22092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/22/2023 1:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune POLICE RETURN 43 STOLEN MOBILE PHONES TO OWNERS BHARATNATYAM EXPONENT SAROJA VAIDYANATHAN DIES COMEDIAN TREVOR NOAH SPOTTED AT DELHI AIRPORT SSP Sartaj Singh Chahal said strict action would be taken against persons buying or selling a stolen phone. P2 Bharatnatyam maestro Saroja Vaidyanathan died at her residence in New Delhi due to cancer. P3 Former The Daily Show host was spotted at the Delhi airport on Thursday morning. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:19 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:11 AM » FRIDAY | 22 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF FOUR BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked four persons, including a woman, on the charge of assaulting a man. Investigating officer (IO) Jagtar Singh said the suspects had been identified as Sukhwinder, alias Lakha, a resident of Malsian village, her two sons Ansh and Vishal, and Surinder, alias Chinda, a resident of the same village. Harjinder Singh, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects attacked him with weapons on September 11. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC had been registered. OC After SP’s assurance, kin agree for autopsy Body consigned to flames; woman nominated in FIR PO LANDS IN POLICE NET Grief-stricken family members of Pankaj Duggal in Phagwara on Thursday. TRADER’S MURDER Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a proclaimed offender. Investigating officer Rannjit Singh said the accused had been identified as Malkit Singh, alias Lovpreet, a resident of Bau Pur Bet village falling under the Shahkot police station. He was wanted in a case of drug peddling. OC EIGHT BOOKED FOR AFFRAY Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked eight persons on the charge of affray. Investigating officer (IO) Rannjit Singh said the suspects had been identified as Amandeep Singh, alias Amna, a resident of Mohalla Ajit Nagar, Kapurthala, Ajay, a resident of Guru Nanak Pura, Nakodar, Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Mohalla Bhaghiar Pura, Nakodar, Minish Kumar, alias Manni, a resident of Mohalla Jatt Pura, Kapurthala, Rinka and Gopi, residents of Lakhan Kalan village in Kapurthala, Gol, alias Gangsar, a resident of Kapurthala, and some unidentified accomplices. The IO said the suspects and their accomplices were boarding two vehicles parked at the Ambedkar Chowk with weapons to attack someone. The IO said a case under Section 160 (affray) of the IPC had been registered against the suspects and their accomplices. OC MAN HELD FOR SNATCHING Phagwara: The police, with the help of people, arrested a snatcher who was running away after snatching gold earrings from a woman near the Phagwara Bus Stand on Wednesday Afternoon. As per reports, the victim, identified as Vidya Devi, a resident of Zirakpur, was waiting for an auto-rickshaw. The suspect snatched her gold earrings and tried to flee. The victim raised an alarm following which the police with help of the residents arrested the suspect, identified as Surjit Singh, a resident of Sarhaal Mandi village near Goraya. The police have registered a case. OC Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 21 After the assurance of Phagwara SP Gurpreet Singh to nominate Surinder Kaur, mother of main accused Harmanpreet Singh, in connection with the murder of trader Pankaj Duggal, family members of the deceased gave consent for autopsy. A three-member board of doctors, including Dr Rajesh Chander, Dr Ravi and Dr Deepak, conducted his post-mortem examination of the deceased at the Civil Hospital today. The body was handed over to the family members after the autopsy. A pall of gloom THE CASE Trader Pankaj Duggal was shot dead outside his residence in New Mansa Devi Nagar here on the night of September 18. The police arrested Harmanpreet Singh and his friend Naresh Handa yesterday in this regard. They also recovered two weapons, cartridges and two cars from their possession. descended after the body was brought to New Mansa Devi Nagar here this morning. A large hundreds of residents attended the last rites at a crematorium in Hadiabad this afternoon. SP Gurpreet Singh said the police had nominated Surinder Kaur in the FIR registered under Sections 302 and 120-B of the IPC Hoshiarpur, September 21 A motorcyclist died after being hit by a car near a petrol pump in Mughalpura village. The deceased Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, September 21 The district police arrested nine smugglers and recovered drugs from them at various places. According to information, the city police have arrested three smugglers and recovered 235 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The suspects have been identified as Avtar Singh, alias Bhola, a resident of Kirti Nagar, Ranveer Singh, alias Mithu, and Amandeep Kumar, residents of Piplanwala. The Mahilpur police arrested two persons Harsh Sidhu, alias Padi, a resident of Mahilpur, and Yograj, a resident of Harta, and recovered 315 grams of heroin and a large quantity of intoxicating injections from them. The Chabbewal police arrested Balveer Singh, alias Bira, a resident of Bohan, and recovered 105 grams of intoxicating powder from him. The Hariana police arrested Hardeep Singh, alias Monu, a resident of Dhakki Road, Hariana, and recovered 105 grams of intoxicating powder from him. The Tanda police arrested Sandeep Singh, a resident of Sikri, with 341 grams of intoxicating powder, while the Mukerian police arrested Shamsher Singh, a resident of Hardokhanpur, and recovered 30 grams of intoxicating powder from him. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against the suspects at the respective police stations. Court rejects anticipatory bail pleas of SHO, two fellow cops SUICIDE BY BROTHERS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 21 A court rejected the anticipatory bail pleas of three cops - Inspector Navdeep Singh, ASI Balwinder Kumar and woman constable Jagjit Kaur - wanted in the suicide case of Dhillon brothers Manavjeet and Jashanbir. Notably, an FIR was registered against the three cops at Kapurthala in an abetment to suicide case after the brothers - Manavjit Singh Dhillon and Jashanbir Singh Dhillon jumped into the Beas following alleged harass- MANAVJIT'S BODY YET TO BE TRACED Two brothers — Manavjit Singh Dhillon and Jashanbir Singh Dhillon — jumped into the Beas following alleged harassment by cops. Jashanbir’s body was recovered recently, while the body of Manavjit is yet to be traced. ment by them. Jashanbir’s body was recovered recently, while the body of Manavjit is yet to be traced. Inspector Navdeep Singh was dismissed from the service a few days after the registration of a case against him. ASI Balwinder Kumar and woman constable Jagjit Kaur, who were also named in the case, had been absconding for almost two weeks. The three cops had filed an anticipatory bail petition in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Ajaib Singh in Kapurthala. A hearing in the case was held on Tuesday. Woman constable Jagjit Kaur was the first to file an anticipatory bail petition in the court. Soon after, Inspector Navdeep Singh and ASI Balwinder also filed a bail petition. However, their bail pleas were dismissed. Jatinder Pal Singh Dhillon, father of the two brothers, had sought the arrest of the three cops. Religious fervour Gurdwara Ber Sahib all decked up to observe the marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, in Sultanpur Lodhi on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Farmers to hold rail roko protest on September 28 Say Jammu-Katra Highway project may add to the misery of flood-affected farmers in dist Tribune News Service The suspect in custody of the Nawanshahr police. Man arrested with 1 kg of heroin, ~70K drug money Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 21 The CIA team claimed to have arrested a person and recovered 1 kg of heroin and ~70,000 drug money from his possession. While addressing a press conference, Nawanshahr SSP Akhil Chaudhary said Inspector Avtar Singh, CIA in-charge, along with a police party, was patrolling near Jabbowal village yesterday. They apprehended a person identified as Jaspal Singh, alias Jassa, in Sadar Nawanshahr. During checking, the police recovered heroin and drug money from him. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the suspect. During investigation, it came to fore that Jaspal Singh went to Uganda, Africa, to meet his friend around eight months ago. “He was in Uganda for the past few years. He returned to India around three months ago and started working as a motor mechanic in Nawanshahr. He, however, remained in contact with his friend in Africa. He later started drug trade with his friend, who used to give directions from Uganda. Two days ago, his friend sent him a consignment of heroin to supply it in the area. However, the police arrested him before he could deliver the consignment,” police officials said. Motorcyclist dies in road mishap Our Correspondent and the Arms Act. Notably, Pankaj was shot dead outside his residence in New Mansa Devi Nagar here on the night of September 18. The police arrested Harmanpreet Singh and his friend Naresh Handa yesterday in this regard. They also recovered two weapons, cartridges and two cars from their possession. During preliminary interrogation, it came to fore that a quarrel between the families of Pankaj and Harmanpreet was the main reason behind the crime. Harmanpreet said he, along with Naresh, was consuming liquor. The duo committed the crime under the influence of liquor. Nine smugglers held with drugs has been identified as Ashwani Kumar, a resident of Akhalaspur. According to information, Anurag Sood, a resident of the Yodhamal road, told the police that his relative, Ash- wani, died after being hit by the car. The police have registered a case against car driver Vivek Singh, a resident of Harsa Mansar, and started further probe into the case. Jalandhar, September 21 The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee today held a huge gathering to announce the rail roko protest on September 28 against the upcoming Jammu-Katra Expressway. Farmers said the construction of the highway would lead to inundation of land due to rain as it would curb the flow of water. Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee state leader Salwinder Singh Janian and district president Gurmel Singh Rehrwan held a gathering at Punian Dana Mandi village in Jalandhar district and protested against the Jammu-Katra Expressway being built under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. Strongly opposing what they termed the disorganised highway project, the farmers announced preparations for the protest on September 28. Addressing the gathering, Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee during a meeting at a village in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH state president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra and district leader Salwinder Singh Janian said the construction of the highway might add to the misery of the already floodhit farmers of the region. It would leave no room for water to pass, causing bundhs to break due to water pressure. Jalandhar district president Salwinder Singh Jania said, “If the highway was built, then it would curb the flow of water. If huge amount of water is released at once, then bundhs here will break and inundate the area. The gathering was held to issue a warning that the construction of the highway should either be stopped or its height be raised significantly so that there was enough room for water to pass. If they don’t stop the construction work, farmers and farm labourers will hold a protest. We will not allow it to be built on our lands”. Farmers also raised other demands during the gathering held today. They demanded that the government should give 200 days of employment to workers, make a law for MSP guarantee and give ~50,000 per acre relief for crop damage. They also demanded that ~1 lakh should be given to farmers whose livestock has been damaged, ~5 lakh to those whose houses had been destroyed, ~10 lakh be given to the family of the deceased and mining right should be given to the farmer in the fields where soil had accumulated. As many as six organisations from across Punjab will hold a rail roko protest at several places. A large number of farmers, labourers, women and elderly people from across the state will take part in the protest. Civic body officials raze illegal colony on Sodal road Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 21 Continuing its drive against illegal buildings and colonies, the Municipal Corporation demolished an unauthorised colony carved out behind the JMP factory on the Sodal road here today. The colony was established near an old factory. Around 16 houses had already been constructed, while six houses were c m y b under-construction. Officials also carried out a demolition drive on the Gujja Peer road where a commercial hall was being constructed. The officials said a residential map was sanctioned for the same. Instead, a commercial property was being set up here. ATP Dheeraj Sahota, ATP Rajinder Sharma, ATP Sushma Duggal and Building Inspectors Rajvir Kaur and Varinder Preet Kaur were present during the drives. Four unauthorised commercial shops were also sealed in the Dakoha area recently. Unauthorised commercial constructions were demolished on the Dhilwan road and three buildings were demolished on the Old Hoshiarpur road. Officials said a total of six illegal shops were razed on the Kotla road. An illegal structure being demolished in Jalandhar on Thursday.
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