30092023-LT-01.qxd 9/30/2023 1:09 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune TRAIN SERVICES REMIAN HIT AS FARMERS CONTINUE STIR PYAAR KA PEHLA NAAM RADHA MOHANCOMPLETES 500 EPISODES SAIYAMI KHER UNDERTAKES CLEAN-UP DRIVE AT JUHU BEACH Train services in region remained affected as farmers’ ‘rail roko’ agitation entered its second day. P2 A joyous occasion for the cast & crew of Pyaar Ka Pehla Naam Radha Mohan as they completed 500 episodes. P3 Actress Saiyami Kher has taken the lead in organising a post-visarjan clean-up drive at Juhu beach. P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.13 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:19 AM » SATURDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2023 | LUDHIANA Vendor gets 20-year RI for raping minor Legal Correspondent Traffic police to deploy speed Three arrested for brutally killingman in Machhiwara radars on mishap-prone roads Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 The Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Amar Jeet Singh has convicted Shiv Shankar, a resident of Barewal Awana, here, under the POCSO Act on the charges of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl and impregnating her. He was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for 20 years. The accused was also ordered to pay Rs 1,05,000 as fine for indulging in such a heinous crime. Of the recovered fine amount, Rs 1 lakh would be paid as compensation to the victim. 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. Additional public prosecutor BD Gupta apprised that a case against the accused was registered on November 25, 2020, at the PAU police station following the statement of the victim’s father. The complainant had told the police that his wife used to sell vegetables. Sometimes, her daughter used to go in a nearby area for delivering vegetables. The accused sells burgers on a cart. One day, when continued on page 2 Write to ADGP to procure 12 more devices to check overspeeding Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 Ahead of foggy days, the Ludhiana traffic police are set to deploy speed radars on accident-prone roads and highways to prevent road accidents. Since overspeeding is the key reason behind road crashes, traffic police personnel are set out on a mission with the help of speed radars to make city roads safer. Though six speed radars are available with the traffic police, to effectively check overspeeding in the industrial hub, they have written a letter to the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Traffic, and raised a demand to procure 12 more speed radars. “We can’t afford to let overspeeding vehicles endanger lives on roads. We need to act before the foggy season. We are going to deploy speed radars on city roads and highways soon. Overspeeding vehicles will be challaned and no violator will be spared,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Varinder Singh Brar told The Tribune here on Friday. The DCP said with the available strength of six Motorists commute on the newly constructed elevated road in Ludhiana. HIMANSHU MAHAJAN NO VIOLATOR WILL BE SPARED ❝ We can’t afford to let overspeeding vehicles endanger lives on roads. We need to act before the foggy season. We are going to deploy speed radars on city roads and highways soon. Overspeeding vehicles will be challaned and no violator will be spared. — Varinder Singh Brar, DCP (TRAFFIC) speed radars, the traffic police were already checking the overspeeding offence and issued as many as 2,179 challans to violators since March this year and once more speed radars reach the city police, there will be a permanent deployment of speed radars in acci- ❞ dent-prone areas. Even 22 breath alcohol analysers will also be used to check drunken driving, which is another key cause of road mishaps. Set up nakas on elevated bridge, DCP tells cops After the newly constructed elevated bridge opened to traffic, complaints of overspeeding and rash driving were being received by the traffic police. Such behaviour of drivers may lead to road mishaps, DCP Varinder Singh Brar said, adding that “I have asked traffic police officials to set up nakas on the elevated bridge and also install speed radars. Anyone driving over the permissible speed limit will be challaned and heavy penalty will be levied. We are also installing speed limit boards on the flyover for the convenience of commuters”. Ludhiana, September 29 The Machhiwara police have reportedly nabbed three persons for brutally killing a man, Balram Sahni, of Balibeg Mohalla during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Machhiwara, Ludhiana district, on Thursday. The suspects have been identified as Deepak Kumar, Ghanayia Sahni and the latter’s brother Sahil Sahni. Samrala Deputy Superintendent of Police Jaspinder Singh said a team of police officials was despatched to the spot after they got information about the incident yesterday. He said the police nabbed the three suspects in connection with the murder case today. The father of the deceased, Parmod Sahni, claimed in his complaint that as some local residents were on their way to the Sirhind canal to immerse an idol of Lord Ganesha yesterday, some miscreants joined the procession. They allegedly misbehaved with members of the procession, including women. The complainant said: 11-yr jail in drug case Ludhiana, September 29 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Manila Chugh has convicted Krishan Kumar, aka Babloo, a resident of Isher Nagar, here, on the charges of illegally possessing 400 gm of heroin. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison. A fine of Rs 1 lakh was also imposed upon him. A case against him was registered at the Moti Nagar police station on May 3, 2018. According to prosecution, a police party was patrolling in the GLADA park, Sector 39. When they reached near Nine motorcycles recovered from trio by Police Division 6 Shani temple, they saw the suspect coming on foot. On seeing the police, he tried to flee the spot. On suspicion, he was apprehended. During search, 400 gm of heroin was seized from him. During the trial, the suspect pleaded innocence but after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty. — OC Ludhiana, September 29 The Police Division 6 today claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves and arrested three of its members. The police also recovered nine two-wheelers from the suspects. They have been identified as Karan Kumar of Basti Jodhewal, Uday Raj Chaudhary of New Subash Nagar and Karan Sharda of Mahavir Home Colony. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sandeep Wadhera and Police Division 6 SHO Inspector Balwinder Kaur addressed a press conference in this regard. Wadhera said on September 27, Manjit Singh of Prabhat Nagar had lodged a complaint that his motorcycle was stolen by some thieves from the Dholewal area. When the police started a probe, key suspect Karan Kumar was arrested by the police and a stolen motorcycle was recovered from him. On Karan’s disclosures, four more motorcycles were recovered from him. During further questioning, the suspect admitted that he stole several motorcycles in the past and had sold the al staff had been deputed to facilitate the residents as heavy rush was being witnessed at the zonal suvidha kendras. The staff concerned of the property tax wing would also be present in offices to facilitate the public. The residents are urged to submit the tax for the current financial year (2023-24) by Saturday and get a 10 per cent rebate on payment of property tax and water-sewer user charges. Under the one time settlement (OTS) policy floated by the state government for property tax recently, the residents can also pay the pending property tax of previous years without any interest and penalty by December 31, 2023. The MC Commissioner said the residents could avoid standing in long queues and pay property tax online. They could visit the MC’s website — mcludhiana.gov.in to pay the same online. Ludhiana, September 29 The Sadar police yesterday registered a case against former Basti Jodhewal SHO Joginder Singh of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar on the charges of criminal breach of trust. He had misplaced 181 court files from the police records. The case was registered on the complaint of JPS Khurmi, District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana. As per information, on April 7, 1999, the then SHO Joginder Singh received a tip-off that Jaswant Singh working as an ahlmad in the district courts was not regular in his duty. The alleged ahlmad also stole a large number of court files and had not been returning to the courts. On this, former SHO Joginder registered a case and arrested the ahlmad and recovered 181 court files from him. Despite recovering files from Jaswant, the then SHO Joginder did not return the same to the courts. The former cop had failed to give any satisfactory reply regarding the files till now. Tractor-trailer rams into motorcycle, kills man The suspects in police custody in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 With September 30 (Saturday) being the last day to avail of a 10 per cent rebate on payment of property tax and water sewer user charges for the current financial year (2023-24), the Municipal Corporation (MC) has appealed residents to pay the tax by Saturday to avail of the same. Heavy rush of taxpayers was witnessed at MC zonal suvidha kendras on Friday also. To facilitate the residents in submitting the tax with a 10 per cent rebate, the civic body has decided to keep the kendras open on Saturday too. These will remain open till 4 pm on Saturday. Civic body officials said over 1 lakh property owners were yet to pay property tax for the current financial year. MC Commissioner Sandeep Rishi said addition- Ex-SHO booked for misplacing court records Tribune News Service Three members of vehicle Property tax: Last day to get 10% rebate today thieves’ gang in police net Tribune News Service “My son Balram and his friends, Kundan Kumar and Mister Kumar, tried to intervene. But the miscreants, who were armed with knives, attacked my son and his companions.” Parmod said: “Balram sustained a serious wound in the stomach in the incident.” He said all three of them were initially rushed to the Machhiwara Civil Hospital. But the trio was referred to the Samrala Civil Hospital, where doctors declared Balram brought dead. The two other victims are currently undergoing treatment. same to Uday Raj and Karan Sharda. After nominating them in the case, they were also arrested by the police. Three motorcycles were recovered from Uday. After the arrest of Sharda, one stolen motorcycle was recovered from him, the ACP said. Karan also admitted that these motorcycles were stolen from Rose Garden, Basti Jodhewal and Millerganj in the recent past. Uday also has a criminal history as a case of drug smuggling was registered against him by the Tibba police in the past in which he came out on bail. Youngster died in another road accident near Tiger Safari after truck hit his two-wheeler Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 29 Two persons lost their lives in road accidents late on Thursday night. A tractor-trailer rammed into a motorcycle on Rahon Road in Khanna late on Thursday night, killing one person on the spot and critically injuring another. The injured man was taken to Khanna Civil Hospital from where he was referred to a hospital in Chandigarh due to his serious condition. The incident occurred c m y b around 11.45 pm on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Sukhwinder Singh Rooprai (54), a resident of Gill village. He owned a welding workshop. As per information, the deceased was going to Lalheri village for some work with his friend Nirmal Singh, a resident of Kalalmajra, on a motorcycle. On Rahon Road, a speeding tractor-trailer rammed into their motorcycle. After the collision, Sukhwinder, who was driving the motorcycle, fell on the tractor-trailer. He died on the spot while his friend was rushed to a hospital for treatment in a critical condition. The tractor driver fled the spot after the incident. After the post-mortem examination at the Khanna Civil Hospital, the body of Sukhwinder was handed over to his family. The Khanna police have registered a case of negligent driving against the unidentified driver of the tractor trailer and launched a probe to trace him. In another late night mishap occurred near the Tiger Safari bridge, a motorcyclist, who was returning home with his friends after taking part in the Ganesh Visarjan rituals on Thursday night in the Sutlej, was hit by a truck. Deceased’s friends also tried to chase the truck driver but he escaped from the scene. Afterwards, people took the victim lying in a pool of blood to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. The deceased was identified as Mandeep Singh Uppal, a resident of GK Estate. He had suffered serious injuries on his head and face. The Salem Tabri police registered a case of negligent driving against the unidentified truck driver and CCTV cameras were being checked to identify the suspect.
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