28092017-LT-01.qxd 9/27/2017 11:46 PM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Focus on vocabulary Mandi Ahmedgarh Rangla Punjab Drive gets good response as students are learning 50-75 new English words every month. P2 The civic body authorities have resumed work on projects pending for more than a year. P3 Ludhiana Division of the LIC celebrates its golden jubilee at Guru Nanak Bhawan. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6:15 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:18 AM Gold Souk MD arrested 3 partners at large; real estate company accused of duping investors of ~6 cr Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 27 A day after the registration of a case against the partners of a real estate company, Gold Souk, the police today nabbed its Managing Director, Amit Gupta. Yesterday, dozens of complainants met Police Commissioner RN Dhoke, seeking registration of a case against the company. It was learnt that the complaints had been pending with the Economic Offence Wing of the city police for over a year, and no case was being registered citing the ongoing inquiry as reason. Yesterday, the complainants met Dhoke and apprised him of the slow progress in inquiry. After their meeting with the CP an , FIR was immediately registered. Who have been booked Investor’s take ❝ Commissioner Instead of returning our money, the company of Police RN management has been asking the investors to take Dhoke said the case was property or land at some other place in the state. But the registered value of land offered by the company was quite less than against the project in which we have invested. Our complaints chairman of the real estate had been pending for the past one and a half years. group Surendra Gupta, vicechairman Ashish Gupta, managing Every time the police called the company officials for director Amit Gupta and joint questioning, they escaped by making hollow promises of managing director Gaurav Gupta. returning the investors’ money. On Wednesday, the Ladowal police HARPINDER SINGH, A resident of Model Town nabbed Amit Gupta. ❞ Dhoke said the case was registered against chairman of the real estate group Surendra Gupta, vice-chairman Ashish Gupta, managing director Amit Gupta and joint managing director Gaurav Gupta. Today, the Ladowal police nabbed Amit Gupta. “We are conducting raids at the suspected hideouts of the rest of the partners of the company. Soon, they will be behind the bars. Further action in the case will be taken on merit and justice will be delivered to the complainants,” Dhoke added. Dhoke said people had invested lakhs of rupees in the group on the assurance that the company would build them shops-cum-residences in a township near the Ladowal area. According to the complainants, the company duped them of around Rs 6 crore. One of the complainants, Harpinder Singh, a resident of Model Town, who has invested Rs 40 lakh in the company, said each of the complainant had reportedly invested a minimum of Rs 5 lakh in the investment scheme of the company in 2011. The maximum individual investment could be over Rs 50 lakh. However, the company has failed to construct the township. “Instead of returning our money, the company management has been asking the investors to take property or land at some other place in the state. But the value of land offered by the company was quite less than the project in which we have invested. Our complaints had been lying pending for the past one and a half years. Every time the police called the company officials for questioning, they escaped by making hollow promises of returning the investors’ money,” Harpinder said. Attempt to kidnap girl near city school Sixth standard student bites man’s hand to escape Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 27 A man attempted to kidnap a student of sixth standard, RS Model Senior Secondary School, in the Model Town area this afternoon. The girl escape from the kidnapper’s clutches by biting him on the hand. When the news of kidnapping attempt reached the school authorities, there was panic in the area. The ACP (West), Gurpreet Singh, inspected the spot. Kamalpreet Singh Garcha, father of Pushpreet Kaur (11), who is a photographer by profession, said a schoolgirl told his daughter that her father was waiting for her outside Continued on page 3 The police check CCTV cameras after the attempt to kidnap a schoolgirl in the Model Town area, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Vehicle drags two women to 50 feet, one dies Pedestrian run over by car at Jagraon 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: The recent incident involving murder of a student in a reputed school in Gurugram has sent the alarm bells ringing among parents. Keeping this in view, how can schools be made safe for students? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at ludhiana.feedback@ mail.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 and number. Ludhiana, September 27 A woman was killed in an accident on the Hambra road this morning. The woman was going with her motherin-law on a scooter when it was hit by a rashly driven vehicle. The duo was rushed to the nearby hospital where the doctors declared the woman dead on arrival. Her mother-in-law’s condition was critical. The vehicle dragged both women up to 50 feet. The driver applied brakes only when passersby raised the alarm. He, along with a person accompanying him, fled the spot after the accident. The deceased has been identified as Pratima (42), a resident of Dev Nagar. Her mother-in-law Ramesh Rani (68) has been admitted to the hospital. Sources said the women were on the way to the Beas dera located on the Hambra Tribune Reporters Doctors attend to a woman, who was injured in an accident, at Civil Hospital, Jagraon, on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO road. When they reached Rishi Nagar, a vehicle, laden with milk containers, hit their scooter from behind. Instead of stopping the vehicle, the driver stepped on the accelerator, dragging both women up to 50 feet. Sources said passersby tried to chase the driver but he escape. Investigating officer Satwinder Singh, from the PAU police station, said a statement of the deceased’s kin was being recorded and efforts were on to nab the driver. Jagraon, September 27 A middle-aged woman was killed and two suffered injuries when a car hit them near Kothe Khajura village on the outskirts of the town today. The deceased has been identified as Kulwant Kaur, a resident of Moga. The injured have been identified as Gurmit Kaur, a resident of Kothe Khajura village, and Choto of Landeke village in Moga district. They have been admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Their condition is stated to be stable. The accident took place when the three women were going towards the house of another woman. According to sources, when they reached near the village gurdwara, a speeding car hit them from behind. Kulwant Kaur died on the spot. The car driver sped off. The villagers rushed the injured to Civil Hospital. A police team, led by ASI Harmesh Kumar, reached the spot and started investigation. The investigating officer, ASI Harmesh Kumar, said the police had registered a case against unidentified car driver after recording the statements of the injured women. “We have started efforts to trace the car driver,” he said. 3 hurt as bus rams into stationary truck Khanna: Three persons were injured when a bus of the Haryana Roadways hit a stationary truck near Daheru village near here. The injured Continued on page 3 MTP charge withdrawn from Bindra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 27 The Local Bodies Department has withdrawn the charge of Municipal Town Planner from SS Bindra. The orders in this regard were issued today. Now, the building branch of the largest Municipal Corporation in the state sans officials on posts of Senior Town Planner, Municipal Town Planner and a few posts of Assistant Town Planner. The acute staff crunch in the branch would now be more “helpful” to violators of building bylaws. Dozens of complaints about illegal constructions are filed with the Local Bodies Department every month. Getting no or little response, most complainants move the High Court, and then the limited staff get busy with court hearings. Now, crackdown on notorious criminals Boy found with throat slit in plot CIA-II nabs nine criminals with weapons and stolen valuables Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 27 The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) II today nabbed nine criminals who were wanted in several cases of loot and robberies. The police have recovered weapons, drugs and valuable items from them. Additional DCP (Crime) Satnam Singh and chief of CIA II Prem Singh addressed a press conference in this regard. Three teams of the CIA wing were formed to crack down on these groups, which led to the arrest of nine criminals. In the first case, the police nabbed Sandeep Singh, alias Poppy, alias Jarnail Singh Baba, a resident of Daulatpura road, Sangrur; and Balkar Singh, alias Sunny, a resident of Apra village, in Jalandhar. The ADCP said the police Notorious criminals in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday; and ADCP (Crime) Satnam Singh addresses a press conference. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA recovered a .32-bore pistol with two cartridges, and sharp weapons from the accused. The duo was facing cases of loot and robbery at several police stations. “Sandeep’s brother was killed in 2005 and he was just 15 years old then. Now, he, along with Balkar, formed a gang. They committed loots. Sandeep had bought this weapon especially to kill a Dhuri-based person to avenge his brother’s murder. Both are otherwise drivers by profession,” the ADCP added. The police also recovered a car from Sandeep on which ‘Khalistan’ was written in bold letters. The CIA chief, Prem Singh, said they also arrested Vinod Kumar, alias Vino- di, of Sherpur; Vijay Kumar of Phase IV, and Jatinder Kumar, alias Sonu, of Tajpur road at the Cheema chowk. The police recovered one pistol of .315 bore with two cartridges, two knives, 1,200 intoxicant tablets and a three-wheeler from the accused. The duo faced four cases of loot and robberies. Prem said Vinod had c m y b bought this weapon to kill a resident of Focal Point with whom they had some money dispute. In yet another case, the CIA nabbed Suraj Kumar, a native of UP and at present living at Vishwakarma Colony; Faima Mohammad of UP; Vikas, alias Kancha, of Bhola Colony; and JP Kumar of Moti Nagar. The police said the gang was mainly looting the migrant labourers by threatening them with sharp weapons. They were also involved in a number of thefts reported in residential areas. The police recovered eight mobile phones, seven gas cylinders, three cycles and some electronic equipment from them. Ludhiana, September 27 The body of a 12-year-old Muslim boy with his throat slit was found in a vacant piece of land on the Bhadurke road, near the vegetable market, this evening. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Imam, son of Mubarak, a resident of Azad Nagar. According to the deceased’s father, who owns a meat shop in the area, he had sent his son to collect fodder for goats in the morning. When he did not return home till evening, he informed the police. When the police examined footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the vegetable market, the boy was seen entering a vacant plot. During a search, the police found the body there. The sharp weapon, with which the boy was murdered, was found near the spot. The police have not ruled out the sodomy angle behind A policeman inspects the crime scene near the vegetable market on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJA the murder. The ACP East, Pawanjit Singh, said it was too early to say if the boy was sodomised. The postmortem examination of the body would clear the exact cause of his death.
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