27022018-LT-01.qxd 2/27/2018 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 27 FEBRUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Voice of Punjab Travel pangs Painting workshop Gurkirat Rai of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, wins Voice of Punjab (season-8). P2 Passengers continue to suffer as railways cancels four trains and reschedules five others. P3 Eminent artist Sidhharth is in city for painting workshop ‘Chittar Kathavan’. P4 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6: 23 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6: 55 AM FORECAST Violence at CMCH: What about our safety, ask docs SNIPPETS a day Man goes missing Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 26 Doctors, considered life saviours, are now demanding security for their own lives. The recent incident of violence at the Christmas Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) has once again raised the concern doctors’ security. Incidents of doctors being attacked by the family of patients have become common these days. In case a patient does not survive, the family goes on a rampage. In the recent incident at CMCH, two junior doctors, a nurse, staff and security guard were beaten by the family after a patient died. The situation became so tense that the Ludhiana Police Commissioner had to install boards at major hospitals in the city reading that nobody should indulge in violence inside the hospital. IMA, Ludhiana unit, president, Dr Arun Gupta condemned the attack and said it was shameful that doc- Warning boards against people indulging in violence has been put up by the Police Commissioner at various hospitals. TRIBUNE PHOTO all that happened at the hospital ❝Seeingexperience. We save people’s lives,was awhat traumatic but about our lives? How can anyone even think about blaming us? People should try and understand the reality and not create violence inside the hospital. All this is very disheartening. A JUNIOR DOCTOR AT CMCH ❞ tors who save patients’ lives are today made to run for their lives. Dr Avinash Jindal, medicine specialist at the Civil Hospital, said such incidents have become a routine affair these days. “Many such inci- dents have occurred in the past at the Civil Hospital. We try our best to save a patient and put our best efforts. We should not be blamed for a patient’s death,” he said. He said things had become so awful that the Result awaited... 900 cops to stay on guard at 9 counting centres Police Commissioner had to put warning boards at the hospital for not indulging in any scuffle or violence. But these warnings seem to have no effect on people. A junior doctor from CMCH said seeing all that happened at the hospital was a traumatic experience. “We save people’s lives, but what about our lives? How can anyone even think about blaming us? People should try and understand the reality and not create violence inside the hospital. All this is very disheartening,” she said. Dr Balraj Singh, a retired doctor from government hospital, said times have changed. Today, neither students respect teachers nor patients have respect for doctors. “People today think they can buy anything with money, but this is not true. Doctors are not God and they try every possible measure to save lives,” he said. On Friday, doctors at the CMCH also held a silent protest in this regard. before marriage Khamano: The marriage ceremony of a groom, which was fixed for Monday, had to be cancelled, as he went missing on Sunday and remained untraced.The Khamano police have registered a missing report of Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Mansoorpur village. According to the information, Bhajan Singh, father of the missing youth, said his son left for Khamano on Sunday evening on a motorcycle to visit a saloon, but did not return. The family members tried contacting Sarabjit, but his mobile phone was also switched off. Investigation Officer ASI Taranjit Singh said: “We have filed a missing report in the case and the last location of Sarabjit was traced to Morinda. The twowheeler has also been recovered from Morinda bus stand.” Further probe was on, the official said. OC Judicial Magistrate’s mobile stolen from court complex Ludhiana: The mobile phone of a Judicial Magistrate was stolen from his judgment writer’s room. As per sources, the mobile phone was put on charging. But it was not there after sometime. The staff tried to find the phone but in vain. This incident reminds of a theft incident, which took place in the retiring room of Judicial Magistrate Supreet Kaur a few years ago. Kaur’s purse was stolen from the retiring room. The purse was later found outside the judicial complex without cash and jewellery, however, the documents were intact. An FIR was registered at Division No. 5 police station against unidentified person. OC A doctor holds a placard during a protest in Ludhiana. FILE PHOTO 68.41% votes polled at two booths in ward 44 RE-ELECTION Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Women show the ink mark after casting votes in Ward No. 44 during the MC re-poll in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN MC ELECTION Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 26 The district administration has made all arrangements for the counting of votes polled for 95 wards of state’s biggest municipal corporation. The result of MC Ludhiana elections would be declared on Tuesday. District Electoral Officercum-Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal and Additional District Electoral Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner Neeru Katyal Gupta said all requisite arrangements and preparations have been made for the counting of votes. Agrawal said 108 tables have been placed inside the counting centres and one supervisor Wards 2 to 7 and 9 to 13 14 to 19 – 21, 23, 24 to 26 22, 27 to 35 and 40 36 to 39, 41, 42 and 46 to 50 8, 20, 51 to 58 and 63 1, 59 to 62, 64, 85 to 88 79, 83, 84, 89 to 95 43 to 45, 65 to 71 72 to 78 and 80 to 82 ❝All requisiteand arrangements made and each counting centre would be manned by one assistant commissioner of police and three SHOs and 900 cops would keep a vigil around the centres and no one would be allowed to create any kind of hindrance. preparations have been made for the counting of votes. A total of 260 officials have been appointed for the counting and 20 per NGO seeks HC intervention cent additional staff has Universal Human Rights been reserved. Organisation, an NGO, has ❞ PRADEEP AGRAWAL, DC along with one counting assistant have been deployed to complete the counting. He said 260 officials have been appointed for the counting and 20 per cent additional staff has been reserved. Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Surinder Lamba said foolproof security arrangements have been Jurisdiction Returning Officer (RO)Navraj Singh Brar RO Amarjeet Singh Bains RO Amit Bamby RO Damanjeet Singh RO Gurminder Singh RO Joginder Singh RO Lovejeet Kaur Kalsi RO Jagseer Singh RO Swati Tiwana written a letter to the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court saying that around 10,000 polling and security staff was deprived from their right to cast their votes during the Ludhiana MC elections on February 24. Satnam Singh Dhaliwal of the organisation requested the High Court to stay the announcement of results till the polling and security staff cast their vote. Venue Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines Malwa Central College of Education, Ghumar Mandi Khalsa College for Women Government Polytechnic College, Rishi Nagar Government College for Girls Arya College SCD Government College for Boys MGM Public Sin Sec School, Urban Estate Ph-2, Dugri Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar Ludhiana, February 26 Re-polling was held at two booths (booth number 2 and 3) in ward 44 amid massive security arrangements here today. A total of 68.41 per cent voter turnout was recorded at these two booths. Though it was a working day, 72.43 per cent voters cast their vote at booth number 2 that was set up at Ram Lal Bhasin School in Dugri. Besides, 65.69 per cent polling was recorded at booth number 3 at the Senior Citizen Bhawan in Phase 1 Dugri. The Election Commission on Sunday had taken the decision to hold re-election at these two booths as there was 3 hurt in SUV-tempo collision Doraha: Three persons were injured, after the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a tempo moving on the same lane on the National Highway Number-1 at the flyover of Doraha late last night. As per the police, an Innova (PB 07AD 0002) and a tempo (HR 69A 2048) were on the same lane, when they collided The Innova which collided with a with each other. As a result, both turned turtle. tempo in Doraha. TRIBUNE PHOTO The railing along the National Highway also got damaged after the tempo tilted over it. One of the injured Manjit Kaur of Haibowal was admitted to the Civil Hospital in Khanna, while the other two occupants were taken to Ludhiana. The tempo driver Harjinder Singh of Rajpura was admitted to Rajwant Hospital, Doraha, and was discharged after providing first aid. Investigating Officer ASI Barjinder Singh said they were yet to register a case as the actual cause of accident was yet to be ascertained. OC Obections were raised by Congress over a hoarding displayed by the Lok Insaaf Party at its counter near a polling booth in Dugri. RE-POLL % IN WARD 44 Booth Booth Total 2 (72.43%) 3 (65.69%) 68.41% LIP workers oppose the removal of hoardings against Congress from their counter near polling station in Dugri. Hoardings invite Congress ‘wrath’ The Lok Insaaf Party had installed hoardings, on which they had mentioned ‘Congress did booth capturing’ at its counter near Ram Lal Bhasin School. Sources said Congressmen raised objections over the boards. Later, LIP workers were directed to immediately remove these hoardings. They, however, said they did not write anything wrong on the hoardings. difference in registered and polled votes. After polling on February 24, 53.05 per cent polling was recorded at all 18 booths in ward 44. Following the polls on February 24, the leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) accused Congress MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid and his son Harkarandeep Singh Vaid (who is Congress candidate of ward 44) of indulging in ‘bogus voting’ and ‘booth capturing’. However, MLA Vaid had denied the allegations. Independent candidate ‘thrashed’ Meanwhile, an Independent candidate from ward 44, Cha- c m y b ranjit Singh Jasraj, accused a few persons belonging to different political parties of stopping him from entering booth number 2 this morning and thrashing him. “As the eyesight of a voter was weak, I was requesting the polling agents of the Congress and SAD to allow his son to go inside the booth, but they thrashed me,” he said. Polling agents, however, denied the allegations. High security arrangements Massive security arrangements were made inside and outside these booths during the re-polling process. The police had installed barricades outside the polling booths and made it a no-vehicle zone. Armed commando police were deployed. The identity cards of voters were checked to avoid the entry of unauthorised persons, a police official said. MLAs out in streets Congress MLAs Kuldip Singh Vaid, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Sanjay Talwar were seen making rounds in the streets, where the political parties had setup their party counters. Besides, Lok Insaaf Party Chief-cum-MLA Simarjit Singh Bains also visited his party’s counters. Meanwhile, many outsiders were seen wandering in the streets, where political parties had setup their counters. Women voters show their I-cards before casting their votes at Ward No. 44 in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Voters express satisfaction Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 26 Residents came in large numbers to cast their vote without any fear at two booths (2 and 3) in ward 44 and expressed satisfaction over the re-polling decision. Earlier, several residents had also levelled allegations that a large number of outsiders were making rounds outside and inside the polling stations on Saturday, creating fear among voters. Some voters had also alleged that their vote was cast by fake voters on February 24, but they were happy today. A resident of Urban Estate, Sharanjit Kaur, was excited to cast her vote as she could not cast her vote on Saturday due to her poll duty. She said: “I got a golden chance to cast my vote today. I feel good after using my right to vote.” A resident of Labour Colony, Bhushan, was also excited to cast his vote. He said his vote was cast by another person, due to which he was very disappointed. “I am happy that polls were held under proper security arrangements. If such arrangements had been made earlier, I could have voted on Saturday as well,” he said. A woman of ward 44 who had gone live on Facebook after she could not cast her vote on Saturday, and her husband also expressed satisfaction after casting their vote today. Amandeep Singh of Dugri said: “I had to go to office, but I went to cast my vote. There were no proper arrangements on Saturday. If government had made such security arrangements earlier, there would have been no need of repolling here.”
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