05112023-ATR-01.qxd 11/4/2023 11:42 PM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR 2 KG OF HEROIN SEIZED FROM SUV, 2 DRUG PEDDLERS HELD ACTRESS ANURITTA JHA HAS HUGE RESPECT FOR TELEVISION ACTORS KARISMA KAPOOR RECALLS SHOOTING WITH AAMIR KHAN The police have arrested two persons and seized 2 kg of heroin from them during search of their SUV. P2 Noticing known filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at a party, Anuritta Jha walked up to him and introduced herself. P3 Actresses Karisma Kapoor has recalled her experience during filming of Andaz Apna Apna, alongside Aamir Khan.P4 » » » MAX 28°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5.37 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:50 AM SUNDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR 905 gm of gold seized at airport Amritsar, November 4 Customs officials at Shri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport intercepted a passenger arriving from Sharjah on Indigo flight 6E1428 last evening. During a routine search, the passenger was found concealing three oval-shaped capsules within his rectum. The capsules, upon examination, were found to contain gold in paste form with a gross approximate weight of 1054.70 grams. After extraction, the net weight of the gold came out to be 905.20 grams. The estimated market value of the seized gold is approximately Rs 54,98,185. The operation was conducted under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is currently underway to determine the details of the gold smuggling. The customs authorities are investigating the case. — TNS Ongoing work on Batala road disrupts movement of traffic Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 4 The ongoing work of laying underground pipes on the Batala road is causing inconvenience to commuters as one side of the stretch is closed for the work near the Vijay Nagar chowki. The commuters are forced to travel on the wrong side of the road till Celebration Mall, which causes traffic jams, especially during school timings. The road is used by commuters travelling from city to Batala, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Jammu and several areas of Himachal Pradesh. Residents say the work on the project should Workers lay underground pipes on the Batala road in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR be expedited so that commuters do not have to face problem for long. “It has been over two weeks since one or other stretch of the road is closed for the traf- fic,” said Joginder Singh, a resident. He said as most commuters were not aware of the ongoing work, they often got stuck in traffic jams. Residents also demanded that proper warning sign boards should be installed for commuters at the start of the Batala road on both sides so that they could take alternate routes to avoid traffic jams. Poor sanitation irks residents WARD WATCH Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 4 Ward No. 23 of the municipal corporation (MC) comprises several localities and streets on Batala Road, including Bharat Nagar, Pawan Nagar, Chowk Sippe Wala, Damoi Mandir Area and Mohkampura Road. Most localities in the area were developed in an unplanned manner and are densely populated. Earlier, damaged streets and choking of sewer were the major issues. During past few years, most streets were recarpeted. The issues of water contamination and sewer choking were also addressed. The MC staff keeps addressing the complaints of choked sewers. There is no park where residents can go for a walk or children can play in the area. Tardy garbage A heap of garbage lies at Pawan Nagar in Amritsar on Saturday. lifting is one of the major issues in the area. Heaps of garbage can be seen lying everywhere in the ward. The residents dump garbage on vacant plots and street corners. The residents have demanded that the MC should address the sanitation issue in the Pawan Nagar area. “During the last five years, the MC has recarpeted several streets and replaced sewer lines. A private firm collects garbage from door-to-door. Initially, vehicles of the firm used to visit the ward regularly for waste collection. Now, garbage collection is irregular. The MC should make arrangements for regular lifting of garbage,” said Pardeep Kalia, a resident. continued on Page 2 2 booked on charge of thrashing youth ‘Big fish’ in drug trade arrested with 660 gm of heroin Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, November 4 Two residents of Sarhali village, who had chained a youth after brutally thrashing him four days ago, were booked on Friday after the incident was highlighted on the social media. The victim, identified as Nishan Singh (20) belongs to a weaker section. He had gone to the village on Wednesday night and was detained by two shopkeepers identified as Kanwaljit Singh and Jaswant Singh. Both thrashed and chained him outside their shops. Chanan Singh, victim’s father, said they searched for Nishan whole night and found him chained outside shops of Kanwaljit and Jaswant on Thursday morning. He said the suspects thrashed his son and chained him. He said the suspects continued on Page 2 PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 4 The CIA staff has arrested a drug smuggler identified as Sukhraj Singh, a resident of Leian village, falling under the Sarai Amanat Khan police station here. c m y b According to the police, he was considered a “big fish” in the drug trade and was caught for the first time. He did not have any previous criminal case registered against him. The police have seized 660 gm of heroin from his possession. His name figured during the interrogation of three smugglers, who were arrested by the police with 2.5 kg of heroin on October 13. They were identified as Balbir Singh, alias Arsh, Akashdeep Singh and Gurdit Singh, all residents of the Guru Ki Wadali area falling under the Chheharta police station here. Their interrogation further led to the seizure of Rs 13.50 lakh drug money. The suspects were ferrying heroin in an e-rickshaw when they were intercepted by the police near Golden Gate fol- lowing a tip-off. After their initial questioning, the police raided the house of Balbir Singh’s brother-inlaw Sandeep Singh at Guru Ki Wadali. The police seized 1.5 kg of heroin and Rs 13.50 lakh drug month from the house. continued on Page 2
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