22082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/22/2023 12:18 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MOTHER CHILD HOSPITAL AWAITS INAUGURATION HRITHIK ROSHAN MAKES FANS DANCE TO EK PAL KA JEENA NICK REVEALS FONDNESS FOR PANEER, BIRYANI AND DOSA The inaugural ceremony of a 30-bed Mother Child Hospital at the Nakodar Civil Hospital has been delayed. P2 Hrithik Roshan set the stage on fire with energetic dance moves on his iconic song Ek Pal Ka Jeenain Jammu.P3 American popstar Nick Jonas, who is married to Priyanka Chopra Jonas, revealed his favourite Indian food. P3 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 36°C | MIN 28°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.57 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:54 AM TUESDAY | 22 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF THREE ARRESTED WITH 2-KG OPIUM All four suspects named in suicide note arrested Nakodar boy brings laurels In deep waters Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 Hailing from Hussainabad village in Nakodar, Gurjot Singh’s meteoric rise in the world of sports is a testament to his dedication and skill. The second-year student of Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports at Lyallpur Khalsa College has achieved a milestone, being handpicked for the Indian national hockey team. Gurjot’s prowess on the Two cops sent to Police Lines for dereliction of duty Tribune News Service FIVE INURED IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: Five persons suffered injuries after the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Darveshpind village on the Phagwara-Nakodar road here on Monday. The injured persons - Inderjit, Rahul, Mandeep, Vipin and Ashok were admitted to the Civil Hospital here. Three of them were referred to Jalandhar due to their serious condition. OC NON-PAYMENT OF ARREARS Phagwara admn asks sugar mill to vacate properties Ashok Kaura Phagwara, August 21 Taking a serious note of nonpayment to sugarcane growers by Wahid-Sandhar Sugar Mills, the local administration today issued a notice to the mill to vacate the properties attached by the office of SDM, Phagwara. Talking to The Tribune here today, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Jai Inder Singh said there was an outstanding arrear of sugarcane growers to the tune of Rs 40 crore approximately. He said the administration had already served repeated notices to the owners, Sukhbir Singh Sandhar, Jarnail Singh Wahid and Balbir Kaur, wife of Sukhbir Singh, for vacating properties attached for failure to make payments to farmers. The notice stipulated that the auction process of these properties was being initiated shortly, so the said properties measuring 10 kanal 12 marlas and 7 kanal 6 marlas, including a kothi, should be vacated at the earliest. The SDM said that the administration was committed to ensuring the payment to farmers and the concerned should vacate these properties so that the next procedure for payments could be adopted. He said that the mill would be responsible for the loss caused in view of non-vacating of the properties. Jalandhar, August 21 The city police have apprehended all four persons named in the suicide note left behind by journalist Ravi Gill, who allegedly ended his life by consuming poison in a hotel room here on Friday evening. The suspects have been identified as Kirti Gill, her brother Shubham Gill, Sajan Narwal and Rajesh Kapil. The police took Kirti, Shubham and Sajan into custody on Sunday evening, while Rajesh Kapil was reportedly arrested this morning. Family members and supporters of the journalist took to the National Highway near PAP here yesterday night demanding the arrest of the suspects. The family members of the deceased had initially refused to cremate the body. The protesting family members said they would not cremate the body till the sus- SCRIBE’S SUICIDE FILE PHOTO Nawanshahr: The police arrested three persons with 2 kg of opium and ~4,20,100 drug money. In the first case, the police arrested two persons at a naka. They have been identified as Shiv Kumar and Guddu, both residents of UP. The police recovered 500 grams of opium and ~2,70,000 drug money from them. A case under Sections 18 and 29 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspects. In another case, the police arrested one more person during a checking at a naka. The suspect has been identified as Harjinder Singh from Jandiala . The police recovered 1.5 kg of opium and ~1,50,100 drug money from him. TNS SUSPECTS TO BE PRESENTED IN COURT CP Kuldeep Chahal confirmed that all four suspects in the case have been apprehended. He said the suspects would be presented in a court to seek their police remand for further investigation. Chahal said two police personnel had been reprimanded and sent to Police Lines for dereliction of duty. pects named in the suicide note were arrested. They cremated the body after getting information from the police about the arrest of the suspects. Soon after the cremation, they saw a video in which the suspects went live on the social media claiming their innocence. Following this, family members and supporters of Ravi Gill staged a protest at the Navi Baradari police post and subsequently blocked traffic on the National Highway near PAP . CP Kuldeep Chahal showed videos and photographs of the suspects in the custody, following which the protesters lifted the blockade. The family members also demanded accountability of police officers who allegedly gave misleading information regarding the arrests of the suspects. CP Kuldeep Chahal confirmed that all four suspects in the case have been apprehended. He said the suspects would be presented in a court to seek their police remand for further investigation. Chahal said two police personnel had been reprimanded and sent to Police Lines for dereliction of duty. Cattle in a shed submerged in floodwaters; and (below) villagers shift their belongings in a boat to a safer place in the Baupur Mand area of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala. MALKIAT SINGH JOURNEY BEGAN DURING SCHOOL DAYS ❝ Two held on charge of gang-raping minor Two nabbed with 70-kg poppy husk Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, August 21 A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by three men at a village in an area falling under the Tanda police station by three men late in the evening of August 19. The police arrested two suspects, while raids were on to nab the third person. According to the FIR, the 17-year-old girl went to a shop on the evening of August 19. One of the suspects, Gautam, came to the shop where she was buying goods. He made Tanda SHO Onkar Singh Brar addresses a press conference after the arrest of the suspects in Hoshiarpur. her sit on his bike and took her to a tube well room in a nearby field where allegedly raped her. he According to the complainant, two more men reached there. The duo threatened her of making her obscene video and raped her. The Tanda police registered a case against the suspects. Tanda SHO Inspector Onkar Singh Brar said the police had arrested Gautam and Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, of Mohalla Roshani Peer, Tanda, on Monday. Raids were on to nab the third suspect. The duo would be produced in a court to seek their police remand. The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. Bus restaurant raises safety concerns People file complaint with police, MC Commissioner, seek intervention Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 A section of residents of Model Town are voicing concerns over their privacy and safety due to the presence of a double-decker moving bus restaurant. The bus, equipped with a hydraulic roof and glass panels in its upper section, has been parked in front of a residential property at 532-R, Model Town, here, causing distress among residents. The residents claim that the owner of the bus had allegedly refused to relocate the vehicle despite repeated requests, citing that the Municipal Corporation has granted him permission to operate from the site. However, the area in question has been designated as a car parking zone, not a place to operate any restaurant. Raminder Singh, a resident of the above-mentioned residential property, has filed a complaint with the Division No. 6 police station and the MC Commissioner, requesting their intervention in the matter. He said allowing a restaurant to operate from a parking zone that too where residential properties are just right in front of it was a blatant invasion of their privacy and security due to glass panels on the upper portion of the bus. Raminder Singh, along with his family members, shows copies of the complaints filed with the police and the MC Commissioner. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH BUS OWNER’S CLAIM ■ Meanwhile, the bus owner claims to have all required permissions from the authorities concerned to operate the business from the said site. Tehbazari Superintendent Mandeep Singh also confirmed that the bus owner had availed of all required documents. He also took permissions from the MC and other departments to operate the business. WHAT RESIDENTS SAY ■ The residents claim that the owner of the bus had allegedly refused to relocate the vehicle despite repeated requests, citing that the Municipal Corporation has granted him permission to operate from the site. “Passers-by and patrons of the bus can easily peer into neighbouring houses, violating the residents’ privacy and creating safety concerns. This situation has particularly affected the sense of safety and freedom of movement for women in the household,” he said. The residents argued that their area was not suitable for parking a double-decker bus with a hydraulic roof, especially without a proper number plate. “The presence of this bus not only compromises our privacy but also jeopardises our funda- c m y b Selected in Indian hockey team for World Cup qualifier mental right to life and liberty”, claimed the residents. Meanwhile, the bus owner claims to have all required permissions from the authorities concerned to operate the business from the said site. Tehbazari Superintendent Mandeep Singh also confirmed that the bus owner had availed of all required documents. He also took permissions from the MC and other departments to operate the business. “However, it is to be checked if he had the permission to operate from one particular site as his concept is of moving bus restaurant,” he said. Jalandhar, August 21 The Adampur police recovered 70-kg poppy husk from a canter. The police intercepted a TATA Canter bearing registration number JK06-A2344 coming from the Bhogpur side during a patrolling at Adda Kishangarh here on August 19. The police signalled the driver to stop the vehicle. Instead, he tried to speed away from the spot. The police managed to intercept the vehicle. They arrested its driver Tanvir Ahemd, a resident of Marast village in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, and co-rider Bashir Ahmed, a resident of Bakora in Ganderba, Jammu and Kashmir. During a search of the vehicle, the police recovered a plastic sack containing 22 kg poppy husk. During questioning, the suspects told the police that two more sacks containing 24 kg puppy husk each were kept above the canter’s cabin. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects at the Adampur police station on August 20. During investigation, the police found that Bashir Ahmed had a criminal past as a case was already registered against him at the Machiwara police station in Khanna. He was also declared a PO in a case registered at the Hariana police station in Hoshiarpur. — TNS My journey began during the school days when I was in class VII. My passion for hockey was ignited during those early years and has been steadfastly nurtured ever since. Gurjot Singh ❞ field has earned him a coveted spot in the team roster for the upcoming Asian Hockey-5 World Cup Qualifier, scheduled to take place in Oman from August 29 to September 2. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Gurjot said his journey began during his school days when he was in class VII. “My passion for hockey was ignited during those early years and has been steadfastly nurtured ever since. I have participated in both state and national levels, representing Punjab and India in various tournaments,” he said. Despite the modest backdrop of his education at a government school in Sarih village, Nakodar, Gurjot says his skills flourished under the guidance of mentors at a local sports club. Inspired by his friends’ commitment to practice hockey at the club, he found his calling in sport and honed his talents. Gurjot’s father, Jasvir Singh, a milkman in Hussainabad village, and his mother, a homemaker, have stood firmly behind his dreams. The young athlete’s aspirations are deeply rooted in his desire to bring glory to his country, and make his village and parents proud. Brothers’ bodies yet to be traced Had jumped into the Beas after ‘humiliation’ by SHO Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 Four days after two brothers, Manavjit Singh and Jashan Bir Singh, jumped into the Beas river at Goindwal, after alleged humiliation by the SHO of police station number 1 in Jalandhar, the bodies of the two are yet to be found. The friends and family of the two brothers have demanded the suspension of SHO police station number 1 Navdeep Singh. They will also be meeting the Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, Kuldeep Singh Chahal with the demand on Tuesday. Notably, an FIR is yet to be filed in the case. The family has also written to the Chief Minister and SSP Kapurthala, among others, seeking justice. They have also raised questions on the police claim that Manavjit Singh attacked the SHO and have sought CCTV footage of the incident. Their father also questioned the police claims that they were ‘swimmers’. Notably, SHO Navdeep Singh, in a widely circulated video, had claimed that the brothers were swimmers. Their elderly father, Jatinder Pal Dhillon Singh, said, “If my sons were swimmers, I ask the police to show us certificates which could prove they ever swam professionally. My two young sons are missing and the police just sits on it for days. Do swimmers jump into rivers in spate? We just want that the police official responsible for harassing Manavjit be suspended. An official, who rather than addressing the complaints, turn harasses the complainants, must go.” Dhillon has been telling his 90-year-old father – the duo’s grandfather who keeps asking for them – by saying they have gone to Hemkunt Sahib. Notably, Manavjit Singh worked as manager for a Continued on page 2
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