Chandigarh, October 2
Forward of the paddy procurement season, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has issued strict directions to the police division to not permit the unlawful “import” of produce from different components of the nation into the state.
Randhawa directed all senior superintendents of police (SSPs) to place up ‘nakas’ in any respect major roads and hyperlink roads and strictly examine autos to cease the influx of paddy into Punjab from the borders of adjoining states, an official assertion stated.
He stated yearly there have been experiences within the media about paddy from different states being offered illegally in Punjab, which was completely unwarranted.
“Strict measures ought to be taken to cease this malpractice throughout this paddy season,” he stated.
The Deputy Chief Minister additionally wrote to the Principal Secretary, Dwelling, and the Director Normal of Police, asking them to deploy further police personnel in numerous districts by Saturday night to make sure that paddy from different states was not introduced into Punjab.
Randhawa directed all SSPs to make sure that these orders had been strictly adopted, particularly in districts bordering different states resembling Fazilka, Muktsar, Bathinda, Mansa, Sangrur, Patiala, SAS Nagar, Rupnagar, Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur and Pathankot. — PTI