04052023-JTR-01.qxd 5/4/2023 12:51 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune COMMISSION AGENTS PROTEST TARDY LIFTING OF WHEAT MASH ACTOR EILEEN SAKI PASSES AWAY AT 79 Reportedly, the Mash actor died on Monday in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. P3 GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 18°C YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 18°C RAPPER GD 47 RELEASES HIS NEW SONG MIC NAAL Commission agents and labourers hold a protest against slow lifting of wheat from grain market. P2 FORECAST Through music, he hopes to inspire others to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams with passion.P4 » » SUNSET THURSDAY 7.02 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:37 AM » THURSDAY | 4 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR Fulfilling people’s dreams my sole purpose, says Cong candidate AAP holds meet in pvt school Congress writes to EC, seeks action against party, candidates Ashok Kaura JALANDHAR THE PLAINT LOK SABHA BYPOLL The complaint reads: “This meeting is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct set by the Election Commission of India, which prohibits political parties and candidates from holding meetings or rallies on the school premises. Furthermore, the presence of staff and students at the meeting raises serious concerns about the misuse of the school’s resources for political purposes.” Phagwara, May 3 Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary today said fulfilling aspirations and dreams of people of Jalandhar was the only purpose of her life. Addressing election meetings in Bara Pind, Rurka Kalan and Phillaur city with former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Karamjit said she had never imagined of coming into active politics, but now she would work day and night to realise the dreams of her husband late Santokh Singh Chaudhary. “I spent my entire life doing a government job teaching students. After the demise of my husband, the party gave me the responsibility to contest the byelections and represent the people of Jalandhar in the Parliament. I will work day and night to fulfil the aspirations of people of Jalandhar Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 3 Following reports that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held an election meeting at a private school in Urban Estate, Phase 1, here, yesterday, local Congress leaders today lodged a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard here today. Sukhbahar Singh Waraich, an aide of Pargat Singh, Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, has written to District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh. In this complaint, he said: “I want to bring it to your notice a serious poll code violation by AAP Party leader from Jaland. har Cantonment Surinder Singh Sodhi, AAP MLA from Kharar Anmol Gagan Mann, AAP leaders during a meeting at a school in favour of party candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku in Urban Estate, Phase 1, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO former MLA Jagbir Singh Brar and AAP Jalandhar president Rajwinder Kaur Thiara held a meeting at a private school in Urban Estate, Phase 1. The meeting was held with staff and senior students of the school in favour of AAP’s Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku.” The complaint further reads: “This meeting is a violation of the Model Code of Conduct set by the Election Commission of India, which prohibits political parties and candidates from holding meetings or rallies on the school premises. Furthermore, the presence of staff and students at the meeting raises serious concerns about the misuse of the school’s resources for political purposes.” Pictures of the meeting were uploaded on the official Facebook page of Surinder Singh Sodhi on May 2 (Tuesday) with a caption that it is in “favour of Lok Sabha byelection candi- date Sushil Kumar Rinku”. Waraich has urged the Election Commission to take immediate action against AAP and its candidates for violation of the Model Code of Conduct. “Such actions are detrimental to the democratic process and must be stopped at all costs. I hope that appropriate action will be taken to ensure that such violations are not repeated in the future,” he makes a mention. Thieves decamp with cash, gold Phagwara, May 3 A house was reportedly burgled in a street near Bazar Bansanwala here on Tuesday night. The burglars entered the house after breaking open the locks and decamped with Rs 15,000 in cash and 7.5 grams of gold from the house. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. Further investigations were on into the matter. PO lands in police net Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the past several days. Investigating officer (IO) Harnek Singh said the accused had been identified as Rajbir Singh, alias Sheela, a resident of Mohalla Bagh Wala, Shahkot. He was wanted in a case of drug peddling registered in 2019 and was declared a proclaimed offender last month. OC Woman, son shot at in Phagwara village 1 suspect held, 3 others flee from spot Our Correspondent Phagwara, May 3 Four unidentified motorcyclist-borne miscreants allegedly shot at a mother-son duo at Bhago-Budha village near Kabirpur here today. The victims have been identified as Geeta Rani (55), wife of former sarpanch Mangat Ram, and her son Udik Chand (32). They were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Sultanpur Lodhi. They were later referred to a private hospital in Jalandhar. On hearing the sound of firing, people rushed to the spot. They managed to arrest one of the four suspects and handed him over to the police. The suspect has been identified as Sagar, a resident of Bhago- OLD ENMITY SUSPECTED: COP Babandeep Singh, DSP, Sultanpur Lodhi, while confirming the incident, said the police had registered a case under Sections 307, 34 and 120B of the IPC and the Arms Act against the suspects. An old enmity could be the reason behind the attack. Budha village. Other three suspects managed to flee from the spot. Babandeep Singh, DSP, Sultanpur Lodhi, while confirming the incident, said the police had registered a case under Sections 307, 34 and 120B of the IPC and the Arms Act against the suspects. An old enmity could be the reason behind the attack. Caught unawares Patchwork ahead of CM’s roadshow Sanyukt Morcha to Stretch was lying damaged for several months, rue residents boycott AAP, BJP Tribune News Service Patchwork done on a road in Dhogri hours before the Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s roadshow. Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 3 Ahead of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s roadshow through Jandu Singha, Madara, Dhogri and other parts of the Kartarpur Assembly segment, the civic authorities today carried out patchwork on the road leading to the area. The roadshow was held as part of the ongoing campaign for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll. As the convoy of CM Mann and AAP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku was to pass through this stretch, PWD officials got the patchwork done this morning to avoid any inconvenience. The team got into action to ensure that the CM has a smooth ride. The stretch had huge potholes and commuters in the area were facing inconvenience for the past several months. Patchwork was also done on Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, May 3 Various farmers’ organisations, under the banner of the Sanyukt Morcha Punjab, have announced to boycott AAP and the BJP in the upcoming bypoll. They have been distributing pamphlets among people wherein they have highlighted how both parties were not working for the benefit of people of Punjab. The members said they would propagate the message by distributing these pamphlets among maximum number of people. In the pamphlets, it is mentioned that it is important to teach a lesson to AAP because Punjabis trusted the party and gave it a chance to come to Distributes pamphlets among city residents power, but it did nothing for them. The members also raised slogans against the state and Central governments. They made an appeal to the residents to vote wisely keeping in mind the betterment of the district as well as the state. Farmer organisations that have decided to boycott these parties are the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal), Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, All-India Kisan Federation, Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee and Bhartiya Kisan Union, Mansa. A cyclist uses an umbrella to protect himself from rain in Jalandhar on Wednesday. SARABJIT SINGH Joint Action Committee representatives meet CM Request him to remove garbage dump, hand over memo Wheat procurement may fall short of target Four booked for duping Phagwara 4.81 lakh metric tonnes of produce procured so far in Jalandhar man of ~4.75 lakh Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 3 Wheat procurement in Jalandhar may fall short of the target this year due to less arrival of crop in mandis in comparison to last year and less yield. This time, the target was to procure 5,25,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat and officials were hopeful of achieving the target, but it seems difficult. So far 4,81,000 MT of wheat has been procured. Sources said the maximum procurement of 5,00,000 MT of wheat could be achieved in the remaining time. Officials said the yield was also affected this time due to bad weather conditions. It affected the quality of crop as reports of shriveled grain were also reported. District Food and Supply Controller (DFSC) Narinder Singh said though the target might not be achieved this year, procurement had definitely increased as compared to last year. Last year, 4,67,000 MT of wheat was procured. It had increased this year. Procurement of wheat in A labourer checks wet sacks of wheat during rain at a grain market in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH TARGET TO PROCURE 5.25L MT This time, the target was to procure 5,25,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat and officials were hopeful of achieving the target, but it seems difficult. So far 4,81,000 MT of wheat has been procured. Sources said the maximum procurement of 5,00,000 MT of wheat could be achieved in the remaining time. Nawanshahr mandis has crossed the expected target of the ongoing Rabi Market- ing Season. Divulging details, Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa said 2,05,704 MT of wheat was purchased last year. Due to additional arrival of 31,440 MT of wheat this year, the purchase has exceeded this year’s target of 2,31,600 MT. The Deputy Commissioner said the purchase of wheat increased by 12.5 per cent as compared to last year. c m y b Phagwara, May 3 On a complaint lodged by Veerpal Gangwadd, a resident of Chahal Nagar, Phagwara, the police have registered a case against four persons on the charge of duping the victim of ~4.75 lakh. The case has been registered against the suspects under Section 66D of the Information Technology (IT) Act and Section 420 of the IPC. The suspects have been identified as Arjun Tharu, a resident of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, Irak Shrestha of Darjeeling, West Bengal, Swaenendu Dass and Bidhut Varun Dass, both residents of Mednipur, West Bengal. The victim told the police that a girl named Linda called him from a mobile number +447404568928 and told him that she was working as a wine analyst in a mobile application named GIC. She asked him to invest in the GIC to earn more. The victim, who got influenced by the girl, transferred a sum of ~4.75 lakh in the GIC account. He neither could earn anything nor got his money back. SP Phagwara Mukhtiar Rai said the police were investigating the matter. — OC Members of the Joint Action committee hand over a memorandum to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 3 Representatives from the Joint Action Committee, Jalandhar, who have been seeking the removal of the garbage dump from Model Town, today met Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, requesting him to ensure the removal of the dump. The members also handed over a memorandum to Mann and told him about the problem they have been facing since long. Jaswinder Singh, president of the committee, said the Punjab Chief Minister had assured them of resolving their issue at the earliest. PUNJAB CM GIVES ASSURANCE ❝ofPunjab Chief MinisteratBhagwant Mann has assured us resolving the issue the earliest. The issue is quite old and years have passed since we shared this problem with the authorities, but nothing really happened. This time, we are hopeful that the issue will be resolved. ❞ Jaswinder Singh, PRESIDENT, JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE “The issue is quite old and years have passed since we shared this problem with the authorities, but nothing really happened. This time we are hopeful that the issue will be resolved,” he said. Notably, the union members had earlier written to the Punjab CM, highlighting the problem they have been fac- ing due to the dump, but nothing was done to date. “An agreement was reached that waste from two wards would be dumped at the site. This continued for some time, but things are back to square one. It seems that waste from the entire city is being dumped here,” the residents said recently.
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