05112022-LT-01.qxd 11/5/2022 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE 78 PER CENT PADDY HARVESTED IN DIST, GRAIN GLUT IN MANDIS With 11.16 lakh metric tonne crop arrival, Jagraon surpasses Asia’s largest grain market in Khanna. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Youth booked on rape charge Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 4 The Jagraon police registered a rape case against a youth. The suspect had been identified as Jaskirat Singh of Galibran Singh, near Jagraon. The complainant told the police that in 2021 she had started talking to the suspect and later, developed friendship with him. “Whenever I used to be alone at home, he would come and establish physical relationship with me. The suspect had been sexually exploiting me on the pretext of solemnising marriage with me,” the complainant said. The victim alleged on Thursday night, the suspect had again barged into her house at Galib Kalan with an intention to rape her. When the victim saw him, she raised an alarm and woke up her parents. Before they could catch the suspect, he fled the spot. She said the suspect had sexually exploited her several times but now, he refused to solemnise marriage with her. In fact, he had warned her that if she informs her family or the police about the sexual exploitation, he would kill her. Investigating officer SI Kamaldeep Kaur said after registering a case, raids were being conducted to nab him. PAGE 2 BONEY, JANHVI GET CANDID ON THE KAPIL SHARMA SHOW ICON AWARD FOR HOLLYWOOD ACTOR RYAN REYNOLDS Janhvi Kapoor along with her father will be seen together as they make an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show. MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:35 PM Six of gang arrested with 360-gm heroin Two cars, 2 two-wheelers, ~14K drug money seized Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 4 The Police Division 2 and Police Division 3 in a joint operation busted a drug network in the city and arrested six members of the gang. The arrested suspects include a Nigerian citizen. The police also recovered 360 gm of heroin, two cars, a scooter and a motorcycle from them. The suspects have been identified as Prince Sidhu of Daresi Ground, Paramjit Singh of Zirakpur, Kulwinder Singh Kala of Dashmesh Colony, Mohali, Daljit Singh of Roopnagar, Mohit Kumar of Morinda and a Nigerian, Ibuka Prospar, at present staying at Chandar Vihar in New Delhi. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects. Commissioner of Police (CP) Kaustubh Sharma and Joint Commissioner of Police Narinder Bhargav addressed a press conference in this regard today. Sharma said the police had received a tip-off that a drug smuggling gang PAGE 3 CP Kaustubh Sharma addresses media in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN was active in the area. Afterwards, the police, nabbed Prince Sidhu from whom initially 50 gm of heroin was seized and a scooter being used by him to smuggle heroin was also impounded in the case. The CP said during the questioning of the suspect, names of other five smugglers, including the Nigerian, cropped up. Accordingly, special teams were formed to catch the five suspects. They were nabbed from Delhi and Haryana along with 310 gm of heroin. Two cars, a motorcycle and Rs 14,600 drug money were seized from them. Bhargav said the gang seems to have links with other big smugglers across the country and abroad. Now, the police remand of the suspects would be sought to bust the entire supply line. “Probe is still on in the case and past record of the suspects are being checked,” he said. “The police will make efforts to catch the big fish involved in the drug network,” the JCP said. c m y b PAGE 4 The actor, producer and screenwriter will be honoured with the award at 2022 edition of People’s Choice Awards. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:45 AM SATURDAY | 5 NOVEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA GRP short of 200 cops in state, says ADGP Takes stock of infra at city railway station, promises to address concerns Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 4 Shashi Prabha, ADGP (Railways), Punjab, on Friday paid a surprise visit to the city railway station to take stock of the security arrangements and to check the available infrastructure with the Government Railway Police (GRP), Ludhiana. The ADGP expressed concern about the shortage of staff in the GRP. “Not only in Ludhiana, GRP police stations across the state are facing staff shortage. Roughly, the state GRP are short of 200 police person- Shashi Prabha, ADGP (Railways), Punjab, during a surprise visit to the Ludhiana Railway Station. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN nel, mainly constable, head constable and ASI ranks. I will take up the matter with the police headquarters and soon the shortage will be addressed, “ said Prabha. The ADGP after taking , round of the GRP police com- Vigilance makes 4th arrest in transportation tender scam Suspect held for getting labour cartage tenders at higher rates Tribune News Service COMMISSION AGENT TRIED TO EVADE ARREST Ludhiana, November 4 Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested the accused commission agent, Anil Jain, the owner of Shri Krishna Rice Mill, Sawaddi, in a case registered by the VB against him for getting labour cartage and A Vigilance Bureau spokesperson said commission agent Anil Jain was arrested by a VB team from his sheller at Swaddi Kalan village. He said the suspect had called his family members and workers at the sheller and locked himself in a room to evade arrest. transportation tenders in grain markets at higher rates in connivance with officials. He was produced in court today and a two-day police continued on page 2 plex, said the GRP infrastructure also needs an immediate upgrade. She also raised concern about the baggage scanning machine, which is lying defunct at the entrance of the railway station. On being asked about expenses being incurred by GRP officials from their own pockets to cremate bodies being recovered on railway tracks and their bills not being cleared for months by the authorities concerned on time, the ADGP said usually the government clears the bills after the work was done. However, if there was some issue, it would be addressed. NHAI commences construction of ramps on NH-44 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 4 The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started the work to construct ramps for connectivity towards the NH-44 near Transport Nagar to resolve traffic-related issues. The work was started in the presence of Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and road safety activist Rahul Verma on Friday. continued on page 2
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