06062023-LT-01.qxd 6/6/2023 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune FARMERS DEMAND ACTION AGAINST WFI PRESIDENT ZEE5 TO PREMIERE SIRF EK BANDAA KAAFI HAI IN TAMIL ZEE5 is all set to launch the movie in the Tamil and Telugu languages for its audience on June 7. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 39°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 38°C | MIN 25°C CELEBS PAY TRIBUTES TO GUFI PAINTAL, WHO DIED AT 78 Hundreds of farmers, including women, staged a protest and burnt an effigy of the WFI chief. P2 FORECAST Sarvjeet Singh Paintal, better known as Gufi Paintal, breathed his last on Monday morning. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM » TUESDAY | 6 JUNE 2023 | LUDHIANA Man nabbed in snatching case Ludhiana, June 5 The police arrested a man allegedly involved in a recent snatching incident. The police claimed to have recovered two mobiles, a sharp weapon and one motorcycle from him. The suspect has been identified as Harpreet Singh of Beri Colony, here. Earlier, a person, Heera Singh, from Ranchi Colony on Sua Road reported to the police that on the evening of June 3, he was cycling from the Canal Bridge on Pakhowal Road towards the Sham Nagar railway crossing in Ludhiana. When he reached the Vishal Nagar junction, a man armed with a sharp weapon attacked him, snatched his mobile phone and fled the scene, he alleged. Following the complaint, the police registered a case against the suspect at the Dugri police station under Section 379-B(2) of the IPC. SI Surjit Singh is investigating the case. —TNS 22 batteries, generator stolen Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 As many as 22 batteries and a 15 kW power generator were stolen from a property located in National Colony, Mundian Khurd, here. The stolen items were connected to a mobile tower. A security officer working for the private company concerned, Randhir Singh, reported to the police that an unidentified person entered the premises by breaking open the main gate where the tower was installed. The suspect stole 22 batteries and a 15kW power generator. A case has been registered against the suspect under Sections 457, 380 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Jamalpur police station. DUMPING OF DAIRY WASTE INTO BUDDHA NULLAH, SEWER LINES Find solution to avoid action, civic body chief tells farmers Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 The Municipal Corporation (MC) and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) have been facing criticism for failing to resolve the issue of dumping of dairy waste into the Buddha Nullah and sewer lines. On the occasion of World Environ- WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ment Day, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal conducted a meeting with dairy farmers at the MC’s Zone D office on Monday to reduce pollution in the nullah and find a unanimous solution to the issue. Farmers from both Haibowal and Tajpur Road dairy complexes were invited to the meeting. The farmers were directed to find a unanimous Officials during a meeting with dairy farmers at the MC's Zone D office in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 On Monday, a jail inmate, who was facing charges of drug peddling, breathed his last at the Ludhiana Central Jail under mysterious circumstances. The family of the deceased has alleged that he was murdered inside the prison. The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Shubham, a resident of Dr Ambedkar Nagar, here. He was previously arrested by the police on the charge of drug peddling a week ago. Following his demise, his family members assembled at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, and expressed concerns regarding the circumstances surrounding his death. Raj Kumar, the father of the deceased, said the jail authorities informed them that Shubham died due to an illness. However, he contended that the victim was in a good physical condition and accused somebody of fatally assaulting his son while lodged in the jail. The report of the postmortem examination has not arrived yet. ONE OF THE INITIATIVES TO TACKLE PLASTIC MENACE Ludhiana, June 5 To handle plastic waste more effectively, the Municipal Corporation (MC) has installed a plastic shredder machine at its hot mix plant on Hambran Road here. The plant is primarily responsible for producing materials used in road repairs and construction works. On the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’, MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal inspected the working of the ‘plastic shredder’ machine which has been installed for the purpose of reusing plastic waste in road construction and repair projects, which costs approximately Rs 3.75 lakh. She said the plastic waste, including the banned plastic carry bags, seized by the municipal authorities during inspections, will undergo shredding and then repurposed in the hot mix plant. Aggarwal emphasised that The installation of the shredder machine is one of the several initiatives undertaken by the civic body to address the plastic menace through reduction, reuse and recycling. — Shena Aggarwal, MC COMMISSIONER ❝ ❞ the installation of the shredder machine is one of the several initiatives undertaken by the civic body to address the plastic menace through reduction, reuse and recycling. According to civic body officials, the plastic waste will be used in the hot mix as per the government guidelines. She said the initiative would help in effective management of plastic waste and urged residents to refrain from using banned plastic carry bags and other single-use plastic items. She highlighted that plastic waste not only pollutes the environment but also adversely affects human lives. MC Additional Commissioner Aaditya Dachalwal was among those others present. Plantation drives Under the ‘Meri Life, Mera Swachh Shehar’ campaign, the Municipal Corporation organised plantation drives to mark ‘World Environment Day’ on Monday. Besides residents and NGOs, MLAs Madan Lal Bagga, Ashok Prashar Pappi and Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina and others, participated in the drives in their respective constituencies. Meanwhile, the MC chief appreciated residents for donating used or old items at reduce, reuse and recycle (RRR) centres established at 19 locations across the city. The donated items are being distributed among the needy through NGOs, she added. and Sewerage Board (PWSSB), Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), Animal Husbandry Department and other departments Help booked for stealing jewellery Five of vehicle lifters’ gang arrested Ludhiana, June 5 A domestic help has been accused of decamping with diamond jewellery from a house in Urban Estate, Phase 1, of Dugri here. The suspect has been identified as Mamta. Jagmohan Singh Chawla, a resident, complained to the police that they had hired a woman as domestic help around 15 days ago before the theft incident. He alleged that the suspect stole two diamond bangles and a diamond necklace on May 18 from their house and she did not return to work afterwards. A case under Section 381 of the IPC has been registered against the suspect at the Dugri police station. — TNS Ludhiana, June 5 The police arrested five persons who were allegedly involved in vehicle theft incidents. According to the police, the suspects were part of a gang. A typist, who is employed at the Courts Complex in Phillaur, was among the suspects. ACP Jasroop Kaur Batth said the police recovered 12 stolen motorcycles and a laptop from them. Further investigation is underway in the case. The suspects have been identified as Pardeep Kumar, at present residing in Prem Vihar on Tibba Road, Kamal Nath from Nangal village in Jalandhar, Heera Lal and Harpreet Singh from Gan- Farmers from both dairy complexes in the Haibowal and Tajpur Road areas were invited to the meeting conducted by the MC chief to reduce pollution in the nullah. Ludhiana West MLA Gurpreet Bassi Gogi also joined the meeting and asked the dairy farmers and officials to take required steps for dealing with cow dung. Mystery shrouds jail inmate’s death Tribune News Service were among those present. The MC chief said it was the duty of the farmers to find a solution to the problem as per the ‘polluter pays’ principle but the civic body was helping them out to find a solution. If the dairy owners continued the practice of dumping cow dung into the sewer lines and nullah, the MC would be forced to take strict action against the violators. HAIBOWAL, TAJPUR ROAD DAIRY FARMERS ATTEND MEET solution to the problem to avoid action by the MC. Officials from GADVASU, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Punjab Water Supply MC installs plastic shredder machine at hot mix plant The motorcycles recovered from the suspects in police custody. 12 stolen motorcycles, laptop recovered from suspects na village in Jalandhar district and Naresh Kumar from Garshankar. As per claims made by the police, Pardeep and Kamal are accused of engaging in motorcycle thefts and subsequently selling them to their associate, Heera Lal, at reduced rates. Heera collaborated with Harpreet, a typist employed at the Courts Complex in Phillaur, and they allegedly indulged in the creation of counterfeit vehicle registration certificates (RCs) and forged documents to sell the stolen motorcycles at higher prices. In addition to creating counterfeit RCs, Harpreet was also allegedly involved in making fake Aadhaar cards and Class X certificates. Of the 12 motorcycles, two were allegedly recovered from Naresh. A case under Section 379 of the IPC was registered at the Division Number 5 police station against an unidentified person on May 26 following a complaint regarding a twowheeler theft and during the investigation, the team nabbed five members of the gang. In the FIR, the police have added Sections 411, 420, 465, 468, and 471 of the IPC. — TNS Being held captive in Oman, Jagraon woman returns home City police to bring suspect on Three persons, production warrant from Phillaur including woman Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 The Jagraon police have booked three persons, including a woman travel agent, her assistant from Bengaluru and a resident of Oman, for allegedly committing a fraud with a woman of Galib Kalan village in Jagraon. The complainant, Paramjit Kaur, who had recently returned from Oman, filed a complaint stating that she was held captive in Oman, made to work excessively as a domestic worker and then she was asked to pay Rs 1.50 lakh (800 Omani Rial) to retrieve her passport. After the Indian Embassy helped her, she returned to the village. The suspects have been identified as Jaspal Kaur, a travel agent, from Zira, FORCED TO WORK EXCESSIVELY AS HELP: VICTIM travel agent, Oman resident, booked Albaksh from Bengaluru, and Mohammed Hisham from Oman. Paramjit Kaur said she had passed Class X and she had a desire to travel abroad. In a statement given to the police, she said she came in contact with travel agent Jaspal Kaur last year, who later came to her house in Galib Kalan. She said: “Jaspal Kaur told me that I would be required to perform household cleaning and cooking tasks and I would receive a good salary for the same in Oman. To arrange a work visa for me, she demanded Rs 1.5 lakh. Complainant Paramjit Kaur, who had recently returned from Oman, filed a complaint stating that she was held captive in Oman, made to work excessively as a domestic worker and then she was asked to pay Rs 1.50 lakh (800 Omani Rial) to retrieve her passport. After the Indian Embassy helped her, she returned to her native village. She took an advance of Rs 25,000 and asked that the remaining amount will be deducted from my salary in Oman.” She said on November 7, 2022, Jaspal Kaur arranged her travel from the Delhi airport to Oman on a tourist visa. On arrival in Oman, a person, Albaksh, who was associated with the woman agent, took her to the premises of Golden Great Lakes, owned by Mohammed Hisham, where her passport and original documents were taken. After spending around eight days there, Hisham organised employment for her at someone’s residence. She worked there for three months but received salary for only two months. She said: “After they failed to pay me for the third month, they sent me to the Hisham’s office. When I enquired about my unpaid wages from my previous employer, he told me that Albaksh had taken a commission of 800 Rial from them to hire me.” Afterwards, Hisham asked her that she will have to pay 800 c m y b Rial to retrieve her passport. “It left me with no choice but to continue working for another three months but I was not paid. I was held captive there. Later, I successfully made my way to the Indian Embassy, where officials provided me with assurance that they would issue a white passport for me. They also made arrangements for my accommodation at a nearby gurdwara. I stayed there for two-three months. Finally, on June 2, I returned to the Delhi airport. Later, I found that Jaspal Kaur was not a registered travel agent,” she stated in her complaint. An FIR under Sections 420, 370, and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 of the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act was registered against the trio at the Jagraon Sadar police station. TRIPLE MURDER Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 5 Around two weeks after the tragic murder of a former ASI of the Punjab Police, his wife and son at their residence in Nurpur Bet village, the Phillaur police claimed to have arrested a suspect in the case. He has been identified as Prem Chand, alias Mithun (25), a resident of Gurdaspur district. The youth is stated to be a drug addict. Now, the Ludhiana police will bring the suspect on a production warrant from Phillaur probably on Tuesday. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED ON MAY 21 NIGHT The victims, former ASI Kuldeep Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur and son Pali Grewal, were found murdered on the premises of their house on the night of May 21. Pali had dropped his wife at her parental house a few days before the incident. After the triple murder, the Ludhiana police were working on different theories to trace the culprit(s). Notably, the victims, former ASI Kuldeep Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur and son Pali Grewal, were found murdered on the premises of their house. Pali had dropped his wife at her parental house a few days before the incident. After the triple murder, the Ludhiana police were working on different theories to trace the culprit(s). The Phillaur police claimed to have arrested the youth allegedly involved in the murder case yesterday. Following a complaint lodged by the daughter of the former ASI, the Ladhowal police had earlier registered an FIR under Sections 397 (robbery or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unidentified persons.
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