CM fools people about mining: AAP: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
Chandigarh, December 6
AAP co-head of state affairs Raghav Chadha accused Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi of misleading the people of Punjab about the illegal exploitation of sand in the village of Jindapur, in his constituency of Chamkaur Sahib.
Chadha demanded the recording of a case against Channi and the mining mafia, as he presented to the media the statements of some residents of the area on the illegal activities.
Chadha said that a few days ago, he raided an illegally mined sand mining site in the village of Channi constituency with the media and “exposed” the sand mafia.
Instead of taking action against the sand mafia, the CM visited a mining site on a river near Ropar and claimed that he (Channi) was standing at the Jindapur mining site and that there was no no illegal mining there, he said.
“CM Channi lied by saying that he went to a sand pit in the village of Jindapur, while he was present in a sand pit near Ropar, 40 km from the village. In the CM video, a gurdwara on the banks of a Ropar river is visible, while there is no gurdwara near the Jindapur site.
Chadha posted videos of some local leaders from villages near Jindapur who claimed that illegal sand mining had put the lives of residents of 35 neighboring villages at risk. Villagers claimed that mining was only interrupted for three hours when Chadha visited the site.
The AAP chief said that if mining takes place in Jindapur according to the law, why was the quarry not marked under Rule No. 20 of the government notification.
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