Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : SAD, President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday conducted a surprise Live raid on the Beas River and exposed the illegal mining taking place there. Sukhbir Badal accompanied by journalists reached the Beas River where large scale mining was taking place. Badal alleged that this mining was taking place illegally. He said that if it was justified, the truck drivers and other people present here would not have run away on seeing them. The mining was taking place just one kilometer from the main highway.
In fact, a video went viral on social media yesterday, explaining how illegal mining is taking place on the Beas River. Sukhbir Badal arrived here after the video went viral. Meanwhile, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Congress ministers and MP they are flouting the law. Sukhbir Badal said that illegal mining was being done by laying pipelines in the river.
He said that when the miners saw him, all of them fled. Sukhbir Badal said that Chief Minister had given full leeway to Congress leaders to loot Punjab. He said that mining mafia gets a profit of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 in a truck. Sukhbir Badal said that all this was happening with the connivance of police and department.
Meanwhile, on the occasion Sukhbir Badal called on the concerned rural S. P. has been contacted on the phone and information about this mining has been given. Sukhbir Badal warned that if action was not taken against this and illegal miners were not arrested then the highway would be blocked by the Akali Dal. Meanwhile, police officials who reached the spot said that officials of the mining department have been called on the spot and strict action will be taken if the mining is found to be illegal.