- Balwant Singh had taken a loan of Rs 13,000 from arhtiya Bhagirath Ram around five years ago
- The arhtiya had now claimed that Rs 3.57 lakh was outstanding
- Balwant repaid his debt, but the arhtiya filed a petition in court and procured auction orders
- Longowal Naib Tehsildar Narinderpal Singh Waraich says the auction has been postponed as no one came forward to bid for the land.
Farmers led by activists of the BKU (Ugrahan) today prevented the auction (kurki) of half an acre of land at Dhilwan Pindi village under Longowal tehsil. Owing to the farmers’ protest, no one turned up to bid for the land and officers concerned had to postpone the auction.The landowner, Balwant Singh, said he had taken a loan of Rs13,000 from arhtiya Bhagirath Ram around five years ago. The arhtiya had now claimed that Rs3.57 lakh was outstanding.
Sarup Chand Sharma, BKU (Ugrahan) secretary, claimed: “Balwant Singh has already repaid his debt. But Ram filed a petition in a Sangrur court and procured auction orders. Officials had scheduled the auction for today, but we managed to prevent it.”
He said the farmer’s land was still being attached despite government’s order against it.
He appealed to the Congress government to ensure implementation of kurki ban and expedite the debt waiver scheme. Longowal Naib Tehsildar Narinderpal Singh Waraich says the auction has been postponed as no one came forward to bid for the land.