Punjab

AAP ROPAR MLA AMARJEET SINGH SANDOA ATTACKED BY MINING MAFIA REFER TO PGI

June 21, 2018 05:11 PM

Chandigarh (JS Kaler)

Aam Aadmi Party's MLA from Ropar in Punjab, Amarjeet Singh Sandoa was allegedly attacked today by the goons of mining mafia near Nurpur Bedi in Ropar district, a party leader said.

"Sandoa was attacked by the goons of mining mafia," AAP senior leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is also the Leader of Opposition in Punjab assembly, said. He said the legislator has been rushed to PGIMER at Chandigarh.The AAP MLA's turban was tossed up during the attack and even two of his security personnel were thrashed.

"If this is the plight of the elected representatives who are also provided security, imagine what is the fate of ordinary citizens," Khaira told to news agency over phone on his way back to Chandigarh from Delhi. He said he was rushing to PGIMER to see Sandoa. Senior police officials of Ropar too have rushed to the spot where the incident took place.

MLA had allegedly gone to the Beinhara village of Nurpur Bedi subdivision of the district on Thursday along with his gunmen and some local media personnel to expose the illegal mining activity. Ropar SSP, Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu, claimed that probe in the matter was on and he was on the way to meet the legislator Sandoa. He added that law will take its own course and after recording the statements the case will be registered against the accused. He added that the police were not informed about the raid being conducted by the MLA otherwise the police could have assisted him.

The latest incident comes three days after two employees of the Punjab's forest department were attacked by the sand mafiaso, even as four other officials had escaped with minor injuries.

Two officials including a forest officer were brutally thrashed by five to seven assailants with sticks and sharp-edged weapons on the night of June 18 when they intercepted a tractor-trolley near Seonk village in Mohali.

According to the information, the legislator had allegedly gone to the Beinhara village of Nurpur Bedi subdivision of the district on Thursday along with his gunmen and some local media personnel to expose the illegal mining activity. Ropar SSP, Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu, claimed that probe in the matter was on and he was on the way to meet the legislator Sandoa. He added that law will take its own course and after recording the statements the case will be registered against the accused. He added that the police were not informed about the raid being conducted by the MLA otherwise the police could have assisted him.

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