06062023-JTR-01.qxd 6/6/2023 12:04 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CALLS FOR CHECKING THE DEPLETING GROUNDWATER CELEBS PAY TRIBUTES TO GUFI PAINTAL, WHO DIED AT 78 ZEE5 TO PREMIERE SIRF EK BANDAA KAAFI HAI IN TAMIL The nodal officer called for concerted efforts by all departments to check the depleting groundwater. P2 Sarvjeet Singh Paintal, better known as Gufi Paintal, breathed his last on Monday morning. P3 ZEE5 is all set to launch the movie in the Tamil and Telugu languages sfor its audience on June 7. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 39°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7.22 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:21 AM » TUESDAY | 6 JUNE 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN SMUGGLES LIQUOR, NABBED Phagwara: The Nakodar city police arrested a local villager on the charge of smuggling liquor. Investigating Officer Bhajan Singh said 11 bottles of whiskey were recovered from the possession of accused Jagdish Chander, a resident of Mohalla Ravi Dasspura, Nakodar. A case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered. OC Stopped by cops, SC students force open gates to enter admn complex Tribune News Service GOODS STOLEN FROM SHOP Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have booked unidentified persons on the charge of stealing goods from a shop. Kuljit Singh Main Bazaar, Mehat Pur, complained to the police that thieves barged into his shop on May 30 night and stole goods. Investigating officer Jaswindar Singh said a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered. oc FOUR HELD FOR FELLING TREES Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested four villagers on the charge of cutting and selling trees. Investigating officer Kashmir Singh said the accused have been identified as Sukhwindar Singh, Jaswindar Singh Tejindar Singh and Harjindar Singh, all residents of Meda village. Lohian Khas panchayat officer-cumexecutive officer of Block Samiti had complained to the police that the accused cut and sold trees planted by Sajjan Wal village panchayat. IO said a case under Sections 379 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. oc PEDDLER HELD UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicant tablets and capsules. Investigating officer Omesh Kumar said 72 intoxicant tablets and 28 capsules were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Ravi Kumar of Gehlarran village. IO said a case under Section 22(b) and 61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. oc Nabbed, let off, man again in net for triple murder A student in a heated exchange with a cop; and protesters outside the District Administrative Complex in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 Days after the Jalandhar city police forcibly got lifted the dharna of SC students from BSF Chowk and detained some protesters, they were stopped at the gates of the District Administrative Complex where they had come to meet the Commissioner of Police. Nearly 40 students were today led by Adampur Congress legislator Sukhwinder Kotli. Students said they had been seeking action against WANT ACTION AGAINST NEW BARADARI SHO, ASI THREATEN PROTEST AT CM'S HOUSE ❝This is our last day of protest in Jalandhar. If ourtake complaints (on Dalit students being not allowed to exams) remain unheard, we will lodge a protest outside the residence of CM Bhagwant Mann on the issue. ❞ Sukhwinder Kotli, ADAMPUR MLA the SHO of New Baradari Police Station and ASI Balwinder who had used force on them. The gates of the complex were closed and the agita- tors were not allowed to enter. Police officials told the students that only five of them would be allowed to go in to take up their matter but they insisted that all 40 would go in. As the arguments and counter-arguments from both sides did not work, students forced open the gates and went inside the complex. Kotli said that other than action against the SHO and the ASI for wrong detention of students 10 days ago, he was seeking action against the colleges who were not allowing Dalit students to take examination. “Many SC students whose fee has not been deposited by the Centre or the state governments have not been issued their roll num- bers which has put the career of these students at stakes,” he alleged, terming it a laxity on the part of the institutions and the state government. “This is our last day of protest in Jalandhar. If our complaints remain unheard, we will lodge a protest outside the residence of CM Bhagwant Mann on the issue.” Jssi Talhan of Guru Ravi Dass Tiger Force said, “If the Jalandhar police fail to act against the SHO, we will give a call for a complete bandh of Jalandhar on next Monday.” MLA told to appear Phagwara Oppn opposes ward map in court on June 12 Ashok Kaura Jalandhar, June 5 The court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Gagandeep Singh Garg has directed AAP Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural to appear in person in his court in June 12 over a case lodged against him under the Gambling Act. Sheetal Angural and 10 others were booked by the Bhargo Camp police in 2020 during the Covid pandemic when prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC were enforced, not allowing an assembly of people. FIR number 77 was lodged against him and his two cell phones had been confiscated by the police. The orders of the court issued on June 1 read, “Notice issued to accused Sheetal Angural received back unserved. Fresh notice be issued to him. Letter received from the Investigating Officer. No other evidence has been cited on behalf of the prosecution. One last opportunity is given to the prosecution to conclude the evidence. It is made clear that if the accused Sheetal Angural does not appear in person on the next date of hearing, then coercive steps shall be taken to compel the Phagwara, june 5 Resentment among the Opposition parties was visible in Phagwara after the ward map was released by the Municipal Corporation. Former Mayor Arun Khosla, Congress MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, former BJP president Balbhadhar Sein Duggal and Akali leader Ranji Khurana alleged the newly released map was prepared to SAYS DELIMITATION DONE TO FAVOUR THE RULING PARTY 7 RAISE OBJECTION So far, as many as 91 people have visited the MC office to see the new ward map. Of them, seven persons have registered their objections only please the ruling party. They also accused the Phagwara MC of being biased. The term of the Municipal Corporation expired in 2020, but the MC elections could not be conducted due to one or other political reasons. Meanwhile, the ward map after delimitation has been pasted and published. It is accessible to public for a week from 8 am to 1 pm daily. In a press release issued by the MC here today, 91 people visited the MC office to see the new ward map on the first two days. Of them, seven persons have registered their objections. Jalandhar, June 5 The Jalandhar rural police on Friday arrested a Gurdaspur native wanted in multiple cases of theft, murder and drug peddling. A ‘compulsive’ thief, he had been categorised as “most wanted” for his role in the gruesome murder of a woman at his own village in Gurdaspur. However, as it turns out, the man convicted for multiple crime also pulled off a triple murder on the night of May 21, as per fresh information released by the police in the case today. He was caught by the police on the night of the murder itself but let off. After this, he even took a trip of Delhi, Kanpur and half of Punjab, happily robbing people until getting finally caught on June 1. Mithun alias Prem Chand, a resident of Avakha in Dinanagar (Gurdaspur), was arrested during a special operation by the Jalandhar rural police on June 1. A case had been registered against Mithun on May 29 at the Phillaur police station under Section 308, 323, 452, 454, 380 and 120-B of the IPC on the complaint of two women who had alleged that the accused attempted to murder them. However, there is a list of crime which went undetected until now. His crime files read like a cheap movie script where he went on a rampage threatening, killing and snatching things from people and dumping and snatching new bikes and guns and also making trips in between, without being caught for days. On the night of May 21, at Noorpur Bet village, he entered a house where he killed a man, a woman and their son by hitting them with rods and robbed them of cash, CRIME THRILLER ■ Convicted of multiple crimes, Gurdaspur native Mithun allegedly pulled off a triple murder on the night of May 21 ■ As per the police, he was caught on the night of the murder itself but let off. After this, he even took a trip of Delhi, Kanpur and half of Punjab, happily robbing people until getting finally caught on June 1 gold kara, a ring and chains, as well as a revolver. He also looted their motorbike and fled. Reaching Talwandi Kalan the same night, he fired at a woman to scare her and snatched 20 grams of heroin from her. He buried the revolver near Phillaur crossing. Further up, he threw the stolen motorbike in a drain and gatecrashed into someone’s home where he was caught. Escaping from them, he was finally caught by the police but let off. Mithun then fled to Delhi and Kanpur and returned to Ludhiana where he stole another motorbike. On May 29, he stayed with his sister in Garha where he robbed a woman of Rs 4,600 after hitting her with a wooden baton. On May 30-31, he retrieved his hidden revolver from Phillaur and killed a pet dog when it attacked him. He stole another bike on May 31 to rob a shrine in Ramgarh and dumped it after it ran out of petrol. On June 1, he was caught while robbing a shrine at Garha. MLA Sheetal Angural appearance of the accused.” The case has been listed for prosecutive evidence for as many as 35 dates since March 1, 2021. In the last hearing, the court had stated, “One last opportunity is given to the prosecution to conclude the evidence. There is no serious effort on the part of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, to give approval to file the necessary complaint. The police is duty bound to ensure that the proceedings are conducted as per law.” Angural is learnt to be on a trip abroad. According to his poll affidavit, Angural has nine police cases pending against him on various charges of fraud, attempt to murder, assault on public servant, kidnapping, etc. — TNS 2 hurt in firing at Kapurthala’s drugs hotspot Tribune News Service SHELL, 3 LIVE CARTRIDGES FOUND FROM SPOT Jalandhar, June 5 Two people were injured in a firing at Mohalla Mehtabgarh in Kapurthala late on Sunday night. The two seriously injured persons were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Kapurthala. While one of the men was referred to a private hospital in Jalandhar after his health got critical. The injured have been identified as Pawanpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh. Manpreet was later referred to a private hospital. Six persons have been booked for the clash and one of the feud- One of the two injured persons in the Civil Hospital, Kapurthala. The other injured was said to be crictical and in a private hospital. ing men has been arrested. Notably, the Mehtabgarh area in Kapurthala is notori- ous for drugs and it is being speculated the clash last night might also have been acused due to a drug-related dispute. However, this hasn’t been formally confirmed yet. The incident happened at 1.30 am in the morning at Mohalla Mehtabgarh. A heated verbal exchange between two groups got so serious that the two factions resorted to firing. As per reports, a youth stood in front of the car of one of the injured persons Pavanpreet, when he was returning from a temple, and on being asked to move, the youth began to fire. Sub-division DSP Maninder Pal said after receiving the information about this firing incident, a case has been registered against six persons of both the groups, taking Sumoto notice in the City Police Station. He also informed that a spent shell and three live cartridges were also recovered from the spot. Kapurthala DSP Maninder Pal said after receiving information about the firing incident, a case was registered against six persons of both the groups at the Kapurthala City Police Station. The DSP informed that a used shell and three live cartridges were also recovered from the spot. Police get over 3K plaints of immigration fraud online Singer’s fan attacked Aakanksha N Bhardwaj PORTAL FLOODED WITH COMPLAINTS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 Since its inception, the Public Grievances Division of the Punjab Police has been flooded with several complaints from all over the state. As many 8,165 complaints related to money fraud and more than 3,000 related to immigration fraud have been registered on the portal. Under the economic offence head, more than 230 complaints regarding ATM ■ As many 8,165 complaints related to money fraud have also been registered on the portal of the Public Grievances Division of the Punjab Police. Under the economic offence head, more than 230 complaints regarding ATM frauds have been reported. ■ Besides, above 294 complaints on chit fund frauds and 759 on bank frauds have been registered. Apart from this, nine acid attack complaints have been also been filed at the portal. frauds have been reported. Apart from these, above 294 complaints on chit fund frauds, and 759 on bank frauds have been registered. Apart from this, nine acid attack complaints have been also been filed at the portal. ADGP MF Farooqui said, “With the help of this system, we could also be able to make policies. We would get infor- mation on crime patterns in different areas. So, it is not only a part of the complaint mechanism, we can do a lot more than that. “For example, if we get to c m y b know that accidents are happening in a particular area, traffic policies can be formed accordingly. The portal is for lodging complaints related to crime against women and children, economic and traffic offences, cyber fraud, property disputes, drug and alcohol, etc. The complainants would earlier get hassled as in several cases their complaints would not get registered due to some reason or the other. In some cases, people would say that the police personnel didn’t listen to them, act upon and register their complaints. Also, above 3,400 complaints have been registered against police officials too under various sub heads, like, bribery, favouring someone, not acting on report etc. The Tribune had earlier highlighted that show-cause notices have already been issued to police personnel continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 A fan of Sufi singer Jyoti Nooran had to face the wrath as he reportedly got attacked by her team outside a restaurant on Nakodar Road. Sachin Bagga of Satnam Nagar got injured as he was attacked with sharp weapons. He was returning from Mohali with his family last evening when he halted at an eatery on Nakodar road. “I requested Nooran for a photograph but NO COMPLAINT LODGED YET, SAY POLICE her staff misbehaved with me. They began manhandling me and one of them even attacked me with a sword,” Bagga who has injuries on his arm is learnt to have initially told an ASI. The Division No. 4 SHO said no complaint had come to him. “We even tried contacting the injured man but he did not pick our phone. Later, he switched it off”.
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