After reserving the administration of a sugar mill in Lakhimpur Kheri on costs of “monetary exploitation” of cane farmers, FIRs have been lodged in opposition to a minimum of 5 different mills in Uttar Pradesh for not paying farmers their dues regardless of instructions by the Authorities.
Whereas three instances had been lodged in opposition to mills in Shamli, one other was lodged in neighbouring Baghpat district in west U.P., the place farmers and farm outfits have been staging a dharna in opposition to the three farm legal guidelines and for a assured minimal assist worth legislation in addition to pending cane funds. A second FIR was lodged in Lakhimpur Kheri, the district within the Terai usually dubbed the “sugar bowl”.
The district cane officer of Baghpat mentioned an FIR was lodged in opposition to the Malakpur Sugar Mill for dues of ₹248 crore.
The managers of the Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar mill in Palia in Lakhimpur Kheri district had been booked for legal conspiracy, dishonest and legal breach of belief for not paying dues of over ₹266 crore to the farmers. The mill was accused of “monetary exploitation” of farmers, fraud and fuelling “discontent” amongst them by not paying them their dues for a 12 months.
A second FIR was lodged in opposition to a sugar mill in Gola in the identical district on the criticism of a BJP MLA Arvind Giri.
The FIRs had been additionally lodged in opposition to the Oon, Thana Bhawan and Shamli sugar mills in Shamli district, district cane officer Vijay Bahadur Singh mentioned.
They had been lodged beneath IPC Part 420 and Sections 3 and seven of The Important Commodities Act.
Whereas the Shamli mill owed farmers ₹69 crore, Oon owed ₹43 crore and Thana Bhawan ₹144 crore, Mr. Singh advised The Hindu.
In Shamli, the instances had been lodged in opposition to G.Ok. Sharma, occupier of the Shamli mill, Ranaveer Pratap Singh, occupier of the Oon mill and Veerpal Singh, occupier of the Thana Bhawan mill, mentioned Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy, Cane and Sugar Commissioner.
Mr. Bhoosreddy mentioned cane worth fee was the highest precedence of the Authorities. “Common monitoring is being completed at regional and headquarters degree of the identical and regional & district cane officers have been directed to take strictest motion in opposition to the negligent sugar mills in fee,” he mentioned.
If the mills don’t present the required velocity in making the funds, then motion will probably be ensured in opposition to them, he mentioned.
“Re-allocation of cane space of defaulter sugar mills will also be thought of and issuing restoration certificates and FIR could be lodged in opposition to such sugar mills.”
Farmers in Palia and Gola have been staging protests in opposition to the mills for non-payment of dues, forcing even the BJP legislators to hunt remedial measures.
BJP MLA’s emotional video
On Monday, BJP MLA from Palia Harvinder Sahni, who just lately launched an emotional video requesting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to make sure fee of dues, met the Commissioner right here.
Mr. Sahni mentioned he knowledgeable the official that it was a “precedence” for him that the farmers had been paid their cash quickly.
The MLA admitted he was beneath “stress” from farmers. “How will I’m going to my constituency,” he requested.