24102023-LT-01.qxd 10/24/2023 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana tribune CITY JUDOKAS WIN ACCOLADES IN STATE-LEVEL CONTESTS DRASHTI ON HOW SHE APPROACHES A CHARACTER Actress Drashti Dhami will be seen reprising her role in the Season 2 of crime thriller series Duranga. P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C DEEPIKA AND RANVEER WERE ‘SECRETLY ENGAGED’ IN 2015 Trainees of Ludhiana Judo Training Centre performed well in state-level contests of Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan. P2 FORECAST The first episode of the eighth season of Koffee with Karanwill feature Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 5.45 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:35 AM » TUESDAY | 24 OCTOBER 2023 | LUDHIANA Akali leader Gurinderpal Pappu dies in road mishap Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 23 A senior leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Gurinderpal Singh Pappu, lost his life on Monday after sustaining serious injuries in a road accident. He was 61. A resident of Bhai Randhir Singh (BRS) Nagar, here, Gurinderpal Singh was on his way to pay obeisance at a gurdwara in BRS Nagar’s Block I when his scooter was allegedly hit by a speeding car. He suffered severe internal injuries and was taken to a hospital but he did not survive. A family member of the victim said Gurinderpal was rushed to Deepak Hospital but he breathed his last. Notably, Gurinderpal Singh had been a dedicated member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) for many years. On receiving information, the Sarabha Nagar police initiated an investigation in the incident. The police have sent the body for a post-mortem examination. The police were reviewing CCTV footage in an attempt to locate the speeding vehicle that allegedly hit his scooter. Health Dept assigns special duties for testing food samples Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 23 The Health Department has tightened its noose around food operators and sweetmeat shops. It has assigned special duties and swapped officials in various districts for eight days. It has been done to make the testing procedure of food samples fair and just. Special duties have been assigned for eight days from October 20 to 27 during which the designated food safety officials along with their teams are being collecting food samples and sending them for testing. If the arrangement works, the department may consider extending it till Diwali. Designated food safety officials from 12 districts and 26 food safety officials have been swapped and during their deputation, they would not be allowed to leave their station. They are required to send report of the samples collected daily to the Commissionerate, Food and Drug Administration. Ludhiana’s designated food safety official, Dr Ripudaman, has been temporarily Two arrested for killing youth at fair Our Correspondent Sahnewal, October 23 Two suspects booked on the charge of murdering a youth of Guru Nanak Nagar were arrested by the Sahnewal police on Sunday night. They were presented before the court today. Akash Kumar and Karan Rai of Makkar Colony were arrested by the police from the Kanganwal cut yesterday night as they were trying to flee the spot. The duo were booked under Sections 304 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for throwing a 28-year-old resident of Guru Nanak Nagar on iron stairs at a Dasehra fair which resulted in his death the next day. The brother of the deceased had complained that Akash and Karan were enjoying a ride at a Dasehra fair on the Lohara road. They insisted on being provided extra time on the swing to which the deceased objected. As a result, he was thrown on the iron staircase by the suspects due to which he breathed his last the next day. Sahnewal Station House Officer (SHO) Inderjit Singh Boparai said the two suspects were taken into custody from the Kanganwal cut when they were trying to evade a police naka and run away from the spot. “They were presented before the court today,” the SHO said. Health staff collect food samples from a shop in Ludhiana. CHECK EXPIRY DATE BEFORE BUYING It is mandatory for all sweetmeat sellers to mention manufacturing date and expiry date not only on packaging but also on sweetmeat trays that are displayed on shelves and counters at shops ensuring that consumers get fresh products. Next time, when you visit a shop to buy a box of mithai, don’t forget to check the expiry date. many other tests for checking adulteration in food items. The van is fully equipped with analytical instruments such as milk analyser, hot plate, multi parameter hand-held meter, digital refractometer, mixer-grinder and digital weighing scale. The main ingredient which goes into sweetmeat is khoya and there is also concern regarding its purity as synthetic khoya is also being used by some unscrupulous elements in the market. To avoid adulteration, some people have started making sweets at home but if they are buying khoya from market, they need to be careful as using adulterated khoya in preparation can make their effort futile. During the festival season, many makeshift and temporary shops start mushrooming in interiors of the city and were said to be the main culprits behind bringing adulterated khoya to the city. “Sweetmeat shops are regularly checked for adulteration and the department is keeping an eye over these and anybody found indulging in adulteration will be punished according to law,” said an official from the department. Submit report on dog bite cases: Human rights panel to MC chief Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 23 In response to a complaint regarding dog bite incidents in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has instructed the Municipal Corporation to submit a fresh report that must include information about the total number of stray dogs in the city, sterilised dogs and reported dog bite and attack cases. The commission has pointed out that they had received the report from the Veterinary Officer of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana. As per the report submitted by the official, stray dogs are left after sterilisation as there are no sheds available for them. The report further states that only dogs suffering from rabies are kept under observation for 10 days. But the commission has expressed dissatisfaction with the report. Consequently, the commission has now directed the MC Commissioner to submit a fresh report with clarifications. The civic body chief has been asked COMPLAINT WAS FILED TWO YEARS AGO ■ Additionally, the State Human Rights Commission has instructed the MC Commissioner to furnish information on the total number of reported dog bite and attack cases. The next hearing in the matter is scheduled for January 18, 2024. ■ Notably, the complaint regarding the dog bite incidents in BRS Nagar was filed by Arvind Sharma, a city resident, over two years ago. Sharma had accused the corporation of failing to curb the issue of stray dog bite and attack cases. posted at Barnala while Shri Muktsar Sahib’s Dr Dupinder Kumar has been temporarily posted at Ludhiana. More than 50 samples have been collected this month so far and results of these are pending while in September, of the total 43 samples collected, 13 had failed the test. In August, a total of 46 samples were collected and 11 had failed to pass the purity test. Meanwhile, a food safety van is also plying on city roads and residents can get their food items checked and get reports on the spot. The van is funded by the Central Government and will be following guidelines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Residents can also lodge their complaints regarding adulterated food products on toll free number 1800112100. The food safety van detects fats and testing adulterants such as urea, sucrose, starch, adulteration in milk, detection of synthetic colours along with 3 of auto-gang held with 14 mobile phones SAD leader questions probe into teacher’s ‘suicide’ Ludhiana, October 23 The police have apprehended three persons allegedly to be part of an auto-rickshaw gang responsible for stealing mobile phones from passengers. The police claimed to have seized 14 mobile phones and an e-rickshaw from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Anu and Bablu, both from Daba, and Shivam from Shanti Nagar in Giaspura. Amandeep Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Focal Point, said the suspects were involved in stealing mobile phones from passengers travelling in the e-rickshaw. After investigation, four mobile phones were seized from Anu’s possession, four mobiles and an e-rickshaw from Bablu and six phones from Shivam, the official said. A case has been registered against the suspects. ASI Balwinder Singh was investigating the case. — TNS Ludhiana, October 23 Putting question marks on the ongoing police investigation and the FIR lodged in the ‘mysterious suicide’ of an assistant professor, Balwinder Kaur, in Ropar allegedly on Saturday, on the basis of which the police had arrested the husband and the father-in-law of the deceased, senior SAD leader Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal said in their all-out attempt to save Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains, the police were committing one error after another. The victim allegedly jumped into the Sirhind canal after being denied allotment of station by the AAP government. Addressing a news conference here today, Grewal said so far the body of the teacher had not been found and even it was not sure that she had died. Our Correspondent SAD leader Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal (right) addresses the media in Ludhiana on Monday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN How did the police lodge an FIR against two persons and arrested them. “Since the victim had named the minister in the suicide note, the first thing the police ought to have done was to arrest the minister and carry out investigation to find out whether it was a case of suicide or murder,” said Grewal, a lawyer by profession. He wondered as to what would the police do if tomorrow it turns out that the teacher was alive or else she had been murdered. The entire investigation in the case so far was flawed and the police to provide information about the total number of stray dogs in the city, the number of canines that had been sterilised and details about sterilisation took place in the past one month. The commission is also seeking an explanation for the unavailability of sheds and what actions the MC Ludhiana Commissioner is taking to address the issue. Additionally, the commission has instructed the were trying their level best to gain time by booking two persons of the missing teacher’s family without any soild evidence against them rather than bringing in the prime accused (minister) who had been named in the suicide note. Grewal said desperate attempts by AAP leadership, including Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to save Bains from criminal action was showing the government and the ruling party in poor light. “The Bhagwant Mann-led state government has proved that it will not only stand behind corrupt legislators and ministers but would also not hesitate to shied those involved in heinous crimes,” said the Akali leader. He said the Ropar police ought to uphold supremacy of law and would get Commissioner to furnish information on the total number of reported dog bite and attack cases. The next hearing for the matter is scheduled for January 18, 2024. Notably, the complaint regarding the dog bite incidents in BRS Nagar was filed by Arvind Sharma, a city resident, over two years ago. Sharma had accused the corporation of failing to curb the issue of stray dog bite and attack cases. the suicide note examined by forensic experts for genuineness and register a case against the Education Minister. The CM should also set an example by sacking him and let the law take its own course, the SAD leader said. Meanwhile, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday demanded immediate arrest of the Education Minister. Interacting with mediapersons, he had said as per law whosoever is named as accused in a suicide note, he or she was always arrested. But here despite the fact that Balwinder Kaur clearly mentioned the name of Bains three times in her suicide note, besides audio recording, no such action had been action. He sought an immediate arrest of the minister and also demanded him to be sacked from the Cabinet. Nine trees axed in Sarabha Nagar, MC files complaint Four nabbed with 260 gm of heroin Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 23 In another instance of unauthorised axing of trees, nine trees were cut down outside a park in Block I of Sarabha Nagar, here, without obtaining the necessary approval from the government department concerned. Following the incident, an official from the Municipal Corporation’s horticulture branch has lodged a complaint with the police, urging them to register an FIR in the matter. Kapil Arora, the complainant, alleged that the nine trees were unlawfully axed by some persons who disregarded the orders of the National Green Tri- NO FIR REGISTERED IN CASE SO FAR Kapil Arora, the complainant, alleged that the nine trees were unlawfully axed by some persons who disregarded the orders of the NGT. He expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that despite the complaint submitted to the police by the MC, no FIR has been registered in connection with the incident so far. bunal (NGT). Furthermore, he expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that despite the complaint submitted to the police by the civic body, no FIR had been registered in connection with the incident so far. Consequently, a complaint had been lodged with the Chief Secretary of Punjab, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Forest Department, Punjab, DGP, Punjab, and other officials, he said. An official from the MC’s horticulture branch, Kirpal Singh, confirmed that the trees were axed down in an unauthorised manner. He clarified that the trees did not interfere with any wires or cause obstructions of any kind. “We have submitted a complaint to the Division Number 5 police station against the violators responsible for felling the trees,” he added. Tribune News Service The chopped trees outside a park at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b Ludhiana, October 23 The police have arrested four persons and seized 260 gm of heroin allegedly from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Ashu Mehta and Amandeep Singh, both residents of Urban Estate, Phase 1, in Focal Point. Sumit Tiwari hails from Gagan Nagar, near Daba, while Amaninder Singh is from Ghudani Khurd village. At present, he was residing in Jhabewal. All suspects are aged between 29 and 30. According to the police, they were travelling in a car and were stopped for checking at Mundian Khurd on October 22. The police seized 260 gm of heroin from their possession. The police said they also seized 15 empty plastic pouches, a weighing scale and the vehicle from them, the police said. A case under Sections 21, 61, and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, has been registered against the suspects at the Jamalpur police station.
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