CADET DILPREET KAUR FROM MAI BHAGO PREPARATORY INSTITUTE SECURE 27TH POSITION IN COMBINED MERIT OF NDA

Chandigarh, June 16-Bringing laurels for the state, Cadet Dilpreet Kaur from Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls, Mohali has secured 27th position in first Batch of All India Combined Boys & Girls Merit of National Defence Academy-the prestigious military training institute of the country.

Pertinently, She also bagged the rank in top four for Girls overall besides being Topper in Punjab. She belongs to Village Gobindgarh Jejian that falls in Sangrur district. Notably, this merit has been prepared after the recent ruling of Supreme Court passed on September 2021, stating the girls can now join NDA.

Divulging the details, Director General, Department Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training Mrs. Deepti Uppal informed that two more girls Cadets, Prabhsimran Kaur and Pallavi are also awaiting final merit list and are likely to get a call to join the Air Force Academy.

It is noteworthy to mention that Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls currently under Founder Director, Maj. Gen IP Singh, VSM is a “Pride of Punjab”, visionary initiative of the Government of Punjab, located at SAS Nagar, Mohali. The Institute has been performing commendably since 2018 and so far, 18 Lady Cadets already have been Commissioned Officer in Armed Forces and more are waiting to appear for the written as well as SSB.

She further informed that this fully residential, only one of its kinds Institute in the country trains young girls for a career as Commissioned Officers in the Defence Services. In the three year programme, the Lady Cadets graduate from MCA DAV College, Chandigarh and alongside are trained to acquire a distinctive all-round personality. They are trained both physically and mentally to compete at the national level with a high degree of assurance to crack the AFCAT & CDS written examinations and also the SSB.

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PUNJAB POLICE ARRESTS FIVE PERSONS WITH 4 PISTOLS, Rs 6.5 LAKH DRUG MONEY, 103gms HEROIN & THREE CARS

— FOUR ACCUSED PERSONS WERE WANTED IN SEVERAL CASES OF VIOLENT CRIMES IN JALANDHAR, SAYS CP JALANDHAR

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, June 16:Punjab Police on Thursday have busted a drugs and arms smuggling racket with the arrest of its five gang members during a special police checking at T-Point Ladowali road Jalandhar. The gang has been busted by the Anti-Narcotic Cell of Jalandhar Commissionerate Police.

Those arrested have been identified as Sunny, Smile alias Sheru, Divansh alias Vansh, Happy and Love Kumar, all residents of Jalandhar. The police have also recovered four .32 bore pistols along with 6 magazines and 32 live cartridges, Rs 6.5 lakh drug money, 103grams heroin, three cars–Maruti Swift, Hyundai Santro and Honda Amaze– and 550grams narcotic powder from their possession.

Pertinently, the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has intensified the vigil against anti-social elements and adopted a zero tolerance policy against the drugs.

Divulging details, Commissioner of Police (CP) Jalandhar Gursharan Singh Sandhu said that except accused Love Kumar, all the four accused persons are history sheeters and were wanted in several cases of violent crimes in the city and were evading arrest for a long time.

He said that Sunny and Sheru were also involved in the recent firing incident on the car of a local factory owner and they were POs in many cases. A number of crime cases registered in different police stations in the city are expected to be solved after the questioning of these accused persons, he added.

CP Gursharan Singh Sandhu said that during investigations it has also come to fore that the gang was planning to commit serious crime in coming days.

Meanwhile, FIR No. 68 dated 16.06.2022 has been registered under sections 21 and 22 of the NDPS Act and section 25-54-59 of the Arms Act at Police Station Navi Baradari in Jalandhar.

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HOW A SMALL CLUE LEADS PUNJAB POLICE TEAMS TO FATEHABAD TO UNCOVER THE SIDHU MOOSEWALA MURDER CASE

• Punjab Police working in close coordination with Central Agencies and other State Police Forces to arrest suspected killers

CHANDIGARH, June 16:A small clue found in the vehicle used in the crime followed by technical inputs helped the Punjab Police to unveil the trail of events that occurred before the murder of renowned Punjabi Singer Shubhdeep Singh— popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, which led to the arrest of 10 accused persons including the main conspirator Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. The Police have also identified four shooters involved in the crime.

Sidhu Moosewala, who left his house at around 5 pm on May 29 along with two persons- Gurwinder Singh (neighbor) and Gurpreet Singh (cousin), was shot dead by some unidentified persons. He was driving his Mahindra Thar Vehicle. Acting promptly, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of the ADGP Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) to put the killers of Moosewala behind the bars.

HOW EVENTS UNFOLDED

One of the important leads was the recovery of a fuel receipt (dated May 25, 2022) of the Fatehabad based Petrol Pump from the Balero car, which was used in the crime and later found abandoned near Khayala village about 13 km from the place of crime, said the ADGP AGTF, while adding that a Police team was immediately dispatched to the petrol station of Fatehabad to gather the CCTV Footage on same day.

“The Police teams have procured CCTV footage and managed to identify one of the persons, possibly a shooter, who was later identified as Priyawarat of Sonipat. The CCTV footage was also procured from the route taken by the Bolero before and after the filling of the diesel at the Petrol Pump station,” he said. Similarly, the ownership of the Bolero was traced with the help of engine number and chassis number, he added.

Pertinently, the Police have recovered all the vehicles including Mahindra Bolero, Toyota Corolla, and White Alto car used in the crime. The assailants in Toyota Corolla had stopped and snatched a White Alto car at gunpoint, leaving behind the Corolla, which got damaged during the incident and escaped towards Khara Barnala village followed by the white Bolero Jeep. The white Alto was also found abandoned on May 30, 2022, at 3.30 am near Dharamkot in Moga district and the route taken by the accused was identified from the CCTV footage.

ROLE OF ARRESTED PERSONS

Apart from arresting Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who was brought on production warrant from Tihar Jail Delhi, the other nine arrested accused persons have been identified as Charanjit Singh alias Chetan of Ballram Nagar in Bathinda; Sandeep Singh alias Kekda of Sirsa, Haryana; Manpreet Singh alias Manna of Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda; Manpreet Bhau of Dhaipai, Faridkot; Saraj Mintu of village Dode Kalsia, Amritsar; Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi of Takhat-Mall, Haryana; Monu Dagar of village Rewli in Sonipat, Haryana; Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb, both residents of Fatehabad, Haryana. All have been arrested for hatching conspiracy, providing logistic support, conducting recce and harbouring the shooters.

The ADGP said that the registration number of the Corolla car was found to be genuine and the owner was identified, however, the person on whose name an affidavit of purchase was recovered was not the actual owner but had given his Aadhaar Card to Manpreet Manna (gangster linked to Goldy Brar), who is lodged in Ferozepur Jail.

Manpreet Bhau, who was arrested from Chamoli in Uttarakhand on May 30, 2022, on suspicion of Corolla car was being used by him, revealed during interrogation that he had delivered the car to two suspected shooters identified as Manu Kusa of Moga and Jagroop Singh alias Roopa of Amritsar on the directions of Manpreet Manna. He also revealed that the shooters were provided by Saraj Mintu, who is a close aide of Goldy Brar and Sachin Thapan and is believed to be a part of the group of shooters.

Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi, who was arrested on June 3, 2022, told in his interrogation that he had provided shelter to two associates of Goldy Brar, who had come and stayed with him and he helped them to conduct recce of Sidhu Moosewala’s house. He has also visited the house and interacted with the security and checked the cameras etc, it is revealed.

Following reliable input, Monu Dagar, a close associate of Goldy Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi was brought on a production warrant. During interrogation, he confessed to having arranged two shooters identified as Priyawarat and Ankit both residents of Sonipat on the directions of Goldy Brar. He also disclosed that Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb both residents of Fatehabad had procured the White Bolero Jeep used in the incident from Sadul Shaher and further handed over to the shooters through a person identified as Keshav of Bathinda and had also provided them hideout.

Sandeep Kekda, who was arrested on June 6, 2022, during questioning revealed that his brother Bittu of Kalianwali along with Nikku Takhat Mal of Sirsa in Haryana had been conducting a recce of the movements of Moosewala. He revealed that on May 29, 2022, his brother Bittu had tasked him to accompany Nikku on his motorcycle to visit the house of Moosewala posing as his fans. He confessed that they took selfie with the singer on Nikku’s mobile phone and the latter made a video call to Sachin Thapan to inform him about the real-time information about Moosewala that he had left his house without security and sitting on the driver's seat in the Black Thar Jeep.

The investigation so far has revealed that the arrested accused were acting on the directions of Lawrance Bishnoi and Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, Sachin Thapan, Anmol Bishnoi and Vikram Brar (now in Dubai). Further, these gangsters had bluntly claimed responsibility for the murder through Facebook profiles. Lawrance Bishnoi, Goldy Brar and others have been nominated as accused and conspirators in this case along with their gang members.

Meanwhile, the AGTF and SIT are working in close coordination with Central Agencies and other State Police Forces to identify and arrest the suspected shooters and others involved at the earliest.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

16th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

736301

19725171

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

1925

760999

3

No. of patients discharged

1563

742813

4

Total Deaths reported

10

17756

5

Sample collected on the day

8973

6

Test conducted on the day

8943

7

Positive cases on the day

92

8

Number of active Cases

430

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

14

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

3

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

4

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218653

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

5

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117411

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

16

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210461

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

68

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013377

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

496

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8321235

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

6700

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7366385

24

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1663

25

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

12578294

26

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

14398

27

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

10075972

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

377

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1081847

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1847

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

738395

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

725

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

588885

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

2177

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

313263

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

4204

37

Total Precautionary dose given

694689

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

2168

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

21182

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

23350

On 16th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

40

(Bathinda-1, Faridkot-1, FG Sahib-7, Hoshiarpur-2, Jalandhar-4, Ludhiana-4, Pathankot-1, Patiala-6, Ropar-1, SAS Nagar-13)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 16th June 2022 - 92

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

34

5.03%

34 New Cases

676 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

10

0.31%

10 New Cases

3187 Samples Tested

Faridkot

8

5.03%

8 New Cases

159 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

8

0.69%

8 New Cases

1153 Samples Tested

Pathankot

7

5.60%

7 New Cases

125 Samples Tested

Amritsar

6

1.24%

6 New Cases

484 Samples Tested

Patiala

6

1.69%

6 New Cases

354 Samples Tested

Bathinda

3

1.61%

3 New Cases

186 Samples Tested

Fazilka

2

5.41%

2 New Cases

37 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

2

0.95%

2 New Cases

210 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

2

2.67%

2 New Cases

75 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

1

0.25%

1 New Case

395 Samples Tested

Moga

1

0.72%

1 New Case

139 Samples Tested

Ropar

1

0.34%

1 New Case

294 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

1

1.22%

1 New Case

82 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

39 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

37 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

121 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

24 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

184 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

36 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

589 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

357 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

92

1.03%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

287

110063

201

107690

3

2282

91

2

SAS Nagar

581

96270

421

94954

2

1150

166

3

Jalandhar

179

78449

135

76835

1

1579

35

4

Patiala

255

62286

232

60804

0

1457

25

5

Amritsar

102

59499

92

57800

0

1682

17

6

Bathinda

69

50937

60

49838

0

1088

11

7

Hoshiarpur

75

40915

76

39808

0

1096

11

8

Gurdaspur

29

26968

21

26094

1

865

9

9

Pathankot

62

24594

54

24087

0

495

12

10

Fazilka

35

23433

42

22881

0

545

7

11

Muktsar

13

22567

18

22028

0

539

0

12

Kapurthala

45

22080

40

21492

1

583

5

13

Ropar

39

17978

36

17519

0

455

4

14

Ferozepur

23

17922

21

17381

0

537

4

15

Mansa

6

17234

5

16841

1

393

0

16

Faridkot

41

16824

37

16478

0

338

8

17

Sangrur

1

14310

1

13574

0

735

1

18

SBS Nagar

26

13428

26

13014

0

409

5

19

FG Sahib

27

11861

19

11499

0

354

8

20

Moga

10

10998

9

10740

1

255

3

21

Tarn Taran

11

10909

5

10510

0

394

5

22

Barnala

8

7505

12

7155

0

349

1

23

Malerkotla

1

3969

0

3791

0

176

2

Total

1925

760999

1563

742813

10

17756

430

Micro- Containment Zones:

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

House No. 651/2 Gurdev Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana L4/1/431

150

Total

1