No check on ‘goonda tax’ in Ropar: MLA - ECAS Punjab

No check on ‘goonda tax’ in Ropar: MLA

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Ropar, September 9

Local MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa has written to Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri claiming that despite a CBI probe ordered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, illegal mining and "goonda tax" mafia were flourishing in the district.

He said in case no action was taken in this regard soon, he would be forced to seek Centre's intervention.

Sandoa claimed that after a CBI inquiry was ordered by the High Court into "goonda tax barriers" last month, the mafia fled the area for a few days. Now it had changed the modus operandi and "goonda tax" was being collected directly from stone crushers.

He alleged that mining was rampant all over the area despite the fact that there was a complete ban on it during monsoon. He claimed that thousands of tippers and trucks overloaded with sand and gravel could be seen moving in the district.

The DC said she had asked the ADC (General) to look into the matter. — TNS

from The Tribune

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