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Govt to seal sugar mill for Beas fish deaths

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Chandigarh/gurdaspur, May 18 Environment Minister OP Soni on Friday ordered the sealing of the sugar mill, located at Kiri Afghana in Gurdaspur, from where molasses spilled into the Beas and caused the death of hundreds of fish. He also ordered seizure of security deposit worth Rs 25 lakh of the mill, belonging to Chadha Sugars and Industries Pvt Ltd. The minister constituted a probe committee and sought a report within three days and warned of strict action if the mill management is found guilty. Mill’s location raises eyebrows The incident has raised a question mark over the mill’s location. Chadha Sugars and Industries is owed by the family of deceased liquor baron Ponty Chadha. The mill is located barely 1.5 km from the Beas. Tonnes of fish were killed on Thursda