A day after protesting, procurement agencies have resumed lifting of paddy in the grain markets of the district after police booked the owner of a rice sheller who allegedly manhandled an inspector of the food and supplies department.
On Wednesday, procurement agencies refused to lift paddy, following a scuffle between the owner of Guru Nanak Rice and Agro food product, Bhagwan Singh Sidhu, and inspector of food and supplies department Gurinder Singh Rana, as the latter accused Sidhu of manhandling him at the district food and supplies office in Sangrur.
Sangrur city police station incharge Sukhdev Singh said, "Following the complaint of the food and supplies inspector, police have booked Bhagwan Singh Sidhu under sections 353, 186, 332 and 506 of the IPC."
He said police had started investigation and Sidhu would be arrested soon.
District food and supplies commissioner Manish Narula said, "The issue has been resolved and procurement has resumed in the district."
The end of the day-long strike has brought relief for farmers who had to spend a night in the grain markets to guard their unsold produce.