03032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/3/2023 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune IN-LAWS, HUSBAND BOOKED FOR DOWRY HARASSMENT BIGG BOSS 13 FAME TEHSEEN BLESSED WITH A BABY BOY DIRECTOR RAHUL V CHITTELLA TALKS ABOUT FILM GULMOHAR Nakodar Sadar police book a man and his parents for dowry harassment and cruelty. P2 Bigg Boss 13 contestant Tehseen Poonawalla and his wife Monicka Vadera blessed with a baby boy. P4 Gulmohar is a human drama and explores the meaning of family and home, says Rahul V Chittella. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 25°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6.22 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.46 AM » FRIDAY | 3 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF PO LANDS IN POLICE NET 2 drug peddlers held with 200-gm heroin 45-yr-old man nabbed for disrespecting holy book Nature’s canvas Probe sought as police say act unintentional ‘SUSPECT WASN’T AWARE IT WAS HOLY BOOK’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar: The city police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) here on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Sahil, a resident of Madhuban Colony, Raj Nagar, Jalandhar. According to the police, Sahil was wanted in a case registered against him under Section 188 of the IPC and Section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act at the Basti Bawa Khel police station in 2020. He was absconding for the past over two years. Police officials said a local court had declared Sahil a proclaimed offender on February 14, 2023. Since then, the police had been looking out for him. They said following a tip-off, Sahil was arrested from his residence on Wednesday. TNS Man injured in road mishap, biker booked Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, March 2 A man suffered serious injuries in a road accident here today. In her complaint lodged with the police, a woman stated that his father-in-law suffered serious injuries after a rashly driven bike rammed into his Acti- The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 2 The police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 200 grams of heroin from their possession here yesterday. According to the police, the suspects were selling drugs in the district after bringing it from the border areas. Addressing the media, SP (Investigation) Sarabjit Singh Bahia said they got a tip-off that the suspects were coming to Jalandhar with drugs from the border areas. After getting information, a special team of the Jalandhar rural police was sent to probe the matter in the Adampur area. While the police party was present near a drain on the Alawalpur road near Kishangarh, they saw two persons coming on a motorcycle, bearing registration number PB46-AG-5895, from the Kartarpur side. After seeing the ❝ The man, Shankar, is a vegetable seller who resides in Gobindpura itself. He has been staying in Punjab for the past 30 years. He told us he got the diary from someone at a fair at Gobindpura a few days ago. Since he did not know the religious importance of the book, he used it as a diary. The man has said he wasn’t aware it was the holy book of the Sikhs. ❞ Jaspreet Singh, DSP PHAGWARA Sikh groups and residents reached the place. In a video shared on a news site, people are seen asking the man where he got the Gutka Sahib from and who gave it to him. Shamsher Singh, owner of the mobile shop said, “The migrant came to the shop with his wife and son and said he wanted to get his mobile recharged. He took out the Gutka Sahib and threw it, asking to recharge on the number given on it. I asked him where he got the book from after which I called the police and Sikh groups. There were numbers written on the diary. The man is a Gobindpura resident and he said he was using it as a diary.” The accused man is seen telling residents in the video that he did not know it was ‘Guru Nanak’s Jalandhar, March 2 Environmentalist and Rajya Sabha member Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal held a meeting with India’s ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S Kumaran in Manila and took up the issue of Baldev Singh, who has been languishing in jail for four years. During the 45minute meeting with the ambassador at the Indian embassy, the issue of solving the problems of Indians, especially Punjabis living in the Philippines, was raised. Sant Seechewal told ambassador Kumaran that Baldev Singh of Sultanpur Lodhi had been in a Philippines jail for more than four years, while the crime was committed by another man, also named Baldev Singh. Due to the Takes up the case of jailed Punjabi Balbir Singh Seechewal with India’s ambassador to the Philippines Shambhu S Kumaran in Manila. confusion in name, and not conversant with the local language, he was serving a sentence in jail. He had been subjected to mental agony for a long time leaving his family members worried. Sant Seechewal also raised the issue of a youth stranded in the Philippines from Jhallai Wale village near Sultanpur Lodhi. The ambassador assured him that he would try to get Baldev Singh released from jail on priority basis, and also solve the problem of youths who were in trouble soon. Sant Seechewal also took up passport related problems being faced by overseas Punjabis and told the ambassador that many Indians do not approach the embassy in the Philippines out of fear. On the resolution of the issue, Sant Seechewal said Kumaran assured that he was ready to set up a camp at a local gurdwara to resolve the issue so that people of Indian nationality can speak to embassy officials without any apprehension. Ex-Civil Hospital supdt held for tampering with records BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS Teams formed to nab absconding Senior Assistant Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 2 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a case against Nirmal Singh and Harjinder Singh, former superintendent and Senior Assistant, respectively, Death and Birth Certificate Record Branch in the Civil Surgeon’s office, Jalandhar, on the charges of tampering with records pertaining to Phillaur tehsil. Nirmal Singh, who is now posted with the Death and Birth Branch, Jalandhar Municipal Corporation, has been arrested, while Harjinder Singh is absconding. book’. He also said it wasn’t intentionally thrown by him but fell by mistake on the floor. He added that the numbers were written on it by his son. While members of some Sikh groups sought a probe into whether anyone gave the holy book intentionally to the man to cause tension, Kapurthala police said the accused has said it was an unintentional act. DSP Phagwara Jaspreet Singh said, “The man, Shankar, is a vegetable seller who resides in Gobindpura itself. He has been staying in Punjab for the past 30 years. He told us he got the diary from someone at a fair at Gobindpura a few days ago. Since he did not know the religious importance of the book, he used it as a diary. The man has said he wasn’t aware it was the holy book of the Sikhs.” A butterfly sucks nectar from a flower at Namdev Chowk in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 3 caught with stolen bikes Tarn Taran, March 2 The Valtoha police arrested three persons on the charge of vehicle theft and took three stolen motorcycles in its custody on Wednesday from their possession. ASI Partap Singh who arrested the accused informed here on Thursday that the accused had been identified as Ladi Singh of Lakhna village, Kuldeep Singh of Bhandal village and Harpreet Singh Happy of Bura Karimpura village. Police said that the gang was active in stealing vehicles from busy areas and from religious places. The accused were produced in the court on Thursday which sent them to two days of police remand. A case under Section 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered. — OC Seechewal meets Indian envoy in Manila Tribune News Service va scooter. In her statement, the complainant, Anita, said: “The moment my fatherin-law tried to cross the road, a rashly driven bike rammed into his scooty. As a result, he fell on the road and suffered serious injuries on his arm and head”. She told the police that the biker fled from the spot after the mishap. The victim was shifted to a hospital with the help of passers-by. The police have registered a case against the biker under Sections 279 (rash driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) 338 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code. police, the suspects tried to flee. They threw polythene bags on the road. On suspicion, the police nabbed the duo and searched the polythene bags. During search, the police recovered 200 grams of heroin from two bags. The suspects were identified as Jodha Singh, alias Lethu, a resident of Mehma at Chatiwind in Amritsar, and Ravidas Singh, a resident of Mehma village at Chatiwind in Amritsar. A case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the duo at the Adampur police station. SP (Investigation) Sarabjit Singh Bahia said the suspects were been bringing heroin from border areas and selling it in Jalandhar. The police said a case of selling drugs was earlier registered against Ravidas at the C Division police station in Amritsar. Jalandhar, March 2 A 45-year-old man was arrested by the Kapurthala police on Wednesday night for desecrating a Gutka Sahib. While the witness (shopkeeper) alleged that the holy book, on which numbers were written, was treated disrespectfully, the Kapurthala police said the man, originally a migrant but staying in Punjab for a long time, did not know the importance of the holy book and did it unknowingly. A case under Sections 295A, 153-A and 120-B of the IPC has been registered at the Satnampura police station against the man who has been arrested. Shankar, a 45-year-old migrant, approached a mobile shop in Gobindpura Mohalla area of Phagwara last night to get his mobile recharged, handing a number written on a Gutka Sahib. The holy book fell on the floor, on picking which the shopkeeper saw the number written on it. He immediately called Sikh groups who gathered at the spot and the man was apprehended. Leaders of the SGPC, The suspects had allegedly tampered with birth and death records of at least seven villages in Jalandhar district and accepted lakhs in bribe for certificates based on the records forged by them. They tore old pages and changed, distorted or made new entries in the record registers for money. A spokesperson for the Vigilance Bureau today disclosed that an FIR dated August 21, 2018 was already registered against the suspects under Sections 7 and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120-B of the IPC at the Vigilance Bureau Range police station, Jalandhar. During investigation, it was found that Nirmal Singh and Thomas Masih, an agent, had tampered with the birth and death records pertaining to Kala Bahiyan village. Old pages in the register were replaced with new entries. Apart from this, old pages were replaced with new ones in the registers of Varyana, Sohalpur, Talwandi Sanghera, Kahlwan, Talwandi Bharre and Tahli Sahib villages. Wrong entries were made in the birth and death registers of these villages. Several entries were also distorted. It was found that Nirmal Singh and Harjinder Singh made wrong entries in an illegal manner and removed old pages from the registers and replaced them with new ones. They allegedly took lakhs of rupees as bribe for making forged certificates. After investigation, the VB registered a case against Nirmal Singh and Harjinder Singh under Sections 409, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of IPC and Sections 7, 13(1)(a) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at Vigilance Bureau Range police station, Jalandhar. Nirmal Singh has been c m y b arrested, while teams have been formed to arrest the absconding person, Harjinder Singh, in this case. Trio was caught taking bribe It is pertinent to mention that Nirmal Singh, Harjinder Singh and Thomas Masih were earlier caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of ~5,000 on August 21, 2018. An FIR was already registered against the suspects in this regard at the VB police station, Jalandhar, under Sections 7 and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Section 120-B of the IPC. Allottees say even after a decade, there is no provision for electricity, streetlights and water and sewer connections at Bibi Bhani Complex in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO Improvement Trust asked to give possession of flats or refund money BIBI BHANI COMPLEX Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 2 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, while addressing three similar complaints of allottees of Bibi Bhani Complex, has ordered the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to either provide the possession of flats with the promised facilities within three months or refund the principal amount paid by them with 9 per cent interest per annum and ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses to them in each case. The JIT would have to pay around ~36 lakh to three allottees - Jaskamaljit Kaur, Ashima Gupta and Dushinder Kaur. Jaskamaljit paid ~5.58 lakh principal amount, Ashima Gupta paid ~5.54 lakh and Dushinder Kaur paid ~5.58 lakh for the flat. However, they never got the possession of their flats. They said as per the terms and conditions of the allotment letter, the JIT was supposed to hand over the possession of the flat by July 2012. However, it failed to do so. “In May 2017, the JIT issued a notification, asking the allottees to take the possession of their flats by May 25, 2017. However, it was also mentioned in the notification that if the allottees fail to take the possession of their flats by the said date, they will consider it as ‘possession given’, which is totally unfair and against the law,” the allottees said. “Firstly, the possession was to be given by 2012 and even if it was delayed by five years, at least the JIT must have fulfilled the promises. Secondly, when we were forced to take possession in 2017, we visited the complex and found the quality of flats not up to the mark. Besides, facilities such as streetlights, electricity connection and roads that were promised at the time of allotment were missing. So, we had no other option but to refuse the possession,” they said. The allottees said even after a decade today, there was no provision for electricity, streetlights and water and sewer connections. “Moreover, the complex at present has turned into a hub of anti-social activities. Flats too have been illegally taken over by miscreants who entered inside by breaking open the locks,” they said. A notice was sent to the JIT by the Commission. However, the counsel for the JIT maintained that the complainants, after verifying the construction work and other things, took the physical possession of the flats in question. Therefore, the complaints were liable to be dismissed. After verifying the facts of all parties, the president of the commission, in its judgment, said the partial possession was handed over to the complainants without development work and amenities as per the conditions laid down in the allotment letter. Thus, it ordered the JIT to complete development works and provide all amenities mentioned in the brochure of the scheme within three months, failing which it was directed to return the deposited amount, along with interest @ 9 per cent per annum, ~30,000 compensation and ~5,000 litigation expenses.
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