06092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/6/2023 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune FERVOUR MARKS TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS AT INSTITUTES KARISMA ENJOYS NIGHT OUT WITH ALIA BHATT & RANBIR POSTER OF ACTRESS BHUMI PEDNEKAR’S FILM UNVEILED Various educational institutes in Jalandhar and its periphery celebrated Teachers’ Day. P2 Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor is having fun with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in New York. P3 Makers of the upcoming film Thank You For Coming unveiled a new poster of actor Bhumi Pednekar. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:02 AM » WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH LIQUOR BOTTLES Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have arrested a person on the charge of selling illegal liquor. The suspect has been identified as Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Beetalan village. Investigating officer Davinder Singh said 13 bottles of illicit country-made liquor and 50 kilograms of lahan (raw liquor) were recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered against the suspect. OC PO LANDS IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who was absconding for the past few months. Station House Officer Gurinder Jeet Singh Nagra said the accused had been identified as Narinder, a resident of Shankar village. He was wanted in a case of drug peddling registered in April 2018 and was declared a PO on March 23 this year. OC DRIVER BOOKED FOR NEGLIGENT DRIVING Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have booked a car driver on the charges of causing death by negligence, rash driving and mischief. Investigating officer Jaswinder Singh said the suspect had been identified as Sanjiv Kumar Mahna, a resident of Ganga Nagar district, Rajasthan. Surjit Gill, a resident of Warra Salaam village, said the suspect was driving his car negligently and hit a motorcycle being driven by his father Bir Chand on September 3 near Maherru village on the Nakodar-Mehat Pur road. He succumbed to his injuries. The IO said a case under Sections 304-A, 337, 338, 279 and 427 of the IPC has been registered against Sanjiv. OC MAN BOOKED FOR THEFT AT SHOP Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by a wine contractor, Pawan Kumar, a resident of Phagwara, the police have registered a case under Section 381 of the IPC against his employee, Sukhbir Singh, a resident of Amritsar, on the charge of stealing cash worth ~3,65,000 and whisky boxes worth ~5,10,000 from his wine shop at Madhopur village. The police are investigating the matter. No arrest has been made so far. OC 2 HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The Model Town police arrested two drug smugglers at a naka laid in the area. The police recovered 170 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The suspects have been identified as Kamaldeep, alias Rinku, a resident of Bhagat Nagar, and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sabi, a resident of Tibba Sahib. OC MAN DIES BY SUICIDE Hoshiarpur: A man allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. According to the information, Mahinder Singh, a resident of Ghagwal, told the police that his son Gaurav was married to Simran in 2020. He alleged that Gaurav was upset with his wife. As a result, he consumed poison on August 27. He was shifted to the DMC, Ludhiana, where he died during treatment. A case has been registered in this regard. OC Man, 3-yr-old daughter killed in road accident Two other family members hurt, condition critical arrival by doctors, while Om Prakash also died during treatment. The police have initiated investigations into the matter. Our Correspondent Dasuya, September 5 A man and his three-yearold daughter were killed, while two other members of the family suffered serious injuries in a road accident near Dasuya. The deceased have been identified as Yuvika, and Om Prakash, while the injured persons have been identified as Radhika, wife of Om Prakash, and Barinder Singh, all residents of Bhangala village, Mukerian. The injured persons, who suffered serious head injuries, were referred to a hospital in Jalandhar where their condition is stated to be critical. According to information, the family members were coming towards their Cyclist dies in road mishap Yuvika Om Prakash Bhangala village from Jalandhar in a car. When they reached near Uchi Bassi village ahead of Dasuya, their car rammed into a truck parked on the roadside. The injured persons were shifted to a hospital in Mukerian where Yuvika was declared dead on Woman’s cellphone snatched, 2 nabbed Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 5 The Nakodar city police have arrested two miscreants on the charge of snatching a woman’s mobile phone. Station House Officer (SHO) Satpal Sidhu said the suspect had been identified as Gurpreet and Badshah Khan, residents of Pandori Khas village. Jagraj Kaur, a resident of Basti Jodhe Wal, Ludhiana, complained to the police that she came to Nakodar to pay obeisance at a Dera on August 31 and was limping due to some problem in her foot. Gurpreet offered her lift to take her to a bone specialist and snatched her phone near the rehri market. The SHO said during interrogation, Gurpreet told the police that he sold the phone to Badshah. A case under Sections 379-B (snatching) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. They were produced in a court, which remanded them to one-day police custody. The police recovered the snatched mobile phone from them. Hoshiarpur: A vegetable vendor died in a road accident. According to information, Harjinder Kaur, a resident of Baranda village falling under the Garhdiwala police station, told the police that her father was going to the mandi on his bicycle to buy vegetables. When he reached near Adda Randhawa, a vehicle hit his bicycle and he suffered injuries in the mishap. He was shifted to a hospital, where he died during treatment. The police have registered a case. — OC Youth booked on charge of raping minor Day after, city resident booked for driving SUV into Bist Doab canal Our Correspondent Suspect fled spot after incident; raids on to nab him: Cops Phagwara, September 5 The Lohian Khas police have booked a youth on the charge of raping a minor girl. Amandeep Kaur, investigating officer (IO) and incharge of the Crime against Women, Shahkot sub-division, said the suspect had been identified as Jatin, a resident of Padda colony, Lohian Khas. The victim complained to the police that the youth forcibly raped her in 2019 while she was a minor. He also threatened to keep her mouth shut or face consequences. The investigating officer said a case under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act has been registered against the suspect. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 A city-based advocate, Harpreet Singh, has been booked for driving his SUV into the Bist Doab Canal here at Basti Bawa Khel yesterday morning. The police have registered a case against him under Sections 283 and 287 of the IPC. However, he is yet to be arrested. SHO Rajesh Thakur of the Basti Bawa Khel police station said a video surfaced in which Harpreet could be seen deliberately driving his Thar into the canal. He said the police had been conducting raids to nab him. “By the time we reached there after getting information, he had fled the spot,” he said. Meanwhile, it was learnt that the man was allegedly frustrated over the delayed Festive fervour The vehicle being pulled out of the canal at Basti Bawa Khel in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO justice in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case. So, he deliberately drove his vehicle into the canal, demanding justice for late Punjabi singer. After the incident, he even spoke to the media explaining his motive behind the act. He expressed his desire to have his voice heard by the media and the government, urging them to take swift action in the Moosewala case. He said though over a year had passed since the singer’s tragic demise, his killers remained at large. He stated that he was representing the sentiments of Punjab’s youth who demand justice in the Moosewala case. A JCB was rushed to the spot, which brought the vehicle out of the canal yesterday. ‘FORCIBLE OCCUPATION’ OF UDASIN DHARAMSHALA HC summons K’thala SSP Our Correspondent Students and teachers of St Soldier Group of Institutions dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha to celebrate Janmashtami at Mithu Basti in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Phagwara, September 5 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has instructed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Kapurthala, to appear before the court on September 6 in connection with a case of alleged forcible occupation of Udasin Dharamshala at Mohalla Mehli Gate here eight years ago. The victims, Mahant Varinder Das and Mahant Kamaljit Das, said on July 25, 2015, over 100 persons tried to encroach on their camp in broad daylight. They also tried to cut the main gate with a cutter. Though a case was registered under Sections 307, 148, 149, 450, 427, 506, 511 among others, the police, while defending the aggressor, recommended the removal of certain sections. Mahanta said: “We knocked at the door of the Human Rights Commission, following which the police arrested a man, Sagar Bedi, on February 27 this year. Later, the police assured us that the remaining persons will also be arrested, but nothing happened”. Now, the High Court has summoned the SSP in the court on September 6. INTACH worried over fading art of Hoshiarpur woodwork Four get state awards Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 The Punjab chapter of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art, Culture and Heritage) has raised concerns over the fading art of Hoshiarpur woodwork and the numerous obstacles artisans encounter in preserving this ancient craft. State convener of INTACH, Maj Gen Balwinder Singh (retd) said the organisation is actively working to promote, preserve and conserve the state’s rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage at the national level. They have been visiting places and interacting with people in order to safeguard the diverse artistic traditions, endangered crafts, culture, restoration of heritage to its original state, saving and preserving the scriptures and many more things. He said as part of INTACH’s initiative, he visited Hoshiarpur recently and interacted with the artisans there who brought to his attention the challenges that are hindering their growth and sustainability. “Some of the key issues include lack of modern tools and equipment, limited access to training and skill development programmes and inadequate market exposure. These factors are impeding the growth of the woodwork industry in Hoshiarpur, and consequent- Organisation mulls initiative to preserve, restore artistic heritage Rajeev Joshi, Deputy DEO, Senior Secondary, gets the state award from Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. TEACHERS’ DAY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 Four individuals from the Education Department here received state awards from Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Education Minister Harjot Bains on the occasion of Teachers’ Day today. Rajeev Joshi, Deputy DEO, Senior Secondary, won the Artisans work at a warehouse in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTOS INTACH members said the craft has been a significant part of Punjab’s cultural heritage, and it deserves greater recognition and support. ly, the livelihoods of the artisans,” he added. Members of Punjab INTACH said, “Hoshiarpur has the rich tradition of producing intricate woodwork that showcases the skill and artistic abilities of its artisans. The woodwork from this region is not only admired locally but has also gained recognition at the national and even interna- The members informed that they have already written to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and other authorities concerned in this regard, and requested to consider taking initiatives like organising workshops for the artisans, promoting their work, export opportunities etc and bringing policies that will provide a much needed boost to the artisans administrative award for his exceptional work in the field of education. The Education Department had released a list of a total of 80 teachers. Dharmender Raina, Principal of Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) Nakodar, and Ram Asra, Principal of GSSS, Adampur, won state teacher awards. IE Assistant Teacher Rakesh Kumar from Government Primary School (GPS), Bhangala, won a special award. tional level. These artisans, often working in small workshops and family-run businesses, have kept this art form alive for generations, passing down their knowledge and techniques.” The INTACH members added that the craft has been a significant part of Punjab’s cultural heritage, and it deserves greater recognition and support. c m y b working on woodwork. They said that with positive support and intervention of the government, the artisans can overcome these challenges and thrive in their craft. “The woodwork industry has the potential to not only generate sustainable livelihoods but also contribute to the cultural and economic prosperity of our region,” the members added. 2 brothers held with heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 The CIA staff of the city police today nabbed two brothers and recovered 200 grams of heroin from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Barinder Kumar and Jatinder Kumar from Hoshiarpur. According to information, a police party was on a routine checking near the Baba Budha Ji Nagar canal. The police saw a car coming from the Kapurthala side. On seeing the cops, the car occupants got scared and turned the vehicle towards the opposite direction. On suspicion, the Continued on page 2
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