15092022-LT-01.qxd 9/15/2022 1:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE DELAY IN ELEVATED ROAD PROJECT IRKS COMMUTERS Heaps of construction waste, vehicular congestion, dust pollution take toll on motorists, shopkeepers. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN FOUND DEAD IN CANAL Ludhiana: A 28-year-old man, Amir Hamza, was found dead in a canal at South City here on Wednesday afternoon. A resident of Guru Amardas Nagar, the deceased was running a chicken corner at Rajguru Nagar. On Wednesday, people informed the police after seeing the body in the canal. The Sarabha Nagar police reached the spot and took out the body with the help of divers. The police said as per eyewitnesses, the deceased had accidentally fell into the canal. Suspecting no foul play in the incident, inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc were initiated by the police. TNS PAGE 2 RAMYA KRISHNAN DEBUTS AS JUDGE ON OTT WITH DANCE IKON PAGE 3 OTT platform AHA is all set to launch its show Dance Ikon with diva Ramya Krishnan making her debut as a judge. MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:32 PM Two cousins booked for brawl, firing gunshot Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 14 Two cousins indulged in a brawl late on Tuesday night at Vishnu Puri and one of them reportedly also fired a gunshot in the air. The police went to the spot to conduct a probe this morning after getting information about the incident. ADCP-1 Rupinder Kaur Sran said there was a dispute between two cousins, Balli and Sheru. The former had lent Rs 25,000 to Sheru but the latter was not returning the money. On Tuesday night when Balli met Sheru at Vishnu Puri and asked him to return his money, they indulged in a brawl. One of the persons fired a gunshot in the air and afterwards, they fled the spot, the ADCP said, one empty cartridge was recovered from the spot. “We have identified the suspects and raids are being conducted to nab them. A case under the Arms Act has been registered. Only after the arrest of the suspects, it can be verified who fired the gunshot,” Sran said. A case was registered by the police under the Arms Act, she said. Firing at Kidwai Nagar put police on toes Another late night firing occurred at Shaheedi Park in Kidwai Nagar on Tuesday night. The Police Division 3 recovered three empty cartridges from the spot. The bullets were recovered from the park where RSS daily holds its shakha. The police checked CCTV cameras to get any clue about the suspects. The incident came to the fore on Wednesday morning when RSS workers found empty cartridges in the park. PAGE 4 Diljit Dosanjh-starrer Jogi, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, brings out a story from 1984. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:11 AM THURSDAY | 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Pvt workers handling parking Firecrackers worth ~7lakh lots despite end of agreement seized, wholesaler booked Contractors’ attendants ‘overcharge’ visitors in illegal manner POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9 am to 12 noon: Bharat Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Gulmor Hotel, Sandeep Nagar, Harpal Nagar, Military Camp, Railway Shed, Loco Shed and Railway Colony. 10 am to 12 noon: Harnam Nagar, main Deep Hospital Road, Mintgumri Chowk, Preet Hospital Road and areas around Shah Nursing Home. 11 am to 4 pm: Ishar Nagar Blocks A, B, C, Dhillon Colony, Captain Nagar, Star Road Area (Lohara), Lohara village and Sukhdev Nagar. DILJIT DOSANJH-STARRER JOGI RELIVES THE TURBULENT TIMES A private worker deployed at a parking lot in Bhadaur House on Wednesday; and (right) a visitor, who complained of overcharging, at another lot in the area in Ludhiana. PHOTOS: INDERJEET VERMA Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 14 Even three days after ending of the agreement, staff of private contractors are openly handling different parking lots and still charging fees from visitors in an illegal manner under the nose of some officials of the MC’s tehbazari branch. The visitors complained of overcharging too. Such illegal practices in broad daylight expose the years’ old nexus at the parking lots. On Wednesday, staff of a private contractor, whose agreement with the Municipal Corporation has already ended on September 11, were seen charging fees illegally from visitors at Bhadaur House and AC Market parking lots. These men, however, claimed that MC officials deployed them on daily wages at the lots after September 11. Even, these staff had official parking fee slips of the Municipal Corpora- PVT STAFF DEPLOYED FOR FEW DAYS ONLY: OFFICIAL Tehbazari inspector Ajay claimed that private staff had been deployed for a few days only to help civic body employees to identify vehicles of shopkeepers. He said parking rates would be displayed soon. tion, Ludhiana, in their possession, raising many eyebrows. Questions are also being raised who provided them the parking fee slips of the MC. A visitor, who was unaware of the actual car parking fee at the Bhadaur House parking lot, said he had parked his car around 4 am today. He alleged that he was asked to pay Rs 150 as car parking charges today but no fee slip of the same amount was issued to him. He said: “I was always charged Rs 100 for car parking in the past but I was asked to pay Rs 150 today. I had no idea about the actual fee for parking a car.” Notably, the car parking fee is just Rs 20 but fee boards were earlier removed from the Bhadaur House market and these were not reinstalled by the civic body despite complaints of overcharging. Afterwards, when The Tribune team visited the spot, a man, Sunil, who claimed to be an employee of the MC, and was accompanied by an employee of a contractor, issued a parking fee ticket of Rs 20 to the visitor. Denying the allegations, Sunil, however, said he had not demanded Rs 150 from anyone. Meanwhile, the staff of contractors, with or without issuing parking tickets, kept charging fees from the visitors at Bhadaur House and AC market parking lots. On being asked, they claimed that they had been deployed to handle the lots on daily wages and fee slips had been provided by corporation officials. Sources said a private con- Man’s body recovered from well; wife, paramour held tractor had handed over the parking lots of Bhadaur House and AC market to a kin of former MC employee in the past. Hence, violations were often ignored at these lots. Tehbazari inspector Ajay claimed that private staff had been deployed for a few days only to help the MC employees to identify vehicles of shopkeepers. He said parking rates would be displayed soon. On the other hand, MC’s Tehbazari Branch in-charge Tejinderpal Singh Panchhi said no private staff had been deployed by the MC at any parking lot in the city after the agreement between contractors and the MC ended. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said the civic body had not deployed private staff to look after the lots. The police would be deployed to keep check on the lots, he said.Meanwhile, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said she would look into the matter. Road portion caves in near Chaura Bazaar Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 14 The Machhiwara police today found a body of a man from a well at Kahlon village. He was killed by his wife along with her paramour and another man. The deceased has been identified as Jasvir Singh of Garhi Bet village. DSP Waryam Singh said Jasvir had recently returned from Dubai. Later, he came to know about his wife Mamta’s affair with his cousin Parminder Ram Pindu. On this, Jasvir started fighting with his wife as she was not ready to quit her illicit relationship. The deceased’s wife, along with her Jasvir Singh, paramour, the deceased then hatched a conspiracy to kill Jasvir who is creating hurdles in their affair. On September 10 when Jasvir had gone to Nawanshahr, on the way he met his cousin Parminder and his friend Baljinder. The trio consumed liquor and when Jasvir was in an inebriated state, the duo killed him by strangulating. Later, after packing his body in a sack, they threw the body in a well. “When the deceased did not reach home, his father lodged his missing complaint at the Machhiwara police station and also told the police to verify the role of the deceased’s wife and her paramour as they could have killed him. When we rounded up the woman and her paramour, they confessed to the murder,” DSP Waryam said. Today on the disclosures of the suspects, the body was recovered. Parminder and Mamta were arrested while Baljinder is still at large. Ludhiana, September 14 The Koom Kalan police today arrested a man on the charges of killing his two-year-old son. The suspect had thrown his son into the canal on the Gurthali bridge. He has been identified as Bhupinder Singh of Bhaini Sahib. The SHO, Koom Kalan, inspector Kulbir Singh, said Bhupinder had solemnised love marriage with Harjit Kaur. Harjit runs a boutique while Bhupinder was unemployed. On September 11, the suspect under the influence of liquor had heated arguments with his wife. He took away their child and told his wife that they would die by suicide. The same day, the suspect went to the canal on the Gurthali bridge where the suspect threw his son into the canal and when he was about to jump into the canal, he could not garner courage, the SHO said. On September 12, Harjit lodged a missing complaint of her son. A day after, the police traced the suspect and during questioning, he confessed c m y b Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 14 The Kotwali police raided Namak Mandi on Tuesday night and seized a huge stock of crackers lying open in the market. The police registered a case against Sanjay Singla under relevant sections of the IPC and Section 9B of The Explosives Act and arrested him. ADCP-1 Rupinder Kaur Sran, who supervised the raid, said a tip-off was received that some wholesale cracker trader had illegally stored a huge quantity of crackers at Namak Mandi. The crackers were kept on the road, covered under a tarpaulin. Accordingly, the police party conducted a raid and seized the stock. The val- that he had thrown his son into the canal. But later, he could not muster courage to take the extreme step, he said. The SHO said on Wednesday the suspect was arrested and a case of murder was registered against him. The police took him on a police remand. He was also taken to the spot where the infant was thrown. Now, with the help of divers, efforts were on to trace the child, he said. ue of the seized crackers in 200 boxes was said to be around Rs 7 lakh. ADCP Sran said crackers could not be stored at a residential or congested place. Permission from the department concerned was needed to store the same. If any untoward incident such as fire, it could prove hazardous for people staying in the area and properties located around the godown might also suffer damages. Sources said after the raid, police officials got several phone calls from influential politicians and government officials to save the cracker trader, but the police did not pay heed and registered a case against him. Sran: Will not allow cracker storage sans licence ADCP-1 Rupinder Kaur Sran said storage of crackers without licence would not be allowed. In this case, where trader Sanjay Singla was arrested, the police were also mulling to recommend cancellation of licence of a Ferozepur-based wholesaler who sold a huge stock of crackers to Singla without checking his storage licence. “I have already directed all police stations of Zone 1 to conduct surprise checking in their areas to ensure that ther would be no illegal storage of crackers to prevent any untoward incident. Any person can also lodge a complaint with the police if they notice, any illegal storage of crackers in their areas. A meeting of wholesale traders are being called to ensure the compliance of the guidelines,” the ADCP said. Stock of crackers stored illegally at Namak Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO Couple arrested with heroin, ‘ice’ Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 14 A road portion caved in near Chaura Bazaar, here, on Wednesday. The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. MC Executive Engineer Pardeep Kumar Saluja said it was a 2-ft-long cave-in. The reason behind the cave-in was not clear yet. Once the road portion was excavated, they would be able to know about the exact reason, he said. A big portion of the road caved in near Ishmeet Chowk here recently. Questions are being raised over the role of the civic body that failed to avert such incidents in the city. Man nabbed for killing 2-yr-old son Tribune News Service Were illegally kept in the open on road by cracker trader Ludhiana, September 14 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police today arrested four persons in separate incidents and seized drugs, pistol and illicit liquor from them. The suspects include a couple. ADCP-1 while addressing mediapersons said in the first incident, the police nabbed a couple, Kamaljit Kumar, alias Kamal, and Reshma Kaur, alias Suman, of the Matharu chowk area and seized 100 gm of heroin and 19 gm of ‘ice’ drug. The police also seized a Maruti Ritz car used by them to smuggle drugs. The ADCP said acting on a tip-off, a naka was laid at a strategic place where the car was stopped for checking. During search, drugs were seized from the vehicle. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects. 2 held with gun, illicit liquor In another case, the police nabbed Rampal Yadav of Kartar Nagar and seized a countrymade pistol from his possession. A case under the Arms Act was registered against the suspect and further probe was initiated to know about link of dealers of illegal weapons with him. The police also arrested Raj Kumar Laddi of Field Ganj and recovered 36 bottles of illicit liquor from him. The suspect was on the way to deliver a consignment of liquor to his clients. A case under the Excise Act was registered against him. BRAWL AT EATERY MTP Bindra’s son, nephew surrender Ludhiana, September 14 Almost one-and-a-half month after a brawl took place at Baklavi restaurant in South City here, two of the suspects in the case surrendered in a local court today. Later, the suspects, Manmeet and Gurkirat, were sent on a two-day police remand by the court. Manmeet is the son of Bathinda Municipal Town Planner (MTP) Surinder Bindra while Gurkirat is his nephew. Bindra along with other suspects are still at large in the case. The incident had occurred in July last week when some people, who booked a function at the eatery, had a brawl with the restaurant owner, Bindra, and others over some payment issue. An attempt-to-murder case was registered after the incident. — TNS 8 fresh cases The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, September 14 Eight fresh cases of Covid-19 were confirmed here on Wednesday. All patients belong to Ludhiana district. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said 1,13,494 positive cases were reported from the district and 15,277 cases of other districts or states were reported here till date. — TNS
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