10042018-LT-01.qxd 10-04-2018 00:57 Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 10 APRIL 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Robot for industrial use ‘Tehbazari wing corrupt’ Tennis Tourney GNDEC students come up with a robot that can work in unenviable conditions in industries. P2 The Rehri-Phadi Federation accuses the tehbazari ‘mafia’ of being deep into corruption. P4 Debasis Sahoo of Punjab scripts a win in boys' U-12 category on the third day of tennis tourney. P4 FORECAST SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM | MAX 31.C MIN 21°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6:51 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:03 AM Revelling in nature’s beauty ALLEGED ENCROACHMENT AT KITCHLU NAGAR LOCALITY Former LIT trustee feels the heat after change of govt Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, April 9 Under cloud for allegedly encroaching upon land belonging to the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) along with a part of private land in posh Kitchlu Nagar locality, a BJP leader and a former trustee of LIT is now feeling the heat after the change of government in the state. The issue of unlawful possession of government land, lingering on for past 11 years, has now come to the fore with the Trust authorities issuing a notice to the occupant to produce documents of ownership, if any, within seven days. On the basis of information obtained under the Right to Information Act, a city resident, Sumit Mangla, had lodged a complaint several years ago that Chander Prabha, mother of Sunil Moudgil, a former trustee of LIT, was occupying a piece measuring 292 square yards bearing khas- Schoolgirls have a good time under a tree in full bloom in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Woman accuses cops of keeping her in illegal custody Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 9 A woman has accused three policemen, including an ASI, of thrashing and keeping her in illegal custody at the Salem Tabri police station. She also accused them of molesting her. The 35-year-old woman of Shivpuri Road had taken a loan of Rs 1.5 lakh from a financier of Jalandhar. According to her, the financier had come to collect the loan instalment. She said her brother-in-law reached there and called the Salem Tabri police. The police allegedly took her and the financier in custody, she alleged. She lives separate from her husband. She alleged that no police woman was present at the Salem Tabri police station when she was allegedly kept in illegal custody the whole night. The women claimed that the policemen released her on Monday morning. The woman also accused her brother-in-law of beating her and her six-year old son at home. She alleged that her son suffered injuries. The Salem Tabri SHO, Inspector Vijay Kumar, said: “The allegations against the policemen are completely false. Nobody kept her in illegal custody.” The ACP North, Lakhveer Singh, said they had received a complaint and investigation was under way. ra no. 12/3/2/2 (bearing property no. 26-F) at Kitchlu Nagar Colony developed by the Trust. He had alleged that out of the said land, 200 square yards belonged to the LIT as per revenue record while 92 square yards was owned by his wife Pushpa Mangla. Sumit said a police investigation conducted by the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police -3 in September 2011, his allegations were found correct but the authorities fail to take any action against the unlawful occupant due to his political connections, which made him file a contempt of court petition (COCP) (589 of 2011) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to seek justice and removal of encroachment from government and private land. “While disposing of his COCP on January 17, 2012, Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Hayana High Court cited the orders pronounced in COCP 1299 of 2009 in which strict directions were issued to the government officials and police to take swift action against encroachments on government land. The directions also made it mandatory for the officials to clear identified encroachments within six months, impose heavy penalty on habitual offenders and lodge criminal cases with police,” said the complainant. Intriguingly, the record maintained by the LIT pertaining to allotment of plots in Kitchlu Nagar say plot no. 26-F in the colony, along with a few others, was among the unallotted plots. Sunil Moudgil, however, denied the allegations while maintaining that all documents regarding ownership of plot had already been submitted to the Trust. “So far, we have not received any notice from the LIT. Documents of ownership would be produced as desired by the Trust on receipt of the notice,” he added. Burglars strike at electronics store PSPCL ex-Chief Engineer on high-power panel Steal 21 mobiles, 2 LED sets, cash Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 9 Burglars broke into a store and decamped with 21 mobile phones, two LED sets and cash. The theft took place at Paradise Radio located on Shivpuri Road. The burglars entered the store by breaking a portion of its wall adjoining a vacant plot at the back. The incident came to light on Monday morning when people spotted the broken wall at the back of the store. After getting information about the incident, the store owner reached there. The owner claimed that the thieves had stolen 21 mobile phones, two LED sets and Rs 10,000 in cash, said Head Constable from Daresi police station Sukhwinder Singh. He said the owner shut the store at 9 pm on Sunday night. A case has been registered against unidentified persons. Assistant Subinspector Janak Raj is investigating the case. It was learnt that the CCTV cameras were not installed inside the store. However, the police said they were making efforts to get footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area. Theft at factory Thieves stole 47 boxes of thread and mobiles of two workers at the Khushi Fabrics factory at Bajra village. On a complaint of the factory owner, a case under Section 457 and 380 of the IPC was registered against unidentified persons at the Meharban police station on Sunday. A man shows the wall at Paradise Radio on Shivpuri Road in Ludhiana that was broken by burglars on Sunday night. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Ludhiana, April 9 A former Chief Engineer (Enforcement), Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Darshan Singh, has been nominated as a non-government member of the State-Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee for monitoring the implementation of Scheduled Castes SubPlan and Special Central Assistance programmes in the state for a period of two years. According to a recent notification, three other private members of the committee are Surinder Kaur Walia (Barnala), Sucha Singh (Ludhiana) and Gurnam Singh (Todarwal village in Patiala district). Ex-Akali councillor denied bail Man dies as bike falls off bridge Public nabs fleeing Our Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, April 9 Additional Sessions Judge Munish Singal today dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Akali leader and former councillor Bhupinder Singh, alias Bhinda, and his brother Paramjeet Singh. The duo is facing accusation of attack- ing Congress men during the MC elections in Ward No: 75. Amrit Varsha Rampal, a lawyer, was the Congress candidate from the ward. Naginder Gora, a city lawyer, had alleged that the accused launched a murderous attack on him as well as senior lawyer BK Rampal, husband of the Congress candidate. In his bail plea, the former councillor claimed that he was innocent and committed no crime. The police has even deleted Section 307 (attempt to murder) in this case during investigation. His wife Jaswinder Kaur was contesting from Ward No: 75 on Shiromani Akali Dal ticket. He was falsely implicated due to political rivalry, he said. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 9 A 40-year-old man lost his life after his bike was hit by a speeding vehicle on Haibowal-Ladhowal Road. The deceased has been identified as Prem Singh of Ladhiyan Kalan village. According to information, Prem Singh had gone to Haibowal at 9:30 pm on Saturday. When he did not return home, his family started searching for him. In his complaint lodged with the police, the deceased’s father Balbir Singh said his son died on the spot after his bike was hit by a speeding vehicle and it plunged down a small bridge located on Ladhowal-Haibowal Road. Sub-Inspector Satbir Singh said they had started investigation into the case. The body was handed over to the kin of the deceased after postmortem. He said they got information about the incident on Sunday. A case under Sections 379 and 304 A has been registered against an unidentified person at the Haibowal police station. Biometric system to curb absenteeism at government hospitals Manav Mander Ministerspeak Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 9 Patients at government hospitals generally complain of absence of doctors or they arriving late on duty. Now, all these complaints will be taken care of as the state government is all set to start the biometric attendance system at all hospitals. To further strengthen the system, CCTV cameras will be installed at the hospitals. Medical, paramedical staff and Class IV Brahm Mohindra, Health and Family Welfare Minister, said all government hospitals and health centres would have the biometric attendance system. “The machines will reach the respective hospitals and centres within two months. This will help in keeping tabs on doctors who arrive late on duty. A CCTV camera will also be installed above each machine,” he said. employees all will now be marking attendance through the biometric system. The complaints of doctors at Civil Hospital arriving late on duty were quite common. Most doctors would give the plea that they were busy attending in-house patients and had arrived the hospital on time. Staff and doctors posted at primary health cen- tres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs), who come from far-flung areas, were usually found being absent or reaching late. Jagmeet Singh, a resident c m y b of a village near Machhiwara, said they usually had to travel to the city to see a doctor. “The doctor posted at the PHC usually comes late and it is not sure whether he will be coming to duty or not. The new system will help in solving our problem,” he said. Meanwhile, a rural medical practitioner, sharing his problem, said he had additional charge and visited two health centres a week. “Half a week I visit one station and the remaining days I examine patients at the other station. It is not possible to visit both health centres in a day as they are located far away from each other. Now, I am confused how I will be marking my attendance,” he said. Sabina Bano said she took her mother to the hospital thrice but every time the doctor was not present. “If a machine records all data of arrival and departure of doctors on duty, I am hopeful it will prove helpful in improving things,” she said. snatchers in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, April 9 Two persons were caught while they were trying to escape allegedly after snatching the wallet from a man on the Janakpuri main road on Sunday evening. According to the police, Shatrudhan of Phagwara, along with his two friends, was waiting for an auto to travel from Janakpuri to Samrala Chowk when two bike-borne persons allegedly snatched his wallet. The suspects have been identified as Shallu of Sadhu Singh Nagar and Sanjeev Kumar of Jamalpur Ludhiana. Investigating officer Rajwant Singh said when the accused tried to escape after snatching the wallet from Shatrudhan, who is a labourer, the public caught them and handed them over to the police. He said they had recovered the wallet with Rs 1,030 and documents from the alleged snatchers. The police have also impounded their bike. He claimed both suspects were drug addicts. Shallu has a nursing job while Sanjeev is a security guard. A case under Section 379 B and 34 of the IPC has been registered at the Division Number 6 police station. Investigation into the case is under way, the police said. Mobile phone snatched A bikeer snatched a mobile phone from a man who was busy in a telephonic conversation outside his house at Indira Colony on Sunday evening. On a complaint filed by Ajane Rajat Kumar, the Jodhewal police registered a case under Section 379 B against an unidentified person.
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