05032018-LT-01.qxd 3/4/2018 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 5 MARCH 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE CBSE exams begin Theme-based run STC trainees shine No restriction on appointing scribe under bylaw rule 25 (i), 25 (ii) of the board. P2 Residents take part in the first neon theme-based run organised in the industrial city. P4 Trainees of STC have cornered fame in weightlifting and powerlifting meets. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 26°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6:28 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:48 AM Blooming beauty Youth found murdered in Focal Point area Father says friends killed him over missing mobile Tribune News Service Visitors look at flowers during Balehari Kudrat Vaseya organised at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sarabha Nagar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN SNIPPETS Man seeking NRI match duped Ludhiana: The Sadar police have registered a cheating case against Krishan Kumar Khatri, a resident of Basti Sheikh, Jalandhar, for duping a man on the pretext of arranging his marriage with an Australia-based girl. The complainant, Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Manakwal village, alleged that Khatri had given an advertisement in newspapers that his daughter Amandeep Kaur, a permanent resident of Australia, was looking for a suitable match and she would take the boy to Australia after marriage. “I contacted Khatri for the marriage of my son with the NRI girl. He demanded $30,000 for marrying his daughter to my son. We paid him Rs 5.5 lakh in advance but Khatri did not turn up to fulfil his promise. Now, three years have passed but he has not returned our money,” the complainant said. The police have launched a probe into the case. TNS 74 cases of illicit liquor recovered Ludhiana: The city police have recovered 74 cases of illicit liquor in separate cases and arrested two peddlers. In the first case, the police recovered 50 cases of illicit liquor during a raid at the house of Gurpreet Singh, a resident of New Janta Nagar. He was arrested from the spot. The police recovered 15 cases of liquor from the house of Amarjit Singh of Giaspura and five cases from the place of Rajwinder Singh of Dheri village respectively. Both peddlers managed to escape. In yet another case, the police nabbed a liquor peddler, Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Muslim Colony, and recovered four cases of illicit liquor from him. TNS BYLAWS VIOLATIONS BY HOTELS Local Bodies Dept seeks action taken report from MC Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 Following a complaint against alleged misuse of parking space and violation of building bylaws by various city hotels, the Local Bodies Department has sought action taken report from Municipal Corporation (MC) in this regard. Rohit Sabharwal of the Council of RTI Activists had complained about alleged violations of building bylaws, standard design and misuse of parking space in hotels. Earlier, the Local Bodies Department had directed the civic body to act against erring hotels in April 2017, but no action was taken, he alleged. “Now, I have got a copy of an official letter according to which the Local Bodies Department has already directed the MC to act against violators. Despite orders, the civic body has failed to take action,” he claimed. In a letter dated January 25, RTI complaint ■ Rohit Sabharwal of the Council of RTI Activists had complained about alleged violation of building bylaws, standard design and misuse of parking space in hotels. a pool of blood in a vacant plot situated at the back of the suspects’ meat shop. A passerby noticed the body and informed the police. It is suspected that his head was repeatedly hit with bricks or stones. DHARAM PAL, ACP ❞ Focal Point. The brother duo owns a meat shop in the area. The ACP Dharam Pal, said , the deceased’s father had alleged that his son Vishal had levelled allegations of mobile theft on the three sus- pects, following which the trio had threatened his son with dire consequences. “Today morning, Vishal’s body was found in a pool of blood in a vacant plot situated at the back of the suspects’ meat shop. A passerby noticed the body and informed the police. The body bore severe head injuries. It is suspected that his head was repeatedly hit with bricks or stones. We are conducting raids to nab the suspects,” the ACP added. The ACP said as per the statement of the deceased’s father, three friends of the deceased had killed his son. However, things would become clear only after their arrest, he added. Two mowed down by car after collision Deceased were daily wage earners; a bride, who was on the way to a beauty salon, also suffered injuries Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 4 Two pedestrians were mowed down by a car after a collision between two vehicles at Kartar Nagar, Phase I, Dugri, today. A bride travelling in one of the vehicles, who was on the way to a beauty salon, suffered injuries in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Rohit (18), a resident of Dugri, and Akru Rishi (32), a native of Bihar who was living at Guru Gyan Vihar. One of their friends, Gopal Singh suffered injuries. They all were daily wage earners and were seeking a job when the collision took place. The investigating officer, ASI Gurmail Singh, said the accident occurred on Sunday morning when an SUV and a car collided at Dugri. The collision was so intense that both vehicles were flung into the air. The car rolled down the road and mowed down the pedestrians. He said they were taken to the nearby private hospital where they succumbed to injuries. According to the police, the car was being driven by Jatinbir Singh, a resident of Phase II, Dugri, while the SUV by Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Phase I, Dugri. Kulwinder was on the way to The overturned car which mowed down two pedestrains at Dugri in Ludhiana on Sunday; and (right) a man, who suffered severe injuries in the accident, being shifted to a hospital. TRIBUNE PHOTOS pay obeisance at a gurdwara while Jatinbir was shifting a bride, Malika Walia, a resident of Dugri, to a beauty salon, as her marriage was scheduled for today. “After the car overturned, the bride suffered injuries and was rushed to the hospital. However, her injuries were not severe. Both drivers also suffered minor injuries. Gopal Singh, a common friend of the deceased, was undergoing treatment at a hospital,” said the ASI. He said a case under Section 304 A, IPC, had been registered at the Dugri police station and further probe would be conducted to inquire as to if there was negligence on the part of both drivers. ADGP writes to CP for action Police solve Andhra Bank robbery, one arrested Tribune News Service the Local Bodies Department had written to the Municipal Commissioner and the Executive Officer of Ludhiana Improvement Trust to submit action taken report on the complaint regarding hotels. When contacted, Assistant Town Planner (Headquarters), SS Bindra said, “We have already conducted a survey of hotels and violations have been identified. We could not take action against violations as model code of conduct was in force due to the civic body poll.” “Once the model code is lifted, we will start taking action against violations in city hotels following which a report will be sent to the Local Bodies Department,” he added. Ludhiana, March 4 An 18-year-old boy was found murdered in the Focal Point area this morning. His father alleged that three friends of his son, with whom he had some old enmity, had killed him. After registering a case, the police launched their investigation. The deceased has been identified as Vishal Kumar, alias Neola, a resident of Eastman chowk, Focal Point. On the complaint of the deceased’s father, Shambunath, a murder case was slapped on Shafiq Ahmed, and brother duo of Mohammad Mansoor and Mohammad Masrood, residents of ❝On Sunday morning,in Vishal’s body was found Ludhiana, March 4 Against the lethargic attitude of the traffic police towards taking required action against the vehicles using high-beam lights, the Additional DGP (Traffic), Punjab, has shot off a letter to the Police Commissioner, Ludhiana, to look into the matter and send action taken report immediately. The ADGP took action on a complaint of Rohit Sabharwal, president of the Council of RTI Activists. “One can easily notice that during the night time, more than 80 per cent drivers use high-beam light. However, the traffic police of Ludhiana are not taking action against violators in a posi- HIGH-BEAM VIOLATION stolen ornaments and rifle from the house of the accused. The SSP said raids were on to arrest his brother Harwinder Singh. Our Correspondent tive manner. The police have shown lethargic approach towards this traffic violation. From January 1, 2017, to January 15, 2018, 439 challans had been issued by the Police Commissionerate, Ludhiana, for high-beam violation. This is only a trivial number. Such challans should have been in thousands seeing the c m y b rampant high-beam violation in the city,” the RTI activist alleged. Use of high-beam light during night can lead to accidents. While the number of road accidents has been increasing in the city at a fast pace, the traffic police are least bothered about taking action against offenders. Khanna, March 4 The Khanna police claimed to have solved a bank robbery case and arrested one of the alleged thieves. The police said the accused and his brother had robbed gold ornaments from lockers of Andhra Bank on the intervening night of February 22 and 23. The police had recovered the gold ornaments and a rifle, along with the material used to break the bank’s gate. Khanna SSP NS Mahal said some thieves had stolen gold ornaments by breaking the shutter and gate of the branch in Rasulra village. Four held for making counterfeit currency He said a case was registered in this regard. Mahal said during a naka at Ratanpalon village, a motor-cycle borne youth — Jasvir Singh of Ratanpalon village — was stopped for checking. He admitted that he and his brother had stolen gold ornaments and a rifle from the bank. The police recovered the The SSP said four persons, including two women, have been arrested with equipment to make fake currency. The SSP said a case in this regard has been registered. He said Jaswant Singh of Rurki had alleged that the accused had taken Rs 5,000 from him and were to deliver double amount of fake currency to him, but sensing trouble he informed the police.
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