08102021-LT-01.qxd 10/8/2021 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE TRUCK GETS STUCK AS ROAD CAVES IN NEAR KAILASH CHOWK A portion of a road caved in near Kailash Chowk on Thursday when a truck was passing over the stretch. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN GETS LIFE TERM FOR KILLING MOTHER-IN-LAW Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Garg has convicted Jasbir Singh, alias Sira, resident of Rattowal village, Sudhar, Ludhiana district, on the charges of killing his mother-in-law Manjit Kaur and for causing gunshot injuries to his wife Harjot Kaur with an intention to kill. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 5,500. Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution has successfully proved the charges levelled against the accused beyond any doubt. The court also declined the plea of leniency raised by the accused. A case against Jasbir Singh was registered at the Sudhar police station on October 18, 2016, following a complaint of Gurbachan Singh, son the deceased. The complainant had stated to the police that his sister Harjot Kaur was married to the accused. He used to quarrel with her on small matters and used to harass her. Two days back, his sister told him on telephon that her husband had beaten her, upon which he went to Rattowal village and brought her sister Harjot Kaur and her son Harshpreet Singh (five years) to Nangal Khurd village. On the fateful day at about 6 pm he was watching TV while sitting in his room and his mother and sister were sitting outside in the courtyard. He heard sound of firing and he immediately went outside. He saw that Harjot Kaur and Manjit Kaur were lying down on the ground and accused s standing there having .12-bore gun in his hand, he said. On seeing him, he fled away along with the weapon by jumping the wall. The injured were taken to a hospital, where his mother was declared dead. The police registered the case and arrested the accused. TNS PAGE 2 MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:03 PM Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service The accused in police net in Ludhiana on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN PROBE TO IDENTIFY ‘BENEFICIARY’ CRIMINALS hundreds of ❝The gang had obtained bail forfake Aadhaar cards criminals by submitting and property documents in the past few months in courts. Now further probe has been launched by the police to identify the criminals who had obtained bails on the basis of fake documents. SPS Dhindsa, DCP, DETECTIVE thieves and other criminals get bail from courts. The gang had prepared fake Aadhaar cards also and also obtained property documents of other persons which are mandatory for submitting surety bonds in courts. Two fresh Covid cases in district COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 7 Today two persons tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district. Today there were 14 active patients in the district and 12 patients were sent for home isolation. No patient is admitted in any hospital for the treatment of Covid. The recovery rate in the district now is 97.58 per cent. Till date, a total of 25,56,551 samples have been taken, of which 24,57,316 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,552, while SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 25,56,551 87,552 14 -2,103 << A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA 11,683 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of patients who lost their lives to Covid is 2,103 from Ludhiana and 1,052 from other districts. Samples of 7,026 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 keep everyone around safe. LIT officials summoned to Chandigarh for personal hearing on October 14 Kuldip Bhatia The green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar where the LIT has proposed to carve out residential plots, in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO tion with the National Green Tribunal against the move of the Trust, has also been asked to join the proceedings of the public hearing. Prior to moving the NGT against the proposal of interfering with the existing green belt, the CoE had also served a legal notice on the LIT authorities saying the act was against the directions of the Supreme Court and NGT as conversion of designated green belts into residential plots is like encroachment opon the land left for its prime motive. In its ruling on the LIT move for conversion of a green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar (behind 651-E to 684-E) into 33 residential plots and also construction of a metalled road, the NGT had directed the Principal Secretary, Department of Local Government, Punjab, to examine the issue on merits and take a decision expeditiously within two months. In its petition before the NGT, the CoE had contended: “Proliferation of illegal colonies, coupled with unplanned commercial and industrial pockets, have been persistently eating into green belts and parks in the city. Moreover, due to illegal commercial activities in the said colony, there is already an increase in air pollution, which is bound to increase manifolds with conversion of designated green belt into residential plots.” c m y b The DCP said the gang had obtained bail for hundreds of criminals by submitting fake Aadhaar cards and property documents in the past few months in courts. Now further probe has been launched by the police to identify the criminals who had obtained bails on the basis of fake documents. The gang was reportedly charging huge sums from the criminals to secure their bail and after identifying them the police will also initiate proceedings for the cancellation of bails, he said. PAGE 4 Ahead of SRK’s son Aryan Khan’s court hearing in cruise drug case, Hrithik shared a heartfelt note for the star kid. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:25 AM Gang bailing criminals with fake surety bonds busted, 9 held Ludhiana, October 7 The city police claimed to have busted a gang obtaining bail for criminals by submitting fake surety bonds in courts by arresting nine of its members. The arrested gang members have been identified as Rajinder Kumar Sood of Bhola Colony, Mandeep, alias, Manga, of Gobindsar, Bhupinder, alias Gandhi, of Satguru Nagar, Babbar Nack, alias Noor, of Model Town Extension, Ravinder, alias Ravi, of Majri village, Bhupinder, alias Rinku, of Shimlapuri, Gurpreet, alias Lambu, of Dhandra road, Manpreet, alias Manni, of Manakwal, and Vijay Kumar of Jawahar Nagar Camp. The police also recovered 32 fake Aadhaar cards, 32 property documents and one voter card from the gang members. The DCP, Detective, SPS Dhindsa, and ADCP, Crime Rupinder Kaur Bhatti addressed a press conference regarding the matter. Dhindsa said secret information was received that the gang is helping snatchers, HRITHIK ROSHAN PENS DOWN A HEARTFELT NOTE FOR ARYAN Nora Fatehi dished out two well-known Moroccan dishes — Chicken Tagine & Lamb Harira — as part of a food show. CONVERSION OF GREEN BELT INTO RESIDENTIAL PLOTS IN BRS NAGAR Ludhiana, October 7 The issue of converting part of a green belt in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar into residential plots in June by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) amidst much outcry of the residents has taken a new turn with the Trust officials being summoned by the Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, to Chandigarh on October 14 for a personal hearing. Through an office letter (dated October 5, 2021), the Senior Town Planner, Local Government Department, Punjab, has conveyed the directions of the Principal Secretary to LIT officials with further instructions to bring along detailed report and supporting documents. The Council of Engineers (CoE), which had filed a peti- PAGE 3 WHEN ACTRESS NORA FATEHI COOKED MOROCCAN FOOD FRIDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Wife, in-laws booked for man’s suicide Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 7 A man, who had tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire a few days ago, breathed his last at the PGI, Chandigarh. The man had taken the extreme step due to the alleged harassment by his wife. A case has been registered against his wife Preeti Rani, her father Ramdev, her mother Soma Devi and one Vikram Kumar. Parveen Kumar, father of the deceased and resident of Tibba road, Ludhiana, told the police that his son got married to Preeti a few years back. Preeti and her parents had been mentally torturing his son due to which his son developed depression. Recently when his son’s wife left home to live with her parents, his son felt humiliated and expressed to end his life. He said on September 30, his son set himself on fire at their residence and suffered serious burn injuries. He was rushed to the PGI, Chandigath, for treatment. “Since my son’s condition was critical, he could not survive. Yesterday he succumbed at his burns at the PGI,” alleged the deceased’s father. Investigation officer ASI Sukhdev Singh of the Tibba police station said after receiving a complaint on Wednesday, a case of abetment to suicide was registered against the deceased’s wife, and in-laws. Woman smuggler arrested with 270-gm ganja Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 7 The Moti Nagar police claimed to have arrested a woman smuggler and recovered 270 gram of ganja from her possession. The smuggler has been identified as Parvati, alias Roshni, residents of Ghora Colony. Investigation officer SubInspector Shiv Kirpal said acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted and the woman was arrested and narcotics recovered from her. The police said woman had been into the notorious trade for a long time and she had been receiving narcotics from some big drug suppliers of the region. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the woman. Smuggler nabbed with banned tablets Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 7 The Sadar police, Jagraon, claimed to have nabbed a smuggler and recovered banned tablets from him. The smuggler has been identified as Pritpal Singh, alias Preeta, resident of Rasulpur village, near Hathur, Jagraon. Investigation officer Sub-Inspector Jugraj Singh said yesterday a tipoff was received that Pritpal Singh was was on his way to deliver a consignment of banned tablets to his clients. Jugraj Singh said accordingly the police par- ty laid a naka on the Rasulpur road, where Pritpal Singh, who was riding a motorcycle, was stopped and during his frisking, 500 intoxicating tablets and Rs 6,500 drug money was recovered from him. The police said a case under the NDPS Act was registered against Pritpal Singh.
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