Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 30
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on his approach again from Amritsar at the moment performed a “raid” after suspecting unlawful mining on the Beas riverbed situated alongside the nationwide freeway.
As Sukhbir, alongside together with his cavalcade and mediapersons, reached the
spot, drivers ran away abandoning the mining equipment and JCBs.
He lodged a grievance towards Cabinet Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and MLAs Santokh Singh Bhalaipur, Sukhpal Bhullar, Inderbir Bolaria, Ramanjit Singh Sikki and Kulbir Singh Zira. He additionally named mining kingpins Ashok Chandak, Rakesh Chaudhary and Mohan Pal whereas registering the grievance on the Beas police station.
Truck drivers who had been allegedly being charged a ‘goonda tax’ of Rs 16,000 per truck filed a separate grievance towards the sand mafia. On the opposite hand, a counter-complaint has been submitted by M/S Friends and Company to the Director General of Police, Punjab, and the SSP (rural) towards Sukhbir, Amarpal Boney Ajnala, Virsa Singh Valtoha, and different SAD leaders for threatening its staff and obstructing the authorized mining operations on the desilting website in Wazir Bhullar duly allotted to the corporate by the state authorities.
The Mining Department clarified that the place Sukhbir visited was a very authorized website and leaders “had been making an attempt to take political mileage with unfounded allegations of unlawful mining”.