FATEHGARH SAHIB, Punjab—Despite the state government’s assurance of protecting the interests of people living abroad, three Non-Resident Indian (NRI) brothers are moving from pillar to post, to allegedly get their land freed from an Akali leader.
While addressing the media, Sardool Singh, Jasvir Singh, and Baljinder Singh, residents of Khamano, said their were five brothers who owned about 100 acres of land in the village.
They alleged two of the brothers Joga Singh, and Sukhminder Singh, had grabbed the land with the support of a local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unit leader.
They said that the brothers, along with their families, had settled in America about 30 years ago, and that Joga and Balamjit had been cultivating their land.
The three alleged when they asked their brothers to hand over the land, they refused on one pretext, or the other.
They claimed the NRI wing, and the state government, had failed to come to their rescue.
The SAD leader, however, refuted the allegations, and said the matter was being investigated by the police, and the NRI wing.