24022019-LT-01.qxd 2/24/2019 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ARRAICHAN SCHOOL INCIDENT CONDEMNED Incidents of harassment of children at Doraha have invited severe criticism from various quarters. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF YOUTH BOOKED FOR MOLESTING GIRL Ludhiana: The Jamalpur police have booked a youth on the charge of outraging the modesty of a minor girl. He has been identified as Rohit Kumar, a resident of Mundian Kalan. The complainant, also a resident of the same locality, told the police that she, along with her father, was going to school when Rohit blocked their way. He made obscene gestures and also tried to molest her. The police have registered a case under Section 354 and 12 of the POCSO Act. TNS JAMMU BOY GOES MISSING Ludhiana: A Jammu-based boy went missing under mysterious circumstances from a guest house. His father, Balam Singh, a resident of Karnal Colony, Jammu, told the police that on February 20, he brought his ailing wife to the DMCH. His son, Ritesh (18), also accompanied them. They hired a room at a guest house from where his son went missing on Friday. The police have launched a manhunt to trace the boy. TNS PETROL ~71.82 DIESEL ~65.98 WHAT’S ON LUDHIANA AITUC LUDHIANA CONFERENCE: Shaheed Karnail Singh Isru Bhawan, Indra Nagar; 12 noon SEMINAR: by Ludhiana Chapter of NIRC of ICSI; Hotel Nagpal Regency, 11 am FARMER UNIONS END 5-DAY PROTEST WITH FIRM WARNING SUNSET SUNDAY 6:21 PM Mahesh Sharma Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 23 The Police Department has appointed a woman as Ahmedgarh Sadar SHO, a first in rural localities of this subdivision. Besides boosting the morale of working women, girls and the domestic help, the move is expected to facilitate decorum in public places as also police stations and chowkis of the region. Terming her appointment as a routine job, Amandeep Kaur, first SHO of Sadar police station, said: “Like any other designated officer, I have a vital responsibility on my shoulders which can be fulfilled only with the cooper- FOUR BOOKED FOR ~39-LAKH FRAUD PAGE 4 The city police have booked four persons, including two women, in separate cases of fraud. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:58 AM SUNDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA SHO sent to Lines after protest Punjabi writer S Tarsem passes away at 77 ‘Misbehaved’ with kin of girl who hanged self after molestation by two Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 23 Following a protest by the kin of a Dalit girl (23) of Sangowal village, who had committed suicide by hanging herself yesterday after allegedly being molested by two persons of upper caste of the same village, the police sent an SHO to the Police Lines and assured the protesters that the third accused in the case would be arrested at the earliest. After the girl’s post-mortem today, her kin and villagers brought the body to the MiniSecretariat and had kept it outside the Deputy Commissioner office for nearly three hours. They were demanding action against the third accused in the case. They also demanded action against SHO Prem Singh for allegedly abusing and misbehaving with them when autopsy was being done at Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. The protesters accused the SHO of allegedly trying to take the body from them as they had planned to stage a protest at Bharat Nagar Chowk. On Friday, the girl was found hanging from a ceiling fan. Her kin said she was ‘depressed’ after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by two persons belonging to an upper cast. The police had registered an FIR against Jagdeep Singh and Gurjit Singh under Section 306, 354, 506 and 34 of the IPC and other sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at the Dehlon station and arrested two accused. On a statement of the fami- Maheshinder dares Ludhiana MP Ludhiana, February 23 Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, SAD leader and former minister Maheshinder Singh Grewal has challenged Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu to “show one thing he had done for the city in past five years”. Grewal, who is among the claimants for SAD ticket from Ludhiana, accused the MP of “trying to take false credit for the Smart City as well as Elevated Road projects”. The Akali leader said the MP should “not try to appropriate projects initiated by the previous SAD-BJP govern- ment”. He said the Smart City project was conceived, sanctioned and even partially implemented during the SAD-BJP tenure. Grewal said even the Rs 1,100-crore Elevated Road project from Samrala Chowk to Ferozepur octroi post was sanctioned during the SAD-BJP regime. “Bittu did not have any role to play in both projects. He has even failed to get even a single penny released out of the Rs 3,600-crore worth projects announced by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for Ludhiana,” alleged Grewal. Bittu was not available for comment. ❝ The girl belonged to a very poor family. Her cremation will take place on Sunday. The police should take action against the accused. We have also demanded compensation to the family. ❞ Tarsem Jodhan, Former MLA Grieving father of the deceased girl during a protest at the DC office in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ly, the police today added the name of Bikkar Singh in the FIR for allegedly shielding both accused. The family accused Bikkar of pressuring the girl to reach a compromise with the accused after she was allegedly molested by the two on February 19. Former MLA Tarsem Jodhan said the girl used to work as domestic help at Bikkar’s house. “The girl belonged to a very poor family. Her cremation will take place on Sunday. The police should take action against the accused. We have also demanded compensation to the family.” The protesters called off their agitation after the police assured the family that their demands had been met. ADCP Jaskaran Singh Teja told them that they had sent SHO Prem Singh to the Police Lines. He said they would arrest the third accused at the earliest. Ludhiana, February 23 A renowned Punjabi writer and former president of Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Dr S Tarsem, today passed away at the age of 77. Dr S Tarsem breathed his last in the morning at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where he had been undergoing treatment since he suffered a cardiac arrest a few days ago. According to his family, Dr Tarsem was admitted to the DMCH on February 18 after he complained of severe chest pain. Dr Tarsem was cremated at Malerkotla in the evening. He is survived by two sons, who are staying at Malerkotla. He was born at Tapa in Barnala and he started his career as schoolteacher. He had taught at Government College, Malerkotla, for many years. He had also remained actively associated with Left parties. During his 40-yearlong career in Punjabi literature, Dr Tarsem contributed more than 24 Punjabi books. His autobiography, ‘Dhritrashtra’, was widely acclaimed. President of Vishav Punjabi Sahit Vichar Manch Gulzar Singh Pandher, general secretary Dalvir Ludhianvi, former president of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Sukhdev Singh Sirsa, Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha president Sarabjit Singh, Gurnam Kanwar, Surinder Kailey and Janmeja Singh Johal expressed grief on his sudden demise. Traders to protest outside IT office on Tuesday BHADAUR HOUSE RAID WHAT MADE THEM ANGRY Manav Mander ■ In October 2018 the police had booked 43 persons for manhandling Tribune News Service the IT team after they went for a survey on a garment manufacturing company at Bahadur-ke-Road. ■ On Friday (February 23), the police had registered a case under Sections 323 and 186 of the Indian Penal Cde against 13 shopkeepers of the AC market, as the team was manhandled when it went to conduct a raid. Ludhiana, February 23 City-based traders are up in arms against the investigation wing of the Income Tax Department after the department conducted raids at three wholesale cloth shops in Bhadaur House. They have decided to stage a massive protest outside the outside the office on February 26. Traders have demanded that the department should withdraw FIRs that have been registered against 13 shopkeepers for abusing A first — Woman SHO for Mandi Ahmedgarh Sadar SHO Sadar Amandeep Kaur PAGE 3 After keeping admn on its toes for five days, farmer unions protesting near Ayali Chowk end their agitation. MAX 21°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 8°C Tribune News Service FUEL PRICES PAGE 2 ation of peace-loving and lawabiding citizens, and guidance of my seniors in the department. I feel I have to set a good example for my successors, may be women or men. I also understand that all members of my staff will feel motivated.” Amandeep said she had advised all beat officers to organise meetings with the office-bearers and activists of various social and religious organisations of their respective areas. “But at the same time, I wish to make sure that I am easily accessible to all seeking justice from beats that fall under my jurisdiction,” she said. As an SHO, Amandeep would be responsible for maintaining law and order at more than 50 villages and rural localities. The geographical location of the area under her jurisdiction is quite difficult to look after as it is surrounded by localities that fall under Ludhiana Commissionerate, Ludhiana (Rural) and Khanna police districts besides Sangrur police district. Enhanced surveillance and social policing by involving local volunteers are major elements of her strategy to check crime against women and children besides curbing drug addiction and thefts. c m y b THEIR DEMANDS ■ Withdraw FIR against 13 traders Tarun Bawa Jain, president of Bahadur-ke-Road Textile and Knitters’ Association, addresses the media. INDERJEET VERMA ■ IT team should go for raid only after specific information and issuing threats to the raiding party. A meeting in this regard was held on Saturday, in which traders and business- ■ men from different trade organisations were present. After the meeting, Tarun Jain Bawa, president of Continued on page 3 ■ The department should take general secretary or president of related trade association along while conducting raids If the department has to conduct any inquiry regarding any case from a person, then instead of conducting raids at his work/residential premises, he/she should be called at the office, as it creates an environment of fear around and also tarnishes the reputation of trader concerned.
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