08112021-LT-01.qxd 08-11-2021 00:36 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 BIZMEN RESORT TO ‘GANDHIGIRI’ TO PROTEST AGAINST INFLATION MAINLY CLEAR SKY 4 insurance firm employees booked for fraudulently withdrawing cash Ludhiana, November 7 The Ludhiana rural police have registered a fraud case against four employees of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 14.20 lakh from the bank account of an NRI living in Canada. The Jagraon police yesterday registered a case of fraud and criminal conspiracy against the four employees, Abhishek Walia of Hari Singh Nalua Chowk Raikot (then dy manager), Ankita (then cashier) of Avtar Nagar, Jalandhar, Deepak Bhatt (clerk) of Neelkanth Enclave, Dehradun, and Pawandeep Kaur of New Rajguru Nagar. Complainant Mahinder Singh told the police that the complaint was submitted to the SSP Ludhiana rural, after , some fraudulent withdrawal was noticed in the account of Ramnik Toor, the NRI. “When the police started a probe, it was found that the accused had first got issued a cheque book in the name of the NRI and they withdrew three cheques worth Rs 14.20 lakh,” said the complainant. ASI Surjit Singh said role of the accused was confirmed. Further probe was on. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 4 pm: D, M blocks South City, Dashmesh Nagar, Ayali Khurd, Shivalik Enclave, Golf Link, Golf Link Apartments, Raikoti Jain Colony, Surya Enclave, Manik Enclave, Gurbachan Nagar, Sunder Nagar, Gurmail Nagar, Bapu Market, Prem Nagar, Kunti Nagar, Suman Nagar, Satsang Ghar Lohara, 33 Feet Road, Keshav Nagar, Satgur Nagar and Karamjit Nagar. PAGE 3 JANHVI THROWS A BIRTHDAY BASH FOR SIS KHUSHI KAPOOR Mrunal, who rose to fame with TV show Uttaran, considers Sooryavanshi as the biggest break of his Bollywood career. On the sixth day of protest against inflation, industrialists resort to ‘Gandhigiri’ & apply ‘teeka’ on foreheads of political leaders. FORECAST ACTOR MRUNAL JAIN PLAYS THE ANTAGONIST IN SOORYAVANSHI MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:33 PM Sikh outfits block Bharat Nagar chowk in protest Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 7 Various Sikh organisations held a protest at the Bharat Nagar chowk today against the police and the state government for failing to nab Anil Arora, who had allegedly spoken against Guru Nanak Dev. The protesters also burnt an effigy of the state government and condemned the role of the police in the matter. Commuters faced inconvenience as the traffic remained disrupted for almost two hours due to the protest. Notably, the police had already registered a case under various sections of the IPC against the accused at the Police Division 3. Taranjit Singh Nimana of Bhai Ghanayia Ji Mission Sewa Society said the accused had allegedly used derogatory remarks against Guru Nanak Dev around two weeks ago but he could not be arrested till date. It was a failure of the state government and the police. Nimana alleged that if the police would not arrest him, Sikhs would start a manhunt at their own level to trace the accused and to teach him a lesson for hurting the sentiments of the community. The protest was held for around two hours and it was lifted only when senior police officials assured the protesters that their teams were already on the Members of the Sikh community burn an effigy of the state government during a protest in Ludhiana on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN TRAFFIC DISRUPTED FOR TWO HOURS The protest was held for around two hours and it was lifted only when senior police officials assured the protesters that their teams were already on the job and they would soon arrest the accused. Police sources said to trace the accused, Anil Arora, not only the police station concerned was conducting raids at his suspected whereabouts but wings of the Ludhiana police were also making efforts. job and they would soon arrest the accused. Police sources said to trace the accused, not only the police station concerned was conducting raids at suspect- A sample being collected for the Covid test in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA MONDAY | 8 NOVEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA Rlys cracks whip against ticketless travellers, makes record recovery ~16.43 lakh collected as penalty on single day in Ferozepur Division Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, November 7 The Northern Railway authorities in the Ferozepur Division have created a history of sorts by recovering Rs 16.43 lakh as penalty from ticketless travelers, which was the highest amount recovered on a single day in the history of the division. According to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Ferozepur Division, of the Northern Railway Chetan Taneja, a special drive against ticketless travelers was carried out on Saturday in the Amritsar-Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi-Ludhiana sections in which as many as 2,413 cases of ticketless or invalid tickets were detected and recovery of Rs 16.43 lakh was made. He said the drive was launched on the directions of Divisional Railway Manager Seema Sharma in which 34 ticket check- A railway employee checks the ticket of a passenger during a special drive in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO ers were deployed and the drive was carried out under the supervision of head ticket collectors. “The ticket checking staff caught ticketless travelers and also checked their identity proof, which was a statutory requirement under revised rules.” Taneja made an appeal to the public to always travel with a valid ticket and carry their identity proof while travelling. Tickets purchased from reservation counters were required to be carried in original as Xerox copy of the same was not considered valid, he said. Man held with 500-gm opium Tribune News Service Residents walk towards the bus stand during the protest. ed whereabouts of the accused but several wings of the Ludhiana police were also making efforts. Since their was no information regarding holding of the protest, a huge traffic jam was witnessed and it was only after police officials reached the spot and diverted motorists, the traffic movement started. One tests +ve for Covid in dist Ludhiana, November 7 One person tested positive for Covid and no death was reported in the district. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.58 per cent and at present, there are 17 active cases in the district. Fifteen persons were sent The actress shared a string of pictures giving fans a glimpse into Khushi’s bash and wishing her ‘laddoo baby’. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:48 AM ‘DEROGATORY’ REMARKS AGAINST GURU NANAK DEV PAGE 4 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 27,60,072 87,621 17 1 2,106 for home isolation today. A total of six patients are undergoing treatment for Covid at various city hospitals and of these, two patients belong to Ludhiana district and four from other districts. Today, three patients (one new patient from the district and two from other states/districts) tested positive in the past 24 hours. — TNS Ludhiana, November 7 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police have arrested a smuggler and recovered 500 gm of opium from his possession. The accused has been identified as Harsh Verma, alias Kaka, of Mahavir Colony, Bhamian. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the accused yesterday at the Moti Nagar police station here. Anti-narcotics cell incharge Rajesh Sharma in a statement issued stated that a tip-off was received that the accused was into the illegal trade of opium smuggling and he was on the way to deliver a consignment of narcotics to his clients. Following which, the police party conducted a raid and nabbed him along with opium. The accused in the custody of the anti-narcotics cell in Ludhiana. During preliminary questioning, the accused admitted that he owns a lottery stall but for the past few months, he started consuming opium. To bear its expenses, he also started selling the same and was making money from the illegal trade. Rajesh said the accused also had a notorious past as he was earlier nabbed by the Special Task Force wing with drugs and after coming out on bail, he again started the illegal trade. The police would take further police remand of the accused so that in further questioning, the entire supply line could be busted and more recovery of opium could be made. Reconstruct streets dug up for 3 years on, Sector 32-A road still in poor state sewer works: Residents to MC Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 7 Residents of Jagjit Nagar near the Shastri Nagar railway crossing have sought from the civic body to reconstruct streets that were earlier dug up for sewer-related works in the area. The residents said the sewer work had already been done but the streets were yet to be reconstructed. After the sewer-related work, the surface was not levelled due to which commuters are facing inconvenience these days. They demanded from the Municipal Corporation to get the streets reconstructed at the earliest. Dr Jagdeep Madaan, a resident of the area, said: “The sewer-related work has already been completed in the area. It is difficult to pass through streets that have not been metalled after completion of the sewer works. We want the authorities to take required A motorcyclist commutes through a dug-up street at Jagjit Nagar in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN steps for the early reconstruction of the streets.” The residents demanded that the streets should be levelled properly and soil compaction be done in a right manner before the reconstruction of the streets. According to information given by the office of the ward council- lor concerned, there was a need to upgrade the old sewer system in the area. Zonal Commissioner at the MC’s Zone D Neeraj Jain said he had asked the officials concerned to level streets where sewer pipes were installed and do the needful regarding the road works in Jagjit Nagar. Ludhiana, November 7 The Police Colony Chowk to Sector 32-A road is in a shambles for the past more than three years. The authorities concerned are yet to ensure the safety of commuters even after occurrence of a number of accidents on the dilapidated stretch. When residents had raised questions over the dilapidated condition of the road in 2019, elected representatives had then assured that the road would be reconstructed once a sewer line for the industry was installed. The sewer line was already laid but the road has not been reconstructed till date, leaving the commuters in the lurch. It is one of the posh areas under the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA). The residents said several people, including children, received injuries in road mishaps due to the poor condition of the road. A resident of Sector 32-A on Chandigarh Road, Jatinder c m y b Many people have received injuries in mishaps due to poor condition of the Sector 32-A road. FILE ASSURANCE GIVEN IN 2019 BUT WORK NOT DONE When residents had raised questions over the dilapidated condition of Police Colony Chowk to Sector 32-A road in 2019, elected representatives had then assured that the stretch will be reconstructed once a sewer line for the industry is installed. The sewer line was laid but the road has not been reconstructed till date, leaving the commuters in the lurch. Verma, said: “In September this year, the authorities had made a claim that the work would be started soon but nothing has been done at the ground level till date. Accidents often take place on the badly broken stretch.” “Many students pass through the dilapidated stretch while going to a nearby school. People are being forced to suffer for a long time as the main road has not been reconstructed despite our repeated demands,” he said. Another resident of Sector 32-A said: “The condition of the road had turned worse during the previous rainy season. Big potholes were being ignored for three years. The public had also suffered when the sewer-related work was going on the road. Now, the sewer related work has been completed. The department concerned should ensure reconstruction of the road without any further delay.” Ludhiana East MLA Sanjay Talwar said: “The dyeing association had got a sewer line installed and they were supposed to get the road construction work done after completion of the sewer work. But, the dyeing association concerned did not get the road reconstructed due to which the road work has got delayed. Now, GLADA would reconstruct the road soon.” A GLADA official had stated last month that the file was sent to the higher authorities for required approval to float tenders. However, the GLADA SDO concerned could not be contacted for comments today.
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