Hoshiarpur: An old man, who forbade a farmer to park his tractor trailer infront of his shop near Mugalpura Octroi Post on Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road was thrashed by a wood contractor. The old man died on the spot. Hariana Police have been investigating into the case.
The local residents immediately blocked the road keeping the dead body in the middle of the road. They were demanding the immediate arrest of the wood contractor and shifting of the wood market to Hariana.
The road was blocked for more than 2 hours.
Notably, the wood contractors have made the area of Mugalpura, Kakkon and New Bassi a wood market. This wood market create traffic problems, dust problems and many other problems. The local residents have also been facing the problem of bullyism of the wood contractors. Whenever someone ask them to park the vehicles away from their houses or shops, the contractors suppress them with their bully power. The same case happened today.
Though the Market Committee of Hoshiarpur have constructed a wood market near Hariana for the trade of wood but inspite of spending crores of Rupees on the wood market it has not started yet. Sources say that the wood contractors have been paying big amounts of money as bribe to the market committee and the leaders of ruling party for not shifting the wood market.
The Chairman of Market Committee, Avtar Singh Johal said that they would take steps for shifting the wood market to a place near Hariana where a proper wood market has been constructed.