CHINIOT - District Police Officer Rana Shahzad Akbar has said that the objective of holding open courts is to resolve the public grievances promptly and ensure timely justice dispensation.  He stated this while addressing the participants of an open court held here at Bhowana, Barana and Langrana Police Stations the other day.

The DPO said that the implication of innocent people in cases was great injustice and people should avoid this malpractice. He emphasised that the police should not abuse its powers and utilise all energies and resources for ensuring early and smooth provision of justice to the oppressed and needy people. On the occasion, a good number of complainants, including women, thronged the court and submitted their applications. The DPO met the complainants individually and ordered the officials concerned for swift resolution.

The DPO also reviewed the progress of police officials with context to the arrest of proclaimed offenders involved in heinous crimes.

The DPO received dozens of complaints against lawlessness and streets crimes in Tehsil Bhowana. The complainants said that crime was growing in Bhowana and Langrana. They said dacoits and robberies have become a routine in town and rural area of the tehsil.

The DPO pledged positive steps to restore the confidence of the public in the police, besides, ensuring early implementation on various police-public friendly policies and proposals.

Sugarcane growers demand clearance of outstanding amount: Sugarcane crushing season has started but the millers were not clearing the farmers’ dues. As a result, farmers are facing financial problems.

 The sugar mills administration are allegedly delaying payments, weighing cane less then the actual loads and giving lower than the fixed prices to the growers.

The local farmers while talking to this scribe said that the millers were purchasing sugarcane as lower than the fix prices but the government has not taken any action in this regard.

They said that the price of its inputs very high including non-availability of the fertilizer, spray electricity bill and high prices of diesel. They further said the crushing season had started at the end of November last. Now, The mills owners started delaying payments to the farmers. Even the Trading Corporation of Pakistan had purchased one lakh ton sugar from sugar mills in connection of immediate payment to farmers.

They alleged that now mills started purchasing sugar cane through their front man broker at lower price then the rated announced by the government.

They demanded that the chief minister tell the authorities to seal the mill till clearance of farmers` dues. They sought action against unauthorised sugarcane purchase centres, which were fleecing farmers through short measuring.