29012018-LT-01.qxd 1/28/2018 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 29 JANUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Golf tourney BCM student steal limelight ‘Veer Naari’ Meet Braving chill, a large number of children take part in the One-Day Invitational Golf Tourney for Juniors. P2 BCM student Nehal steal limelight as he performs consistently in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Cricket Trophy. P2 Vajra Air Defence Brigade under the aegis of Vajra Corps felicitates Veer Naaris of district. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 22°C MIN 10°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5: 59 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7: 19 AM SNIPPETS 30-gm smack recovered Samrala: The Samrala police claimed to have arrested three persons and recovered 30-gm smack from them. The accused have been identified as Charanjit Singh of Kamal Colony Khanna; Pavitar Singh of Paroudi village and Jaswinder Singh of Shamshpur village. As per the information, a police party was on checking at High Tech Naka Neelon. During checking, the police signalled a white coloured Swift Dzire car to stop. The driver tried to reverse but the car stopped. During search, the police recovered 30-gm smack from them. As per SHO Samrala Bhupinder Singh a case under the NDPS Act was registered against the accused and they were presented in court, from where they were sent in 14 days’ judicial custody. OC Wood worth ~12 lakh seized Khanna: The Machhiwara police claimed to have arrested a person and recovered Khair wood worth ~12 lakh from him. The accused has been identified as Surinder Singh of Chikna village in Roopnagar district. SSP Khanna NS Mahal said a police party laid a naka at the main chowk in Machhiwara, when they received a tip-off about a person going in his truck with stolen Khair wood. The police signalled him to stop the truck. During checking, the police recovered a huge quantity of Khair wood from the truck. As per the SSP, the value of the recovered wood could be around ~12 lakh in the market. A case under Section 379/411 of the IPC was registered against the accused and he was arrested. He was presented in a court, from where he was sent in police remand for a day. SHO Machhiwara said the driver had brought the wood from Garhshankar area and was to deliver it in Kurali, but was arrested. OC Illegal liquor recovered Khanna: The Machhiwara police recovered 266 cartons of illegal liquor from one Ram Partap, a resident of Mundian Kalan. The police signalled a Tata Tempu 407 to stop and during search recovered 266 cartoons of illegal liquor from the vehicle. In another recovery, the police recovered 95 cartons of illegal liquor from a small Tempo. However, the driver managed to flee. Cases under the Excise Act were registered and further probe was on. OC Recarpeted 3 months ago, Leisure Four held with 7 stolen bikes Valley Road starts peeling off Tribune News Service Residents question quality of material used in the recarpeting work Harshraj Singh city ❝Whenever anywaterroad starts peeling off, either Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 28 A portion of Leisure Valley Road, which also leads to the MC’s Zone-D office in Sarabha Nagar, has started peeling off within three months. Questions are being raised over the quality of material used in the recarpeting work. Potholes have started appearing on a portion along a few manhole covers. Besides, a central portion of the road near Leisure Valley has also started peeling off. Residents sought from the authorities to take requisite action in this regard and ensure good quality of roads. “Whenever any city road starts peeling off, either water accumulation or low temperature is blamed for. However, authorities have failed to ensure good quality of roads in the city. The quantity and quality of material is not checked properly whenever a road work is carried out. Now, a portion of recently carpeted road in accumulation or low temperature is blamed. The authorities have failed to ensure good quality of roads in the city. The government must mark an inquiry into the issue of damaged roads that were recarpeted recently. The road material should also be tested by an independent agency. Public money should not go waste. RAJAT SOOD, City-based businessman << The road near Leisure Valley has started peeling off. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Sarabha Nagar has started peeling off,” said Rajat Sood, a businessman. “The government must mark inquiry into the matter of damaged roads that were recarpeted recently. The road material should also be tested by an independent agency. Public money should not go waste,” he added. Former councilor Bhupinder Singh Bhinda said: “I noticed that a portion of road has peeled off. I immediately brought the matter into the knowledge of the officials concerned. They have assured us to carry out repair work soon. The stretch of the Industrialists rebuff exhibition centre plan Say in the absence of clarity and vision, there are bleak chances of getting any such centre Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 28 The recent foundation stonelaying ceremony of the “upcoming” exhibition centre in Sector 39 by Congress Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has failed to evoke any positive response from industrialists here. Terming it a “lollipop”, the business community felt that in the absence of clarity and vision, there were bleak chances of getting any such exhibition centre. MLA Sanjay Talwar, in whose area the Exhibition Centre is coming up, however, claimed that by March 31 the designs would be ready and within a year, about 60 per cent of the construction would be completed. “I would like to is no substance in ❝Theregovernment almostthe tall claims. The previous finalised everything regarding the Exhibition Centre at Dhanansu, but the Congress has now started everything afresh especially when they have no money. GURMEET SINGH KULAR, FICO ❞ is nothing but a war ahead of the MC ❝ItThey have just gotcreditland from GLADA and poll. the everything else is unclear. Looking at the financial position of Punjab, we are not very hopeful. BADISH JINDAL, FOPSIA president promise that within a year the industrialists will see a change, as it will be constructed on a Public Private Partnership mode and the state government will not have to bother much about the cost of ❞ construction,” he said. At the same time, industrialists feel surprised and maintain that there was no urgent need for laying the foundation stone of the continued on page 2 ATTACK ON YOUTH CONGRESS ACTIVISTS 11 booked on charge of murder Son of senior Cong MLA Darshan Brar, Jagraon YC president among accused Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 28 After the attack on Youth Congress activists in Ludhiana on Saturday, the police have booked 11 persons, including son of Congress MLA and Jagraon Youth Congress President, under the attempt to murder charge. The police have registered a case under Sections 307, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against secretary Youth Congress Punjab Kamaljit Singh Brar, who is the son of former minister and Congress legislator from Baghapurana Darshan Singh Brar; Jagraon Youth Congress President Harman Galib; Lucky Sandhu of Sahnewal; Dhaliwal and seven unidentified persons at Division Number 5 police station. The case has been registered on the statement of Sajan Malhotra of Jagraon. Though, no arrest has been made so far. Three Youth Congress activists including Ludhiana Youth Congress President Rajiv Raja, Sajan Malhotra and Chetan Thapar were injured during the attack near Aarti Chowk of Ludhiana, when they were carrying out a rally against the Centre government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Chetan ❞ received serious injuries on his head and other parts of the body, whereas an arm of Sajan was fractured. Rajiv was also injured in the attack. While Rajiv and Sajan Malhotra were discharged from the hospital after treatment, Chetan is still undergoing treatment at the CMCH. His condition is stated to be out of danger. Late on Saturday night, Ludhiana Member Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu along with other party leaders visited the hospital to meet the injured. According to sources, Bittu asked the cops to take strict action against the accused involved in the attack. SHO Division Number 5 Jatinder Singh said the police have registered a case and further action would be taken after thorough investigation of the incident. Kamaljit Singh Brar has been projecting himself as a Congress Party candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency for the next Parliament elections to be held in 2019. Ravneet Singh Bittu is the current Congress Member Parliament from Ludhiana and is eyeing the party ticket from Ludhiana again. According to sources, yesterday’s attack was a fallout continued on page 2 c m y b road on Leisure valley side was recarpted around 2-3 months back.” MC Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Raman Kaushal said: “We will look into the matter and take necessary steps in this regard. If any fault is found in the road, it is the responsibility of the contrac- tor to get it repaired.” It is required to mention that the recently recarpeted roads of Sant Nagar, Maharaj Nagar, Maya Nagar among others, have peeled off too. However, the MC officials came out with rhetoric that these roads were recarpeted in low temperature. Ludhiana, January 28 The police have arrested four bike lifters and recovered seven stolen bikes from them. The accused were arrested during two separate operations in the past 24 hours. In the first operation, the police team from Division Number 6 police station arrested two youths and recovered two scooters from them. The accused are Sooraj Kumar of Janakpuri area and Sachin Kumar of Ghora Colony area of Ludhiana. They were arrested at a naka in Industrial Area of Ludhiana yesterday. Giving details, Sub Inspector Tarsem Singh said the police had registered a case against unidentified persons after one Makhan Singh of Ramghar village near Phillaur lodged a complaint that his Hero Maestro Scooter (PB 08 DX 1936) was stolen from outside his house on Friday. “On Saturday, a police naka was set up in Industrial Area, where the police spotted Sooraj and Sachin riding on two stolen scooters. The police arrested them. On their demarcation, the police recovered three more stolen bikes,” SI Tarsem Singh said. According to the police, during initial interrogation the accused have confessed that they had stolen these bikes from different areas of the city. In a separate operation, a police team from Focal Point arrested two persons and recovered two stolen motorcycles from them. The accused have been identified as Deepak Kumar of Jaspal Colony and Rohit Kumar of Gagan Nagar in Giaspura area. The police have recovered two stolen motorcycles including a Bajaj Pulsar (PB 10 BG 8432) and a Hero Splendor (PB 13 Y 2990) from them. SI Sukhwinder Singh said the accused were arrested from Giaspura Chowk following a tip-off. The police have registered a case against the accused under various sections of the IPC and further probe is on. “The accused told the police that they had stolen the motorcycles from the Focal Point area. Some more revelations are expected from the accused,” the SI said.
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