15032023-LT-01.qxd 3/15/2023 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune ‘SCHOOLS OF EMINENCE’: NO NEW ADMISSIONS TO CLASS VI VARUN KASTURIA JOINS THE CAST OF MAIN HOON APARAJITA FEW INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT THE OSCAR AWARDS Pupils left in the lurch as for some, these are the only affordable institutes in their proximity. P2 Zee TV’s Main Hoon Aparajita viewers recently witnessed the entry of a new character, Arjun, played by Varun. P3 Superstar Tom Cruise decided to skip the Academy Awards and instead spent the evening in an igloo. P4 » » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 32°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.34 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.36 AM WEDNESDAY | 15 MARCH 2023 | LUDHIANA 16-year-old girl gang-raped, 3 minors nabbed Ludhiana, March 14 The Haibowal police yesterday registered a case against five youths for raping a 16year-old girl at Fanta Colony in Haibowal here. Three of the suspects were nabbed today. The suspects had also shot a video of the girl in an objectionable state. All suspects are minor and residents of Haibowal. The complainant, the mother of the victim, told the police that on March 10, her daughter was looking upset. On being asked about the reason, she said one of the suspects forcibly took her to his house in Fanta Colony, where other suspects were already present. Afterwards, they raped her. She said her daughter was also threatened by the youths that if she reveals about the incident to anyone she had to bear the consequences. Yesterday, a complaint was filed after which the Haibowal police registered a case of gang rape against them. ASI Hardev Singh said three of the suspects were arrested by the police on Tuesday and raids were being conducted to nab the other youths. — TNS BURNING OF WASTE AT LEISURE VALLEYS MC issues challans to LIT official, firm Trust’s SE says BRS Nagar valley under civic body limits Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 14 The Municipal Corporation (MC) has taken suo motu cognisance of garbage burning incidents reported in leisure valleys situated in BRS Nagar (opposite to DAV School) and Sarabha Nagar (adjoining the MC’s Zone D office). MC officials said two separate challans of Rs 5,000 each have been issued against the offenders for violating the Solid Waste Management Rules- 2016. “For the leisure valley in Sarabha Nagar, the challan has been issued against the firm’s contractor which is working to renovate the green belt. It was found that contractor’s staff had put the waste afire. The challan for burning waste at BRS Nagar has been issued against the Ludhiana Improvement Trust Superintending Engineer (SE),” the officials said. MC officials said the leisure valley in BRS Nagar falls under the jurisdiction of the LIT, due to which the challan had been issued in name of the SE, LIT. Ex-MLA Vaid booked under Excise Act Tribune News Service MC WAKES UP AFTER PROJECT DIRECTOR GETS PLAINT Earlier on Tuesday, the Council of Engineers, an NGO, had sent a complaint to the Project Director of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) & Solid Waste Management, PMIDC, against the burning of waste at leisure valleys in BRS Nagar and Sarabha Nagar. The complainant alleged that organic waste was burnt for the fourth time by violators at the BRS Nagar leisure valley on Tuesday as the authorities had failed to take any action on time. “The contractor and LIT authorities have been directed to ensure that a staff member remains deputed at the respective sites so that no such incident is reported in the future. A letter in this regard has been issued to the LIT authorities,” they added. MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal said strict direc- tions had been issued to officials for issuing hefty challans against violators. On the other hand, LIT’s SE Satbhushan Sachdeva said: “LIT had developed the leisure valley at BRS Nagar but it has already been handed over to the MC. If waste is burned there, the MC is responsible to look into the matter.” c m y b Nephew kills man over monetary dispute at village Tribune News Service Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, March 14 A day after Vigilance Bureau officials conducted a raid at the house of former MLA Kuldeep Vaid in Sarabha Nagar and seized illegal whisky bottles, a case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act was registered against him at Police Division 5 here. Day before, liquor was seized during a raid at his residence Waste being burnt at Leisure Valley in BRS Nagar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Man gets 10-year jail for violating daughter Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Vigilance Bureau, Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, said yesterday during assessment and checking of properties of Vaid in connection with the disproportionate assets case a huge quantity of branded whisky, including imported liquor, was found from his residence at Sarabha Nagar. Later, the Excise Department was told to visit and initiate further action accordingly. Thereafter, the Excise Inspector visited the spot and after examination, found that both Kuldeep Vaid and his son had L-50 licence and each of them can hold 24 bottles of continued on page 2 Ludhiana, March 14 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Ashok Kapoor has convicted a resident of Abdullapur Basti, Ludhiana, on the charges of sexual exploitation of his 18-year-old daughter. The accused has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and ordered to pay a fine of Rs 6,000. Pronouncing the verdict, the court held that the prosecution had successfully proved the charges against the accused. The court declined the plea of leniency raised by him. A case against the accused was registered at the Model Town police station on May 9, 2022, following the statement of the mother of the victim. The complainant had stated to the police that she had married the accused in 1997. In 2018, she had seen her husband establishing physical relations with one of her daughters during the night. On the next day, her husband apologised before the entire family and promised not to do any such act again. Later, that daughter got married. In 2020, the complainant again saw her husband making forcible physical relations with his another daughter. Later, she was also got married. In December 2021, the complainant had gone to the market for purchasing some articles. When she returned, she was astonished to see my husband making sexual relationship forcibly with her one daughter aged 18 years. When she objected, he threatened to kill them. The girl went into depression and is undergoing treatment. The victim revealed that she had been exploited for more than 18 months. The complainant said she apprehended similar fate for her two younger daughters and therefore, reported the matter to the police and the accused was booked and put to trial. During the trial, however, the accused pleaded innocence. But after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty and sentenced him accordingly. Ludhiana, March 14 A man killed his uncle (mother’s brother) over a money dispute at Bhagpur village late on Monday night. The suspect, Sunil Kumar, had reportedly hit the victim’s head with a hammer which led to his death. The deceased has been identified as Inderjit Verma. As per information, the victim and his nephew were into the construction business. The duo had taken some construction contract at Bhagpur village. On Monday night, both had consumed liquor at the site where they started arguments over some money dispute. Later, the arguments took a ghastly turn and Sunil brought a hammer and hit his head with it. The suspect continued to hit him till the victim breathed his last. After committing the crime, the suspect fled the scene. Later, someone informed the police and the body was taken to a hospital for a postmortem examination. SI Kulbir Singh said a case of murder was registered against the suspect and raids were being conducted to nab him.
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