Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Bikram Majithia on Monday demanded a excessive courtroom monitored inquiry or a CBI probe into the multi-hundred crore unlawful mining allegedly being finished in Ropar by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Harjot Bains within the title of desilting.
In an announcement right here, the SAD chief mentioned although desilting had been banned within the 2023 mining coverage of the AAP authorities; huge desilting works had been being carried out with heavy equipment to mine sand in Chandpura village in Anandpur Sahib tehsil presently.
“Even protests from villagers have not had any effect on either the mining department or the district police because the miners enjoy government patronage.”
Asserting that large-scale unlawful mining was being carried out in different elements of Ropar district by the minister and his associates, Majithia mentioned concurrently unlawful mining was being transformed into authorized mining by imposing a price of Rs 6 per cubic ft.
He mentioned by doing this the AAP authorities was legalising sand which was being illegally quarried in areas the place authorized quarries had not been sanctioned.
“Such acts have made Punjab the virtual virgin island for illegal smugglers with no questions being asked whether material is coming from the state or outside, ” he added.
Asserting that this was sheer loot of the state exchequer, Majithia mentioned “the entire AAP party from top to bottom is responsible for this as money procured from illegal mining is being used to fill the coffers of party leaders as well as bankroll the election campaign of the party in other states”.
He mentioned solely an impartial probe might set up the cash path from Punjab to Delhi and convey the responsible to guide.