27062022-LT-01.qxd 6/27/2022 12:19 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 GANG OF ROBBERS BUSTED, FIVE LAND IN SAHNEWAL POLICE NET Police bust a gang of robbers and recover a stolen pistol, motorbikes, cell phones and daggers from them. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MARGO COOPER SAYS SHE IS TOTALLY INTO BOLLYWOOD MAX 40°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 27°C Tribune News Service Accordingly, the police party conducted a raid and arrested him with drugs. In another case, the Daba police arrested a person, identified as Amit Kumar of Gurmel Nagar, and recovered 15-gram heroin and ~97,000 from his possession. ASI Raj Kumar said they stopped the suspect for checking at a routine naka. During checking, they recovered heroin from his possession. In yet another case, the PAU police arrested a person, Naresh Kumar of Salem Tabri, and recovered 10-gram heroin from his possession. ASI Lakhwinder Singh said the suspect was nabbed from the Rajpura chowk while he was on his way to deliver heroin to his clients. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the trio. For a cause TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Girls perform giddha to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Ludhiana on Sunday. The event was organised by the district administration at the PAU. POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 3 pm: Dhandari village, Giaspura, Daba Road, Surjit Cinema Road, SGD School, area near Sita Ram Halwai, area near Gahir Kanda, New Ambedkar Nagar, Ajit Singh Colony, City Garden Colony, 33-Feet Road, Pritam Colony, Swami Vivekanand Nagar, Pakhar Colony, Lachman Nagar, Gagan Nagar, area near Jain Da Theka, Adarsh Colony, MCL Flats, Guru Nanak Colony, area near Pamma Karyana Store, Fateh Singh Nagar, area near Paras School, Mann Colony, Daba Lohara Road, area near Baba Mukand Singh School, Gurpreet Nagar, Maha Singh Nagar, Mouji Colony, area near Nirmal Palace, Daba village, Eastman Chowk, area near Dosti Karyana Store, Guru Gobind Singh Colony, New Ram Nagar, area near GK Kharey Kanda and area opposite Shubh Motors 10 am 4 pm: Golf Link, Raikoti Jain Colony, Oriental Farm, Surya Enclave, Sharman Enclave SUNSET MONDAY 7:34 PM Ludhiana, June 26 A 20-year-old youth was shot at by armed motorcycleborne persons near Naulakha Garden colony here last night. Interestingly, the incident took place around 100 meters away from the Police Division 3. The victim has been identified as Kartik Baggan, a resident of Ghati Balmiki. ACP (Central) Harsimrat Chetra and SHO of the Police Division 3 Inspector Sukhdev Singh reached the spot after getting information. The victim’s friend, Akshay, said Kartik, along with his family, had gone to pay obeisance at some religious place yesterday. Later, Kartik’s family went home and he, along with his friends, went for a walk. When he was crossing near the gate of Naulakha Garden, armed motorcycleborne persons fired shots at him. He suffered one bullet injury near his stomach. Area residents with the help of the victim’s friends shifted the injured person to the CMC Hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable now. Kartik’s father Kranti alleged that when the Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 26 The district today witnessed 29 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 1,10,303. Meanwhile, one COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE A health worker administers the Covid vaccine to a girl in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA more person succumbed to the virus here today. A total of 2,289 persons have died due to the virus since March 30, 2020, when the first fatality was reported from the district. The number of active cases rose to 175. As many as 171 patients are in home isolation, while four are admitted to hospitals. A total of 36,82,431 samples have been collected so far. Of this, 35,57,327 samples were found negative. Samples of 4,035 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Despite increase in cases, Covid norms go for a toss Two booked for property fraud Manav Mander Tribune News Service People throng a market sans face mask in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN was not wearing a face mask as there was a huge rush in the bazaar, the customer said he was fully vaccinated and now there was no fear of Covid. Manoj, who went to the Sunday bazaar at the Chaura Bazaar, said these days nobody was taking precautionary measures against coronavirus. “The virus is very much here and people need to be cautious,” he said. Civil Surgeon Dr SP Singh said there was a slight increase in coronavirus cases and people need to remain vigilant. He asked the people to adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour, including wearing of face mask, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene. Jitendra is all set to expand his territory in films and stun his fans with his next film Jaadugar on Netflix. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:25 AM MONDAY | 27 JUNE 2022 | LUDHIANA Tribune News Service 1 more succumbs to virus, 29 test +ve City markets full to the brim, shoppers sans mask PAGE 3 Youth shot cops suspectbike-borne persons at by old enmity, kin allege role of jailed gangsters Victim’s condition stable, 36,82,431 1,10,303 175 14 DEATHS 2,289 For any information related to Covid Contact: 0161-2444193 & 4622276 Ludhiana, June 26 Covid cases are on the rise in the district, but people can still be seen thronging city markets and public places without following necessary precautions. A huge rush can be witnessed at public places, especially on weekends. Sunday bazaars in the old city areas were full to the brim today. People were seen jostling with each other in a huge rush at the Chaura Bazaar. People were seen roaming freely in the markets without any fear. Social distancing norms were being flouted with impunity. None of the shoppers was wearing a face mask, the essential protective gear against the Covid-19. “I came here to buy clothes as I was going back home,” said a customer. Asked why he JITENDRA TO CAST A SPELL, WILL BE SEEN IN JAADUGAR Actress and Miss Bulgaria 2019 Margo Cooper is determined to make it big in the Hindi film industry now! 3 smugglers held with cash, drugs Ludhiana, June 26 The Ludhiana police arrested three smugglers and recovered heroin, ganja and cash from their possession here yesterday. In the first case, the Moti Nagar police nabbed a smuggler and recovered 250-gram ganja and ~12,000 in cash from him. Investigating Officer ASI Karamjit Singh said they got a tip-off that the suspect was into drug smuggling trade. PAGE 3 Ludhiana, June 26 The Haibowal police have registered a property fraud case against two persons, including a woman. The suspects have been identified as Shaminder Singh and Balwinder Kaur, residents of Aman Vihar. They took a sum of ~5.50 lakh as advance from a person, but later refused to execute the registration of a property. Complainant Sita Ram of Haibowal Khurd told the police that he purchased a plot from the suspects for ~5.50 lakh and paid the entire money to them in advance. The suspects later refused to execute the registration of the plot. They also refused to return the money, the complainant alleged. Investigating Officer ASI Lakhwinder Masih said the deal for the property was done last year. After conducting an inquiry, a case of fraud and criminal conspiracy was registered against the suspects. — TNS c m y b KEY ACCUSED CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY ON FB The key accused, Karan Kalia, who along with his aides, attacked Kartik on Saturday night, uploaded a post on his Facebook profile claiming responsibility for firing. He stated that “Kartik thrashed me once and he also made my video. Now, he was threatening me to upload the video on the social media to defame me. I will surrender before the police soon”. The victim's family members at the CMC Hospital; and (right) the police inspect the spot where the youth was shot at near Naulakha Garden colony in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS PRELIMINARY PROBE SUGGESTS NO GANG WAR: COP 12 SUSPECTS BOOKED ACP Harsimrat Chetra said preliminary probe suggested that there was no gang war of any sort. Rather, the victim, Kartik, had once thrashed one of the main suspects, Karan, and made his video. Now, Kartik was threatening him that he would make his video viral on the social media. To take revenge, Karan, along with his aides, fired shots at Kartik from a .32-bore pistol. “We are also probing the allegations of the victim’s father, who alleged the role of jailed gangsters behind the attack,” said the ACP. A case of attempt to murder was registered against 12 persons namely Karan Kalia, Vishu Kainth, Kamal, Kunal Sharma, Dikshan Tandon, Nik Oberoi, Billa Wadda, Karan Sharma, Raman Rajput, Neeraj Rajput, Shivam Mota and Rishav Benipal. assailants fired shots at his son, they were on a video call with notorious gangsters Shubham Mota and Rishav Banipal, who were lodged in the Ludhiana Central Jail. The assailants were also heard saying that they had taken the revenge. “Criminals are having access to mobile phones inside the jail and they are sending their gang members to commit crime. Gangsters are also watching crime scene live from the jail. Action should be taken against jail officials for negligence,” alleged the victim’s father. Area residents, who gathered at the spot after the incident, said Ludhiana city was witnessing cases of loot, murder and kidnapping daily. The Ludhiana Commissionerate had failed to nab these criminals. Robbers had even targeted Army personnel in the recent past. WHAT VICTIM’SFATHER SAYS assailants ❝When themy son, fired shots at they were on a video call with notorious gangsters Shubham Mota and Rishav Banipal, who were lodged in the Ludhiana Central Jail. ❞ Kranti, FATHER OF THE VICTIM Meanwhile, a case of attempt to murder was registered against 12 persons namely Karan Kalia, Vishu Kainth, Kamal, Kunal Sharma, Dikshan Tandon, Nik Oberoi, Billa Wadda, Karan Sharma, Raman Rajput, Neeraj Rajput, Shivam Mota and Rishav Benipal.
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