14102021-LT-01.qxd 10/14/2021 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 TWO FRESH CASES OF COVID, NO DEATH IN DISTRICT Two cases of Covid were reported in the district on Wednesday. There are 19 active cases in the district at present. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY AANCHAL’S DREAM OF BEING A BENGALI BRIDE COMES TRUE PAGE 3 FIRST PUNJABI FILM TO BE RELEASED ON OTT PLATFORM In a wedding sequence in Rishton Ka Manjha, Aanchal Goswami is seen in a chic Bengali bridal avatar. MAX 32.7°C | MIN 19.5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:56 PM PAGE 4 The cast of Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme shares how the family drama conveys a deep message SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:29 AM THURSDAY | 14 OCTOBER 2021 | LUDHIANA OUTREACH INITIATIVE ‘HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE’ Police give special kids, parents tips on safety ❝This target group, reached out for the first Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 In a first, the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police have reached out to the specially abled children and their parents putting up here. Brainchild of the Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, the humane policing outreach initiative, christened “How to keep your child safe”, will educate and guide the special kids and their parents about the vulnerabilities faced by them and the threats they are exposed to from cyber and social media platforms. In the first phase, over 100 minor children, predominantly male, in the age group of 6 to 17 years, studying at a local centre, and their parents will be covered. Divulging details, ADCP Dr Pragya Jain, who launched the initiative, told The Tribune here on Wednesday that a special informative session was organised for specially abled children and their parents by the Saanjh Centre of the Commissionerate Police in collaboration with the local NGOs. “They were educated about time, becomes important due to their special needs, which mostly remain unattended, whereas the well aware families are in a better position to watch out for and take care of their children. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ADCP Dr Pragya Jain salutes a special child; and (right) the child reciprocates by saluting her back at the launch of the humane policing outreach initiative in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS the vulnerabilities faced by the children, good and bad touch, and how to seek immediate police help when need arises,” she disclosed. The beneficiaries, who are studying at Nirdosh, a centre for specially abled children, are being taken care of by the speech and occupational therapists, doctors and teachers to make them selfreliant and independent. Recalling a recent incident in which an eight-year-old girl suffering from Down’s syndrome was assaulted by her own brother, Dr Jain said the beneficiaries are mentally gifted children with different IQ levels, suffering from Down’s syndrome and other congenital problems. “We reach out to them to sensitise them about the vulnerabilities faced by them at home and outside, besides the threats they are exposed to from different quarters. Assuring all possible help and support to make the initiative a success, the CP said it is for the first time when such a special group, which needs more care as compared to others, is being reached out to. The ADCP who mingled , with special children and made them feel good by even saluting them, educated their parents about the steps needed to be taken to prevent the possible threats faced by them and how to keep their kids safe. She also apprised them of Saanjh initiatives and common helpline numbers. “We will be visiting them and keep interacting with them on regular intervals to ensure their safe and healthy upbringing,” assured Dr Jain, while promising to go an extra mile to help the special children in their day-to-day living. Wanted to become rich in short Parmar is new Ludhiana IGP span of time: Accused engineers Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 In the latest reshuffle by the state government in the Police Department, a 1998-batch officer SPS Parmar, IGP, Border Range, Amritsar, has been posted as IGP, Ludhiana Range. FAKE I-T RAID Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 After the arrest of three engineers by staff of the Police Division No 3 on the charge of impersonating as Income Tax officials, the trio yesterday disclosed the reason for executing the fake raid. Dream to become rich in short span of time is what made these Sangrurbased professionals to execute I-T raid. All the accused are engineers at KRBL basmati rice mill in Sangrur. Accused Gurpreet Singh (28) did his mechanical engineering from Gurdas Polytechnic College, Sangrur. He was working as an assistant engineer at the rice mill. “I was earning Rs 18,000 per month salary but this amount was not sufficed to fulfil my dreams. I wanted to be a rich man but unfortunately our attempt The three accused engineers in police net. TRIBUNE PHOTO WANTED TO OPEN HOSPITAL A police official said the three accused also said they wanted to gather money to open a hospital of their own from where they could earn good income and also serve people. landed us in jail. We are remorseful of what we did,” he told the police. Another accused Prince Goyal (31), who did his mechanical engineering from Central Tool Room, Ludhiana, was also an assistant engineer at the KRBL. Earning Rs 15,000 per month, he, too, desired to have a luxurious life and become part of the team to execute the raid. Accused Shamsher Singh (32), who is married and was a plant operator at the same mill, said, “I was earning Rs 22,000 per month. I am remorseful of what we did. What face would I show to my two kids and my wife. Instead of choosing this wrong way to become rich we should have Continued on page 2 The post of IG, Ludhiana Range, was lying vacant after the transfer of Gurpreet Singh Bhullar. IG Parmar had held many important and sensitive positions in the state. The SSP, Ludhiana (Rural), Gurdial Singh, has been transferred as Comman- Man dies after falling from 2nd floor, room-mate held Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 The Police Division No 3 registered a culpable homicide case against a man after his room-mate died after falling from the second floor of the house in Dhoka mohalla. Complainant Satinder told the police that his brother Sudhama (41) was living in a rented accommodation in Dhoka Mohalla. Sudhama was a hosiery worker and one of his colleagues Vipan Kumar was also living with him in the same room on the second floor of the house. Last night Vipan indulged in an argument with Sudhama over some issue and they started scuffling. Both fell down on the first floor. Sudhama suffered serious injuries and died on the spot. Investigation officer ASI Jagdish Raj said after registering a case, Vipan was today arrested. Scheme to settle pending VAT assessment cases soon: FM Chairmen of industrial boards not invited Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 In a major reprieve to the business community, Finance and Taxation Planning Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday announced that the state government would unveil a new scheme to settle all VAT-related assessment cases pending for the last few years, besides would bring a faceless system for taxpayers before Diwali this year. Speaking to industry leaders of various associations of the Ludhiana in a local hotel, Manpreet Singh Badal, accompanied by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Industries and Commerce The interactive session of industrialists with ministers Gurkirat Kotli, Manpreet Badal and Bharat Bhushan Ashu in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli, said the scheme would be effectively rolled out to settle all pending assessments cases to benefit around 50,000 assesses. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation would spend Rs 15 crore and the Improvement Trust would give Rs 10 crore for the infrastructure development in the industrial areas/focal points. Industries and Commerce Minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli announced to set up a new Focal Point in Khanna soon and said roadmap is already being prepared in this regard. Terming the industry backbone of Punjab, Kotli said a grant of Rs 20 crore would be issued for the infrastructure development of existing Focal Point in Ludhiana. c m y b About five local chairmen of various industrial boards were not invited during the function of the industry with the new Industry Minister Gurkiral Kotli, Manpreet Singh Badal and Bharat Bhushan Ashu They not only felt ignored and shocked but also said the new government gave a wrong signal to the masses at the time of Assembly elections that party is divided. Krishan Kumar Bawa, Chairman, PSIDC, and Amarjit Singh Tikka, Chairman, Punjab Medium Industry Development Board, said the new government has given an indication that party is divided. dant-cum-Deputy Director, PPA, Phillaur, and in his place Joint CP, Headquarters, Amritsar, Rajbachan Singh Sandhu has been posted as SSP Ludhiana. , The ADCP-II, Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, has been promoted as DCP, Investigation, PBI, Jalandhar. Wife, her father booked for cheating man Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 13 A woman, sent abroad by her husband by spending lakhs of rupees, allegedly dumped the latter. The woman and her father have been booked for fraud under Section 420 of the IPC. As per ane agreement, woman had to sponsor her husband after reaching the foreign land but she backtracked. The accused woman has been identified as Issa of Christian Colony, Batala. Her father Sehbaz has also been made accused in the case. Complainant Imanual Bhatti of Dakha told the police that his son Akashdeep got married to Issa in Febru- ary 2020. “The marriage was solemnised on the condition that the entire expenses of Issa’s study would be borne by Akashdeep’s family. After marriage, Issa went to Australia on study visa and Akashdeep’s parents sent over Rs 14 lakh to Issa for her study expenses.” “Although Issa had sent sponsorship for Akashdeep, but later she forced him to withdraw the visa application. She even had heated arguments with Akashdeep, following which she herself stopped the process of visa,” alleged the complainant. Investigation officer ASI Baljit Singh said a case of fraud was registered Issa and her father under Section 420 of the IPC yesterday and further probe is on.
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