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P4 » » SUNSET MONDAY 7.32 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.25 AM » MONDAY | 5 JUNE 2023 | AMRITSAR Bluestar anniv: ADGP supervises 10, including slain Cong councillor’s son, booked security arrangements in holy city for attempt to murder 68 ‘checking’ points installed, 4 companies of paramilitary forces deployed Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Ahead of the 39th anniversary of 'Operation Bluestar' on June 6, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla today supervised security arrangements in the holy city, with a focus on the Golden Temple complex. The top cop was accompanied by CP Naunihal Singh, DCP Parminder Singh Bhandal and other police officials. Earlier, the ADGP held a meeting with senior officials regarding police preparedness in view of the 'Ghallughara Divas' (holocaust day). Shukla addressed the media at Heritage Street and said strict action would be taken against those spreading rumours and trying to vitiate the atmosphere of the state. "Criminal cases would be lodged against anyone who spreads rumours and fake information leading to panic and tension among the people to harm the peaceful atmosphere in Punjab," the ADGP said. Yesterday, the police arrested a youth who had made a hoax call about placing a bomb near the Golden Temple. Dialling the police control room, he claimed that he ADGP Arpit Shukla interacts with personnel of paramilitary forces in Amritsar on Sunday. VISHAL KUMAR YOUTH HELD FOR ‘HOAX’ BOMB CALL On Saturday, the police arrested a youth who had made a hoax call about placing a bomb near the Golden Temple. He said he had kept four bombs near the holiest Sikh shrine. The call had put Punjab Police on high alert. Later, Gagandeep Singh from Majith Mandi area was arrested for making the hoax call. He made the call from a stolen mobile phone. had placed four bombs near the shrine. The call put Punjab Police on high alert. A massive search operation, with the help of a bomb disposal squad, was launched but the claim turned out to be a mischief. Later, Gagandeep Singh from Majith Mandi area was arrested for making the hoax call, for which he had used a stolen mobile phone. The police have registered a case against him. The ADGP said four companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the city, besides heavy presence of police force in the entire state. During his meeting with senior police officials, he asked them to ensure that CCTV cameras at religious and vulnerable places were in a working condition. He also directed police and social media teams to keep a tab on possibly mischievous content on the Internet. He added that besides the four companies of paramilitary forces, over 3,500 cops including from the Rapid Action Force, Armed Reserve Police, Punjab Armed Police, Special Operation Group, SWAT team and tear gas teams — have been deployed. The ADGP added that 68 checking points have been set up for round-the-clock surveillance and patrolling parties deployed in congested areas of the city. Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 4 Slain Congress councillor Gurdeep Pehalwan’s son Abhi allegedly shot a man over a dispute at Lohgarh area here on Friday night. The police have booked him and his nine unidentified accomplices on the charges of murder bid and under the Arms Act. The accused went underground following the incident and no arrest has been made in the case so far. The police said raids were being carried out to catch the accused but they were still absconding. The victim identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, a resident of Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran, was admitted to a private hospital with a bullet injury in his chest. Though his condition is said to be out of danger, the doctors declared him unfit for recording a statement. The police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the incident. Station House Officer Robin Hans said the police have booked 10 persons, including Abhi, in the incident for attempt to murder. He added that the police are investigating into the instance and have recorded the statement of eye-witnesses but are yet Victim ‘unfit’ for recording statement, say doctors to ascertain the reason behind the incident. He said CCTV cameras in the area were being scanned to find clues about the incident. Surjit Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Lohgarh area, and a relative of the victim, told the police that he runs a dairy farm and his nephew Danish Gill stays and lives with him. He said on Friday at around 11.30 pm, Abhi and his unidentified accomplices came and asked about him. They then started thrashing him brutally, the complainant said. He said his nephew and victim Gurpreet Singh saved him from the accused. The accused left for a few minutes and on returning, they shot Gurpreet, leaving him injured. Abhi has also been earlier booked by the police for allegedly shooting and threatening a scrap dealer who had accused him of extortion. His father Gurdeep Pehalwan, a Congress councillor, was shot dead by the accomplices of notorious gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria in 2018. Fourth case against gang of 5 for human smuggling 60-yr-old booked for molesting 15 more complaints being probed by police; 4 suspects at large, 1 was operating from Indonesia domestic help Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, June 4 The Kacha Pakka police have booked one Rasal Singh, a 60year-old resident of Bhaini Gurmukh Singh for molesting his domestic help, a 17-yearold teenage girl of the same village. The incident reportedly took place on May 31 but the police registered a case in this regard only on Saturday (June 3), three days later. SHO Balraj Singh said the girl’s family approached the police on June 3 and a case was immediately registered under Section 354 and 354-A of the IPC read along with Section 8 of the POCSO Act. The SHO said that raids were being conducted to nab the accused who is absconding. — OC MODUS OPERANDI OF ACCUSED Tarn Taran, June 4 The police registered one more case under the Prevention of Human Smuggling Act and other relevant sections of law against a gang of five accused of collecting crores of rupees from innocent victims. This is the fourth case that has been registered against the gang members. Fifteen more complaints are under investigation against the gang. The complainants of all four cases registered against the gang members are of Raishiana village. The latest case was registered on Saturday on the complaint of one Jaswinder Singh. The gang members would lure innocent people with the offer of sending them to the US or UK. However, the victims would be sent to Delhi or Indonesia and allegedly tortured. They were kept in confinement and forced to call their families and tell them that they had safely reached the US/UK. Later, the gang members would make the victims’ kin transfer huge amounts of money to their bank accounts as fee for helping the victims reach abroad. Most of the victims belong to Raishiana village of Amritsar. FILE The accused have been identified as Sandeep Singh, his wife Kirandeep Kaur, mother Pritam Kaur Prito and father Salwinder Singh of Bhail Dhae wala. The gang was being run with the active connivance of Sanni Kumar, alias Sanni, a resident of Indonesia, who is a Hoshiarpur native. The people who came under their allurement have been identified as Sukhjinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Navdeep Singh and Prab- 6 robbers held with arms, drugs Tarn Taran, June 4 Six members of a robbers’ gang, who were planning to commit a crime, were arrested with arms and drugs by the Sadar police (Patti) here on Saturday night. SP (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh said here on Sunday that the accused were identified as Bobby, Sanni, Mewa (of Patti city), Jora of Toot, Diljad and Akbir, both of Machhike. The SP said the police team led by Inspector Harjinder Singh, SHO, Patti (Sadar), in a raid arrested the six robbers and recovered 350 gm of heroin, one countrymade pistol, four cartridges, one datar and one sword. The police party also impounded the motorcycle of the accused. A case under Sections 399, 402, 379 and 411 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. — OC The suspects in custody of the Sadar police at Patti on Sunday. PHOTO: GURBAXPURI c m y b hdeep Singh. The relatives of Sukhjinder, Jaswinder and Navdeep had transferred Rs 45 lakh each to the gang. Similarly, Rs 40 lakh were transferred by the relatives of Prabhdeep to their bank account. SSP Gurmeet Chauhan said one of the accused, Salwinder Singh, had been arrested and raids were being conducted on the pos- sible hideouts of the remaining accused. Cases under Sections 420, 406, 506, 370 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act have been registered against the accused. The SSP said inquiry regarding the other complaints against the accused would be completed shortly and cases would be registered. BIRTH ANNIV OF BHAGAT PURAN SINGH Philanthropist’s profile should be made part of PSEB syllabus: Speaker Amritsar, June 4 Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly, attended the 119th birth anniversary celebrations of Pingalwara founder Bhagat Puran Singh here today. Sandhwan said a brief biography of the philanthropist should be included in Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) books. The Assembly Speaker said Bhagat Puran Singh was a deserving candidate for the Nobel Prize. He said Bhagat deserved the Nobel for his unparalleled service to humanity and he would urge the Central Government to take an initiative in this regard. He added that it was everyone’s duty to carry forward his legacy. Sandhwan said the birth anniversary of poet-philosopher Kabir was also being celebrated today. Kabir had shown the path of truth to the people during his time, he added. The AAP leader said Bhagat had devoted his entire life to the service of his people. “I will write a letter to CM Bhagwant Mann to include the biography of Bhagat ji in the PSEB syllabus,” Sandhwan said. He added that Bhagat was a sensitive writer, environmentalist and philanthropist who decided to devote his life to humanity at a young age and served the sick, destitute and disabled until the very end. He suggested the installation of a statue of Bhagat in the holy city and asked the Pingalwara Society to identify a site for it. ‘Kisan Jan Andolan’, a book published by the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, was released by Sandhwan on the occasion. — TNS Speaker Kultar Sandhwan and others release a book published by All-India Pingalwara Society in Amritsar on Sunday.
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