Previous Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi was addressed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the illicit sand mining case in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
However the ED is quiet, it is discovered that Channi was addressed for a long time at its zonal office in Jalandhar on Wednesday evening. He was brought by the ED half a month prior, as well, however Channi didn’t show up before the organization around then.
Channi tweeted, “I was called by the ED yesterday with respect to the mining case. I joined in and answered to the questions put by them as far as I could possibly know. A challan for this situation has previously been introduced by ED in the court .The specialists have not requested that I return once more.”
On January 17 and 18 this year, the ED had struck the premises of the previous CM’s nephew, Bhupinder Singh Honey, and his helpers, including Kudrat Deep Singh, in Ludhiana and Mohali.
The government organization recuperated ₹10 crore during the assaults. Honey conceded that the money seized from him was acquired from illicit sand digging and through payoffs for moves and postings. Honey was captured by the focal organization on February 3 and is in legal guardianship as of now. The ED had recorded a chargesheet against Honey and Kudrat in the unlawful sand mining case under illegal tax avoidance charges in a Jalandhar court on March 31.
The ED’s test under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) depends on a 2018 case enrolled by Punjab Police for unlawful sand mining in the line state. The focal organization had stopped an ECIR (Enforcement Case Information Report), a FIR, at its zonal office in Jalandhar in November last year subsequent to assuming control over the test.
ED authorities said Kudrat Deep Singh, one of the fundamental charged, had set up a firm, Provider Consultancy Services Private Limited. The ED has been examining tax evasion charges against him as it associates the returns with wrongdoing from illicit sand mining has been additionally moved.
As indicated by the FIR, there are 26 denounced, the greater part of them transporters.
The case was enrolled on the grievance of the Punjab mining office that observed sand quarries being run without endorsement during its assaults in 2018. Honey was not charged in the FIR, though Kudrat was additionally conceded a spotless chit by the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police in a subsequent request.
In the mean time, previous Punjab Congress boss Navjot Singh Sidhu has taken a dig and tweeted, “My battle was for Punjab and not so much for sand… Those who ran the land, sand and alcohol mafia let down Punjab for self centered personal stakes by stealing from the exchequer… . It is either Punjab or the mafia in the present monetary situation! The battle proceeds.”