04112017-LT-01.qxd 11/4/2017 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 4 NOVEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Medical informatics Animal fair at Baddowal SAI trainees selected Experts discuss amalgamation of engineering, medical facilities to check spread of diseases. P2 Animals vie for ‘best’ tag at fair organised in Baddowal. Participants from across the district. P3 Two trainees from SAI Centre in the city selected to take part in Junior National Athletics Meet. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 30°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5: 35 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6: 44 AM SNIPPETS Wanted former boxer in police net Ludhiana: A woman bootlegger, among two, was arrested under the Excise Act and 19 cases of illegal liquor were recovered in separate cases. In the first case, the Dugri police nabbed Surinder Singh of Phase 1 Dugri and recovered 14 cases of illegal liquor from him. During a routine checking in Nirmal Nagar, a Verna car was stopped for checking and on search illegal liquor was recovered, the police said, adding that accused was on the way to supply liquor to his clients. In another case, the Division No 7 police nabbed a woman bootlegger and recovered five cases of liquor. She was identified as Baby, alias Sunita, of EWS Colony. Liquor was recovered during a raid at her house. A case was registered. TNS Arrested with two other aides for committing henious crimes like murder, loot and snatchings Three held under Excise Act 14 cops reshuffled in Commissionerate Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 3 Police Commissioner RN Dhoke reshuffled 14 cops, including the rank of SHOs and heads of other investigation wings, on Friday. CIA 1 in-charge Jatinder Kumar has been transferred as SHO Police Division 5, while SHO PS Vinod Kumar has been given the charge of PS 8. SHO Daba Gurvinder Singh has been given the charge of CIA 1. Cyber crime Inspector Gurveer Singh has been given the charge of Haibowal police station, while Haibowal incharge Gurmeet Singh has been posted as SHO Daba. Inspector Satwinder Singh has been transferred from Police Lines to SBS Nagar police station as the SHO. Inspector Harjinder Singh in-charge of Homicide Squad has replaced as SHO PS 3, while the SHO 3 Sanjiv Kapoor has been posted in the cyber unit. Inspector Gurbachan and Inspector Gurvinder Singh, who were posted at the Police Lines, have been given the charge of Homicide Squad and SHO PS 2, respectively. SHO 2 Ashok Kumarl has been given the charge of STU Wing, while STU incharge Harpal Singh has been given the charge of PCR Zone 2. Pawan Kumar SHO PS 8 has been attached with the CIA 2 wing. ASI Babu Singh, who was in the PCR, has been transferred to the Daba police station. Notorious past Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 3 In a major catch, the Crime Investigation Wing-2 of Ludhiana Commissionerate busted a gang of robbers being run by a former national-level boxing player. The accused have been identified as former boxing player Davinder Singh, alias Peter (37), of Jagraon; Prabhdeep Singh, alias Deepu (32), of Phillaur and Narinder Kumar alias Nindi (22) of Phillaur. The police have recovered .32 pistol with two live cartridges, five cartridges of .32 revolver, two motorcycles and a knife. CIA chief Prem Singh, at a press conference, said the former boxing player was wanted in 14 criminal cases, including that of murder, registered against him at various police stations in the state and he was never caught by the Punjab police in the past several years. He was declared a PO by courts as well. The CIA chief said the gang had committed over 40 loot and robberies in the city at gunpoint. After committing the crime, Peter used to leave the state for some days, Deepu used to work as a security guard in Haryana, while ☛ November 15, 2012: Loots a shopkeeper of ~1.20 lakh at gunpoint in Hoshiarpur, fires three shots in the air ☛ Robs employee at Pepsi agency in Philaur, fires empty shot ☛ February 14, 2013: Loots egg trader of ~2.50 lakh in Ludhiana ☛ July 12, 2014: Loots a shopkeeper of ~6 lakh at gunpoint ☛ January 5, 2014: Injures Karyana shopkeeper with gun shots and loots ~40,000 cash in Ludhiana ☛ March 1, 2015: Loots car at gunpoint from Hoshiarpurbased property dealer ☛ March 9, 2015: His aide Deepu shot a medical shop owner in Moga dead during an attempt to loot ☛ In 2015, he committed several snatchings near Clock Tower in Ludhiana but no case was registered CIA chief Prem Singh addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Nindi used to visit Dubai. Boxing player Peter had done graduation from Khalsa College Chandigarh from 1999-2002. He has also played several district and state-level boxing tournaments. He played the national boxing inter-universities championship in Delhi, where he represented Punjab. All accused are facing murder, attempt to murder, robbery, loot cases in Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Jagraon, Moga, and Jalandhar. Unemployment, drug addiction forced him to become a criminal Boxing player Peter said he had been playing boxing from the age of 19. He represented his school, college and Punjab University in the state and national-level boxing championships. Despite playing nationals, he could not get any government job. “During inter-university game in Delhi, my arms got fractured, due to which my career received a jerk. Due to poor family background and addiction to drugs, I was living in dire straits. I formed a gang and started committing robberies at gunpoint to earn my living,” he told during interrogation. Door-to-door survey Civic body yet to seal illegal construction begins to trace suspect Kuldip Bhatia Cops of 28 police stations alert; 28,000 posters put everywhere RSS WORKER'S MURDER Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 3 With the possession of the sketch, the Police Commissionerate and Counter Intelligence Wing are set to comb the entire city, including the outer limits, to trace the suspect in RSS missionary Ravinder Gosain’s murder case. Notably, the same stolen bike, Honda Stunner, was used in the murder of RSS missionary Ravinder Gosain on October 17. A day after, the bike was recovered from Majh Fagguwal village near Jalandhar bypass. Police Commissioner RN Dhoke and Counter Intelligence AIG Gurpreet Singh Toor has been conducting a series of meetings with their team members to zero in on the suspect. “We have printed 28,000 posters of the suspect, which will be distributed in the city and also be put up at public places, especially outside colleges, schools, at the bus stand, railway stations and in the inner localities of the city. Big hoardings of the suspect will also be put at the entry and exist points of the city,” CP RN Dhoke told The Tribune on Friday. CP suspects that the bike thief could either be the native of Ludhiana or could have been living in rented accommodation for the purpose. Once the police catch him, killers could easily be caught, the CP held. Dhoke said specific force from 28 city police stations have been spared for the purpose. Cops will visit colleges, schools, where they will distribute posters and have the ❝Wewill be printed 28,000 posters ofalsosuspect,up at which distributed in the city and be put public places, especially outside colleges, schools, at the bus stand, railway stations and in the inner localities. Big hoardings of the suspect will also be put at the entry and exist points of the city. ❞ RN DHOKE, Commissioner of Police Cops in civvies attending RSS shakhas To prevent such incidents in future or keep a tab over suspects, the Ludhiana police are reportedly attending shakhas in civvies and some cops have been told to roam around the shakhas since Ravinder was an RSS missionary and was also a ‘mukhya shikshak’ (head teacher) at Mohan Shakha in Amantran Colony. PCR cops are also patrolling around the houses of Hindu leaders and also The sketch of the suspect. interacting with them. List at least 10 persons with 6-ft height and criminal background, cops told RSS missionary Ravinder Gosain was shot dead by a turbaned man, who was riding pillion on a bike, apparently having 6ft or more height. Recently, the Police Commissioner issued directions to every constable-rank officials to prepare a list of such persons and get them verified at the police stations. CP Dhoke said cops were told to prepare a list of at least 10 such persons having criminal background, adding that the assigned job was already done, but no vital clue was received. also interact with students to get clue about the suspect. Constables will also personally visit city areas to interact with people at their house, Dhoke said, adding that the photograph of the suspect would be made viral at every nook and cor- ner of the city. The CP said 100 men from Counter Intelligence wing had also joined the operation to trace the bike thief and these men were being given a daily briefing about the place to be visited in search of the suspect. Ludhiana, November 3 Even after a warning letter issued by the Additional Chief Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, to the top brass of the Municipal Corporation to ensure compliance of building bylaws and take stern action against violations, the building branch of the MC, it seems, has not mended its ways. In a case of non-compoundable violation in commercial complex (category-VI building), neither the unlawful addition/ alteration has been removed, nor the portion been sealed for more than 10 months now. It was on the basis of a com- plaint filed by the Council of RTI Activists’ President Rohit Sabharwal to the Local Government Department that the brazen non-compoundable violation on the top floor of the commercial complex on Ferozepur Road came to light. Thereafter, the Director Town Planning, Punjab, forwarded the complaint to the Chief Vigilance Officer (vide his office memo no DTP/LG16/1900 dated August 30, 2016) to look into complicity of staff of the MC building branch, who had failed to take action against the building owner. Information obtained by Sabharwal from the MC under the Right to Informa- tion Act revealed that on an inquiry conducted by one of the Joint Commissioners of the MC (into the violations in the commercial complex), the MC Commissioner had issued sealing orders on a note sheet on January 3, 2017. However, the officials of the building branch took no follow-up action to demolish the illegal addition/ alteration or to seal the portion of the complex, where a shed was erected on the top floor for running a roof-top bar and restaurant. That the staff of building branch was hand in glove with the owner of the commercial complex (Kartar Bhawan), is evident from the fact that even sealing orders A commercial complex on Ferozepur Road where an illegal construction has been raised on the top floor in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO were issued by the MC Commissioner in January 2017, the Assistant Town Planner (Zone D) issued a show-cause notice (vide no 920/ATP-D continued on page 2 Five shops burgled in Doraha Our Correspondent Doraha, November 3 Miscreants broke the locks of five shops in Doraha last night and reportedly stole cash from the safes of these shops. While shopkeepers have submitted a written complaint to the police, a case in this regard is yet to be registered. It is learnt that the miscreants first broke open the locks of Kulwant Boot House and stole around ~5,000 cash from the safe, after which they broke the lock of the adjoining Jagdeep Cloth Hose, where they did not find any cash. They then stole ~15,000 from Soni Medical Shop by breaking open the locks of the shop. The locks of Dashmesh Charitable Hospital were also broken. Miscreants stole around ~7,000 for Sewak Medical Hall. They also took along the ATM card, pan card, driving licence, health card, credit card of the owner of Sewak c m y b Medical hall Khushwant Singh and his wife. The CCTV footage of the four miscreants breaking open the locks and acting without any fear has gone viral on social media. The affected shopkeepers today met the Doraha SHO along with the acting president of All Traders’ Union Pritam Singh Jaggi and submitted their complaint apart from demanding the speedy arrest and action in the case. SHO Doraha Manjit Singh said an FIR was yet to be reg- istered as they were trying to investigate the case closely and actually assess the loss. Meanwhile, the incident has alarmed the shopkeepers and residents, who feel that the carefree and fearless manner in which the miscreants broke open the locks indicate that they may plan a similar theft or for that matter even a robbery in the coming days. Anticipating threat to their life and property, residents have demanded the arrest of the miscreants as soon as possible. (Left) The shutter of a shop left half open by miscreants; and the broken safe of Sewak Medical Hall in Doraha. TRIBUNE PHOTOS
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).