09072017-LT-01.qxd 7/9/2017 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 9 JULY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Top-10 rank holders Tab on larvae growth National basketball tourney MCom (Business Eco) students of GNGC, Model Town, clinch top-10 positions in PU exams. P2 The Health Department has appointed 23 more breeding checkers to check larvae growth. P3 Punjab hoopsters crowned champions in the 34th Youth National Basketball Championship held in Hyderabad. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7: 32 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5: 31 AM SNIPPETS 12 men posing as CIA cops loot migrants Barge into migrant labourers’ quarters in Dhillon Colony, flee with whatever came their way; case registered The police show the weapon recovered from snatchers in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Nikhil Bhardwaj Loot case solved, 3 held Ludhiana July 8 Around a dozen armed men, posing as Crime Investigating Agency (CIA) wing cops, barged into the quarters of migrant labourers in Dhillon Colony in Daba area in broad daylight and fled away with cash, valuables or whatever came their way, today. Initially, the alleged miscreants told migrants to open their door, saying they were from the Police Department and wanted to search their quarters. When the migrants refused to open their door, they entered the two-floor quarters through makeshift stairs. A 14-year-old girl, Radha, told Ludhiana Tribune that four youths came at 12.15 pm and asked them to open the door. She said when they denied, two cars arrived in a few seconds and around a dozen men alighted from the cars and entered the quarters through the stairs. They were reportedly carrying knives and other sharp weapons. A victim, Rameshwari, said robbers ransacked eight rooms in the building in search of cash and valuables. They did not even allow Ludhiana: The city police claimed to have arrested three robbers, who had looted one Gurnam Nagar resident recently. The accused have been identified as Heera Lal of Manoj Colony, Akash Kumar alias Kanshi of Jassian Road and Ajay Kumar alias Manni of Manoj Colony. ACP North Sachin Gupta at a press conference said on July 6 the accused looted Rohit of mobile phone and some other valuables. Today, Rohit noticed them roaming in the locality again and he immediately informed the police. Accordingly, the police laid a trap and arrested the accused. The ACP said Heera Lala was already facing a loot case registered against him in 2015. During questioning, the accused admitted that they had looted mobile phones from migrants in the areas including, Prem Vihar, Nagesh Hosiery Road and Bhadarke Road. The accused said after snatching the mobile phones, they used to sell these and buy drugs from that money. Proclaimed offender nabbed The proclaimed offender in police custody on Saturday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA The Salem Tabri police have arrested a proclaimed offender Deepak Kumar alias Deepu of Civil City. The accused was facing a drug case registered against him in 2012 as well. The police said today a tip-off was received that the accused was roaming on Chand Cinema Road and accordingly a raid was conducted and the accused was arrested. Drug peddler held The Salam Tabri police also arrested a drug peddler and recovered 100-gram poppy husk from him. He was identified as Gagandeep Singh of Salem Tabri. The peddler told the police that he was addicted to drugs and was also selling these in retail. The police said efforts were on to bust the supply chain. TNS Tribune News Service The police officials conducting probe where men posing as CIA cops looted migrants in Daba area on Saturday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN People nearby told to stay away from ‘raid’ When people started gathering at the spot to enquire what was happening, the aides of miscreants told them to stay away, saying the CIA team was conducting a raid on the premise that a huge stock of liquor was kept in the quarters. They said migrants were involved in liquor smuggling. anyone to go out of the quarters till they were committing the crime. Nearby people, who witnessed the incident, said two cars in which robbers had come were carrying Destroys 1,500 quintal of artificially-ripened bananas and mangoes Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service MC ADC Rishipal Singh being shown the artificially-ripened fruits in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA adhered to the state government’s directions. I will continue to perform my duty diligently,” he said. On the other hand, Amarjit Singh, one of the arhtiyas, said shopkeepers and arhtiyas had gone to meet Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey, who had a word with MC authorities. “They need to give us an alternative. The practice is not new, but is being done since the past several decades. The masala is not harmful,” said Amarjit Singh. Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey, however, shielded the shopkeepers and arhtiyas saying the way MC carried out the drive was wrong. “They destroyed a huge quantity of fruit. Are they MURDER CASE TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MC Additional Commissioner cracks whip on arhtiyas Ludhiana, July 8 Cracking the whip against those selling “masalaripened” fruits, MC Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh, along with the officials of the health department of the Municipal Corporation, destroyed 1,500 quintal mangoes/ bananas, ripened through powder (adulterated masala) today. Arhtiyas, meanwhile, protested against the “atrocities” of the authorities, while Rishipal Singh said he had adhered to the state government’s directions and would continue to do so in future as well. The authorities reached the Sabzi Mandi on Kara Bara Road in the morning and seized a huge quantity of “masala-ripened” mangoes/ bananas. The shopkeepers/ arhtiyas were using a “powdered masala” kept in small packets. As per the available information, these packets were kept with the fruit so that it could ripe soon and then be sold to consumers. But this artificial ripening of fruit was harmful for human consumption, warn doctors. Rishipal Singh, however, said he got a number of packets through which the fruits were ripened. “I have Eyewitness alleges threat to his life sure that the entire stock was artificially ripened? Did they get this checked from proper labs? The MC has to follow the guidelines. I have told this to the MC Commissioner and he has assured to stop the drive,” Pandey said. c m y b The victims Rameshwari, a victim who was ‘looted’ by fake cops, lost ~15,000. Similarly Geeta lost her silver ornaments, Usha ~20,000, Phoolan Devi ~10,000, Soni ~10,000, Santosh Devi ~4,000 and Anita ~5,000 number plates of Patiala. The police reportedly got the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of the locality and were trying to get a clue about the accused. Pharmacy student ends life Ludhiana July 8 A 21-year-old D Pharmacy student committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his residence in Lohara on Friday night. The deceased, Angad Yadav, was a native of UP The cause . behind taking the extreme step was yet to be ascertained and no suicide note was recovered from the spot. He was pursuing D Pharmacy from GGN Khalsa College. At present, he was undergoing training at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital. Deceased’s brother Tulsi Ram said he, along with his brother, had been living at a rented accommodation in Lohara for the past several years. Both were unmarried. “Yesterday at 7.30 pm, when I reached home, my brother asked me to prepare some food as he was hungry. After I served food to him, I left for the market. When I returned after one-and-a-half hours, he did not open the door. Suspecting some foul play, when I peeped from the window, I was stunned to see him hanging from the fan. When I entered the room after breaking the door, he was already dead,” Tulsi said. On being asked about the reason why his brother could have committed suicide, he said he was himself surprised. “We both were living happily here” he said. The police searched the room, but no suicide note was recovered. Considering no foul play, the police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc.— TNS Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), South, Amandeep said that a case had been registered against unidentified persons and further investigation was on in the case. Ludhiana, July 8 An eyewitness in a murder case, Rattan Deep Sharma, has alleged threat to his life and has filed a complaint with the Meharban police in this regard. He claimed to have received a letter at his shop, in which the sender threatened to kill him and his brother, who is living in England. The complainant has requested the police to take necessary action. Notably on August 8, 2016, a man — Vinay Sharma — was allegedly burnt to death by a woman, Janvi Saini of Kailash Nagar Basti Jodewal area. The woman requested Vinay to bring a bottle of petrol for her scooter. The a letter ❝Recently, I gotwarned in which a person me that if I deposed before the court, he will kill me, my family and even my brother, who is living in England. The letter categorically stated that ‘don't take it as a threat, we will fulfill it’. ❞ RATTAN DEEP SHARMA, An eyewitness in a murder case moment Vinay entered the house, Janvi snatched the bottle and poured it on him and set him afire. Rattan Deep witnessed him burning at the spot and took him to the hospital as well. The man died later. Janvi is presently continued on page 2
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