16092022-LT-01.qxd 16-09-2022 00:49 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SPECIAL DRIVE LAUNCHED TO CURB CRIME AGAINST WOMEN PAGE 2 Commissionerate Police launch a special drive to curb crime against women and ensure safety of fairer sex. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF INMATES ATTACK JAIL OFFICIAL Ludhiana: Inmates of the Ludhiana Central Jail attacked the Assistant Jail Superintendent Anu Malik when the latter was conducting a surprise check. The police have registered a case against five jail inmates under various sections of the IPC and the Prisons Act. The booked inmates include Ranbir Singh, Harminder Singh, Gaurav Kumar, Amandeep Singh and Jaspreet Singh. The Assistant Jail Superintendent said on September 8, he was conducting a routine checking in the jail to recover banned items, including mobile phones or drugs. During checking, a mobile phone was recovered from the inmate, Ranbir. He said infuriated over being caught, Ranbir called his aides and allegedly attacked him. Meanwhile, the Jail Department has also recovered three other mobile phones. Two of these were recovered from an inmate, Sushil Kumar, and one other was found abandoned on the jail premises. A case was registered against the inmate under the Prisons Act. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 3 pm: A, B, C, D Blocks Rajguru Nagar, Ishmeet Academy, New Aman Park, Rajguru Nagar Extension and Main Market, Rajguru Nagar. 10 am to 5 pm: Sanyas Nagar, Bajrang Vihar, Vivek Dham, Noorwala Road, Dashmeshpuri, Basant Vihar and adjoining areas. 12 noon to 4 pm: Hargobind Nagar Street nos. 1 to 6, Chandigarh Road, Transport Nagar, Beantpura and Indra Colony. ASI gets five-yr RI for taking ~5K bribe Ludhiana, September 15 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Dr Ajit Atri has convicted ASI Jagtar Singh (52), a resident of the Amloh road area, opposite Suncity, Khanna, who was facing accusations of indulging in corrupt practices. He was apprehended red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 5,000. He was ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment (RI) for five years. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on the accused. Pronouncing the verdict, the court held that it was proved against the convict that he demanded money from the complainant in lieu of extending help to her in a complaint pending for inquiry against her. “The convict is a police official who is supposed to come to the rescue of the victim of the incident and provide her redressal at the initial stage of the dispute rather than take the benefit of someone’s difficulty to gain financially. The impact of the police corruption could be far reaching. Offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act are against society and effect the entire moral, social and economic fabric,” observed the court while declining the plea of leniency by the accused. “The very faith in the working of the organised system put in place for the good governance is brought under doubt by the act of corruption. It tends to bypass the procedure established by law and with time, gives an impression of being the part of the system itself. Nobody knows for how long this type of corrupt practice on the part of the convict was going on,” it remarked. Continued on page 2 PAGE 3 SAYLI SALUNKHE OPENS UP ON HER STRUGGLES WITH HINDI HRITHIK, SAIF’S VIKRAM VEDHA TO RELEASE IN 100 COUNTRIES Sayli Salunkhe has had her struggles with Hindi language, as she plays the role of Indu in a Star Bharat’s show. MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:31 PM PAGE 4 Actors Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming movie Vikram Vedha is releasing worldwide in 100 nations. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:11 AM FRIDAY | 16 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Major dacoity bid foiled, 4 held Suspects members of notorious gangs, involved in loot incidents in city: CP Tribune News Service Arrest will serve as deterrent to others: JCP Ludhiana, September 15 The city police today claimed to have foiled a dacoity bid of notorious criminals and arrested four suspects with two countrymade .315 bore weapons, four live cartridges, one sword and a sharp weapon. The gang had planned to commit some major dacoity in the city but timely action of the police prevented the same. The arrested suspects have been identified as Deepu Kumar Deep (23) of Kohara, Jatin Bains, alias Nanna (23), of Islamganj, Naveen Masih (23) of Khud Mohalla and Jatin Monga, alias Trendy (22), of Khud Mohalla. Vishal Jacob, alias Vishal Gill, of Bhatra Mohalla, the key accused, is still at large in the case. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, JCP Narinder Bhargav, DCP (Crime) Varinder The arrest of the gang members will serve as a deterrent to other gangsters and anti-social elements. Police teams are already conducting raids at whereabouts of other gangsters who are still at large in the case. Police stations heads have already been told to keep a tab on criminal elements resorting to firing and other criminal activities in the area. The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Nabbed gangsters have criminal background: DCP Singh Brar, ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran, ACP Ramandeep Bhullar addressed a press conference regarding the matter. Sharma said the gangsters were the members of notorious Shubham Mota and Puneet Bains gangs and they had been involved in criminal activities and loot incidents in the city. On September 7, they had indulged in a deadly clash with another gang, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar said the nabbed gangsters had a criminal background. Suspect Jatin Monga was already facing three cases of drug smuggling and attempt to murder. Naveen was facing five cases, including of attempt to murder, theft and firing, and Deepu and Jatin Bains are facing two and three cases, respectively, of attempt to murder and firing registered in Ludhiana in the past. led by Raja Bajaj, and both groups had also fired gunshots on the Neela Jhanda road. The police had then registered a case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act against both gang members, the CP said. Sran said weapons recovered from gangsters were delivered by some weapon suppliers from Vrindavan and they would also be arrested soon. 2 booked for murdering man Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 15 A man who was attacked brutally at Sidhwan Bet on Monday succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday evening. The Sidhwan Bet police have registered a case of murder against two persons, Ramesh Kumar and Veer, yesterday. The deceased’s wife, Rekha, who is also the complainant in the case, said she was staying in shanties at Sidhwan Bet. Her father Lal Singh and brother-in-law Ganesh RAIDS ON TO NAB SUSPECTS: COP Investigating officer inspector Sunil Kumar said after registering a murder case on Wednesday, raids were being conducted to nab the suspects. were also staying there. She alleged that on September 12 when her neighbour Ramesh, a drunkard, was thrashing his wife, her father Lal Singh intervened but Ramesh and his brother Veer attacked him with an iron rod. Later when her husband Gul- shan Sada tried to persuade them, the suspects allegedly attacked him with a sharp weapon. “My husband and father had suffered fatal injuries, they were taken to a local hospital for treatment but since their condition was serious, they were referred to the Civil Hospital where my husband succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday,” she said. Investigating officer inspector Sunil Kumar said after registering a murder case yesterday, raids were being conducted to nab the suspects. Miscreants create Khanna cop’s fake WhatsApp profile, demand money Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 15 Some miscreants created a fake WhatsApp profile of Khanna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dayama Harish Kumar Om Parkash and asked for money from his juniors posted at Khanna. After the Khanna Senior Superintendent of Police was apprised by one of the police officials, he uploaded an alert message on his WhatsApp status and asked staff and others to not send money to the miscreants. He also alerted the entire police force through other communication channels. Sources said the Khanna police had traced the location of the miscreants to Uttar Pradesh (UP) and the police there were being informed about the miscreants and their help would be sought to nab them. A few months ago, some miscreants had created a fake profile of the Police Commissioner, Ludhiana, and asked money from police personnel through the fake account. Teacher feted for thwarting loot bid Ludhiana, September 15 The woman who bravely fought with snatchers outside her house on the Peerkhana road in Khanna on Monday was honoured by Khanna SSP Dayama Harish Kumar Om Parkash today. Meenu, a teacher at a Khanna school, was called to the SSP office where she was given an appreciation letter for her act of bravery. On Monday, two bike-borne snatchers had attempted to snatch a gold chain fromherbutshehadcaughtoneof the snatchers from his collar, following which they had to leave empty-handed. — TNS Hookah served at tavern, 6 held Ludhiana, September 15 The Police Division 8 on Wednesday registered a case against a tavern owner and his employee for running a hookah bar. Six persons were arrested. A case under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act was registered. ASI Amarjit Singh said tavern owner Ravinder and manager Saroj were caught red-handed for running a hookah bar in the tavern. Four clients were also nabbed along with one hookah from the tavern. — TNS CLOSE SHAVE Clothes of a GOG member catch fire during a protest in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Guardians of Governance hold protest, burn AAP govt’s effigy Tribune News Service TERM DECISION TO TERMINATE SERVICES ‘INSULTING’ Ludhiana, September 15 Terming the state government’s recent action of terminating their services and a minister’s remark against them as an insult to ex-servicemen, the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) staged a protest against the AAP government in the state by burning the effigy of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann here today. They criticised the AAP government for allegedly terming GoGs, who are exservicemen, as ‘poor performers’. They said the state government recently terminat- The protesters said the state government recently terminated the services of Guardians of Governance by terming them ‘poor performers’. They criticised the AAP government for allegedly terming GoGs, who are ex-servicemen, as ‘poor performers’. ed the services of Guardians of Governance by terming them ‘poor performers’. Today’s protest was led by Vir Chakra awardee Col HS Kahlon. Colonel Kahlon said a cabinet minister has passed wrong remarks against the Guardians of Governance. “GoGs had been working hard for the welfare of society. They work for public welfare. But the AAP government insulted them,” he said. He demanded from the government to tender an apology. Protester’s clothes catch fire When the GoGs were burning the effigy of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, clothes of a member of the GoGs caught fire. However, other protesters made efforts to douse the flames. Colonel Kahlon said the man was fine. Man held for raping 8-year-old daughter ‘Register FIR for dumping acid in sewer line’ Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 15 An assistant engineer of the MC’s Zone B has written to the Jeevan Nagar police to register an FIR against the owner of an electroplating factory for dumping acid in the MC’s sewer line. Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said they had received a complaint about a choked sewer line at SP Colony of the Gobindgarh area. When the civic body team reached the spot, they found acid from the factory was being dumped directly into the MC’s sewer line. The assistant engineer concerned claimed that the acid was also being dumped in the open outside the factory. Now, a complaint has been made to register an FIR against the factory owner concerned. — TNS Sahnewal, September 15 The father of a eight-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly raping her when the victim’s mother was not present at home on Sunday night. A case under Sections 376, IPC, and 4 of the POCSO Act has been registered against the man. Seema Devi, wife of Dilip Sharma and resident of Chindar Da Vehra, Dhandari Kalan, has told the police that she along with her husband Dilip Sharma and their daughter were sleeping in a room on Sunday night, when she went to the washroom. When she returned, she found the room locked from inside. As she looked inside from the window, she saw that her husband was violating their daughter. He had been sexually abusing her for the past two three months. When the woman tried to stop him, the suspect did not pay any heed and continued to commit the crime. The girl also told her mother about the matter. When the suspect failed to mend his ways despite warnings, she filed a complaint with the Sahnewal police, which arrested him. Sahnewal SHO Amandeep Brar said the suspect was arrested and taken for a medical examination. After that he would be presented before court. Eight more contract virus 47K owners never deposited property tax:MC 6,134 commercial structures paid tax under residential category, says survey Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh Ludhiana, September 15 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, eight persons tested positive for Covid while no loss of life due to the virus was reported in the district on Thursday. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said now, a total of 1,13,502 persons have tested positive and 3,016 patients lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. There were 65 active cases on Thursday, of which 60 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while five are admitted to private hospitals. Tribune News Service A woman gets jabbed against Covid in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 39,45,841 1,13,502 65 2 3,016 At present, the recovery rate of Covid patients is 97.29 per cent. On Thursday, samples of 2,936 suspected patients were sent for testing, the results of which are expected shortly. c m y b Ludhiana, September 15 A recent survey conducted by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, has revealed thousands of cases of property tax evasion or wrong assessment of tax. Now, the civic body is going to issue notices to owners of such properties in the city. MC Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh said the survey had been done in 25 blocks in different zones of the corporation. During the survey, it has come to light that property tax of 6,134 commercial properties in 25 blocks ISSUE NOTICES, ENSURE RECOVERY: OFFICIAL The MC team found during the survey that the tax of 47,117 properties in these blocks was never deposited to the civic body. MC Additional Commissioner Rishipal Singh has given instructions to the staff concerned to issue notices against all such properties at the earliest and ensure recovery too. was deposited on the basis of wrong assessment. Actually, owners or occupiers of 6,134 commercial properties had deposited property tax under the residential category, instead of the commercial category, causing financial losses to the MC. Rishipal Singh said the MC team found during the survey that the tax of 47,117 properties in these blocks was never deposited to the civic body by the concerned taxpayers. Singh has given instructions to the staff concerned to issue notices against all such properties at the earliest and ensure recovery too. Sources said the MC could generate a good income if the collection of property tax was ensured in the right manner in the city. Notably, AAP MLAs including Gurpreet Gogi had earlier this year also raised questions over a low collection of property tax from major private hospitals in the city. He had then claimed that MC can generate Rs 200 crore as property tax annually. For the financial year 202223, the MC’s General House had earlier given nod to the estimated budget of Rs 1,034 crore. As per the estimated budget, the MC had aimed to generate Rs 130 crore as property tax during the financial year.
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