29092022-LT-01.qxd 9/29/2022 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE ENFORCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAN IN LETTER AND SPIRIT: NGO NGO members stage a protest against the Plastic Manufacturers and Traders Association, Punjab, in Ludhiana. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Man held for raping 2 minor daughters Ludhiana, September 28 The Khanna police yesterday arrested a man on charges of raping his two minor daughters aged 10 and 15 years. The incident came to light after a neighbouring woman saw the man sexually exploiting his daughters. The suspect has been identified as Rajvir Singh. On the neighbour’s statement, the police registered a case against the suspect. The complainant said Rajvir, along with his wife and two daughters, stayed in quarters near her house. His wife was recently arrested in a theft case. At present, she was lodged in a jail. She saw the suspect raping his elder daughter on September 4 and 5. 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SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:23 AM THURSDAY | 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Factory worker’s murder solved Paddy procurement set to Two suspects land in police net; vehicle used in crime recovered Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 28 The Ludhiana police today claimed to have solved a case involving the loot and murder of a factory worker at Jaspal Bangar within two days. The police also arrested two persons in this regard. The suspects have been identified as Paramjit (27) and Jatinder Kumar Chotu (29) of Dharor village here. The police recovered an illegal pistol, sharp weapons, 12 bags of nut bolts looted from the fastener factory and a Mahindra Pickup van used in the crime from their possession. Police Commissioner (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar, ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran, ADCP Suhail Mir, Sahnewal SHO Inspector Amandeep Singh Brar VICTIM WAS SHOT DEAD BY ROBBERS ON MONDAY Police officials address a press conference in connection with the murder case in Ludhiana on Wednesday. ASHWANI DHIMAN among others addressed a press conference in this connection here today. The factory worker, Bhawani (35), was shot dead by robbers at a fastener factory in the wee hours of Monday. He was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. The miscreants also opened fire at a relative of the factory owner, but he had a close shave. The suspects also looted a huge stock of nut bolts worth lakhs from the factory. CP Sharma said senior police officials - DCP (Crime) Varinder Brar and ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Sran – were given the task to crack the case in the shortest possible time. Their efforts bore bruit as the suspects involved in the crime were arrested Ludhiana, September 28 The police arrested four smugglers and recovered 20 grams of heroin from their possession yesterday. The suspects have been iden- tified as Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Preet Nagar, Satvir Singh, a resident of Shimlapuri, Naresh Kumar, a resident of Shimlapuri, and Jasprit Singh, a resident of Chimni road. Investigating Officer ASI Gurmej Lal said they got a tip- off that the suspects were running an illegal trade of heroin smuggling. They were waiting at the Sidhwan canal to deliver the consignment of heroin. Accordingly, the police party conducted a raid and nabbed the four suspects c m y b 108 centres set up, adequate facilities for farmers in place The factory worker, Bhawani (35), was shot dead by robbers at a fastener factory in the wee hours of Monday. He was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. The miscreants also opened fire at a relative of the factory owner, but he narrowly escaped. The suspects also looted a huge stock of nut bolts worth lakhs from the factory. within two days. The CP said the suspects owned a Mahindra Pickup van, which was attached with transport companies for loading and unloading of factory goods. DCP (Crime) Brar said the police would inquire about the source of illegal weapon. Those involved in the supply of illegal weapon would also not be spared. Four smugglers arrested with 20-gm heroin Tribune News Service begin in dist from Saturday with 20 grams of heroin. The police also seized a scooter and a motorcycle being used to deliver drugs, said ASI Singh. The ASI said they would seek the police remand of the suspects for further interrogation. Workers clean platforms at a grain market in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 28 All arrangements have been made to kick-start paddy procurement in Ludhiana district from Saturday, the administration has claimed. As many as 108 purchase centres have been set up across 13 market committees in the state’s biggest and largest district, in terms of area and population, for the purpose, officials have said. Adequate facilities for farm- IN FIGURES Principal yards 13 Sub-yards 28 Special procurement stations 67 Total purchase centres 108 Expected arrival 17.25 LMT ers have been put in place as the administration expects 17.25 lakh metric tonne (LMT) of paddy to arrive at the mandis across the district during this season. Sharing details, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik, who reviewed the preparations for paddy procurement on Wednesday, told The Tribune that the district administration was committed to ensuring smooth and hassle-free purchase of paddy crop arriving at the purchase centres in the district while facilitating the farmers Continued on page 2
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