No stopping mining mafia, even cops aren’t spared
Ropar: The attack on AAP leader and local MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa is not an isolated case of brazenness of the mining mafia in the district.On May 11, constable Jaswant Singh along with his colleagues had stopped a tipper loaded with sand illegally dug up from Lohand khud, near Kiratpur Sahib police station. The driver had fled the spot, but when the policemen were ferrying the impounded vehicle to the police station, some mafia men roughed them up and took away the vehicle. Jaswant Singh had sustained injuries on his jaw and was hospitalised.Despite this, his seniors did not register any case against the accused in this regard. Jaswant Singh, who had told The Tribune about the incident, later said in his statement that he got injured as he fell while chasing the tipper driver.Illegal mining is rampant at Lohand Khud village. The locals say nearly six persons from a nearby village are involved and they enjoy the patronage of a senior politician.