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FIRs fail to stop crop inflow from other Punjab

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Tribune News Service
Muktsar, November 23

Despite numerous FIRs registered in various parts of the state, paddy and cotton-laden trucks and tractor-trailers from other states are still coming here.

For instance, the district police yesterday seized a truck carrying 750 bags of paddy crop coming from Rajasthan. Further, seven tractor-trailers loaded with cotton crop from Rajasthan were seized in Gidderbaha last week.

In such a situation, the farmers and officials of Punjab Mandi Board are on alert. Notably, this practice had started last month.

After a report on traders buying paddy from UP, selling it in Punjab mandis' appeared in The Tribune, the police launched a crackdown against those bringing farm produce from other states.

Ranjit Singh, a farmer, said, "We are still vigilant and intercepting vehicles bringing the crop from other states. The traders are making quick money after buying the crop at a cheaper price. They are also evading the market committee fee and manipulating the figures of crop yield of our state."

In the past, the paddy crop from faraway states like UP and MP too had come here. Sources said that nearly 80 vehicles had been intercepted this harvesting season in this district alone. A senior police officer said that whenever they get any complaint in this regard, they take quick action. Normally, such cases are being registered under Section 420 of the IPC. Sources however claimed that though the cases were being registered, hardly anyone was arrested in such cases.

from The Tribune

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