07082018-LT-01.qxd 06-08-2018 23:54 Page 1 TUESDAY | 7 AUGUST 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Dang is Leader of Oppn Blind murder solved Row over ground at SCD Harbhajan Singh Dang has been appointed as the Leader of Opposition in MC House. P4 Two years on, Khanna police arrest the accused, who killed a resident of Lopon village. P3 Players, coach at SCD college accuse 4 Punjab NCC (Air Wing) of occupying their sports ground. P2 FORECAST RAIN | MAX 28°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7: 17 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5: 48 AM Run for freedom video-campaign becoming a movement Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 6 Video messages, support and confirmations for the upcoming ‘Run for freedom against pollution in Buddha Nullah’ are pouring in from people and celebrities from all walks of life and being shared on social media. People, including litterateurs, actors, singers, environmentalists and politicians, have shared and expressed their consent for not only participating in the run, but also inviting everyone in the district and beyond to participate in the upcoming run. The run organised by Lifeline Foundation is set to be held on August 12 at 6 am from the Buddha Nul- Those spearheading the campaign ■ After actors and singers including Sardar Sohi, Jasbir Jassi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, who declared they would be participating in the race, politicians including Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Lok Insaaf Party chief Simarjit Singh Bains, MLAs Kuldeep Singh Vaid, Sanjay Talwar and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, in video messages, have said they would be part of the run. ■ Poets and litterateurs including Gurbhajan Gill, Tarlochan Lochi, Randeep Toor, Gurpreet, Panjab University Youth Welfare Director Nirmal Jaura and Swaranjit Savi, among others, have also shared the video messages through their poetry, making an appeal to join the run. ■ Prior to that, environmentalist Baba Seechewal has already expressed the view that he would participate in the event. ■ Team from Eco-Sikh, an NGO, has also made a message appealing to people to join in. ■ Pingalwara head and several government officials from the state and outside have invited people to take part in the run. lah bridge near Chand Cinema. The campaign for the run has been unique as on the call of noted poet Jaswant Zaffar, through video messages, many noted personalities from across the state, SNIPETS Purse containing ~30k stolen Ludhiana: Some unidentified persons allegedly stole the purse of a devotee visiting Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. Victim Pawam Arora of New Heera Nagar on Kakowal Road Ludhiana said he had gone to Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib with his family to pay obeisance. “Some unidentified person stole my purse while I was having a bath. I came to know about the theft when I checked my pocket to pay money to a shopkeeper, but was surprised to find that there was no purse. It contained ~30,000, four ATM cards of different banks and some other important documents,” he said. The police have registered a case at Dehlon police station. IO ASI Balbir Singh said the police have obtained CCTV footage from the Gurdwara Sahib and further investigation was on. 250-gm ganja seized, 1 held The Sahnewal police have arrested a person and seized 250-gram ganja from him. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Kumar Upadhya of Maha Laxmi Nagar, Ludhiana. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act and further investigation was on. IO Shavinderjeet Singh said the accused was arrested following a tip-off. “The accused sells tobacco products at a small shop near Eastman Chowk. We received a tip-off that the accused sells ganja to drug addicts as well. We conducted a raid and recovered 250-gram ganja from his shop,” said ASI Shaivinderjeet Singh. The accused confessed that he used to purchase the drug from Bihar and sell it to his clients in Ludhiana. He was produced before a local court on Monday, which sent him on two days’ police remand. One held with 5-gram heroin The police have arrested a person and seized 5-gram heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Sukhchain Singh of Partap Singhwala in Haibowal Kalan, Ludhiana. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him at Division Number 5 police station. ASI Rachpal Singh said a naka was set up near Midda Chowk on Sunday evening. “The police spotted a man coming from the bus stand side. On seeing the police, he turned back which made us suspicious. The police gave him a chase and nabbed him. When searched, the police recovered 5-gram heroin from him,” the ASI said. The accused is an addict. “He confessed before the police that he had been involved in the trade of drug peddling for past several months. First, he started consuming drugs and then started supplying it to others to earn some quick bucks,” the ASI said. One booked on rape charge The police have booked a person for allegedly raping a woman. The accused has been identified as Kewal Singh of Fatehghar Gujjran village in the district. A case was registered on the complaint of a woman from the same village. She said the accused forcibly raped her when she had come to Ludhiana for some work. “Kewal Singh works and lives in Ludhiana. He met me near Jalandhar bypass. He asked me to take lift on his bike saying he would drop me wherever I want. But he took me to a hotel, where he raped me,” she said. Initially, she did not tell anyone about the incident as the accused had threatened her, but she informed her family after some days. The family approached the police and lodged a complaint. IO ASI Paramjit Singh said the police have registered a case under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC at Division Number 1 police station. “The police conducted the medical examination of the victim, which confirmed that she was raped. The accused has been absconding and the police have been carrying out raids to arrest him,” the ASI said. 2 held with stolen LPG cylinders The police have arrested two persons and recovered two stolen LPG cylinders from them. They have been identified as Pankaj Kumar of Old Madhopuri area and Parul of Fatehgarh Mohalla, Ludhiana. The accused were arrested following a tip-off. IO ASI Ravinderpal Singh said they received a tip-off that two suspected thieves have been spotted near Vaishno Devi Chowk. “Following this, we carried out a raid and arrested the accused. The police have also recovered two stolen LPG cylinders from them. The accused have confessed to their involvement in at least three theft incidents in different areas of the city,” the ASI said. The police have registered a case against both the accused at Division Number 3 police station and further investigation was under way. TNS have not only made video messages to declare that they would participate in the run, but also invited everyone to join in on the Sunday morning. After actors and singers including Sardar Sohi, Jas- Poet Jaswant Zaffar informs about the ‘Run from freedom against pollution of Buddha Nullah’ through a video message; and (right) Buddha Nullah that has turned into a garbage dump. TRIBUNE PHOTOS bir Jassi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, who declared they would be participating in the race, politicians including Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Lok Insaaf Party chief Simarjit Singh Bains, MLA’s Kuldeep Singh Vaid and Sanjay Talwar and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu in video messages have said they would be part of the run. Poets and litterateurs including Gurbhajan Gill, Tarlochan Lochi, Randeep Toor, Gurpreet, Panjab University Youth Welfare Director Nirmal Jaura, Swaranjit Savi among others have shared the video messages through their poetry making an appeal to Passengers flee with cab hired from railway station Traced to Rajpura, where it ran out of fuel; miscreants at large Our Correspondent Sahnewal, August 6 Four passengers fled with a cab they had hired from the Ludhiana railway station in the wee hours on Monday. The cab, however, has been recovered, while the miscreants are still at large. As per the police sources, a white Indigo with green bumper, owned by Neelam Rani of Model Town, Bathinda, was being driven by Kuldeep Kumar of Kot Mangal Singh, Janta Nagar, Ludhiana. He has been driving the car for the past two-anda-half years. Four passengers hired the cab from the railway station in the wee hours. As the driver demanded the whereabouts of the snatchers on his mobile, they lied saying that the internet was not available with them and they were unable to send the information. They booked the taxi for ~300 from Ludhiana railway station to Sahnewal. As the car neared Jugiana village, the passengers threat- ened the driver with a sharp weapon and fled with the car leaving the driver behind. IO Jasvir Singh said: “As the miscreants fled with the cab, they headed towards Rajpura, where the cab ran out of fuel. The snatchers then left the car in the middle of the road and fled due to fear of being caught, as we had sounded a red alert all around. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against the snatchers, who were between 20 and 25 years of age. They were speaking in Punjabi.” The cab recovered by the Sahnewal police from Rajpura on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO cab, they towards Rajpura, where the ❝As the miscreants fled with thethen left theheadedthe middle of the road and cab ran out of fuel. The snatchers car in fled due to fear of being caught, as we had sounded a red alert all around. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against the snatchers, who were between 20 and 25 years of age. They were speaking in Punjabi. ❞ JASVIR SINGH, Investigation Officer join the run. Prior to that, environmentalist Baba Seechewal has already expressed that he would participate in the event. Team from EcoSikh, an NGO, has also made a message appealing Two arrested with 7 stolen mobile phones Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 6 The Ludhiana police have arrested two persons and recovered seven stolen mobile phones from them. The accused have been identified as Kirpal Singh of Focal Point area and Lovedeep Singh of Mundian Kalan area of Ludhiana. Both accused were arrested from Yard Chowk in Focal Point area following a tip-off. The police have registered a case against both accused under Sections 379-B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Focal Point police station and further investigation was on. Station House Officer (SHO) Focal Point police station Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar said: “The police team received a tipoff that two mobile snatchers have been spotted near Yard Chowk. Following this, they carried out a raid and arrested the accused. The police have also recovered seven stolen mobile phones from them.” According to the police, the accused were involved in more than five dozen snatching incidents in Focal Point and nearby areas. PAU gradually becoming environment-friendly Manav Mander Students enjoying e-rickshaw ride Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 6 The Punjab Agricultural University authorities are making every effort to make the campus environment-friendly and various steps are being taken in this regard. A complete ban was imposed on outsiders entering the campus, four-wheelers have been restricted, erickshaws now ply on the campus and very soon fountains would be installed at the entry points of the university. Not only the faculty, but even students are taking an initiative in making the campus cleaner and greener. Sukhbir Kaur, a PhD student, said they need to take up steps to protect the flora and fauna of the campus. “Pollution level is increasing in the city. People come to the university for their morning and evening walks. What will be the dif- PAU has started e-rickshaws on the campus with the aim of making varsity eco-friendly. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ference if they go back inhaling the polluted air? We are optimistic about the changes that are being made by the authorities and are making fellow students understand that it is the need of the hour,” she said. Among other initiatives taken by PAU, greenery would be increased around the cafeteria. The authorities c m y b plan to plant more flowers around the cafeteria. In addition to this, there is also a plan to install two fountains on the campus. Dr Vishwajeet Hans, Estate Officer, PAU, said all efforts are being made by the university to make it environment-friendly, so that everybody coming to the campus goes back refreshed. After the ban on four-wheelers inside the campus, one can see e-rickshaws picking and dropping students. These rickshaws are available at gate number 1 and 2 and they charge ~10. At present, there are only five e-rickshaws, but as the demand picks up, more e-rickshaws would be added. Students don’t have to wait much for these e-rickshaws, as stand for these have been made at gate number 1 and 10. Craze regarding erickshaws can also be seen among students. A group of girls who came to their department on an e-rickshaw were elated after the ride. “We are happy after the ride, as we were able to enjoy the beauty and greenery of the campus, which otherwise is not possible, as our focus is on driving. Initially, we found it a little difficult after the ban was imposed on four-wheelers, but now, it seems okay and we are enjoying the new phase,” said a student from the home science department. need to be protect the flora ❝Stepsthe campus.taken up tolevel is increasing and fauna on Pollution in the city. People come to the university for their morning and evening walks. What will be the difference if they go back inhaling the polluted air? We are optimistic about the changes that are being made by the authorities and are making fellow students understand that it is the need of the hour. ❞ to people to join. Pingalwara head and several government officials from the state and outside have invited people to join the run. The initial message to begin the campaign was started by noted poet and social activist Jaswant Zaffar. He said while the run would mark the beginning of the movement, it would not be stopped until Buddha Nullah becomes free from pollution. After the run, an event would be organised, in which people would get together again after a month after the run to discuss, contemplate and find a permanent and sustainable solution to the problem of Buddha Dariya, he said. SUKHBIR KAUR, A PhD student at the university The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO “During preliminary questioning, the accused confessed to their involvement in dozens of snatchings and loot incidents in the city. Both accused are hardcore criminals and they are already facing five criminal cases against them,” said Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar. Later, both accused were produced before a local court, which sent them in two days police remand. The police expect some more revelations during further interrogation. Man gets life term for murdering wife Our Legal Correspondent Ludhiana August 6 Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh has convicted Satbir Singh Sattu of Raikot for murdering his wife Baljit Kaur as he suspected her character. He was ordered to undergo a rigorous life imprisonment. A case was registered at Hathur police station on February 18,2015, following the statement of Chand Singh Dalla of Dalla village. He had spotted the woman’s body on the banks of the canal and her both hands were tied with a rope. Later, during investigation, the police arrested the accused. He had thrown the body of his wife in the canal after killing her.
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