Punjab

OFFICERS SHOULD BE DISMISSED RATHER THAN SUSPENDED: SANDER

August 02, 2020 07:06 PM

DALITS NGO DEMANDS RS 5 LAKH COMPENSATION FOR SPURIOUS LIQUOR VICTIMS

Abohar (Face2News)

The Akhil Bhartiya SC Yuvjan Samaj state president Gopichand Sander has demanded Rs 5 lakh compensation to the families of victims of booze tragedies in Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran. State govt’s grant of Rs 2 lakh to the dependents of those killed is insufficient, he said.

Sander said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on the recommendation of PPCC president Sunil Jakhar, had tried to heal wounds of the affected families but for most of them Rs 2 lakh assistance will not be sufficient. Since the people who lost their lives belonged to poor families and there was no other person earning in their family, the victim families should be given at least Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. He said that he would soon meet the bereaved families and share their pain.

 Sander said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on the recommendation of PPCC president Sunil Jakhar, had tried to heal wounds of the affected families but for most of them Rs 2 lakh assistance will not be sufficient. Since the people who lost their lives belonged to poor families and there was no other person earning in their family, the victim families should be given at least Rs. 5 lakh as compensation. He said that he would soon meet the bereaved families and share their pain.

Since the organization is completely against drugs and the government is also carrying out this objective, we demand exemplary punishment for the liquor mafia, he added. Welcoming CM’s order to suspend the responsible officers of this scandal, he said that the action taken against the accused officers is not enough. Instead of suspending such officials who had been playing with the lives of people, they should be dismissed. Only then no officer will turn away from his responsibility. He said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had taken an oath to end drug abuse in the state holding the holy book in his hand before the election, now the time has come to fulfill that oath.

The swift action taken by the state after this incident is largely satisfactory. At the same time, he lashed out at the opposition leaders, saying that in such times of sorrow and pain, they should not do politics in the least direction. No one is going to benefit from directionless politics. People can’t forget that liquor mafia had flourished when there was alliance govt in the state for about ten years, Sander said.  

 
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