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P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:35 PM » SUNRISE MONDAY 6:03 AM SUNDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF DRUG PEDDLER IN POLICE NET Youth murdered afterothers, say cops SAD leader seeks arrest of cop scuffle Prime suspect among 3 nabbed; efforts on to nab Flays govt, says it’s giving him time to destroy evidence Our Correspondent THE TRIGGER SHAHKOT MAN ENDS HIS LIFE Phagwara: A Shahkot resident reportedly committed suicide on Friday. Investigating officer (IO) Kashmir Singh said the deceased had been identified as Paramjit Singh, a resident of main bazaar, Shahkot. Sharan Preet Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that her husband ended his life by hanging. The investigating officer said the police handed over the body to the family after post-mortem examination. OC HIT BY BUS, WOMAN DIES Phagwara: A woman was killed in an accident on Friday. Investigating officer (IO) Lovleen Kumar said the deceased had been identified as Rannni, a resident of Bajuha Khurd village. Som Nath, husband of the deceased, told the police that his wife died after being hit by a bus. The investigating officer said the police handed over the body to the family after postmortem examination. A case has been registered. OC SCOOTERIST DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: A person was killed when the Activa scooter he was riding was hit by a speeding vehicle near Chachrari village between Phagwara and Goraya. The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar. The police have registered a case against the unidentified vehicle driver. They handed over the body to his family members after the postmortem examination. OC MAN HELD WITH 5-GM HEROIN Phagwara: The Phagwara police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered five grams of heroin from his possession on Friday night. The suspect has been identified as Vivek Kumar, a resident of Rattanpura locality in Phagwara. The police said a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act had been registered against the suspect. OC Gurpreet Singh Gill, Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, while confirming the incident, said the scuffle took place over eve-teasing a girl. Gill said the police had registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC. They arrested prime suspect Vishal Chauhan, his friend Aditya and their one more accomplice within few hours of the incident. The police were making efforts to arrest other suspects. police said. One of his friends, identified as Arjun Singh, suffered injuries. He was admitted to the local Civil Hospital where his condition was stated to be stable. Harpreet was first brought to the Phagwara Civil Hospital. Owing to serious injuries, he was referred to Arman Hospital, Jalandhar, where he succumbed to his injuries this morning. One of his friends, Rishav Soni, managed to escape, the police said. Gurpreet Singh Gill, Superintendent of Police, Commission asks Improvement Trust to refund ~71.72L to allottee Two arrested for snatching, theft Also directs it to pay ~2-lakh relief, ~5K as cost of litigation Phagwara, September 9 The Bilga police have arrested two persons on the charges of snatching cash from a person and stealing transformers from fields. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohinder Pal said the suspects had been identified as Viki, a resident of a Jogian Basti, Dharam Kot, Moga, and Buta Singh, a resident of Adarsh Nagar, Dharam Kot, Moga. Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Mowai village, complained to the police that the suspects snatched ~700 from him by threatening him with sharp weapons on August 8. The SHO said the suspects also stole transformers from fields of farmers. A case under Sections 379-B (snatching), 379 (theft) and 34 (committing crime with common intention) of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. The police recovered ~700 and parts of stolen transformers from their possession. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the Jalandhar Improvement Trust and its Executive Officer to refund an amount of ~71.72 lakh, along with 9 per cent interest, to a Panipat-based allottee. The forum also directed the JIT to pay ~2 lakh compensation and ~5,000 as cost of litigation. Ashish Matta, a resident of Panipat, was allotted a plot in the Surya Enclave Extension scheme. However, he did not get the possession. As the matter reached the National Commission in 2016, the JIT counsel said 45 appeals by allottees on the issue related to the same complaint were pending before another Bench. The commission heard both sides by January 2018. During the course of arguments, it transpired FILE PHOTO Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. The suspect has been identified as Gurdeep Singh, alias Manga, a resident of Guru Teg Bahadar Nagar. Station House Officer (SHO) GS Nagra said 10 grams of heroin were recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 21(b), 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the suspect. OC Phagwara, September 9 A youth was reportedly murdered near Law Gate at the LPU here last night. Over 10 armed assailants, belonging to a private university, attacked him with sharp weapons after a scuffle between two groups. The deceased was identified as Harpreet Singh, alias Harry (39), a resident of Surakhpur village in Kapurthala district. He was running a juice shop near the Law Gate, the Phagwara, while confirming the incident, said the scuffle took place over eve-teasing a girl. Gill said the police had registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They arrested prime suspect Vishal Chauhan, his friend Aditya and their one more accomplice within few hours of the incident. The police were making efforts to arrest other suspects. The police have sent the body to the Civil Hospital for postmortem examination. that the land on which the plot allotted to the complainant was to be located was not the subject matter of litigation before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The JIT counsel submitted that he should seek instructions from the Trust as to whether it was ready to refund the principal amount paid by the complainant, along with simple interest of 9 per cent per annum. The matter was heard again in March 2018 and the JIT counsel had again submitted that they had already sent a proposal to the government for refund, along with 9 per cent interest, but they were awaiting the response of the government. “It appears that the matter could not be taken up or decided and it was informed that the proposal sent by the JIT to the government has not been approved as yet. Thereafter, the case could not be taken up due to Covid pandemic. The case of Arvindjeet Singh v/s Jalandhar Improvement Trust of the same nature of the complaints and the issues involved had been decided and allowed. Consequently, following the same decision, this case also deserves to be allowed,” the commission order reads. The Commission found that no one was appearing on behalf of the JIT for a fairly long time. “We do not find any reason to keep this matter pending. Accordingly, this complaint is allowed on the same terms,” the final order read. Our Correspondent SUICIDE BY BROTHERS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) strongly condemned the AAP Government for giving time to dismissed Inspector Navdeep Singh for getting anticipatory bail and destroy evidence in the brothers’ suicide case even as the party demanded his immediate arrest and dismissal of other cops involved in the case. Addressing mediapersons here along with Jashanjit Singh Dhillon, father of brothers Manavjit Singh Dhillon and Jashanjit Singh Dhillon, senior SAD leader and former Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said it was shocking that 24 days had passed since the duo died by suicide and the family had been alleging abetment at the hands of Inspector Navdeep Singh, ASI Balwinder Kumar and Constable Jagjit Kaur, no arrest had been made so far. The delay was being made in the arrest to give more time to the accused to seek anticipatory bail and destroy evidence. He said first the police failed to provide help in locating bodies of both brothers with a motive that non-recovery of bodies would lead to no action against anyone in the case. Now when body of Jashanjit Singh Dhillon was recovered, a case was registered against Inspector Navdeep Singh and other two cops, but no action was taken against them. He said it was only pressure from the family who refused to cremate the body until action was taken against guilty that orders for the dismissal of Inspector Navdeep Singh were issued, but till date neither he nor other two cops had been arrested in the case. Majithia urged the government to desist from wasting time. He said Inspector Navdeep should be arrested immediately and other two guilty cops must be dismissed from service. He also demanded action against those who patronised Inspector Navdeep. Majithia said he would soon unearth the shady working of Navdeep Singh and bring it before the media and expose how he was proving too harmful to people of the state and police force itself. Lashing out at Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, he asked him whether he would meet the family on his Jalandhar visit to console them and ensure justice for them? ‘AAP responsible for delay in SI recruitments’ Even though the Punjab CM during his visit to the PAP , Jalandhar, on Saturday said the appointments of 560 SubInspectors got delayed by two years due to previous governments, Majithia said these were held up for the past six months only to accommodate Shishobitveer Singh, son of now minister Balkar Singh who tried to get job by making a certificate of being a ward of police personnel involved in action against terrorists. He said it was only after Akali Dal exposed their entire conspiracy that they were forced to withdraw the case from the High Court and now these appointments had been made after delay of six months. All smiles Newly-appointed Sub-Inspectors of the Punjab Police in a jubilant mood after receiving job letters from Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann during a function at the PAP in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Three nabbed for running illegal liquor bottling plant Lok Adalat settles 44,539 cases, awards ~65.53-cr relief Amritsar, September 9 The Excise and Taxation Department and the rural police raided an illegal bottling plant and seized 132 bottles of Black Dog liquor. The suspects, who worked at the Khasa Distillery, stole the blend, bottles, caps and labels from distillery. 0The arrested suspects had been identified as Rajbir Singh, a resident of Jodh Nagar on Sultanwind Road, Shivam Rathore, a native of Gola Gokarnath village of Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, and Jaspal Singh, security guard of the Khasa Distillery. The Gharinda police received a tip-off that Rajbir was running an illegal bottling plant at his mobile shop near the Khasa bus stand. Shivam, a distillery worker, Jaspal and some other unidentified persons conspired to steal liquor blend from the Khasa Distillery. They started bottling different brands of liquor. The Gharinda police station SHO raided the bottling plant and arrested the three suspects along with 11 boxes of Black Dog century (132 bottles). A case under Sections 379, 420 and 120-B of the IPC, and 61, 1-14 and 78(2) of the Excise Act was Jalandhar, September 9 The National Lok Adalat organised in the courts of Jalandhar, Phillaur and Nakodar today disposed of 19 cases that were pending for the past five years. An amount of over ~4 crore was paid as compensation in these cases. The Lok Adalat started under the supervision of District and Sessions Judge-cum-chairperson of the District Legal Services Authority, Jalandhar. All type of cases such as civil, matrimonial, MACT, compoundable, traffic challans and pre-litigative cases of PSPCL, bank, BSNL and revenue cases were taken up in the Lok Adalat. Justice Gill said 18 Benches were constituted in Jalandhar and two Benches were constituted each at Phillaur and Nakodar. A total of 46,981 cases were taken up in the Lok Adalat and 44,539 cases were disposed of by means of compromise. A compensation of ~65.53 crore was passed in the Lok Adalat. Justice Gill inspected the Benches constituted in Jalandhar. Amit Kumar An illegal liquor bottling plant in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO registered against the trio. During interrogation, Shivam revealed that he used to steal bottles, caps and labels and Jaspal stole liquor blend from the distillery. They supplied bottles, labels and liquor blend to Rajbir, who had set up a bottling plant at his mobile shop in Khasa. The trio used to bottle illegal liquor together at the shop. The police also recovered 70 tablets of Tramadol from Rajbir’s shop. During interrogation, Rajbir told the police that he bought tablets from Harpreet Medical Store at Tarn Taran. Harpreet Singh and Tejbir Singh, who own the medical store, were also arrested by the police. — TNS parties could approach the courts for disposal of pending cases in the Lok Adalat. Gagandeep said to put up cases in the Lok Adalat and for further information regarding any legal matter, any person could contact on toll-free number 1968. Tribune News Service c m y b 1,367 cases disposed of in Kapurthala A National Lok Adalat underway at the Jalandhar District Court; and (below) a Bench hears litigants at the District Court, Kapurthala, on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Garg, CJM, Jalandhar, and Gagandeep Kaur, CJMcum-Secretary, DLSA, Jalandhar, also accompanied him. Justice Gill said to avoid inconvenience to general public, details of traffic challans were uploaded on the official website of the Jalandhar court. Further, the working of courts started at 9 am. He said the next Lok Adalat would be held on December 9. Interested The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kapurthala, under the directions of the District and Session Judge-cumChairman, DLSA, Kapurthala, Amarinder Singh Grewal, organised a National Lok Adalat on the premises of the judicial complex. Amandeep Kaur Chahal, CJM-cum-Secretary, DLSA, Kapurthala, said as many as 5,307 cases were taken up during the Lok Adalat. Of this, 1,367 cases were settled and a compensation of ~8.97 crore was awarded. Additional District and Sessions Judge Ajaib Singh said Lok Adalats were gaining popularity as these not only settle the issues amicably, but also save time and money of people.
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