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Five get life term
Were convicted of killing their daughter-in-law
Our Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 31
The Court of Additional Sessions Judge, Ranjit Kumar Jain, has convicted five persons of a family on the charge of killing a woman, identified as Varinder Kaur. Those convicted include the victim’s mother-in-law, Manmohan Kaur, father-in-law Jaswant Singh, brothers-in-law Inderpal Singh, Ravinder Singh and sister-in-law Satwinder Kaur.

The court sentenced them to undergo life imprisonment. They have also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 each. A case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against the accused at the Model Town police station on May 8, 2002, following a complaint by the victim’s brother, Charanjit Singh.

The complainant had stated that his sister got married to Inderjit Singh of Punjab Mata Nagar about seven years ago. The couple had two children. There was a property dispute in her in-laws family. It was alleged that the victim’s husband was demanding his share in the property. Following this, the accused nursed a grudge against the couple.

On May 8, 2002, about 11 am, when the victim was alone at home, she rang up her brother seeking help as she was apprehending danger to life. The complainant and his uncle Amarjit Singh Bhatia went to the victim’s house. But Varinder Kaur had already died. Two of the accused were apprehended at the spot while others were arrested later.


Objectionable e-mail
Unidentified person booked
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
A day after an anonymous email sent to 524 government schools created a stir in the education department, the police today swung into action and registered a case against unidentified person for creating a fake e-mail account of the district coordinator and sending objectionable mail to teachers.

Narinder Saggar, a resident of Prem Nagar, Civil Lines, who works as the district coordinator at the mini-secretariat, stated in his complaint that someone created a fake e-mail account in his name (saggar.sag@gmail.com) and sent objectionable e-mail to 524 government schools.

The e-mail contains the message “Computer adhyapaka te madama da grade pay (5,000) vadhan ker ke hava kharab ho gaya hai.” The computer teachers and the female staff have become arrogant after hike in their grade pay.

A case has been registered against the unknown person under Sections 66-A, 66-E and 67-A of the IT Act, 2000, and Section 294 of the IPC.

Vinod Kumar, SHO, Division No 4 police station, suspects the role of an insider behind the incident. "No one else can get a benefit out of it. Someone has conspired against him. However, we are probing the case from all angles. We will also take the assistance of the cyber crime branch in Mohali to crack the case," said Vinod Kumar.



parking in service lanes
Provide paid parking facility: HC to MC
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 31
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to provide paid parking facility to residents in the earmarked parking spaces along Ferozepur Road in the city.

Disposing of a bunch of petitions, including the one filed by Dr Balbir Singh Sidhu, the bench of Justices Surya Kant and RP Nagrath asked the MC to issue a notice inviting tenders for the allotment of paid parking spaces within three days and finalise the tenders within two weeks.

Based on a report submitted by local commissioners appointed by the HC, the orders made it clear that only a specified number of vehicles would be allowed to be parked in each parking space for a maximum period of two hours.

"The traffic police will impound the vehicles parked in the designated parking space beyond two hours. The impounded vehicles will not be released without paying a fine of Rs 1,000, besides other penal action,” the court directions stated.

Providing some relief to shopkeepers and commercial establishments, the HC said owners of these establishments would be allowed to park vehicles during working hours. They will have to shell out Rs 100 per day to avail of the facility.

Making it clear that the earmarked parking spaces will not be permitted to be used by people visiting malls, restaurants, hotels, resorts, multiplexes or other big commercial establishments, the HC bench ordered that all such establishments would have to provide their own dedicated parking space on their premises. As per the orders, all such big commercial establishments will submit revised building plans to provide dedicated parking space on their premises, duly signed by an architect.

“The MC will decide all such matters within four days. The seals on these building will be broken if the revised plan is in accordance with the building bylaws," the judges observed while adding a rider that establishments will have to give an undertaking that dedicated parking space will be provided within a month.

Taking a note of customers visiting shops and commercial establishments, the HC extended the period of short-term parking to one hour.



Sale of commercial sites elicits poor response
PUDA manages to sell only 10 sites for Rs 1.53 crore
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 31
The sale of commercial sites under the optimum use of vacant government land scheme by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) through public auction held here today evoked a poor response as out of 73 commercial sites proposed to be put under the hammer, only 10 were sold for Rs 1.53 crore.

RK Popli, Estate Officer, who conducted the auction with Additional Chief Administrator Baldev Singh, said seven shops in the commercial complex developed on Old Jail Road and three shops in Old Tehsil Complex in Samrala were sold at a premium of about 10 per cent.

A shop on Old Jail Road in Ludhiana, having a floor area of 27.87 square yards and a reserve price of Rs 59,627 per square yard, was auctioned for Rs 80,000 per square yard. Similarly, a commercial site in Old Tehsil Complex in Samrala was sold at the highest bid of Rs 44,700 per square yard against its reserve price of Rs 39,418 per square yard.

Among the commercial sites which had no takers were 15 SCOs and shops in Old District Courts, Ludhiana, four SCO sites and three shops on Old Jail Road, Ludhiana, six booths in Old Tehsil Complex in Payal, eight SCO sites in place of PWD Rest House, Kohara, 11 SCO sites and two shops in Old Tehsil Complex, Samrala.

Going by the offer made for the sale through public auction by PUDA, the unsold sites put together, commanded a reserve price of a little more than Rs 60 crore. In other words, PUDA could realise just about a fraction of what it intended to mop up with the sale of commercial sites developed in vacant government land in Ludhiana, Samrala, Payal and Kohara.

Even though PUDA officials attribute lack of response from the buyers for commercial sector to recessionary trends in the real estate market and general slowdown, the ources in the real estate sector point out that the reserve price fixed by PUDA for the sites put on offer was unrealistic and on a very high side.



Labourer dies as wall collapses in Moti Nagar
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
A 20-year-old labourer was killed after a wall caved in at Gajja Jain Colony in Moti Nagar. The incident took place last evening when the deceased, Rajiv Kumar, was dismantling a portion of an under construction house with a hammer.

Instead of breaking the wall from the top, he started creating a hole at the base. Rajiv was trapped under the debris. He was rushed to the Christian Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries today. Hailing from Bihar, Rajiv was living at migrant quarters on Tajpur Road.

The police has initiated inquest proceeding under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Man suffers a fall, dies

A man died after falling from an under-construction building near Sessions Chowk today. The incident took place at 1.30 pm. The victim, Raj Kumar (35), a native of Bihar, lost balance and suffered a fall. He was rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC& H ) where he was declared brought dead. SHO Ranjit Singh said he was investigating the matter. He said the deceased was not a labourer. On September 30, a worker had died and two others had suffered injuries while removing a scaffolding.



Three food samples fail quality test
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
The three samples of eatables collected from different places in the month of May have failed the quality test. Food safety officer, Ludhiana, Manoj Khosla said: “The samples that failed the quality test include a samosa from the canteen of the Judicial Complex. A sample of ice-cream collected from McDonald in Doraha also failed the quality test. The fat content in the ice-cream was 5.5 instead of 10.''

District health officer, Ludhiana, said: "A mid-day meal sample which was collected on May 2 also failed the purity test. We are regularly monitoring the quality of mid-day meals. Action will be taken against defaulters under the Food Safety and Standard Act."



Regular studies key to success, say city toppers
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
Scoring CGPA 10 gives an edge to a student when it comes to their academic career. We spoke to some of the students as to how they prepared for the exams and their success mantra.

"I give credit to regular studies for my good scores," said Raghav Aneja from KVM School. "One must attend all the formative assessment tests and score A1. If you get A2 grade in a particular summative assessment test you a good overall result," he said.

"Tuitions are a big no-no," said Gursimranjit Singh, a student of Guru Nanak Public School. "Self-study is more important and I don't think there is any need for tuitions in Class X. One should always study with a fresh mind," he said. "Although some of my classmates used to stay away from extra-curricular activities in Class X but I think one should participate in the exams regularly," he said.

Ghazal Jain, another top scorer from KVM School, said: "it is the hardwork that pays." "It is all about concentration," she said. "You don't have to spend a lot of time in studies but whatever time you devote, you must study with full focus and concentration," she said. "Spending one hour of studies with complete concentration is enough," she said.

Gurkirat Singh Sekhon from Guru Nanak International School said that one should participate in extra-curricular activities, including sports. "One gets fresh and active in addition to the health benefits from sports," he said. He is also a basketball player and did not take any tuition classes.

Kanav Sharma said, "Scoring CGPA 10 is not difficult to achieve. One or two hours are enough for regular studies and during exams one can spend three to four hours."

Harsahib Singh from Ryan International School said it was the dedicated effort that got him the success. "I used to study in evening and will continue to do that," he said. "There is no need for tuitions," he said.

"One should have limited access to social media, watching TV and using internet," said Mehak Sablok from BCM Arya Model School. "Giving half an hour to each subject on regular basis can fetch best scores," she said.



world no tobacco day
Tobacco ruined their life
Anupam Bhagria
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
A 35-year-old mason, resident of Kamalpura village in Ludhiana district started consuming Zarda at the age of 10 years has fallen in grip of Alveolus cancer (jaw bone cancer). Father of four, Karamchand said, "I got to know about it a few years ago when I got some boils in my mouth. I tried desi medicine for a few months together which completely damaged my jaw bone and increased my trouble manifolds."

Now he is being treated by Dr Devinder Singh Sandhu, a city-based Cancer superspecialist, who said, "We had to perform a major surgery on his jaw and more than half of the jawbone was removed. Father of four, Rajkumar is still not able to eat chapati and is on semi-solid diet.

Worst is the case of 47-year-old Rajkumar, labourer at a brick kiln and a beedi smoker, who became the victim of lung cancer. Father of six children, he is a resident of Barnada village and is at fourth stage of lung cancer.

He followed his father in smoking when he was only 12. Smoking ruined his health badly. But still he could not stop smoking. He said, "I know I am very sick. Thank God there is no pain no. but I have no money left with me for my treatment. It seems that earlier, I was smoking beeri. Nut now beedi is smoking my life. I am unable to stop it. I appeal to the public in general not to indulge in his bad habit ever."

Do's and don'ts

  • Do not use tobacco in any form like beedi, cigarette, paan, jarda, "naswar" etc
  • Do not use alcohol
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables preferably organic ones.
  • Ladies are 1.5 times more prone to tobacco related cancer than that of men.
  • Once treatment starts, shun away tobacco products, otherwise one may get in trap of any other type of cancer also.



Give up those cancer sticks
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
District health department today observed World No Tobacco Day at Government Senior Secondary School (Multipurpose) Cinema Road, Ludhiana. On this occasion ADC (Development) was the chief guest.

The students took the pledge for not using any tobacco product during their life. While addressing the students, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana Dr Subhash Batta told students about different diseases which occur due to usage of tobacco products. While District Education Officer, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, said sale of tobacco products at public places is banned. On this occasion, an exhibition was also held depicting the ill-effects of tobacco products and students took keen interest in it.

While Rotary Club, Ludhiana Greater, observed World No Tobacco Day here today at Jamalpur market. It was inaugurated by Dr Sanjiv Uppal head and Dr Rajan Thind, Amanpreet Singh the treasurer of the club was also present on the occasion.

President of the market Iqbal Singh, Secretary Anil Garg etc were also present on the occasion. The club members burnt the pouches of tobacco, jarda, bidis and took vow to educate at least five people each about the ill-effects of the tobacco. Dr RBS Thind, a dental surgeon, told the audience that India leads in oral cancer and tobacco was the major cause for this. At this time all the gathering was given flowers placed in ash trays by Dr thind.

While in another function, NIMA, Ludhiana & AASHA TB PROJECTS ATP organised an interactive session at a local hosiery to mark "Anti Tobacco Day.

While interacting with those present Dr Surinder Gupta said that de-addiction cannot come from Hospitals and with medicines, it is only possible from society itself. A minimal effort can save the precious life of a person, if he is guided honestly.



Over 100 saplings burnt
MC, forest dept feign ignorance
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
In this scorching heat when forest experts advise to irrigate the saplings and plants to save them from the heat, the authorities have been “burning” the saplings. A large number of saplings along with Ferozepur Road, planted by the forest department have been burnt during bid to burn weeds.

A number of workers were seen burning the weeds in the green belt area along with the Ferozepur Road on Thursday.

Ironically, this is mystery that who deputed the workers to burn the weeds as neither officials of the forest department nor municipal corporation admitted the workers were belonged to them. The area of green belt lay under municipal corporation but the forest department is responsible for plantation and look after the plants.

It has been learnt that from Veterinary Hospital to the PAU Gate No 2, more than 100 saplings were burnt badly. With the high temperature of fire leafs of the plants were burnt.

Mohan Singh, Assistant Forest Officer said, "We don't think that someone intentionally set afire. It would have broken out accidentally as someone throws a cigarette after smoking. We will irrigate the affected plats to save them. If the only leafs are damaged than there are chances to save them."

District Forest officer, Daljit Singh Brar said, "We are not aware that who set afire the plants and what was the intention. We always campaigned against such actions.

When asked from Mayor, Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, "I am not aware about the incident. But if it happened then I am sure workers cannot be from the municipal corporation. Moreover, the area is under the beatification project. We will replace the existing green belt with new beautiful green belt.”



Trust to hand over Bhagat Singh Nagar scheme to MC
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 31
Decks have been cleared for handing over 475 acres Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar scheme of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on Pakhowal road to the Municipal Corporation for maintenance.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting of the trustees of the LIT convened by the chairman RK Verma today.

The MC had approved a proposal to this effect already in its general house meeting earlier this month. In a rather unprecedented move, the MC had given its nod to a proposal to take over Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagal colony even before the LIT, which had developed the scheme could make a move to hand over the colony to the MC for maintenance under the provisions of the Punjab Regional Town and Development Act.

On the basis of an assessment of incomplete and proposed development works of emergency nature in the colony, the LIT was undertaken to make a one-time payment of Rs 9 crore to the MC which will be spent on repair and strengthening of roads, expansion of water supply and sewerage network and providing other amenities to the residents of the colony.

Placing on record, the untiring efforts of Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, SAD-B councillor from Ward No 59, towards the colony being handed over to the MC, the residents of the area today felicitated him.



Independent councillors allege discrimination in development works
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 31
If the independent councillors in the mega city are to be believed, they are being discriminated in the allotment and execution of development projects from councillor's quota while the top officials of the Municipal Corporation stoutly refute the allegations saying political affiliation of a councillor has no role to play in the development works which are purely need-based.

Charging the civic administration with showing a bias against the wards represented by independent councillors, they have threatened to launch an agitation and stage protest against the MC if no action was initiated within next 10 days for preparation of estimates of development works in their wards.

In a memorandum submitted to the MC Commissioner RK Verma here today, the independent councillors from Ward Numbers 19, 24, 26, 32, 33, 37, 38, 40 and 73 alleged that their repeated pleas for preparation of estimates for development works in their respective wards from out of quota fixed for each councillor, had failed to evoke any response.

The councillors claim that residents in their wards were suffering due to poor water supply, bad roads, inadequate sewerage network and poor upkeep of parks while attributing the step-motherly treatment of the MC towards them to the losing candidates of the ruling alliance, which were rejected by the people during the last civic elections.

However, sources in the SAD-BJP combine in the MC assert that development works were being carried out in the entire city based on merit and actual requirement of the people as well as the available financial resources of the civic body. "What the independent councillors want is credit for the ongoing development works which were planned and commenced before they were elected, and the allegation of political interference is totally baseless," said a senior SAD-B councillor requesting not to be identified.



dhussi bandh
‘Sand-laden vehicles pose danger to bundh’
Our Correspondent

Machiwara May 31
Several residents of Sansowal, Milkwal, Issapur villages and some other areas are up in arms against the administration as they alleged that the administration had failed to take any action against the illegal sand mining in the area from the river Sutlej near Behloor Khurd village that falls in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.

Jasvir Singh sarpanch, Milkwal, Raj Singh sarpanch, Sansowal Khurd, Gurdev Singh sarpanch, Sansowal Kalan, Ladha Singh former sarpanch, Sansowal Khurd, Waryam Singh sarpanch, Issapur, alleged that this area falls into Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and the sand-laden vehicles that pass through the roads of Ludhiana villages around Machiwara cause damage to the roads.

They said heavy sand-laden trucks and tippers pass through Dhussi Bundh roads and pose a danger to this bundh on several points and can be dangerous in the coming rainy season as often floods occur in the area and the bundh is weak on several places. It is worthless to say that in 1988, heavy floods had rocked the area and there were heavy losses due to the breaking of Dhussi Bundh on some places.

The residents of the area said the contractor is extracting sand from the flowing water of the river with machines and this can cause a danger to the bundh. The villagers have also threatened to go to the High Court if the administration fails to stop this illegal practice.

When SDM, Samrala, was contacted in this regard, he make it clear that this although falls in SBS Nagar it had approval from the government. He said they had asked about enquiries from the concerned department about damage to the bundh and confirmed that there will be no big threat to the bundh as per enquiry report. He also said the concerned contractor will repair the bundh site if there is any damage. He added that he will look into the matter for public interest.

When Vinod Chaudhry, chief of the irrigation department, was contacted, he said he has directed to cancel the approval of passing the vehicles through Dhussi Bandh roads and approvals will be cancelled immediately.



Do slide testing for ruling out malaria: Experts
Anupam Bhagria
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
For ruling out malaria, always go for slide testing and do not rely on card testing. This was said by instructed Dr Vijay Sharma, Deputy Director Malaria, Punjab, while addressing doctors at Chritstian Medical College and Hospital during an interactive session organised while keeping in view the forthcoming season of malaria and dengue.

Deputy Director said from this season an employee of health department will be deputed at CMCH for collecting slides of Malaria suspected patients, however the testing will be done by the staff of CMCH in its laboratory. Next day the reports of these tests will be sent to the health department.

The interactive session was presided over by Dr Subhash Batta, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana Dr Kanwal Masih Medical Superintendent, CMC, along with faculty of community medicine, microbiology and medicine were also present there. While district epidemiologist Dr Puneet Juneja and Dr Anil Verma represented the Civil Surgeon Office for sharing the output of the health department regarding malaria and dengue for the district.



Cop caught consuming liquor on duty

Ludhiana, May 31
One policeman deputed at the Civil Hospital was caught consuming liquor, while its in charge was found missing from duty during a surprise check conducted by the SHO Division No 2. Harjit Singh, who was consuming liquor, fled from the scene after being spotted the SHO Gurpreet Singh, while in charge Jasvir Singh was absent from duty.

SHO Gurpreet Singh reported the matter to his seniors, following which a suspension proceeding was initiated. Constable Baljit and Shamsher received as rap as they were found asleep on duty. — TNS



Parents allege cheating by school authorities

Ludhiana, May 31
Parents of students at a private school, located on the Chandigarh Road, have alleged the school authorities for cheating on them as the school does not have affiliation to any board.

They complained that the school claims have affiliation with the CBSE and have even put up a huge board claiming the same but in reality it does not have any affiliation and has patched up with another school near Doraha district. Parents have written letters to the Regional office, CBSE, Panchkula, Delhi, Controller of examinations and the HRD Ministry. — TNS




Appointment hailed

A delegation of Knitwear Club under the leadership of Darshan Dawar, president extended heartiest congratulations to Satish Sharma Showman Associates Pvt Ltd for his appointment as Advisory Member of Central Board of Film certification. Dawar said that it is really an honor for our city. He has been appointed by Manish Tewari, Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Satish Sharma assured that he will give his best to this prestigious assignment.

Proposal approved

A delegation of united Cycle & Parts Manufacturers Association under the leadership of Gurmeet Singh Kular, president UCPMA attended the 23rd China International Bicycle & Motor fair 2013 from May 6 to 9. A proposal was sent to the MSME Government of India, New Delhi, for the approval and sanction of the financial assistance under the International scheme. The proposal has been accepted.


Kedar Nath, Deputy General Manager has joined as Chief Regional Head of Indian Overseas Bank in Ludhiana on Friday. Previously, he was posted at head of the DGM Branch in New Delhi. Earlier, Nath worked at all the major cities of South, including Chennai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. Nath had joined IOB in 1985 as Probationary Officer (PO).


Members of organisations including RMSA, PTA and others honoured Sanjiv Thapar, principal, Government Senior Secondary Model School, PAU, at the school for his contribution to the field of education. In a joint statement, the organisations stated that Thapar worked honestly as a teacher and is working even harder and tirelessly as the principal of the school. Because of his efforts, the school is progressing well, and students are also bringing laurels by performing well in academics, he said.

Development of Ambedkar Bhawan

Rs 28 crores are being spent by the state government for the development of Ambedkar Bhawan and renovation of the ones already built. MC Commissioner, Rakesh Verma, has solicited tenders through e-tendering process. In the city, the building is being built in the area of one acre at the cost of Rs 6.07 crores in the first phase.

NGOs should join hands

Non-Governmental Organisations should participate whole-heartedly in the development of the society, said to Dr Rishipal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development). He said this while handing over some of the facilities developed by an NGO, Nitya, to Government Senior Secondary School, Bhoondri. He said everybody should come forward to hold the underprivileged.

Reservation notification

Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tewari, said notification regarding reservation of seats 928 gram panchayats from 12 blocks in the district released on May 30 was uploaded on the district website. He said during the checking, there were errors regarding the reservation of the seats for 9 sarpanches. He said that a new corrected notification has been uploaded on the website again. After the corrections, seat of Lodhiwal sarpanch in Jagraon Block is reserved for women, and not general. In Parziyan village, seat is general, not reserved for women. Seat in Beeja village of Khanna block, is reserved for women. Seat in Nasrali village is general. Seat in Chak Sarai village would be reserved for women. Seat in Bhadlan Neecha village would be reserved for reserved categories. Seat in Lalheri village of the block would be women from reserved category. Seat in Khanpur Bet village of Ludhiana-II block would be reserved for women and seat in Valipur village in the block would be general according to the corrections in the notifications.

City girl brings laurels

A model by Rajvinder Kaur, a class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Kot Mangal Singh, has been chosen to be exhibited at the national-level. Her guide for the model, Sukhdarshan Singh, said the advanced farming methods for saving natural resources like water and increasing the yield have been shown in the model.


A meeting of Asian Club was organised at Sarabha Nagar. It was presided over by Sukhminder Singh. Discussions about the seminar about astrology and free camp on June 30 were held on the occasion. — TNS



nris murder
Police finds vital clues
Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 31
The Dehlon police has initiated probe into the brutal murder of a septuagenarian NRI whose decomposed body was recovered from his room at his big house at Mehma Singh Wala village in Ludhiana district near here last night.

The body was recovered by villagers led by civic body chief after one of the brothers of the deceased settled in the United Kingdom informed him that the victim had not attended court hearings for two days in the past 10 days and calls made on his phone went unanswered.

Though the police is yet to ascertain exact reason behind the murder yet some old rivalry is suspected to be main reason as the assailants had not taken away cash and valuables from the room.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurpreet Singh Sikand, informed that the Dehlon police had booked unknown persons under Section 302 of the IPC for allegedly murdering Kulwant Singh Grewal, an NRI from Mehma Singh Wala village.

The murder could have yet remained unnoticed for some more days, had younger brother of the deceased Charanjit Singh not informed Joginder Singh, one of relatives of the deceased and sarpanch of the village last night.

According to the complaint lodged by Joginder Singh with the police, Charanjit Singh had informed that Kulwant Singh, who was supposed to attend court hearings in connection with a case at a court in Ludhiana had not been seen by anybody for about a week.

Having failed to find the whereabouts of Kulwant Singh from his relatives, the villagers led by Joginder Singh entered the house by scaling the wall and were shocked to learn that his badly decomposed body was lying in a pool of blood in his room.

Investigations revealed that the victim had been killed with sharp edged weapons and the assailants had ransacked the room before fleeing from back door. As the suspects had not taken away cash and valuables it is suspected that old rivalry or dispute is reason behind the murder.

Investigations further revealed that the deceased and one of his brothers, Jaswant Singh Grewal, were fighting a legal case at a court in Ludhiana and both had come to their native village recently. While Kulwant reached India in February, Jaswant was told have reached here on May 13.

Jaswant told the police that he had gone to Malaysia shortly after reaching India and was not in India during the suspected days of the murder.

ACP Sikand said the investigating team had received vital clues to the crime but the same could not be discloses at this juncture as it would affect the investigations adversely.



Youth booked for kidnapping minor
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 31
The Ladhowal police has booked a youth for kidnapping a 17-year-old girl on the pretext of marriage. The victim’s father said that Sonu kidnapped had his daughter from Chitti Colony.

He came to know about the incident when his daughter did not return home.

The girl's father reported the matter to the police following which the police registered a kidnapping case and started the hunt to nab the accused.

Dowry: 3 booked

An NRI groom and his parents have been booked for usurping dowry articles of a woman.

The accused has been identified as Varinder Singh Tiwana, Gian Singh and Gurjindr Kaur, all are the residents of Patiala.

According to victim's father, Upinder Singh Gill, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, her daughter got married to Varinder Singh in 2010. He said that Varinder went to Canada along with his family and usurped the dowry articles of his daughter. Upinder's daughter reported the matter to the police following which a case was registered.

Swindler nabbed

The city police has nabbed a swindler, who was conning innocent women in Jamalpur and surrounding area by stating that their kin have met with an accident.

After taking them on their motorcycle he used to leave them at a distance and return to their houses and decamp with cash and gold ornaments. The swindler had created panic in Mundian, Jamalpur and surrounding areas by his repeated strikes.

The accused has been identified as Shiv Kumar alias Shubu, a resident of Harkirat Nagar was nabbed by police following a tip-off.

ADCP-IV NK Sharma, while giving details about the arrest, said stolen articles, including 40gm of gold, 160gm of silver, and Rs 10,000 has been recovered from the possession of the accused. Shibu is a habitual offender. Several cases have been registered against him at the Shimlapuri, Jamalpur and Daresi police stations for conning woman.

Doctor rams car into shop

A doctor lost control over his car and rammed it into a shop located in the HE Colony in Jamalpur area.

According to the shop owner, Madan Lal, the incident took place during midnight when Lovneesh Lama, a doctor, lost control over his vehicle and rammed it in a shop.

School bus hits scooterist

A scooterist got injured after being hit by a speeding school bus at Brindawan road.

The victim identified as Parth, was returning home on his scooter, when a school bus hit his scooter from behind. Parth inturn lost control over his vehicle and fell on the road. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.



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