TANDO MUHAMMED KHAN: Police force shutdown Sairi Sugar Mill in Tando Muhammed Khan on Sunday which was opened on the orders of Sindh High Court. Police also mishandled representative of Aaj News on coverage.
The sooner the crushing of sugarcane began in the mill the police resorted with huge contingent and armored vehicles to shut it down.
Representative of Aaj News Muhammed Ansar was not only barred from coverage of laborers protesting against closure of Sairi Sugar Mill, but also taken into custody and snatched cell phone and camera. Meanwhile, on protest of public and journalist fraternity he was later released.
Sources said some influential people of Sindh tried to buy the mill a couple of years ago and on failing to accomplish their goal they got it closed by putting pressure from government institutes. However, SHC had given orders a few weeks ago to restart the sugar mill. Police and private guards did not let labourers enter the mill.