08052023-ATR-01.qxd 5/7/2023 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR CIVIC BODY TO RESUME RECARPETING OF ROADS SHAH RUKH ON ARYAN'S EXPENSIVE CLOTHING BRAND STRANGER THINGS ULTIMATE SEASON FACES DELAYS The Municipal Corporation has announced plans to resume the road re-carpeting project in the city. P2 Shah Rukh gave a hilarious reply to a fan, who was complaining his son’s expensive clothing brand. P3 MAX 36°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 18°C Popular series Stranger Things has paused work on its final season, due to due to writers' strike P4 » » SUNSET MONDAY 7.15 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:38 AM » MONDAY | 8 MAY 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF MAN DECAMPS WITH 2.3-KG GOLD Amritsar: The police have booked a person from West Bengal, Arun Mattu, on charges of criminal breach of trust and fraud after he decamped with 2.332-kg gold. Parul Nishchal, a gold smith, filed a complaint with the police that he gave gold to Arun for making ornaments, but the decamped. The police have registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC in this regard. TNS TWO ARRESTED WITH NARCOTICS Amritsar: The Cantonment police have arrested Lovepreet Singh and Jasbir Singh, residents of Gumtala Colony, for allegedly possessing 30-gm and 20-gm heroin, respectively. A probe has been initiated to discover their forward and backward links. TNS TWO HELD WITH STOLEN BIKES Amritsar: The local police have arrested Franco Masih and Roshan Singh, both residents of Kuralia village, and seized three stolen motorcycles from them. A probe has been initiated. TNS Youth kidnapped in Jandiala Guru a week ago, case filed Monetary dispute cited as reason behind his abduction Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 A youth was allegedly kidnapped by several persons in Jandiala Guru area around a week ago, but a complaint was lodged with the police on Saturday after the family failed to trace him. The police have registered a case against seven persons in this connection who are absconding. Those booked were identified as Gurbinderpal Singh, alias Bholu, and his wife Kulwinder Kaur of Janiyan village, Ranjit Kaur of Varana village under the Sarhali police station, Dalbir Singh, his wife Mandeep Kaur, Davinder Kaur, all residents of Chohla Sahib in Tarn Taran, and Ravi Singh and Saba Singh of Janiyan village falling under the Jandiala police station here. Gurmit Singh, brother of the victim and resident of Jalalabad area under the Vairowal police station here, Sajandeep Singh was brutally thrashed and taken away in a car and there has been no information about him since. told the police that Gurbinderpal and Kulwinder Kaur were his relatives. He said his brother wanted to go to Canada and therefore they had talked to them in this connection. He said the duo introduced them to the remaining accused who used to send aspirants abroad in search of greener pastures. He alleged they demanded Rs 17 lakh for the same. He said they gave some amount in cash and the remaining was transferred to different bank accounts. However, they did not send Sajandeep to Canada even after a lapse of one year. He said after they failed to send him abroad, they demanded their money back. He said on May 1, his brother Sajandeep went to meet Gurbinderpal and Kulwinder Kaur at Janiyan village for seeking their money back but did not return. When he did not come, he went to Janiyan village and found their house locked. He said when enquired from residents in the village, he came to know that the accused thrashed Sajandeep brutally and took him away in a car. Balwinder Singh, SHO, Jandiala police station, said a case under Section 365 of the IPC was registered in this regard and investigation was on to find the whereabouts of the victim and the suspects who are absconding. MC issues notice to lease holders Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 The Municipal Corporation has begun issuing notices to the occupants of its leased properties to provide the details of lease term and other documents. A large number of properties of the MC continues to be be occupied by individuals and institutions even after the lease term has ended. The properties on prime locations worth crores are being occupied by some influential people. Several occupants used to pay a minimal rent to the MC for these properties on lease but the MC stopped collecting the rent in 2018. At present, more than 185 properties of the Municipal Corporation are on lease. The people occupying these properties worth crores are not paying anything for it. Ironically, the files of these leased properties went missing some years back. The alleged connivance of land Man dies under mysterious circumstances Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 7 The death of Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta Mistri (42), a resident of Rasulpur village, on Friday night, has rekindled memories of the incident three years ago when more than 100 persons lost their lives in the area due to consuming of spurious liquor. Nindar Kaur, mother of the deceased, said that her son Kulwant Singh was a habitual drunkard and also suffered from lung infection. She said that Kulwant Singh started vomiting and died soon after. Ninder Kaur said that Kulwant Singh used to consume hooch which is easily available in the village. Beside Ninder Kaur, Amrik Singh, father of Kulwant Singh, Rajbir Kaur, his wife, Milkha Singh, president of the local gurdwara committee, Rasulur, and other continued on page 2 WANTS INFO ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF LAND Now, on the orders of MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi, the Estate wing of the civic body has started sending notices to people occupying the leased properties. A proforma is being sent along with the notice in which the MC has asked to inform about the present status of land, area of property, year of lease, name of lease holder, term of lease and the number of years after the lease has ended. mafia and MC officials had been reported in the case of missing files from the MC office. A departmental inquiry was conducted in this regard. Even a complaint was made to the police by the then MC Commissioner in 2018. Despite this, nothing has been recovered to date. Even the land given on lease by the Municipal Corporation has not been vacated from any of the occupants. Now, on the orders of MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi, the Estate wing of the civic body has started sending notices to people occupying the leased properties. A proforma is being sent along with the notice in which the MC has asked to inform about the present status of land, area of property, year of lease, name of lease holder, term of lease and the number of years after the lease has ended. On receiving the notice, these people are visiting the Municipal Corporation office. Some schools, petrol pumps, educational, social and art institutions besides markets have been built on leased properties. MC Estate Officer Dharminderjit Singh said that notices have been issued to several lease holders and action will be taken as per rules. He said that the officers of the Estate wing will also visit the spot and investigate about the properties. Blast points to negligence on authorities’ part, say residents Want the police to make clear reasons behind the incident Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 7 Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), the leading civic advocacy NGO along with local residents has condemned the incident in which a blast took place last night at the Heritage Street which leads to the Golden Temple in the city. The AVM as well as locals said that the incident exposed the failure of the police, district administration and the Amritsar Municipal Corporation. Kulwant Singh Ankhi, patron, AVM, pointed out that during the tenure of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, more than 150 police officers and their subordinates were deployed at the Heritage Street to keep it clean, free of encroachments and ensure that it remained peaceful. Nevertheless, suc- Police officers during investigation on the Heritage Street in Amritsar. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR cessive state governments have almost ignored this most prominent site of the holy city, he rued. “We had brought the anomalies and problems like illegal encroachments, beggars, vendors, illegal parking of auto-rickshaws and e-rickshaws besides unauthorised persons at the Heritage Street to the knowledge of Cabinet ministers, including the Local Bodies Minister, district administration, police and the civic body authorities but to no avail,” said Ankhi. The organisation said such incidents create panic among the tourists, thereby causing loss to tourism and and the hospitality industry, besides hurting the reputation of the city. It urged the administration to deploy enough force at the Heritage Street, besides ensuring cleanliness by the civic authorities. Satnam Singh Kanda, a hotel owner, said such continued on page 2 Man dies by suicide after loan rift Police crackdown on illicit liquor trade in Tarn Taran; 16 arrested Tarn Taran, May 7 Jagmohan Singh (37), a resident of Thatta village who was reported to be suffering from depression because of maltreatment by a motherson duo of the same village, committed suicide on Saturday by hanging himself. The accused have been identified as Ranjit Kaur and her son Amritpal Singh. Rajwinder Kaur, wife of the deceased who recorded her statement before the Sarhali police, said the accused had taken a loan of Rs 3.75 lakh from her husband more than two years back assuring that the amount would be returned within seven months. The victim went into depression and committed suicide on Saturday by strangulating himself at his house. The accused have been booked under Sections 306 and 34, IPC, by Sarhali police. — OC Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 7 In a crackdown on elements involved in illicit liquor trade on Saturday, the district police arrested 16 persons while seven of the accused managed to escape. SP (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh said here on Sunday that a search operation was conducted at 22 different locations by an equal number of police teams. The SP said that the police teams recovered three working stills, 1,13,930 ml of illicit liquor and 1,735 litres of lahan. The arrested accused include a woman Rusina of Chuslewar (Patti) who was running the trade from her house. The SP said that the police had registered cases under Section 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. SP Vishaljit Singh further informed that the CIA team Two accused in custody of the Tarn Taran police. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI had arrested Gurlal Singh Gora of Nanaksar Mohalla and recovered 193 grams of heroin. Meanwhile, 30 grams of heroin were recovered from the possession of Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Kot Dharam Chand Kalan on Saturday. Cases under the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused by the Sadar police, Tarn Taran, and that of Chabal, respectively. 1 held for thrashing Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra Call to streamline rules for e-commerce trade minor boy, his uncle memorial misses deadline Amritsar, May 7 The Chheharta police on Saturday arrested a man for allegedly thrashing a boy after keeping him in illegal confinement. The accused was identified as Rahul, alias Pandu of Prince Avenue located in Chheharta. The police booked him under Sections 323 and 342 of the IPC in this connection. Parshotam Singh, a resident of Prince Avenue, told the police that he was a railway employee and his brother-inlaw Gurpreet Singh lived in his neighbourhood. He said on Wednesday (May 3) when he was passing the street where he lived, a boy told me that Rahul had taken Gurpreet’s 14-year-old son Arjan Singh to his house and was brutally thrashing him after removing his clothes. He said he immediately rushed to his house and found Rahul beating up Arjan Singh. He said when tried to save him, the accused took an COMPLAINANT SAW VICTIM BEATING UP BOY The complainant said when he was passing the street where his brother-in-law Gurpreet lived, a boy told me that the accused had taken Gurpreet’s 14-year-old son Arjan Singh to his house and was brutally thrashing him after removing his clothes. He said he immediately rushed to his house and found Rahul beating up Arjan Singh. iron pan and hit Arjan with it leaving him injured. He said he also attacked him (complainant) with a glass bottle leaving him injured and bleeding. When he raised an alarm, the accused fled the spot. They were taken to the Civil Hospital for treatment. Investigating officer ASI Shashpal Singh said a case under Sections 323 and 342, IPC, and Section 8 of the POCSO was registered against Rahul who was arrested by the police. — TNS Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service TRIBUNE NEWS SERIVE AMRITSAR, MAY 7 The construction of Shahid Madan Lal Dhingra memorial has missed the deadline. Municipal corporation officials, responding to an RTI query, informed in March 2022 that the work order had been released for the project and it was to be completed within eight months. The stipulated period of eight months has already been completed. About 2,000 square yards have been carved out of the Gole Bagh to raise the memorial. The delay occurred despite the fact that Rs 2.57 crore was sanctioned to raise the memorial. The entrance to the memorial is locked. A statue of Dhingra had been installed and some rooms were constructed beside it. All of them were awaiting inauguration to throw it to the public. Not far away from the memorial lies the site of Dhingra’s c m y b The Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra memorial in Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR house. He was born at the house situated inside the Sikandari Gate here on February 18, 1883. The lane is now officially known as Madan Lal Dhingra Marg. A colony and a park on the GT road area have already been named after him, besides the inter-state bus terminal. Earlier, former cabinet minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla had initiated a prolonged cam- paign to announce his ancestral house a memorial, but it did not elicit the desired result. Contemporary generation of Dhingra family had sold the house nearly a decade ago and the new buyer had demolished the original structure in 2012. The memorial should be opened soon to pay tributes to the martyr who was executed at the age of 26 in London in 1909. Amritsar, May 7 The Punjab chapter of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) on Saturday shot off a communique to the Ministry of Commerce seeking to streamline the ecommerce business across the country. It said e-commerce rules under consumer law, e-commerce policy and new norms on FDI policy for e-commerce were being violated, harming the interests of traders. The CAIT Punjab chapter sent a letter to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, demanding immediate implementation of e-commerce policy and rules. CAT Punjab Chairman Piara Lal Seth said important policy decisions related to streamlining the e-commerce business in India were need of the hour and the government must look into these. He said through this communiqué the attention of the government had been drawn to the manner in which foreign e-commerce companies were doing their arbitrary business. Sameer Jain, general secretary of the CAIT Punjab, said traders were already facing a lot of trouble in trade due to non-professional practices in business being pursued by foreign e-commerce companies. He said despite warnings, e-commerce companies were openly violating rules and regulations. They said strict provision in the draft e-commerce rules should be included in the ecommerce rules or in the ecommerce policy or in the FDI policy. They said many foreign-funded e-commerce companies were selling goods below cost, offering deep discount and preferred seller systems in their business practices.
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