07032023-LT-01.qxd 3/7/2023 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune MLA BATS FOR LIFTING OF BAN ON BULLOCK CART RACE USE HERBAL COLOURS TO AVOID SKIN PROBLEMS AMITABH BACHCHAN INJURED DURING FILM SHOOTING Animal sports lovers see a ray of hope after MLA Jaswant Gajjanmajra raised issue in Punjab Assembly. P2 Every year after Holi, hospitals tend to swell up with people complaining of skin and respiratory disorders. P3 Actor Amitabh Bachchan said he sustained injury during the shooting of his upcoming film, Project K. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.28 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:45 AM » TUESDAY | 7 MARCH 2023 | LUDHIANA 10 kg of silver, ~1.5 lakh stolen Ludhiana, March 6 Thieves targeted a jewellery store at Avtar Market, Dugri, and stole 10 kg of silver and Rs 1.50 lakh in cash. The incident came to light when the owner came to the shop on Monday. The miscreants had made a hole in the store wall from an adjoining shop to commit the theft. After getting information, the police reached the spot and started an investigation. An FIR in the matter has been registered at the Dugri police station against the unidentified suspects. CCTVs are also being checked to trace them. — TNS 3 test +ve for Covid in dist Ludhiana, March 6 According to the office of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, three persons tested positive for Covid in the district on Monday. Those who tested positive are a 90-year-old man, a 62year-old man and a 61-yearold man, residents of Khanna, Ashok Vihar and Aggar Nagar, respectively, in Ludhiana. Civil Surgeon Hitinder Kaur said a total of 1,13,647 persons have tested positive and 3,018 patients have lost their lives to the virus since March 2020 in the district. — TNS ASI’s son, 4 others nabbed Teen shot at near Jandiali village for robbing PAU prof of car Seriously injured, victim was admitted to private hospital Tribune News Service Besides car, motorcycle, scooter, sharp weapon seized from suspects Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 6 Two days after miscreants forcibly took away the car of a Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) professor, Dr Naveen Aggarwal, the police arrested five persons, including the son of an ASI. The police also recovered the car from the suspect. While addressing a press conference on Monday, Commissioner of Police (CP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu said the police recovered Maruti Ertiga car, a motorcycle, a scooter and a sharp-edged weapon from the suspects. They have been identified as Kuldeep Singh, alias Deepa (20), of Nanak Nagar near Jalandhar Bypass, Karanvir Singh, alias Kannu (20) of Kitchlu Nagar, Tushar Bhatia, alias Nanni (20) of Durgapuri, Shubam Dhand, alias Jannu (22), of Haqiqat Nagar, Haibowal, and Sukhpreet Singh, alias Heera (21), of Rajesh Nagar, Haibowal. The police said Karanvir was also wanted in an The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN attempt-to-murder case. The suspects were arrested near Ayali Chowk. According to the police, Kuldeep Singh, alias Deepa, is the son of an ASI, who is a gunman deployed with a politician. He is pursuing Class XII. Karanvir is a student of Class XII, Tushar works with his father for a private company offering instant delivery service, Shubam along with his father are into a property business and Sukhpreet is unemployed. Notably, the Sarabha Nagar police had registered an FIR after Dr Naveen Aggarwal of the PAU had filed a complaint against unidentified miscreants for robbing his car from the canal bridge, Jhammat. He had complained that on the night of March 3, he along with his family, had gone to attend a function. They were returning home in their Maruti Ertiga car (bearing registration no. PB10FA1698) around 11.45 pm when they were stopped by a group of motorcycleborne youths on the Jhammat canal bridge. Before he could comprehend anything, the suspects pointed a sharp weapon at him and his family members. He tried to protest but they started beating him up and took away his car. FRIEND HAD SCUFFLE WITH SUSPECTS RECENTLY Ludhiana, March 6 A 19-year-old youth was seriously injured after he was shot at by miscreants near Jandiali village last night. He received a bullet injury on the head. The victim, identified as Nikhil, a resident of of Luvkush Colony, Sector 39, here, has been admitted to a private hospital. According to information, Nikhil, a Class XII student, was preparing for exams nowadays. He had gone out with his two friends when the miscreants opened fire at him. When Nikhil did not return home, his family started The police said Nikhil, along with his two friends, had gone out of the house. Later, he came to know that one of the friends had a scuffle with a rival group a few days ago and the latter were coming to reach a compromise with him near Jandiali. Meanwhile, the suspects reached the spot in a car and allegedly opened fire at them. making calls to him but failed to get any response. Later, the family members came to know that he has been admitted to a private hospital on Chandigarh Road, Ludhiana. After getting information, the police started an investigation in the matter. SHO Amandeep Singh Brar said an FIR had been lodged on the statement given by the victim’s father. The police said Nikhil, along with his two friends, had gone out of the house. Later, he came to know that one of the friends had a scuffle with a rival group a few days ago and the latter were coming to reach a compromise with him near Jandiali. Meanwhile, members of the rival group reached the spot in a car and allegedly opened fire at them. MC nambardar nabbed for taking ~1,000 bribe Residents protest against ‘non-disbursal’ of wheat The suspect in VB custody in Ludhiana on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 6 A leader of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) along with a group of people staged a protest outside the residence of MLA Gurpreet Gogi near Ghumar Mandi, here, on Monday. The protesters alleged that residents of Jawahar Nagar Camp, who have smart ration cards issued by the government, were not being provided wheat under the government scheme. Balwinder Dulguch, president of the New MLA GOGI DENIES ALLEGATIONS Denying the allegations, Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Gogi said the protest was politically motivated and it was led by a leader of the YAD. The allegations levelled by the protesters were fake and baseless. Young Valmik Federation and a leader of the Youth Akali Dal, said people belonging to economically weaker sections of Jawahar Nagar Camp were not getting wheat under the government scheme due to which they were forced to stage a protest outside the MLA’s residence. He alleged: “The people are forced to stand in long queues for 10 hours every day but wheat is not being provided to them. However, a number of rich people had ration cards and they got wheat on time. Around 30 per cent of the poor residents of the Jawahar Nagar Camp have not been provided wheat so far. If wheat was not pro- vided to them at the earliest, we will launch an indefinite protest.” Denying the allegations, Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Gogi said the protest was politically motivated and it was led by a leader of the YAD. The allegations levelled by the protesters were fake and baseless. “Wheat is being provided to smart ration card holders in a transparent manner in the constituency. There is no issue at all. The process is being mon- No relief from snatching incidents in city, two more cases reported Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 6 It seems there is no relief from snatching incidents in the city as two more such cases have been reported from different areas. In the first incident, Honsla Parshad (50) of Gandhi Nagar said he was walking towards Karabara Chowk from his house on Sunday while talking to somebody over his mobile when a motorcycle-borne youth snatched his mobile phone near Nanak Nagar and tried to flee the spot. However, he was caught by him with the support of the public, he said. The suspect identified as Sukhwinder Singh of Karabara was later handed over to the police. A case under Sections 379-B and 411 of the IPC has been registered at the Daresi police station. The police said the mobile phone and the motorcycle were seized from the suspect. In the other case, two miscreants targeted a resident, Khushwant Singh (56), of Basant Avenue. The complainant told the police that he was returning home from the Samrala Chowk side on his motorcycle on Sunday when two men riding a motorcycle came from the rear side near the Cheema Chowk flyover and snatched the gold chain he was wearing. The suspect managed to escape from the spot after committing the crime. The victim, however, noticed the registration number of their motorcycle. The suspects are yet to be identified. Meanwhile, a case under Sections 379-B (2) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the duo at the Moti Nagar police station. c m y b itored properly,” he said. Meanwhile, a woman, Priya, of the Ghumar Mandi area, said she had a ration card but wheat was not being provided to her now under the government scheme. “I was forced to stay in a long queue since this morning but wheat was not provided to me till the evening. Officials did not inform me when we will get wheat. I request the authorities to ensure delivery of wheat to my family without any further delay,” she said. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 6 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested Sonu, nambardar, posted at Zone D, Municipal Corporation (MC), on Monday for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000. Stating this here today, a spokesperson for the Vigilance Bureau said the MC employee had been arrested on the basis of an online complaint lodged by a Class IV employee, Bobby, a resident of Maha Singh Nagar, Daba, here, on the Chief Minister’s anti-corruption helpline. He said the complainant had alleged in the online complaint that the suspect had demanded Rs 2,000 per month i.e. Rs 10,000 as bribe out of his salary of five months, amounting to Rs 70,000, by threatening to show him absent from duty. The complainant further alleged that the suspect had already taken Rs 1,000 as bribe and was demand- ing the remaining money. During the investigation of the complaint by the Vigilance, it was found that the suspect had received a bribe of Rs 1,000 from the complainant on the basis of which a case had been registered against him under the Prevention of Corruption Act at the VB police station, Ludhiana Range, and further proceedings had been initiated in this regard. He would be produced in a Ludhiana court tomorrow.
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