12092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/12/2023 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune FIRST ROUND OF IMMUNISATION DRIVE BEGINS IN JALANDHAR CHRIS EVANS, ALBA BAPTISTA TIE KNOT IN MASSACHUSETTS Hollywood star Chris Evans, 42, married Alba Baptista during a private ceremony at an estate. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SHAH RUKH’S JAWAN COLLECTS ~520.79 CR IN FIRST WEEKEND DC Vishesh Sarangal starts first round of immunisation drive under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0. P2 FORECAST SRK’s action thriller Jawancollected ~520.79 crore gross at the worldwide box-office in its first weekend. P3 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 6:32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:05 AM » TUESDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF PO LANDS IN POLICE NET Ordeal not yet over for residents in deluge-hit Baupur Mand area Breach in advance bundh affects connectivity, people rely on boats Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who was absconding for the past four years. Investigating Officer Balvir Chand said the accused had been identified as Rannjit Singh, alias Nahar, a resident of Sanda village. He was wanted in a case of robbery and firing registered in 2017. He was declared a PO in 2019. OC 18-YR-OLD YOUTH GOES MISSING Phagwara: An 18-year-old youth, a resident of Mehsam Pur village, has been missing for the past four days. Kirpal Singh complained to the police that his son, Mandeep Kumar, left the house on September 7, but did not return home. Investigating officer Avtar Lal said a missing report had been lodged in this regard. OC TWO BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have booked two persons on the charge of assaulting a villager. Investigating officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said the suspects had been identified as Sarabjit Singh and Sonu, residents of Rai Pur Arayian village. Subash Kumar, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects attacked him with weapons. He suffered injuries in the attack. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 324(voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (committing crime with the common intention) of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 Even as floodwaters have receded in several villages of the Baupur Mand area, residents there continue to grapple with many challenges. A major breach, spanning 20-30 feet, near the Rampur Gaura village along the advance bundh, remains a persistent obstacle for the local population. According to Paramjit Singh, a farmer leader from Baupur Mand, the breach has severed connectivity to numerous villages, compelling residents to rely on boats for transportation. Collaborating with volunteers of Baba Sukha Singh, the head of the Kar Sewa sect in Sarhali, village residents are tirelessly working round the clock to mend the breach and restore vital connectivity to distant villages. Paramjit Singh also noted that due to the breach and heavy flow of water, it appears that a new island has formed in the Mand area. The most severely affected villages, spanning Rampur Gaura to Sangra, are grappling with difficulties in commuting, relying solely on boats for transportation. “Recently, MLA Rana Gurjit visited us and provided the machinery required to seal the breach. However, no one from the administration or the drainage department has paid a visit to assess the situation or inquire if the residents need assistance,” he further added. Sarwan Singh, another resident, said that while some may believe the floods have subsided and the situation is under control, they are still struggling. The floodwaters have left behind substantial layers of silt in both homes Four held for firing, murder bid Weapons seized; 9 other absconding persons booked Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 11 The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested four persons on the charges of firing, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. Nakodar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sukhpal Singh said those arrested had been identified as Dilawar Singh, alias Dilbar, a resident of Singh Pur Dona village, Jaivi Varma, a resident of Puran Pur village falling under the Patara police station, Gagan Kumar, a resident of Bolina Doaba village falling under the HP transporter, kin robbed at gunpoint People use a boat to reach their destination; and (below) a man finds it difficult to cross a flooded stretch in Baupur Mand area of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH RESIDENTS MAKING EFFORTS TO MEND BREACH Collaborating with volunteers of Baba Sukha Singh, the head of the Kar Sewa sect in Sarhali, residents of the village are tirelessly working round the clock to mend the breach and restore vital connectivity to distant villages. and fields. “We are struggling to secure funds for repairing our houses, which have developed cracks. Additionally, we are hiring labourers and paying them to help us clear the silt,” he said. “We have repeatedly implored the government to provide assistance to the flood victims whose homes were washed away or damaged. If our roofs collapse, who will be held responsible for the loss of lives,” he added. Other residents echoed similar sentiments, appealing to the state government to evaluate their losses and extend financial aid to facilitate house repairs. Kamaljeet Kaur, a resident, lamented, “It will take a long time for normalcy to return to our lives. Our children’s education is suffering, and some had plans for weddings, but the floods have disrupted everything”. Hoshiarpur, September 11 Unidentified miscreants robbed a transporter from Himachal Pradesh on the UnaHoshiarpur main road. Mohinder Mankotia Monu, belonging to Panjawar village of Haroli assembly segment in Himachal Pradesh, said on Monday morning he was going towards Hoshiarpur in a car along with his family members. Suddenly, another car driver parked his vehicle in front of his car near the university in Patehrian village here. As soon as he stopped his car, two people came out of another car and one of them pointed a pistol at him asking him to hand over everything to them. Monu said women members of his family removed the gold jewellery they were wearing and gave it to them. They also took away whatever cash they had. Monu said the car had a Hoshiarpur district number plate. He immediately informed the Sadar police and a complaint was registered. According to the police, he has reported a loss of Rs 15,000 in cash along with two gold chains and two gold rings. A case has been registered and further action has been initiated. — OC Patara police station, and Avinash, alias Ashu, a resident of Chite Aani village falling under the Sadar Jamsher police. Sharan Deep, a resident of Nawan Pind village falling under the Sadar Kapurthala police station, told the police that he, along with his companions, was going to Seham village late on the evening of August 27. The suspects, who were carrying firearms and sharp weapons, attacked them with an intention to kill. They suffered serious injuries in the attack. The DSP said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to mur- der), 323, 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148, 149 (rioting) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against the suspects and their nine other accomplices who were absconding. Investigating Officer Jasbir Singh said a country-made pistol, two live cartridges, a county-made ‘katta’ and a motorcycle bearing registration number PB-008-BU-8561 were recovered from their possession. Gangster Sekhon sent to 4-day police remand Gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon being produced in a court. SAJAN MURDER CASE Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, September 11 Gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon was today produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Sarabjit Kaur in the Sajan murder case. The court sent him to four-day police remand. He was handed over to the CIA staff, Hoshiarpur. The incident took place at Piplanwala village on the Hoshiarpur- Jalandhar road on May 12. Pankaj Bedi, counsel for gangster Gurpreet, said he was produced in the court today. A case was registered against Sekhon under Section 302 of the IPC at the Model Town police station. At present, over 40 cases are registered against Sekhon across the state. According to the police, he would again be presented in the court on September 15. Tight security arrangements were made by the police. Opticians’ Assn exchanges views on trade, challenges Tribune News Service Farmers hold a protest in front of Punjab Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh's residence in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Farmers start 3-day dharna outside minister’s residence Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 Farmers sat on a three-day dharna in front of the residence of Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh here today. The sit-in began outside Balkar Singh’s place at New Green Park on the Nakodar Road under the leadership of Balwinder Singh Mallinangal, state president of the Doaba Kisan Sang- harsh Committee. The farmers pitched tents and made arrangements for cooking meals so that the demonstration could continue. The farmers are demanding adequate compensation for losses due to floods such as ~50,000 for an acre of crop loss, ~70,000 per acre for double crop loss, ~10 lakh owing to loss of life, ~5 lakh for damage to house and ~1 lakh for loss of a cattle head. Jaswant Singh, district president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, Lakhowal, Santokh Singh Sandhu, district president of the Kirti Kisan Union, Santokh Singh Chitti, district general secretary of the BKU, Lakhowal, and Rajwinder Kaur Raju, president, Mahila Kisan Union, were among those taking part in the dharna. 17 cops honoured for major drug hauls Jalandhar, September 11 As many as 17 cops, who played a major role in the recent heroin hauls in the district, were honoured by the Jalandhar Rural police here today. In the past one month, the Jalandhar Rural police seized 36 kg of heroin from drug traffickers in various operations. Police officials and employees were honoured by Swapan Sharma, DIG, Jalandhar Range, and Mukhwinder Singh, SSP , Jalandhar, here today. The Jalandhar Rural police seized 21-kg heroin from drug trafficker Malkiat Singh, alias Kali alone. Around 9-kg heroin was recovered from his possession at the time of his arrest and 12-kg heroin was recovered from two locations at his Tendi Wala village in Ferozepur. Meanwhile, 15-kg heroin was earlier seized during the arrest of his associates and linkages. Eight cops of the Sadar Nakodar police station were honoured with ~10,000 and a Class-1 certificate each for the arrest of a gangster and recovery of 6-kg heroin from him in June. Nine cops of the Goraya police station were honoured with a DGP Disk. ASI Jalandhar, September 11 Members of the Opticians’ Association of Jalandhar celebrated 14 years of successful completion of their journey under the presidentship of Vinod Puri and founder-cumgeneral secretary Jasjit Singh Chopra. Davinder Singh Kalra, chief adviser of the association, shared his views on optical trade and challenges being faced by the traders. Association president Vinod Puri, while addressing the gathering, requested the traders to help each other in times of need and provide free spectacles to deserving persons. Founder-cum-general secretary Jasjit Singh Chopra urged the traders to spread awareness among the cataract patients and advise parents to take care of their children for the prevention of myopia due to environmental factors such as excessive near work (reading, screen time) and lack of outdoor activities. The Association also announced that they would be organising a free eye check-up camp shortly under the supervision of best eye specialists. c m y b Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Swapan Sharma, DIG, Jalandhar Range, and Mukhwinder Singh, SSP, Jalandhar, along with cops from Nakodar and Goraya police stations. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH TEAMS REWARDED FOR EXEMPLARY WORK ❝ Due to the exemplary work of these cops, we managed to seize 36-kg heroin in the past one month. SHOs of Goraya and Nakodar (Sadar) and their respective teams have been rewarded for their work. Those honoured include two women cops. ❞ Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, SSP, JALANDHAR Nirmal Singh of Goraya was also promoted to the rank of sub-inspector. Those honoured include Sadar Nakodar SHO Gurinderjit Singh and Goraya SHO Surinder Singh, along with their respective teams. The Goraya police arrested drug trafficker Joga Singh with 8-kg heroin. A case was registered against him under Sections 21-C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at the Goraya police station on August 17, 2023. Joga Singh swam into the Pakistan jurisdiction to retrieve the heroin consignment, sent by trafficker Malkiat Singh, alias Kali. A woman drug smuggler, identified as Amandeep Kaur, alias Deep Bhai, linked to this module was also arrested with 1-kg heroin, while another drug smuggler Shinderpal, alias Pappu, was arrested with 500 grams of heroin from Mehatpur. The Sadar Nakodar police arrested another gangster Joga Singh, alias Joga, with 6-kg heroin and ~3,000 drug money in June. A case was registered against him under Sections 21C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 307, 353, 186, 279 and 427 of the IPC at the Sadar Nakodar on 12 June, 2023. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, SSP Jalandhar, said: “Due to , the exemplary work of these cops, we managed to seize 36kg heroin in the past one month. SHOs of Goraya and Nakodar (Sadar) and their respective teams have been rewarded for their work. Those honoured include two women cops.”
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