30102022-LT-01.qxd 10/30/2022 12:43 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE MORE FARMERS ADOPT IN-SITU, EX-SITU STUBBLE MANAGEMENT PAGE 2 SHAHEER SHEIKH, ZAHRAH KHAN TEAM UP FOR WEDDING SONG Daily farm fires still touch season’s high, air quality improves in district, reveal official figures. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 Popular TV actor Shaheer Sheikh and singer Zahrah S Khan have come together for a wedding single. MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:40 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:40 AM Heroin worth ~1 cr seized, 2 held Tribune News Service Serves sedative-laced food to occupants Tribune News Service open the locks of cupboards in the house and decamped with cash and ornaments worth several lakhs. Investigating officer ASI Sukhjit Singh said the house owner was yet to give a statement on the exact value of cash and valuables stolen. He had, however, estimated it to be in several lakhs, the ASI added. As the house owner had not done the police verification of the servant, the whereabouts or any persons acquainted with the servant were yet to be known. Nepalese servants have committed several thefts in the industrial hub recently and in most of the incidents, investigation runs at a slow pace due to non-verification of the servants. Police personnel address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ludhiana, October 29 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Shiv Mohan Garg has convicted Balwinder Singh, alias Billa, a resident of Kothe Ath, near Landey Phatak, Jagraon, on the charges of murdering Karamjit Singh over enmity. He was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on the accused. Two accused, Jaswinder Singh and Baljinder Singh, alias Kala, had already been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment. Billa had gone into hiding after getting bail in the case but was later arrested by the police. Delivering the verdict, the court held that the prosecution had successfully proved the charges levelled against the Punjabi language ‘ignored’ on murals, NGO files complaint accused. It also turned down the plea of leniency raised by him. A case against the accused was registered at the Jagraon city police station on August 26, 2012, following the statement of Gurdev Kaur, mother of the deceased. The complainant had told the police that they were at home when Billa came to their house. He called her son Karamjit Singh by his name. When she enquired, he stated that he was Billa, a friend of his son Karamjit. His son opened the gate of the house. They saw that Billa, Jaswinder Singh, alias Jagga Dhobi, and Kala, who used to visit their house in the past, were standing at the gate. Billa asked her son that he wants to talk to him. The trio took Karamjit with them. In the midnight, they heard some noise from the nearby Ludhiana, October 29 As the Punjabi language has been ignored while painting murals with messages on walls of Lakkar Bridge, members of Punjabi Bhasha Pasaar Bhaichara, an NGO, have criticised the act. The NGO has sought appropriate action by the state government in this regard at the earliest. A complaint has also been submitted to the Deputy Commissioner and the MC Commissioner regarding the same. Messages on themes of ‘swachh Bharat', 'save water', 'green India' have been displayed on the murals on the bridge walls. Mahinder Singh Sekhon, a senior member of the NGO working to promote the Punjabi language, said they were upset after seeing messages Murals painted on Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO USE MOTHER TONGUE, SAYS NGO MEMBER Mahinder Singh Sekhon, a member of Punjabi Bhasha Pasaar Bhaichara, an NGO, said they were upset after seeing messages only in the English and Hindi languages on murals. “Our mother tongue Punjabi has been ignored on the murals in the city. It is a shameful act. We demand that Punjabi should be used on the murals,” he said. smuggling and were on way to deliver a consignment of heroin to their clients near the Sahnewal railway station. After a police party intercepted the duo, they were stopped for checking. During the checking of their belongings, the contraband was recovered from them, added the DCP . ADCP Rupinder Sran said both accused had a criminal record. While Bajrang was facing a dowry death case registered at the Dakha police station in 2020, Mandeep was facing two cases of cheating and murder registered against him in 2008 and 2019 in Ludhiana. 2 more contract virus in district SBS Nagar market road, parking area lie in neglect; authorities in slumber Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 29 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, two persons tested positive for Covid and no loss of life was reported due to the virus in the district on Saturday. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,599 persons have tested positive and 3,018 patients have lost their lives to the deadly virus since March 2020 in the district. On Saturday, there were 15 active cases, of which 13 have been asked to isolate themselves at their homes while two patients were admitted to a hospital. At present, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 97.33 per cent. Till date, a total of 40,22,263 samples have been taken, of which 38,93,367 were found negative. Samples of 1,558 suspected patients were sent for testing today, the results of which are expected shortly. COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 40,22,263 1,13,599 15 2 3,018 ADCP Sran said after coming out on bail in already registered cases, the accused came in contact with some big drug smugglers and started drug smuggling. Now, the police would identify big fish involved in the drug smuggling and would arrest them. only in the English and Hindi languages on the murals. "Our mother tongue Punjabi has been ignored on the murals here. It is a shameful act. Moreover, it is a violation of the rules framed by the government. We demand that Punjabi should be used on the murals," he said. continued on page 2 Woman dies, kin allege murder by husband Tribune News Service Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 29 The pothole-riddled E-Block Main Market Road (up to DBlock near the railway lines) of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Ward 71 is crying for attention. The colony is, however, under the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), which has failed to get damaged portions repaired so far. Also, big potholes have appeared again in the parking area of the main market. Residents alleged that the market’s parking area was recarpeted nearly two years ago but it had started breaking within a few months after the recarpeting work was done. The residents said the recarpeting work on the main market road near the police post in E-Block to D-Block was yet to be done. They urged the LIT authorities concerned to take measures to get the road and parking area repaired at the earliest. A resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Karamjit Singh Narangwal, said the road from the main market to DBlock, near the railway lines, is Man gets life term in murder case Legal Correspondent SUNDAY | 30 OCTOBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 29 The Ludhiana police claimed to have nabbed two smugglers and seized 265 gm of heroin from their possession. The smugglers were on the way to deliver the consignment to their clients. The value of the contraband was said to be over Rs 1 crore. Those arrested have been identified as Bajrang Bansal, a resident of New Bank Colony, Dakha, and Mandeep Singh, alias Deepi, a resident of Ranchi Colony, Threeke. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the smugglers. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar and ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Sran addressed mediapersons regarding the matter on Saturday. DCP Brar said inspector Jasvir Singh, in-charge, AntiNarcotics Cell, had received a tip-off that the duo were into the illegal business of heroin Servant flees with cash, jewellery from city bizman’s house Ludhiana, October 29 A Nepalese servant committed a theft in the house of an industrialist and decamped with cash and ornaments worth several lakhs of rupees at Barewal Awana. Before committing the crime, the servant served food laced with sedatives to occupants of the house. The police yesterday registered a case against the servant, Sameer Sood, and his two accomplices. Complainant Arun Jain told the police that he had employed Sameer about three weeks ago and his police verification was yet to be done. On October 27, when Arun’s grandmother and daughter were alone at home, the servant served food laced with sedatives to them. After they fell unconscious, the suspect called two of his friends. They then broke PAGE 4 American football quarterback Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have announced their divorce. Woman steals gold chain from showroom Smugglers already facing murder, dowry death cases Ludhiana, October 29 A woman posing as a customer stole a gold chain weighing 24 grams from Kalyan Jewellers at Ghumar Mandi here on Friday. The woman’s act was reportedly captured on the CCTV installed in the showroom. The police Division 8 yesterday registered a case against the unknown woman. Complainant Balaji, manager at Kalyan Jewellers, told the police that on Friday evening a woman wearing a mask entered the showroom and expressed desire to buy a gold chain. “When I was showing gold chains to the woman, she stole a gold chain from the box and in its place put a gold chain weighing 6 grams in the box. It was only when we checked our stock, we came to know about the theft and informed the police,” revealed Balaji. ASI Bhajan Singh said the woman was captured on the CCTV and efforts were on to identify her. — TNS NFL STAR TOM BRADY, GISELE DIVORCE AFTER 13 YEARS Grewal Colony. When they reached the place, they saw that the accused were beating the victim. Billa was having a khanda and the other two accused, Jagga and Kala, had caught hold of Karamjit from his arms. In their presence, Billa gave a khanda blow on the right side of head of the victim due to which he fell down. The victim tried badly to free himself from the clutches of the accused, but could not succeed. They rushed towards the victim and raised a noise after which Jagga and Kala threw him on the road. While leaving the spot, the accused stated that Karamjit had been killed as he betrayed them. However, during the trial the accused pleaded innocence. But after finding cogent and convincing evidence against him, the court held him guilty. c m y b A huge pothole on the road near the main market of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ‘POTHOLES SURFACE WITHIN MONTHS OF RECARPETING’ Big potholes have appeared again in the parking area of the main market. Residents alleged that the market’s parking area was recarpeted nearly two years ago but it had started breaking up within a few months after the recarpeting work was done. in a bad condition. “The stretch has not been recarpeted for a long time. Hence, the people have been left to face inconveniences in routine. Besides, many potholes near the entrance and in the parking area of the market are being ignored. The LIT must ensure early recarpeting of the road and repair of the parking areas of the market so that the people don’t face any trouble.” A visitor at the market said: “Huge potholes near the police post and the market’s entrance are giving an open invitation to mishaps. As we are paying taxes, it is the government’s responsibility to provide good road infrastructure and ensure the safety of the people. The department concerned must ensure recarpeting of the road and parking area as well.” Ward 71 councillor Rupinder Kaur Sandhu could not be contacted for comments. However, her husband Baljinder Singh Sandhu said the work to recarpet the road was already approved and it was supposed to be started by the LIT after the Assembly elections. As the recarpeting work had not been started to date, he blamed the state government for the delay. LIT Superintending Engineer Rakesh Garg said he had checked potholed road portions, adding that steps would be taken to repair the road and market area soon. Ludhiana, October 29 After the death of a woman under mysterious circumstances in Khanna on Friday, her father levelled allegations against her husband for brutally thrashing the victim, which led to her death. The deceased has been identified as Mandeep Kaur. Kewaljit Singh, the father of the deceased, said her daughter got married to Sukhpal Singh about 11 years ago. For the past few years, her husband had been torturing her for divorce. A day before Diwali, the suspect brutally beaten up Mandeep due to which she suffered serious injuries on her head. Yesterday, she succumbed to her injuries. However, her husband had alleged that Mandeep had a fall in the house due to which she received injuries. Khanna (city) SHO Amandeep Singh the exact cause of her death would be known after the arrival of the the autopsy report and the police would pursue legal proceedings accordingly.
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