10112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/10/2023 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 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 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 24°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.32 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:51 AM » FRIDAY | 10 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF THREE BOOKED FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked three family members, including a couple, on the charges of cheating and breach of trust. Investigating officer (IO) Manjinder Singh said the suspects had been identified as Davinder Singh of Nawan Pind Jattan under the Nakodar city police station, his wife Dalvir Kaur and daughter Rajbir Kaur, who now lives in Canada. Gurdev Singh of Nangal Ambian village complained to the SSP, Jalandhar (Rural), that he had solemnised his son Amrit Pal Singh's marriage with Rajbir Kaur in 2017 and sent her to Canada. He said Rajbir intentionally filed improper application for his son's migration and her family cheated him of ~22.5 lakh. A case was registered against the three suspects after an inquiry. OC TWO BOOKED FOR DEMANDING DOWRY Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked two members of a family in a dowry harassment case. Investigating officer (IO) Rajinder Pal Singh said the suspects had been identified as Subash Chander of Samrala Chowk, Ludhiana, and his son Sahil Kumar. Radhi Sharma of Shankar Road, Nakodar, had filed a complaint with the SSP, Jalandhar (Rural), that her marriage was solemnised with Subash Chandar and he was demanding more and more dowry from her parents. A case under Sections 498-A and 406 of the IPC was registered against the suspects after an inquiry. OC TWO BOOKED FOR SNATCHING Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked two unidentified miscreants on the charge of snatching cash and a smartphone. Balwinder Singh of Nawan Pind Akalian village complained to the police that he was returning home on October 10 when two unidentified bikeborne suspects with covered faces waylaid him and snatched ~11,000 and a smartphone from him. Investigating officer (IO) Bhajan Singh said a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC was registered against unidentified suspects. OC JUVENILE HELD FOR KIDNAPPING Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a local resident on the charge of kidnapping a minor. Investigating Officer (IO) Buta Ram said the suspect was identified as Rohit, alias Bargar, of Indra Colony. Pinka of Mohalla Baghiarr Pura had complained to the police that the suspect kidnapped her minor daughter on the pretext of marrying her on October 30. The IO said a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC had been registered against the suspect, who was a juvenile. OC 18 FIRs registered in Jalandhar, Kapurthala for stubble burning Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 9 A day after the state government warned farmers against flouting the Supreme Court orders banning stubble burning, as many as 18 FIRs were registered against those farmers, who set crop residue on fire in Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts today. The stubble burning cases in both districts crossed the 900 mark today. In Kapurthala, 10 FIRs have been registered for stubble burning. In Jalandhar, the police registered eight FIRs in cases of farm fires. Seven FIRs were filed until yesterday in Jalandhar against those setting stubble on fire, one case was registered today. The air quality index (AQI) in Jalandhar continues to shift between poor and severe levels. Three days before Diwali, the AQI level in Jalandhar was at an average 256. The maximum AQI level touched 321 on Thursday as farm fires coupled with dense festive season traffic ravaged the city air Fines imposed on 379 farmers in two districts Cops inspect a field where stubble was set on fire by a farmer in Jalandhar district. TRIBUNE PHOTO pollution levels. Across both districts, fines have been imposed on 379 farmers for stubble burning. In Kapurthala, environmental fine of Rs 5.87 lakh has been imposed on 217 farmers. In Jalandhar, Rs 3.97 lakh penalty was imposed on 162 farmers. Out of 908 farm fires detected in Jalandhar till now, 32 cases were reported in the district today. In Kapurthala, 903 farm fires were reported till now, of which 52 cases were detected today. Notably, with a whopping 364 farm fires, Phillaur has surpassed Shahkot with maximum farm fires in Jalandhar district. Shahkot follows with 254 farm fires, Nakodar with 159, Jalandhar II with 58, Adampur with 20 and Jalandhar I with 13 case of stubble burning. Mukhwinder Singh, SSP , Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the past few months. Investigating Officer (IO) Kashmir Singh said the accused had been identified as Tehal Singh, alias Laadi, of Gounsu Wal village. The accused was wanted in a case of drug peddling registered in 2018. Five grams of heroin was recovered from him when he was arrested. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 9 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police today nabbed one person and recovered 50 gm of heroin and Rs 10,000 drug money from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Amit Rishi, a resident of Killa Mohalla in Jalandhar. Ashok Kumar, in-charge, anti-narcotics cell, said the police were on routine checking near Y-point Mission Compound when they saw Amit holding a small bag walking towards the main road from the Adarsh Nagar side. He said on seeing the police, Amit got scared, threw the bag and turned towards the same direction he was coming from. Following this, the police personnel caught him. Ashok said when Amit was frisked, 50 gm of heroin and money was recovered from the bag he threw. Ashok further said Amit was a smuggler and four FIRs were already registered against him under the NDPS Act in Jalandhar. He said the suspect actively supplied drugs in the district. The suspect confessed that he got involved in drug smuggling to make more money. Ashok said a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the suspect at the Division No. 2 police station. “The police are investigating from where Amit was procuring heroin and whom he was going to deliver it, besides who all are involved with him in the drug smuggling trade,” Ashok said. The tractor-trailers seized during a raid at Shergarh village. Health team finds bathroom in kitchen of famous sweet shop, issues challan to owner Hoshiarpur, November 9 The city’s famous shop — Dilbagh Di Barfi — supplies sweets in India and abroad. When Dr Lakhvir Singh, District Health Officer (DHO) and a food safety team visited the shop, they were surprised to see that there was a toilet in the kitchen where barfi was being prepared. The DHO collected samples of two barfis and issued a challan to owner for unhygienic conditions at the shop. The DHO also gave seven- An official checks kitchen of Dilbagh Di Barfi in Hoshiarpur. day time to the owner to remove toilet from the kitchen and warned that if it was not done, the shop would be sealed. Attempt to murder accused lands in police net, country-made pistol seized Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 9 The city police have arrested an accused wanted in an attempt to murder case and recovered a country-made pistol and three live cartridges from his possession. The accused has been identified as Rahul Sandal, a resident of Bhargo Camp here. As per the police, a team of the CIA staff led by in-charge Harinder Singh arrested Rahul following a tip-off. They said a case under Sections 307, 323, 324, 341 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against him in September 2022. He said police parties were conducting raids to arrest him. He said Rahul and four of his accomplices had launched a deadly attack on Rohit Kumar at Basti Danishmanda. While others involved in the crime were arrested, Rahul was on the run. “After police teams received a tip-off, they laid a trap near Wadala Chowk today and nabbed Rahul. The Baleno car in which he was travelling has also been impounded”, he said. The police claimed that a fresh case under the Arms Act was registered against Rahul and he was taken on remand for further investigation. The DHO said he was surprised that the kitchen of the famous shop was dirty. There were cobwebs in the shop. After bathing, workers hung under garments in the shop. Workers urinated and defecated in the toilet that was built in the kitchen. None of the workers wore a cap on his head. The DHO said, “When shopkeepers charge full price from customers, it is their duty to sell them good quality and clean eatables.” — OC SHO suspended, sent to Police Lines Phagwara: In a strict action against policemen for failing to curb public consumption of liquor, Vatsala Gupta, SSP , Kapurthala, suspended and sent Palwinder Singh, City SHO, to the Police Lines with immediate effect. The SSP deputed Haurav Dhir as the new City SHO. Inspector Deepak Sharma has been appointed SHO, Talwandi Chaudharian, and Inspector Jaspal Singh as the new SHO Sadar, Phagwara. —- OC Boy electrocuted Phagwara, November 9 A pall of gloom descended in the city when a young boy was electrocuted while installing fancy lights at his house at Kaji Mohalla on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Prem Kumar. He was decorating his house for Diwali celebrations. The victim was first admitted to the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to a Ludhiana due to critical burn injuries. He succumbed to his injuries at the Ludhiana hospital yesterday night. The cause of electrocution could not be confirmed. — TNS 2 tractor-trailers seized from illegal mining site Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 9 On receiving a tip-off about illegal mining at Shergarh village, officials of the Mining Department conducted a raid and succeeded in impounding two tractor-trailers last night. Suspects engaged in illegal mining managed to escape from the spot with another tractor-trailer. Inspector Maninder Singh said around 12.30 am, the department received information that illegal mining was being done at Shergarh village. After receiving information, he and his team raided the spot. Two tractor-trailers were seized from the spot while taking advantage of the darkness, driver of another tractor-trailer managed to escape with the vehicle. He said a search was going on to nab the driver and impound the vehicle. He said information regarding the raid was given to the police. Further action was being taken by the department, he added. Student goes missing from madrasa Phagwara, November 9 The police have registered a case under Section 346 of the IPC against unknown persons on the charge of abducting a minor student, Mohammad Sadiq, from his madrasa. The complaint was lodged by the madrasa owner, Nuran Shah, a resident of Thakarwal village. The complainant told the police that Mohammad Sadiq (12) was studying in his madrasa at Panchhat village and lived in a hostel. He was found missing under mysteri- ous circumstances since November 4. He expressed doubts that someone had kidnapped the student. The police are investigating the matter. In a second case the police have booked seven persons, including the owner of an eating joint under the Punjab Excise Act, for serving liquor to customers near Elite Cinema last night. The eating joint was raided by SSP Batala. The suspects , were later released on bail. In another case, the police have registered a case under Sections 160,151, 342 and 506 of the IPC and Sections 27, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 68, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act against six persons, including a few PG owners near Law Gate, Miherru, on the charges of violating law by renting out rooms without verification and serving liquor in dhabas without licence. In the fourth case, the police have booked two youths under the Gambling Act and recovered an amount of Rs 5,240 from them. — OC Flights from Adampur to resume in Dec: Sampla Army Major facing rape charge arrested Our Correspondent PROCLAIMED OFFENDER HELD Jalandhar, said, “Our teams are working across villages to educate farmers about the adverse effects of stubble burning. Officials are persuading them not to indulge in the practice. We are also apprising them about the Supreme Court orders and reaching out to farm unions as well to convince farmers refrain from crop residue burning. They are also being informed that non-compli- ance of the order would lead to registration of FIRs.” The SSP said, “But we have received largely a positive response from farmers with a visible reduction in farm fires during the past few days. From over 100 to 90 farm fires a day before yesterday to merely 30 today, there has been significant reduction in stubble burning cases.” Vatsala Gupta, SSP , Kapurthala, also appealed to farmers to not burn crop residue. The SSP said the district was engulfed by air pollution. Keeping in view the public interest, human health and soil fertility, farmers should refrain from stubble burning, she said. The SSP instructed the DSPs to increase vigil at the ground level and take immediate action in farm fire cases. Dr Naresh Gulati, Chief Agriculture Officer, Kapurthala, said environmental compensation of Rs 5.87 lakh was imposed in 217 farm fire cases. He said several teams were going from village to village and appealing to farmers to desist from stubble burning. Man held with 50 gm of heroin, 10K drug money Hoshiarpur, November 9 Addressing a press conference here today, former MP Vijay Sampla claimed that after the terminal extension at the Adampur airport, it would be functional soon. He said, “The flights from Adampur airport would resume in December. I have held meetings with the authorities and also with vice-president of SpiceJet recently, the company which would operate flights from here. He has con- ❝The flights from Adampur airport would resume in December. I have held a meeting with the vice-president of SpiceJet. He has confirmed that flights would start anytime in December. Vijay Sampla, FORMER MP ❞ firmed that flights would start anytime in December.” Sampla said the flight to Delhi would start again. The flights to Jaipur and Mumbai were also on cards, but his priority was to get the airport functional at any cost. c m y b Asked about the lingering work of the JalandharHoshiarpur highway, he said the contractor had run away. He said the NHAI had suggested that the PWD should blacklist him and call tenders again to restart and complete the work. The Punjab PWD had yet to take action in this regard, he said. Replying to another question, Sampla said, “Tenders for the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara highway work have been floated. I held a meeting with Nitin Gadkari and he has confirmed it.” Jalandhar, November 9 The Bhargo Camp police on Wednesday arrested an Army Major, who was suspected of raping a woman in Haridwar. On September 20, a case under Section 376 of the IPC was filed against Major Manpreet Singh, alias Prince, a residnet of New Deol Nagar here. He is presently posted in Bathinda Cantt. Major Manpreet allegedly met the victim on a matrimonial website and the two were supposedly in a relationship, according to the MET VICTIM THROUGH MATRIMONIAL WEBSITE Major Manpreet allegedly met the victim on a matrimonial website. The victim stated that the Army Major had promised to marry her. Under the guise of that promise, they had a sexual relationship. Later, Major refused when the victim insisted on getting married. police. The victim stated that the Army Major had promised to marry her, and under the guise of that promise, they had a sexual relationship. Later, Major refused when the victim insisted on getting married. The victim stated to the police that she had met the suspect multiple times in Bathinda and had even been to his home in Deol Nagar. Major Manpreet was taken into custody by the city police on Wednesday, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jagmohan Singh. The DCP said he was detained from Bathinda Cantonment. The police recovered two mobile phones from him. — TNS
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