12112017-LT-01.qxd 11/11/2017 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 12 NOVEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Convocation 2-day film festival begins Badminton tourney 240 students awarded degrees during the 16th convocation of the College of Agriculture at PAU. P2 Short films showcased on the first day of Short Film Fest that began at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute. P3 City girls score a brace by winning in U-14, U-17 sections in 63rd Punjab Schools Inter-District Games. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 13°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5: 30 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6: 51 AM SNIPPETS Man booked for rape Ludhiana: The Meharban police have booked a man on the charge of raping a woman. The accused has been identified as Gagandeep Singh, alias Jaggi, a resident of Matehwara village, near here. Complainant, a resident of Balipur village, said she married Sunil Kumar of Jawahar Nagar Camp in 2008 and also had an 8-year-old child. In 2013, her husband died and she started living at her parents’ place. Due to financial problems, she started working at the house of one Jagdev Singh as a domestic help. She said Jaggi used to come at the house to buy milk. She became friends with Jaggi. Jaggi promised that he would marry her, but did not keep his promise. On October 29, he called her at some place in Balipur village, where he developed physical relations with her. ASI Balvir Singh, investigating officer in the case, said raids were on to nab the accused. Thieves target garment showroom Decamp with cash worth lakhs from showroom near Bhadaur House, but do not touch garments Gangster arrested Ludhiana: The Government Railway Police nabbed a gangster and recovered 32 live cartridges of .12 and .32 pistols. The accused has been identified as Sandeep Singh of Sunar Kalan village in Nurmahal. One of his aides, identified as Tirath Ram of Bajuha Khurd, was also recently nabbed by the GRP and his interrogation led to the arrest of Sandeep. During questioning, the accused revealed that he and Tirath were part of the notorious gangs namely Bhinda Shadipuria, Satnam Singh Satta, Jagroop Singh Ruby and Lakhbir Singh Lakhi and had committed several robberies, bank loots in the state. Accused, during questioning, said he bought weapons from Banaras. The police said remand of the accused would be sought to bust the entire module. Fingerprint experts; and (right) dog squad conduct probe at the garment showroom, which was targeted by the thieves, on Deepak Cinema Road in Ludhiana on Saturday. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA Mother, 2 children go missing Tribune News Service Ludhiana: A mother along with two children reportedly went missing under mysterious circumstances. Complainant Mehmood of Jamalpur told the police that his sister Roshan, daughter Aafreen (8), son Mohammad Salmani (4) went missing since October 30. He suspected that the trio could have been kept under illegal confinement by Nasim Ahmed. The police have registered a case against Nasim and launched a manhunt to recover them. TNS Ludhiana, November 11 A garment showroom was targeted by thieves on the Deepak Cinema Road near Bhadaur House last night. Thieves decamped with cash worth several lakhs Delightful twirl Hope rekindles for Shiv Sena leader from the showroom, but did not touch the garments. Showroom owner Tek Chand Luthra said last night he closed his shop and locked it properly. In the morning, he received a call from a tea vender, who has his vend outside his shop. He informed him that the shutter of his shop has been broken. “I immediately reached the spot and found that the main shutter was uprooted by the thieves. When I entered the showroom, I found the showroom ransacked. When I checked the cash box, I found ~2.5 lakh missing. Apart from this, ~4000 kept in some bag inside the showroom was also stolen. Thieves had not touched the garment stock,” he said. The entire incident has been recorded in the CCTV cameras of the showroom. As Amit Arora was arrested for faking attack to get security; is out on bail now Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service A girl performs during the alumni meet-cum fair organised at the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, November 11 Hope rekindled for Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora, who was facing an FIR for stage-managing attack on himself to get more security, after the busting of terror module, in which the Punjab Police nabbed five accused and recovered weapons from them. Notably, during the yesterday’s press meet in Ludhiana addressed by DGP Suresh Arora, an official press release issued by the police mentioned that sharp shooter Hardeep Singh Shera along with his aide Ramandeep Singh had also attacked Sena leader Arora. Even the Chief Minister during a press meet in Chandigarh had named Arora as one of the targets of the terror module. Sena leader has now been planning to meet DGP Punjab ❝ I have been yearning for justice for the past one-and-a-half years. Now, some hope has rekindled. I have no grouse against the Punjab Police. Rather, I have full faith in the department and hope further proceedings in my case will be followed on merit only. AMIT ARORA, Shiv Sena leader Suresh Arora and Ludhiana Police Commissioner RN Dhoke to seek status of the case. Notably on February 3, last year, Sena leader Arora had alleged that he was shot at by some unidentified persons in Ludhiana, while he was sitting in his car. He had alleged that the bullet touched his neck and then hit the rear seat of the car. Later on June 23 in the same year, the police arrested Arora for concocting the story of an attack and misleading the police. A case of fraud (with sections under the Arms Act) was then regis- ❞ tered against Arora, his gunman and worker. Talking to The Tribune, Arora said: “I have been yearning for justice from the Punjab Police for the past one-and-a-half years. Now, with the revelations of the nabbed terror module operatives and the statements of the Punjab Police, hope for justice has rekindled. I have no grouse against the Punjab Police. Rather, I have full faith in the Police Department and hope further proceedings in my case will be followed on merit only,” Aro- ra said. On this, Police Commissioner RN Dhoke said it would be too early to comment on the issue. Let the Ludhiana police bring the killers on production warrant and if, in their interrogation, any such aspect gets confirmed, then the police would proceed accordingly in the Arora case. Sources said now the police would bring the five nabbed accused on production warrant to interrogate them in the past killings of Amit Sharma, Ravinder Gosain and Pastor Sultan Masih. The accused were involved in the firing incident at Kidwai Nagar as well. A senior police official, however, said forensic report of firing and bullet marks on the neck had defied the claims of Sena leader and declared it fake injury marks created by the leader with some iron object. Wagah to reverberate with city students’ performance Around 100 students from BCM Arya Model School will participate in the Children's Day programme Tribune News Service Students, who will perform during Children’s Day programme at the Wagah border, do rehearsals at BCM Arya Model School. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN c m y b Ludhiana, November 11 Students from the city will perform during the cultural programme to be organised before the Beating Retreat ceremony on Children’s Day. Around 100 students from BCM Arya Model School will participate in the programme. Principal Dr Paramjit Kaur said: “It is going to be the only school that will be present a cultural progamme that day. Our students have been given an hour to perform, in which they will present different cultural items.” She said though the school students have performed earlier during the Republic Day celebrations, it was for the first time that they would be presenting a cultural programme on Children’s Day. Monika Walia, a teacher at the school, said students would give two dance performances, in addition to singing a group song, and patriotic poems in addition to performing bhangra an hour before the Retreat ceremony that day. She said students were elated. “Hundreds of people go to Wagah border and line up for the Beating Retreat ceremony, but these students will actually participate during the cultural programme there. It will be a lifetime memory for them, in addition to filling them with confidence and instilling in them a sense of pride and patriotism for the country as well.” per the CCTV footage, thieves, who were five in number, entered the showroom at 5.25 am. Two of them entered the showroom, while the others stood outside. Thieves remained inside the showroom for 20 minutes, he said. Fingerprint experts and dog squad team also inspected the spot. The CCTV footage was handed over to the police. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered against unidentified persons. DELAY IN MC ELECTIONS Opposition corners Cong Councillors and leaders from the Lok Insaf Party, SAD, BJP and AAP have expressed disappointment over the delay in elections in Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. While the MC elections will be held in December everywhere in Punjab, the elections in Ludhiana will be held either in January or February. “The delay is deliberate as the Congress government has failed to live up to the expectations of people and on what grounds the Congress leaders will go to people and seek votes?" they asked. Here is what they have to say: ❝The entire delimitation process is beingthe done in the city with the ulterior motive of Congress leaders. They are doing the wardbandi as per their whims and not as per the population. In South area, the wards are 24. Instead of increasing the number of wards, the Congress wants it to be decreased to 22 because they know they stand weak there. They have deliberately delayed the MC elections fearing defeat.❞ Darshan Singh, SENIOR MEMBER OF THE STATE MEDIA TEAM OF AAP leaders will go to ❝When the Congressyoungsters will demand people to seek votes, mobile phones, old citizens and widows hike in pension. They will ask about development. What answers will they provide? The Congress government could not expand its ministry till date, what to expect of development from them. ❞ Inder Aggarwal, FORMER BJP COUNCILLOR be ready to ❝The Congress shouldthe elections,face the music. They may delay but defeat is certain. Not even one pre-poll promise has been fulfilled by the party. They are failures. On top of it, they have increased the power tariff. People are just waiting for the MC elections to give the Congress a befitting reply.❞ Harbhajan Singh Dang, SENIOR SHIROMANI AKALI DAL LEADER ❝In all other districts, including the Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala, Congress MLAs are dominating. But here in Ludhiana, we are there to challenge them. They want elections to be over in other districts first, then entire focus will shift towards the MC elections in Ludhiana. They will then misuse power. The Congress has conducted the entire delimitation process in a wrong manner and when the Director, Local Bodies raised an objection, he invited the wrath of political leaders in power. We will definitely move the High Court. ❞ Simarjit Singh Bains, LIP MLA — As told to Shivani Bhakoo (TRIBUNE PHOTOS)
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