Duped of Rs 4.6 cr, farmers demand arhtiya’s arrest

Duped of Rs 4.6 cr, farmers demand arhtiya’s arrest

Tribune Information Service

Bathinda, September 16

Farmers underneath the banner of BKU Ekta Sidhupur have began an indefinite protest demanding the arrest of an arhtiya (fee agent) who allegedly duped farmers within the district of crores of rupees.

They blocked the Bathinda-Zirakpur nationwide freeway close to Lehra Bega village in Bathinda. The protesting farmers raised slogans in opposition to the Police Division and state authorities alleging police inaction within the matter. After a gathering with senior police officers, the protesting farmer union members eliminated the blockade from the nationwide freeway, however began a dharna close to Dana Mandi space.

Baldev Singh Sandoha, state basic secretary of BKU Ekta Ugrahan, stated, “After getting assurance from police officers that all-out efforts will likely be made to offer cash to the duped farmers, now we have shifted our protest from the nationwide freeway to the close by Dana Mandi space the place it’ll proceed for an indefinite interval. An arhtiya from Rampura space has duped round 60 farmers from 5 villages within the district of Rs 4.6 crore. We demand that the police should arrest the arhtiya and make sure that all farmers get their a reimbursement. The police have informed us that they’ve began scrutinising the paperwork of properties of the arhtiya and can take motion after thorough probe.”

The police have already booked the arhtiya underneath Sections 420, 406 and 34 of the IPC.

SSP Bathinda J Elanchezhian stated, “The arhtiya has been booked primarily based on the preliminary investigation underneath related Sections of the IPC. He was present process remedy at a hospital in Panchkula. The police have met him and recorded his assertion. He’s anticipated to come back in a day or two following which he’ll be part of the investigation.”


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