24092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/24/2023 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 12 TRAINS TO BE CANCELLED, 5 DIVERTED FROM SEPT 30 ACTRESS RAKUL PREET TALKS ABOUT HER FILM AYALAAN PRIYANKA CHOPRA WISHES SISTER PARINEETI, RAGHAV The Railways has decided to cancel 12 trains and divert five from September 30 to October 4. P2 Ayalaan, which is directed by Tamil filmmaker R Ravi Kumar, is a sci-fiextraterrestrial-comedy film. P3 Priyanka Chopra wished Parineeti Chopra and AAP leader Raghav Chadha for their new beginnings. P3 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:17 PM » SUNRISE MONDAY 6:12 AM SUNDAY | 24 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 3 POS LAND IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who was absconding for the past few months. Investigating officer Balvir Chand said the accused had been identified as Pawitar Singh, a resident of Kania Kalan village. He was wanted in a case of outraging a woman’s modesty. The Mehat Pur police also arrested two POs - Harpreet Singh, a resident of Ferozepur, and Ved Parkash, a resident of Khehra Mushtarka village. IO Harwinder Singh said the duo was wanted in cases of selling illicit liquor. OC TWO PERSONS GO MISSING Phagwara: A 19-year-old youth, a resident of Malsian Road, Nakodar, has been missing for the past 23 days. Complainant Ratti Ram told the police that his son, Rahul Sarkaria, a student of Class XII in DAV College, went to the college on August 30, but did not return home. Investigating officer Harjinder Singh said a missing report had been lodged in this regard. The IO said Bimla Kumar Gogna, a resident of the Post Office Road, had also been missing for the past five days. Priya, wife of the victim, complained to the police her husband left the house for work on September 18, but did not return. OC WOMAN’S MODESTY OUTRAGED, 1 HELD Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a person on the charges of outraging a woman’s modesty and criminal intimidation. Investigating officer (IO) Jang Bahadar said the suspect had been identified as Avtar Singh, alias Kaka, a resident of Uggi village. Baljit Kaur, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that while she was returning home through Uggi bazaar on the afternoon of September 17, the suspect, who was is an inebriated condition, started using abusive language against her. He and forcibly caught hold of her and tore her clothes. She said residents freed her from the clutches of the suspect, who fled the spot. A case under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 294 (obscenity in public places) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC has been registered. OC MAN STEALS IRON WIRE, NABBED Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a person on the charge of stealing iron wire. Investigating officer (IO) Balvir Chand said the suspect had been identified as Charanjit Singh, alias Vangi, a resident of Bau Pur Bet village. Gurmej Singh, a resident of Chak Hathiana village, complained to the police that the suspect stole iron wire, used for preparing nets, from his store on September 9 and September 20. The IO said a case under Sections 370 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) of the IPC had been registered against the suspect. The police recovered 60-kg iron wire from his possession. OC Jubilation turns tragic, two children drown near bundh Vigilant TRIBUNE PHOTO Boys, aged 8 & 11, went missing in the afternoon, bodies found in deep pit Aparna Banerji WORK ON BUNDH WAS NEARING COMPLETION Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 Jubilation over the near-completion of plugging work of a bundh in flood-affected Baupur village of the Mand area in Sultanpur Lodhi turned into mourning after two children drowned in the Beas here today. The children, aged 8 and 11 years, were accompanying their parents, who were carrying out kar sewa of plugging the bundh daily. The children have been identified as Gurbir Singh Gora, son of Satnam Singh, and Gursimar Singh, son of Ram Singh, both residents of Rampur Gore village. Gurbir was the only son of his parents. Though the children were Gurbir Singh Gora (left) and Gursimar Singh. FILE immediately taken out of the water and taken to the Civil Hospital, they were declared dead on arrival. Baupur residents said to mourn the death of both children, no food was cooked in any house of the village. Rampur Gore in Sultanpur Lodhi is also a flood-affected village and the broken bundh SHO Lakhwinder Singh of the Sultanpur Lodhi police station and SHO Varinder Singh of the Kabirpur police station said the work of plugging the bundh, which was broken for the past two months, was expected to be completed on Saturday. was passing through the land of one of these families. Paramjit Singh Baupur, a resident of Baupur, said: “The kids played around daily as their parents worked for months. Today, their lives were lost within half an hour. Their parents launched a search late this afternoon after the duo went missing. Minutes later, their bodies were found in a deep pit created by the recent rain water. The water was so shallow there that an adult would have survived. But the children couldn’t make it out.” After receiving information, MLA Rana Inderpratap Singh also reached the Civil Hospital to express condolences with the families. SHO Lakhwinder Singh of the Sultanpur Lodhi police station and SHO Varinder Singh of the Kabirpur police station said the work of plugging the bundh, which was broken for the past two months, was expected to be completed on Saturday. The police said they would record the statements of the family members of the deceased. Preparations in full swing for Sodal Mela Jalandhar, September 23 Preparations are in full swing by the temple committee of Sri Sidh Baba Sodal Mandir and the local administration for the annual Sodal Mela to be held here on September 28. The temple premises has been decked up for the event. Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh reviewed the arrangements for the fair today. He instructed officials to ensure all amenities during the fair so that devotees coming to pay obeisance do not face any kind of problem. He asked MC officials to deploy sufficient staff to ensure cleanliness around the temple during the fair, besides putting a large number of dustbins and deploy workers to collect the wastage. He also directed officials to make adequate arrangements for drinking water, temporary toilets, repair of streetlights and safety and security of devotees. He also ordered the officials to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the fair. The minister also paid obeisance at the temple today. — TNS Minister reviews arrangements; annual event on Sept 28 Gujjar gang member held with pistol, 210-gm heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 The Jalandhar Rural police arrested a member of the Gujjar gang with a pistol and 210 grams of heroin. SP (Investigation) Manpreet Singh Dhillon said during a patrol on September 20, a police party spotted a man near the bridge on the water stream near Harleen Water Park. The man abruptly turned on seeing the police vehicle and started moving towards Harleen Water Park. On suspicion, the police apprehended him. During investigation, he revealed his identity as Shabaz Singh, alias Shahu, a resident of Fatehgarh, Hoshiarpur. During search, the police recovered a pistol, five live rounds and a polythene bag containing 210 grams of heroin from him. A case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against him. During investigation, Shabaz revealed that his father was an inspector-rank officer, who retired from the Punjab Police. Shabaz himself is a member of the Gujjar gang. Five cases were already registered against him. Gangster Ginni Gujjar is his casemate. Continued on page 2 ‘Buhe Bariyan’ cast, crew booked Tribune News Service Sodal temple all decked up for the fair in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH MINISTER ISSUES INSTRUCTIONS ■ Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh instructed officials to ensure all amenities during the fair so that devotees coming to pay obeisance do not face any kind of problem. ■ He asked MC officials to deploy sufficient staff to ensure cleanliness around the temple during the fair. ■ He directed officials to make adequate arrangements for drinking water, temporary toilets and repair of streetlights. Ensure city’s cleanliness on a priority, minister tells MC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 23 Cabinet Minister for Local Bodies Balkar Singh instructed officials of the Municipal Corporation to ensure cleanliness of the city on priority, besides disposing of solid wastage in more effective manner. In a meeting here to review the cleanliness and development works in the city, the minister also visited various sites and asked the officials to personally monitor cleanliness, ensure quality check in developments works with an aim to making the best use of government funds and ensure timely completion of works. He also stated that adequate funds were sanctioned to provide latest machinery/equipment to the MC and municipal councils across the state. The minister said solid waste management must be implemented in more Following the orders of CP Kuldeep Singh Chahal, cops, along with a dog squad, check the luggage of passengers at the railway station during a surprise check in Jalandhar on Saturday. Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh, along with MC officials, inspects an area during a visit to the city on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO effective manner. The minister, along with MC Commissioner Rishipal Singh, also visited Chugitti Bypass to take stock of dumping of wastage. Earlier chairing a meeting with MC officials at the office, he asked them to work actively to ensure cleanliness around the roads, maintenance of parks, etc. The minister also asked the officials to strengthen the roads in MC limits as the rainy season was about to end in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, he also reviewed the progress of the ongoing work of water treatment plant during a meeting with officials of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board. Additional Commissioner Shikha Bhagat, Joint Commissioner Puneet Sharma and other officials of the MC were present. c m y b Jalandhar, September 23 An FIR has been registered against the cast and crew of Punjabi movie “Buhe Bariyan” under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly portraying members of the Dalit community in a derogatory light. The FIR was registered at the Adampur police station after members of the Ravidassia and Valmiki communities filed a com- plaint in this regard against the film’s director, writer, producer and actor. The members said they would take up the issue of banning the Neeru Bajwa and Nirmal Rishi-starrer movie with the Punjab CM. In his statement, Jassi Talhan, president of the Guru Ravidass Tiger Force, said: “Owners of all cinema halls should stop showing this film. If they will not do so, our community members will gherao the cinema halls.” Two arrested for bike theft Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 23 The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two persons on charge of stealing a motorcycle. Investigating officer (IO) Jasvir Singh said the suspects had been identified as Amrit Pal, a resident of Rurrka Kalan village falling under the Mullan Pur Dakha police station, Ludhiana, and Nirmal Singh, a resident of Mohi village falling under the Sudhaar police station, Ludhiana. The investigating officer said the police got a tip-off that the suspects, who were habitual thieves, were coming to Nakodar from the Nurmahal side to sell a stolen motorcycle. After getting information, the police intercepted them at a naka and recovered a stolen motorcycle bearing registration number PB10HD6008 from their possession. The investigating officer said a case under Section 379 (theft) had been registered against the suspects.
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