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Food grains transportation scam: Ex-Punjab minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu's close aide Inderjit Singh Indi surrenders before VB

Case pertains to 'irregularities' in allotment of tenders for labour, cartage & transportation for lifting food grains in Ludhiana

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 02nd 2023 03:02 PM
Food grains transportation scam: Ex-Punjab minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu's  close aide Inderjit Singh Indi surrenders before VB

Food grains transportation scam: Ex-Punjab minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu's close aide Inderjit Singh Indi surrenders before VB

Ludhiana, January 2: Inderjit Singh Indi, a close associate of former Punjab minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, who was wanted by the Vigilance Bureau in the alleged Rs 2,000 cr food grains transportation scam, surrendered on Monday. 

In a CCTV footage, former Punjab minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu's close associate Inderjit Singh Indi was seen leaving Bharat Bhushan's house with a black bag. 



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Earlier, Meenu Pankaj Malhotra, who is stated to be key aide of Bharat Bhushan Ashu, had  surrendered at the SSP Vigilance office Ludhiana on Friday. He surrendered at the SSP office along with his father Deewan Chand and some Congress workers.

So far, contractors Telu Ram and Anil Jain, Ashu, commission agent (arhtiya) Krishan Lal Dhoti Wala of Mullanpur and District Food Supply Controllers Sukhwinder Singh Gill and Harveen Kaur have been arrested in the transportation scam.

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Notably, the case pertains to alleged irregularities in the allotment of tenders for labour, cartage, and transportation for lifting food grains in Ludhiana. Bharat Bhushan Ashu was the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs in the previous Congress government, first under Captain Amarinder Singh and later under Charanjit Singh Channi, when the scam took place.

- PTC NEWS

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