08012019-LT-01.qxd 1/7/2019 11:43 PM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 8 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Street Vendors Act Degree row Teachers’ games The Jagraon Municipal Council has issued identity cards to 50 street vendors. P3 Local Govt Dept has asked five MC officials to appear in person at Chandigarh on January 17. P4 Principals were in a fix after they were asked to donate ~2,000 as expenses for the games. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 18°C MIN 04°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5:41 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:26 AM MC building inspector caught taking bribe Domestic help murdered, says report Nabbed by VB team accepting money at tea stall Celebrating historic win Ludhiana, January 7 A minor domestic help, who was found dead at a house in the Dugri area on Saturday night, was murdered, according to the post-mortem report. The post-mortem examination of the body was performed by a board of doctors comprising Dr Milan Verma, Dr Kulwant Mehta, Dr Lovpreet Kaur and a forensic expert, Dr Mukul, at the local Civil Hospital today. According to sources, there were scratches on the neck of the girl. The post-mortem report says that the girl was strangled to death. It is suspected that girl was first physically abused and then strangled to death. The police have sent the victim’s swab for examination. The girl was found hanging from a bathroom shower at the house of a businessman in Phase I, Dugri, on Saturday night. Earlier, it was suspected that the girl had committed suicide by hanging herself. Though the victim girl’s family had said she was murdered and then hanged from the shower. The police have widened its Continued on page 3 Tribune News Service Budding cricketers celebrate Team India’s win in Test series against Australia on Monday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Man attacks wife, daughter with axe Tribune News Service Khamano, January 7 A resident of Jalowal village, near here, attacked his wife and daughter with an axe under the influence of liquor. The injured have been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh. According to information, Balwinder Singh, who drinks daily, started asking for money to buy more liquor at midnight. When his wife and daughter, who were asleep, did not hear him, he attacked them with an axe, causing them serious injuries. When his wife and daughter raised the alarm, Blawinder fled the scene. Their neighbours came to their help and they also informed the Kheri Naudh Singh police. The injured were rushed to the PGI Kheri Naudh Singh SHO Kulbhushan Singh said the police were yet to get the women’s statements. They were trying to arrest Balwinder as soon as possible, he said. REPORT ON P4 New regularisation policy finds no favour with developers 4 Illegal colonies apply for regularisation in 3 months Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, January 7 That the new policy for regularisation of illegal/unlicensed colonies in the state notified by the government on October 18, 2018, is no different from the previous policies which failed to yield the desired results is evident from the fact that till now the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has received just four applications from the developers for regularisation of colonies. The GLADA Estate Officer, Sonam Chaudhry, told The Tribune that as on date only four applications were received from developers for regularisation of their colonies while around 700 applications were submitted for regularisation of plots and built-up properties in such colonies. She said even though quite a few developers had evinced their interest to go for regularisation but they wanted to be clear over certain provisions such as ‘agreement to sell’ and time allowed for production of sale deeds for plots sold on agreement before submitting their applications. “Some other intending developers do not have the documents required for sub- Ludhiana, January 7 A building inspector of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 by a team of the economic offences wing, Vigilance Bureau, here today. He has been identified as Kirandeep Singh, who was posted as building inspector in Zone B of the MC. According to sources, Kirandeep was arrested following a complaint by Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Kirpal Nagar, here. In his complaint to the Vigilance Bureau, Rakesh had stated that he was renovating his old house and Kirandeep was demanding a bribe of 25,000 from him for not issuing a challan. Finally, he settled for Rs 15,000. Rakesh lodged a complaint with the Vigilance Bureau. A team laid a trap and caught Kirandeep accepting the bribe amount at a tea stall near the Zone B office today. The team also The building inspector in the custody of Vigilance Bureau staff in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA The complaint In his complaint to the Vigilance Bureau, Rakesh had stated that he was renovating his old house and Kirandeep was demanding a bribe of 25,000 from him for not issuing a challan. Finally, he settled for Rs 15,000. recovered the money taken as bribe from Kirandeep. The Vigilance Bureau has registered a case against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigation is on. Confirming the development, SP-Vigilance Paramjit Singh Virk said: “Kirandeep is the fourth government official arrested by the Vigilance Bureau for accepting bribe in the past 17 days. We appeal the general public to cooperate with us in eliminating corruption from our system. People shall inform us if any government official demands bribe from them and we will take action against him,” said Virk. Man held for raping Youngster arrested for raping Class X student married woman Tribune News Service GLADA data Tribune News Service As per data uploaded on the official web site of GLADA, there were 979 unlicensed colonies in Ludhiana district till October 2012 while another list of illegal colonies on the GLADA web site shows 1450 unlicensed colonies in the district. In the intervening period (between October 2012 and March 19, 2018 ( cut-off date for regularisation) an equal number or even more colonies must have come up in the mega city, if sources in the realty sector were to be believed. Ludhiana, January 7 The police have arrested a man for allegedly raping a married woman. He has been identified as Maksood Alam, a resident of the Mayapuri area here. The victim told the police that the suspect abducted her while she was going to the hospital to visit her ailing husband and raped her at an isolated place. “My husband has been admitted to Shri Ram Charitable Hospital. On January 2, I was going to the hospital to visit my husband. On the way, Maksood met me and offered me lift. As Maksood lives in our neighbourhood, I accepted his offer. But he took me to an isolated place and raped me there,” she said. She informed her family and lodged a complaint with mission of applications for regularisation. GLADA has sought clarification from the Housing and Urban Development Department before accepting such applications for processing,” she said. As per data uploaded on the official web site of GLADA, there were 979 unlicensed colonies in Ludhiana district till October 2012 while another list of illegal colonies on the GLADA web site shows 1450 unlicensed colonies in the district. In the intervening period (between October 2012 and March 19, 2018 ( cut-off date for regularisation) an equal number or even more colonies must have come up in the mega city, if sources in the realty sector were to be believed. Even earlier, the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association had, through a memorandum submitted to the minister concerned (Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa) had called upon the government to simplify the new policy and remove procedural wrangles so that maximum number of developers could take benefit of the policy and get their colonies regularised by the cutoff date (February 17, 2019). GS Lamba, general secretary of Punjab Colonisers and Continued on page 3 the police. The police have registered a case against Maksood Alam under Section 376, IPC, at the Tibba police station. Meanwhile, the members of the victim’s family reached the suspect’s home and allegedly assaulted his wife and children. In her statement to the police, Maksood Alam’s wife Seema said Imran, Qeum and some unidentified persons arrived at her house and assaulted her and her minor daughters. The Station House Officer of Tibba, Mohammad Jamil, said the police had registered a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code against Maksood Alam and arrested him. The police have also registered a case under Section 451, 323 and 506 against Imran, Qeum on a complaint of Seema Alam, he added. Ludhiana, January 7 The police have arrested a youth for allegedly abducting and raping a 17-year-old girl of the same village. The suspect has been identified as Charanjit Singh, a resident of Khasi Kalan village on Tajpur Road here. The police have registered a case under Section 363, 366 A, 376 and 506 of the IPC and the POCSO Act at the Jamalpur police station. The case was registered on a complaint of the victim’s father. In his statement to the police, her father has stated that his minor daughter is a student of Class X. She left for the school on December 28 but did not return home. “We searched for her everywhere but couldn’t find her. Finally, my daughter returned home on January 4. She told me that Charanjit had abduct- Radio run by visually impaired enters records book Murder at Machhiwara Gurvinder Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 7 Radio Udaan, an Internet radio channel run mostly by visually impaired persons, has made it to India Book of Records, becoming the first Internet radio to be operated by special people to enter the book. The radio, which was started around five years back, is the celebration of life, say its members. It was started by around six members online in parts of the country and now around 30 members, mostly visually impaired, run the channel. Some members from Punjab, including Jyoti Malik from Ludhiana and Danish Mahajan from Pathankot, operate the radio. Divya Sharma from Nangal contributes with the content from the state. Some other members who have been associated with the radio from the beginning include Rajiv Bhambri and Saif-ur-Rehman from Delhi, and Meenal Singhvi from Hyderabad. Danish Mahajan, who belongs to Ludhiana but works in Pathankot, shared with delight that the channel had entered India Book of Records. Speaking about how it all started, Jyoti Malik said the members got in touch online through a group on Skype. But they wanted to create a platform for helping out people with disabilities and sharing information with them, so Radio Udaan took wings. All of them took the responsibility of some programmes of their interest. They have divided their roles. Now, around 30 members are part Tribune News Service Jyoti Malik operates the channel in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH of the team, many of them working as RJs, and most of them are visually impaired. Around four programmes are posted everyday and 28 shows every week. “These are all on different topics. Music programmes include ghazals, Bollywood and English songs, etc,” she said. Educational programmes, debates, entertainment and c m y b informational programmes are streamed on the channel. “But we try to design programmes keeping in mind the people with disabilities,” she said. A singing competition, “Udaan Idol”, was successful earlier and now “Udaan Idol Little Champ” is being created. It is only for persons with disabilities, she says. There is no barrier now and we can connect all over the world through Internet. “We have listeners in many parts of the world, including Pakistan, the US and Nepal. We get a good feedback through Youtube, emails, etc. Though the channel has completed five years, the members don’t intend to turn it into a profitable venture. They do it online just for the purpose of education and sharing information, she says. farmhouse cracked Our Correspondent Khanna, January 7 The Machhiwara police claimed to have solved the murder of an employee of a farmhouse with the arrest of Suman Shah, a resident of Pipra village in Bihar, who at present resides at Rajewal Rajputta village, near Samrala. Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said the Khanna police solved the murder reported on December 31, 2018. Gurdeep Singh, brother of the deceased, had stated that Jasvir worked for Gamdoor Singh of Dasmesh Nagar, Machhiwara, at his farmhouse in Rodmajri village. On December 31, Jasvir went to the farmhouse on his bike but he did not return home till late night. He, along with his cousin Harbhajan Singh, reached the farmhouse where they found Jasvir’s body lying in a pool, said Gurdeep. Jasvir worked as a labour supervisor at Gamdoor’s farmhouse. A migrant labourer, named Suman Shah, reached the farmhouse for reaping peanuts. After reaping peanut, Jasvir and Suman together consumed alcohol at the latter’s house. After consuming liquor, both reached the farmhouse where they entered into arguments over a trivial matter. Jasvir slapped Suman. When Suman pushed him in retaliation, Jasvir banged his forehead on the wall of the pool. Suman threw Jasvir into the pool and fled the scene. ed her and took her to some place near Kiratpur Sahib. She also said Charanjit had sex with her against her wish several times and later dumped her,” said the complainant. The investigating officer, ASI Baldev Raj, said the police had arrested the suspect after registering a case against him. “We got the girl’s medical examination conducted which confirmed she was physically abused. We have arrested the suspect and further investigation is on,” said the ASI. 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