10052023-LT-01.qxd 5/10/2023 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune WRONG PARKING CITY’S MOST RAMPANT VIOLATION: DATA SUNNY LEONE RELEASES NEW STILL OF KENNEDY Sunny is gearing up for release of her upcoming film Kennedy at the Cannes Film Festival. P4 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 38°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 18°C VIDYA BALAN RETURNS TO THEATRES WITH NEEYAT Improper parking of vehicles accounts for 18,487 of 73,693 challans issued in first four months of the year. P2 FORECAST Movie Neeyat features Vidya Balan in the lead role and will be released in theatres on July 7. P4 » » SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.11 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.34 AM » WEDNESDAY | 10 MAY 2023 | LUDHIANA Ludhiana, May 9 A day after alleged gangster Sukhpreet Singh, alias Sukha Barewalia, was shot dead at a house in Joginder Nagar, the Haibowal police today registered a case of murder against three persons. The suspects have been identified as Rohit Malhotra of Joginder Nagar, Gopal Mahajan of the Pakhowal road area and Suraj Parkash, alias Babbu, of Arya mohalla. The police said yesterday Sukha, along with Suraj, had gone to Rohit’s house. Gopal and Rohit were also present in the house. They indulged in arguments on the terrace of the house. Following which, bullets were fired which killed Sukha on the spot and injured Rohit. The continued on page 2 POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 8 am to 2 pm: Vishwkarma Colony street nos 14 to 20 and Pratap Nagar Street Nos 2 to 5. 10 am to 3 pm: Chuharpur village, Sarpanch Colony, Shubham Enclave, Simran Enclave, Gaganpreet Vihar, New Raghubir Park, Tondon Nagar, Juhi Enclave, Sita Nagar, Thapar Colony and Zenith Colony. 10 am to 4 pm: Kartar Avenue, Haqikat Nagar, Prem Nagar, Pavittar Nagar, Gogi Market near Sabzi Mandi and Ranjodh Park. ‘Operation Vigil’: Police launch extensive checking drive in city Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 9 After the Punjab Police launched the ‘Operation Vigil’ on Tuesday, the Ludhiana police also initiated an extensive checking drive as part of the operation in the city. Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab, Gaurav Yadav and ADGP Nageswara Rao were in the city to lead the drive. Under the operation, the police carried out a surprise checking at the city railway station, bus stand and public places. Suspicious persons were frisked and their belongings were also checked. Initially, the DGP led the drive at the city bus stand where he took the round of the bus stand premises. Later, ADGP Nageswara Rao led the drive along with JCP Saumya Mishra, JCP RS Brar, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar, ADCP Sameer Verma and other police officials. “The operation will be conducted for two days,Tuesday and Wednesday. Besides checking the railway station, bus stand and public places, the police will conduct early morning raids in hotels, guest houses and paying guest accomodations to DGP Gaurav Yadav, along with other cops, reviews law and order situation at the Ludhiana bus stand on Tuesday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN DGP, ADGP LEAD DRIVE Initially, the DGP led the drive at the city bus stand where he took the round of the bus stand premises. Later, ADGP Nageswara Rao led the drive along with JCP Saumya Mishra, JCP RS Brar, DCP (Crime) Varinder Singh Brar, ADCP Sameer Verma and other police officials. ensure that no anti-social elements have taken shelter in such places,”said ADGP Rao. He said the police were also keeping a hawk’s eye on criminal elements from the police control room by continuously monitoring CCTV cameras. During the drive, crime branch Inspector Beant Juneja stopped a Toyota Innova vehicle. On the windscreen of the vehicle, a fake press sticker was pasted. On being asked, the driver failed to give any satisfactory reply. However, the driver was later allowed to go after warning. Meanwhile, Khanna SSP Amneet Kondal and SP (Investigation) Pragya Jain along with the police force carried out a flag march in the Payal subdivision. Amritsar blasts: All angles being probed, says DGP DGP Gaurav Yadav while reacting on the Amritsar twin blasts said all angles being probed and even terror angle c m y b could not be ruled out. He was in Ludhiana to lead the ‘Operation Vigil’ and he also led the checking drive at the interstate bus stand. The DGP was accompanied by senior police officials, including JCP Saumya Mishra, JCP RS Brar, DCP Varinder Brar, ADCP Sameer Verma and others. The twin blasts were lowintensity explosions. As per the preliminary investigation, the explosions were caused by crude devices, with the explosive material placed in a container. The police have not yet found any triggering mechanism or detonator at the site, leading them to believe that the devices were triggered manually. A thread was found hanging out of one of the containers, leading investigators to speculate that a passer-by may have accidentally triggered the device by pulling the thread. The DGP said Amritsar have some areas where lowintensity explosives were easily available and suspicious persons selling these explosives were also being scanned. Asked if there was a terror angle behind the blasts, continued on page 2 LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI HALL AT GURU NANAK STADIUM After ex-shuttlers raise issue, another synthetic mat laid Bittu highlights dilapidated condition of toilets, gym Harshraj Singh Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 9 Following the issue of ‘pending’ infrastructure works at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hall in Guru Nanak Stadium raised by badminton enthusiasts, one more synthetic mat has been laid, bringing the total number of badminton courts with synthetic mats to three out of four. A member of the Punjab Badminton Association had previously highlighted the fact that the badminton hall was not yet prepared, despite officials from Ludhiana Smart City Limited (LSCL) claiming to have completed the refurbishment project for the badminton courts at a cost of approximately Rs 2.08 crore under the Smart City Mission. “The mats were earlier laid on only two of the four wooden courts. After the matter was highlighted, a synthetic mat has been laid on one more wooden court recently. One court is still without a mat. Besides, toilets, gym and changing room are still in a poor condition. These too should be renovated at the earliest,” he added. On Monday, MP Ravneet INDERJEET VERMA Three booked in ‘gangster’ Sukha murder case Now, only one of the four courts is without mat at Shastri Hall. PROJECT IS STILL INCOMPLETE, SAYS MP Questioning the officials’ role, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu said the project’s official status had been updated as “completed” during the recent Smart City Mission review meeting. However, the ground reality is entirely different and the project is incomplete, he alleged. Singh Bittu inspected the Shastri Hall and raised questions about the role of the authorities concerned in allegedly neglecting pending works there. He highlighted the dilapidated condition of the toilets, gym and changing room. He also pointed out that the park area had not been developed. Questioning the officials’ role, he said the project’s official status had been updated as “completed” during the recent Smart City Mission review meeting. However, the ground reality is entirely different and the project is incomplete, he alleged. This gross negligence would not be tolerated at any level, he added. Two weeks ago, the LSCL officials had claimed that the project work had already been completed at Shastri Hall. They had said two synthetic mats were laid despite only one-and-ahalf mats being sanctioned under the project, adding that the renovation of the toilets and gym was not part of the Smart City Mission project.
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