KL NEWS NETWORK
All Kashmir Wholesale Mutton Dealers Union (KWSMDU) Thursday alleged that some “goons” in Punjab who act as officials extort money from them in the name of special tax.
In a statement to KNS, the dealers said that they held a meeting under the chairmanship of Abdul Rashid Kachroo to request the government to intervene.
“A gang of local goons on the highway along Lakhanpore, Pathankote road in Punjab are extorting money from us and not allowing us to transport cattle meant for meat in Kashmir,” Kachroo said.
Kachroo said that they are forcibly used to pay the ‘special tax’ in the name of Punjab cattle Fair Act 1987.
“Although the cattle is being carried from Gazapore and Delhi under valid documents and receipts, a group of 20-25 people in Lakhanpore, Pathankote road claim to be government officials and forcibly make them pay the illegal tax which various from 5000-15000 per truck,” Kachroo said.
“We request Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to intervene for immediate action against the goons,” he said.