With the special investigation team (SIT), formed by the deputy commissioner, failing come to any conclusion in a land-grab case, the Kisan Kirti Union (KKU) on Tuesday, announced to go on protest from May 5.
The KKU had been raising the land-grab issue in which patwari Naib Singh and ex-sarpanch Harbhajan Singh had fraudulently encroached upon a two-acre land, belonging to one Angrej Singh on the pretext of clearing loans in 2008 in a Dharamkot village.
The farmers’ union alleged the police are not registering a case against him due to political pressure even after the recommendation by the sub-divisional magistrates of Moga and Dharamkot after an inquiry.
The family came to know about the fraud after the death of Angrej Singh in 2010, when the bank informed them that their loan is pending and the land has been transferred to the name of two women—the patwari’s wife and the ex-sarpanch’s wife.
The union was demanding a first information report (FIR) against the accused patwari and ex-sarpanch. However, after indefinite protests in February, DC Kuldeep Singh Vaid suspended the patwari on February 24 and formed a SIT to inquire the case.
“It’s been more than two months now, the district administration has been failed to inquire the case and we are forced to intensify our protest,” Davinder Singh Ghali, KKU district president said while addressing the press conference.
He said that from May 5 to May 12 they will burn the effigies of the district administration and even then if the officials fail to register an FIR, they will further decide next course of action.