08082022-LT-01.qxd 08-08-2022 00:26 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE GET VACCINATED, WEAR MASK TO HELP PREVENT VIRUS SPREAD: RESIDENTS P2 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SINGER SHANNON K DROPS SONG TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FATHER KUMAR SANU P3 MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:16 PM LIG flats still being converted to shops in Dugri Phase II Show-cause notices, cancellation of allotment no deterrent to violators Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, August 7 Final show-cause notices prior to cancellation of allotment and even cancellation in some cases of illegal change of land use, it seems, have failed to deter defiant allottees as more LIG flats in Phase II, Dugri, were being converted into shops/showrooms in utter violation of terms and conditions of allotment of the residential flats. It was way back in 2019 that the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) had issued final show-cause notices to 107 allottees who had fully or partly converted their residential flats into commercial entities and after giving them several opportunities and personal hearings, allotment of some of the flats was cancelled for violation of terms and conditions of the allotment. To convey the brewing resentment among area residents against commercialisation of the residential area, Samaj Sudhar Sabha president Sanjay Tiwari has lodged a complaint with the A shop being constructed in LIG flats in Dugri, Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO WILL CHECK REASONS FOR DELAY IN ACTION We will look into reasons for the delay in taking the follow-up action, including cancellation of the allotment and eviction proceedings, against those on whom final notices were served. Ankur Mahindroo, GLADA ESTATE OFFICER ❝ ❞ Chief Minister, saying on the one side the GLADA authorities were pasting final show-cause notices Man defrauds bed-ridden brother of ~2 crore, booked Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 7 The Police Division 6 on Sunday registered a case against a man who cheated his bedridden elder brother Yashpal Singh by fraudulently withdrawing Rs 2 crore from a company account. The accused has been identified as Vikram Kumar, a resident of Ludhiana. A case of fraud and criminal breach of trust was registered against him on the complaint of his brother’s wife Parminder Kaur. Complainant Parminder said her family owns three companies — Mefa Needles, Metal Fabric India Private Limited, Dholewal, and Punjab Switch Gears, Focal Point. Her husband Yaspal and 44 more contract virus in district Ludhiana, August 7 Fortyfour persons tested positive for Covid in Ludhiana district on Sunday. Now, a total of 1,12,756 have tested positive and 3,005 persons have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. At present, the recovery rate of Covid patients is 97.12 per cent. Samples of 3,589 suspected patients were sent for testing today. — TNS COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 38,35,807 1,12,756 271 35 3,005 POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 1 pm to 3 pm: Lohara Village, Satguru Nagar, Gurmail Nagar, Baapu Market, Gurpal Nagar, Guru Angad Nagar, Janta Nagar, New Amar Nagar, Durga Nagar, Dana Mandi and Golden Park Area. brother-in- law (husband’s brother) Vikram are the directors of the firms. The companies have six bank accounts in which her husband and his brother are equal partners. “As my husband is paralysed since 2017 and is bedridden, he transferred his company operation rights to me via general power of attorney. But my brother-in-law has not been giving any information about the company accounts to me despite my repeated requests,” Parminder alleged. The woman said in February 2020 they had requested the bank to freeze the bank account of Metal Fabric with State Bank of India, in which over Rs 2 crore were lying, on the suspicion that Vikram might resort to some malpractices. “Later, bank officials visited our house and after taking the thumb impression of my husband, freezed the bank account,” she said. “In February this year, when we checked the account in which over Rs 2 crore was lying, we were shocked to know that the accused had transferred Rs 2 crore to his personal Axis Bank account by submitting a cheque of the joint bank account. Though a case is registered against Vikram, we still want a thorough probe in the matter to know about the involvement of other aides of the accused who helped him in the fraud,” alleged the complainant. Four Gurdaspur men booked for gang rape Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 7 The Haibowal police here on Saturday registered a case of gang rape against four Gurdaspurbased residents. The accused have been identified as Barjinder Singh, Gurpreet Gopi, Paramjit Singh Pamma and Sukhdev Singh Happy, all residents of Gurdaspur. The complainant, a resident of Baloke village, told the police that in 2020, she had gone to the Jalandhar bypass here for some personal work where the accused forcibly bundled her into their car. Following which, the accused took her to some place in Chandigarh and raped her. The victim said she had also complained to the police about the matter in 2020 and also met some officials but nobody paid heed to her complaint for almost two years. In July this year, the accused again cornered her at the Jalandhar bypass and took her to Chandigarh where they violated her, the victim said, adding that this time, she managed to identify the accused and lodged a complaint against them by name for the registration of a rape case. Investigating officer in the case Inspector Navdeep Kaur said raids were being conducted to nab the accused. outside shops constructed in LIG flats for the cancellation of allotment while on the other, more flats were being converted into shops. Charging field staff and supervisory officials of GLADA with connivance in the blatant violation of terms and conditions of the allotment, Tiwari said in his complaint that when he persisted with complaints to GLADA officials against the ongoing construction work in several LIG flats, they stopped picking up their phones. He called upon the government to issue directions to GLADA for taking stern action against these violations and take effective steps to maintain the residential nature of the housing scheme, which had been launched with the sole objective of providing affordable houses to economically weaker sections of society. Meanwhile, GLADA Estate Officer Ankur Mahindroo said he had called for a detailed report of violations in the Dugri LIG flats and action as per rules would be continued on page 2 Three snatchers fall in police net Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 7 The Crime Branch-I today claimed to have nabbed three snatchers and recovered looted valuables from them. The accused have been identified as Manjit Singh Sunny of the Tajpur Road area, Mani Kumar of Hazuri Bagh Colony, and Gurjit Singh of Dugri. The police recovered three pairs of gold earrings, a motorcycle and a sharp weapon from the trio. DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar in a statement issued said CIA in-charge Rajesh Kumar recieved a tipoff that the accused were operating a gang of snatchers and they were on the way to commit some major snatching. Accordingly, a naka was laid at the Midha chowk from where they were arrested by continued on page 2 PAU student goes missing Ludhiana, August 7 Hemjot Garg (22), a MSc student at Punjab Agricultural Cultural University (PAU), here, went missing under mysterious circumstances on Saturday. The girl’s family suspected that she could have been kept under illegal confinement by some unidentified persons. Accordingly, the police registered a case against unidentified persons on Saturday. The complainant, Jivan Kumar, the father of the girl, a resident of Bathinda, said on the night of August 6, he was called by a roommate of his daughter who told him that Hemjot had gone with someone on Saturday but did not return to the hostel. “I alerted the police and urged them to trace my daughter. I suspect that someone might have kidnapped her,” the complainant alleged. ASI Jaspal Singh said a hunt was already launched to trace the girl. — TNS c m y b SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:48 AM ACTRESS NEERU BAJWA MAKES DIGITAL DEBUT WITH BEAUTIFUL BILLO P4 MONDAY | 8 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA
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