03102023-ATR-01.qxd 10/3/2023 12:36 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR 3,709 METRIC TONNES OF PADDY ARRIVES IN MANDIS OF DISTRICT ARNOLD RECALLS HIS SECRET AFFAIR WITH HOUSEKEEPER KHATRON KE KHILADI 10 FAME SMRITI TALKS ABOUT DARRAN CHHOO The harvesting of parmal varieties of paddy is picking up pace as 1,751 MT crop has arrived in grain markets. P2 Actor & politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has recalled an old incident when he had a secret affair with his housekeeper. P3 Smriti Kalra, known for her work in shows like Suvreen Guggal& Karol Bagh is all set to be seen in Darran Chhoo. P4 » » » MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.13 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:25 AM TUESDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Chandigarh man shot at, robbed of ~7,000 Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 2 A man was shot at by robbers in the Majitha subdivision here on Saturday evening. He had come to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. The victim, Anil Kumar, is a resident of Sector 13, Chandigarh. While returning to bus stand, an unknown motorcyclist offered the victim a lift to help him catch the bus. However, the motorcycle-borne miscreant took him to Majitha. When the victim objected to this, the suspect and his unidentified accomplices thrashed him and shot at him. The victim was admitted to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH). The Majitha police have registered a case against unidentified persons in this connection. Anil Kumar told the police that after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, he returned to bus stand for boarding a Chandigarhbound bus. Anil said while he was waiting for a bus, a bike-borne person approached him and asked where he was going. The victim told him that he was going to Chandigarh. The bike-borne person asked him to accompany him so that he could help catch a bus. The victim said he sat on the bike and the suspect started driving. Anil said after some time, he got suspicious and asked the suspect where he was taking him. Anil said the suspect stopped his bike near a rail- way crossing where his two accomplices also arrived. When they tried to rob the victim, he resisted their attempt. The victim said one of the suspects took out a pistol and shot at his leg after which he fell down on the road. The suspects snatched Rs 7,000 which the victim was carrying and fled from the spot. The victim said some passerby rushed him to the GNDH for treatment. The police recorded victim’s statement after doctors declared him fit for the same. Investigating officer ASI Sarwan Singh said a case under Section 379-B (2) of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against unknown suspects and investigation was on to identify them. Liquor, beer stolen from wine shop Racket of fraudsters busted, three held Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, October 2 On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday whole stock of liquor and beer was stolen from a vend at Bhullar village located on the Tarn Taran-Goindwal Sahib road. Lovjeet Singh, the wine shop salesman, told the Sadar police that thieves entered the vend after breaking a wall and took away 120 bottles, 129 halves and 182 quarters of different brands of English and country-made liquor and beer. The thieves took away small pouches of wine and beer too, he said. The salesman said battery and inverter were also stolen from the liquor vend. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered by the police in this connection. Amritsar, October 2 The Amritsar (Rural) police have busted a racket of fraudsters, who duped hundreds of people, on the pretext of providing them illegal weapons. A majority of victims were those, who followed gangsters and criminal elements, on different social media platforms. The Ajnala police arrested three members of the racket in this connection. They were identified as Mandeep Singh (31) of Bohalia village in Ajnala, Jatinderpal Singh, alias Samar (22), of Jassar village in Ramdass and Jasbir Singh, alias Samir (19), of Makowal village in Ramdass. They were booked by the police under Sections 420 (Cheating), 467 (Forging valu- The suspects in custody of the Ajnala police on Monday. able document), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (Fraudulently using a document) of the IPC. They were currently on seven-day police remand for further interrogation. The police recovered Rs 60,500 in cash from their possession. According to their modus operandi, the suspects made several fake IDs on Instagram and other social media accounts. They used to upload pictures and videos of illegal weapons on their accounts. Later, they contacted those who followed gangsters and criminal elements on social media. “They used to tell victims that if anyone needed weapons he could contact them through social media,” said Sukhjinder Singh, SHO, Ajnala police station. The suspects used to ask victims to transfer cash into their bank accounts and later blocked them, the SHO said. The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had duped hundreds of persons of lakhs of rupees. They had procured SIM cards in different names and accounts. The SHO said the suspects were arrested from Amb Kotli village on a tip-off and produced in the court of the Ajnala Sub- Divisional Magistrate, which sent them to seven-day police remand. Further investigation was in progress, he added. (From left) Wild growth on Inner Circular Road; damaged open air gym; and heaps of garbage in Ward No. 66 of Amritsar. SUNIL KUMAR WARD WATCH WARD NO. 66 AMRITSAR Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 2 Ward No. 66 of the municipal corporation (MC) comprises several localities of the walled city, including Loon Mandi, Atta Mandi, Dhab Mandi, Hansli, Choti Dhab and Wadhi Dhab. The congested areas of the walled city have been facing sanitation-related issues. Regular blockage of sewer lines leads to water contamination as the supply lines go through manholes. The residents of the area alleged that a former councillor used to attend their calls for sewer blockage and arranged workers but after the MC House became defunct, no civic body employee visits the area to address their complaints. The areas in Ward No. 66 got huge funds for development in the past. Under the Façade Development Project of the state government, a green belt was developed on the Outer Circular Road. A number of swings and open air gyms were installed inside the green belt around two years ago. Ironically, everything is now lying defunct due to poor maintenance. Weeds have grown and no one is there to remove the wild grass. Similarly, a few years ago, the MC installed smart bins in the area. Sanitation workers dump the garbage there after collecting it from narrow streets, but the MC does not arrange for its removal regularly. Residents of the area alleged that the smart bins stink and passersby face inconvenience because of it. Narinder Sharma, a resident, said, “The residents have been facing several issues including contaminated water supply and insanitation. The garbage heaps on the corners of the main road GNDU athletes lend strength to Indian contingent at Asian Games Win 10 medals for the country in various disciplines (From left) Sift Kaur won gold in 50m rifle individual; Aishwarya Pratap Singh won gold in 10m air rifle team event; Ashi Chouksey won silver in 50m rifle team event; and Kanika Ahuja won gold medal in athletics. Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 2 Athletes from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) have made history at the 2023 Asian Games being held in Hangzhou, China. Twelve athletes from the university are competing in various disciplines at the games including fencing, shooting, cricket, cycling and water sports. GNDU athletes have performed extremely well in shooting, winning 10 medals for India. Continued on Page 2 narrate the story of cleanliness on Gandhi Jayanti, which was observed as cleanliness day.” Sunny Kundra, former councillor, said, “The officials and MC employees do not respond to complaints regarding wear and tear, water supply and sanitation. The MLAs and other representatives of the government are also not accessible.” Village declared first under Swachh Bharat Mission Tarn Taran, October 2 The gram panchayat of Ram Singh Wala village falling under the Patti block was awarded the district-level first position in the Swachh Bharat Mission - Gramin at a state-level function presided over by Cabinet Minister Braham Shankar on Monday. Sandeep Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, said the village, which falls under the Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Patti sub-division, had made arrangements for liquid garbage management with funds provided by the 15th Finance Commission. — OC c m y b 500-gm heroin seized, three held Tribune News Service With municipal corporation House defunct, civic woes go unheeded in Ward No. 66 3 held with toy pistol, sharp weapons Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 2 The police have arrested three snatchers within four hours of the incident in which they looted a mobile phone and cash from a scooter-borne person near Khanna Paper Mill on the AmritsarAttari bypass road on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Those arrested were identified as Akashdeep Singh, Dharambir Singh and Jashan Kumar, alias Raghav, of Kot Khalsa. According to the police, they used to rob people by threatening them with a toy pistol and sharp weapons. The police have recovered the toy pistol, two sharp weapons (Datars), two mobile phones, Rs 2,200 in cash and a motorcycle from the trio. Varinder Singh Khosa, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the interrogation of the suspects had led to solving of two snatching cases. They were currently Amritsar, October 2 The CIA staff of the city police today confiscated 500 gm of heroin and arrested three drug peddlers in this connection. Those arrested were identified as Rohan Singh of Sant Nagar, Verka, and Rajesh Singh and Tejpal Singh of Luddar village in Majitha. The police registered a case under provisions of the NDPS Act against the suspects. The suspects were arrested near Sadda Pind on the AmritsarAttari bypass road. Binderjit Singh, CIA staff in-charge, said the police was investigating the source of the contraband. The suspects were produced in a court and brought on three-day police remand, he said. Gurinderbir Singh Sidhu, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said as per initial probe, the police had found their links with cross-border smugglers. He said more recoveries could likely be made during further investigation. The snatchers in custody of the Amritsar police. VISHAL KUMAR on three-day police remand and further interrogation was on, he said. Amandeep Singh, SHO, Sadar police station, said on the intervening night of September 30 and October 1, Heera Singh of Rajasansi was going from Ranjit Avenue to Majitha Road bypass on his scooter. Heera said when he crossed Khanna Paper Mill, three motorcycle-borne persons intercepted him. Two of them carrying sharp weapons approached the victim and snatched his mobile phone and Rs 2,200 cash he was carrying. Heera said following information, a police team arrested the suspects within four hours and recovered the mobile phone and cash from them. Investigation revealed that the suspects had earlier snatched a cellphone from a city resident at Saini Chowk and a case was lodged with the Sadar police on August 22 in this connection. A tribute to Amritsaris, who shaped social, political, cultural landscapes of country Zyna campaigns to install info plaques of eminent names from city’s history Neha Saini Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 2 Celebrating the contributions of unsung heroes of the Indian National Movement, Zyna Dhillon, a grade 12 student of Invictus School, has started a campaign to install information plaques at significant landmarks across the city in collaboration with the municipal corporation. The campaign aims at documenting and making citizens aware, especially the young generation, about the legacy of these unsung heroes, who are part of Amritsar’s history and heritage. The plaques designed by Zyna state their contribution to city’s social, national and cultural history. Among these eminent names is Kalinath Ray, a former Editor in Chief of The Tribune, often described as a ‘fearless and uncorrupted editor’, who mobilised the masses in support of the nationalist movement through his scathing articles, criticising the British. He wrote prolifically against the brutal British regime during the days leading to The plaque mentioning The Tribune titan Kalinath Ray’s contribution to the national movement installed in Amritsar. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR SCATHING CRITICISM OF THE BRITISH Kalinath Ray (1878-1945) had two stints with The Tribune in Lahore, first from 1917 to 1943 and second from 1944 to 1945. According to historian Prof VN Datta, because of The Tribune’s scathing criticism of the oppressive regime of Michael O’Dwyer in 1919, Kalinath Ray was sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment, which was later reduced to three months. Jallianwala Bagh massacre and after it. A plaque stating his contribution to the national movement has been installed at the Nehru Shopping Complex. Zyna shared that her intent to research about these sig- nificant personalities was to make her peers and young generation aware about city’s glorious past and its contribution to the growth and development of the nation’s secular fabric. “There is so much about Amritsar beyond the usual food and spiritual tourism. The fact that young people or a larger population of the country do not know about the important role that Amritsar played in creating the social, political and cultural fabric of country shocked me. It also triggered the need to do something to create awareness about it,” said Zyna. So far, she has installed plaques of Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew, Saadat Hasan Manto, Kalinath Ray and Shaheed Udham Singh at significant landmarks that are connected to these personalities. “The ancestral house of Manto inside the walled city has been razed and new structure built upon it. The fact that we need to preserve this tangible heritage that is a reminder of the stalwarts that made India and contributed to its future must be acknowledged and realised,” she said.
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