01122017-LT-01.qxd 12/1/2017 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 1 DECEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE DC hosts tea party MC apathy Badminton meet The DC hosts a special tea party for children with special needs, who have excelled in games. P2 Stagnant sewage has made life hell for Jaipura Road residents in Doraha. P3 Hosts BCM Arya Model School has clinched four titles. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5:24 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:07 AM Foggy mornings here again ASI’s murder case ends with acquittal of both accused Rajneesh Lakhanpal Investigation lapses Our Legal Correspondent Passengers cross railway tracks as fog engulfs the station in Ludhiana on Thursday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Civic body to streamline map approval procedure Sena leader, sons, gunman booked Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 After the building collapse at Sufian Chowk, which claimed 16 lives recently, the district administration, in an effort to streamline the building map approval procedure, held a meeting with the representatives of various departments, including GLADA, Municipal Corporation, Department of Industries, Factories, PSIEC, etc. Details from all officials representing these departments were taken by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agarwal at the meeting held in the evening. It came to the notice of the DC that industrial plots outside the MC limits were generally getting map approval from the Factories Department. During such approvals, proper guidelines of building bylaws were not followed. "For example, the entire plot is covered by the owner and no space is left which comes in handy in case an emergency like fire incident takes place. We are going to take up the issue with the higher authorities. We will recommend that the building maps need to be thoroughly approved by the authorities concerned, such as Municipal Corporation or GLADA. The entire procedure needs to be streamlined," said Agarwal. Charges: Kidnapping, thrashing company worker over alleged money dispute Leader had criminal past Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, November 30 A leader of the Shiv Sena Rashtrawadi, Sunil Tangri, his two sons Rohit Tangri and Mohit Tangri, and his gunman have been booked by the police on the charges of kidnapping and thrashing a man allegedly over some financial dispute. The complainant works as a computer operator at Tangri’s Ambey Trading company in Kesarganj Mandi. The police are conducting raids to nab the persons booked in the case. Sunil Tangri. In 2002, the police had conducted a raid at the den of Sena leader Jagdish Tangri and his son Sunil Tangri. At least 150 policemen, armed with search warrants, took part in the raid. The father-son duo had served jail term in cases. Arms were reportedly seized from their den. The complainant, Sunny Mehta, a resident of Haibowal, yesterday lodged a complaint, following which a probe was launched by the police. Sunny alleged that his brother Deepak Mehta worked at the leader’s shop. He owed some money to the leader due to which the latter was threatening him with dire consequences. The victim, Deepak said on November 28, he was rushed to the hospital after some health issues. Rohit and his gunman also arrived there and forcibly took him along. “They took me to their house and thrashed me. They manhandled me for the entire day. At 5.30 pm, when my wife came to know about my location, she, along with my mother, arrived at Tangri’s house. But the leader told them that bring cash first, only then he would let them meet me. The next morning, when my wife came with a cheque for Rs 15,000, Tangri snatched the keys of my wife’s scooter. He also sent his gunman to my house who took away my motor- Groom’s driver tries to grease ADCP’s palm Officer let him go, as he didn’t want to cause hinderance to marriage Ludhiana, November 30 The driver of a groom’s car offered a bribe of Rs 100 to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Sukhpal Singh Brar at the Bhai Wala chowk where a special naka was set up today. However, the ADCP did not penalise the driver, thinking his action could hinder the marriage function. During the naka, led by Sukhpal, no violator, including underage drivers, was spared. At the naka, a car carrying a groom to the marriage venue, was stopped. The driver and The ADCP-Traffic talks to a groom during a naka at Bhai Wala Chowk on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN the groom, who was sitting on the front seat, were not wear- ing seat belt. The ADCP walked to the car and had a talk with the driver, who, instead of showing any documents, offered Rs 100 as bribe to the officer. The ADCP once got furious and rebuked the driver for trying to bribe him. He, however, calmed down and let the vehicle go, as he did not want to cause any hindrance to the marriage. His action would have led to the vehicle being impounded. The police held parents responsible for allowing their children to drive cars and two-wheelers without driving licence. TNS cycle,” the victim added. Yesterday, Sunny informed the police about the matter, following which the Haibowal police raided Tangri’s house. Tangri pressed him for a compromise and even forcibly took his signature on the compromise document. Division No. 4 SHO Ashok Kumar said during preliminary probe, allegations levelled by the the complainant were found to be true. Accordingly, a case of kidnapping and other IPC Sections 365, 323, 342, 386 and 120B was registered against the suspects. Ludhiana, November 30 Prosecution lapses in the case of ASI Gurdial Singh’s murder, who was shot dead in May 2011, has led to the acquittal of accused Jaswant Singh of Rama Mandi, Jalandhar, and Karandeep Singh of Kiran Garden, Delhi. Gurdial was posted as incharge of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police post. Delivering the verdict, Additional Sessions Judge Dilbagh Singh Johal held that the investigation had not been conducted properly despite the fact that a member of police force was murdered on duty. “Prosecution case is based on highly untrustworthy and shaky evidence. It did not collect the legally admissible evidence. It appears that the accused have been arrested and investigation was completed hurriedly without complying with the requirements of law,” remarked the court. Gurdial was performing duty around 6 am on May 18, 2011, to check the antisocial elements in view of rising snatchings. He was accompanied by HC Amarjit Kumar and one Ajay Sharma. They saw two persons riding a bike without registration number. The police party signalled the bikers to stop but they tried to escape. After a brief chase, Gurdial caught them. When he alighted from the car to check the motorcyclists, the pillion rider shot him in the shoulder. But without caring for his life, he ■ No identification parade ■ No sanction from District Magistrate ■ Failure to produce complete case property ■ 3 witnesses retracted from their statements . tried to apprehend the bikers. Another shot fired by the biker hit Gurdial in the head and the assailants escaped, the prosecution said. The court was convinced with submission of defence lawyer Raman Kaushal that no sanction was obtained from the District Magistrate under section 39 of the Arms Act, 1995, for launching prosecution against accused Jaswant Singh for commission of offence punishable under 25 of the Arms Act. Apart from this, three prime prosecution witnesses turned hostile, added the defence lawyer. Despite the fact that the accused were unnamed in the FIR and were arrested after 27 months, and their sketches/posters were available, they were not produced in the court. Neither did any test identification parade was conducted in the presence of HC Amarjit Kumar and Ajay Sharma (eyewitnesses), observed the court. It has been noticed that instead of conducting the investigation in a scientific and professional manner, even cases involving heinous crimes were being investigated by the police in a casual manner, further observed the court. Member of auto gang held with 206-gm gold jewellery Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 30 The Division No. 3 police have nabbed a member of the notorious auto-rickshaw gang and recovered 206-gram gold ornaments from his possession. The ornaments were stolen by the gang from the bag of a woman passenger. The nabbed man has been identified as Dalip Kumar, alias Sonu, a resident of Ajit Nagar, Pipal Chowk, Giaspura. The ADCP Rattan Singh , Brar, along with ACP Mandeep Singh and Inspector Harjinder Singh, conducted a press conference in this regard today. Harjinder said on November 24, a family had come to Jalandhar to attend a marriage and they boarded an auto-rickshaw. A member of the gang stole the gold jewellery weighing 240 grams from their bag on the way. “When the victims approached the police, we launched a probe. We man- aged to identify the auto-rickshaw as well as the gang member. Today, we got a tipoff that the same auto was roaming near the CMC. The police laid a trap and cornered the auto-rickshaw driver. Dalip was nabbed and almost 90 per cent of the stolen ornaments were recovered from his possession,” Harjinder said. During preliminary questioning, Dalip told the police that the three-wheeler was Continued on page 2 Jandiali primary school e-library a concerted effort Readers’ Response Harshraj Singh 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: The recent fire incident in a factory snuffed out 16 lives. How can such tragedies be prevented? Readers can email their comments by Thursday in not more than 100 words at ludhiana.feedback@ mail.com Ludhiana, November 30 With efforts of teachers and contribution by Good Samaritans, the Government Primary School, Jandiali, has got a digital library. A teacher, Narinder Singh (41), who was given the state award in 2012, along with the school staff, made possible the establishment of the digital library on the school premises. The library has a seating arrangement for 35 students. Books related to child literature, religion, poems, life of martyrs, essays and stories have been made available at the Tribune News Service They can also send their views to: Feedback, Ludhiana Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Ludhiana Tribune' and contain sender’s address and number. A digital library at Government Primary School, Jandiali. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b library with the support of donors. Four computers have been installed at the library where students can study nearly 766 e-books comprising nearly 1.5 lakh pages. These e-books are available in the PDF format on a CD. Talking to The Tribune, Narinder Singh said: “It was our dream to establish a digital library, so students are encouraged to read books and stay connected with literature. Our dream came true when some donors from society came forward to support us.” “Nexo Industries, Kohara, provided funds to get a room constructed for library. The library was got painted with the support of Parminder Singh, an NRI from Canada, and former head teacher Sarbjit Kaur. Besides, beautiful paintings and poems have been displayed on the walls of the school library, which attract students,” he added. According to the school staff, HDFC Bank Manager Akshit Mehndiratta arranged for 12 study tables while a youngster from Jandiali, Jagmeet Singh, donated 30 chairs for the library. The prominent authors of child literature were contacted for providing books for the library. Four ceiling fans have been donated by another NRI. Two newspapers in Punjabi and Hindi language are made available at the library. This school had earlier received two computers from a government senior secondary school while the staff arranged for two more to run the digital library. “A one-hour library period has been introduced for each class once a week. The school staff, including head teacher Mahinder Kaur and teachers Sunil Khurana, Anil Kumar, Narinder Kaur, Poonam Malhotra and Harjot Kaur, gave their full support to start this library,” said Narinder Singh.
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