19092023-ATR-01.qxd 9/19/2023 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY TRAIN HARD, TRAIN WELL, NCC DG TELLS CADETS SYLVESTER STALLONE SAYS HE IS ‘THE LAST OF DINOSAURS’ ACTOR ISHWAK TALKS ABOUT HIS ROLE IN TUMSE NA HO PAYEGA Lt General Gurbir Pal Singh called upon the cadets to display the highest qualities of character. P2 Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone has exceeded his own expectations in the movie industry. P3 MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 24°C Tumse Na Ho Payegais a light-hearted take on the modern-day challenges faced by today’s youth. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 6.31 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.17 AM » TUESDAY | 19 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR 2 new CIA staff police stations Residents hand over come up, to help check crime 3 snatchers to police Two accomplices managed to escape Amritsar, September 18 In order to nail criminal elements and investigate heinous crimes threadbare, the city police have established two new CIA staff police stations. These new CIA offices with new in-charges were opened in Vallah and Guru Ki Wadali areas, which were being headed by an inspector-rank official. Earlier, a CIA staff office was working near Division C police station here. These CIA offices would be supervised by ACP-rank officials who would report or work under ADCP Abhimanyu Rana. Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh had earlier divided the city into three zones supervised by three ADCP-rank officials. He said setting up of new CIA staff would help in proper investigation of heinous crimes and sensitive incidents in three zones. Earlier, the workload was on the single CIA staff office. While CIA staff (zone I) is headed by Inspector Amandeep Singh, CIA staff (zone II) at Vallah is headed by Inspector Binderjit Singh. CIA staff (zone III) at Guru Ki Wadali is led by Inspector Dilbagh Singh. The manpower in these CIA staff Our Correspondent Two suspects in custody of the CIA staff II in Amritsar on Monday. 2 HELD WITH COUNTRY-MADE WEAPON CIA staff (II) have arrested two persons and recovered a country-made weapon from their possession. ACP Gurinderbir Singh Sidhu and CIA in-charge Binderjit said both were identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Laddu, of Sultanwind and VIkramjit Singh of Chabba area. The police also recovered four live bullets and a motorcycle from their possession. A case under provisions of the Arms Act was registered against them. Sidhu said as per a preliminary probe, they were involved in firing in Sultanwind area on August 16. They were brought on police remand for further investigations. offices would also be strengthened in the coming days. A senior police official said cops with expertise in computer, cyber security and interrogation of criminals would be deputed in these offices. Every CIA staff office would have a strength of around 30-40 cops. — TNS Tarn Taran, September 18 In a rare show of courage, people caught three robbers while fleeing after committing the crime in two different incidents here on Sunday. Two of their accomplices managed to escape from the spot. Later, the robbers were handed over to the police. Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Vishaljit Singh informed newsmen here on Monday that two of the robbers were nabbed by residents in Khalra area and one from Tarn Taran town on Sunday. The two robbers nabbed in Khalra area were identified as Prince and Mithu and one of their associates Arash managed to escape from the spot. The masked robbers made an attempt to rob Sukhbir Singh of Chheena Bidhi Chand of his motorcycle when he was on his way back home from Bhikhiwind town. Sukhbir Singh confronted the robbers, but when they threatened to kill him he gave them the key of the motorcycle. Meanwhile, Sukhbir’s first uncle Nishan Singh appeared on the spot and managed to nab two of the three robbers. In the second case, one robber, who was nabbed from Tarn Taran town, was identified as Rana of the Bath road area in Tarn Taran, while his second associate managed to escape from the spot who is yet to be identified. The robbers snatched earrings from Paramjit Kaur, a resident of Mallia village, who was returning from Tarn Taran town after paying obeisance at Darbar Sahib. When she raised the alarm, some passersby chased the robbers and managed to nab one of them who was handed over to the city police, Tarn Taran. Cases under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were registered against the robbers by respective police stations. 2 minor brothers die of snakebite in Tarn Taran Villagers seek financial help for bereaved family Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 18 Two minor brothers from Munda Pind village in Tarn Taran district died of a snake bite. The children were bitten by a snake while they were asleep at night. The family took both of them to the hospital but they did not survive. The incident sent shock waves among the residents of Mand area on Monday. The deceased siblings have been identified as Gurdit Singh (7) and Princepal Singh (8). Father of the two brothers Bikkar Singh and mother Balwinder Kaur said that at night, both the brothers slept in the same room. At 5 o’clock in the morning, one of the brothers complained of pain in his ear and the other complained of pain in his wrist. Their ears and wrists were swollen. The family was shocked to see this. They were immediately taken to the Primary Health Princepal Singh Gurdit Singh. PHOTOS: GURBAXPURI Centre (PHC) at Fatehbad hospital where there was no staff to attend to them. The family took them to the Civil Hospital, Tarn Taran, but one of the brothers had died by then. The family said that the doctors had started treating them at the hospital, but it was too late by then. Doctors from the Tarn Taran Civil Hospital referred one of the surviving brothers to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar, where he died soon after. Both the brothers died during treatment. The villagers have urged the government to provide financial help to the family, so that they can get some relief in this time of sorrow. The residents said that the state government in keeping with its policy had shut down the PHC at Fatehbad and established an Aam Aadmi Clinic where medical facility was available till 2 pm on a working day. A team from Goindwal Sahib police station led by sub-inspector Jassa Singh visited the spot and collected information. The village elders did not allow the post-mortem of the bodies. Light rain brings respite from humidity Remove encroachments from Sanitation, stray menace, waterlogging Ranjit Avenue area: HC to AIT need attention in Ward number 51 Amritsar, September 18 An intermittent spell of rain since early in the morning brought down the mercury, offering much needed respite to people. However, low-lying areas in the city witnessed waterlogging. Both rural and urban areas of the district experienced showers early in the day today. The spell did not last for more than two hours but provided relief from the hot and humid weather that had been prevailing in the region for the last several days. The weather in the city turned pleasant as temperature dropped after rainfall. The city today recorded a maximum temperature of 28.2° while the minimum temperature was 25.4°. The day was mostly cloudy. The downpour started around 5 am and left some of the roads flooded in almost two hours. The Heritage Street and BRTS route also witnessed waterlogging. — TNS Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 18 Responding to a petition, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Amritsar Improvement Trust to remove the encroachments at Ranjit Avenue here. The owners of various shop-cum-offices (SCOs) have encroached on the corridors and parking lots by keeping generators there in Ranjit Avenue. In this regard, Baljit Singh, a social worker, submitted an application to Ashok Talwar, Chairman of Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), on July 30. The AIT then issued a public notice to the occupants on August 2. But after that, it did not take any action. Following this, activist Baljit Singh filed a contempt petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on which “the High WARD WATCH WARD NO. 51 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service The owners of various shop-cum-offices (SCOs) have encroached on the corridors in Ranjit Avenue. TRIBUNE PHOTO Court has issued an order that the illegal occupation should be removed from Ranjit Avenue and a compliance affidavit filed at least one week before the next hearing. Otherwise, Chairman Ashok Talwar should personally appear in the court at the next hearing,” said Baljit Singh. Social activist Baljit Singh said though there was a lot of illegal occupation in Ranjit Avenue area, the Amritsar Improvement Trust failed to check these. “The officials are well aware of the encroachments, but do not take any action. The court has now asked them to remove the encroachments within a week,” he said. Amritsar, September 18 Ward number 51 consists of several localities on Mall road and Batala road. Most posh localities in the ward have all the basic amenities. But accumulation of water on roads during the rains is a problem prompting residents to demand better arrangements for sanitation. On the main Mall road, there are bungalows of senior officials of the district administration and police. Ironically, heaps of garbage Garbage accumulated outside the residence of the Police Commissioner in Sant Nagar, Amritsar, on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR can be seen on the main road and near the residence of the Police Commissioner. The park in the area is comparatively well maintained but when it comes to the tree residue and dry leaves, they can be seen lying on the road just outside the park. A huge heap of garbage is seen outside the TB Hospital. The park near- by is maintained by a religious sect but the garbage is not regularly lifted by the MC. Such heaps of garbage are seen in the Sant Nagar area too. The road alongside the SSSS School also has heaps of garbage, which is not lifted regularly. “As compared to other areas in the city, residents living in the localities on Mall road get better facilities. But still there is an issue of garbage lifting in the area. The workers of a solid waste management company collect garbage from homes. But there are some spots where the locals dump the tree residue. The sanitation workers sweep the roads and keep the garbage on such spots,” said Ashok Kumar, a resident. Minister distributes cheques Migrant hit by car Students hold dharna at varsity, worth ~12.5L among flood-hit on BRTS lane, dies farmer bodies extend support Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 18 Cabinet Minister Harbhajan Singh distributed cheques worth Rs 12.50 lakh among the 124 flood affected families of Muchhal village here on Monday. Addressing villagers, he said the state government led by CM Bhagwant Singh Mann was giving compensation to flood victims in this difficult time. He informed that 124 families were given compensation worth ~12,56,020. He said those who lost their registered livestock during the flood were also being compensated. The minister said the government would soon provide compensation to farmers by conducting a special survey Amritsar, September 18 An unidentified migrant was killed in a hit-and-run case after a speeding car hit him on the BRTS lane near Putlighar area here on late Sunday evening. The victim was crossing the BRTS lane when the speeding car hit him. He died on the spot. The Gate Hakima police have taken the body into custody and registered a case under Section 304-A of the IPC. The body was kept in the mortuary for identification for 72 hours, Harsandeep Singh, SHO, Gate Hakima police station, said. The accused car occupants were also not identified. The police said CCTV cameras in the area were being screened Harbhajan Singh ETO (right) hands over a cheque to a woman at Muchhal village near Amritsar on Monday. on the loss of crops. The minister said the process of distribution of compensation was being monitored and strict instructions were issued to the officials to speed up this work. He said in case any person who suffered a loss, but did not receive compensation should bring this lapse to the notice of the authorities concerned. Among others, officials of the Market Committee and the district administration accompanied him during the chequedistribution programme. c m y b to identify the suspects. With no BRTS buses plying on the lanes for the past couple of months, it had become a dangerous lane as some unscrupulous commuters drive on the lane at high speed. According to eyewitnesses, the migrant was crossing the BRTS lane near the railway workshop before the Putlighar chowk area. He said the speeding car came from the railway station side. The car driver could not see the victim and hit him. The victim was tossed around 10 feet into air before falling down on the road. He died on the spot. Passersby informed the Cantonment police which further informed the Gate Hakima police as the area falls into their jurisdiction. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 18 Several student organisations today staged a dharna outside the main gate of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) to raise their voice on several issues. In the recent past, the university had banned the entry of a PhD scholar Vijay Kumar, a research scholar of Political Science, on grounds of indiscipline. Kumar, who is also a member of Students for Society, a student organisation, alleged that he is being targeted for leading several protests against the university administration in recent months. Meanwhile, farmer organisations too lent their support to the protest as students continued to sit on dharna till late in the evening. The morning also Protesting students and campus security scuffle at the entrance gate of the university in Amritsar on Monday. SUNIL KUMAR saw a minor scuffle break out between students and security staff of the university which was later resolved through a meeting. Issues raised during the protest included rollback of fine imposed on a woman law student that the student frater- nity described as ‘unjustified’, rollback of university’s decision to turn Vijay Kumar’s fulltime PhD into part-time, provision of power generator at the Bhai Gurdas Library and access to library for students during holidays.
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