06102022-LT-01.qxd 10/6/2022 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE HOSPITAL STILL FUNCTIONING IN RESIDENTIAL AREA PAGE 2 EXTRAORDINARY YOU SHOW TO BE BROUGHT BACK BY ZEE CAFE Blatant violations of building norms and illegal change of land use is rampant in colonies developed by GLADA in city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 3 Zee Cafe is bringing the famous show, Extraordinary You, back on television on popular demand. MAX 32°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:05 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:23 AM THURSDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Daresi road stalls: Notice issued to contractor, committee chief MLA had raised matter during MC House meeting Tribune News Service Tribune News Service An effigy of Ravana on fire during the Dasehra celebrations at Daresi Ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN Evil goes up in flames as city celebrates Dasehra Ludhiana, October 5 After an AAP MLA raised the matter in the MC House meeting, alleging that a private contractor charged hefty fees from stalls set up illegally on the Daresi road, the Municipal Corporation has issued notices to a contractor and president of the Shree Ram Leela Committee. They have been asked to submit their explanation within a day, otherwise legal action would be initiated against them. MLA Ashok Parashar (Pappi) had stated that a contractor charged Rs 2.5 lakh from each stall in an unauthorised manner. These stalls have been set up on Daresi Road without any approval from the MC. The MLA had questioned as to how the private contractor could be allowed to charge hefty money from stalls that were set up on the road against the law. ‘CHARGED ~2.5 LAKH FOR EACH STALL’ MLA Ashok Parashar (Pappi) had stated that a contractor charged ~2.5 lakh for each stall in an unauthorised manner. These stalls have been set up on Daresi Road without any approval from the MC. The MLA had questioned as to how the private contractor could be allowed to charge hefty money from stalls that were set up on the road against the law. Thereafter, MC House members demanded from the Mayor and the Commissioner to take strict action against the contractor. Notably, heated arguments were exchanged between MLA Ashok Parashar (Pappi) and Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra on the matter during the MC House meeting on Tuesday. MC Superintendent of Zone A stated that it had been brought to the notice of the MC House that the Shree Ram Leela Committee had allotted the contract of Daresi Ground to a contractor on their own. He said the contractor had further allowed around 30 stalls/shops on the main Daresi road, which was a government road, and charged Rs 2.5 to Rs 3 lakh per stall as per information provided to the House. He said it was illegal to set up stalls on the MC road. Moreover, these are creating obstructions in the traffic movement. The committee president has also been asked to get unauthorised stalls removed from the road. The committee president and private contractor have been asked to submit their explanation to the Zonal Commissioner at Zone A within one day, otherwise legal action would be initiated against them. 110-ft tall Ravana effigy burnt at Daresi Ground, 40 events mark festival Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 Dasehra was celebrated with fervour and joy here on Wednesday. Events to mark the festival were organised at around 40 locations in the city. A 110-ft tall effigy of Ravana was burnt at Daresi Ground, which was visited by a large number of people for the celebrations today. Besides, many residents visited Dasehra events organised at Dugri, Chandigarh Road, near Old Court Chowk, Rajguru Nagar, Ishar Nagar and other parts of the city. At some locations, residents burnt small effi- CM’S WIFE ATTENDS DORAHA EVENT Ramlila artistes at a procession in Ludhiana on Wednesday. ASHWANI DHIMAN gies of Ravana. Children and youngsters were seen enjoying swings at various locations. There was a huge rush at stalls and shops selling ‘jalebis’ and ‘pakoras’. Police force was deployed at various sites in the city to maintain law and order dur- Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s wife Dr Gurpreet Kaur, who was the chief guest, participated in the Dasehra function organised at Old Anaj Mandi in Doraha, Ludhiana district. MLA from Payal constituency Manwinder Singh Giaspura and Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik were among those present. Report on page 2 ing the festival. No untoward incident was reported in the city. Senior police officials also visited main Dasehra event sites. Constructed before Assembly elections, Tibba Road breaks up at many points Central Jail launches ‘conjugal visit’ for prisoners BROKEN ROADS-VIII Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 Within months after the construction work was done, Tibba Road here has broken at various points, raising questions over the quality of the material used. The road was constructed only a few months before the previous Assembly elections, which were held earlier this year, residents said. Though the area falls under the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, this Tibba Road stretch was made of cement concrete by spending “crores of rupees” by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. According to some civil engineers, a cement concrete road should last for 15-20 years. The residents are upset over the poor quality of the road as it had started breaking down within a short period after the construction. A resident of the Tibba Road area, Sunil Nagpal, said: “The road had got damaged at various parts within only two months after its construction. I also remember patches were then laid on two spots but those got damaged too this rainy season. The matter should be taken seriously as to why the road started breaking down within a PAGE 4 Actress Angelina Jolie has filed a countersuit against ex-husband Brad Pitt amid their ongoing legal battle. Illicit relationship behind alleged kidnapping: Police Ludhiana, October 5 In the alleged kidnapping of the Delhi-based motherdaughter duo, the Ludhiana police preliminary probe has found that it was not a kidnapping case and the woman, along with her daughter, had fled with the suspect at her own will. Delhi resident Shahabuddin, the husband of the missing woman, had submitted a complaint to the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, regarding the matter, who had then marked an inquiry to the Kanganwal police post. A case had been registered in this regard. Kanganwal police post incharge ASI Rajwant Singh said on the basis of the complaint, the police had questioned the kin of the alleged kidnapper, who lives in Ludhiana. The kin revealed that the woman had an illicit relationship with the suspect and she was not kidnapped. Instead, she had intentionally fled her house in Delhi. The kin also revealed that Shahabuddin’s wife had fled with the suspect twice in the past, but her husband had brought her back. “It is still a serious case as the missing woman-daughter duo is yet to be traced. After receiving a complaint yesterday, we have been searching for the woman and her daughter and soon they will be traced,” the ASI said. Meanwhile, the complainant said the police should trace his wife and daughter as the suspect might harm them. He, however, refused to comment on the allegation of illicit relationship of his wife with the alleged kidnapper. ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE FILES COUNTERSUIT AGAINST BRAD PITT The stretch, made up of cement concrete, started breaking down within months of construction. CONTRACTOR TOLD TO RECONSTRUCT STRETCH has at many points ❝Tibba Roadbeenbrokento reconstruct it,now. The contractor has asked failing which the matter will be taken up before the Vigilance Department. The project cost was about ~4 crore. ❞ Daljit Singh Grewal, LUDHIANA EAST MLA short time. Public money should not go waste.” A shopkeeper said: “ Now, the road has started breaking down from various points in the absence of any check. The matter needs to be probed and samples must be collected to check the quality of material.” The office of Ludhiana East MLA Daljit Singh Gre- wal (Bhola) is also located on Tibba Road. Bhola said the road was constructed by the LIT around two months before the Assembly elections. “It has broken at many points now. The contractor has been asked to reconstruct the road, otherwise the matter would be taken up before the Vigilance Department. The road project cost was about Rs 4 crore,” he said. Kapil Arora, president of the Council of Engineers, an NGO, said: “Cement concrete roads are generally designed for a life span of 20 years. Such roads require only routine maintenance. If Tibba Road started breaking down within months, the authorities concerned should take the matter seriously and take necessary action too.” Ludhiana Improvement Trust’s Superintending Engineer Rakesh Garg said he would look into the matter and action would be taken. c m y b Ludhiana, October 5 Taking another step to ensure rehabilitation, strengthening of the matrimonial bonds of prisoners and eliminating the negative impact of confinement, the Ludhiana Central Jail on Monday started the facility of conjugal visit for inmates, allowing them an opportunity to spend an hour with their spouses in a specially designated room. Jail Superintendent Shivraj Singh Nandgarh said the facility would be offered to only those prisoners who would exhibit good conduct in the jail and follow rules faithfully during their confinement. The visit would offer to such inmates the opportunity to spend an hour with their life-partners once every three months, he added. Today, four inmates were able to avail the facility. Hardcore criminals, gangsters, high-risk prisoners and inmates involved in sexual offences, dowry cases etc, would not be allowed to avail the facility. Singh said inmates would be required to fill a form with the jail authorities following which a verification would be carried out. Medical examination, including HIV test, would also be conducted by the jail medical staff. Three dupe man of ~7L, booked Ludhiana, October 5 A miscreant, aided by two other suspects, posed himself as a relative of a city resident, and duped the latter of Rs 7 lakh. The Sarabha Nagar police have registered a fraud case against Jassa, Jagmohan and Sajid. Complainant Ajit Singh of BRS Nagar said on September 16, he received a phone call in which the caller introduced himself as his nephew Jassa from Canada. The caller said he had had a fight with a couple over an issue and a case had been registered against him. POSE AS VICTIM’S NEPHEW, LAWYER IN CANADA The complainant said on September 16, he received a phone call in which the caller introduced himself as his nephew Jassa from Canada. The caller told him that he had had a fight with a couple over an issue, following which a case had been registered against him. Jassa later handed over the phone to Jagmohan, who spoke as his lawyer. Jagmohan said Jassa needed 5,000 dollars to settle the case. Jassa later handed over the phone to Jagmohan, who spoke as his lawyer. Jagmohan said Jassa needed 5,000 dollars to settle the case. “Since I was made to believe that the caller was my nephew, I decided to help him and transferred Rs 7 lakh to the bank account, details of which were provided. Next day, when I called my nephew, I was shocked to know that he had not sought any help from me, rather some miscreants had taken money in his name,” the complainant said. — TNS
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