04052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/4/2023 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 19°C MORE BUSES TO BE ADDED TO BRTS FLEET: AUJLA EMMA WATSON ON HER 5-YR BREAK FROM ACTING HUGH ON HIS CHARACTER IN MOVIE OPERATION FORTUNE Lok Sabha member Gurjeet Singh Aujla said more buses would be added to the fleet of Metro buses. P2 The Harry Potter actor’s break from acting would touch five years at the end of 2023. P3 Greg loves money! But he's also one of those billionaires who has come to regard himself as a good man.P4 » » SUNSET THURSDAY 7.12 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:41 AM » THURSDAY | 4 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF TWO NABBED WITH STOLEN SCOOTER Amritsar: The Division A police have arrested two vehicle lifters identified as Gurpreet Singh of Dharad village and Resham Singh of Dhapai and recovered a stolen scooter from their possession. The police have registered a case and started investigation. The police said they hoped that they would recover more stolen vehicles during further interrogation. TNS ONE HELD WITH SEDATIVE PILLS Amritsar: The Ramdas police have arrested Shamsher Singh of Bhindi Saida and confiscated 1,735 sedative pills from his possession. SI Sukhwinderjit Singh told that he was arrested from Chaharpur village yesterday. He was travelling on bike and tried to speed away on seeing the police party. A case under NDPS act was registered against him. TNS Woman found murdered in Enter victim’s shop, rob him of ~46K at gunpoint car, lover’s hand suspected 3 miscreants target scrap dealer Amritsar, May 3 A scrap dealer, Ajay Mahajan alias Rinku, was looted by three unidentified armed persons on the Tarn Taran road here on Tuesday. He was present in his shop when the scooter-borne miscreants arrived there. Two of them went inside and their third accomplice waited on the scooter. The two armed accused snatched ~46,000 from him at gunpoint and fled the spot. The Division C police registered a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC against unidentified persons and started investigation. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-I) said the police had identified one of the suspects and further probe was on to arrest them. Rinku, a resident of Raja Enclave located on Batala Road, told the police that he was a scrap dealer and owned a shop on the Tarn Taran road. Was in a relationship with the accused for the past two years Tribune News Service A CCTV grab of three suspects in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO He said around 10.30 am on Tuesday, he was present in his shop when three unidentified persons came on a scooter. The accused had their faces covered with cloth. He said two of them entered the shop and pointed pistols at him, asking him to hand over the cash. He said he took out Rs 45,000 and coins to tune of Rs 1,000 from the cash box. Jayant Puri, SHO, Division C police station, said they had scanned the footage the CCTV cameras in the area and found clues about the identification of one of the suspects. He said investigations were in progress and raids were being conducted to arrest the accused. — TNS Police mull RICN project to connect with people PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 3 The Punjab Police have envisaged to set up a robust communication and information system Rapid Information and Communication Network (RICN) using social media extensively and efficiently. This would also help in increasing liaison with common man, said the police authorities. Under this WhatsApp numbers and social media accounts would be shared with the people of different strata to increase communication. This would help the police in developing a direct connection with the people who could share suggestions and problems of the city with the concerned police officials’ right from station house officer to Drug addict kills grandmother in Bagga Kalan Tribune News Service Additional deputy commissioners of police (ADCPs) besides Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioners. Every police official would have individual numbers. RICN would assist police in using social media channels effectively to convey policing achievements to the citizens besides receiving grievances, feedback and improves services and counter fake news. It would also facilitate in collecting intelligence through social media about crimes, criminal and current trends in the society. It would also aid in creating awareness about crime and criminals in the society using social media, said Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh. This is first of its kind project that has been launched by the city police. Earlier, the police had established quick complaint redressal system for disposing off the pending complaints by holding camps and counseling cells. Dr Mehtab Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-I), today launched the Whats App number 7710104369 for areas under his jurisdiction. Similarly, he also shared Facebook account cpasr_adcp1, Instagram account cpasr_adcp1 and Twitter account @cpasr_adcp1. “Almost every citizen and people from all strata is on different social media platforms. They have their accounts on these platforms and many of them share various types of information besides highlighting problems including crime, drug abuse and other issues,” ADCP pointed out. Social media has become a tool for spreading false information also. Our objective is to not only counter fake news, but also develop a direct connection with the people. The police officials would be holding meetings with the people in different areas and localities and through different mediums to share these numbers. ADCP Gurpartap Singh Sahota said that RICN project would also help in curbing the crime as it would help in immediate disseminating of information. Robin Hans, SHO Division D Police station said that the phones with these numbers given to SHOs would remain in the police station. After duty hours, the phone would be handed over to the duty officer in the police station. Tarn Taran, May 3 A delegation of residents led by Major Singh, president, Erickshaw Union, presented a memorandum of demands to MLA Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal here on Wednesday. The residents apprised the MLA that residents and commuters were facing great hardships due to the poor condition of the road from Goindwal Sahib bypass to the railway crossing. They said shopkeepers were facing difficulty in breathing due to the clouds of dust being raised by passing vehicles on the road. Tarn Taran, May 3 Two unidentified thieves made a vain bid to steal goods from the BSF godown situated in Khemkaran on Tuesday. While trying to steal goods, they were seen by a BSF personnel who shouted at them. Seeing the personnel rushing towards them, they fled the spot leaving behind their motorcycle. An official of the 101 BSF Battalion lodged a complaint with the Khemkaran police in this regard. He said Dharamveer Singh, an employee of the BSF , saw the thieves committing the crime and informed his senior SI Sarnam Singh who warned the thieves. The motorcycle had no registration number. A case has been filed. — OC ka, told the police that she was in a relationship with accused Arshdeep Singh, who lives in their street. David Singh said on Monday she went to work, but did not return home till night. He said the family got worried and he along with his cousin searched for her. He said on Tuesday, the police informed them of finding her body in a car (UP-16-FT-4591) near the Jagdev Kalan canal. The abandoned car reportedly belonged to Arshdeep Singh. According to the police, Salomi’s throat was slit and there were sharp injury marks on other parts of the bodyo. After killing her, the accused fled the spot leaving Seeking blessings Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR residents, officials still wait for policy Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Residents hand over a memorandum of demands to MLA Dr Kashmir Singh Sohal in Tarn Taran. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI Major Singh said the potholed road was damaging their newly purchased continued on page 2 Child rights panel member visits Pingalwara Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 3 Central Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Preeti Bhardwaj Dalal on Wednesday visited various educational institutions and Pingalwara during her brief visit to Amritsar. During the tour, she visited schools for children with special needs being run by Pingalwara, Nari Niketan and children shelter homes being run by the district adminis- Two make vain attempt to loot BSF godown The victim (Salomi). FILE PHOTO Ajnala DSP Sanjiv Kumar said as per a preliminary probe, the girl was pressurizing the boy for marriage, but his family was against it. On Monday, they had a quarrel over the issue following which the accused attacked her with a sharp cutter. the car behind. Ajnala DSP Sanjiv Kumar said as per a preliminary probe, the girl was pressurizing the boy for marriage, but his family was against it. On Monday, they had a quarrel over the issue following which the accused attacked her with a sharp cutter. He said the family of the accused lived in Delhi and they had an old house at Loharaka. The youth along with his mother and brother had come to attend a marriage function in Amritsar. He said the police had recovered the weapon used in the crime. The police have registered a murder case against the youth and started investigation. MERGING OF CANTONMENT CIVIL AREAS WITH MC Residents submit memo to MLA Sohal over traffic woes Uncertainty over move continues; Our Correspondent Amritsar, May 3 In a shocking incident, an alleged drug addict killed his grandmother in Bagga Kalan village after she refused to give him money. The incident occurred last night. The deceased was identified as Kulwant Kaur (80), a resident of Bagga Kalan village falling under the Rajasansi police station here. Ajnala DSP Sanjiv Kumar said that the police had arrested her grandson Mantej Singh, a drug addict. He used Siri Sahib (kirpan) which was kept in front of the continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 3 The Rajasansi police have arrested a youth for allegedly killing a girl who was reportedly pressing him for marriage. The duo had been in a relationship for the past two years, said the police. The incident came to light when the police found her body in a car near the Jagdev Kalan village canal on Tuesday. The police took the body in custody and sent it for a postmortem. The victim, identified as Salomi (22), worked in a dental clinic on the Loharaka road. The victim’s brother David Singh, a resident of Gumtala Colony in Lohara- WAS ATTACKED WITH A SHARP CUTTER: POLICE National Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Preeti Bhardwaj during a meeting in Amritsar on Wednesday. tration. She held detailed meetings with officials of government departments and non-government institutions working towards child rescue, rehabilitation and special education. Taking up the issue of child begging and child labour, she said that the problem was being faced as the holy city hosted a large number of tourists, who came for food tourism and it resulted into local dhabas and restaurants continued on page 2 c m y b Amritsar, May 3 After the Ministry of Defence (MoD) set in motion the designation of military areas within most of the 62 cantonments in the country as military stations and merge the civil areas with municipalities, the move is likely to demerge civil pockets from the Amritsar cantonment as well. The Amritsar Cantonment Board has been administering the civil area with a population of over 10,000 residents. An open air gym has also been set up in the cantonment park. The Board also has civilian representatives in addition to military officials, and both operate it together. There are 25 bungalows of the British rea in the cantonment. Each bungalow is sprawling as it is spread on several acres. Four private schools run from as many bungalows whose owners had died without leaving an heir. Vijay Mehra, whose family has been living in the area since 1936, said it was too early to say what would be the impact of the move. A view of cantonment area in Amritsar on Wednesday. SUNIL KUMAR He added that a lot of discussion has been going among the residents of the All-India Cantonment Bungalow Owners’ Association. As the norms have not been elaborated by the government, it was not possible to comment at this juncture how things would unfold, he said. “Undoubtedly, the civic amenities are good here and green cover is ample but occasional restrictions on movement sometimes bother civilians,” he said. In the past, the cantonment board had come under criticism for neglecting commercial activities that were going on unabated in the Defence Estate Land, or bungalows located in the cantonment area in violation of norms. When the violations were brought to the notice of the board, its officials acted swiftly against offenders. In 2018, acting on the directions of the Defence Estate, the board had sealed a marriage palace, an illegal parking lot and a vehicle washing place located opposite to the District Courts Complex. The Board has its share of achievements as well. The cantonment was also awarded the coveted ‘Raksha Mantri’ award for excellence under the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission in 2018 and became the first cantonment in the country to launch the Solid and Liquid Resource Management System (SLRMS) on the pattern of ‘Vellore model’ the same year. In 2017 the Cantonment Board had set up a ‘Wall of Kindness’ by installing a rack and a few hangers on a main road to help the needy. People come to donate things here. Same year the ACB had received the open defecation free (ODF) certificate from the Union government for achieving the targets in its area. The cantonment board authorities could not be contacted for a comment. MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi said his office had not received any written instructions so far. In case any such development takes place in the future, the MC would be ready to take care of the area, he added.
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