10102021-LT-01.qxd 10-10-2021 00:16 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE UNSCHEDULED POWER CUTS IN DIST ADD TO RESIDENTS’ WOES Residents say no prior information regarding power cuts is provided to them by the authorities concerned. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Unhygienic meat: Civic body issues 19 challans Ludhiana, October 9 The MC on Saturday issued 19 challans against sale of illegally slaughtered and unhygienic meat. MC teams also seized nearly three quintal of meat from shops in the city. On the instructions of MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, the civic body has started a special drive to check the sale of unhygienic meat, said Harbans Dhalla, MC’s senior veterinary officer. A team conducted inspections in Zone C and D while another visited Zone A and B. Dr Dhalla said 15 challans were issued in Zone C & D and four in Zone A & B. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu has urged meat shop owners to avail facilities at the MC’s Modern Slaughter House which had been upgraded with modern facilities. The drive would be continued and action would be taken against violators. — TNS PAGE 2 Ludhiana, October 9 The city police have busted a gang of snatchers and arrested three of its members. The police also recovered a motorcycle, 10 mobile phones and two sharp weapons from the accused. The accused have been identified as Ishant Srivastav (20) of Dada Motors street, Tibba; Sunny Singh, alias MY SUCCESS MANTRA IS TO BE TRUE TO ONESELF: VAISHNAVI Hosts beat Ropar in fourth and last group B league encounter of U-25 one day cricket tournament. MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:00 PM PAGE 3 Actress Vaishnavi Macdonald, who is a part of Zee TV’s show Meet, talks about her role. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:26 AM Police foil dacoity, 5 nabbed SUNDAY | 10 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA 3 held with 128 fake gold coins Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 9 The city police have busted a gang of robbers who were planning to commit a major dacoity in the city and arrested five of its members. The accused have been identified as Rajinder Kumar of Ram Nagar, Vikas, alias Kekra, of Prem Nagar, Ranbir Singh, alias Bunty, of Jaspal Bangar, Shiv Kumar, alias Shiva, of the Dhillon chowk area and Ashish Kumar, a resident of Mahadev Nagar. ADCP Jaskiranjit Singh Teja while addressing a press conference said a tipoff was received that the gang was planning to commit a major dacoity in some bank and the accused were sitting at some isolated place near Kanganwal. Accordingly, the police conducted a raid and nabbed the accused. The police also recov- Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO WEAPONS, CELL PHONES, 2 BIKES RECOVERED The police recovered several sharp weapons, four mobile phones and two motorcycles from the five gang members. The recovered motorcycles were stolen by them from city areas in the past. ered several sharp weapons, four mobile phones and two motorcycles from the gang members. The recovered motorcycles were stolen by the accused from city areas in the past. During questioning, the accused confessed that they had formed a gang of robbers and had committed many Three of snatchers’ gang arrested Tribune News Service PAGE 2 LUDHIANA SCRIPT 8-WICKET FACILE WIN OVER ROPAR Bhatha (23), of Meharban and Mani Kumar of Shimlapuri. ADCP Rupinder Kaur Sra and ACP Davinder Chaudhary, conducted a press meet regarding the matter. The ADCP said a tip-off was received that the accused were running a gang of snatchers and they were roaming near the Subash Nagar chowk to sell snatched mobile phones. Later, the police party laid a naka at a strategic point where the accused were arrested. She said the accused also had a notorious past as they were booked by the Basti Jodhewal and Jamalpur police in snatching cases registered in the past. Revealing about the modus operandi of the gang, the ADCP said the gang used to target women and migrant labourers during night or wee hours. After looting phones, the gang used to sell the same at some mobile shops or to their fixed clients. She said the police would identify all persons to whom the gang had sold the snatched phones and the same would be recovered to hand over to their real owners. The police remand of the accused would be sought to inquire about their role in the past incidents of snatching. loot incidents in city areas, including Shimlapuri, Daba, Dehlon and Sahnewal in the past, the ADCP said. All accused had a notorious past as cases of loot were already registered against them at city police stations and now after coming out on bail, they again started committing crime. ‘IDENTIFY HIGH-RISK AREAS’ keeping a close watch to check the spread of dengue. Ludhiana, October 9 To check the spread of vectorborne diseases, including dengue, Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today issued strict instructions to Municipal Corporation (MC) officials to intensify fogging in all wards of the city. He also directed Health Department officials to carry out a special checking against dengue larvae. A special meeting in this regard was chaired by the Cabinet Minister at the Mayor Camp office here today. The meeting was also attended by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, councillors and officials of the MC and Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu directed MC officials to identify high-risk areas and give special attention to them. No fogging in many areas, complain residents the Health Department. Ashu also directed the MC and Health Department officials for carrying out a survey to check dengue larvae in residential and commercial parts of the city. He also directed them to form special teams in this regard and generate awareness among people in the city to prevent the spread of dengue. Ashu directed the officials to intensify fogging in all wards of the city, focussing on streets and vacant plots to kill mosquitoes and destroy the larvae breeding in stagnant water. He said vulnerable places where the larvae of mosquitoes could breed easily must be identified and action must be taken immediately. Besides the checking drive, residents must be made aware of breeding grounds of mosquitoes such as air coolers, tea cups, old utensils among others. Ashu also assured residents that he was personally Residents in different areas complained that fogging was not being conducted in their respective streets. Sher Singh, president of the Environmental and Welfare Association of New Janta Nagar and Shimlapuri, said: “I live in street number 7 of New Janta Nagar. Fogging has not been done in our street. It is the responsibility of the MC and other departments concerned to take requisite steps for the prevention of dengue.” Sukhwinder Singh of Dhandari Khurd in Ward 28 said: “The MC did nothing to resolve the c m y b The accused in police custody on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO They have been identified as Majahid Khan and Ins Khan, residents of Karoli in Rajasthan, and Rakesh Kumar of Kishangarh in Rajasthan. They used to enter houses and ask residents to purchase gold coins from them in return for their hardearned money. They were coming from the Khanna side and going towards Doraha to sell the fake coins. Doraha SHO Nachattar Singh said a case under Sections 419, 420, 467 and 468 of the IPC had been registered against the accused, who were presented before the court today. They have been sent to a one-day police remand. “In the past few days, the police have achieved major success in its campaign against drug trafficking and misdemeanours. Huge quantities of intoxicating drugs, including heroin, ganja and other habit- forming drugs were also seized,” he added. Two fresh cases in district Convict among two held with rate 820-gm heroin Recovery Serviceof Covid-19 patients reaches 97.58% Tribune News Ludhiana, October 9 The Special Task Force (STF) wing of Ludhiana nabbed two persons and recovered 820 gram of heroin and Rs 22,500 drug money from their possession. One of the smugglers is a convict in a drug case. The accused have been identified as Harjit Singh Happy (30) of Phullawan and continued on page 2 Intensify fogging in city, minister tells MC staff Tribune News Service Doraha, October 9 In a special campaign initiated by the Khanna police against drug trafficking and misdemeanours, the Doraha police succeeded in busting a gang of miscreants engaged in the business of duping innocent people by selling fake gold coins to them and arresting all three members of the gang. Under the guidelines of Khanna SSP Gursharandeep Singh Grewal, SP (I), Khanna, Manpreet Singh, and Payal DSP Devinder Kumar, Doraha SHO Nachattar Singh and SI Hardam Singh laid a naka near Rajwant Hospital, Doraha, when on a tip-off, they stopped a white Mahindra scorpio vehicle (bearing registration no. RJ 02 UA 8734) and caught hold of three persons from Rajasthan and seized 128 fake gold coins from them. problem of overflowing sewage in village streets while no fogging was conducted here for the prevention of dengue this season.” Notably, Dhandari Khurd is a sensitive area. Councillor from ward number 2 Gurmail Singh Jajji said the big fogging machine was sent to the ward a few times this season. A number of areas are yet to be covered with the big fogging machine by the MC. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said fogging was being done in all areas of the city. All councillors had been given small fogging machines. “If residents have any complaints, they should ask their ward councillor to get fogging conducted,” he said. COVID-19 FIGURES Ludhiana, October 9 Two persons tested positive for Covid while no death was reported in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent. Fifteen persons were sent for home isolation while there are 17 active cases. At present, no patient is undergoing treatment for Covid at any hospital in the district. A total of four patients (two new patients from Ludhiana district and two from other states/districts) have tested positive in the past 24 hours. Till date, a total of 25,69,607 SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS samples have been taken, of which 24,70,366 samples were found negative. The total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 87,556 while 11,685 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of persons who lost their lives include 2,103 persons from Ludhiana and 1,052 25,69,607 87,556 17 1 2,103 from other districts. Whenever the district administration or the Health Department, Ludhiana, finds out about any positive or suspected Covid patients, their samples are sent for testing. As many as 7,272 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
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