05012019-LT-01.qxd 1/5/2019 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 5 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Schools to open at 10 am Corruption Agri universities games Private schools fail to comply with the DC orders regarding change in P2 school timings. Vigilance Bureau sleuths arrest an accountant of a pvt nursing college P3 for taking ~5,000 as bribe. Sanpreet of PAU wins first gold medal, whereas participants from CCSHAH dominate track event. P4 FORECAST SHOWERS | MAX 19.0°C MIN 10.0°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.38 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.25 AM POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9.15 am to 4:45 pm: Harnam Nagar, Guru Nanak Girls College Road, Krishna Mandir Road, Jaitly Chowk, Chatar Singh Park area. Tiles come off newly constructed road Residents blame the authorities for use of substandard material in construction work SNIPPETS Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Youth killed in road mishap Ludhiana: A 20-year-old youth lost life when a heavy vehicle hit his bike, which he along with his friend was riding on Focal Point Road, Sherpur. The incident took place on January 2. The deceased was identified as Rahul Arora. The Moti Nagar police have registered a case under Section 304-A and 427 of the IPC against an unidentified driver. Victim’s father Rajinder Singh told the police that his son’s head got crushed under the vehicle due to negligence of its driver. TNS Illicit liquor recovered Ludhiana: The police claimed to have recovered 70 cartons of illicit liquor from a vehicle on the Machhiwara road. The vehicle was parked in a vacant plot. According to the police, some locals spotted the abandoned truck and informed the Ramgarh police about it. “The suspects, who parked the truck, have been identified as Chamkaur Singh of Kohara, Happy of Koomkalan while four to five persons are still unidentified,” the police claimed. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered at the Jamalpur police station against the suspects. ASI Jagjit Singh is investigating the matter. TNS Attempt to break open ATM Ludhiana:Five miscreants made an attempt to break an ATM of Axis Bank at Dhandari Khurd. According to ASI Surjit Singh, when he along with other cops, who were travelling in a vehicle, reached near the ATM at around 1:30 am on January 3, five miscreants fled from the spot. The miscreants were making an attempt to steal cash by breaking the ATM when the police reached there. A case under Sections 457, 380, 427 and 511 has been registered at the Sahnewal police station in this regard. TNS Ludhiana, January 4 The Raikot road in Jagraon, which was constructed around one and half months ago after a long delay, has already started breaking. The interlocking tiles fixed on the road have started dislocating from many places thus raising eyebrows of local residents. Being the state highway connecting cities, including Raikot, Barnala and Malerkotla with Jagraon and Jalandhar, the Raikot road is a busy stretch, which handles a lot of traffic all the time. Besides, the road also connects dozens of villages with Jagraon. It is pertinent to mention here that Raikot Road in Jagraon was in poor condition for last many years. After repeated demands of the local residents and several protests staged by various organisations, the Congress government carried out the construction work of the Raikot road around one and half months ago. But to utter disappointment of the local Dislocated tiles on a portion of the Raikot road in Jagraon. TRIBUNE PHOTO residents, the road has already started breaking. “First the Raikot road remained neglected for several years. We were quite relieved when the road was finally constructed some time ago, but to our utter disappointment, it has started giving way at various places. ❝ The Raikot road remained neglected for several years. We were relieved when the road was finally constructed, but to our utter disappointment, it has started giving way at various places. This clearly indicates that substandard material has been used in its construction. ❞ SARABJIT SINGH, a resident of a colony on Raikot Road This clearly indicates that substandard material has been used in its construction,” said Sarabjit Singh, who lives in a colony along the Raikot road. During a visit to the Raikot road it was found that interlocking tiles fixed a portion of this stretch had already dislo- cated. At some places, interlocking tiles were also broken. The people blamed the use of substandard material in road construction for early breaking of the stretch. “The Raikot road was constructed only one month back after a long delay, but interlocking tiles fixed on this stretch have already started dislocating. Breaking of tiles fixed on the road at several points proves that these are of bad quality. There can be no reason except use of substandard material in construction behind early breaking of the road,” said Judge Verma, a resident of the Raikot road. Denying the allegations of use of substandard material in road construction Jagraon Municipal Council president Charanjit Kaur Kalyan said, “In fact, the portion from where interlocking tiles have dislocated is not fixed with cement. We have already asked the contractor to properly fix interlocking tiles with cement so that these do not get dislocated again.” Theft at medical store Ludhiana: The police have registered a case against unidentified person for theft at Gurmail Medical Store, near CMC Hospital. In the wee hours on January 1, Rs 70,000 were stolen from the medical store after breaking shutter of the shop. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered against unidentified persons in this connection. The police said an investigation was on to trace the suspects.TNS Man succumbs to burns Ludhiana: Days after he was found burnt, Dipesh Sethi, a medical representative, succumbed to injuries here on Friday. On January 1 morning, he was found burnt on a road near the City Centre. He was undergoing treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. He was allegedly burnt alive by paramour of his wife. The police have arrested the suspect identified as Arun Rana in this case. The Dugri SHO, Inspector Gurbachan Singh, said Dipesh passed away in the evening today. TNS Bank staff to go on strike on Jan 8, 9 Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 4 Customers had to face inconvenience as banks remained closed for five to six days in December last year because of holidays and strike by officers as well as the staff. Once again there will be strike in banks on a call given by National Trade Union Convention of Trade Unions again on January 8 and 9. “Employees are opposing the anti-people economic and anti-worker labour policies of the Central government. Over five lakh members of the All India Bank Employees Union (AIBEU) and other trade unions will go on strike,” said com Naresh Gaur, national convener of the union. “Employees are demanding strengthening of public sector banks and adequate recruitment,” he added. Com Naresh Gaur, secretary, com Pawan Thakur, president, com Harvinder Singh, com Rajesh Verma, com Rajwinder Singh and com Jarnail Singh, executives of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation said, “All our unions and members are aware that in the wake of increasing and aggressive attempts of the Central Government to pursue anti-people and anti-worker policies, lives and living conditions of the employees are ❝Bank the anti-people opposing economic and anti-worker labour policies of the Central Government. Over five lakh members of the AIBEA and other trade unions will go on strike. ❞ Now, face FIR for littering rly tracks New sarpanch, others booked for violence in separate cases Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 4 From now onwards, littering railway tracks can land offenders in jail. The Northern Railway General Manager (GM), TP Singh, has asked the staff concerned to get an FIR registered against regular offenders, who are found littering on railway tracks. The GM inspected the railway station here on Friday. He gave instructions to the staff concerned to ensure cleanliness at the railway station. The director, Ludhiana Railway Station, Abhinav Singla, said that they would keep a vigil on persons, who threw waste on tracks. “We will give warning to the offender when he/she is found littering for the first time. If any person is found littering again, an FIR will be registered against him/her at the GRP police station,” he added. “The General Manager has given instructions to take strict measures to ensure cleanliness on the railway Tribune News Service Northern Railway General Manager TP Singh inspects the railway station; and (below) waste littered on the tracks in Ludhiana. PHOTOS: ASHWANI DHIMAN tracks,” he said. A senior citizen, Satish Kumar said, “The Railways should take concrete steps to stop passengers from using train toilet when it is halted at any platform. Many times, it is hard to breathe due to unsanitary conditions. The Railways must find solution in this regard. Besides, the Railways should place more bins for collection of waste at all platforms.” Ludhiana, January 4 Amid celebrations after winning panchayat elections, two cases of alleged violence have been reported from different villages in the district. A newly-elected sarpanch of Partap Singh Wala along with his kin and others has been booked for allegedly thrashing and abusing a man of same village. In his complant to the police Veerbhan Singh of Partap Singh Wala village alleged that suspects while celebrating their win started challenging and abusing him. “I was outside my residence when they started abusing me. When I tried to stop them from doing so, they thrashed and threatened me,” stated Veerbhan in his complaint. The PAU police have registered a case under Sections 323, 341, 506, 34, 427 and 294, IPC, against sarpanch Gurmej Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur, his son Vicky, his daughter Nisha and two others, including Bobby and Kuldeep, of the same village. “Veerbhan and Gurmej are neighbours. Veerbhan had lost in the elections. Investigation is underway,” said ASI Rafiq Mohammad. In another case, the Koom Kalan police have booked some persons for allegedly beating a resident of Bonkar Gujjaran village. The complainant, Pirlak, told the police that suspects were under influence of liquor while they were celebrating win in panchayat elections. “When they came in front of my shop, they started beating me,” the complainant alleged. A case has been registered against Angrej Singh, Sucha Singh, Satnam Singh, Mahinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Angrez Singh, Satnam Singh and Mukhtiar Singh of Bonkar Gujjaran village. NARESH GAUR, national convener, All India Bank Employees Union masses and workers are getting degraded on one hand and at the same time, the government is busy in pursuing pro-corporate policies to benefit the rich.” “Unabated price rise, aggravated unemployment, crisis in agriculture sector leading to farmers’ suicide, sluggish industrial production, deteriorating wage level, enlarged poverty but 1% of the super rich cornering 73% of the total wealth of the country is the economic reality today,” they added. “Economic, banking, land and banking reforms are solution to the problem knowing too well that it will only worsen the plight of the poor and the working masses. All their election promises are gone with the wind. We want all to join and support us in this,” they said. Robbers enter house to give ‘Lohri invitation’ flee with cash, jewellery , Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 4 Miscreants robbed a woman and her daughterin-law of cash and jewellery in Salem Tabri on Friday evening. According to information, three robbers entered their house saying that one of their family friends had sent them to give ‘ Lohri’ invitation with a box of sweets. According to information, the miscreants forcibly took mobile phones of the victims and threw these away. They threatened the women and other members present at home to remain silent otherwise they would have to face consequences. The victims at their house in Salem Tabri. INDERJIT VERMA c m y b The Salem Tabri police station SHO, Vijay Kumar, said in their complaint the women stated to the police that the miscreants robbed jewellery and cash before escaping from their house. Later, one of the victim, identified as Jaswinder Kaur, informed her husband about the incident, he added. “After getting information about the robbery, we reached the spot and started an investigation. We are scanning footage of the closed circuit television cameras installed in the area to identify the robbers,” the Station House Officer (SHO) said. “The robbers will be arrested soon,” he added. Undertrial flees from court Ludhiana, January 4 A 23-year-old undertrial fled from the Ludhiana court complex today. The accused is facing charges of abduction of a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. He was brought from jail for court hearing in the case today. The accused has been identified as Harjinder Singh, alias Vijay, a resident of the Chitti Colony area, near Bhattian. When a Constable tried to handcuff him after hearing, the accused managed to escape from the court complex. The police started a search operation, but could not find him. A case under Section 224, IPC, has been registered against the accused at the Division No. 5 police station. The police said efforts were on to arrest the accused. —TNS Man gets life term in murder case Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, January 4 The court of Additional Sessions Judge Anjana has convicted 45-year-old Dilbagh Singh, a resident of Pakhowal village, on the charge of killing Satvinder Singh, a resident of Nangal Khurd village, following a property dispute. He was ordered to undergo rigorous life imprisonment. A case against him was registered on January 15, 2015, at the Sudhar police station following the statement of Megh Raj. The complainant had stated to the police that the accused committed the murder of Satwinder Singh by giving him fire shots and the said act was recorded in the CCTV camera installed in the shop. However, the defence lawyer pleaded that it had come to fore in the crossexamination of material witnesses that they were tortured by the police and kept in an illegal confinement for several days. Thus, it was clear that they were false witnesses and never saw any occurrence, he said. Under police pressure, they had become false eye witnesses, he added. The alleged video recording was never sent to the FSL and the same was a forged document, he further pleaded. But after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found Dilbagh Singh guilty.
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