26022019-LT-01.qxd 2/25/2019 11:49 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ‘SAFETY OF KASHMIRI STUDENTS TOP PRIORITY’ PAGE 3 In the wake of attacks on Kashmiri students, the police hold a meeting with students at Khanna. FORECAST THUNDERSTORM INBRIEF 2 HELD ON CHARGE OF SNATCHING Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons accused of snatching a mobile phone and Rs 200 from a resident of Durgapuri area in Haibowal here. A case has been registered against them at the Haibowal police station. The police have also recovered the scooter used in the crime and stolen Rs 200. The suspects have been identified as Rishav of Haibowal and Gautam of Cooharpur. Abhishek of Durgapuri had told the police that the suspects snatched his mobile phone and Rs 200 while he was going towards his home on Sunday morning. Sub-Inspector Sukhwinder Singh said Abhishek had noted down the registration number of the scooter. TNS 7 CASES OF ILLICIT LIQUOR SEIZED Ludhiana: The police have recovered seven cases of illicit liquor from Hargopal Kumar, a resident of Sherpur Kalan in Ludhiana. The police have registered a case against him under the Excise Act at the Jamalpur station. Hargopal, however, managed to escape when the police raided the spoton 3-Foota Road area during following a tip-off on Sunday evening. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.06 DIESEL ~66.25 CONGRESS GOVERNMENT ON BICYCLE-DISTRIBUTION SPREE LUDHIANA ANNUAL DAY OF FIRST STEPS PRESCHOOL: Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan; 5 pm to 6:30 pm GRACE NAIL ACADEMY LAUNCH: Kesar Complex; 12 pm PAU STUDENTS REFUSE TO BUDGE TILL THEIR DEMANDS ARE FULFILLED P2 MAX 19°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:22 PM He has lodged a complaint with the CP against a property dealer and his ‘associate’, accusing them of cheating. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:56 AM TUESDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2019 | LUDHIANA Thrashed by tipsy youngsters as he tries to defuse situation Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 25 An attempt to defuse a clash between tipsy persons over some payment proved costly for a man past night. He died at Civil Hospital after being mercilessly beaten by the tipsy youths at Bihari Colony on Tajpur Road. The deceased has been identified as Kamdev Sahni (45), a resident of the same colony. A team from the Division Number 7 police station reached the spot and launched investigation. The police have registered a case under various sections against five persons after recording the statement of the victim’s brother, Daleep Sahni. The suspects have been identified as Sanjay, his brother Ajay, Surinder, Vijay and Manju. While Manju and Vijay have been arrested, the rest of the suspects have absconded. The police have been searching for them. In his statement to the police, Daleep has stated that Vijay had some dispute with a few persons following which he called his accomplices to the place and a clash broke out. According to Daleep, Kamdev had nothing to do with the matter and he only went there to solve the matter. But Vijay and his accomplices started beating him. Kamdev suffered severe injuries and was rushed to Civil Hospital by the members of his family. Kamdev succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Assistant Commissioner of Police Davinder Kumar Chaudhry said the police had registered a case against five persons in this regard. “We have arrested two of the suspects while the others have absconded. Efforts are on to trace them and they will also be arrested soon,” said the ACP . Five booked for beating rickshaw-puller to death Mistook him for a thief at Dulman village Our Correspondent Mandi Ahmedgarh, Feb 25 The Ahmedgarh Sadar police have booked five residents of Amirnagar Dulman village for allegedly killing Khushi Mohammad Pappa (52), a rickshaw-puller of Dalelgarh village, a fortnight ago. Though the crime is reported to have occurred during the night of February 10, the FIR was registered on Sunday evening after the body of the deceased was noticed floating in a village pond at Dalelgarh yesterday. While the police are yet to ascertain the exact sequence of events, it is suspected that the suspects had beaten the deceased to death mistaking him for a thief on the fateful night. The suspects have been identified as Charanjit Singh, Jarnail Singh, Pardeep Singh, Beant Singh and Baldev Singh (all residents of Amir Nagar Dulman village in Sangrur district). According to an FIR lodged on a statement of Mansha Khan of Dalelgarh village, Khushi Mohammad Pappa had been earning a living by pulling rickshaw at Malerkotla for over a decade. He had gone missing after he left his house for routine work on February 10. Investigations by the family of the deceased revealed that Pappa was last seen at Amirnagar Dulman village on the fateful night and the main Continued on page 3 Man gets 12-year jail in Third suspect arrested in sexual-exploitation case domestic help suicide case Ludhiana,February 25 Court of Additional Sessions Judge Sonial Kinra has convicted Mohammed Akmal of Basti Jodhewal of sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl. The court sentenced Akmal to rigorous imprisonment for 12 years and also slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him. A case against him was registered at Basti Jodhewal on November 18, 2014, following a statement of the girl’s father. The complainant had told the police that on November 13, her daughter was playing outside home when she went missing. After five days, she returned home and stated that the accused, along with one of his friends, forcibly took her on his scooter to Bal Singh Nagar. There, he sexually abused her. He also took her to New Delhi where he kept on sexually abusing her. After a few days, he brought her back to Ludhiana and dumped her. During the trial, the accused pleaded innoncence. Mahesh Sharma NO CYCLING TRACK IN REGION As there is no cycling track in the region, we have to take Shamli to suitable roads situated on the outskirts of the town. Sushil Kumar, HER FATHER ❞ PAGE 4 drivers end indefinite Meddling in clash costs MCafter Bittu’s assurance fast man life at Bihari Colony Ludhiana, February 25 The police have arrested another suspect in the case of suicide by a Dalit girl in Sangowal village three days ago. The suspect has been identified as Bikkar Singh, who was the employer of the victim girl. The girl, who worked as a domestic help, had allegedly committed suicide after being sexually assaulted by two brothers at Sangowal village three days ago. The police had earlier arrested brothers Jagdeep Singh and Jagjit Singh for allegedly molesting the girl. The Dehlon SHO has been transferred for allegedly threatening the family members of the victim. Shamli eyes Special Olympics gold ❝ MAN LOSES ~23 L IN BID TO DOUBLE IT THROUGH BETTING The Congress government has been distributing bicycles among girls ahead of the 2019 LS polls. Our Legal Correspondent WHAT’S ON PAGE 3 Raikot, February 25 Shamli Sharma of Ek Nayi Umeed Special School, Raikot, is among six differently abled youth members of the Punjab Chapter of Special Olympics Bharat, who have been selected for the Special Olympics World Games scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21. While the management committee and the staff of her school are busy making arrangements for her journey and comfortable stay in the host country, Shamli is all out to prepare for the event so that she can prove her mettle and bring laurels to her town and country as well. Shamli was chosen on the basis of her performance in Special Olympics National Cycling Championship held in Ranchi, Bihar, last year. She had won gold in 500m race. President of the school committee Manohar Lal Laddi said Shamli was the only special cyclist chosen for the event from Ludhiana district. “In all, six special players from Punjab have been chosen for participation in the Special Olympics World Games to be held in Abu Dhabi and Shamli is only one in her category,” said Laddi, maintaining that Principal Rima Chawla has been advised to facilitate her journey and stay in the host country. Shamli, too, is all out to prove her mettle on the world map of special sports. “Gold for my country is my immediate agenda,” responded Shamli when asked about her tour plans. Her parents have rescheduled their routine to facilitate Shamli’s practice for the event. Sushil Kumar, Shamli’s father, said he had rescheduled his routine according to the practice programme of his daughter. “As there is no cycling track in the region, we have to take Shamli to suitable roads situated on the outskirts of the town,” said Sushil, maintaining that all efforts were being made to make her dream come true. c m y b SEXUAL ASSAULT The girl, who worked as a domestic help, had allegedly committed suicide after being sexually assaulted by two brothers at Sangowal village three days ago. . The ADCP (City), Jaskaran Singh, said the police had booked Bikkar Singh on a complaint of the victim’s family that he pressurred them for reaching a compromise in the matter. All three suspects in the case have been arrested. On Sunday, the members of the victim’s family cremated her after the police registered a case against Bikkar Singh. MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu offer juice to drivers on chain fast at the Zone A office of the MC in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 25 Drivers of the Municipal Corporation ended their chain fast at the Zone A office today after MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu assured them that their demands would be fulfilled at the earliest. It was the sixth day of their chain fast. The Mayor and the MP offered juice to the employees observing fast. The drivers and Class IV employees had been demanding regularisation of posts of contractual employees who have been working on DC rates for a long time. They also demanded from the government that all vacant posts be filled as there is a shortage of were on indefinite ❝Wefast to mark our chain protest. As the MP and the Mayor assured us that our demands will be met, we ended our agitation today. They also talked to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu about our demands. The MP assured us that our meeting with the minister would be fixed in a few days. ❞ Pritpal Singh, OF THE DRIVERS AND KARAMCHARI UNION, LUDHIANA MC staff in the civic body. “Against the 137 sanctioned posts of driver, there are only 56 drivers. These 81 posts have been lying vacant for a long time. There are around 300 vehicles, including official cars, tippers and JCB machines, in the MC, Ludhiana,” said Pritpal Singh of the Drivers and Karamchari Union, Ludhiana MC. He said: “We were on chain fast to mark our protest. As the MP and the Mayor assured us that our demands will be met, we ended our agitation today. They also talked to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu about our demands. The MP assured us that our meeting with the minister will be fixed in a few days.” The chairman of the Municipal Employees Sangharsh Committee had also threatened to go on hunger strike in support of the drivers. Youth killed in accident, driver held Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 25 A youth in his twenties was killed in an accident near Vardhman Chowk here past night. He has been identified as Gaurav Saini (23), a resident of Keerti Nagar. The accident took place around 9:30 pm while the youth was returning home on his motor- cycle from work. According to sources, as soon as Gaurav reached near Vardhman Chowk, the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a speeding truck. Passers-by informed the police who rushed the victim to a local hospital where the doctors declared him brought in dead. The police have registered a case under Section 304 A of the IPC against the truck driver following a statement of the youth’s father. The truck driver has been identified as Lovepreet Singh, a resident of Ambghar in Jalandhar district. Constable Pawittar Singh said the police had arrested the truck driver and impounded the vehicle.
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