06102021-LT-01.qxd 10/6/2021 12:22 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE U-25 CRICKET: LUDHIANA BEAT FATEHGARH SAHIB BY 56 RUNS PAGE 2 Ludhiana beat Fatehgarh Sahib by 56 runs in second league match of group B in inter-district one day cricket meet. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MALAIKA ARORA HAPPY TO BE AT GOA BEAUTY PAGEANT PAGE 3 Bollywood actress Malaika Arora recently crowned the winner of Mrs India Queen 2021 in Goa. MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:05 PM YAMI SHARES HER SELF-LOVE JOURNEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE 4 She has posted a series of her unedited pictures on her Insta handle to share her journey of self-acceptance. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:23 AM WEDNESDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA 2 robbers arrested Arms, electronic equipment recovered Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 The Central police division of the Ludhiana police claim to have busted a gang of robbers and arrested two of its members. The police also recovered illegal weapons, cartridges, electronic equipment and vehicles from the gang members. The arrested robbers have been identified as Gurwinder Singh, alias Ginda, of Chuharpur road, Haibowal Kalan, and Jaswant Singh Jassa of Atwal Nagar. Joint Commissioner of Police, Headquarters, J Elanchezhian, ADCP-I Pragya Jain, ACP Cen, tral, Harsimrat Singh Chhetra, and SHO, Kotwali police station, Sub-Inspector Harjit Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter. Elanchezhian said on a tip-off that the robbers were roaming in the Kotwali area, a police party laid a naka and nabbed them. Later during their questioning, they admitted that they were already facing cases of robberies, thefts, rape, etc, registered against them in the past at various police stations in Ludhiana, added Elanchezhian. Interrogation of the arrested robbers led to the recovery of a .32-bore revolver, .12-bore gun, Maruti Alto car (Haryana number), four motorcycles, two laptops, four tablets, three LED FESTIVAL SEASON: COPS IN CIVVIES DEPLOYED ■ Sub-Inspector Harjit Singh said criminals become active during festival season and to keep tab over them, cops in civvies have been deployed at sensitive points in the Kotwali area. ■ He said the police are also holding meetings with shopkeepers and public to seek their support to nab such criminals. screens, mobile phone and gold ornaments weighing 15 gram. ADCP Pragya Jain said the gang was already facing 11 different crime cases and their police remand would be sought to check their involvement in past robberies and theft incidents. ACP Central, Harsimrat , Chhetra said, the arrested robbers had committed house thefts in the Haibowal area, including Bank Colony, Joshi Nagar, Chandar Nagar and Jain Colony in the recent past. The ACP added that they were also drug addicts and used to buy drugs by selling the stolen or snatched valuables. The ACP revealed that the gang is of six members, as apart from these two arrested, three gang members, namely Paramjit Grover, Jasmit Singh and Vicky, are already in jai,l while one member is a proclaimed offender. The arrested robbers in police net in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Protest against steel price hike Ludhiana, October 5 The steel-consuming industry in the city is worried over continuous steel price hike. Against the ‘monopoly’ of steel producers, the local industrialists have decided to hold a protest at Cycle Market here tomorrow. Narinder Bhamra, president, Fastener Manufacturer Association of India, told The Tribune that the prime steel producers increased prices based on international market as there is power crisis in China and acute pet coke shortage. “On top of it, the local steel manufacturers, too, have started selling steel at exorbitant prices. We have to shell out approximately Rs 3,000-3,500 more per metric tonne on steel. And working under such financial pressure is becoming really difficult,” said Bhamra. — TNS DCP SPS Dhindsa addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of criminals in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Gang selling illegal weapons Four booked for youth’s death due through FB busted, 3 held to drug overdose Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) wing and counter intelligence wing of the Ludhiana police in a joint operation claimed to have busted a gang running a racket of illegal weapons and arrested three of its members. The gang chose a novel way to connect to weapon buyers and have created several pages on Facebook to lure the criminal elements. The arrested gang members have been identified as Hinderpal (33) of Lallian Khurd, Jalandhar, Balwinder Singh (39) of MODUS OPERANDI ■ As per the police, the gang had created several Facebook pages where they used to post details of weapons, including the images, and reportedly received orders for illegal weapons. ■ The police suspected that even some youngsters who don’t have any criminal background but have a desire to keep weapon have also procured illegal weapons from the gang. Wadala, Jalandhar, and Arjun Kumar (22) of Chitti Colony, Haibowal. The police also recovered two country made .32-bore pistols along with four cartridges and three mobile phones from the gang members. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) SPS Dhindsa, ADCP Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, ACP Vaibhav Dug- gal, CIA in-charge Harminder Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter. The DCP said the gang had been into the notorious trade for a long time and they used to bring illegal weapons from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. After procuring weapons, they either used to sell weapons to their permanent clients or they used to post photos of weapons on Facebook pages. Bhatti said Harinder was already facing five cases, including of murder, drug smuggling and Arms Act. He had committed a murder in 2008 and was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the court. He was presently out on bail. The police would demand police remand of the arrested gang members so that the entire supply line of illegal weapon smuggling could be busted and suppliers from UP and MP could be nabbed. AAP protests killing of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 5 The Aam Admi Party (AAP) today alleged that BJP goons perpetrated violence against farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri, which is part of a deeper conspiracy to suppress the peasant movement. In protests held at several places in the city, AAP leaders condemned the ‘barbaric’ incident. The party’s Lok Sabha in-charge Amandeep Singh Mohi, district president (urban) Suresh Goyal, district president (rural) Harbhupinder Singh Dharor and Madan Lal Bagga led the protests to express solidarity with protesting farmers and to condemn the UP government, led by Yogi Adityanath, and NDA government at the Centre, AAP leaders and workers burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN led by Narendra Modi. Leaders of the AAP said such murderous attacks on protesting farmers or other repressive measures to curb dissent would not be tolerated. The party demanded immediate arrest of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra and his son, holding them responsible for the incident and immediate removal of Mishra from the Union Cabinet. Later, interacting with mediapersons, AAP leaders said the party stood rock solid behind the agitating farmers and would continue to support their struggle in future too. “Dictatorial attitude of the BJP is dangerous for the country and we strongly oppose such tactics in a democratic setup. Prime Minister Modi should pay attention to the genuine demands of the farmers and repeal the black laws immediately,” they demanded. They said a murder case be registered against the son of the BJP minister and he should be arrested immediately. Moreover, till the case was decided, Mishra should be removed from his post of Union Minister of State because he had the political clout to influence the investigating agencies, the AAP leaders added. Lovleen Bains Sahnewal, October 5 The fight against drugs and the drug dealers, who have till date ruined a number of lives in village Nandpur and its surrounding villages, became more pronounced today as the residents of Sahnewal along with kin of the affected staged a dharna at the Sahnewal chowk seeking immediate arrest of the drug dealers and traders. Springing into action, the Sahnewal police lodged an FIR against four persons and are in search of 10 others who are said to be the main suppliers of drugs. Kin of the deceased Karamjit Singh of Nandpur village, who died due to drug overdose yesterday, along with the resident of Prem Colony today refused to cremate the body till the ones who have been selling drugs in the colony for the past number of years are brought to book. Demanding immediate action against the drug dealers and traders, they shared that the situation has worsened to the extent that even small children in Prem Colony can be seen carrying injections in their hands. They want the properties of drug dealers to be sealed. “The drugs have literally destroyed the youth of our villages. It is the third death of the youth hooked to drugs at Nandpur village in the past few days. Not only this, here is a huge number of youth who have been addicted to drugs and are not able to find an outlet now. We wish that stringent measures be taken and all those who have been involved in one way or the other with ‘DRUGS HAVE DESTROYED YOUTH OF OUR VILLAGES’ have ❝The drugsyouth of our destroyed the villages. It is the third death of the youth hooked to drugs at Nandpur village in the past few days. Not only this, here is a huge number of youth who have been addicted to drugs and are not able to find an outlet now. Villagers the drug trade be booked,” expressed the villagers. The ACP South, Deep , Kamal, along with SHO, Sahnewal, Balwinder Singh Singh, who reached the spot, assured the protesters that the police have already registered an FIR against the alleged accused. “However, the next step is to trace the remaining ones and bring them to book so that no one shall dare to indulge in such a deadly trade hereafter,” assured the ACP . A case under Sections 304 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against Bittu, Vicky, Sham Sunder and Manjit Singh. While the police claim to have arrested Bhajna and Balwinder for interrogation, hunt for 10 others, who are said to be involved in the sale and supply of drugs, namely Bhajan Ram, Hans Raj, Jeetu, Kuldeep, Sohan Lal, Chindi, Jangeera, Bunty, Balwinder and Mohni Ram, is on. “No single person involved in the illegal trade shall be allowed to move scot free. They shall be behind the bars very soon,” assured the ACP . One dead, three test positive for Covid in district Owner, 3 family members injured in fire at dhaba COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 Three persons tested positive for Covid, while one person lost his life to the disease in the district today. One Covid patient is undergoing treatment at present and 11 patients were sent for home isolation. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached at 97.58 per cent. There are 14 active SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 25,43,088 87,548 14 2 2,103 << A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO patients in the district at present. Today four patients — three from Ludhiana and one from other state/district — have tested positive in the last 24 hours. Till date, a total of 25,43,088 samples have c m y b been taken, of which 24,43,857 samples were found negative. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,548, while 11,683 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of patients who lost their lives is 2,103 from Ludhiana and 1,052 from other districts. Samples of 5,966 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 Four members of a family suffered burn injuries in a fire erupting from an LPG cylinder at their dhaba in Madhopuri on Tuesday morning. Two minor girls and their mother suffered burns on their back, chest and face and rushed to a nearby hospital where their condition is stated to be stable, while the owner of the dhaba and father of the girls suffered only minor burns. The incident occurred at around 12.30 pm today. As per information, this afternoon when the family was preparing lunch, suddenly fire erupted from an LPG cylinder due to leakage. The fire engulfed the entire dhaba, reducing the furniture and other items into ashes. A fire tender reached the spot and doused the flame within half an hour.
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