10112023-ATR-01.qxd 11/10/2023 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar tribune FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR BJP SEEKS FIR AGAINST BIHAR CM OVER ‘ANTI-WOMEN’ REMARK HAD STAGNATED AS AN ACTOR BEFORE AARYA, SAYS SUSHMITA MIRANDA REMINISCES ABOUT HER ROMANCE WITH EVAN Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha wing submit a complaint against Bihar CM to the Commissioner of Police. P2 Sushmita recently said she had kind of stagnated as an actor before meeting filmmaker Ram Madhavani. P3 Actress Miranda Kerr has shared a photo from a fashion event, where she first met her husband Evan. P4 » » » MAX 24°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.34 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.54 AM FRIDAY | 10 NOVEMBER 2023 | AMRITSAR Security upped ahead of Diwali Scolded for being drunk, man kills elderly parents Accused attacked his parents with an iron rod Tribune News Service Policemen carry out a search operation in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: THE TRIBUNE PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 9 The city police today carried out search operations in different parts of the city in view of the festival season. Parminder Singh Bhandal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), said the search operation was carried out to inculcate a sense of security among the residents besides thwarting any untoward incident ahead of the festivals. The police teams carried out search operations at the railway station, interstate bus terminus, international airport, shopping malls and in crowded areas here. Bhandal said security has been beefed up and check-points set up in the inner and outer periphery of the walled city besides entry and exit points to the city. He said SHOs were asked to remain on the road. Vehicles were being thoroughly checked at nakas and suspicious elements questioned. A special campaign has been initiated against traffic offences like use of black films, hooters, triple riding and vehicles without high security number plates. The offenders were being challaned and action would be taken against those carrying weapons in their vehicles. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amandeep Kaur also removed encroachments from the roads and warned shopkeepers against displaying their goods on footpaths and extending their shops by putting up stalls which causes traffic chaos on the roads. He urged the people to inform the police about suspicious items or people in their areas. Amritsar, November 9 In a gruesome incident, a man killed his parents in fit of anger at Pandher Kalan village in Majitha subdivision here on Wednesday night after they argued with him as he was heavily drunk when he came to the house. He returned the house after consuming liquor from a house in the neighbourhood where a ‘jago’ programme was going on. Balwinder Singh, Station House officer, Majitha police station, said the accused identified as Palwinder Singh (35) was arrested. He would be produced in a court tomorrow. The deceased were identified as Gurmit Singh (70) and Kulwinder Kaur (65). The accused attacked them CAME HOME DRUNK Gurmit Singh & Kulwinder Kaur with an iron rod. While Kulwinder Kaur died on the spot, Gurmit succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital in the morning. Giving details, the SHO said Palwinder Singh had gone to attend a ‘jago’ programme in a neighbour’s house where he consumed liquor. He returned home at around 11pm. He said his father Gurmit Singh objected to this as he was upset with his drinking habit. He said soon they exchanged heated arguments. Angered 19-year-old girl ends life; husband, in-laws booked Amritsar, November 9 A 19-year-old girl allegedly ended her life after harassment by in-laws for bringing insufficient dowry. The tragedy took place just seven months after her marriage. According to her family, she was physically assaulted by her husband and in-laws yesterday following which she consumed a poisonous substance and died at a private hospital. The police have booked her husband along with four other members of his family. The deceased has been identified as Navdeep Kaur of Chogwan Road, Ajnala. Besides Simaranjit Singh, the girl’s husband, police booked her father-in-law Balwinder Singh, his wife Palwinder Kaur, son Bikramjit Singh and daughter Harman Kaur. A case under Section 304B of IPC was registered against them while no arrest was made as the accused absconded after the girl’s death. Ranjit Kaur, mother of the deceased, told the police that her youngest daughter Navdeep Kaur was married to Simranjit Singh in May this year. She alleged that after marriage, they started harassing her daughter for bringing insufficient dowry. She said Navdeep spoke to her about this. Two months after their marriage, Simranjit went to Dubai and returned after two months, she said. According to Ranjit Kaur, on November 7, the marriage ceremony of her nephew was to be held in Jatta Pachhian village in Ramdas and Navdeep Kaur and her inlaws were also invited. She said Navdeep along with Simranjit Singh and brother- in-law Bikramjit Singh attended the marriage. She said Navdeep wanted to stay with her for the night but her husband and brotherin-law refused. While leaving, Navdeep said she could not tolerate more harassment and would end her life. Ranjit Kaur consoled her daughter and asked her not to take such a step. She returned while crying. According to Ranjit Kaur, yesterday in the morning, Simranjit called her relative and said that Navdeep Kaur had consumed a poisonous substance and was admitted to a private hospital for treatment. She said they immediately rushed to the spot and found her daughter dead while no one from her inlaws’ side was there. She said her daughter’s body had turned black and blue and clothes had specks of dust which indicated that she was assaulted by the accused. Police authorities said a case has been registered and the body handed over to the family after autopsy. They said raids were on to nab the suspects. — TNS 3 robbers held after Civic body contractual staff seek brief encounter at 4-month salary in Tarn Taran marriage place Our Correspondent The three accused in police custody in Amritsar. Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 9 The Amritsar rural police arrested three car robbers after a brief encounter in Varpal area here on Thursday. They had come to attend a shagun function at a marriage palace when the police got a tip-off about their presence there. The police said they had snatched two cars – Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz – from Tarsikka area on October 22 and 29. They were identified as Rajbir Singh, alias Bir, Lovejit Singh, alias Love, of Gohalwarh village in Tarn Taran district and Baljinder Singh of Pheloke village in Goindwal Sahib area in Tarn Taran. The police have recovered a .32 bore pistol along with two magazines, two live bullets, three empty shells and a sharpedged weapon, besides a Ciaz car from their possession. A fresh case under Sections 307, 353, 186 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 25 of the Arms Act was registered against them at the Chatiwind police station here. Superintendent of Police Gurpartap Singh Sahota said Chatiwind police station SHO Harpal Singh received a tip-off that the three accused were present in the marriage palace where they arrived in a stolen (Ciaz) car. They parked the car along the wall of the marriage palace and sat in another car (Kia) in the parking of the palace. He said police teams cordoned off the area and launched a search operation in the palace to nab them. The accused tried to run away in the car, but the police tried to stop them. The accused opened fire on the police party. Cops had a narrow escape in the firing following which the cops retaliated. After a brief exchange of fire, the police arrested the trio. “We are scanning the footage of the CCTV cameras in the palace to identify their accomplices who might be there in the marriage palace,” said Sahota, adding that further interrogation was on to recover the Verna car robbed by them. Tarn Taran, November 9 The festival of lights would not be an enjoyable occasion for most of the contract employees of the Tarn Taran municipal council as they have not been paid their four-month salaries till date. The employees are worried as to whether they would be paid their salaries in the next few days. Around 70 sanitation workers working on a contract basis are harassed as despite their repeated requests to the officials concerned they were paid only one-month salary on Thursday. Some of the workers Manjit Singh, Tilak Raj, Bobby and others said a deduction had been made from their salary. They said they had been The contractual sanitation workers in in Tarn Taran on Thursday. demanding the release of their salaries for four months. The workers also demanded a probe into the deduction being made from their salary every month on one pretext or the other. Raman Kumar, Superintendent (Sanitation), said the sanitation workers were paid their one-month salary and the pending salaries would be paid to them soon. Besides, other permanent staff (around 50) too have not been paid their salary for the month of November till date. Maninder Singh, Inspector, municipal council, said they hope the employees would be paid their pending salaries soon. Many permanent employees of the municipal council said they had not been paid their salary for the month of October too. Take benefit of OTS scheme: MC PROPERTY TAX Amritsar, November 9 To enhance property tax recovery, the MC has deployed a team of 20 clerks to survey the commercial properties. The deployment of staff for survey was decided last week in a meeting with MC Commissioner Rahul. The MC has collected around Rs 28 crore in the current financial year (2023-24) till date against a target of Rs 45 crore. As per the MC Commissioner’s order, each clerk has to survey 10 commercial units every day. Vishal Wadhawan, nodal officer for property tax, stated that the team of 20 clerks has started the survey of property tax in the field. He stated that he has held three meetings with these employees. So far, 25 to 30 commercial units have c m y b been inspected by each clerk. The MC Commissioner has appointed clerks for a comprehensive inspection of 10,000 commercial properties by December 31 and asked them to submit their report to MC Secretary Vishal Wadhawan. MC officials said the state government has introduced a onetime settlement (OTS) scheme to provide relief to property tax defaulters. — TNS The accused had gone to attend a 'jago' programme in a neighbour's house where he consumed liquor. When he returned home, his father objected to his drinking. Soon they had heated arguments. over this, Palwinder Singh took an iron rod and hit his father Gurmit leaving him seriously injured. Hearing his shouts, his mother who was sleeping on the bed in a room also woke up. He then hit her on the head with the iron rod leaving her dead on the spot. Gurmit was rushed to hospital where he died in the morning. Palwinder was married and had two children. A case was registered against him and he was arrested. The seized sweets at Pandhori village in Amritsar. TRIBUNE PHOTO HealthDeptteamdestroys 50-kg substandard sweets Amritsar, November 9 Continuing its drive against the sale of substandard and unhygienic foods, a district health team destroyed over 50 kilos of sweets from two shops in Pandori Waraich near here on Thursday. Food Safety Assistant Commissioner Rajinderpal Singh said they had also collected fives samples, including that of cham cham, barfi, gulab jamun and ladoos. Rajinder Pal Singh said during their visit to the shops it was found that sweets were being prepared in a very unhygienic environment after which they were issued notices. He said food manufac- turers were required to keep areas in and around kitchen clean and hygienic. “It was found that some manufacturers were using substandard chemical colours for making sweets which is harmful for the consumers,” he said. In its drive earlier this week, the department had seized 337 kilos of substandard khoya and nearly 600 kilos of petha. The health officials said the food checking drive was aimed at checking the sale of substandard and spurious food items as some shopkeepers were trying to make most of the festival season by selling poor quality products. — TNS 4 held in shop burglary case Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 9 Two days after a medicine shop was looted from Katra Sher Singh area in the walled city, the police have cracked the case and arrested four robbers in this regard. Those arrested were identified as Princepal Singh, alias Sidhu (34), of Bohru village; Manmohan Singh (26) of Lehian village in Tarn Taran; Gurjinder Singh (32) of Ibban Kalan village; and Sunil Kumar (37) of Godam Mohalla here. The police also recov- ered ~50,000 cash, two pistols and a bike from them. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Central) Surinder Singh said Nitish Sareen of Vrindavan Garden on the Fatehgarh Churian road told the police that he ran a chemist shop in Katra Sher Singh area in the walled city. He said on Monday night, he along with his staff was present in the shop when five masked men armed with pistols entered his shop. They took away ~5.5 lakh from the shop at gunpoint. He said the Division E police along with CIA staff-I carried out investigation and analyzed the footage of CCTV cameras in the area. They zeroed in on the suspects and raids were carried out leading to their arrests. He said Sunil had conducted a recce of the shop while he planned the robbery with Nitish Sareen who used to work in the market. They knew that the shop closed late in the night and therefore targeted the shop. Sunil faced three criminal cases, Princepal two and Gurjinder Singh one.
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