“I’m a farmer first”: Punjab DIG Prisons resigns in support of farmers’ protest

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On Sunday, Punjab’s Deputy Inspector General, Prisons, Lakhwinder Singh Jakhar, resigned in protest against the contentious farm laws, reported IANS.

In May, Jakhar was suspended for allegedly taking monthly bribes from jail officials, however, the 56-year-old officer was reinstated two months ago. In his resignation letter, as reported by The Indian Express, he wrote: “I am a farmer first and a police officer later. Whatever position I have got today, it is because my father worked as a farmer in the fields and he made me study. Hence, I owe my everything to farming.”

“I have completed all the formalities and hence, I don’t think that there will be any hassle in accepting my resignation,” he added. He said he would join the farmers’ protest in Delhi soon, after, he said, his mother encouraged him to resign so as to sit with farmers in Delhi.

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