26022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/25/2023 11:23 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 11°C FOOTPATH ENCROACHMENTS LEAVE COMMUTERS IN PERIL RRR BAGS FOUR AWARDS AT HOLLYWOOD CRITICS AWARDS INDIAN IDOL FAME DANISH TO FEATURE IN O MAAHI With the shopkeepers encroaching upon footpaths, city commuters say authorities must look into the matter. P2 Filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s RRR bagged four awards at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards. P3 T-series presents yet another love song O Maahi, sung by talented Indian Idol fame Mohd Danish. P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 6.25 PM » SUNRISE MONDAY 7 AM SUNDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR Civic body seals properties of 60 tax defaulters in a week Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 25 Of 19,000 property tax defaulters, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued sealing notices to 14,000 defaulters so far. During the past one week, the MC sealed around 60 commercial establishments for non-payment of pending tax. With only one month left for the end of the fiscal, the MC has decided to collect tax from all defaulters this financial year. A sealing drive was initiated by the MC on Monday. Nodal officer for property tax Daljit Singh said: “Our zonal offices and the head office at Ranjit Avenue will remain open on Saturday. We urge the residents to pay their pending property tax without delay to avoid any inconvenience.” Meanwhile, the property tax wing of the MC sealed nine shops on Friday. The teams of MC visited Sultanwind village, UBDC area, Chowk Chabutra, Ram Bagh and Hide Market to collect tax and seal the buildings of defaulters. Some of the traders also paid tax on the spot to avert action. Superintendent of property tax wing Pardeep Rajput said they had sealed a shop of an e-rickshaw operators, a mechanical Two nabbed with country-made pistols Granthi robbed of phone, cash Amritsar, February 25 Acting on specific inputs, the city police arrested two persons on the charge of smuggling country-made weapons. The police recovered two country-made pistols from their possession, while further investigation is underway to identify their links. Assistant Commissioner of Police Varinder Singh Khosa MC officials seal a building in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO NOTICE ISSUED TO 14,000 ■ Of 19,000 property tax defaulters, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued sealing notices to 14,000 defaulters so far ■ The teams of MC visited Sultanwind village, UBDC area, Chowk Chabutra, Ram Bagh and Hide Market to collect tax and seal the buildings of defaulters ■ With only one month left for the end of the fiscal, the MC has decided to collect tax from all defaulters this financial year ■ More than 1.10 lakh property owners have paid the tax till date. Around ~29 crore has been collected so far tool shop, a vegetable shop, two shops of cloth merchant and a chemist shop. Meanwhile, another team of the MC sealed a cement seller’s shop. Owners of five buildings have shown the receipts of tax payment against the sealing notice. The nodal officer for the property tax said they had been working to collect Rs 50 crore of property tax till the end of the fiscal. More than 1.10 lakh property owners have paid the tax till date. Around Rs 29 crore has been collected so far. Most of the major commercial establishments often pay tax in the last week of March. The MC officials would also visit major shopping malls and commercial centres to collect tax. c m y b said the police got a tip-off that Lovepreet Singh of Preet Nagar locality was having a country-made pistol and was nabbed. The police recovered a pistol along with five live cartridges. During a probe, he revealed that he had brought the weapon from Madhya Pradesh. The police said it was learnt that he had brought around three pistols and efforts were on to recover the other weapons. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him. Similarly, the police confiscated a country-made pistol from Gagandeep Singh of Jandiala Guru area. SHO Shivdarshan Singh said the accused brought the weapon from Madhya Pradesh. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 25 The police arrested three snatchers for attacking and robbing a granthi (Sikh priest) of his phone and cash two days ago. Those arrested were identified as Princepal Singh, Nishan Singh and Harman Singh, all residents of Bhorsi Rajputa vil- lage. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further probe. The victim, Harjit Singh of Allowal village in Tarn Taran, said around 8 pm on Thursday evening, he was returning home from a gurdwara when three bike-borne persons intercepted him and attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon. continued on page 2
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