CHANDIGARH: With the Punjab Police persevering with to make persistent efforts to forestall stubble burning, Punjab witnessed one other low with solely 634 circumstances of farm fires, the bottom since Diwali, reported within the state on Monday, mentioned Special Director General of Police (Spl DGP) Law and Order Arpit Shukla, who can be a state Police Nodal Officer to maintain examine on stubble burning.
“This is consecutively for the third day that the state has witnessed the significant downfall of at least 28.8 per cent in the cases of stubble burning, ” he mentioned, whereas including that on Sunday and Saturday, the state had recorded 740 and 637 farm fireplace circumstances respectively.
Pertinently, complying with the instructions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court to make sure a full cease on stubble burning, DGP Gaurav Yadav appointed Spl DGP Arpit Shukla because the Police Nodal Officer to watch motion in opposition to stubble burning. The DGP Punjab has additionally been holding day by day conferences with all of the senior officers, Range Officers, CPs/SSPs and Station House Officers (SHOs) to evaluation the circumstances of stubble burning within the state, and has additionally issued present trigger notices to SSPs of these districts, which have witnessed a excessive variety of stubble burning circumstances.
Sharing particulars on motion taken in opposition to violators, Spl DGP Arpit Shukla mentioned that Police groups have registered 1084 first data reviews (FIRs), whereas, penalties value Rs 1.87 crores have been imposed in 7990 circumstances since November 8, 2023. Red entries have additionally been made in income information of 340 farmers throughout this span, he added.
As many as 1085 flying squads comprising Police and Civil Officials have been holding vigil at stubble burning, whereas, CPs/SSPs have been holding conferences with Kisan leaders at a district stage and DSPs are holding conferences with Kisan leaders on the block stage to sensitise them concerning the Supreme Court orders. At least 2587 such conferences have been held since November 8.
Pertinently, Spl DGP Arpit Shukla has himself hit the bottom operating by personally visiting at the least three Police districts— Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar and Jagraon— to carry evaluation conferences with the sphere officers and evaluation floor stage state of affairs of stubble burning. This important downfall in farm fireplace circumstances was a results of untiring efforts by the police personnel and officers of Civil Administration working on the floor stage to curb the menace of stubble burning within the state, he mentioned.
He as soon as once more urged farmers to cooperate and never put matchstick on crop residue, which is harmful for the setting in addition to for the well being of kids.
Meanwhile, relying on the world and dimension of the Police Station, a adequate variety of extra patrolling events are already activated, whereas, flying squads have additionally been holding vigil on stubble burning.