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Admn ill-equipped to check floods
57 of 60 generators for use during floods out of order
Kanchan Vasdev
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 13
In an exposure of the administration's preparation to handle floods, it has come to light that 57 of the 60 generators, earmarked for pumping out flood water or providing water supply to inundated areas, are lying out of order for the past several months.

The generators, supposed to be maintained by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, were bought specifically for use during floods. However, these lie abandoned causing worries to the district administration, which takes the flood control measures every year with the assistance of the municipal corporation, Drainage Department, PWD, Irrigation, Public Health, Animal Husbandry and the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Confirming the status of faulty generators, Mr Prem Chand, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, told Ludhiana Tribune that the MC would shortly get these repaired. He said he had received an order from the Deputy Commissioner to get these generators repaired.

The issue of the faulty generators cropped up at a meeting of the district administration held today to discuss flood control measures. Ludhiana Tribune had also highlighted the grievances of residents of several villages who were unhappy with the flood control measures.

Sources said the MC officials also admitted at the meeting that the generators were not in working condition. They admitted this when the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, asked them about the arrangements to pump out water collected in some areas.

Mr Aggarwal later told Ludhiana Tribune that he had directed the MC officials to immediately repair the faulty generators, as these were an important part of the flood control measures. Meanwhile, the DC has directed all the departments concerned to finalise their flood fighting plans to meet any kind of eventuality of floods in the coming monsoon and told the officials not to leave the station without his permission.

Addressing a special meeting to review flood control measures here today, the Deputy Commissioner cautioned officials of the Drainage Department to take flood control measures at seven points on 10-km long Dhusi Bandh on the Sutlej in the district. The DC also asked them to identity the source of sand and keep ready with the required empty bags.

The DC has asked the municipal corporation authorities to speed up the desilting of 24,000-feet-long stretch of Budha Nullah in its jurisdiction at the earliest and clear all other bottlenecks, so that the flow of water could be properly controlled during rainy season.

The DC also said seven sites alongside Dhussi Bandh, including Dhulewal, Ghumana, Mattewara, Jalampur Lely, Khera Bet, Madhepur and Seed Farm, have been identified as vulnerable and continuous vigil would be kept at these places. He directed the officials of the Health and Animal Husbandry Department to constitute the required number of teams of the doctors and other staff to provide medical care to the affected livestock.

Mr Aggarwal further informed that to properly monitor the situation, six control rooms would be set up in the district, which would function round-the-clock. The district-level control room would be in the Mini Secretariat with phone No 400150 and the remaining five control rooms would be set up in the outside subdivisions in the SDMs offices.

Giving details of the equipment available with the administration for fighting the flood situation, the Deputy Commissioner said the administration had kept ready six motor boats, 20 aluminium boats, 412 tents, 62 oars, 50 oar locks, 50 life jackets etc. He said sufficient number of divers had also been identified and kept ready in case of any emergent situation.



Kidnapped child rescued within 10 hrs
Awards for 21 cops, promotions for two
Tribune News Service

DIG Rohit Choudhry honours two constables
DIG Rohit Choudhry honours two constables for their role in catching a child’s kidnapper. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, June 13
The police achieved a significant success late last night when it rescued a kidnapped child, and arrested the alleged kidnapper within 10 hours of the incident.

The DIG Ludhiana Range, Mr Rohit Choudhry, announced awarding of commendation certificates Class-II to 19 non-gazetted policemen besides giving appreciation letters to six gazetted officers, including the SSP, Ludhiana Mr H S Sidhu, and the SP (D) Mr Shiv Kumar. The DIG has also recommended for promotion of two constables — Ashok Kumar and Sarbjit Singh.

The alleged kidnapper
The alleged kidnapper

The child Himanshu, aged 6 and a student of Greenland Public School, Salem Tabri, and son of a hosiery industrialist, Mr Rajesh Singla, was kidnapped yesterday afternoon, allegedly by Roshan Lal, a former worker of the industrialist'. The kidnapper had demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh from the industrialist. However, his scheme failed as the police swooped on him when he came at an agreed upon venue to collect the ransom amount.

The DIG, Mr Rohit Choudhry, convened a press conference at 11.30 a.m. to give details about the case later the SSP H.S. Sidhu issued a press note at 1 p.m about the achievement of the police.

According to police the child was kidnapped at about 2.15 p.m. from outside the school. The child's parents received the first call for ransom at 4 p.m. The kidnapper had demanded of Rs 10 lakh to be paid by the evening at a place, which he would inform them later. The shell shocked parents informed the police at about 5 pm.

The police formed more than 10 parties in the case with all the members in mufti. The alleged kidnapper called again at 7 pm to inquire about the arrangement of money. The child's parents at that time, according to the police, had the first suspicion that the kidnapper was Roshan Lal Sonu, a brother of Mr Singla told the police that he recognised his voice.

The police tapped the phone and by the time the alleged kidnapper called again at 10 pm to inform that the money should be brought to an deserted place on BahadurKe village road , the police and the child's family was sure that the kidnapper was Roshan Lal.

Some police parties laid a trap at the BahadurKe road, whereas others were dispatched to Roshan Lal's house. Roshan Lal came to the site with the child. He was seen dragging the child through the fields. The police parties swooped on him. The first aim was to save the child. The alleged kidnapper managed to flee from the place, but was lates caught by the police near his house.

Later, talking to Ludhiana Tribune, the accused, Roshan Lal, in the custody of the CIA police, appeared full of remorse. This was his second crime. Earlier, he was booked in a scooter theft case. Roshan Lal said he had lost his sense of good or bad. “I was upset. The industrialist had suddenly shunted me out of job. I was literally on the streets. I had no money to feed my wife and an 8-year-old son. I borrowed some money, arranged a mobile and decided to kidnap the child. I wanted to teach the industrialist a lesson also”, he said.

Meanwhile, according to the list issued by the district police, the officers awarded appreciation letters by the DIG were SSP H.S. Sidhu, SP(D) Shiv Kumar, and DSPs Manjit Singh Dhesi, Snehdeep Sharma and Malkiat Singh.

Police personnel receiving the commendation certificate calls-II were Inspector. Mukhwinder Singh, SI Tehal Singh, SI Rajesh Kumar, ASI Hardev Singh, ASI Megh Raj, ASI Sumit Sood, ASI Amrik Singh, ASI Darshan Singh, head constable Daljit Singh and constables Sarbjit Singh, Ashok Kumar, Satnam Singh, Butta Ram, Harbhajan Singh, and Roop Singh. 



Solid waste will soon be useful
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The Solid Waste Management Project, proposed for the city by the Municipal Corporation in July 1998, is about to become a reality and the MC is going to float nationwide tenders in this regard next month.

The project would have materialised much earlier, had Excel Industries, chosen initially to carry out the job, not backed out. It was only after the company had withdrawn some three years ago that the MC got a pre-feasibility survey conducted by the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES). This agency cleared the project, which resulted in its revival.

The MC Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma, said a preliminary work was on to see the project through. The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board has been made the nodal agency for executing and operating the project. “The civic body has already earmarked 21 acres at Nurpur village for the project site, the tenders for which were invited in April 2002.

Presently, the MC has two garbage dumps — at Tajpur Road and Jainpur on Humbran Road — for the disposal of about 850 mt of solid waste generated every day in the city. The commissioning of the project had become urgent in view of the March 2003 deadline for setting up waste-processing and disposal facilities under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Disposal) Rules 2000. These rules of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests make it mandatory for civic bodies to improve existing landfill sites by December 2001. The landfill sites for future should be identified and readied by December 2002. The rules require that, after commissioning, the performance of waste-management facilities be monitored once a month.

On the basis of the tenders received earlier, the MC is likely to opt for power-generation-and-composting technology. This technology is being successfully employed by the civic bodies of Nagpur and Pune. The other options are segregation of biodegradeable waste and disposal at landfill sites, with or without recovery of biogas for power generation.

In case the power-generation technology is not viable due to a low calorific value of solid waste, the MC will adopt the bailing technology. The project is expected to cost between Rs 4 crore and Rs 5 crore, to be invested by the executing agency.

While the agency would get the land on lease, the MC might claim some royalty on proceeds from power and manure generation, said Mr Sharma.



MC cancels controversial tenders
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The civic body has acted on news reports and cancelled the tenders for contracts worth over Rs 5 crore that had been held back by the MC for almost a month-and-a-half in view of the election code of conduct and, then, opened on May 24 in violation of norms. Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner of the MC,
issued the cancellation orders. It had been mentioned in a news report in these columns on May 25 that the opening of the tenders after such a long time had raised doubts on the legality of the act. Any tender is supposed to be opened on the last date of submission, according to the conditions specified in the notice inviting tenders (NIT).

The then MC Commissioner, Mr R.L. Kalsia, “under pressure” from the outgoing Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, and some councillors of the then ruling combine of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party, had approved various development works and invited tenders for these in a hurried way. The councillors wanted to get these works started to “woo” voters.

However, the State Election Commission and the District Election Officer had refused to relax the election code of conduct. The tenders were for development works that were routine. Development works worth about Rs 90 lakh were to be carried out in Ward 41, represented at that time by the then Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal.

There were allegations that a senior official had shown undue haste in opening the tenders. A leading contractor of the city, on the condition of anonymity, said the opening of the tenders was aimed at benefiting certain contractors backed by officials and councillors.


Mayor, deputies to be chosen on June 19
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The city Mayor will be elected on June 19 in the presence of the Divisional Commissioner of Patiala at a special meeting. The Senior Deputy Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will also be chosen then.

The nominations for the three posts will be received in the office of the Secretary of the Municipal Corporation on June 14 and 15.

Though it is apparent that the new Mayor is more likely to be a Congress candidate, the combine of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party is still trying to stop it from happening.

The elections, if need be, will be held by a show of hands, so, cross-voting is almost ruled out. However, a senior functionary of the SAD (B) said, in politics, it was foolish to take things for granted. However, the poor show of the combine in the municipal elections has cut down its chances of doing horse trading to a great extent.

None of the three senior functionaries of the former ruling combine — Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mr Jagdish Prasad Loomba and Ms Santosh Aneja — are in the new House. 



CM is pro-police, alleges SAD (A)
Our Correspondent

Ahmedgarh, June 13
The SAD (Amritsar) has reacted sharply to the statement of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to do everything possible to defend the policemen facing litigation in connection with “false encounters”. The Dal has decided to launch an agitation to expose the government’s alleged anti-Sikh and pro-police attitude.

Mr Charan Singh Lohara, general secretary, SAD (A), labelled the statement to be against humanity in general and the Sikhs in particular. While talking to Ludhiana Tribune, he alleged that by releasing this statement the Chief Minister has allegedly shown disrespect to the CBI and those courts of law by orders of which these policemen have been booked for allegedly killing youths in fake encounters. He said that the legal cell of the party would soon decide to file a contempt petition against the Chief Minister for showing disrespect to the law. Blaming the Congress Government of giving long rope to the police, Mr Lohara said that mere fact that no case had yet been registered against any police official after formation of the present state government had proved beyond doubt that it was a pro-police government.

Expressing concern over hundreds of Sikh youths detained in jails, the party general secretary said that neither the Akali nor the Congress government ever thought of providing them legal assistance whereas the Congress CM had announced to provide legal assistance to the tainted policemen, in addition to free service being rendered by the litigation cell of the police since the inception of the Akali government.

Giving details of the future action plan, Mr Lohara disclosed that the Dal would initiate mass contact programme and launch an agitation to expose the government after Mr Simranjit Mann, President, SAD(A), returned to state on June 16.



MCPI flays CM’s statement
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has condemned the statement of the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in which he had said to do everything possible to defend the policemen involved in various acts of omissions and commissions in their fight against terrorism.

The state secretary of the party, Mr Kuldip Singh, said in a statement here today that the Chief Minister was trying to appease the police which had already become a privileged lot, thanks to the terrorism and policies of successive governments of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal. Rather than blindly supporting the police officers, charged with heinous crimes, the government should look into the misdeeds of those officials also who had amassed crores of rupees under the garb of fighting terrorism, he said. “Now it is a known fact that some of these police personnel engineered false encounters, tortured innocent persons and resorted to dubious means and unlawful methods to squeeze the money and to secure awards and higher posts,” he added.

The MCPI functionary asked the Chief Minister not to defend those police personnel with tainted record and those who had committed atrocities just to mint money. 



The Doabias who did the region proud

No city or town was built in day, not just Rome. A metro becomes a symbol through sustaining of image. The factors of formation elicit notice. The forces of transformation excite curiosity. Ludhiana is the collective creation of its past and present residents. Some individuals have made a distinct impact on the quality of growth. A few have brought about visible changes. The role of Doabias is noticeable in all fields of constructive activities — industry, trade, commerce and business, education, medicines, science, engineering and research. We recall the persons and the contribution of prominent Doabias. Hailing from Basti Guzan (Jalandhar), Dr Mohammed Jahangir Khan, as Principal, best served the region. He inspired generations in the subcontinent. He glorifies our academic history. Principal G.D. Sondhi (Government College, Lahore), hailed from Jalandhar. Being a philosophical friend and academic guide of Principal H.C. Kathpalia, he managed and materialised the concept of Asian Games. He did the rare honour to Ludhiana by holding the XVIth All-India Amateur Athletics here.

Think of Dr M.S. Randhawa (Bodal-Hoshiarpur). He did for Ludhiana which few would equal in times to come. As the second Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural university, he built its status, widened scope, raised standards and enriched the library. He gave the city its Rose Garden. As the second president of the Punjabi Sahit Academy, he furthered the legacy of Bhai Jodh Singh and diversified its activities. Incidentally, former presidents Dr S.S. Johl (Jandiala-Jalandhar) and Mr A.S. Pooni (Banga-Nawanshahar) added to the glory of the academy. The incumbent president, Dr Surjit Pattar, noted poet and academician, belongs to Pattar village (Kapurthala). Popular usage changed Pattar into Patar. Dr Parminder Singh who has worked as general secretary with almost all the previous presidents, hails from Hoshiarpur. To him goes the credit of pursuing the construction and running of Punjabi bhavan.

Many former and working principals belong to Doaba. The list includes Principals M.C. Sharma, Piara Singh, N.K. Kalia, G.S. Mann, Mrs Harrinder Dhillon, Mrs Harmit Kaur, besides others.

World famous Rice-breeder Dr G.S. Khush (Rurki-Jalandhar) is a rare image-maker of Ludhiana being a most eminent alumnus of Government Agricultural College. From Philippines to Israel , he is a living legend of agriculture. In the entire western hemisphere he is adored as a positivist who fights hunger as an agricultural missionary. He is a universal rice-wizard. Doaba has contributed Dr G.S. Kalkat (V.C.), Dr A.S. Atwal (wheat wizard) besides other stalwarts. We have a long list of engineers, doctors, journalists, scholars. Poet Aziz Parihar has the distinction of editing the journal Urdu Alive, the only one of its kind. Urdu short story writer Kewal Dheer belongs to Doaba. Punjabi poet Pritam Dass Thakur has popularised poetry on a mass scale, walking and cycling to far off villages in several states. He recites from memory, an amazing feat. The Sehgals of Jalandhar established Dr Labhu Ram & Sons at Chaura Bazaar. They made history in photography. Noted scholars Dr Trilochan Singh, Dr Gurmukh Singh Bedi hailed from Mansurpur and Banga, respectively.

A repeat was done in the art of confectionary. Khushi Ram and his five brothers left Jalandhar for Ludhiana in 1932. They introduced moti choor, besides the balloo shahi. Khushi Ram became a legend in sweetmeats.

M.S. Cheema



Case registered after 14 months
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 13
More than 14 months after a Ludhiana-based woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped twice by two men with the help of a woman near Jarhtoli village, the Dehlon police has booked three persons in the case and arrested all of them.

The case was registered after an inquiry by the SP(D), Jagraon. Prior to this, an inquiry by Mr P.S. Goraya, former DSP, Mullanpur Dakha, had also indicted the three accused.

According to Jagraon police sources, the three accused arrested in the case were Harwinder Kaur, Baljinder Singh and Kuldip Singh.

The victim, mother of two children, belonged to Jarhtoli village and was living with her in-laws at Ludhiana. She was coming to the city from her village when the accused woman offered her lift in her car. Two other accused were also in the car who later raped the victim.

According to the FIR, the victim kept quiet for one day as she was too shocked to react. Next evening, the three accused reached her house and told her that she was wanted by the Dehlon police in a narcotics smuggling case. The woman was forcibly taken away by them claiming that they were police personnel. She was again raped by them.

Later, the woman reported the matter to the police. The accused pleaded innocence. The Jagraon police ordered an inquiry and now, more than 14 months after the incident, a case has been registered.



Daylight robbery in Krishna Nagar
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 13
The Civil Lines police has registered a case under Section 392 of the IPC in connection with an armed robbery in Krishna Nagar yesterday afternoon. Mr Gagan Preet Singh, a resident of the colony, had complained to the police yesterday that Sonu, accompanied by two of his cronies, who were not known to him, came to his house at about 2 pm and snatched Rs 4,000, two gold bracelets and a pair of silver anklets at pistol point before escaping.

Rape accused held: The Dehlon police yesterday registered a case under Sections 376, 506 and 120-B of the IPC on the complaint of Ms Baljit Kaur, a resident of Basant Nagar, against Baljinder Singh, a resident of Dehlon, Kuldip Singh, a resident of Jartauli village falling under the Dehlon police station, and Harwinder Kaur, a resident of Jartauli village. The complainant had alleged that the accused, Baljinder Singh and Kuldip Singh, with the assistance of Harwinder Kaur, had raped her.

The police has arrested Harwinder Kaur while the search is on for the main accused.

Fraud alleged: The Division No 7 police has registered a case of fraud under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Shakuntla Devi, a resident of Labour Colony, Jamalpur, against Ram Lal and Dinesh Kumar, residents of a slum near Sant Fateh Singh Nagar on the Dugri road. The complainant had stated that she had bought a plot from the accused and made the full payment. But the accused forged the papers. The accused also didn’t returned the money to her.

Dowry case: The Sadar police, on the statement of Ms Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Passi Nagar, Phullanwal village, has registered a case of alleged beating and harassment for more dowry under Sections 452, 323, 406, 498-A and 34 of the IPC, against Davinder Kumar, Mohan Lal,, residents of Abdullapur Basti, Ludhiana. The complainant has stated that she had been married to Davinder Kumar but had been living with her parents following frequent quarrels with her husband who had been demanding more dowry. She further alleged that the accused came to her parents house on June 11 and beat her up and ran away.

Bigamy alleged: The Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case of bigamy under Sections 419 and 493 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Sita Devi, a resident of Harkirat Pura, against Raj Kumar. The complainant had stated that she had been duped by the accused who married her by concealing his first marriage. The accused had cheated her by doing so, she added. No arrest has been made so far.

Cases of beating: On the statement of Mr Mukesh Kumar, a resident of New Hargobind Nagar, the Division No 1 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC, against Sunny Kapur, a shopkeeper of Tarlok Nath Malhotra Market in Chaura Bazar. The complainant had alleged that the accused intercepted him on Wednesday, beat him up and also threatened him.

The Haibowal police, on the statement of Mr Balwinder Singh, a resident of Partap Singh Walla village, has registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Surinder Singh, Gurdev Singh, Sona, Lakhwinder Singh, Chanan Singh and his wife, Surinder singh and his wife, residents of the same village. The complainant had alleged that the accused intercepted him on the way, beat him up and also threatened him. No arrest has been made so far.

The Sahnewal police yesterday registered a case under Sections 323 and 341 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Nandpur village, against Jassi and Lucky. The complainant had stated that the accused intercepted him on Wednesday and beat him up. No arrest has been made so far.

The Sadar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 341, 323, 511, 148 and 149 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Sandeep Kumar, a resident of grain market in Nawanshahr, against five unknown car-borne persons. The complainant had stated to the police that while he was going in his car to Nawanshahr yesterday, these persons intercepted near the Hardy World on the Jalandhar road and beat him up. The accused who were travelling in car (PB-02AC-353), fled the scene after beating him.

The Division No 7 police has registered a case on the statement of Mr Mohinder Singh, a resident of mohalla Indira Puri, under Sections 341,323 and 34 of the IPC, against Amrik Singh, Balvir Singh and Gurmeet Singh, who reside in the same colony The complainant had stated that the accused intercepted him on the night of June 10 and beat him up. No arrest has been made so far.

The Basti Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case under Sections 334,341 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Paramjit Kaur, against Mandeep Singh, Paramjit Singh and Deepi, residents of Meharban village. The complainant had alleged that the accused forcibly stopped her near the Meharban octroi post on Tuesday and caught from her crest.

The Sahnewal police yesterday registered a case under sections 323 and 341 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Mehar Singh, resident of Mangli Uchi village, against Jora Singh, a resident of the same village. The complainant had alleged that the accused intercepted him near the village gurdwara on the afternoon of June 9 and beat him up.

The Sudhar police registered a case under Sections 323,325 and 34 of the IPC yesterday on the statement of Mr Major Singh, a residents of Hans Kalan village, against Budh Singh, and Ajmer Singh, residents of Sujapur village. The complainant had alleged that because of a minor dispute over votes, the accused beat him up with lathis on June 10 at about 7.15 pm. No arrest has been made so far.

In another case, the Sudhar police has registered a case on the statement of Mr Balwinder Singh, a resident of Sujapur village, under Sections 447, 427, 511, 506 and 34 of the IPC against Baldev Singh and Nirmal Singh, residents of the same village, Dalip Singh, a resident of Hans Kalan village and some of their cronies. The complainant had alleged that due to a land dispute, the accused beat him up on June 4 at Sujapur village. The accused had also threatened to kill him, added the complainant.

Poppy husk seized: The Sudhar police yesterday arrested Arbinder Singh alias Lucky from Sehjad village with 20 kg of poppy husk and booked him under Sections 15,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

Fraud alleged: The Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case under Sections 420 , 406 and 506 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Mukhtiar Singh Dhillon, a resident of Sector 22-D, Chandigarh, against Rohit Chopra, a resident of New Shakti Nagar in Basti Jodhewal. The complainant had alleged that he had given Rs 30,000 to the accused for preparing some CDs. But the accused neither prepared the CDs nor returned his money and thus committed a fraud on him. Mr Amrik Singh, ASI, is investigating.

Excise Act violations: The Divisions No 5 and 6 police have registered two cases each yesterday under the Excise Act.

While the Division No 5 police arrested Sohan Lal, a resident of Jawahar Nagar, and Ranjeet Singh, a resident of Abdullapur Basti, on the charge of drinking at a public place near the Dhian Singh Complex and booked them under the Excise Act, the Division No 6 police arrested Bhola, a resident of Dhokan mohalla from near Guru Nanak park at Cheema chowk, and seized 20 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession.

In the other case, Raj Kumar, alias Chhotu, a resident of Abdullapur Basti, was arrested and 24 bottles of IMFL whisky.

Held for jamming traffic: Continuing the drive to ensure smooth traffic, a number of cases were registered under Section 283 of the IPC at different police stations yesterday.

The Division No 4 police arrested Raj Kumar, a resident of mohalla Fateh Ganj on the charge of parking his three-wheeler on the road in the area and jamming the traffic. Another person, Wariam Singh, a resident of New Shimla Puri, was arrested by the police of the same division on the charge of parking his Tata-609 truck on the road and jamming the traffic.

The Division No 5 police yesterday arrested two migrants from UP, Raju, and Panch Dev, both residing near the Durga Mata Mandir, Jagraon bridge, and booked them under Sections 283 and 160 of the IPC. The accused were quarreling on the road as a result of which traffic on the road had been jammed.

The Haibowal police also arrested yesterday, Ramu, a resident of Ladian Kalan village, and booked him on the charge of parking his tractor-trailer on the road and jamming the traffic.

Purse nicked: On the statement of Ms Bhupinder Kaur, a resident of Phase-II, Dugri, that while her car was parked in front of KVM School on Wednesday, her purse, which was lying in the car and which contained Rs 10,000, a cheque book and some important documents, had been nicked by someone. 



Married woman raped 
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 13
The Dehlon police on the complaint of a married woman of Basant Nagar Street, Lohara, registered a case under Sections 376, 506 and 120-B, IPC, that she was raped allegedly by Baljinder Singh of Dehlon and Kuldip Singh, alias Neela, of Jadtoli.

According to a press note released here by Mr M.S. Chhina, SSP, the complainant was on the way to her in-laws’ house from Jadtoli to Ludhiana when Harvinder Kaur of Jadtoli met her and offered her lift in a car and later on brought the complainant to a residential house in Dehlon village where the accused raped the complainant. The complaint was investigated by Mr Paramjit Singh, DSP, Dakha, and Mr Gurdev Singh, SP(D).

All the three accused, Harvinder Kaur, Baljinder Singh and Kuldip Singh, alias Neela, have been arrested. Kaka Singh, owner of the house, has absconded.


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