30112022-LT-01.qxd 11/30/2022 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SHOWROOM COMES UP ON RESIDENTIAL PLOT IN COLONY PAGE 2 GLADA serves notice to allottee, Vigilance Department marks probe into ‘connivance’ of officials. MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ABSCONDING THIEF CAUGHT Ludhiana: The police division 6 on Tuesday nabbed a thief who had fled from their custody on Monday. The accused has been identified as Mohit Kumar of Jawahar Nagar camp. ASI Kulwinder Singh said on November 22, the accused was booked by the police for committing a theft. Yesterday, when the accused was caught, cops were taking him to the police station. When they reached near Dholewal Chowk, the accused pushed away cops, jumped out from the car and fled. The cops tried to chase the accused but in vain. Acting on a tip-off, the accused was nabbed by the police. A fresh case has been registered against the accused. TNS SMUGGLER HELD WITH 50-GM HEROIN Ludhiana: The Anti-Narcotics Cell on Tuesday nabbed a smuggler and recovered 50gram heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Neeraj Kumar of Kabir Nagar. DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar in a statement issued said a secret information was received that the accused, who was into the drug smuggling trade, was on the way to deliver heroin to his clients. Accordingly, a police party led by anti-narcotics cell in-charge Inspector Jasvir Singh laid a trap and nabbed the accused. The DCP said the smuggler had a notorious past as a case of drug smuggling was registered against him in 2020 at the Moti Nagar police station. The accused was produced in a court which remanded him in two-day custody. TNS JAI BHIM SEQUELS IN PIPELINE, SAYS DIRECTOR TJ GNANAVEL In the promo videos, Rakhi and Vishal Nigam, winner of Bigg Boss Marathi 3, are seen entering the house together. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:24 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:06 AM WEDNESDAY | 30 NOVEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA STF arrests three smugglers with VB nabs ASI taking ~5K bribe NIA searches key Bishnoi aide Rajgarh’s Khanna residence over 3-kg heroin worth ~16 crore Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 29 The Special Task Force (STF) wing of Ludhiana nabbed three smugglers and recovered 3.340-kg heroin from their possession on Tuesday. The value of the recovered heroin in the international market is said to be more than Rs 16 crore. Those arrested have been identified as Vikas Gupta, alias Bunty (33), of Preet Nagar, Gurpreet Singh (38) of Ishar Nagar and Manminder Singh (27) of Dehlon. Besides, the police also seized a car from the accused which was being used to deliver the contraband. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against the accused. STF AIG Snehdeep Sharma, DSP Davinder Chaudhary and Inspecter Harbans Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter. AIG Snehdeep Sharma said Inspector Harbans Singh had received a tip-off that the accused, who were into the heroin smuggling trade for a long time, were on way to deliver a huge consignment of drugs. The accused had brought heroin from some smugglers of Hoshiarpur and they had to deliver the same to their STF AIG Snehdeep Sharma addresses the media regarding the arrest of smugglers in Ludhiana. 2 OF THEM HABITUAL OFFENDERS During preliminary questioning, one of the accused, Vikas, admitted that he was into the heroin smuggling trade for the past seven years. He is already facing four cases of smuggling registered against him in the past. Another accused, Gurpreet, a taxi driver, is also facing four cases of various crimes registered against him in the past. clients in Shimlapuri. The AIG said the STF laid a naka near the Ladhowal toll plaza where after intercepting the car (PB10DM6363), when cops signalled it to stop for checking, the smugglers accelerated the car and ran towards the Ferozepur road via a flyover but after a few kilometres of chase the cops caught them near Gill Bridge. During preliminary questioning, one of the accused, Vikas, admitted that besides running a provisional store, he was into the heroin smuggling trade for over the past seven years. He was already facing four cases of smuggling registered against him in the past. Another accused Gurpreet, a taxi driver, is also facing four cases of various crimes registered against him in the past. The third accused, Manminder, is also a taxi driver. All the smugglers are also drug addicts. Inspector Harbans said police remand of these smugglers would be sought from court so that their interrogation could lead to more recoveries. Notably, two days ago, the STF had arrested four smugglers with 2,795 gram of heroin. Prior to this, a city police sub-inspector along with two others was nabbed by the STF with 846 gram of heroin. Ludhiana, November 29 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Tuesday nabbed an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Kulwinder Singh red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. Disclosing this here on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the VB said the accused, ASI Kulwinder Singh (No 2788/Ludhiana), posted at Police Division No. 6, Ludhiana, was arrested on the complaint of Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Satjot Nagar, Dhandra, Ludhiana district. He said the complainant approached the VB and alleged the ASI was demanding a bribe of Rs 5,000 in lieu of submitting a chargesheet in the court pertaining to a police case registered against his niece. The spokesperson informed that after verifying this complaint, a VB team laid a trap and the accused continued on page 2 Our Correspondent Doraha, November 29 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the house of Bishnoi’s close aide Ravi Rajgarh at his village Rajgarh in Khanna early this morning. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids belonging to gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his aides at several places. Today’s raid at Rajgarh village was part of the multiple raids being conducted by the NIA to dismantle the nexus between gangsters, terrorists and drug smugglers, sources said. Early this morning, the NIA team reached the house of Ravi Rajgarh, a close aide of Lawrence Bishnoi, wanted in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case as well. Accord- Int’l driving training institute to come up in Doraha POWER SHUTDOWN Tribune News Service LUDHIANA 9.30 am to 5 pm: Basant Avenue, Janta Enclave, Guru Angad Dev Nagar, Baba Nand Singh Nagar, Makkar Colony, BCM School Line and Hi-Care Hospital Line. 10 am to 3 pm: Lovely Knitwear, areas around Kartar Bakery and adjoining areas of Pooja Hosiery. 10 am to 4 pm: Jainpur, Malakpur, parts of Rajgarh Estate, Adarsh Nagar, Beermi, Iqbal Ganj, Khwaja Kothi Chowk, Khud Mohalla, Rupa Mistri Gali, Gulchaman Gali and Ahata Sher Jang. WILL TRAIN 3,600 YOUTHS IN A YEAR Ludhiana, November 29 In order to produce skilled, professional and certified drivers and to minimise road mishaps, the Punjab Government in association with the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will set up North India’s first international driving training institute on 27 acres of land in Doraha on the Ludhiana-Delhi national highway, government officials said. A meeting was The institute will give training to 3,600 youths for driving light and heavy commercial vehicles, to work as heavy equipment operators and mechanics. Those who have passed Class 10 will be eligible to be trained. Besides, those successfully completing the driving test at this institute will also be supported for obtaining an international license here. Man arrested for stealing 2 tractors Mandi Ahmedgarh, Nov 29 The Dehlon police claimed to have solved the case in which some unidentified persons had stolen two recentlybought tractors from Sonalika Agency situated near the Sahnewal chowk on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The main accused, arrested today, has been identified as Sulakhan Singh of Parjian Kalan village under the jurisdiction of the Sidhwan Bet police station. His accomplice, Buta Singh of Dungara village, under the jurisdiction of the Bilga police station, is yet to be arrested. Both the tractors have been recovered from Sulakhan Singh. Dehlon Station House Officer (SHO) Paramdeep Singh said Ashish Garg of OTHER SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE Sulakhan Singh's accomplice, Buta Singh of Dungara village, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Bilga police station, is yet to be arrested. However, both the stolen tractors have been recovered from Sulakhan. Pakhowal Road had informed the police on Monday about the theft of two Sonalika Tractors from his showroom situated at Dehlon. After registering an FIR against unidentified persons under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police studied CCTV footages of various locations and succeeded in nabbing the main accused and recovered the stolen vehicles from his possession. Officials of Technical Education and Industrial Training during the meeting with local industrialists and manufacturers. TRIBUNE PHOTO held at ITI Ludhiana on Tuesday to discuss the modalities and feasibility for setting up the institute. Officials said the land for the institute has been given free of cost by the Punjab Government. An amount of Rs 32.86 crore, which includes Rs 15.23 crore as capital investment and other expenses, will be spent by the Central Government in one year. The institute will give training to 3,600 youths for ing to the sources, NIA took the bank passbooks of families and CCTV data from Ravi Rajgarh’s residence. The team is said to have taken away electronic gadgets, documents and mobile phone from the residence of Ravi Rajgarh. Besides raiding the house of Ravi Rajgarh, the team also questioned neighbours and villagers as to the whereabouts of Ravi. A similar raid was conducted in the month of September. It is said that Ravi Rajgarh is booked in 10 cases and was given life imprisonment in 2011. Doraha SHO Gurmeet Singh said the police were not informed about the raid and he came to know about it only after a journalist called him to gather information. The ASI in the custody of Vigilance Bureau officials on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ~32.86 crore to be spent on the institute to be constructed on 27-acre land given free of cost by state government Our Correspondent PAGE 4 Jai Bhim is not just a word, it is an emotion, this is what the director has to say about the superhit Tamil movie. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN FORECAST PAGE 3 ACTOR RAKHI SAWANT ENTERS BIGG BOSS MARATHI HOUSE driving light and heavy commercial vehicles, to work as heavy equipment operators and mechanics. Those who have passed Class 10 will be eligible to be trained. Besides, those successfully completing the driving test at this institute will also be sup- ported for obtaining an international license here. Presiding over a meeting with local industrialists and manufacturers of heavy/light commercial vehicles to discuss the modalities and feasibility for setting up the institute, the Director of Technical Education and Industrial Training, DPS Kharbanda, and Deputy Director General, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Sandhya Salwan, said there was a huge continued on page 2 One fresh case of Covid in dist Ludhiana, November 29 One fresh case of Covid-19 was reported from the district on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,626 positive cases had been reported so far. She further said that the virus has claimed the lives of 3,018 patients in the Ludhiana District so far. There were four active cases in the district today and all patients were in home isolation. — TNS SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DIFFERENCE DEATHS 40,37,509 1,13,626 4 -3,018 Dengue continues to spread tentacles, cases cross 1,700-mark Nitin Jain Tribune News Service Ludhiana, November 29 The dreaded dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas, continues to spread its tentacles with the official figures confirming over 1,700 positive cases in Ludhiana district till Tuesday. With this, Ludhiana has become the second worst-hit district in the state, the government has confirmed. While 1,727 patients, including 1,007 local residents and 720 outsiders, have tested positive for the deadly virus that spreads to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species (aegypti or albopictus) mosquito, another 3,276 suspected cases of dengue virus (DENV), which has four serotypes and it is possible to be infected four times, have also been reported in the state’s biggest and largest district, in terms of area and population, this season so far. The rise in the incidence of dengue, which ranges from Dist turns second worst-hit in the state, malaria cases also rising MULTI-PRONGED DRIVE UNDERWAY, SAYS DC With no specific treatment for dengue, early detection of disease progression associated with the virus, and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates. A multi-pronged campaign to test and give proper care to the patients is underway in district. ❝ ❞ subclinical disease (people may not know they are even infected) to severe flu-like symptoms in those infected, could be gauged from the fact that as many as 642 confirmed and 731 suspected cases have been added in the past 19 days with an average addition of 34 confirmed and 38 suspected patients daily as there were 1,085 confirmed, including 584 local residents and 501 outsiders, and 2,545 suspected cases here on November 10. c m y b DISTRICT-WISE TALLY District Tuesday Cases Mohali 19 Ludhiana 23 Patiala 14 Fatehgarh Sahib 11 Ropar 6 Cumulative Cases 1,730 1,007 945 841 821 Deaths Chikungunya 2 0 1 1 1 307 0 49 5 0 DENGUE STATE OVERVIEW Samples tested 676 (on Tuesday) 56,437 (cumulative) Positive cases 137 10,337 However, no death due to dengue has been reported in the district this year so far. Also, not a single case of chikungunya, which is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, has been reported in Ludhiana so far. Though the incidence of malaria, a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans, was also on the rise, the num- Deaths 0 16 ber of cases was still under control at 32, with only four cases added to the tally in the past 19 days from the count of 28 reported in the district on November 10. Sharing details, the Civil Surgeon, Dr Hitinder Kaur Sohal, told The Tribune here on Tuesday that effective vector control measures were being taken for prevention and control of dengue, which requires sustained community involvement to improve the efforts substantially. She disclosed that a sustained campaign was underway to visit the houses and places, especially of those infected and in their vicinity, to detect and check the breeding of mosquitoes that eventually spreads the DENV . The joint campaign by the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation (MC) has so far issued 1,903 challans, including 1,148 by the Civil Surgeon’s office and 755 by the MC, for letting the mosquito breeding and virus spread. Dr Sohal informed that a vigorous sampling drive was also underway and as many as 4,016 persons had been tested for dengue virus in the district till date. Of the total 1,54,999 houses visited by the health teams so far, 1,330 places were found positive while 1,375 of the total 2,60,409 containers checked till Tuesday were found positive for DENV . She said special dengue wards had been created in the government health centres and 95 beds reserved for the virus patients in the district. The official data revealed that 23 fresh confirmed and a single suspected case of dengue were reported on Tuesday, which took the cumulative figures to 1,727 confirmed, including 1,007 local residents and 720 outsiders, and 3,276 suspected cases. While as many as 473 dengue patients had already been discharged after recovery from hospitals, 24 serious cases were still hospitalised in the district till this evening. City most affected Ludhiana city has reported maximum of 694 dengue cases with urban areas in the district contributing 756 patients, including 59 from Khanna and three from Jagraon so far. Of the 249 DENV cases from rural areas, the maximum of 54 were from Sahnewal, followed by 52 in Manupur, 45 in Koom Kalan, 21 Machhiwara, 15 Payal, 13 Samrala, 11 each in Raikot, Maloud and Sudhar, 9 Pakhowal, 6 Hathur and one confirmed case was recorded in Sidhwan Bet.
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