unjab Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar resigned from his position on Saturday to show support for the farmers protesting against the Centre’s agricultural laws, reports said.
Jakhar wrote a letter to Punjab’s principal secretary (home), asking to be considered for premature retirement from service. “I’d like to inform you of my considered decision to stand with my farmer brothers who’re peacefully protesting against farm laws,” he said.
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Jakhar added that he was 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,” he was quoted as saying by media. “Hence, I owe my everything to farming.”
The top police officer said that his 81-year-old mother, who looks after farming activities in her village, encouraged him to resign and join the farmers’ protest near Delhi.