10072017-LT-01.qxd 7/10/2017 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 10 JULY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Suspension of SEs ‘Scams’ in pharma business Promotional tour Sidhu says suspension can be revoked, but after accused convince him that they were transparent. P2 Docs talk about pharma companies’ scandals during a seminar at Punjabi Bhawan. The cast of ‘Channa Mereya’ is promoting their upcoming movie, which is set to release on July 14. P4 FORECAST P3 RAIN LIKELY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7: 32 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5: 31 AM SNIPPETS Perfect setting 22-year-old youth dies in accident Our Correspondent Khamano, July 9 A youth died when his car hit a roadside tree near Khamano. The deceased has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (22) of Bhambri village, near here. As per the information, the youth was attending a wedding function at a palace near Bhari village. He took out his car and left for Khamano to buy some articles needed in the marriage ceremony. When he reached near Ria village on the Badla- Ria Road leading to Khamano, his car suddenly hit a roadside tree and he received serious injuries. He was rushed to the Khamano Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The body has been kept in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital and would be handed over to his guardians after postmortem tomorrow. The murder accused in Samrala police custody. A TRIBUNE PHOTO Cousin held for murder Khanna: The Samrala police claimed to have solved the case of a person who went missing and arrested the accused, who happened to be a close relative of the murdered man. The accused has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, who was a cousin of deceased Swarn Singh (65) of Gagra village. As per the information, Aatma Singh, of Gagra village, said Swarn Singh was a bachelor and was staying alone at his house. He said Gurpreet often visited him, adding that he was present at Swaran Singh's house on June 27 as well. He said after June 27, Swaran Singh went missing. He used to ask Gurpreet about him, but he expressed his ignorance. He along with some other villagers approached the police, who rounded up Gurpreet, who confessed his crime. Samrala SHO Manjit Singh said Gurpreet thrashed Swarn, after which his head hit the door and he died. The accused threw his body into the Sirhind Canal near Chamkaur Singh that night. The reason behind the killing was a piece of land. A case under Sections 302, 201 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and he has been arrested. The SHO said they were also trying to recover the body of the deceased from the canal with the help of divers. OC A tree silhouetted against the setting sun paints a beautiful picture in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Drunk CIA men rob Cops crack ‘raid’ mystery; 3 booked youth at gunpoint LOOT AT MIGRANT QUARTERS Say it were wine contractors’ men who conducted ‘raid’; action likely as they bypassed police Nikhil Bhardwaj Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana July 9 Yesterday’s loot conducted by a few men posing as CIA cops at the migrant quarters in Dhillon Colony in Daba area exposed the wine contractors, as the police investigation revealed that it was their (syndicate’s) men who barged into the quarters on the pretext of conducting a raid to recover illegallystored liquor and instead, resorted to loot. In the probe, it was found that wine contractors’ men kept the Ludhiana Commissionerate in the dark and went ahead in conducting the ‘raid’ by posing themselves as policemen. Ludhiana July 9 In a latest blot to khakhi, CIA cops of Ludhiana Commissionerate allegedly took a youth at gunpoint and snatched his mobile phone at the main chowk in Haibowal. Victim, Piyush of Haibowal, said he had gone to Kichlu Nagar to register a complaint at the PSPCL Complaint Centre. When he was returning home at 11.55 pm on his scooter, he was stopped by some “cops”, who he said were in an inebriated state. He said they pointed a pistol at him and snatched his phone and asked him to hand over his wallet as well. When the cops, reportedly of Haibowal police, who were standing at a nearby naka were apprised about the incident, they refused to act citing that the said persons were from CIA. SHO Police Division 4, Surinder Singh, also confirmed to Ludhiana Tribune on Sunday that the persons on whom Piyush levelled allegations were CIA cops and he was conducting further probe whether they were really drunk or had pointed weapon at the complainant to loot him, as alleged by the complainant. The Indica car in which the CIA men were allegedly sitting; and (below) liqour bottles inside the car, which was photographed by the victim. ■ They did not conduct the raid without taking the police along ■ They neither informed the police station concerned about the raid nor informed any senior police officer ■ The 'raiding team' misbehaved with women as well ■ They also carried big wooden sticks along to intimidate occupants ■ In search of wine, they frisked belongings, almirahs and decamped with cash Since the police were on their toes to trace the alleged robbers, Daba SHO Gurvinder Singh’s effort yielded fruit, when he managed to recover the vehicle (Scorpio), parked outside wine contractors’ office in Model Town area. While confirming the development, the SHO told Ludhiana Tribune: “Yes we have recovered the vehicle with temporary number from outside wine contractors’ office. Three of their men, who were involved in the raid, have also been identified as Hardeep alias Naresh Joshi of Jwaddi, Inderjit of Tibba Road and Parnam. We were conducting raids at their suspected hideouts since last night to nab them,” the SHO said. Earlier, the police registered a case under Sections 323, 354, 380 and 149 of the IPC and now, fresh Section 455 of the IPC has also been added. Pertinently, the police felt the cash looted by the ‘raiding’ party and the amount claimed by the migrants in the police complainant seemed to have been exaggerated. Role of cops on duty with Excise Dept under scanner The role of three cops — ASI Sukhwinder, Senior Constable Kirpal and Constable Rajinder, who should have been with the wine syndicate’s men during raid, as per rule, is under scanner. A source said the trio had told the police that they were not aware of the raid as they were away to some place. Accused trying to seek favour, but police in no mood to grant it Sources said after the police solved the case and identified the men behind the incident, the representatives of wine syndicate were running from pillar to post to seek a compromise. They were reportedly taking rounds of the police offices, including Daba police station, to seek favours. However, sources said senior police officials, including Commissioner of Police RN Dhoke, had told the police officials investigating the case to take action on merit and not to bow under any pressure. Polyglots in the making, courtesy mobile apps 17-year-old boy drowns in Sutlej Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service ‘They were drunk, took me at gunpoint’ The victim, Piyush, alleged that he was stopped by four men, who were drinking alcohol in a car. One of the persons suddenly came out and pointed a pistol at him. "The man asked me to handover my mobile phone and when I resisted, he snatched it and gave it to his aide sitting in the front seat of the car. Despite arguing they refused to return my phone and instead asked me to handover the wallet as well. Finding an opportunity, I snatched my phone from the man sitting in the car and fled," he said. continued on page 2 Accused did not follow protocol: Police When victim turned to FB for help When the cops at the naka did not take action against those who threatened him, Piyush turned to his Facebook account and wrote: “Guys please come to Haibowal Chowk persons tries to harass me tries to steal my money and phone and they claim to be fraud CIA.” Ludhiana, July 9 Thanks to technology, learning foreign languages has become more fun and residents are making the most of mobile apps these days. There are a slew of mobile apps which make learning of foreign languages much more interesting and easier nowadays. More and more residents are seen taking interest in foreign languages thanks to these mobile apps. Residents say these apps have become a good way to learn foreign languages and are more interesting than the traditional way of learning from books. “I always wanted to learn French, and even tried to learn the language. But my interest started waning after some time,” said Jasneet, a resident. “But with a couple of apps in my smartphone, I have a much better grip on the language and in more interesting way,” he said. c m y b Language apps are gaining popularity in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO “It is said learning different languages expand your horizons and it is the first window into any culture. So it is fun to learn and speak new words,” said Aman, an executive. Some of the apps even allow friends to learn along side. “Having friends to learn the app makes it much more fun. And the app keeps a tab on their progress and in a way we have a friendly competition as well,” Rijak, a student said. The apps that have become avail- able now are even better than those that were available say around a couple of years ago, say residents. The game-like interface in some of the apps also keeps one going. “Once you learn a language through an app, one can go into the depths of the language. Thus it is definitely proving to be a good help,” said Preeti another student. “Instead of playing games on a mobile, I spend time learning Spanish,” he said. Ludhiana July 9 A 17-year-old boy jumped into the Sutlej in Kasbad village, near here, while trying to get some relief from scorching heat, but little did he knew that his attempt would prove fatal, as he drowned in the river. Two of his friends, however, had a miraculous escape, as some good Samaritans saved them from drowning. The deceased has been identified as Shaif Ali, a resident of Kali Sadak in Basti Jodhewal. The incident occurred in the afternoon, when three friends were bathing in the river. Suddenly one of them started drowning. The other two friends tried saving him, but they too got stuck and started drowning. Sources said when people standing nearby noticed that the boys were drowning, they dived into the water and took the duo DECEASED SHAIF ALI out safely. However, they could not save Shaif as he swept away in the current. SHO Meharban police station Pavitar Singh said Shaif was a native of Bihar, adding that divers were still trying to locate his boy. Shaif’s father Shoukat Ali said his son had gone to bathe in the Sutlej with his two friends as it was his off from work on Sunday, but he was not aware that his son would never come back.
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