14082022-LT-01.qxd 8/14/2022 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PROPOSAL TO SET UP EV CHARGING STATIONS IN CITY AWAITS ACTION PAGE 2 The proposal has failed to see the light of day despite the soaring pollution levels in the industrial city. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF SIX POLICEMEN HONOURED Ludhiana: The JCP, City, Narinder Bhargav, conducted a checking late on Thursday night in view of the state-level function to be held on Independence Day. He found six police personnel at nakas performing their duty actively. The JCP honoured the six police officials with commendation certificates on Friday. “On Thursday night, I decided to check the nakas in the city and security at prominent government buildings during which I found some police officials performing their duty actively. On Friday, I awarded them with commendation certificates and motivated them to keep on performing their duty actively,” said Bhargav. Those who were awarded were posted at the CP’s office, district courts and other nakas in the city. Head constables Varinder Kumar, Varinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Lakhvir Singh and constables Balraj and Balwinder were honoured. TNS SUNSET SUNDAY 7:10 PM Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 13 Kular’s haveli on Gill Road is a witness to all hard work that the Kular family has put in since they shifted to India after the Partition in 1947. The haveli has seen the days of struggle and hardships, and families of the Kulars staying here have faced all challenges together. The haveli still stands strong and contrary to the culture of nuclear families as it is home to eight families of the Kulars who are staying together so far. Sharing the journey of his great grandfather, Gurmeet Singh Kular said his family at Pir Mahal, Toba Tek Singh District, Punjab, in Pakistan, was known for contractors for making wells. “My grandfather was successfully doing the work in partnership with a Muslim contractor. He was known by the name of Rattan Singh Thekedar,” Gurmeet said. Then the Partition occurred. But sadly Gurmeet’s grandfather died before the Partition and it was his great grandfather Uttam Singh who took the reins of the big family in his hands and came to India. “A large family came to India, and it was the time when Sant Kaur, my grandmother, became the pillar of strength of the whole joint family. My father MILLER RETURNS WITH THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING PAGE 4 Filmmaker George Miller returns to cinemas after seven years with Three Thousand Years of Longing. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:52 AM SUNDAY | 14 AUGUST 2022 | LUDHIANA Detwal village bank robbery Youngster arrested with ~4.09 lakh fake currency cracked in 48 hours, 4 held Peon key conspirator, brother of a convict in DSP Balraj murder case Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 13 With the arrest of four persons, the Ludhiana Commissionerate solved a major bank robbery occurred at the Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch in Detwal village within 48 hours. Kuldeep, who is working as a peon at the bank, turned out to be the main conspirator in the case. Despite a high alert in the state, the miscreants had looted Rs 7.44 lakh from the PNB branch in Detwal village on Thursday afternoon. The rural police were on their toes after the incident. The loot incident had occurred in the jurisdiction of the Ludhiana rural police and night after preparing food due to which the incident occurred. Around 3 am on Saturday morning when one of them switched on the light, a fire broke out due to the LPG leakage which injured the family members, many of whom were still sleeping. The neighbours rushed to the spot and shifted themto the Civil Hospital. The injured have been identified as Prem Lal (38), his wife Rama Rani (35), and their children Anuj Kumar (14), Pawan (6), Ankur (9), Shivani (12) and Manchali (7). — TNS Police officials address mediapersons in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN a case was registered at the Mullanpur police station. However, the Ludhiana Commissionerate police succeeded in solving the case. The arrested accused are Rupinder Singh, alias Pinder (50), of Talwara village, a security guard by profession, a sand trader, Inderjit Singh (30), of Gondpur village, Ravi Sahota (33) of Salem Tabri, a driver by profession, and Kuldeep Singh (45) of Pand Talwara village. Kuldeep, the peon at the bank, is the brother of a murder convict who had killed DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monica Kapila at a farmhouse Daring act on Hambran Road, here, in 2012. Six accused were convicted in the murder case. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, JCP (City) Narinder Bhargav, along with other officials, conducted a press meet in this regard. The CP said the peon, Kuldeep, was already present at the bank when robbers reached the place and took everyone at gunpoint. He had guided his accomplices about the exact timing when cash would be available in the cashier’s cabin. The robbers had entered the bank as per the timing given by the peon. Sharma said a tip-off was received that the accused who committed a bank continued on page 2 TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, August 13 The city police on Friday night arrested a youth and seized fake Indian currency of Rs 4.09 lakh from him. Besides the fake currency, the police also seized a countrymade pistol along with three live cartridges and a printer being used to print the notes. The weapon recovered from the accused was purchased by him with the fake currency. He has been identified as Mandeep Singh, alias Sunny. A case was also registered against the accused on Friday. Ludhiana, August 13 Thirtyfour persons tested positive for Covid in Ludhiana district on Saturday. A total of 1,12,948 persons have tested positive and 3,009 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Saturday, there were 189 active cases, of which 176 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while 13 are admitted to private hospitals. At present, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 97.17 per cent. Till date, a total of 38,54,052 samples have been taken, of which 37,25,950 were found negative. — TNS SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE Bikers perform a stunt during the full dress rehearsal for the I-Day function in Ludhiana. ji) Ajit Singh Kular was the main force behind the setting up of the cycle parts factory. He met Dayanand and Satyanand from Hero Cycles. Later, my father Darshan Singh Kular and his brother Ajit worked with Hero Cycles for six years,” said Gurmeet. Initially, the Kular family started manufacturing machines for making cycle parts and one such machine for making mudguards is still present in the Hero Cycles unit in the city. Ajit Singh Kular being honoured at an event. “Later, our family started making cycle parts, instead My paternal uncle Ajit of machines. There was a of cycles that Singh Kular was the main huge demandbicycles atwere time and force behind the setting imported from France. It was the right time and Ludhiana up of the cycle parts factory. He met Dayanand emerged as a hub of the cycle and Satyanand from Hero industry,” he said. Gurmeet At present, Cycles. Later, my father Kular is the MD of Kular Sons and Kular InternaDarshan Singh Kular and tional which manufactures his brother Ajit worked parts of bicycles, tractors with Hero Cycles for six and other auto parts. years. “I owe everything to my family. My Gurmeet Singh Kular great grandfaused to tell me how she spoke to us and would ther, my everyone after the death of my play roles of grandmothgrandfather. She called the fam- both father and er, my father, ily members together and said mother. She and paternal it was unfortunate that they had added that we uncle went lost their grandfather, but it did had no time to sit through a lot not put an end to their lives. and we must work of hardships PA N They need to be strong and hard to move ahead R T I T I O and came out asked everyone to work hard. in life,” he said. victorious. I am She stated that she was with “My paternal uncle (taya indebted to them,” he said. ❝ ❞ c m y b Release of Sikh prisoners sought Ludhiana, August 13 Members of various organisations under the banner of Darbar-e-Punjab, a joint forum of bodies, staged a protest near the statues of martyrs Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev at Jagraon Bridge, here, on Saturday, seeking the release of the ‘Bandhi Singhs’ (Sikh prisoners), who have completed their terms, but still remain lodged in different jails of the country. The protesters said the Sikh prisoners had been facing discrimination as they were not being released even after the completion of their sentences. They also demanded justice in sacrilege cases and the killing of two Sikhs at Behbal Kalan in 2015. Gurdeep Singh Bathinda of Darbar-e-Punjab said: We demand that the Central and state governments release the Bandhi Singhs. Those persons who are behind the Behbal Kalan firing incident should be punished. The state government should take action on the basis of the report filed by the SIT, led by the then IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.” He said former IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap was now an AAP MLA and the government should take action on his report and punish the guilty. The Darbar-e-Punjab members also announced that they would wear black clothes and carry saffron flags in a march towards Guru Nanak Stadium on Independence Day for the implementation of their demands. — TNS As per the police, the açcused learnt about printing of fake currency on YouTube. In the past few months, Mandeep had printed fake currency of around Rs 8 lakh, of which Rs 1 lakh was spent in the market while currency of Rs 2 lakh was given to his friend by him. During interrogation, the accused said he was Class VIII pass. He had no employment. One day, he saw a video on YouTube in which he learnt that without having a computer, one can print a fake currency by using a colour printer. The accused said he had borrowed some money from his friend and bought a printer. For the initial few days, he could not print notes properly but with practice, he became perfect and printed currency notes of Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denominations. The police said the weapon was bought by the accused by with the fake currency from some UP-based illegal weapon supplier. — TNS 34 more contract virus in district COVID-19 FIGURES After moving from Pakistan, Kulars sweat it out together to get going Manav Mander PAGE 3 Celebrating Independence Day, T-Series has announced a new song Teri Galliyon Se, which is all about love and patriotism. MAX 34°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C Seven injured in fire triggered by LPG leak Ludhiana, August 13 Seven members of a family at Jhabewal village near Jamalpur suffered burn injuries due to a leakage in a LPG cylinder this morning. The injured include a couple and their five children. They were taken to the Civil Hospital for treatment but later referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. The injured are migrants and were living in a vehra (common place where migrants live together). The family had forgotten to switch off the gas stove on Friday GURMEET AND AARUSHI NISHANK STAR IN JUBIN’S TERI GALLIYON SE DEATHS 38,54,052 1,12,948 189 6 3,009 The national flag hoisted near the statues of the martyrs on Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Saturday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Finally, Tricolour hoisted on Jagraon Bridge in city Tribune News Service Ludhiana, August 13 Finally, the national flag has been hoisted near statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev on Jagraon Bridge, here, on Saturday. The flag has been hoisted under a trial run. Earlier, the RGBW LED lights project was started at the site of martyrs’ statues on Jagraon Bridge under the Smart City mission, but it got delayed. The flag mast was installed more than six months ago under the project but the process to hoist the Tricolour was being delayed. Residents had also raised questions over the delay in the project. “On Saturday, the national flag has been hoisted under a trial run,” said an official of the Municipal Corporation.
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