08092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/8/2023 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune GOVT DOES FLIP-FLOP ON ‘ONE TIME SETTLEMENT’ SCHEME BOLLYWOOD ACTOR AMITABH BACHCHAN IS ‘SCARED’ OF AI Amid massive usage of AI, Amitabh Bachchan said he is scared to get replaced in future because of it. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 25°C LOOKING FORWARD TO DAHI HANDI EVENT: VICKY KAUSHAL After a notification on ‘one time settlement’ scheme on property tax, the government takes a U-turn. P2 FORECAST Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal will be participating in Mumbai’s biggest Dahi Handi event. P3 » » SUNSET FRIDAY 6:37 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:03 AM » FRIDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF LAPTOPS, MOBILE PHONES STOLEN Phagwara: Three laptops and two mobile phones were reportedly stolen from a PG room at Chiherru village near Phagwara on Wednesday night. On a complaint lodged by Amritya Singh, a student, the police have registered a case under Section 454 and 380 of the IPC in this regard. The complainant told the police that he, along with two of his colleagues, was residing in a PG room. Both of his friends were away while he was sleeping in his room when the items were stolen. The police are investigating the matter. OC MAN ARRESTED UNDER EXCISE ACT Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a person on the charge of selling illicit liquor. The suspect has been identified as Kulvir Singh, alias Nikka, a resident of Shahla Pur village. Investigating officer Kashmir Singh said 40 bottles of hooch were seized from his possession. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the suspect. OC 1 BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked an unidentified canter driver on the charge of causing death by negligence and rash driving on public road. Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Talwandi Salem village, complained to the police that the suspect, who was driving his vehicle (with CNG mark) in a fast and negligent manner, and hit her daughter Nisha (19) at the Mallian Kalan village bus stand on the Nakodar-Kapurthala road on September 5. She later succumbed to her injuries. Investigating officer Pardeep Kumar said a case under Sections 304-A (causing death by negligence), 337 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 279 (rash driving on a public way) of the IPC had been registered against the unidentified driver. OC TWO ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGE Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested two persons on the charge of stealing household goods from a house. Investigating officer (IO) Balvir Chand said the accused had been identified as Ajay Kumar and Harjit Singh, alias Baru, residents of Dhando Wal village. Nisha, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that thieves barged into her house on the night of August 23 and stole an airconditioner, a refrigerator and other household goods. The investigating officer said a case under Sections 457 (lurking housetrespass) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the suspects and their accomplice Jatinder Singh, alias Ravi, a resident of Dhado Wal village. OC Murder case solved, 2 held Lights of faith Man was shot dead by bike-borne miscreants at Garhi Kanugo village Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, September 7 The Nawanshahr police claimed to have solved the murder case of Narinder Singh, alias Dhunna, with the arrest of two persons. Narinder was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne persons at Garhi Kanugo village on August 29. The suspects have been identified as Mukesh Kumar (27), alias Manu, and Anmol Singh (25). SSP Akhil Chaudhary, while addressing a press conference here, said they got information about gunshots being fired by two motorcycle-borne unidentified assailants near a religious place at Ghari Kanugo village around 10 pm on August 29. Narinder Singh, alias Dhunna, was shot in the head. He died on the spot. Another person, Narwinder Singh, suffered injuries in the mishap. On the statement of Narwinder Singh, cases under Police officials hold a press conference regarding the arrest of suspects in the murder case. TRIBUNE PHOTO THE CASE SSP Akhil Chaudhary, while addressing a press conference here, said they got information about gunshots being fired by two motorcycle-borne unknown assailants near a religious place at Ghari Kanugo around 10 pm on August 29. Narinder Singh, alias Dhunna, was shot in the head. He died on the spot. Another person, Narwinder Singh, suffered injuries in the mishap. Sections 302, 307, 34 and 109 of the IPC and Sections 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act were registered against Manpreet Singh, alias Money, and unidentified per- sons at the Balachaur City police station. The police said: “Manpreet Singh, alias Money, who is presently settled in the USA, had an old enmity with Nar- ASSAULT ON PREGNANT WOMAN Kin, residents hold sit-in, accuse police of inaction Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 Family members of a pregnant woman, who was allegedly assaulted by neighbours, along with residents of New Ratan Nagar, held a sitin outside the Basti Bawa Khel police station here today. They were demanding justice for the victim, accusing the police of inaction. The incident was the fall-out of a recent altercation involving the victim’s husband, Sonu, who claimed that he had a dispute with neighbourhood children a few days ago. Attempting to mediate, Sonu found himself under attack during which his pregnant wife also became a victim of assault. Sonu said his wife was kicked on the stomach by the accused, and was undergoing treatment for the past few days. Sonu said he filed a com- ‘Drunk’ ASI goes on the rampage Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 In an effort to combat addiction-related issues in Punjab, the police have initiated a series of community meetings across cities and villages. However, a recent incident in the city highlights a disturbing contradiction within Hits 3 vehicles with his SUV Residents of New Ratan Nagar hold a protest outside the Basti Bawa Khel police station in Jalandhar on Thursday. MALKIAT SINGH plaint with the police, but they did not take any action in the case. He lost his unborn child during treatment today. Frustrated by the lack of police response, he along with other family members and local residents gathered outside the police station to seek justice. The protest took an ugly turn after the protesters engaged in heated arguments with the police officers present on the spot. The authorities urged the protesters to vacate the police station premises. Meanwhile, Rajesh Thakur, SHO of the Basti Bawa Khel police station, said action had been initiated based on the initial complaint. Further probe was underway and appropriate action would be taken once the investigation report was available. Farmers to Congress leaders celebrate hold state-wide Bharat Jodo Yatra’s 1st anniv protests today Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 7 Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee have announced to hold protests across Punjab ahead of the G20 Summit on Friday. The farmers, led by state president Sukhwinder S Sabhra, said they were peeved over less compensation being given for crop loss due to floods, delay in bringing MSP guarantee under the legal framework, delay in cancellation of FIRs against them during the Delhi Morcha and delay in implementation of the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee. Sabhra said effigies of the Centre Government would be burnt across the state. The farmers also announced that if their demands were further lingered on, they would also hold ‘rail roko’ morcha from September 28 for three consecutive days. winder Singh. He planned the murder with his associates. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted under the supervision of the SP (Investigation) and other senior officers.” They said: “During investigation, the SIT arrested persons involved in planning the murder and doing recce. Mukesh Kumar was a friend of Manpreet Singh, who directed him to do recce of Narwinder Singh. He also paid money for this purpose. He (Kumar) made contact with his friend Anmol Singh and conducted the recce and provided details of Narwinder’s whereabouts.” The police revealed that Mukesh was also involved in providing food and shelter to the assailants for a short stay before the murder. The police said further investigations were on in the case. Efforts were being made to arrest the remaining persons. Congress leaders and workers hold a march in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, September 7 The Congress leadership in Jalandhar organised the first anniversary of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra here by holding a march from the Congress Bhawan to the BMC Chowk and back. Holding a banner with Rahul Gandhi’s picture on it and raising party flags in their hands, party workers raised slogan “Jodo, jodo, Bharat jodo”. The march was led by MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal, Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary, wife of deceased MP Santokh S Chaudhary, district president Rajinder Beri, ex-MLA Surinder Chaudhary, ex-MC councillors Balraj Thakur, Tarsem Lakhotra, Pawan Kumar, Jagdish Dakoha, Prabhdyal Bhagat among others. Chabbewal said the Bharat Jodo Yatra had been a huge boost to the cadres of the party across the length of the country and the party subsequently won polls in HP and Karnataka. — TNS c m y b their ranks. Jaspal Singh, an ASIrank police officer posted at the Police Lines here, went on a rampage under the influence of alcohol, causing significant chaos and damage. He went on a destructive spree, hitting and damaging three vehicles with his Bolero SUV. The rampage began with two vehicles falling victim to his ‘erratic’ driving, followed by a collision with a parked car in a private hotel’s parking lot. The owner of the parked car, who had just left it there 15-20 minutes earlier, to attend a meeting, was stunned to discover the wreckage upon returning. Police authorities, meanwhile, swiftly responded apprehending ASI Jaspal Singh and escorting him to the police station. It was followed by a medical examination at the Civil Hospital. When taken to the Civil Hospital, an intoxicated ASI Jaspal Singh was questioned about the chaos and he provided conflicting explanations, at one point attributing his behaviour to the recent loss of his young son and his subsequent alcohol consumption. The SHO, Navi Baradari, Ravinder Singh, said a departmental inquiry has been initiated against ASI Jaspal Singh. “We are awaiting the results of samples taken during his medical examination. As no formal complaint has been received from the car owners, so no FIR has been registered yet,” he added. Devi Talab Mandir all decked up for the Janmashtami celebrations in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Bajwa accuses AAP of delayed action against SHO, 2 colleagues BROTHERS’ SUICIDE Chandigarh, September 7 Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Partap Singh Bajwa today accused the Aam Aadmi Party-led Punjab Government of adopting a lax attitude in taking action against Jalandhar SHO Navdeep Singh and his two colleagues, who allegedly abetted two brothers to commit suicide. Senior Congress leader Bajwa said all three suspects in the alleged abetment to suicide case had been at large and Punjab Chief Ministercum-Home Minister Bhagwant Mann had no clue about their whereabouts. “Taking such a grave issue casually, the AAP government on August 25 just transferred the accused SHO to the Police Lines. Why couldn’t he GOVT TOOK ISSUE CASUALLY ❝ Taking such a grave issue casually, the AAP government on August 25 just transferred the accused SHO to the Police Lines. Why couldn’t he be dismissed and arrested at that time? ❞ Partap Singh Bajwa, LEADER OF OPPOSITION, PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA be dismissed and arrested at that time? The AAP government intentionally put the issue on a backburner for a long time and let them escape from the due course of legal action,” Bajwa said. The opposition leader said now dismissing him and issuing a lookout circular were in fact the delayed actions taken by the AAP government. The government took this action only after feeling pressure from the victim’s grieved family and the main opposition party - the Punjab Congress. Bajwa said the administration’s insensitivity could be assessed from the fact that no effort was made to trace the body of Manavjit Singh Dhillon so far. The Punjab CM must explain whether he had directed the administration to trace his body on a priority basis or not. “The Punjab CM has been busy visiting the poll-bound with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the aircraft at the expense of the taxpayers’ money of Punjab. The people of Punjab are the least priority for him,” said Bajwa. — TNS
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