19022023-JTR-01.qxd 2/19/2023 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune TRAFFIC WOES CONTINUE TO HAUNT RESIDENTS IN CITY ACTOR ZEENAT AMAN OPENS UP ABOUT HER GREY HAIR BHAWEEKA CHAUDHARY SHOOTS WITH A BABY BUMP Non-functional traffic lights, encroachments, haphazard parking main reasons behind mess. P2 Zeenat Aman has now opened up about her grey hair through a picture post, clicked by her son . P3 Bhaweeka is shooting for Maitree with a baby bump. She has been pulling off every scene effortlessly. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6.17 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7:05 AM SUNDAY | 19 FEBRUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR ONE ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicating tablets. Investigating officer (IO) Iqbal Singh said 150 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Jora Singh, a resident of Dhussi Bandh, Pipll village. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC MAN HELD FOR SODOMY, ASSAULT Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a man on the charges of performing an “unnatural” act on his wife and assaulting her. Investigating officer (IO) Amandeep Kaur said the accused has been identified as Bikramjit, a resident of Aalo Wal village.The victim had complained to the police that the accused used to perform “unnatural” acts on her after watching porn videos. She also alleged that he used to thrash her, whenever she showed any resistance. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 377, 323 and 34 of the IPC. OC 1 BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING 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, had complained to the police that his son Jaswindar Singh was on his way back home on a motorcycle when an unidentified vehicle driver hit his motorcycle near Mianni village, killing him on the spot. Investigating officer Kulwindar Singh said a case has been registered under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC. OC BODY FOUND IN POND Phagwara: The body of a middle-aged man was found in a pond in Hardaspur village on Thursday evening. Some villagers passing by the pond noticed the body and informed the police. The police have kept the body at a hospital mortuary for identification, following an autopsy. A case has been registered in this regard. OC Traders hold dharna against SHO ASSAULT CASE Jalandhar, February 18 Continuing with their protest against SHO Division No 3 Kamaljit for the alleged ‘misbehaviour’ with the president of the market, shopkeepers of Adda Hoshiarpur-Adda Tanda-Mai Hiran Gate remained sitting on dharna for the second day. The owners of nearly 200 shops kept their shutters down. Unlike yesterday, they did not block the road or disturb the traffic. They chose to sit aside along the verandah of the shops to lodge their protest. The shopkeepers led by BJP leader Minta Kochhar said, “We will not tolerate the high PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH INBRIEF Mai Hiran gate market shopkeepers down shutters in protest. handedness of the police. The SHO had insulted our market president Deepak Joshi and forced him out of the police station on Thursday when he had gone there in connection with a case. If that was not all, he got lifted and dragged from dharna site yesterday and took him to the police station to insult him further. We will not tolerate it at any cost.” Joshi said if he would not get justice, the shopkeepers supporting him had announced that they would all hand over the keys of their shops to the CP He said the associations of . Raja Warring takes opinion from leaders on candidature JALANDHAR LS BYPOLL Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 18 On the sidelines of the event to galvanise party set-up for ‘Hath se hath jodo’ campaign being initiated by the Congress, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Saturday held meetings with senior party leaders seeking their opinion for the candidature of Jalandhar Parliamentary bypoll. Post his programme at Congress Bhawan, he held a meeting with all MLAs, halqa incharges of the nine Assembly segments of Jalandhar, Jalandhar presi- dents and vice presidents at a hotel on Bhagwan Mahavir Marg. He individually sought the opinion of these leaders, including Jalandhar North MLA Avtar Henry, Shahkot MLA Hardev Singh Laddi, Adampur MLA Sukhwinder Kotli, Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Chaudhary, Nakodar in-charge Dr Navjot Dahiya, Kartarpur incharge Chaudhary Surinder Singh, Jalandhar West incharge Sushil Rinku and Jalandhar Central in-charge Rajinder Beri. While earlier it was being strongly considered to hand over ticket to wife of the deceased MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary’s wife, the fact that the PPCC chief took indi- Man gets 10-yr jail term 11K fine slapped | Had physically abused minor girl Hoshiarpur, February 18 The Fast Track Court of Additional Sessions Judge Anjana, after hearing the case of the physical exploitation of a Class 10 minor girl, has sentenced the culprit to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 on him. According to the information received, the victim had complained on August 24, 2021, to the woman police officer Kamlesh Kumari, incharge of the traffic education cell, police line, Hoshiarpur. In the complaint, she had told her that she studied in class 10 and Yashdeep, a resident of Mohalla Ravidas Nagar, used to come to her house to deliver milk. She said that on August 22, Yashdeep told her that Aman Loi, a resident of Mohalla Ravidas Nagar, Hoshiarpur, wanted to talk to her. She agreed to talk to Aman. The victim said the accused, Aman Loi, said to her that he wanted to talk to continued on page 2 vidual opinion of all representatives of the Assembly seats indicates that the party is giving a thought to have more options. Five or six MLAs and halqa incharges were in favour of ex-Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi contesting from here as the candidate. Clearly, Vikramjit wants the ticket to remain in his family. Party insiders also said he has also showed his keenness in his wife instead of his mother Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary to be projected as the candidate owing to age factor. Vikramjit, however, termed it purely as a “gossip”. Since Chaudhary Surinder Singh is Vikramjit’s cousin, continued on page 2 Man held for murder attempt Phagwara, February 18 The Bilga police have arrested a Talwann village resident on the charge of attempt to murder for allegedly assaulting his mother. Investigating officer Anwar Masih said the accused has been identified as Gurmukh Singh of Talwann village. Ravi Rangila, a resident of the same village, had complained to the police that the accused had grabbed his mother Nasib Kaur by the hair and thrashed her with the intention to kill her on February 16. A case was registered. — OC One nabbed with 500-gm heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 18 The CIA staff of the city police today nabbed one person and recovered 500 gm of heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Avtar Singh (32), a resident of Khadoor Sahib in Tarn Taran. DCP (Investigation) Jaskiranjit Singh Teja said a police team, led by CIA staff in-charge Ashok Kumar, was doing a routine check near the Mata Rani Chowk when they saw Avtar on a motorcycle. He said the cops stopped him on the basis of suspicion and 500 gm of heroin were recovered from his possession. The police also impounded his bike. The DCP further said Avtar is a habitual offender The accused in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO as ten FIRs had been registered against him under various sections of the IPC, the NDPS Act and the Arms Act in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Goindwal Sahib and in other districts. He said the accused was active in supplying drugs and arms in Jalandhar and Amritsar. “A case under sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at the Bhargo Camp police station. The police teams are investigating from where he was procuring heroin, and from whom he was going to deliver, besides who are involved in the trade,” he added. c m y b other markets in the city had assured him support. Interestingly, CM Bhagwant Mann too was here to pay obeisance at Shri Devi Talab Mandir on the occasion of Mahashivratri. Later, DCP Jagmohan Singh reached the spot. He urged the shopkeepers to suspend their protest till Monday. “We have been assured on a meeting with CP at 11 am day after. So after 6 pm, we opened the shops today with a hope that we would be heard properly by the CP We will demand suspen. sion of the SHO,” he said. The SHO, on the other hand, has been claiming that he has videos of the alleged misbehaviour of Joshi with him. — TNS The faithful TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Devotees offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri in Jalandhar on Saturday.
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