21062022-LT-01.qxd 6/21/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CALLING STUDENTS TO SCHOOLS AN UPHILL TASK FOR TEACHERS PAGE 2 Calling students for a day amidst summer vacations to celebrate Yoga Dayproves an uphill task for government teachers. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN NABBED WITH 13 GM OF HEROIN Ludhiana: The police have arrested Sahil Ghai, a resident of Valmiki Ghati Mohalla, from near his house on Saturday and recovered 13 gm of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been booked under the NDPS Act. During preliminary interrogations, he confessed that he was already facing a case under the NDPS Act. He jumped bail in the case and was declared a proclaimed offender. TNS RAKHI NOT THE NEW DAYABEN IN TV SHOW, CASTING UNDERWAY MAX 30°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C 5 youths posing as fake cops arrested Ludhiana: The police have booked a youth, Jumma, a resident of Gadaipur village in Jalandhar district, under Section 346 of the IPC for allegedly abducting his 16-year-old cousin, daughter of his maternal aunt. The victim’s mother lodged a complaint with the police after she went missing from her house in Koom Khurd village in this district on June 14. TNS ONE HELD WITH STOLEN SCOOTER Ludhiana: The police arrested a person riding a stolen Activa scooter here on Sunday. The suspect has been identified as Kunal, who resides near Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town. He was arrested from near the traffic lights on the Dugri canal intersection. TNS Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 20 Five youths from neighbouring villages posing as gazetted and other rank police officers were found patrolling in an SUV bearing Punjab Police logo on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. A police team, led by SHO Chhapar Chowki Sukhminder Singh Bhundri, arrested them before they could dupe or extort money from villagers on one pretext or the other. The suspects, wearing uniforms of DSP sub-inspectors , and constables, have been identified as Harkamal Singh of Jodhan village, Kulvir Singh of Bhaini Baringa, Jasmandeep Singh of Lehra village, all from Ludhiana district, Gurpreet Singh of Manvi village and Livtar Singh of Manvi village, both from Malerkotla district. Though the police were informed that the suspects had SHEHNAAZ GILL DEBUTS ON RAMP AS SHOWSTOPPER Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah makers confirm that the casting for a new Dayaben is already underway. The suspects in the custody of the police. YOUTH ABDUCTS GIRL, BOOKED PAGE 3 Were patrolling in an SUV bearing the Punjab Police logo shown identity cards and appointment letters to prove their genuineness before residents, the police are yet to recover fake testimonials and IDs from their possession. Deputy Superintendent of Police Dakha Jatinderjit Singh said a patrolling party, led by SHO Chhapar Chowki Sukhminder Singh Bhundri, got information about the suspicious activities of the SUV-borne occupants, who were posing as police personnel of various ranks. The police nabbed the suspects after a brief chase near Jurahan and Phallewal villages. They have been sent to four-day police remand. — OC SUNSET TUESDAY 7:33 PM Extortion racket busted, 5 booked Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 20 The police have busted an extortion racket and booked two couples and their accomplice under Sections 384, 120-B and 506 of the IPC and Sections 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The suspects were allegedly blackmailing an industrialist and had extorted more than ~6 lakh from him by threatening to implicate him in a false case. The suspects have been identified as Harjot Singh, his brother Prabhjot Singh, their wives Rupinder Kaur and Gaganpreet Kaur, respectively, residents of New Shimlapuri, and their accomplice Prabhjot Singh, a resident of Guru Angad Dev Nagar. In a complaint lodged with the police, the victim, Jagroop Singh, owner of an engine parts manufacturing unit and a resident of Janta Nagar, alleged that initially Harjot and Prabhjot took ~2 lakh from him at the pistol point. Later, they kept extorting money on the threat of killing him. Later, in connivance with Rupinder Kaur and other suspects, they threatened the trader to implicate in a rape case and forced him to pay another ~4 lakh to them. c m y b PAGE 3 Television’s heartthrob Shehnaaz Gill marked her ramp debut at a fashion show in Ahmedabad recently. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:24 AM TUESDAY | 21 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA No impact of Bharat Bandh in city Agnipath scheme: Markets, offices remain open as usual Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 20 The Bharat Bandh call given by some organisations against the Agnipath scheme had no impact in the city as normal life continued here today. Markets, offices and other institutions remained open as usual. Transport services were also normal. To avoid any untoward incident, security forces were deployed at the Ludhiana railway station and other major locations in the city. Teams of the city police and the Government Railway Police were deployed at the railway station. On June 18, a large number of persons People throng a market in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN protesting against the scheme vandalised the property at the Ludhiana railway station. Around 200 personnel of the city police, GRP RPF anti-sabo, , tage squad and dog squad were deployed at the railway station today. Kaustubh Sharma, Commissioner of Police, said the forces were deployed at the rail- way station, its nearby areas, main intersections and near government establishments to maintain law and order. The situation remained peaceful. Bid to break open ATM 17 more contract infection in dist Our Correspondent Ludhiana, June 20 Thieves made an attempt to break open an ATM of HDFC Bank here yesterday. The incident took place at the Mata Rani Chowk branch of the bank on the intervening night of June 19 and 20. Sandeep Kumar, branch manager of the bank and a resident of New Tagore Nagar, told the police that he received a call from the command centre of the bank in Mumbai at 3.21 am stating that somebody was fiddling with the ATM. He immediately rushed to the bank and found that the miscreants partially broke the ATM to steal cash. However, they could not succeed in their attempt. The police have registered a case under against unidentified persons under Sections 457, 380, 511 and 427 of the IPC. Further investigations are underway. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 20 The district witnessed 17 fresh Covid cases, while no loss of life was reported due to the virus from the district today. The number of active cases rose to 126. As many as 122 patients are in home isolation, while four are admitted to hospitals. A total of 1,10,145 persons have been infected with the virus since the outbreak of COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE 36,56,321 1,10,145 126 2 DEATHS 2,285 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 Covid in Ludhiana district. Samples of 2,579 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly.
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