01102021-LT-01.qxd 10/1/2021 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE TWO NABBED WITH STOLEN BIKE, 2 HELD FOR STEALING CCTV CAMERA The police arrested two persons with a stolen motorcycle while another two were held for stealing a CCTV camera. FORECAST CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF WOMAN GETS 10-YEAR JAIL IN NARCOTICS CASE Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Lakhwinder Kaur Duggal has convicted Baljinder Kaur, alias Babbu, resident of Machhiwara, in a narcotics case. She was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. A fine of Rs 1 lakh was also imposed upon the convict. Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution has successfully proved the guilt of the accused beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt. The court also declined the plea of leniency raised by the convict. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against Baljinder Kaur at the Machhiwara police station on July 8, 2015. According to prosecution, a police party, headed by ASI Harpal Singh, was going from Charan Kamal Chowk, Machhiwara, towards Nurpur. They saw Baljinder Kaur having a bag in her hand. On seeing the police party, the woman got perplexed and tried to flee. Following suspicion, the police party stopped her. On checking, intoxicating tablets were recovered from her. However, during trial, the accused pleaded innocence. But after appreciating the evidence on record the court found her guilty and sentenced her accordingly. OC HP SMUGGLER GETS 10-YEAR IMPRISONMENT Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Ravdeep Singh Hundal has convicted Bir Singh, resident of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, in a case of smuggling drugs. As many as 6,000 intoxicating capsules were recovered from his possession. He was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. A fine of Rs 1 lakh was also imposed upon the convict. A case against him was registered at the Sadar police station, Khanna on February 5, 2019, under the NDPS Act. According to prosecution, a police party, headed by SubInspector Bakhshish Singh Ahuja, had laid a naka on the GT road. Bir Singh alighted from the rear door of a bus. He had a bag in his hand. The police party checked the bag and recovered 6,000 intoxicating capsules from it. OC DRUG SMUGGLER ARRESTED WITH 415-GM HEROIN Ludhiana: A team of the Special Task Force (STF), led by Inspector Harbans Singh, today arrested a drug smuggler, Harpreet Singh (30), resident of Kaimwala village in Jalandhar and presently residing at Divya Colony in Bhammian Kalan, under Jamalpur police station here. At the time of the arrest, 415 gm of heroin was recovered from his possession. A case has been registered under Section 21 of the NDPS Act against him. The police said on a tip-off the smuggler was nabbed with the contraband when he was going to deliver drugs on his Hero Honda motorcycle (PB-10BP-5850) in the Mundian Kalan area. During initial interrogation, Harpreet Singh disclosed that he was unemployed and had been carrying out drug trade for the last eight years, earlier in Jalandhar and now in the icity. He was already booked in four cases under the NDPS Act and had also undergone imprisonment in one of the cases. OC PAGE 2 URMILA, ADITYA RELIVE RANGEELA MEMORIES AFTER 26 YEARS PAGE 3 For lesser known, Aditya Narayan made his acting debut with 1995 hit movie Rangeela, which also starred Urmila. MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:11 PM PAGE 4 SONAKSHI DECODES HER LATEST MUSIC VIDEO MIL MAHIYA She can be seen dancing in a different avatar dressed in a hip-hop bomber jacket and a glamorous look in video. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:20 AM FRIDAY | 1 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Wife, 2 paramours held No new case, death in dist for migrant’s murder Tribune News Service Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, September 30 Extramarital relations of a migrant woman with two of her neighbours allegedly led to murder of her husband some 10 days ago, which was initially considered as a natural death. However, after intensive investigation, the police cracked the case and the woman and her two paramours have been arrested and charged under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC for killing Ram Lagan (32), resident of Lamti Okraha, under Manakpur police station, Gonda district, Uttar Pradesh. Giving details, Joint Commissioner of Police (Rural) Dr Sachin Gupta said the accused were identified as Manisha, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh and presently residing in Dholewal, her paramours Ramesh, also a migrant from Uttar Pradesh and presently residing in Kot Mangal Singh, Shimlapuri, and Barfat Ansari, a migrant from Bihar and presently residing in Shimlapuri. Preliminary interrogation of Manisha and other persons had revealed that the woman, mother of three children (two sons and a Joint Commissioner of Police (Rural) Dr Sachin Gupta addresses the media after the arrest of the murder accused in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN daughter), had developed illicit relations with Ramesh and Ansari, who were living in the neighbourhood, and about seven months ago, she had left her house along with her children to live with one of the two paramours. “Though Manisha had come back home but she was not happy with her husband, who suspected her fidelity and used to admonish her. All three accused persons hatched a conspiracy and on September 20 at around 8.30 pm Ramesh and Ansari consumed liquor with Ram Lagan and thereafter took him to a canal, where Ram Lagan was hacked to death with a knife. Ramesh and Ansari threw the body in the adjoining bushes and his bicycle into the canal,” said police officials. On September 22, Sandeep, also a migrant from Uttar Pradesh and presently residing on Gill Road here and cousin of deceased Ram Lagan, intimated the police that they had discovered Ram Lagan’s body in a mutilated condition from near the canal. At that time, the police initiated proceedings under Section 174 (natural death) of the IPC and after postmortem the body was handed over to the family. However, on another complaint received from Bechan Ram, brother of Ram Lagan, who suspected foul play in the death of his brother, the police launched investigation and ultimately nabbed the trio. Ludhiana, September 30 No person from the district or outside the district tested positive for Covid and also no death due to the disease was reported today. There are 13 active patients in the district at present. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent. Thirteen patients were sent for home isolation today and one person is admitted to hospital for Covid treatment. Till date, a total of 25,10,113 samples have been taken, of which 24,10,896 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,539, while 11,678 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives to Covid is 2,102 from Ludhiana and 1,051 from other districts. Samples of 7,277 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the residents to adhere to all safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently of the Punjab Government to not only save themselves but also keep everyone around safe. A woman gives a sample for Covid test in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 25,10,113 87,539 13 4 2,102 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 ■ 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 Now, get pension pay orderonretirementday Covid warriors felicitated at CMCH EPFO launches ‘Prayaas’ initiative Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 The Ludhiana Regional Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday launched nationwide drive “Prayaas” to release pension pay order (PPO) to the employees on the day of their superannuation here. The drive was launched by Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I Dheeraj Gupta at a special function held here. “The EPFO has taken several policy and digital initiatives to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to its subscribers. One such initiative is to release pension on the day of superannuation to the members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995,” he said. Seeking the cooperation of the members of the EPS and employers, without whom, he said the initiative cannot succeed, Gupta said the employees and employers are being contacted to make them aware of the documents they have to provide and the process involved in the settlement of pension claims on regular basis. “Several members of the EPS, 1995, have already been get benefitted from this initiative,” he said. On the occasion, the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I handed over PPOs to five employees of different establishments, who attained superannuation at the age of 58 on Thursday. Keshar Singh and Jagjit Singh from Christian Medical College, Gurpal Singh from Ralson India Limited, Preeta Sharma from Iqbal Nursing Home and Rita Ekka from Sacred Heart Convent School were the beneficiaries of the EPFO’s “Prayaas” initiative. Gupta appealed to all the establishments, especially those covered under the EPF and MP Act, 1952, in Ludhiana region to file ECR before 15th of the month in which employee is retiring and also submit Form-10D along with required documents so that their office is able to complete the formalities in time and hand over PPO to the employees on the day of their retirement. Regional Provident Fund Commissioner-I Dheeraj Gupta hands over pension pay order to an employee in Ludhiana on Thursday. Garbage collectors and safai karamcharis stage a protest on Tajpur Road in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Stopped from unloading waste, safai karamcharis hold protest Tribune News Service ‘PROVIDE SITE FOR DUMPING GARBAGE’ Ludhiana, September 30 Garbage collectors and safai karamcharis staged a protest on Tajpur Road after they were stopped from unloading waste at a garbage dump on Chandigarh Road here. The protesters said they collect waste from various areas in the Ludhiana (East) constituency but the civic body has not provided any designated site for garbage dumping. Meanwhile, residents are suffering too due to the non-lifting of waste from their houses. The protesters asked the MC to designate a site where they can unload the garbage collected from houses. Daljeet Singh Bhola ❝We collect garbage from the houses of various colonies on Tajpur Road and nearby areas. We earlier c m y b used to unload the collected waste at a garbage dump located near Jacha Bacha Hospital, Chandigarh Road. On the instructions of a political leader, we have been stopped from unloading waste at the dump. But, we have not been provided with any other site. Anil, A PROTESTER (Grewal), AAP leader, also joined the protest demanding that the MC authorities should resolve the problems being faced by the workers and residents. A protester, Anil said, “We collect garbage from the houses of various colonies on Tajpur Road and nearby areas. We earlier used to unload the col- lected waste at a garbage dump located near Jacha Bacha Hospital, Chandigarh Road. On the instructions of a political leader, we have been stopped from unloading waste at the dump. But, we have not been provided with any other site. If we go to any other area for unloading waste from our carts, the people of that area oppose us. We have been forced to suffer for the past 15 days and staged a protest today. We just want to know from the MC that where should we unload waste from our carts?” Another protester said, “Amid lockdowns during the Covid pandemic, we performed our duty. We had even lifted used masks and other harmful waste by ignoring our and our families’ safety. Now, the authorities concerned are ignoring our voice. The MC authorities should take immediate steps to resolve the matter.” Health Officer, MC, Dr Vipul Malhotra said a meeting would be conducted with the workers on Friday for finding out a solution. Ludhiana, September 30 Covid warriors of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), who worked tirelessly and diligently during the phase one and two of the pandemic, were felicitated today. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Chairperson, Punjab Youth Development Board, visited the CMCH today and felicitated the Covid warriors. Dr William Bhatti, Director of CMCH, Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, CMCH, Dr Anil Luther, Medical Superintendent, Gladis S Kumar, Nursing Superintendent, dignitaries, guests, staff and students attended the function. A certificate of appreciation was given to Covid warriors from various departments of the CMCH. MC collects ~6-cr property tax in a day Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 As it was last date for depositing property tax for 2021-22 with a rebate of 10 per cent, around 5,700 persons paid their tax to the MC on Thursday. Rush was witnessed at the civic body’s Suvidha Centres today. However, a number of persons also paid the tax online. Superintendent, MC, Vivek Verma said the civic body collected Rs 6 crore as property tax today. It is learnt that the tax of over 1.10 lakh properties is yet to be recovered by the civic body.
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