26092023-ATR-01.qxd 9/26/2023 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SGPC HOLDS ONLINE MEETING OF INT’L SIKH ADVISORY BOARD PARINEETI & RAGHAV UNITE FOR THEIR ‘HAPPILY EVER AFTER’ AVIKA GOR COLLABORATES WITH RAJU GARI GADHI 3 DIRECTOR An online meeting of the International Sikh Advisory Board constituted by the SGPC was held on Monday. P2 Parineeti Chopra & Raghav Chadha, popularly known as Raagneeti, got married in Udaipur on Sunday. P3 Avika Gor, who will be seen in web series Mansion 24, said collaborating with Raju Gari Gadhi 3 director was interesting. P4 » » » MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.22 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:21 AM TUESDAY | 26 SEPTEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Officials inspect food stalls at railway station Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 Officials carried out inspection of eating joints at the city railway station here today as a part of the cleanliness fortnight, which is being observed by the Railways from September 16 to October 2. Officials said during the fortnight, cleanliness was being ensured by paying special attention to catering units located at railway stations of the Ferozepur division. Officials and supervisors of the Commerce and Health Department conducted a detailed inspection of all canteens, trolleys and eateries at the railway station. During inspection, samples of eatables were collected to check quality of food. Licences and utensils of food stalls and medical certificates of salesmen were checked. Salesmen were made aware not to use singleuse plastic. The expiry date of canned and other packed food items were checked. Feedback was also taken from passengers regarding the quality of food and drinks sold at railway stations and in trains. Commuters were made aware to cooperate with the Railways in maintaining cleanliness. While washing train coaches in pit lines, the pantry car was thoroughly cleaned. The running room of guards and loco pilots and its kitchen was also cleaned. Father, son shot dead by inebriated relative Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 Residents of Tej Nagar area were in for a shock when a man identified as Daljit Singh (50) and his son Gurpreet Singh, alias Mohit (18), were shot by his daughter’s father-in-law over a minor dispute here late last night. While Daljit died on the spot Gurpreet succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The police have arrested the suspect, identified as Harjit Singh, a construction contractor, in this connection. According to information, Daljit’s daughter Khushi was married to Manjot Singh, son of Harjit, around six months ago. The family members said Harjit was unhappy with his pregnant daughter-in-law while no other family member had any complaints against her. Yesterday, Khushi had gone to her parent’s home and from there the family went to Daljit Singh; and (right) Gurpreet Singh. FILE PHOTOS a restaurant for having food. Daljit got a call from Harjit. Daljit invited Harjit to the restaurant where both entered into an argument. Harjit alleged that Khushi used to wake up late in the morning. Harjit left the restaurant after using abusive language. He again called Daljit and abused him. Perturbed over this, Daljit called Harjit’s brother Arvinder Singh and narrated the entire incident. Arvinder called both to his house and tried to intervene to sort out the dispute. Harjit came there in inebriated position and shot Daljit and his son Gurpreet. He also allegedly shot at Khushi, her mother and even his own son Manjot, but they escaped narrowly. Gurjit Singh, brother of the deceased, said he was getting ready for going somewhere when he got a call that his brother Daljit and nephew Gurpreet had been shot at. Gurjit said he immediately rushed to the spot and took both to a hospital. Amanjot Kaur, SHO, Division B police station, said Harjit Singh was arrested on the charge of murder and the weapon used in the crime was also seized. She said the two families had some dispute. The SHO said further investigation was in progress. EncroachmentsremovedfromGolBagh Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 The estate wing of the municipal corporation (MC) removed illegal kiosks from the Gol Bagh area. On the directions of the Municipal Commissioner Sushant Bha- tia, Secretary-cum-Estate Officer and a team checked encroachments in the area from Bhandari Bridge to Gol Bagh, railway station and Gobindgarh Fort here today. Another team of the MC estate wing visited Hall Gate, Hall Bazaar and Heritage Street. Vends and kiosks on government land were removed from Purani Sabzi Mandi. Some persons had occupied government land without permission of the MC outside Gol Bagh railway station. The MC removed kiosks Continued on page 2 Man found dead under mysterious conditions Family suspects insecticide fumes, police say gunshots killed him home for his fields on Sunday evening to spray insecticides on the paddy crop. When he failed to return home till late night, the family called him on his mobile phone but there was no response. The family became suspicious and immediately rushed to fields. Gurjinder was found unconscious along the tubewell wall. The family thought he lost conciousness due to the effect of insecticides. He was rushed to a private hospital in Tarn Taran where doctors declared him brought dead. Doctors said he died because of gunshot wounds. The body was kept at the mortuary of the Civil Hospital in Tarn Taran and the matter brought to the notice of the city police. DSP Tarsem Masih said a case under Sections 302 and 34 of IPC read with Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered in this regard. The police are yet to ascertain the reason behind the murder. The family claimed that Gurjinder had no personal enmity with anybody. Being of a religious bent of mind, he often served at the village gurdwara. It was because of this that he preferred not to get married. 4 robbers involved in carjacking held Drone recovered from border village Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 The city police have arrested four more members of a carjacking gang and confiscated a car, two mobile phones and three sharp weapons from them. They were part of the gang, which snatched a car from a Ludhiana-based trader Gurpreet Singh near Model Industrial Park in the Maqboolpura area on September 19. Among those arrested, include notorious robbers Lovepreet Singh, alias Love, of Chone village in Gurdaspur, Gagandeep Singh, alias Gagan, of Kuhatwind Hindua village, Gurjant Singh, alias Raja, of Anekot village in Gurdaspur and Inderjit Singh of Pink City Colony on the Kahnowan road in Batala. Earlier, the police had arrested their accomplices Pardeep Singh and Varinder Singh of Amritsar, September 25 In a joint operation, the Punjab Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) have seized a drone in Muhawa village, located near the IndoPak border here. However, no drugs were found from spot. Gurinderpal Singh Nagra, Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), Attari, said the police got a tip-off regarding falling of a drone in Muhawa village. The information was shared with the BSF authorities. During search they found drone in agricultural fields of Muhawa village. The DSP said a case had been registered at the Gharinda police station and further investigation was on. On Saturday, the Counter Intelligence wing of the Punjab Police in a joint operation with the BSF had confiscated a drone and 500 gm of heroin from Muhawa village. Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, September 25 Gurjinder Singh (46), a resident of Rataul village, was shot dead on Sunday night by unknown persons under mysterious circumstances at his farmhouse. The police rushed to the spot on receiving the news. Harvant Singh, brother of the deceased, told the police that Gurjinder had left Four suspects in custody of the Amritsar police on Monday. Udonangal Khurd village and Shamsher Singh of Anekot village in Gurdaspur. Gurpreet stated to the police that some unknown armed persons snatched his car (bearing registration No. PB-65-CQ4145) when he came to model industrial park. The police arrested Pardeep, Varinder and Shamsher Singh and recovered car from them. During further investigation, the police arrested the remain- ing four accomplices from the Daburji area here today. Lovepreet had eight cases of snatchings, robbery and the NDPS Act registered against him. The police said Gagandeep had three criminal cases, including attempt to murder and the NDPS Act, registered in different parts of Punjab while Gurjant had two criminal cases of theft registered in Gurdaspur and Batala. Gang of thieves stealing oil from Security beefed up ahead of NorthernZonal Council meet transformers active in Civil Lines PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Power corporation seeks police help to curb the practice Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 There have been reports of oil theft from power transformers in the Civil Lines areas causing loss to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and inconvenience to the public as supply of electricity has been getting disrupted during the past few days. Officials of the PSPCL said a gang with technical knowledge to extract oil from transformers appeared to be active in the area. Now, they had sought help from the police to A power transformer installed in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO keep a tab on thieves and curb the practice. According to the PSPCL officials, a transformer outside the District Administra- tion Complex got damaged as its oil was stolen twice within a week. Similarly, oil was stolen by unidentified thieves from transformers near Novelty Hyundai on Court Road, at Queens Road Chowk (Ashoka Chowk), outside Alexendra School on Queens Road, at Company Bagh, opposite Urban Haat, near SSSS Chowk along the fountains of Company Bagh and at Green Avenue near Verka Booth. The transformer at Green Avenue also got damaged Continued on page 2 Amritsar, September 25 As delegates from various states and union territories are expected to arrive today for the 31st Northern Zonal Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow, the police have been on high alert. The police have tightened security on routes and places, which delegates would be visiting. Union Home Minister Amit Shah would chair the meeting while Chief Ministers from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh would attend the meet. Heavy police force has been deputed in the city, especially near Taj Hotel, the venue of the meeting, besides on the Cops stop traffic heading from Basant Avenue to Circular Road near Taj Hotel. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR CHIEF MINISTERS WELCOMED AT AIRPORT Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Sexena and Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma were accorded warm welcome as per Punjabi culture at the Amritsar airport during their arrival. route heading from Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji International Airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Golden Temple and the Attari-Wagah joint check post. The police have advised commuters not to take these routes and use alter- nate roads for reaching their destinations. “These routes would remain out of bounds for the normal traffic. Only VVIP movement would be allowed there. I urge people to take alternate routes for reaching their destinations tomorrow,” said Parminder Singh Bhandal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order). Thousands of cops from border range police districts, including Amritsar (Rural), Batala, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and even from Kapurthala, besides Punjab Armed Police (PAP) personnel have been deputed on various routes and programme venues. Continued on page 2 Contaminated water supply, choked sewer irk residents Railways installs model track WARD WATCH to set up restaurant on wheels WARD NO. 17 Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Water overflows from blocked sewer; and (right) garbage dumped at Vijay Nagar in Ward No. 17 of Amritsar. PHOTOS: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 25 The municipal corporation (MC) Ward No. 17 comprises Vijay Nagar, Tondon Nagar, Rajinder Nagar and the Guru Nanak Nagar areas on Batala Road. The residents have been facing the issue of contaminated potable water supply due to choked sewers in the ward. The area residents have alleged that the MC has failed to find permanent solution to choked sewer lines. Besides, the sanitation in the ward has also gone worse. Heaps of garbage can be seen on main Batala Road and street corners in Vijay Nagar and other localities. The residents also alleged that irregular lifting of garbage from localities had aggravated the problem of insanitation. Ajay Monga, a resident of Vijay Nagar said, “Water con- tamination is one of the major issues in the area. A large number of residents have been suffering from dengue and chikungunya. Mosquitoes are breeding in water accumulated on vacant spots. The MC should conduct fogging in narrow streets.” “Earlier, vehicles of solid waste management company used to lift garbage from every house regularly. Now workers of the firm visit the ward twice in a week. Tardy garbage lifting is one of the major issues of the area,” said Asha, a resident of Rajinder Nagar. Sandhya Sikka, former area councillor and Leader of the Opposition, alleged that after dissolution of the General House, officials of the MC had stopped responding to public complaints. “The residents of Ward No. 17 c m y b are getting contaminated water supply for the last one year. We receive regular complaints of water contamination, sanitation and choked sewers but unable to resolve them as MC officials don’t pay any heed. The sanitation conditions have worsened as the solid waste management company does not have sufficient number of vehicles for door-to-door garbage collection,” said Sikka. Amritsar, September 25 Months after allotment of a five-year contract for setting up a restaurant on wheels at the city railway station, the authorities have installed a model (showpiece) track for the same in the railway station complex. The contract for setting up a restaurant on wheels was awarded in April. Shubham Kumar, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, said a Railway Coach Factory made coach would be stationed on the track before the first week of October. He said kitchen would not be set up in the coach as it would have only seating arrangements. He said the company having contract would spruce up the A special track installed at railway station in Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR wagon as per its business plan and be responsible for its operation and maintenance. Tourists would enjoy delectable Punjabi cuisine in the proposed restaurant. It was to commence operation from May 5, but due to delays for myriad technical reasons it would see the light of day soon. Offering a unique experience to visitors, the contract for the restaurant on wheels has been awarded to a New Delhi-based company for five years at annual licence fee of Rs 28.30 lakh. Besides, coach No. 01056 has been earmarked for setting up the restaurant-cum-kitchen. Similar restaurants on wheels are operational at the Jammu Tawi, Katra and Pathankot railway stations. Each restaurant has been allotted to a different contractor. Scrapped and discarded coaches are used for setting up restaurants. At the Amritsar railway station, the model Continued on page 2
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