23092021-LT-01.qxd 9/23/2021 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 2 JALANDHAR RESIDENTS HELD WITH BANNED INJECTIONS PAGE 2 SHILPA SHETTY IS ALL SET TO JOIN INDIA’S GOT TALENT In a special campaign against drug trafficking, the Khanna police nab duo with banned injections and syrup. FORECAST CLOUDY INBRIEF SPEEDING CAR INJURES THREE Ludhiana: Three pedestrians suffered injuries after a speeding and rashly driven car rammed into them on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus here on Tuesday night. The injured, who were BSc students, were referred to the DMCH for treatment where their condition was stated to be out of danger. As per information, the three students of the PAU, Lovepreet, Gurnoor and Pritpal, were returning to their hostel rooms after having dinner at the university’s mess. When they came out of the mess, a speedy car rammed into them from the rear side. After the incident, the car driver abandoned the vehicle on the spot and escaped. Later, some passers-by, who witnessed the incident, rushed the victims to the hospital. Sources said a student of the PAU was driving the car and he was reportedly drunk. PAU police station SHO Jaskawal Singh Sekhon said investigation was on in the case. TNS SEKHON GETS CHARGE OF ZONAL COMMISSIONER Ludhiana: MC Secretary Jasdev Singh Sekhon has been given charge of Zonal Commissioner of Zone A. MC’s Zonal Commissioner of Zone C Neeraj Jain has also been given an additional charge of Zone D. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal has issued an order in this regard on Wednesday. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: Hawas village, Jeewanpur, Mangli, Boothgarh, Rour, Sasrali Colony and nearby areas. 10 am to 6 pm: Bawa Colony, Vishal Colony, Vishal Nagar, Pink City, Shimla Colony, Gagandeep Colony, Om Vihar, Kakowal village, Dhir Colony, New Basant Vihar, Grewal Estate, Noorwala village, Dream City Colony, Nanaksar Gurdwara, Ganpati Colony, Star Colony, Sujatwala road, Jamalpur-Laili road, Kasabad Road and adjoining areas. 11 am to 3 pm: Chander Lok Colony, Indera Colony, Baldev Nagar, Krishana Colony, Gehelwal, Vardhman Nagar, Ekta Colony, Model Colony, Amarjeet Colony, Jaspal Colony, Anand Vihar Colony, Jagirpur, Uttam Colony, Industry on Bajra Road and adjoining areas. PAGE 3 RANVEER APPEALS TO YOUTH ON INT'L DAY OF SIGN LANGUAGES The actress is all set to join the show as one of the judges. She shared the first promo on social media. MAX 29°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:22 PM Ranveer Singh is constantly working towards raising issues faced by the hearing impaired community. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:15 AM THURSDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA 13 head of cattle die as only 2 Covid cases in fortnight roof of dairy collapses Akal Garh Market reports Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 22 Ludhiana, which had made a remarkable turnaround from being the worst-hit to the safest district in the state, has reported two Covid cases from a single Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 22 In a tragic incident, 13 head of cattle died after the roof of a dairy collapsed at Dairy Complex, Haibowal, here last evening. According to an owner of the Vasan Dairy where the incident took place, eight cows, one bull and four calves died after the debris from the collapsed roof fell on them. A pregnant cow has critically injured in the incident. The dairy owner said the roof had collapsed after rainfall around 7 pm yesterday. Ravi, one of the owners of Vasan Dairy, said it was raining for the past two days due to which the roof of his dairy unit collapsed. “I had received a call from a worker last evening about the incident. Those who were present on the site managed to rescue some cattle but 13 died in the incident,” he said. He said four workers were present at the dairy but they were in another part of the unit and safe. An open drain is passing along the boundary wall of the dairy where the incident took place. A dairy businessman said the drain was also weakening the foundation of buildings. After the roof collapse, the 7 districts report over two infections from multiple localities An earth mover being used to lift the carcasses of the cattle from under the debris at Dairy Complex, Haibowal, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN NEED TO CONDUCT SURVEY OF ‘UNSAFE UNITS’ On Friday, the roof of another dairy unit located in the neighbourhood had also collapsed and cattle feed got destroyed in the mishap. Notably, cracks are visible on walls and roofs of some other dairy units in the area but the authorities concerned are yet to pay any attention in this regard. Trees and plants have also grown on the walls of these units. There is a need to conduct a survey of such unsafe dairy units. choked drain water overflowed and its water accumulated inside Vasan Dairy due to which the work to clear the debris had also got affected. This morning, a JCB earth mover was deployed for clearing the debris and lifting the carcasses of the cattle buried under the debris. Dr Chatinder Singh of the Animal Husbandry Depart- ment, who visited the site this morning, said an injured cow, which had received a spine injury, was pregnant. On Friday, the roof of another dairy unit located in the neighbourhood had also collapsed and cattle feed got destroyed in the mishap. Notably, cracks are visible on walls and roofs of some other dairy units in the area but the authorities concerned are yet to pay any attention in this regard. Trees and plants have also grown on the walls of these units. Moreover, overcrowding of cattle in a number of units was another issue of concern at Dairy Complex. It seems various drains passing outside the dairies had not been cleaned for a long period. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said the dairies were private units. He, however, said he would instruct officials to check the condition of dairy buildings and if any unsafe building was found, notices would be served to the owners concerned. locality in the past 14 days, the government has confirmed. While Ludhiana has only one such locality that had reported two cases in the fortnight, seven districts have reported two or more infections from same multiple localities, the official figures have revealed. The locality-wise data analysed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, a copy of which is available with The Tribune, showed that Akal Garh Market in Ludhiana had reported one Covid case each in the past three days and seven days, taking the count to two in the past 14 days. Among other districts, Amritsar reported six cases from the Cantonment sub-urban locality and three from Dera Road Ward 1 in the past fortnight, Bathinda reported 22 from Model Town Phase 2, Faridkot two from Guru Nanak Colony, Fazilka two from the girls’ college road, Gurdaspur two from the post office chowk to the Bhagowal house jail road locality, Hoshiarpur two cases each from A man gets his Covid test done in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA OFFICIALSPEAK constant vigil ❝We have been keeping aremained proneon the localities and pockets that to virus surge in the first two Covid waves. Strict precautionary measures and enforcement have helped keep the situation safe. Varinder Kumar Sharma, DC Main Bazaar B-4 locality and Mahavir Spinning Mills, Jalandhar four cases from Defence Colony to the Cantonment Road locality, three from DAV flyover to Maqsudan Chowk (right side), Kapurthala two from Baba Fateh Sahib Nagar Ward 8, Pathankot three from Air Force Colony, two each from Mahajan Mohalla, Shahpur Chowk, Mission Road, and Dhangu Road, Dalhousie Road, Patiala five cases each from New Lal Bagh, Purani Nabhi Block 8, two from Guru Nanak Nagar, Ropar five from Shiwalik Avenue Phase 1 B Block 8, two from Shiwalik Avenue Phase 1 A Block 8, and Mohali reported five cases from Phase II and two each from Chandigarh Road Two nabbed with stolen goods Two notorious criminals Ludhiana, September 22 The Kotwali police have busted a gang of thieves and arrested two of its members. The police also recovered stolen goods from them. The accused have been identified as Paramjit Singh Grover of New Deep Nagar and Jagmit Singh of the Chuharpur road area. The police recovered two laptops, an LED, a motorcycle and a scooter from the gang members. Sub-inspector Harjit Singh, SHO, Kotwali, said a tip-off was received that the two accused were notorious thieves and they were roaming near Nawa Mohalla to sell stolen goods. held with illegal weapon Tribune News Service The accused in police custody in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Afterwards, the police laid a trap and nabbed the accused. During interrogation, they confessed that they had committed several thefts at houses in the recent past and most of the stolen goods were sold. The SHO said the recovered vehicles were stolen from the city recently and the accused were already trying to sell these in the black market. The police would seek police remand of the accused for further questioning to arrest other members of the gang. — TNS Ludhiana, September 22 The city police nabbed two notorious criminals and recovered an illegal weapon from them. The accused have been identified as Paramvir Singh of Ajnod near Doraha and Ranjod Singh of Jawahar Singh Wala, Moga. The police recovered a countrymade weapon (.30 bore pistol along with five live cartridges), three mobile phones and a Hyundai Verna car from the accused. ADCP Jaskiranjit Singh Teja while addressing a press conference said the police were patrolling near the Jaspal Bangar cut where they noticed a Hyundai Verna car (bearing registration no. PB10DH2661) coming from the Doraha side. The driver of the vehicle after noticing the police party stopped it away from the naka and tried to flee the spot. The police party chased the car and arrested the two occupants while two managed to give the police the slip. Two occupants who fled from the spot were identified as Harpreet Singh of Nawanshahr and Pawandeep Singh of Bilga. During the search of the car, an illegal weapon and cartridges were recovered. The ADCP said both accused had a notorious past as Ranjod was already facing cases of murder, liquor smuggling and Arms Act while Pawandeep was facing cases of liquor smuggling, attempt to murder and other charges. The police remand of the accused would be sought for further probe. Six test positive in district Crime prevention, detection CP’s priority Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 22 Six fresh cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the past 24 hours in the district. Of them, two patients had visited the OPD, one with influenza-like illness had visited the Flu Corner while three were yet to be traced. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that at present, there were 27 active patients in the district. He said now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana was 87,533 while 11,675 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives include 2,100 persons from Ludhiana and 1,049 from other districts. He said whenever the district administration or the Health Department, Ludhiana, finds out about any positive or suspected Covid PAGE 4 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS patients, their samples were sent for testing. As many as 7,746 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results were expected shortly. Sharma appealed to residents to adhere to all Covid safety protocols of the Punjab Government to not only save themselves but keeping everyone around them safe. 1.08 lakh vaccine doses arrived in dist Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said the district administration had received a fresh stock of 1,08,000 doses on Wednesday morning and all doses would be utilised at 260 session sites 24,56,357 87,533 27 3 2,100 within 24 hours to ensure further speedy vaccination of the remaining population in the district. Addressing residents through his weekly Facebook live session on the official page of the DPRO, Ludhiana, the Deputy Commissioner said around 26.74 lakh people had so far been vaccinated in the district and it had become possible due to sheer commitment of doctors, paramedics and all others who were working at the forefront since January 16, 2021, when the inoculation drive had started. He said vaccine was the only way to combat the virus and it would help society to return to normalcy soon. ❝ Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, September 22 New Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, Gurpreet Singh Bhullar after taking charge on Wednesday said: “My foremost priorities will be detection and prevention of crime in the city, besides stress will be laid on the redressal of people’s grievances.” Talking to The Tribune, Bhullar said major focus would be given on categorisation of criminals and their surveillance in an effective manner. He said the tirade against drugs would be further intensified and thrust would be laid to completely wipe out the menace from the industrial town. Bhullar said all-out efforts would be further made to solve traffic-related problems in the city and the entire traffic management plan of the Commissionerate Police would be reviewed. The Commissioner of Police said senior officials of the traf- c m y b CP Gurpreet S Bhullar interacts with the media in Ludhiana. fic wing would be deployed in the field to ensure that traffic snarls did not create any problem for commuters. Bhullar asserted that the PCR would be made more responsive to deal with any sort of exigency and making the city more safer for people. He said public dealing at police stations would be strengthened for which police officers would be made accountable. “If any one visits a police station he/she must be having some grievance, hence, I will My purpose is to present a human face of policing, so that every resident says the police are their friend not enemy. Adequate focus will be laid on good, responsive and transparent policing for which feedback will be taken from the public. ensure that every visitor at police stations will be given due respect and justice at last. My purpose is to present a human face of policing, so that every resident will say that the police are their friends not enemy,” he added. Bhullar said adequate focus would be laid on good, responsive and transparent policing for which feedback would be taken from the public. The CP announced that new initiatives would be taken to ensure the well-being of the police force and their family members. He also said thrust would also be laid on ensuring the security of senior citizens in the city. Bhullar said firstly, he would study all crucial issues faced by the city and ensure their timely resolution. Earlier, the Commissioner of Police took salute from the guard of honour given by the Punjab Police on reaching the office. Later, he had detailed deliberations with senior officers of the Commissionerate Police. Joint Commissioner of Police J Elanchezhian was among those others present. The CP said if any other district police or any other police cell arrest any big drug smuggler and notorious criminal from the jurisdiction of the city police, the area police station officials concerned could be held accountable. Thana heads must ensure no illegal activity of any kind should prevail in their area, else they might face the music. and Sunny Enclave, Block 1. The state-level figures indicated that 93 cases were reported from single multiple localities in 13 districts in the past 14 days, 53 in the past seven days, and 18 in the past week. RT-PCR reports in 24 hours Expediting the testing mechanism and reducing the reporting time, all 22 districts are now issuing reports of RT-PCR tests within 24 hours. Earlier, the RT-PCR test reports used to take two to three days’ time. State-level official data revealed that the reports of all 29,458 RT-PCR tests conducted across 22 districts, with a maximum of 5,021 in Ludhiana, were issued within 24 hours. Woman’s suicide: Husband among three booked Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 22 A woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her in-laws’ residence in Gurpal Nagar, Daba road, on Monday night. On the complaint of woman’s kin, a case of dowry death was registered against woman’ s husband Lakshay, mother-in-law Poonam and a cousin of her husband, Mani, on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Ekta, alias Navika. The deceased’s mother, Anu of Gurgaon, told the police that “My daughter Ekta was raised by my mother Manjit Kaur in Ludhiana. My mother had solemnised her marriage with Lakshay in July 2021. After marriage, Ekta’s husband and motherin-law started torturing Ekta for more dowry.” The complainant alleged that recently Lakshay had demanded Rs 5 lakh from her but when she refused the same, the accused threatened to torture Ekta. Since both husband and mother-in-law of the deceased were working, they used to lock the victim at home everyday. Her daughter was under depression due to all these things. On Monday evening, her husband called and said Ekta had committed suicide. The deceased’s mother suspected that her daughter had not committed suicide rather she was killed and then, the incident was shown as a suicide. The accused had hung Ekta from the ceiling fan, she alleged. Investigating officer ASI Lakhbir Singh said a case had been registered and raids were conducted to nab the accused.
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