04062023-ATR-01.qxd 6/4/2023 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY CYCLE RALLY ORGANISED TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ACTRESS RANI MUKERJI BAGS INTERNATIONAL ICONIC AWARD KARAN GROVER APPRECIATES ‘ANGEL’ WIFE BIPASHA BASU Various health centres of the district, including the PHC Lopoke, organised cycle rallies on Saturday. P2 Actress Rani Mukerji will be felicitated at the International Iconic Awards, which are to be held on June 8. P3 Star couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s Instagram feed is flooded with love-filled pictures. P4 » » » MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7.32 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5:25 AM SUNDAY | 4 JUNE 2023 | AMRITSAR INBRIEF FIRING OUTSIDE HOUSE, 4 BOOKED Amritsar:Panic gripped Kartar Nagar area falling under the Chheharta police station here when four unknown persons started firing outside the residence of one Harpal Singh. The complainant said he along with his family was present at home around 10.30pm when he heard the sound of gunshots in the street. He said he came out and found four persons firing in the air. They later fled away on their bikes while the police have registered a case in this connection. TNS ONE NABBED WITH PISTOL, CARTRIDGES Amritsar: The Khilchian police have arrested Inderjit Singh of Timmowal village and recovered a country-made pistol and four live cartridges from his possession. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him and further probe was on to ascertain its source, said the police. TNS CELLPHONE SEIZED FROM CENTRAL JAIL Amritsar:Amritsar Central Jail staff confiscated a mobile phone and 2-gm narcotic powder from the possession of a jail inmate, identified as Vijay Kumar, of Guru Nanak Pura. The police have registered a case in this regard. TNS Police raid Hoppers again, found liquor being served to teenagers Nab manager while owner belies police claim Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 3 In yet another raid in Hoppers restaurant in the posh Ranjit Avenue locality here, the police nabbed its manager for serving liquor to teenagers here on Saturday. The police said that restaurant authorities had employed youths of less than 25 years of age who were serving liquor to hotel customers. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk said the police had registered a fresh case against the restaurant under the Excise Act, Juvenile Justice Act and under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code in this connection. The police have arrested the manager, Om Parkash, of Himachal Pradesh. He said the restaurant owner was yet to be arrested in the case. The police had earlier raided the restaurant on the intervening night of May 29 and 30. The police alleged that the restaurant was illegally serving liquor as its licence had expired and the police had confiscated 27 POLICE ONLY HARASSING US, ALLEGES OWNER ■ Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk said the police had registered a fresh case against the restaurant under the Excise Act, Juvenile Justice Act and under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code in this connection. The police have arrested the manager, Om Parkash, of Himachal Pradesh. He said the restaurant owner was yet to be arrested in the case. ■ The police had earlier raided the restaurant on the intervening night of May 29 and 30. The police alleged that the restaurant was illegally serving liquor as its licence had expired and the police had confiscated 27 boxes and 266 bottles of liquor. The police arrested the manager who was released on bail at that time. ■ Rajanbir Singh, owner of the restaurant, alleged that the police were trying to register false cases against the restaurant only to harass them. He said they had the bar licence issued by the Excise Department with them. boxes and 266 bottles of liquor. The police arrested the manager who was released on bail at that time. A day after the raid, the restaurant owner in a press conference had termed the raid as illegal while pointing out that the Excise Department had already renewed the licence. The police on the other hand had pointed out that the restaurant was misleading the mediapersons. Today, the police again conducted a raid at the same restaurant on Friday night. Virk said the boys who were serving liquor were aged between 19 and 20. Three girls were also found serving liquor in the restaurant. Even those consuming liquor were in the 17-19 the age group. He said the restaurant authorities did not hand over the DVR of the CCTV cameras. Rajanbir Singh, owner of the restaurant, alleged that the police were trying to register false cases against the restaurant only to harass them. “We have a video in which an elderly man was serving liquor to teenagers who were accompanying him,” he said. He said they had the bar licence issued by the Excise Department with them. 3 gangs of robbers busted, 11 held with ammunition Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, June 3 In their special drive “Sab pharre jaange” launched in the recent past to check rising incidents of snatching, dacoity, theft, etc, the district police on Saturday claimed to have busted three gangs of robbers having contacts in neighbouring states by arresting their 11 members. Besides, many members of the gangs are still absconding. Five pistols, five magazines, 12 cartridges, eight stolen motorcycles, 15 snatched mobiles, gold ornaments measuring 57 grams, Rs 2 lakh and sharp-edged weapons were recovered from the possession of those arrested. The recovery of an Italymade Beretta (pistol) had become a severe headache for the district police. The police are tracing source persons who supplied this precious Italy-made weapon. Those arrested were aged between 20 and 28 and some of them were history-sheeters. In a press conference held The accused along with the stolen motorcycles in the custody of Tarn Taran police on Saturday. here on Saturday, SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan gave details of the identity of the gang members and their modus operandi. The SSP said police teams from Goindwal Sahib, Chohla Sahib and Harike along with their SHOs under the supervision of SP (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh launched the operation and arrested Mandeep Singh and Mohabbat (both residents of Chohla Sahib), Jagjeet Singh (Pakhoke), Gurbinder Singh (Sangatpur), Gurleen Singh (Varing), Sunny Sharma Udhay, Rohit Babbu (both of Tarn Taran), Talwinder Singh Tintu, Mandeep Singh (both of Goindwal Sahib), Aman and Ghisho (both of Bhagtanwala in Amritsar). The SSP said the interrogation of Aman and Ghisho of Amritsar revealed that both were involved in the theft committed in the house of goldsmith in Harike in which they stole Rs 13 lakh, gold ornaments measuring 695 grams, and one licensed pistol. The police also identified the robbers who were involved in the robbery committed at Jeobala village in which they committed crime at gunpoint. Cases against crimes were already registered by respective police stations. The SSP said DGP Gaurav Yadav had announced that they would felicitate the policemen for making the operation successful. MC razes illegal constructions 4 of family booked 5 held with pistol, sharp weapons in travel fraud case Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 3 A team of the Municipal Corporation, led by town planners Mehrban Singh, Vijay Kumar, assistant town planners Harjinder Singh, Arun Khanna, Wazir Raj, building inspectors Angad Singh, Manish Kumar, Rohini, Nirmaljit Verma, MC’s estate wing inspector Raj Kumar, junior assistant Arun Sehajapal, civil wing officers and municipal police, partially demolished five illegal constructions in the North Zone area of the city. The team first reached the Basant Avenue area and an under-construction building was demolished with a ditch machine. All the three floors of an illegally-constructed three-storey commercial building in the same area Our Correspondent The demolition drive underway in North Zone in Amritsar on Saturday. were sealed. After this, an illegally-constructed building on Dusanda Singh Road was demolished with a ditch machine. The team also demolished the under-construction building located on Majitha Road using ditch machines and hammers. Similarly, shuttering of an illegal under-construction building on the Batala Road area was also removed. On the orders of Corporation Commissioner Sandeep Rishi, the department continues to take action against illegal constructions. The MTP wing officials claimed that drive against illegal constructions would continue in the coming days. Tarn Taran, June 3 The Sadar police on Friday booked four members of ‘fake travel agent family’ in another case of fraud on the charge of collecting lakhs of rupees from people to send them abroad. The family along with its Indonesia-based gang head Sanni Kumar, alias Sanni, was booked in a first case of the same nature on Thursday. The members of the family had been identified as Sandeep Singh, his wife Kirandeep Kaur, father Salwinder Singh and mother Pritam Kaur Prito. Sandeep Singh, head of the gang, lured Prabhjit Singh A similar case was also filed against them. Babbu, a resident of Raishiana, to send him England where they detained him for days. He was brutally tortured there. The accused on gun point pressured the victim to say his family that he had reached England. After receiving his mobile call, the victim’s family transferred Rs 40 lakh in the accused’s bank account. The accused had been booked under Sections 420, 406, 370, 506 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code and Section 13 of Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act, 2012, on Friday. Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 3 The Gate Hakima police have busted a gang of robbers and recovered a country-made pistol and sharp-edged weapons from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Kamal alias Kalu, Rohit alias Nikka, Samile, Sahil alias Sal and Sahil Kumar, all residents of Haripura area. A case under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against them. One of their accomplices, identified as Neeraj, managed to escape from the spot. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-1) Dr Mehtab Singh said the accused were held from abandoned quarters in Bblock area when the police The five robbers in the custody of Amritsar police on Saturday. nabbed them during patrolling in the locality. “Besides a country-made pistol, two bullets and four sharp-edged weapons, the police also recovered a map of Muthoot Finance, Majith Mandi, in the walled city. A preliminary probe revealed that they were planning to rob the finance company’s branch,” he said. He said the accused were produced in a court and brought on three-day police remand for further interrogation. More recoveries were likely to be made from their questioning, said the police official. Govt failed to check Night domination operations along MC app to prevent drug menace: KMSC Indo-Pak border to nail drug traffickers misuse of its vehicles Tarn Taran, June 3 The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab, in its meeting organised at Piddi village, expressed resentment over the government failure to check drugs here on Saturday. Members of the committee alleged drugs was easily availability on demand. The meeting was presided over by Amarjit Kaur in which a large number of women were present. Satnam Singh Pannu, Fateh Singh Piddi, Gurjit Singh Ghaina and Devinder Kaur were among others who addressed the meeting. They said the tall claims of the state government that the menace had been mitigated to some extent were not true. Rather they alleged the supply of drugs at doorstep was just a mobile call away. They said the truck parking site near the District Adminis- Tribune News Service Women take part in meeting over drug abuse in Tarn Taran. trative Complex had become a hot bed for the sale of drugs. They said the tablets delivered in the de-addiction centres were available in the open at Rs 300-400. They alleged a number of government employees and officials were not only but also indulged in the drugs trade. The leaders warned that in case the administration failed to check the menace, the KMSC would take to streets to lodge its protest. — OC Amritsar, June 3 The night domination operations in border villages along the Indo-Pak border here is helping the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) in foiling the attempts of cross border drug traffickers in smuggling of contraband and arms to Indian territory. On the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, the Punjab Police in a joint operation with BSF has led to the seizure of 5.2 kg of heroin. Around 100km of border from Gharinda to Ramdass townships falls under five police stations — Gharinda, Lopoke, Bhindi Saida, Ajnala and Ramdass. The movement of drones in these areas have seen a rise following which the police had decided to start complete night domination from 2-5 km ahead of the barbed fence. “The Punjab government has provided vehicles to each police The packets of heroin seized by Punjab Police and BSF at Rai border village in Amritsar on Saturday. station and police teams led by a gazetted officer and two SHOs patrol in area from 2-5 km inside the border fence,” said DSP Parvesh Chopra. He said the police also formed village defence committees involving c m y b public representatives besides cops. A village police officer remains in the village along with respectable people of the town from 8 pm to 8 am. “Whenever they saw or observe the movements of drones, they issued an alert to the police and also share information with the BSF Then a . joint search operation is launched to recover drugs or nab accused who came near the spot for retrieving drugs. — TNS Amritsar, June 3 Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner Hardeep Singh yesterday held a meeting with health wing officials of the MC and said that a vehicle monitoring mobile application was being developed to keep a check on the vehicles at the auto workshop of the MC. Municipal health officers Dr Kiran Kumar, Dr Yogesh Arora, auto workshop in-charge and medical officer Dr Rama Rani, auto workshop JE Kulwinder Singh and other officers attended the meeting. The e-indent which is issued by the sanitary inspector will be uploaded on the app on a daily basis. The indent would be issued on the demand of officers and it will not be issued manual. The Joint Commissioner said that complete transparency will be brought in the consumption of petrol and diesel at auto workshops. He said the officers of the Health Department, chief sanitary inspectors, sanitary inspectors and JEs will monitor the indent for the consumption of diesel and petrol by the vehicles. He asked officials of the Health Department to submit daily monitoring reports to his (Joint Commissioner) office. Hardeep Singh stated that after monitoring by the officials, it would be revealed what is the actual consumption of fuel. Municipal health wing has 13 tractor trolleys, six automatic road sweeping machines, two dumper placer, five tipper machines and 8 JCB machines. The MC officials often get complaints about the consumption of fuel. The vehicle monitoring app will address the major issue of the auto workshop, said health officer.
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