here. The victim, identified as Naval Kumar, was thrashed near the postmortem house in the hospital premises on Thursday. In protest against the attack, the Punjab Pharmacists’ Association along with other health organisations on Friday held a demonstration at the hospital. Ashok Sharma, president of the association, said only when the Police Commissioner agreed to add more sections to the FIR against the cop following did the protest came to an end. TNS Colours of devotion WATER SUPPLY PROJECT ❝ We will get a total of Rs 925 cr excluding administrative and office costs. A major share of Rs 350 crore would be spent on the 24x7 canal-based water supply project. ❞ Sandeep Rishi, MC COMMISSIONER contributed by the state government or the urban local body. The projects including beautification of parks, solar panels on rooftops of government offices, colourful lights under the elevated road, installation of LED street lights, plants under elevated road, wi-fi on Heritage Street and tourist kiosks. Projects such as replacement of diesel autos with e-rickshaws, Smart Road and water supply are being implemented. “We will get a total of Rs 925 crore excluding administrative and office costs. A major share of Rs 350 crore would be spent on the 24x7 canal-based water supply project. Rs 118 crore is for the Smart Road, Rs 59 crore would be spent on the multilevel car parking at Kairon market and Rs 55 crore on the skyway project outside Gurdwara Saheedan Sahib,” said Sandeep Rishi, Municipal Commissioner. c m y b sped away from the spot. It hit several vehicles on the way while police parties started a chase to nab them. The accused entered a street, but their car stuck in it. The duo fled away leaving the car behind. The police teams chased and arrest them recovering a country-made .32 bore pistol from their possession. Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Varinder Singh Khosa said Arshjot had five criminal cases registered at the Mattewal, Adampur, Division C and Islamabad police stations. He said his backward and forward links were being ascertained. They would be produced in a court tomorrow. Two held with 100-gm heroin Tarn Taran, February 17 The Sarhali police arrested two persons identified as Jugnu Garg and Komalpreet Kaur Komal with 100-gm heroin near Sarhali village here on Thursday. Both were coming in a car when they were signalled to stop at a naka by the police. SP Vishaljit Singh said they were coming from the Tarn Taran side in the car which was signalled to stop by the police party. Instead of stopping the car, they tried to escape, but it collided with a roadside electric pole. The police searched the car and recovered the contraband from the dashboard of the car. — OC The illuminated Shivala Bhag Bhayian Temple on the eve of Mahashivratri in Amritsar on Friday. Bank robbery: City police find clues about miscreants Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 17 The city police have found clues about the perpetrators who had looted Rs 22.48 lakh from the zonal branch of Punjab National Bank located in Rani Ka Bagh area here on Thursday. The entire incident was captured on the CCTV camera of the bank in which an armed man with covered face was seen entering the bank and held the entire staff hostage at gunpoint. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Prabhjot Singh Virk told that the police had some clues and they were working on them. “Hopefully, we would crack the case soon and arrest the perpetrators of the crime,” said the ADCP . A similar instance had occurred at the Kathunangal branch of Punjab National Bank on December 22 in which two robbers had decamped with Rs 17 lakh cash. The same modus operandi was used by the miscreants at that time. The two had come on a scooter and were armed with a country-made pistol. A looter stood guard at the entrance of the bank while his accomplice with covered face looted cash from the cashier at gunpoint. In the case, the Kathunangal police have failed to make any arrest though it had nominated two suspects in the instance. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations) Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar said the police had been working on various clues they received during the preliminary probe. Around 25 police teams were raiding at different locations to find the robbers and the police would crack the case soon. Concerned over the broad daylight robbery that highlighted the negligent attitude of the bank authorities, the city police today circulated a letter to all banks asking them to take appropriate measures like depute an armed security guard at the entrance to the banks, besides ensuring security at ATMs as well. Bhullar said whenever a cop would visit the bank and put up his noting in the register, the manager would sign these noting making them responsible for any laxity.
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