11012022-LT-01.qxd 10-01-2022 23:52 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PUNJAB EVES EMERGE CHAMPIONS PAGE 2 IN JUNIOR BASKETBALL C’SHIP SANGITA GHOSH TO PLAY THE LEAD IN NEW FAMILY DRAMA Punjab girls won the title after a gap of 29 years in Junior National Basketball Championship held at Indore in MP. Colors’ brand-new family drama Swaran Ghar is ready to melt your heart with its gripping narrative. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 17°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 10°C FOUR NABBED FOR GAMBLING 3 DRUG PEDDLERS ARRESTED Ludhiana: The police have arrested two drug peddlers, identified as Ravi Singh, a migrant from Bihar and presently living in the city, and Juna Kumar, resident of Aman Nagar, near Grain Market on the GT Road. A seizure of 2 kg of hashish (charas), an electronic balance and 50 empty plastic pouches was made from them. They have have been booked under Sections 22(B)(ii)C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Another drug peddler Abhishek, resident of New Azad Nagar, was nabbed by a police patrol party from Lachman Nagar while he was going on a motorcycle (PB-10HD6493). On search, 9 gm of heroin, electronic balance and 38 empty pouches were seized from him. He has been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC TWO HELD WITH 18 BOTTLES OF LIQUOR Ludhiana: A man, Abhishek Keshav, resident of New Kundanpuri, was nabbed by the police from T-Point, Tarsem Hospital in Haibowal, when he was going on a motorcycle (PB10GL-7630) to make a delivery of smuggled liquor to his customers. Twelve bottles of Royal Stag whisky were recovered from him and a case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered against him. A woman, Raj Rani, resident of Mohalla Peeru Banda, Salem Tabri, was arrested by the police from near Jalandhar Bypass Chowk while she was going on foot to make a supply of smuggled liquor. Six bottles of Dollar rum were recovered from her and she has been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC MAN HELD WITH CHINESE STRING Ludhiana: A man, Sham Sunder, resident of Mohalla Jaswant Nagar, was arrested by the police for possessing the banned Chinese kite string. Following the recovery of seven reels of string from his shop outside his residence, a case under Sections 188 and 336 of the IPC, Section 51 and 39 of the Wild Life Protection Act and Section 15 of the Environment Protection Act has been registered against him. OC FILMMAKER KABIR KHAN’S CRICKET DRAMA HITS A TON SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:25 AM TUESDAY | 11 JANUARY 2022 | LUDHIANA COVID-19 FIGURES Tribune News Service Police officials address the media on the arrest of a man for murdering his wife in Ludhiana on Monday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Man arrested for killing wife Our Correspondent Ludhiana, January 10 The police have arrested a man for killing his wife. Simran, alias Manisha, resident of Anand Nagar, 22-Feet Road in Haibowal, was declared brought dead at DMC Hospital here on January 8. In the course of investigation, the police arrested husband of Simran, identified as Vikant, alias Vicky, who had allegedly beaten up his wife with a baseball bat and then strangled her with a handkerchief. Ashwani Gotyal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 3, said in a press conference that on the basis of a statement made by Karan Singh, alias Sunny, brother of the deceased woman, the police had registered a case against Vicky under Section 302 of the IPC. Gotyal said Simran had got married to Vicky in 2013 and the couple had two children (a daughter aged 10 years and a son aged five years). Family members of Simran had alleged that Vicky, who worked as a cook and occasionally as a driver also, was addicted to drugs and liquor. He often used to beat up his wife. Quoting from statement given by Karan Singh, the ADCP said Simran’s family had received a phone call from Vikrant in the wee hours on January 8 that Simran had fallen from the roof while she was washing clothes. Simran’ mother Shashi and brothers Karan and Gaurav reached Simran’s house within a few minutes and found that she was lying on a bed with apparent injuries. The woman was rushed to DMC Hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead. Simran’s family had expressed suspicion that the woman had died after being brutally beaten up by her husband. Gotyal said during investigation, evidence pointed towards involvement of Vicky, who had disappeared after doctors had declared his wife dead. Accordingly Vicky was arrested on Sunday and charged with murder of his wife by using a baseball bat to beat her and thereafter strangling her with a handkerchief. The police have recovered both the baseball bat and handkerchief used for killing the women. During preliminary interrogation, the accused alleged that his wife had extra-marital relations, which the police said are being looked into. Ludhiana, January 10 As many as 806 persons tested positive for Covid, while three patients lost their lives to the disease in the district today. Yesterday 509 cases were reported. The district saw a spike of 300 cases within 24 hours. Those who lost their lives today are 44-year-old man from Basti Jodhewal, 59-year-old man from Maachiwara and 55-yearold man from Jamalpur. Now, the total number of patients who lost their lives to Covid has reached 2,124. Till date, the total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana is 90,739, while 12,098 patients belong to other districts/states. Those who tested positive today include 34 SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 30,38,726 90,739 2,931 788 DEATHS 2,124 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 A man gives a sample for the Covid test in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA healthcare workers, two pre-operative cases and five undertrials. Today the active cases jumped to 2,931 and 2,873 patients were asked to undergo home isolation by the Health Department. At present there are 88 Covid patients admitted to various private and government hospitals here. Out of these 58 patients belong to Ludhiana district, while 30 are from other districts. The recovery rate of Covid19 patients has dipped further to 94.43 per cent. Till date, a total of 30,38,726 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 29,35,889 were found negative. Samples of 3,239 suspected Covid patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly. HCWs testing +ve adds to worries of Dept Manav Mander HCWS TESTING POSITIVE Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 10 Amidst the rising Covid cases in the district, many healthcare workers are testing positive, which is adding to the worries of the Health Department. Active cases in the district have crossed the 2,000 mark. Yesterday there were 2,143 active cases in the district which has increased the workload of the healthcare sector. This month 175 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid. These HCWs belong to different private and government hospitals and healthcare facilities. “Many HCWs are testing PAGE 4 Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s cricket drama 83 has touched the ~100-cr mark at the domestic box office. 3 dead, 806 new cases in dist INBRIEF Ludhiana: The police have arrested four persons for gambling in two different raids. Three persons, Sunil Kumar, Mandeep Singh and Rajan Kesi, were arrested while gambling with a striker at a vacant site on Radha Swami Road. Rs 1,400 were seized from them. They were booked under Sections 13-A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act. Another person, Ashok Kumar, resident of Rishi Nagar on Tibba Road, was nabbed while alluring people for darra satta in Kuldeep Nagar, Basti Jodhewal. The police have recovered Rs 4,150 from hin and booked him under Sections 13-A, 3 and 67 of the Gambling Act. OC SUNSET TUESDAY 5:43 PM PAGE 3 ■ January 1: 3 ■ January 2: 3 ■ January 3: 5 ■ January 4: 14 ■ January 5: 11 ■ January 6: 14 ■ January 7: 22 ■ January 8: 56 A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. ■ January 9: 47 positive and the work pressure on hospitals is increasing as the Covid graph is going upwards. People should adopt a responsible behaviour and wear mask while going outside, sanitise/wash their hands regularly and get themselves vaccinated if my duty and it is part and parcel of my job. I hope I will recover soon and join back my office,” said she. HCWs from prominent private hospitals like DMCH and CMCH and government hospitals have tested positive in the past few days. they haven’t yet,” said Civil Surgeon Dr SP Singh. A healthcare worker from the private sector said it is the second time that she got positive. “I first got positive in 2020 and now again I have tested positive. Since I am working in a hospital so I cannot escape 612 receive booster dose at DMCH Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 10 The administering of booster dose of Covid vaccine was started today at Dayanand Medical College Hospital. In all, 612 persons got their booster dose on the first day. On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma said, “All healthcare and frontline workers and those above 60 years of age already having other ailments are eligible for a booster shot, if they have completed nine months after the date of administering the second dose.” He urged all government staff that has been deputed on election duty to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. Later, the DC also inaugurated a special Covid OPD on the DMCH premises. The DC said, “A special vaccination camp for all election staff, including teachers, government staff, bank and insurance sector employees, who have been deputed for election duty, is being organised at the auditorium of the Government College for Girls here from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow (January 11).” Both Covishield and Covaxin would be available at the camp, he added. The Jagraon ADC-cumNodal Officer, Vaccination, Dr Nayan Jassal said employees would need to carry their ID card for identification at the entry gate. There would be no entry without the proof of the department, she said. She clarified that no vaccination would be done for family members, etc, of employees. Factoryworkerheldforstealing~50K Poll code in place, political ads still dot city Our Correspondent Ludhiana, January 10 The police have arrested an employee of a factory from where Rs 50,000 were stolen. The police arrested Lalit Mahto, resident of Vishnupur village in Samastipur district of Bihar, for allegedly stealing Rs 50,000 from the factory where he was employed as a helper. Vikas Somani, resident of Omax Royal Residency on Pakhowal Road, who runs a garment factory, Saavi International, in the Guru Vihar area, had lodged a report with police that Lalit had been working in his firm for the last three-four years and also living on the factory premises. “On January 9 when I came to the factory, Lalit was not there and I later found that Rs 50,000, kept in a drawer in the office, were missing,” he said in the report. During investigation, the police arrested the Lalit and recovered Rs 45,000 stolen money from his possession. A case under Section 381 of the IPC was registered. Theft in shop Thieves broke into an electrical shop on Chandigarh Road here on the intervening night of January 7 and 8 and took away 35 electric motors, 24 inches LED TV 35 kg copper wire and , around Rs 15,000 cash. The owner of the shop, Precision Electricals, said in a complaint to the police that thieves had gained entry into the shop from a vacant site at the rear of the shop. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. House burgled Harshraj Singh A house in New Sarabha Nagar at Daad village here was burgled when the family had gone out of station for three days. Harjinder Kaur lodged a complaint with the police saying that when they came back, the lock of the main gate was broken and the house ransacked. She said she found Rs 60,000 and gold jewellery missing from the cupboard. A case has been registered. Tribune News Service Bolero stolen Kashmir Singh, an SCO owner in Gian Singh Rarewala Market here, has reported to the police that his Bolero, parked outside his SCO, was stolen on the night of January 8. The police have registered a case. 3 girls go missing, two youths booked Our Correspondent Ludhiana, January 10 Three girls were reported missing from different parts of the city and the police have booked two youths suspected to have abducted the missing girls on the pretext of marrying them. A 14-year-old girl has been missing from her house since January 7. In a complaint lodged with the police, Reena, mother of the girl and resident of Maskeen Nagar at Bhaura village, has named Raja Singh, resident of the same village, who might be behind the abduction of the girl. The police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC. A 17-year-old girl has been missing from her house in Ayali Kalan village here since Saturday. According to father of the girl, Paramjit Singh, his daughter had left home in the afternoon and did not come back. He suspected that someone might be holding the girl against her will. The police have registered a case under Section 346 of the IPC. An 18-year-old girl, working as a domestic help in a house in Harkirat Nagar, was reported missing by her father Mahipal, resident of Pavittar Nagar in Haibowal. He said his daughter had gone to work where she was employed on January 5 in the morning have not come back since then. He told the police that Bablu Mariha, resident of Pavittar Nagar, might have kidnapped the girl with the intent of marrying her. The police have booked Bablu under Section 346 of the IPC. c m y b Ludhiana, January 10 Even after the passage of 48 hours since the election model code of conduct came into force, political advertisement hoardings and banners that are violating the poll code are yet to be removed from different areas of the city. Some political parties are openly defacing public and private properties by getting their political advertisements displayed. The MC has formed four teams to remove the unauthorised advertisements to ensure the implementation of the poll code. According to officials, many unauthorised political advertisements have been removed in the past two days. The flex banners of political parties, including the Congress, AAP SAD and BJP can still be , , commonly seen in several internal areas of the city. Also, the advertisements of the Congress government with photo of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi have not been removed from some locations. A resident of Dugri and member of the Samaj Sewa Society, Ramesh Srivastav, said the banners of some political parties have been displayed on electricity poles, street light poles and other properties in Urban Estate, Dugri, but no action has been taken against the violations even after poll code came into effect. “We demand from the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, to order action against MC FAILS TO FOLLOW ADVERTISEMENT POLICY ■ According to the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy, the Ludhiana MC is supposed to display information regarding the name and contact number of nodal officer and also about the total number of different type of advertisement devices permitted, their type, size, name and location, on its web portal and public noticeboard to bring transparency. ■ The MC is also required to display contact number of advertising licence holder and validity of permission granted by urban local body concerned. “Proper information regarding authorised advertisement devices has not been made available for public on web portal of MC”, said Kuldeep Singh Khaira of the Vigilant Citizens’ Forum. Banners of various political parties await removal in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN those political advertisements that been installed in an unauthorised manner,” he said. As per the directions of the Election Commission of India for enforcement of the model code of conduct, all unautho- rised political advertisement, in form of wall writing/posters/papers of defacement in any other form, cut-outs/hoardings, banners, flags, etc, at public property and in public space like railway stations, bus stands, airports, railway bridges, roadways, government buses, electric/telephone poles, MC buildings, etc, shall be removed within 48 hours from the announcement of elections by the commission. Besides, all unauthorised political advertisements displayed on private property and subject to local law and court’s directions, if any, shall be removed within 72 hours from the announcement of elections by the commission. MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal said they have formed four teams and all unauthorised political advertisements are being removed from the city.
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