08122023-JTR-01.qxd 12/8/2023 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune DESPITE HIGH STUDENT INTAKE, TEACHERS’ SHORTAGE AT SCHOOL TELEVISION ACTOR BHUPINDER SINGH HELD FOR MURDER IN UP AADHYA ANAND LOVES THE PRAISE FOR CRUSHED S3 Govt Senior Secondary Residential School, Amritsar, faces shortage of teachers and needs infrastructure upgrade. P2 Bhupinder Singh & his aides have been arrested after a murder related to a land dispute in UP’s Bijnor district.P3 Aadhya Anand said, “The response to Crushed S3 has been invigorating, exceeding all our expectations.” P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 23°C | MIN 8°C YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.24 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:14 AM FRIDAY | 8 DECEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR Crackdown on open liquor consumption at PPR Market Restaurants, clubs and licensed eateries to close by 12 am Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 7 Tightening the noose on open liquor consumption, the Division No. 7 police took stringent action on Wednesday night and registered two FIRs and booked four individuals under Section 68 of the Punjab Excise Act. The crackdown was a part of orders received from Commissioner of Police (CP) Swapan Sharma to curb open alcohol consumption in the city. Mukesh Kumar, SHO, Division No. 7, also held a meeting with the PPR Market Association and instructed its members to stop the practise of serving alcohol in vehicles or permitting customers to openly consume it inside or outside food joints, particularly non-vegetarian outlets. The SHO said strict action would be taken against violators of these directives. In A policeman addresses members of the PPR Market Association at a meeting in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO line with the CP’s orders, the police also booked four individuals for consuming liquor openly in PPR Market. Those booked were identified as Jatin Sharma, Vivek Samuel, Harkrishan Singh and Deepak Malhotra. Besides, to maintain law and order, DCP Ankur Gupta issued instructions for the complete closure of all restaurants, clubs and licensed eateries by 12 am. Acting under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Gupta specified that no new orders for food or beverages should be taken after 11:30 pm and customers should not be allowed entry in eateries after the same time. Ahatas attached to liquor vends must be shut down completely by 12 am, the DCP said. Gupta further imposed a noise restriction, limiting sound levels to 10 dB Smuggler held with 2 kg of heroin after 10 pm. All sound systems, including DJs, live singing or orchestras must be stopped or have their volume lowered. Music systems must not be audible outside vehicles any time, said Gupta. In a separate directive, the DCP prohibited owners from encroaching areas outside their shops, roads and footpaths to sell food and other items. These orders would remain in force until February 5, 2024. Tribune News Service Biker held with 142-gm heroin Jalandhar, December 7 The CIA staff of the city police today nabbed a person and recovered 2 kg of heroin from his possession. The suspect was identified as Pankaj Kumar, a resident of Tower Enclave, Wadala Chowk. Harvinder Singh Virk, DCP (Investigation), said a team of the CIA staff was checking vehicles near Officer Enclave on the Pholriwal road when they saw an XUV coming towards the main road. He said the XUV was stopped on suspicion and during checking, 2 kg of heroin was recovered from a black bag kept in the vehicle. He said vehicle driver Pankaj was a habitual offender as two cases under the NDPS Act were already registered against him in Jalandhar. Garhshankar, December 7 Under a campaign started against drug smugglers, a team under Daljit Singh Khakh, DSP and Jai Pal, , SHO, have arrested a motorcycle-borne youth with 142 gram of heroin. The SHO said during patrolling, a police party stopped a motorcycle driven by a youth on suspicion on the Banga road. During questioning, the bike rider told the police that his name was Amarjeet Singh and he was a resident of Khatkar Kalan. During search of the youth, 142 grams of heroin was recovered from him. The police have registered a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act, and arrested the suspect. His motorcycle was impounded by the police. — OC The suspect in custody of the police in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH “His whole family is involved in drug smuggling. Pankaj confessed to have started smuggling after his father’s death, who too was a smuggler. His mother and brother are already in jail in connection with smuggling cases,” the DCP added. He said a fresh case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against Pankaj at the Division No. 7 police station. After producing him in a local court, he was brought on police remand to investigate from whom he was procuring heroin and who all were his accomplices, the DCP added. Three Civil Hospital employees transferred Phagwara, December 7 Deputy Medical Commissioner Dr Sandeep Bhola today transferred three employees of the Civil Hospital, Phagwara, posted at the Drug De-Addiction Centre. The three employees were allegedly responsible for the incident in which three patients addicted to drugs, admitted for treat- ment at the de-addiction centre, managed to flee from the health facility on Tuesday night. Satish Kumar, pharmacy officer, was transferred to the CHC, Begowal; Pakaj Heer, ward attendant, to Bhanolanga; and Amarjit Singh, security guard, transferred to Kala Sangha. When contacted, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Lehimber Ram confirmed that the three employees had been transferred. As per reports, two patients of Phagwara and one of Phillaur were admitted to the Drugs De-Addiction Centre in November end. On Tuesday night, these patients became aggressive towards the centre staff. After a minor scuffle with employees, the Machinery used in illegal mining seized Hoshiarpur, December 7 In a crackdown on illegal mining, the district police and a team of the Mining Department launched a major operation around 5 am today at the Lachowal Chadiyal village choe on the Hoshiarpur-Tanda road. On seeing the team of officials, the suspects doing illegal mining fled from the spot. The police impounded six trucks and two JCB machines left on the spot by the suspects doing illegal mining. DSP Talwinder said acting on the instructions of SSP Surendra The machinery seized from Lachowal Chadiyal village on Thursday. Lamba, all machinery was impounded and parked at the Bullowal police station. Executive Engineer Damandeep Singh Gill said a case had been registered under the Mining Act against the suspects. He said the suspects would be identified. Action would be taken against them soon, he added. — OC three patients managed to snatch keys from them and run from the de-addiction centre. Later, all three patients were found at their respective homes. The family members of the three patients brought them to the Civil Hospital. At present, all the three were being treated at the Out Patient Department (OPD), the SMO said. — OC Ministerial staff strike to continue till December 11 Phagwara: Work in offices of SDMs, and in Phagwara, Nakodar, Shahkot and Nurmahal remained paralysed today following the Punjab State Ministerial (DC Office) Employees Union extending its pen-down strike till December 11. Nakodar unit president Satinder Singh Sonu said the state body decided to extend the strike till December 11 in order to press the government to issue a notification regarding the acceptance of their demands. — OC c m y b Two brothers among three killed in road accident near Panam village A speeding bus hit victims’ motorcycle while overtaking Our Correspondent Garhshankar, December 7 Three people, including two brothers, died after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding private bus while overtaking, near Panam village on the GarhshankarChandigarh road. The police impounded the bus, but its driver fled from the spot. The accident happened near Reliance Petrol Pump, near Panam village. The bus hit the motorcycle coming from the Garhshankar side. Motorcycle riders Joginder Kumar, alias Nikku, Raman Kumar, alias Rocky, both brothers, and Hem Raj, all residents of Panch Nangalan falling under the jurisdiction of the Mahilpur police station were The ill-fated bike that was hit by a bus on the Garhshankar road. critically injured in the accident. After receiving information, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, in-charge, Samundra police post, reached the spot and took the three victims to the Civil Hospital, Garhshankar. The doctors declared all three victims brought dead at the hospital. The ASI said bus driver Prem Lal, a resident of Chabbewal, fled leaving the vehicle on the accident spot. He said the driver would be apprehended soon. 3 in fray for DBA president’s post Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 7 There are three contenders for the post of president of the District Bar Association (DBA) in Jalandhar. Today was the last day for filing nomination papers for the DBA polls. Voting would be held on December 15. Sitting DBA president Aditya Jain is seeking re-election to the post. The incumbent secretary, Tejinder Dhaliwal, has also filed his papers for the post of president. Kapil Batra, who has been an active DBA member in the past, is also vying for the key post this time. In Kapurthala, three more candidates, including one each for the posts of president, secretary and vice president of the DBA, filed their nomination papers today. Continued on Page 2 No end to stray dog menace in Phagwara Our Correspondent Phagwara, December 7 Though the state government has introduced animal birth control (ABC) scheme to curb the stray dog menace, lack of co-ordination between the municipal corporation (MC) and the Veterinary Depart- ment has led to increase in the canine population. The ABC programme is yet to be initiated in the city. Dr GS Bedi, Director, Veterinary Department, visited the city yesterday, but he held no meeting with the MC to discuss the stray dog issue. Amit Kumar Panchal, Municipal Corporation Commissioner-cum-ADC, Phagwara, said he was not aware about Dr Bedi’s visit to the city. Panchal said the MC was working on the ABC programme and launch it soon to sterilise stray dogs and provide relief to residents from the menace. More than 4,000 stray dogs roaming in the city spread fear among residents. Morning walkers are forced to carry stick in their hands to save themselves from stray dogs. Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Lehimber Ram said, “At least 10 persons are treated for stray dog bites at the Civil Hospital every day.”
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