03062023-ATR-01.qxd 6/3/2023 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune DEMAND FOR EGG, BROILER RISE WITH FALL IN TEMP KANYE SUED FOR ASSAULT AFTER ROW WITH PAPARAZZI Rapper Kanye West sued by a photographer for assault, battery & negligence following confrontation P3 CLEAR SKY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 21°C ROMANCE DRAMA JEE KARDA TO DROP ON OTT ON JUNE 15 The price of live birds has gone up from ~90 to ~120 per kg and of boiler from from ~160 to ~200 P2 FORECAST Actress Tamannaah’s upcoming drama series Jee Karda is all set to stream on OTT from June 15. P4 » » SUNSET SATURDAY 7.31 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:25 AM » SATURDAY | 3 JUNE 2023 | AMRITSAR Youth kidnapped from photo studio, dumped near dera Amritsar, June 2 Several armed persons kidnapped a youth from a photo studio in the Naraingarh area here today. The victim, identified as Surinder (25), works as a designer in the photo studio. The incident created panic in the area. He was later dumped near Darshan Singh Dera here. Gurwinder Singh, owner of the studio, informed the control room about kidnapping following which the Chheharta police reached the spot. Studio owner said four youths arrived on Verna car and entered his shop today. He said they had parked their car outside nearby house of Amandeep Kaur. He said the woman got infuriated and started shouting at the suspects. He said one of the suspects allegedly fired several shots at the woman. She ran inside her house. Later, the suspects dragged Surinder out of the shop, bundled him into their car and fled from the spot. Gurwinder Singh, SHO, Chheharta police station, said the suspects left the youth near Darshan Singh Dera. He said the police was recording his statement and trying to find the cause behind the Continued on page 2 Operation Bluestar anniversary: Over 4K cops, paramilitary forces deployed in city ❝ Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 The police have been put on high alert as the Operation Bluestar anniversary is approaching. Over 4,000 cops have been deployed for security in different parts and vital locations of the city. Policemen in civvies have been deputed near Golden Temple. Officials of the Police Department said two companies of paramilitary force had arrived in the city while more would come in the next few days. The police have set up a camp office in the Town Hall area of the Heritage Street where senior officials, including Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh, have been holding regular meetings and supervising Two companies of the Rapid Action Force and the Central Reserve Police Force have arrived in the city. Two companies of the Punjab Police anti-riot wing and special commandoes will be deployed to deal with any untoward situation during the next few days. ❞ Parminder Singh Bhandal, DEPUTY Police check documents of a visitor in Amritsar on Friday. VISHAL KUMAR the security arrangements. The police are also holding flag marches in the vicinity of Heritage Street and the Golden Temple complex in order to prevent any untoward incident WEAPON SEIZED Amritsar: The Division A police have arrested Deepak Raj of Sudhar Rajputa village for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon. The police said a .32 bore country-made pistol with 7.65 embossed on it was seized from the suspect. A case of the Arms Act was registered against him and further probe was on to ascertain the source of the weapon. TNS in case they find any suspicious movement of people in their vicinity. Parminder Singh Bhandal, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said two companies of Man dies in accident on flyover Narrow passage causes frequent road mishaps Tribune News Service Municipal Corporation staff seal a property in Amritsar on Friday. INBRIEF and inculcate a sense of security among the people. Hotels and nearby shrines are being searched by the police. Owners of hotels have been told to inform the police COMMISSIONER OF POLICE the Rapid Action Force and the Central Reserve Police Force had arrived in the city. He said two companies of the Punjab Police anti-riot wing and special commandoes would be deployed to deal with any untoward situation during the next few days. He said, “If the need arises, officials and more force can be called from the neighbouring districts.” Meanwhile, cops along with the anti-riot police today carried out a flag march in the north sub-division area. A search operation was also conducted at the interstate bus terminus here today. Radical Sikh organisations have given a complete shutdown call on June 6 to mark the 39th anniversary of Operation Bluestar. Eight properties of tax defaulters sealed by MC Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 On the directions of the Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner, Hardeep Singh, the Property Tax Department has started a sealing drive against property tax defaulters in the city. On the first day of drive, the Municipal Corporation (MC) sealed eight properties of tax defaulters in the north and east zones. This year, the MC has initiated the action in June with an objective of achieving recovery targets. Daljit Singh, nodal officer, Continued on page 2 Amritsar, June 2 A middle-aged man riding a motorcycle died after a car hit his bike on the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) flyover on the Batala road today morning. The deceased has been identified as Hardeep Singh, a resident of Rai Chak village in the Dera Baba Nanak area. The accident took place around 10 am when Hardeep was returning home after his night shift at Golden Temple. An eyewitness claimed that Hardeep was headed for the Verka chowk when a speeding car coming towards the city hit his bike. The impact was such that Hardeep was flung off the bike and fell from the flyover to the road The bike damaged in an accident on the BRTS flyover in Amritsar. below, said an official from the Vijay Nagar police station. He died on the spot. The car occupants reportedly fled from the spot, leaving behind the vehicle, which bears a Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) registration number. The police is probing the matter. Private vehicles use BRTS lane There is a narrow passage meant to be used exclusively by BRTS buses, but ordinary commuters also use it. The traffic police take action only when senior officials issue orders to stop movement of private vehicles in this lane. Continued on page 2 The details of the CET and counselling would be notified on the admission portal of Guru Nanak Dev University. FILE PHOTO Guru Nanak Dev varsity to conduct CET, centralised counselling for BEd course Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) will conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) and centralised counselling for BEd course for the session 2023-24 for all colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Punjabi University, Patiala. As per the Punjab Government notification dated May 29, all government, aided and private selffinanced colleges would be part of the process. Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, GNDU, said Prof Amit Kauts, head, Department of Education, would be the coordinator of BEd CET and centralised counselling. Dr Kauts said admissions to all education colleges would be made strictly as per the state government notification. He said the recommendations of the admission committee constituted by the GNDU would be considered for the purpose. He said, “The BEd admission portal will open from June 5 onwards. All colleges affiliated to various universities will have to download the mandatory pro forma from the portal. Duly filled pro forma signed by the Dean, Col- lege Development Council of the affiliating university, is to be emailed at email@example.com.” “The colleges have to ensure submission of the hard copy of the pro forma by June 19 at room No. 1, Department of Education, near UIT building, GNDU,” he added. He said, “All aspirants who want to take admission in the BEd course must register/apply on the admission portal (https://punjabbedadmissions.gndu.ac.in). Registration on the portal is mandatory for all applicants, including those who have to take admission against management quota seats.” He further said the university would complete the counselling and start the session by mid-September. The details of the CET and counselling would be notified by the university on the admission portal from time to time. A technical team of experts would regularly update details on the portal and address the queries of applicants. He said all candidates, educational institutions, principals and other stakeholders would keep themselves updated regarding details related to CET and centralised counselling by visiting the admission portal. Robbers’ gang busted, four arrested Duped by fake travel agent, harassed man returns home Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, June 2 With the arrest of four persons, the police have busted a gang, which wa allegedly involved in extortion and robberies. Recently, the suspects had fired at a rival gang at Golden Gate here 10 days ago. Those arrested were identified as Kunal Mahajan of Shivala Bhaiya, Bhupinder Singh of Sharifpura, Ajit Kumar of Model Town, Batala, and Simranjit Singh, alias Jujhar, of the Mohkampura area. Their two accomplices Paramdalip Singh, alias Sukhchain Singh, of Kazikot village in Tarn Taran and Ankush of Chheharta were yet to be arrested. The police confiscated a Baleno car, three mobile phones and a sharp weapon from their possession while Tarn Taran, June 2 With dreams of a prosperous future in mind, Sukhjinder Singh alias Sukh (37), a resident of Reshiana village who owns just one and a half kanal of agricultural land, was so lured by fake travel agents that he not only lost his land but also went under a debt of Rs 50 lakh. He also suffered from mental tension and depression. In September last, Sukhjinder was lured by his close relative Sandeep Singh, a resident of Bhail Dhae Wala that he would send him to the USA within a week. The deal was settled for Rs 45 lakh though the fake travel agent had demanded Rs 50 lakh. To assure his client, Sandeep assured him that he would take the money after his The gang members in the custody of the Amritsar police. TRIBUNE PHOTO further probe was on. Abhimanyu Rana, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, City III said the police Ravneet Singh, alias Sonu Mota, a notorious criminal, had told the police that on May 21 he along with his friends had gone for dinner at a hotel near the Amritsar-Verka bypass road. He said when they came out, a car halted close to them, two occupants came out and started firing at them indiscriminately and fled from the spot. The police had registered a case under Section 307, 336 and 34 of the IPC and Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was in this connection. The ADC said during investigations Kunal and Bhupinder Continued on page 2 Sukhhjinder Singh (left) with other victims of fake travel agents in Reshiana village. TRIBUNE PHOTO arrival in Mexico. Sandeep remained in touch with Sukhjinder regularly telling him to be ready with bag and baggage along with the US currency. Jobanjit Singh, a resident of his own village Bhail Dhae Wala, dropped him at Delhi airport in his Fortuner on September 29 with a ticket for Indonesia. Sukhjinder was given the cell phone number of someone to be contacted there. On reaching Indonesia, they contacted the said person who introduced himself as Kulwinder Singh Bali. He was later identified by his real name Sanni Kumar Sanni, a resident of Indonesia who originally belonged to Hoshiarpur district in Punjab. Sanni instructed them to reach a hotel in Indonesia where they could stay for five days. Sanni reached the hotel the same night and took their fingerprints and passport etc. He assured them that they would be sent to Mexico soon. They remained in touch with Sandeep Singh in India who was guiding them. The same day in the evening, Sanni along with unidentified persons came to their hotel and took them to some undisclosed destination which turned out to be the residence of a Pakistani who was introduced as an Immigration Officer. Sanni asked Sukhjinder and Jobanpreet Singh to bring their passports for tickets. They were sitting in the room when seven to eight unidentified persons with pistols in their hands detained them at gunpoint and beat them up severely. They were given third degree torture, chained and given electric shocks. Their mobile phones were taken along with the 1,000 dollars they were carrying. There were two more per Continued on page 2 Excise Dept finds many GST return Cong worker attacked Railways collects ~62.15 lakh fine defaulters in door-to-door survey for criticising AAP: MP from 8,195 ticketless travellers Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 A fortnight after the Central and state tax administrations started a door-to-door drive against fake and suspicious Goods and Service Tax Identification Numbers (GSTINs) registrations, the Excise and Taxation Department has found a considerably high number of local dealers defaulting in filing their GST returns. There are around 23,000 GST dealers in the holy city. Rajwinder Kaur, District Excise and Taxation Commissioner, said a large number of local dealers were found to be defaulting in fil- ing GST returns. The department found five GSTINs with addresses where businesses were no longer being carried out. Department officials visited 84 business premises in the holy city, two in Tarn Taran, 11 in Gurdaspur and 19 in Pathankot.The centralised Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 Member of Parliament Gurjeet Singh Aujla said Congress worker Gurpreet Singh of Muhawa village was attacked by AAP supporters for criticising their party for making Raghav Chadha, an outsider, a Rajya Sabha member. Aujla c m y b met Gurpreet, who is under treatment at a government hospital here, on Friday. Gurpreet was attacked two days ago at night while he was returning home in his village, which is close to the Attari border. The victim claimed that he was attacked with sharp weapons. Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 2 The Ferozepur division collected Rs 62.15 lakh fine from 8,195 ticketless passengers at the Amritsar railway station in May. In all, 40,840 passengers were found travelling without tickets during checking in trains last month by railway officials in the Ferozepur division. The division collected a penalty of over Rs 4 crore from these ticketless passengers. Out of these 40,840 ticketless passengers, 8,195 were caught at the Amritsar railway station and the division collected Rs 62.15 lakh in fine from them. A team of the Ferozepur division conducts intensive ticket checking in trains to curb ticketless travelling and ensure comfort and better services to all legitimate rail travellers. More than Rs 73,000 was collected as fine from 453 passengers for littering on railway station premises under the Anti-littering Act in May.
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