08092021-LT-01.qxd 9/7/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA ONLINE DRIVE SEEKS HEALTH WARNINGS ON ‘BAD AIR’ DAYS Residents and social bodies have sought Urban Local Bodies must issueadvisories to alert citizens on ‘bad air’ days. PAGE 2 DEEPIKA, FARAH ON KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI SEASON 13 ‘HOT SEAT’ Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on Sony TV’s popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati on September 10. Khanna police bust 2 gangs of ATM fraudsters, 7 held Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, September 7 The Khanna police claimed to have unearthed two interstate gangs of ATM fraudsters with the arrest of seven persons who used to operate in Punjab, Haryana, NCR Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Giving information, SSP , Khanna, Gursharandeep Singh Grewal said acting on a tip-off, the police set up a checkpoint on Malerkotla Chowk and stopped a Baleno car (HR-28J-4278) coming from the Lalheri Chowk side. Three occupants of the car, identified as Mohammad Wazid of Raneala Khurd in Palwal district (Haryana), Abbas, a resident of Rithora in Nuh district (Haryana), Altaf, a resident of Kherdla village in Nuh (Haryana), were arrested and charged under Sections 420 and 380 of the IPC. Eleven ATM cards of various banks and two steel hook type tools were seized from them. Initial interrogation revealed that the accused used to insert Three test +ve in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 7 Three fresh cases of Covid19 were reported in the district on Tuesday. Of them, two patients with influenzalike illness visited Flu Corner and one visited OPD. Meanwhile, one patient from the outside the district also tested positive for the virus. There are 30 active cases in the district at present. The Health Department has confirmed 87,491 positive cases from Ludhiana and 11,663 cases from other districts or states till date. Besides, a total of 2,098 patients from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts or states have died of the virus, Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill said. According to the Health Department, 85,363 patients have recovered from the disease. Samples of 7,801 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 23,36,319 87,491 30 3 2,098 The Khanna police address mediapersons after arresting seven members of two gangs of ATM fraudsters. TRIBUNE PHOTO the specially-made hook in the cash dispensing tray of the ATM once money was dispensed while withdrawing money from ATMs. Then they used to switch off the power supply of the ATM and take out the money and also remove the hook from the tray. Later, they used to lodge online compliant to the bank for refunding their money, which was allegedly stuck in the ATM. It was learnt that they had committed such frauds worth over Rs 6 crore at the ATMs located in Goa, Kerala, West Bengal, Delhi NCR, UP Maharash, tra and some other states. In a separate operation, the Khanna police nabbed four members of another gang which was involved in duping people by cloning their ATM cards. The accused were intercepted from near Pristine Mall Gang ofsnatchers busted, 6 nabbed on GT Road on the basis of reliable tip that they were coming in a Swift car (HR-64A-7443). According to the SSP the , accused persons were identified as Gulshan Kumar, alias Sunny, a resident of Sector 41B, Butrela, Chandigarh, (now residing at village Dau (Ramgarh), SAS Nagar, Ranvir Singh, alias Manu, a resident of Noor City Society, Sector 48C, Phase-II, Mohali, Sachin, alias Chandi, a resident of Garhi Multan village in Karnal district (now residing at Rishi Apartment, near Lohgar Road, Zirakpur, and Har Singh, a resident of Dabra Soral village in Almora district, Uttarakhand. A case under Sections 420, 467,468, 471, 380 and120-B of the IPC has been registered against the fraudsters and police recovered 30 ATM cards of various banks and two ATM card cloning machines from the possession of the accused. The modus operandi of the gang was to clone or swipe the ATM cards of elderly or illiterate persons and then sell the ATM data. PROPERTY TAX MC zonal offices to remain open on Saturdays, last Stolen bikes, cell phones, weapons seized Sunday this month Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 7 A team of of the CIA-2 police today claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers and looters with the arrest of six of its members from an uninhabited house near a garbage dump in Shankar Colony while they were plotting to commit some other crime. In addition to the recovery of two countrymade pistols (.315 and .12 bore) and other lethal weapons, two stolen motorcycles and two snatched mobile phones were also seized from the accused. The arrested persons have been identified as Salman Ansari (18), a resident of Mohalla Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Tibba Road, Mohammed Farid Ashiq (17) of New Shakti Nagar, Tibba Road, Shaqib Malik (20) of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Tibba Road, Sohail Malik (23), a resident of Shakti Nagar, Mohammed Shavez (19) of Sarpanch Colony, Kakka, and Mohammed Amir (21) Six snatchers in police net in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO of Mahadev Colony, Kakka. Preliminary interrogation of the gangsters revealed that all of them were migrants from Uttar Pradesh with four hailing from Saharanpur district and one each from Kairana and Bijnor districts. Ansari and Ashiq had come out on bail together about 10 months ago. The members of the gang had confessed to have committed at least 25 snatchings, loots, thefts of two-wheelers, mobile phones, yarn, cash and other valuables in Tibba, Moti Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, Meharban, Daresi and Salem Tabri. The police said the accused were being taken on police remand for further interrogation. Ludhiana, September 7 As September 30 is the last date to submit the property tax with 10 per cent rebate for the current financial year 2021-22, the MC has decided to keep all zonal offices and Suvidha Centres open on coming Saturdays (September 11, 18 and 25) and last Sunday of the month (September 26). Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal today conducted a meeting with officials of all branches and directed them to carry out the drive for the recovery of pending dues of water supply and sewer charges, property tax and others from people. Recently, the state government has issued a notification offering a one-time settlement policy for regularisation of unauthorised connections of water supply and sewerage, and also for recovery of arrears from users of existing approved connections in urban local bodies in the state. The Mayor said the people concerned should avail the benefit of one-time settlement scheme. — TNS Passengers suffer as roadways employees’ strike enters Day 2 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 7 Passengers were a harried lot once again on Tuesday as the majority of state government-run buses did not ply on roads due to the strike of contractual employees of PRTC and PUNBUS. Meanwhile, many passengers rushed to board private buses that were operational. However, some government buses being operated by the regular staff were also plying on the roads. The contractual employees had gone on an indefinite strike on Monday. The contractual employees Contractual staff of the PRTC and PUNBUS stage a protest at the bus stand in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN associated with the Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS Contract Workers Union Punjab staged a protest at the Amar Shaheed Sukhdev Interstate Bus Stand, Ludhiana, demanding regularisation of their services and adding a new fleet of at least 10,000 buses to the service. The union members have also demanded that private buses should not be allowed to ply on the routes designated for government buses. Speaking at the gate of the bus stand today, state vicepresident of the union Satnam Singh and union leader continued on page 2 c PAGE 3 AYUSHMANN FINISHED THREE NEW FILMS DURING PANDEMIC His Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Anek and Doctor G are among most-awaited films that are set to be released. PAGE 4
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