20012023-LT-01.qxd 1/20/2023 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune PUBLIC HARASSED AS MVI FAILS TO SHOW UP FOR A MONTH MEET BROS RELEASE 1ST TRACK OF 2023, JAVAAN TOOFAAN SS RAJAMOULI'S RRR MISSES BAFTA NOMINATION Many applicants who had come for getting licences or get their vehicles passed returned disheartened. P2 Song is composed by Meet Bros and Harshit Shrivastava and the lyrics are penned by Jay Tanna Sifar. P3 Period action blockbuster RRR failed to make the cut in final nominations for the 2023 BAFTA awards. P4 » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 19°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:50 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7:24 AM » FRIDAY | 20 JANUARY 2023 | LUDHIANA Gangster Dhilwan dies at city hospital Ludhiana, January 19 Dreaded criminal Tirath Dhilwan, a close associate of slain gangsters Vicky Gondar and Prema Lahoria, involved in high-profile cases, died at the CMCH on Wednesday night. He reportedly died due to brain haemorrhage. Tirath was allegedly involved in the killings of gangster Sukha Kahlwan and gangster-turned-politician Jaswinder Singh Rocky. A source said he was an ‘A’ category gangster. After he was arrested by the Khanna police in 2018, he had decided to quit crime. Tirath was a resident of Dhilwan in Faridkot. He had recently come out on bail. — TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: areas in Vishwakarma Colony along Link Road and Zero No Street. 10 am to 4 pm: Mahavir Colony, Sanket Vihar, Yashvi, Ladian, Haider Enclave, Bagge Khurd, Rajjowal, Chahra and Golden City. 10 am to 5 pm: All blocks of South City, Basera Heights, Garden Enclave, F2 Raceway, Victoria Enclave, St Joseph Sacred Heart School, areas on the Kothari Marbles side along Canal Road, Ayali Flats, Raikotiya Di Kothi, DC Di Kothi, Oriental Farm House, Golf Link, Shamrock School, Dashmesh Nagar and Ayali. amount removed Gang of snatchers, thieves HugeSidhwanof wastein 15 days from Canal busted, 3 held after chase Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service DGP’s Disc, cash rewards announced for cops; 10 vehicles, weapons seized Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 Alertness of PCR personnel and coordination of the Hambran police post led to the arrest of three miscreants running a gang of snatchers and thieves. The arrest also led to the recovery of a Maruti car, nine motorcycles, four mobile phones and some sharp weapons from the suspects. After Commissioner of Police (CP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu apprised Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) about the bravery of the police officials, the DGP Cops address the media in Ludhiana on Thursday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN announced the DGP’s Commendation Disc along with a cash reward for the personnel who were part of the team. The CP along with JCP (city , and headquarters) Saumya Mishra, ADCP (operations and traffic) Sameer Verma, SHO, Ladhowal, and inspector Jagdev Singh addressed a press conference regarding the matter on Thursday. The suspects have been identified as Mandeep Singh (28) of Samrala, Bishakha Singh (32) of Ladhowal and Gagandeep Singh (30) of Ladhowal. Sidhu said on Wednesday night when PCR personnel stopped three bike-borne persons for checking on hambran Road, they stopped for a while but fled the spot, following which the police officials started chasing the suspects. “PCR personnel while chasing the suspects had also informed the officials at the Hambran police post for help. Within 30 minutes, the police continued on page 2 Ludhiana, January 19 A large amount of solid waste and silt is said to have been removed from the Sidhwan Canal during the past 15 days. The waste mainly includes clothes, plastic carry bags and other items. MC Zonal Commissioner Jasdev Singh Sekhon said five JCB machines and eight tippers were deployed to remove waste from the canal. The tippers had made several rounds to shift the removed waste from the BRS Nagar Bridge to the Jawaddi Bridge stretch of the canal so far. The waste includes clothes, plastic bags and other items. Even, a few toilet seats were found dumped in the canal. The work to clean the canal OVER 15 CAUGHT DUMPING REFUSE Despite the drive to clean the canal that is underway, over 15 persons have been caught dumping waste into the canal recently. Now, the Municipal Corporation is also going to install warning boards to curb the menace. has also been started near Dugri Bridge where a huge amount of waste had accumulated. Notably, the civic body in coordination with the Irrigation Department had launched a special drive to clean the Sidhwan Canal on January 4. Under the drive, the MC is supposed to clean the canal stretch from Lohara Bridge to Barewal. The Irrigation Department had scheduled to stop the flow of water in the canal for 21 days. The MC may ask the department to stop the flow of the water for more days due to the ongoing drive to clean the canal. The MC also deployed its staff and volunteers reecently to keep a check on violators who dump waste into the canal. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal has also ordered officials to issue hefty challans to violators who were found dumping waste into the canal. Dump yet to be removed Though the MC is running a special drive to clean the canal that falls under the Irrigation Department, a garbage dump near the canal bank on Gill Road has not been removed despite repeated demands of environmental activists. Shop theft case cracked, worker among three nabbed Man held with heroin Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 19 The city police claimed to have solved a theft that occurred at a shop in Fieldganj here and arrested an employee of the shop and two others. The police also recovered Rs 7.74 lakh in ~7.74 L recovered; shopkeeper had alleged theft of ~6L cash from them. The suspects have been identified as Ajay, alias Cheenu, Rajinder Kumar and Rahul, alias Ghora. Commissioner of Police (CP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu, JCP Saumya Mishra, ADCP Rupinder Sran and SHO inspector Arshpreet Grewal addressed a press conference in this regard on Thursday. Sidhu said on January 17, a large amount of cash was stolen c m y b from the footwears’ shop at Fieldganj. After the shop owner lodged a complaint at the Police Division 2, the police launched a probe and after getting a tipoff about the involvement of a worker of the shop, Cheenu, he was rounded up. During questioning, the employee confessed to having committed the theft with his two aides. Afterwards, the police also rounded up the other two suspects and Rs 7.74 lakh was recovered from them. Sidhu said during preliminary questioning of the suspects, Cheenu admitted that he was aware about the continued on page 2 Ludhiana, January 19 The crime branch of the Ludhiana police today claimed to have seized 25 gm of heroin from a man. The suspect has been identified as Vikas Kumar, alias Lara (29), a resident of Rishi Nagar. A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him. Crime branch in-charge inspector Beant Juneja said acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid at Rishi Nagar from where the suspect was rounded up. During his frisking, 25 gm of heroin was seized. Inspector Juneja said the suspect was on the way to deliver continued on page 2
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