08102017-LT-01.qxd 10/8/2017 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Degrees conferred DC at grain market City’s star shuttler Degrees conferred on 200 passouts at Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, during a convocation. P2 DC Pradeep Agarwal visits Khanna grain market and inspects purchase arrangements. P3 Lakshay Sharma wins gold in the Sub-Junior Punjab State Ranking Badminton Tourney in Ropar. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6: 00 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6: 21 AM No encroachments: HC High drama at What Mundian Kalan petitioners say ❝The present case is a glaring example of thisare lamentable state of affairs as police authorities playing at the hands of builders. A large part of the land of poor has been grabbed by unscrupulous persons (in Mundian Kalan) using muscle, money power or political clout... ❞ The petitioner contended that the respondent obtained licence to develop only 6.95 acre land at Mundian Kalan village. But it illegally developed excess area and provided an unauthorised entry by violating the conditions. The documents brought on record disclosed 'a very sorry and sordid state of affairs' regarding illegal encroachment and unauthorised constructions in the village... Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 7 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a notice to the state of Punjab on a petition seeking initiation of action for the encroachment of land belonging to the “poor persons” in Ludhiana. Directions were also sought to restrain a “coloniser” from carving out and developing new residential colony or complex without any authority of law, licence or necessary statutory permission. The notice came on a petition filed by Jaswant Singh of Mundian Kalan in Ludhiana district and other petitioners. Referring to news reports that a real-estate company had illegally and in an unauthorised manner carved out a colony, the petitioner contended that the respondent obtained licence to develop only 6.95 acre land at Mundian Kalan village. But it illegally developed excess area and provided an unauthorised entry by violating the conditions. The petitioners added that the documents brought on record disclosed “a very sorry and sordid state of affairs” regarding illegal encroachment and unauthorised constructions in the village. “The present case is a glaring example of this lamentable state of affairs as police authorities are playing at the hands of the builders. A large part of the land of poor has been grabbed by unscrupulous persons using muscle, money power or political clout,” the petitioner added. BRS Nagar Tribune News Service Ludhiana October 7 A high drama was witnessed at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, when two cops reportedly barged into a makeshift tent where artists were applying henna (mehndi) on the hands of women and created ruckus, late last night. A video of the entire drama has also gone viral, following which senior police officials have marked a probe into the incident. Eyewitnesses said henna specialists had installed a tent on the road at BRS Nagar and due to Karva Chauth festival, women were sitting inside the tent. Suddenly, two cops came and told the henna artists to pack up and free the space. The women present there alleged that the cops were drunk and they misbehaved with women as well. When the matter reached the senior police officials, SHO Sarabha Nagar, Sumit Sood reached the spot and assured a thorough probe. ADCP Surendra Lamba said cops told him that the tents were installed on the road, due to which they asked the henna artists to remove the tent. About the allegation that cops were drunk, the ADCP said the police would inquire the matter and if any negligence of cops comes to the fore, action would be taken. Man gets 7 years Dhaba owner, among 11 others, booked in jail for murder for serving liquor without licence Tribune News Service Accused held with 60-kg poppy husk in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO 60-kg poppy husk seized Doraha, October 7 The Doraha police recovered 60-kg poppy husk from Harjit Singh of Ludhiana. He was coming from Khanna side and heading towards Doraha in his car which was stopped for checking. A case under Sections 15/61/85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the accused. In another case, Satnam Singh of Mamadpur in Sangrur and Mana of Alipur in Sangrur were stopped for checking. As many as 56 boxes of liquor were recovered from them. In another case, 100-gram heroin was recovered from Rajpal Singh and Sunil Kumar of Ludhiana and Jagdish Chand of Jalandhar during a naka imposed on the NH near Doraha. A case was registered at Doraha police station. — OC SNIPPETS Fraud: 3 travel agents booked Ludhiana October 7 Owing to the festive season, the police have started conducting raids at bars and restaurants, where liquor is being served without licence. Raids are also likely to be conducted at bars which serve liquor during late hours. The Kotwali police on Friday night conducted a raid at ‘Kishori Da Dhaba’ in Bhadaur House opposite the AC Market, from where several people were nabbed consuming liquor in the open. The police have also arrested the dhaba owner on the charge of serving liquor with- The moment the raid, asked ❝dhaba ownerweheconductedlicence towe firstliquor. the if had any serve He failed to produce any, and was taken into custody. Later, people who were consuming liquor inside and outside the dhaba were also taken into custody. HARJINDER SINGH BHATTI, SHO, Kotwali police station out licence. Harjinder Singh Bhatti, SHO, Kotwali police station, said the police received a tip-off that a dhaba owner was serving liquor at his eating joint and he did not have any licence for it. Accordingly, the police conducted a raid and caught 11 people, including the eatingjoint owner, for the violation under the Excise Act, he said. ❞ “The moment we conducted the raid, we first asked the dhaba owner if he had any licence to serve liquor. He failed to produce any and was taken into custody. Later, people who were consuming liquor inside and outside the dhaba were also taken into custody. A case under Section 68-1-14 of the Excise Act was registered,” he said. Earthen cookware catching visitors’ fancy at Saras Mela Ludhiana: The Sadar police have booked three travel agents on the charge of duping a man of several lakhs. The accused have been identified as Arvinder Ashant, Tanisha Ashant and Kartik of Foreign Overseas Consultant. Complainant Kawaljit Singh of BRS Nagar said he struck a deal with the travel agents to send his son Iqbal Singh to Australia on a study visa and he paid ~4 lakh in advance to the agents. The accused neither sent his son abroad nor returned the money. The police are yet to arrest any accused. In yet another case, the police have booked a travel agent identified as Kuldeep Kaur of Badhni village for duping a resident of Nurpur Bet. Complainant Jagwant Singh said the accused took ~1.5 lakh to send his son abroad, but the accused failed to do so. She is yet to be arrested. No licence for selling crackers The Salem Tabri police have booked a man on the charge of selling crackers without any licence. The accused has been identified as Ranjit Singh of Abdulpur Basti. The police said a tip-off was received that the accused were selling crackers near the Grain Market on a commercial vehicle without any valid licence. Accordingly, the police intercepted the vehicle and registered a case. He was, however, released on bail later. 3 held with 40 cases of liquor The city police arrested three bootleggers in separate cases and recovered 40 cases liquor from them. In the first case, the police nabbed one Manpreet Singh of Baranhata village. He was held during a naka at Laduwal Chowk and six cases of illegal liquor were recovered from him. In another case, the police arrested Rupinder Singh of Gujra village in Jagraon and recovered 25 cases of illegal liquor from him. He was arrested from Fatehgarh Gujra village during a routine naka. In yet another case, the police arrested Rinku of Vishkarma Colony and recovered nine cases of liquor from him. He was on the way to deliver the illegal liquor to his clients. A case under the Excise Act was registered in all cases. Dowry: Man, mother booked The women cell police have booked a man identified as Shamsher Singh and his mother Jaswinder Kaur of Basant Nagar on the charge of dowry harassment. Complainant Sarabjit Kaur of the Railway Colony said she got married to Shamsher in 2014 and immediately after marriage was subjected to mental and physical torture for want of dowry. No arrest has been made in the case so far. TNS Earthenware on display during the Saras Mela at the PAU. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 7 Earthen cookware and utensils are selling like hot cakes at the ongoing Saras Mela being held at the Punjab Agricultural University here. Terracotta jugs, mugs, bottles, plates, casseroles, kettles, tumblers and other utensils, even tawa and cookers made from terracotta, are attracting visitors. Rajwanti from Chidaw village of Karnal, who was selling this kitchenware, said she started making these utensils just five years ago and now, the preference for these was increasing day by day as people were switching back to clay utensils. Gurmeet Kaur from Mukt- remain ❝Nutrientsthese utensils, preserved in which otherwise are lost while cooking on other metals, including steel. VISHAL GOYAL, who sources all earthenware from Gujarat ❞ sar, whose son studies in the city, bought clay ‘tawa’. She said she has been using this tawa for five months now but since it got damaged, she came here especially to buy it. “I make rotis on it and these don’t even burn,” she said. Vishal Goyal from Sangrur says he sources these utensils from Gujarat. “Nutrients remain preserved in these utensils, which otherwise are c m y b lost while cooking on other metals, including steel,” he said. “Cooking in some materials, including aluminium, is harmful for health. The utensils that can be used for cooking have been baked for much longer to make these stronger. Casseroles have been made especially to make these microwave-safe as well,” he said. Kulwinder Singh, a city resident, said just a look at these utensils brought his childhood memories back. “We used to use these utensils in childhood. But time seems to be turning back, as I see these having exhibited at several places. It is good to unlearn certain things and it continued on page 2 He said as the festival season was on, the police would conduct surprise checks at illegal bars and eating joints, where liquor can’t be served and strict action would be taken if any such violation is found. The SHO said no restaurant or bar which has licence to serve liquor is allowed to open after 11 pm and the police would conduct late night raids to check violations. Senior police officials have received complaints against several restaurants serving liquor late at night. Due to this, police station heads have been told to keep a tab over such violations and take strict action. Our Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, October 7 Additional Sessions Judge JPS Khurmi has convicted Goverdhan of Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, Ludhiana, on the charge of murdering one Arvinderpal Singh of Adarsh Nagar following a road-rage incident. He was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years. A fine of ~5,000 was also imposed on him. According to the prosecution, the motorcycle of the accused rammed into a Bolero jeep of Arvinderpal on June 15, 2011 and they both entered into a heated Ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years. A fine of ~5,000 also imposed on the accused. argument. As a result, Goverdhan attacked Arvinderpal with a knife and he died. A case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was lodged at Division No. 7 police station following the statement of the victim’s uncle Balbir Singh of Adarsh Nagar.
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