10092017-LT-01.qxd 9/10/2017 12:14 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Pledge for better security Suicide Prevention Day Open Dist Judo C'ship The Assn of Pvt Unaided Schools, Punjab, pledges to provide proper security at schools. P2 Experts will apprise people of suicidal problems during a statelevel programme at PAU today. P4 As many as 400 judokas are participating in the two-day judo championship. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6:38 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:08 AM 5 friends involved in 80 loots in police net 69 mobile phones, two motorcycles, auto-rickshaw, weapons recovered from them Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana September 9 Five unemployed friends formed a gang and committed over 80 loots and robberies in the past six months. Now, they have landed in the police net. They have been identified as Sunny Kumar, alias SK, a resident of Housing Board Colony; Jaswinder Singh, alias Sonu, of Lalto Kalan; Satnam Singh of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar; Chandarpreet Singh, alias Kali, of Phullawal and Charanjit Singh, alias Sunny, of Manakwal Road. DCP (Investigation) Gagan Ajit Singh, ADCP (Crime) Satnam Singh and chief of Special Task Unit (STU) Inspector Prem Singh conducted a press conference here today. The DCP said the gang committed over 80 loots in just six months and the DCP (Crime) Gagan Ajit Singh addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of gang of snatchers in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA police have recovered 69 mobile phones worth over ~4lakh from them along with two motorcycles, an auto- rickshaw and several sharpedged weapons. Interestingly, one of the accused had completed a diploma in civil engineering. The DCP said all of them were between the age group of 25 and 30 and had also named their group as ‘Jaswinder Chacha’. Inspector STU Prem said apart from looting people, the MURDER AT GURUGRAM SSP turns a good Samaritan P3 Schools told to implement directions or face action World’s a stage Jagraon SSP Surjit Singh has set a unique example by providing monetary help for the treatment of a road mishap victim, said to be from a poor family. The SSP provided an aid of ~50,000 for the treatment of the injured youth of Jhordan village near Jagraon. The gesture of the top cop is being hailed by one and all. Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Guru Gautam, a play by Dr Bipin Doshi, being staged at the Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Top cop dismisses munshi for brutally attacking man Says his retention will be harmful to the interest of the state as well as general public Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana September 9 Taking strict action, Police Commissioner RN Dhoke today dismissed a clerk (munshi) of Basti Jodhewal police station for brutally attacking a man in Atal Nagar late last night. The victim has been identified as Simarjot Singh. Some fight took place in the area last night, following which Jodhewal police led by SHO Jaswinder Singh reached the spot. The clerk, himself went to the spot and started beating a man with the stick without having any authority. Despite resistance put up by the fellow cops, he continued thrashing the man till he fell unconscious, CP Dhoke told Ludhiana Tribune. “It has been brought to my notice that Head Constable Om Parkash at Basti Jodhewal police station, being the member of a disciplined force, knowingly violated the norms of the police working and gave severe beating to Continued on page 2 ASI suspended for disobeying ACP’s order Commissioner of Police RN Dhoke also suspended an ASI, in charge of Ramgarh police post, for dereliction of duty on Saturday. Dhoke, while confirming the same, said ASI Jagtar Singh was not obeying the orders of ACP Sahnewal Harkanwal Kaur. The ACP had asked the ASI to bring a case file related to a case pertaining to damage to some property, but the ASI did not pay heed to the repeated directions. The CP said the ACP had sent a report against the ASI recommending action against the cop. The CP also said the ASI had also been facing corruption complaints, which indicated that he was misusing his position, which could not be tolerated in policing. Not the first time ■ Two cops — Kuldeep Singh and ASI Gurkewal — have also faced the CP’s wrath for indulging in corrupt practices in the past. On May 17, ASI Kuldeep Singh was dismissed from service. The ASI, who was posted as Line Officer at the Police Lines, faced an FIR for sexually exploiting and blackmailing women constables, mainly new recruits. He made advances, extending unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures and remarks to them. If any woman opposed him, he would threaten her with dismissal from service. ■ On May 10, the CP dismissed ASI Gurkewal Singh for his alleged involvement in the extortion of ~20 lakh hawala money from an alleged hawala trader. Notably, gang also committed seven thefts in posh areas like Sarabha Nagar, Phullanwal, Rajguru Nagar, adding that a huge recovery of stolen cash and valuables could be recovered from the gang in further probe. During preliminary probe, the gang members said they could not get desired jobs, due to which they opted to form a gang to earn money in short time. “Unemployment coupled with drug addiction made them form a gang to meet their daily drug requirement. The accused used auto-rickshaws to loot passengers during night,” Inspector Prem said. He said with the arrest of the gang, 20 snatching cases reported in Sarabha Nagar, SBS Nagar, PAU and Model Town areas were solved. The police have also included the name of a shopkeeper in the FIR, as he used to buy snatched and stolen mobile phones from the gang. Dhoke had also asked ACP (Crime) Maninder Bedi to proceed on leave for registering a “false” FIR against SAD leader Gurpreet Singh Babbal. Later, he had issued a strict warning to ACP Bedi, ACP West Gurpreet Singh not to repeat this again and had also ordered departmental inquiry against SHO Sarabha Nagar Sumit Sood in the same case. ■ On July 14, two cops including ASI Swaran Singh (No 528) and HC Kamaljit Singh (No 649) were dismissed. They were dismissed after the CP found that they were involved in sheltering sports gambler, prostitution racketeers, illegal lottery gang members among other criminals. Ludhiana September 9 Taking preventive security measures keeping in view the safety and security of schoolchildren after the brutal murder of a sevenyear-old student of Ryan International, Bhondsi, near New Delhi, the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate, which had recently constituted a special committee for the purpose, has now issued special directions to the school authorities. The committee formed by Police Commissioner RN Dhoke is being headed by ADCP-II Ludhiana Sandeep Garg, while other members of the committee are ACP Headquarters Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, representatives of various schools and NGOs. Notably, the committee was formed after the sexual assault case on a student of KVM school came to the fore, in which a Class-IV employee was arrested. “Schools shall ensure that there is complete CCTV coverage of the school with facility for live recording with a minimum backup of one month. Police and character verification of the entire staff of the school must be ensured by the school management. In case any construction work is going on in the school, police verification of the labourers must be ensured,” ADCP Sandeep said. Schools must ensured that no outsider enters the premises of the school without proper verification, the ADCP said, adding that school canteen vendor should be employed after due scrutiny and surprise checks to ensure that no prohibited items such as narcotics or tobacco is being stealthily sold in schools to schildren. “Schools must have at least one qualified and accredited psychologist for counselling students. The psychologist can help in identifying the Continued on page 2 c m y b SNIPPETS Man looted of cash by 6 men Ludhiana: A man was looted of ~25,000 and other valuables by six armed men on the Malhar Road last night. The entire crime was captured in the CCTV cameras installed in the locality and a video has also gone viral. Ramesh Sood of Anand Nagar, who deals in exchange of old and mutilated notes, was heading home on his Activa. When he reached Malhar Road, he was cornered by three bike-borne people. In no time, three more bike-borne persons arrived and one of them attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon. Since the object hit his helmet, his helmet got split into parts and he fortunately sustained minor injuries on his face. "The accused snatched the bag from my husband and also thrashed him badly. He sustained injuries on his face. — TNS
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