19112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/19/2023 12:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 3-DAY JUNIOR STATE HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF The 45th edition of the three-day Junior Punjab State Handball Championship started at Kirpal Sagar Academy. P2 » THE CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW IS HAPPENING IN PANCHKULA It is dog’s day out at Panchkula, as many pet owners are united in their love for their canine companions. P3 BADSHAH TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE JAWAAB, A GIFT FOR HIS FANS Popular rapper and musician Badshah, who turns 38 today, has announced the release of his new single Jawaab. P4 » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5.27 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:59 AM SUNDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR BURNING STUBBLE BIKER KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Phagwara: A Goraya resident Parminder Singh was killed on the spot when the bike he was driving was hit by a speeding truck near Mansurpur village on Friday night. The driver managed to flee from the spot leaving the truck behind. The police registered a case and impounded the truck bearing registration No. PB-8CP-4531. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family members after a post-mortem. The deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters. OC YOUTH DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT Phagwara: A youth driving a bike was killed on the spot and his friend, who was riding pillion, sustained serious injuries when their two-wheeler collided with a tractor-trailer near Paddi-Jagir village on Friday evening. The deceased was identified as Sunny Kumar, a resident of Goraya. The injured was identified as Sunil. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital. The police registered a case and handed over body of the deceased to his family after an autopsy. OC MAN KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: A man driving a motorcycle was killed on the spot and his friend riding pillion sustained injuries when their two-wheeler rammed into a stationary vehicle near Khatti village on the Hoshiarpur road on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Amarjit, a resident of Chackprema village. The injured was admitted to the Civil Hospital. OC PEDDLER HELD WITH HEROIN Phagwara: The Criminal Investigating Agency of the Jalandhar (Rural) police has arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. Investigating Officer (IO) Pippal Singh said 50 grams of heroin was recovered from the possession of the suspect, identified as Gurinder Singh, alias Noni, a resident of Taran Tarn, who was presently living at Malsian village. The IO said a case under Sections 21(B)/61/85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the suspect at the Shahkot police station. OC NO BREAKTHROUGH IN MURDER CASE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have failed to make any breakthrough in murder of an eight-year-old child at Mallian Kalan village even after passage of five years. Anwar Tariq was murdered on November 23, 2018. His body was found near a tree in a field that was cultivated by farmer identified as Sohan Singh. He was strangulated to death. SHO GS Nagra said a case under Section 302 (Murder) was registered in this regard, but no clue was found till date. He said a closure report was submitted in a court, which was rejected. He said further investigation was in progress. OC Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 18 Under the “Vikas Kranti” campaign in the state, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in the presence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal laid foundation stones and inaugurated and announced several development projects worth Rs 867 crore for Hoshiarpur at a rally held here today. These include laying foundation stones of Shaheed Udham Singh Government Medical College (Rs 550 crore), which would have 100 MBBS seats, Rs 30.82 crore sewerage project at Bajwara village and Qila Barron and construction of tehsil building with fard kendra at Hoshiarpur at a cost of 5.29 crore. Mann and Kejriwal inaugurated Rs 148 crore Sri Guru Ravidass Memorial with and auditorium and amphitheatre at Khuralgarh village. They said the project would go a long way in perpetuating the life and philosophy of Sri Guru Ravidass amongst the masses. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Phagwara: The police have registered cases against two farmers on the charge of burning stubble in their fields. Gurpreet Singh Gill, SP, Phagwara, said the suspects were identified as Sukhdev Singh and Gurbchan Singh of Ranipur village. OC CM Mann rolls out doles for Hoshiarpur residents with eye on Lok Sabha polls Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann with AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal during launch of projects in Hoshiarpur. Foundation stones for water supply projects worth Rs 1.94 crore were laid for areas that included Mohalla Katcha Toba, New Shanti Nagar, Premgarh, New Bank Colony and Boothgarh. The foundation stone for the construction of BalapeerTanda Road to Begowal Main Road and work for laying interlocking tiles on both sides of nullah in Begowal at the cost of Rs 1.52 crore was also laid by the duo. Besides, the foundation stones for various developmental works worth Rs 14 crore in Phagwara and laying of water supply pipeline in Garhshankar at a cost of Rs 1.36 crore was laid by the two Chief Ministers. Both launched a project for the construction of playgrounds on four acres vacant panchayat land in all districts at a cost of Rs 22.68 crore. The Sardar Bahadur Amin Chand Soni Institute Armed Forces Preparatory Institute constructed at a cost of Rs 26.96 crore to facilitate young students get entry into armed forces was inaugurated by Mann and Kejriwal. New building for 30-bed Mother and Child Hospital Wing constructed at a cost of Rs 5.75 crore and recently upgraded Sub-Division Hospital at Garhshankar was dedicated to the masses by the Chief Ministers. They inaugurated an Aam Aadmi Clinic at Mahilpur, sewage project of Hariana Municipal Council, a multipurpose hall with capacity to accommodate 500 persons at Dasuya, water supply scheme at Kalowal and Mirpur Kotli and several other projects. Just as Mann started his speech, a small fire occurred near a tent due to a short circuit. Power was switched off and all screens stopped working. It was restored soon after. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal started his speech with a “jaikara” and Sat Sri Akal salutation. The programme ended with singing of the National Anthem.During his speech, Kejriwal wrongly mentioned name of Hoshiarpur MP Som Parkash as Som Pal many times. An elderly man from Hoshiarpur, who had made woodcraft portraits of Dr BR Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh, kept flashing them to Kejriwal and Mann so as to get a chance to present them at the rally. He made a fervent appeal to all leaders and media team of Mann to get a chance for the same, but to no avail. ~3.35 cr pending, JCT Mill powersupplydisconnected Restored after mgmt paid ~15 lakh Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 18 Thousands of migrants living in labour colony of the JCT Mill had to face tough time on the first day of Chhath Puja festival when the PSPCL authorities disconnected power connection of the mill due to non-payment Rs 3.35 crore electricity bill on Friday evening. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Harbhaghan Singh Balalon and secretary Parveen Banga condemned the state government, the PSPCL and the administration for harassing thousands of JCT workers by cutting the power supply during celebrations of the Chhath Puja. The leaders said the JCT Mill management fulfilled its promise by depositing half of the payment of workers in their accounts. They said the administration and the powercom were harassing mill workers. BSP leaders threatened to start agitation again if power supply to the mill was not Kapurthala resident Jharkhand man arrested with 1.5-kg heroin gets ~5 cr ransom call Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 18 The Kotwali police in Kapurthala booked an unidentified man for demanding ransom from a Kokalpur village resident and threatening to kill him if he failed to pay the money. Gurvinder Singh (32) received a WhatsApp call from a Portugal-based number from a man on November 13, who identified himself as Anmol Bishnoi, brother of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. The caller asked him to pay Rs 5 crore ransom or he would be shot dead. Gurvinder Singh told the caller that he did not have that much money. However, the caller persisted with his demand. A case was registered at the Kotwali police station in Kapurthala on November 14 under Sections 387 (Putting a person in fear of death of grievous hurt) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the IPC against an unidentified person. Similar threatening phone calls in the name of gangsters or criminals have been received by residents in Kapurthala and Jalandhar for past several months. Jalandhar, November 18 The police have arrested one person and recovered 1.5 kg of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, alias Raju (28), a resident of a Chatra village in Jharkhand. Harvinder Singh Virk, DCP (Investigation), said a team of the CIA staff was present near Babrik Chowk for checking when they saw Rajesh, who was holding a black polythene bag, walking towards the main road from Ravidass Chowk side. On seeing cops, Rajesh got scared and threw the bag on the road. The DCP said, “He turned November 17. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Lohar Nangal village, complained to the police that he had been selling his paddy crop to Jagtar for the past three years. On October 27, 2023, at 10 pm, he brought his paddy crop for selling it to Jagtar at his shop M/s Sarwan Singh and Sons. Bhupinder complained that The suspect in custody of the police in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO around and headed towards the opposite direction while trying to escape. The police team got hold of him. When black bag was checked, 1.5 kg of heroin was recovered from it. A case has been THE COMPLAINT Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Lohar Nangal village, complained to the police that he brought his paddy crop for selling it to Jagtar Singh at his shop M/s Sarwan Singh and Sons. Bhupinder said when the arhtiya started weighing paddy, he got suspicious that the crop more than the stipulated limit was filled in gunny bags. when the arhtiya started weighing paddy, he got suspicious that the crop more than the stipulated limit was filled in gunny bags. Newly married woman dies at in-laws house Our Correspondent registered under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at the Division No. 5 police station.” He said during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought heroin at cheaper rates and sold it in Punjab at higher price. The DCP said investigation was underway to find from whom the suspect procured heroin and where he was going to deliver it in Jalandhar. Jandiala-based resident booked on charge of cheating farmer Jalandhar, November 18 An arhtiya was booked by the police after a farmer complained against him for filling more paddy crop in gunny bags than the fixed government limit. The suspect was identified as Jagtar Singh, a resident of Jandiala. A complaint was registered against Jagtar at the Sadar Jamsher police station under Section 420 of the IPC on restored immediately. When contacted, Additional Superintending Engineer Hardeep Singh said power supply to the mill was disconnected as per rules due to non-payment of Rs 3.35 crore bill by the management. With the intervention of Karnail Singh, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kapurthala, the power supply of JCT Mill, which was disconnected yesterday due to non-payment of Rs 3.35 crore electricity bill, was temporarily restored in view of Chhath Puja festival tonight. The DC said power supply of the mill was restored after five hours meeting of officials with mill management. He said the mill management handed over a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to the administration, which was to be adjusted against power bill dues. He said the final meeting to resolve the problem would be held at the DC office on Monday. He said the mill management would have to take permission of the powercom to pay the electricity bill in instalments. Bhupinder immediately took up the issue with market committee secretary, who came to the arhtiya’s shop along with the mandi in- charge and got the crop weighed again. After re-weighing, it was found that the crop more than the government limit had been filled in gunny bags. As per the prepared list, 131 gunny bags weighed more than the government’s stipulated limit. Acting against Jagtar and his shop M/s Sarwan Singh and Sons as per market committee rules, the secretary imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the arhtiya. A penalty of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on Jagtar for false weighing of the crop. Bhupinder complained to the police that the arhtiya had filed a false complaint against him at the Nakodar police station about stealing paddy crop. He said the arhtiya was defrauding him and other farmers. — TNS Phagwara, November 18 A newly married woman identified as Komal (26) died under mysterious circumstances at her in-laws house in Green Land locality in Hadiabad, a sub-town, on Saturday afternoon. The parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was beaten to death by her in-laws. The deceased was a resident of Mansa Devi Nagar in Phagwara. She got married to Amarjit Singh seven months ago. Baljit Kaur, mother of the deceased, residents and relatives protested against her inlaws and the police. The body of deceased bore several injury marks on neck and back. Baljinder Singh, Station House Officer, Satnampura, said the police had rounded up Amarjit Singh, husband of the deceased, her fatherin-law Baljit Singh and mother-in-law Harwinder Kaur for investigation. Though no FIR was registered, 10 relatives of the deceased were called to record their statement for further legal action. The police sent the body of the deceased to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Habitualoffenderarrested,unlicensed Reduction in farm fires bring cheers to residents pistol, three live cartridges recovered Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 18 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police have arrested a habitual offender and recovered an unlicensed pistol along with three live cartridges from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Paramjit Singh, alias Prince Baba, a resident of Dhobi Mohalla here. The police said Baba, who was a habitual offender, had 14 FIRs registered against him in cases related to attempt to murder, robberies, snatchings and other crimes. He tried to murder complainant Davinder Pal on November 14. The police said when the complainant was standing outside his aunt’s house in Katra Mohalla, Baba and his accomplices fired gunshots at him with an intention to kill him. However, he had a narrow escape. Acting on Pal’s complaint, the police booked Baba under Sections 307, 336, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The police formed teams to arrest him. After receiving a tip-off, joint teams of the CIA staff, anti-narcotics cell and Basti Bawa Khel police arrested Baba near the Basti Peer Daad canal road, the police said, while adding that he was lodged in Amritsar jail and had come out on bail on November 3. Officials said during interrogation, Baba revealed that Pal was giving information about his gang’s activities to the police. So, he attacked him. Baba was taken on two-day police remand and was being questioned about whereabouts of his gang members. c m y b Jalandhar, November 18 A significant reduction in farm fire cases in the district today brought cheers to residents. Jalandhar today witnessed only 11 farm fires while Kapurthala reported eight stubble burning cases. The number of total farm fires has risen to 1,137 in Jalandhar and 974 in Kapurthala. However, the air quality index (AQI) of Jalandhar continues to be poor. On Saturday, Jalandhar recorded an average AQI at 268 and maximum at 319 (higher than yesterday). The administration today reiterated its warning of stern action against farmers who burnt crop residue. Paddy straw set on fire in a field near Shahkot in Jalandhar. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vishesh Sarangal on Saturday warned cluster and nodal officials of stern action even if a single case of stubble burning was reported from areas under their jurisdiction The DC said there would be no holiday for them till the completion of paddy harvesting. In an early morning meeting with nodal and cluster teams, constituted to curb stubble burning, the DC asked officials to focus in the areas where paddy would be harvested in the coming few days. He said till next week, no one from teams would avail holiday and ensure zero farm fire in their respective jurisdiction. He asked them to visit fields with SHOs and hold meetings with sarpanches and farmers of villages where paddy was yet to be harvested. He said the administration had already appointed 189 nodal officers and 54 cluster coordinators in Jalandhar district to control the menace. He said officials had to share daily action taken reports through a mobile application called ATR (Action Taken Report) developed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) after physical verification of stubble burning incidents. — TNS
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