05112017-LT-01.qxd 11/5/2017 12:18 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Pashu Mela concludes Delay in revision of pension Punjab School Games Pashu Mela concludes at Baddowal. Competitions among animals were the main attractions. P2 Govt Pensioners' Assn, Doraha, condemns lackadaisical attitude of govt in revising pensions. P3 Proving their class, boys' gymnast team from the city emerge champs in U-19 category. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 30°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5: 35 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6: 45 AM Kin ‘identified’ ex-boxer as suspect in CCTV footage IRRADIATING DIVINITY Was nabbed as a key suspect in RSS missionary’s murder case, but role still not established RSS WORKER’S MURDER Was hiding in some religious dera in Bihar Nikhil Bhardwaj “When we were scanning the list of wanted criminals, former player Peter came as a key suspect as he is 6.2-ft tall. He was also wanted in 14 heinous crimes. When the CIA-2 was assigned the task to zero in on the criminal, his whereabouts were traced to Bihar. While connecting the dots, the police conducted a raid at a religious dera and caught him. When he was interrogated, his role has not come to the fore behind the RSS worker’s killing so far,” a senior police official requesting anonymity said. However, the cops still considered it a major catch and achievement of the Ludhiana police as the wanted player had been escaping police net since 2012. Tribune News Service An illuminated Gurdwara Sukhmani Sahib at Phase-II Dugri on Gurpurb on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Commuters’ lives in jeopardy, but who cares? Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 4 Slabs of storm drains that were constructed for the drainage of rainwater on highways are posing a threat to commuters’ lives. Reason: Most of these slabs on the National Highway 1 (Ludhiana – Delhi), National Highway 95 (Ludhiana- Ferozepur) and Southern bypass (Ludhiana-Doraha) in the city are damaged and crying for immediate attention. These drains generally remain choked as garbage is being dumped into these, but requisite steps are not being taken by the authorities concerned. These drains are damaged at several points on a stretch located between Sidhwan Canal and Octroi on Ferozepur Road (NH 95). Similar storm-water drains were also constructed along the National Highway 1. The slabs of these drains near Jalandhar bypass, Dhandari, Karabara Chowk and other points on the NH 1 are broken, inviting mishaps. Besides, the slabs of the drain on a stretch of Southern Bypass near Jawaddi need to be repaired at the earliest. Expressing concern over the issue, a former superintending engineer of the Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Jaswinder Singh, said: “It is the responsibility of the authorities concerned to pay Slabs of storm drains damaged on various parts of the highways pose a grave threat to commuters’ lives, but authorities sleep Damaged slabs of storm-water drains pose threat to commuters’ lives on the Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN It is a major negligence on the ❝concessionaires or authorities part of the it rains, water accumulates ❝WheneverNagar turn on Ferozepur Road. near the BRS concerned. The broken slabs have caused mishaps earlier, too! An FIR should also be registered against the concessionaire or the These drains are not being repaired. The broken slabs also pose a grave threat to pedestrians, as they can fall into these. ❞ authorities. KAMALJIT SOI, Member of National Road Safety Council attention towards the dilapidated condition of storm-water drains. Even the holes for the drainage of rainwater have not been constructed in the right manner. The water accumulation is common at various places on the NH1 and NH 95 MUKESH MALHOTRA, BRS Nagar resident due to the failure of stormwater drainage system.” MC's superintending engineer, Dharam Singh said: ❞ "The NH 1 and Ferozepur Road falls under the NHAI. The MC cannot get the broken slabs repaired." SNIPPETS City-based couple denied bail 19-year-old ends life Ludhiana, November 4 The anticipatory bail of the couple, who cheated a Mohali-based trader owning a cotton firm of ~65 lakh, was dismissed by the court. The accused couple Vishal Bhalla (47) and his wife Ritu Bhalla (46) are residents of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. A case under Sections 406, 420, 506,120B of the IPC was registered at the Sarabha Nagar police station on October 13. An ADCP-rank officer had conducted a probe in the matter, following which an FIR was registered. Piyush Tripathi, who owns firms Sidhi Enterprises, SS Traders and Ludhiana: A 19-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house on Tajpur Road. Deepak Kumar was working at some factory, but had left job recently. He was alone at home, when he took the extreme step, the police said, adding that no suicide note was recovered from the spot. The police said the kin of the deceased had not suspected any foul play behind the incident. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc were initiated. Two held with narcotics The Model Town police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 81-gram heroin from them. The accused have been identified as Jaskaran Snigh of BRS Nagar and Darbara Singh of Bharat Nagar. Investigating Officer Rajinder Singh said a routine naka was laid at Pakhowal Road, where a car was stopped for checking on suspicion. During search, narcotics were recovered from him. The police remand of the accused would be sought to bust the entire supply line. TNS ~65 LAKH FRAUD CASE RJ Enterprises in Punjab and other states, said he had been supplying cotton and cotton waste to the firm of the accused, which deals in manufacturing yarn. In the span of five years, he supplied stock worth ~65 lakh to the accused. Instead of paying the amount, the accused had been threatening to indict Tripathi in a fake case. They had also submitted a complaint in this regards, but the victim came out clean in a police probe. Considering the allegations that the applicant has been c m y b purchasing goods worth lakhs of rupees from the accused despite the fact that their business had been closed down and sealed by the bank, it cannot be said that the accused have no dishonest intention. In these circumstances, keeping serious allegations in view, in the considered opinion of this court, no ground is made out for granting the concession of anticipatory bail to the accused. Therefore, application for anticipatory bail is hereby dismissed, Kuldip Kumar Kareer, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, said in the orders. — TNS Ludhiana, November 4 Soon after Gosain was shot dead outside his house in Gagandeep Colony on October 17, the police recovered a CCTV footage. A senior police official requesting anonymity told The Tribune that the person who shot Gosain was a tall man. Before launching an operation to nab Peter, the police questioned his brothers and kin living in Jagraon near Ludhiana and at other places and they were also shown the CCTV image of the suspect. “When his (accused) kin identified the bike-borne riding pillion, who shot dead Gosain, as Peter, senior cops were quite happy, as there was some ray of hope in cracking the Hindu leader’s murder case. However, Peter’s role has not come behind Gosain’s killing in the investigation so far,” he said. Former national-level boxing player Davinder Singh, alias Peter, accused of committing heinous crimes, was nabbed by the Ludhiana Commissionerate yesterday, considering him a key suspect in the murder of RSS missionary Ravinder Gosian’s. The bike-borne person, who killed Gosain, was seemingly over 6-ft tall and the boxing during ❝When his kin,the bikeprobe, identified borne riding pillion, who shot dead Gosain, as Peter, senior cops were quite happy, as there was some ray of hope in cracking the Hindu leader's murder case. However, Peter's role has not been established behind Gosain's killing in the investigation so far. A SENIOR POLICE OFFICIAL ❞ player is also 6.2-ft tall. However, his arrest turned out to be a major catch as he was wanted in 14 criminal cases, including that of murder, attempt to murder registered against him at various Davinder Singh alias Peter, a former national boxing player. FILE PHOTO Was declared a PO The bike-borne person, who killed Gosain, was seemingly over 6-ft tall and Peter is also 6.2-ft tall. However, his arrest turned out to be a major catch as he was wanted in 14 criminal cases, including that of murder, attempt to murder registered against him at various police stations of the state and he was never caught by the Punjab Police in the past over six years. He was also declared a PO by courts in all fourteen cases. police stations of the state and he was never caught by the Punjab Police in the past over six years. He was also declared a proclaimed offender (PO) by courts in all fourteen cases.
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