02102020-LT-01.qxd 10/2/2020 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SAHNEWAL-KOHARA ROB CLOSED TO PAGE 2 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FOR REPAIRS ACE MAKE-UP ARTIST & HAIRSTYLIST FLORIAN HUREL LOVES CHEESECAKE The Sahnewal-Kohara ROB closed to traffic for the second time in a year due to breaking of expansion joints. “Eating healthy has been a norm for me for years now. At times I do have a nice slice of cheesecake,” says Florian. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 37 PERSONNEL OF POLICE DEPT RETIRE MAX 37°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:10 PM Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 1 A man, who posed himself as the Punjab and Haryana High Court judge, was arrested by the city police today. He was identified as Vikas Jain, a the ❝Whenshowsuspect was asked to his identity card, he failed to produce any document. ❞ Amandeep Singh Brar, SHO, POLICE DIVISION NO. 6 resident of Chandigarh. According to the Station House Officer (SHO), police Division No. 6, inspector Amandeep Singh Brar, the suspect called the Ludhiana police and asked for security yesterday. The suspect told the police that he would be visiting some place near Samrala Chowk, the SHO added. “Today, when I went to receive the suspect and asked him to show his identity card, he failed to produce any document. Later, we verified from the High Court and came to know that no such person was engaged in the court as judge. I informed the Moti Nagar police and a case was registered against the suspect,” the SHO said. The suspect admitted that he faked his identity to get security and gain respect in the eyes of his relative whom he wanted to visit, the SHO added. “The suspect supplies medicines to hospital,” the SHO said. As lockdown sent cinemas under lock and key, filmmakers faced tough choice whether to lap up OTT offers or wait. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:21 AM FRIDAY | 2 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA C VID-19 PANDEMIC Tribune News Service Non-functional lights of the “Ludhiana Smart City” structure installed on the Jalandhar bypass speak volumes of the administration’s efforts towards achieving goals under the mission. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA PAYMENT OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL BILLS HC gives respite to dyeing units Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 1 In the wake of lockdown imposed by the Central Government and followed by the states, dyeing units were not operational. Bills of dyeing units for the said period were kept in abeyance. Providing major respite to the Punjab Dyers Association, orders in this regard were passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court today. As per the writ petition filed, petitioners (the Dyers Association) had approached the court challenging the demand raised by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, whereby dyers were called upon for payment of sewage disposal bills for the period ranging from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, towards discharge of waste water into the municipal sewerage. It was also submitted by the counsel for the petitioners at this stage that today was the last date for the payment of bills. In the light of the interim order passed by this court, petitioners would not be in a position to calculate the amount and deposit the same, the counsel added. The counsel requested that the petitioners be informed by the Ludhiana MC about dues payable by them within a period of one week from today. The amount would be deposited within a period of three days by petitioners, the counsel added. “As per the statement made by the counsel for the Dyers Association, which appears quite reasonable and justified, let the Ludhiana MC intimate members of the petitioners’ unions with regard to the actual amount they are liable to pay in the light of the interim order passed within one week from today. On doing so, the amount will be deposited/paid by the petitioners within a further period of three days under protest without prejudice to their rights,” said Justice Augustine George Masih of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Ludhiana, October 1 As many as 129 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in the district today. The virus claimed three more lives in the past 24 hours. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajesh Bagga, confirmed 155 positive cases, 129 from Ludhiana district and 26 from other districts or states, here today. Of the fresh cases in the district, 15 persons were contacts of Covid patients, 41 visited OPDs and 47 with influenza-like illness reported at flu corners. The Health Department confirmed that nine persons, three from Ludhiana district, two from Moga, one each from Nawanshahr, Ferozepur, Kapurthala and A sample for Covid testing being collected. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,78,863 18,087 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 988 744 Bihar, died of the virus in the district today. The three deceased from Ludhiana Ludhiana, October 1 A land owner pulled a fast one on the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) by getting two residential plots allotted in the posh Kitchlu Nagar colony more than 30 years ago on the basis of a single entitlement in the capacity of ‘locally displaced person’ (LDP) and even after allotment of both plots was cancelled way back in 2005, still retains possession of one plot where a house also stands constructed. After LIT had acquired 240 sq yds of Surjan Singh and Satnam Singh and being CONTROL ROOM For home isolation 78147-64759 Ambulance problem 78143-63850 Hospital problem 62849-12553 General problem 62845-31852 Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and occupied beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district/ were an 85-year-old woman from an area near the CMCH, a 93-year-old man from Mod- el Town and a 54-year-old man from the Lakkar Bazaar area. A total of 744 persons from Ludhiana district have died of the virus to date. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said there were 988 active patients in the district at present. Sincere efforts were being made to keep people safe from Covid-19. Sharma said a total of 2,78,863 samples had been taken to date, of which the reports of 2,77,112 samples had been received. While 2,56,775 samples were found negative, the reports of 1,751 samples were pending. The number of patients from Ludhiana was 18,087. He said 44,010 persons had been kept under home isolation in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 3,546. Today, 203 persons were placed under home quarantine. He said 5,009 samples of suspect patients were sent for testing today. Dengue fears: Residents seek proper fogging Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 1 Amid the Covid pandemic, the rising dengue cases is a cause for concern. The Health Department has confirmed 292 dengue cases this season. According to information, many people suffering from fever are visiting private laboratories for a dengue test. Sources said a number of suspected dengue patients had died but the department had not confirmed any NO FOGGING OUTSIDE MC AREAS People residing outside the city limits have demanded that fogging should also be carried out in their areas to control breeding of mosquitoes. A resident of Basant Avenue, Col DS Grewal (retired), has demanded that the Administration should ensure dengue death to date. The District Epidemiologist, Dr Ramesh Bhagat, confirmed that 292 dengue cases had been reported in Ludhiana district to date. He, how- fogging outside the MC limits. “Our area is outside the MC jurisdiction. No fogging has been conducted in our area till date. The Administration should take steps to ensure fogging in all areas for the prevention of dengue,” he said. ever, claimed that no dengue death had been reported in the district. Meanwhile, the residents have demanded that the MC should step up fogging with- in the city limits. Leader of the Opposition in MC House and councillor from Ward 46 Harbhajan Singh Dang said: “Dengue cases are increasing in the city and the MC should ensure that fogging be conducted in a right manner. The frequency of fogging should be increased in all wards. It has also come to my notice that the persons, who are supposed to conduct fogging in Ward No. 46, are not doing work properly.” Cracks on recently recarpeted road Stir keeps trains off the track Residents seek probe, want civic body to ensure recarpeting of stretch ❝ Harshraj Singh Manholes have also been covered with bitumen instead of raising their level. The road roller was not properly run on the surface. Besides, road gullies are above the road level. How will rainwater drain if the level of road gullies is above the road surface?” Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 1 Residents of Lakshman Nagar in the Giaspura area have raised questions over the quality of material used in recarpeting a road that has developed cracks and demanded a probe in this regard. The road was recarpeted just a few days ago. A resident of Lakshman Nagar, RK Yadav, demanded that samples of the newly carpeted road be collected for testing at the earliest. He alleged that the road had not been carpeted in a proper manner. Yadav, who is president of Cracks on newly carpeted road at Laskshman Nagar in Giaspura. TRIBUNE PHOTO A resident Yadav Ahir Mahasabha, said: “Soon after recarpeting, cracks appeared on the road. It seems material used in recarpeting of the road was not proper. Bitumen was laid without properly cleaning the surface. At some points, no gravel was laid before putting bitumen. Road work has been carried out just for formality. “I have also complained to the MC authorities in this regard.” The local residents had been demanding recarpeting of roads for a long time. Now, they have shown disappoint over working of the contractor and officials concerned. They have demanded the MC must ensure proper recarpeting. Following the complaint, a team of the MC inspected the road today, according to information. Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 1 The local railway station continues to wear a deserted look with trains being off the tracks for almost a week now due to the ongoing ‘rail roko ’ agitation by 31 organisations of farmers in protest against farm-related acts introduced by the NDA government at the Centre. Thereafter, decision is being taken on a dayto-day basis depending upon the situation. Railway officials said one pair of train was canacelled for the day while eight pairs of special trains would have a truncated run. The 02425/26 New Delhi- Allotment cancelled, plot in possession for 3 decades Kuldip Bhatia PAGE 4 129 fresh infections reported, three lose battle against virus 3 PHONES FOUND ON JAIL INMATES Chandigarh man held for posing as HC judge FINALLY, BIG AGAIN: FILMMAKERS WELCOME OPENING OF CINEMAS Relief from rising cases Not smart enough Ludhiana: Thirty police personnel, one ADCP, three inspectors, four SIs, 11 ASIs and 18 staffers of other ranks, retired from service on Wednesday. A simple farewell party was organised at the Police Lines keeping in view the Covid guidelines. Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal wished them good and health post-retirement life. TNS Ludhiana: During a surprise check in the jail, the staff recovered three mobile phones and 20 sachets of chewable tobacco from two jail inmates. They have been identified as Varinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh. Assistant Jail Superintendent Parduman Kumar said a fresh case under the Prison Act had been registered against both accused. TNS PAGE 3 LDP the owners were enti, tled to allotment of one residential plot in Kitchlu Nagar colony and accordingly a residential plot (46-F) was allotted by the Trust on April 20, 1983. However, as LIT was not in a position to give physical possession of that particular plot, an alternative plot (43-F) was allotted in November 1985. Now whether it was due to connivance of some LIT employee/official or not remains a mystery but the land owners used the same earnest money deposit slip (against which a plot had already been allotted) and got yet another plot (38-F) allot- LIT CHAIRMAN’S TAKE Commenting on the matter, LIT Chairman Ram Balasubramanium said the applicant had indeed got the second plot allotted in a fraudulent manner but the subsequent buyer was not, in any case, at fault. Moreover, the issue was still under litigation and depending on its outcome and directions of the court, the Trust would definitely take suitable action to safeguard its interest accordingly. ted in their name in January 1990. When this fraudulent act came to the notice of the then Administrator, he lodged a criminal complaint with the police charging the allottees with fraud, cheating and fabrication of docu- ments. After a lot of paper work and files pushing, the LIT ultimately cancelled allotment of both plots (38-F and 43-F) in January 2005. While fate of plot number 43-F was not known as per the Trust c m y b record, the other plot was in possession of subsequent purchaser one Puran Lal. A legal adviser (LA) to LIT, in his report submitted on March 19, 2010, on the matter, had maintained that a plea of subsequent buyer Puran Lal for restoration of the said plot to him was not tenable as the allotment had been secured fraudulently. Citing a ruling of the Supreme Court in 2009 (1) RCR (Civil) 743 in a similar case, the legal adivser quoted – “A plot allotted to a person by the Improvement Trust by mistake – Allottee selling the plot – Plot cancelled by the Trust when the mistake came to notice – Purchaser gets no right since original allottee lost his right – Held: Purchaser only acquired whatever rights the transferor or original allottee had therein.” Commenting on the matter, LIT Chairman Ram Balasubramanium said the applicant had indeed got the second plot allotted in a fraudulent manner but the subsequent buyer was not, in any case, at fault. Moreover, the issue was still under litigation and depending on its outcome and directions of the court, the Trust would definitely take suitable action to safeguard its interest accordingly. Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was cancelled for the day. Among the trains to have a truncated run, six pairs of trains would short-terminate at Ambala Cantt while one pair each of special trains would short-terminate in New Delhi and Chandigarh. paiguri Express Karambhoomi Express (on Oct 1 and 2); 03307/08 Dhanbad-Ferozepur-Dhanbad Ganga Sutlej Express (on Oct 1); 04673/74 Jaynagar-AmritsarJaynagar Shaheed Express (on Oct 1; 05933/34 Dibrugarh-Amritsar-Dibrugarh Express (on Oct 1 and 2). Trains to short-terminate and short-originate from Ambala Cantt Train to short-terminate and short-originate from Delhi ■ 02903/04 Mumbai CentralAmritsar-Mumbai Central Golden Temple Mail (on Oct 1); 02925/26 Bandra Terminus-Amritsar-Bandra Terminus Pashchim Express (on Oct 1 and 2); 02407/08 New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar-New Jal- ■ 02715/16 Nanded-AmritsarNanded Sachkhand Express (on Oct 1 and 2). Train to short-terminate and short-originate from C’garh ■ 02057/58 New Delhi-UnaNew Delhi Himachal Express (Oct 1 and 2). Man booked on charge of making racist remarks Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 1 The Division No. 1 police have registered a case against a man, who made objectionable remarks against the Dalits and Dr BR Ambedkar. He has been identified as Om Yadav. Chaudhary Yashpal, leader of Bhartiye Valmiki Samaj, told the police that the suspect ran a YouTube channel, namely ‘the Om Yadav Show’. In this channel, he had posted a video in which he spoke ill about the Dalits and the Dalit community. He also spoke against the Dalit leader, Dr BR Ambedkar. He said the video was submitted along with the complaint to the police following which action was taken against Yadav. However, the exact whereabouts of the suspect are unknown. The investigating officer, ACP Waryam Singh, said after investigating the matter, a case under sections of the IPC, IT Act and the SC/ST Act was registered against the suspect.
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