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PO wanted in murder case lands in police net
Commissioner of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo

PO wanted in murder case lands in police net

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested three persons, including a proclaimed offender, wanted in murder and robbery cases. The suspects have been identified as Avtar Singh, alias Monu Cheema, of Jogi village in Gurdaspur district; Jagjit Singh, alias Jaggi; and Sarabjit Singh, alias Sajjan, both residents of the Shimlapuri area here.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 13

The police have arrested three persons, including a proclaimed offender, wanted in murder and robbery cases. The suspects have been identified as Avtar Singh, alias Monu Cheema, of Jogi village in Gurdaspur district; Jagjit Singh, alias Jaggi; and Sarabjit Singh, alias Sajjan, both residents of the Shimlapuri area here. The police have also seized 270-gram heroin, a sharp weapon, six cartridges of .315-bore rifle and a motorcycle.

Avtar was wanted in a murder and two robbery cases registered against him a few years ago. He, along with his two accomplices, was arrested by a team of the anti-narcotics cell at Canal Bridge, Jaspal Bangar village, near here.

He was wanted in a murder case registered against him in Gurdaspur district in 2015. “Avtar murdered a girl in July 2015 and was declared a proclaimed offender by a court in March 2016. He has also confessed to his involvement in a bank robbery reported at Narota Mehra in Pathankot district in July 2018. He was also involved in loot incidents reported in Ludhiana district,” said Commissioner of Police Sukhchain Singh Gill at a press conference here today.

According to the police, Avtar was an active member of Gurpreet Baba’s gang. “Avtar and his accomplices had also robbed a petrol station in the Pathankot area some time back. The police have recovered six cartridges of .315-bore rifle used by the accused in the petrol station robbery,” said Dr Gill.

Proposed 359 sq yd norm worries industry

Proposed 359 sq yd norm worries industry

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The local industry is worried, especially those running their units on less than 359 square yard, as the Local Bodies Department is planning to bring new building bylaws under which small industries on less than 359 square yard will not be allowed to run.

Foggy days around, poles in middle of streets haunt commuters

Foggy days around, poles in middle of streets haunt commuters

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Years have passed, but the authorities concerned have failed to remove high-tension wires and poles from the middle of roads in Asha Puri, Raghunath Enclave and surrounding areas of ward no 74.

Book persons who forced sewer man to enter manhole: Assn

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: A day after an employee fainted while cleaning a sewer here, the sewer men union has demanded that an FIR be registered against the persons who allegedly forced the sewer man to enter the manhole without safety gear.

Two arrested with stolen truck

Two arrested with stolen truck

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have arrested two persons and recovered a stolen truck carrying iron bars. The suspects have been identified as Badal and Chetan Ahuja, both residents of the Bhamian Kalan area here.

Two bike thieves held with 3 two-wheelers

Two bike thieves held with 3 two-wheelers

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The police today claimed to have arrested two bike thieves and recovered three stolen motorcycles and scooters from them.

Kaithal team unearths sex-test racket

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Acting on a tip-off, the health officials from Kaithal in Haryana and their Ludhiana counterparts today conducted a joint raid at Jadtoli village and arrested a resident of the village for illegally conducting sex-determination tests at his residence.

Two robbers arrested

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The police today claimed to have arrested two robbers and recovered one stolen motorcycle, nine mobile phones, one LPG cylinder, one LCD set and Rs 5,000 from them.

Boy dies after being run over by vehicle

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

SAHNEWAL: A 12-year-old boy of Koom Kalan village died after being run over by a vehicle while he was walking home from the market.

City schools fail to own up private bus facility

City schools fail to own up private bus facility

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Students commuting to school in private buses have always been facing a problem as many times as schools fail to take responsibility of such buses.

Book ‘Ret Par Rangoli’, a valuable addition to Hindi poetry work

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: In a literary function organised by the literary organisation Kavita Katha Karwan at the local Punjabi Bhawan, a newly published book ‘Ret Par Rangoli’ of Jaspreet Kaur ‘Falak’ was released.

Ultrasound centres fall short of PNDT forms

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PNDT) forms are short in supply for the past three weeks in the district due to which ultrasound centres are having a tough time.

Ayurveda doctor panelist at health conclave

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Gauhar Vatsyayan, an Ayurveda doctor from the city, has been chosen to represent the Traditional system of Indian medicine at India Health Conclave in to be held in Delhi on 21 December.

Bank strike to oppose merger on Dec 26

Bank strike to oppose merger on Dec 26

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) today held a massive demonstration in front of State Bank of India, Fountain Chowk.

Five trains cancelled, commuters harried

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Travellers received a shock as the railway authorities announced the cancellation of five long-route trains — three of them bound for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, due to adverse weather conditions.

For rural poll, filing of papers starts tomorrow

For rural poll, filing of papers starts tomorrow

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Pardeep Kumar Agrawal said the process for filing of nominations for the upcoming gram panchayat elections would start from December 15 and continue till December 19.

CCTV cameras at booths sought

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Thousands of government employees from different departments will be on poll duty in the upcoming panchayat elections.

SAI girl trainees selected for national weightlifting meet

SAI girl trainees selected for national weightlifting meet

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Two trainees (girls) from the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre, Ludhiana, will be represent the Punjab contingent in the Sub-Junior and Junior National Weightlifting Championship slated to be held at Nagpur from December 14 to 22.

Athletics events highlight of Tandarust Punjab Mission

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Athletics events, wrestling bouts and cleaning of venues by players and officials have been the highlights of the ongoing Tandarust Punjab Mission.

Resident complains against ‘illegal construction’

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: A member of the Vigilant Citizens’ Forum, a city-based NGO, has complained to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu against the alleged illegal construction of a multi-storeyed commercial complex near Barewal Sua and cremation ground at Sidhwan Canal Road.

Girl goes missing, one booked

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

SAHNEWAL: A girl of Dhandhari Kalan — Sukhdeep Kaur (23) — went missing on Wednesday evening. Sukhdeep Kaur had gone to attend her tuition at Sethi Study Centre in Sahnewal, but did not return.

BCM School gets  international award

BCM School gets international award

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: BCM School, Chandigarh Road was conferred with The British Council International School Award, a benchmarking process, that accredits schools for exhibiting outstanding performance in enriching teaching and learning by integrating internationalism into curriculum and nurturing global citizenship in young minds.

Summit on life skills held

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The CBSE held an International Adolescent Summit on life skills, values, gender, school health and well being 2018 in December, 2 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, wherein the students participated with great zeal and zest and came with flying colours.

Capacity-building programmeCampus Notes

Capacity-building programme

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (West) Atam Devki Niketan, Kidwai Nagar hosted a Capacity- Building Programme, on 21st century pedagogies and learning styles.

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One held with 100-gm opium

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

KHANNA: The Khanna police claimed to have arrested one person and recovered 700 gm opium from his possession. The person has been identified as Pappu, a resident of Kattka village Shahjahanpur district.

Man gets 10-yr RI for raping minor

14 Dec 2018 | 1:17 AM

LUDHIANA: The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Sonia Kinra has convicted Anil Kumar, who hails from Azamgarh, UP, of kidnapping a minor girl and sexually abusing her.

briefly

20 booked for attacking couple

13 Dec 2018 | 1:12 AM

Ludhiana: The police have booked more than 20 persons for attacking a couple at the LIG flats.

Woman booked for usurping husband’s money

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA:The Dugri police have booked a woman for usurping goods, cash and valuables worth over Rs 50 lakh of her husband in connivance with her accomplice.

SCHOOL NOTES

Seminar for teachers

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

Ludhiana: A one-day inservice training programme for teachers of Green Land Schools was held at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, to keep the teachers abreast with the latest strategies to manage the 21st century classroom environment effectively.

Vigilance warns Local Bodies Dept

Vigilance warns Local Bodies Dept

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The Local Government Department is under fire from the Vigilance Bureau (VB) of Punjab Police for its failure to take action against employees and officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) who were indicted in a Vigilance probe in 2015 for their lapses and suspected role in violations committed by shop-cum-flat (SCF) owners in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony here.

Man steals goods from three houses

13 Dec 2018 | 1:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The Division No. 4 police have booked a man on the charge of stealing goods from three houses here. He has been identified as Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Jangiana.

Seven buildings sealed in city

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation took action against nine illegal constructions in Zone A on Wednesday.

‘Fake’ kidnap call keeps cops on toes

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The police remained on their toes after the police control room received a call about a girl’s kidnapping at Samrala Chowk today. However, it turned out that the girl had run away from her home at Fazilka a few days ago and her relatives forcibly took her along after her phone location was traced to Samrala Chowk.

Eight months on, F&CC of civic body still incomplete

Eight months on, F&CC of civic body still incomplete

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Though eight months have passed after the formation of sixth Municipal Corporation House, but the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) of the MC has still been “incomplete”.

Sewer man faints in manhole, hospitalised by co-workers

Sewer man faints in manhole, hospitalised by co-workers

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: A young sewer man ‘fainted’ after entering a manhole in Ward Number 3 near Bahadur Ke Road today. Pradeep (22) was quickly pulled out by his co-workers and taken to Christian Medical College and Hospital. It was learnt that the sewer man was wearing no safety gear.

MSMEs bear the brunt of rising NPAs

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The state and the Central government claim that the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs), has asked banks to relax the conditions and loans to be made easily available for new units or further expansion, but as far as MSMEs are concerned, they say that a tedious process is involved to get loans sanctioned from banks and without any security deposits, banks were not eager to provide loans.

FICO delegation meets Sampla for release of payment

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation under the chairmanship of Gurmeet Singh Kular, president, Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) met Vijay Sampla, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment on Wednesday.

FIEO welcomes new RBI Governor

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA : Welcoming the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the new RBI Governor, Ganesh Gupta, President, Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO), said his previous tenure as Revenue and Economic Affairs Secretary would come handy in dealing with the economic issues confronting the country.

Khamano-Fatehgarh Sahib road in a mess

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

Although the Shaheedi Jor Mela of Fatehgarh Sahib, attributed to the memory of younger Sahibzada of Guru Gobind Singh is near, the condition of Khamano-Fatehgarh Sahib road from Sanghol up to Bassi Pathana is still in bad shape.

Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur observed at city gurdwaras

Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur observed at city gurdwaras

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur was observed across the city gurudwaras today.

Now, students of economics demand grace marks

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

DORAHA: The students and teachers of economics of BA/BSc (general) (semester 3) have demanded grace marks from the university, besides their demand for debarring the paper setter who failed to go through the syllabus while setting the paper.

MC directed to measure flow of sewer discharge

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The Local Government has asked the Ludhiana MC to measure flow of sewer discharge in sewerage treatment plants (STPs) and the Buddha Nullah.

I-T Dept conducting survey to harass traders, says SAD leader

I-T Dept conducting survey to harass traders, says SAD leader

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Traders and businessmen have constituted the “Business Bachao Morcha” to raise their voice against alleged harassment at the hands of various government agencies.

Forum directs mobile firm to refund Rs 5,500

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: The District Consumer Forum has ordered Videocon to refund Rs 5,500 for selling defective mobile phone to a customer.

Arjun, Dailsy declared best gymnasts in U-14 tourney

Arjun, Dailsy declared best gymnasts in U-14 tourney

13 Dec 2018 | 1:09 AM

LUDHIANA: Arjun Shahi and Dailsy were declared best gymnasts among boys and girls, respectively in the competitions organised by the Punjab Sports Department under the Mission Tandarust Punjab at various venues across the district.

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