07032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/6/2023 11:50 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 6 YEARS ON, CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC TOILETS HANGS FIRE AMITABH BACHCHAN INJURED DURING FILM SHOOTING USE HERBAL COLOURS TO AVOID SKIN PROBLEMS The construction of public toilets in the city is yet to be completed. It was announced six years ago. P2 Actor Amitabh Bachchan said he sustained injury during the shooting of his upcoming film, Project K. P3 Every year after Holi, hospitals tend to swell up with people complaining of skin and respiratory disorders. P4 » » » FORECAST MOSTLY SUNNY MAX 29°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.25 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:41 AM TUESDAY | 7 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR Man arrested for culpable homicide Our Correspondent Phagwara, March 6 The Lohian Khas police arrested a person on the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy. Investigating Officer Kulwindar Singh said one Balwindar Singh, a resident of Talwandi Chaudharia village, had complained to the police that the accused, Simaranjit Singh, a resident of Fatu Wal village in Kapurthala, killed his daughter Sarabjit Kaur in a fake accident near Baba Boharri on the Sultan Pur- Lohian road. He allefed his daughter was objecting to the marriage of the accused who had promised to marry her but later cheated her by marrying another girl. The IO said a case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC had been registered against the accused who was produced in a court and remanded in police custody. The scooter and phone of the deceased have been recovered on the demarcation of the accused. — OC 16-year-old flees children’s home; ashram, CWC officials trade barbs Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 6 A 16-year-old girl from the Children’s Home for Girls at the Gandhi Vanita Ashram in Jalandhar, escaped this afternoon from the premises under mysterious circumstances. As per police sources and the ashram authorities, the girl escaped while she had gone to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) office, allegedly to serve water to its members. The CWC vehemently denied these allegations as baseless. The police visited the ashram premises after being informed, but the ashram authorities are yet to submit a formal complaint on the issue to trace the missing girl. CDPO, Jalandhar, Harvinder Kaur, who has additional charge of two homes — the Children’s Home for Girls (from where the girl has gone missing) and the Children Home, Jalandhar, as Superintendent, visits the ashram on Tuesday and Thursday. The No formal complaint lodged yet Gandhi Vanita Ashram from where an inmate escaped. WAS CALLED TO SERVE WATER CHARGE BASELESS ❝The 16-year-old girl who has escaped was baseless ❝It’s agirl was atcharge that the the CWC at the CWC office on the ashram premises. She had been called there to serve water. office. Girls come to our office only when there is a hearing or a formal case has to be taken up. Harvinder Kaur, CDPO, JALANDHAR JK Gulati, CWC, JALANDHAR, CHAIRMAN ❞ incident, thus, took place when she was not at the home. However, she rushed to the spot ❞ after she received the information. The 16-year-old girl was referred to the Children’s Home for Girls on February 25 from the Patiala CWC. As per sources, she had run away from home and the orders for her release back to her home were due to be released today. However, she fled the ashram premises in the afternoon. Police Station Number 2 SHO Gurpreet Singh said: “We visited the ashram and searched for the girl but couldn’t find her. However, we have not received any written complaint from the ashram or CWC authorities. An FIR can be lodged or other proceedings started, only after a written complaint is submitted. The girl fled from the CWC office on the premises of the ashram.” Harvinder Kaur, too, said: “The girl was at the CWC office and had been called there, when she fled. She was called to serve water there.” CWC, Jalandhar, Chairman, JK Gulati said: “It’s a falsehood that the girl had come to our office. I, along with other continued on page 2 Musical treat Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaj performs at ‘Virsa Hoshiarpur Da’ fair on Monday. REPORT INSIDE Suicide victim’s kin say no FIR yet; Police Commissioner seeks report Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Missing wheat: Officials yet to file complaint Jalandhar, March 6 A day after 5 quintals (500 kg) less of wheat grain was found during a random surprise check at a food disbursal depot, an FIR is yet to be registered in the case. The police said no formal complaint had yet been filed by any of the parties for them to file an FIR. Meanwhile, the Food and Civil Supplies Department said it was preparing a formal report on the issue, only after which an FIR could be lodged. Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural on Sunday made a random check at a food depot at Raseela Nagar in Jalandhar and weighed the foodgrain brought in by two trucks on his own weighing scales. As much as 350 quintals of grain up for distribution was being DFSO says detailed report being prepared AAP MLA Sheetal Angural at a wheat depot in Jalandhar. FILE ferried in the trucks. The MLA had alleged improper measurement of the wheat and claimed that 5 quintals less of it than the amount to be distributed. He also alleged each bag had one to half kg less wheat than it should have had. The MLA also made a complaint to the Police Station No.5 and also informed Food and Civil Supplies Min- ister Lal Singh Kataruchakk. Police Station No 5 SHO Parminder Singh said: “We have not received any formal complaint on the issue so far. An FIR will be filed only after a written complaint is made and we have none yet. Once we get it, the case will be lodged.” Manish Kumar, District Food Supply Officer, Jalandhar, said: “While we are already getting 15 per cent less grain, regarding which we have already written to the government. As far as yesterday’s incident is concerned, we are still in the process of preparing a report on the issue. A formal complaint will only be filed after that. The grain weighing 350 quintals had arrived yesterday and they were disbursed among the beneficiaries today.” — TNS Receiving less grain, allege depots’ body The Ration Depot Holders’ Welfare Society, Jalandhar, has said even though the MLA has raised the issue of less wheat at a depot, 15 to 25 per cent less grain is being received across various districts in the state. Society’s senior vice-president Bhagat Bishan Dass said: “In Jalandhar, it is about 15 per cent less. For example, at my depot at Bhargo Camp in Jalandhar, I have received 58 quintal 80 kg less wheat than the amount I was supposed to receive. The government should fix the problem first. It should send equal and requisite amount of wheat to all depots rather than pointing fingers.” ITBP MAN FALLS TO DEATH IN ASR ONE HURT IN FIRING AS 2 GROUPS CLASH Amritsar: Days after an alleged clash between two groups on the Baba Bakala-Rayya road, the police have booked around eight persons for fighting in public place, disturbing peaceful atmosphere and creating panic. Though the incident occurred on February 23, a case was registered only on Sunday. Investigating officer ASI Harjinder Singh said a case under Section 160 of the IPC (Committing Affray) and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act have been registered. TNS Janak Raj, the uncle of deceased Bhushan shows the complaint given to the Police Commissioner. build a room for Bhushan, he asked Sham Lal for his money but he refused to pay him a single penny,” he added. He said on February 1, Bhushan had filed a complaint at the division No. 1 police station against Sham Lal that he was threatening Bhushan of implicating him in a false case, but the police did not take any action on his complaint. “As a result of this he ended his life by jumping in front a train,” said Janak Raj, adding that Miscreants damage scribe’s car INBRIEF Amritsar: In a freak accident, an ITBP man 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 man 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. TNS Jalandhar, March 6 The family members of a 25year-old youth who died by jumping in front of a train here last month on February 17, have accused the city police for not registering an FIR in this regard. The members said they had approached the Division No.1 police and Commissioner many times but to no avail. Janak Raj, the uncle of the deceased, said his nephew Bhushan was working for a local businessman, who had employed five youths for making shuttlecocks, at his residence in Babu Labh Singh Nagar. He said Bhushan’s fixed income was nearly Rs 500 per day, but he was taking only Rs 100 per day and asked his employer to keep the remaining amount with him and hand it over whenever he would ask for it. “It was in January when we had to renovate our house and if the police had acted on time, his nephew would have been alive. “Now even after his death, and my repeated complaints, the police are least interested in registering an FIR against the suspect. Even the Railway Police had recovered a copy of the complaint filed by Bhushan against Sham Lal from his pocket,” he alleged. When Sham Lal was contacted, he said Bhushan’s uncle was falsely implicating him in a suicide case. He said all workers were taking either Rs 100 or Rs 120 per day and there was no pending money of Bhushan with him. He also alleged that it was his uncle and aunt, who were troubling Bhushan, because of which he used to remain upset. Division No. 1 SHO Jatinder Kumar said the police were conducting an inquiry in the case. The Police Commissioner, Kuldeep Chahal, said he had sought a report from the ACP concerned in this connection. Tribune News Service Residents of Ward 78 statyed put at the Jalandhar Municipal Commissioner’s office for seven hours over the sewage issue. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ward 78 residents hold sit-in at MC office Jalandhar, March 6 Residents of Ward Number 78 held a dharna outside the MC Commissioner’s office today over the issue of overflowing sewage in their wards. The dharna continued for seven hours. When the residents refused to lift the dharna, Joint Commissioner Shikha Bhagat intervened and deputed two employees to resolve the matter. After her assurance, the residents along with the former ward councillor lifted the dharna. “It takes a dharna to move officials. Otherwise who listens to the public,” a resident rued. Bhagat had held a meeting and promised to resolve this important issue. The former councillor had visited the MC office with some residents of New Ratan Nagar recently and met the Joint Commissioner regarding the issue. He had told the official that New Ratan Nagar residents were suffering due to the overflowing sewers. “We had earlier held a dharna on the same issue after which the issue was addressed, but only for 15 days. It has now raised its ugly head again. Residents are not going to listen to any hollow assurances from MC officials this time,” Samrai had said. — TNS Jalandhar, March 6 Several unidentified persons broke windowpanes of a car belonging to citybased senior journalist Yogesh Suri here late last evening at Arjun Nagar on Ladowali road. The incident was captured in CCTV cameras. Police officials were trying to identify and nab the culprits. ACP, Central, Nirmal Singh said the matter was being investigated and the CCTV footage around the house was being scanned. “The accused who carried out the incident will be in police custody soon,” he added. The smashed windowpanes of the journalist’s car. TRIBUNE PHOTO Giving information about the incident to the police party that reached the spot, Yogesh Suri said at 10 pm on Sunday, he parked the car outside his house. In the morning when he came out of the house, he saw that the windowpanes of his car were lying broken. Following which, he immediately reported the incident to the police. Patwari suspended Woman peddler held with 900-gm poppy husk Nawanshahr, March 6 Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Collector Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa has placed Revenue Patwari Prem Kumar of Sloh circle under suspension for dereliction of duty with immediate effect on Monday. According to the orders issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Kumar has been sus- pended on the basis of a report received from the Nawanshahr SDM about causing trouble to the people by keeping his phone switched off and office work pending. During the period of suspension, his headquarters has been fixed at the tehsil office in Banga. He will be eligible for subsistence allowance as per rules during this period. — TNS Our Correspondent Peddlers in the custody of Jalandhar rural police on Monday. c m y b Phagwara, March 6 The Mehatpur police have arrested a woman drug peddler on the charge of selling poppy husk. Station House Officer (SHO) Balraj Singh said 900 gram of poppy husk were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Jagir Kaur, wife of Rattan Singh, a resident of Gaunsu Wal village. The SHO said a case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. The SHO said the police also arrested Sukhwindar Singh alias Bindar, a resident of Parjian Bihari Pur village in Ludhiana and Gurmit Singh, a resident of Beetalan village wanted in drug cases, adding that Gurmit Singh has been declared as proclaimed offender (PO) by a court. In another case, the Nakodar city police have arrested drug peddler Rannjit Singh, a resident of Ladhewal village near Nakodar and recovered 280 intoxicant tablets from his possession last night.
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