CHANDIGARH/BATHINDA: Taking cognisance of a viral video of a Punjab government official being forced to burn paddy straw by a group of alleged farm activists, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Saturday ordered registration of FIR against the perpetrators of the act.
In a press statement, Mann condemned the incident as “crime against the people of state” and said the state government can’t be mute spectator to the incident and allow anarchy to prevail.
Farmers of the Mehma Serja village of Punjab’s Bathinda district allegedly forced a team of government officials to burn the stubble lying in a field. According to sources, members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Sidhupur unit gheraoed the officers who had come to stop stubble burning on Friday late evening.

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