26052023-LT-01.qxd 5/26/2023 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune ATM FRAUDSTER ARRESTED, 34 CARDS RECOVERED REYHNA PANDIT RETURNS TO TV SHOW KUMKUM BHAGYA ROSHAN BIDS FAREWELL TO BADE ACCHE LAGTE HAI 2 Suspect was involved in fraudulent withdrawal of money by exchanging ATM cards with gullible persons.P2 Reyhna Pandit will be returning to her role of Aaliya in television show Kumkum Bhagya. P3 Roshan Kapoor says he was shocked when he got to know that the current season is coming to an end. P3 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:21 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:25 AM » FRIDAY | 26 MAY 2023 | LUDHIANA INBRIEF 6 HURT AS BUS HITS TRUCK Ludhiana: As many as six persons, mostly women, suffered minor injuries after a speeding truck hit a bus ferrying factory workers on the GT Road in Khanna on Thursday morning. Since no complaint was lodged in the case, the police didn’t initiate any action. As per information, the bus was on the way to a yarn factory in the Payal area. When the bus reached near a gurdwara on the GT Road, Khanna, a truck coming from the Ludhiana side hit the bus from the rear. TNS MISSING MINOR GIRL TRACED Ludhiana: The Division No. 2 police traced a minor girl who went missing on May 23. The 13-year-old girl was handed over to the family on Thursday. Additional DCP (Crime) Rupinder Kaur Sran said Naresh Kumar of Kular village lodged a complaint alleging that his daughter went to the market on May 23, but didn’t return home. Since the complainant suspected that his daughter might have been kidnapped by some unidentified persons, the police registered a kidnapping case. The girl was traced to Khera Khurd village in Delhi and brought back safely by the Ludhiana police, said Sran. TNS Fivedrug money, weapons recovered from their possession of Jindi gang in police net Heroin, Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 The Ludhiana Police Commissionerate arrested five members of the Jatinder Singh Jindi gang here today. The police recovered 525 grams of heroin, ~16.10-lakh drug money, four .32 bore pistols, along with 12 cartridges, a .12 bore gun, along with 18 cartridges, and two telephone exchanges being used for betting on cricket matches from their possession. Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Sidhu, Additional DCP Tushar Gupta, CIA Inspector Kulwant Singh held a press conference in this regard. CP Sidhu said these five persons were active members of the Jindi gang. They were THREE SUSPECTS HAVE A CRIMINAL PAST Police Commissioner Mandeep Sidhu shows the seized items at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN involved in various illegal activities such as drug smuggling and possessing illegal weapons. The police team got a tip-off about the whereabouts of the suspects. After getting information, the police conducted raids and arrested the gang members with drug money, drugs and illegal weapons. VB arrests wanted accused PLOT ALLOTMENT SCAM Ludhiana, May 25 The Vigilance Bureau (Economic Offence wing) today arrested a wanted accused in the locally displaced persons (LDP) plot allotment scam. He was at large since the registration of a case by the Vigilance Bureau (VB) last year. The accused has been iden- tified as Pardeep Kumar of Sri Muktsar Sahib. The VB stated that Pardeep used to hack e-auction portal of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in connivance with LIT officials and was actively involved in wrong allotment of plots. On July 28, 2022, the Punjab Vigilance (EOW) had registered Continued on page 2 The police recovered a .12 bore gun and 18 cartridges from Maninderjit Singh, alias Mani, of Indira colony. Mani is the nephew of gangster Jindi. The police recovered 260 grams of heroin, ~11 lakh drug money, two .32 bore pistols and six cartridges from Akhil Sabharwal of Kanija road. Akhil Sabharwal of Kanija road, Gaurav Dang of Bal Singh Nagar and Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, have a criminal past. Cases of attempt to murder, snatching and under the Arms Act were registered against them in Ludhiana. CP Sidhu said raids were being conducted to nab absconding accused Jindi. The police recovered 265 grams of heroin, ~1.10 lakh drug money, two pistols of .32 bore and six cartridges from Gaurav Dang of Bal Singh Nagar and Sukhjinder Singh of Indira colony. Two telephone exchanges and ~4 lakh in cash were recovered from Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma. Funds diverted into cricket Minor boy held, betting racket, finds probe man booked on rape charges V-TRADE SCAM Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 25 The investigation by the Ludhiana Police Commissionerate into the fake investment app ‘V-Trade’ scam which usurped hard-earned money worth crores of people have found that money was being diverted into another illegal racket of cricket betting. Police sources confirmed to The Tribune on Tuesday that kingpin Anil Jain and his brother Jatin Jain, in connivance with prominent cricket bookies, had been diverting cash worth crores into the illegal cricket betting network. The investigating team has also identified prominent bookies of Ludhi- Jatin Jain and (R) kingpin Anil Jain EIGHT MORE PLAINTS More complaints have been pouring in against the accused after the police busted the fake investment racket. The police have now received around eight more complaints from the people who have been deceived by the accused on the pretext of doubling their money. The police said every complaint was being verified and cases would be registered against the accused as per law. ana Chandigarh, Jaipur and Delhi some of whom have Continued on page 2 Two get 5-yr jail each in snatching case Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, May 25 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Shiv Mohan Garg has convicted Navdeep, alias Navi, a resident of Haibowal Khurd, and Shubham, alias Shankar, a resident of FX Block, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, in a snatching case. The duo was c m y b ordered to undergo five-year rigorous imprisonment each. Following the statement of Geetu Khosla, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, a case was registered against the accused on July 31, 2017, at the PAU police station. The complainant told the police that she returned home around 4 pm from a hospital in Haibowal. While she was about to ring the doorbell of her house, a person with his face covered came there and snatched her mangalsutra. She tried to resist, but he fled the spot with another coaccused, who was waiting on an Activa scooter. The incident was captured in the CCTV cameras installed at the house. A police team, led by ASI Sukhdeep Singh, swung into action. During investigation, the police arrested the accused and recovered mangalsutra from them. During the trial, the accused pleaded innocence. After appreciating the evidence on record, the court found them guilty and sentenced accordingly. Ludhiana, May 25 The Moti Nagar police yesterday registered two cases of sexual assault in which two girls, including a minor, were sexually exploited. In the first case, a 16-yearold girl was raped by a minor boy in Sherpur Kalan. The victim’s mother told the police that her daughter went missing from outside their house on the night of May 23. She was found crying outside the suspect’s house the next morning. The suspect forcibly took her daughter inside his house where he raped her. He also threatened the girl not to inform anyone about the incident. Investigation officer ASI Karamjit Singh said the boy was arrested yesterday. In another case, the Meharban police registered a case against Raghuwinder Singh, a native of Bihar, on the charges of raping a 29-year-old woman. The complainant told the police that the suspect kept her at his house on the pretext of marrying her and sexually exploited her for over a year. The suspect also forced her to abort pregnancy. Later, he categorically refused to solemnise marriage with her. The police said raids were being conducted to nab the accused. — TNS
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