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P4 » » SUNSET SUNDAY 6:26 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:08 AM » SUNDAY | 17 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 4 HELD WITH HEROIN, INTOXICANT TABLETS kills friend on suspicion of Son of AAP halqa in-charge, Manrelations with wife, nabbed illicit friend ‘beat up’ Dalit youth Duo entered into arguments after consuming liquor Our Correspondent MAN DIES OF ‘DRUG OVERDOSE’ Phagwara: A 55-year-old man died under mysterious circumstances on Friday. Investigating officer (IO) Govinder Singh said the deceased had been identified as Surinder Singh, alias Shinder, a resident of Ward No. 8, Lohian Khas. Kuldeep Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that her husband was suffering from depression. Following which, he took overdose of medicine, leading to his death. The IO said the police handed over the body to the family after post-mortem examination. OC CASH, JEWELLERY STOLENFROMHOUSE Phagwara: Cash and jewellery worth lakhs were reportedly stolen from a house at Harbanspur village on Friday night. The burglars entered the house after breaking open the locks. They took away four gold rings, one gold chain, 2 pairs of gold earring and ~18,000 in cash from the house. The family members were away at the time of the incident. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. OC BURGLARS STRIKE AT FOUR SHOPS Nakodar: Theft incidents were reported from four different places in the Nakodar sub-division on Friday night. In the first incident, burglars struck at a cloth merchant shop, “Nauria Ram Dhir & Sons”, after breaking open its locks on the Hospital road in the wee hours here today. As soon as the chowkidar of the bazaar noticed the robbers, he informed the shop owner, who rushed to the spot. The suspects managed to flee on seeing members of the shop owner’s family. The burglars managed to take away ~5,000 from the cash box. They damaged the CCTVs before leaving the shop. DSP Sukhpal Singh said the police had registered a case in this regard. In other incidents, miscreants burgled a karyana shop near Ambedkar Chowk. They managed to flee with ~45,000 in cash from the shop. Two shops were reportedly burgled at Shankar village near Nakodar. OC Leader also joins them; cops fail to register FIR, strike ‘compromise’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 16 In what could be termed as the high-handedness of the ruling AAP government, the son of AAP Jalandhar North halqa in-charge Dinesh Dhall and his friend allegedly abducted a Dalit youth in a car and beat him up badly late last evening. Dinesh himself joined in the episode and took the victim to the Rama Mandi police station where they reportedly again beaten him up in front of cops. This was not the end of the episode. Showing several injuries all over his back, the victim, Aakash Bangar, who hails from Phagwara, alleged that he was not even given due treatment by doctors on duty at the Civil Hospital, where he reached around 11:30 pm, at the behest of AAP leaders. He alleged that his supporters had to shift him to a private hospital where he could finally get his MLR done. Further as this happened, the Jalandhar city police chose not to register any case and instead struck a compromise between the AAP leader’s son and the victim, while he was still admitted to the hospital here. Senior police officials dubbed it as a minor ‘road rage’ incident and said both sides called it a truce. The compromise was reportedly made even as Congress MLAs, including Bawa Henry and Pargat Singh and TRIBUNE PHOTOS Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested four persons on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicant tablets. The suspects have been identified as Harbhajan Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Made Pur village, and Amandeep Singh, alias Kala, a resident of Khurshaid Pur village falling under the Shidham Bet police station, Ludhiana. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohinder Pal said 11 grams of heroin was recovered from their possession. A case under Sections 21(b), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects. The SHO said the police also arrested Ram Lubhaya, a resident of Ganna Pind village in Phillaur, and Gurdeep Singh, alias Deepa, a resident of Meonwal village, with 300 intoxicant tablets. The police also impounded the motorcycle on which they were travelling with the contraband. OC The victim with his supporters; and (below) cops at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Friday night. HOW IT ALL STARTED Sharing details on how it all started, victim Aakash Bangar said: “I was coming from near Dakoha last evening in my Baleno car. Dhall’s son and his friend were following me and continuously using a hooter, which irritated me. I got out of the car and asked him why he was using it when he was no big shot. On this, he and his friend got agitated. They bundled me in his car, covered my face with a cloth and kept on beating me throughout. Since I hail from Phagwara and run an NGO for blood donation there, I did not even know who Dhall is till he joined them to beat me up”. District Congress chief Rajinder Beri, met Police Commissioner Kuldeep Chahal seeking an FIR in the case. BSP leader Balwinder Kumar also reached in support of Bangar. He alleged: “Senior police officials of Jalandhar never miss a chance to take action against Dalit activists or people from weaker sections. Even if they indulge in a small offence like blocking an intersection over infringement of their legitimate rights such as harassment over delay in SC Post-Matric Scholarship, they are picked up and detained. Since bigwigs like the AAP Kapurthala, September 16 After being suspended from service around eight months ago, a Constable of the Punjab Police died under mysterious circumstances at his place in Guru Nanak Nagar locality. Victim Constable Jaskaran- jit Singh had lost both his parents. His father too had served in the Punjab Police. After his suspension, he also remained absent for long from duty in the Police Lines, said senior police officers. They said he was reportedly under depression. His neighbours noted that while his bike was parked in the house, there was complete silence inside. They knocked at his door, but did not get any reply. They further informed his sister and the police about the incident. Jaskaranjit was found lying unconscious. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Police freeze drug smugglers’ properties worth ~40.5 crore Six of family at Rehrwan village were in drug trade since long Tribune News Service 73 CASES REGISTERED Jalandhar, September 16 Acting against a family that has been involved in drug peddling since long, the Jalandhar Rural police froze properties worth ~40.5 crore amassed by drug peddlers at Rehrwan village. The frozen assets include a farm house, a home, 255 kanal of land, several vehicles and agricultural machinery bought through drug money. Six people of the family had been involved in the drug trade since long. SSP Jalandhar (Rural) Mukhwinder Singh said Kulwant Singh, alias Kanti, Varinder Pal Singh, Sukhpreet Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Dilbagh Singh, alias Bagha, Swaran Singh, residents of Rehrwan village in Shahlot, Jalandhar, had amassed huge property by indulging in the drug trade SSP Jalandhar (Rural) Mukhwinder Singh said in all 73 cases were registered against these six persons. While 25 cases were registered against Kulwant Singh, 21 against Dilbagh Singh, eight against Varinderpal Singh, seven against Sukhpreet Singh, five against Jaswinder Singh, three each against Swaran Singh and Avtar Singh and one against Charanjit Singh. for the past several years. Two more villagers - Avtar Singh and Charanjit Singh - had also been named by the police. The SSP said acting against the suspects as per the Section 68(I) of the NDPS Act, notices to attach their properties worth ~40.3 crore were issued. The properties amassed by the family from drug smuggling at Rehrwan village include a farm house (worth ~50 lakh), a residential house (worth ~2 crore), 255 kanal and 1 marla land (worth ~4.78 crore), 5 cars, 5 motorbikes, 1 truck, 1 combine, 1 JCB machine, 6 tractors and 2 tippers. The SSP said notices were pasted outside these establishments. Properties amassed by drug smugglers in the Shahkot area were also being identified. These would be attached in respective cases as per the orders of the Central and state governments. The SSP said in all 73 cases were registered against these six persons. While 25 cases were registered against Kulwant Singh, 21 against Dilbagh Singh, eight against Varinderpal Singh, seven against Sukhpreet Singh, five against Jaswinder Singh, three each against Swaran Singh and Avtar Singh and one against Charanjit Singh. c m y b The suspects in police custody in Nakodar. family members after the post-mortem examination. Nakodar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sukhpal Singh said the suspect, identified as Tirath, alias Kala, was arrested this morning. Suspecting his friend of having illicit relations with his wife, Tirath killed him with a sharp weapon. NRI arrested on charge of murdering father Meanwhile, DSP Sukhpal Singh said the Nakodar police have arrested Canada-based NRI, Satinder Singh, alias Shinda, a resident of Purewal Colony on the charge of murdering his father Harjit Singh on August 29. Two held with intoxicant tablets Tribune News Service leader and his family were involved in this case of attack, the cops consider it to be a minor offence.” Later in the evening, Bangar claimed that no compromise had been reached. “While I was in the hospital in a semi-conscious stage, the Continued on page 2 Suspended cop found dead at house Tribune News Service Phagwara, September 16 A labourer was allegedly murdered by his friend after a minor quarrel at Malarri village near Nakodar here last night. The deceased has been identified as Mohan Lal, alias Mohini, a resident of Malarri village, while the suspect has been identified as Tirath Ram, alias Kala, a resident of Allowal village near Nakodar. The duo was consuming alcohol. They entered into arguments under the influence of liquor. Kala later attacked Mohini with a sharp weapon. The victim succumbed to his injuries. The Sadar police, Nakodar, have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC against the suspect and handed over the body to the Baljinder Singh, SHO of the Kapurthala City police station, said following a statement by his sister Jaspreet Kaur, inquest proceedings had been initiated under Section 174 of the CrPC. He said the exact cause of the death would be known after the postmortem report. Jalandhar, September 16 The CIA staff of the city police has arrested two persons and recovered 200 intoxicant tablets from their possession in separate cases. The suspects have been identified as Narinder Kumar (52), alias Baba, and Satinder Kumar (32), alias Sonu, both residents of Jalandhar. Police officials said a team was present for checking near Baba Budha Ji Nagar Chowk. They got a tip-off that Narinder, who was involved in smuggling of intoxicant powder and tablets, was coming towards Baba Budha Ji Nagar to deliver a consignment. “After getting information, the police party laid a trap and caught him redhanded. During checking, the police recovered 100 intoxicant tablets from his possession,” they said. In another incident, a team of the CIA staff stopped Satinder on suspicion near Basti Bawa Khel Canal. Dur- The suspects in custody of the CIA staff in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO HABITUAL OFFENDERS CIA staff in-charge Inderjeet Singh said both suspects were habitual offenders as four cases each under the NDPS Act were already registered against them in various police stations in Jalandhar. ing checking, the police recovered 100 intoxicant tablets from his possession. CIA staff in-charge Inderjeet Singh said both suspects were habitual offenders as four cases each under the NDPS Act were already registered against them in various police stations in Jalandhar. “A fresh case has been registered against them under relevant sections of the NDPS Act at the Basti Bawa Khel police station. We are investigating from where they used to procure intoxicant tablets and who all are involved in this act with them,” he said.
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