16112021-LT-01.qxd 11/16/2021 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MUNICIPAL KARAMCHARI DAL BURNS CHIEF MINISTER’S EFFIGY PAGE 2 Upset over not regularising jobs of contractual sanitation workers, the employees staged a protest in city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF SECOND ACCUSED OF LOOT ATTEMPT AT ATM HELD Ludhiana: The police on Monday arrested the second accused of a loot attempt at gunpoint outside an ATM of Axis Bank in the Kailash Chowk area on November 13, in which the victim had sustained a bullet injury and one accused was overpowered by people. Giving details, ADCP-III Samir Verma said the second accused of the crime, arrested by a police party of Police Division No 8, has been identified as Gaurav (28), resident of Saina Colony on Jassian Road. One accused, Ashwani Kumar (42), who was caught by people, had accidentally shot himself in the foot while firing another shot at victim Sandeep Sharma, resident of Dugri. During the loot attempt, Sandeep had grappled with one of the accused Ashwani who had fired a shot and injured him in the leg but the second shot hit the accused himself, leading to his capture by the people who had gathered on the spot. Verma said the police recovered the weapon used in the crime — a .32-bore country-made pistol — with four live cartridges and two shells, along with a Bajaj Puslsar motorcycle used by the duo to commit crime. OC PAGE 3 ACTOR VIVIAN D’SENA PERFORMS DAREDEVIL STUNTS IN SIRF TUM Colours’ upcoming show Sirf Tum will see actor Vivian D’Sena perform some daredevil stunts. MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:28 PM Of total 3,000 acres in state, 1,580 acres developed in Ludhiana Nitin Jain Tribune News Service A model of the hi-tech cycle valley in Ludhiana. CMSPEAKS ❝Our government has taken several path-breaking initiatives to promote trade and industry in the state. We will continue to work in consultation with the industry and the investors, whom we have already made partners in the decision-making process, to further improve ease of doing business in Punjab. Charanjit Singh Channi, CHIEF MINISTER manufacturing cluster over 1,000 acres was developed at Rajpura in Patiala district. Among other districts, Amritsar got a software technology park, Kapurthala developed a mega food park, Barnala received a textile park, Fazilka attract- ed a mega food park, Nawanshahr got a textile and apparel park, Mohali developed an IT park, Medicity and STPI, while a light engineering park was developed in Nabha. “All this was possible with the help of several investor- Disrespect to Guru: Another accused held Our Correspondent A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Two test positive in district Tribune News Service COVID-19 FIGURES Ludhiana, November 15 Two persons tested positive for Covid and no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has reached 97.57 per cent and there are 19 active cases in the district at present. Sixteen patients were asked to undergo home isolation today. A total of 10 patients — three from Ludhiana and seven from other districts — are undergoing treatment for Covid at various hospitals in the city. A total of 28,14,714 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 27,15,357 were found negative. Now, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 87,639, while 11,718 patients belong to other districts/states. SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 28,14,714 87,639 19 1 2,108 COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For home isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For ambulance problem: 78143-63850 ■ For hospital problem: 62849-12553 ■ For problem in cremation of bodies: 77197-12797, 95015-00101, 95015-00102 The total number of patients who lost their lives to the disease is 2,108 from Ludhiana and 1,056 from other districts. Samples of 5,085 suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. Deputy Commissioner ■ For general problem: 62845-31852 ■ For bed/oxygen/medicine availability: 62849-12553 ■ For Remdesivir injection: 98720-08040 ■ For reporting overcharging by hospitals & other issues: 62849-12553 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 also keep everyone around safe. Ludhiana, November 15 The police today claimed to have arrested yet another accused of posting an audio clip on social media showing disrespect to Guru Nanak Dev. The arrested person has been identified as Sanjeev Sharma, resident of Jalandhar city. With this arrest, the number of accused persons arrested so far in the case has gone up to nine. Prime accused Anil Arora, however, is still evading arrest. Giving the information, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Jagatpreet Singh said the accused was presented in a local court and his police custody was obtained for further interrogation. He said during preliminary interrogation, Sanjeev Sharma had admitted having helped another accused Vasu Syal (now in custody) to abscond. “Sanjeev had given Rs 20,000 to Vasu and also arranged his stay at a safe place outside Punjab,” said the ADCP. He said several police teams are constantly conducting raids on the possible hideouts of prime accused Arora. After the blasphemous audio clip had gone viral, the police had, on the complaint of some Sikh organisations, registered a case on October 20 under Sections 295-A, 153A, 212 and 216 of the IPC and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act nominating Anil Arora and his accomplices. c m y b friendly decisions taken by the state government,” said the Invest Punjab CEO. One of the major steps towards this direction was introducing online land allotment through e-auction, which resulted in GIS mapping of industrial plots, online submission and bidding and 46 industrial focal points integrated with industrial information systems. So far, as many as 242 industrial plots have been allotted at various locations in the state through 20 e-auctions. Another major step taken to promote trade and industry included abolition of truck unions, which impacted regulation and prevention of cartelisation, providing flexibility to industry, competitive freight cost and free-andfair movement of goods. Moreover, the state government constituted the State Ground Water Authority to facilitate easy approval to industry and users besides assisting in long-term planning and ensuring regular supply of water. “This has ended the requirement of seeking approval from the Centre,” added Agarwal. TUESDAY | 16 NOVEMBER 2021 | LUDHIANA 2 arrested for ATM fraud Our Correspondent Ludhiana, November 15 The police have arrested two persons and booked five others in cases of fraud and cheating in the city. Two persons, identified as Paranjit Singh and Prince Sharma, residents of Hargobind Nagar, were nabbed by a police party from Subhash Nagar Chowk on Sunday on a tipoff that they were loitering outside an ATM and cheating gullible persons by changing their ATM cards and withdrawing money from their bank accounts. The police said 22 ATM cards of different banks were recovered from the duo, who have been booked under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC. The police have booked three persons, identified as Manish Kumar, Varinder Kumar and Japinder Singh, under Sections 465, 467, 468, 471, 420 and 120-B of the IPC for fraud, cheating and fabrication of documents on the complaint of Harsh Sharma, resident of Ashok Nagar. The complainant stated that the accused persons had fraudulently got a plot measuring 125 square yards of their father Joginder Nath at Kalkaji in New Delhi transferred in the name of their mother without the knowledge of other legal heirs. The plot was subsequently sold to Sunita Singal and Balraj Singal on the basis of forged and fabricated documents. Further, the accused persons had got another house in Mohalla Peeru Banda here in their name in a fraudulent manner and had also misappropriated 250 tolas of gold jewellery and cash, which was ancestral property. Yasu Aggarwal, resident of Jagannath Puri, Mathura, UP, and Mathua, owner of James Art Gallery, Tilak Dwar, UP, have been Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 15 The CGST Commissionerate, Ludhiana, has arrested two persons in fake input tax credit (ITC) case amounting to Rs 13.50 crore approximately. As per information, the mastermind, Baljinder Singh, alias Bunty, booked in March, named two persons, Mohan Lal Verma and his son Mukesh Verma, who, in connivance with Baljinder Singh, passed on fraudulent ITC worth approx Rs 13.5 crore on the strength of bogus invoices course of investigation, the police arrested the accused woman and recovered the stolen mobile phone from her. Our Correspondent Woman arrested for stealing mobile A woman, Manpreet Kaur, resident of Khud Mohalla, Thief held, stolen mobike recovered was arrested by the police and booked under Sections 379 and 411of the IPC for allegedly stealing a mobile phone of another woman in the Women and Child Ward of Civil Hospital here on Sunday. In a complaint to the police, Jatinder Singh, resident of Harkrishan Nagar, said he had gone to the hospital with his wife to meet his friend Deepak, whose wife had given birth to a child. “My wife went out of the ward while carrying the newborn and left her mobile phone on the hospital bed, which was stolen,” said the complainant. In the The police have recovered a stolen motorcycle and nabbed a thief, identified as Gagandeep Singh, resident of Kanech village. Satwinder Sigh, resident of Ballowal village, under the Jodhan police station, had lodged a complaint with the police that his Bajaj Platina motorcycle (PB-10DK1218), parked at Civil Hospital in Sahnewal was stolen. On the basis of information provided by the complainant, the police arrested the thief and recovered the stolen motorcycle. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC was registered. 40 bags of hoarded DAP seized from Sewa Centre Our Correspondent Sahnewal, November 15 Under the campaign initiated by Punjab Agriculture Minister Randeep Nabha against the hoarding and black marketing of diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertiliser, the Agriculture Department of Ludhiana recovered 40 bags of hoarded DAP from a Sewa Centre at Koom Kalan today. Chief Agriculture Officer, booked by the police under Sections 294, 500, 506, 511 and 341 of the IPC for sending obscene messages, defamation, criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint on the complaint of Ganeshwar Sood, resident of Citizen Enclave, Barewal Road here. The complainant told the police that the accused persons had entered a deal with his firm for interior work of their house for Rs 9.5 crore. “Some items were prepared and sent to the accused persons who also made part payment of the same through bank transfer. However, with the evil intention of taking the delivery of rest of the material without making balance payment, they started threatening us, sent obscene messages to my wife, threatened my father with a firearm and started stalking our family members,” said the complainant. 2 nabbed in ~13.5-cr fake ITC case Two phones snatched from factory workers Ludhiana, November 15 Two mobile phones have reportedly been snatched in the city. Mijanur Rehman and Mazhar Islam, both workers of Dakha Plywood Factory at Gaunspur village, lost their mobile phones to two persons who accosted them while the duo was going back to their room after purchasing provisions in the evening. The complainants said the snatchers beat both of them up and fled after snatching their mobile phones. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC. PAGE 4 Korean pop sensation BTS and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran were the big winners at the awards. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:55 AM Dist gets max infrastructure development for industry Ludhiana, November 15 Ludhiana, which is considered the industrial capital of the state, has got the maximum infrastructure development for industry during the present regime, the government has confirmed. Of the total 3,000 acres added to the industrial infrastructure in the state since 2017, a whopping 1,580 acres have been developed in Ludhiana alone, officials have revealed. Sharing details, Rajat Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invest Punjab, the state government’s one-stop unified regulator controlling 23 different departments to provide advanced single-window facilitation to the investors, told The Tribune on Monday that a mega industrial park spread over 1,000 acres, hitech valley over 380 acres, Wazirabad integrated pharma pack over 130 acres and Raikot industrial focal point over 70 acres were developed in Ludhiana district during the past four and a half years. While Bathinda got a mega industrial park spread over 1,000 acres, an integrated BTS, ED SHEERAN WIN BIG AT MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS Ludhiana, Dr Narinder Singh Benipal along with Agriculture Officer Dr Jaswinder Singh and ADO Dhanraj Singh raided a Sewa Centre at Koom Kalan falling in Mangat block and recovered 40 bags of hoarded DAP from the centre. The CAO said the licence of the centre has been sent for cancellation. “The government is trying its level best to meet the shortage of DAP as far as possible. At this stage it is very important to use it sensibly and at the same time honestly without creating artificial shortage of the material,” the CAO said. He warned the retailers and cooperative societies that strict action will be initiated against those indulging in hoarding and black marketing of the fertiliser. Licence of retailers and cooperative societies will be cancelled if found indulging in malpractices,” he said. valued at Rs 91.73 crore through four bogus firms. For their involvement in the operation of four bogus firms through which they passed on fake ITC worth Rs 13.5 crore, the two accused were arrested on Sunday and remanded in judicial custody till November 26. Six arrested for assault on firm owner Ludhiana, November 15 The police have arrested six persons for an assault on a firm owner, while four persons were booked for an assault on two friends in the city. Narinder Kumar, an employee of a firm, Haryana Traders, in Kachi Gali, near Dal Bazar, along with his 10-12 accomplices, attacked his employer Kishore Kumar after a telephonic conversation about his absence from duty. Ujjwal Bansal, son of Kishore Kumar, said in a complaint to the police that the assailants allegedly beat up other employees also, snatched a golden chain from his neck and ransacked the shop. He said with the help of onlookers and others, six persons were overpowered and handed over to the police. The arrested persons were identified as Ramesh Kumar, Dalip Kumar, Aneesh Kumar, Tinku Kumar, Ramji Rawat and Anoop Kumar, all residents of Shivpuri. The police have registered a case under Sections 451, 323, 147 and 149 of the IPC and other accused, including Narinder Kumar, are being traced. The police have booked four persons, Rayees, resident of Samrat Colony, Aniket, resident of Shukar Mandi, Ajay and Kishna, residents of Sunday Market, Sua Road, under Sections 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC for an alleged assault on Israel Ali, resident of Prem Nagar, Rudra Enclave, and his friend Hitesh due to old enmity. Israel complained to the police that he and Hitesh were returning home from the Dhandari Kalan side on a motorcycle when the accused persons accosted them near Sitara Cinema and assaulted them. — OC
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