10082018-LT-01.qxd 8/10/2018 12:47 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 10 AUGUST 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Making of smart school Triple murder ‘Conspiracy’ against AAP leaders Inauguration of the smart school at PAU advanced by a day. CM to grace ceremony on Aug 14. P2 Cops prepare sketches of the accused in different looks which will be circulated to trace him. P3 Bhagwant Mann conspiring against AAP leaders to become CM, says former chief of Labour Wing of AAP Gurbinder Singh Kang. P4 FORECAST SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS | MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7: 14 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5: 49 AM SNIPPETS Servant flees with gold, ~10 lakh, car Ludhiana: Two persons, who snatched an I-20 car from a businessman on the populated Hambran Road on Wednesday after a minor scuffle, have been arrested, the police said. The car, too, has been recovered. Surinder Singh (55) of Mohalla Fategarh, said he and his friends Raj Kumar and Rakesh Kumar of Civil City area were heading towards Satsang Bhawan on August 8. He said around 6:15 am, when they reached near KVM school, he turned towards the petrol pump, but it was closed. “The moment I took the car on road, two bike-borne youth fell in front of the car. My car did not even touch them, but I am not sure why they did so. To help them, I alighted and enquired about their well-being. However, the bike-borne miscreants started thrashing me. I suffered head injuries,” the victim said. One of the miscreants sat on the driver’s side of the car and fled, while the other followed him on bike. ADCP Gurpreet Purewal said the accused were arrested and the car was also recovered. Was employed 10 days ago | Case likely against owner who failed to conduct his verification Carjackers arrested Two snatchers held The police have arrested two snatchers and recovered a scooter and a mobile phone from them. The accused have been identified as Abhishek Kumar of Sham Nagar and Rohan Kumar of Durga Puri, Haibowal. The police said the accused had snatched a bag from one Harpreet Kaur of Pakhowal Road on July 31. The duo was nabbed during the investigation, the police said. Man booked for fraud The Dugri police have registered a case against a man for committing fraud. The accused has been identified as Sourav Gupta of Baba Gajja Jain colony. Complainant Pardeep Singla of Jagdish Nagar, told the police that the accused purchased doors worth ~6.23 lakh and in lieu gave him two cheques of ~3 lakh each. When he went to the bank to withdraw the money, he came to know that the bank account of which cheques were issued were dormant. The accused is yet to be arrested. TNS Nikhil Bhardwaj Not the first time Tribune News Service Ludhiana August 9 A Nepalese servant employed just 10 days ago by a businessman in a posh area of Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana, decamped with 100-gm gold ornaments, ~10 lakh and even a Toyota Etios car of the owner. The cops are likely to register a case against the house owner for not getting the mandatory police verification of the servant done. The family has been maintaining distance from the media and refused to share any detail about the theft or about the Nepalese servant. However, in a complaint given to the police, they have revealed about the loss of ornaments, gold and car. Inspector Jatinder Kumar, SHO police division number 5, said in a complaint submitted with Unlisted servants, mainly from Nepal, have been committing thefts one after another at houses where they were employed as domestic helps. ■ On May 21, 2017, at the house of one Yogesh, a hosiery owner in Gurdev Nagar, their servant Ramesh Nepali was alone when the family was out at a marriage. They left him home for supervision. When some of the relatives reached home, they found the servant missing and the entire house ransacked. The loss was said to be around ~10 lakh. Two similar incidents of thefts, involving Nepalese servants, were also reported in the past. ■ On May 4, 2017, a servant Jaiveer Singh, along with his two accomplices, decamped with one licenced revolver with 24 live cartridges, two diamond sets, three gold bangles, ~25,000, arms license and a set-top box of the cable TV and this case was cracked by the police after two months. ■ On April 20, 2017, the servant at a house in Arya Enclave in Thrike village fled with gold, cash and other valuables worth several lakhs from the house. << The house in Gurdev Nagar where a servant committed a major theft on Thursday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the police, house owner Madhu said they own a tractor parts’ manufacturing factory in the Industrial Area. In a statement to the police, Madhu revealed that around 12.45 pm, he went to attend the bhog at the house of some person and the servant was left alone at home. Around 3 pm, when his daughter-inlaw came home, she found the main gate open. When she entered, she found the entire house ransacked. She immediately called Madhu and informed him about the theft, following which the police were informed. As per the preliminary probe, it came to the fore that the family had employed a Nepalese servant just 10 days ago. He introduced himself as Vikram (18). The family had not done the verifica- Man who introduced servant to Servant called owner to inquire if he the family also underground was coming home for lunch As per the police probe, the man washing the house owner’s car, introduced the servant to the family and got him employed. Now, the mobile number of the car cleaner is also switched off. The police suspect his connivance with the Nepalese servant. tion of the servant, which is mandatory as per the recent orders of Police Commissioner Sukhchain The police said the servant called his owner at 1:28 pm to inquire if he was coming home for lunch. Since the owner did not go home for lunch, the servant got ample time to commit the crime. Sources said a neighbour saw the servant going in a car, but did not stop him from thinking he might have been sent by the owner for some work. Singh Gill and now, the owner may face a case under Section 188 of the IPC. The servant had reportedly cut the CCTV cables to prevent the recording of his crime. PPCB told to act against erring dyeing units Promising to double money, Acting tough: NGO seeks complete ban on dyeing units polluting Buddha Nullah 6 dupe people; arrested Harshraj Singh Mahesh Sharma Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 9 After Ludhiana East MLA Sanjay Talwar raised the issue of dyeing units discharging more water than permissible limit into the MC’s sewers, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has asked the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to take necessary action against the erring dyeing units. Earlier, MLA Sanjay Talwar had released a list of 89 dyeing units accusing a majority of these of discharging more than the permitted water into the MC’s sewers, due to which the civic body faced a financial loss of more than ~10.50 crore in the past 15 years. MC’s Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said they have written to the PPCB to take required action against the dyeing units that are violating norms. PPCB senior environmental engineer Pardeep Gupta said: “We will take action against the violators soon.” However, the official said there was no information about the actual number of violators. Talwar said 400 more dyeing units in the city would be surveyed. As the dyeing units discharge more water than permissible limit into MC’s sewer, the sewer lines choke, due to which the sewage overflows in residential areas, he said. “Sewer connections of defaulters should be disconnected. The PPCB has been asked to take requisite action against the erring dyeing units as the residents suffer due to choked sewers,” Talwar said. Many dyeing units in the city dump untreated waste either into the MC’s sewer or release it into the Buddha Nullah, sources said. Dr Amandeep Singh Bains of RBS Roots, an NGO, said: “There is a need to conduct inspection at all dyeing units in the city, as these discharge untreated waste either into the Buddha Nulla or MC sewers. There are chances that some of these may have been dumping waste directly into the ground.” Bains said: “The role of the Buddha Nullah is being allegedly polluted by dyeing units in city. FILE PHOTO ACTION IMMINENT AGAINST DAIRIES DUMPING WASTE INTO MC SEWERS The MC will act against 24 dairies allegedly dumping waste into MC’s sewers in the city. These units have been found dumping cow dung and waste into the MC’s sewer line. MC Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said they have issued notices to 12 dairies located in Moti Nagar, Muslim Colony, Jain Colony, Shakti Nagar, Subash Nagar and Rahon Road. Besides, the notices to the remaining dairies would be issued soon, he said. Residents have been complaining about dairies located in residential areas, too, but action is yet to be taken against these. The sewers generally remain choked due to dumping of waste. Apart from this, the dairy complexes on Hambran Road and Tajpur Road have PPCB is unsatisfactory, as they have failed to check violations. These dyeing units have polluted Buddha Nullah. Lakhs of people have suffered due to the highly polluted water of the nullah. The government should ban all these dyeing units.” Sanjay Goel, chairman of the Indian Institute of Architects, Punjab Chapter, said the gov- also been dumping waste either into the sewer or the Buddha Nullah. Davinder Singh, a city resident, said: “The MC should conduct a survey of dairies in residential areas and these should be shifted to other places away from residences. Moreover, the MC should pay attention to stop dumping dairy waste into the Buddha Nullah.” However, the MC has not taken any action against dairies that violate norms at dairy complexes on Hambran Road and Tajpur Road. Sources said some city-based politicians also run dairies at these complexes. The statelevel technical committee has given its nod to set up effluent treatment plants at dairy complexes on Hambran Road and Tajpur Road. — TNS ernment must start laying sewerage in the localities along the Buddha Nullah. “Industrial units, including the dyeing and diary units, must be fined heavily, if found polluting the nullah in future. Government must construct excellent roads including elevated roads along the Buddha Nullah passing through the city limits,” he said. ‘Blaming the entire industry uncalled for’ Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 9 The dyeing industry is perturbed over the allegations made against them by political leaders and officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) that they are polluting the environment, especially the Buddha Nullah, by discharging untreated water into it. The owners of several dyeing units said unless they fulfil the conditions, they cannot run the units. If a few units are not following norms, that doesn’t mean the entire dyeing industry is guilty of polluting the Buddha Nullah, as is being portrayed by those in power, they said. Bobby Jindal, general secretary for both Punjab Dyers’ Association and Ludhiana Dyeing Association, said: “There are a few dyeing units, about 25, which are being blamed for discharging untreated water directly into the nullah. We wish to clarify that there are two wards (ward no.14 and 15) on Tajpur Road, where there is a problem. Since it is a declared Industrial area, dyeing units are here for the c m y b past several years and people shifted here later. The dyeing units were discharging water earlier as well. The problem has arisen because residents have connected their sewers with the dyeing units and now, the discharge volume is much more than the capacity of the sewerage (domestic users also discharge in the same sewerage, as per dyers). Where are we at fault?” he asked. The dyeing association members said even if the authorities find anyone guilty (dyeing unit), action should be taken against it. “But why are we being portrayed as lone culprits polluting the Buddha Nullah?” he asked. Ashok Makkar, president Ludhiana Dyeing Association, said dyeing factories have installed their own treatment plants, in which treated water is being discharged. “It is bad that when anywhere there is a problem of choked sewers or water logging, the dyeing industry becomes vulnerable target. Had there been such an issue, the dyeing industry would have been shut by now. We are fulfilling all guidelines. Blaming us is uncalled for,” he said. Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 9 The Dehlon police have arrested six members of a gang, who were involved in duping innocent residents of rural areas. They used to allure them by saying that they would double their money and give them paper packets with ~2,000 printed notes instead of actual notes. The packets, seized from the custody of the accused, looked genuine currency packets when seen through tinted glasses. The accused have been booked under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC and have been identified as Soma Singh, alias Kamal, of Sangowal; Rachhpal Singh Pala of Raikot; Budh Singh Budhu of Maulvian Mohalla Raikot; Niraj, alias Jass, of Khanna; Ram Singh of Rurka Kalan near Mullanpur and Dogar Singh of Kanganwal Material seized from the accused. TRIBUNE PHOTO village in Ludhiana district. The accused were arrested when they were hunting for their target in a Tavera SUV bearing yellow number plate (PB 01- 1370). Dehlon SHO Kulwant Singh said cops lead by Investigation Officer Davinder Singh intercepted the accused during a naka at Rural Chowk on Dehlon Sahnewal Road. Two litre bleaching solution, a bottle containing weak iodine solution, 18 packets of currency size paper with ~2,000 note print on each side, two tinted glasses, brown tape and scissor used in preparing the packets were seized from the accused. The accused said in the past few months, they have duped ~1,50,000 from people in Hoshiarpur district, ~2,50,000 in Tanda, Hoshiarpur district, and ~2,50,000 in Jalandhar area. On modus operandi, Kulwant Singh said the target was approached by some members of the gang according to a pre-decided programme and he or she was demonstrated how their money would be doubled with the help of tinted glass while delivering the packets containing plane paper. In case of any suspicion, one of members of the gang would feign death which frightened the victim and swindlers would flee leaving him duped. New policy will lead to development of more illegal colonies: Realtors Ex-cop convicted in cheque-bounce case The amended policy for regularisation of illegal colonies in the state which is about to be notified to replace the existing policy introduced by the Congress government on April 20, 2018, would rather turn out to be a policy of development (of more illegal colonies) rather than acting as a regulatory mechanism for thousand of unlicensed and illegal colonies, say realtors. Page 4 Rajneesh Lakhanpal School gets makeover to attract students Govt Primary School, Mullanpur, painted as train bogeys. Classrooms become happy learning space for tiny tots. Page 4 Ludhiana, August 9 Judicial Magistrate Gurdarshan Singh has convicted a former cop Jagdeep Singh of Deep Nagar, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case. He was ordered to undergo one-year jail. The orders came on a complaint moved by Ashu of Sita Nagar, Ludhiana. She alleged that the accused was engaged in the business of sending people abroad. She approached him for sending her to Australia and paid him ~2.5 lakh, but the accused failed to get a visa sanctioned. On repeated requests, the accused issued a cheque, but it was dishonoured with the remarks “Payment stopped by drawer”. She served a legal notice and requested him to make the payment within 15 days, but the accused failed to do so. The defence lawyer pleaded that the cheque in question was misused by the complainant and indulged the accused in the present false case. He claimed that the accused was working in the Police Department and in 2009 went to England for studies. He returned in 2012. Meanwhile, he was dismissed by the Police Department. The complainant assured him that she was having good links with the higher authorities. So, she can help him reinstate in the department and took blank signed cheque as a security. But his work was not done and she misused the cheque, he alleged.
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