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Won’t allow kitty biz in city: Police chief to HC

22 Jan 2019 | 9:52 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ludhiana Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill has undertaken before the Punjab and High Court that “kitty business” would not be allowed to thrive.

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Won’t allow kitty biz in city: Police chief to HCSukhchain Singh Gill

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Sukhchain Singh Gill has undertaken before the Punjab and High Court that “kitty business” would not be allowed to thrive.

In the afidavit, Gill said activities like kitty business were not legally permissible. “Instant and immediate action was taken” against the offender on receipt of complaint or information.

The Bench of Justice Mahabir Singh Sindhu was also told that the status of cases registered in the Police Commissionerate was examined and necessary directions issued to officials concerned during monthly crime meetings. “Specific instructions have been issued to ensure that such activities are not allowed to go on,” the affidavit added.

It was filed in connection with a petition by Sukhwinder Kaur against the State of Punjab for the grant of anticipatory bail as regards an FIR registered for criminal breach of trust on October 29, 2018, under Section 406 of the IPC at the Dugri police station.

Issuing notice of motion, the High Court, on a 

previous date of hearing, had observed that the petitioner was accused of running a kitty business, which, prima facie, was not legally permissible.

The Bench had then asked the Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, to file an affidavit on how such activities were being run contrary to law. In case the affidavit was found to be unsatisfactory, the court may be constrained to summon the Commissioner of Police in person, the Bench had added.

The counsel for the petitioner had undertaken to make the payment of Rs 2.1 lakh to the complainant within a week.

As the case came up for resumed hearing, Gill submitted that records showed that only the present FIR was found to be registered regarding kitty business.

“Since the petitioner has joined the investigation and her custodial interrogation is not required, order dated December 21, 2018, is made absolute…  It is made clear that the Commissionerate of Police shall be bound by the assertions in the affidavit,” Justice Sindhu concluded.

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LUDHIANA:After introducing the online system for building map approval and new advertisement policy for the civic bodies, the Department of Local Government is planning to introduce doorstep services such as delivery of birth or death certificates at home.

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22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

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LUDHIANA:Ashwani Sharma, newly appointed president of District Congress Committee (Urban), assumed charge today.

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22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: With intent to enable peasants avail various facilities from time to time, office bearers of the Jartauli Multi Purpose Cooperative Agricultural Sabha Limited have resolved to establish a farmer’s club at the village.

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22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

LUDHIANA: A town hall meeting was organised by Oriental Bank of Commerce at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan, Ludhiana.

Medical notes

400 screened during health awareness programme

22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

A public health awareness programme was conducted by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital at Maa Sharda Vidya Peeth.

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22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

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AK Sharma elected PAA prez

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LUDHIANA: AK Sharma, former IRS officer and member of the Punjab State Food Commission was elected president of the Punjab Athletics Association (PAA).

In brief

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22 Jan 2019 | 7:14 AM

Ludhiana: A woman, who works at a hosiery unit, has been arrested on the charge of stealing garments from the factory. The police have recovered 18 stolen lowers and 15 T-shirts from the suspect, a resident of Paramjit Colony on Chandigarh Road.

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Ludhiana: The pre-primary wing of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, organised an inter-section English declamation for the students of Class II.

COLLEGE NOTES

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21 Jan 2019 | 11:34 AM

Ludhiana: Sanmati Government College for Science Education and Research, Jagraon, organised a Voter Chetna Camp to create awareness among students regarding the importance of voting in a democracy.

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21 Jan 2019 | 11:20 AM

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21 Jan 2019 | 11:20 AM

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Now, govt schools get social-media savvy

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LUDHIANA: YARNEX and TEXINDIA exhibition began in Ludhiana this Friday.

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