11082022-LT-01.qxd 8/11/2022 12:51 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ADMN TIGHTENS NOOSE AROUND SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAN VIOLATORS PAGE 2 Admn has started taking punitive action against those violating ban on single-use plastic in Mandi Ahmedgarh. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO MINOR GIRLS GO MISSING Ludhiana: The police have booked Sunny Kumar, a resident of Budh Sagar Purwa in Gonda district, Uttar Pradesh, under Sections 363 and 366-A of the IPC for his suspected involvement in the abduction of a 14-year-old girl residing in Deep Nagar, Dhandari Khurd, here. In a complaint lodged with the police, the mother of the missing girl said her daughter had left home on July 14 without telling anybody. She suspected that the accused might have lured her to elope on the pretext of marriage. Another 10-year-old girl was reported missing from her residence at Babu Colony, Sahnewal, since August 5. The father of the girl had lodged a complaint with the police in this regard and a case under Section 346 of the IPC was registered. OC MAN HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR PAGE 3 CHETNA PANDE GETS EVICTED FROM KHATRON KE KHILADI Chetna Pande’s journey came to an end in Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 after a fierce fight and competition between two teams. MAX 31°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:13 PM Chandigarh, August 10 The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has unearthed a major scam in Ludhiana where around 140 advocates have been found practising as lawyers allegedly on fake licences (enrolment certificates) issued in the name of the Bar Council. The disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana comprising CM Munjal, chairman, Harish Rai Dhanda, member, and Vikas Bishnoi, co-opted member, have sent the list of such advocates to the Commissioner of Police (CP), Ludhiana, for registration of an FIR in the matter. The committee in its order passed on Wednesday also restrained these lawyers from appearing in any court of law with immediate effect. While 140 found practising as lawyers allegedly on fake licences, disciplinary panel wants them booked hearing a complaint, the disciplinary committee in its order (dated August 5) has formed a three-member internal committee to check the licences of all members of the District Bar Association. In compliance of the order, the committee submitted a report after comparing the voter lists provided by the Bar Association and the records of the Bar Council. The committee after scrutiny of the records from 2000 to 2021 found that a total of 140 advocates of Ludhiana who have been practising on their enrollment numbers does not match with the records of the Bar Coun- cil. The order of the disciplinary committee says that David Gill, an advocate of Ludhiana, filed a complaint against Parminder Singh, alleging that the person has been enrolled as an advocate but actually he has not passed the law degree and has become a member of the Bar Council on the basis of a forged degree. He sought information from the council under the RTI in which he was informed that enrolment no. P-921 of 2016 is of one Prince Roop Rai of Patiala and therefore, Parminder fraudulently declared himself as an advocate in 2018. He said Parminder also contested the election of executive member of the DBA, Ludhiana. The complainant said on his personal inquiry, he learnt that a big racket was being run in Ludhiana, under which enrolment cer- SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:50 AM tificates of advocates were forged and the same might be required to be inquired. Notice of the complaint was issued to the respondent, Parminder, who appeared and filed his reply in which he has taken the ground that advocates Sukhmani Singh and David Gill were his childhood friends and they took him to advocate Deepak Prajapati of Ludhiana. Prajapati was having some prospectuses of colleges, showing that he was providing the LLB degree to students through correspondence education by charging Rs 1,50,000 per person. He said he had paid the amount in three instalments and thereafter, Prajapati said he could get the 5-year LLB course degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. Parminder further stated that Prajapati got him a continued on page 2 Threads of love Couple withdraws ~3L from landlord’s account, arrested Our Correspondent Two motorcycles, 2 scooters stolen Ludhiana, August 10 The police have arrested Amarinder Singh and his wife Manmeet Kaur, both tenants staying in the house of Jarnail Ram, a resident of New Chander Nagar, Salem Tabri, for a fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3 lakh from the bank account of their landlord after stealing his ATM card. In a complaint lodged with the police, Jarnail said he used to take along the couple with him for withdrawing cash from ATM and they were aware of his personal identification number (PIN). “The couple stole my ATM card and withdrew Rs 3 lakh from my bank account. While making another bid to withdraw more money from the ATM on August 9, they were caught red-handed and handed over to the police,” In another incidents, two motorcycles and two scooters were stolen from city areas. A Hero Honda motorcycle (PB 10DJ 7277) was reportedly stolen outside Jassal Knit Factory, near Gurudwara Dukh Niwarana Sahib, on Tuesday. A complaint in this regard was lodged by Rubel Johar, a resident of Preet Nagar, Shimlapuri. A CT 100 motorcycle (PB 10GV 1094) was stolen outside a factory near Kakowal on GT Road on Tuesday, as per a complaint lodged by Paramjit Singh of GR Road, Basti Jodhewal. Two Honda Activa scooters (PB 10GF 2865 and PB 10EK 4589) were reported stolen from Jalandhar Bypass Chowk and Street No 2, Bharat Nagar, respectively, on Tuesday. The police have registered cases under Section 379 of the IPC for theft of all two-wheelers. the complainant said. The police have charged the duo under Sections 380, 420 and 34 of the IPC. Man held with stolen scooter The police have arrested Ashwani Kumar, a resident of an area near Nirmal Palace, Daba Road, and recovered a stolen Honda Activa scooter (bearing registration no. PB 10FR 0312) from him. The accused was booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. He was apprehended during investigation of a theft of a scooter reported by Mani Khullar, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Mundian, who said his two-wheeler was stolen outside a factory, Kaursons, in Focal Point, Phase VIII. Our Correspondent Girls select rakhis on the eve of Raksha Bandhan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Our correspondent Ludhiana, August 10 The police have arrested three persons for drug running from different places in the city on Tuesday. Balwinder Singh, a resident of Daad village, was nabbed while coming from his village towards Pakhowal Road on foot. On searching the accused, 100 gm of heroin was recovered from his possession. He has been booked under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Another drug trafficker Rajpal Singh, a resident of Giaspura, was nabbed by the police and 10 kg of poppy husk was seized from him. The accused was coming on foot from Giaspura and was stopped at a police naka on suspicion. Search of a shoulder bag being carried by the accused led to the recovery of contraband and a case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. In another successful catch, the police apprehended Karanjit Singh, a resident of Gopal Nagar, Tibba Road, and made a seizure of 30 gm of heroin from his possession. The police said the accused was arrested at the T-point of Star City Colony on Gaushala Road while riding a motorcycle (PB 91P 1988). A case under Sections 21(B), 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered against him. THURSDAY | 11 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA Two killed in road accidents Ludhiana: The police have arrested Lachman Kumar, a resident of Bihari Colony, from Heera Market in Dholwal on Tuesday and seized six bottles of 999 Power Star fine whisky and six bottles of UK No 1 whisky from him. The accused was apprehended while he was travelling on his motorcycle (PB 10 GR 8504) to deliver the liquor to his customers. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered in this regard. OC Three arrested with narcotics PAGE 4 Actress Jannat Zubair Rehmani shared on social media that the Centre has chosen her as a cultural ambassador. Bar Council unearths major fake advocates’ licence scam Tribune News Service GOVT APPOINTS JANNAT ZUBAIR AS CULTURAL AMBASSADOR Two nabbed for illegal LPG refilling Ludhiana, August 10 The police have arrested two persons, identified as Kamaljit Singh, a resident of the CRPF Colony, and Sunny Atwal of Basti Abdullapur on Tuesday, who were filling LPG in small cylin- ders and auto-rickshaws in an illegal manner with the object of profiteering. The police claimed to have seized a gas cylinder, a motor pump and a threewheeler (bearing registration number PB 10DD 3285). In another incident, Sushil Kumar, a resident of Gurmeet Nagar, was booked for refilling LPG in small cylinders and autorickshaws from domestic LPG cylinders illegally near Chuna Bhathhi, mini- market. The police seized a LPG cylinder, two empty cylinders, gas pipes and an electronic scale. The accused were booked under Section 336 of the IPC and Section 7 of the Essential Commodities Act. — OC Ludhiana, August 10 Two persons were killed in road accidents in the city on Tuesday. Sukhdeep Singh (27), a resident of Beermi village, was hit by a speeding vehicle on Noorpur-Beermi Road while he was returning home on Tuesday night with his friend Baljit Singh on his motorcycle (PB 10 HN 7638). Both suffered grievous injuries and Sukhdeep died on the way to the Civil Hospital. Acting on the report lodged by the father of the deceased, the police have booked the unidentified vehicle driver under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC. In another accident near the T-point on Sua Road, Teju (52) was critically injured after being hit by a speeding Ertiga vehicle(PB 03 AC 7288). He was rushed to the Civil Hospital where he died during treatment. On the complaint of Sanju, the son of the deceased, the police have booked the driver of the vehicle under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A of the IPC. A man gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA 31 more contract virus Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 10 A total of 31 persons tested positive for Covid in Ludhiana district on Wednesday. Now, a total of 1,12,860 persons have tested positive and 3,008 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Wednesday, there were 226 active cases, of which 215 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while 11 are admitted to private hospitals. At present, the recovery COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 38,44,502 1,12,860 226 20 3,008 rate of Covid patients is 97.13 per cent. Till date, a total of 38,44,502 samples have been taken, of which 37,16,519 were found negative. Samples of 3,107 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. Non-basmati rice sown on 96% area under paddy cultivation in dist Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 10 A whopping 96 per cent of the total area put under paddy in Ludhiana district was cultivated with non-basmati rice as the current Kharif sowing season 2022-23 concluded here on Wednesday, the administration has confirmed. While less than 3 per cent of the cultivated area was sown with basmati rice, little over 1 per cent of the total 2.59 lakh hectares, which was maximum area put under paddy cultivation in the state, was cultivated through the direct seeding of rice (DSR) technique, in which seeds are sown in the field rather than by transplanting seedlings from the nursery, the official figures have revealed. Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik told The Tribune here on Wednesday that a total of 2,58,600 hectares area was put under paddy cultivation in the district, of which 2,48,253 hectares were sown with non- Less than 3% basmati, 1% direct seeding of rice technique in 2.59 lakh-hectare cultivated area BLOCK-WISE PADDY CULTIVATION Block Ludhiana Mangat Pakhowal Sudhar Jagraon Sidhwan Bet Dehlon Doraha Khanna Samrala Machhiwara Total Paddy transplantation in a field in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN basmati rice, which accounted for 96 per cent, 7,550 hectares with basmati, accounting for 2.92 per cent, and 2,797 hectares of area was cultivated through the DSR technique, which was 1.08 per cent of the total area. She said the district administration ran an extensive awareness and education drive to motivate farmers to opt for the DSR, for which Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had given a clarion call to save water and natural resources in the agrarian state. Divulging block-wise paddy sowing figures, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Amanjit Singh said the Sidhwan c m y b Non-Basmati 13,300 31,000 22,100 28,145 27,900 32,800 20,040 18,789 18,439 12,940 22,800 2,48,253 Basmati 200 103 100 650 3,280 200 126 91 1050 850 900 7,550 DSR 201 331 243 312 457 294 171 153 129 182 324 2,797 Total 13,701 31,434 22,443 29,107 31,637 33,294 20,337 19,033 19,618 13,972 24,024 2,58,600 DSR CULTIVATORS TO BE INCENTIVISED: DC will be Rs ❝Weper acrereleasingaid to 1,500 financial farmers, who had opted for the DSR technique, as per the directions of the CM. We will also continue to motivate peasants to shun traditional paddy sowing and opt for the DSR technique, which saves natural resources. Surabhi Malik, DC (SOURCE: CAO, FIGURES IN HECTARES TILL AUGUST 10) Bet block had topped the district, with the maximum of 33,294 hectares of area put under paddy cultivation while the Ludhiana block has witnessed the minimum paddy sowing in 13,701 hectares. He said the Sidhwan Bet block had cultivated 32,800 hectares with non-basmati rice, 200 hectares with basmati, and 294 hectares of area was sown through the DSR. Among other blocks, Ludhiana has cultivated 13,300 hectares with non-basmati rice, 200 hectares with basmati, and 201 with the DSR, Mangat with 31,000 hectares non-basmati, 103 hectares basmati, 331 ❞ hectares DSR, Pakhowal 22,100 hectares non-basmati, 100 hectares basmati, 243 DSR, Sudhar 28,145 hectares nonbasmati, 650 hectares basmati, 312 hectares DSR, Jagraon 27,900 hectares non-basmati, 3,280 hectares basmati, 457 hectares DSR, Dehlon 20,040 hectares non-basmati, 126 hectares basmati, 171 hectares DSR, Doraha 18,789 hectares non-basmati, 91 hectares basmati, 153 hectares DSR, Khanna 18,439 non-basmati, 1,050 hectares basmati, 129 hectares DSR, Samrala 12,940 hectares non-basmati, 850 hectares basmati, 182 hectares DSR, and Machhiwara block has put 22,800 hectares under non-basmati, 900 hectares basmati, and 324 hectares was sown with the DSR technique. Of the total DSR paddy cultivation in 2,797 hectares, 2,751 hectares, which accounted for 98.36 per cent, were sown with non-basmati rice and 46 hectares, accounting for 1.64 per cent per cent, was put under basmati variety. The CAO added that 1,264 farmers have cultivated their land with the DSR technique and their applications were being verified for releasing them financial assistance of Rs 1,500 per acre as announced by the state government. continued on page 2
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