31012023-LT-01.qxd 1/31/2023 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune RERA ISSUES ~3.04-CRORE RECOVERY NOTICE TO FIRM SUSHMITA SEN IS BACK ON SETS OF AARYA SEASON 3 INJURED ACTOR RANDEEP HOODA TURNS WRITER Real estate developer with a flagship housing project, Ireo Waterfront, has landed in legal trouble. P2 Actress Sushmita Sen feels that her web series Aarya has become synonymous with her name. P3 Actor Randeep Hooda, who is currently recovering from an injury, is using his time to explore writer in him. P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 18°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:00 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:18 AM TUESDAY | 31 JANUARY 2023 | LUDHIANA Three arrested in theft cases Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 The police arrested three persons allegedly involved in separate theft incidents. In the first case, the Division Number 1 police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a mobile from a man. The suspect has been identified as Surjit Singh of Peeru Banda, Salem Tabri, here. Complainant Chanchal Singh alleged that he had gone to Chaura Bazaar for shopping on January 29 when the suspect tried to escape after stealing his mobile. He said the suspect was caught by him with the support of the public on the spot. Later, he was handed over to the police. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the suspect at the Division Number 1 police station. Sub-inspector Joginder Singh is investigating the matter. In another case, the Division Number 8 police arrested two persons who were allegedly involved in the theft of a two-wheeler. The duo have have been identified as Gursharan Singh and Nannu of Fatehgarh Panjtur village in Moga district. Sub-inspector Swaran Chand said they were arrested from MiniFountain Chowk in the Rakh Bagh area when they were going to sell a stolen scooter. He said the scooter had also been recovered from them. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC was registered against them at the Division Number 8 police station. Thieves target sealed liquor vend at Gill Chowk; 4 nabbed 8 bottles, ~15,00 seized; Shop, allegedly linked to ‘drug smuggler’ Akshay Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 After a theft occurred at a liquor vend that was sealed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at Gill Chowk here recently, the police arrested four persons and claimed to have recovered eight bottles of liquor from their possession. As many as 66 liquors vends of AS & Company, in which alleged drug smuggler Akshay Chabbra had reportedly invested money, were recently sealed by the NCB. The liquor shop at Gill Chowk was one of the sealed vends. The four suspects have been identified as Deepak Rajput of Gill Chowk, Sunny Kumar, Abhishek of Dashmesh Nagar and Sahil Kumar of Loha Market, Ludhiana. Sub-inspector Dilabgh Rai said eight bottles of liquor and Rs 1,500 were recovered from them. The suspects had targeted the sealed liquor vend at Gill Chowk. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 A 20-year-old girl from the Dugri area has tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, has confirmed 1,13,638 positive cases in the district so far. The department has confirmed 3,018 deaths due to the virus in the district to date. According to the department, at present, no patient was admitted to any private or government hospital. A few days ago, thieves had targeted a sealed liquor vend, which was also allegedly linked to ‘drug smuggler’ Akshay Chhabra, at Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana. Later, two suspects were arrested for stealing liquor bottles and cash in the case. The police took action after receiving a complaint from Harpreet Singh, an employee at AS and Company’s liquor vend. In his complaint, he alleged that some unidentified persons barged into the vend located at Gill Chowk after breaking open the shutter lock on the intervening night of January 28 and 29. He alleged that liquor bottles of different brands and some cash were stolen from the shop. When the police received information, they started investigation and Miscreants rob ~50K, liquor from village shop Ludhiana, January 30 Targeting a liquor vend at Kasabad village on Sunday night, two motorcycleborne miscreants robbed Rs 50,000 in cash and liquor from the shop. The Salem Tabri police have started a probe into the matter. According to an employee of the vend, he had gone to washroom after locking the vend when two miscreants reached there on a motorcycle. After hearing some noise around 11 pm, he came to check and found two persons making an attempt to break open the door of the vend. Meanwhile, the suspects brandished a gun and threatened him to stay silent. Following which, the miscreants robbed cash and liquor bottles from the vend at gunpoint and managed to escape. An FIR has been registered against the unidentified suspects at the Salem Tabri police station. CCTV cameras of nearby areas are being scanned by the police to trace the duo. arrested the suspects. A case under Sections 457, 380 and 34 of the IPC was registered against the suspects at the Division Number 6 police station. Notably, a few days ago thieves had targeted a sealed liquor vend, which was also allegedly linked to ‘drug smuggler’ Akshay Chhabra, at Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana. Later, two suspects were arrested for stealing liquor bottles and cash in the case. Tribune News Service BDPO caught taking ~25K bribe Our Correspondent Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 30 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested an official of the Rural Development and Panchayat Department for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 25,000. The suspect has been identified as Ashok Kumar, Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO), Sudhar. He was arrested following a complaint given by Lakhvir Singh, sarpanch of Boparai village of the Sudhar Block in Ludhiana district. The SSP (Vigilance), Lud- hiana, Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu, said Vigilance sleuths, led by DSP Nirmal Singh, had laid a trap against the official on the complaint of Lakhvir, sarpanch of Boparai village, and arrested him red-handed while accepting Rs 25,000 as a part of the settled amount for clearing some papers in connection with development works at the village. Sandhu said the complainant had approached the Vigilance Bureau and alleged that the BDPO had been demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000 for issuing utilisation certificate and payment of grants for executing development works in the gram panchayat. The complainant alleged that he did not want to give bribe to the official but on his repeated requests, the deal was struck at Rs 25,000. Finding substance in the complaint, a VB team from the Ludhiana range, led by DSP Nirmal Singh, laid a trap on Monday and arrested the suspect from his office while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000. The money was also recovered from him in the presence of two official witnesses, Sandhu added. SIDHWAN CANAL Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 The Ludhiana rural police arrested the main shooter allegedly involved in the murder case of 45-year-old Paramjit Singh, an electrician, of Bardeke village, near Jagraon, in Ludhiana district. IGP (Ludhiana Range) Kaustubh Sharma said the suspect, identified as Abhinav of Verka village, was the main shooter in the case. He said Abhinav was arrested on January 24 while a .32-bore weapon and four bullets were recovered from him yesterday. “Further investigation in the case is underway. We are hopeful to arrest the VICTIM SHOT DEAD ON JANUARY 4 On January 4, two persons barged into electrician Paramjit Singh’s house at Bardeke village, near Jagraon, and shot him dead. The assailants had fired multiple bullets, killing him on the spot. There were reportedly three persons who came in a car and two of them entered the victim’s house, as per information. Later, an alleged gangster-turned-terrorist, shared a post on FB, taking the responsibility for the murder. remaining suspects in the murder case soon,” he said. On January 4, two persons barged into Paramjit’s house at Bardeke village and shot him dead. The assailants had fired multiple bullets, killing him on the spot. There were reportedly three persons who came in a car and two of them entered the victim’s house, as per information. After the incident, a Facebook user, who claimed himself to be Arsh Dalla, an alleged gangster-turned-terrorist, shared a post taking the responsibility for the murder. In the Facebook post, he had claimed Paramjit had been murdered as he had “mentally harassed” a person in Minia village due to which the latter had “died by suicide”. Rain leaves city roads waterlogged Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 After rainfall lashed the city, waterlogging occurred in a few areas of the city on Monday morning. Road gullies in different areas were also lying choked. Later, water receded from the affected areas, including Hambran Road. Meanwhile, motorists commuted through muddy Ferozepur Road where the construction work of Elevated Road was underway in the city. The Department of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology, PAU, Ludhiana, recorded 14 mm of rainfall today. The department predicted that the weather was expected to remain cold and dry with the possibility of fog during morning hours over Ludhiana and its adjoining areas during the next 24 hours. The suspect in custody of the Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Main shooter in Paramjit 53 issued challans for dumping waste murder case arrested Tribune News Service 20-yr-old girl tests positive for Covid ANOTHER SEALED SHOP BURGLED FEW DAYS AGO A waterlogged Hambran Road after rain in Ludhiana. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN c m y b Ludhiana, January 30 Working under a drive to clean the Sidhwan Canal, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has issued challans of Rs 5,000 each against 53 violators in the past one week. As many as 30 persons, including 10 staffers of the MC and 20 volunteers of Marshal Aid, an NGO, have been deputed at different points of the canal to stop residents from indulging in the illegal activity of dumping waste into the water body. Announcements are also being made in areas alongside the canal to spread awareness regarding the same. MC Zonal Commissioner Jasdev Singh Sekhon said surprisingly, residents had CRIME AGAINST WOMEN DGP for speedy disposal of complaints Ludhiana, January 30 Director General of Police (DGP), Community Affairs Division, and Women Affairs, Gurpreet Kaur Deo, held a meeting with officials to review the functioning of services such as SAANJH and Punjab Police Mahila Mittar. CP Mandeep Singh Sidhu and IGP Ludhiana Range, , Kasutubh Sharma, were also present at the Police Lines here. The DGP interacted with officials and checked the progress of cases related to crime against women. She laid emphasis on the improvement of probe skills and speedy disposal of complaints pertaining to crime against women. She checked the status of services such as police clearance certificates and NOCs for the Kartarpur Corridor. She asked them to ensure services were provided on a timely basis. — TNS Dumping of waste into the Sidhwan Canal by residents was found after the Municipal Corporation started a drive to clean the water body in the first week of January. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA also been dumping worn-out mattresses, broken toilet seats, clothes, plastic and other household waste items into the canal and these facts have come to light after the civic body started the drive to clean the canal in the first week of January. Earlier, the civic body had also recommended FIRs against 55 residents who were caught dumping waste into the Sidhwan Canal. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said the residents should also understand their responsibilities towards the city and stop dumping waste into the canal. The corporation would continue to take strict action against violators. Makkar takes charge as Chairman of District Planning Committee Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 30 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sharanpal Singh Makkar on Monday took charge as the Chairman of the District Planning Committee in the presence of cabinet ministers Bram Shankar Jimpa and Chetan Singh Jouramajra. After assuming charge, Makkar thanked Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and the leadership of the party. He said he would discharge his duty with dedication and commitment, besides a transparent, accountable, and responsive administration would be ensured. The AAP leader said effective implementation of pro-people policies of the AAP government would be is his top priority. He said strenuous efforts would be made to facilitate AAP leader Sharanpal Singh Makkar assumes charge as the District Planning Committee Chairman in Ludhiana. INDERJEET VERMA the people and the pace of development works would be expedited in the district. The Chairman said corruption and inefficiency in deliverance of services to the people would not be tolerated at any cost. He pointed out that those who indulge in corrupt practices would face strict action. Meanwhile, Jimpa and Jouramajra also expressed confidence that Makkar would deliver effective services to the people and take the development of the district to new heights.
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