26102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/26/2023 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune INDIAN NAVY MUMBAI DEFEAT FCI DELHI IN OPENING MATCH KANGANA RANAUT MEETS ISRAELI ENVOY NAOR GILON RANBIR KAPOOR REACTS TO BEING CALLED ‘TOXIC’ Indian Navy Mumbai beat FCI Delhi (3-2) in the opening match of the Surjit Hockey Tournament. P2 Kangana Ranaut shares pictures of her meeting with Israel’s Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, on Instagram. P3 Ranbir Kapoor recently opened up about dealing with negativity and also reacted to the trolls who called him ‘toxic’. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5.44 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:39 AM » THURSDAY | 26 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF DRUG PEDDLER BOOKED Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. The suspect has been identified as Sandeep Deep, a resident of Talwandi Salem village. Station House Officer (SHO) GS Nagra said 5 grams of heroin was recovered his possession. The SHO said a case under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect. OC MAN SELLS ILLICIT LIQUOR, HELD Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a local resident on the charge of selling illicit liquor. The suspect has been identified as Vishal, alias Sahota, a resident of Baghiarr Pura Mohalla, Nakodar. Investigating officer Rannjit Singh said 23 bottles of hooch were seized from his possession. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act was registered. OC Three injured in firing incident Jalandhar, October 25 Three persons suffered injuries in a firing incident that took place at Ali Chak village here late last evening. Two groups of youth, who were returning home after attending Dasehra mela around 9 pm, came across each other and fired gunshots. Lovepreet Singh suffered injuries on his head. His condition is stated to be critical. His brother Gurpreet, who was in a Fortuner SUV also suffered a , bullet injury in his hand. He was admitted to a hospital. Their opponent Maninder Singh, who was in a Venue car, suffered a gunshot in his abdomen. He was admitted to a hospital on the Kapurthala road. Aman Saini, SHO, Lambra police station, said Rajbir, who was in Maninder’s group, had been arrested. — TNS Gang of robbers busted, 4 held for murdering Bilga resident with baseball bats 2 land in police dragnet Money from bike mortgage reason behind the crime Tribune News Service Used to loot people on deserted roads; 1 member still at large Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 25 The Nawanshahr police claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of robbers with the arrest of two of its members, who used to loot people on deserted roads. The suspects have been identified as Sukhjinder Singh, alias Bitta (30), from Hoshiarpur, and Didar Singh, alias Gaggi (25), from Hoshiarpur. While addressing a press conference, Nawanshahr SSP Akhil Chaudhary said on October 24, Ram Lal of Jandiala village informed the Banga police that he was going to Soondh village from his home to purchase something on his scooter. When he reached near Adarsh School of his village, three motorcycle-borne persons stopped him forcibly. They pointed a datar at him and snatched ~15,000 and a mobile phone from him. A case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Sadar Banga police station. In the supervision of Mukesh Kumar, SP (Investigation), and Sarwan Singh Bal, DSP Banga, police teams, led , by Inspector Rajiv Kumar, SHO, Sadar Banga, arrested two involved in the incident. Four mobile phones, a sharp weapon and a bike Members of the inter-district gang of robbers in Nawanshahr police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO COMMITTED SEVERAL ROBBERIES IN PAST: SSP ❝ While seven cases were already registered against Didar Singh, alias Gogi, three cases were registered against Sukhjinder Singh, alias Bitta. Nine cases were already registered against Baljinder Singh, who is still at large. During further interrogation, the suspects revealed that they committed several robberies in the areas of Sadar Banga police station, Mukandpur, Behram in SBS Nagar district and Chabbewal police station in Hoshiarpur district. Akhil Chaudhary, NAWANSHAHR SSP were recovered from their possession. With the arrest of these persons, several robberies committed by them in various districts had also been solved, the police said. “While seven cases were already registered against Didar Singh, alias Gogi, three cases were registered against Sukhjinder Singh, alias Bitta. Nine cases were already regis- ❞ tered against Baljinder Singh, who is still at large. During further interrogation, the suspects revealed that they committed several robberies in areas of the Sadar Banga police station, Mukandpur, Behram in SBS Nagar district and Chabbewal police station in Hoshiarpur district. With their arrest, a total of five cases in the district and one case of Four mobile phones, a sharp weapon and a bike were recovered from their possession. With the arrest of these persons, several robberies committed by them in various districts had also been solved, the police said. Hoshiarpur district have been solved,” the SSP said. The suspects also confessed to have committed 11 more robberies in the areas of Banga Sub-Division and Mahilpur police station, Hoshiarpur district. The duo will be produced in the court to seek police remand. Raids are being conducted to arrest Baljinder Singh,” the SSP said. The suspects in custody of the Jalandhar rural police. TRIBUNE PHOTO TWO PERSONS STILL ABSCONDING The police have so far arrested Sajan, Sahil, Gurpreet and Vicky in the case while Chandan and Jaskaran are still absconding. Sajan, Jaskaran and Sahil continued to beat him up while he was still lying on the road and threatening him, and then fled from the spot. Mahinder Kaur then took her son to a private hospital at Nurmahal, where he was declared brought dead. Police said an old dispute was believed to be the cause of murder. Jagdeep had mortgaged his motorcycle through Gurpreet, alias Gopi, at a tour finance company in Nurmahal. Gurpreet, alias Gopi, had later pledged his own bike and freed Jagdeep’s bike from the company. Jagdeep had received ~10,000 in exchange for Gopi’s bike kept at the company. On October 19, Gopi and Sajan went to Jagdeep’s house to take that money but Jagdeep wasn’t at home. They told his mother to ask her son to pay the money at the earliest. It was due to this dispute that Jagdeep was killed. A case under Sections 302, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC was registered against the accused at the Bilga police station on October 23. During investigations, Sajan and Gopi were arrested. They revealed that Vicky, a resident of Patti Neelowal, Bilga, was also involved in beating up Jagdeep on that ill-fated day. The police have so far arrested Sajan, Sahil, Gurpreet and Vicky in the case while Chandan and Jaskaran are still absconding. Two nabbed with 45 4 housing scheme allottees protest outside Trust office Hand over memo to JIT chairman, seek release of dues boxes of illicit liquor Tribune News Service Two arrested for murder bid, firing Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 25 The police have arrested two Nakodar residents on the charges of attempt to murder and firing. Investigating officer (IO) Rannjit Singh said the suspects had been identified as Harsh alias, Gora, alias Khushakee, and Lov, alias Gulabi, residents of Guru Nanak Pura Mohalla, Nakodar. In his complaint to the police, Rak Kumar, a resident of Malarri village, said the suspects and their accomplices barged into his saloon at Mohalla Gauns on October 6 evening and attacked him and his brother Harsh with weapons. One of the suspects, Gora, opened fire from his pistol at his bother with an intention to kill him. The gunshot hit his brother above the chest. The IO said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief), 148 and 149 (rioting) of the IPC and Sections 24, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered. THE RECOVERIES Jalandhar, October 25 The police have arrested four people for the murder of a youth by Bilga-based men. Six people, including the four arrested, beat up a youth from Patti Bagga village in Bilga, with baseball bats and wooden sticks on October 22 after which the youth died soon afterwards. On October 23, Mahinder Kaur, a resident of Patti Bagga village in Jalandhar, along with Harjinder Singh, alias Raja, also a resident of Patti Bagga Bilga and Jagjit Singh, a resident of Puadra, gave a statement that on October 22, Mahinder Kaur got to know that her son Jagdeep Singh alias Jaggi was being beaten up by several men at the village cremation ground on Puadra Road. On this, she along with Harjinder Singh reached the cremation ground. There she saw Chandan Kumar alias Chandi; Gurpreet alias Gopi; Sajan alias Ghai; Jaskaran Singh alias Bobby alias Laddu and Sahil alias Shelly, all residents of Patti Bagga — armed with baseball bats and wooden sticks — beating up her son Jagdeep, alias Jaggi. While she was still watching, Chandan hit the baseball bat on Jaggi’s head who then fell down. Yet Gurpreet, The smugglers, along with the seized liquor bottles, in custody of the CIA staff of the Jalandhar police. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service VEHICLES IMPOUNDED Jalandhar, October 25 The CIA staff of the city police arrested two persons and seized 45 boxes of illicit liquor from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Arjan, alias Shanky, a resident of Shastri Nagar, and Vikrant, alias Viku, a resident of Jalandhar Cantt. According to the police, they were on a routine checking. They got a tipoff that Arjan and Vikrant were travelling in the city with a huge quantity of illicit liquor in their vehicles. After getting information, the police arrested Arjan from near Dhilwan chowk and Vikrant from Rama Mandi flyover. The police said while 20 boxes of illegal liquor were recovered from Arjan, 25 boxes were recovered from Vikrant. They also impounded the cars in which they were travel- The police said while 20 boxes of illegal liquor were recovered from Arjan, alias Shanky, a resident of Shastri Nagar, 25 boxes were recovered from Vikrant, alias Viku, a resident of Jalandhar Cantt. They also impounded the cars in which they were travelling. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act had been registered against them. ling. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act had been registered against them. Police officials said Arjan and Vikrant were habitual offenders and were active in smuggling of illicit liquor in Jalandhar and nearby areas. Four to five cases each were registered against them at various police stations. “The suspects have been taken into remand for further investigation,” the police said. Jalandhar, October 25 Allottees from four housing schemes — Indra Puram Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave, Bibi Bhani Complex, Surya Enclave and Surya Enclave Extension — staged a protest outside the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) office today. They later handed over a memorandum to the JIT chairman demanding the release of their outstanding dues totalling ~13.70 crore. The allottees expressed concerns over the persistent failure of the Trust to adhere to directives from district, state, and national consumer commissions regarding the refund of their investments. This cumulative sum of ~13.70 crore includes the principal amount, interest and compensation. Darshan Ahuja, an allot- Two persons go missing Phagwara, October 25 A 21-year-old girl has been missing for the past 11 days. Investigating officer (IO) Nachatar Singh said the girl had been identified as Payal of Patt Bhilai, Bilga village. In her complaint to the police, the victim’s said her daughter went outside on October 14, but did not return home. A missing report had been registered. In another case, the Nakodar Sadar police registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a 28-yearold youth, Manpreet Mani of Chak Kalan village. — OC c m y b Housing allottees hold a protest outside the JIT office on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO tee from Bibi Bhani Complex, appealed for the release of dues. He informed the chairman that they had been struggling for over a decade to get justice. He highlighted the dire state of Bibi Bhani Complex, plagued by illegal encroachments from migrants and antisocial elements. He said the situation of the land allocated for the Surya Enclave Extension development scheme was no better, with a significant portion converted into a dumping zone and the rest encroached upon by migrants. The allottees expressed frustration with past governments, which failed to address the issues of corruption and mismanaged housing schemes under the JIT. “We hoped that the AAP government would initiate an inquiry, but nothing has been done far. We have reached out to the Punjab Chief Minister and met Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh. We met the JIT chairman today, but we remain skeptical about the progress in resolving the grievances,” they said. Manohar Lal Sehgal, another allottee, said being a retired officer, he was forced to make repeated visits to the JIT office and courts in pursuit of his hard-earned investment. He said over a decade had passed, but neither the previous governments nor the present government have shown any willingness to deliver justice. In response to the allottees’ demands, the chairman sought two-month time and assured the allottees that their pending payments would be refunded within this period. Over 10 cases against gangster Pancham: Cops MURDER BID CASE Jalandhar, October 25 The city police today officially disclosed the arrest of two wanted gangsters — Pancham Noor Singh and Himanshu Mata — in connection with an attempt-to-murder case registered a few days ago. The police had earlier arrested AAP leader Mukesh Sethi in this regard. In his complaint to the police, Congress leader Gopal Krishna Shingari had alleged that Mukesh Sethi, Pancham Noor and Himanshu, accompanied by four to five persons, brutally attacked him at Cops address a press conference regarding the arrest of two gangsters in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Sethi’s residence on the Cool road. The police then booked the suspects under Sections 307, 365, 323, 148, 149 and 120B of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The murderous attack on Gopal Krishan Shingari actually took place on the intervening night of October 9 and 10. How- ever, a case against Mukesh Sethi and the gangsters was lodged on October 14 and Sethi was arrested the same day. AAP leaders used their might to keep the matter under wraps for a few days till the victim managed to approach the police. Police officials have also recovered a .32 bore pistol and two live cartridges from their possession. The police party arrested both of them from Mumbai. Notably, Pancham had more than 10 cases registered against him with the Police Commissionerate and was a notorious gangster of the Doaba belt. — TNS
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