24012019-LT-01.qxd 24-01-2019 00:23 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CITY GIRL SCORES 9TH RANK IN THE CA EXAM Aparna has scored all-India 9th rank in CA, the results of which were declared on Wednesday evening. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO NABBED WITH 6 STOLEN MOBILES Ludhiana: The Moti Nagar police have nabbed two snatchers and recovered six stolen mobile phones from their possession. They have been identified as Parabhjot Singh of Muslim Colony and Gurpreet Singh of Jamalpur. The duo had snatched a mobile phone from Vishal Kumar of Machhi Market, Sherpur, on January 22. TNS GIRL DUPED OF ~2.5 LAKH Ludhiana: A girl was duped of Rs 2.5 lakh by a person on the pretext of arranging a job. Tarunjit Kaur of Vishawkarma Colony complained that she got in touch with a person through the Internet who promised to arrange a job for her. She paid him Rs 2.5 lakh. However the person failed to arrange any job for her and also refused to return the money. TNS HOUSE BURGLED AT INDERPURI Ludhiana: Thieves decamped with Rs 2.7 lakh and gold ornaments from a house at Inderpuri, Tajpur Road. Dharampal Sharma told the police that he, along with his family, had gone to attend a marriage function in Amritsar on January 18. When they returned home next day, they found the main locks broken and the house burgled. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 3 pm: IShivala Road, Hazuri Road, Ghah Mandi, Rupa Mistri Gali, Thakur Dwara, Maler Gali and Tilak Nagar. FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.82 DIESEL ~66.27 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA ANNUAL CONVOCATION: GNIMT; Prof (Dr) Ajay K Sharma, Chancellor, IKGPTU, Jalandhar, will confer degrees on students. DISTRICT YOUTH PARLIAMENT:SCD Government College; New Seminar Hall; 10 am. NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY CELEBRATIONS: ABC Montessori School; 10 am. PAGE 2 SUNSET THURSDAY 5:55 PM Woman killed as bus overturns Driver brakes hard to avoid collision with stray animal Gurminder Singh Grewal 326 cases of illicit liquor seized Ludhiana, January 23 The city police claimed to have recovered 326 cases of illicit liquor from two abandoned vehicles in separate cases. In the first case, the police recovered 105 cases of liquor and impounded the vehicle being used to transport the liquor. However, the liquor smuggler managed to escape. The investigating officer, ASI Sansar Singh, said on Tuesday, the police got a tip-off that a commercial vehicle had been parked near Civil Hospital. The police raided the place and recovered illicit liquor from the vehicle. The police said efforts were on to identify the owner of the vehicle. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against an unknown person. In the other case, the antinarcotic cell of the city police recovered 221 cases of illicit liquor from a commercial vehicle parked on Jassian Road. Head Constable Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday, the police got information that a truck parked on GT Road was carrying a huge stock of illicit liquor. The police raided the place and recovered 221 cases of liquor from the truck. The truck was bearing a Haryana number. TNS POLICE RAID LUDHIANA CENTRAL JAIL A sudden dip in temperature has brought cheers as retailers would be able to clear their winter stocks. MAX 18°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 5°C Khanna, January 23 A woman employee was killed and 17 persons were injured when the bus of a spinning mill overturned near Machhiwara after a stray animal abruptly came in front of the vehicle. The deceased has been identified as Rukma Devi (46) of Shatabgarh village. According to information, the bus was ferrying 18 women employees of Shatabgarh and Burj Powat villages to Shiva Factory situated near Bhattian village on Machhiwara-Kohara Road. Hardly had the bus covered 2 km when the driver applied brakes to avoid a collision with a stray animal that PAGE 4 NIP IN AIR ELATES WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS The bus lies overturned near Machhiwara. TRIBUNE PHOTO abruptly came on the road. As the bus was moving at a high speed, it overturned. On being informed, a team of the Machhiwara police and officials of the factory reached the spot. The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital, Machhiwara, where Rukma succumbed to injuries. Four women employees were referred to Ludhiana while the other injured were admitted to the hospital. Samrala DSP Harsimrat Singh Chhetra said a case under Section 279, 337, 338 and 304-A had been registered against the bus driver, identified as Surinderpal Singh, a resident of Manpur Khanat village in Fatehgarh Sahib district. He fled the spot after the accident. Last week, a man was killed near Jagraon when his bike collided with a stray animal. His wife suffered severe injuries. PAGE 4 130 policemen from Ludhiana conduct a surprise raid at the Central Jail on Wednesday morning. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:22 AM THURSDAY | 24 JANUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA ASI nabbed accepting bribe at Division 7 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 23 The Economic Offences Wing of the Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an Assistant Sub-Inspector deployed at Division No. 7 for accepting Rs 10,000 as bribe from a person for taking action on his complaint against a financier. Paramjit Singh Virk, SSP , said Umesh Chandar Goswami, a resident of Kishor Nagar, Tajpur Road, had filed a complaint that he had borrowed Rs 80,000 from Raju of GK Estate at the rate of 10 per cent interest and in lieu, he had given two cheques to the financier. According to the complainant, he had cleared the instalments against the borrowed money but the financier was still demanding Rs 80,000 from him. Raju had to lock his shop in view of the controversy. The complainant said when he lodged a complaint with The ASI in the custody of the Vigilance Bureau sleuths after he was caught accepting bribe in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA the Division No. 7 police, ASI Tarsem Singh demanded Rs 30,000 as bribe for taking action on his complaint and sought Rs 10,000 as advance. The SSP said acting on the complaint, a team of the Vigilance Department, along with the officials of other departments, laid a trap. While the ASI was accepting the bribe, the Vigilance sleuths swung into action and nabbed him. The ASI accepted the bribe in the investigation room of the police station. A case under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the ASI. Five get life term for Projects up to ~10 cr to be cleared villager’s murder at district level soon, says minister Legal Correspondent Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 23 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Anjana has convicted five persons of killing Gurjit Singh over old enmity. They were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment. The convicts are Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi (39); Dilpreet Singh (29); Harpreet Singh (35); Arvinder Singh, alias Ravi (25); and Sandeep Singh, alias Sunny (35), all residents of Shahibana village in Sahnewal. A fine of Rs 20,000 each was also imposed on them. An accused, Gurdeep Singh of Uchi Mangli village, Sahnewal, has been declared a proclaimed offender in the case. The case was registered at the Sahnewal police station on September 9, 2014, following a complaint of Harjot Singh, son of the deceased. The complainant told the police that his father Gurjit Singh was an agriculturist. One day around 9.30 pm, Mandeep Singh called up Amarinder Singh and told him that Dilpreet Singh and Sunny, who were standing in front of Verma Karyana Store, were abusing him. The Ludhiana, January 23 Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora has said soon, all clearances for industrial projects up to Rs 10 crore would be sanctioned at the district level and the Punjab Government would soon issue a notification in this regard. The Deputy Commissioners will have the powers to clear the projects up to Rs 10 crore CASE OF 2014 The case was registered at the Sahnewal police station on September 9, 2014, following a complaint of Harjot Singh, son of the deceased. complainant, along with his father Gurjit Singh and four other persons, reached there. Gurpreet fired three or four shots at the complainant’s father with his pistol. Thereafter, they pushed Gurjit from the vehicle. Dilpreet also fired five or six shots at Gurjit after snatching the pistol from Gurpreet. Gurdeep and Ravinder gave knife blows to his father and Sunny stabbed him with a sharp weapon. They also attacked other persons accompanying Gurjit, said the complainant. Harjot took his father to Fortis Hospital, Mundian, where he died. c m y b CONG DISTRICT CHIEF ASSUMES OFFICE, TRAFFIC GOES HAYWIRE Karanjit Singh Soni Galib assumed office of the District Congress Committee (rural) president at Congress Bhawan today. Page 4 at their level. At present, projects up to Rs 1 crore are sanctioned at the district level. Arora, who visited Ludhiana Beverages Pvt Ltd, said Capt Amarinder Singh-led state government was committed to the welfare of industry. The state cannot grow without industry and that is why, he himself visits various industries regularly so that he can have firsthand information about their problems and issues. “Instead of sitting in my office, I prefer visiting industries regularly,” he said. Arora said the main aim of the government was to provide an atmosphere where ease of doing business was the main priority. The Industrial and Business Development Policy of the state government has been framed after several deliberations with all stakeholders so that the industrialists can get full benefits of the policy. The minister said several policies for the welfare of the industry had been framed by the government and there was no shortage of funds when it came to boosting industrial growth in Punjab. Arora said last month, MoUs involving investments worth thousands of crores had been signed between the state government and industries. These industries have started work at the ground level, he added.
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