21022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/20/2023 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 27°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 16°C PSEB CLASS XII BOARD EXAMS OFF TO A SMOOTH START BAFTA AWARDS: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT HAS 7 WINS ACTOR SHRADDHA ARYA POSES WITH INS VIKRANT With the first exam of Punjabi (general), Punjab School Education Board Class XII exams begin. P2 German anti-war drama All Quiet on the Western Front dominated the BAFTA Awards with seven wins. P3 Kundali Bhagya fame Shraddha Arya has recently treated herself with a small get-away on INS Vikrant. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 6.21 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:06 AM » TUESDAY | 21 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF MEGA JOB FAIR TOMORROW Amritsar: The District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, with the support of Sarup Rani Government College for Women, would hold a mega job fair here on February 22. Vikram Jeet, the Deputy Director of District Employment and Business Bureau, said the mega employment fair would feature famous companies like ICICI Bank, Webers, Messix, Bhukraj, the NIIT, Connect Broadband, SBI Life, Care Health, Sada Village, Agile, Savani Motors, PNB Met Life, Idelweiss Tokyo, HDF Life and other companies. They will select candidates for the posts of life mitra, counsellor, sales executive, telecaller and nontelecaller. He said the qualification for the candidates participating in the mega job fair would be at least Class XII. Both boys and girls can participate in the mega job fair. Candidates who want to participate in the fair can reach the college between 10 am and 2 pm. TNS EIGHT PHONES SEIZED IN JAIL Amritsar: The Amritsar Central Jail authorities seized eight mobile phones from inside a high security jail complex during a search operation. All the phones were abandoned from different areas of the jail premises. Out of the phones, six were keypad phones while two were touchscreen phones. Following a complaint by Subheg Singh, the Assistant Superintendent of jail, the police registered a case under Sections 42 and 52-A of the IPC. TNS Another bank robbery rocks city Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 20 After the Amritsar city police claimed to have cracked the sensational broad daylight robbery at a zonal branch of Punjab National Bank in Rani Ka Bagh, another branch of the same bank was looted by four armed robbers in Chogwan here today. The branch was not fully functional as it was extensively damaged in a recent fire incident. The unidentified armed persons decamped with Rs 17,000 from the woman cashier of the branch. Following the incident, the police reached the spot and started a probe. As per information, four miscreants came on two bikes. They snatched cash from the Masked miscreants decamp with ~17,000 PROBE ON ❝Investigation is underway to identify and nab the suspects. The police are scanning CCTV footage in the area to find clues about the robbers. ❞ — Parvesh Chopra, ATTARI DSP << The masked miscreants in Chogwan on Monday. cashier at gunpoint. The police have started a probe and are scanning CCTV footage to find clues about the perpetrators. Hitesh, an employee of the bank, said as the office was extensively damaged in the fire incident, repair work was being done by workers in the office. Neither the computers nor the CCTVs Pharmaceutical drugs seized from inter-state drug smugglers by the police on Monday. VISHAL KUMAR Prime accused in inter-state pharma drugs smuggling held PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Milk product firm’s van looted Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, February 20 Four armed robbers looted a goods van on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday at Sursingh village situated on the Khemkaran-Amritsar highway. The Mahindra pick-up van driven by Kulwant Singh, a resident of Fatahpur (Amritsar), was on its way back to the milk products factory, Mehak Foods, Thatha (Jhabal), after unloading ghee and milk products at Fazilka godown. Kulwant Singh said that when he along with his assis- CAR-BORNE ROBBERS TAKE AWAY OVER ~13L ■ Victim Kulwant Singh said when he along with his assistant Lukesh Sharma reached near a Sursingh school, four car-borne robbers appeared and stopped the van ■ The robbers threatened them with sharp-edged weapons and took his bag containing ~4,000, mobile phones and cash to the tune of ~13.6 lakh taken against the ghee and milk products unloaded in Fazilka ■ The robbers took the keys of the van and threw it away tant Lukesh Sharma reached near Sursinhg school, four car-borne robbers appeared and stopped the van. The robbers threatened them with sharp-edged weapons and took his bag containing Rs 4,000, mobile phones and cash to the tune of Rs 13.6 lakh taken against the ghee and milk products unloaded in Fazilka. The robbers took the keys of the van and threw it away. A case under Sections 379B (2) and 34 of IPC has been registered in this regard. 3 nabbed with 282-gm heroin Tarn Taran, February 20 Three car-borne miscreants were arrested by Chabal police and 282 grams of heroin recovered from their possession on Sunday. The police said the accused had been identified as Gursahib Singh of Padhri Kalan, Jatinder Singh and Gurjant Singh of Sohal village. A police team was patrolling the area when a car was spotted near Bhojranwala village under suspicious circumstances and was signalled to stop. Heroin was seized during a search of the car. — OC Amritsar, February 20 The police have made yet another arrest in the interstate smuggling of pharmaceutical drugs and recovered huge quantity of sedative pills and injections from a house in Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Manoj Sahu of Rock Valley apartments in Dehradun was a wholesale distributor. This is the eighth arrest made by the city police. He is the mastermind behind this entire module involved in inter-state smuggling of intoxicating drugs. Earlier, the police had nabbed Nishan Sharma of Sundar Nagar, Rajiv Kumar of Namak Mandi, Usman Rajput of Dehradun, Sanjiv Arora of Vikas Puri in New Delhi, Nitin 29K TABLETS SEIZED ON DEC 21 LAST YEAR The racket was busted following the seizure of 29,000 tablets of tramadol on December 21 last year. During a probe, the police landed into a pharmaceutical company Rapport Remedies in Dehradun and seized a huge quantity of sedative pills, including tramadol. Kumar of Rohini in Delhi, Rishi Kumar of Muzzaffarpur in Bihar and Rajan Kumar of Saran district in Bihar. The racket was busted following the seizure of 29,000 tablets of tramadol on December 21 last year. During a probe, the police landed into a pharmaceutical company Rapport Remedies in Dehradun and seized a huge quantity of sedative pills, including tramadol. Usman Rajput was the owner of the firm. Further, the investigation led to the busting of a distribution firm ‘A Pharma’ in Delhi, created using fake documents. So far, the police have confiscated over 8.33-lakh intoxicating tablets and capsules, 45,925 injections and Rs 4.29lakh drug money, during twomonth long investigation. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhimanyu Rana, who is supervising the investigation, said Manoj Sahu was the owner of Bluepun Laboratories. He was indulged in manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs without any licence. The firm to which he was selling the drugs was also found to be fake. Having left Cong for AAP, Chahal & Madan now join BJP POLICE NAB TWO PHONE SNATCHERS Amritsar: The Division-B police have nabbed two snatchers, identified as Akashdeep Singh and Captain Singh. They were nabbed by people when they tried to flee the spot after snatching a mobile phone from a person. The victim has been identified as Sukhdev Singh Randhawa. He told the police that he and his wife were riding an e-rickshaw near Jahajgarh when two unidentified scooterborne persons snatched his mobile phone from his shirt. A case has been registered against them. TNS were working properly. Around four masked persons arrived near the bank. Three of them entered the bank and looted cash from the cashier. He said a client had made a payment of Rs 25,000, some of which was already disbursed. The accused threatened the cashier and took away around Rs 17,000. Attari DSP Parvesh Chopra said investigation was underway to identify and nab the suspects. “The police are scanning CCTV footage in the area to find clues about the robbers,” he said. On February 16, two armed robbers had looted Rs 22 lakh from a PNB branch in Rani Ka Bagh. The city police had cracked the case and recovered the amount from arrested persons. Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Sukhdev Singh Chahal and Rajesh Madan join the BJP in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Amritsar, February 20 Two former Congress councillors who had earlier shifted their loyalty to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have now joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The two former councillors are Sukhdev Singh Chahal of Ward 46 and Rajesh Madan of Ward 21. A total of five former councillors from the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress joined the BJP along with their supporters and families, claimed Harvinder Singh Sandhu, district president (Urban), BJP . Denial of tickets for upcoming MC poll likely reason Sukhdev Singh Chahal and Rajesh Madan had earlier left the Congress and joined the Aam Aadmi Party on March 13, 2022, in the presence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Apart from this, councillors of Amritsar Cantonment Ramesh Kumar Bablu, former councillors Mandeep Sharma and Tarun Bhatti joined the BJP in the presence of Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, state BJP president Ashwani Sharma and former Rajya Sabha mem- ber Shwait Malik. As per the information, the AAP had reportedly refused a party ticket to them for the upcoming MC elections. Meanwhile, the Congress has already declared that they will not give party tickets to turncoats, who had left after the AAP came to power in March 2022. As many as 25 Congress councillors had joined the AAP after the shift in power. There was a strong resistance among AAP volunteers regarding the join- ing of Congress councillors and they were demanding not to give representation to these newcomers. In case the AAP did not give tickets to former councillors, more ward representatives would leave AAP claimed a senior , Congress councillor. The MC elections are expected to be held in May as the process of delimitation of wards may get completed by March. The move by Sukhdev Singh Chahal and Rajesh Madan is being seen as an embarrassment for AAP which won 92 assembly seats last year but failed.to satisfy its cadre. KMSC burns effigies Protest over Trust Chairman in Tarn Taran Drunk driving claims lives of couple in city of Centre, state govt Our Correspondent Amritsar, February 20 Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) burnt effigies of the Centre and state government near Chabba village here on Amritsar-Tarn Taran Road on Monday to protest the alleged anti-farmer policies of the governments. KMSC leaders said the Aam Aadmi Party had claimed that it would provide good governance in the state and no section of society would have to resort to protests. “The party had claimed to make a ‘Dharna mukt Punjab’ but after it formed government, different sections of society were forced to stage protests even for their rights,” said KMSC general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher. The union leaders said farmers ended their protest in Batala after the government asked for 20 days to resolve the issues concerning compensation for land acquisition for highways. “Even after 22 days, the issues have not been resolved and we are forced to initiate a protest in Gurdaspur from February 22,” said Pandher. — TNS KMSC members burn an effigy of the government in Amritsar. Tarn Taran, February 20 The internal conflict among AAP cadres in the district came to the fore here on Monday when Rajinder Singh Usman assumed charge as Chairman of the local Improvement Trust. Punjab minister Laljit Singh Bhullar along with other MLAs and senior party leaders was present. Usman’s appointment was sharply opposed by the supporters of Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal, AAP MLA from Tarn Taran, who called Usman an ‘outsider’. Dr ?ohal’s supporters protested in front of the office of the Improvement Trust here where Usman was taking charge. The district administration remained a mere spectator. Along with Laljit Singh Bhullar, party MLAs Manjinder Singh Lalpura (Khadoor Sahib), Dalbir Singh Tong (Baba Bakala), Sarwan Singh Dhunn (Khemkaran) and Tribune News Service Supporters of Tarn Taran MLA Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal stage a protest on Monday. PHOTOS: GURBAXPURI chairmen belonging to different boards and corporations in the district along with senior party leaders were present. Laljit Singh Bhullar called the protest by party volunteers uncalled for and a breach of party discipline. The minister said it was the decision of the party high c m y b command and the matter must be brought to its notice for amicable resolution. Master Tasveer Singh and other supporters of AAP MLA Dr Sohal, while addressing the gathering, said as the work of the Improvement Trust entailed development of Tarn Taran town, the post of the chairman should be filled with someone who is a local in deference to the wishes of party workers who had worked hard at the time of Vidhan Sabha elections. Dr Sohal, meanwhile, has already described the protest as ‘genuine action’. Amritsar, February 20 A man and his wife were killed by a rashly driven car being run by a drunk man on Amritsar Airport Road here on Sunday evening. The deceased were identified as Buta Singh (62) and Jagdeep Kaur (58) of the Kale Ghanupur area. They were returning home on their bike when the incident took place. The police have arrested the accused driver, identified as Harinder Mohan Bhardwaj of Allahabad village in Hoshiarpur. He was booked on the charge of culpable homicide, besides under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Gurpreet Kaur, daughter of the victims, told the police that she along with her parents had come to attend an event at her aunt’s home in Haer village on Airport Road. She said as they reached near IVY Hospital, a rashly driven car hit their bike. She was following them on a scooter. She said the duo was critically injured in the accident and rushed to private hospital where doctors declared them dead. The occupant of the car was later identified as Harinder Mohan Bhardwaj, who was booked under Sections 304, 337, 338, 279 and 427 of the IPC. SHO Gulwinder Singh said the accused was drunk and was arrested from the spot.
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