10082022-LT-01.qxd 10-08-2022 00:59 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PAGE 2 Seven hundred head of cattle were reportedly found infected with lumpy skin disease in Ludhiana on Tuesday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY Mother, accomplice awarded life term for killing girl ADAH CELEBRATES RAKSHA BANDHAN WITH AUTO DRIVERS MAX 36°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 29°C Ludhiana, August 9 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Amarjeet Singh awarded life imprisonment to Aarti (28) and Amit Kumar (22), both residents of Moji Colony, Shimlapuri, for killing a seven-year-old girl. Aarti, the mother of the girl, has been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 12,000 each whereas Amit, who was also found guilty for physically abusing the girl, has been ordered to pay Rs 1,22,000 fine. Additional public prosecutor BD Gupta said a case against the accused was registered at the Shimlapuri police station on September 28, 2018, following the statement of Jai Raj, the maternal uncle of the deceased. The complainant had told the police that his sister, Aarti, had started staying with the coaccused, Amit, in a rented accommodation without taking divorce from her husband. The girl was proving to be a obstacle in their relationship. Hence, Amit killed her. When Aarti got to know about the crime, she tried to mislead doctors. During the medical examination, it was observed that the girl was also physically abused, added the complainant. During the trial, the accused pleaded innocence but the court found them guilty and awarded life imprisonment. POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 12 noon: Sita Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Singhpura, Sham Nagar, Bus Stand area, Railway Yard and the Railway Colony. FIRM TOLD TO DEPOSIT ~50L BANK GUARANTEE The erring industrial unit had been imposed ~10 lakh as ‘environmental compensation’. It had also been directed to deposit a bank guarantee of ~50 lakh as an assurance for not carrying any such unauthorised activity in future. The unit discharged untreated effluent through a pipeline into the sewerage. the PPCB is carrying out regular surprise checks on water polluting units to ensure that the effluent is treated properly and no untreated effluent from any industry is discharged into the sewerage system of the city. One such instance came to light during the night surveillance on Monday where PPCB officials detected the unit to be discharging the untreated acidic effluent through a Police bust interstate gang selling stolen cell phones SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:49 AM pipeline into the sewerage system,” he said. The PPCB officials said samples were collected on the spot and the matter was brought to the notice of higher officials. Acting swiftly on the matter, the PPCB issued closure directions to the unit and also ordered disconnection of the power supply to it. The erring industrial unit had been imposed Rs 10 lakh as ‘environmental compensation’. It had also been directed to deposit bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh as an assurance for not carrying any such unauthorised activity in future. The industry had also been directed to spend Rs 10 lakh towards the improvement of environment in the nearby locality and prepare a detailed scheme for the same, he added. Friend held for 12-year-old boy’s murder Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 9 The Khanna police have busted an interstate gang involved in selling stolen mobile phones by tampering their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. The four arrested accused have been identified as Vijay Singh, a resident of Sonipat, Haryana, Ajay Kumar, Chandan Arora and Dheeraj, all residents of Ludhiana. The police recovered 310 tampered mobile phones, 485 mobile batteries, 16.5 kg e-waste (scrap) of mobile phones, a computer, NAND programmer software and a mobile repairing machine. A case was registered against them. SP (Investigation) Pragya Jain conducted a press meet in this regard today. “On the directions of SSP Ravi Kumar, the Khanna police busted the gang. Initially, an accused was nabbed from a naka with a few mobile phones but further interrogation led to Man posing as gangster demands ~25L extortion from AAP MLA Gogi Ludhiana, August 9 A caller posing as an aide of gangster Goldy Brar, who took the responsibility of killing Sidhu Moosewala, demanded Rs 25 lakh extortion from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from the Ludhiana West constituency Gurpreet Singh Gogi. The MLA had apprised Ludhiana Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma of the matter. Gogi said he had received several WhatsApp calls from some international numbers over a week ago and the caller introduced himself as a member of the gang of Goldy Brar. He asked him to give Rs 25 lakh extortion to him else he will kill him the way they had killed Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. “When I received the calls, I informed the CP and urged him to trace the accused. On the CP’s directions, I had also blocked that number. Later, I again got calls from another SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:14 PM international number and the caller, posing himself as Goldy Brar’s aide, demanded Rs 15 lakh,” the MLA said. The Commissioner of Police said though no official complaint had been given by the MLA, the police were probing the matter seriously. “Recently, some miscreants had also made calls to former MLAs of Punjab, including Raj Kumar Verka, OP Soni, KK Bhandari, and several MLAs of Haryana. The Haryana Police had arrested some gangsters in this regard. “We contacted the Haryana Police and some IP addresses of callers who made calls to MLA Gogi and other MLA of Punjab are similar to callers who made calls to the Haryana MLAs,” Sharma said. The Haryana Police during a press meet had cleared that these callers were not members of any gang. Instead, they are miscreants resorting to tactics to loot money from people. — TNS the recovery of 310 mobile phones,” said SP Pragya. The gang used to replace the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) of stolen mobile phones then sell the repaired phones at cheaper prices. These tampered refurbished phones become non-traceable to the law enforcement agencies, added SP Pragya. SP Pragya said a tip-off was received that Kanwaljit Singh of Model Town, Sonipat, Haryana, had been selling stolen mobiles by changing their IMEI number and today he sent a person, Vijay, to deliver the mobiles to their clients in Ludhiana. Accordingly, the CIA team set up a naka on the Amloh road from where the accused were apprehended. The SP said the arrest of Kanwaljit might lead to the identification of other members of the gang living in various states of the country. Owners of these mobiles were being traced to handover mobiles to them, she added. Modus operandi Miscreants buy old mobiles from different companies along with the printed circuit board assembly in auctions. They then used to replace the PCBA of stolen mobiles with the old ones bought in auctions and they also used to change the IMEI number with some programming software. Later, they used to sell the same to their customers at cheap prices. The SP said such tampered phones could not be traced by law enforcement agencies if used by criminals. The police will also check if the accused had been selling such mobiles to criminals or not. — TNS PAGE 4 Upasana Singh launches her son Nanak Singh with Punjabi film Bai Ji Kuttange, which she promises will be a laugh riot. ~10L fine imposed on steel unit for discharging effluent into sewer Ludhiana, August 9 Coming down heavily on water pollution in the rivers of the state, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on a local steel manufacturer, Hero Steels Limited, located in Giaspura for discharging untreated acidic effluent through a pipeline into the sewerage system. PPCB Chief Environmental Engineer Gulshan Rai said a host of environmental concerns stemmed from the river pollution in the state. The Bhagwant Mann-led state government was concerned about the matter of water pollution in the state and was taking every possible step to eliminate the same. “Working in this directions, UPASANA SINGH LAUNCHES HER SON WITH PUNJABI FILM Actor Adah Sharma tied rakhis to auto-rickshaw drivers. Happiness on each driver’s face was overwhelming. Our Correspondent Legal Correspondent PAGE 3 Ludhiana, August 9 The Khanna police claimed to have solved the murder mystery of a 12-year-old boy, Harsh, who was found murdered on the Machhiwara road in Samrala on August 6. The accused was identified as Vishal, alias Baja, of Manjali Kalan, Samrala. SP (Investigation) Pragya Jain in a statement issued said after the murder, the police initiated a probe and found the role of deceased’s friend Vishal behind the crime. When the accused was rounded up and questioned, he confessed to having committed the murder of the boy. He admitted that he and Harsh were playing some game when they entered into arguments, following which he hit the victim’s head with a cemented block and he died on the spot. DSP Waryam Singh played an important role in cracking the murder. WEDNESDAY | 10 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA 15 gangsters, 37 POs held with arms, ammunition in 2 months Property, cash worth ~1.49 crore seized from accused REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 9 Under a sustained campaign to check activities of antisocial elements, especially those indulging in and promoting gang culture, the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police have arrested 15 gangsters and 37 proclaimed offenders (POs) with a cache of arms and ammunition during the past two months. Besides, property, cash, and valuables worth over Rs 1.49 crore have also been seized from such criminals. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma told The Tribune, here, on Monday that 15 lawbreakers, who were found using or possessing illegal arms and ammunition, were arrested in 11 cases registered under various provisions of the Arms Act from June 1 to July 31. The arms and ammunition recovered from them included 32 pistols, a revolver, 204 cartridges, and 13 magazines. The seized property, cash and valuables worth Rs 1,49,10,970 comprised 11 cars, 95 motorcycles, 22 scooters, five four-wheelers, a truck, a trailer, 333 mobile phones, a laptop, 1,300 jackets, 42 bicycles, 20 kg of thread, four gold earrings, and cash amounting to Rs 18.77 lakh. However, the total recovery of arms and ammunition since April 9 when Dr Sharma took charge as the Ludhi- ARRESTS & SEIZURES ARMS ACT ARRESTS 15 CASES 11 SEIZURES ~1,49,10,970 EXCISE 25 20 1874.7 litres liquor, beer PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS Wanted till April 9 249 New added 19 Held 37 Cancelled 11 Wanted now 220 (SOURCE: COMMISSIONERATE POLICE, FIGURES FROM APRIL 9 TO AUGUST 5) GANGSTERS SHOULD LEAVE CITY We are undertaking a special drive as per the directions of CM Bhagwant Mann and DGP Gaurav Yadav against anti-social elements, especially gangsters, who are indulging in illegal activities. They should leave Ludhiana forthwith, otherwise they will be taken to task and their properties will be seized. Kaustubh Sharma, CP ❝ ❞ ana Commissionerate Police chief was pegged at 39 pistols, a revolver, 219 cartridges, and 13 magazines. Besides, the Commissionerate Police have also arrested 37 proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in various cases since April 9. While 249 POs were wanted here till April 9, 19 new were added and 11 were cancelled or deleted from the list as per the law during the past four months. With this, a total of 220 proclaimed offenders, including 215 wanted under Section 299 of the CrPC and five evading law under Sections 82 and 83 of the CrPC, were still on the run. Meanwhile, the Commissionerate Police have also intensified their drive against the illicit liquor trade. As many as 25 smugglers and bootleggers were arrested in 20 cases registered under the provisions of the Excise Act between June 1 and July 31. The recovery under the Excise Act included 50 litres of illicit liquor, 459 litres of licit liquor, 843.7 litres of English liquor and 522 litres of beer. 51 test +ve, one dies of Covid active cases, of which 232 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while 14 are admitted to private hospitals. At present, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 97.12 per cent. Till date, a total of 38,41,395 samples have been taken, of which 37,13,453 were found negative. Samples of 3,573 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 8 Fiftyone persons tested positive for Covid while one person lost his life due to the disease in the district on Tuesday. A total of 1,12,829 persons have tested positive in the district and 3,008 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Tuesday, there were 246 COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 38,41,395 1,12,829 246 15 3,008 Uprooted during Partition, he nurtured cycle biz dream Now, third generation of Pritam Singh is running pedal manufacturing unit set up by him in city Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 9 Life was tough for Pritam Singh Chawla after he got uprooted and came to India 75 years ago during the Partition but he was a fighter and never faced defeat. Now, his third generation is eating the fruit of his labour. In Khushab, Pakistan, he began trading bicycle parts and was working as a manufacturers’ representative while his father was working as a general manager at a mill there. But destiny had something else stored for him and the Partition occurred and he came to Kanpur. Pritam Singh addresses a dealers’ meet in Assam in 1964; and (right) son DS Chawla at his office in Ludhiana. From Kanpur, he used to come to LudPA N hiana for business, from Avon Group and slowly with me from his child- and he picked it up. In the R T I T I O generation which was at that time that has entered and steadily, he set up his own hood. Back in Pakistan my evening, he told his father emerging as a industrial the business and taken unit, Chawla International, grandfather use to drop my about it and after hearing hub, and since it was diffi- over the reins. In Ludhiana, and started manufacturing father to school in a ‘tam- the same, my grandfather cult to travel frequently, he he came in contact with Janki cycle pedals and there was no tam’ and one day after get- slapped my father. He said shifted to the city. Das Chopra from Super looking back after then. ting down from the ‘tam- it was someone else’s monPritam breathed his last in Cycles, Munjals from Hero “I still remember an inci- tam’, he saw a ‘mori wala ey and somebody must be 2007 and now, it is his third Group and Hans Raj Pahwa dent that my father shared paisa’ lying on the ground in need. He took my father c m y b TRIBUNE PHOTOS 28 HEAD OF CATTLE DIE, GADVASU ISSUES ADVISORY FOR FARMERS to the same place and placed the coin at the exact place from where he had picked,” said DS Chawla, son of Pritam Singh. He said his father shared the incident with him and always taught them to be honest and now, he shares it with his children and teach them to be honest in life. Realising difficulties faced by traders who used to travel from one place to another, Pritam Singh came up with a unique initiative for travel agents, and the All-India Cycle Trade Travellers’ Association was formed. “The association has its office on Gill Road, Ludhiana, where travel agents got a place to rest and relax and also hold meetings. It is still popular among the agents and is known as the ‘Agent market’. Besides, he was the honorary secretary general of the Chief Khalsa Diwan for 19 years and used to organise pilgrimage to Hemkunt Sahib,” DS Chawla added.
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