04102022-LT-01.qxd 04-10-2022 00:55 Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE PANJAB VARSITY ZONAL YOUTH FEST CONCLUDES AT KOTTAN PAGE 2 ACTRESS ALIA BHATT WINS TIME100 AWARD IN SINGAPORE An extravaganza of Punjabi folk culture marked concluding day of the four-day youth and heritage festival. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ONE KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP Ludhiana: An unidentified pedestrian, aged around 48 years, was run over by a speeding Maruti Swift car (bearing registration no PB 55D 3534), while he was crossing the GT Road near Sahnewal on Sunday. While the car driver abandoned his vehicle and fled, the victim died on the spot. On a report filed by a head constable on patrol duty near the site of the mishap, the police have registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC. OC 2 HELD FOR LOOT, RAPE ATTEMPT Ludhiana: The police have arrested two persons, identified as Shyam Kumar and his wife Urmila Devi, both residents of Ram Nagar, Mundian Kalan, whereas Param and Sushma, residents of the same locality, and 10 other unidentified persons were booked under various sections of the IPC on the complaint of a 32-year-old woman. The complainant, who runs a retail store in Ram Nagar, has accused the suspects of looting Rs 30,000 in cash, thrashing her, tearing her clothes and an attempt to rape her, on Sunday. In a complaint lodged with the police, she said the suspects, led by Shyam Kumar and Urmila Devi, attacked her this Sunday evening due to an old enmity. They also allegedly took away Rs 30,000 in cash from her shop, tore her clothes and, when she ran inside her house located behind the shop, the suspects tried to outrage her modesty. OC PAGE 4 Alia Bhatt was looking stunning in a dusty shimmery cape gown as she accepted the award in Singapore. MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:08 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:22 AM Pan-tilt-zoom cameras to be linked with safe city control room Nitin Jain Tribune News Service A PTZ camera-mounted PCR vehicle in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN WILL HELP INVESTIGATIONS: CP Camera-fitted PCR vehicles will further help in the investigation of incidents captured on cameras, besides proving a deterrent to criminals and anti-social elements. We have intensified patrolling to increase police presence during the festive season. Dr Kaustubh Sharma, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ❝ ❞ TECH-SAVVY FORCE: JCP The use of technology gives impetus to the working of the police force. Since PCR teams are first responders and their presence deters crime, their vehicles fitted with cameras having recording facility, will help them act more effectively. Saumya Mishra, JOINT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE ❝ ❞ gious and recreational, to ensure safety and security of the people at large. Divulging the working of the PCR, Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Saumya Mishra, who heads the PCR wing as well, said PTZ cameras had already been installed on 18 of the total 23 PCR four-wheelers while the process to cover the remaining five vehicles, besides five jeeps that were part of the rural rapid response team, was under progress. She said 59 motorcycles were also part of the PCR fleet PAGE 4 A sequel of 2007 movie Apne, which also stars Dharmendra and Bobby Deol, the film is soon to go on floors. Now, cameras on wheels to keep tab on criminals in dist Ludhiana, October 3 In another step towards becoming tech-savvy, the Ludhiana Commissionerate Police have installed high resolution cameras on police control room (PCR) vehicles to keep a tab on activities of criminals, anti-social elements and other suspected elements in the Police Commissionerate limits, the officials have said. Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, which are built with mechanical parts that allow them to swivel left to right, tilt up and down, and zoom in and out of a scene, will be linked with the safe city control room to monitor the live feed and save the recording, the Commissionerate Police have revealed. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma, who reviewed the working of the PCR, told The Tribune, here on Monday that the use of technology was aimed at preventing, controlling and solving crime incidents in the commissionerate territory. He said the working of the PCR had been further improvised and the patrolling, both day and night, had been intensified in the wake of the current festive season with a renewed focus on public places, especially reli- SUNNY DEOL AND KARAN DEOL TO START SHOOT OF APNE 2 QUICK RESPONSE On receiving information about any incident, PCR teams reach the spot within minimum possible time. The one-stop PCR telephone number is 112 and calls received on it are flashed immediately through the control room and very high frequency (VHF) radio wireless sets. that patrol the length and breadth of the Commissionerate 24x7 with the help of 363 personnel, including seven sub-inspectors, 189 assistant sub-inspectors, 36 head constables, 76 constables, and 55 other rank workforce on duty. continued on page 2 TUESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2022 | LUDHIANA 4 of vehicle thieves’ gang held 10 stolen pick-up vans and mini-trucks recovered Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 3 The city police claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of four of its members while an equal number were absconding. On the basis of information provided by the arrested suspects, the police recovered 10 stolen pick-up vans, mini-trucks, one motorcycle, a scooter and a large quantity of spare parts of stolen vehicles, including engines, radiators and tyres. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma told mediapersons that Manoj Kumar, a migrant from Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh and at present residing in Shimlapuri, was arrested by the police from a motor workshop in Star Avenue, Malerkotla Road, Gill, on September 29 on suspicion. “During intensive interrogation, the suspect, Manoj, spilled the beans and disclosed about an eight-member gang which was involved in theft of vehicles — mostly pick-up vans and mini-trucks from various parts of the city. The suspect was booked under Sections 379 and 34 of the IPC and information provided by him further led to the seizure of five stolen vehicles,” the CP said. During further investigation, three more members of the gang, identified as Baljit Kaur, Randhir Singh, both residents of Fauji Colony, Sangowal, and Gurdeep Singh of near Railway Crossing, Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, were nabbed by the police. Speaking about the modus operandi of the gang, Sharma said after theft of vehicles — mostly public carriers, the suspects used to strip down vehicles at their motor workshop with active involvement of Manoj and thereafter the vehicles and their spare parts were sold separately in the market. “The suspects were also dumping stolen vehicles, parts and scrap in a vacant plot in the Focal Point,” he said. Officials said Section 411 of the IPC had been added to the case already registered in this regard and four other members of the gang, Rajinder Singh, Tejinder Singh, Harjit Singh and Mohit, were at large and efforts were being made to nab them. Three of the suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN 2 youths booked for 4 nabbed in snatching, theft incidents Patwari arrested for minor’s gang rape Six mobile phones, two stolen motorcycles seized from suspects taking ~5K bribe Mohali, October 3 The police have booked two youths on charges of gang-raping a minor girl by keeping her hostage after drugging her. The victim is a Class XI student of a school in Ludhiana. In her complaint, the victim stated that she came in contact with a boy named Sameer on a social networking site and befriended her recently. Later, he, along with his friend, visited her in Ludhiana and allegedly took her to a house there where the duo raped her. They later held her hostage and brought her to a rented house in Bhagat Singh Nagar in Dera Bassi where they used to beat and rape her. She managed to escape when the suspects were not in the house. She raised an alarm, following which neighbours informed the police, the girl said. Dera Bassi SHO Jaskanwal Singh said the police had registered a case against the duo and informed the victim’s family members. — TNS Ludhiana, October 3 The police have arrested two snatchers and two vehicle thieves and seized six mobile phones and two stolen motorcycles from their possession. Two snatchers, identified as Akash, a resident of Subhash Nagar, and Vishal, a resident of Kirpal Nagar, were arrested near the MC Zone B office during the investigation of a snatching incident reported by Ram Kumar Yadav, a migrant from Darbhanga in Bihar. The victim had reported to the police that two motorcycle-borne persons had accosted him near the MC Zone B office and fled after snatching his mobile phone. The police recovered six mobile phones and one stolen Splendor motorcycle (PB 10GF 4745) from the suspects. They have been booked under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the IPC. In another incident, two vehicle thieves, identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Beermi village, and Yusuf, a resident of Fawra village, were arrested on Sunday near Old Session Chowk by SI Sukhwinder Singh on the basis of a tip-off while the duo was riding a stolen Splendor motorcycle (PB 10FK 5693) to sell it. The sus- pects were charged under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC, and the mobike was seized. Auto-rickshaw stolen An auto-rickshaw (bearing registration number PB 10GZ 3869) was stolen during night outside the residence of Sukhdev Singh in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar locality, here. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 379 of the IPC. 5 booked for snatching Charanjit Kaur (52), a resident of Harikatar Colony, lodged a report with the police that while she was waiting for an auto-rickshaw near Metro Multispeciality Hospital, two youths riding a Splendor motorcycle, snatched her purse at knife-point and fled the spot. She said her purse contained a mobile phone, Rs 15,000 in cash, her house keys and some documents. A case has been registered. Dalip, a resident of Vishwakarama Colony, New Moti Nagar, also fell victim to three snatchers near Everest Public High School in Moti Nagar on Sunday and lost his mobile phone and Rs 500 cash to the suspects. — OC Ludhiana, October 3 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) nabbed a patwari, Jaspreet Singh, posted at revenue halqa Hathur in Jagraon tehsil of the district on Monday while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson for the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said Jaspreet was arrested on the complaint of Resham Singh of Hathur village. He said the complainant had approached the VB and alleged that the patwari was demanding Rs 3,000 per acre as bribe for effecting mutual partition of ancestral land measuring 25 acres, which amounted to a total bribe amount of Rs 75,000. After verifying the information, a VB team laid a trap and the patwari was arrested on the spot while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 as the first instalment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the suspect at the VB police station, Economic Offences Wing, Ludhiana. — OC Three drug peddlers land in police net ‘Rail roko’ fails to get good response Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 3 The police have arrested three drug peddlers from various parts of the city on Sunday and have seized a huge quantity of contraband along with vehicles used for drug running from their possession. A police party of the Special Task Force (STF), headed by inspector Harbans Singh, nabbed Jaspal Singh (25), residing in New Amar Nagar, Near Kartar Chowk, while the suspect was about to leave for drug deliveries in his Maruti Swift car (bearing registration no. PB-11AW4241) on the basis of a tip-off. On search of his vehicle, the police seized 2.8 kg of heroin, an electronic scale, 80 empty pouches — all kept in a black The man who was held with 2.8-kg heroin in Ludhiana police custody. Lenovo laptop bag. During a preliminary interrogation, the suspect told the police that he was working as a gym trainer in Gill village and had been rendered unemployed by Covidinduced lockdown. He also got addicted to drugs and resorted to drug peddling to meet his expenses. A case under Section 21 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspect. In another incident, the police have nabbed Darshan Kumar, a resident of Bhattian village, from Mohalla Sant Nagar on Sunday. The suspects were stopped at a naka where he was stopped while riding a Honda Activa scooter (PB 10FZ 5572). Search of the suspect led to the seizure of 15 gm of heroin. He was booked under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and the scooter being used by him for drug trafficking was also impounded. Surinder Pal, a resident of Chuharpur village in Haibowal Kalan was arrested near the Ganda Nullah puli at Dairy Complex while riding a TVS Jupiter scooter (PB 10GR 4651). On search of the suspect, the police seized 5 kg of poppy husk. He was booked under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. c m y b Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 3 The ‘rail roko’ protest for three hours today called by activists of ‘Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) failed to evoke much response from farmers as most factions of farmers’ organisations comprising the SKM did not actively take part in the protest. Though the Kirti Kisan Union led a protest and burnt an effigy of the Central Government at Jagraon, the outbound and inbound rail traffic here remained more or less unaffected barring just two trains, which had to be detained here for a few minutes. Led by state president, Hardev Singh Sandhu, Farmers burn an effigy during the protest in Ludhiana on Monday. farmers and activists of the Kirti Kisan Union (KKU), held a protest demonstration and burnt an effigy of the Narendra Modi-led Central Government at Jagraon. Sandhu said the protest was organised at a call given by the SKM to pay homage to farmers who had lost their lives during the year-long protest by farmers at Delhi borders. Sandhu charged the Modi government with betraying the farmers as none of the promises made by the government at the time of the protest were fulfilled. The protesting farmers called for legislative guarantee of the MSP regime, comprehensive financial support to farmers to rid them of all old debts, withdrawal of the Electricity Bill, 2022, crop insurance, introduction of pension for old-age farmers and remunerative price of all crops. Sandhu further urged the Centre to withdraw all false cases registered against farmers during the agitation, due recognition as martyrs to those killed during the stir, exemplary punishment to perpetrators of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and dismissal of union minister whose son was a prime accused in Lakhimpur Kheri killings. see also page 2
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