02062018-LT-01.qxd 6/1/2018 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 2 JUNE 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE ‘One-time opportunity’ Drug haul World Milk Day PSPCL gives defaulters an opportunity to clear their outstanding bills. P3 The Jagraon police arrest four drug peddlers and seize 65-kg poppy husk from them. P3 Main reason for people falling prey to degenerative diseases is lack of milk intake, say experts. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 43°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7: 25 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5: 23 AM SNIPPETS Storm riders Protesters booked Ludhiana: The police have booked over 100 unidentified persons for staging protest on the road outside the office of the ADCP-3 near Fountain Chowk, Ludhiana. The protesters were accused of causing traffic jam during the protest. A case under Section 283 of the IPC was registered at the division number 8 police station against over 100 unidentified men and women for staging protest on the road. The police claimed that the protesters had carried flags of ‘Bharti Communist Union’. Interestingly, they claimed to have no more information regarding the protest that was staged outside the office of ADCP-3 Gurpreet Kaur Purewal, who could not be contacted for comments. Abetmentofsuicide A 45-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Vijay Nagar, Tibba Road, late Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Kukku Kumar. The incident came to light this morning, when his brother went to wake him up. The police reached the spot and initiated probe. They have also recovered a suicide note. Kukku’s kin accused a man, identified as Jeevan Sekha, a former district president of the Students’ Organisation of India (SOI), Ludhiana, of forcing him to take this extreme step. Jagdev Kumar, brother of the deceased, said Kukku had borrowed ~1 lakh from Sekha. He blamed him for allegedly threatening him to return the money he had given to Kukku as loan with interest. Sekha tripled the amount to ~3 lakh by cheating, he said. Meanwhile, the relatives of the deceased also staged a protest seeking action against the accused. The police assured the kin that necessary action would be taken. Kukku used to run a shop of sewing machine spare parts. SHO Dalip Bedi said Jeevan Sekha has been booked . TNS ASI caught taking bribe Tribune News Service Commuters caught in a sudden dust storm in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, June 1 An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) was caught red-handed by the Vigilance Bureau when he allegedly took bribe from a city resident on Friday. The accused has been identified as ASI Kulwinder Singh posted at Salem Tabri police station. Vigilance Bureau officials said the ASI was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of ~7,000. Sahil Sharma of Haibowal had earlier complained to the bureau that he had a dispute with his wife and the ASI was seeking bribe. Sahil complained that the ASI had already taken ~2,500 The accused ASI in the custody of Vigilance Bureau officials. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA for the ‘settlement’ of the case with his wife and also for not registering an FIR against him. The ASI was allegedly demanding ~10,000 more from Sahil. Later, the deal was fixed at ~7,000, Sahil said. DSP Vigilance Jaswinder Singh said the Vigilance arrested him while accepting the bribe. A case under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was registered against the accused. Accused of turning a blind eye towards violations of bylaws by hotels in the city ❝ It is mandatory that each building/structure be constructed according to the rules provided by the building bylaws. I had approached the officials concerned several times for the redressal of my grievance by filing various representations for the compliance of the recommendations given in the survey report in the interest of public at large, but in vain. The officials were not bothered in taking action against violators. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 1 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to the Principal Secretary, Chief Town Planner of the Department of Local Bodies and MC Commissioner in a case regarding alleged violations in the hotels of the city. The petitioner accused the Department of Local Bodies and the MC officials of turning a blind eye towards the violations of bylaws at these hotels. A civil writ petition (CWP 9234 of 2018) was earlier filed by Rohit Sabharwal of the Council of RTI Activists against the state government and others for directing the authorities concerned to take immediate action against the violations by hotels as per the survey report submitted by THE PETITIONER the senior town planner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, to the chief town planner of the Department of Local Bodies. As per the survey, 45 hotels were found with non-com- poundable violations, while 41 hotels were found to be with compoundable violations. Besides, the cases regarding three hotels were sub-judice and 20 hotels were either repeated in the com- plaint list, closed, not found or demolished. The court has fixed the next date of hearing on August 3, 2018. The petitioner, Rohit Sabharwal, levelled the allegation of misusing parking Few certified eateries in city, reveals RTI Food Safety Act: Over 33,000 food operators continue to function without licence or registration Manav Mander What RTI reveals Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 1 Be it famous food joints or a small food carts, it requires a licence or registration under the Food Safety Act to operate. Surprisingly, food joints and carts can be seen in every nook and corner of the industrial city and are considered the lifeline of people living away from their homes. But there are only 1,380 licence holders and 1,994 registrations under the Food Safety Act. The number is trivial as compared to the number of food joints and carts running in the city. The High Court had shot notices to Principal Secretary, Food Safety Commissioner and Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, in this regard after a Public Interest Litigation was filed by city-based RTI activist Rohit Sabharwal. The date of hearing for the same is July 20. Sabharwal had written a complaint to the Principal Secretary Health in 2016 in this regard, but he failed to evince any reply, after which he filed an RTI with the Health Department. He sought a few queries from the department such as total number of food business operators in the city that have been checked by the competent authority for ensuring that they were following basic hygiene and those not following proper hygiene, total number of Tribune News Service Civic body gets notice of motion Harshraj Singh ■ Only 1,380 licences and 1,994 The number of food business operators in the city is far more than those registred or issued licence. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA Licence, registration mandatory ❝Neither the state government nor the authorities concerned are bothered to keep a check on such operators to get themselves registered. Even the hygiene and safety part is not being taken seriously by the department. Any food joint including a hotel, restaurant or a small eatery, such as a dhaba or roadside food cart, need to get a licence or a registration certificate under the Food Safety Act. If the turnover of the eatery is more than ~12 lakh a year, then it is mandatory to get a licence and if the turnover is less than ~12 lakh, then a registration certificate is required. food operators that were issued licence and registration certificate and total number of food operators who did not apply for licence and registration. Any food joint including a hotel, restaurant or a small eatery, such as a dhaba or roadside food cart, need to get the licence or registration certificate under the Food Safety Act. If the turnover of the eatery is more than ~12 lakh a year, registration certificates have been issuedfrom June 10, 2016, to January 2, 2018 ■ Approximately 33,000 food operators function without licence (8,000 approximately) and registration (25,000) ■ Food operators’ hygiene checked only when the department officials visits to collect food samples, while no other data was available in this regard ❞ ROHIT SABHARWAL, RTI Activist then it is mandatory to get a licence and if the turnover is less than ~12 lakh, then a registration certificate is required. Through RTI it came forward that from June 10, 2016 to January 2, 2018, only 1,380 licences and 1,994 registration certificates have been issued. It was further revealed that approximately 8,000 food business operators were supposed to get the licence while 25,000 were yet to get registrations done. In addition to this, it was also revealed that the hygiene part of the food operators was checked only when the department visits to collect the food samples, while no other data was available in this regard. RTI activist Sabharwal said it had been witnessed that major food business operators in the city were running their business without obtaining any registra- c m y b tion certificates or licences. “Neither the state government nor the authorities concerned are bothered in keeping a check on such food business operators to get themselves registered. Even the hygiene and safety part is not being taken seriously by the department,” he said. Civil Surgeon Dr Parwinder Pal Singh Sidhu confirmed that he did receive the notice from the High Court. Kin attack cops, help accused flee ❞ space for other commercial purpose, violation of FAR (construction of excess floors without the permission of the competent authority), excess coverage of storeys, violation of standard design and other violations at these hotels. The petitioner blamed the authorities concerned for causing huge loss to the public exchequer by not assessing and recovering compounding fee from violators of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation building bylaws, 1997. “I had approached the officials concerned several times for the redressal of my grievance by filing various representations for the compliance of the recommendations given in the survey report in the interest of public at large, but in vain. The officials were not bothered in taking action against violators,” Sabharwal said. “It is mandatory that each building/structure be constructed according to the rules provided by the building bylaws,” the petitioner said. Ludhiana, June 1 A police team was allegedly attacked by the relatives of murder accused at Dheri village in Ludhiana district on Thursday, when the police caught the accused at their house. They helped the accused, who were allegedly involved in a murder of a 19-year-old, in escaping from the spot. A case under Sections 353, 186, 225, 332 and 341 of the IPC has been registered at Meharban police station against the accused identified as Angerj Singh, his two sons Sukha and Gaggu, relatives Ghanayiya, Gurpreet Singh and 8 to 10 unidentified persons. Station House Officer at Meharban police station Davinder Sharma said a police team had conducted a raid to arrest Angrej Singh and his two sons Sukha and Gaggu, who are accused of murdering a boy. According to the police, the accused wanted in a murder case were caught at their house, but they started shouting and calling other persons for help. The police claimed that 8 to 10 people came and they started thrashing the cops, due to which the murder accused managed to escape from the spot. The police informed that two of the attackers — Ghanayiya and Gurpreet Singh — have been arrested. Angrej Singh and his two sons were allegedly involved in the murder of a 19-year-old boy named Amrit Pal Singh of Sujatwal over the issue of water accumulation in the street.
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