30092022-LT-01.qxd 9/30/2022 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE LAND ACQUISITION POSING HINDRANCE FOR LUDHIANA-ROPAR EXPRESSWAY P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY IN ALLIANCE WITH CIVIC BODY, NGOS TO HOLD ‘CITYNEEDS DAAN UTSAV’ FROM OCT 2 P2 MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:13 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:19 AM Couple booked on fraud charge Illegal scan centre busted, 2 held Ludhiana, September 29 The police yesterday registered a fraud case against a couple, who were members of Keharnam Memorial Educational Society, on the charge of committing a fraud of several lakhs by tampering with the financial records of the society. The suspects have been identified as Damanpreet Singh and his wife Manpreet Kaur, residents of Model Gram. A case was registered on the complaint of chairman of the society Mann Singh Garcha. The complaint was lodged in the case in June 2020 and after over two years, the police have registered a case. The complainant told the police that the couple had tampered with the financial records of colleges run by the society, usurping fee of international students, and had prepared fake documents. — TNS Was being run from house; portable ultrasound machine, cash seized Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 The district Health Department today conducted a raid at an unauthorised scan centre running from a house at Karnail Singh Nagar. An unregistered portable ultrasound machine and cash were seized during the raid. Two suspects were arrested. Officials of the department had received a tip-off and they were keeping a vigil at the centre for the past few days. According to information shared by District Family Welfare Officer Harpreet Singh, the centre was run by two persons, Karan Malri and his aide. Earlier, Karan was working as a public relations officer at a nursing home and it seems Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur, District Family Welfare Officer Harpreet Singh and other health officials at the scan centre. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN he had some links there through which he was getting patients. The second person used to bring patients on the premises on a motorcycle for conducting illegal gender determination tests. “A decoy patient was sent to the scan centre today and the deal was fixed at Rs 30,000. The serial numbers of the currency notes were noted. She was taken to the centre on a bike by the aide of Karan. We recovered Rs 20,000 (same notes) that was paid by the decoy patient while the rest of the amount was given to middlemen. Besides, Rs 12,500 in cash was also seized from them,” said Dr Harpreet. The suspects had been arrested and an FIR has been registered. The ultrasound machine and the money had been handed over to the police. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur warned the scan centre owners that anyone indulging in illegal activities and violating the norms of the Health Department would not be spared. They would face strict action. Brother duo booked for rape, 1 nabbed Last day to pay property Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 The Moti Nagar police yesterday registered a case against two brothers who had allegedly raped a 20-year-old girl. The victim works as a trainee at a beauty parlour. The suspects have been identified as Bahadar Singh and his brother Narinder Singh, both residents of the Muslim Colony. The complainant, who is a resident of the same area, told the police that she was working as a trainee at a beauty parlour in Moti Nagar where she had met one of the suspects, Bahadar. She had gradually developed a friendship with him. On August 10 this year, when she was alone at home, Bahadar allegedly barged into her house and asked for sexual favours. She protested the move of the suspect, who threatened her of dire consequences. Then he forcibly developed sexual relations with her and fled. Later, his brother Narinder started asking her for sexual favours and when she categorically denied, the suspect told her that he possessed her continued on page 2 tax today, get 10% rebate Tribune News Service CANCER CESS ON TAX Ludhiana, September 29 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has collected around Rs 77 crore as property tax during the current financial year 2022-23 so far. September 30 is the last day to deposit property tax for the current fiscal with a 10 per cent rebate on it. MC Superintendent Vivek Verma said the civic body col- The MC is also charging cancer cess on property tax from the current fiscal. MC Superintendent Vivek Verma said 2 per cent cancer cess on property tax was being charged and the collected cess would be sent to the state government. c m y b lected around Rs 6 crore as property tax only in one day, continued on page 2 ACTOR RAJAT KAPOOR SAYS HE FINDS PEACE IN SHUNNING SOCIAL MEDIA P4 FRIDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA
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