04062023-JTR-01.qxd 6/4/2023 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune DSR TECHNIQUE FAILS TO CATCH FANCY OF FARMERS ACTRESS RANI MUKERJI BAGS INTERNATIONAL ICONIC AWARD Actress Rani Mukerji will be felicitated at the International Iconic Awards, which are to be held on June 8. P3 MOSTLY SUNNY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C KARAN GROVER APPRECIATES ‘ANGEL’ WIFE BIPASHA BASU Few farmers have adopted the DSR technique, resulting in reduced paddy sowing with this method. P2 FORECAST Star couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s Instagram feed is flooded with love-filled pictures. P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 7:21 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5:21 AM » SUNDAY | 4 JUNE 2023 | JALANDHAR Inter-district gang of snatchers busted, 3 held Tribune News Service INTIMIDATED VICTIMS WITH SHARP WEAPONS Nawanshahr, June 3 The Nawanshahr police have busted an inter-district gang of snatchers involved in a series of robberies on deserted roads with the arrest of three of its members. Law enforcement authorities seized two datars (a traditional weapon used for robberies), a stolen motorcycle, and 12 mobile phones from them. Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Mukesh Kumar, while addressing the press conference, provided details about the operation. He stated that the investigation began on May 30 following a complaint lodged at Aur Police Station by Umraon Singh from Garhpadhana village. Umraon Singh reported that he was robbed of his mobile phone by two accused — Balwinder Kumar from Aur, SBS Nagar; and Satnam Singh from Barwa village, ■ During the investigation and subsequent interrogation of the accused, it was revealed that the gang had conducted robberies in Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Garhshankar, Ludhiana, and Hoshiarpur ■ The gang used datars to intimidate their victims to commit crime. The police have recovered 12 mobile phones, a silver chain, a motorcycle, and two datars from the arrested gang members << The accused in the custody of the Nawanshahr police; and (above) the recoveries made from them. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Roopnagar district. The accused employed a datar to intimidate Umraon Singh before snatching his mobile phone. Subsequently, an FIR under Sections 379-B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the accused at Aur Police Station. Acting swiftly on the Finish all projects on time: Minister to MC information, a police team led by sub-inspector Balvir Singh from Aur police station apprehended Balwinder Kumar and Satnam Singh of Mallan Bedian village. Officers also recovered the two datars used in the robberies and a stolen motorcycle, which the accused had taken from Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Ludhiana after affixing a fake number plate. Further investigations revealed that the gang, comprising the two accused and a third accomplice, Ranjit Singh of Mukandpur, was responsible for additional robberies. Among their victims was Tirath Singh from Mahal Khurd Village, Aur, who had his iPhone-6 and a silver chain snatched while walking on the road with his friend on May 27. In response to Tirath Singh’s complaint, another FIR was registered under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC at Aur police station. On June 1, the police team successfully apprehended Ranjit Singh, the third member of the gang. The gang’s criminal activities were not limited to Nawanshahr. They also targeted Jaspal Kanda and Renu Bala, a couple from Mallan Bedian village, who were robbed of Rs 4,000, two mobile phones, and their belongings on May 17, while en route from Nawanshahr. Similarly, they targeted Azad Ahmed from Sugar Mill Colony, Nawanshahr, Bari Lal from Nawanshahr, and Boota Singh from Garcha village, looting them of cash and possessions. FIRs under section 379-B of the IPC were registered at Rahon police station for these incidents and efforts are underway to apprehend the gang members involved. Path of devotion INSPECTS WORKS INBRIEF 10-YEAR JAIL FOR HEROIN SMUGGLING Phagwara: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Yukti Goel, has awarded tenyear imprisonment to Balwindar Kaur, alias Bindar, a resident of Shankar village, for heroin smuggling. She was also slapped with a fine of Rs one lakh. The Lohian Khas police had arrested the accused on November 28, 2018. OC MAN SMUGGLES LIQUOR, NABBED Phagwara: The Nakodar sadar police have arrested a person for smuggling liquor. The police said nine bottles of liquor were seized from the suspect, identified as Sher Singh, a resident of Fatehpur village. A case under Sections 61, 1and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered in this regard. OC ■ Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh conducted a whirlwind tour of the city wherein he took stock of all ongoing projects. ■ The minister visited the Gadaipur road where he checked the 1.9-km-long road construction project coming up a ~146.35 lakh ■ He also inspected two road projects in Kalia Colony and Doordarshan Enclave that are being constructed at an expenditure of ~34.25 lakh and ~11.31 lakh, respectively promise with the quality would result in strict action against officials responsible. He also directed the officials of the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, to conduct surprise checking of these projects so as to ascertain that the works were being carried out as per norms fixed by the state government. However, he expressed satisfaction over the quality of works being executed by MC. The minister also visited the Income Tax Colony and Model Town Market wherein he oversaw the progress of construction of footpaths and establishment of green belts. 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Amritsar 0181-2296605 Liberal Scholarships & Concessions Safe-On Campus Hostel 98144-06986, 99142-63631 Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi Principal Addict injects himself with drug in public, faints; video goes viral Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 3 Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh today directed the officials of the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, to ensure timely completion of all ongoing development projects so that people take the benefit of pro-people initiatives of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led state government. The minister conducted a whirlwind tour of the city wherein he took stock of progress of all ongoing development projects. He inspected the quality of roads being constructed in different locations at an outlay of Rs 191.81 lakh. The minister visited the Gadaipur road where he checked the 1.9-km-long road construction project costing Rs 146.35 lakh. Likewise, he also inspected two road projects in Kalia Colony and Doordarshan Enclave that are being constructed at an expenditure of Rs. 34.25 lakh and 11.31 lakh, respectively. The minister directed the officials concerned and contractors to ensure timely completion of all these projects. He said any sort of inordinate delay would be highly unwarranted and any com- 138 Glorious Years A large number of devotees participate in the shobha yatra to mark Kabir Jayanti in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Undertrial flees from court, nabbed after hour Our Correspondent Garhshankar, June 3 An undertrial in the NDPS case fled from the court complex by tricking the police personnel. He was arrested by the police after an hour. Sub-Inspector Ravinder Singh took the accused, who was arrested under NDPS Act this evening, to produce him before the court. The Sub-Inspector had gone to court along with other police personnel to produce Hardeep and some other accused before the court. Hardeep escaped by dodging the police personnel. After getting the information, DSP Daljit Singh Khakh and SHO Harprem Singh, along with the police force, reached the spot and a search operation was initiated. After some concerted efforts, the accused, Hardeep Singh, was nabbed from the bushes in the military ground in front of the SDM office. Hoshiarpur, June 3 Even though tall claims are being made by the state government regarding the efforts being made to eliminate drug addiction from the state, incidents revealing the ground reality keep coming to the fore. On Saturday, a young man fainted while sitting on a scooter in the middle of the road after taking an injection of intoxicant at Asalpur village in Hoshiarpur. The video of this whole episode is going viral on social media in which the young man can be seen sitting motionless on the scooter. During this, the syringe used to inject the drug was also in his hand. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Asalpur, said a young man aged 25-26 years was found lying unconscious on a scooter parked on the road outside the village. His condition was critical, and he also had a syringe in his hand with which he must have injected himself with the drug. Seeing his condition, the people of the village immediately called an ambulance and informed the Bullowal police, which took him to the civil hospital where he is being treated. ASI Surinder Pal of Bullewal said he had received infor- A man lying unconscious on a scooter at Asalpur in Hoshiarpur. mation from village Asalpur that a young man was lying unconscious on the road in the village on a scooter parked there. When he reached there, an ambulance had also reached there and the said youth was taken to the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur. He said that the youth has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Pandori Khajur village. According to the police, the man is reportedly addicted to drugs and he took an injection while sitting on the scooter, but due to overdose, he fainted and froth was coming out of his mouth. He said his condition was said to be improving at the hospital. Burglars strike NRI’s Despite ~95 cr allocation, city road infra crumbling house in Phagwara Avneet Kaur BUSY STRETCHES IN BAD SHAPE Tribune News Service Phagwara, June 3 The house of an NRI based in Italy, Baljit Singh, was reportedly burgled in Narur village near Phagwara last night. Unidentified persons burgled the kothi after breaking locks and decamped with valuables, including gold ornaments and cash of Rs 50,000.The police have registered a case. In another case, a shop was reportedly burgled in Palahai Gate locality in Phagwara last night. Deepak Kumar, the shop owner, told the police that burglars took away valuables worth around Rs 75,000 from the shop after ransacking it badly. A case under relevant sections of the IPC have been registered. It was the second theft in this shop during the past three months. In the third case of theft, a house was reportedly burgled in Dhadhe village last night.The victim, Ram Rattan, told the police that valuables worth Rs 50,000 were found burgled. A case under Section 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered. 3 drug peddlers arrested The local police have arrested two drug peddlers and seized 13-gm heroin and 210 intoxicating tablets from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Gaurav, a resident of Jalandhar, and Hardip of Nawanshahr. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered in this regard. In another case, the police have arrested a drug peddler, Raj Kumar, of Balmiki Mohalla, Phagwara, and recovered 5 gm of heroin from him. — OC Jalandhar, June 3 Despite the government’s allocation of Rs 95 crore for city development, the road infrastructure continues to be neglected, leaving residents disillusioned and demanding immediate attention. The sorry state of roads has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the allocated funds and the state government’s commitment to providing quality infrastructure. A tour of the city revealed a distressing reality, several prominent roads, including Cool Road, the road from Pratap Bagh to Bhagat Singh Chowk, Bus Stand Road, Dhan Mohalla, and the smallcut out road leading from PPR to Urban Estate Phase II and others, are in a dire condition. The recent rainfall has further exacerbated the prob- c m y b ■ Several prominent roads, including Cool Road, the road from Pratap Bagh to Bhagat Singh Chowk, Bus Stand Road, Dhan Mohalla, a small-cut out road leading from PPR to Urban Estate Phase II and others are in a dire need for repair or re-carpeting ■ The recent rainfall has further exacerbated the problem, resulting in deep potholes and waterlogged sections that pose significant risks to commuters << Bus Stand Road in Jalandhar in a dilapidated condition. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH lem, resulting in deep potholes and waterlogged sections that pose significant risks to commuters. Residents are expressing their frustration, emphasizing the urgent need for main- tenance and the use of superior-quality materials to ensure durable repairs. Kanwarpreet Singh, a resident, stated, “While funds may be allocated for road repairs, it is crucial that timely mainte- nance is carried out and highgrade materials are utilized to ensure long-lasting results”. Rasleen Kaur, another resident, shared a harrowing experience, saying, “The deteriorating state of Cool Road, from AGI Shopping Complex to Kidney Hospital and beyond, is alarming. Despite being dug up for water supply line installation, it remains neglected without Continued on page 2
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