07062021-LT-01.qxd 07-06-2021 00:32 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MEERA DEOSTHALE HOPES THE VACCINE CRISIS GETS OVER SOON PAGE 3 Actor Meera Deosthale feels it was wise to get the frontline workers, health workers & the elderly vaccinated first. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Two cops die of cardiac arrest Tribune News Service MODEL CHRISSY TEIGEN EXITS NEVER HAVE I EVER SEASON 2 MAX 38°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:28 PM 4 held for looting people by posing as policemen Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 A gang of robbers, which used to loot people by posing as police personnel, was busted by the city police. Four members of the gang were arrested by the police. The accused have been identified as Manpreet Singh (25) of New Shimlapuri, Santosh Kumar (27) of Ajit Singh Colony, Rakesh Kumar (26) of Lohara and Ajay Tiwari (24) of Lakshman Nagar. The JCP, Sachin Gupta, while addressing a press conference said a tip-off was received that the gang used to loot people by impersonating as police personnel. They used police flashing lights and hooter to give the impression of a police vehicle. The JCP added that the accused also used to wear the police uniform and mask. Today, a police party, led by SHO Daba Manjinder Kaur, conducted a raid on 33 Feet Road near vegetable market and arrested them. The police recovered one Venue car (PB91H7861), one hooter, police flashing light, police turbans, pair of police shoes, police masks and ~50,000 in cash from the gang. JCP Sachin Gupta said the gang had looted several people by threatening them to register fake cases against them. The police remand of the accused would be sought to arrest more members of the gang, he said. A woman being tested for Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 14,53,544 85,454 2,619 208 2,029 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For home isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For ambulance problem: 78143-63850 ■ For hospital problem: 62849-12553 ■ For problem in cremation of bodies: 77197-12797, 95015-00101, 95015-00102 Nine nabbed in firing incident Ludhiana, June 6 The city police nabbed nine persons who were involved in a firing incident that occurred in Moti Nagar here on the night of June 4. The arrested accused belong to Shubham Mota Gang and Puneet Bains Gang. The arrested members of Puneet Bains gangs have been identified as Prince of Iqbal Nagar, Ranjit Kumar of the Tibba road, Pankaj Kapoor of Dharampura, Neeraj Kumar of the Tibba road, Piyush Kumar of Gurmel Park and Rohit Kumar of Gurmel Park while Vikas, Ajju, and Akash Soni are yet to be nabbed. The three arrested members of Shubham Mota Gang are juvenile while Paras, Raja, Bajaj, Harsh Vardhan, Mani Lawrence and 18 unknown persons are yet to be arrested in the case. Notably, the kingpin of both gangs are lodged in the Central Jail, Ludhiana, in an attemptto-murder case and they had asked their respective gang members to show the strength of their gangs. — TNS ■ For general problem: 62845-31852 ■ For bed/oxygen/medicine availability: 62849-12553 ■ For Remdesivir injection: 98720-08040 ■ For reporting overcharging by hospitals & other issues: 62849-12553 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 As visitors commonly face problems in obtaining the TS1 (tax summary) certificate at the MC offices, residents want the MC to improve the service and make the process easy. A number of persons are forced to make repeated rounds of the civic body offices to get the certificate even after depositing property tax and water supply and sewer charges. The applicants are also asked to personally visit the offices of the officials concerned for verification. Sharing his experience, a SENIOR CITIZEN FACES HARDSHIPS Sharing his experience, a senior citizen said he was forced to make repeated rounds of an MC office to get the TS1 certificate about three months ago. Even when he provided documents regarding property tax, water supply and sewer charges, he was asked to visit clerks concerned to get clearance reports. senior citizen said he was forced to make repeated rounds of an MC office to get the TS1 certificate about three months ago. Even when he provided documents regarding property tax, water supply and sewer charges, he was asked to visit clerks concerned to get clearance reports. He said: “When I visited Suvidha Kender first time, they gave me a form and asked me to visit different officials for collection of reports about property tax, water supply and sewer charges. For two days, I could not understand how to collect the reports. After getting someone’s help, I understood the procedure. After I submitted all documents, I was made to make multiple rounds to an MC office as the Two new cases of black fungus reported Today, two new patients suffering from black fungus were detected. One of the patients is from Ludhiana while the other belongs to another district. A total of 94 confirmed cases have been detected so far. The patients have been admitted to various hospitals. Twelve persons have lost their life so far to the disease of which four belonged to Ludhiana and eight to other districts. MONDAY | 7 JUNE 2021 | LUDHIANA Residents rue vax shortage for 18-44 age group at govt hospitals Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 The wait for getting jabbed against Covid for those belonging to the 18-44 age group is getting longer due to shortage in supply of vaccine at government hospitals. Those who can afford the vaccine are switching to private hospitals while the less privileged ones are bearing the brunt. In the government hospitals, vaccine is given free of cost while in private ones, one has to shell Rs 850 for one dose, putting extra financial burden on residents. Jasmeen (22) said: “Earlier, the category was not open and now, the vaccine is not available. The vaccine is available for the 45 above category but not for the 18-44 age group. The priority of the government should be to ensure free vaccination for all. I am a citizen and the government should ensure my vaccination, why should I pay for it? All these years we have been paying taxes and now, it is the government’s duty to protect us against the A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Sunday. Covid-19 pandemic.” Sudhir Sharma (47), who works with a private firm, said he got vaccinated for free but now, three members of the family are in the 18-44 years’ age group. “I was waiting for the vaccine to arrive at government centres but the stock is not coming. I will have to shell out nearly Rs 5,000 for the doses which is little difficult for me. I will wait for one more week, otherwise I will get them vaccinated on my own,” he said. Another city resident said since the vaccine was not available in government hospitals, Vehicle thieves’ gang busted, 2 held she opted to get vaccinated from a private hospital. “I got both my sons vaccinated from a private hospital and I paid Rs 850 for each of them. Me and my husband had received the vaccine for free,” she said. District Immunisation Officer Dr Puneet Juneja said the stock of vaccine was expected to arrive in the next week. Karanjit Singh Soni Galib, president, District Congress Committee, Ludhiana (Rural), has taken up the issue of free vaccination facility for all citizens with President Ram Nath Kovind. Continued on page 2 4 four-wheelers, two motorcycles, a scooter recovered from duo Man enters doc’s house, injures security guard Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 The city police busted a gang of vehicle thieves and arrested two of its members. The police recovered seven vehicles from the gang. The suspects have been identified as Guninder Singh Goni and Dharminder Singh of Bilga village, near Doraha. Two gang members, Dalwinder Singh Bikka and Amritpal Singh Amrit, residents of the same village, are yet to be arrested. JCP Sachin Gupta while addressing a press meet said a tip-off was received that the suspects were operating a vehicle thieves’ gang and they had stolen several vehicles in the recent past. A naka was laid on the Canal road where a Honda City car was intercepted and the two suspects were arrested. Later during the preliminary questioning, the duo confessed that they had stolen several vehicles from the Ludhiana area in the recent past. Ludhiana, June 6 A mentally-upset man entered the house of a resident, Dr BK Ahuja, near the IG’s official residence on Rani Jhansi Road today. He reportedly entered the premises to commit theft but when the guard noticed him, he injured the guard by hitting a spade on his foot. However, the police probe found that the suspect was of unsound mind and seemed to have accidentally entered the house-cum-clinic of the doctor. When the guard noticed him, both had a scuffle in which the guard suffered injury. Rajwinderpal Singh, SHO, Police division 8, said the suspect, who seemed mentally upset, had not committed any theft still his medical examination was being conducted to know about his health status. The SHO added that so far no case was registered against the suspect. Residents of the area alleged that no police patrolling was being conducted to prevent such crimes. Make process for obtaining TS1 certificate easy, say residents Harshraj Singh been received. Of these, 13,56,550 samples were found negative while reports of 350 were pending. As many as 14,427 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all Covid safety protocols to not only save themselves but also people around them. PAGE 4 The singer is all set to release Surroor 2021 and the first teaser of the album features artiste’s iconic cap & a mike. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:22 AM 203 contract virus, 3 dead Ludhiana, June 6 As many as 203 persons tested positive for Covid today while three lost their life to the virus. Now, the total number of positive cases from Ludhiana district are 85,454 while 2,029 persons have lost their life so far. Now, the case fatality rate of the district is 2.37 per cent. Those who tested positive today also include two expecting mothers, one pre-operative case and a healthcare worker while 30 are still being traced. The persons who succumbed to the virus today include two men and a woman who belonged to the Urban Estate, Mundian Kalan and Prem Vihar areas in the district. On Sunday, 83 patients were admitted to government hospitals, 282 to private hospitals in the district and 32 persons were on ventilator support. Till date, a total of 14,53,544 samples have been taken, of which reports of 14,53,194 have SINGER HIMESH RESHAMMIYA TO RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM Her exit comes after Courtney Stodden alleged that she used to send them disparaging comments on social media. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 Two police personnel died of cardiac arrest here today. In the first incident, inspector Baljinder Singh (50), SHO, Daresi police station, suffered a cardiac arrest when he was on patrol near the Shivpuri chowk this morning. His health deteriorated in the police vehicle. Police personnel rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The police administration expressed shock on his demise and assured all possible help to the family. The deceased was a native of Fatehgarh Sahib. About three ago, he was shifted from Mohali to Ludhiana. He was posted at the Daresi police station. In another incident, ASI Harbans Singh (52), posted at the Zila Parishad office for the security of EVMs, died of cardiac arrest. On Saturday night, the police officer had slept in his room and the next morning, he was found dead. He was a native of Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda. PAGE 3 process was being delayed. When the matter was brought into the notice of a higher official, the certificate was then issued to me.” The senior citizen said, “All the documents should be verified by the MC itself instead of asking the applicant to visit different clerks or any other official for the collection of required reports.” A former councillor, Parminder Mehta, said, “First of all, the MC should maintain the record of property tax, water supply and sewer charges of all properties in a right manner. When any application is received, the Continued on page 2 c m y b Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN FACING CASES OF FRAUD, LIQUOR SMUGGLING ALSO The suspects are also facing cases of liquor smuggling, drug smuggling, cheating and extortion. The suspects first used to do a recce in city areas and after finding a soft target, they used to steal vehicles, the police said. The police recovered stolen Honda City, Maruti Zen, Hyundai Santro, Mahindra Bolero Camper, two motorcycles and a scooter from the gang members. The JCP said the suspects first used to do a recce in city areas and after finding a soft target, they used to steal vehicles. He said they had sold most of the stolen vehicles to junk dealers. In further probe, the junk dealers would also be arrested. The police said the gang members were also facing cases of liquor smuggling, drug smuggling, cheating and extortion. Scheme for defaulting allottees launched Kuldip Bhatia AMNESTY SCHEME TO REMAIN OPEN TILL JULY 19 Ludhiana, June 6 Defaulting allottees of all regional area development authorities — PUDA, GLADA and those in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala and Bathinda — have been given a one-time opportunity for settlement of the default amount and get their allotments regularised under the ‘Amnesty scheme – 2021’, launched by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab. The scheme notified by the government on April 19, 2021, will remain open for three months (till July 19, 2021). As per the notification, default in payment of instalments or other dues on or after December 31, The ‘Amnesty Scheme – 2021’ notified by the government on April 19, 2021, will remain open for three months (till July 19, 2021). As per the notification, default in payment of instalments or other dues on or after December 31, 2013, for properties sold through auction, allotment or any other method by any development authority will be eligible for consideration under the scheme. It has been laid down in the scheme that defaulting allottees would have to deposit the entire default amount with simple interest at the rate mentioned in the allotment or sale letter. Penalty, if any, levied by the Estate Office on the default amount would be waived off. 2013, for properties sold through auction, allotment or any other method by any development authority will be eligible for consideration under the scheme. It has been laid down in the scheme that defaulting allottees would have to deposit the entire default amount with simple interest at the rate mentioned in the allotment or sale letter. Penalty, if any, levied by the Estate Office on the default amount would be waived off. The cases where allotment has been cancelled due to default in payment or where there is litigation on this account would be considered under the scheme but the scheme would not be applicable where physical possession of property under default has been taken by the authorities concerned. It has also been stipulated in the scheme that the allottees/applicants concerned would be solely responsible for calculation of default amount and interest thereon and in case of any short payment against outstanding amount as per record, the cases would be dealt with in accordance with terms and conditions of the allotment letter. Through the notification, PUDA and all regional development authorities have been directed to depute a nodal officer for effective implementation of the scheme so that maximum number of defaulting allottees could avail benefits under the Amnesty Scheme.
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