20022021-LT-01.qxd 2/20/2021 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 EDU DEPT INSTRUCTS DEOS TO ENSURE SOPS AT SCHOOLS During a meeting held by officials, it was observed that Covid guidelines are not being followed in schools. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF PROPERTY TAX: MC SEALS 4 BUILDINGS Ludhiana: Teams of the Municipal Corporation (MC) conducted a recovery drive and collected lakhs of rupees from defaulters. MC Superintendent Abdul Sattar said they had sealed four properties at Sundar Nagar, Tajpur Road, Sector 32-A and Chandigarh Road in Zone B for not depositing property tax. He said they also recovered Rs 7 lakh in cash on the spot during the drive. MC superintendent at Zone C Vivek Verma said a team had gone to seal buildings of defaulters who had not deposited property tax. “After we visited their premises, the owners of the four buildings have deposited around Rs 11 lakh. The owner of another building has promised to deposit Rs 12 lakh by Monday.”. TNS TRADER’S DEATH CASE: NRI HELD Ludhiana: The Kotwali police managed to crack the case of a mysterious death of a man, Rahul Jain, a hosiery trader, with the arrest of his friend. The accused has been identified as Sandeep Singh of Partapura in Phillaur. He is an NRI, residing in Phillaur. SHO, Kotwali police, Harjit Singh, said the police carried out an intensive investigation in the case and managed to identify the friend of the deceased. Today, acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted and he was nabbed. The SHO said Sandeep had met Rahul over some friendship app. After they became friend, they booked a hotel to meet. On February 16, both had injected drugs and Rahul got an overdose due to which he succumbed. Fearing police action, Sandeep fled from the hotel. Earlier, on February 5 both had met in the hotel and consumed drugs. TNS RAJEEV SIDDHARTHA ON BEING A PART OF TELEPLAY ADHE ADHURE AMAZON PRIME ANNOUNCES SHAHID’S DIGITAL DEBUT One of the most significant plays in the history of Indian theatre, Adhe Adhure was published in 1968. MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:18 PM PAGE 4 Amazon Prime Video announced its upcoming yet-to-be-titled series featuring Shahid Kapoor in the lead. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:07 AM SATURDAY | 20 FEBRUARY 2021 | LUDHIANA CCTVs, alarms must for Peddler nabbed with 2 students among 4,020 banned tablets 65 new cases in dist financial institutions Tribune News Service Spas, massage parlours too made accountable Tribune News Service THE ORDERS Ludhiana, February 19 Commissioner of Police (CP) Rakesh Agrawal has made installation of CCTV cameras and alarms mandatory for gold loan companies and financial institutions in Ludhiana. Besides, spa and massage parlours have also been made accountable with certain directions issued to them for regulating their operations. He also asked them to instal burglary alarms in branches linked to head offices where in-call message can be immediately dispatched to the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate control room (78370-18500, 0161-2414932, 0161-2414933) and text messages can be automatically sent to the SHO, ACP ADCP JCP and CP , , concerned in case of any emergency for immediate necessary counteraction. The alarm must be connected to a BSNL landline phone with an auto-dialler in the branch, he directed, while stating that as soon as the alarm goes off, a teleprompter should automatically inform the police control room regarding the suspicious activity in the branch in a prerecorded message. It was further instructed that the system must be able to give out loud sound alarms/ hooter, which should be audible to neighbouring areas up to 100 meters and operate automatically in case of forceful opening or any damage to vault/ strongroom/ currency chest. He said the security staff must be deployed through ■ Exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of the CrPC, 1973, the CP ordered the installation of high-quality day-night CCTV cameras at various points inside and outside the branches with superior DVR/ NVT having remote control recording and storage facilities at all gold loan firms and financial institutions located within the jurisdiction of the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police. police verification and they must not be utilised for any other duty. Besides, the management must ensure that the main entrance was provided with shutter gates/ collapsible gate/ steel barricades with chain and locking arrangements. It was further directed that important phone numbers of the police control room, 112, local SHO, ACP and ADCP , must be displayed prominently in the branches. Meanwhile, taking note of some spa centres and massage parlours indulging in anti-social activities in contravention with the law, the CP observed that they were entertaining people without proper identification and providing them illegal services which fall under various offences of the IPC and other local and special Acts. To check such illegal activities, the CP directed all spas and massage parlours to instal good quality day and night CCTV cameras to cover all entry and exit points and also cover clients at reception desk, with a DVR storage of up to 30 days with UPS backup. Owners will be responsible to maintain the record of every customer visiting the centre in a register/ computer and a copy of the identity proof will be kept along with the working mobile number of the customer. The owners will also ensure police verification of all employees working at the centre, including foreign workers, if any, along with copies of necessary documents such as Aadhaar card and passport. The owners were also directed to ensure that foreign workers working in spas and massage centres were on proper visa, which enables them to work in the city. There should be no secret entry or exit gates or secret cabins at the centres. The owners were further instructed to ensure that no violation punishable under Immoral Trafficking Act (Prevention Act, 1956), Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act, 2012, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences, 2012, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and Indian Penal Code (IPC), was carried out on their premises. The owners shall also ensure that no alcoholic beverages were served and no abuse of intoxicating substances or drugs masqueraded as hookah bars were allowed at these centres. The owners were asked to provide the list of all employees with their mobile numbers to the police stations concerned. The orders had come into operation with immediate effect and would remain in force for two months, the CP added. 2 FCI officials held for taking ~50,000 bribe Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 19 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a manager and a technical assistant of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for allegedly accepting bribe, an official spokesperson said here today. According to the information, the CBI has arrested one Prem Kumar, Manager, Quality Control, Ludhiana, and technical assistant Raj Karan, posted in Mullanpur Dakha in the district, in a bribery case of Rs 50,000. The spokesperson said a case was registered on a complaint alleging that Prem Kumar was demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000 for checking and stacking of complainant’s rice consignment at the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation godown in Kailpur near Ludhiana. Acting on the complaint, the CBI laid a trap and caught the manager while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. “During the probe, it was revealed that the bribe amount was to be shared with the technical assistant, who was also caught later,” said the official spokesperson, while adding that searches were conducted at the residences of both accused in Ludhiana. Both the accused were produced before the court of Special Judge, CBI, Mohali, which remanded them to one-day CBI custody, informed the spokesperson. PAGE 3 CHANDIGARH SCO: 1,2,3, SECTOR 17D, +91 172 - 478 4799 +91 172 - 473 4799 THE RAAS sale DELHI | CHANDIGARH | LONDON + 9 1 1 1 40708899 | + 9 1 9 81 0558000 | w w w. f ro ntier raas.co m c m y b Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 19 The Ludhiana police claimed to have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered 4,020 intoxicating tablets from his possession. The accused has been identified as Raj Kumar (46), a resident of Gopal Nagar, Haibowal. He also had a notorious past as a case of drug smuggling was also registered against him in 2019 in Jagraon. ADCP Sameer Verma conducted a press meet in this regard. The ADCP said a tip-off was received that the accused was into the smuggling trade and he was on the way to deliver a huge consignment of banned drugs to his clients. Accordingly, the police laid a naka at a spot where the accused was stopped. When he was asked to produce the bill of the medicines, he failed to do the same. Verma said later during the probe, it was found that the seized medicines were banned intoxicating tablets. During the preliminary probe, the police found that the accused runs a salon near the DMCH where he book clients to sell the banned drugs. Two of his aides Bobby Sharma and Dhiraj Kumar of New Patel Nagar were also in the illegal trade and are at present lodged in a jail. The accused disclosed that he had bought the banned medicines from somebody residing in Kila Mohalla .He would also be booked in the case. The police are expecting to bust the entire supply chain of banned drugs in the case. Ludhiana, February 19 Sixtyfive persons tested positive for Covid today which includes a student each from MAM Public School, Samrala, and Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS) in Chaunta. Earlier, from the GSSS, Chaunta, 30 students, a teacher and a peon have tested positive. As many as 111 samples have been collected from the school. A healthcare worker (doctor) from Gopalpur has also tested positive today. However, no death was reported from the district. At present, there are 396 active patients in the district. A total of 6,44,151 samples have been taken, of which reports of 6,42,342 have been received. Of these, 6,11,693 samples were found negative A girl gives her sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. while reports of 1,809 were pending. So far, the total number of positive cases related to Ludhiana is 26,553 while 4,096 cases belong to other districts or states. Till date, 57,032 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 768. Today, 21 persons were sent for home quarantine. As many as 2,579 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 6,44,151 26,553 396 31 1,016 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-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district
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