25022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/25/2023 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MC STAFF FOUND MISSING, SHOW-CAUSE NOTICES ISSUED AKSHAY KUMAR READY TO SHUN CANADIAN PASSPORT RAM APPEARS ON TALK SHOW GOOD MORNING AMERICA MC Jt Commissioner Hardeep clicks pictures of vacant offices and posts on WhatsApp groups of staff. P2 Kumar has become hot topic of trolls ever since netizens discovered that he holds a Canadian passport. P3 MAX 28°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 10°C RRR is going places ever since its release, especially the way the West has hailed the Indian film. P4 » » SUNSET SATURDAY 6.24 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:01 AM » SATURDAY | 25 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF TEACHER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT Tight security at Ajnala after clash Border town, police station see large-scale deployment of force PK Jaiswar COPS ON TOES Tribune News Service Tarn Taran: A teacher of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Khemkaran, was robbed by two men at gunpoint on Thursday. He was going to his work at the time of incident. Kishor Chand in his complaint to the Patti sadar police said he was on his way to work, when two armed bikeborne men waylaid him and robbed him of his wallet. A case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC and under the Arms Act has been registered. TWO NABBED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: Maqboolpura police have arrested Gautam of Maqboolpura for allegedly possessing 10-gm heroin on Thursday. During the interrogation, he told that he bought the contraband from Kishan of Khasa following which he was also nabbed. A case was registered. TNS Amritsar, February 24 Day after the clash between cops and armed supporters of radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh, the police today remained on their toes in order to prevent any untoward incident. Heavy police force was deputed at Ajnala police station and in the border town on Friday where Amritpal along with hundreds of supporters remained put up following the clash outside Ajnala police station. Armed supporters of the controversial leader had converged at Ajnala police station to stage a protest against the arrest of his supporter Lovepreet Singh who was nabbed by Ajnala police in an alleged kidnapping and assault case registered a week ago. They were seeking his release and cancellation of the FIR registered. However, after reaching the spot, his supporters allegedly broke through the barricades and ■ Heavy police force was deputed at Ajnala police station and in the border town on Friday where Amritpal along with hundreds of supporters remained put up following the clash outside Ajnala police station. ■ Armedmen had converged at Ajnala police station seeking release and cancellation of the FIR against Lovepreet Singh. SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia addresses mediapersons in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR MAJITHIA BLAMES POLICE FOR NOT TAKING PREVENTIVE MEASURES ■ Reacting to the Ajnala incident, Mobile phones seized from jail Tribune News Service ❝ COMPLAINT SUBMITTED I have submitted a formal complaint at the Civil Lines police station to register an FIR against the concerned authorities and agents. The govt will pay them ~20,000 each. The Bihar government would also pay ~50,000 to them for the rehabilitation. Priyank Kanoongo, CHAIRMAN, NCPCR release but agreed to leave the police station. Following the incident, the police made tight security arrangements at Ajnala. After the release of Lovepreet, he along with his supporters left Ajnala and moved towards Amritsar. Man held for opening fire Chheharta police nab 2 in murder bid case Ill-maintained parks in the vicinity of flats of EWS at Mall Mandi in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR OFFICIAL SPEAK I would certainly look into the matter to clean and beautify the area. Ashok Talwar, CHAIRMAN, AMRITSAR IMPROVEMENT TRUST flats later. After so many years, who occupy the flats whether authorised or unauthorised, has become a matter of law and order. As far as garbage is concerned, it was duly conveyed to the residents to form associations and charge maintenance cost for upkeep of parks and regular cleaning. Ashok Talwar, Chairman, Amritsar Improvement Trust, said, “I would certainly look into the matter to clean and beautify the area.” Five nabbed with 152-gm heroin in Tarn Taran Tarn Taran, February 24 Five persons were arrested with 152-gm heroin from different places in the district on Thursday. SP (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh said the Patti city police arrested Ravinder Kaur, a resident of Khalra, with 30-gm heroin. Ravinder was nabbed when she came to meet her husband Ajmer Singh, who is lodged in Patti Sub-Jail. The SP said Ravinder had wrapped the heroin in a cloth bag and when the guards on duty searched the bag, heroin NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo with rescued children at a road construction site in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jaskaran Singh reached the spot for negotiations. The agitators threatened a permanent sit-in until Lovepreet was discharged. Though the police assured his release, Amritpal and his supporters decided to remain in Ajnala until his Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, February 24 The Central Jail authorities have confiscated two mobile phones from a prisoner identified as Sajan, alias Ghona, a resident of Ekta Nagar, Chamrang Road. Prabhdayal Singh, assistant superintendent, Central Jail, said during checking the jail staff recovered a keypad phone from his possession while a touch screen phone was found abandoned. The police have registered a case in this regard. NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo claimed that he got a call from the husband of a govt official and he threatened him to not lodge an FIR against the SDO of MC and road contractor. stormed into the police station. The clash led to injury to six cops, including SP Jugraj Singh and supporters of Amritpal. Senior police officials including ADGP Mohnish Chawla and Amritsar Police Commissioner Tribune News Service Basic amenities like sewerage, water supply, street lights, roads and other facilities were provided. A good number of occupants in the flats are unauthorised and from time to time, the police carry out search operations. Officials at the Improvement Trust said the Trust had distributed the flats following a draw of lots as per the established norms years ago. For instance, 720 LIG flats were allotted way back in 2006 and the rest of the amritsar, February 24 The Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Priyank Kanoongo, rescued four children from a road construction site here today. He was in the city to attend a seminar. During his visit, he found some children working at the road construction site in the civil lines area. The road was being recarpeated by the Municipal Corporation (MC). Priyank Kanoongo stated that the children confessed that they belong to Bihar’s Saharsa district and some agent brought them here for bonded labour. Kanoongo claimed that they were given just food in return of the work. The commission immediately called the road contractor and SDO of Municipal Corporation, who was incharge of the construction. “I have submitted a formal complaint at the Civil Lines police station to register an FIR against the concerned authorities and agents. Meanwhile, a reha- occurred at a police station in the border belt,” he said. ■ “How could the protesters cover a distance of over 60 km and managed to reach the police station? What restrained the DGP or SSP from taking preventive measures,” the SAD leader asked. Neeraj Bagga ❞ Tribune News Service instance in history where the saroop was taken to a police station in this manner to free a person. It is a state-sponsored deliberate attempt to push Punjab into the turbulent period of 80s-90s. Till this time, there has not been a single reaction from the CM on the incident that Garbage, sewage, police checking raise concerns ❝ OFFICIAL GETS THREAT CALL Charanjit Singh Teja senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia strongly criticised the carrying of Sri Guru Granth Sahib saroop at the Ajnala police station amid a violent crowd. ■ “The saroop was misused for a personal fight, which was highly condemnable. Tell me any single LIG flats falling into disuse Amritsar, February 24 It is a paradox that while a large number of locals are in need of quality housing, hundreds of flats raised for the low income group (LIG) under the 211-acre Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar scheme (better known as the Mall Mandi Scheme), are in a shambles. The LIG flats, which later saw the construction of EWS dwellings, are equipped with wide roads, parks, ample parking space and playing area for children. However, the apathy of Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT) led to the accumulation of garbage and dumping of refuse over these vital surface infrastructure. This is evident from the overflowing sewerage water accumulated on roadsides while grass has grown between the interlocking tiles. Besides, parks have become a garbage dumping ground. It is pertinent to mention here that under the scheme, about 700 plots were allotted in 2006 and around 500 were given in 2009. Besides, over 600 flats for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) were also allotted later. Four child labourers rescued was recovered from it. The couple has been booked under Sections 21, 29, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. In another incident a team of local CIA staff arrested Akashdeep Singh, a resident of Manakpur village with 90-gm heroin. The Chohla Sahib police also arrested Lovjit Singh, alias Ram Singh, of Chohla Sahib with 15-gm heroin. Similarly, the Valtoha police arrested Bhagwan Singh of Kotli Wasawa Singh village and Kuldeep Singh Dipa of Arifke village with 17-gm heroin. Cases under the relevant sections of the NDPS Act have been registered in this regard. Amritsar, February 24 Kotwali police have arrested Shamsher Singh, alias Shera, of Jhabal in Tarn Taran for firing outside a protest site. The accused, along with several others, has been holding an agitation outside a publishing house for the past two days. ASI Vikramjit Singh, the complainant, said he, along with the police party, was present at the spot when the accused who was holding a double barrel gun allegedly opened fire which led to a panic in the area. A case under IPC and Sections 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act was registered against him. ❞ bilitation process is also initiated. The government will pay them Rs 20,000 each. Then, the Bihar government has to pay Rs 50,000 to them for the rehabilitation” said Kanoogo. Advocate MK Sharma, member, Child Welfare Committee (CWC), said, “The rescued children have been sent at Khalsa Orphanage Home, Putalighar. We will provide them assistance for the rehabilitation.” Meanwhile, Kanoongo claimed that he got a call from the husband of a government official and he threatened him to not lodge an FIR against the SDO of MC and road contractor. The caller asked him to settle the matter. The cops at the Civil Lines Police station recorded the statements and initiated the action. Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 24 The Chheharta police have nabbed two persons in connection with an attempt to murder case in which a motorcycle-borne youth identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Raja, was shot at by two unknown persons in the Chheharta area on February 15. Those arrested were identified as Manpreet Singh, alias Man, and Amarjit Singh, both residents of Bhaini village falling under the jurisdiction of the Chheharta police station. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Prabhjot Singh Virk said an old enmity was the reason behind the incident. He said Ranjit Singh had a quarrel with Varinder Singh, brother of Manpreet Singh, two years ago. Varinder had sustained serious head injuries at The accused arrested in connection with the attempt to murder case in police custody in Amritsar. that time. Following which, the police had booked and arrested Ranjit Singh, who was sent to jail. The ADCP said Ranjit had recently come out of jail after spending over a year in it. Manpreet had kept a grudge against him and shot at him in Punjab National Bank Wali Gali in Chheharta on February 15. He had sustained a bullet injury and was rushed to a private hospital. The police have registered a case under Sections 307, 34 and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Chheharta police station. The police have recovered a .32 bore pistol, along with three bullets and the bike used in the crime, from their possession. Pending projects high on my priority, says Usman Gurbaxpuri Tarn Taran, February 24 To complete pending projects and construct a big business complex in the holy city Tarn Taran is my dream, said Rajinder Singh Usman, who just assumed charge of the Chairman, Improvement Trust, Tarn Taran three days back. Speaking to this correspondent here on Friday, Usman said as all due formalities have been cleared, the required work would start at the Old Bus Stand soon. He said the said plot of land measuring 7 kanal and 6 marla is situated in the heart of the town. He said the map of the complex has already been approved by the Department of Local Government, Punjab, and there was a proposal to construct 17 showrooms, 14 booths and a restaurant here. He said the land for this would be sold in an open auction. According to the new Chairman of Tarn Tran Improvement Trust, the site has been encroached upon by the c m y b Senior citizen rues cancellation New Improvement Trust Chairman takes charge in Tarn Taran of ration card Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Rajinder Singh Usman (Left), Chairman, Improvement Trust, Tarn Taran, in his office on Friday. police department. There was a Motor Transport (MT) branch of the police at the site where countless vehicles were stored (mall mukadma). The MT branch offices too were working from the Trust site. He said letters were written to the district police officials to vacate the land and he had started taking a personal interest in it. Work to provide facilities like sewerage, water supply and electricity besides other civic amenities is to start soon. Usman expressed his gratitude to AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and others concerned who honoured him with the prestigious post of the Trust Chairman. He said there were some other sites in Tarn Taran city which the Trust is to take over and correspondence in this regard has been initiated. He assured that he would do his best to ensure the development of Tarn Taran, the holy city founded by Fifth Sikh Guru Sri Arjun Dev Ji. Amritsar, February 24 Jagdish Singh, a senior citizen, claims that his blue ration card number 0300064577362 was cancelled arbitrarily. “The department concerned cancelled my blue card on the ground that I was a government employee”. He claimed that he has never been an employee of any government department. He shot off an application under the Right to Information Act seeking information that in which government department he had served and what was his salary. Meanwhile, DC Harpreet Singh Sudan said those who feel their ration cards have been unnecessarily invalidated may submit their self-declaration and required documents before the deadline of February 27. After this no objection will be considered by the department concerned.
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