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Posted at: Jun 12, 2019, 7:04 AM; last updated: Jun 12, 2019, 10:16 AM (IST)

Farm union alleges fraud in name of promotional scheme

Farm union alleges fraud in name of promotional scheme
Members of the Punjab Kisan Union and Taranjot Kaur in Bathinda on Tuesday. Pawan Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, June 11

The Punjab Kisan Union on Tuesday levelled allegations against the brother of a local Congress leader of duping people of crores in the name of a promotion scheme.

Addressing a press conference, Union district president Surmukh Singh Sidhu and Gurjant Singh Ballianwali said the brother of the Congress leader had taken crores of rupees from women of villages in the district in the name of promotion scheme ‘Dhamaka 2016’. The matter came to the notice of the Union now.

They said on May 30, Taranjot Kaur of Kalyan Sukha village had given an affidavit to the Union that a private company, through receipt numbers 1241, 8388, 1447, 4491, 3385, 2230, 4106 and 3846, had taken Rs 1.26 lakh under this scheme from women, but had not taken out any draw. Moreover, the cheque which the owner of the company had given Taranjot in the name of her husband had also bounced. Now, instead of giving their money back, the company was delaying payments with lame excuses.

Meanwhile, Taranjot alleged that the firm had duped many poor women in the rural areas. She demanded that a case be registered against the accused.

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