13102021-LT-01.qxd 10/12/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 100-FT RAVANA EFFIGY TO GO UP IN FLAMES AT DARESI GROUND PAGE 2 HEMA MALINI, RAMESH SIPPY TO RELIVE SHOLAY SHOOT A 100-ft effigy of Ravana will be burnt at the Daresi ground in the city to mark the Dasehra celebrations. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN GETS 10-YR JAIL IN NARCOTICS CASE Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Kulbhushan Kumar has convicted Jashandeep Singh, alias Jassi, resident of Qilla Hans, Malaud, Ludhiana district, in a narcotics case. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. A fine of Rs 1 lakh was also imposed on him. According to prosecution, on February 1, 2015, ASI Amrik Singh along with a police party was checking suspicious persons at the T-point, Ghaloti village. They saw Jashandeep coming on a motorcycle with Manpreet Singh. The police signaled them to stop. On seeing the police party, they became nervous and tried to turn back, but both were apprehended. A polythene bag was lying in between them on the motorcycle. Upon search, 1,000 tablets of lomotil were recovered from it. The accused failed to produce any permit regarding the tablets. A case against them was registered at the Payal police station on Feburary 1, 2015. However, during trial, the accused pleaded innocence. But after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty. During the pendency of the case, accused Manpreet Singh, alias Rupa, had reportedly died and the proceedings against him stand abated. OC PAGE 3 The duo will be coming on the sets of KBC 13 to celebrate 46 years of the iconic and record-breaking film Sholay. MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 05:57 PM NATURE CAN BE TERRIFYING AND INSPIRING AT SAME TIME PAGE 4 The two heroes — Ajay Devgn and Bear Grylls — emerge out of the Into The Wild experience as best buddies SUNRISE THURSDAY O6:28 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA 3 engineers held for posing Man shoots brother over property dispute, held as IT sleuths to loot house Tribune News Service Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, October 12 A man shot his brother at a point blank range after snatching the licensed revolver of the latter at Basant Avenue last night. The deceased has been identified as Gagandeep Singh (35), alias Guddu, resident of Basant Avenue. The assailant has been identified as Palvinder Singh (38) of Sant Fateh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 12 Three persons posing as officials of the Income Tax Department yesterday barged into the house of hosiery owner at Shivaji Nagar and attempted to commit loot. The alert family and area people managed to nab two, while one was arrested today by the police. A case under Sections 379B (snatching), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent) and 451 (house trespass) of the IPC has been registered against the three accused last night. The accused had snatched a bag containing Rs 5,000. The accused have been identified as Shamsher Singh Sona and Gurpreet Singh of Banga Wali, Sangrur, and Prince Goyal of Sangrur. The accused had barged into the house of hosiery owner Inderpal Singh, where his wife, mother and daughter were pres- Singh Nagar. A case of murder has been registered against Palvinder Singh. Both brothers are the owners of Lucky Bakery near Damoria bridge. As per the SHO, Sadar police station, Jagdev Singh, both brothers had a dispute regarding some property located at the Kailash chowk. Yesterday Palvinder went to the house of Gagandeep to sort out the property dispute. “While having arguments over the property issue, both brothers indulged in scuffle following which Palvinder snatched the licensed .32bore revolver of Gagandeep and fired at him. The bullet pierced through the head of the victim. He was rushed to the DMC Hospital where he succumbed,” added SHO Jagdev Singh. The SHO said Palvinder was arrested today and weapon was also seized. Smuggler runs drug network from jail, three aides arrested Tribune News Service The three engineers who tried to loot a hosiery owner’s house in police net in Ludhiana on Tuesday. ent. The accused showed a fake IT notice to the woman and entered the house. When family members suspected some foul play they raised an alarm. The accused then left the house and started running. Family members and area people managed to nab two accused. They were hand- ed over to the police yesterday and one accused was today nabbed by the police. The SHO, Police Division No 3, Madhu Bala, said all the accused were mechanical engineer in some private firm in Sangrur and due to financial issues, the trio decided to commit loot by posing Mayor checks MC office, finds employees absent Ludhiana, October 12 The number of cases of dengue in the district has reached 345 today. At present there are 34 dengue patients admitted to hospitals, while 311 have been discharged so far. Out of the total cases, 269 belong to urban areas and the remaining are from the periphery areas of the district. According to experts, people should not get panicky as 90 per cent cases do not require hospitalisation and also suggest some plants that help in keeping mosquitoes away. Prof Mary John from Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) said when platelets of any patient drop below 50,000, coupled with high fever, bleeding, vomiting, dizziness, black stool, severe headache, pain behind the eyes and muscles, one should get immediately admitted to hospital. He said these are the basic warning signs and one must not ignore these symptoms. “Unnecessary panic among people leads to overcrowding in hospitals. The patients must not indulge in selfmedication or those having mild fever can take a simple crocin tablet along with ample quantity of fluids and water for a few days at home. In addition to this, strips of wet cloth can also be put on the forehead of a person having fever,” said Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Vivek Kataria. Specialist doctors said platelet transfusion should be given only when platelet count is below 10,000 and there is active bleeding or other complications. They stated that dengue is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which usually targets in the daytime. Ludhiana, and he runs a drug network from the jail. “Gurmeet had connection with big drug suppliers. On his directions from the jail, Ajay Kumar goes to buy heroin, which he hands over to other accused for further supply in the market. The SHO said the police would bring Gurmeet on production warrant from jail to bust the entire drug network. Dengue case count reaches 345 in district Kuldip Bhatia themselves as IT officials. “The accused had got inspiration to commit such a crime by watching Bollywood movies in which fake IT or CBI officials loot people. This was their first attempt but they remained unsuccessful. They have no criminal background,” added SHO Madhu. Ludhiana, October 12 The Dugri police have arrested three persons who were running a drug network on the directions of a jailed smuggler. A case under Sections 21 and 29 of the NDPS Act and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered today. The arrested persons have been identified as Gurdeep Singh of Dugri, Amandeep Singh of Himayupura village and Sahil Dhawan of the Dhandra road. There two accomplices Ajay Kumar and Gurmeet Singh are yet to be arrested. The police recovered 30 gram of heroin, .32-bore pistol and three cartridges from the accused. Surinder Chopra, SHO, Dugri police station, in a statement said Gurmeet Singh of Dugri is presently lodged in Central Jail, Ludhiana, October 12 Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu today conducted a surprise checking at the Zone C office of the Municipal Corporation on Gill Road here with regard to reporting for duty on time. Sandhu sat at the main entry gate at 9 am to identify latecomers. During the inspection of the office, he found several employees absent from duty. The supervisory officials were directed to issue show-cause notices to all those absent from duty without valid reasons, except those who were on sanctioned leave. He also issued a general note of caution to all members of the staff, including officials, to be punctual on duty and do their work diligently. The Mayor reminded the Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu checks attendance of employees at the Zone-C office of the MC in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO MC employees of explicit directions from the Chief Minister to all government employees to reach their respective offices on time so that public should not have to face any problem with their day-to-day work in the offices. He instructed the MC Commissioner to issue directions to all employees and officials to remain present at their respective seats or offices on time, while also making clear to all of them that in future strict disciplinary action would be taken against those absent without leave and latecomers. One fresh case of Covid COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 12 One person tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent. Today 17 patients were asked to undergo home isolation, while there are 18 active cases in the district. No patient is undergoing treatment for Covid in any hospital in the district at present. A total of two patients — one from Ludhiana and one from other state/district — have tested positive in the last 24 hours. A total of 25,88,497 samples SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 25,88,497 87,561 18 2 2,103 << A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA for Covid test have been taken, of which 24,89,250 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,561, while 11,686 patients belong to other districts/states. The total number of patients who lost their lives to the disease is 2,103 from Ludhiana and 1,052 from other districts. Samples of 6,477 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. Manav Mander Tribune News Service c m y b Residents of Dhandari Khurd, led by area councillor, protest overflowing waste from sewer lines in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Dhandari Khurd residents protest overflowing waste from sewers Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 12 Residents of Dhandari Khurd, falling in Ward 28 (Zone-B), today staged a dharna in protest against the menace of overflowing toxic waste from sewer lines, which had made their lives miserable. The protesting residents were sore over the apathy of officials of the Municipal Corporation in dealing with the problem which was posing a huge threat to public health and hygiene of the residents – mostly industrial workers and daily wagers, who could not afford expensive medical care. Area councillor Paramjit Singh Garcha (SAD), who led the dharna in front of one of the dyeing units in the area, said toxic effluents are discharged directly into sewer lines by a couple of dyeing units located in the vicinity and as a result, overflowing waste toxic water from sewer lines either kept stagnating A road in Dhandari Khurd flooded with overflowing waste water from sewer lines in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO in lanes and markets, or at times enters shops and houses causing immense damage. Other area residents lamented that repeated representations made to the officials of the operations and maintenance (O&M) branch of the MC evoked no response and rather than coming to the rescue of suf- fering residents, the MC officials issued a diktat to stop cleaning of sewer lines with suction machines in the area. which further compounded the problem. Garcha indicated political bias among elected representatives and officials in the Congress-led civic body against the wards repre- sented by councillors from opposition parties. He, however, asserted that the ward being extremely underdeveloped is being ignored for allotment of funds for development works and delivery of basic amenities. Superintending Engineer (O&M), MC, Rajinder Singh said a couple of dyeing units located in the area are permitted to discharge their effluents into sewer lines and the problem of overflowing of sewer lines is due to a snag in pumping motors used for drainage of waste water to treatment plant. “This is a temporary problem which is being taken care of and the situation would improve in the next couple of days. Besides, the common effluent treatment plant (CETP), being installed by dyeing units, is also expected to become operational in about a fortnight and the problem of overflowing sewers and toxic waste would be permanently solved,” he added.
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