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26 trucks carrying paddy from Uttar Pradesh intercepted

GS Paul

Press Reporter News Service

Amritsar, October 22

Up to now 24 hours, at the least 26 vehicles carrying paddy from Uttar Pradesh have been intercepted by farmers protesting in Amritsar. It appears the paddy luggage from Aligarh, Bulandshahr and Sitarganj had been to be delivered to rice shellers in Amritsar and Tarn Taran.

The farmers obtained suspicious when one of many truck drivers stopped to investigate a couple of native mill, stated Dilbagh Singh, the sarpanch of Rajewala village.“The police should e-book the suppliers in addition to mill homeowners who ordered the consignment,” he demanded.

Complaining that he had but to seek out patrons for the 1509 number of paddy mendacity at his house, he stated he smelled a plot to destroy Punjab’s mandi system. “Whereas in UP paddy is being bought at  Rs 900-1200 per quintal, the speed in Amritsar is between Rs 1,788 and Rs 1,888 per quintal,” stated farmer Harjit Singh.

Santosh Kumar, one of many drivers, stated neither the corporations in Aligarh nor the mills right here had been responding to his cellphone calls. “It appears we’re caught right here,” he added anxiously.

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