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P4 » » FORECAST MOSTLY SUNNY MAX 42°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:13 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:25 AM » MONDAY | 22 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR 3 killed, 34 hurt as tractor-trolley falls into gorge Our Correspondent 3 CRITICAL, REFERRED TO PGI Garhshankar, May 21 Three women were killed and 34 others were injured when a tractor-trolley packed with devotees from Paragpur and Mubarikpur villages of Nawanshahr went out of control and fell into a 100-footdeep gorge in the hills of Bassi village near Himachal border. The injured were administered first aid at Sayan Hospital, Bathari, in Himachal Pradesh and referred to the Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr. Three critically injured persons were further referred to PGI, Chandigarh, from the Civil Hospital Nawanshahr. At least 40 devotees from Paragpur and Mubarikpur INBRIEF FIVE BOOKED FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Nakodar: The city police have booked five persons on the charge of attempt to murder and rioting. Investigating Officer (IO) Mandeep Singh said the accused had been identified as Jaspreet Singh, a resident of Mohalla Kalia and his four unidentified accomplices. Aman Sondhi, a resident of Mohalla Rishi Nagar, complained to the police that the accused attacked him with sharp-edged weapons with the intention to kill and seriously injured him on May 19 in Tehsil Bazar where he works. The IO said a case under Section 307, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. No arrest has been made and raids are being conducted to nab the absconding accused. OC VILLAGER BOOKED ON RAPE CHARGE Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked a villager on the charge of raping a married woman. Investigating Officer (IO) Amanpreet Kaur said the accused has been identified as Jaspal alias Pala, a resident of Mannak Pur village. The victim complained to the police that the accused forcibly raped her. The IO said that a case under Section 376 (Punishment for sexual assault) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused and raids are being conducted to nab him. OC MAN HELD OVER ILLICIT LIQUOR ACCIDENT-PRONE AREA ■ At least 10 persons were killed in two separate accidents in April in the hills of Bassi village of Garhshankar, which is close to Himachal border, the same area where on Sunday three more persons were killed ■ A tractor-trolley fell into a gorge in the hills of Gadhimansowal village, killing three persons The next day, a canter had run over some pilgrims, killing seven persons. As many as 31 others were injured in those two accidents. << The tractor-trolley that met with an accident near Bassi village of Garhshankar on Sunday. village had come in a tractortrolley to pay obeisance at Khuralgarh Sahib, the abode of Guru Ravidas. While going to Charan Chhoh Ganga, the driver lost the control over the tractor-trolley, which skidded down the hill near Bassi village. As soon as the information was received, a large number of villagers and police outpost in-charge Lakhbir Singh, along with other police personnel, reached the accident site. JIT fined for failure to deliver flats, Post bypoll win, AAP goes ordered to compensate allottees all out to woo Adampur Avneet Kaur Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 21 The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has incurred significant losses due to its failure to deliver possession of flats to the allottees of the Bibi Bhani Complex. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently addressed three similar complaints and ruled that the Trust must reimburse the allottees’ money, along with 9 per cent interest, and pay Rs 35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses for each case. This amounts to a total of nearly Rs 38 lakh. The complainants, Paramdeep Kaur, Hardeep Kaur, and Sukhdev Singh, shared their grievances regarding the LIG flats they were allotted in the 51.5 Acre Scheme, Bibi Bhani Complex in 2009. They were promised two-storeyed apartments with all necessary amenities and high-quality infrastructure and were assured possession would be granted in 2012. According to the complainants, they paid the flat prices ranging from Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 6.15 lakh within twoand-a-half years, following the specified terms. The final installment was paid in 2012. Despite making multiple visits to the JIT authorities in the Jalandhar, May 21 After the Lok Sabha byelection win, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been laying a major thrust on the Adampur Assembly constituency. With the 2024 General Elections on mind, the AAP is going all out to woo the electorate. From the Adampur road repair to work on the airport and now the panchayat minister’’s meeting slated with panchayats on Monday - the AAP has been going all out to woo Adampur. Some of the major doles and declarations of AAP after the recent byelection win have been related to Adampur. In another addition to the list of works already announced for the area, Rural Development and Panchayat Minister will also kick-start his drive for rural development works by hearing out panchayats in Adampur on Monday. The very first declaration for the district following the “Sarakar Tuhade Dwar” initiative was over Rs 95 crore for the Jalandhar MC. The Chief Minister also announced work on the Jalandhar-AdampurHoshiarpur road at a cost of Rs 13.74 crore by September. A plaque for the Adampur flyover repair was also laid on the Allottees have complained of inadequate infrastructure in Bibi Bhani Complex, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO TRUST TO REFUND NEARLY ~38L TO THREE COMPLAINANTS In its ruling, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission recently directed the Trust to reimburse the three complainants their money, along with 9 per cent interest, and ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses for each case. This amounts to nearly ~38 lakh past, requesting development work completion and possession handover, they received no satisfactory response. Consequently, they sought justice by filing complaints with the consumer court. Paramdeep Kaur and Hardeep Kaur accused the JIT of perpetrating a major fraud against innocent residents. They asserted that the Trust collected lakhs of rupees The complainants, Paramdeep Kaur, Hardeep Kaur, and Sukhdev Singh, said they were promised twostoreyed apartments with all necessary amenities and high-quality infrastructure in the 51.5 Acre Scheme, Bibi Bhani Complex by 2012. However, JIT failed to fulfil its promises from the allottees in the name of this residential scheme, yet even after a decade, possessions had not been handed over. They further stated that the Bibi Bhani Complex had become a hub of anti-social activities at present, with poor-quality vacant flats being illegally occupied by miscreants. Sukhdev Singh, another allottee, explained that the Natural coolers JIT coerced the allottees into taking possession of their flats in 2017 by issuing a notification. However, upon inspecting the complex, he found the quality of the flats below par. Additionally, essential facilities such as streetlights, electricity connections, and roads, which were promised during the allotment, were absent. Consequently, Continued on page 2 CM Bhagwant Mann, along with MP Sushil Kumar Rinku, starts the work on Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road in Adampur. FILE MANN, RINKU FOCUS ON PENDING WORKS PANCHAYATS’ MEETING IN ADAMPUR TODAY ■ The CM recently laid a foundation To kick off the development projects stone of repair work of the in rural areas, Punjab Rural Jalandhar-Adampur-Hoshiarpur Development and Panchayat road at a cost of ~13.74 crore. Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal on Commuters on the road have been Monday will start off development suffering since the work on flyover works from the Adampur area. He got commissioned in 2016 will hear grievances of panchayats in a meeting at a resort on the ■ MP Sushil Rinku has said he would take up the matter of renaming the Adampur Adamour-Hoshiarpur road at 9 am on Monday Civil Airport after Guru Ravidas very same day by the Chief Minister and MP Sushil Rinku amidst a grand welcome. At his first meeting with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Mann in Delhi after the bypoll win, MP Rinku again mentioned the Adampur air- port as one of his priorities. Just yesterday, Rinku visited the Adampur again and said he would take up the issue of renaming the Adampur Civil Airport after Guru Ravidas before the Continued on page 2 Hoshiarpur civic body to set up ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ centres Nakodar: The Sadar police have arrested a villager on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating Officer Harwindar Singh said 20 bottles of hooch were seized from the possession of the accused, identified as Harbans Singh, a resident of Littaran village. A case under Section 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the accused. OC Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi MARRIED WOMAN GOES MISSING Nurmahal: The Bilga police have registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a married woman. Sandeep Tura, a resident of Gumtala village, complained to the police that his wife Sharanjit Kaur (28) went out of home on May 17 and did not return home. Investigating Officer Anwar Masih said that a missing report has been registered in this connection. OC They took the injured to Sayan Hospital, Bathri. The three deceased have been identified as Bhupinder Kaur, a resident of of Mubarikpur, Sukhpreet Kaur and Mahinder Kaur, both residents Paragpur, in Nawanshahr district. While 31 injured persons are undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr, crtically injured Kulwinder, Bhago and Gurmeet Kaur, all residents of Mubarikpur, are admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. At least 10 persons were killed in two separate accidents in April in the same area. A tractor-trolley fell into a gorge in the hills of Gadhimansowal village, killing three persons. The next day, a canter had run over some pilgrims, killing seven persons. As many as 31 others were injured in those two accidents. With the mercury rising, clay pots are in a great demand in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH c m y b Hoshiarpur, May 21 A special cleaning campaign “My Life-My Clean City” will be conducted in the city by the Municipal Corporation, Hoshiarpur on the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5). The campaign will ensure people’s participation in environmental protection by bringing about changes in their lifestyle. “As part of the campaign, special ‘reduce, reuse and recycle (RRR) centres will be established at different places in the city, where people can deposit their used and reusable goods under the Swachh Bharat Mission,” said MC Commissioner Komal Mittal. She further said residents of the city could deposit USED ITEMS WILL BE GIVEN FREE TO NEEDY, REST TO BE RECYCLED their used goods such as clothes, shoes, bags, toys, books and other stationery, electronic goods, etc., in the RRR centres. He said needy persons would get these goods for free and the rest would be recycled. Free cloth bags and testimonials would be given as return gifts to depositors. All centres would be geotagged for the convenience of the people and a record of the material received daily will be kept. She said during this campaign, strict action and penalty will be imposed on those selling and using plastic envelopes or single use plastic items. Tiles and hoardings would be removed from tree roots and more trees of local species will be planted. He said the cooperation of all citizens and organizations was necessary to make this campaign successful. Mayor Surinder Kumar said this campaign would prove to be a milestone in making the city garbage-free. Man held with 1K intoxicating tablets, ~4.5K Jalandhar, May 21 A man was arrested with intoxicating tablets and drug money by the Jalandhar rural police on Saturday. He was nabbed at a check-post near the Gidderpindi crossing by the Lohian police with 1,010 intoxicating tablets and Rs 4,500 of drug money. The suspect has been identified as Salim Masih, alias Bunty, a resident of Mandala village. The police said a case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect at the Lohian police station and a probe ordered into the case. — TNS
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