Gangster family in Punjab village help poor and needy amid coronavirus lockdown
30, Mar 2020, 5:05 PM
Amritsar: After PM Narendra Modi imposed 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, most parts of the country are facing a crisis. The poor and downtrodden have been facing the most difficult times even as the Centre and state governments are making sure they don't go hungry. With curfew imposed in Punjab, the poor and needy are struggling to fill their stomachs. At these times of crisis, gangster Jagdeep Singh alias Jaggu's family in Bhagwanpur village of Gurdaspur district has come forward to feed the poor. The family distributed a month's ration to the poor and needy families in each of the five villages in Bhagwanpur. Jaggu's mother Harjeet Kaur is also the sarpanch of Bhagwanpur village. The family distributed flour, pulses, sugar, oil, ghee, soap, etc, that can be used for a period of one month. More than 500 families have received help from Harjeet Kaur's family and she said her elder son Mandeep Singh lives abroad and sends her money. With that money, she is helping the poor and needy in her village.