30082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/30/2023 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune JIMPA MIFFED OVER MISSED INVITE TO TRAIN FLAGGING OFF CEREMONY MALAIKA ARORA SHINES IN ETHNIC LOOK AS SHE ENJOYS WITH FAMILY PANKAJ TRIPATHI ON ONE YEAR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Bram Shankar Jimpa is anguished as he was not invited to the flagging off ceremony of train. P2 Bollywood diva Malaika Arora on Tuesday shared a string of pictures from Onam celebrations with her family. P3 Versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi has won our hearts with his portrayal of lawyer in web series. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.54 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:02 AM » WEDNESDAY | 30 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked two travel agents. SHO GS Nagra said the suspects were identified as Gurdeep Singh, alias Nikka, of Kotla Jangan village, and Harmesh Chand, alias Fauji, of Bopa Rai Kalan village. Hardeep Singh of Dara Pur village complained to the Jalandhar (Rural) SSP that he gave ~2.20 lakh to the suspects for sending him abroad. He was neither sent abroad nor was his money returned. A case under Sections 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Act was registered against the suspects after an inquiry. OC International drug racket busted, two held Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 29 With the arrest of two persons, the city police on Tuesday busted an international drug racket, said Aditya, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) II. He said the arrests exposed a module that was involved in smuggling opium. He said the suspects were using courier services to smuggle drugs abroad. “During the investigation, it came to light that the sus- The two suspects in custody of the police in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO pects had sent a parcel of opium to New Zealand through a courier company located at Jyoti Chowk here. The parcel was first scanned at Ludhiana, following which the police took action and registered an FIR against the suspects,” he said. The ADCP said after receiving information from the Ludhiana police that the parcel was sent from Jalandhar, they initiated an investigation and arrested the suspects, identified as Deepak Kumar (24), a resident of Abadpura, and Pankaj Malhotra (23), a resident of Khurla Khingra. He said the police also recovered 730 gm of opium from their possession and a scooter (bearing registration number PB08EQ3932) was also seized from them. He further said an FIR against the suspects under relevant sections of the IPC and the NDPS Act had been registered and an in-depth investigation was in progress to nab others involved in smuggling drugs. Mystery shrouds woman’s death Tribune News Service MAN BOOKED FOR HURTING VILLAGER Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked a villager on the charge of assaulting a man. Investigating officer (IO) Iqbal Singh said the suspect was identified as Lakhvir Singh of Jamsher village. Rafik Lal of the same village complained to the police that the suspect waylaid him on August 19, pushed him into a paddy field, attacked him with stones and injured and threatened him. The IO said a case under Sections 322, 324, 341 and 506 of the IPC was registered against the suspect. OC THIEF HELD WITH 5-KG COPPER WIRE Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Lal Bahadur Yadav, a security guard, the police have arrested a thief identified as Munna Kumar, a resident of Soondh Colony, on the charge of committing theft in a hotel. The thief was nabbed by the complainant while stealing copper wire from the hotel. The hotel is lying closed for more than 10 years. Five kg of copper wire was recovered from the thief. A case under Section 379 and 411 of the IPC was registered against the suspect. OC UNIDENTIFIED MAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN Phagwara: An unidentified middle-aged person was run over by a train near Phagwara railway station on Monday. Government Railway Police incharge Gurbheij Singh said the deceased might be crossing the railway track at the time of the incident. The body has been kept in a hospital mortuary for 72 hours for identification after post-mortem examination. OC Dasuya SHO, ASI caught red-handed taking ~20,000 bribe Our Correspondent RAPE SUSPECT’S ACCOMPLICE HELD Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested an accomplice of the rape suspect on the charges of criminal conspiracy and helping him commit the crime. Investigating Officer (IO) Balvir Chand said the suspect was identified as Pawan Kumar of Sanda village, an accomplice of Amninder Singh of Bhadma village, the rape suspect. The IO said a case under Sections 376 (rape), 315 (act done with intent to prevent a child being born alive), 316 (causing death of a quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act was registered against the rape suspect on July 25, 2023. The third suspect identified as Salim of Bhadma village was still absconding. The IO said a Breza car (PB-676144) used in the crime was recovered from the possession of suspect. OC The suspects in custody of the Vigilance Bureau. TRIBUNE PHOTO The police seek information from the victim in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO Womanhasnarrowescape afterex-husbandfiresather Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, August 29 A youth fired at a woman riding an Activa scooter in Mohalla Preet Nagar. The woman and a man riding the two-wheeler had a narrow escape in the incident. Krishna, a resident of Mohalla New Fatehgarh, said she was going through Mohalla Preet Nagar on her scooter with one of her relatives today afternoon. Her exhusband, from whom she had taken divorce, followed them on a motorcycle. He stopped his motorcycle in front of their two-wheeler and opened fire at them, but the bullet did not hit anyone. Later, he fled from the spot. The victim alleged that the suspect had been harassing her for the past few months. On receiving the information, Palwinder Singh, DSP City, reached , the spot with a police party and taled to the victim about the incident. The DSP said the footage of CCTV cameras installed near the spot was being scanned. He said according to the victim, the bullet was fired by her ex-husband. Further investigation was in progress, he added. Jalandhar, August 29 A woman died under mysterious circumstances at Abadpura here on Tuesday afternoon. While neighbours of the victim, identified as Raj Rani, allege that she was beaten to death by her sons, the latter say she fell down from stairs and lost her life. The neighbours told the police that the woman was living with her three sons and all of them were unmarried. They alleged that the sons often brutally beat up their mother and had a fight this morning too. The neighbours said when they came to know about the fight, they went to see Raj Rani. She was lying unconscious on a folding bed with a deep injury on her head. When they asked woman’s son Ramesh about the matter, he said their mother had fallen from the stairs. When woman’s condition worsened, her sons took her to the nearest hospital where doctors declared the victim The police note statement of a neighbour of the deceased woman in Abadpura on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH suffered a deep injury on her ❝The woman hadreports would verify what caused head. The medical that injury and accordingly action would be taken against victim’s sons. Aditya, ADCP II, JALANDHAR ❞ brought dead. After receiving information, the police from division No. 6 reached the spot and started investigation. Aditya, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) II, said on suspicion two sons of the victim had been rounded up. However, it was yet to be ascertained if the woman was murdered or died accidentally after falling off the stairs, he said. He said the woman suffered a deep injury on her head. The medical reports would verify what caused that injury and accordingly action would be taken against victim’s sons, the ADCP said. Hoshiarpur, August 29 A team of Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested Inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO, Dasuya police station, and his driver ASI Yograj red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000. A VB spokesman said on the complaint of Balwinder Singh, a resident of Saidowal Kalan in Gurdaspur district, action was taken by the bureau against the suspects. He said Balwinder was a farmer. His paternal uncle’s son Gurnam Singh, a resident of Saidowal Kalan, Gurdaspur district, had registered a case under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC against Heera Lal Padri of Ludhiana and Malkit Singh of Bhundewal. On July 6, the Dasuya police arrested Padri from Ludhiana. Gurnam and his brother Lakhwinder Singh were present at the Dasuya police station. The other suspect Malkit Singh was also present at the Dasuya police station. Malkit had a scuffle with Gurnam and Lakhwinder. Gurnam alleged that Inspector Balwinder Singh told him that he was going to register a case of under Section 326 of the IPC against his cousin Demanded ~50K for not including Section 326 in FIR and brother. He alleged that the SHO said if he wanted to avoid an FIR, he would have to pay him Rs 1 lakh. On his request, the SHO agreed to settle the matter at Rs 50,000. Gurnam alleged that the SHO released his brother and cousin after taking Rs 20,000 from him the same day. Later, the SHO registered a case on the basis of Malkit’ statement under Sections 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC against his cousin and brother. The VB spokesperson said that acting on Balwinder’s complaint, a team led by Inspector Lakhwinder Singh under the supervision of Manish Kumar, the Hoshiarpur DSP and includ, ing government witnesses and officials, laid a trap. Balwinder and Yograj were caught red-handed while accepting Rs 20,000 from complainant Balwinder. A case was registered at the Jalandhar VB police station. Balwinder and Yograj would be produced in a court tomorrow for seeking their remand. ASI gets 5-year rigorous imprisonment in graft case Man assaults father Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, August 29 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Ajit Atri has convicted ASI Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Isharwal in Adampur, Jalandhar district, in a corruption case. He was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment (RI) for five years. The court also imposed a fine of ~10,000 on the convict. He allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe of ~7,000 in a matrimonial dispute. Divulging details, Additional Public Prosecutor Amandeep Singh Adiwal said the Vigilance Bureau (VB), Ludhiana, registered a case against the accused on June 1, 2018. He was caught red-handed while taking the bribe money to settle a matrimonial dispute following the complaint of Sahil Sharma. The complainant had submitted that he was working as a private taxi driver. His marriage was solemnised with Bhanu Priya, a resident of Nanak Nagar, New Vegetable Market, Ludhiana, on March 30, 2012. A few days after the marriage, a dispute started between the complainant and his wife. On May 31, 2018, a quarrel took place between the complainant and his wife. As a result, his wife left the house. On May 31, 2018, the complainant received a call stating that he had been called by ASI Kulwinder Singh at the Salem Tabri police station in connection with the inquiry of the application moved by his wife. After around one hour of the phone call, the complainant, Kids do well in badminton as dad sets up indoor stadium NATIONAL SPORTS DAY Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 29 On the National Sports Day today, Jalandhar Tribune brings out stories of two prominent sports personalities who have made a mark for themselves. The stories include those of a shuttler and a cyclist. Seven years ago as siblings from Kartarpur — Samarth Bhardwaj and Samriddhi Bhardwaj — started playing badminton, their father Nikhil Bhardwaj had no idea that they could reach such heights. While Samarth, a Class IX student, had attained fifth national rank- Samriddhi (left) and Samarth Bhardwaj with a coach in Jalandhar. ing till last year, his elder sister Samriddhi, Class X student, now stands at seventh spot in all-India ranking in the under-17 category. Watching their potential and passion for the game, Nikhil set up a double court private badminton stadium in Kartarpur so that his children could save the travel time and had the convenience own stadium and a personal coach for practice. “My friends, relatives and Continued on page 2 c m y b months ago. The Nakodar police were intimated by mohalla residents. Harjit Singh was ill and alone at the time of assault as his wife had gone to her relatives in the morning. His son, identified as Satinder Singh, alias Chhinda, managed to escape after assaulting his father. Family dispute is believed to be the reason behind the attack, the police said. The police are scanning footage of the CCTV camera installed near the house to nab the suspect. — OC along with his friends Karan and Bobby, went to the Salem Tabri police station. The complainant alone met ASI Kulwinder Singh, who threatened to lodge an FIR. After receiving ~2,500 from the complainant, the ASI allowed him to go home. The ASI also directed the complainant to come to the police station again on June 1, 2018. The ASI also told the complainant that if he wanted that the FIR should not be registered against him, he could get this issue resolved between him and his wife. He also demanded another sum of ~10,000 as bribe from the complainant. On repeated requests, the ASI agreed to settle the matter at ~7,000. The matter was reported to the Vigilance Bureau. The VB sleuths nabbed the accused ASI red-handed while accepting the bribe from the complainant. During the trial, the accused pleaded innocence. Convinced with the prosecution evidence, the court found him guilty and awarded the sentence. Lawyers protest over FIR against two colleagues Pedalling 1,219 km in 80.25 hours Phagwara, August 29 On a call given by the Punjab Bar Association, the lawyers of the Phagwara Bar Association today went on strike in protest against an FIR registered by the police against their two colleagues in Dasuya, Hoshiarpur district. Phagwara Bar Association president Karanjot Singh Jhikka, former president Lalit Chopra and general secretary Harindra Kaul said the FIR registered by the police against advocates Aman Sidhu and Raj Malhotra in Dasuya was totally wrong. They said bullying with lawyers would not be tolerated. Bar Association vice-president Ashish Kumar and finance secretary Puneet Sharma were also present during the strike. — OC Jalandhar, August 29 Nitush Chadha (42) started cycling in July 2020. This footwear manufacturer from the city got so much fascinated with the sport that he just completed the 21st edition of the Paris-Brest-Paris endurance cycling event organised by the Audax Club Parisien from August 20 to 24. Though the cyclists get 90 hours to complete the 1,219 km ride in France, he completed his target in just 80.25 hours. His family members and friends gave him a hero’s welcome when he returned last night to his place at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar. Chadha said, “It was not easy. The elevations were sky touching upto 12 km high. But my coach Sunil Sharma from Bholath had trained me Phagwara, August 29 In a shocking incident, an elderly person was reportedly attacked with sharp weapons and seriously wounded by his own NRI son in Purewal Colony, Nakodar, today. The injured father Harjit Singh was first admitted to a hospital in Nakodar from where he referred to Ludhiana owing to his serious condition. Local residents said that the injured Harjit Singh and his wife were staying alone while the suspect had come from abroad only two Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Nitush Chadha during the cycling event in France. quite hard. He used to make me go over flyovers in the city 100 times continuously. I had also gone for the 62-hour cycling expedition earlier covering 1,000 km from Jalandhar-Amritsar-Pathankot-Karnal-Patiala-Ludhiana and back. It included cycling on heights like those of Baba Balak Nath Temple.” “The real motivation came from several elderly from the European countries who took part in the ride. I thought that if they can cycle, I can too. I had issues with knee pain but I managed by applying gel. There were issues of diet since I am a vegetarian and the only option for me was pasta. I had to depend on energy bars for a quick rush of sugar,” shared Chadha. He said his wife, his two daughters and son had encouraged him for the event. “Sitting at home, they were tracking my ride on an app and watching which all checkposts I had crossed in France,” he said.
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