12042017-LT-01.qxd 4/12/2017 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Wednesday | 12 April 2017 | Ludhiana LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Parents protest GCG Principal’s residence Senior Citizen Bhawan Assn of BCM Shastri continued their protest against BCM Arya Model Sr. Sec. School Once a city landmark, residence of Govt College for Girls Principal is in a shambles. P3 Land for the establishment of Senior Citizen Bhawan would be allotted soon. P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAXIMUM 38°C MINIMUM 18°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.53 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.01 AM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA Together we go Finally, 2 held in gang-rape case 10 am to 2 pm: Partapsinghwala, Balaji Nagari, Basant Vihar, Golden Avenue, Dashmesh Nagar, Ajit Nagar, Surya Cinema Road, Prince Colony, Atwal Nagar, New Vijay Nagar and Harmeet Colony 10 am to 5 pm: Rajguru Nagar, a few blocks of BRS Nagar, Lal Bagh, Panchsheel Enclave, New Sunder Nagar, MBD Mall, Aman Park area, West End Mall and Ferozepur Road Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 11 The police have arrested two accused, Charanjit Singh Soni and Narinder Singh, who had allegedly raped a girl again. Earlier, the accused had been given the clean chit in the gang-rape case when they raped the victim in 2014. An 18-year-old girl of the Shimlapuri locality had attempted suicide on March 24, two days after she was allegedly raped by the two youngsters. The girl, who works as a nurse in a private hospital in Model Town here, was allegedly abducted by the accused from the Preet Palace Market road. She was taken to a cinema parking lot, where the alleged rape took place. The girl had taken an overdose of medicines and had SNIPPETS Hospital sealed for carrying out sex-determination test The District Health Department on Tuesday sealed Ratan Hospital after it was found conducting sex-determination tests. A team from Ambala had given a tip-off to the department. Manpreet Kaur, wife of Sunil Kumar from Dhan Kaur village, Ambala district, had come for a sex-determination test. When the team raided the hospital it was found that the doctor had carried out the sex-determination test and Rs 19,000 was recovered from him. Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Geeta Rani was also involved in the crime. The raiding party recovered Rs 1,000 from her. “We have sealed Ratan Hospital after it was found indulging in conducting sex-determination tests,” said Dr Rajiv Bhalla, Civil Surgeon. TNS 3 of a gang of snatchers held, 10 mobile phones recovered The police have arrested three members of a gang of robbers. They have been identified as Satvir Singh, alias Bagga of Payal; Hargobind Singh, alias Gora, and Lavi Sharma, alias Billa, both from Sahnewal. The police have recovered 10 stolen mobile phones and one motorcycle from their possession. This gang had been active in the city for the past three years. The gang used to stop commuters on some pretext and take away their mobile phone and other valuables at knife or pistol point. The gang was involved in at least 60 incidents of snatching in the city. TNS Four-year jail for man in attempt-to-murder case Additional Sessions Judge JPS Khurmi has convicted Kulwant Singh of Jawaddi village in an attempt-tomurder case. He has been sentenced to undergo imprisonment for four years and to pay a fine of Rs 6,500. However, the court acquitted six co-accused Mandeep Singh, Resham Singh, Rajwant Kaur, Kulwant Singh, Bhagwant Singh and Jarnail Singh, all residents of the same village. An FIR under Sections 307 of the IPC and 25 of the Arms Act was registered against the accused on August 1, 2008, on a statement of Surjit Kaur. She had submitted that Kulwant Singh fired a shot from his rifle, which hit her in the thigh. There was an enmity between the complainant’s grandson and the prime accused. TNS A student takes part in a competition at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH been admitted to Civil Hospital for several days. The police have registered a case under Section 376-D (gang rape) of the Indian Penal Code against Charanjit Singh and Narinder, both aged 20. The victim was a minor when she was raped by four youngsters, who were also minor then in 2014. That case is sub judice. Two of them, Charanjit and Narinder, were let off as the police claimed that there was no evidence against them. The girl had levelled allegations against the accused again. The girl’s father had also been saying that they had been getting life threats to take back the complaint of gang rape. Commissioner of Police Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said the accused had been arrested on the victim’s statement made before the court. Passengers speed off with taxi 4 hire taxi from Chandigarh | Attack driver and push him out in Haibowal Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 11 The car of a taxi driver was forcibly taken away by passengers who hired his taxi from Chandigarh on Sunday night. The carjackers also took away his wallet and mobile phone. Four persons hired a taxi from Chandigarh railway station and when they reached the Bharat Nagar area here at around 8 pm, they made the excuse that they don’t have enough money to pay the charges and two of them got down on the pretext of getting money. When the duo did not return after an hour of wait, the driver said he would let go of the payment. But the two, who were sitting in the car, insisted that he took them home in the Haibowal Past incidents March 24: A tanker was taken away at gunpoint from a Haryana-based man near the Transport Nagar area. He was heading back to the state after delivering a consignment of flour in Ludhiana. March 20: Three armed men took away a car from a realtor, Sanjiv Khanna, in the Ghumar Mandi area. February 6: Four armed robbers snatched a car from a Barnala-based environment engineer, area where they would make the payment. When they reached Haibowal, three persons on a motorcycle, including the two who had alighted from the vehicle earlier, arrived there and one of them got in the car, saying that the home was just nearby. When they reached an isolated spot, the person sitting Kuljinder Preet Singh, at gunpoint on the Ferozepur road. January 15: Kulwinder Singh, a trader from Patiala, had come to attend a wedding in Ludhiana along with his family in his car. Three men threw chilli powder into the eyes of a valet parking worker and fled with the car. Dec 8, 2016: A man took away a car from a driver, Narayan Nepali, near DAV Public School, BRS Nagar. in the front seat asked the driver to stop the car. Suspicious of being asked to pull over at an isolated spot, Davinder Singh, the driver, said there was no house nearby, and he would stop the car ahead. The man took out a sharp weapon and asked him to stop the vehicle. As the driver kept on accelerating, the passenger tried to attack him with the weapon. The driver thwarted his attempt. The two persons sitting in the back seat grasped him from behind and tried to push the driver out of the car near Hussainpur village level crossing in the Haibowal area. When the driver was being pushed out, he took out the car keys, and the car came to a halt. The two persons, who were on the motorcycle, also reached the spot. All five of them pounced on the driver and beat him up. They took his car keys, wallet and mobile phone and drove off. Their accomplices on the motorcycle also fled the spot on the bike. The driver went to a house nearby and informed the police. Davinder Singh (34), from Mohali, said had been operating the taxi for a decade. The police reached the spot and search the area along with Devinder. But they could get no clue. The IO, ASI Bawinder Singh, said the calls on the route from where the taxi was hired at Chandigarh to here were being mapped. The Chandigarh cyber cell is also preparing a report. 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It must contain sender’s address, Contact No. Residents getting dirty water University erupts over fee hike Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Over 60 hurt as cops, students clash at PU | Authorities take U-turn Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 11 Summer is about to set in but residents of many wards are already complaining about getting contaminated water in municipal supply. Refusing to learn from the past when human lives were lost because of water-borne diseases during this period of year, the MC is still busy completing the formalities to start action on the ground. XENspeak Gauri Madaan with her father (pink shirt), Dr Joseph John from the CMCH and her donor Mahesh Kumar from Dubai (brown T-shirt). TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Girl gets life from Dubai Given stem cells by a donor to cure thalassaemia ❝ In many areas, water supply pipes need to be changed. We are in the process of floating tenders, so work can be started soon. ❞ RAVINDER GARG, XEN The Congress councillor from Jawahar Nagar Camp, Kapil Sonu, said it had been over a year since he started doing the rounds at the offices. “But there is no respite. The residents are getting contaminated water continued on p3 Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 11 While Mahesh Kumar Nagdev was in Dubai, he was able to save the life of eightyear-old Gauri Madaan from Zirakpur. Today, they both met for the first time and her innocent smile stole Nagdev's heart. He was contented to see a life blooming out of his stem cells. Gauri was three months old when she was diagnosed with thalassaemia major and since then she had required regular blood transfusions, till she met a life-saving blood stem cell donor. Sharing her experience, Nidhi, Gauri's mother, said she was required to get blood transfused every fortnight till they came to know about Christian Medical College and Hospital. "We came here and Dr Joseph John, Professor and head of clinical haematology at CMC, made us acquainted with stem cell transplant. We got a match in the first attempt and her treatment for transplant started in 2014. Two months before the transplant and month after the treatment, Gauri was in the hospital fighting every odd with bravery," shares Nidhi. Showing satisfaction, Mahesh said he got himself registered with the NGO during an awareness session conducted by a hospital in Dubai. Within a year, he received a call from the NGO, informing him that he was a perfect match for a child with a serious blood disorder. "I was very happy to hear that I was a potential match for someone. The fact that my little effort could save a life felt like I was the chosen one," he smiles. Mahesh, who has continued on p3 c m y b Chandigarh, April 11 Unprecedented violent fracas leading to slapping of sedition and other criminal charges against students of Panjab University here today once again ignited a national debate on the freedom of speech. The script of today’s unrest was not only similar to last year’s Jawaharlal Nehru University controversy when a student was charged with sedition, but was also a first in the history of Panjab University. However, sensing more trouble, the Panjab University authorities took a ‘U’ turn within a few hours of the sedition charge being slapped against the students, and asked the police to drop the same. Although in the FIR, the sedition charge was slapped against the students, UT SSP Eish Singhal claimed that the charge had been dropped. Violence erupted on the PU campus here this morning following protest by various student parties united against the fee hike. The protest witnessed use of force, water cannons and The protesting students hurl stones as the police use tear gas during clash at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MANOJ MAHAJAN tear gas by the police and stone throwing by students. Over 60 were injured in the ensuing clash between the protesters and the police. At least 22 policemen and an equal number of students were reported to have sustained injuries and had to be rushed to hospitals for medical aid. Apart from that, at least five mediapersons were also injured. Nearly 52 students were taken into police custody of the 66 named by the university authorities in a Students take shelter in a gurdwara after the clash.
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