13022018-LT-01.qxd 2/13/2018 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 13 FEBRUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE PAU notes Crime Chill is back The VC of the University of Canberra, Dr Deep Saini, visited the PAU on February 8. P2 Diagnostic centre owner held for giving false reports in a rape case of 2017. P3 Rainfall on Monday and Sunday night brings the temperature down to 13 degree Celsius. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6:12 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:08 AM Finally, Gohalwaria’s wife gets SAD ticket Replaces Kulwinder, wife of Sohan Singh Goga, who will now contest as an Independent from Ward No. 41 Kuldip Bhatia As the scales had tilted in favour of outgoing mayor Ex-BJP Ludhiana, February 12 Gohalwaria, a defiant Goga councillor to Outgoing mayor Harcharan said the leadership had Singh Gohalwaria seems to betrayed him and his wife contest as have prevailed upon the SAD would file her nomination leadership in securing party papers as an independent Independent Tribune News Service ticket for his wife Pushwant Pushwant Kaur, Ranjit Singh Ubhi, candidate from Ward No. 41. 10, 15, 16, 20, 25, 26, 27, 38, 45, 52, 249 more file nominations Kaur from Ward No. 41. Earlier, the party had nominated Kulwinder Kaur Goga, wife of former councillor Sohan Singh Goga, as the official party candidate from this ward. Miffed at being sidelined, Goga has said his wife would contest as an independent candidate as per wishes of the ‘sangat’ (the people). Talking to The Tribune, the party vice-president, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, confirmed the candidature of Pushwant Kaur Gohalwaria from Ward No 41. He said the official letter for grant of party symbol had also been handed over to the replaced candidate. Grewal further clarified that former mayor Hakam wife of ex-mayor HS Gohalwaria, will contest from Ward No. 41 who rejoined the SAD on Sunday, will contest from Ward No. 42 Singh Giaspura was not keeping good health and even at present he was admitted to a hospital. “Giaspura had sought ticket for his son whom the party had already given one,” he said. In the two lists of party candidates for the MC elections released by the SAD, the names of both former mayors, Gohalwaria and Giaspura, were missing and it was being speculated that the party leadership had put its foot down against grant of party ticket to both Gohalwaria and his wife from the wards of their choice. “The party had assured us that ticket would be given to my wife and we have been preparing the ground to contest the elections for the past more than one month. The last-minute replacement of candidate is a betrayal and we have decided to go ahead and contest as an independent in keeping with the wishes of the voters,” he added. In another development, the SAD chose outgoing councillor Ranjit Singh Ubhi as the party nominee from Ward No. 42. Having been elected to the MC on SAD ticket, Ubhi had joined the Lok Inssaf Party, headed by the Bains brothers, during last Assembly elections. He rejoined the SAD last Sunday. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 12 Renu Mintu Sharma, former BJP councillor, who could not be “adjusted” by the party this time, has decided to contest the MC elections as an Independent. Her husband, Rakesh Mintu Sharma, said he and his father had sincerely worked for the BJP but the party had ignored their services. “Some senior leaders here were against me and my wife and they were successful in influencing the party leadership. It is because of them that my wife has not been given ticket this time,” he said. Pammi Verma has been given ticket in place of Renu. Ludhiana, February 12 The process of filling nominations for the Municipal Corporation elections resumed today after two holidays with 249 more persons submitting their papers. A total 292 nominations have been filed since Thursday. Additional District Electoral Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner Neeru Katyal said on Monday, one nomination was filed each for Ward No. 24, 40, 42, 54, 57, 58, 60, 61, 69, 72, 76, 83, 85, 88 and 92 while two nominations each were received for Ward No. 18, 21, 29, 30, 39, 48, 49, 53, 56, 59, 63 and 75. Three nominations each were received for Ward No. 2, 55, 62, 74, 84 and 89. Four nominations each were filed for Ward No. 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 19, 32, 34, 43, 50, 86, 91 and 95. Five nominations each were received for Ward No. 6, 12, 23, 28, 70, 71, 90 and 94. Likewise, six nominations each were received for Ward No. 31 and 65; seven nominations each for Ward No. 9, 11 and 44; eight nominations each for Ward No. 13 and 51; and nine nominations each were filed for Ward No. 17 and 22. She said nominations could be filed till February 13. These would be scrutinised on February 15. The date of withdrawing is February 16 and on the same day, election symbols would be allotted. Polling would be held on February 24. LIP releases list of 55 candidates for MC polls Martyr’s wife, Muslim candidate on the list Party manifesto: End to ‘MC mafia’ Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 12 The Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) has announced the names of its 55 candidates for the local MC elections. Of 95 wards of the MC, LIP will contest from 56 wards and its alliance AAP from 39 wards. Releasing the list today, LIP chief Simarjit Singh Bains said the party had given ticket to Shaheed Sarpal Singh’s wife Manpreet Kaur from Ward No. 45 and to a Muslim candidate, Shenaz Begum, from Wad No. 55. Bains said the Congress sold ticket as alleged by its leaders. Ignoring the leaders, who had been working for the Congress for the past 30-35 years, the party gave ticket to those who presented ‘big briefcases’, he alleged. “LIP has given ticket to only deserving candidates. The Congress is afraid of LIP due to which the elections here were not conducted along with the polls in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala,” he claimed. AKALI, CONG LEADERS JOIN LIP Vice-president of the Youth Akali Dal (Malwa Zone) Ranjit Singh Khaira joined LIP. He said he was encouraged with the policies of LIP, thus quit the SAD. “I joined LIP without any condition and will be working hard to see the party win in the coming MC elections,” he added. District Congress Committee vice-president Kuldeep Bitta and former Congress councillor Bhupinder Singh have joined the Lok Insaaf Party. Take oath, won’t support illegal construction P4 Simarjit Singh Bains addresses the media in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN THE CANDIDATES Ward 1 Ward 8 Ward 12 Ward 19 Ward 20 Ward 22 Ward 26 Ward 27 Ward 28 Ward 29 Ward 30 Ward 31 Ward 32 Ward 33 Ward 34 Ward 35 Ward 36 Ward 37 Ward 38 Rajnish Bhagat Sanjeev Kumar Sanju Ravinder Raju Kulwinder Kaur Mehar Singh Dalam Singla Nihal Singh Brar Kulwinder Kaur Mundian Aman Chain Singh Kuldeep Kaur Hansraj Singh Dhandari Mithlesh Singh Sukhvir Singh Kala Jagdeep Kaur Dhillon Baldev Singh Manjit Kaur Saroye Harvinder Singh Kaler Sarabjit Kaur Kuldeep Singh Panesar Ward 39 Ward 40 Ward 41 Ward 42 Ward 43 Ward 44 Ward 45 Ward 46 Ward 47 Ward 48 Ward 49 Ward 50 Ward 51 Ward 52 Ward 53 Ward 55 Ward 56 Ward 57 Ward 58 Manjit Kaur Ghature Arjun Singh Cheema Charanjit Kaur Pannu Jaspal Singh Ramandeep Kaur Jai Kishan Mittal Manpreet Kaur Sukhwinder Singh Renu Khokhar Ravinder Singh Deepak Garg Swarandeep Singh Chahal Rajwinder Kaur Reetu Ranjit Singh Khalsa Shruti Mahajan Shenaz Begum Yuvraj Malhotra Gurpreet Kaur Sodhi Amit Mahajan Ward 59 Ward 61 Ward 62 Ward 63 Ward 69 Ward 74 Ward 83 Ward 84 Ward 86 Ward 87 Ward 88 Ward 89 Ward 90 Ward 92 Ward 93 Ward 94 Ward 95 Ruby Nanchahal Monika Talwar Gurpreet Singh Khurana Avneet Kaur Madan Mehak Tinna Parminder Singh Grewal Reetu Gupta Harjinder Singh Varinder Kumar Rinku Suman Raj Kumar Kwatra Sukhdeep Kaur Rana Rajesh Sareen Sarwan Atri Preetam Kapoor Mukesh Bhandari Parshotam Lal Vice-chief of Mahila Cong joins AAP Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 12 In a major development ahead of the elections to the Municipal Corporation here, the Congress today suffered a setback when the vice-president of Mahila Congress, Punjab, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu, resigned from the party to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). She joined the party in the presence of Ludhiana rural president Daljeet Singh Grewal, state general secretary Ahbaab Singh Grewal and spokesperson Darshan Singh Shankar. Gurpreet has been given ticket from Ward No. 71 of the Municipal Corporation Party releases second list of candidates AAP released its second list of candidates on Monday. The candidates nominated by the party are: Nisha Malhotra Ward No. 3 Baljit Kaur Ward No. 7 Mamta Chawla Ward No. 17 Amarjit Singh Ward No. 18 Bhavna Gupta Ward No. 67 Sukhjit Kaur Ward No. 73 Inderjit Kaur Ward No. 75 Manpreet Kaur Ward No. 83 by the Aam Aadmi Party. Earlier, the party had given the ticket for the same ward to another candidate. c m y b Ludhiana, February 12 Lok Insaaf Party Chief Simarjit Singh Bains has claimed that the local mafia have cost the MC Rs 700-crore revenue annually. While releasing the party’s manifesto for the MC elections, Bains promised to make Ludhiana MC corruption-free. Bains said all kinds of mafia would be eliminated if the LIPAAP combine came to power in MC Ludhiana. According to the LIP’s manifesto, there is an advertisement mafia active in the city and senior politicians, in connivance with officials and their kin, are looting the MC. Bains alleged that there was a scam of Rs 200 crore in the erection of bus shelters and unipoles in the city. He also alleged that there was a nexus of contractors and MC officials who use substandard material in development works. He also promised to end the rehri mafia being allegedly run with the support of the tehbazari wing. “We will ensure setting up of vending zones, so vendors can run business without facing any harassment,” he added. Bains also pointed out the parking mafia, who fleeced visitors, and theft of diesel and material of the MC. “If the LIP-AAP alliance comes to power in the MC, we will open model sewa offices in all wards. We will provide free treatment to patients of dengue, maleria, swine flu and chikungunya at private hospitals. To ensure quality of milk, laboratories will be opened in wards. Like Delhi, Mohalla clinics will be opened here too,” said Bains. Meanwhile, Simarjit Singh Bains complained to the Police Commissioner against alleged celebratory firing by Congress men in Ward No. 38 and 39. He alleged that a video of firing into the air had gone viral on the social media. He demanded from the police that they should act against the Congress men for creating fear among residents. Imposter flaunted his ‘links with Home Minister’ Show-cause notice to Munshi of Salem Tabri station who provided him gunman Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 12 As the probe into the IPS imposter case is under way, astonishing facts are coming to light. The police have issued a show-cause notice to the munshi (clerk) of the Salem Tabri police station and asked him to explain why he provided a gunman to the imposter, Rupinder Singh. The imposter visited the police station in uniform and managed to get a gunman on the plea that he was to visit the CP office. Rupinder was telling the police staff that after getting the UP cadre, he was posted as security officer with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi. “Recently when he visited our office, he said to us that he was close to Rajnath Singh who chose him as his security officer. We also believed his claim as he spoke so confidently,” an official of the Ludhiana Commissionerate said. Meanwhile, the police conducted raids at his residence in Chanderlok Colony, near Indira Colony, in the Basti Jodewal area. However, he was not found there. Sources said Rupinder had put up barricades outside his house to give the impression a police officer lived there. Someone called DCP not to harass imposter While the reader of DCP Ashish Kapoor was trying to verify the credentials of the HIS ARMS LICENCE TO BE CANCELLED A source said the imposter, Rupinder Singh, had managed to get an arms licence issued from the Police Commissioner office about three or four years ago. On his arms licence, he got sanctioned three weapons. Now, the process has been started to cancel his licence. “If he got an arms licence sanctioned, we are going to cancel it,” Police Commissioner RN Dhoke said. imposter, someone called up the DCP and told him that Rupinder (imposter) was close to him and he should direct his reader not to harass him by calling him up for verification. The DCP said the person, who called him, did not introduce him, and the latter only tried to convince him that Rupinder was a genuine officer. It is also suspected that the imposter might have himself called up the DCP . Ex-YAD leader took him to MLA Dhillon Former Youth Akali Dal (Malwa) president Tarsem Singh Bhinder said since he was living close to Rupinder’s house, he used to frequently see him. “Last year, I took him to SAD MLA Sharanjit Singh Dhillon as I believed he was an IPS officer. He had also met former Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal last year. I saw him with senior police officers on many occasions. It is shocking to know he is a fraudster,” he said. 6 detained for rice loot Ludhiana, February 12 A day after 1,700 bags of rice were looted from a warehouse in Jagraon, the police today detained around six suspects for questioning. However, the investigating officer, ASI Parwinder Singh, denied detaining suspects in connection with the loot incident. “Investigation is in its preliminary phase and I am not in a position to share any kind of information at this time. The police have found some significant clues and the culprits would be arrested soon,” he said. The robbers, who were carrying sharp weapons, had looted more than 1,700 bags of rice from a godown at the warehouse after tying five watchmen with rope on the night of Saturday. The warehouse is located near Sacred Heart Convent School on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway. The stolen bags of rice are worth Rs 20 lakh. — TNS
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