19042017-LT-01.qxd 4/18/2017 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 19 APRIL 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE 412 conferred degrees Army recruitment rally Looking ahead Annual convocation of GNNC, Doraha, was held at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall. 20, 295 from Ludhiana, Moga, Roopnagar and Mohali districts register for recruitment rally . P3 Cure for all that ails PGI, Chandigarh, on the mind of its Director, Dr Jagat Ram P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAXIMUM 44°C MINIMUM 26°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.57 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.53 AM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: Rajguru Nagar, Aman Park, Jagjit Nagar, Bhatia Colony, Gita Vihar and Threekay village SNIPPETS Improvement likely on parking scene MC serves final ‘notice’ on violators, asks them to submit details within 3 days or face the music Poor financial condition drives 17-year-old girl to suicide LUDHIANA: A 17-year-old girl, a resident of New Azad Nagar, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at her residence on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Pinki Sharma, daughter of Uma Shankar. Poor financial condition of the family was reportedly the reason behind her extreme step. The Salem Tabri police said all other members of the girl’s family had gone to school for the admission of her brother. When they returned home, they found her hanging in the room. They rushed her to the nearby hospital where the doctors declared her dead on arrival. The police found no suicide note from the spot. Two snatchers arrested, six mobile phones recovered The Sahnewal police nabbed two snatchers and recovered a motorcycle and six mobile phones from them. They were identified as Akashdeep Singh of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, and Baljit Singh of Bilga. The accused fixed fake number plates on their bike before perpetrating a crime. They had carried out around 25 snatchings in the recent past. A case under Sections 379, 379-B (2) and 473 of the IPC, 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered. Woman killed in hit-and-run accident at Shekhewal The Jodhewal police have booked an unidentified driver in a hit-and-run accident in which a 62-year-old woman, Usha Rani of New Basant Vihar, was killed. Rajesh Kumar, son of the deceased, said his mother had gone to the market to buy vegetables. While she was crossing the road in the Shekhewal area, a rashly driven car hit her. She was rushed to the nearby hospital where she succumbed to injuries. The police have got to know the registration number of the car as DL 10C 1215. Two arrested for running illegal lottery stall in city The Sadar police have nabbed two persons for running an illegal lottery stall. They were identified as Manoj Kumar of Gagan Nagar and Raja Singh of Phullanwal. The police said the accused had put up a board claiming their establishment as a government-approved lottery stall while in reality, they had no permission to the same. The IDBI building on College Road and a showroom in the Ghumar Mandi area which have been issued notices by the MC for parking space violations. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPHS FACT FILE Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 18 The Municipal Corporation has served “final” notices on around 60 commercial complexes in the city, asking them to either have proper parking space as per the building bylaws or be ready to face sealing/closure of the buildings. The notices have been served by Assistant Town Planner Vijay Kumar. The violators have been given three days’ time to submit details to the MC. The ATP said notices had been served on around 60 commercial complexes, which were not following the parking norms. “If these complexes fail to adhere to the instructions, a case will be recommended for their sealing or closure,” said the official. The MC has been acting tough on the violators as the matter has reached the Pun- ■ Notices served on around 60 commercial complexes for violating parking space norms ■ There are a total of 85 complexes against which a civil writ petition was filed in the High Court ■ As the MC failed to take action, a contempt-of-court petition was filed ■ The court summoned then Principal Secretary Satish Chandra ■ Committees were constituted to conduct a survey of the buildings ■ Next hearing in the case is on April 27 << A showroom at Ghumar Mandi which is on the MC radar for parking space violations. jab and Haryana High Court. Then Principal Secretary, Local Bodies, Satish Chandra, was also summoned by the court and several committees were constituted by him to conduct surveys. The committees admitted that there were gross parking space violations by commercial complexes and many establishments were using their parking space for other purposes. Durga Colony robbery solved Servants tipped off accused that house owner was away to Delhi Day after, robbers shot at student Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Readers’ Response Ludhiana Tribune carries response from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna, Mandi Ahmedgarh and the nearby areas every Monday. The topic for this week is: How to curb the menace of illegal buildings in the city? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at email@example.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Ludhiana Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Ludhiana Tribune' on the envelope. It must contain sender’s address, Contact No. Ludhiana, April 18 Around 10 days after robbers struck at the house of a garment trader in Durga Colony, the city police today claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of two members of the gang. The arrested accused have been identified as Ranjan, alias Chotu (30), and Sunil Paswan, both natives of Bihar. At present, they live at Durga Colony. On the night of April 6, around seven members of the gang threatened a woman and his children with a gun and took away valuables and cash worth lakhs from the house. The house owner, Pankaj Goel, a Accused in the robbery case in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Day after the robbery, a Class XII student Subash (18) was shot at in Jagdish Colony. Rajan, Dheeraj and Ranjan, along with their accomplices, confronted him and shot him in the arm. After committing the robbery, they injured a dhaba owner, Rajesh Kumar, and a case was registered at the Focal Point station. garment trader, was away to Delhi in connection with his business. His wife reported that the robbers entered the house with the help of a ladder and took away Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, 10 tolas of gold, 1.5 kg silver and an LCD at gunpoint. The other five members of kingpin of the gang. He, along with his accomplices, has committed more than 12 robberies, thefts and snatchings. He was recently booked under the NDPS Act. The CP said Rajan came out on bail and again started criminal activities along continued on p3 the gang, who are yet to be arrested, have been identified as Vinod, Sudhir, Dinesh, Dheeraj and Rajan Tiwari. Two countrymade pistols have been recovered from them. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said Rajan was the Another life lost under high-tension lines Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 18 A 12-year-old boy was electrocuted under high-tension cables at Guru Arjan Dev Nagar here today. The deceased has been identified as Rajat Singh, son of Parmod from Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. They had come to visit his relatives here this afternoon. After they reached their relatives’ home, the boy went upstairs to play with children. Boy from HP electrocuted on rooftop A resident shows the spot at Guru Arjan Dev Nagar where the incident happened. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN While he was scaling the wall of the adjoining house on the rooftop, he came in contact with the high-tension lines passing close to the roof top. He reportedly died on the spot. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc were started by the police. On April 16, 18-year-old Hardik Kumar was electrocuted under high-tension lines at the Omaxe residential complex, Pakhowal Road. While playing on the ground of the residential complex, c m y b two teenagers suffered a severe shock when they touched a metal ladder which was left right under the cables. Hardik died on the way to the DMCH. He was a Class XII student of DAV School, Sarabha Nagar. Kanav (19) was admitted to the hospital. On a complaint of their relatives, the Sadar police registered a case under Section 304A and 406 of the IPC against the Omaxe complex management. The next date of hearing in the case is April 27. A civil writ petition in the matter was filed by RTI activist Rohit Sabharwal. Since the MC had not bothered about taking timely action even after being instructed by the court to act as per the law, Sabharwal filed a contempt of court petition in 2016. The court summoned the Principal Secretary Satish Chandra. Maximum of these commercial complexes are situated in the posh Zone D. The complexes are using parking space for other commercial use, forcing visitors to park their vehicles on the roads.
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