16032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/15/2023 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune GOVT EARMARKED ~2.44 CR TO REPAIR ITI: CABINET MIN NETFLIX ANNOUNCES SEASON 3 OF ITS TOP 5 WEB SHOWS Successful Indian shows on Netflix from previous years are set to return on the OTT platform soon. P3 GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 15°C I ENJOY DOING ROMANTIC FILMS WITH SRK: MUKERJI Cabinet Minister Jimpa says the government has planned to repair ITI at a cost of Rs 2.44 crore. P2 FORECAST “My favourite genre is romance. I enjoy doing romantic films with SRK,” says Rani Mukerji. P4 » » SUNSET THURSDAY 6.36 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:36 AM » THURSDAY | 16 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 PERSONS RUN OVER BY TRAINS Phagwara: Two unidentified persons were run over by two different trains at two different places near the Phagwara railway station on Tuesday night. Gurbheij Singh, incharge, Government Railway Police, Phagwara, said one person was run over by a running train near Mauli village on the PhagwaraLudhiana rail section while the other was run over near the railway station. The GRP have kept the bodies in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital for identification after a postmortem. OC TWO GO MISSING, CASES REGISTERED Phagwara: The Bilga police have registered two missing reports in connection with the disappearance of two women, one of whom is married. Investigating officer (IO) Manoj Kumar said Harman Kaur (23), wife of Harprit Singh of Patti Bhoja, Bilga village, went missing on March 13 and a missing report has been registered. The IO said in the second case, the police also registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of Sawita (20), daughter of Sukhwindar Singh, a resident of the same locality, who went missing since March 4. OC 1 ACQUITTED IN MURDER CASE Phagwara: The court of Rupinderjit Chahal, District and Sessions Judge, Jalandhar, has acquitted a person in a case of murdering his brother. The court said the prosecution failed to prove the murder charge levelled against Sukhdev, alias Keba, son of Najar Chand of Aadhi village. The Nakodar Sadar police had registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against Sukhdev for murdering his brother Satpal, alias Sattu, on June 5, 2020. OC PO ARRESTED ON COURT ORDER Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked and arrested a proclaimed offender for failing to appear before the court. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohindar Pal said the accused had been identified as Ashok Kumar of Mohalla Danna Mandi in Talwann village. The SHO said Phillaur Judicial Magistrate First Class Gur Mehtab Singh ordered that the accused had been declared a proclaimed offender in a case under sections of the Excise Act and should be booked under Section 174-A of the IPC. The SHO said a case had been registered against the accused. OC ONE BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING GIRL Phagwara: The Nakodar (city) police have booked an unidentified person on the charge of kidnapping a girl and confining her. Gurmit Singh, a resident of Rai Pur Gujran village under the Mehatpur police station, lodged a complaint with the police that his minor daughter was returning home from her college when an unidentified person kidnapped his daughter from Shankar Road on March 14 and confined her somewhere. Investigating officer Kulwindar Singh said a case under Section 346 of the IPC had been registered against the unidentified person. OC Man hacks friend to death, nabbed Tribune News Service CONFESSES TO CRIME COMMITTED IN DRUNKEN STATE Jalandhar, March 15 A man was arrested by the Kartarpur police for brutally murdering his friend in a drunken state on the intervening night of March 13 and 14. Ninder, alias Tuna, was murdered at Dana Mandi, Alampur Bakka in Kartarpur. The police arrested Satvinder Singh, alias Sabi (20), a resident of Alampur Bakka in Kartarpur for the murder. A case was registered in this regard on March 14 under Section 302 of the IPC at the Kartarpur police station. Sabi was arrested on the basis of suspicion on March 14, the day of the FIR. During investigation, Sabi confessed to the murder in a drunken state. Both Tuna and Sabi are residents of the same village in Kartarpur. During interrogation Sabi ■ During investigation, Sabi confessed to the murder in a drunken state. Both Tuna and Sabi are residents of the same village in Kartarpur ■ The police said Sabi became an alcoholic after he was deported to Delhi from Mexico. He also started taking drugs and during this period, he befriended Tuna with whom he drank and did drugs ■ On the evening of March 13, he was with Tuna and the duo had drinks at a liquor vend. In a drunken state, Sabi said Tuna hurled a lot of abuses. Later, the accused went to Dana Mandi and repeatedly attacked Tuna. At 1 am, he again went back to the mandi shed to further attack and hit Tuna and hacked him to death with his datar said he had gone to Greece two years ago where due to financial stress he went to the US via Mexico, but was caught at the Mexico border due to fake visa. From there he was deported to Delhi. Due to a fake visa case against him, he was sentenced to 9-10 days at Tihar jail. After being released on bail, he returned to Alampur Bakka village where he fell into a bad company. The police said he became an alcoholic and also started using drugs, during this period he befriended Tuna with whom he drank and did drugs. On the evening of March 13, he was with Tuna and the duo drunk at a liquor vend. In a drunken state, Sabi said Tuna hurled a lot of abuses at him. He didn’t say anything at that time and returned to his home. At home he consumed more alcohol and swore revenge angered at Tuna’s words. Then he went back twice in the night and beat up and hacked Tuna to death. He first went to Dana Mandi, Alampur Bakka, on his Activa (PB08-RV-5077) at 11.30 pm. He repeatedly attacked Tuna, who was in drunken state in a mandi shed, with bricks on his head and face, and returned home 10 minutes later. At 1 am, he again went back to the mandi shed to further attack and hit Tuna and hacked him to death with his datar, severing his neck. It was only after he was convinced that the man had died did he leave the spot. The accused dumped the datar and his undershirt near a village sewage pond and washed the rest of the clothes he was wearing at the time of the murder. The patwari arrested by the Vigilance Bureau for taking bribe. TRIBUNE PHOTO Patwari lands in VB net for graft Ashok Kaura Phagwara, March 15 A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested revenue patwari Parveen Kumar, posted at Phagwara city, for demanding a bribe of Rs 15,000. A spokesperson for the Bureau said a case was registered against the revenue official after investigation of an online complaint lodged at the Chief Minister’s anti-corruption action line. Giving details, he added that the complainant Ranvir Kaur, resident of Nehru Nagar, Phagwara, now living at Slough, United Kingdom, has alleged that the patwari demanded Rs 15,000 as bribe in lieu of mutation of her house after the demise of her husband and making correction in the names. The accused patwari has already taken Rs 25,000 and was asking for more mon- Three held in drugs-related cases Chief Justice Jha to inaugurate courts complex in Hoshiarpur Tribune News Service 42-year-old Anil Mehta. Nawanshahr, March 15 Almost every day drug-related cases are being reported from Nawanshahr district. Three persons have been arrested in connection with three different durgs-related cases from Nawanshahr, and drugs have been seized from their possession. The incidents were reported from Banga city, Sadar Nawanshahr and Behram. From the Banga city, Jaskirat Singh was arrested with 50 Etizolam and 0.5-mg intoxicant tablets. A case has been registered under Section 22 of the NDPS Act. From Sadar Nawanshahr, Peddler held under NDPS Act Drug peddler held under NDPS Act Phagwara, March 15 The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicating tablets. Investigating officer and Shankar police post in-charge Surkhwindar Pal Singh said 240 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Sagar, a resident of Dalla village (Mira Pur) under the Sultan Pur Lodhi police station in Kapurthala. — OC Harmesh Lal was arrested with seven grams of heroin. “We had laid a naka and noticed Harmesh Lal throwing away a polythene (bag). When we checked (the bag), heroin was found,” the police stated. A case has been registered under Section 21 of the NDPS Act. The police seized 13 intoxicating injections in Behram. These were Buprenorphine injections. The suspect in the case has been identified as Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicating tablets. Investigating officer and Shankar police post incharge Surkhwindar Pal Singh said 240 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Sagar, a resident of Dalla village (Mira Pur) under the Sultan Pur Lodhi police station in Kapurthala. The IO said a case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. — OC JIT gives 7 days to Latifpura claimants Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, March 15 Justice Ravi Shankar Jha, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, will inaugurate the newly constructed multi-storied district and sessions court complex here on Friday. Justice Arun Palli will be especially present on the occasion. District and Sessions Judge Dilbagh Singh Johal said the complex had come up on an area of more than 14 acres. There are 17 courts, one children’s court, an ADR centre and six lifts in the new complex. The Jalandhar, March 15 While finalising the cases of claims for rehabilitation of the Latifpura oustees, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust has given a last chance to those who were left out. Issuing a release on Tuesday, JIT Chairman Jagtar Singh Sanghera said that a week’s time had been given to the claimants to put up their case for rehabilitation with proof of residence at the place. The proofs include power bill, water bill, Aadhaar card, etc. District and Sessions Judge Dilbagh Singh along with others takes stock of preparations for the event in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO five-storey building comprises one basement parking and an open parking area of 1,65,000 square feet. There is specific area for tree planation purposes. CCTV cameras, data networking and many other continued on page 2 1K applications for various schemes cleared at Suvidha Camp Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 15 As many as 1,030 applications for various citizen services and schemes have been approved on the spot during a Suvidha Camp held here at Red Cross Bhawan wherein Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora and Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh jointly handed over the approval letters to the beneficiaries. During the camp, 10 government departments, including Zila Parishad, Urban Development, Munici- The Suvidha Camp organised at Red Cross Bhawan in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO pal Corporation Jalandhar, District Social Security City-based author comes up with novel on role of media Jalandhar, March 15 City-based Hindi novelist Dr Ajay Sharma has come up with yet another creation, ‘Shankh Mein Samandar’. He already has 16 novels and five plays under his belt. Writing in the preface, Dr Paan Singh, Head, Hindi Department, Himachal Pradesh University, aptly explains the gist of the novel, “The main plot of the novel is based on the contemporary problem, through which we are passing through even today. Due to Covid-19, we are making media a major part of our lives. The novelist, through his craftsmanship, brings out this pulse of the society and the people. ‘Shankh Mein Samandar’ is the result of that reconnaissance.” The narrative of the novel is based on various online events on social media, in ey in this regard, she said. The spokesperson added that the VB has investigated the allegations levelled in the complaint and registered a corruption case at the Vigilance Bureau police station, Jalandhar, after finding the revenue official guilty of demanding and accepting bribe money. He would be produced in court tomorrow. Further investigation in the case is in progress, he said. Novelist Dr Ajay Sharma which acting is the main focus. By joining online classes on acting, a Covid-afflicted and fearless person wants to fulfil the dreams of his youth. This is a new plot of the novel, on which Dr Ajay Sharma continued on page 2 c m y b Office, District Programme Office, District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise, Punjab Skill Development Mission, Horticulture, and Labour Department set up their counters in the camp to showcase the schemes being run by the government, thereby providing the applicants with an opportunity to apply directly in the camp. Pointing out further, the Deputy Commissioner said that over a thousand applications were approved in the camp including 22 applications under pension scheme, 63 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna and 12 under Prime Minister Svanidhi Yojna. During the camp, a total of 30 job cards were issued to beneficiaries registered under the Punjab Construction Workers Welfare Board, and 25 youngsters received appointment letters under the employment programme. Similarly, 30 applicants received kits under National Urban Livelihood Mission, and 30 got their certificates under Gramin Kaushal Vikas Scheme after completing their training under the mission. Subsidy letters were issued to five progressive farmers by the Horticulture Department. continued on page 2
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