07062022-LT-01.qxd 07-06-2022 00:43 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ROAD TO MARTYR’S ANCESTRAL VILLAGE IN NEED OF ATTENTION PAGE 2 A badly broken road leading to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha’s ancestral village in dire need of attention. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF CRUSHED BODY OF WOMAN FOUND Ludhiana: The police have recovered a badly crushed body of an unidentified woman lying in the middle of the main GT Road near an Audi showroom in Giaspura on Sunday. The police said apparently, some speeding vehicle had run over the woman and its driver fled the spot during night. It also seemed that some other vehicles moving on the stretch had also passed over the body. The police have registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC. OC MAN NABBED WITH PISTOL Ludhiana: The police have arrested one person, identified as Sagar Gupta, a resident of Karol Bagh, Pakhowal Road, and seized a countrymade pistol from his possession. The suspect was intercepted at a naka at the Ayali Khurd-Hambran Road intersection on a tip-off that he was carrying fire arm and could commit some crime. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered. OC 10 BOOKED AFTER SCUFFLE WITH COPS Ludhiana: The police have booked at least 10 persons under Sections 186, 353, 506 and 427, IPC, Section 63, Punjab Police Act and Section 15, Environment Act, for violating prohibitory orders against playing a loud speaker, roughing up police personnel and causing sound pollution. The police said when HC Jagpreet Singh, along with PHG constable Ravinder Singh reached the spot at Lachman Nagar in Mundian Khurd on a complaint of DJ playing late in the night, the suspects entered into a heated argument with the police party, scuffled with them and torn the uniform of the head constable. The suspects were identified as Binni Ram Puri, his sons Aman Puri and Umesh Puri, Rajesh Kumar, Ravi Rajput and their five unidentified accomplices. OC BROTHERS BOOKED ON FRAUD CHARGE Ludhiana: The police have booked two persons, Pankaj Sohal and his brother Navdeep Sohal, residents of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC for fraud on the complaint of Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Threeke village. The complainant said the duo had approached him to purchase his plot measuring 465 sq yards in Threeke at a cost of Rs 68.40 lakh. However, the suspects fabricated some documents and got his plot transferred in their name fraudulently without making any payment. OC POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10am to 3pm: Punchsheel Vihar, Daljit Nagar, New Aggar Nagar, Citizen Enclave, Malkit Avenue, Club Enclave, Jiwanpreet Nagar and Magnet Road. 10am to 6pm: Sant Vihar, Ashiana Colony, Hussainpura, Indra Colony, Jassian village, Kunj Vihar, Rajouri Garden, Sun City, Prince Colony, Pehelwan Dera, Civil City, Sandhu Nagar, Sunil Nagar, Civil City Road, Bishan Enclave, Jandu Colony, Namdev Colony, Nidhan Singh Nagar, Ladhowal, Haider Enclave, Mahaveer Enclave, Laddian village, Ladian Khurd, Bagga Khurd, Rajjowal, Chahra and Yashwi Enclave. NEWLYWEDS KARAN V GROVER & POPPY JABBAL IN HOLY CITY PAGE 3 AS DARK CLOUD DESCENDS ON POLLYWOOD, ARTISTES UNITE The couple got married last week and recently visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar to seek blessings. MAX 45°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 45°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:28 PM PAGE 4 In solidarity with the family of Sidhu Moosewala, many singers and actors have postponed their projects. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM TUESDAY | 7 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA Textile park to be game changer, to boost exports Ludhiana among state’s 3 clusters exporting textiles, garments worth ~12K cr a year Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 6 The upcoming textile park over 1,000 acres at Koom Kalan near here will be a game changer for the textile and garment industry and will further boost exports from Ludhiana, which was one of the three major textile clusters in the state, the government has claimed. The state’s three clusters — Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar — export textiles and garments worth almost Rs 12,000 crore every year. In 2019-20, the three clusters in Punjab, which was among top 10 states for textile and garment exports in the country, had logged exports worth Rs 11,639.63 crore, the official figures have revealed. Major export destinations include the USA, UAE, UK, and Australia. Sharing details of the textile ecosystem, Director-cumSecretary, Industries and Commerce, Sibin C, told The Tribune, that Punjab had a strong presence of the textile sector in various regions of the state and possesses a complete textile value chain. “Over 1,200 units of textile and wearing apparel are there in the state, employing about 1.2 lakh persons SEVEN MEGA INDUSTRIAL ESTATES COMING UP ■ As many as seven mega industrial estates were coming up under the entire textile value chain, touted as the textile park, at the cost of ~4,445 crore, in Ludhiana. ■ The project will be established over a period of five years, up to 202728, for which requisite funds have been approved under the scheme. directly. The state is home to major textile players such as Trident, Nahar, Vardhman, Shingora, Sportking, Nivia, Savi, Avani Textiles, JCT Mills, and Indian Acrylics,” he said. Divulging the raw material information, Sibin said there was abundant availability of variety of quality raw material in Punjab, both natural and man-made. The state has been recording the highest yield (kg/ hectare) for cotton in the country with 690 kg per hectare yield recorded in 2020-21. Further, Punjab accounts for 23 per cent of national cotton production. The state also has availability of manmade fibre, yarn, and fabric, including polyester staple fibre and polyester fibre fill, from companies such as Reliance Industries Limited in Hoshiarpur, Shiva Tex Fabrics in Ludhiana and Aqua Fiber Industries in Mohali, besides acrylic yarn from firms, including Vardhman and Arisudana. With HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) operating a state-of-the-art crude oil refinery of 11.3 million MT per annum capacity in Bathinda along with a polypropylene (PP) unit having a production capacity of 467 KTA, units for polyethylene (PE) production were also being established. “Both these products, PP and PE, can be converted in raw material for the textile sector, especially for technical textiles such as geotextiles,” he said. On the skilled manpower front, Punjab has 10 major specialised institutes engaged in the textile sector. Besides, there were 349 ITIs offering over 70 courses, including textile and apparel sector courses, with an intake capacity of about 80,000 students. Ludhiana, being the industrial capital of Punjab, has 33 ITIs of which 13 ITIs offer textile and apparel sector courses. Besides 130 diploma and polytechnic colleges, the state also has 193 engineering colleges with an annual capacity of 28,000 students. Additionally, there were more than 1,000 skill development centres in the state with a total training capacity of 60,000. Under textile and apparel sector, Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) has empaneled 250 training partners. Divulging incentives on offer, Sibin said textile was identified as a thrust sector for the state under the Industrial Business Development Policy (IBDP), 2017. As per the policy, attractive incentives such as net GST reimbursement and employment subsidy were offered to ultra-mega, mega projects, anchor units, thrust sector units and MSMEs. As many as seven mega industrial estates were coming up under the entire textile value chain, touted as the textile park, at the cost of Rs 4,445 crore, in Ludhiana. The ambitious industrial project, which has been approved under the PM Mitra scheme, will be a joint venture between the Centre and the state. The project will be established over a period of five years, up to 2027-28, for which the requisite funds have been approved under the scheme. Punjab Police commandos stand guard at Clock Tower Chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Hoax threat call to blow up police headquarters in city Anniversary of Operation Bluestar passes off peacefully Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 6 With multi-layered security, strategic deployment, strict watch on social media and continuous flag marches by the police and paramilitary forces in a bid to maintain peace and law and order in the city on the anniversary of Operation Bluestar yielded the desired results as the day remained uneventful except for a hoax call to blow up the police headquarters which did create some ripples on social media platforms here. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, however, did not give much credence to the bomb threat call, saying it was not anything specific and it seemed that rumour mongers had blown the issue out of proportions. We had a general threat perception on attempts to disturb law and order by some elements but all necessary steps had been taken to avert any untoward situation and with the police force and officials chipping in, no disturbance of any kind has been reported from anywhere,” the CP said. He said the police and district administration was maintaining close coordination with various religious groups and organisations and the appeal for not taking out any procession or march had been accepted by the bodies. Contingents of the police, paramilitary forces, anti-riot police and Punjab Police commandos continued to make their presence felt throughout the day at places such as railway station, bus stand, shopping malls, religious places and major commercial hubs in the city and at the same time, checking of vehicles on main roads and highways was also intensified to check movement of miscreants and anti-social elements. At places such as railway station and Mini-Secretariat and congested places like shopping malls, intensive checking of vehicles was carried out. The CP said all senior officials, including DCPs and Joint Commissioners, were assigned areas and directed to supervise security arrangements and also coordinate in case of any disturbance or attempt to breach peace. Youth dies of Covid, 5 test +ve 4 vehicle thieves held, 3 mobikes recovered Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 6 Covid-19 has claimed the life of a 26-year-old man belonging to Ludhiana district. It was stated by Civil Surgeon SP Singh. Meanwhile, five fresh cases of Covid from the district were confirmed here on Monday. Dr SP Singh said a total of 1,09,957 cases from the district and 1,47,679 patients from other districts have tested positive for the virus so far. He said a total of 2,282 patients in the district and 1,126 patients from other districts or states have died due to the virus till date. There were 12 active cases in the district today. All patients Ludhiana, June 6 The police have arrested four vehicle thieves from various places in the city on Sunday and recovered three stolen motorcycles and a mobile phone from them. Meanwhile, the police have booked two workers for stealing raw material from a factory. Two persons, identified as Manpreet Singh, a resident of Deep Singh Nagar, Dugri, and Devinder Palof Tera Nagar, Dhandra, were arrested on Sunday for the theft of a Hero Splendor motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 10EZ 1391) from outside a house in Janta Enclave, Dugri, on May 27. The theft was reported by Balwinder A boy gets jabbed against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,11,077 1,09,957 12 3 DEATHS 2,282 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 were in home isolation. The residents have been appealed to adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing and washing hands frequently for the prevention of the virus. Drive to plant 7K saplings on 18 acres along nullah launched ludhiana, June 6 Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik, inaugurated the campaign of planting tree saplings on 18 acres along the Buddha Nullah. It was started to mark World Environment Day. DFO Harbhajan Singh was among others present. He said under the drive, about 7,000 saplings would be planted along the nullah. A Forest Department official said they got 18 acres vacated from illegal possession and the same would be used for the plantation. The DC appealed to the people to plant as many saplings as possible to protect the environment. — TNS DC Surabhi Malik opens the plantation drive along the Buddha Nullah. c m y b Singh, a resident of Basant Vihar, Noorwala Road, here. The police have booked the suspects under Sections 379 and 411 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and were interrogating them to detect their involvement in other criminal activities. The motorcycle was recovered from the suspect. A police patrol party nabbed Harwinder Singh, a resident of Dholewal, from near Sufian Chowk on Sunday on a tip-off that the suspect was involved in several cases of thefts. At the time of the arrest, he was riding a stolen Hero Splendor motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 09E 9582). A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. Another person, believed to be involved in thefts of two-wheelers and mobile phones, identified as Deepak Singh of Manjit Nagar was arrested on Sunday on Overlock Road. The accused was also declared a proclaimed offender in a case registered against him at the Hoshiarpur police station. The police have recovered a stolen Hero Splendor motorcycle (bearing registration no. PB 10HQ 4751) and a mobile phone from him. He has been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Raw material stolen from factory in Dhandari Khurd In another incident, Ravi Kumar and Sanjit Kumar Yadav, both residents of Dhandari Khurd, and their unknown accomplices were booked by the police under Sections 457 and 381 of the IPC for stealing raw material from a factory, where the duo used to work in the past, at Dhandari Khurd on the intervening night of June 4 and 5. Owner of the factory Dhiraj Kumar had lodged a report with the police that the suspects had stolen 25 kg tin slab and copper strips from the storeroom of the factory. MLAs kick-start road works Gangster turns heroin supplier Ludhiana, June 6 Finally, the MC has started the recarpeting work on Star Road, Lohara. MLA from Ludhiana South, Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, kick-started the work on Monday. She said the 2-km stretch from Lohara village to Simran Palace will be recarpeted at an estimated cost of Rs 1.64 crore. Meanwhile, MLAs Gurpreet Gogi (Ludhiana West) and Kulwant Singh Sidhu (Atam Nagar) jointly kick-started the road repair works at an estimated cost of Rs 2.14 crore. Gogi said under the project, both sides of Ishmeet Singh Road would be recarpeted till the Dugri Road intersection. In Atam Nagar, the stretch from Dugri Road intersection to Dana Mandi would be recarpeted. — TNS Tribune News Service Nikhil Bhardwaj Ludhiana, June 6 Gangster Pankaj Rajput (26) of New Puneet Nagar, who is already facing 12 cases, including attempt to murder, fraud and Arms Act, has now become a big heroin supplier. The CIA-2 wing of the Ludhiana Commissionerate on finding his role in drug smuggling has registered a case against him. Confirming the matter, in-charge of CIA Inspector Beant Juneja told The Tribune that recently Akhil Sabharwal was held with 5 gm of heroin and during the investigation it was found that he was in touch with gangster Pankaj through an international WhatsApp number. CIA-2 to seize property of accused facing 12 criminal cases “Gangster Pankaj has become a heroin supplier. He used to sell heroin to Akhil who further sells the same to his clients. Our probe found that Pankaj has links with other big heroin suppliers. We are conducting raids to nab him and his arrest is likely to expose a major drug network, possibly with huge drug recovery,” Juneja said. He said the police probe established that the gangster-turned-drug supplier had also amassed huge properties in the name of himself and his family. Now, the police are collecting property and bank details of accused Pankaj Rajput and proceedings to attach the same would also be initiated. Juneja said recently the CIA had booked some people who had been giving shelter to Pankaj. In June 2019, he was one of the accused in the Ludhiana jail violence case in which one inmate had breathed his last. Several cases against the accused were registered since 2017. Pankaj was out on bail since January this year.
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