Cattle thieves on the prowl in Ludhiana’s rural areas
Five incidents of cattle theft have come to the fore in Ludhiana’s rural areas in the past one month. Burglars have also stolen bees from a bee farm in Jodhan twice also. Former MLA Tarsem Jodhan is one of the victims of the cattle theft. The incidents of the cattle theft were reported more among small-scale dairy farmers and in most of the incidents, the thieves overpowered the employees of dairy farms. The majority of animals were adults, having high sale values and most of the cases occurred during night.
On the intervening night of May 20 and 21, a gang of robbers had targeted a dairy farm at Gujjarwal-Ballowal road and took six buffaloes with them after holding captive two employees. The Jodhan police lodged an FIR against the unidentified accused and initiated an investigation.
Using the same modus operandi, the thieves had stolen 10 buffaloes from a dairy farm of former MLA Tarsem Jodhan on the intervening night of June 10 and 11.
Meanwhile, the burglars had stolen seven pigs from a pig farm at village Patti Malak on the intervening night of June 17 and 18. The Sadar Jagraon police had lodged an FIR against unidentified burglars. Mann Chand, owner of the farm stated that he incurred a loss of ₹70,000 in the incident. Dharminder Singh of Saholi Village has lost honeybees to the burglars twice. Deputy superintendent of police (DSP, Dakha) Jatinderjit Singh said that the police have already arrested two members of the gang – including the kingpin Makhan Deen of Kathua of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shocking scenes were witnessed in Delhi when two people- a teenager and a man- were injured after getting attacked by a group of people in the Wazirabad area on Thursday night, police said on Friday. CCTV footage of the attack - shared by news agency ANI - showed the group of around 10 people attacking Jatin, aged 17, and Ajay, aged 42. Jatin and Ajay were injured in the attack, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.
An alert patrolman averted an accident by stopping a locomotive along the Mumbai-Pune rail route as it was approaching a fallen boulder on the track in the early hours of Friday. Rail services on the route that had to be temporarily halted but it was restored by 8:15am on Friday morning. Patrolman Motiram Lodhi who was on duty at that time, immediately stopped the approaching locomotive and informed his seniors about the incident.
A 23-year-old woman from Karnataka's Ballari named Vidyasri B has sent 900 rakhis to army personnel stationed at external borders on Raksha Bandhan, The Times of India reported. Vidya reportedly sent these rakhis through an army organisation in Bengaluru, Yodha Namana. Out of 900 rakhis, 300 were sent to soldiers at the Wagah border, 300 to soldiers at the Assam border and 300 to the Border Security Force personnel in Haryana, said the report.
The Shiv Sena on Friday slammed Maharashtra's Eknath Shinde-led government for exonerating Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds raised to save decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from getting scrapped. An editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamana said that after Shinde, who became the chief minister with BJP's help after rebelling against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, came to power all “scamsters are having a free run”.
In a tragic incident, at least five persons died while four others were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Saran district on Friday. Mohammad Alauddin Khan (resident of Audha village), Kameshwar Mahto alias Loha, Ramjeevan alias Rajendra Ram, Rohit Singh and Papu Singh (Bhuwalpur village) died after consuming the poisonous liquor. Four others namely—Ramnath Mahto, Lalbabu Shah, Shankar Rai and Hira Rai are undergoing treatment in the hospital.