14012023-LT-01.qxd 1/14/2023 12:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune » HDFC BANK OFFICAL BOOKED IN FRAUD CASE P2 » JAGRAON BUSINESSMAN GETS THREAT CALL P2 SATURDAY | 14 JANUARY 2023 | LUDHIANA Despite ban, kite lovers use Chinese string with impunity Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 13 Despite a ban on the use of Chinese string for kite flying, youngsters used the deadly string with impunity in the city. Almost every person was possessing the same. Notably, the police had issued strict orders that anyone selling and using the banned Chinese string will face legal action. The city police had also arrested several sellers along with ARRESTS FAIL TO DETER VIOLATORS Banned string used by someresident on Lohri in the city. ASHWANI DHIMAN spools of banned string in the past few weeks. Still, the same was available in the market and kite lovers could easily get it. “Since most of the people The city police had arrested several sellers along with spools of banned string in the past few weeks. Still, the deadly string was available in the market and kite lovers could easily get it. are flying kites with plastic string, it is not possible to fly with the normal thread it can easily be cut by the Chinese string. When the string is available in the market, High on fun everyone will prefer to buy it for a better kite-flying experience,” said Shubham, a school student. Another kite lover Nishchay said until and unless the ban on the plastic string would not be imposed strictly, the use of the deadly string could not be stopped. “Why can’t the police administration catch manufacturers of the Chinese string to end the menace in society,” he said. continued on page 2 Five of snatchers’ gang arrested Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 13 The Ludhiana police today busted a gang of snatchers and nabbed five of its members. The suspects have been identified as Sartaj Singh of Durga Nagar, Gurpreet Singh of Gurdaspur, Manjot Singh of Gurdaspur, Kirandeep Singh of Dashmesh Nagar and Gurpreet Singh of Shimlapuri. Kirandeep and Gurpreet are jewellers who had bought looted valuables from the three suspects. ADCP Suhail Qassim Mir, ACP Sandeep Kumar Wadhera and Shimlapuri SHO continued on page 2 Within 24 hours, seals ‘removed’ from SCFs Complainant wants CM to mark probe Tribune News Service Residents enjoy kite flying during the Lohri celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Ludhiana, January 13 Within 24 hours, seals at various SCFs at the F Block of BRS Nagar have allegedly been removed. It is not clear who actually removed the seals. Acting against violations, the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, on Thursday sealed around 20 SCFs at Block F of BRS Nagar here. After finding that internal walls of basements of SCFs located in BRS Nagar have been broken to make a common c m y b 20 SCFS WERE SEALED BY MC ON THURSDAY Acting against violations, the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, on Thursday sealed around 20 SCFs at Block F of BRS Nagar. basement, the civic body sealed around 20 SCFs on Thursday. Also, it had come to light that the depth of the basements of the SCFs was increased. Sharing concern that such activities can weaken buildings, LIT’s Superintending continued on page 2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 15°C | MIN 8°C YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:45 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:25 AM » HOLD FIELD INSPECTIONS, ZONAL COMMISSIONERS TOLD P2
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