07112017-LT-01.qxd 11/6/2017 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Row over parking Book on trees Zero visibility claims two lives The students and management of Kamla Lohtia College are at loggerheads over parking issue. P2 City-based environmentalist comes up with a book titled 'Birkhan Bajh Na Sohndi Dharti'. P3 Two persons were killed and a dozen injured in two fog-related accidents in Khanna. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 29°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5:34 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:47 AM Car runs over woman, son Woman dies on spot, child critical Tribune News Service In the presence of ACP Sachin Gupta, two residents are made to slap each other at New Shivpuri on Sunday night. TRIBUNE PHOTOS STREET JUSTICE, ACP STYLE Residents made to slap each other after protest against hospital over woman’s death goes violent Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 6 Following a protest by the kin of a deceased woman against the Preet Hospital authorities at New Shivpuri, the police lathicharged the protesters on Sunday night. After some protesters hurled stones, the police made residents come out of their houses and forced them to slap each other. A 35-year-old woman, Shanti, was admitted to Preet Hospital a few days ago. When her condition deteriorated, she was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in an auto as the ambulance was unavailable. She was declared dead at the DMCH, said her husband, Vinod Kushwaha. The woman's relatives gathered at Preet Hospital to register their protest. They blamed the medical staff for the woman’s death. They kept her body outside the hospital and staged a dharna, seeking action against the hospital staff. When the protesters refused to call off the protest, the police lathicharged them. The police also told the local residents standing on streets and on the rooftops of their houses to go inside. Meanwhile, unidentified Ludhiana, November 6 In another hit-and-run mishap, a 35-year-old woman of Ashok Nagar was killed and her 12-year-old son injured here today. They were hit by a speeding car on National Highway-1 near the Jalandhar bypass in the morning. The woman died on the spot while her critically injured son was rushed to a hospital. The deceased has been identified as Charanjit Kaur, who was crossing the road with her son Dilpreet Singh. Her husband, Rajdeep Singh, was a few steps behind. The car driver sped off after the accident. Local residents rushed to help the victims. Salem Tabri SHO Amandeep Singh Brar said they were checking CCTV cameras to get a clue to the car driver who hit the victims. The police have registered an FIR against an unidentified driver under Section 304 A, 338 and 279 of the IPC. According to the kin of the deceased, they were visiting a doctor as Dilpreet was suffering from fever. Charanjit was cremated in the evening. The local residents said several accidents had taken place on that stretch near the Jalandhar bypass but no precautionary measures had been taken by the Kin of 35-year-old woman, who was killed in an accident near the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA administration to prevent such mishaps. Scooterist killed A man died in the Mundian Kalan area after being hit by a speeding vehicle on Sunday. Harbans Lal, a resident of Moti Nagar, told the police that his father was going on his scooter to his shop on the Mundian Kalan road when a rashly driven car hit him. He died on the spot. The deceased has been identified as Parmeshwari Lal. The car driver has been identified as Gurjit Singh, a resident of the Gopal Nagar area. The police have registered a case under Section 279, 304-A and 427. SNIPPETS Man hit by train, dies A policeman kicks a door; residents being made to come out of their houses; and ACP Sachin Gupta slaps a youth at New Shivpuri. KIN SEEK ACTION AGAINST PREET HOSPITAL WOMAN GIVEN PROPER TREATMENT: HOSPITAL STAFF On Monday, the relatives of the deceased woman met senior police officials and sought action against the hospital authorities. Shanti’s husband Vinod Kushwaha said: “My wife was suffering from fever and was under treatment at Preet Hospital. The doctor told us that she needed to be shifted to The Preet Hospital staff denied all allegations, saying that they gave proper treatment to the woman. The hospital staff claimed that the woman was shifted to the DMCH timely. persons started hurling stones, which forced the police to make residents come out of their quarters located near the hospital. The police personnel break the the DMCH. The Preet Hospital staff failed to arrange an ambulance and my wife was shifted to the DMCH in an autorickshaw. My wife died due to negligence on the part of the medical staff at Preet Hospital.” “Instead of providing us justice, the police lathicharged us”, he added. doors of some quarters to bring dwellers out. Sources said Assistant Commissioner of Police Sachin Gupta allegedly ordered these residents to DCP JUSTIFIES LATHICHARGE ACP Sachin Gupta refused to comment on the issue. DCP Dhruman Nimbale said: “The police took action against only those who were protesting in an unlawful manner. The police conducted lathicharge only after stone pelting. The police did not carry out any resident out of houses and all these allegations are completely baseless.” slap each other. The police had asked the local residents as well as media persons not to take photos of the incident. The photo journalist of a Hindi paper alleged that Gupta tried to snatch his camera when he clicked a photo as the police official allegedly slapped a resident. A local resident said: “The police created fear among the residents who were not even part of any protest. No resident was allowed to stay on streets and on rooftops.” The police on Monday morning also conducted a march in the area. Ludhiana: A man was killed after being hit by a train near the level crossing at Santokh Nagar on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Pritpal Singh (55) of Santokh Nagar here. Assistant Sub-inspector Suresh Kumar said: “It is not yet clear whether it is a case of suicide or accident. We will record the statement of the train operator. Our investigation is on.” The driving licence of the deceased was found in his pocket, which helped in his identification. His family was informed about the incident. The body The deceased Pritpal was shifted to the mortuary of Guru Teg Singh. FILE PHOTO Bahadur Hospital, Ludhiana. TNS Thieves set store ablaze Ludhiana: After stealing ‘ghee’ and other items, the thieves set ablaze a grocery store on Tajpur Road in the early hours of Monday morning. According to the owner of the “Mittal” shop, everything stocked in the shop has been burnt down. He was informed about the fire by the neighbours early morning. The Division Number 7 police said a case had been registered. A fire engine was rushed to the spot, said sub-fire officer Rajinder Sharma. TNS Encroachments removed MLA’s security vehicle meets with accident Rehris removed from Field Ganj, Shahpur in joint MC drive 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: How can the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria be checked? 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, number. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 6 Tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation today conducted a joint encroachmentremoval drive against rehri-farhi vendors in the Field Ganj and Shahpur areas. As these areas had a large number of temporary encroachments, it was not possible for the zone concerned alone to remove the entire rehris and farhis from the roads. Today’s drive was jointly conducted by the tehbazari wings of all four zones. “Around 30 big rehris/stocks were removed by the department that were shifted to a godown in Transport Nagar. It is perhaps for the first time that staff of all zones collectively took part in a drive in a particular area,” said Superintendent of Tehbazari Rajiv Saggar. One of the officials admitted that the tehbazari wing was not able to meet the targets for the simple reason that it had not been provided with enough infrastructure to smoothly conduct antiencroachment drives. “Each zone has a Gypsy (for officials) and a truck. Each truck can shift around six rehris at a time. It takes pret- ty long time to reach the godown at Transport Nagar, where impounded rehris are unloaded, and to return to the spot. So, the team has to wind up the drive after confiscating just five or six rehris. By the time next drive is held, more rehris have encroached on the road. So. the real purpose of such drives is never achieved and these become mere eyewash,” said the official. Today’s joint drive was conducted with the aim of confiscating a maximum number of rehris and farhis encroaching on the Shahpur road and Field Ganj. c m y b Our Correspondent Security personnel injured in the accident. TRIBUNE PHOTO Khanna, November 6 A security vehicle of MLA Simarjit Singh Bains met with an accident near the Shani temple here today. Four persons, including three security personnel, were injured. The injured have been identified as Raghvir Singh, Kulwant Singh and Sunil Kumar, all security personnel, and Jagtar Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, who was also travelling in the same vehicle. Simarjit and his brother, MLA Balwinder Singh Bains, were going towards Chandigarh and the securi- ty vehicle was following their vehicle. When they reached near the Shani temple, a private vehicle reportedly hit the security vehicle from behind. Police officials reached the spot and the injured were shifted to the local Civil Hospital. When the Bains brothers got to know about the accident, they returned midway and visited the injured at the hospital. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Khanna, JS Cheema, said no case was registered as the cause of the accident seemed to be the security vehicle driver’s health condition.
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