04052018-LT-01.qxd 5/3/2018 11:17 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 4 MAY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Awareness programme Contaminated water supply Convocation at GCG Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organises an event to create awareness about asthma. P3 Residents of Deep Vihar and the adjoining areas on Phambran Road complain of contaminated water. P4 Degrees conferred on 917 students at the Government College for Girls. P2 FORECAST MOSTLY SUNNY | MAX 37°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7:07 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:39 AM Biker snatches ~1.47 Worker feared trapped in factory fire untraced lakh from school staff SHO says hosiery unit yet to be fully combed, can’t pursue further proceedings till report comes Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Crime site: Allahabad Bank branch on Gill road Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 3 A biker allegedly snatched Rs 1.47 lakh from an employee of Shalimar Public Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri, near the Allahabad Bank branch on the Gill road on Thursday evening. The employee had not lodged a complaint with the police till evening. The school authorities, too, refused to share any information about the incident. Since the bank has not installed any CCTV cameras, identification of the snatcher is a challenging task for the police. The ADCP Sandeep Shar, ma, along with ACP-cumShimlapuri SHO Ravi Kumar, reached the spot for investigation. Ravi Kumar said the incident occurred around 1.45 pm when the employee, Manoj Kumar, reached the bank to deposit the school’s cash. “He parked his scooter outside the bank. The moment he, along with his two children, was about to step on the stairs of the bank, a biker, wearing a 5 of snatchers’ gang held The Jamalpur police claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of five of its members. They have been identified as Deepak of Mata Rani Chowk; Mani, alias Rajesh, of Manjit Nagar; Rajinder, alias Khurki, of Durga Mata Chowk; Amit Sharma of Giaspura; and Raj Kapoor of Sant Pura Mohalla. The police also recovered 12 mobile phones from their possession. Jamalpur SHO Avtar Singh said Deepak was already facing four cases of theft in Chandigarh. Rajinder is facing a theft case at the Dugri police station. Ludhiana, May 3 Even though a week has passed since a fire broke out at the JM hosiery factory on the Bahadur Ke road, there is no trace of missing worker, Ram Ashish, who is said to have been trapped in the factory. His son, Surinder, feared his father had died in the fire. Surinder told The Tribune that his father was feared trapped inside the burning factory. A portion of the factory that collapsed in the fire was not checked by the authorities concerned. It Lineman falls off ladder, dies helmet, snatched a bag containing Rs 1.47 lakh in cash. The victim, after calling up the police control room, left for home to drop his children. We also reached the spot to verify the facts,” Ravi added. The employee reportedly left his children under the supervision of a guard at the ATM and tried to chase the snatcher, but in vain. The SHO said the school employee had not come to record his statement as the school authorities were not interested in initiating any legal proceedings. “If the school officials record their statement, only then the police will register an FIR,” he added. Doraha: A lineman of the PSPCL posted here died after he fell off a ladder while repairing the power lines at Rampur village on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Harjeet Singh, a resident of Singowal, Mukerian, in Hoshiarpur district. He was posted at the PSPCL office at Rampur, Doraha. He was repairing power lines at a farm when his foot slipped and he fell off a ladder. His friends rushed him to Sidhu Hospital where he died after some time. — OC c m y b could be possible that his father got buried under the debris. Ram Ashish was on night shift duty on Thursday night. He could not escape to safety when a portion of the factory collapsed after fire. Several of his colleagues also confirmed that his father was not seen outside the factory after the fire. On a complaint by Surinder, a case under Section 346, IPC, was registered at the Ladhowal police station. It has been clearly mentioned in the FIR that the worker is suspected to have been trapped inside the factory when a fire broke out. Ladhowal SHO Jaswinder Singh, when asked if the police probe into the missing worker’s case had reached any conclusion, he said the portion of the factory, where the worker was suspected to have been trapped, was yet to be checked completely. “Several departments will submit their reports about the search operation in the factory, only then the police could pursue further legal proceedings in the case. A search inside the factory is still on,” the SHO added. Surinder shows a photograph of his father, Ram Ashish, near the factory after fire on April 27. A FILE PHOTO Teacher gets 5-year jail for molesting his student Ludhiana, May 3 Additional Sessions Judge Amar Paul has convicted a teacher, Mani Arora, a resident of Anand Vihar, Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana, of sexually assaulting his student of 7th standard. Holding him guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, the court sentenced the teacher to fiveyear imprisonment. He was also ordered to pay Rs 35,000 as compensation to the victim for causing her physical and mental agony. A case against him was registered at the Division No. 8 police station on July 22, 2016, following a complaint by the victim’s father. Her father told the police that his 12-yr-old daughter had gone to school. Around 3 pm, he got a call from the school principal. She asked him to take the victim from school. When he, along with his wife, reached the school, he got to know about the heinous act of the teacher. His daughter told him that some students told her that the teacher wanted to see her. When she visited the computer class room, the accused sexually assaulted her. PHARMACIST-TURNED-DOC FOR PATIENTS AT HAIBOWAL DISPENSARY Located near the government school, Shrimati Shanti Bawa Government Dispensary, Haibowal Khurd, receives nearly 20 to 25 patients daily. PAGE 4
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