10012018-LT-01.qxd 1/9/2018 11:51 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 10 JANUARY 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Sale of Chinese strings No check on open defecation Expired fodder Students take to roads to protest the sale of banned Chinese strings in the city. P2 For a majority of the population, answering nature’s call in open is still a ‘convenient’ option. P3 LIP leader Simarjit Singh Bains urges VC to initiate probe against GADVASU staff who sold ‘expired’ fodder to farmer. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 5°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:42 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7: 25 AM Vehicle financiers’ gang busted; 4 held Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 9 The Ludhiana police claimed to have busted a gang of swindlers allegedly involved in the trade of getting vehicles financed from banks on the basis of forged documents. The police have arrested four gang members, while four others are still at large. The police have also recovered 37 two-wheelers allegedly financed by the accused using forged documents. The accused arrested by the police have been identified as Mohit Puri of Haibowal; Gagandeep Singh, alias Gagan, of Singhpura Mohalla; Robin Bajaj of Urban Estate Dugri and Jaswinder ❝ Two of the accused were employed with the HDFC Bank, while another used to prepare forged documents. After preparing the documents, they used to get vehicles financed from the bank. RN DHOKE, CP ❞ Singh, alias Monti, of Shimlapuri area. The four other members of the gang including Rajiv Kumar of Khuda Mohalla, Pradeep Garg of ARK Road, Prince of Jaswant Nagar and Rahul Bagga of continued on page 2 Vehicles financed on the basis of forged documents recovered by the police in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN Kin block road for 2 hrs, seek action DEATH AFTER CLASH Jaswant Shetra Triune News Service Ludhiana, January 9 The family members and relatives of the man who died a few hours after a clash with his neighbours in Sandhu Nagar locality of the Civil City area in Ludhiana on Sunday night, staged a protest for nearly two hours near Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) School today. The protesting family members of victim Munish Kumar were demanding registration of a case against the neighbours, with whom Munish had a clash. The protesters placed the body on the road and blocked traffic to lodge their protest against the Police Department for failing to act against the neighbours, who clashed with Munish Kumar. During the protest, victim’s family raised slogans against the police. The protesting family members alleged that Munish died due to internal injuries caused during the clash with the neighbours. But despite the allegations levelled by the family members of the victim, the police did not register any case against the neighbours involved in the clash, they said. Kin of victim Munish Kumar stage a protest by placing his body on the road near KVM School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Munish Kumar (52) died a few hours after the clash with his neighbours over parking of a car in the street. Following the death of Munish, his family members alleged that he died due to internal injuries caused during clash with neighbours. However, the Division Number 4 police launched inquest proceedings after SNIPPETS Jail for rape Ludhiana: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Daljit Singh Ralhan has convicted Munni Lal of Patna for raping a 9-year-old girl. He was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. Apart from this, the court also imposed a fine of ~20,000 on the accused. Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution had successfully proved the charges levelled against the accused. He was booked under Section 376/511 of the IPC and Section 8, 10 of the POCSO Act at Sahnewal police station on December 21, 2015. The complainant said he was running a dhaba on Chandigarh GT road and the accused used to come there for having meals. One day, when they were outside dhaba, he raped their child. The accused, however, pleaded that the complainant had taken loan from him and when he insisted and demanded back his hard-earned money, he was falsely implicated in the rape case. But after appreciating the evidence, the court found him guilty. OC Top cop’s orders Ludhiana Police Commissioner RN Dhoke issued various prohibitory orders to maintain law and order in the city. Exercising powers vested under Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, the Police Commissioner ordered the owners of all fuel stations, LPG gas agencies, marriage palaces, malls and money exchanges falling under the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate to install CCTV cameras within a month to ensure security and safety of residents. In another order under Section 144 of the CRPC, Police Commissioner said it has been noticed that when an old vehicle is purchased, a buyer usually ignores to get the documents transferred on his name. He said it was a general tendency among criminals that they buy old vehicles and use these to commit crimes thus putting previous owners in difficulty. He asked the buyers of old vehicles to get the vehicles registered on their names within 30 days. TNS Due to inadequate seating arrangement, senior citizens have no other option but to stand in long queues to get old-age pension at the District Social Welfare Complex. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN Long wait, longer queues Elderly, seeking pension for months, forced to make several rounds of the social security office at the fag end of their lives Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 9 Senior citizens seeking oldage pension have to go through a harrowing time as they are being made to stand in long queues at the District Social Security Office of the Social Welfare Complex. Many of them have not received pension for several months and due to inadequate seating arrangement, they are forced to stand in long queues. Instead of making seating arrangements for senior citizens or having some token system to call out their names by turn, they are made to queue up outside the office. Many of them had not received pension for around six months and were asked to get some corrections done in the data. Others said there was nobody to guide them and they were being made to go from one office to other on the premises. “I am not well and unable to stand. But I am forced to pension for ❝I have not receivedhere to seek the last seven months. I came pension, but was told to contact an angwanwadi, but I don't know where to go. ❞ GURCHARAN KAUR, 70-year-old pensioner from Shimlapuri climbed stairs with great ❝Iaskedtogodown.Insteaddifficulty.ButI was of clarifying why I was not receiving pension, an official asked me to take a form and give it at another office after filling it. Another official said there was no need for filling the form. ❞ KARAMJIT KAUR, A pensioner from Khedi village stand in a queue,” said Ram Murti, 65, who had come to the office from Daba Road area. “Instead of making us stand in a queue, there should have been some system for addressing our problems,” said Gurmukh Singh, another elderly person. Karamjit Kaur from Khedi village said she had not received her pension for the past four months. On top of that, she was being made to make several rounds of different offices in the complex. “I climbed stairs with great difficulty. But I was asked to go down. Instead of clarifying why I was not receiving pension, an official asked me to take a form and give it at another office after filling it. Another official said there was no need for filling the form,” she said. In fact, because many of the continued on page 2 c m y b registering a case under Section 174 of the CrPC. Irked over the failure of the police in registering a case against the neighbours, the family members staged a protest today. Soon a police team also reached the spot and appealed to the protesters to end the protest, but they were adamant on their demand of registering a case against the neighbours. The protesting family members lifted the dharna only after the police registered a murder case against three persons, including a woman. SHO Division Number 4 Rajwant Singh said the police have registered a murder case against Vicki, Kailash and Mamta. The accused are absconding and the police were searching for them.
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