06052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/6/2023 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 18°C HARIKE BRIDGE PROTESTERS RELEASED ENGLISH SINGER ED SHEERAN WINS COPYRIGHT CASE VIJAY VARMA OPENS UP ABOUT ROLE IN DAHAAD The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has facilitated the release of 15 youths. P2 Ed won the copyright trial case, which alleged that he plagiarised Marvin Gaye’s song. P3 Actor Vijay Varma will be seen in an interesting role in Dahaad, a series by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar. P4 » » » SUNSET SATURDAY 7.13 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:40 AM SATURDAY | 6 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF TWO NABBED WITH PISTOL, 6 BULLETS Amritsar:The Rural Police have arrested Shamsher Singh alias Shera of Ghaniye Ke Bangar and Jaskirat Singh of Bal Khurd village for allegedly possessing a country-made weapon. SubInspector Karambir Singh said acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted the duo near the Butari village turn. During search, the police recovered a .30 bore pistol and six live bullets from their possession. A case was registered against them. TNS SNATCHER HELD, PURSE RECOVERED Amritsar:The Division A police have arrested a snatcher identified as Simranjit Singh of Rani Valah village in Tarn Taran and recovered a snatched purse from his possession. He was caught by the public while running away after snatching a purse from Amarnath Kumar of Chheharata. Amarnath had come to city centre near bust stand for some work. After taking tea at a shop he took out his purse for paying when the accused snatched his purse. A case was registered against him. TNS Gang of robbers busted, 1 held Members were involved in many incidents of loot Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 5 With the arrest of a robber, the police on Friday claimed to have busted a three-member gang of robbers involved in committing loots at gunpoint in different parts of the city in the recent past. The accused was identified as Jasbir Singh, alias Bholu, of Raja Enclave near the Bhagtanwala grain market. Recently the gang was involved in firing at the blanket trader in a robbery bid on April 27. They had to flee from the spot after the victims retaliated by pelting bricks and stones at them. His two accomplices were Pardeep and Yakub alias Deepu, both residents of Fateh Singh Colony. The police said raids were on to nab the duo who were absconding from their houses. Manit Tiwari, the complainant along with his father runs Sarawati Trading company on Jhabal road. He told that on April 27 at around 8.30am, three unknown persons came on a scooter and PIDB set to invite fresh bids for Urban Estate convention centre Re-bidding as only one bidder had taken part in previous bid Tribune News Service The accused in the custody of the Amritsar police on Friday. entered in a scuffle with his brother Naitik Tiwari in an attempt to rob the shop. He said the accused took out a pistol and fired three gun shots and they had a narrow escape in the instance. The victims retaliated by throwing bricks and stones. The accused fled away the scene after that. The police have registered a case under Sections 323, 336 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against unknown persons at the Gate Hakima police station here. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr Mehtab Singh said the trio had also robbed the scrap dealer on the Tarn Taran road at gunpoint. Similarly, they had also looted a man of Rs 40,000 and a scooter on April 7. Earlier, they had robbed a tile factory in Bharariwal area. He said the accused were produced in a court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. Efforts were on to nab their absconded accomplices, he added. Amritsar, May 5 The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) is all set to re-invite bids for raising a convention centre in the PPP (public-private partnership) mode inside Sri Guru Ramdas Urban Estate on the airport road. It has to resort to re-bidding as only one bidder had taken part in the previous bid. As per rules, no bidding process can be executed unless there are at least three bidders. The Urban Estate, spread over 109.46 acres, has 499 plots on 31.07 acres for residential purposes, a convention centre over 8.26 acres and 4.25 acres to be exploited for commercial purposes. The remaining land will be utilised for Open To Sky (OTS) purposes like roads and parks. Naresh Johar, a local resident, said the project has been The site for the convention centre inside Sri Guru Ramdas Urban Estate on Airport Road in Amritsar. hanging fire for over a decade and to fathom its reasons, he filed an RTI application. He came to know that no site was earmarked for the Trade and Exhibition Centre inside Sri Guru Ramdas Urban Estate. Rajat Oberoi, Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA, said a state-of-the-art building would be raised. He said a Trade and Exhibition Centre on the lines of Pragati Maidan was not in plan, instead a convention centre had been thought of. The convention centre would be built over 8.26 4th accused held in firing case Residents of Sultanwind Road localities complain of contaminated water supply CHHEHARTA CASE Tribune News Service NOT CONSUMING FOUL WATER: RESIDENTS Neeraj Bagga Amritsar, May 5 The city police have arrested fourth accused in the Chheharta firing incident in which unidentified persons had fired at the car outside the residence of a commission agent, Harminder Singh alias Kishan, of Surta Singh Colony in Naraingarh area on April 23. He was identified as Harbhajan Singh, alias Sabi, a resident of Mahal village here. According to the police, he was an accomplice of notorious gangsters Lakhbir Singh Landa Harike and Satnam Singh Satta Naushehra, who are currently residing in foreign countries. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhimanyu Rana and CIA staff incharge Amandeep Singh said Sabi had two criminal cases Tribune News Service Another member of notorious gangsters Landa Harike and Satta Naushehra in police custody in Amritsar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO registered against him at different police stations. He had come out on bail in February this year. They said raids were on to nab his accomplices. The accused was brought on police remand for further investigation. Earlier, the police had arrested Jobanjit Singh, alias Joban, of Kullowali village in Lopoke area, Joginder Singh, alias Rinku, of Guru Amardas Colony in Naraingarh area in Chheharta and Yudhvir Singh, alias Yodha, of Sultanwind village. continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 5 About 6,000 residents of at least four localities on the Sultanwind road have complained of receiving a contaminated water supply for nearly the past month. These localities are: Ram Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Mohan Nagar and Bhag Nagar. For a majority of houses, piped water being provided by the Amritsar Municipal Corporation is the only source of drinking water. They fear consuming contaminated water can result in waterborne and other diseases. Residents are refraining from using contaminated water as it has a foul smell. Most of the residents in the localities collect water for drinking and cooking from those houses, which have borewells and other sources Residents are refraining from using contaminated water as it has a foul smell. Most of the residents in the localities collect water for drinking and cooking from those houses, which have borewells and other sources of drinking water. of drinking water. A homemaker, Kamla Khullar of Ram Nagar locality said her family was using tap water only for washing clothes. She asked the MC to get it checked if the quality of water being supplied to households was getting mixed with contaminated water supplies. Samples should be collected in bottles to be tested in the laboratory, she added. She fears the outbreak of vectorborne diseases. Kamaljit Kaur, another resident of Uttam Nagar, said she had been getting a contaminated water supply. A homemaker, she said her family was compelled to purchase bottles of drinking water. They were forced to shell out a lot of money on buying drinking water as the piped water, they alleged, was not fit for drinking. Comrade Buta Ram of Mohan Nagar area said a twodecade-old borewell, installed in Safadiyan Wali Park, went dry last year. The MC dug a borewell in another corner of the park through which it had been supplying piped water to at least four localities for over the past month. Initially, they believed in the assurances made by officials that it would start supplying clean water soon. Now, the colour of water was no longer pale, but foul smell had started emanating from it. He said chemically treated water from nearby factories might have contaminated the underground water, so he demanded that the quality of water should be got checked from a government laboratory. Shailinder Singh Shelly, former councillor of Ward No.42, said he was familiar with the trouble. There was nothing new in it. After the digging and starting a new borewell, these types of problems were normal and these might disappear with the continuous outflow of water from it. “If residents fear the water is getting contaminated due to the nearby closed factory water, the borewell water would be checked. Otherwise, a 900-foot borewell has been dug on the spot,” added the former councillor. acres and the land has been earmarked in the front portion of the Urban Estate. Local industrialists have been seeking a permanent venue to showcase indigenously made items to visiting national and international delegates. Man attacked, robbed of bike in Tarn Taran Tarn Taran, May 5 Three unidentified armed robbers snatched a motorcycle and other important documents from a person who was on way back home from Amritsar to Khawaspur village on his motorcycle on the night of May 3. The victim, Kuldeep Singh of Khawaspur, in his complaint to the Goindwal Sahib police said he was returning home when near Kang village three motor-cycle-borne armed robbers attacked him with sharp-edged weapons and took his motorcycle, mobile phone and other important documents. The Goindwal Sahib police had registered a case under Sections 379-B and 341 of the IPC in this regard, said investigating officer ASI Gurbinder Singh. — OC Civic body serves Slain Suri’s brother alleges gunshots fired at 1 booked for hurting notice on school for him, police say matter under investigation religious sentiments illegal construction PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Tribune News Service The private school building in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, May 5 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued a notice to the proprietors of Spring Dale School, after an unauthorised commercial building came to light in Green Avenue. MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi said civil construction of the building had been suspended. The building was being constructed in violation of regula- tions. AAP MLA Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh held a press briefing to protest against the building’s construction in a residential area. Singh expressed confusion over how the school had obtained a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the construction of the building. The building was intended to provide space for the junior wing students of the school. — TNS Amritsar, May 5 Days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the petition for enhancing the security cover, Brij Mohan Suri, brother of slain Hindu leader Sudhir Suri, alleged that some unidentified persons fired outside his house on Thursday night. Terming it a terror attack, he said he also retaliated by firing a couple of gunshots. Nevertheless, the police said that the matter appears to be suspicious and investigations were underway. The police authorities said that there was no confirmation of such attack. “There was no sign of firing from any person, though Suri had fired a couple of gunshots,” said Abhimanyu Rana, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, while adding that investigations were on in this connection. Immediately after the information was received, in-charge Shivala Brij Mohan Suri (centre), brother of slain Hindu leader Sudhir Suri, along with supporters protests outside the Shivala police station in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR TIMING OF INCIDENT RAISES EYEBROWS The timing of the incident has raised eyebrows as on April 27, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had dismissed the petition of Suri who had requested for enhancing the security cover. In his reply to the court, the Punjab Police had contended that already nine policemen, including seven ASIs, were deputed for his personal and residential security while 23 cops were attached with the security of Manik Suri, son of slain Hindu leader Sudhir Suri. police post and ACP Lakhwinder Singh Kaler reached the spot, he said, adding that the police was working on every possible angle. c m y b Today, alleging inaction, Brij Mohan along with his supporters held a dharna outside Shivala police chowki. Following this, police officials reached the spot and sought 72 hours of time to further necessary action. He said that his and Sudhir Suri’s family were continuously getting threats from continued on page 2 Amritsar, May 5 Amritsar rural police have booked a man for allegedly hurting religious sentiments after members of Satkar Committee ‘raided’ his house and found gross violation of the Sikh Rehat Maryada (tenets). Balbir Singh, a resident of Muchhal village and head of Satkar Committee, told the police that several Angs (pages) of the Guru Granth Sahib saroop were found torn which were fixed with tape. The ‘Gutka’ (book of holy Sikh hymns) was drenched. Members of Satkar Committee took away the saroop and other holy Sikh scriptures from the house and shifted them to Baba Naudh Singh Samadh Gurdwara in Chabba. The police have registered a case under Section 295 of the IPC against Baaz Singh who was living in the house on rent. He originally hails from Guruwali village. Ajaypal Singh, SHO, Chatiwind police station, said raids were on to nab the accused and further investigations were underway. Balbir Singh said that Jaspal Singh of Bodh village had complained to the committee that around eight years ago, he had rented his house at Guruwali village to Baaz Singh of Cheema village for some time. However, when he asked him to vacate the property, he refused. Two and half years ago, he brought a saroop of Guru Granth Sahib in the house in order to grab the property so that nobody could get the house vacated. He said the SGPC had already passed instructions to the community not to misuse the saroop. He said when he along with other members of Satkar Committee visited the house, he found glaring violations of the Sikh Rehat Maryada. Following this, a complaint was lodged with Chatiwind police for further action, he said.
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