13092020-LT-01.qxd 9/12/2020 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MC TURNS BLIND EYE TO FAULTY LIGHTS ON MALHAR ROAD PAGE 2 Shopkeepers claim that street lights on the road are not being repaired despite repeated complaints. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF CASE OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION ZEE TV’S SHOW BRAHMARAKSHAS WILL HAVE ANOTHER SEASON MAX 37°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:35 PM Ludhiana, September 12 The Khanna police nabbed a highway vehicle robber and recovered two vehicles from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Arvinder Singh Ghoni of Doraha. Two of his accomplices, who managed to give a slip to the police, are identified as Harmanpreet Singh Ghora and Hem Singh of Doraha. Khanna SSP Harpreet Singh said a tip-off was received that the suspects, who had been looting cars at gunpoint from various places in the state, were spotted near Roul Bridge on Saturday in a Maruti Alto car, where they were attempting to loot a car. Later, a police party raided the place and nabbed the key accused, Arvinder Singh, while two others managed to escape. The SSP said the police recovered a Mahindra Scorpio and a Maruti Alto vehicles from the suspects. Scorpio (bearing a Haryana registration number) was forcibly taken away at gunpoint by the suspects from the Jagraon area at gunpoint while Alto was snatched from the Ropar side. The SSP said the police remand of the suspects would be sought for further interrogation to recover more looted vehicles and arrest other suspects. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:10 AM SUNDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service A man plants a sapling in a pothole in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN REPORT ON P2 2nd biggest spike in a day, 435 infected Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 12 Ludhiana district today saw 435 fresh cases of Covid-19. It is the second highest spike in a day after 462 positive cases reported on August 21. The number of positive cases has reached 13,445. Besides, 13 persons lost their lives to the virus taking the death toll to 571. At present, 39 patients are on ventilator support at Covid centres. A maximum of 136 cases were reported from flu corners and 113 from OPDs. Nine healthcare workers and four policemen were among positive cases. Those who lost their lives include six men and seven C VID-19 PANDEMIC FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 1,89,364 13,445 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 2,039 571 women. They were in the age group of 40-60 years except one who was 92 years old. They had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney diseases. The deceased were residents of Aggar Nagar, Salem Tabri, Sarabha Nagar, Aman Park, Basti Jodhewal, New Vishnupuri, Bajra village, Ansal Enclave, BRS Nagar, Kanganwal village and Daepai village. Dr Bishav Mohan, a member of Sanjivani, has asked people not to afraid of this disease but to fight it. He urged people to not give into rumours doing the rounds on social media platforms. He also made it clear that there was no truth that the government or the doctors were getting funds for the treatment of each Covid patient. Ludhiana, September 12 Following a complaint to the Chief Secretary about the rampant ‘misuse’ of policy notified for regularisation of unauthorised colonies and submission of ‘fake’ stamp papers, the Municipal Town Planner of Ludhiana has given instructions to the assistant town planners of four zones of the MC to get all stamp papers, which were submitted for regularisation of various colonies by the developers, verified from the Treasury Branch of the Revenue Department. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu has stated that if any stamp paper is found to be fake, then he will recommend an FIR against the developer concerned. All ATPs have been strictly instructed to ensure verification of all stamp papers, said SS Bindra, MTP . The ATPs have also been instructed to file a field report about the colonies and ensure necessary action if violations are found. The developers who are establishing illegal colonies by misusing the regularisation policy will have to face action, he said. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 12 The Division 6 police today claimed to have nabbed the remaining six accused in the case of ~2.80-lakh loot outside the IndusInd Bank on Gill Road on September 1. Those arrested have been identified as Mudit Sood of Dugri, Abhijit Manda of SBS Nagar, Kashish Bhinder of Dugri, Himanshu Marwaha of Dholewal, Gurpreet Singh Kalsi of Vishwakarma Colony and Kuntal Sachdeva of the BCM School road. The police with six suspects nabbed in the ~2.8-lakh loot case in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO The station house officer of Division 6, Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar, said Arjinder Singh Robin of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar and Deepak Lalka Dabbu of Tribune News Service 99.9699 PERCENTILE Interest: Watching movies Aim: Becoming an IAS officer Parents: Mother is a maths teacher and father works at an insurance firm Anurag Gupta with the members of his family. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN He is interested in watching movies and wants to be an IAS officer. Anurag has secured 96.8% marks in Class XII examination in the non-medical stream and 98% in Class X. He passed Class XII from Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. “It was a bit difficult to take the exam while wearing a mask but the exam went good,” he said. Many students from Ludhiana, including Anurag Gup- ta, Rudhar Pratap Singh, Vinamr Jain, Yashank Agarwal, Anshul Gosain, Mehul Kaushal, Tanish Jain, Arijit Singh, Manjot Singh, Hritik Punj and Anushka Garg have scored above 99 percentile in JEE-Main. c m y b The site of an unauthorised colony in Ludhiana. FILE PHOTO ‘FAKE PAPERS WITH OLD DATE’ A large number of illegal colonies are still being established by violating the norms. Fake stamp papers of old date are being prepared and submitted by a number of developers for regularisation of their illegal colonies. Kuldeep Singh Khaira, A resident ❝ ❞ A city resident, Kuldeep Singh Khaira, had earlier complained that the regularisation policy was being misused and numerous colonies were being established all over the state in violation of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA). In 2018, the Punjab Cabinet had okayed a policy for regularisation of unautho- rised colonies developed before March 19, 2018. He alleged: “A large number of illegal colonies are still being established by violating the norms and these can’t be regularised. Fake stamp papers of old date are being prepared and submitted by a number of developers for regularisation of their illegal colonies. I have demanded that all stamp papers which were submitted to the government departments, including the MC, GLADA and others, for regularisation of colonies be verified at the earliest. An FIR should be registered against those developers who had submitted false information to any department for regularisation of their illegal colonies,” he claimed. “After getting information under the RTI Act, it has also come to light that most applicants had not enclosed the essential documents for regularisation of illegal colonies. Besides, many files regarding illegal colonies have been kept pending for a long time. These files were supposed to be disposed of within two months of submission but are kept pending for more than a year to give direct benefit to the developers.” “The authorities concerned should conduct a special campaign to alert the people to avoid purchasing plots in the illegal colonies. Unfortunately, no action is being taken against a majority of developers who are still establishing illegal colonies without any fear of law within the jurisdiction of the MC, GLADA and other departments,” he said. Village boy killed over minor dispute Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 12 A 14-year-old boy was killed in a scuffle over a minor dispute at Katiana Kalan village last evening. The deceased has been identified as Gurpreet Singh. According to information, 6 more arrested for ~2.8-lakh robbery Anurag bags AIR 411 in JEE-Main Ludhiana, September 12 A city boy, Anurag Gupta, has secured all-India rank (AIR) 411 in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE-Main) 2020 with a score of 99.9699 percentile. The results were announced by the National Testing Agency last night. The exam was recently held amid the pandemic. Anurag said he wanted to study computer science engineering from IIT and he was at present preparing for JEE (Advanced) that is going to be held later this month. His mother Seema Mittal is a Maths teacher and father Rajan Gupta works at an insurance firm. Aditya Paudwal was suffering from kidney ailments for past few months and was hospitalised due to the same. Resident has alleged ‘misuse’ of policy for regularisation of illegal colonies 13 lose battle against virus, death toll 571 Tribune News Service PAGE 4 Civic body to verify stamp papers Picking holes MAN BOOKED ON KIDNAP CHARGE Highway robber held, 2 vehicles recovered SINGER ANURADHA PAUDWAL’S SON PASSES AWAY AT 35 Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, the first season of this supernaturalfiction show became a hit. Ludhiana: The Tibba police have nabbed Ashok Kumar of the Star City colony on the charge of sexual exploitation. The complainant told the police that on September 11 when her husband had gone to work, the suspect entered her house and started exploiting her sexually. When she raised the alarm, he fled the spot. Later, the police were informed and the suspect was nabbed. TNS Ludhiana: The Shimlapuri police have booked a man on the charge of kidnapping a 17year-old girl. He has been identified as Sandeep Singh of JK Nagar, Lohara. Ashok Kumar of New Janata Nagar told the police that on September 9, his daughter Suneha Rani Bhalla left home without informing the family. Later, he came to know that the suspect had kidnapped her on the pretext of marrying her. TNS PAGE 3 Deep Nagar were earlier arrested in the case and a sum of ~43,500 was recovered from them. Robin was an employee of the company whose money was looted in the robbery. Now, the police have recovered ~1.51 lakh, one pistol and 35 cartridges from the six suspects arrested recently. Brar said Mudit, Kashish, Abhijit and Kuntal had a notorious past. The were already wanted in some cases, including one with charge of attempt to murder, registered at separate police stations. Gang of robbers busted, 2 held Ludhiana, September 12 The city police have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of two of its members. They have been identified as Raj Kumar Raju (28) of Civil City and Rahul Sharma Khanda (29) of Chandar Nagar. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Detective, SPS Dhindsa said on September 5, the suspects robbed a man of a mobile phone in the PAU area. Today, acting on a tip-off, a naka was set up at Rajpura Chowk where the suspects were arrested and the stolen mobile phone was recovered from them. Later, six more stolen mobile phones were recovered from them. Raju and Rahul are already facing seven cases of loot. — TNS Gurpreet had gone to water his fields on Friday when another resident of the village Sarup Ram Rupa came and started arguments with him over watering the fields. The suspect wanted to water his fields first but the boy was adamant as he said he had reached the place before him, hence, he would do it first. In no time, the argument took an ugly turn when Rupa snatched the hoe from Gurpreet’s hand and attacked him. Leaving the boy there, the suspect fled the spot. After around an hour when Gurpreet’s relative reached the spot, the victim was lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. ACP Davinder Chaudhary said the deceased was a student of Class IX, adding that raids were being conducted to nab the suspect.
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