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P4 » » MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.11 AM » SATURDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Farmer bodies protest against holding of G-20 Summit in dist, Tarn Taran areas ‘Mann govt cheating state youth by giving jobs to others’ Say the event is against the interests of the state farmers Tribune News Service Tribune Reporters Amritsar, September 8 Senior BJP leader and Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency in-charge Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina has taken exception to the working of Bhagwant Maan’s government, which, according to him, is bent on recruiting outsiders in government jobs. Chhina said it was a matter of great concern for all Punjabis that only one person from Punjab had been selected during the recruitment of sub-inspectors in the Punjab Police by the mann-led state government in Mansa district recently. Chhina said Bhagwant Maan was pleasing Kejriwal by choosing the youth of Haryana and Rajasthan during the recruitment drives. Mann was ignoring umemployed Punjabi youth. He said the youth of Punjab were moving to foreign countries for employment as the AAP government in the state had betrayed the state by forgetting Punjabi youth and giving priority to youth of Haryana and Rajasthan in jobs. Amritsar, September 8 The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee burnt effigies of the Centre and the state government against holding of G-20 Summit here on Friday. On the call of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, farmers and labourers, under the leadership of Sarwan Singh Pandher, Jarmanjit Singh Bandala, district president Ranjit Singh Kaler Bala, held demonstrations at 40 locations in the state. On the occasion, Sarwan Singh Pandher said the group of G-20 countries was pro-corporate and their policies were anti-poor and antimiddle class. In the name of economic development and stability, major capitalist countries were using natural resources of developing countries like India. They are looting our minerals, water, forests and plans were being made to occupy land, means of transport and other resources, including cheap labour. On the occasion, state leader Gurbachan Singh Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee burn effigies of the Centre and the state government against G-20 meetings at Golden Gate in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Chaba said the Modi-led Central Government was trying to divide the country by spreading communalism. He said the pro-government media was not talking about the distress of common people, but the false propaganda government was being conducted. He said the first phase of the Rail Roko movement would be started from September 28 in which 16 organizations would take part. On the occasion, Gurlal Singh Mann, Secretary Singh Kotla, Baz Singh Sarangra, Kuljit Singh Kale, Lakhwinder Singh Dala, Balwinder Singh Rumanachak, Amardeep Gopi, Sukhdev Singh Chatiwind, Kandhar Singh Bhoewal, Sukhdev Singh Chatiwind, Baldev Singh Baga, Kanvardeelip Saidolehal and thousands of others farm labourers and women participated. Tarn Taran: On the instructions issued by the state body of the Kisan Mazdoor Sang- harsh Committee (KMSC), Punjab, activists of the committee expressed resentment against the holding of G-20 Summit by burning effigies of the Union Government in different parts of the district on Friday. Satnam Singh Manochahal, district president of the committee, informed that the activists of the KMSC burnt effigies of the Union Government at 16 different places in the district. The district president said activists, including women, of the KMSC organized a protest in front of the District Administrative Complex (DAC) to which Harjinder Singh Shakari, Fateh Singh, Sukhwinder Singh Dugalwala were among others who addressed on the occasion. Manochahal said the G-20 Summit would not protect the interests of the farmers, mazdoors and other downtrodden sections of society. He said these internationallevel organisations were protecting the interests of the corporate sector. He said the control of all public sector institutions like the railways, banking, LIC, air services, continued on page 2 DELIMITATION OF WARDS MC submits report of final draft to govt Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 8 Finally, the Amritsar Municipal Corporation has submitted the report of final draft of delimitation of wards to the Department of Local bodies. MC officials gave their remark on the objections, filed by the public representatives, and sent it to the government for final consideration. According to the fresh report, the total number of wards would remain 85. The odd number would be reserved for woman candidates. The serial number have been changed by adopting new formula. Ward number 2 in the West constituency has the maximum votes (24,729), while Ward number 70 has only 6,035 voters, which is the lowest of all. The highest number of wards falls in the West constituency and lowest in the Central constituency. The West constituency contains 20 wards and the Central constituency have 14 wards. There are 16 wards in the South assembly constituency, 17 wards in the North assembly constituency and 18 wards in the East constituency. A total of 18 wards are reserved for the SC candidates while two for candidates from backward classes. The state government has proposed to conduct elections to the municipal corporation by November this year. The final notification of delimitation would be issued by the Director, Local Bodies Department, soon. Gang of robbers busted, 4 held ‘Remove impounded vehicles from green belt, stop ‘misuse’ of community centre’ Amritsar, September 8 The city police nabbed four robbers,who used to rob residents on tip of sharp edged weapon, here today. The arrested accused have been identified as Jaskarandeep Singh alias Joban resident of Gobind Nagar Chauda Bazar, Sultanwind Road, Amritsar, Sukhwinder Singh alias Sanju resident of Bhai Manjh Singh Road, Near Gurudwara Ber Sahib Tarn Taran Road, Arvinder Singh alias Rohit resident of Kot Atma Ram, Near Patharan Wali Park, Amritsar. The police recovered an activa Scooter, which was used in crime. Varinder Singh Khosa,ACP North stated that Inspector Gurmeet Singh, SHO Majitha Road police station and a team comprising Sub-Inspector Jatinder Singh, In-charge Police post, Faijpura and ASI Bharat Bhushan, arrested the robbers. WARD WATCH WARD NO 4 AMRITSAR The four accused in custody of Amritsar police on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service The Majithia Raod Police Station registered a case on September 4 in which complainant Saroj Bala stated that three youths on an Activa scooter snatched her earrings . After that police investigated the case from all aspects and arrested the accused Jaskarandeep Singh alias Joban in the on September 6. On his information, the police nabbed other accused yesterday. The sharp edged weapon used during the incident was also recovered from the arrested accused Arvinder Singh alias Rohit. In the preliminary inquiry it was found that the scooter used in the incident was snatched from Daburji by an elderly person by these three accused. — TNS Another FIR registered against travel agent couple for cheating Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 8 The city police slapped yet another case against fake travel agent couple Haramrit Singh and his wife Amordip Kaur of Ranjit Avenue area. They used to run an IELTS centre in Ranjit Avenue area and also claimed to send people to foreign countries. This is the fifth case against them. Sukhraj Singh, a retired GRP cop, has lodged a complaint against him. In his complaint, he alleged the accused had taken Rs 10.30 lakh from him for sending him, his wife Nirmal Kaur and son Major Singh to Canada. But they neither sent them abroad nor returned their money. He said they used to run an IELTS centre in Ranjit Avenue area. He said he approached them in 2019 after they assured them of sending to Canada. He said at different Charanjit Singh Teja AFTER PROBE, ADCP ORDERED FILING OF FIR A probe was carried out by the Anti-Human Trafficking Wing incharge who submitted his report to the ADCP, Economic Offences Wing. He recommended the registration of an FIR against the fraudster couple. times they handed over some cash, totalling over Rs 10 lakh, for sending them to Canada. A probe was carried out by the Anti-Human Trafficking Wing in-charge who submitted his report to the ADCP Eco, nomic Offences Wing. He recommended the registration of an FIR against the fraudster couple. A case under Section 420 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act was registered against them. Earlier, the couple was booked for cheating a retired banker Parminder Singh. After a probe by the ADCP , the police registered an FIR under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act, 2014. Parminder Singh had alleged that the accused had duped him of Rs 22 lakh for sending his son Gurpinder Singh to Canada on a student visa. He said he had lost a major chunk of money he got after his retirement. Three more cases under the similar offence were registered against the couple by the Ranjit Avenue police. Abhi Verma of Lahori Gate area was duped of Rs 10.18 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Canada while Sukhjit Singh of Dhariwal in Gurdaspur and another complainant Hari Singh were defrauded by the couple of Rs 12.75 lakh and Rs 17 lakh, respectively, for sending their wards to Canada. Amritsar, September 8 Ward number 4, which consists of some of famous localities like Ranjit Avenue A, B, D and E blocks, Defence Enclave, Amar Avenue and Kiran Avenue, is facing several development issues. However, roads, sewer and water supply is better in Ranjit Avenue area as compared The cars impounded by the police parked in the green belt in Ranjit Avenue area in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR to other city areas, but residents are upset over illegal parking and alleged ‘misuse’ of community centre in the E Block of Ranjit Avenue. Jagjeet Singh Suchu, president, Ranjit Avenue E block welfare association, said, “We have been facing some serious problems for the last few years. The green belt and the footpath of main road of the E block has been blocked by the police station by parking the impounded vehicles. The number of impounded vehicles have been rising day by day. We have met senior officials and asked them to allot proper space to keep the impounded vehicles and case properties of the police. Ironically, no one is making effort to free the green belt and footpath.” Residents of E block also demand handing over of the community hall of E block to the residents of the area. The government is using it to provide accommodation to labourers, workers or paramilitary troops. “The community centre continued on page 2 Petrol pump loot case: One detained Protesting patwaris, kanungos burn copies of ESMA orders Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 8 Expressing their resentment against the state government, the protesting patwaris and kanungoes, at all subdivisionlevel headquarters, burnt copies of letters threatening to impose ESMA on them if they went on the agitation path here on Friday. Patwaris and Kanungos have been protesting since September 1 and have denied to do the work of the additional circles. As a result, residents of more than 70 per cent villages in the district were facing troubles to get their work, related to the Revenue Department, done. The agitation was being launched jointly by the Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, and the Revenue Kanugo Association. Sarabjit Singh Sandhu and Pooran Singh, district presidents, respectively, of the patwaris and Kanungos unions, while addressing the agitating Tarn Taran, September 8 The police have detained one of the four armed robbers who looted Rs 1.6 lakh from Sri Kirpa filling station, Alawalpur, on the Tarn Tarn-Sri Goindwal Sahib road on Thursday late evening. Meanwhile, the police claimed to have identified the remaining three robbers. The detained accused has been identified as Palwinder Singh, a resident of Muglani village, falling under the Verowal police station. The robbers was admitted to EMC (Kakkar) Hospital, Amritsar, said SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan. The masked robbers robbed the cash at gunpoint and one of the robbers, Palwinder Singh, was injured as the security guard of the petrol station opened firing. Palwinder Singh was admitted to EMC Hospital by continued on page 2 c m y b Patwaris and kanungos burn copies of the ESMA orders issued by the state government in Tarn Taran on Friday. GURBAXPURI employees in Tarn Taran, condemned the state government and called the move to impose the ESMA Act on them in case they went on a pen-down strike as autocratic. The leaders demanded the restoration of 1,056 posts of patwaris abol- ished. The leaders urged the government to accept their other demands also. They also launched protests in Patti, Khadoor Sahib and Bhikhiwind too and burnt copies of the orders of the ESMA Act. — OC In June 2022, a survey was started regarding the delimitation. The general house of the MC was ended in January 2023. After the completion of the delimitation survey, the Local Bodies Department issued a draft notification and demanded objections and suggestions from former councillors, representatives of political parties and the residents. After conducting hearing of more than 200 persons, who submitted the objections, now the final report has been prepared and submitted. Jalandhar man booked for duping city family of ~95L Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 8 The police have booked a Jalandhar resident for allegedly duping a local resident, Manjit Singh, of Rs 95 lakh on the pretext of sending him and his family to Canada on work permit and study visa. Family was to be sent to Canada on work permit, study visa The accused was identified as Daljit Singh. He said he came in contact with the accused through Paramjit Singh of Varpal Kalan village in 2020. Daljit used to do langar sewa at a gurdwara. Paramjit introduced Daljit to him when he needed LPG gas cylinders for langar sewa. Manjit was the manager of the gas agency. He said Daljit told him that he had come from Canada and his family lived there. He said he had helped many persons in settling there. When he talked about his family, he demanded Rs 1 crore for the entire family and assured him of arranging PR, work permit and study visa for children also. He said he transferred cash to the tune of Rs 95 lakh on different times and dates. Later, he started avoiding him. He said the accused never told him about his residence in Jalandhar and used to contact him through three mobile numbers. He lodged a complaint with the police urging them to investigate the case and get his location through the mobile phone numbers. Investigation was carried out by the antihuman trafficking wing which found the allegations true. A case under Section 420, IPC, and Section 13, Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act, has been registered against the accused.
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