28052023-JTR-01.qxd 5/28/2023 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune ~6.5-CRORE FACELIFT FOR HOSHIARPUR TEHSIL COMPLEX NGOs JOIN HANDS TO MAKE HOSHIARPUR PLASTIC-FREE A rally would be taken out in the city on Sunday to spread awareness on waste segregation. P2 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C CONVOCATION ORGANISED AT LYALLPUR KHALSA COLLEGE Cabinet Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa rued that the Hoshiarpur tehsil complex was in a bad condition. P2 FORECAST As many as 140 students of BEd got their degrees at convocation held in the college. P2 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 7:17 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5:23 AM » SUNDAY | 28 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF FIREARMS BANNED AT PUBLIC EVENTS Phagwara: Exercising his powers under Section 144 of the CrPC, 1973, DM-cum-DC Captain Karnail Singh has issued an order prohibiting the use of firearms at wedding ceremonies, parties and other events. The order will remain in force till July next year. OC 1 HELD FOR THEFT AT GURDWARA Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested a thief on the charge of stealing some goods from a village gurdwara. The police said the suspect had been identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Hardo Farala village in Jamsher Sadar police station. oc ‘Kachha-baniyan’ gang scare in city Residents on edge after clip of gang emerges from Seth Hukum Chand Colony Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 27 City residents have been on edge after a fresh clip of the kachha baniyan gang emerged from the Seth Hukum Chand Colony. A group of thieves, clad only in their undergarments, could be seen scaling the walls of a house in the colony in the footage of a CCTV camera installed in the area. It has been learnt that the gang struck seven houses in the colony, but thanks to the vigilance of the residents, no major incident occurred. Reportedly, the 2 nabbed after telcos’ plaints over SIM fraud Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 27 The menace of fake SIM rackets has spread to this extent in Jalandhar that now mainstream telecommunication companies are forced to make complaints against them. Two frausdters running a fake SIM racket in Jalandhar were nabbed by the Lambra police after separate complaints were received against them from Airtel and Vodafone nodal officers. Running telecom stores at Bhagwanpur in Jalandhar, they were operating 5 to 11 SIMs from single addresses by forging documents and defrauding leading mobile network service providers. The Jalandhar rural police today infromed that those WILL NAB THEM SOON Avneet Kaur ISSUED SIMs ON FORGED DOCUMENTS Running telecom stores at Bhagwanpur in Jalandhar, they were operating five to 11 SIMs from single addresses by forging documents and defrauding leading mobile network service providers arrested have been identified as Baljit Kumar and Kishor Kumar, residents of Bhagwanpur, who had opened telecom stores at Bhagwanpur under their respective names. Two FIRs were lodged against the duo at the Lambra police station on May 24 and 25, on the complaint of mobile network firms, following which they were arrested. A complaint by a nodal officer of Bharti Airtel Limited Continued on page 2 ❝ Patrolling has been stepped up across the city. Our team is working to gather information that could help nab the thieves caught on CCTV cameras. ❞ Thieves caught on a CCTV camera at Seth Hukum Chand Colony. — Kuldeep Chahal, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE gang of gangs has also targeted houses at the Shanker Garden. In the wake of the newly surfaced video, ex-CPS and BJP Leader KD Bhandari has flagged the gang’s activities. He Warned, “The gang used to operate near the Focal Point in Gadaipur. Local residents there can attest to the thieves’ deftness in lock-picking and breaking grills.” Bhandari has urged society committees and their presidents to step up vigilance. He added that he had already forwarded the CCTV footage to the police, urging them to take prompt action. A sense of fear gripped the city residents as the news of the incident spread like wildfire. Shalini Gupta, a longtime resident of Seth Hukum Chand Colony, voiced her concern, saying, “It is absolutely terrifying to think that such a gang is operating right under our noses. We used to feel safe in this neighborhood, but now we have to constantly look over our shoulders.” Allaying residents’ fear, Kuldeep Chahal, Commissioner of Police (Jalandhar), has assured the public that patrolling has been stepped up across the city. He added that his team is working to gather information that could help nab the thieves. Bar up in arms against Shahkot SDM 12-yr-old delivers baby; probe on Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 27 In a highly charged meeting held at the Litigant Hall, Judicial Court Complex in Nakodar, the Bar Association unanimously passed resolutions condemning the alleged misbehaviour of the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Shahkot, towards a member of the Bar Association. The association announced a protest in front of the SDM office and called for a boycott of the court proceedings in support of their demands. They declared a no-work day in the Civil Court, Nakodar, on May 29. Under the leadership of Jaswant Singh Balgan, advocate, President of the Bar Association, the meeting highlighted the incident that occurred on May 25 Ashok Kaura Members of the Bar Association, Nakodar, during a meeting on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO when Surinder Singh Ratan was allegedly mistreated by SDM in his office premises. The incident took place in the presence of other lawyers from the Bar Association, Nakodar. Members said they would continue to boycott the DECLARES NO-WORK DAY IN NAKODAR CIVIL COURT TOMORROW court proceedings until SDM issued an apology for his behaviour. Furthermore, they also requested the gov- ernment to take appropriate departmental action against him. The members also urged all lawyers to cooperate with the Bar Association, Nakodar, in their efforts to address the issue and seek redress for the alleged misconduct. Son of auto driver gets 98% in PSEB Class X exams Tribune News Service TOOK NO COACHING Jalandhar, May 27 Shivam Kanda, son of an autorickshaw driver, of Government Senior Secondary School, Hazara, has done his parents and school proud by attaining 98% marks in the Punjab School Education Board Class X examination, the result of which was declared yesterday. The boy is currently enrolled in Class XI (nonmedical) in the same school ❝I have been maintaining a regular regime of self-study for five to six hours after school time. I have not joined any coaching. Shivam Kanda, STUDENT Shivam Kanda being greeted by teachers at GSSS, Hazara. and aspires to clear JEE with good rank to become a software engineer. School princi- pal Kuldeep Kaur said, “Shivam is a promising, sincere and hardworking boy. We were ❞ sure that he would come out with flying colours. He just needed a bit of guidance, a lit- tle more attention and continuous motivation which I and the rest of staff always provided him. We provided him with all the books that he required. We just hope that he continues to do well for the next two years and shows a good result in competitive examination too. This year, two of our boys have cleared JEE and in the last year, two of our girls had cracked NEET.” Shivam’s father Ashwani Kumar daily makes rounds Continued on page 2 Phagwara, May 27 In a shocking incident, a 12year-old girl gave birth to a male child in the Civil Hospital, Phagwara, on Friday. As per official sources, the minor is native of Bihar and is presently undergoing treatment at Bibi Nanki Mother & Child Hospital, Amritsar. Child specialist Dr Naresh Kundra said it was a premature delivery. The child weighed only 900 gm and was serious. Both mother and child were shifted to Amritsar. 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