28082021-LT-01.qxd 28-08-2021 00:07 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE POLICE MEET FARMERS LAYING SIEGE TO ADANI LOGISTICS PARK PAGE 2 Senior officials held a meeting with Jamhoori Kisan Sabha to persuade them to lift siege to the establishment. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAWAN TALKS ABOUT JOURNEY, UPCOMING PROJECTS & MORE PAGE 3 Actor Pawan Shankar, who has been a part of several TV shows and films, says he is at peace with his career. MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:55 PM Man, sister-in-law arrested with 50-gm heroin Ludhiana, August 27 The police have nabbed two members of a family, identified as Makhan Singh, resident of Charan Nagar, under Tibba police station, and his sister-in-law (brother’s wife) Manpreet Kaur, and seized 50 gm of heroin from them. They have been booked under Sections 21-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. A team of the anti-narcotic cell of the police, led by Inspector Rajesh Sharma, apprehended the duo, riding a motorcycle, from near Gaushala in the Star City mohalla. During preliminary interrogation, Makhan Singh said he was an auto-rickshaw driver and was pushed into drug trafficking by his brother Angrej Singh. Angrej Singh used to bring heroin from Amritsar and sell it to addicts in the city at higher rates. The duo were produced before a court here today. — OC Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 27 Amid the row between road contractors and Municipal Corporation officials, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal has ordered an inquiry into work orders issued to blacklisted contractors. Some contractors associated with the Ludhiana Hotmix Plant Welfare Association had earlier levelled allegations of corruption against MC officials ❝ It had come to light that the MC had blacklisted some contractors but they were issued work orders. I have ordered the additional commissioner concerned to conduct an inquiry into the matter and file a report within 15 days in this regard. Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, MC COMMISSIONER and had accused them of charging commission to release their payments. Sabharwal said it had come to light that the civic body had blacklisted some contractors but they were still issued work orders. He has ordered the addi- tional commissioner concerned to conduct an inquiry into the matter and file a report within 15 days in this regard. Meanwhile, he has ordered another inquiry into the presentation of an allegedly wrong resolution 2 child labourers rescued ‘Spurious’ ghee unit raided Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, August 27 The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has rescued two children, aged 15 years and 3 years, from child labour. The brothers were working in a sweet shop situated at Tajpur Road. DLSA Secretary PS Kaleka received information regarding the children being employed at a sweet shop, through panel lawyer Vijay Sharma. Thereafter, the DLSA swung into action and took up the matter with the Labour Department and Child Welfare Officer. The officials, along with the police, rescued the children. They were handed over to the Child Welfare Committee, who shifted them to a children’s home. Kaleka has urged the residents to inform the Labour Department or the child protection officer to put an end to the menance of child labour. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 27 A food safety team of the district Health Department today conducted a raid after receiving information that substandard/spurious desi ghee was being manufactured in Gujjarwal village of the district. The manufacturer has been identified as Buta Singh of the Gujjarwal village. continued on page 2 c m y b before the MC House. According to sources, the F&CC branch had finalised that the contractors would have to place financial bids at a 6 per cent lesser amount of the estimate prepared by the MC for road carpeting works and at 12 per cent lesser amount for RMC/tiles works. But, a resolution of 4.5 per cent lesser amount was presented in the House meeting. Now, the additional commissioner concerned has been asked to probe the issue within seven days. PAGE 4 CM Arvind Kejriwal met philanthropist and actor Sonu Sood to discuss the new Desh Ke Mentors initiative. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:01 AM Probe work orders to blacklisted contractors: MC Commissioner The accused in police net in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO SONU FACE OF DELHI GOVT’S NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVE SATURDAY | 28 AUGUST 2021 | LUDHIANA One tests positive in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 27 One person tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. There are 30 active patients in the district at present. Till now 85,334 patients have recovered and the recovery rate has reached 97.57 per cent. Today one Covid patient was undergoing treatment in a hospital, while no patient was on ventilator. In addition to this 28 patients were sent for home isolation. Till date, a total of 22,48,316 samples have been taken, of which 21,49,199 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belong- A youth gets vaccinated against Covid. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA ing to Ludhiana is 87,461, while 11,656 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of Covid patients who lost their lives is 2,097 from Ludhiana and 1,048 from other districts. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 22,48,316 87,461 30 3 2,097 Man gets 6-yr jail for concealing 1st marriage Ludhiana, August 27 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Lukhvinder Kaur Duggal today convicted Sarabjit Singh of Bhattian Bet, Laddowal, Ludhiana, on the charges of deceitfully marrying a woman by concealing his previous marriage. He was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for six years and pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Considering the peculiar nature and circumstances of the case, age of the victim, gravity of the offence, mental trauma suffered by the victim and necessity of rehabilitation, Rs 75,000 will be given to the victim out of fine amount, if recovered from the convict, the court observed. The court also ordered to send a copy of the judgement to Chief Judicial Magistratecum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Ludhiana, with recommendation to grant compensation under the Victim Compensation Scheme, if rules provide. Sarabjit was booked at the Laddowal police station on July 6, 2017, following the complaint of Maninder Kaur. The complainant had stated to the police that she got married to the accused on March 26, 2017, at a gurdwara in Kadian village. However, instead of taking her to his house, Sarabjit took her to a hotel in Phillaur, and later started residing at her parental house. When she asked him to take her to his home at Bhattian, he said his parents did not agree to the wedding. She later got to know that Sarabjit was previously married. When confronted, he showed her some documents claiming that they were divorce papers. Since, she could not read English, she trusted him. But a few days later, she came to know that Sarabjit had a child from the previous marriage and had not taken divorce. She reported the matter to the police and Sarabjit was booked. — OC
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