Patiala, January 18, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh to tell the people of the State his weakness in failing to control the sand mafia, particularly in his home district.
In a statement released here, the SAD Senior Vice President and Spokesman Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said it was four years since the Congress had came to power and dozens FIRs had been registered in matter of sand mining but with zero result.
He said that in Ghanour, which is an assembly segment of CM’s home district, more than three dozen FIRs had been registered but the area continued to witness unbridled sand mining which was even threatening the very existence of some villages.
The SAD leader also said that due to illegal mining the State was occurring losses in thousands of crores but no action was being taken because Congress leaders were running this illegal activity. He said apart from the CMO share, the proceeds of the booty went up to the Congress high command which was the main reason it was continuing unabated.
Dr Cheema also said that more than three years ago General Manager Mining of Patiala and Mohali districts Tehal Singh Sekhon was beaten up by mining mafia for stopping them. He said that since then no action had been taken against the mafia. He said that every time an FIR was lodged the concerned SHO was transferred without taking any action against the mafia.
He said people of the state were watching why the CM was helpless in the matter and they wanted to teach a lesson to the Congress party and its goons.