The students were arrested last month in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and Special Operations Group (SoG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police from the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology in Shahpur, on the outskirts of Jalandhar.
“SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal has become adept at belting out packs of lies and has reneged on resigning as is evident from his statement that he is ready to resign if the party wills it so,” said Sidhu in a statement here.
By auctioning mines in clusters, the Department of Mines hopes to sell sand at Rs 1,800 to Rs 2,000 per tractor-trolley to the end consumer, earn Rs 300 crore for the state exchequer and check illegal mining.
The Punjab Cabinet gave clearance to the challenge fund in July last year. Since then, a paddy harvesting season has passed and another one is round the corner. Paddy procurement starts on October 1 every year and the stubble burning starts as harvesting reaches full swing in October.
Unauthorised colonies, which came up before March 19, 2018, and where more than 25 per cent of plots had already been sold, shall be covered under the state government’s recently announced regularisation policy.
In its reply to the application filed by ex-SSP vigilance (Ludhiana) Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu in Rs 1,144-crore alleged Ludhiana city centre ‘scam’ in the sessions court here, the State of Punjab Thursday dismissed all allegations levelled by ex-SSP as “wild, baseless and politically motivated”.