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SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:14 AM WEDNESDAY | 21 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Cop, two others in police net 5heldforsnatching,vehiclethefts; 2 bikes, 16 cell phones recovered for running drug racket in jail Travel agent held, four accomplices booked for fraud Ludhiana, September 20 The police have arrested a travel agent and booked his four aides for fraud, cheating and fabrication of forged documents. Another person was booked for duping a city resident on the pretext of securing a government job for him. Dharninder Singh, a travel agent, was arrested and his brother, Manjit Singh, an accomplice, Rahul Malhotra, along with two others, were booked under various sections of the IPC for cheating Vikas Verma of New Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri. Vikas, who is the complainant in the case, said the suspects had taken Rs 7.25 lakh for procuring visa and other documents for travelling to Canada for his nephew Piyush Rajput. “They returned passport of Piyush to me along with the visa bearing stamps of the embassy. However, on checking the documents, the visa turned out to a fabricated one allegedly printed at a printing press owned by the suspects and fake stamps were also put on the documents,” the complainant told the police. of his interrogation, Mohammed Anwarul was nominated as co-accused and arrested on September 17 and thereafter on September 19, SI Balvir Kumar was also arrested. Sharma said Raju, being a tea vendor in the courts complex, had easy access to undertrials brought from the Central Jail for hearing to the court and Balvir was deployed on challan duty to accompany the undertrials. Both were supplying narcotics and intoxicating substances to the prisoners and undertrials in the jail. It was also learnt during interrogation of the suspects that inmates of the jail used to carry lumps of drugs and tablets packed in pouches inside body cavities to avoid detection. Both Raju and the police official were produced in a local court today and their police custody was obtained for further interrogation and unveil the complete chain of drug running in the Central Jail here. Man booked for rape, abduction 75-yr-old among 2 dead in mishaps Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 20 The trail of drug running which started with the recovery of 600 tablets of psychotropic drugs from an undertrial, Bunty Kumar, alias Bachhi, a resident of Azad Nagar, Sector 24, Faridabad (Haryana), in the Central Jail here led the police to nab a police sub-inspector (SI), Balvir Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar and at present posted in the Ludhiana Commissionerate along with Mohammed Anwarul, alias Raju, a resident of Sarpanch Colony, Meharban, who used to run a tea stall in the District Courts Complex here. AIG, Special Task Force (STF), Snehdeep Sharma, told mediapersons that after registration of a case under Section 22 of the NDPS Act and Section 52 of the Prisons Act, the suspect, Bunty Kumar, was Resident cheated of ~3.1L In another incident, Binder Kumar, a resident of CRPF Colony, was booked by the police under Section 420 of the IPC for duping Buta Singh, a resident of Dangoran village. The complainant said the suspect had promised to get a him a job in the Municipal Corporation and had taken Rs 3.1 lakh from him for the same. However, he failed to get a job for him and also refused to return the money. — OC Snehdeep Sharma, AIG, Special Task Force, addresses the media in Ludhiana on Tuesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN SI, TEA VENDOR WERE SUPPLYING NARCOTICS STF AIG Snehdeep Sharma said Raju, being a tea vendor in the courts complex, had easy access to undertrials brought from the Central Jail for hearing to the court and SI Balvir Kumar was deployed on challan duty to accompany the undertrials. Both were supplying narcotics and intoxicating substances to prisoners and undertrials. brought on a production warrant and arrested on September 16. On the basis Woman brings back minor daughter from UP after 5 mths Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 20 The police have booked Ranjit, alias Chhotu, a resident of Vishwakarma Colony, under Sections 376, 344 and 506 of the IPC and Section 8 of the POCSO Act for allegedly abducting and raping a 16year-old girl residing in the same colony. The mother of the girl said in a complaint lodged with the police that her daughter was missing since April 24 and all efforts to trace her had remained unsuccessful. She said, “On September 16, my daughter called me from an unknown mobile number. She said she was speaking from Gonda in Uttar Pradesh and was at the railway station. I travelled to INBRIEF ONE HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Ludhiana: The police have arrested a liquor smuggler, identified as Pritpal Singh, a resident of Bachittar Nagar, and seized 13 bottles of liquor from his possession. The suspect has been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. OC Gonda and brought back my daughter, who revealed that the suspect had raped her on April 24 when she was alone in the house and had later forcibly taken her to Gonda.” Two booked for kidnapping minor girls The police have booked Ram Parvesh, a resident of Tuhar, New Delhi, under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old girl from Bank Colony on Noorwala Road. The father of the missing girl had lodged a complaint with the police saying his daughter had left home on August 13 without informing anyone about her whereabouts. He said the suspect might have allured his daughter to elope on the pretext of marrying her. In another case of a 15year-old girl reported missing from Paddi village, the police have registered a case against Akhilesh Kumar, a resident of the Gill Road area, under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC. Father of the girl told the police that she had left home on September 17 on the pretext of meeting her friend and had not returned since then. He expressed suspicion about possible involvement of the suspect behind the disappearance of his daughter. Con man dupes jeweller’s employee of ~2.5L Ludhiana, September 20 Amardeep, an employee of Pradeep Jewellers, Cemetery Road, here, was duped of Rs 2.5 lakh in cash by a con man at the Mall Road branch of Axis Bank this afternoon. Amardeep, who had gone to bank to deposit money in the account of his employers, was waiting in a queue when a person approached him offering assistance in depositing ❝ We are checking CCTV footage of cameras installed inside the bank and in its vicinity. The police are working on all possible theories to solve the case. Police the cash, claiming he knew one of the staff handling cash at the bank. Amardeep handed over the cash to the conman, who told him to wait as he would get the cash deposited and give him the receipt. ❞ After waiting for some time, when the person did not return and Amardeep was unable to locate him anywhere inside the bank, the victim realised that he had been duped and the con man had Four fresh Covid cases in dist INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 20 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, four persons tested positive for Covid on Tuesday while no loss of life was reported due to the virus in the district on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,517 persons have tested positive and 3,016 patients lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Tuesday, there were 31 active cases, of which 30 PAGE 3 have been asked to isolate themselves in their homes while one patient is admitted to a hospital. At present, the recovery rate of Covid patients is 97.32 per cent. Till date, a total of COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 39,57,839 1,13,517 31 3 3,016 disappeared with the money. SHO Division No 8 Neeraj Choudhry said a case under Sections 419 and 420 of the IPC had been registered and investigation was on in the case. “We are checking CCTV footage of cameras installed inside the bank and in the vicinity as well and the police are working on various possible theories to solve the case,” he said. — OC Ludhiana, September 20 A petrol pump owner and another person were reportedly killed in two separate road accidents in the city. Joginder Singh (75), a petrol pump owner, was crushed to death by a speeding tipper of the MC, near a gurdwara at Samrala Chowk. According to a report lodged with the police by Parminder Singh, son of the deceased, his father was going on his Honda Activa scooter on Monday morning when a speeding and recklessly driven tipper (PB 10CV 5436) rammed into his scooter and crushed the head of his father. As the people gathered on the spot, the tipper driver managed to flee. The police have registered a case under Sections 279, 304A and 427 of the IPC. In the other incident, Manjit Singh (29), a resident of Chak Sarwan village, was hit by a speeding Maruti Swift car (PB 10GA 9026) on LudhianaChandigarh Road on Sunday evening. His father in a complaint lodged with the police said when his son, who was riding a motorcycle (PB 10FJ 3426), took a turn from the highway towards his village, a car rammed into his two-wheeler. The critically injured victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Samrala, where he died during treatment. The police have booked the driver of the car under various sections of the IPC on Monday. — OC Nine test +ve for dengue, three contract swine flu Ludhiana, September 20 Nine persons tested positive for dengue and three were found infected with swine flu on Tuesday. Now, a total of 87 persons have tested positive for dengue and 37 for swine flu so far in the district. Seven persons have lost their lives due to swine flu while no loss of life has been reported due to dengue. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur urged city residents to keep their surroundings clean and not let water get c m y b stagnant in and around their houses. “Prevention is better than cure and the people should adopt all necessary precautions against the vector-borne disease,” she said. Swine flu is a droplet infection and can spread from one person to another. “One should always cover mouth and nose while sneezing. Always wash hands after coming from outside and avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth too often as it can spread the disease,” she said. — TNS Police officials with a suspect from whom 15 mobile phones were recovered, in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 20 The police have arrested three snatchers and two vehicle thieves and seized two motorcycles and 16 mobile phones from them. Mohammed Ansari, a resident of Basti Mani Singh, near Basti Jodhewal, was arrested for snatching incidents by the police on the basis of a tip-off. Information provided by the suspect during interrogation led to the seizure of 15 smartphones from him. He has been booked under Section 379-B of the IPC. Gurpreet Singh and his brother Taranjit Singh, both residents of Gurpal Nagar, were overpowered by people on 100 Feet Road when the duo were about to flee after snatching a mobile phone at knifepoint from a woman, Madhuri, a resident of New Moti Nagar Colony. She told the police that when she was going on foot on Monday morning, two youths, riding a Hero Splendor motorcycle, came from the rear and snatched her mobile phone. They tried to escape when she raised an alarm but were overpowered by the people who had gathered at the spot. The suspects were handed over to the police and were booked under Sections 379-B(2) and 34 of the IPC. The police have impounded the motorcycle used in the crime and also recovered the snatched mobile. A police party deployed at Jwala Singh Chowk in Haibowal arrested two vehicle thieves near Tarsem Charitable Hospital Chowk on a tipoff on Monday and seized a stolen motorcycle (PB 10FY 0806) from the suspects, identified as Ajit Singh, a resident of Bharti Colony, Bahadarke Road, and Ashish Jha, of Joshi Nagar, Haibowal. The duo has been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. Motorcycle taken away forcibly Harman Singh, a resident of Om Park, Near Cremation Ground, Haibowal lost his Hero Splendor motorcycle (PB 10HW 5697) to four carborne miscreants on Sunday near Ludhiana Heights Building on Bachan Singh Road here. The victim told the police that he had gone to Ludhiana Heights with his friend Ranjit Singh for some work. “When we came out of the colony, four persons in a white Maruti Swift car accosted us. They snatched the key of the mobike and took it away,” said the complainant. The police have registered a case under Section 379-B of the IPC. Cop’s vehicle stolen A Maruti Alto car (CH 01BR 6196) parked in the District Courts Complex was reportedly stolen. A laptop was kept in the vehicle. On a complaint lodged by the owner of the car, SI Sukhdeep Kaur, in-charge of the women cell at Fatehgarh Sahib, the police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC.
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