28022023-ATR-01.qxd 2/27/2023 11:28 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 27°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C I FEEL AT PEACE AT GOLDEN TEMPLE: SHILPA SHETTY RANBIR KAPOOR DENIES HE IS IN GANGULY’S BIOPIC AP ARJUN’S MARTIN IS ALL SET TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN Actor Shilpa Sheety was in Amritsar to speak at an event hosted by the FICCI FLO city chapter. P2 Ranbir was spotted playing cricket with Ganguly, giving birth to rumours that he was doing the biopic. P3 The high-octane film is all set to release in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. P4 » SUNSET TUESDAY 6.27 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:58 AM » » TUESDAY | 28 FEBRUARY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF TWO EATERY OWNERS BOOKED Amritsar: The Ranjit Avenue police have booked two eatery joint owners for allegedly serving liquor in open without having any licence for the same. ACP Varinder Singh Khosa said the police got information that Raju chicken Corner and Bobby meat shop, located in Block C of Ranjit Avenue was serving liquor against the norms. A raid was conducted and a case under the Excise Act was registered against them. TNS ONE NABBED WITH HEROIN Amritsar: The Majitha Road police have arrested Shera Singh of Rajatal border village of Ranjit Avenue with 15-gm heroin. He was produced in a local court and brought on police remand. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. TNS Man killed after tiff over parking Trader injured due to kite string Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 27 A minor dispute over moving a bike aside took an ugly turn when some car-borne persons attacked a man with baseball bat and glass bottles, leaving him dead. Another person who came to rescue the man was injured in the attack. The incident occurred in Waryam Singh Colony here on Sunday night. The accused fled the spot after opening fire in air. The deceased has been identified as Balwinder Singh of Waryam Singh Colony and the injured was identified as Hitesh Kumar of the same locality. Kumar was admitted to the Civil Hospital for treatment. Gate Hakima police station SHO Gurbinder Singh said following a preliminary probe, the police had Police register case against eight persons DISPUTE OVER MOVING BIKE ASIDE ■ A dispute over moving a bike aside took an ugly turn when some car-borne persons attacked a man with baseball bat and glass bottles, leaving him dead. Another person who came to rescue the man was injured in the attack ■ Gate Hakima police station SHO Gurbinder Singh said following a preliminary probe, the police had booked Pratham, Gurdeep Singh, Ajay, Shuzal, Harpreet Singh, Shera and Vijay, besides an unidentified person on the charge of murder booked Pratham, Gurdeep Singh, Ajay, Shuzal, Harpreet Singh, Shera and Vijay, besides an unidentified person on the charge of murder. He said raids were on to nab the suspects. Sukhwinder Singh, brother of the deceased, told the police that he along with his brother Balwinder and relatives had gone to their sister’s house. He said around 5 snatchers nabbed in two cases Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 27 A woman was robbed of her gold jewellery, cash and mobile phone by three armed persons at Saidpur village falling under the Tarsikka police station here on Saturday. Following an investigation, the police identified the suspects and later arrested them. The suspects have been identified as Jobanjit Singh of Khalchian, Gursewak Singh of Butari and Manjinder Singh of Rattangarh village. Kanwaljit Kaur (42), a resident of Verka, said that she had come to Saidpur for meeting her brother on Saturday. When she was returning to Verka on her scooter (bearing registration number PB 02 CS 3791) around 4.30 pm, three persons travelling on a bike (bearing registration number PB 02 EF 2810) intercepted her and snatched her gold earrings and purse having a mobile phone, two rings and Rs Joint operation: 2.6-kg heroin recovered Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, February 27 In a joint operation launched at Mehindpur village under the Khemkaran police station on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, the police and 101st battalion of the BSF recovered five packets of heroin weighing 2.660 kg. SP Vishaljit Singh said the joint search operation was launched because of the frequent movement of drones in the border area and the consignment was recovered from the fields of farmer Santokh Singh, a resident of Amritsar. A case under Sections 21(C), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered. The police and BSF with the recovered consignment. 10.30 pm, several persons came in two cars and starting blaring horn. He said when he went out, the occupants asked him to move aside a bike parked on the street. He said he asked them to wait and went inside to get the keys. On this, they allegedly took out a baseball bat and glass bottles from their cars and dragged him and his brother outside and attacked them. Balwinder was seriously injured, while Hitesh who came to save him was injured in the incident. Later, they fled the spot in their cars. The police have registered a case under Sections 302, 323, 336, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Arms Act against the suspects. Police teams are conducting raids to nab the accused. Amritsar, February 27 Despite several instances of fatal injuries to people, there is no let up in the use of synthetic kite string, while the administration looks the other way. Brij Mohan Khanna, a local trader, got injured due to the plastic kite string while crossing the elevated road. On Sunday, Khanna was travelling from Dream City to a local hospital. When he reached near the bus stand, a kite string stuck him in the face. Fortunately, he didn’t lose control over the scooter. The string cut his upper lip. Khanna was taken to a nearby private hospital. Doctors stitched his wound. Riding a two-wheeler has become a risky affair these days as loose kite strings are seen dangling everywhere. Residents lamented that despite a ban on sale and use of plastic thread, the police and administration have failed to check such incidents. — TNS PAST INCIDENTS ■ February 11: Ritika Malhotra (17) received cut injuries due to synthetic kite string. She was riding pillion on a two-wheeler being driven by her father while returning from her tuition class ■ January 17: Mansimran Singh (23) was grievously injured by a dangling Chinese synthetic kite string on Sultanwind Road. The string left a deep cut on his throat when he was on his way to work (he is an employee of HDFC bank) ■ December 14, 2021: Dhairya, a Class XII student of DAV Public School, was rushed to the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital where he was given 12 stitches after getting injured due the synthetic kite string ■ January 22, 2021: SR Government College lecturer Srijna Vedi sustained an eye injury when a plastic string struck her face when she was going to the college on a scooter ■ January 14, 2019: Raman Kumar (27) died after he fell from the scooter which he was riding pillion reportedly due to a synthetic kite string injuring his eyes Off-leash dogs taking a toll on city residents Minor girl attempts suicide over sexual Dog bite cases being reported in city | MC must act tough: Locals harassment Tribune News Service Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Two snatchers in the police custody on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 1,500 in cash. A case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. In another incident, Gate Hakima police have arrested two snatchers, identified as Vansh of Guru Nanak Pura and Nikhil of Dhapai Road. They had snatched a mobile phone and some cash from a local resident, Amit Kumar, on the point of dagger. The victim was returning home on his bicycle when five unidentified persons had stopped him. The police said a case was registered and further investigation was under progress to identify the accomplices of those arrested. Amritsar, February 27 Perturbed over sexual harassment by a youth, a minor girl allegedly attempted suicide in Dabbar Basti village falling under the jurisdiction of the Ajnala police station here on Sunday. The victim was rushed to a private hospital where she is under treatment. On a complaint filed by victim’s uncle, the police have booked Kuldeep Singh of the same village under Sections 354, 354-A, 354-D and 506 of the IPC. The complainant stated to the police that Kuldeep had been harassing her for the past few days and was forcing the victim to make sexual relations with him. Upset over this the victim attempted suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan. The police said the suspect was on the run and raids were being conducted to nab him. Amritsar, February 27 A majority of pet owners in the city take their dogs out for a walk without tying a leash to them. Dog breeds such as pitbull, gull dong, rottweiler, German shepherd are ferocious in nature and shouldn’t be taken out without a leash. A couple of dog bite cases were reported in the city recently too, where pets without a leash attacked passerby and left them seriously injured. The civic body is also responsible for the incidents for not keeping a record of pet dogs and it is mandatory for pet owners to get their pets registered with the department. Ironically, there is no check on unregistered dogs by the Municipal Corporation (MC). Sandeep Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Churian Road, said: “A few days ago, my four-year-old nephew was playing in front of our house WHAT THE LAW SAYS Under Section 289 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), if any pet harms the life of any individual, the police can book the owner of the pet for the violent act of the pet. Under this section, pet owners can be punished with imprisonment from six months to one year due to their negligence and irresponsibility. in the colony, when an unleashed dog attacked the child. Fortunately, my brother was standing near him and saved him in time. He said: “I am also a pet lover, but I feel that people must study the nature and characteristics of various dog breeds before they keep them as pets.” “I have experienced such an attack in Garden Avenue on Bypass Road. A furious dog attacked me and I lost the control of my scooter. When I complained to the dog owner, he started arguing with me. Keeping ferocious dog breeds as pets is considered as a status symbol by some people today. This mentality needs to be changed. The MC or police must also start taking strict action against viola- tors to curb such practices,” said Jagjit Singh. Naveen Kumar, resident of Chheharta, said: “The registration for pets will also increase the revenue of the MC and the civic body officials must start a drive for the registration of pet dogs. It will help the police indentify the persons whose pets attack the passersby.” Ahead of G20 Summit, holy city gets makeover as admn makes efforts for its beautification Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 27 The upcoming G20 Summit is certainly helping the city get a makeover as the administration is making every possible effort for its beautification before the arrival of dignitaries from participating nations. However, residents complained that public works are being carried out only in those areas which are on the route of the visitors. They stated that the government should have planned for the beautification of the entire city as many of its areas, especially those inhabited by the lower income groups, are in need of attention. “Whatever works are being done are laudable but these are the same areas which already had better infrastructure than most other neglected areas,” said Satwant Singh, a resident. As part of the beautification project, the administration is getting the roads re-carpeted. It has also held a wall painting competition for painting the walls of public properties. Further, new pots and even new saplings have been planted. The MC teams can also be Residents, however, allege work being done only on selective basis Efforts being made by the civic body to repaint electricity poles, repair footpaths and other works with the objective of making a good impression on the G20 Summit guests, in Amritsar. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR seen pruning and uprooting dead plants and saplings. The G20 meetings are expected to be held from March 15 to March 17. Efforts are being made to repaint electricity poles, repair footpaths and other works with the objective of making a good impression on the c m y b guests. However, a section of the residents said that only the roads which would be used by the VVIPs are being repaired. Another resident Balwant Singh said, “One thing is sure that if the government has the will, the infrastructure can be improved overnight. The recent efforts have shown the same. But at the same time, the question that arises is that don’t city residents deserve better roads? Why only select- ed roads have been chosen.” He said the administration should also look into the condition of the areas which have been neglected for long.
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