The police encounter on Friday took place after car of one Nishan Singh, a resident of Sunam, was snatched at gun point. He is stated to be a relative of SP (Vigilance) Bhupinder Singh, who is posted at Bathinda
DC Rajiv Prashar, however, said he had not get any proposal from Baba Farid Centre so far. “Our doctors are working on the boy. If needed, we can seek private help as well. We too are serious about it,” he said.
Industrialists are miffed that despite the state’s announcement in October that subsidised power tariff for industry at Rs 5 per unit will be implemented from November 1, but there is no notification about this till date.
The two youngsters killed have been identified as Bagi Singh, a resident of Bir Talaab village of Bathinda, Deepu Singh, a resident of Ghudda, Bathinda, while the injured is Gurpreet Singh of Sivia village in Bathinda district.
Bharpur Singh alais Bhura is unaware he has been booked for stubble burning when the The Indian Express visits him. “I have only 2 acres of land. I burnt stubble on half-an-acre. The police team came and just asked my name and went away. I will visit the village sarpanch to discuss with him about this case.”
The Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana, has also reported 37, 263 stubble burning cases and out of these, nearly 25,000 fire incidents have taken place in the past 9 days, from October 28 onwards.
With state assembly polls just a few days away, India’s first hydro-electric power station is in the middle of a controversy once again. Candidates contesting the polls are raising their pitch to bring it back to Himachal so that the entire revenue remains with the state government.