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P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 6:23 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:09 AM » TUESDAY | 19 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR Work on plugging 250-ft breach in advance bundh nears completion Trader shot dead in Phagwara INBRIEF MAN NABBED FOR GOLAK THEFT Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Harpreet Singh, a resident of Ranipur Rajputan village, the police have arrested a person under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC on the charges of stealing a golak (donation box) from the village gurdwara last week. The suspect has been identified as Shaukat Ali, a resident of Bohani village. The police managed to arrest the suspect after scanning the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the gurdwara. OC TWO BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have booked two persons on charges of rash driving, endangering life and mischief. Investigating officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said one of the suspects had been identified as Johan of Sangowal village. Balwinder Kumar of Malarri village said the suspects were driving their vehicle negligently and hit him and his friend. They suffered injuries. A case has been registered. OC Expected to be over in next two to three days; residents to heave sigh of relief Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Dr Gagandeep Kaur, CJM-cum-Secretary, DLSA, and Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal, ADCP (Traffic), present a rose to a traffic violator during 'No Traffic Challan Day' in Jalandhar on Monday. Traffic violators greeted with roses, requested to obey rules Tribune News Service HELMET NECESSARY, SAY OFFICIALS Jalandhar, September 18 A joint campaign of the Jalandhar City police and judicial officials was launched at several intersections here today to create awareness about traffic rules among the masses. It was also declared to be a “No Traffic Challan Day”. Nirbhow Singh Gill, District and Sessions Judgecum-Chairperson, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Jalandhar, flagged off a team of paralegal volunteers (law students) of six law colleges of Jalandhar to help the DLSA, Jalandhar, and the Traffic Police, Jalandhar. Dr Gagandeep Kaur, CJMcum-Secretary, DLSA, and Dr Gagandeep Kaur, CJM-cum-Secretary, DLSA, and Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said the purpose of the campaign was to motivate the general public to obey traffic rules. The officers said wearing helmet was necessary for all two-wheeler riders. Wearing helmets could save several human lives. Traffic violators were given roses and requested to obey rules. Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said the purpose of the campaign was to motivate general public to obey traffic rules. The officers said wearing helmet was necessary for all twowheeler riders. Wearing helmets could save several human lives. Traffic violators were given roses and requested to obey rules. Dr Gagandeep said compensation was also paid to the dependants of persons who lose life in road accident cases in which the suspect was not traceable. Family members/dependants of the deceased can apply for compensation at the office of the DLSA, Jalandhar. Compensation was also being paid in rape, acid attack and POCSO Act cases. To avail of the benefit of free legal aid and compensation, parties could visit the DLSA office here or they could call on toll-free number 1968. 6 booked for murder bid, rioting Phagwara, September 18 The Nakodar Sadar police have booked six persons, including four of a family, on the charge of attempt to murder, firing and rioting. Investigating officer (IO) Lovleen Kumar said the suspects had been identified as Harcharan Singh, a resident of Model Town, Hoshiarpur, his two sons Gurpreet Singh and Parminder Singh, daughterin-law Lovleen Kaur and their two unidentified accomplices. Harnek Singh, a Canadabased NRI and native of Chak Kalan village, complained to the police that one of the suspects riding a motorcycle attacked him with a firearm with an intention to kill on the night of September 3 near Shankar Pulli while he was returning home in his vehicle. He suffered serious injuries. The IO said a case under Sections 307, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the suspect. No arrest had been made so far. Raids were being conducted to nab the absconding persons. — OC Doaba BJP leaders strike it rich in list of state office-bearers Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 18 As many 12 positions have been bagged by BJP leaders from Doaba in the list of state office-bearers announced by the party on Sunday. As many as eight leaders of the party from Doaba have been included in the party’s core committee, two from Doaba have been chosen as state vice-presidents and one leader each from Doaba has been chosen as the state general secretary and state secretary. While the state BJP list includes a generous amount of new joinees, who recently came in from other parties, among the Doaba office-bearers, only two stand out as having joined the BJP recently — ex-Akali Dal MLA Charanjit Singh Atwal and former SAD leader Avinash Chander. Former SAD leader Charanjit Singh Atwal served as Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha and Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Atwal’s son Inder Iqbal Atwal was also Bag 12 positions, eight in party core committee alone the BJP’s chosen candidate fielded for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll. Veteran Doaba Dalit leader and former SAD MLA Avinash Chander (twotime MLA from Kartarpur and Phillaur) had also joined the BJP in February last year. In all, the eight Doaba BJP leaders who have made it to the party’s state core committee include veteran BJP leaders (national executive member and former cabinet minister) Manoranjan Kalia, Charanjit Singh Atwal and Avinash Chander (Dalit leader and two time MLA) from Jalandhar. From Hoshiarpur, Union Minister Som Parkash, former Union minister and former Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Vijay Sampla, veteran leader Avinash Rai Khanna Continued on page 2 c m y b Jalandhar, September 18 Work to plug a significant breach, spanning approximately 250 ft, near Rampur Gaura village along the advance bundh is nearing completion. Villagers, in collaboration with volunteers led by Baba Sukha Singh, head of the Kar Sewa sect in Sarhali, have been working tirelessly round the clock for the past few days to mend the breach and restore connectivity to remote villages. They hope that the work would be over in the next two to three days. Paramjit Singh, a farmer leader from Baupur Mand, said the breach had severed connection to numerous villages, forcing residents to rely on boats for transportation. The most affected villages from between Rampur Gaura to Sangra are facing difficulty in commuting. He praised Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Rana Inder Pratap Singh, who provided boats and necessary machinery, and the support of Kar Sewa volunteers and village residents to make this repair work possible. 7 kanungos promoted TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Phagwara, September 18 A trader, identified as Pankaj Duggal, was shot dead by an unidentified armed assailant outside his residence in New Mansa Devi Nagar, Phagwara, late this night. The trader, who suffered two bullet injuries, was shifted to the Civil Hospital here, where the doctor declared him dead on arrival. According to reports, the assailant came to his house and asked his son, Sagar, to call Pankaj from inside. As soon as Pankaj came outside, the assailant opened fire on him. The assailant fled in a car in which his accomplice was waiting. A PCR team reached the spot after one and half hours of the incident. The trader was running his confectionary business in different parts of Himachal Pradesh. — OC An advance bundh being plugged along Rampur Gaura village of Mand area in Sultanpur Lodhi. WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK FARM LEADER CRITICISES GOVT, DEPT Villagers, in collaboration with volunteers led by Baba Sukha Singh, head of the Kar Sewa Sect in Sarhali, have been working tirelessly round the clock for the past few days to mend the breach and restore connectivity to remote villages. They hope that the work would be over in the next two to three days. Paramjit Singh, a farmer leader from Baupur Mand, along with other farmer leaders, criticised the government and the Drainage Department for their absence during the work to plug the breach. He said no one from the administration or the Drainage Department visited the bundh to assess the situation or inquire if residents need any assistance. He, along with other farmer leaders, criticised the government and the Drainage Department for their absence during the work to plug the breach. He said no one from the administration or the Drainage Department visited the bundh to assess the situation or inquire if residents rooftops due to heavy water flow in the past few days. While the breach will be plugged soon, he expected relief for residents. Additionally, residents appealed to the state government to assess their losses and provide financial aid to facilitate house repairs. Man held for snatching cash, mobile Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 18 The Punjab Government has promoted seven kanungos to tehsildars. According to the orders issued by Financial Commissioner (Revenue) KAP Sinha on Monday evening, the promoted officers include Jaskaran Singh, Parveen Kumar, Ashwini Kumar, Ranjit Singh, Kulwinder Singh, Satnam Singh and Gurbans Singh. need any assistance. Swaran Singh, another resident of Rampur Gaura village, said as work to plug the breach was almost over, connectivity to neighbouring villages would now be restored. He said residents were forced to stay on their Phagwara, September 18 The Nakodar city police have arrested a person and booked his accomplice on the charge of snatching cash and mobile phone from a woman. Investigating officer (IO) Ranjit Singh said the suspect had been identified as Gagandeep, alias Gagi, a resident of Pati Purewal Shankar village, while his accomplice had been identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Shankar village. Jeet Singh, a resident of Sher Pur Tyba village falling under the Dharamkot police station, Moga, complained to the police that while he was going to a clinic in Nakodar on September 16 and his wife Mandeep Kaur was pillion riding, two motorcycle-borne miscreants pushed their bike near Sianni Wal village gate. As a result, they both fell on the road. The suspects snatched his wife’s purse containing ~4,700 and a mobile phone. He said bystanders caught one of the suspects, who revealed his name as Gagi. The IO said a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC had been registered against the suspect and his accomplice. Scooter, mobile snatched Phagwara: Unidentified robbers snatched an Activa scooter bearing registration number PB-08-CW-7337, ~7,500 and a mobile phone from two Jalandhar residents - Sunny and his friend Deepak – on Saturday night. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC.
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