27112020-LT-01.qxd 11/27/2020 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE BANK, LIC EMPLOYEES TAKE OUT RALLIES IN PROTEST PAGE 2 Say banks, public sector undertakings should not be privatised. They seek fulfilment of all demands. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY 5 cops dismissed for corruption Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 26 Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal dismissed five policemen, including four of the rank of assistant sub inspector (ASI) and a constable, on corruption charges today. The cops were facing cases of corruption and during the review of their records, the CP issued their dismissal orders. The dismissed cops are Rajinder Singh, Mahinder Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Sukhbeg Singh and Tarsem Chand. The CP added that these policemen had faced corruption cases registered through the Vigilance Department about two years ago. “I had been reviewing such cases and I found these cops involved in corrupt practices, hence they have been dismissed from service. The Ludhiana police have adopted zerotolerance against corruption and if in future, any cop is found involved in corrupt practices, he/she will face the consequences,” said the CP The dismissed cops . were presently posted in the city police. CP said further review of such cases is also on and no corrupt cop will be spared. INBRIEF BIZMAN ATTACKED, CASH SNATCHED Ludhiana: A businessman in Khanna was allegedly attacked by some persons and cash snatched from him. The police identified the accused as Sanpreet Narang, his father Naresh Kumar, his brother Gurpreet Singh, residents of New Model Town, on the Amloh road and two unknown persons and registered a case against them. The complainant Kailash Chandar of the Amloh road told the police that he was a businessman and on November 25, he was heading towards a bank to deposit Rs 3.85 lakh when on the way on the Amloh road, a car hit his car on the rear end. When I went to check what had happened, I saw Sanpreet and others who started having arguments with me. The accused then attacked me and also called his brother and father on the spot. When I was arguing with the accused, two unknown persons snatched my bag containing Rs 3.85 lakh,” alleged the complainant. The victim said he was also brutally attacked by Sanpreet, his father and brother. The investigation officer said a case under various Sections of the IPC was registered and raids were on to nab the booked persons. TNS MAN HELD ON CHARGE OF RAPING MINOR GIRL REPORT PAGE 2 POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9:30 am to 4:30 pm: Mangat, Dheri, Chuharwal, Kaneja and Sattowal villages, Jaswal Colony, Anand Vihar, Indra Vikas Colony and Bawa Colony. 10 am to 3 pm: Urban Estate Ph 3, LIG flats Ph 3, MIG flats Ph 3, JJ Enclave and Miltary Complex Area. YUVRAJ MEDHE FROM BEING A SWEEPER ON SET TO CONTESTANT ABHISHEK, CHITRANGDA SINGH SPOTTED ON SETS OF BOB BISWAS Yuvraj Medhe talks about his journey from being a sweeper on the sets of Indian Idol 12 to being a contestant. MAX 22°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:25 PM Covid claims 6 lives in dist, 111 test +ve Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 26 For the third consecutive day today, the number of persons who tested positive crossed the 100-mark in the district. The figure touched 111 today, while six persons succumbed to the virus. Six persons were on ventilator support today. Those who lost their lives today included an 82-year-old woman from Brown Road who was also suffering from diabetes and was admitted to the Civil Hospital. A 79-yearold man from Rani Jhansi Road who was also suffering from diabetes and coronary artery disease was admitted to Deepak Hospital and lost his life today. A 77-year-old male from Basant Nagar, suffering from diabetes, anaemia and hypertension, died due to the virus. A 71-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man also succumbed to coronavirus. They had been admitted to the CMCH and DMCH, respectively. A 56-year-old woman from Parbhat Nagar also lost her life today. Out of the 111 persons who tested positive today, 47 were referred from flu corners, 16 from OPDs, 19 were contacts, PAGE 3 Both actors have resumed shooting for Bob Biswas after nine months of wrapping the first schedule of the film. SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:04 AM Firm employee flees with ~40L in Khanna Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 26 An employee of a Khannabased company, Batra Enterprises, allegedly fled with Rs 40 lakh which the owner had told him to deposit in a bank on Thursday. PAGE 4 FRIDAY | 27 NOVEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA FEROZE GANDHI MARKET Multi-storeyed parking lots e-auctioned for ~1 crore CAPTURED ON CCTV COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: Station house officer Sikandar Singh said the accused employee, who fled with the cash, was employed a year ago by the owner and CCTV cameras had captured the way he fled from the place. 78147-64759 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 4,45,179 22,457 874 894 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 WEBLINK WHERE RESIDENTS CAN CHECK REAL TIME STATUS OF VACANT AND FILLED BEDS IN ALL HOSPITALS: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19-bed-status-in-ludhiana-district while the tracing of 19 persons was on. Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said sincere efforts were being made to keep people safe from Covid-19. He said a total of 111 new patients from Ludhiana district had tested positive in the past 24 hours. Now, the positive patients from the district had reached 22,457, while 894 had lost their lives. At present, there are 874 active cases and today 166 persons were sent for home quarantine. Till date, 50,091 persons had been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons was 1,992. Norms, who cares? As per the company owner Gagan Batra, he had sent two of his salesmen to the bank to deposit the cash. On the way, the key accused asked the employee to get fuel filled in the vehicle, while the former stayed outside the petrol pump. The moment the employee entered the petrol pump, the accused employee sat in another car and fled from the place. Station house officer Sikandar Singh said the accused employee, who fled with the cash, was employed a year ago by the owner and CCTV cameras had captured the way he fled from the place. The SHO said efforts were on to nab the employee. A view of the parking lot at the Feroze Gandhi market in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 26 The Municipal Corporation (MC) held the e-auction of various parking lots in the city today. The five parking lots of the Feroze Gandhi market were auctioned at around Rs 1.16 crore, while the multi-level parking lot near Mata Rani Chowk was auctioned at Rs 1.03 crore (20% night charges extra). Besides, the parking lots at Bhadaur House and outside the AC market were auctioned at around Rs 30 lakh, BRS Nagar near Orient Cine- ma at around Rs 20 lakh and Sarabha Nagar I-Block at about Rs 4.30 lakh, said Neeraj Jain, a zonal commissioner. The visitors will have to pay fixed parking fee to the successful contractor at the auctioned parking lots. It is learnt that the contractors had not placed any bid for the auction of the parking lot at the Tuition market at the Model Town Extension. Meanwhile, the Feroze Gandhi Market Association had opposed the MC’s e-auction of the Feroze Gandhi market parking lots. The market association had demanded from the civic body to mark the fire lanes, parking area and no parking zones. They were also demanding from the MC to take the required steps to construct the footpaths and decongest the parking lots of the market before conducting the auction of the parking lots. “In the past, mostly parking contractors used to charge illegal fee from the visitors for parking vehicles on roadside or road portion at the Feroze Gandhi market but they were supposed to charge fee only at the designated parking lots. But, the MC had never acted against such erring contractors,” said a shopkeeper. Over 15,000 constructions not issued notices in city: MC probe Tribune News Service Hundreds of aanganwadi workers hold a protest in Ludhiana. A majority of them are seen without masks and no social distancing. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, November 26 In an inquiry regarding illegal constructions in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) officials claimed that there were around 15,00016,000 structures that had not been issued notices. Local Bodies Minister had, in June 2020, written to the MC and sought a comparative report about the building maps approved by the MC and new electricity connections issued by the PSPCL from 2016 to 2019. Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh had then written to the MC’s building branch officials to submit the report that the report was being delayed. He had also CIVIC BODY PLAN FOR RS 100-CR LOAN Ludhiana: The fund-starved MC is planning to take a loan of Rs 100 crore to carry out development works in the city. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal conducted a meeting with officials of main banks of the city on Thursday in this regard. Mayor Sandhu said the MC’s previous loan of around Rs 200 crore was going to finish and they would take a new loan of Rs 100 crore for the development works. written to the higher authorities that the building branch officials were not cooperating in the inquiry. Now in the report, Municipal Town Planner SS Bindra stated that the building inspectors were responsible to check the constructions in the city. He has also submitted a list of building inspectors of the MC’s Zone A, B, C and D who were supposed to issue challans against the illegal constructions. However, sources in the MC said no survey had been carried out in a proper manner on ground to know the actual number of illegal constructions in the city. Sources also said that there were a large number of illegal constructions in the city against which the MC had earlier issued challans, but recovery had not been conducted from a number of violators till date. City-based RTI activist Rohit Sabharwal had earlier also complained that there could be a huge difference between the number of new electricity connections and the approved building plans in the city. He had alleged that thousands of new electricity connections had been issued by the PSPCL, but the number of approved building plans and challans against the illegal constructions were quite less. Joint Commissioner Kulpreet Singh said the report had been submitted to the higher authorities. He further said that these were mostly small residential constructions. Sahnewal police unite kidnapped children with parents Lovleen Bains Sahnewal, November 26 The Sahnewal police succeeded in tracing two kidnapped children of a family of Jugiana village from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. The children are being brought back by a team of cops along with their father and are expected to reach here tonight. Sahnewal SHO Inderjit Singh Boparai, under whose command the team, comprising ASI Bhupinder Singh, ASI Suresh Kumar and woman constable Kamaljeet Kaur, left for Gorakhpur a few days ago along with the father of the missing children, finally recovered the children from an organisa- tion, named Asian Sehyogi Sansatha, where they were handed over by a person who found the two children roaming about helplessly at the Gorakhpur bus-stand. It took several days for the team to get success as it had to search many places both here and in Gorakhpur along with the help of the local police. “It all began on November 6 when a woman, along with her two children, met Devi, the mother of the two missing kids, near Gobindgarh and pretended to be without any support, her husband having left her in the lurch. Devi brought her home and she, along with her two children, began to stay with them. When she had won the confidence of the family, she thought of executing her The Sahnewal and Gorakhpur police along with the father and traced children in Gorakhpur. plan. On November 11, as Devi and her husband Ramesh Singh were out for c m y b work, the woman, along with her two children, took Sunny (aged 6) and Jasleen (aged three 3) and hired an autorickshaw for the bus-stand from where she left for Gorakhpur,” stated Sahnewal SHO Inderjit Singh Boparai. The parents of the children informed the Sahnewal police on the November 12 that their children were nowhere to be found and the woman residing in their house for the past one week was missing with her two children. A case was registered on the same day and the police began to search for the children immediately. The SHO further said, “Her mobile was continuously switched off. It was difficult to reach the culprit, but as we began with minute observations, the woman was trapped along with the two missing kids on a CCTV camera of a private home in Jugiana village. Then we came to know that she had left for the bus-stand, from where we got confirmation about her leaving for Gorakhpur. At Gorakhpur, the woman left the two at the bus-stand and went away with her two children. It was there that a man found the two children and left them at an organisation.” The father of the two children, Ramesh Singh, and mother Devi were all praise for the Sahnewal police which took keen interest in searching for their children and finally tracing them. “They are no less than God for us, as without their help, we would have never got our kids back,” expressed a sobbing Devi, who is eagerly waiting to have a glimpse of her children being brought back from Gorakhpur.
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