Surjit’s son Lakhwinder said his father was a former sarpanch of the village. “My father had appeared before the Justice Jora Singh Commission set up by the SAD-BJP government, and later the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission as well. He was the main witness of the Behbal Kalan firing.”
When contacted Baldev Sran, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited(PSPCL), told Indian Express: “As per my knowledge, many villagers have not paid bills for years together. There may be errors in one or two bills."
"This year, Lohri of 31 newly-born girls will be celebrated. Each girl will be given Rs 3100 cash, sweet box, a woolen suit and toys," siad Krishan Kumar Bawa, chairman of Malwa Sabhacharak Manch Punjab.