16072017-LT-01.qxd 7/16/2017 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 16 JULY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE National darts contest World Youth Skills Day Jaitley in city Sanyogita and Manav Babaria win in girl’s, boy’s sections of National Ranking Darts Championship. P4 Youth encouraged to add skills in order to be self-dependent this World Skills Day. P3 Arun Jaitley attends function in city and asks corporate houses to carry out welfare works. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAXIMUM 33°C MINIMUM 26°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7: 30 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5: 34 AM Kidnapping case solved within 3 hrs, 2 held Compounder turned out to be the kidnapper of city-based doctor’s 2-year-old grandson Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana July 15 The Ludhiana Commissionerate solved a kidnapping case within three hours here today. A 2-year-old child Bachitar, a resident of Chet Singh Nagar, was kidnapped from Sanjay Clinic by two persons, who were arrested by the police, but was safely traced within three hours of kidnapping. The compounder of a clinic Munna Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh, turned out to be the kidnapper of the boy, who was the grandson of the doctor under whom he worked. Munna, along with his aide Aman Kumar, had kidnapped the boy. The case was solved jointly by the Ludhiana police and Jalandhar rural police. Police Commissioner Ludhiana RN Dhoke and SSP Jalandhar rural GPS Bhullar addressed a joint press conference, (Left) Man cries after his son was handed over to him by the police; and kidnappers in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN where they handed over the child to the parents. Munna was working in the clinic for the past over three years and he committed the crime to become rich within a few days, but fell in his own trap. Their repeated calls to the doctor helped the police in tracing their exact location. Hira Lal, owner of the clinic said, his compounder Munna took his grandson along at 12.05pm today, saying he was taking him to the market. Within 20 minutes, he received a call from some unknown number, who claimed that Munna and Bachitar have been kidnapped and they were in their custody. The kidnapper made repeated calls to the doctor saying his (doctor) grandson and his compounder were kidnapped and they were kept at some isolated place. “I was told by the kidnapper that my grandson and compounder have been kidnapped and they were kept in confinement at some undisclosed forest area. The kidnapper made around 15 calls from different numbers, but did not demand ransom,” the doctor said. CP Dhoke said after receiving the intimation of kidnapping, an alert was sounded in the entire state and police teams started searching the boy. During probe, a tip off was received about the location of the kidnapper and in no time, the Ludhiana police and Jaland- har rural police laid a trap outside a hotel in Phillaur after which a raid was conducted in the hotel and the boy was traced. Sources said the accused had taken the boy to a hotel in Phillaur on their bike. Inspector Shiv Kumar of Jalandhar-led team searched several hotels in Phillaur and they got a lead. High-profile killings’ Saturday connection Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana July 15 The high-profile killings in Punjab in the recent past has some Saturday connection it seems, as assailants chose the day to commit such killings. Be it the murder of prominent RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja, Hindu leader Durga Parshad, Hindu leader Amit Sharma and Dera Sacha Saudha followers, it was on continued on page 3 Past incidents— all on Saturdays ■ Apr 23, 2016: Shiv Sena leader the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road Durga Prasad Gupta shot dead in Khanna by assailants on bike ■ Jan 14, 2017: Amit Sharma (35) ■ Aug 6, 2016: RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) was shot at in a busy Jyoti Chowk market. He sustained 3 bullet injuries ■ Feb 25, 2017: Dera Sacha Sauda follower Satpal Sharma (70) and his son Ramesh (40) were shot dead by unidentified assailants at Jagera village on district president of Shri Hindu Takht was shot dead outside Durga Mata Temple. He was an exporter of machine tools for the hosiery industry. After meeting his friend Chander, who runs a flower vend outside the temple, Amit walked towards his car when he was confronted by two bike-borne youths who opened fire at him and fled Protests mark FM’s visit Ludhiana industry puts forward demands regarding GST Firm told to improve service or face music The police record the statement of the kin of pastor after he was shot dead outside a church on Saturday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Man kills mentally challenged daughter, then ends life Our Correspondent Members of the Janta Nagar Small Scale Manufacturers’ Association trying to stop the convoy of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 15 Union Finance Minister’s visit to Ludhiana was much awaited by the Ludhiana industry as they wanted to put forward their demands and requests regarding the newly imposed Goods and Services Tax (GST). Some associations met and submitted their memorandum, while others staged a protest on his visit. Plywood manufacturers seek cut in GST Punjab Plywood Manufacturers’ Association submitted a memorandum to the Minister. Naresh Tiwari, Secretary General of the association request- Small-scale manufacturers show black flags Members of the Janta Nagar Small-Scale Manufacturers’ Association welcomed the Finance Minister with black flags. Jaswinder Singh Thukral, president of the association, said the Centre had imposed GST without knowing its impacts on small units. “GST will prove fatal for small units and will ruin these completely. We are totally against this black rule of the government,” he said. The association members also tried to stop the convoy of Jaitley. ed for reduction in GST rate from 28% to 18% on plywood, block board, and flush doors made from agriculture plantation wood and a substitute of forest wood. “The Indian panel industry consists of 3,500 units (small, medium, large) with various capacities and directly employs around 6 million people. Of these 3,500 units, 3,300 units are small-scale units which were enjoying an exemption from excise duty up to ~1.50 crore of their sale per annum. These units use agro plantation wood,” Tiwari said. “Due to massive GST rate of 28%, the cost of our plywood products will increase tremendously and will affect the budget of one dreaming to have an continued on page 3 Jagraon, July 15 In a shocking incident, a man allegedly killed his mentally challenged minor daughter before committing suicide by hanging himself from the girder on the ceiling of a room at his home in Mohalla Mahanta, in Dholan Wala Khooh area of Jagraon. The deceased have been identified as Suresh Kumar Singla and his 14-year-old daughter Palak Singla. The incident came to light around 4:30 pm, when Anju Bala, wife of Suresh, who is a government schoolteacher, returned home. She found the bodies of her husband and minor daughter hanging from the ceiling of the room on the second floor of the building. She informed the neighbours, who further informed the police. A police team led by SHO City Inderjit Singh Boparai arrived on the scene and removed both bodies. DSP Jagraon Kanwarpal Singh and SP (H) Gurdeep Singh also visited the spot. Anju had gone to school, while her son was also in school when Suresh took the extreme step. There was nobody at the house except elderly mother of the deceased. “When I returned from school, I could not find my husband and daughter. When I went upstairs, I was c m y b A photo of victims Suresh Kumar and daughter Palak with wife Anju Bala. A FILE PHOTO shocked to see my husband and daughter hanging from the girder of the ceiling,” Anju Bala told the police. According to the family members, Suresh was under a lot of stress for past some time. Though the exact cause behind the incident is not clear, it is believed that Suresh took the extreme step due to stress. His daughter Palak was a child with special needs. “Suresh was under a lot of stress and he was even undergoing treatment at the DMCH for the past few months,” said Vikas Singla, brother of the deceased. The police have handed over the bodies to the family after conducting the postmortem at the Civil Hospital Jagraon. “The police have launched inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CRPC,” said SHO Inderjit Singh. Expressing unhappiness over the way the Aecom company officials are handling the Smart City project, the MC authorities are going to ask them to bring improvement or be ready to face its wrath. A notice has also been prepared for it, which will be served on Monday. P3 SNIPPETS Diarrhoea: 14 new patients reported at Saholi village Ahmedgarh: Fourteen patients suffering from diarrhoea were reported at Saholi village on Saturday. With this, the total number of people taken ill has reached 146 in the village. Meanwhile, the authorities at the Civil Hospital Sudhar continued with remedial and proactive measures to treat and check further spread of diarrhoea at the village. The health officials have distributed over 4,000 chlorine generating tablets and around 1,200 ORS so far. In all, 550 pamphlets on causes and consequences of the disease have been distributed among residents by visiting almost all houses. As many as 125 houses were reportedly visited by the health officials on Saturday. Two arrested with 144 bottles of liquor Khamano: The Khamano police claimed to have arrested two persons and recovered 144 bottles of liquor from them in separate incidents. Those arrested are Darshan Singh Panaichan and Kala Sanghol. SHO Khamano Birbal Singh said Khamano police got a tip-off about illicit liquor being sold by the accused, after which the police party raided their hideouts and recovered 144 bottles of country-made liquor from them. The SHO said two different cases under the Excise Act were registered against the accused and further investigation was on. OC
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