06012019-LT-01.qxd 1/5/2019 11:27 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 6 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Sale of Chinese strings Swachh Survekshan 2019 Inter-agri varsity games The Doraha police have decided to conduct regular raids to catch those selling Chinese strings. P3 With garbage dumps everywhere, MC struggles to improve city's ranking in swachh survekshan. P4 Hosts PAU bag the overall team championship in All-India InterAgricultural Universities Games. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 17°C MIN 6°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5: 39 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7: 25 AM ~20-lakh Khanna robbery solved 7 accused held, ~8.5 lakh and .32-bore pistol used in the crime recovered shop of Bittu and Mithu and he knew Mann usually withdrew cash from banks for both brothers. Vishal and Ravi hatched a plan to rob Mann. Ravi shared the robbery plan with James. James, along with Pardeep, Nasheel and Sandeep Singh, also became part of the plan. Sandeep had bought a .32bore pistol for Rs 45,000 from Muzaffarnagar. Our Correspondent Khanna, January 5 The police today claimed to have solved the robbery where the assailants had snatched Rs 20 lakh from a factory employee after shooting at him. Seven persons who planned the robbery have been arrested. They have been identified as Sandeep Singh, alias Boxer (who shot the victim) and Nasheel Mogli (motorcycle rider), both residents of Khanna; Vishal Kumar Babbal of Vikas Nagar in Mandi Gobindgarh, Ravi Kumar of Nasrali village, James of Alipur Sandal, Pardeep Singh Soni of Vinod Nagar and Rahul of Model Town in Khanna. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said a special team under Jasvir Singh, SP 1-Khanna, solved the case. The FIR was registered on a statement of Bittu Ram of Mudriya village How robbery was executed Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya addresses the media about the arrested robbers. TRIBUNE PHOTO in Fatehgarh Sahib district. Bittu had told the police that he and his brother Mithu Ram together ran a scrap business at Mandi Gobindgarh. They had hired the services of cash-delivery agent Mehtab Mann, a resident of Jalalpur, near Amloh. On December 5, 2018, Mann withdrew Rs 20 lakh from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch. While he was returning to Mandi Gobindgarh on a bike, two motorcycle-borne persons shot him in the thigh near the Markfed building and snatched the bag containing cash. The SSP said an informer told the police that the robbers were present at bus stand on Samadhi Road and they were planning to flee to the Haryana side. The police raided the spot and arrested the accused. During questioning, Vishal told the police that he ran a scrap business at Gobindgarh City. He visited the According to the plan, Pardeep and Rahul started following Mann from the J&K Bank branch at Khanna. Later Sandeep and Nasheel shot at Mann in the thigh near the Markfed building on GT Road and they snatched Rs 20 lakh from him. The police have recovered Rs 8.5 lakh and the .32-bore pistol used in the crime. Sandeep is already facing four cases. SNIPPETS Interstate gang of vehicle thieves busted 3 friends thrashed, 6 cars, several bikes, auto parts recovered; 35 cases of vehicle theft solved Tribune News Service robbed of cash Ludhiana: Five persons thrashed three friends and robbed them of Rs 42,000 on Hambran Road. The suspects have been identified as Happy of Ladhowal, Deepak of Phillaur and three unknown persons. The complainant, Shivam, a resident of Ajit Singh Nagar, told the police that on January 1, he, along with his friends Sudhir and Surinder, was heading towards home. When they reached Hambran Road, they were cornered by the suspects over an old enmity. They first thrashed Shivam and his friends and then snatched cash from them. TNS Resident killed in hit-and-run mishap Ludhiana: A man was killed in a hit-and-run mishap at Subash Nagar on Thursday night. He has been identified as Baldev Singh of New Subash Nagar. His wife, Rajni Bala, told the police that her husband had gone to his workplace but did not return home till late night. Next day, she came to know that her husband had met with an accident and he was found dead on the road. The investigation officer, ASI Kulwant Singh, said a case of negligent driving had been registered against unknown persons. TNS Ludhiana, January 5 The Division No. 4 police today claimed to have busted a gang of interstate vehicle thieves and solved more than 35 cases of theft. The accused have been identified as Jasvir Singh Jassi of Hoshiarpur, Akash Deep Kashi of Ekta Colony and Akash Kumar Sheenu (scrap dealer) of Nakodar. Their accomplices Prem Singh, father of Kashi, and Parkash are at large. The police recovered six stolen cars, including a Honda City and a Bolero, five motorcycles, one scooter, 23 engines of motorcycles, 110 motorcycle tyres, 40 fuel tanks of motorcycles, 43 shockers of motorcycles and 57 motorcycle seats from the possession of the accused. Gurpreet Singh Sikand, ADCP said the accused had , stolen more than 100 two and four-wheelers in the past one and a half years from Ludhiana, Chandigarh and other places. They sold many stolen vehicles in Udhampur and Jammu by preparing fake documents. They sold parts of the stolen vehicles in Punjab after dissembling them. Most stolen vehicles were bought by junk dealers Akash and Gola based at 5-year-old dumb girl, widow raped in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 A five-year-old dumb girl and a widow were raped in separate incidents in the city. The police are yet to arrest the culprits in both cases. A resident of Durgapuri, Haibowal, told the police that his five-year-old daughter had a speech disorder. “On January 4, my daughter went to play with her friends. When she did not return home after over two hours, we started searching for her. When we reached Joshi Nagar, we heard the cries of my daughter coming from a building under construction. We rushed inside the building and were shocked City students crack CAT , Yuval gets 99.95 percentile to see that Suman Yadav (23) had stripped my daughter and was raping her. After seeing us, Suman fled the spot,” said the girl’s father. Meanwhile, a widow of Sector 39, Chandigarh Road, alleged that she was raped by Gurnam Singh Sidhu of Amritsar on the pretext of marrying her. She said after her husband died, she became friends with Gurnam in 2009. He assured her of marrying her and also promised that he would take care of her two sons as well. He repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying the widow soon after divorcing his wife. But later, Gurnam refused to marry her. ADCP Gurpreet Singh Sikand addresses media after the vehicle thieves’ arrest. ASHWANI DHIMAN Had stolen 6 two-wheelers on Christmas The accused had stolen six two-wheelers on December 25 from near the Calvary Church. A few two-wheelers have been recovered by the police. Accused met in Jammu jail ADCP Gurpreet Singh Sikand said the accused had spent some time in the Jammu jail where they decided to form a gang of vehicle thieves. Jasvir had once posed as a policeman in Jammu to extort money from smugglers but was nabbed by the police. The accused had links in Jammu and it was possible that they had kept the other stolen vehicles there, said the ADCP. Shivpuri and Sunny at Kali Sadak. “The accused sold the stolen motorcycles to junk dealers for Rs 2,500. They sold parts of most cars after disassembling them,” he added. The ADCP said the accused kept the stolen vehicles at the godown owned by Jasvir at Bajra village. They had also stolen four cars from Chandigarh which they sold in Jammu. The accused are drug addicts. The police have also nabbed Vishal Kumar from whom the accused bought heroin. Kotwali police nab two thieves with 12 mobiles, 7 two-wheelers The Kotwali police have nabbed two snatchers-cumvehicle thieves and recovered 12 mobile phones and seven stolen two-wheelers from their possession. They have been identified as Mukesh Kumar of Dhandari Kalan and Bhola Sachin Kumar Jha of Paramjit Colony. The police said the duo had been nabbed for the first time. They had stolen around 12 two-wheelers in the past. Students who have done well in CAT celebrate their success in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 Result of Common Admission Test (CAT) was declared today and city-based Yuval Sharma claimed to have secured 99.95 percentile with all sections comprising above 99 percentile. Yuval said: “2019 could not have been a better start. I am still pinching myself to believe that this has happened. In a way, I feel relieved that year’s hard work has paid off and I have achieved this landmark which could not have been possible without the support of the faculty of Bulls Eye and the blessings of my parents.” Another resident, Vineet Bajaj, claimed to have got 99.53 percentile. A student of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, he is at present working as a software engineer in Gurgaon and wants to do an MBA. He feels jobs assigned to MBA holders are much better than those offered to engineers. Ludhiana, January 5 Three months have passed but the chairman of Zila Parishad Ludhiana has not been announced so far. In his absence, the elected members of the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti are forced to wait for their swearing-in. The election for Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti was held on September 19, while the results were announced on September 22, 2018. An elected member from a block of panchayat samiti said: “We have been waiting for over three months, but oath has not been administered to us to date. Now, the panchayat elec- tions have also been conducted. The government should make arrangement to administer the oath at the earliest.” Residents are also waiting to see development in their villages. “We have great expectations from the newly elected members of Gram Panchayat, Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti. In many villages, residents want to see clean ponds, well-constructed streets, better drainage system and improved sanitary conditions. Our issues should not be ignored,” said Harmandeep Singh, a villager. The Indian National Congress had scored a sweeping victory in Ludhiana district in the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections. It c m y b ❝ We have been waiting for three months, but the oath has not been administered to us yet. Now, the panchayat elections have also been conducted. Government should make arrangements to administer the oath at the earliest. ❞ A MEMBER OF PANCHAYAT SAMITI won all 25 Zila Parishad seats and 195 out of 236 zones of Panchayat Samiti. The Shiromani Akali Dal won 33 seats of Panchayat Samiti, while eight seats were won by Independents. 99.53 Simran Jalhotra is the CAT topper in Commerce Stream in Ludhiana district with 99.48 percentile, claimed the IMS Institute from where she took coaching. She has again broken the myth that only engineers and science students can do well in CAT, said her teacher. “I want to become an entrepreneur in the field of financial management in years to come,” she said. Ayush Singhal was beaming with glory with 99.26 percentile. He said: “Hard work, persistence, dedication and passion are required to crack CAT”. Abhishek Chanchal with Residents told not to buy plots in illegal colonies P4 Mayor Balkar Singh ACTION AGAINST DEFAULTERS Sandhu has appealed to ■ The MC on Saturday took action against people to avoid seven colonies in different parts of the purchasing plots/houses city. Assistant Town Planner at Zone A, in illegal colonies as the Mohan Singh, said they dismantled two developers of these colonies on Bahadur Ke Road. colonies have failed to ■ ATP at Zone B Pardeep Sehgal said they get their colonies dismantled roads and sewerage at two regularised. Sandhu said they have sent a list illegal colonies at different locations under Zone B. One illegal colony was of 100 colonisers to the being developed near the main garbage police to get cases registered against them. dump at Tajpur Road, while another colony was being developed at Kakka Road. Members of the ZP, Panchayat Samiti await announcement of chairman Tribune News Service 99.95 PERCENTILE PERCENTILE INSIDE 3 months on, no swearing-in yet Harshraj Singh Yuval Sharma Vineet Bajaj 96.95 percentile expressed his exuberance upon seeing the result. “I have worked extremely hard for this examination and I am really looking forward to a great future now. I am pumping up myself double to put more efforts”. Nishima Kathuria, who has secured 95.02 percentile, said: “My teachers used to say that any hard work never goes unrewarded and I took this as my mantra during exam preparation. Now, the result has proved me absolutely right. I completely attribute my success to the institute.” Next in the list is Rishabh Nayyar with 93.75 percentile. He said: “It was not an easy task to crack CAT. One needs proper time and hard work. Today I am feeling on the top of the world and this is all because of the efforts of the institute.” Meanwhile, Manvi Katia has got 98.14, Raunak Aggarwal 97.65, Varis Kumar 96.41, Mani Mittal 91.34, Pranav Jain 91.00 and Abhimanyu Sood 90.98 percentile. District Congress president (rural) Gurdev Singh Lapran, who won the Zila Parishad election from Kila Raipur zone, said they got information that the oath ceremony for the elected members of the Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti and newly elected sarpanches and panches is likely to be held on January 11, but it was yet to be confirmed. “We hope the Zila Parishad and Block Samitis will be formed at the earliest,” he said. Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said they have not yet received the official orders for holding the oath ceremony for the newly elected members. Man suffers ‘cardiac arrest’ in moving car, dies Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 5 A 32-year-old man died in a moving car at Bank Colony, Wadi Haibowal, this morning. The deceased, identified as Sunil Kumar Sunny of Sant Vihar Extension, was returning home after meeting his sister at Haibowal. According to Haibowal SHO Paramdeep Singh, Sunil is survived by two children. He ran some business in the city. Sunil left his sister’s place in his car around 10 am. He suddenly fell unconscious in the moving car. The car went out of control but suddenly stopped. Passersby rushed to his Car stops suddenly Sunil left his sister’s place in his car around 10 am. He suddenly fell unconscious in the moving car. The car went out of control but suddenly stopped. Passersby rushed to his help but he had died by the time they reached the car. help but he had died by the time they reached the car. There was a rumour that the man had died due to drug overdose. However, the police said it was a natural death. The SHO said the man had reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. “Still, a postmortem examination of the body will be conducted to know the exact cause of death,” he added.
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