07032023-ATR-01.qxd 06-03-2023 23:53 Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C MLA RAISES ISSUE OF STRAY DOG MENACE IN ASSEMBLY ELBA PUTS 007 RUMOURS TO REST ONCE AND FOR ALL USE HERBAL COLOURS TO AVOID SKIN PROBLEMS MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap expressed dissatisfaction over the sterilisation project undertaken by the MC. P2 The Golden Globe winner admitted he was nowhere near being cast as James Bond following Daniel Craig’s exit. P3 Every year after Holi, hospitals tend to swell up with people complaining of skin and respiratory disorders. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 6.32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.50 AM » TUESDAY | 7 MARCH 2023 | AMRITSAR ITBP jawan falls to death during scuffle in hospital Tribune News Service HAD COME TO DELIVER FOOD FOR BROTHER An ITBP jawan posted in Delhi, Rajbir Singh had come to the hospital to deliver food to his brother who is employed with the Punjab Police and was deputed at the hospital. The other person injured in the clash has been identified as Satinder Singh of Mustafabad whose wife had given birth to a child at the hospital a few days ago. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, March 6 In a freak accident, an ITBP jawan lost his life and another person was seriously injured when they fell off the second floor after breaking open the door of a dismantled elevator at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Rajbir Singh of Chajjalwadi village. An ITBP jawan posted in Delhi, Rajbir had come to the hospital to deliver food to his brother who is employed with the Punjab Police and was deputed at the hospital. The injured has been identified as Satinder Singh of Mustafabad whose wife had given birth to a child at the hospital a few days ago. Though the police have got no footage of the incident as there were no CCTV cameras outside the elevator or inside the elevator. The broken door of the elevator at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital through which two persons fell down in Amritsar on Monday. However, eyewitnesses said a heated argument started between the two inside the elevator. The eyewitnesses reported that as both started fighting with each other, they got out of the lift on the second floor hitting the door of Fire breaks out at PNB branch Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 A sudden fire broke out in the Punjab National Bank at Ranjit Avenue today morning. The security guard at the bank took stock of the situation in time and raised an alarm. The security personnel saw smoke from building and informed bank officials about the same. As information was given in a minimal time span, there was not much damage because of the fire. The Fire Department swing into action and the fire was also brought under control soon. A short circuit was being believed to have caused the fire during INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING Amritsar: The City police nabbed two persons, identified as Sher Singh and Gurjit Singh of Verka for snatching. A scooter and a mobile phone were recovered from their possession. Preliminary probe revealed that they had snatched the phone from Tausif Alam, a local resident. A case has been registered. TNS MOBILE SNATCHED NEAR RLY CROSSING Amritsar: A duo of unidentified persons snatched the mobile phone of Komalpreet Kaur, a local resident on Sunday. She said two unidentified persons came on a bike and snatched her mobile phone from near Inder Medical store at Verka railway crossing. TNS initial investigation. Suresh Kumar Sharma, the manager at the bank, said he received information about the fire early in the morning from the security guard. The fire brigade was imme- diately informed the flames were doused within 30 minutes. The damage caused by the fire was being estimated, he added. The branch could not function today due to the damage caused by the fire. Smuggled cigarettes worth ~30 lakh seized Amritsar, March 6 Sleuths of the Customs Department seized about 2,60,400 ESSE Golden Leaf cigarettes valued at nearly Rs 30 lakh from a passenger at the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee international airport here on Monday. The smuggled cigarettes were recovered from a passenger who had concealed them in a pair of shoes while coming on a Dubai flight. After registering a case, officials of the department have started an investigation. 4 held in 3-month-old dacoity case Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 Three months after unidentified robbers looted gold biscuits, mobiles and foreign currency from a house in Rayya, the Beas police arrested four persons in this connection on Monday. The accused had shot a youth, identified as Yuvraj Singh (19), while fleeing from the spot as he had identified one of the suspects at that time. They were identified as Prabhjit Singh, alias Prabh, of Nathoke village in Tarn Taran, Gauravdeep Singh of Javandpur (Tarn Taran), Malkit Singh alias Baba of Kotli Saroh Khan (Tarn Taran) and Tarsem Lal alias Bali of Guru Nanak Pura in Beas. The police recovered a scooter, a country-made pistol and two bullets from them. Simmy, owner of the house, said she along with her son and daughter was present at home when the accused with covered faces entered the house. She alleged the accused made them hostage and searched the entire house. She alleged the accused took away 15,000 Euro, gold biscuit measuring 1.5-kg and two expensive mobile phones from the house. She said as her son identified one of the suspects who were from Jalalabad, they shot him in the leg. He was rushed to hospital Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 Two days after three armed robbers looted a Majitha resident of bike and an expensive mobile phone, a Gurdaspur resident was robbed by armed looters in a similar fashion, this time near the Loharaka village turn here on Sunday. The victim, identified as an Indian Air Force (IAF) employee, was on way to his office at Rajasansi when the incident took place. The Kathunangal police have registered a case in this connection. Simranjit Singh, a resident of Khehra Kotli village GURDASPUR RESIDENT TARGETTED IN ANOTHER INCIDENT ■ Simranjit Singh of Khehra Kotli village in Gurdaspur was also robbed of his belongings by miscreants ■ Pointing a revolver at him, they snatched his bag containing a smart phone, purse, PAN card and driving licence ■ They also snatched his motorcycle in Gurdaspur, told the police that yesterday he was going to his office and when he reached near the Loharaka turn around 8.40 pm a car hit him from the rear. He said he fell on the road, four occupants of the car came out and pointed a revolver at him and snatched his bag containing a smart phone, his purse, two uniforms and documents, including his identity cards, PAN card and driving licence. They also snatched his motorcycle (PB-06-AS-0987) and fled towards the Amritsar side. Following his complaint, the Kathunangal police registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC and started a probe. Meanwhile, on Saturday an abandoned lift adjacent to the one they had come out of. The impact of their hitting the door was so powerful that the door of the abandoned lift was broken, leading to their fall. While Rajbir was killed on the spot, Satinder sustained serious injuries. Senior police officials, who reached the place, stated that the matter was being investigated and a case would be registered soon. Tribune News Service Customers were hit as the bank branch could not function on Monday due to the damage caused by the fire. TRIBUNE PHOTO IAF man loses bike, mobile to robbers for treatment. Ravi Kumar, husband of Seema, had shifted to Serbia (in Central Europe) around a year ago. Yaadwinder Singh, SHO, Beas police station, said the police had registered a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 397 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. He said during a probe, the police got the footage of a CCTV in which the accused were seen roaming in the area. He said investigations later led to their arrest. They were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. The police were hoping to crack some more cases during further course of investigations, he added. ELDERLY MAN DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Amritsar: An elderly man, identified as Harjit Singh of Batala road, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Batala road. He was admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital where he had died yesterday. The police have booked an unidentified person in the case and launched further probe. TNS The suspects in the custody of police in Amritsar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b three armed motorcycleborne persons had robbed Gurtazbir Singh of Majitha and took away his bike and expensive mobile phone near Shamnagar village. He said he was just behind a petrol pump in Shamnagar village when the accused tried to stop his bike. Sensing trouble, he tried to speed away, but they took out a pistol and threatened to shoot him. The unknown miscreants decamped with his iPhone 12 Pro Max and bike. A case under Sections 379B (2) and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered in this connection. Villager enters prohibited area along border, held Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, March 6 An Indian national was arrested by the BSF who had entered in the prohibited area of fencing near Naushehra Dhala on Sunday night. Sources said BSF jawans observed a person approaching towards the BS Fence from the Indian side in the alignment of BP No. Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla said he had met Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on February 7 and told him that the Rigo Bridge required reconstruction. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Rigo Bridge renovation: Credit war erupts between BJP, Cong Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 A day after BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh claimed that it was because of his efforts that Rigo Bridge would be reconstructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla countered his claim Police nab 7 for mobile tower battery theft Tribune News Service Amritsar, March 6 Jandiala police arrested seven thieves involved in stealing mobile tower batteries here today. The arrested miscreants were identified as Sukhjit Singh, Navdeep Singh of Chohan village, Lovejeet Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Jasbir Singh, Jugraj Singh of Jabbowal village in Tarsikka and Bachitar Singh of Balia Manjhpur village. The police recovered 20 mobile tower batteries from their possession. These were allegedly stolen from a mobile tower at Pandori Golan village in Tarn Taran. Investigating officer Sub-inspector Raghubir Singh said the police received a tip-off that the accused were roaming around in a car to sell mobile tower batteries. The police intercepted the car bearing the registration number PB-02-AS8042 and recovered the batteries. They were later booked under Section 379 and 411 of the IPC. Police said the accused were produced in court and brought on police remand for further investigations. and said that he made efforts for getting the bridge reconstructed. Aujla said, he had been raising his voice since November 2012 and in this regard in January and February he had discussions with the concerned departments and the Railways. Aujla said he met the Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, on February 7, 2023 and told him that the bridge was 129 years old and required reconstruction. The MP said there is a BJP government at the centre and if BJP national general secretary had also made some contributions, he was thankful for his efforts. Identified as 40-yr-old Muhawa resident 123/M near OP point No. 2. The jawans asked him to stop but he did not. ASI Subodh Sircar got down from the ACP shelter but by that time, the Indian national had climbed over the fence and on seeing the jawan, he jumped inside the BS fence. The ASI immediately caught him inside the fence. The apprehended person has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (40) of Muhawa village in Amritsar. The BSF said it has initiated further proceedings. GOINDWAL PRISON VIRAL VIDEO Jail officialsto be released on bail Gurbaxpuri Tarn Taran, March 6 Superintendent of Sri Goindwal Sahib Central Jail Iqbal Singh Brar and four other police officials who were arrested on Sunday in connection with a video which had gone viral and had been produced in the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Gurpreet Kaur at Khadoor Sahib, were ordered to be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond (Jatti Mushlka). The jail officials were booked under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act and Section 52 of the Prisons Act in connection with a video leak in which Sachin Bhiwani and his associates were seen talking about the incident in which two gangsters were killed in a gang-war that took place in jail premises on February 26. In the incident, gangsters of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang were threatening gangsters belonging to the Jaggu Bhagwanpuria group. Advocate Deepak Arora and other lawyers who appeared on behalf of the jail officials said they brought to the notice of the court that the IPC sections Jail superintendent Iqbal Singh Brar being escorted by the police to a court in Khadoor Sahib. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI TWO INMATES WERE KILLED IN FEB 26 CLASH The jail officials were booked under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act and Section 52 of the Prisons Act in connection with a video leak in which Sachin Bhiwani and his associates were seen talking about the incident in which two gangsters were killed in a gang-war that took place in jail premises on February 26. imposed in the case pertained to bailable offences and it was under the jurisdiction of the police itself to release them on bail. The police itself was competent to release them on bail upon furnishing a personal bond. Besides Jail Superintendent Iqbal Singh Brar, the others were Additional Jail Superintendent Vijay Kumar, Assistant Jail Superintendent Harish Kumar, ASI Joginder Singh and ASI Harchand Singh. The other two suspended jail officials include Additional Jail Superintendent Jaspal Singh Khaira and Head Constable Savinder Singh who have not been arrested yet. The court ordered the police to release the five arrested officials on personal security bond. Despite repeated attempts, neither DSP , Goindwal Sahib, Arun Kumar nor SHO Rajinder Singh were ready to go on record regarding the release of jail officials.
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