16052022-LT-01.qxd 5/16/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE JARKHAR ACADEMY PIP JATANA CENTRE 6-1 IN HOCKEY Jarkhar academy and Chachrari centre stitched up victories in sub-junior section during seven-a-side hockey league. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF CYBER CRIMINALS DUPE MAN OF ~1L Ludhiana: Ritesh Kumar, resident of New Sunder Nagar, Bhamian Road in Mundian Kalan, fell victim to cyber criminals and lost around Rs 1 lakh in two credit card transactions. In the course of inquiry the police have booked three persons, identified as Roshanara Khatoon, resident of West Bengal, Vikas Patel, resident of Patoraagram, Bhatanyara in Panna city of Madhya Pradesh, and Mangal Sardar, resident of Dakshin Barsat, Jainagar in 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 66-D of the IT Act. The victim said he had an account and also a credit card of IndusInd Bank. “I had applied for a cheque book when I received a telephone call from a mobile phone asking about details of my bank account and credit card. I was told to download app of the bank and as I did so, my credit card was used for Rs 99,974 in two transactions,” said the complainant. OC MOTORCYCLE SNATCHED Ludhiana: Baldev Singh, resident of Bagga Khurd village lost Rs 50 and his motorcycle to seven snatchers riding three motorcycles during wee hours on Saturday. Baldev Singh said he was going to his fields on his Hero Splendour motorcycle (PB10DF-0696) when seven persons, riding three motorcycles, cornered him near Humbran Road. They took Rs 50 that were in my pocket, snatched the motorcycle and escaped. The police have registered a case under Sections 379-B and 149 of the IPC. OC ONE ARRESTED WITH 9-GM HEROIN Ludhiana: Chirag Malhotra, resident of Mohalla Fatehganj, was nabbed by the police on Saturday from Ghati Mohalla with 9 gm of heroin. The police said Chirag was coming on foot and on sight of the police party, he made an attempt to turn back. He was intercepted on suspicion and his search led to recovery of 9 gm of heroin. Chirag has been booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. OC 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL GOES MISSING Ludhiana: A 13-year-old girl has reported missing from her residence in Sherpur Kalan since May 11. An uncle of the girl has lodged a report with the police that she had gone to a tailor for some alteration in her clothes in the afternoon and did not come back thereafter. The police have registered a case under Section 346 IPC and are investigating. OC TWO HELD WITH 35 BOTTLES OF LIQUOR Ludhiana: The police have arrested Pankaj, resident of Dr Ambedkar Nagar, from near Atam Park on Saturday, while he was going on an Activa scooter (PB-10HQ-5988) to deliver liquor bottles to his customers. The police have recovered 24 bottles of XXX Dollar Rum and also impounded the scooter. Prahalad, resident of Dhillon Nagar, Lohara, was nabbed from near Zoom Hotel on Saturday with 11 bottles of Imperial Blue whisky. Cases have been registered under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC PAGE 2 SHRIYA PILGAONKAR TO PLAY A NEWS REPORTER IN HER NEXT PAGE 3 NIMRAT BEGINS SHOOTING FOR ANOTHER INT’L PROJECT After garnering rave reviews for her performance in Guilty Minds, Shriya will be seen starring in Broken News. MAX 41°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:15 PM After wrapping Foundation S2, actress Nimrat Kaur is back to the grind with another international project. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:30 AM Eradication of social evils real tribute to martyrs: Harjot Bains Addresses state-level function on birth anniv of Shaheed Sukhdev Minister Bhagwant Mann, had chalked out programmes so that the youth could seek inspiration from the great freedom fighters. “Functions are being organised to promote national integration and instil patriotism among people. Families of the martyrs are a treasure of the country and we must pay proper respect to them,” he added. He said the ancestral houses of all martyrs are like religious places and people should visit them for paying obeisance. He said the Punjab government would soon bring ancestral houses of all freedom fighters and prominent personalities on the tourist map. Dr Manju Malhotra, who presented a brief note on Shaheed Sukhdev, said he was the associate of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Shaheed Rajguru. She said it was on March 23, 1931, that the three brave revolutionaries — Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru — were hanged. Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, May 15 Harjot Singh Bains, Cabinet Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mines and Geology, Law and Legislative Affairs and Jails, Punjab, today said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is committed to preserving the legacy of freedom fighters and martyrs with whose sacrifices the country had attained freedom. He exhorted people to come forward for eradication of social evils like corruption, drug abuse, female foeticide and illiteracy from society, which would be the real tribute to martyrs. Addressing the state-level function organised on the birth anniversary of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan here, the minister termed Shaheed Sukhdev as a famous Indian revolutionary who played a major role in the India’s struggle for Independence. He said Sukhdev was amongst those great Indian freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. Bains said the Punjab government, led by Chief PAGE 4 << Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains pays tributes to Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar at his birthplace in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA MONDAY | 16 MAY 2022 | LUDHIANA CREATING AWARENESS AMONG TRADERS ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS ‘Jago Vyapari Abhiyan’ starts Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 15 To create an awareness among the traders about their rights, a campaign, “Jago Vyapari Abhiyan”, was started here by the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal. Traders from all over the state came in good numbers to join the campaign. Traders expressed concern over continuous falling of economy and bad situation of law and order in the state due to which running businesses is getting difficult. They made several suggestions, which they expect that the AAP government will include in its maiden budget. Sunil Mehra from the Beopar Mandal claimed that about 60,000 big and small industrial units had migrated from the state due to faulty policies of the respective governments. Mehra said the Beopar Mandal has no political goal and wants the government to Members of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal address a press conference in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN watch the interests of the traders so that there is growth. Raising concern over the deteriorating power situation in Punjab, general secretary of the Beopar Mandal Ayush Aggarwal said economy of the state would not improve unless power crises in Punjab is resolved. The traders demanded that all industrial and business licences should be made online to get relief from corruption and harassment. They also asked the Finance Minister to simplify the procedure of the GST. New trading hubs should be created by the government and shops should be available at confessional rates to small shopkeepers and vendors. In view of inflation and price rise, the income tax exemption should be increased to Rs 10 lakh. The traders said loans by banks and financial institutions must be given to them. Besides, the Punjab State Development Board (Professional Tax) should be abolished. An economic package should be announced for the border districts of Punjab. Elderly couple killed in accident Ludhiana, May 15 A couple, Raghbir Singh (75) and his wife Surjit Kaur (72), died on the spot when a speeding bus of Rajdhani Transport hit the TVS Scooty they were riding from behind at Ladhran cut near the Neelon Canal bridge in the district today. The deceased couple belonged to Gurditpura village, near Doraha, and they were going from Samrala towards their village. Samrala police officials said the bus of Rajdhani Travels was going from Muktsar to Mohali and its driver has been identified as Malkiat Singh, resident of Jassoana in Muktsar district. A case under Sections 279, 304A and 427 of the IPC has been registered against the bus driver and the police are making efforts to arrest him. Meanwhile, post-mortem of the bodies of the accident victims was conducted at the Civil Hospital and the bodies were handed over to the family for cremation. — OC Neighbour rapes 13-yr-old Man murdered over financial dispute girl for 3 months, arrested Our Correspondent Our Correspondent Ludhiana, May 15 The police have arrested a youth, Mohit Kumar, resident of GK Estate, Gopal Nagar, under Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl living in the neighbourhood. In a report lodged with the police, the victim said Mohit Kumar used to visit her residence when she was alone and used to rape her by threatening her. “This had been going on for almost three months,” she added. The girl said Mohit Kumar had threatened to kill her if she tells about this to her parents or anybody else. “It was on Saturday that when our daughter complained of bellyache that we took her to the Civil Hospital and she told us about the rape after examination by doctors,” said the parents of the girl. Further investigation into the matter is in progress. Ludhiana, May 15 Akhilesh Kumar (42), a tenant in the house of Puja Rani in Beantpura on Chandigarh Road, was allegedly murdered by another tenant in the same building, identified as Neeraj Saini. The assailant grappled with the victim after exchange of words over a financial dispute on May 11 and hit his head on the ground. Akhilesh sustained severe head injury and died during treatment at CMC Hospital on Saturday. In a complaint lodged with the police by Shobhit Oberoi in this regard, it was stated that the landlady was putting pressure on Akhilesh to vacate the house. “On May 11, I accompanied Akhilesh to pick up his household goods for shifting to another house. When Akhilesh asked about some missing items, he was told that these were lying in the portion rented by Neeraj Saini, who was called to the spot,” said the complainant. He told the police that on arrival, Neeraj asked Akhilesh for money that he owed to him. Denying that he owed any money to Neeraj, Akhilesh asked him if he had any bill or other documents to sub- stantiate his claim, which led to to exchange of hot words. In a fury, Neeraj held head of the victim in his hands and hit it on the ground. While critically injured Akhilesh was rushed to the hospital, Neeraj Saini fled from the scene. The police have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC and a hunt has been launched to apprehend the assailant. Drug peddler couple nabbed with 2-kg opium, 1-quintal poppy husk Our Correspondent Raikot, May 15 The Sudhar police claimed to have arrested four persons and booked them under two separate cases on Saturday. The arrested persons include a drug peddler couple of Buraj Littan. As much as 2 kg of opium and 1 quintal of poppy husk, concealed in a truck carrying coal products, were seized from drug peddler Karamdeep Singh, alias Karamjit Singh, alias Tinku, resident of Buraj Littan, and his wife Amritpal Kaur, alias Amandeep Kaur. The DSP Dakha, Jatinder, jit Singh, said police personnel, led by SHO, Sudhar, Kirandeep Kaur, apprehended the transporter couple of Buraj Littan, who had been involved in smuggling of drugs and narcotics from Jharkhand under the guise of transportation of coal The accused couple with the seized contraband at the Sudhar police station in Raikot. powder and other coal products for over one year. Though exact modus operandi of the accused is yet to be ascertained, preliminary investigations revealed that the main accused used to take his wife along while carrying contrabands with intent to avoid suspicion by the police deployed at various interstate nakas from Jharkhand to Punjab. An FIR under the NDPS Act was registered on the basis of secret information collected by SI Nirmal c m y b Singh on Saturday and the accused were arrested in the afternoon at a naka organised at Kailey Chowk on the Halwara-Pakhowal road under the supervision of SHO Kirandeep Kaur. The truck used in the crime was also impounded. In another case, registered under the Gambling Act, Kamaljit Singh, alias Bonny, and Shakeel Khan, alias Bablu, were arrested by the police, led by ASI Gurcharan Singh. The accused were attracted people to gamble by offering them 70 times the amount put on stake by recording certain digits and numbers. Rs 2,200, notebook and stationery used for keeping records of illegal activity were seized from Kamaljit Singh, alias Bony, resident of Azad Nagar, Shimlapuri, Ludhiana, and Shakeel Khan, alias, Bablu, resident of Centre Town, Daad village, Ludhiana. A school student gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Two test positive in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 15 Two persons tested positive for Covid, while no death due to the disease was reported in the district today. A total of 1,09,911 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- COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 35,48,940 1,09,911 23 5 2,280 For info Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 19 patients was 97.90 per cent today. There were 23 active cases in the district and 22 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 35,48,940 samples for Covid test have been taken, of which 34,24,264 were found negative. Samples of 910 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly.
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