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Snatchers on prowl in city
Police register five cases of snatching in the past 24 hours
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
There is no stopping snatchers. The police have registered five snatching cases in the past 24 hours. In the first incident, three armed youngsters accosted a man at Vashno Devi Chowk in the Division No. 3 area and stanched his purse containing Rs 12,000 and mobile phones.

The incident took place during the early hours on Thursday. According to the complainant, Pankaj Baweja, three youngsters snatched his purse and mobile phone. He said the snatchers were armed, so he did not raise the alarm.

The Division No. 3 police have registered a snatching case against three unidentified persons and started investigation. The incident took place barely a few metres away from the police station.

In the second case, the Division No. 5 police registered a snatching case against an unidentified biker who snatched a woman’s purse on June 1. The victim, identified as Kamaljit Kaur, was on a rickshaw along with his friend Charanjit Kaur when a biker came from behind and snatched Kamaljit’s purse near Preet Palace.

She fell off the rickshaw and suffered injuries on the head. She was operated upon. The police registered a snatching case on the statement of Kamaljit’s friend and started investigation.

The third incident took place last afternoon when Sharanjit Kaur, a resident of Amritsar, was going to a relative’s house in Block I of BRS Nagar. She said a clean-shaven man riding a motorcycle snatched her purse containing mobile phones, Rs 3,500 and some important documents.

In the fourth case, the Jodhewal police booked two persons for looting Rs 10,000 from Harpreet Singh of Star City Colony in Jodhewal Basti. The accused have been identified as Dimple and Sunny, residents of Gopal Nagar and Raju Colony, respectively. They barged into Harpreet Singh’s house on June 3 and snatched Rs 10,000 from his pocket at knifepoint.

Meanwhile, two unidentified bikers snatched the chain of a woman last night. Jaspreet Kaur, a resident of Urban Estate Phase-I, Chandigarh Road, said she was standing outside her house along with her son and was talking to her husband on the mobile phone.

At around 8pm, two bikers pushed her son. When she tried to rescue him, the youth riding pillion snatched her gold chain and fled the scene.


Info panel issues warrants against MC officials
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 6
Taking serious view of the failure on the part of Public Information Officers of the Municipal Corporation to provide information sought under the Right to Information Act and remaining absent without intimation during the hearing of an appeal, the State Information Commission, Punjab, has issued bailable warrants against the Assistant Town Planner (Zone D) and the Executive Engineer (Buildings and Roads).

The commission has awarded a compensation of Rs 3,000 to the applicant for the harassment caused to him.

Taking up the appeal (case no. 2271/13) filed by a city-based advocate, Dev Raj Sharma, the State Information Commissioner (SIC), Surinder Awasthi, observed that the appellant had not been provided the information by the PIO of the MC despite repeated visits and reminders.

“Therefore, a compensation of Rs 3,000 is awarded to him under section 19 (8) b, which will be paid to him within a fortnight by a bank draft or cheque and a receipt of the same is to be sent to the commission for record,” the orders said.

The commission further noted the respondent PIO was absent during the hearing without intimation to the commission. The previous PIO, Rajinder Sharma, ATP (D), had sought the help of the PIO, HS Bhullar, Executive Engineer (B&R) Zone D, in procuring some information. “The PIOs sought time to provide the requisite information to the appellant and even after giving sufficient opportunities, both the PIOs had not complied with the provisions of the RTI Act.”

Taking cognisance of the absence of both the PIOs during the hearing, the SIC ordered that bailable warrants should be issued for the presence of both the PIOs, Rajinder Sharma, ATP (D), and HS Bhullar, XEN (B&R), Zone D, with the direction that they shall produce the relevant record relating to the appellant’s application on the next date of hearing on July 1, 2014.



Golden Temple clash
Security beefed up in city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
The city police were put on high alert after a clash between activists of the SAD (Amritsar) and the SGPC at Golden Temple in Amritsar that left six persons injured. DCP Nilambari Jagdale said security arrangements were made to tackle any eventuality and security outside all religious places was beefed up.

“We have deployed four companies of reserve battalion and paramilitary forces outside all religious places,” said the DCP.

Meanwhile, a group of youngsters pasted posters of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and offered sweetened water (chabeel) near a shopping mall on Ferozepur Road to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

However, the Amritsar clash did not have a ripple effect in the city. The situation remained calm and no untoward incident was reported here.

The police set up special police check posts on Mall Road, Ghumar Mandi, Pakhowal Road, Sarabha Nagar and other parts of the city to instil confidence in residence. They randomly searched vehicles.



Man who was stabbed 26 times dies
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
After struggling for life for nearly 10 days, Jaspreet Singh Bawa, who was stabbed 26 times with an ice pick during a brawl, succumbed to injuries at a hospital here today. The city police had arrested two persons, including Sandeep and Pankaj, following the stabbing incident. Today, the names of six more attackers were included in the FIR.

Bawa (35) was stabbed 26 times with an ice pick during a brawl outside the Pandit Prantha Wala eatery on Chauri Sarak during the night of May 27.

Bawa had gone there to resolve an issue between two groups. The victim’s father said Bawa left the house along with his friend Dheeraj on the night of May 27.

A member of Bawa’s family said one of the accused, a bank manager, was harassing the fiancee of Bawa’s friend. Both the groups reached the Pandit Prantha Wala eatery where a heated argument ensued. The bank manager and his friends allegedly stabbed Bawa 26 times with an ice pick. Bawa was admitted to the CMCH where he died today.

It was learnt that inaction by lower-rung police officials has helped the accused in destroying crucial evidence.

Sources said the footage of a CCTV camera installed at the eatery, in which the assailants were seen stabbing the victim, was also reportedly deleted by the accused.

Today, the police recorded the statement of Dheeraj, who was also injured in the attack, and converted the attempt-to-murder case (under section 307- IPC) into to a murder case under section 302 of the IPC.



Two constables arrested in Doraha
Our Correspondent

Khanna/Doraha, June 6
Two police constables posted at the Doraha police station have been arrested by the Khanna police. One of them has been arrested for selling drugs while the other has been nabbed in connection with the murder of a youth.

The police claimed to have arrested two persons, including a police constable, and recovered 40gm of drugs from their possession. A police party arrested the constable near the Gurthli bridge. Doraha SHO Rajnish Kumar said when the police party reached near the Gurthli bridge, they got a tip-off that two persons, riding a motor cycle, were carrying drugs.

The police party cordoned off the area and traced them. They recovered 40gm of contraband from Gurminder Singh, a resident of Shahpur village, who was riding pillion with constable Devinder Singh, a resident of Dulwan village.

In another incident, Dilpreet Singh, a constable posted at Doraha, was arrested in connection with the death of a person and a case under section 304 was registered against him.

The SHO said Dilpreet took Parminder Singh somewhere in his car on May 30 and the latter’s body was found on June 1. Baljit Kaur, mother of the deceased, alleged that Dilpreet had killed his son.

An inquiry revealed Dilpreet and Parminder both were drug addicts.



Food samples collected
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
The Health Department today collected 13 food samples from various part of the city. The District Health Officer, Dr Abnash Kumar, said the department today took samples of carrot marmalade and tamarind from a shop located on Brindaban Road. The samples of cottage cheese and milk were collected from a milk plant at Kanganwal village.

The samples of “Soya Nutri” and “rabri” were collected from a dhaba at Vishkarma Chowk.

Milk samples were collected from two dairies at Sita Nagar. The team collected the samples of namkeen, besan and biscuits from a department store at Subhash Nagar.

The samples were collected on the directions of Civil Surgeon Subhash Batta. These have been sent to a laboratory in Chandigarh.



Liquor served at marriage palaces
Department fixes MSP of brands
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
After many marriage palace owners were found overcharging for liquor served during parties, the Excise and Taxation Department has revised the rates according to different brands. It has fixed the maximum sale price of different brands. While earlier rate lists were issued according to different categories, now a brand wise list has been issued.

“This step has been taken after we received complaints about marriage palace and resorts owners overcharging for liquor served at the functions and parties. Now, we have marked prices according to different brands, so there is no room for them to fleece customers,” said Excise and Taxation Officer Parminder Singh.

“People can check the website, www.pextax.com, for a complete list. In case they find anybody overcharging them, they can contact the department officials,” he said.

Appreciating the step taken by the department, Manmeet Singh, a city resident, said marriage palace owners make huge profits in liquor served during parties. “It is a good step taken by the department,” he said.



Poor infrastructure cripples PUDA market
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, June 6
Allottees of the Old Jail Road Commercial Scheme of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) are a harassed lot. On one hand, the PUDA authorities have failed to provide promised basic infrastructure in the shop-cum-offices (SCOs) and shops in pocket I and II of the scheme while on the other, the allottees were being made to pay non-construction fine (NCF) for failure to carry out construction at the site within three years of allotment.

In a meeting with the Chief Administrator, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), Shruti Singh, members of Jail Road SCO and Property Owners Association maintained that the pockets I and II of the Old Jail Road PUDA market lacked basic facilities which were necessary for running business.

According to the allottees, main water line has not been provided, sewer lines are inadequate, public toilets as shown in the lay out plan have not been constructed, the green belts are lying in neglect, streetlights are non-functional and parking lot in pocket II have not been paved as was promised at the time of allotment of commercial sites in this market.

The property owners further pointed out that the market had not been provided with proper boundary wall or fencing which had led to the menace of vacant plots being used as dumping ground for garbage or else encroachment by vendors and rehris causing a lot of inconvinience for the owners of SCOs and shops.

“Apathetic attitude of the PUDA authorities towards proper development of the commercial scheme and providing promised basic infrastructure has retarded the construction work on the allotted sites as these facilities are a pre-requiste for successful running of a business,” the allottees asserted.

Kanwaljit Singh Monga, chief patron, chairman SS Ghumman and Ajit Singh Gill, president of the association, made a fervent plea with the PUDA authorities to take up the development work in pocket I and II of the market without any further delay and till the time the promised infrastructure facilities are not available, no NCF should be charged from the property owners.

Shruti Singh, CA of GLADA, told that the points raised by the allottees about the lack of infrastructure in the commercial scheme had been referred to GLADA additional chief administrator (ACA), who also looks after PUDA properties.

“The ACA has been asked to conduct a survey with the officials of the engineering branch and submit his report within one week. On the basis of his findings, appropriate action will be taken,” she added.



No science stream at govt school worries students
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Pamal, have been left in lurch due to the decision of the Education Department to close down the science stream for Classes XI and XII. The decision has been taken considering the inadequate numbers of students at school.

While the teachers will be shifted from the school to Government Senior Secondary School, Gosla, students of Class XII have been asked to take admissions in other schools.

According to sources, the school was updated to senior secondary in 2010 but the posts for science stream were lying vacant till September 2012. The admissions closed in July and there were, reportedly, only five students in the batch. In the 2013-14 batch, there were a total of 19 students while, in the current session, there are a total of 34 students.

Ravneet, one of the students of science stream, Government Senior Secondary School, Gosla, said the notification was issued in March 2014. “They are taking into consideration the data of the previous batch (2013-14). In the absence of teachers, how can there be students studying at the school? Now that all the vacancies have been filled and the strength of the students is also good, the department has ordered closure. This is not fair.”

Another student, Harinder said, “This year, students scored well in the examinations. Now that the school has a good faculty, the department has taken this decision. We, as students, are content with the school and the teachers. We do not want this to happen.”

Main aim

The department shortlisted the schools in March, wherein the number of students of Class XI and XII enrolled in the science stream was fewer than 25. The main aim of the department is shifting surplus faculty members from certain schools to institutes where there is a shortage of staff.



City grabs BCom-III top positions
Students bag eight out of top 10 position in the yearly examination held by PU
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

— Priyanka Sohar, BCOM-III, THIRD RANK IN PULudhiana, June 6
Students of the city have clinched eight positions out of the top ten positions in the Panjab University BCom final year examination. The top three positions have been secured by the students of the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management from the city.

Niharika Mehta stood first in the university by securing 87.8 per cent marks while Jasleen Kaur stood second with 86.8 per cent and with the difference of just one mark Priyanka Sohar stood third in the university. Aiana Gupta from Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, closely followed her with a difference of one mark bagging the fourth position in the university. Shifali Arora and Jyotika Juneja, both students of Government College for Girls, have secured the seventh and eighth positions, respectively, while Ajay Kumar from SCD Government College and Hina Goyal from Arya College sealed the reign of the city students in BCom top positions this year by securing the nineth and tenth rank in the varsity.

Niharika Mehta from the college has nailed the top positions for three consecutive years in BCom. She secured the first position in BCom first year, second in BCom second year and has clinched back the top position in the third year again. She wants to do MBA (Finance) from a Delhi college. “For me it wasn’t hours of study. One or two hours used to suffice for me, but I could extend my study session depending on the topics. Tuitions and coaching were a no-no for me,” she says.

Jasleen Kaur has catapulted herself from the ninth position in the university to bask on the second position this year. She wants to become a CA and has already been pursuing Charted Accountancy along with BCom. She managed to do well in both the courses as she used to concentrate harder on the one, depending upon the examination that used to draw nearer.

Priyanka Sohar, who was fourth in the university, has also moved a notch higher this year by securing the third position.

Aaina Gupta, scoring the fourth position, says that she wants to teach and become a professor. So, MCom is the next step on her mind, she says. Daily study of three to four hours saw her through in the exam, she adds.



Liquor menace: BJP submits memorandum to DETC
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
Bhartiya Janta Party District, Ludhiana (Urban), today submitted a memorandum to District Excise and Taxation Commissioner (DETC) regarding the increasing menace of sale of liquor in Punjab. Parveen Bansal, district president of BJP, Urban, said of late city had been witnessing liquor vends opening near educational and religious places.

Bansal during meeting with the DETC said there was a provision in the excise policy that from the main gate of every type of institution, liquor vend should be 50 metres away. “This distance limit is very short and it should be 200 metres away from the end of the boundary wall of the institution. This provision should be changed,” he demanded.

He further added that a vend shop should not be allowed to open on the road which is less than 50 feet and distance between one vend and another should be two km from all sides. They further demanded that vends should be allowed to operate from residential areas.

Members of the BJP, Urban wing, further said that during marriages and other functions, customers who had legal permit was forced to purchase wine form a specific vend and were bound to buy the specific brands at the rate that the contractor was charging.



Fire breaks out in Ladhowal forest

Ludhiana, June 6
Panic gripped residents at Ladhowal after a fire broke out in the forest area. The scorching heat is suspected to be the cause of the fire. The Division Forest Officer (DFO) said forest rangers had been deployed to investigate the cause of the fire. They will also assess the loss of green cover in the fire.

He said the fire was brought under control and there was no need to panic. The fire was noticed in the afternoon by a villager, who informed the police. The local residents said they noticed smoke and huge flames engulfing the forest area. Forest officers reached the spot. Soon, firefighters arrived and doused the fire. More than four fire tenders were pressed into service. — TNS



Slash tax rates, say taxing assns
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
A meeting of the Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA), Taxation Bar Association (TBA) and the District Tax Bar Association (DTBA, Sales Tax) was held. Officials of the associations presented their views for sending a proposal to Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister, during the fourthcoming Central budget.

Ashok Juneja, president, and BR Kaushal, secretary general (PTBA), suggested that the limit prescribed under various provisions of the act needs to be enhanced keeping in view the cost inflation index.

Ajay Chaudhary, vice president and Inder Sain Sharma, finance secretary (PTBA), said the income tax must be reduced in India from 30 per cent to 20 per cent.

Balbir Khanna, president (TBA), and Arun Kanwal, president (DTBA, Sales Tax), said by reducing tax rates, the strength of assesse can be increased from 3 per cent to 10 per cent of the Indian population.

The general secretary of the TBA, Jatinder Khurana and Saket Garg, secretary (DTBA), said as per Sections 68 and 115 BBE, no details or explanation can be sought for self and voluntary disclosed income since most of the assesses cannot explain and prove the source of their income such as tuition income and tailoring income. Former president of the DTBA, Varinder Sharma, said TDS/TCS provisions should be liberalised and major bars must be approved before amendments and new provisions are introduced in the budget.

On the occasion, the tax associations urged the government to bring agriculturists under the tax paying category too. The associations maintained that the tax collected from agriculturists will help reduce the tax slabs, which is higher at present.



City holds interior-exterior expo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 6
An exhibition of home decor and utility products was organised in the city today. The interior-exterior expo showcased a number of home decor items, including laminates, wall and floor panels, carpets, blinds, sofa sets, modular kitchen, etc.

It also had solar heaters on display from a few companies. According to a representative of a company, solar water heaters would be in demand due to rising electricity costs. He said solar water heaters were available in different capacities, including 100 litre and more. “Once it receives sunlight during the day, the water remains hot for the next couple of days,” he said. The heaters are much in demand these days, not only to save electricity bills, but also for being an eco-friendly alternative.

Another representative from a modular kitchen company said that modular kitchens were being preferred these days, as these were easy to set up and keeps the kitchen much organised.



Apex Chamber writes to PM

Ludhiana, June 6
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the formation of Special Investigating Team (SIT) on black money. “Businessmen in the category of MSME have taken a wrong queue from the first step of constituting SIT on black money.

In the past, mere words on black money would mean triggering the process of Income Tax raids and it has happened many a times. Now also people have understood one of the meanings in this manner. As a result money transactions in the normal business doings are squeezing. This has created a sort of business crises in the market,” said PD Sharma, president of the chamber.

It would be appreciated if clarification at the level of government is issued to the effect that this SIT has nothing to do with respect to the ‘Raid Raj’. This will give a right signal to people of the country, he added. — TNS



Power shut down

11 kV Upkar Nagar feeder, fed from 66 kV Kitchlu Nagar sub-station, will remain shut down for urgent maintenance work on June 7, 2014, from 10 am to 12 noon. During this period, power supply to Deep Nagar, New Deep Nagar, Prem Nagar, Chander Nagar, Shahi Mohalla, Guru Nanak Pura will not be available.

Martyrs remembered

Youth wing of Shiv Sena Hindustan observed the 0anniversary of Operation Blue Star as ‘anti-terrorism’ day on Friday. A havan was performed to pay homage to personnel of the Indian Army, para-military forces and Punjab police, who had laid down their lives during this operation to safeguard the unity and integrity of the country. The party leaders alleged that divisive forces were once again trying to disturb peace and communal harmony in the state of Punjab while the government was also extending overt and covert support to such anti-national forces.

Memorandum submitted

Watawaran Sambhal society, a non-governmental organisation, handed over a memorandum to Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab through deputy commissioner, Ludhiana, on Friday. Jagjit Singh Maan, founder of the NGO, said, “Many a times it has been observed that garbage is burnt, which is very dangerous for the environment.” He said the government should declare any such burning in the environment as illegal. Madan Mohan Mittal, industry and technical education minister, Punjab, said the rates of sand and gravel would be fixed before the auction of sand mines. He said this was being done so that the rates of sand and gravel may remain within the reach of common man. He alleged that Congress government created hurdles in the auction of sand mining by not releasing its files. But now very soon auction of sand mines will be done, Mittal added.

Problems of staff discussed

Joint Forum and Employees Federation, AITUC, held a meeting in Ludhiana on Friday and discussed about the problems being faced by the employees of PSPCL. The main problem of staff shortage was discussed as no new recruitment is being done after an employee retires. The number of power connections are increasing day by day while the employees to cater to these services are decreasing. It was also discussed that many a times the employees working in the field have to face wrath of public whenever there is any power failure or so. Harjeet Singh, general secretary, Ludhiana Circle, and Surjeet Singh, president of Ludhiana (Model Town division), said, “PSPCL keeps claiming that new employees are being recruited but nothing is being done.” The members also discussed that the customer complaint number 0161- 5055510 is not of much usage as many a times the call goes unattended and if at all the call is received, the caller is asked many queries. The federation members said the employees were so fed up that they were ready to do any other job than serving in PSPCL. They appealed the public to have a sympathetic attitude towards the junior staff, who works for them in the field. They demanded there should be a streamline policy for deputing more employees through contractor on regular basis. — TNS



Finally, Khamano police crack year-old murder case
Arrest a woman and his paramour for committing the crime

Khamano, June 6
The Khamano police have claimed to solved a blind murder case. The police have arrested a woman and his paramour for the alleged disappearance a man, husband of the woman, about one and a half year ago.

The incident happened near Bhakra Bridge near Mehdoodan village when the woman, a resident of Hargana village, with the help of his paramour made her husband get drunk and later threw him into Bhakra Canal.

DSP, Khamano, Ramandeep Singh said the deceased, Kuldip Singh, was working with Harjinder Singh at Hargana village. During this, Harjinder developed illicit relations with Jaswinder Kaur, wife of the deceased and commited the crime. Bant Singh, father of the deceased, kept on searching for his son and moved an application with the police. On information, the police arrested Harjinder Singh, who confessed his crime, and also arrested Jaswinder Kaur. The DSP said both the alleged accused were presented in a court and were sent to police remand for one day. — OC



2 held with 300 gm drug powder
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 6
The police arrested two alleged drug peddlers, including a woman, and seized 300 gm of drug powder from them in two separate operations during the last 24 hours in the area. The accused have been identified as Gurwinder Singh and Rukmani, both the residents of Mullanpur Dakha.

As per the information, the first accused, Gurwinder Singh, was arrested near Raqba village by a police team from Mullanpur Dakha police station following a tip off. The police recovered 200 gm of drug powder from the accused.

In a separate operation, the police arrested a woman Rukmani and seized 100-gm drug powder from her.

The accused woman was arrested from the Ferozepur Road during routine checking by the police.

The police have registered separate cases against both the accused at Mullanpur Dakha police station under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act) and further investigation is on.

It is reminded here that the Jagraon police have arrested more than 100 drug peddlers during the drive against the drug peddlers active in the area. The police had initiated the drive on May 20.

Senior Suprintendant of Police (SSP), Jagraon, Ravcharan Singh Brar said the drive against drug peddlers would continue till the menace is not rooted out completely. He added that no one involved in this trade would be spared.



Thief nabbed

Ludhiana, June 6
The city police have nabbed a man, who had stolen Rs 50,000 from a co-passenger, on May 30. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Kumar of Ambedker Nagar in Model Town. The case was registered on the complaint of Surinder Kumar of Ghuman Nagar in Sirhind.

Surinder stated that on May 30 he had hired an auto-rickshaw from Clock Tower to Model Town. He added that when the auto reached Gurudwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib the co-passenger fled with rupees one lakh kept in his pocket.

Surinder chased the thief following which a bundle of Rs 50,000 currency note fell on the road. While Surinder started collecting the money, the thief fled the scene.

Sanjay Kumar was arrested on June 2 by the Kotwali police. — TNS



Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Ludhiana face an uphill task
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 6
It seemed that the hosts Ludhiana refused to learn any lesson as they continued with their poor fielding performance on the second day as well during the match against Amritsar of the Punjab State (Under-19) Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) ground here today.

Ludhiana fielders, who dropped eight catches yesterday and allowed the visitors to reach a huge total of 447 runs for 8, had another bad day in the field. They gave a matching performance, dropping an equal number of catches today.

Amritsar resumed day’s play and thanks to erratic fielding, they added 72 runs more to their overnight total, finishing first innings at 519 runs after 120.1 overs.

Ludhiana failed to cope up with the mammoth total and surrendered meekly. Their first essay culminated at 211 runs. Except for skipper, Nikhil Chowdhary and Parul Mehndiratta, no other batsman could put any resistence. Nikhil made 79 and Parul scored 61, respectively.

Trailing by 308 runs, Ludhiana were asked to bat again. At draw of stumps, they were 22 for no loss, still needing 287 runs more to avoid an innings defeat.

Brief scores

Amritsar (first innings): 519 all out in 120.1 overs (Marshall 84, Abhinav 146, Rahul 51, Pathak 63, Rohit 79, Hertejsawi Kapoor two for 70, Navendu one for 92, Nikhil Chowdhary two2 for 81 and Vishwanath Bala five for 100).

Ludhiana (first innings): 211 all out in 59.4 overs (Nikhil Chowdhary 79, Parul Mehndiratta 61, Rajat Arora 21, Navendu 13, Rohit five for 73 and Rahul four 50).

Ludhiana (second innings): 22 for no loss after 16 overs (Kashish 14* and Rajat Arora 4*).



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