28122020-LT-01.qxd 12/28/2020 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PUNJAB REDS DEFEAT JDCA XI BY 71 RUNS TO LIFT TRIDENT CUP PAGE 2 Fine batting by Abhishek Sharma (52) & Gurkeerat (43) enabled Punjab Reds script a convincing win against JDCA XI. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL GOES MISSING Ludhiana: A 15-year-old girl went missing under mysterious circumstances. The complainant, Dev Chand, of Guru Arjan Dev Colony told the police that on December 26, his daughter had left home without informing anybody. He suspected that she could have been kept under wrongful confinement by some unknown persons. After registering a case, the police launched a search operation to trace the girl. TNS CYCLIST CRUSHED TO DEATH Ludhiana: A 73-year-old cyclist was crushed to death by a truck on Gill Road. The deceased has been identified as Karam Singh. As per police information, the man was heading towards a local market when he was hit by the truck carrying oil. The victim died on the spot. Later, the truck driver was identified as Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Hazipur, Hoshiarpur. TNS SUNSET MONDAY 5:33 PM Two more fall prey; 53 +ve PAGE 4 As per reports, Gangubai Kathiawadi’s son Babuji Rawji Shah has filed a case against Bhansali and Alia Bhatt. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:24 AM MONDAY | 28 DECEMBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Case registered against 2 bank officials for forging signature Bogus billing case accused’s wife also booked for operating his locker Tribune News Service COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 5,29,995 ■ For Hospital Problem: 24,649 62849-12553 403 ■ For General Problem: 958 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 and 3,660 patients had been brought here for treatment from other districts/states. Dr Bagga said, at present, the number of patients in home quarantine was 1,549 as 100 more suspected cases were sent for home quarantine. As many as 2,222 fresh samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly. — OC HOW DUO HELPED WOMAN OPERATE LOCKER Ludhiana, December 27 After the bank locker of an accused, Sahil Jain, involved in the bogus billing worth Rs 252 crore was found operated by the wife of the accused in connivance with staff of Capital Small Finance Bank, Sundar Nagar, the Ludhiana police have registered a case on the charges of forgery and criminal conspiracy against senior officials of the bank and against the woman. The booked accused have been identified as Manpreet Singh, branch manager, Manish Verma, assistant manager, and Yashita Jain of Sundar Nagar, wife of Sahil. The case was registered after a complaint was submitted by Anil Dogra, Inspector (Preventive) Office of Princi- When the bank manager and the assistant manager was questioned by CGST Department officials, they said wife of Sahil Jain had visited the bank on November 12 and she then told that her husband was out of town and she needed some documents from the locker. Afterwards, the bank manager and assistant himself forged the signature of Sahil and allowed his wife to operate the locker. In solidarity ACCUSED SAHIL HELD ON NOV 11 ■ As per the complaint, Sahil was arrested by the CGST Department on November 11 for being involved in a bogus billing of invoices having value over Rs 252 crore and also his involvement in input tax credit of over Rs 17 crore, in respect of 14 firms operated by him in the name of himself, his family members and friends. ple Commissioner, Goods and Service Tax Commissionerate, Ludhiana. As per the complaint, Sahil was arrested by the CGST Department on November 11 for being involved in a bogus billing of invoices having value over Rs 252 crore and also his involvement in input tax credit of over Rs 17 crore, in respect of 14 firms operated by him in the name of himself, his family members and friends. Wife of the accused was also said to be the partner in some firms. During a probe, the CGST Department found that the bank locker of Sahil was operated on November 12 by himself, despite the fact that the accused was already in custody on November 11. Suspecting something fishy, CGST officials started the probe to unveil the truth. When bank manager and assistant manager was questioned by the CGST officials, they said wife of Sahil had visited the bank on November 12 and she then told that her husband was out of town and she needed some documents from the locker. The bank manager and assistant himself forged the signature of Sahil and allowed his wife to operate the locker. Investigating officer sub inspector Chaman Singh said a case under various sections of the IPC had been registered against the accused who were yet to be arrested. 3 held in snatching cases Tribune News Service POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Basant City, Ranchi Colony, Threke Colony, Central Town, Le Palm flats, Khanna Colony, Karol bag, Ghuman estate, and adjoining areas, Focal Point Phase 5 and Phase 6. Illegally imported dry dates worth ~1.25 cr seized Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 27 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ludhiana, achieved success with the seizure of 10 containers of dry dates which were illegally being imported after being declared as metal scrap. The containers were seized by the department at the inland container depot (ICD), Hind Terminals Private Limited (HTPL), Kila Raipur, last evening. In an attempt to evade the custom duty, which is over 200 per cent on dry dates, the containers were wrongly declared as metal scrap. The duty on scrap is not more than 5 per cent. The dates had arrived from Dubai. The value of the dates was stated to be over Rs 1.25 crore, said a highly placed official in the department. Sources said an interesting name “D3” (DRI, dry dates) was given to the entire operation, which was held under the instructions of Additional Director General (ADG) Nitin Saini. The sources said various teams of the DRI, led by Additional Director GS Bains and Deputy Director Pankaj Dwivedi were working on the operation. The officials got minute details about every shipment, movement, tracking, etc. The department is learnt to be gathering information about the officials who cleared the cargo without proper checking. Search was underway at some places for further investigation in the matter, the sources said. NOW, A CASE AGAINST THE TEAM OF GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI The romantic thriller has taken the viewers on an exciting ride through stories of its three characters. MAX 18°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 4°C Ludhiana, December 27 There seems to be no respite from coronavirus as 53 more suspected patients tested positive for Covid and two more lives were lost during the past 24 hours. However, the recovery rate of the infected patients did indicate an upward trend as there were only 403 active patients in the district at present. Civil Surgeon Rajesh Bagga said a total of 75 patients (53 from Ludhiana and 22 from other states/districts) had tested positive and three patients (two from Ludhiana and one from Moga) had died here. With this, the death toll from Ludhiana had gone up to 958 while 443 patients from other districts and states had succumbed to the virus. Till date, a total of 5,29,995 samples were taken, of which reports of 5,28,682 had been received. A total of 5,00,373 samples were found negative while reports of 1,313 were pending. He said now, the total number of positive patients from the district was 24,649 PAGE 3 MANSI SHRIVASTAV JOINS THE ISHQ MEIN MARJAAWAN CAST Youngsters clang utensils in support of farmers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Mann ki Baat' programme on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, December 27 The police nabbed three persons in two snatching cases and recovered valuables from them. In the first incident, the Jodhewal police nabbed a man and recovered two gold chains from him. The suspect has been identified as Hardaman Singh of Block J, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar. Investigating officer ASI Pawanjit Singh said a police party was conducting patrolling in Kailash Nagar when a tip-off was received that the suspect, a notorious smuggler, was on the way to sell some snatched gold chains. Accordingly, the police laid a naka near the Shivpuri chowk where the bike-borne suspect was intercepted. During search, two gold chains were recovered from him. In another case, the Police Division 7 nabbed two snatchers and they were identified as Gautam Sahni and Vicky Sahni, both residents of the Tajpur road area in Ram Nagar. Complainant Vinay Kumar of Kishore Nagar said on December 12, he was heading to his house and when he reached the Tajpur road, four bikeborne persons stopped him on the road and attacked him. They snatched Rs 6,000 in cash and his bicycle from him. Investigating officer in the case ASI Resham Singh said later, two suspects were identified and arrested in the case. The ASI said efforts were on to identify the other accused. Railways to run 9 more pairs Civic body, company cross swords of special trains in region over solid waste collection, disposal Our Correspondent Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, December 27 After restoration of cancelled, partially cancelled and diverted trains in the region during the agitation by farmers, the Northern Railway authorities have announced to run nine more pairs of special trains to enhance connectivity to Amritsar, Jammu and Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra, in the region. Northern Railway Additional Divisional Railway Manager/Ferozepur Division said one pair of (02425/26) New Delhi-Jammu TawiNew Delhi Rajdhani Express (daily) and one pair of (02925/26) Bandra TerminusAmritsar-Bandra Terminus (daily) had already commenced their regular run while rest of the trains would be made operational in the next couple of days. Among other trains to become operational soon are (04609/10) Rishikesh-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi KatraRishikesh Hemkunt Express (daily), (09805/06) KotaUdhampur-Kota Special Weekly Express (on Thursday from Udhampur and on Wednesday from Kota) and (04651/52) Jaynagar-AmritsarJaynagar Humsafar Express Ludhiana, December 27 The Municipal Corporation (MC) and the company engaged for door-to-door collection of garbage, its disposal and management, seem to be on a warpath with the civic body having given an ultimatum to the private firm to carry out the work strictly as per terms and conditions and the company, in turn, having served a 45-day termination notice charging the MC with failure to decide certain issues regarding the solid waste management in the city. In fact, the work being done by the private company for the door-to-door garbage collection, transportation from primary to secondary collection point and then on to dumping site for the final disposal, has always been mired in controversy with allegations of its performance being below par on various counts. Not only this, it had also fared badly in the targeted coverage of door-to-door collection of garbage, delay in lifting waste from container point and its transportation to dumping site. The flash in the pan were the recent observations of the TRAINS TO BECOME OPERATIONAL SOON The trains that will be operational soon are (04609/10) Rishikesh-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Rishikesh Hemkunt Express (daily), (09805/06) Kota-Udhampur-Kota Special Weekly Express (on Thursday from Udhampur and on Wednesday from Kota) and (04651/52) JaynagarAmritsar-Jaynagar Humsafar Express (on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday from Jaynagar and on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from Amritsar). (on Sunday, Tuesday, Friday from Jaynagar and on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from Amritsar). Four other pairs of trains to commence their run are (04671/72) Bandra TerminusMata Vaishno Devi KatraBandra Terminus Swaraj Express (on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday from Bandra Terminus and on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from Mata Vaishno Devi Katra); (04675/76) Gandhinagar-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Gandhinagar Sarvodaya Express (on Saturday from Gandhinagar and on Thursday from Mata Vaishno Devi Katra); (04677/78) HapaMata Vaishno Devi KatraHapa Sarvodaya Express (on Tuesday from Hapa and on Monday from Mata Vaishno Devi Katra); (04679/80) Jamnagar-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Jamnagar Sindhu Special Express (on Wednesday from Jamnagar and on Sunday from Mata Vaishno Devi Katra). c m y b Though the MC and A to Z Waste Management Company are fighting with each other over solid waste management, it has affected the sanitation conditions in various parts of Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN MEETING LIKELY TODAY MC officials indicated that the City Mayor, MC Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Sabharwal, along with other officials concerned, will convene a meeting probably on Monday and chalk out a strategy to deal with the situation arising on the sanitation front if the company sticks to its decision to quit. monitoring committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) about the non-processing of garbage in the solid waste plant and Municipal Corporation officials’ assertions that the company had failed to cover the entire city under the door-to-door collection as per terms and condi- tions of the agreement. Senior MC officials confirmed that the company had served a 45-day termination notice upon the Municipal Corporation which would expire on February 4, 2021. It was also stated officially that the company was under fire for poor performance where segregation and processing of waste was concerned and also in the work related to door-to-door collection of garbage, its transportation and final disposal. Sources in the MC, however, point out that the termination notice served by the A to Z Waste Management Company was just a ploy to build counter pressure and avoid any drastic action by the MC or the NGT against the company for poor performance. It was also learnt that the management of the company was also upset on the persistent failure of the state government to decide rates of electricity produced from refuse derived fuel (RDF) at the Nakodar plant of the firm which had to be closed for this reason and absence of alternative buyers for the RDF (end product of waste material after processing). The MC officials indicated that the City Mayor, MC Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Sabharwal, along with other officials concerned, would convene a meeting probably on Monday and chalk out a strategy to deal with the situation arising on the sanitation front if the company sticks to its decision to quit.
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