25092023-LT-01.qxd 9/25/2023 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES LEAD TO TRAFFIC JAMS IN WARD 46 AMIT SADH CONCLUDES A MONTH-LONG BIKE JOURNEY HEIDI KLUM HAS LET GO OF HER OBSESSION WITH LOOKS Prevalent problems include frequent traffic congestion and shortage of parking spaces in Ward 46. P2 Bollywood actor Amit Sadh kicked off the month-long motorcycle trip from Mumbai and ended it in Leh. P3 Supermodel Heidi Klum has become more laid-back about her appearance in recent years. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 6.20 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:16 AM » MONDAY | 25 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LUDHIANA 7 mobile phones, intoxicants seized from jail Ludhiana, September 24 A surprise checking in the Central Jail led to the recovery of seven mobile phones and 35 intoxicating tablets from jail inmates in separate incidents. Assistant superintendent (jail) Surinderpal Singh said during frisking of inmates on Saturday, 35 intoxicating tablets were seized from Sanjay Kumar. After registering a case under the Prisons Act, further probe was launched to inquire about the source which facilitated the delivery of illegal items in the jail. Assistant superintendent (jail) Gagandeep Sharma said he, along with staff, conducted a checking in the jail on September 20 and seized two cell phones from inmates Ranjodh Singh and Jashanpreet Singh. Assistant superintendent Harbans Singh said during a surprise checking on September 19, two mobile phones were seized from two inmates, Arun Kumar and Harvinder Singh. On September 16, when officials conducted a search operation, three mobiles were found abandoned on the jail premises. They suspected that these could have been dumped by some inmates to prevent them from being caught during the search operation. — TNS Civil Hospital awaits repair of Property dealer demolishes woman’s house at Gill village boundary wall, MCH false ceiling Tribune News Service Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 24 It was in 2018 that the portion of the boundary wall, near the mortuary, of the Civil Hospital collapsed due to rain. It was repaired after a year and the rain fury wreaked havoc on the wall in monsoon season this year too, collapsing the portion yet again. The damaged wall has given an open access to unscrupulous elements and incidents of theft have been repeatedly reported from the hospital due to the same. The false ceiling of the Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) has also been removed recently as it was on the verge of collapse. It requires immediate repair as due to its removal rats have been entering hospital rooms. The repair work at the hospital has taken a back seat which, in turn, is giving a difficult time to both doctors and patients. The boundary wall was collapsed due to rain in 2018 and it was repaired once but it again collapsed recently. Thieves enter the hospital in an easy way through the broken portion of the wall. In July this year, eight AC compressors were stolen The broken portion of the boundary wall of the CIvil Hospital in Ludhiana. ASHWANI DHIMAN THEFT INCIDENTS ON THE RISE The broken portion of the Civil Hospital wall has given an open access to unscrupulous elements and incidents of theft have been repeatedly reported from the hospital due to the same. from the Mother and Child Hospital. Water tank from the Civil Hospital and water pipes from the MCH were stolen in August. Earlier, an incident of theft of 2.68 lakh intoxicating tablets was also reported. The tablets were seized by the Health Department and the police in a joint raid. In the past, Xray films and stamps were also stolen from the hospital. Incidents of cycle theft and pick-pocketing are common at the hospital. All these incidents have raised questions over the security of patients and medical staff at the hospital. The false ceiling of the MCH had collapsed a number of times due to which it was removed recently. Patients at the hospital regularly complain about rats roaming inside wards, putting their safety and hygiene at bay. A five-year-old child recently had a horrible time when he got scared after c m y b seeing a rat on the side table of the hospital bed. Dr Harinder Sood, Senior Medical Officer, said they had already written to the Punjab Health System Corporation, which takes care of the maintenance of the hospital, regarding the repair works. “The works have to be sanctioned by the higher authorities due to which these had been delayed. Now, the renovation work of the Mother and Child Hospital will be started soon and we think the repair work of the Civil Hospital boundary will also be done with it. All works, including of false ceiling, will be done during the renovation,” he said. Ludhiana, September 24 A property dealer allegedly demolished a house in Gill village on Sunday in which a widow and her son had been staying. The woman levelled allegations against an ASI of the Sadar police station, stating that he connived with the realtor in demolishing the house. Household items kept inside the house were also damaged. The woman, Iqbal Kaur, alleged that she had been staying in the house since 2007 after she bought it from her brother at Rs 2.70 lakh. In 2017, a property dealer of Gill Victim accuses her brother of fraud, says he did not transfer ownership village came to her house and said he had bought the property from her brother and asked her to vacate it. She bought the house from her brother but he did not transfer the ownership in her name. She trusted him but he cheated her by selling the house to the realtor, the woman said. She said: “On Sunday afternoon, the ASI, along with woman police officials, came to our house and took me and Woman’s 3 vehicles set afire by ex-boyfriend Ludhiana, September 24 A motorcycle and two scooters of a woman were set on fire by her ex-boyfriend at SBS Nagar. He committed the act after the woman discontinued the relationship with him. The woman said on Friday, the man set her three vehicles parked outside the house on fire. She lodged a complaint against him and demanded registration of a case. “After I discontinued the relationship, he had been forcing me to revive the same and threatened me of dire consequences. I had refused to engage in any relationship with him, due to which he set the vehicles afire. We managed to douse the flames on time,” she alleged, adding that he had also been sexually exploiting her. — TNS my son to the Sadar police station in connection with a complaint filed by the property dealer against us. Later when we returned home, we were shocked to see that our house was demolished.” The property dealer in connivance with the ASI hatched the conspiracy and the police should take action against them. Meanwhile, members of the the BKU (Dakaunda) reached the village and held a protest to seek action in the case. Sadar SHO Inspector Gurpreet Singh said an FIR was being registered against the proper dealer and the role of the policeman would also be checked. 22-yr-old dies in hit-and-run case Ludhiana, September 24 Harshit Thakur (22) of Dugri died while his friend suffered injuries after their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car near GADVASU early this morning. The youth, a chef, along with his friend Nikhil, was returning home on a motorcycle when they were hit by the car. Harshit suffered serious head injuries and died on the spot while Nikhil also got injured. A case has been registered. — TNS
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