A truck carrying crates of apples overturned near village Rajendragarh on GT Road main road in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. Due to this, the apple boxes came on the road. The truck driver was also injured in the accident. Instead of knowing his condition, people started looting apples. One by one passersby and local people looted 1265 boxes of apples from the truck. Many car owners were also involved in this. The circumstances were such that whoever saw the apple box, kept on carrying it. The driver tried to stop people but no one listened to him. During this, a passer-by made a video of looting the box. On the basis of viral video, Fatehgarh Sahib police has registered a case. People are being identified on the basis of video. Police officials have appealed to the people to identify those seen in the video and inform the police.
Amritsar resident truck driver Kuljinder Singh told that he along with his cleaner Gurjot Singh was going to Odisha and Jharkhand with 1265 boxes of apples from Jammu and Kashmir. The driver of the car running in front of the truck suddenly applied brakes near village Rajendra Garh, due to which the truck overturned uncontrollably. When he got hurt in the accident, the passers-by sent him to the hospital by making him sit in an auto. When he returned from there after getting the ointment bandaged, he saw that people were running away after taking out apple boxes from his truck.
Is this Punjab, where people do not eat a stolen apple
While looting the apple boxes, the truck driver Kuljinder Singh kept on shouting but no one heard him. He kept asking someone on the phone whether this is Punjab. The people of Punjab do not eat even a stolen apple, here people ran away after picking up 1265 boxes from the truck. How can I stop someone? During this he started crying and said on the phone that Punjabis are not like this? People didn’t leave a single box. All were looted and taken away.
Fury in Punjabi community, came forward to help
Its video went viral on social media. People in Canada, UK and other countries also watched this video a lot. Seeing this shameful incident in Punjab, there is a lot of anger among the people of Punjabi community. Senior writer Gurpreet Singh Sahota from Vancouver said that this video has made the Punjabi community hang its head in shame. Punjabis help others by putting langar, but here the injured driver is sitting screaming and people are running away carrying apple boxes. At the same time, many people have come forward to help the truck driver. Kunal from Canada said that Punjabis have become ashamed. Me and my partner are ready to bear the cost of this entire truck. There is a lot of anger among the people of the Punjabi community in Canada. Rajwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh have also announced to bear the full cost of the truck.
Identification of some who stole apples
DSP Amarpreet Singh of Bassi Pathana station told that people have taken away 90 percent of the apples from the truck. Some of these people have been identified, against whom action has been initiated. The police is also probing this matter. An appeal has been made to the people that information about such people should be given to the police station immediately. This incident is shameful to humanity in which the driver has lost lakhs of rupees. People who steal will not be spared.