05022018-LT-01.qxd 2/4/2018 11:38 PM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 5 FEBRUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE U-19 World Cup win Tanish shoots gold Bodybuilding C'ship Residents in celebration mood after splended performance by boys from the state. P4 Tanish Galhotra of KVM has won gold at a shooting competition in the Netherlands. P2 Gopal Saha champion in physically challenged section of Mr India Bodybuilding C’ship. P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6:05 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:15 AM SHO, nurse booked Triumph of spirit for ‘duping’ Fazilka resident of ~30 lakh Our Correspondent Raikot, February 4 The police have booked an SHO and a nurse under Section 384, 420 and 120 B of the IPC and Section 7 and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 for allegedly swindling a resident of Fazilka City out of Rs 30 lakh. The SHO, Kuldeep Singh, is posted at Sadar Raikot and the nurse at a Bathinda Hospital. The police are yet to ascertain the identity of their accomplices. No arrest has been made. According to the FIR, Sukhdev Singh Maan of Fazilka had alleged that Kuldeep Singh and the nurse extorted Rs 30 lakh from his sister’s husband Balkar Singh by blackmailing him on the pretext of registering a false case against him. The complainant alleged that Balkar had fallen prey to the tactics of the nurse, who had allegedly prepared a video clipping featuring the victim. Though the victim’s family was aware of relations of Balkar Singh with the nurse, they were shocked to receive a call from SHO Kuldeep Singh, who accused him (Balkar Singh) of involvement in sending girls abroad in search of greener pastures. The suspects later extorted Rs 30 lakh from Balkar on the pretext of withdrawing a fake complaint filed by a girl, who is yet to be identified. The SHO (City), Harjinder Singh, registered an FIR against the suspects and forwarded the case to the SP (D) for further investigation. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act can be investigated by a gazetted officer only. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 4 The police have arrested a man who allegedly posed as a policeman and raped two women by threatening them. The suspect has been identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Kaku, a resident of Manakwal village, near here. The police have impounded a motorcycle used by Balwinder. The ADCP 3, Gurpreet Kaur Purewal, said the suspect raped at least two women while posing as a policeman. In the first incident, he allegedly raped a 25year-old woman on Friday evening. In her complaint to the police, the victim stated she visited Rakh Bagh along with her male friend Paramjit Singh around 7 pm on Friday. “When we were strolling there, an unidentified person arrived there and told us that he was a policeman. He started threatening Paramjit. When Paramjit left the place, the man asked me to come with him,” stated the victim. According to her, Balwinder took her to an isolated place near Jassal village on a motorcycle and raped her. “On December 30, 2017, Balwinder raped another woman. During preliminary interrogation, the suspect has confessed to his involvement in both rape incidents. More revelations are expected from him during further questioning,” added the ADCP . Ludhiana: Two persons riding a motorcycle allegedly snatched a purse from a woman in the Ghumar Mandi area on Saturday evening. The incident took place near Kalyan Jewellers around 7 pm. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons on a complaint of Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Chander Nagar area. She said: “As soon as I parked my scooter on the roadside, two youths, who were riding a motorcycle, snatched my purse and fled the scene,” she said. According to her, the purse contained Rs 35,000, two mobile phones and some documents. TNS A tricycle race in progress at Kila Raipur village on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN REPORT ON P4 A 55:45 ratio in favour of the Bains brothers may be announced in next two days BJP’s first list to be out on Feb 7 Give ticket to Muslim aspirants: Shahi Imam Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 4 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) are going to contest the coming Municipal Corporation elections, scheduled for February 24, in alliance. A list of their candidates will be out in two days. This time, 45 per cent seats will be represented by AAP candidates while 55 per cent seats will be allotted to the LIP . “We are just waiting for the final announcement to be made by senior leaders of both parties. The announcement will be made in two days at Chandigarh. The LIP will take care of majorly four constituencies, Ludhiana South, Atam Nagar, Central and North. The remaining constituencies will be with AAP (a few changes may take place at the eleventh hour). AAP will contest about 40-42 seats while candidates from the LIP will field candidates on 53-54 seats. The list of candidates has been finalised,” said a top leader from one of these parties. Meanwhile, the wives of many candidates have created WhatsApp groups. “It was all peaceful till about three days back. Suddenly, the election scene has hotted up all over, even on the social media. We have started getting calls from acquaintances in support of their respective candidates,” said Madhu from Ward Number 66. Tribune News Service BJP leaders interview ticket aspirants at Janakpuri. A TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 4 The BJP will release its first list of candidates for the local MC elections on February 7. Interviews of ticket aspirants were conducted by senior leader-cum-former Cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia at Janakpuri today. The BJP will contest in 47 wards while its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will field candidates in 48 wards. The BJP election committee incharge, Manoranjan Kalia, said 390 ticket aspirants were interviewed. 390 ticket aspirants interviewed He said the candidates were excited. They had received applications from more than six or seven ticket aspirants in many wards. The candidates with winning ability will be fielded. Kalia alleged that the Congress had earlier won the MC elections in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Biometric attendance machine lies non-operational at the office for a year and half Kuldip Bhatia A biometric attendance machine installed in the LIT office lies in a state of disrepair. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH employees to come late and leave early, particularly in case of the employees coming from outstations, said the machine had been lying in a state of disrepair for more than a year and half. “The public has been per- sistently complaining to the senior LIT officials that public dealing staff of the trust was in the habit of arriving late on duty and leaving early especially where the employees commute from nearby places. Many employees arrive on duty and leave the office in accordance with the timing of their trains,” said Sharma in a complaint to the Local Government Department. An official of the Trust said a section of employees had raised a hue and cry at the time of installation of the machine. He did not rule out the possibility of some foul play on the part of certain employees for the non-operational machine or failure to c m y b Ludhiana, February 4 Shahi Imam of Punjab Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani Ludhianvi has sought from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar and MP Ravneet Singh Bittu allocation of ticket to Muslim candidates in the coming MC elections. He said two tickets must be given to Muslim candidates in each of six urban constituencies in Ludhiana, otherwise its impact would be witnessed in the next Lok Sabha elections. The members of various Muslim organisations put up a proposal before the Shahi Imam, demanding tickets for Muslim candidates. While addressing media persons on Sunday, the Shahi Imam said Shehnaz Bano and Gulstan Begam had filed applications to seek Congress ticket from Ward No. 11 and 9, respectively. They are getting support from members of the other communities too in these two wards, he added. “The minorities always give their support to the Congress. Keeping in view the sentiments of the minority community, the Congress should give tickets to the Muslim candidates,” he said. The elections to 95 wards of the MC Ludhiana will be held on February 24 and counting of votes on February 27. The BJP election committee in-charge, Manoranjan Kalia, said 390 ticket aspirants were interviewed. He said the candidates were excited. They had received applications from more than six or seven ticket aspirants each in many wards. The candidates with winning ability will be fielded. Kalia alleged that the Congress had earlier won the MC elections in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala with unfair means. Digital India: Not for Ludhiana Improvement Trust Ludhiana, February 4 While the government is laying thrust on digitalisation and computerisation of work in all government departments for efficiency and transparency, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), it seems, does not believe in use of modern technology. A biometric machine installed in the LIT office here some three years ago lies in a nonoperational condition. Arvind Sharma, Secretary of the Council of RTI Activists, who was instrumental in installation of the biometric attendance machine in the Trust office for curbing the tendency of Khanna: The police have recovered 56 kg of poppy husk from a truck during patrolling at Bairsal Kalan village, near Machhiwara, and arrested a person who was in the vehicle. However, the truck driver escaped. The arrested man has been identified as Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Kacha Machhiwara village and the truck driver as Hardeep Singh, a resident of Chaklohat village. A case under the NDPS Act was registered both accused. Gulshan was presented before a court later. The court sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. OC LIP to get more seats than partner AAP Shivani Bhakoo The accused in police custody on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Purse snatched from woman 56 kg of poppy husk seized MC ELECTIONS Man posing as cop rapes two women SNIPPETS get the same repaired if the machine had gone out of order. “May be some employees do not want any check on their movement (arrival on duty and leaving the office at their own will) and that could be the reason for the machine going non-operational,” he said. The LIT officials said the warranty of the machine had expired and annual maintenance contract (which should not cost more than a few hundred rupees) had not been availed of at the time of purchase of the machine. “However, we are in touch with the suppliers and steps are being taken to make the machine operational at the earliest,” said the official. Patiala with unfair means. He said the SAD-BJP alliance would contest the MC elections in Ludhiana with full strength. The SAD released a list of 38 candidates on Saturday. Filing of nominations will commence on February 8 and continue till February 13. Shahi Imam of Punjab Moulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani Ludhianavi addresses the media on Sunday. INDERJEET VERMA Kingpin of gang manufacturing synthetic milk held at Chhapar Our Correspondent Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4 The Chhapar police have arrested the kingpin of a gang that was involved in manufacturing of synthetic milk and adulterating milk procured from various dairies of the area. The accused has been booked under Section 272, 273 and 420 of the IPC and Section 7 of the Essential Commodities Act. However Section 59 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 will be added to the case if the samples sealed by the Food Safety Department Officials are found to be containing ingredients hazardous for Materials used for preparing synthetic milk by the accused. TRIBUNE PHOTO human health. The accused was identified as Shiraj Mohammad of Ranvan village in Malerkotla subdivision and at present a resident of the Shivala area, Chhapar village, in Ludhiana district. Senior Superintendent of Police Ludhiana (Rural) said a team, led by Jasvir Singh, Jodhan SHO, and Randhir Singh, Chhapar Chowki SHO, caught the accused redhanded while he was preparing synthetic milk. The SSP said the Sub Divisional Magistrate (West ), Ludhiana, had been apprised of the development and a team of officials, led by Food Safety Officer Robin Kumar, sealed the samples of surf, caustic soda, citric acid, refined vegetable oil, and milk prepared with these materials. “We will ascertain modus operandi of the accused and identify his accomplice if any,” said Surjit Singh.
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