Punjab

Punjab ED raids: Kejriwal alleges involvement of CM Channi, his kin in illegal mining

By Jasleen Kaur -- January 18, 2022 2:05 pm -- Updated:January 18, 2022 2:17 pm

Mohali: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his relatives are involved in illegal sand mining, in connection with which the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids on Tuesday.

"It's very sad to know that the raid is being conducted on the premises of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's nephew in connection with a case of illegal sand mining. The Punjab Chief Minister and his relatives are involved in illegal sand mining," Arvind Kejriwal alleged while speaking to mediapersons here.

The ED on Tuesday conducted raids at more than 10 places in Punjab in connection with an alleged illegal sand mining case.

Also read | Watch video: SAD launches virtual poll campaign from Kharar amid Covid-19 surge

The ED on Tuesday conducted raids at more than 10 places in Punjab in connection with an alleged illegal sand mining case. The federal agency searched the residence and office premises of the suspects that include premises linked to sand mafia Bhupinder Singh Honey, an ED official said.

The agency initially refused to connect any political links in the case and said further details would be shared after the raids were completed.

The federal agency searched the residence and office premises of the suspects that include premises linked to sand mafia Bhupinder Singh Honey.

Also read | With 20 deaths, Punjab Covid-19 toll reaches 16,790; 6,656 fresh infections

As per inputs, Honey is reportedly a relative of Channi and had allegedly floated a firm named 'Punjab Realtors' to get sand mining contracts. The ED suspects that black money was invested in getting contract of the sand mine. The company floated, sources say, is of very small scale and unlikely to get a contract worth crores.

As per inputs, Honey is reportedly a relative of Punjab CM Channi and had allegedly floated a firm named 'Punjab Realtors' to get sand mining contracts.

-PTC News

  • Share