04032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/4/2023 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 5-DAY ‘VIRSA HOSHIARPUR DA’ FAIR BEGINS WITH FANFARE DEEPIKA PADUKONE JOINS OSCARS 2023 AS PRESENTER JOHNNY & SAURABH FEATURE IN VIDEO FOR POP KAUN The five-day ‘Virsa Hoshiarpur Da’ fair, showcasing the heritage of Hoshiarpur, began on Friday. P2 Actress Deepika Padukone is once again set to represent India at the Academy Awards 2023. P3 Comedy stalwarts Johnny Lever and Saurabh Shukla do a fun spinoff from movie Pathaan. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:44 AM » SATURDAY | 4 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR Targeted by snatchers, woman, 8-yr-old killed Our Correspondent A team of the Municipal Coporation razes shops at Sansarpur in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH. MC razes 50 illegal shops Jalandhar, March 3 The Municipal Corporation is on a drive to take action on illegal constructions that are mushrooming in the city. Today 50 shops were razed. Officials said a shopping complex was being constructed in Sansarpur. The demolition took place at 8 in the morning. “We checked the records and found out that the construction was illegal,” an MC official said. An illegal colony was being carved out on 3 acres at Ladhewali where the work was stopped today. “Another illegal commercial complex was also getting constructed and we stopped it too,” the official said, adding that generally notices were sent to the owners, but when they still continued, the MC took action and demolished structures. — TNS INBRIEF 2 BOOKED FOR HARASSMENT Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked two members of an inlaws’ family for dowry harassment. Investigating officer (IO) Baljit Kaur said the accused have been identified as Justin Kumar, a resident of Rurraka Khurd village under Goraya police station, and his father Sukhwindar Singh Rindi. Pinki, a resident of Patti Bagga, Bilga village, complained to the police that she used to be harassed for dowry and that in-laws duped her of money. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC in this regard, and that further investigation is under way. Raids to nab the accused are under way. oc STUDIO BURGLED IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: A recording studio was reportedly burgled in Guru Nanakpura locality in Phagwara Thursday night. Studio owner Sukhwinder Billu Khera said he found the studio burgled when he came to open it on Friday Morning. The burglars entered in the studio after breaking locks and took away a ultra high-tech video camera worth ~8 lakh and ~1.70 lakh in cash, tapes and other valuable goods. The loss of around ~12 lakh is being estimated. The police have registered a case. OC THIEVES STRIKE AT GOVT SCHOOL Phagwara: Valuable electronic items, including broadband modem, battery, solar charger and splitter, were stolen from Government Primary School, Ramgarh, near Phagwara last night. On a complaint lodged by Rakesh Kumari, the incharge of the school, the police have registered a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the Indian Penal Code. OC Ex-MLAs meet Police Commissioner Hoshiarpur), March 03 A woman and an eight-yearold boy (her relative) were killed in a road accident after they were chased by snatchers in Tanda on Friday evening. The incident took place near Pul Pukhta in Tanda when Prabhjeet Kaur was going on a scooty with her son and a relative’s daughter. On their way, two robbers riding a motorcycle started following her and snatched her purse. During the snatching attempt, she lost control of her Scooty and they CRUSHED UNDER TRACTOR TRAILER ■ Prabhjeet Kaur, who was on a Scooty with her son and a relative’s daughter, fell on the road after two bike-borne robbers snatched her purse. She and her son were crushed under the tractor trailer coming from behind ■ Tanda police have launched a manhunt to nab the robbers all fell on the road. Her son Gurbhaj Singh, aged eight, and relative’s daughter Gagandeep Kaur, who were riding pillion, were crushed under a tractor trolley coming from behind. Prabhjeet suffered a head injury in the accident. They all were taken to a private hospital in Tanda in a critical condition, where doctors declared Gagandeep and Gurbhaj brought dead. Tanda Deputy Superintendent of Police Kulwant Singh and SHO Malkiat Singh along with the police team reached the spot. The police are scanning the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area to identify the robbers. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 3 Levelling allegations that land mafia was attempting to encroach upon the government land in Kot Sadiq on Kala Sanghian road, SAD former MLA Pawan Tinu and Congress former MLA Sushil Rinku on Thursday met Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Chahal. Tinu and Rinku told the CP that the area falling in the Jalandhar West constituency was earlier a panchayat land but it was transferred to the Municipal Corporation. “Some shops had been Seek action against encroachers on govt land in Kot Sadiq Tribune News Service raised by the panchayat then to raise its income, which are in a shambles now. The mafia claiming to have patronage of the ruling government is trying to take control of these shops forcibly,” they have alleged. Rinku alleged that illegal construction too had started at the site which had been opposed by Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar Welfare Society. They appealed to the police to check the action. 172 recruits inducted into police force in Hoshiarpur Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 3 The passing-out parade of Basic Recruits Course Batch No. 265 (District Cadre) was conducted at Chaman Stadium at PRTC, Jahan Khelan, today. In the parade, as many 172 recruits, including 23 women recruits, took part. Inspector General of Police, (Crime — Punjab and Chandigarh) Gursharan Singh Sandhu, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Sandhu dwelt on the concept of public service. He said the Punjab Police play a very important role in society. He stressed that the police constabulary is the backbone of the police department. He said, “For a policeman, the country and society come before self and family.” The chief guest also congratulated the trainees and their family members and BJP protests excise policy, demands CBI probe Jalandhar, March 3 BJP leaders today held a protest against the state government to oppose the liquor and excise policy of the state. They said the state’s excise policy was being run on the lines of the one in Delhi. They demanded a CBI probe into it. The protest in Jalandhar was part of a statewide call to oppose the excise policy of the AAP across the state in series of protests outside DC offices. BJP leaders indulged in sloganeering against the AAP government on the occasion. District BJP president Sushil Sharma, along with BJP workers, gathered outside the DC office in Jalandhar. A demand letter on the issue was also handed to the expressed hope that these trainees do their duty in the field with full diligence. Various professional and cultural activities, group physical exercises, unarmed combat, malkham, weapon handling, malvai, giddha amd bhangra performances were organised. In the performance report presented on the occasion, Harpreet Singh Mander, the Commandant of PRTC Jahan Khelan, said that during the training session, these constables were given professional training of police personnel in emergency situations, role of computers, access control and disaster management, among others. “Keeping in mind the current situation, training has also been given to bravely face the huge challenge faced by the police to stop the criminal activities of gangsters and drug smuggling,” he said. BJYM SLAMS MC OVER CHALLANING OF VENDORS ■ Condemning the challans issued BJP leaders and workers hold a sit-in at DC office in Jalandhar. Jalandhar DC by BJP leaders. Speaking on the occasion, state BJP general secretary Rajesh Bagha alleged the AAP government is Delhi as well as Punjab was corrupt. He said some AAP leaders in Delhi and Punjab were already behind bars. District BJP president to several street vendors by the Municipal Corporation, Phagwara, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Friday threatened to gherao its office ■ BJYM leader Nitin Chadha said when the government didn’t have employment for educated unemployed youth, it was troubling those doing small business with the slapping of challans on them ■ Chadha further said if the Municipal Corporation didn’t mend its ways, they would gherao its office Sushil Sharma said the new excise policy had been made on the lines of that in Delhi. There was a large-scale corruption in Delhi’s excise poli- cy due to which Deputy CM Manish Sisodia among others had been jailed. He said even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s name was in the chargesheet. National executive member and former cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia as well as former CPS KD Bhandari said the new excise policy in Punjab was also brought in to profit a few favoured people in the state by the AAP government. Among others, BJP leaders Sushil Sharma, Rajesh Bagha, Manoranjan Kalia, Mohinder Bhagat, KD Bhandari, Anil Sachar, Sarabjit Singh Makkar, Dr. Shiv Dyal Mali, Vipin Kumar, Anil Menia, Bal Krishna Bali, Kishan Lal Sharma, Dewan Amit Arora and Ravi Mahendru were present on the occasion. Latifpura oustees camp at AAP leader’s house 28 SQN COMPLETES 60 YRS T HE IAF celebrated the diamond jubilee of its 28 Squadron in Adampur on Friday. The squadron was formed on March 2, 1963, in Chandigarh and was equipped with the supersonic MiG-21 aircraft. The squadron has the distinction of participating in all major conflicts, including the IndiaPakistan war in 1965, the Liberation War in 1971, the Kargil War in 1999, Operation Parakram in 2002, Balakot airstrikes in 2019, and Operation Snow Leopard in 2020. TNS Jalandhar, March 3 The families, whose houses have been demolished at Latifpura on Friday, staged a dharna outside the residence of Aam Aadmi Party leader Rajinder Kaur Thiara at Urban Estate here. The families staged the dharna along with Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, the president of Latifpura Rehabilitation Morcha. They have been demanding an alternate site for all the persons who lost a dwelling. They are also insisting that they be given an accommodation near the demolished site to which the administration has disagreed. The protestors have also been Protesters outside the house of AAP leader Rajinder Thiara. demanding the release of morcha leaders, including Kashmir Singh Ghugshore, and others who have been arrested by the police since fortnight. — TNS Youth who took help of traffickers SJOBA rally traverses Nawanshahr to go abroad lands in Turkish jail Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 3 A young man who enlisted the help of human traffickers to go abroad hoping for a better future, has lost lakhs of rupees and ended up in Turkish prison. On a complaint by the victim’s father, the Bullowal police have registered a case, naming three accused. The victim’s father, Surinder Singh of Shamchurasi, has said the accused travel agents Dilwar Masih and Shaukat Ali and Bittu Sahota had assured them that they would send his son BULLOWAL POLICE FILE FIR UNDER SECTIONS 420 & 120-B OF IPC Kuldeep Singh to Portugal. According to him, the accused allegedly took Rs 3 lakh from him for it. Later, the accused sent his son to Russia. Surinder claimed that while his son was leaving for abroad, he had given $3,000 to his son, which the accused took from him. Later, the accused sent his son to Serbia. The accused then demanded an amount of Rs 4 lakh to send his son to Greece. The victim’s father said the accused used to force his son to work and that he was not even paid anything in return. Surinder stated that the accused had demanded Rs 11 lakh from him for sending his son to Greece. However, his son Kuldeep was sent to Turkey instead. The complainant said when the Turkish police came to know about it, they sent his son to jail. The complaint was investigated by DSP Anil Bhanot, after which, the Bullowal police have initiated action after registering a case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. c m y b Nawanshahr, March 3 To promote adventure tourism in the state, the Punjab Tourism has co-sponsored SJOBA Rally 2023 that started today and will conclude on March 5. The SJOBA (Saint John’s Old School Boys’ Association) Rally consisted of 23 four-wheelers and 54 twowheelers that started from Baddi in five phases, and completed the fourth phase along Dhussi Bandh of the Sutlej river in Nawanshahr. Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa while flagging off the Nawanshahr leg of the adventure tourism said it was in line with the Punjab Adventure Tourism Policy 2023 unveiled A biker in action along the Sutlej in Nawanshahr on Friday. at Punjab Progressive Investors Summit recently. He said though the SJOBA was observing its 36th rally, the state was also participating in it as a sponsor. He said Punjab has an immense potential in adventure and water tourism; and the state government was promoting both in an impressive way. The Nawanshahr leg was flagged off from the Mattewara bridge point. It finished at Kananun site of Machhiwara bridge across the Sujtlej. SJOBA president Nipun Mehan said SJOBA is the alumni association of St John’s High School, Chandigarh, with over 4500 registered members spread across the world. He said SJOBA, which started on the 19th July of 1980, was celebrating its 42nd year of existence this year. Expressing gratitude to the Punjab Tourism for collaborating as co-sponsor for the rally from March 3-5, he said the move would invite more adventurers in future. Adequate arrangements by the civil and police administration were made to ensure the smooth conduct of the rally. — TNS
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