Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday led the party in holding a protest at Dera Bassi against the illegal mining activities as well as the Gunda Tax being collected in the area in connivance with the Congress leaders.
Earlier, senior SAD leader NK Sharma stated that the mining mafia was indulging in the illegal mining activities in Dera Bassi. He added that it caused huge loss to the state exchequer as well as the ecosystem of the state.
While briefing about Gunda tax being collected in the area by the Congress goons, SAD leader stated that the sand mafia was collecting Gunda tax amounting to Rs.2000 to Rs.8000 per truck from the stone crusher owners.”
He added that “If anybody refuses to pay Gunda tax to congressmen, they threaten to slap fake cases against him/her.” NK Sharma said, “SAD is giving voice to the concerns of stone crushers and other people who were being harassed by the Congres goons. It is to force the Congress government to stop the illegal activities in Dera Bassi by patronizing the sand Mafia and other anti-social elements.”