03102018-LT-01.qxd 10/2/2018 11:50 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Sale of junk food on Punjab Badminton Meet Eliminating drugs With no clear instructions for affiliated colleges, sale of junk food continues in city colleges. P2 Lakshay Sharma clinches two titles in U-15 category in Sub-Jr Open Punjab Badminton C’ship. P4 National policy must to eliminate drugs, says Health Minister Brahm Mohindra. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6: 04 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6: 15 AM Gang targeting traders identified Gang of robbers busted, nine cases solved Its members robbed a trader from Bihar of ~57,000 on Tuesday Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 The recent robberies in which traders from other states were targeted have reportedly been solved by the police with the identification of the gang behind these crimes. The same gang robbed a businessman from Bihar of Rs 57,000 in the city on Tuesday. According to sources, the police are likely to hold a press conference on the matter in a day or two as the arrests of some gang members are pending. A police source told The Past incidents Around 10.30 am on September 29, Chhattisgarhbased garment trader Jasraj was looted of ~1.4 lakh by four bike-borne persons posing as policemen. Half an hour later, Sharwan Kumar of Aligarh in MP, was looted by four bike-borne persons, also posing as policemen. They robbed him of ~3.8 lakh. The police had recovered CCTV footage of the bikers. A policeman speaks with a Chhattisgarh-based trader, who was robbed on Saturday. FILE PHOTO Tribune that during the questioning of the victims, the police was able to identify the gang. They also received a tip-off about the suspects’ involvement in the recent robberies. “We have identified the gang that robbed garment traders from other states. We have identified its members and their whereabouts. Our teams are conducting raids and they can be arrested anytime. We cannot divulge their names as their arrest is pending,” a senior police official investigating the cases confirmed. According to the police investigation, the eightmember gang was operating in the city. They are professional criminals. They posed as policemen and on the pretext of checking the belongings of the traders, they stole their cash. Keeping tradition alive Meanwhile, a Bihar-based trader, Rajesh Kumar, was robbed of Rs 57,000 by two bike-borne persons who posed as policemen. The incident occurred in Mochpura Bazaar where the trader had gone to buy garments. The moment he came out of a shop, he was stopped by two bike-borne persons posing as policemen. “The bike-borne persons said they were from the city police and they had to check my belongings. Believing them as real police, I showed them my cash. But before I could say anything, they snatched cash and fled the scene,” said the victim. Hosiery worker duo loot people to make easy money 435 boxes of illicit liquor seized Additional DCP 1 Gurpreet Singh Sikand addresses the media regarding the arrest of robbers in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 The police have busted a gang of robbers involved in several loot and robberies reported in the city. This is the same gang that attempted to loot Muhammed Mustkeem, press secretary of Shahi Imam. Additional DCP-1 Gurpreet Singh Sikand said the accused had been identified as Pankaj Kumar, a resident of New Kundan Puri, and Manoj Kumar, also from the same area. They worked in a hosiery unit in the same area. The police have recovered 17 mobile phones, one motorcycle, two sharp weapons and Rs 5,000 from their possession. The ADCP said after receiving a tip-off, ASI Chaman Singh with a police party laid a trap near Rekhi Chowk. Our Correspondent Students take part in a peerhi-making contest at the PU Youth and Heritage Fest in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: Preet Nagar Street No. 33 to 45, Jujhar Nagar, Basant Nagar, Harkrishan Nagar, Gobindsar and Azad Nagar SNIPPETS Man threatens girl with acid Ludhiana: The police have booked a man who threatened a girl that he would burn her face with acid after she denied his friendship proposal. He has been identified as Manoj of Dashmesh Nagar. The complainant, a resident of Baba Nand Singh Nagar, told the police that the man had been forcing her to become friends with him. Though she denied his proposal, he continued to stalk her. Recently, he threatened to throw acid on her face. TNS Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run case Ludhiana: A 30-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run case on the national highway at Dhandari Kalan. The deceased has been identified as Ram Bahadur of Maha Singh Nagar. His brother, Ram Chandar told the police that his brother was headed home on Monday. While he was crossing the highway, a speeding vehicle hit him. He suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. A case of negligent driving has been registered against unknown persons. TNS Sikand said on November 19, 2017, the accused looted ~1.5 lakh in Salem Tabri. On December 15, 2017, they robbed a man of ~4,200 in the same area. On January 19, ~1.1 lakh was looted by the gang from a man, also in Salem Tabri. They snatched ~1.1 lakh and two mobile phones with ~10,000 on February 11 and March 18, respectively, in Salem Tabri. On June 2, the accused looted a mobile phone in the Police Station 4 area. The signalled a bike to stop for checking. Without paying heed to the police signal, the biker tried to escape. The police party chased them and nabbed them at a distance. During questioning, the accused told the police that they earlier worked at a hosiery unit but later started committing robberies. They used to commit loot in the wee hours and during the night, said Sikand, adding that the accused had committed over 12 dozen loot in the city. So far, nine robberies and snatching incidents reported in Police Zone 1 have been solved by the police. The ADCP said the accused had also attempted to loot Muslim leader Mustkeem on the highway near Jalandhar Bypass a few months ago. Mustkeem had a miraculous escape as he fired shots from his licensed weapon. The ADCP said only two members were running a gang due to which they could not be arrested earlier. Apart from Police Zone 1, the robbers also committed loot in areas under the jurisdiction of Police Station 5 and 8. Man rapes 14-year-old girl Three special trains to Vaishno Devi along while she was sleeping. He took her to the rooftop where he raped her. Investigating officer Daljit Singh said the suspect was arrested from his house on Tuesday and further investigation was on. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 2 In another incident of sexual exploitation of minor girls, the Daba police claimed to have arrested a 28-year-old man. He has been identified as Baldev Singh, a resident of Gagan Nagar. He is a plumber by profession. The complainant told the police that on the night of September 30, she, along with her 14-year-old daughter, son and husband slept in their room. Around 3 am, she was shocked to find her daughter missing. “I then started looking for my daughter. When I went upstairs, I was shocked to see that our neighbour Baldev was raping my daughter. When he saw me, he fled the spot. I raised the alarm and informed the police,” she said. Later, her daughter told her that Baldev forcibly took her Cases reported this year September 25: A seven-yearold girl was raped by the paramour of her mother, Amit Kumar of UP The girl’s moth. er also connived with the paramour in this shameful act. August 26: A two-year-old girl was raped by a man at Bokat Continued on page 2 04409/10 Delhi-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Delhi Express Special train (tri-weekly) would make 32 trips in all from both directions. The 04409 festival special train would leave Delhi Jn every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from October 16 to November 20 at 6.25 pm and reach Mata Vaishno Devi at 9.05 am the next day. In its return journey, the 04410 festival special train would depart from Mata Vaishno Devi every Wednesday, Saturday and Monday from October 17 to November 21 at 1.30 pm and reach Delhi Jn at 3 am the next day. It would halt at Panipat, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, FESTIVAL RUSH Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, October 2 Northern Railway will run three special trains for pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine during Navratras and to cope with higher inflow of travelers during other festivals. Two festival special trains to Mata Vaishno Devi at Katra will run from Delhi Jn and Anand Vihar Terminus while another from Varansai. Vaishno Devi-Delhi Express special train (tri-weekly) According to railway officials, Jalandhar Cantt, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur. Anand Vihar (Delhi)-Mata Vaishno Devi (bi-weekly) The 04401/02 Anand ViharTeminus (New Delhi)Mata Vaishno Devi KatraAnand Vihar Teminus AC Express Special train (biweekly) would make 20 trips in both directions. The 04401 special train would depart from Anand Vihar Terminus on every Monday and Thursday from October 15 to November 15, 2018 at 11 pm and reach Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 2 pm the next day. The 04410 special train would leave Mata Vaishno Devi every Tuesday and Friday from October 16 to November 16 at 11.30 pm and reach Anand Vihar Terminus at 2.20 pm the next day. The train would stop at Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Yamunanagar Jagadhari, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantt, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi and Udhampur. Varanasi-Mata Vaishno Devi (weekly) Another festival special train 04611/12 Varanasi-Shri Mata Continued on page 2 Matrimonial firm fails to find suitable boy, fined Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 2 For not being able to find a suitable match for a city resident, the consumer forum here has penalised a matrimonial service company. Wedding Wish Private Ltd, Sector 36, its managing director, a company representative and an executive were fined Rs 12,000 while also being directed to refund Rs 52,704 to the complainant. A Sector 27 resident had approached the forum stating that on June 2, 2016, she availed of the services of the opposite parties, who deal in managing matrimonial alliance. She made a pay- ment of Rs 58,650 for 12 months in lieu of which the opposite parties were to upload 21 profiles in her account, to arrange meetings/conferences in order to find a suitable match for her. However, she stated that the opposite parties had been proposing matches which were "meaningless" and not in line with her requirements. On several occasions, she made a request to the opposite parties to correct their action and to show profiles in accordance with her preference, but to no avail. She thus approached the forum after serving the firm a legal notice. In its reply, the firm pleaded that as per the service What the order says ❝ SANDEEP JOSHI POWER SHUTDOWN Doraha, October 2 A police team, under the supervision of Doraha SHO Hardeep Singh and ASI Barjinder Singh, have recovered 435 boxes of illicit liquor at the first aid post on Tuesday. Police personnel Harpal Singh and Charanjit Singh were deployed at the first aid post of Hi-Tech Naka in Doraha. The police got a tip-off that a vehicle (Tata-407 No. PB-11-C-2981) parked in the service lane near a dhaba was carrying illicit liquor. After getting the information, ASI Barjinder Singh, along with Inspector Bakshish Singh from the Excise Department, reached the Continued on page 2 Mainly active in Salem Tabri agreement, it was bound to provide 21 profiles to the complainant, but they had provided 37 profiles till date in her account as a goodwill gesture. The opposite parties were working on the profiles for the complainant in which All this makes a clear pointer towards the fact that it was the negligent and careless attitude of the opposite parties who, despite framing their own terms and conditions, made situations very often where the complainant, instead of finding a suitable match, had to face frustration by talking to unknown persons with mismatching profiles/particulars... she had shown interest. However, in August 2016, she started rejecting the meetings and conference calls. They stated that she stopped picking up their calls and she herself terminated the service of the opposite parties. They stated that the reason was that her marriage was fixed in between and, therefore, she was interested in getting her money back. However, as per Clause 11 of the service agreement, she was not entitled to it. The forum observed that she had given details about the occasions she and her family had felt humiliated/harassed while talking to unknown persons and that defective profiles were sent, which were not in consonance with her requirements. } c m y b “All this makes a clear pointer towards the fact that it was the negligent and careless attitude of the opposite parties who, despite framing their own terms and conditions, made situations very often where the complainant, instead of finding a suitable match, had to face frustration by talking to unknown persons with mismatching profiles/particulars,” reads the order. The forum asked the opposite parties to refund Rs 52,704 to her. They were also directed to pay Rs 7,000 as compensation on account of deficiency in service and causing mental and physical harassment, along with Rs 5,000 as the cost of litigation.
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