17052023-JTR-01.qxd 5/17/2023 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune LATIFPURA OUSTEES BRAVE SWELTERING SUMMER BRITNEY SPEARS’ HUSBAND UPSET OVER FILM ON WIFE Sam Asghari has lashed out at the “disgusting” television special centred around his wife. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 40°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 24°C ACTOR SAMARTH JUREL TO PLAY BANARS BOY IN MAITREE After enduring winter, Latifpura oustees now find themselves grappling with scorching summer. P2 FORECAST Actor Samarth Jurel will play the role of Banaras boy Harsh in Zee TV’s fiction show, Maitree. P4 » » SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:10 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:28 AM » WEDNESDAY | 17 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Industrialists upset at hiked power charges, to meet CM Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a woman on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer (IO) Hans Raj said nine bottles of hooch were seized from the possession of the accused, Kushalaya of Sangowal village. A case has been registered under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act in this regard. Besides, the Mehatpur police have arrested Krishan Singh, a Raipur Gujran village resident, with nine bottles of hooch, said IO Janak Raj. OC ONE NABBED ON THEFT CHARGE Jalandhar: The Mehatpur police have arrested a thief on the charge of stealing material from a transformer and booked his accomplice. Investigating officer (IO) Janak Raj Singh said the accused has been identified as Rajvir Singh of Shah Pur village. Daljit Singh, a resident of Shahpur village, complained to the police that the accused and his accomplice had stolen copper wire from a transformer installed in a field owned by him. The IO said a case has been registered under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and his accomplice Sonu, a resident of Shahpur village. OC PO ARRESTED IN LOHIAN KHAS Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) who had been absconding for the last four years. Investigating officer Kashmir Singh said the suspect, Sukhdev Singh of Bhai Ladhu village, was wanted in a case of theft. OC Jalandhar, May 16 “Vyapariya ne election vi jitta ditti, te hun navi gall karti (Industrialists made AAP win the bypoll, and now the government has increased power tariff). We will meet the Chief Minister and ask him),” said enraged industrialists who held a meeting under the banner Jalandhar Industrial and Traders Joint Action Committee. AAP ministers had visited the district before the elections and done several interactions with industrialists, but the committee members said after the results, things had changed. Since Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will be in the city on May 17, the industrialists will meet him and put forward their concerns and demands. They will raise the issue of new guidelines under which the Industrialists interact with mediapersons in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH GST VERIFICATION, OTS POLICY TO BE RAISED verification of ❝Thepractices… theGST registration will give rise to corrupt demand for the implementation of the one-time settlement (OTS) policy for VAT dues will also be raised with the CM… We will see what the CM has to say about our matter. Gursharan Singh, PRESIDENT, ❞ INDUSTRIAL AND TRADERS JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE Central and state tax authorities might visit their business premises to perform verification of GST registration. Gursharan Singh, President of the committee alleged that it would give rise to corrupt practices. He also said the new industrial development policy should be applicable to existing industries also. Apart from this, the demand for the implementation of the one-time settlement (OTS) policy for VAT dues will also be raised. “We are fed up with these things. We will see what the CM has to say about our matter,” disappointed industrialists said. Before polling day, the AAP leadership had met industrialists several times and then the committee members had said, “Bache Saade bahar ja rahe ne, saade nal industry vich nai kamm karna chande. Ethe jawan koi nai bachna. Punjab nu sambhal lo (Our young generation doesn’t want to work with us anymore; they just want to move abroad. No youngster will be found in the state in the near future if the situation remains the same. It is your duty to take care of Punjab).” 51 liquor bottles seized from grocery store Gang of women thieves busted, one nabbed Phagwara, May 16 The Nakodar city police claim to have busted a gang of women thieves and arrested one of its members. Investigating officer (IO) said the accused has been identified as Kanta of Ganna Ping village. The IO said he had received a tip-off about a gang of women with a history of carrying out thefts in Nakodar, Lohian and Goraya bazaars heading towards Nakodar in a car. The car was intercepted at a naka. Kanta was nabbed. Her accomplices Kamlesh, Billo and another person managed to flee the spot. A case has been registered under Sections 379, 411 and 34 of the IPC. — OC Yellow beacon on car, 2 detained father Narinder Pal Singh, both residents of Khadiala Sainian, were having food at the dhaba at that time. Narinder said the police that his son Harkmal had ordered the yellow beacon from an online site just for fun and installed it on his vehicle. However, Sadar SHO Lavkesh Kumar said the father-son duo was detained and their vehicle was impounded. Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, May 16 The police on Tuesday seized a car with a yellow beacon near the local old courts. On getting the information about the car, the Sadar police station reached a dhaba where the vehicle was parked and started the investigation. The car owner, Harkamal Singh Giddha, and his The car that was impounded by the police in Hoshiarpur. Our Correspondent SDM Jai Inder Singh talks to protesting Congress activisits outside MC office in Phagwara. MC Commissioner, MLAbury the hatchet ahead of CM visit Phagwara, May 16 Residents of Phagwara, led by MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, recently staged a dharna against MC Commissioner Nayan Jassal for allegedly misbehaving with the MLA. The dharna was lifted when Phagwara SDM Jai Inder Singh and the MC Commissioner arrived on the site to pacify the protesters on DHALIWAL HAD ACCUSED BUREAUCRAT OF MISBEHAVING WITH HIM the third day of the dharna. Around a hundred residents and Congress activists had put on black badges while staging a dharna at the local Town Hall before the MC office, demanding legal action against the MC Commissioner for allegedly misbehaving with an elected MLA and using abusive language for him. The protesters raised slogans against the Punjab Government and the MC Commissioner. The dharna was addressed by Dhaliwal himself. Congress leaders Vinod Vermani, Naresh Bhardwaj, continued on page 2 Garhshankar, May 16 The Garhshankar police recovered 38,250 ml of smuggled liquor from a grocery shop owner. The police arrested the accused and registered a case against him under the Excise Act. His Activa has been impounded by the police. Acting on a tip-off, a police party, under the leadership of ASI Kulwinder Singh from Beenewal post, raided the grocery shop of Gurdev Lal in Khuralgarh. During search, the police recovered 38 bottles of country liquor and seven bottles of another kind of liquor inside the shop. Also, two bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor were recovered. When Gurdev Lal’s white coloured Activa, parked outside the shop, was searched, four bottles of IMFL were recovered from it. The Garhshankar police arrested Gurdev Lal under the Excise Act. Afﬁliated to IKG-PTU and Approved by AICTE, (G.T Road, Jalandhar) Opportunity to Study in Largest Technical Campus in the Region Courses Offered B.Tech MBA, MCA CSE CSE-DS CE ECE ME B. Sc. Graphics & Web Designing B. Voc. 1/2/3 years Automobile Servicing Software Development Diploma CSE ME BBA B.COM (H) BCA BHMCT B.VOC (AICTE/UGC) 1/2/3 years (Hospitality & Catering Management) School of Pharmacy B Pharmacy* D Pharmacy* 4 years 2 years School of Paramedical Sciences Residents want liquor vend on 66 Feet Road shut Jalandhar, May 16 A large number of residents gathered in front of a newly opened liquor vend located on the 66 Feet Road, voicing their displeasure. They staged a protest, calling for the closure of the vend. Alternatively, the residents suggested, that the vend could be shifted to a nonresidential area. Residents from the Lohar Nangal locality gathered on the road in the evening. They placed empty crates on the road, effectively blocking the traffic from both ways. The ELECTION OVER, VEND REOPENED ❝ The vend was first opened before the bypoll. But when we protested, it was shut. Now the poll is over, the vend has been reopened. Residents of Lohar Nangal protest by blocking the road. TRIBUNE PHOTO Surjit, LOCAL RESIDENT residents kicked off the protest at around 5:30 pm. The demonstration continued into the night, despite the arrival of police personnel on the spot. The agitators only lifted the protest and cleared the site after 9.00 pm. ❞ The residents’ protest added to the woes of commuters, who were compelled to take longer routes to reach c m y b their destinations. Surjit, a local resident, said, “The liquor vend was first opened before the election. But we residents took exception to it, the vend was shut. As the election season is over now, the vend has been reopened. Employees at the vend have even claimed that they have a valid permit to operate in the area.” He further rued that there were already two or three liquor vends within a 3-km radius on the 66 Feet Road. continued on page 2 B. Sc. Medical Lab Sciences B. Sc. Medical Technology, Anesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology B. Sc. 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