03122022-LT-01.qxd 12/3/2022 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE Ludhiana District Cricket Association’s general secretary says ~24 lakh withdrawn without approval. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Farmer loses ~11L in online fraud Mahesh Sharma Raikot, December 2 Barnala resident Hardeep Singh Dhaliwal, who had cultivated his maternal uncle’s land at Shehbazpura village in Ludhiana this kharif season, was duped of Rs 11 lakh by unidentified suspects. The amount was swindled from his bank account on November 28 and 29. According to an FIR registered under Section 420 of the IPC, the swindlers had transferred the amount from Dhaliwal’s bank account. “I was shocked when I read Victim had got the money as paddy proceeds recently the messages on my mobile phone on November 28 that Rs 13.5 lakh had been debited from my account,” Dhaliwal said, adding that the swindlers, posing as bank officials, had asked him to download the AnyDesk application on his mobile phone. In all probability, the application was used by the suspects to dupe the farmer. Dhaliwal said one of the suspects had introduced himself as Sunil Kumar and had also produced his PAN card as identification proof. The next day, Dhaliwal was continued on page 2 PAGE 2 HEART’S WISH: KARAN JOHAR WANTS RANVEER TO PLAY HIM PAGE 3 He said he would like to have international stars, Ellen and Meryl Streep, as guests on his talk show. MAX 25°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:24 PM ~8 lakh stolen from city bizman’s vehicle ‘Suspect captured in CCTVs, case will be cracked soon’ Tribune News Service ‘SUSPECT IDENTIFIED’ Ludhiana, December 2 An unidentified thief stole a bag containing Rs 8 lakh from Toyota Innova vehicle of a city-based businessman on Bahadarke Road here. The suspect was captured in CCTV cameras and a police probe was on identify them. On the complaint of Karan Gabha, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, the Ladhowal police registered a case late last evening. Gabha said two days ago, he The police have identified the key suspect and raids are being conducted to nab him, say sources. was returning home in his Innova vehicle. When he reached near the Ladhowal chowk, a tyre of his vehicle got punctured. “I have kept a bag containing Rs 8 lakh in cash on the front seat of the car. I stopped the vehicle and after checking the tyre, when I returned I was shocked to see that the bag was missing. I raised the alarm and informed the police,” he said. After receiving a complaint, the Ladhowal police started a probe. Sources said the police also recovered a CCTV footage from cameras installed under the Smart City project in which a suspect was captured. Besides the main suspect, a bike-borne person was also captured in the cameras with whom the key suspect had reportedly fled. Ladhowal SHO inspector Jasdev Singh said a probe was on in the case and soon it would be cracked. 2 of snatchers’ gang nabbed Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 2 The Kanganwal police claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers and arrested two of its members. The police recovered two motorcycles, four mobile phones and a sharp-edged weapon from the miscreants. The suspects have been identified as Sanjiv Kumar, a native of UP and at present residing in Sundar Nagar, and Inderjit Singh, a resident of Badewal. ADCP Suhail Qassim Mir addressed a press conference regarding the matter today. The ADCP said on November 29, Sarabjit Singh of Kanganwal had lodged a police continued on page 2 Ludhiana, December 2 The crime branch wing of the city police yesterday arrested two persons and seized illegal weapons from their possession in separate incidents. DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar, ADCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran and CIA in-charge inspector Rajesh Sharma issued a statement in this regard. Brar said the police arrested a man, Mukul, alias Rahul Mattu (25), a resident of Fatehgarh mohalla, and seized a .315 bore pistol along with one live cartridge. The suspect was working with the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, on a contractual basis. The DCP said Mukul had a criminal background as three continued on page 2 The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b PAGE 4 The director-actor duo has forged a strong bond while working together in franchise like Golmaal and Singham. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:09 AM Two youths held with illegal weapons Tribune News Service AJAY DEVGN, ROHIT SHETTY TO REUNITE FOR SINGHAM AGAIN SATURDAY | 3 DECEMBER 2022 | LUDHIANA Sans material, civic body’s road repair work hit again Hot-mix plant lying shut, it remains closed during winter season Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 2 Amid a shortage of required material (aggregates), Municipal Corporation’s work to repair potholed roads has been stalled again in the city. A number of broken stretches in various areas have been crying for attention for months. The MC’s hot-mix plant is lying closed these days due to the shortage of required material, according to officials. The plant is also likely to remain non-functional during the winter season. Hence, the people would be forced to suffer on potholed stretches in the coming days too, if the work is not done. A resident of Bank Colony, PK Sharma, said roads in Haibowal, including their colony, had not been repaired for a long time. They were expecting that the civic body would repair the roads before the winter season but nothing had been done to date. The people have been left to suffer on the broken stretches. Potholes on various roads in Focal Point, Jawahar Nagar, Dhandari and various other parts under the MC’s jurisdiction are yet to be repaired. A city resident, Rajwinder Singh, HIMANSHU MAHAJAN ‘MISUSE’ OF FUNDS: ENTIRE LDCA EXECUTIVE BODY SUMMONED A broken stretch in Haibowal badly needs authorities' attention. ‘PLANT CAN BE RUN FOR FEW DAYS IF MATERIAL AVAILABLE ’ Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said as there was a shortage of required material now, the hot-mix plant was closed. Executive Engineer Sanjeev Sharma said if the required material was made available, the plant could be run for a few days. However, the plant would remain closed during the winter season. said potholes on different city roads must be repaired at the earliest as chances of mishaps remain always high. “It has been observed that the potholes in several areas have not been repaired for a long period. It is the responsibility of the civic body to ensure timely repair of the broken stretches to avert mishaps,” he said. The MC’s hot-mix plant, which is used for mixing aggre- gates with bitumen to prepare premix material to repair roads, was lying closed on Friday. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said as there was a shortage of required material now, the plant was closed. Executive Engineer Sanjeev Sharma said if the required material was made available, the plant could be run for a few days. However, the plant would remain closed during the winter season.
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