10102018-LT-01.qxd 10/10/2018 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 10 OCTOBER 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Latecomers have to wait Digital payment mela Zonal Athletics Meet Buses reaching late at DAV School, BRS Nagar, were not allowed to enter the school premises. P2 A digital payment mela held in coordination with the MC and Ludhiana Smart City Ltd. P3 Ramjot Singh and Yushant Monga win 100-m sprint in the boys’ U-17 and U-19 categories. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 19°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:01 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:26 AM Sister strangled boy as he followed her all the time AMARJIT COLONY MURDER Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 Investigation into the murder of four-year-old Ansh Kanojia, of Amarjit Colony, Jagirpur Road, has revealed that his 19-year-old sister killed him just because he followed her wherever she went. The accused, Renu, has passed Class X. Ansh is survived by his five siblings, including four sisters and one brother. Additional DCP Rajvir Singh Boparai said the girl also wanted to get rid of Ansh as he used to abuse her most of the times. The boy had gone missing on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning around 4 am, his naked body was found in a gunny bag outside his house. The ADCP said initially, the police probe revolved around the sodomy angle, but that was not established. Later, the police suspected that someone from the family could have killed the boy. “We questioned several members of the family. When we questioned his sister, she kept changing her statement. Later, she con- POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 11 am to 3 pm: Patel Nagar, Green Park, Vishwa Mittar Street, Dandi Swami Road, Daulat Street, Prince Hostel, Arya College, some area of Dhobi Ghat, New Kundanpuri, New Upkar Nagar and Chander Nagar. Two held with 220 boxes of illicit liquor Khanna: The Samrala police have arrested two persons and recovered a huge quantity of illicit liquor from their possession. They have been identified as Amit Kumar, a native of UP, at present residing near Partap Chowk; and Santosh Kumar, also from the same area. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said a police party of Samrala set up a naka near Sua Puli at Bondli. An SUV coming from the Chandigarh side was signalled to stop. The police recovered 220 boxes of illicit iquor (Rajdhani brand meant for sale in Chandigarh only) from the vehicle. A case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered against both suspects. OC Biker on a mission P3 Having spent 37 years in the print media and retiring as the editor of an English daily, Sharma set on a solo bike ride from Delhi on March 18 this year to cover all states and four UTs to spread awareness on health. The accused in police custody and victim Ansh (inset). TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANHSU MAHAJAN fessed to having killed her brother,” said the ADCP . Renu said: “My brother was quite active and alert. I eliminated him because he used to follow me everywhere. Whenever I go to market without informing the family, he would tell my parents. On October 6 when my father went to work and mother went to market, “I took my brother inside the house. I laid him on the ground and strangled him. I removed his clothes and put his body in a gunny bag. I hid it under a cot. I raised the Continued on page 3 Recent murders by kin August 28: Karina Devi (19) was killed by her husband and mother-inlaw over a minor dispute. August 3: Mandeep Kaur (8) and Hitik Bassi (6) and their maternal grandmother Gurvinder Kaur (52) were brutally murdered by Rajwinder Singh (35), who is Gurvinder Kaur’s cousin, at Kishore Nagar, Chandigarh Road. July 22: Ex-serviceman Darshan Lal (60) allegedly killed his wife Baljit Kaur (55) with his licensed gun at Jassian village, Haibowal. May 30: Guddu (19) stabbed his brother-in-law Bhim (sister’s husband) to death. May 28: Surjit Kaur (65) was allegedly murdered by her daughter-inlaw Jyoti on Tibba Road with the help of her friend Varsha and her lover Rajvir Kashyap. May 21: Nanakki (30), a native of UP, bludgeoned her husband Surinder Kumar (35) to death at Lal Bagh Colony, Rajguru Nagar. May 4: Chotey Lal, in an inebriated state, allegedly killed his two-yearold son Moti by hitting him with stones at Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri. Another thief escapes from police custody Ludhiana, October 9 Almost four days after a thief had escaped from the custody of Shimlapuri police, a thief escaped at Jagraon on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Charanjit Singh, a resident of Swaddi Kalan, near Jagraon. Jagraon City SHO Jaspal Singh said Charanjit was nabbed by residents while he was stealing taps and other valuables from a house. Today he was taken to the Ludhiana court by Head Constable Mangal Singh. After the court sent the accused to judicial custody, he was taken to the Ludhiana Central Jail on Tajpur Road. On the jail premises, the thief told Mangal Singh that he wanted to answer nature’s call. After relieving himself, the thief bit Mangal on the hand and fled from his custody. He tried to chase the thief, but in vain. On October 5, a thief, identified as Gurmangat Singh,was nabbed by the residents of Gobindsar when he entered a house. While he was being taken to the Basant Avenue police post, he asked the police to stop the vehicle as he was feeling like vomiting. The moment the police stopped car, he pushed off one of them and escaped. On July 23, a snatcher had escaped outside the Dugri police station after jumping off the police vehicle. He fled in handcuffs. — TNS No plot to kill SAD leader: Police ❝Our probe has not found anything which Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 In the attempt-to-murder case in which a policeman at a checkpoint outside DMC Hospital was shot at by gangster Rohit Kubba on Monday, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Surendra Lamba has ruled out a conspiracy to kill SAD leader Manjinder Singh, who has been undergoing treatment at the hospital. Manjinder, a former Block Samiti member of SAD, was shot at by two bike-borne assailants a few days ago at Lalto Kalan village. Following yesterday’s incident, the police further increased the security of the premises where Akali leader was admitted and launched could establish that Rohit Kubba had come to kill Akali leader Manjinder Singh at DMC Hospital. Sufficient security has been provided to Manjinder. ❞ SURENDRA LAMBA, ADCP Police officials investigate the matter at the DMCH after a policeman was shot at by an armed youth on Monday. FILE PHOTO a probe to find out the motive of Kubba. “Our probe has not found anything which could establish that Kubba had come to kill the Akali leader. Suffi- cient security was provided to Manjinder the day he was admitted there. We are trying to identify the rumour mongers who are spreading the misinforma- tion,” ADCP Lamba said. Lamba said it could be possible that the gangster was planning to commit some bigger crime, and the police would soon find it out once he is arrested. A proclaimed offender, Kubba is a resident of Rishi Nagar and already facing several criminal cases. IO colluding with accused, APP negligent: Court Writes to CP, Director Prosecution for info, action Rajneesh Lakhanpal Our Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, October 9 Coming down heavily on the conduct of an investigating officer and alleged negligence on the part of the public prosecutor in performing duty, a local court has written to the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, and the Director Prosecution, Punjab, for information and necessary action. Passing the orders, the Court of Judicial Magistrate Rajinder Singh Teji has sought the report back on October 20. The orders were passed in a pending case against Kamaljit Kaur and others. She was booked by the police in February, 2012, following a complaint by the then Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate. Kamaljit, along with two other persons, was taken in custody by the court and handed over to the police for action after it transpired that she had appeared as surety in several cases. Whereas in her affidavit she had categorically stated that she had not stood surety in any other court, against the same sale deed pertaining to her. While recommending action against the alleged false sureties, the then Girl hangs self at school in Khamano Our Correspondent Khamano, October 9 A schoolgirl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at a private school. The girl, a student of Class IX, lived in the nearby village of Chari. According to information, the girl had been suffering from some condition for the past some days. She came to school in the morning. She skipped the assembly and went upstairs in a room. When some students went in the room, they were stunned to see the girl hanging from the fan. The school authorities informed her parents and the Continued on page 3 Shortage of staff hits post office services ❝Most of the staff Rai members at the Lajpat Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 People visiting the post office at Lajpat Rai Market for various services have to face a lot of problems due to a shortage of staff and untrained workers. Customers and agents visiting the post office claim that most of the staff members remain on leave due to which work at the post office, which is one of the oldest post offices in the city, is affected. Many visitors have lodged complaints with the senior authorities of the Postal Department about the shortage of staff and inefficiency of some staff members in operating computer and in performing other digital works. Market post office are untrained or semi-trained in operating computers. In such a situation, the workload increases on other trained staff members due to which the services at the post office are affected. ❞ A customer at the Lajpat Rai Market post office. PHOTO: INDERJEER VERMA HANDER SHEKHAR SONDHI, From the All-India Mahila Pardhan and Small Savings Agents Federation “The government has been talking about making India a digital country but the fact is that most of the staff members at the Lajpat Rai Market post office are untrained or semi-trained in operating computers. In such a situ- trained staff at the post office. He said there were seven staff members at the post office working at various posts. A majority of them have been on leave for the past some days due to which the services are Continued on page 3 ation, the workload increases on other trained staff members due to which the services at the post office are affected,” said Chander Shekhar Sondhi, Joint Secretary of the All-India Mahila Pardhan and Small Savings c m y b Agents Federation (AIMSA). Some days ago, Sondhi also wrote to the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Ludhiana, regarding the problems faced by visitors due to the shortage of staff and semi- ❝ The perusal of the file shows that the IO in this case was hand in glove with the accused persons and he made every effort to save the accused from the clutches of law. The IO, ASI Vipan Kumar, appeared as witness as PW2 and he only proved the arrest memos and other memos. COURT ❞ ACJM had specifically mentioned about records of two courts in which Kamlajit allegedly appeared as sureties with observation that the record concerned would be provided by the respective reader of the courts, as and when demanded by the police. But the IO did not take into possession the complete record. “The perusal of the file shows that the IO in this case was hand in glove with the accused persons and he made every effort to save the accused from the clutches of law. The IO, ASI Vipan Kumar, appeared as witness as PW2 and he only proved the arrest memos and other memos. “No other document has been proved by him. So, this clearly shows that the IO made every effort to save the accused from the clutches of law. He has not taken in police possession any record from the court, in which the accused stood as surety and furnish surety bonds. This record was also not taken into police possession by the IO. So, this fact also shows that the IO was hand in glove with the accused persons and that is why, he has not taken the record into police custody,” observed the court. “The role of APP for the State is also suspicious in this case. the APP for the State examined PW1 Suresh Kumar, registry Clerk, Sub Registrar, Ludhiana. But in his deposition, he never tendered the sale deed dated 20.10.2010 instead of fact that the record was produced in court. “It is further important to note that if the police officer is making the mockery of judicial orders, then the fate of the residents of Punjab is only in the hands of God,” further observed the court. Taking judicial note, the court has suo motu summoned the relevant record from the courts concerned to proceed further. GLADA to auction ~115-cr properties Bidding begins today, ends on Oct 18 Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, October 9 The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has offered for sale through e-auction 52 commercial/institutional sites and three residential plots with a total reserve price of around ~115 crore. The bidding process will commence on Wednesday (October 10) and conclude on October 18. GLADA Estate Officer Sonam Chaudhary said among the commercial properties to go under the hammer were chunk of commercial sites on the main Ferozepur Road (adjoining West End Mall). The land measuring 4,356 square yards has a reserve price of ~1,35,200 (total ~58.89 crore) with an eligibility fee of ~1.71 crore. A cinema site in Urban Estate Dugri Phase-II with an area of 1,778 square yards and a reserve price of ~60,000 per square yard (total ~10.66 crore) and ~21,33,600 eligibility fee is also up for sale. Among the institutional sites to be sold in this lot are two school sites in Urban Estate Dugri Phase II measuring 5,338 square yards and in Sector 32, EWS scheme with an area of 3,872 square yards with the latter having been reserved for a primary school. The two sites carry a floor price tag of ~10,000 per square yard with total reserve sale price of ~5.33 crore and Rs 3.87 crore, respectively. Bids for these sites would be accepted only from registered trusts and societies and two per cent of the reserve price would have to be deposited in advance as eligibility fee. Chaudhary said seven shop-cum-offices in Dhan- What’s on the block ■ Commercial land on Ferozepur Road ■ Cinema site in Urban Estate, Dugri, Phase-II ■ School site in Urban Estate, Dugri, Phase-II ■ Primary school site in Sector 32, EWS colony ■ Residential plots in Dugri, Phase-III ■ SCOs in Dhandari Kalan, Phase-IV ■ SCOs in PWD Rest House, Khanna ■ SCOs and shops in PWD Rest House, Moga dari Kalan Phase IV, measuring 164.08 square yards each and reserve price of ~87,387 per square yard, were among the other commercial properties put in the block. Each of the SCOs has a total floor price of ~1.43 crore and with eligibility fee of ~3 lakh. Three residential plots of 200 square yards each at a reserve price of ~20,000 per square yard (total ~40 lakh) are up for grabs in Dugri Phase III. Eligibility fee for offering bids is ~2 lakh. Other commercial sites being offered for sale under the OUVGL (optimum use of vacant government land) scheme on behalf of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) are three SCOs in erstwhile PWD Rest House at Khanna (area 111.52 square metre and reserve price ~1,08,916), 27 SCOs of varying size (111.52 to 157.46 square metres) and 11 shops (area 40.13 metre each) in erstwhile PWD Rest House at Moga. The reserve price of SCOs has been fixed at ~48,925 and that of shops at Rs 41,825 per square yard.
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