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SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:39 AM TUESDAY | 3 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA Man held for killing friend for ~25K Body of Uttar Pradesh resident cut into pieces, disposed of in Sidhwan Canal Our Correspondent Ludhiana, May 2 The police have arrested a man, Mohammed Mehfooz, resident of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar Colony here, for allegedly killing his friend Islam (30), resident of Muzaffar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, and disposing of the body after cutting it in pieces in the Sidhwan Canal here. Mehboob, resident of Muzaffar Nagar, had lodged a complaint with the police that his brother Islam, who had Rs 25,000 with him, had gone to Ludhiana on April 18 and stayed with Mohammed Mehfooz. “Even though Mohammed Mehfooz had earlier claimed that Islam had left for Jalal- Police officials supervise the operation to recover the body parts of a man disposed of in the Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN abad the next day, my brother had neither reached Jalalabad, nor were his where- abouts known and a missing complaint was filed with the police,” said Mehboob. He said on April 30, Mohammed Naved, resident of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, also a friend of Mohammed Mehfooz, had told them that Mehfooz had confided to him that he had killed Islam with a dagger the day he had come to his house for the money that he was carrying and further that he had disposed of the body in the Sidhwan Canal after cutting it into pieces. The SHO Tibba said a case under Section 302 and 201 of the IPC was registered against Mohammed Mehfooz. He said on Monday morning some people had reported sighting some parts of human body floating in the canal near the Dugri bridge. He said divers were deployed and after the recovery of the body — in full or parts — procedure would be followed for its identification. The mangled remains of the car that met with an accident near Dugri in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Man injured as truck rams into car on expressway Our Correspondent 4 new cases in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 2 Four fresh Covid cases were reported, while there was no death due to the disease in the district today. A total of 1,09,870 persons have tested positive for the virus since March 2020, while 2,280 persons from the district have succumbed to the virus till now. The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients was 97.90 per cent today. There were 30 active cases in the district and 30 patients were asked to isolate themselves at their homes by the Health Department. At present one Covid patient is admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana. Till date, a total of 35,06,971 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 33,82,342 were found negative. Samples of 1,941 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Get vaccinated, prevent fourth wave: Civil Surgeon Civil Surgeon Dr SP Singh has appealed to residents to get themselves vaccinated. “From the past few Sewerage connections of 7 illegal colonies snapped Tribune News Service A girl gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 35,06,971 1,09,870 30 3 2,280 For info Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 days, cases have seen a surge in a few districts, which is a matter of concern. Everyone should get themselves vaccinated and if some have missed their second dose, they should also get their dose,” said Dr SP Singh. Vaccination is very important to keep Covid at bay. In addition to this, people should wear mask at public places and maintain distance from each other. Ludhiana, May 2 The Municipal Corporation on Monday disconnected sewerage connections of seven illegal colonies. Of them, four illegal colonies are located outside the MC’s jurisdiction, while three such colonies are under the MC’s Zone D area. Executive Engineer Ranbir Singh said they disconnected the sewerage connections of Best Way Colony, near Surinder Park, a private colony near Tarsem Hospital and another private colony opposite Hari Singh Nagar. In the areas outside the MC’s jurisdiction, the civic body disconnected the sewerage connections of Sukhmani Enclave, Darpan City and Victoria Enclave on Balloke Road and a private colony opposite Green Enclave. According to officials, the sewerage connections of these illegal colonies were linked with the MC’s sewerage lines without any approval. According to MC officials, Ludhiana, May 2 A man sustained severe injuries when the car he was driving was hit by a big truck on the Southern Bypass Expressway (flyover) from Ferozepur Road to Doraha near Dugri last midnight. The car driver, Devinder Singh (45), has been admitted to DMC Hospital. A Dugri resident, Devinder Singh (45), driving his Creta car (PB-91N-1200) was in the midst of taking a U-turn from the recently opened cut in the road divider when a big truck, (bearing registration number NL-01AB-6877) coming at a high speed, rammed into the car. The collision was so powerful that the car not only overturned, but its whole body disintegrated. Front portion, bumper, bonnet and rear portion of the car were lying scattered at the site of accident and the main body of the vehicle was also crumpled. While critically injured car driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was rushed to DMC Hospital, the truck driver managed to escape, leaving his vehicle behind. Residents of the area, where the accident took place, said the decision to open the cuts in road dividers of the expressway at two places near Dugri was taken by some Run tubewells properly, INBRIEF TAXI CARJACKED, MC tells operators DRIVER LOOTED MC workers disconnect a sewerage connection of an illegal colony in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO sewerage connections of over 200 illegal colonies located outside and inside the MC’s jurisdiction were earlier joined with the MC’s sewerage lines. These colonies are mainly located on Balloke Road, Chandigarh Road, Pakhowal Road, Bhamian Road, 33 Foot Road, Tibba Road, Rahon Road, Jassian Road, Barewal area, Ishar Nagar area and other areas. The MC will take action against more illegal colonies in the coming days, the officials said. A large number of illegal colonies have come up inside and outside the city limits under the nose of government authorities concerned. Thus, a large number of people purchased plots in such illegal colonies. However, no concrete action has been taken against the colonisers who developed illegal colonies. Ludhiana, May 2 Following the complaints and protests against erratic water supply, MC Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh has asked the tubewell operators to ensure the proper functioning of tubewells in the Zone A and B areas. He said it came to light that the tubewells are not being run properly in some areas. Moreover, many power cuts are being imposed these days. “Whenever any power cut is imposed, the water tubewells shut off due to which the resi- dents face inconveniences. We have received a number of complaints in this regard,” he said. Rajinder Singh said that the tubewell operators have been asked to make sure that once the power supply is restored, the tubewells should be restarted for as long as the power remained off during the power cut. In case any other person is found operating tubewells in place of tubewell operators, agreement with the tubewell operator concerned would be terminated, he said. — TNS REVIEW MEETING ON SMART CITY MISSION PROJECTS Check water discharge into Buddha Nullah in public presence: Gogi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 2 When around 45 per cent of progress is claimed to have been made under the Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project, worth Rs 650 crore, questions are now being raised over its detailed project report (DPR). In a review meeting, headed by MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, regarding Smart City Mission projects, MLA from Ludhiana West Gurpreet Gogi said the DPR was prepared by ignoring the facts. He claimed that the DPR was based on 519 MLD water discharge into the Buddha Nullah but a team from the IIT-Roorkee had found that the flow of water discharge in the Buddha Nullah was 874 MLD. Besides, the Irrigation Department had noticed around 800 MLD discharge flow, he added. Gogi said the water discharge is actually higher in the Buddha Nullah than the claims made in the DPR. He has sought that the flow of water discharge into the Buddha Nullah must be checked in the presence of public. He said the truth should be brought to fore so that right steps be taken to make the Buddha Nullah pollution-free. During the meeting, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu asked the officials concerned to float tenders for the remaining projects under the Smart City Mission at the earliest. He asked the Municipal Corporation officials to give special emphasis on the beautification of Ghumar Mandi Road, installation of cameras at various places under the Safe City project and installation of waste compactors. When the Smart City Mis- STATUS OF LSCL PROJECTS ■ Completed projects: 29 of ~76.27 crore ■ Projects under execution: 35 of ~709.15 crore ■ Deposit works to Ludhiana MC: 11 projects of ~144.58 crore MP Ravneet Singh Bittu with MLAs and officials during a review meeting of the Smart City Misison projects at the MC’s Zone D office in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN sion campaign was run around six years ago, a large number of residents voted to see improvement in traffic management and parking arrangements in the city. Ignoring the voting process, Smart City Mission Limited and the MC authorities failed to pay political leaders without any consultation with the traffic experts and as a result several accidents had occurred at these two places during the last fortnight. “Even the city traffic police had given in to the ill-conceived political decision which could spell disaster if immediate remedial action is not taken,” said a resident of the area. The SHO, Dugri, Neeraj Chaudhry, said owners of the truck, belonging to Gurugram in Haryana, have been informed and the police are waiting to take the statement of the injured car driver after which a case would be duly registered against the truck driver. heed to resolve the issues. In the meeting today, a road safety activist, Rahul Verma and one of the directors of Ludhiana Smart City Limited Sanjay Goel sought from the authorities to resolve the traffic and parking-related issues. The LSCL had earlier planned c m y b to construct new multi-level parking lots at a few locations, including Books Market and Feroze Gandhi Market, and an underground parking lot near Aarti Chowk but nothing was done. The proposed multi-level parking lots project has been ignored. The issue regarding flaws in the Smart Street project on Malhar Road was once again raised during the meeting. The questions were raised over the buildings that have been constructed by violating parking norms or misuse of parking space. Meanwhile, MLA Gurpreet Gogi said under Smart City Project this road should be widened from both sides so as to resolve the traffic problem. MLAs Madan Lal Bagga from Ludhiana North and Kulwant Singh Sidhu from Atam Nagar also attended the meeting. AAP MLAs also questioned why the Ludhiana North and Atam Nagar constituencies were ignored under the Smart City Mission. The officials then informed that the areas for the Smart City Mission were selected after voting by residents. The AAP MLAs have also asked officials of the Municipal Corporation to provide the list of those schools developed under the Ludhiana Smart City Mission. MLA Kulwant Singh Sidhu also raised a number of issues related to his constituency. He said the garbage compactors should be installed under the Smart City Mission at the earliest. Ludhiana Smart City Limited officials informed that 75 projects of Rs 930 crore were approved under the Smart City Mission. Ludhiana: Three passengers, picked up by taxi driver Manjit Singh, resident of Manewal Road, Fazilka, from the traffic lights near CGC College, Landran, allegedly snatched Rs 2,000 from him by brandishing a knife on reaching Ludhiana near Hardy’s World on the GT Road here on Sunday. They threw the driver out and fled with the vehicle. The police said on the complaint lodged by the driver of i10 taxi (PB-01C-5308), a case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC has been registered. OC GANG OF ROBBERS BUSTED, 2 NABBED Ludhiana: The police claim to have busted a gang of robbers and snatchers with the arrest of two members, identified as Lov Sahota, resident of Subhash Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, and Sanjeev Sharma, resident of Satguru Nagar, Shimlapuri, from Sham Nagar near LIC office on Sunday. The duo, drivers of an auto-rickshaw (PB-10AB-8308), were nabbed on the basis of a tipoff that they were involved in several cases of loot and snatching. They used to pick passengers from Bharat Nagar Chowk or General Bus Stand and take them towards a deserted area of Army Camp in Sham Nagar where cash, mobile phones and valuables were looted from them. The autorickshaw used for committing crime has been impounded and a case under Sections 379-B of IPC registered. OC
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