05082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/5/2018 1:24 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 5 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Curbing adulteration When Jai met Veeru Lead role in TV show Civil, railway authorities hold special drive to curb adulteration of milk products. P2 One of the best narratives on friendship is 3 Idiots. Its actors set the bar for true bonding high. P3 Shagun Pandey bags lead role of Atharva Deshmukh in ZEE TV's Tujhse Hai Raabta. P4 FORECAST MOSTLY CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.20 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.47 AM Gross irregularities at blood bank BTO among five persons booked, unit operations stopped, 44 samples seized Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 Five persons have been booked by the Jalandhar police after gross irregularities were found at a blood bank at the local Gulab Devi Hospital. FIR has also been lodged in the case under Sections 420, 465, 471, 468 and 120 of the IPC. Teams of the Drug Department here, led by the Zonal Licensing Authority (ZLA), found blood numbered under one unit – being issued to two to three or more persons at the bank. The ZLA has suspended all operations of the bank and recommended cancellation of its license to the Joint Commissioner, Drugs, Punjab. The blood bank of the Gulab Devi Hospital is being run by Rakht Vahini, a Haryana (Tohana village) based-NGO. Health officials during an inspection at the blood bank of Gulab Devi Hospital in Jalandhar on Saturday. MALKIAT SINGH The police have booked three technicians — Ved Prakash, Dinesh Kumar and Babloo — and BTO Dr Harjeet Singh and technical superviser Bhupinder Singh. The ZLA has seized 44 blood units from the bank – from each of which two or more donors were provided blood. The units were also found to have improper labelling and vital details such as the expiry date of the blood, the date the donor was bled, among other details were missing from the bank. The action was initiated by the drug authorities in the district on Friday evening after a complaint was made by an NGO, Hindustan Welfare Blood Donors Club, Phagwara, along with four or five other blood donation NGOs in the region. The NGO has alleged there were massive discrepancies and mislabelling of blood at the bank. Vinit Puri from the Hindustan Welafre blood Donors Club said: “The discrepancies were unearthed when a local private hospital reported that they received two blood units with the same number, 1469, from the blood bank. One was issued for AB positive blood group and another for O positive. Incidentally, another unit for B positive group was also issued from the same number to another party. The bank has been playing with the lives of people and the police need to immediately arrest its office-bearers.” Zonal Licensing Authority, Karun Sachdev, said: “Major mislabelling of blood was found at the bank. We have seized 44 blood units in all, in which there was replication. Two or more blood samples were being provided to people with the same blood unit number. Besides, many of these seized samples are mislabelled with vital details such as the expiry of the donor, the date the donor was bled and colour coding of the labels missing. Many units were also found stored outside the refrigerator – all of which is an open invitation to blood contamination. Besides the 44 units, 57 other items, including registers and records of the bank, have also been seized. A detailed report regarding the same is being sent to the Joint Commissioner and we have also recommended the cancellation of the license of the blood bank.” Shaking a leg 3 held with heroin, cash DC Varinder Kumar Sharma, Police Commissioner PK Sinha and other officials dance during a marathon against drugs in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH P2 Jalandhar, August 4 The rural police on Saturday arrested three drug smugglers from Bhogpur and recovered 200 g of heroin and Rs 69,000 in cash from their possession. The accused have been identified as Satwinder Kumar, alias Sonu (25), Varinder Singh, alias Bhima (30), and Manish Kumar (33). The police said during investigation, it was revealed that they used to bring consignments of heroin from Delhi and sell the same by huge margins. Varinder and Manish have a criminal past. Three cases were registered against Varinder and two against Manish in the past. Manish, a fit- Condition of sports infra pathetic in city: Minister Industrialists share their concerns, grievances with Rana Gurmeet Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 Sports industrialists didn’t miss a chance to share their concerns and grievances with Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi during a meet here on Saturday. They have been raising issues of VAT refunds, no infrastructure in sports industry and playgrounds. “Hum jaae to jaae Kahan (where would we go),” one of the industrialists asked the minister.” Sales have already gone down. VAT refunds have not been paid and we have not received our payments for sports kits we had given to the previous government. The government is continuously making excuses to avoid the VAT refund. I request you to take up the matter with Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal,” he added. “Once we have supplied products, just let us know when we will be paid,” said Ajay Mahajan, another industrialist. “Industry is not getting infrastructure to progress,” he said. The minister said he was extremely sorry that Jalandhar was still unknown despite the facts that sports goods from the city was being supplied across the world and export of Rs 12-13 crore were done from here. He said it was also to be looked after that there were no sports exhibition where people from all over the world could come. The minister visited Burton Park, Guru Gobind Singh Stadium and Sports School and said the condition was pathetic. He announced to set up a state-of-the-art ‘sports park’ in the city to give a boost to sporting activity in the district. The Minister said the park would have Research and Design (R&D) centre that would ensure further precision in the work of the sports industry in the region. He said besides this park, the state government aspired to showcase the sports industry of the district not only at national but international level also. He said besides developing Burlton Park into a sports hub, the government would also focus on developing this stadium as a major exhibition centre for the promotion of sports goods. Assuring support and cooperation to the sports industry, he said he would personally recommend the issue of VAT refunds and C forms with the Finance Minister. c m y b ness enthusiast, is working as a coach with a gym. The police said Satwinder revealed that the recovered Rs 69,000 in cash was earned by him after selling heroin. Navjot Singh Mahal, SSP , Jalandhar (Rural) said Surjit Singh, SHO, Bhogpur, along with a police party, while conducting patrolling at Dalli village received a tip-off that the accused were indulged in the business of bringing consignments of heroin from Delhi and supply the same to local areas. “On Saturday, they were coming on a motorcycle from the Kishangarh side towards the Bhogpur area to supply heroin,” the SSP said. — TNS Money changer robbed of ~7 lakh Our Correspondent Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur), August 4 Armed robbers entered a money changer’s shop here and attacked him with sharp weapons late on Friday evening. The accused fled on their motorcycle after robbing him of Rs 7 lakh in cash and some foreign currency. The crime spot is only 100 metres away from the Garhshankar police station. The police, which reached the spot after some time, have failed to get any clue in the case. The robbers, who came on a motorcycle, seriously injured Jasvir Singh, owner of Madan Enterprises, by hit- ting him on the head with sharp weapons. Jasvir was admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana where his condition is stated to be stable. Five days ago, robbers had looted Rs 10 lakh from a branch of Axis Bank, which is situated near a police post here. In Friday’s incident, the robbers after committing the crime, instead of going towards the Nangal road, fled to the city. Panic spread among residents after the incident. The police are trying to track the robbers with the help of the CCTV camera footage of the spot. DSP Raj Kumar and SHO Narindra Kumar after reaching the spot on Friday night, blocked the entry and exit points of the town. Earlier, after assaulting the money changer, two of the youths went out on foot while their third companion was waiting there with the bike. SHO Narinder Kumar said: “We had reached the spot after a while and got three CCTV camera footages from the area. On showing them to the injured Jasvir, he has identified one of the robbers. We will nab them soon.” 2 women gang-raped in 20 days Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 Two gang-rape cases have been reported from rural areas of Jalandhar in the past 20 days. The cases are reported from Bilga and Shahkot, respectively. In Shahkot, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by five persons. Three of them have been identified as Sunny and Jagmohan and Sunil Hans. All accused are at large. The police have registered a case under Sections 376, 376-D (gang rape), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Police officials said the case was registered on the complaint of family members of the victim on Friday. “On July 14, the woman had gone out and the family members had been looking for her since then. It was on Friday Man held for raping woman In another incident, a woman was raped by Ajay Kumar in Adampur a few days ago. He has been arrested by the police. A case has been registered under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC against the accused. that she returned home after which the family registered a case in this regard,” the Shahkot SHO said. Medical examination of the victim was also conducted. The police said it would take some time for the arrival of the report. In the gang-rape case reported from Bilga, the arrest of two of the three accused had been made whereas the third person is at large. In the case, a 22-year-old migrant labourer was sleeping with her husband outside their home a few days ago when three masked men reached the spot and locked up victim’s husband in a room and took the victim to the fields and raped her. The accused have been identified as Monu Yadav, Ajay Yadav and Mithilesh Yadav. While Monu and Ajay were arrested, Mithilesh is absconding. The police said the victim and the accused were known to each other. In another incident, a woman was raped by Ajay Kumar in Adampur a few days ago. He has been arrested by the police. The police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC.
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