Langah suspends two agriculture officers

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Chandigarh, June 6 (UNI) The Punjab Government has suspended two agriculture officers, Surjit Singh and Inderjit Singh, posted in Jalandhar district on charges of dereliction of duty.

Giving this information Agriculture Minister Sucha Singh Langah said that both the officers had visited Cheema village near Kartarpur to plough the fields of Rattan Singh, a farmer who planted 10 acres of paddy before June 10.

Instead of getting the fields tilled and uprooting the paddy the two officers just clicked photographs, showing a tractor ploughing the fields. They then gave false information to the department that they had destroyed the paddy crop.

in the papers that they had ploughed the fields.

Mr Langah said that the state Chief Agriculutrue Officer visited the Cheema and found that not even a single acre of paddy was tilled.

On the recommendation of Chief Agriculture Officer both the erring officers were suspended.

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