31082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/31/2023 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune GOVT GIVES NOD TO 6 MORE AAM AADMI CLINICS IN DIST JAVED HABIB UNVEILS HIS BOOK BEAUTIFUL HAIR, BEAUTIFUL YOU BIG B HAILS GAME OF THRONES, SAYSIT’SCREATED‘MARVELLOUSLY’ Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann gave nod to set up six more Aam Aadmi Clinics in the area. P2 The book reveals secret tips that can transform not just your hair, but also your confidence and self-esteem. P3 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan heaped praise on the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 36°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:47 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:59 AM » THURSDAY | 31 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR TWO BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have booked two youths on the charge of kidnapping a minor and criminal conspiracy. Investigating officer (IO) Amarki Lal said the suspects had been identified as Jaspal Singh, alias Pala, and Gurdev Singh, alias Debi, residents of Rame Wal village. Bakhasho, a resident of Fateh Pur village, complained to the police that Pala kidnapped her minor daughter by inducing her and Debi helped him in committing the crime. A case under Sections 363, 366-A and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. OC DRUG PEDDLER IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. The suspect has been identified as Gurjant Singh, alias Jand, a resident of Boge Wal (Bandala Bet) village falling under the Fateh Garh Panjtoor police station, Moga. Investigating officer (IO) Iqbal Singh said 15 grams of heroin was recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 21(B), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspect. A motorcycle on which he was travelling with the contraband has been impounded. OC Month after floods, house collapse Pb Police grievance redressal forces villagers to sleep in the open portal evokes good response Receives 2.20 lakh plaints in one year, disposes of 69% Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 A month after the floods wreaked havoc in Shahkot and Lohian areas of Jalandhar, several villagers are forced to spend nights in the open or even on dhussi bundhs because the floodwaters have rendered their homes uninhabitable. The collapse of at least 36 houses (32 at Dhakka Basti and four at Chak Wadala village in Lohian) is formally known, but villagers say the total number of houses which are unfit to live in is much more. Farm leaders as well as home owners themselves say they have not received any compensation so far for the damage caused to their properties. Farm leader Salwinder Singh Jania said 36 houses were washed away at Dhakka Basti and Chak Wadala and countless other damages took place due to which people were forced to put up at bundhs or in camps even a month after floods. Chak Wadala resident Pritam Kaur (60) has been sleeping in the open for the past one month after both rooms of her house developed huge cracks. Her husband Pritam, a son and a daughter sleep in the open under the tarpaulin. TRIBUNE PHOTO INBRIEF Cracks on the wall of a house at Chak Wadala village in Lohian. She says, “Four of us lived in one room. My elder son, who is married, lived with his wife in the second room. Both the rooms have developed cracks and are on the brink of collapse since July 7-8 when the waters came. We have kept our belongings inside but are afraid to go in fearing the roof will fall on our head. My husband is also unwell. A cow and a buffalo have also been accommodated outside. So Shining bright far, no government official has come to assess the loss.” Jagtar Singh, a resident of Chak Wadala in Lohian, whose house also developed cracks, says, “Not four, our village has 9 to 10 houses which have collapsed due to the floods. Four of them were literally washed away but 9 to 10 have been rendered uninhabitable. There are many more such unknown dwellings. Many houses have several feet long gaping cracks in the walls and their ground (floor) has buckled. It is impossible for such families to live inside for fear of the roof caving in. For the past one month, my own family is living in one room as our second room has developed cracks and isn’t fit to live in. But no government compensation has come so far.” Jagtar said he wasn’t compensated for his dead buffalo which (tied on the bundh) was strangled on its own chain after it fled to a side, fearing a trolley. “The CM said even the loss of a goat will be compensated. But officials don’t count cattle deaths, several days after the floods, as losses. If my house was sound, my cattle would be tied at home. Floods claimed its life.” DC reviews dengue situation in Phagwara Our Correspondent WOMAN’S MODESTY OUTRAGED,2BOOKED 2 GIRLS MISSING FROM HOME Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Manjit Kaur, a resident of Narur village, the Rawalpindi police have registered a case under Section 346 of the IPC against unidentified persons on the charge of kidnapping and keeping hostage the daughter of the complainant and her classmate. The complainant told the police that her daughter and her classmate went to Panchhat High School on August 29, but did not return. She expressed her doubts that someone might have kidnapped the girls and kept them hostage. SP Gurpreet Singh said the police were investigating the matter and searching for the missing girls. OC A supermoon, also known as blue moon, captured in Jalandhar on Wednesday. MALKIAT SINGH SAD, Cong leaders visit family Seek abetment to suicide case against guilty cops, CBI probe SUICIDE BY BROTHERS Asks MC, Health Dept teams to keep close tab on hotspots Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 Various Opposition leaders, including SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia and Congress leader Partap Bajwa and Sukhpal Khaira, visited the house of two brothers - Manavjit Singh and Jashanbir Singh – who jumped into the Beas after alleged harassment by Jalandhar No. 1 SHO Navdeep Singh and his support staff. They demanded the registration of an abetment to suicide case against the guilty police officials. Congress leader Sukhpal also demanded a formal statement from the state CM on the issue. SAD and Congress leaders visited Jatinder Pal Singh Dhillon, father of the brothers, here extending support to the family. SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia and Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa visited the family TRIBUNE PHOTO Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked a fatherson duo on the charge of outraging a woman’s modesty, voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation and committing the crime with common intention. Investigating Officer (IO) Govinder Singh said the suspects had been identified as Gurdial Singh, a resident of Chak Chela village, and his son Sukhjinder Singh. Rajvinder Kaur complained to the police that her father-inlaw and brother-in-law assaulted her on the night of August 25 in front of her house and tore her clothes. She said a family property dispute was the reason behind the attack. A case has been registered against the suspects and raids are being conducted to arrest them. OC Phagwara, August 30 Amid increasing cases of dengue in the city, Deputy Commissioner Captain Karnail Singh today reviewed the situation and directed the teams of the Municipal Corporation and the Health Department to keep a close tab on the localities that are dengue hotspots. After a meeting with the officials concerned, the Deputy Commissioner said efforts were being made by teams deployed in the city to prevent further spread of the disease. He also urged people to ensure that there should be no stagnant water in their Congress leader Partap Bajwa with Jatinder Pal Singh Dhillon, father of brothers Manavjit Singh and Jashanbir Dhillon, in Jalandhar. On Tuesday. Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira today met Jatinder Pal Singh Dhillon to condemn the tragic incident. After the visit to the family, SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia tweeted: “The Shiromani Akali Dal demanded the registration of abetment to suicide case against the SHO & other police officials responsible for the suicide of two brothers who jumped into the Beas after one of them was thrashed in the police station after removal and insult of his turban. Instead of taking action on the complaint of a woman filed against her in-laws, SHO Navdeep Singh and other police staff, including lady constable Jiwanjot Kaur and ASI Balwinder Kumar, mercilessly beat up Manavjit Singh Dhillon. His turban was tossed into the air and he was even refused water.” Congress leader Partap Bajwa, accompanied by Jatinder Pal Dhillon, addressed a press conference Continued on page 2 c m y b houses, around buildings and other items such as vessels and coolers. He said people should cooperate with the teams carrying out fogging in their areas so that the practice could be undertaken efficaciously to contain dengue. Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal, SDM Jai Inder Singh, Civil Surgeon Dr Rajwinder Kaur and Senior Medical Officer Dr Lehmber Ram briefed the Deputy Commissioner about the steps being taken in this regard. Expressing satisfaction over the measures to control the situation, Captain Karnail Singh stated that adequate arrangements had been put in place at the Civil Hospital for treatment of dengue patients. He also assured that the district administration was in touch with senior officials of the Health Department to restart the blood bank at the Civil Hospital shortly. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 Additional Director General of Police (Public Grievances Division) MF Farooqui today said the grievance redressal portal of the Punjab Police (www.pgd.punjabpolice.go v.in) had evoked an overwhelming response. It received 2,20,223 complaints from July 11, 2022 to July 12, 2023, of which 1,51,604 had been settled by cops. Addressing a press conference here today, MF Farooqui said Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had launched this portal, which was a 360-degree solution to the grievances of the people. It was artificial intelligence-based software to track the application, quality reporting and timely disposal of complaints. The ADGP said out of 2,20,223 complaints, 78,338 Additional Director General of Police (Public Grievances Division) MF Farooqui addresses a press conference in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH were uploaded by people themselves, which showed proper awareness about the portal among them. The Punjab Police had also provided proper training to the staff concerned about the working of the portal, which enabled fast processing of the complaints. He said the grievances received on the portal were being resolved as soon as possible and a maximum period of 45 days was being ensured to settle the issues. Reiterating the firm commitment of the Punjab Police to provide an accountable, transparent, and responsive system, Farooqui said eight desks had been set up for close monitoring of every complaint. As many as 19 notices were also issued and 45 departmental inquiries initiated against the negligent officers in their work. NRI booked for ‘murdering’ father Our Correspondent Phagwara, August 30 Nakodar resident Harjit Singh (64), who was attacked with sharp weapons by his own NRI son, succumbed to his injuries at a Ludhiana hospital late last night. The police today booked the Canada-based NRI, a native of Nakodar, on the charge of murdering his father. DSP Sukhpal Singh said the suspect had been identified as Satinder Singh, alias Chhinda, a resident of Pure Wal Colony, Nakodar. Surinder Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that her son attacked his father Harjit Singh (64) on Tuesday. He suffered serious injuries in the incident. The DSP said the sus- pect came from abroad two months ago and a family dispute was believed to be the reason behind the attack. Harjit was alone in the house at the time of the incident. A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the suspect, who is absconding. Raids are being conducted to nab him.
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