27072022-LT-01.qxd 7/27/2022 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE CONTRACTUAL BUS STAFF PROTEST Seeking regularisation of jobs, roadways staff stage a protest at PRTC depot gate. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY Man gets life term for raping stepdaughter Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, July 26 The Court of Additional Sessions Ravi Inder Kaur Sandhu has convicted Bahadur Gupta (33), a resident of Abdullapur Basti, here, on the charges of kidnapping and raping his stepdaughter. He was ordered to undergo rigorous life imprisonment. A fine of Rs 60,000 was also imposed upon the convict. The court made it clear that out of the fine amount, Rs 50,000 would be paid to the victim as compensation. Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution has successfully proved the charges levelled against the accused beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt. The court also declined the plea of leniency raised by him. Additional Public Prosecutor Neelam Pathak said a case against the accused was registered on December 23, 2018, following the complaint moved by the mother of the victim girl at the Model Town police station. The prosecution examined as many as 13 witnesses to prove the guilt of the accused. continued on page 2 POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9.30 am to 11.30 am: Parts of C Block Model Town Extension and Ambedkar Nagar, Dugri Road, Link Road, rear side of Chevron Hotel area, Pasport Office area and Sant Fateh Singh Nagar. PAGE 2 #DANCEWITHNORA GOES INT’L PAGE 3 For the unique promotional tours of her latest single, the diva threw up a surprise. MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:25 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:41 AM Three persons, including two students, nabbed; kingpin at large WAS CHARGING ~2 LAKH FOR MINIMUM 6 BANDS Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 26 The Sahnewal police claimed to have busted a gang involved in cheating in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with the arrest of three persons. The gang was helping students appearing for the English language test and was taking a huge sum from those students who scored desired bands. The accused have been identified as Dilbag Singh of Rodey village, Moga, Harsangeet Singh and Jaspreet Singh of Sangatpura, Moga. SHO inspector Amandeep Singh Brar said the gang helped a large number of students of Moga, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala and Khanna for passing the IELTS exam and for minimum 6 bands, it used to take ~2 lakh from an applicant. The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO The kingpin of the gang, identified as Gurbhej Singh of Chak Badhai village in Muktsar Sahib, is at large. A case of cheating, criminal conspiracy and under the IT Act has been registered against the accused. Of the three accused, Harsangeet and Jaspreet are CONTROVERSY OVER ‘FAKE’ NAMES ON EMPLOYEES’ LISTS Jt Commissioner appointed probe officer Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 26 After councillors alleged irregularities in lists prepared for the regularisation of jobs of contractual sewer men and sanitation workers on Monday, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal has appointed Joint Com- missioner Ankur Mahindroo as the inquiry officer regarding the matter. The MC Joint Commissioner has been asked to submit the report within a week. The lists of the contractual sewer men and safai karamcharis were attached with the resolution regarding the regularisation of their jobs. When the resolution was presented before the Municipal Corporation House on Monday, leader of the Opposition in the House Jaspal Singh Giaspura and other councillors raised questions over the lists. They had alleged that the lists had been prepared without consulting them and continued on page 2 c m y b PAGE 4 Bollywood celebrities shared heartfelt tributes to mark 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas. Gang involved in IELTS cheating scam busted Nikhil Bhardwaj CELEBS PAY TRIBUTES TO SOLDIERS students who had recently appeared for the IELTS exam and the duo were ensured cheating by the gang by arranging electronic devices inside the examination hall. Dilbag is a close aide of the kingpin. continued on page 2 One loses life, 66 test positive Ludhiana, July 26 One person lost his life to Covid while 66 more persons tested positive for the virus in the district. A total of 1,12,155 persons have tested positive and 3,000 persons have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. There were 325 active cases on Tuesday, of which continued on page 2 WEDNESDAY | 27 JULY 2022 | LUDHIANA
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