01012019-LT-01.qxd 12/31/2018 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 1 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE ‘Violation of HC order’ Railways taken for ride Nitin shines Sale and purchase of two-wheelers has been going on unabated on Gill Road despite HC order. P3 Survey finds that people travelling by train without ticket are mostly daily commuters. P4 City-based Nitin Batish has won silver medal in Commonwealth Judo C’ship held at Jaipur. P4 FORECAST MOSTLY CLOUDY | MAX 18°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5:35 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:25 AM Three killed in early morning accident Welcome 2019 Mini-truck carrying victims collides head-on with truck coming on wrong side during fog Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Youngsters welcome 2019 at a market in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN GLADA e-auction of properties begins today 20 commercial, residential sites worth Rs 42.63 crore on the block Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, December 31 The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has offered for sale 20 commercial sites and residential plots with a total reserve price of Rs 42.63 crore for sale through e-auction. The online bidding would commence at 9.00 am tomorrow (January 1, 2019) and would continue till 3.00 pm on January 10. According to GLADA officials, the sites put on the block include seven shop- cum-offices (SCOs) in Dhandari Kalan, Phase IV, three SCOs in Dugri, Phase II/III; three SCOs and an equal number of booths in Dugri, Phase II/III Bypass Road; three residential plots of varying sizes in Sector 39-A on LudhianaChandigarh Road and one cinema site in Dugri, Phase II, Urban Estate. The SCOs with a floor area of 137.24 square metre each in Dhandari Kalan carry a reserve price of Rs 1,04,476 per sq mtr, those in Dugri, Phase II and III, with an Two snatchers held with six mobiles PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 31 The police have arrested two mobile phone snatchers and recovered six stolen mobiles from their possession. They have been identified as Gurminder Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of New Ashok Nagar in the Salem Tabri area of Ludhiana and Aman Kumar, a resident of Saroop Nagar, Ludhiana. The police have also recovered a scooter and a sharp weapon allegedly used by the accused in the crime. The police have registered a case against the accused at the Salem Tabri police station and further investigation is on. Gurpreet Singh, ADCP said , two persons had snatched a mobile phone and Rs 870 from a migrant labourer in the New Ashok Nagar area some time ago. “The police registered a case at the Salem Tabri police station and launched investigation. During the course of investigation, the police arrested Gurminder Singh, alias Sonu, and Aman Kumar and recovered stolen the mobile phone and cash from them. The police also recovered a scooter and a sharp weapon used by the accused in the crime,” said the ADCP . He said the accused were arrested following a tip-off yesterday. “The police have also recovered five more mobile phones from the accused. They have confessed that they had snatched these mobile phones from separate persons,” said the ADCP . The police produced both accused before the court that remanded them in two-day police custody. The police expect more revelations from the accused The mangled remains of the mini-truck which met with an accident with a truck on Chandigarh Road in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN area of 185.87 sq mtr each and on Bypass Road (area 111.52 sq mtr) have a floor price of Rs 2,03,534 per sq mtr while booths measuring 27.87 sq mtr each command a reserve price of Rs 1,73,281 per sq mtr. Three residential plots in Sector 39-A (2 plots area 177.04 sq mtr and one plot area 378.76 sq mtr) carry a base price of Rs 32,150 per sq mtr while the cinema site in Dugri Urban Estate having a total area of 1,486 sq mtr, offered for sale, has a reserve price of Rs 71,733 per sq mtr. As per the offer document, eligibility fee for participation in the e-auction has been fixed at 2 per cent of the total reserve price for SCOs in Dugri, Phase II and III (including those on Bypass Road), and cinema site in Dugri Urban Estate. For SCOs in Dhandari Kalan, Phase IV, the eligibility fee would be Rs 3 lakh, for booths in Dugri Phase II/III Bypass Road Rs 1 lakh and for residential plots in Sector 39-A, intending bidders would be required to deposit an eligibility fee of Rs 2 lakh. Mobile phone snatched from city resident Three members of robbers’ gang nabbed Tribune News Service ADCP Gurpreet Singh and other police officials show the mobile phones recovered from the snatchers in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, December 31 Three persons were killed when a commercial vehicle (Chota Hathi), in which they were travelling, collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road during fog this morning. The accident took place around 5:30 am on Chandigarh Road. The victims were going from Katani Kalan towards Jalandhar Bypass. As soon as the mini truck, coming from the Samrala Chowk side, reached near the Avon Cycle factory on Chandigarh Road, it collided with the truck. The deceased have been identified as Balvir Singh, a resident of Kot Gangu Rai village; Uma Sahni of Sandran village and Pancham Bansal of Bhaini Sahib in Ludhiana district. Balvir was driving the mini-truck. All deceased were learnt to be in the age group of 30-35 years. Balvir is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. The victims, all vegetable traders, were going to buy vegetables from the Sabzi Mandi near Jalandhar Bypass. According to eyewitnesses, Uma and Pancham died on the spot. Balvir Singh was rushed to Ludhiana, December 31 There seems to be no end to the incidents of mobile snatching taking place in the city. In yet another incident, two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a mobile phone from a person in the Rajpura Road area of Ludhiana past night. The incident took place while the victim was returning home in the Vivek Nagar area after visiting his relative at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Shuminder Singh said: “Last evening, I went to enquire after my relative at the DMCH. While I was returning home around 11pm, I was speaking to my wife over my mobile phone. When I reached near my house, two motorcycle-borne youths snatched my mobile phone and fled the spot,” said Shuminder. He lodged a complaint with the Division Number 8 police. The police have registered a case under Section 379 B and 34 of the IPC against unidentified persons. “We have launched investigation into the matter. We have obtained the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the nearby areas to find a clue about the snatchers,” said Constable Damanpreet Singh. Deceased Balvir Singh and Uma Sahni the local Civil Hospital where the doctor declared him brought in dead. Meanwhile, the truck driver fled the scene leaving his vehicle behind. A police party from the Focal Point station reached Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 31 The police claim to have arrested three members of a robbers’ gang. They have been identified as Rohit Kumar of Jamalpur, Monu Kumar of Shekhewal and Ravi Kumar, alias Bachi, of Bahadurke Road. The police have also recovered Rs 5,500 of the amount looted from the victims and a two-wheeler allegedly used by the accused in the crime. The ADCP Gurpreet Singh, , said three persons had looted The robbers in police custody on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the spot and launched investigation into the incident. The police got both vehicles shifted to the roadside to make way for the traffic. The police have impounded both vehicles. Continued on page 3 Rs 10,000 from Amit Kumar of Shekhewal Road after throwing chilli powder into his eyes on December 26. “During the course of investigation, the victim spotted two accused near Baal Singh Chowk and informed the police. The police stopped the accused and recovered Rs 5,000 from them,” said the ADCP . During the investigation, the two accused named their third accomplice, Ravi Kumar, alias Bachi, and he, too, was arrested after some time. Five mobiles recovered from jail inmates Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 31 The Central Jail staff recovered five mobile phones from inmates during a surprise check yesterday. The accused from whom the mobile phones were recovered have been identified as Anvinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Sahildeep Singh and Harminder Singh. The police have registered a case against them under Section 52-A of the Prison Act at the Division Number 7 police station. The police have not ruled out involvement of the jail staff in sneaking the mobiles into the jail. “During a surprise check in the jail, we recovered five mobile phones. A case has been registered against the inmates from whom the mobiles were recovered. We are trying to know how these mobile phones reached the inmates,” said Sukhjinder Singh, Assistant Superintendent of Central Jail, Ludhiana. After being informed by the jail authorities, a police team from the Division Number 7 station reached the jail and launched investigation into the matter. Constable Premjit Singh said a case had been registered against five inmates on a statement of the Assistant Jail Superintendent. “We are investigating the matter. If any member of the jail staff is found involved in helping inmates in getting mobile phones, action will be taken against him too,” he added. This is not for the first time that mobile phones have been recovered from the jail inmates. PANCHAYAT POLLS Ward reserved for women, man declared winner P4 A hectic year-end for the city police After late night poll duties, 1,800-2,000 cops will be on duty till city rings in 2019 Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 31 While residents are all geared up to welcome New Year, the police personnel, after performing hectic duties till the wee hours during the panchayat polls, will again be on their toes to make sure that no untoward incident takes place in the city on New Year’s Eve. Be it clubs, pubs, leading c m y b Policemen deployed at the entrance to a market on New Year’s Eve in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN malls or markets, around 2,000 police personnel, including the women police, will be performing duty across the city till the residents ring in New Year. Talking to The Tribune, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashwani Kapoor said the police were on duty till the wee hours during the panchayat polls. “Around 2,000 police personnel will be on duty across the city so that residents welcome New Year in a peaceful and cheerful manner. Their duty will start at 6 pm and continue till around 1 am,” said the DCP . On being asked about relaxation in timings for playing music, the DCP said in view of the New Year celebrations, the music will be allowed till 1 am. “Permission is given to play music till 1 am,” he said. Leading restaurants, pubs, Continued on page 3
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