25012018-LT-01.qxd 1/25/2018 12:09 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 25 JANUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE ‘Padmaavat’ screening 5 injured in accident Convocation Heavy police force has been deployed outside multiplexes in the industrial city. P4 Five persons were injured when their car was hit by another one near Manderan village. P3 250 degrees conferred upon students of various streams at GGN Khalsa College. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 6°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5:57 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.22 AM Patwari, his associate caught accepting bribe Tight security in place for R-Day Had told buyer to shell out money to get land record corrected Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 24 Economic Offences Wing of the local Vigilance Bureau has caught a Patwari and his aid while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a local resident. The accused Patwari has been identified as Mohan Singh and his aid as Lakhdeep Singh. They were arrested on a complaint of Vajinder Kumar, a resident of Rajiv Gandhi Colony, here. The Vigilance Bureau team, which caught the suspects from Sector 32 on Chandigarh Road, was led by Inspector Rajinder Kumar. Vajinder had purchased a plot measuring 60 square meter in Bhamian Kalan from Uday Singh. For getting the plot registered in his name, Vajinder needed to correct some land record from A Patwari and his associate in the custody of Vigilance officials in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the Revenue Department. According to sources, Patwari Mohan Singh demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Vajinder to correct the record. “A deal was struck between Two held with counterfeit currency at Machhiwara Samrala DSP and Machhiwara SHO along with the suspects and equipment seized from them. TRIBUNE PHOTO Gurminder Singh Grewal Khanna, January 24 The Machhiwara police claimed to have arrested two persons and recovered 17 counterfeit notes of Rs 2,000 denomination from their possession. Navjot Singh Mahal, SSPKhanna, has said a team of the Machhiwara police, along with DSP-Samrala Harsimrat Singh Shetra, laid a naka following a tip-off. The police spotted a person, named Kulvir Singh, a resident of Badhni Kalan. His checking yielded five counterfeit notes of Rs 2,000 denomination. His interrogation led to the recovery of another 10 counterfeit notes from his house. The police also seized a printer, scale, drawing notebook, cutter apart from other material used in making fake currency notes. The SSP said the police also arrested a co-accused, Jaspal Singh, a resident of Ranian Kalan in Moga district, and recovered two counterfeit notes from his possession. The SSP said the suspects approached an old shopkeeper and gave him a fake currency note of Rs 2,000 denomination against the purchase of some material worth Rs 100. This way they got back Rs 1,900 in genuine currency. The suspects have confessed that they had circulated fake currency notes worth about Rs 3 lakh in the state. Vajinder and Patwari Mohan Singh for Rs 7,000. Vajinder paid Rs 2,000 to Mohan Singh on January 22 and he was asked to pay the remaining amount today,” said the sources. Meanwhile, Vajinder approached Vigilance Bureau and lodged a complaint against the Patwari. The Bureau laid a trap and asked Vajinder to visit Patwari and pay him the rest of the bribe money. “Vajinder visited Patwari at his office in MIG Flats, Sector 32, on Chandigarh Road today, When he handed over the money to the Patwari, a team from Economic Offences Wing of the Vigilance Bureau raided the place and caught Mohan Singh and his aid Lakhdeep Singh, alias Lucky, red-handed,” the sources added. A case has been registered against both accused under Section 7, 8, 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and further investigation is on. Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day under way at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 24 Ahead of Republic Day, elaborate security arrangements have been made by the Ludhiana police. Heavy police force has been deployed outside places where events related Railways cancels 11 trains Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 24 Rail passengers continued to suffer due to disturbed time table, thanks to adverse weather conditions and reduced visibility in the wee hours and late evening in the region. The Railways cancelled 11 trains for the day, including four intercity express trains, one pair of Amritsar-New DelhiAmritsar (12459/60) and one pair (14681/82) on New DelhiJalandhar-New Delhi section, while five other long-route trains were rescheduled for late departure. Earlier in the day, it was officially announced by the Railways that the two pairs of intercity trains (12459/60 and 14681/82), cancelled for the past more than one fortnight, would resume their normal run in phases from today with the 12459 New DelhiAmritsar Intercity Express making its scheduled run from today. However, in the afternoon, it was stated that the train would still remain cancelled at least for today. According to railway officials, apart from two pairs of intercity express trains (on Passengers jostle to board a train in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA New Delhi-Amritsar/Jalandhar section), 12407 Newjalpaiguri-Amritsar Karambhoomi Express, 13006 Howrah-Amritsar Mail, 13151 Kolkata-Jammu Sealdah Express, 14650 Amritsar-Jaynagar Saryu Yamuna Express, 14673 Jaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express and one pair of 15209/10 Saharsa-AmritsarSaharsa Jansewa Express were cancelled for the day. Trains running late (11 to 12 hrs): Guwahati-Jammu Lohit Exp. (5 to 8 hrs): Durg-Jammu Weekly Superfast Exp, Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Malwa Exp, Bilaspur-Amritsar Chhattis- garh Exp, Jammu-Bhagalpur Amarnath Exp, Rajendra Nagar (Patna)-Jammu Archana Exp, Jabalpur-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Durgawati Exp, Howrah-Amritsar Exp, Katihar-Amritsar Amrapali Exp and Jamnagar-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Exp. (2 to 5 hrs): Tatanagar-Jammu Muri Exp, Dhanbad-Ferozepur Ganga Sutlej Exp, Varanansi-Jammu Begumpura Exp, Allahabd-Udhampur Superfast Exp, JabalpurAttari Special Exp, CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Exp, Kolkata-Amritsar Durgiana Exp, Amritsar-Howrah Exp, Jammu-Varanasi Begumpura Exp, Indore-Amritsar Exp, and others. Municipal Corporation shifts plants to other locations as elevated road project of the NHAI has begun Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 24 As process for construction of an elevated road has begun, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has started transplanting shrubs and plants from the dividers on Ferozepur Road near Punjab Agricultural University. As many as 225 plants have been moved to other locations, including Jalandhar bypass and MC’s nursery, in the past two days. Officials of the MC’s horticulture wing claimed that they took the move to save these plants as an elevated road project had been started on Ferozepur Road. However, the officials claimed that no tree had been axed as per the orders of the National Green Tribunal. An employee of MC’s horticulture wing said many plants had been shifted to central verges near Jalandhar Bypass. He said there was a threat to these small plants as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started the road project. The pillars for the elevated road are to be constructed in the middle of the road, he added. Executive Engineer of the horticulture wing Surinder Kumar said: “We are shifting these plants from dividers on Ferozepur Road to other places, so these can be saved. There is nothing wrong in the shifting of plants. We did not axe any tree.” Earlier, the NHAI had sought permission from the National Green Tribunal for c m y b axing trees at the site of its elevated road project from Samrala Chowk to Octroi Post on Ferozepur Road. An environment activist, Dr Amandeep Aggarwal, who had filed a petition against the axing of trees in Punjab, also opposed axing of trees for the elevated road project. The tribunal had also asked the divisional forest officer concerned to submit a report on the transplantation. Dr Amandeep Aggarwal said: “There is a blanket ban on axing of trees. Moreover, the NGT has not given any approval to date for felling trees for the elevated road project in Ludhiana. The authorities can’t axe any tree for the project without permission from the NGT.” RN Dhoke said he had directed all police officials to maintain strict vigil in the areas falling under their jurisdiction. “I held a meeting with the police officers and directed them to step up surveillance. The police have been asked to keep a check on hotels, bus Man held for raping girl Kuldip Bhatia New lease of life for 225 plants on Ferozepur Road MC employees shift plants from Ferozepur Road to other locations. A TRIBUNE PHOTO to Republic Day are being organised. The police have stepped up vigil at the local bus stand, railway station and other important places. Besides, the police have also set up nakas at all entrances to the city where vehicles are being searched. Commissioner of Police Ludhiana, January 24 The police have arrested a 40year-old man for allegedly raping and threatening a 19year-old girl. The suspect has been identified as Bobby, a resident of the Manjit Nagar area here. He is married and has two children. In her complaint to the police, the girl has said: “I was alone in the house in the first week of June after my par- ents left for work. In the noon, Bobby came to my house and forcibly developed physical relations with me. Following this, he raped me many times and threatened me with dire consequences in case I revealed the truth to anyone.” “A few days ago, I learnt that I am pregnant. Following this, I informed my parents about this,” she said. The police had registered a case under Section 376 and 506, IPC, against the suspect. stand, railway station and other important places,” said the CP . Dhoke said more than 2,500 police personnel had been deployed to keep strict vigil in the city. They had been directed to carry out random checking and install police nakas across the city. 2 test positive for swine flu Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 24 Two women from Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar have tested positive for swine flu. Both patients are undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). Two more samples from Christian Medical College and Hospital have been sent for testing by the Health Department.
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