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P4 » MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6.24 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:19 AM SUNDAY | 24 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Woman held for killing Woman among three held for kidnapping, thrashing youth two-year-old daughter Tribune News Service Had eloped with her paramour over a month ago PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 23 In a shocking incident, a married woman killed her two-year-old daughter by throwing her into a canal after she fled with her paramour over a month ago. The incident came to light on Saturday when her husband caught her in the Dashmesh Nagar area falling under the Sadar police station here where she had been ‘hiding’ with her paramour identified as Suraj Pal, a resident of Gurdaspur. Later, she was handed over to the police while search was on to locate the body of the child. Her paramour ran away from the spot and raids were on to arrest him, said the police. Varinder Singh Khosa, Minor girl raped by foster father Amritsar, September 23 In a shocking incident, a man allegedly raped his minor foster daughter at Tong village falling under the Beas police station here. The suspect was, identified as Kanwaljit Singh, of Tong village. He is yet to be arrested while a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and POCSO Act has been registered against him. In her complaint to the police, the victim’s mother stated that she was married with Kanwaljit and it was her second marriage. The victim’s mother said she had two children from her first marriage and they all lived with Kanwaljit. She said on August 14, she and her son went to her parent’s home while her 14-year-old daughter was with Kanwaljit. She said when they returned home, her daughter told her that Kanwaljit dragged her into a room and raped her. The police said raids were on to nab the suspect. Medical examination of the girl was conducted. — TNS Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), North, confirmed the incident and said a case of murder and destruction of evidence was registered against the woman, identified as Jyoti (35), of Khiala Kalan village falling under the Lopoke police station in the Amritsar (Rural) police district here. The ACP said Jyoti was married to Buta Singh of Khiala Kalan village in 2012. The couple had five children from the first marriage. The deceased Manpreet Kaur, alias Manu (2), was the youngest child. He said Suraj Pal had given loan of Rs 10,000 to Buta Singh. He used to visit their house regularly for collecting instalments. Jyoti developed an illicit relation with Suraj Pal and eloped with him over a month ago. She also took Manu along with her. Since, the incident, her husband and other family members were trying to find her. “They somehow came to know that Jyoti and her paramour was ‘hiding’ in the Dashmesh Nagar area. Her husband and other members of the family located and caught her while Suraj Pal managed to flee,” said the ACP . The ACP said when the family and the police asked Jyoti about Manu, she told that she had thrown her into a canal. Hearing this, the family was left dumbfounded. The ACP said Jyoti was arrested and raids were on to nab Suraj Pal. He said further investigation was on to locate the child’s body. Amritsar, September 23 Three days after a youth was kidnapped and thrashed by several persons, the police have arrested three suspects, including a woman, in the case. On Thursday, the police had registered a case in this connection. The police swung into action after a video in which a youth was being thrashed went viral on social media. Those arrested were identified as Mohit Walia and his mother Reeta Walia of New Jawahar Nagar and Pranav Arora also of Jawahar Nagar. Two of their accomplices Ritik Walia and Raghav Sharma were yet to be arrested. Varinder Singh Khosa, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), North, and Amolakdeep Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, said the victim, identified as Vaibhav, a resident of the Batala road area, stated that on Wednesday night, he was standing near an eatery on the Batala road when the suspects approached him and started an interaction. After some time, Mohit and Ritik caught hold of his bike while Raghav and Pranav forced him to sit on their scooter. Vaibhav alleged that they abducted him and took him to their house. They thrashed Vaibhav at the house leaving him injured. Vaibhav alleged that Reeta Walia made a video of the incident. The victim said he somehow managed to escape from the house. Later, he found his Rs 6,200 missing. Khosa said both parties had a dispute over uploading videos on social media. He said raids were on to arrest Ritik and Raghav Sharma. Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 23 A finance firm employee staged a robbery drama to embezzle Rs 92,000, which he had collected from clients, on Friday. The suspect, identified as Lvepreet Singh, a resident of Sammewali village in Sri Muktsar Sahib, was arrested by the police following a preliminary probe. He confessed to the crime and a case was registered against him in this connection. Sub-inspector (SI) Dhanwinder Singh said the police got a call from Lovepreet Singh through helpline No. 112 in which he claimed that four armed persons looted him near Wadala Bhittewad village. He said police teams were dispatched to the spot and during initial probe, officials got suspicious. Lovepreet told the police that he was an employee of Bharat Finance Company, which had a branch in Chheharta. Lovepreet said he collected instalments amounting to Rs 92,000 from clients at Wadala Bhittewad village. He said when he was returning to office, four persons on two bikes hit their vehicles into his motorcycle and he fell down. The complainant said the suspects snatched his kit bag containing money and fled from the spot. The SI said the police scanned footage of the CCTV cameras in the area and also checked complainant’s bike. There were no signs of damage to his bike. He said the police got suspicious and detained Lovepreet. The SI said when the police interrogated Lovepreet, he admitted to have enacted a drama to embezzle the amount. The SI said a case under Sections 409, 420 and 182 of the IPC was registered against him. Now, fly directly to Kullu-Manali Drone, 500-gm heroin seized from border village from holy city with Alliance Air Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 23 The Alliance Air is going to start direct flight from KulluManali Airport in Himachal Pradesh to Shri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in the holy city. The airline would start operating flights from October 1. The flight would be operated by Alliance Air through ATR 42-seater aircraft on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, three days a week. The activists working to enhance the air connectivity with Amritsar airport welcomed the move of the airline and the authorities for the initiative. Yogesh Kamra, convenor, Fly Amritsar Initiative, said, “We welcome the new direct non-stop flight from Kullu-Manali to Amritsar. The journey by road is long and can take up to eight hours whereas the the Amritsar-Kullu flight can journey by from Kullu-Manali ❝Theand can takeroadto eight hours. The to Amritsar is long up AmritsarKullu flight can cover this distance in one hour and 10 minutes only. Yogesh Kamra, CONVENOR, FLY AMRITSAR INITIATIVE ❞ cover this distance in one hour and 10 minutes only.” “This convenient connection would boost both inbound and outbound tourism of Amritsar. Many domestic and international tourists want to visit Amritsar during their North India tour when travelling to upper Himalayan tourism circuit of Kullu, Manali, Kasol, Tirthan Valley, Lahaul and Spiti, Leh and Ladakh,” he said. “The Kullu-Manali Airport is located at Bhuntar. The new flight would accommodate devotees, who visit Manikaran Sahib every year. In the absence of air connectivity with Amritsar, devotees used to take flight from Chandigarh,” said Sarabjeet Singh, a resident. The Alliance Air has started booking for the flight and the introductory fare starts from Rs 2,000. Residents demand immediate solution to Bhagtanwala garbage dump issue WARD WATCH WARD NO. 65 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 23 Ward No. 65 comprises the Bhagtanwala area and some other localities outside Gilwali Gate. The area residents have been struggling to get the garbage dumping ground shifted from Bhagtanwala since 2010. Every time politicians made promises with residents to get the dump shifted away from the city, but never fulfilled them. The dump is spread over 20 acres. Mountains of waste at the dumping ground are spreading several respiratory and skin diseases The three kidnappers in custody of the police in Amritsar. Finance firm employee enacts robbery drama to embezzle ~92K, held Smoke billows from the garbage at Bhagtanwala in Amritsar. among area residents. The previous Congress government had mentioned in its election manifesto to shift the dump but it didn’t even make any effort to provide some relief to residents. AAP MLA Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar had also promised to address the issue but there was no change in the conditions at the ground level. As fire continuous to rage at the dumping site, the resi- dents have to bear dense smog in the area. Several demonstrations, protests and meetings were held by the residents to press upon politicians and government officials to address the problem, but to no avail. “Residents of localities nearby garbage dump stay inside their houses as smoke keeps billowing from the waste and spreads severe health-related issues. The municipal corporation has no solution for removing 30-feethigh heap of waste, which lies in middle of the dumping ground. The garbage at dumpsite is increasing with each passing day. The government has made no effort to save people residing around dump,” said Major Singh, a Bhagtanwala resident. “There were 23 dumpsites in the city out of which 22 were removed by the municipal corporation. Bhagtanwala was made a major dumping ground. It is violation of the municipal solid waste management rules. Now, people in the area are suffering from chronic diseases due to air pollution. Ward No. 65 faces other civic issues too, but we are only concerned about our lives,” said Sanjay Sharma from the Sanji Sangharsh Committee, which has been struggling to get the dump shifted for the past many years. c m y b Amritsar, September 23 The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of the Punjab Police in a joint operation with the Border Security Force (BSF) confiscated a drone and recovered 500 gm of heroin from Muhawa, a border village, here on Saturday. The CI wing registered a case under provisions of the NDPS Act and the Aircraft Act against unknown persons and started further investigation. According to information, the CI wing got a tip-off about smuggling of heroin through drone in The drone and heroin recovered from Muhawa village. TRIBUNE PHOTO Muhawa village, located near the Indo-Pak border, here. The information was shared with 144 battalion of the BSF . With the help of anti-drone system, the flying object was 1 held for passing secret info to smugglers Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 23 The Bhikhiwind police have arrested a suspect working for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. He had been sending secret information to across border smugglers and the ISI. Preetinder Singh, DSP , Bhikhiwind, said the suspect was identified as, Amarbir Singh, alias Tota, a resident of Mari Gaur Singh. He was an ex-serviceman. The police said the suspect was arrested with a mobile phone, which he was using to share information and documents, with smugglers and the ISI. The police said the suspect was sharing secret information about Army activities with maps and other material through WhatsApp on his continued on page 2 brought down on the ground in agricultural fields. Later, a search operation was launched and the drone and 500 gm of heroin wrapped in plastic bag was recovered. In the second incident, the Amritsar (Rural) police today seized 200 gm of heroin from two persons here. They were identified as Yusuf Masih and Kuldeep Singh of Chogawan here. The police seized 110 gm of heroin from Yousuf and 90 gm of heroin from Kuldeep. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against them and further probe was on. — TNS Farmers warned against burning crop residue Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 23 In order to check burning of crop residue in agricultural fields after harvesting of paddy continued on page 2
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