Chamkaur Sahib, January 20: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said he would file a defamation case against AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for "defaming him" with reference to multiple raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) across the state.
Addressing mediapersons at Chamkaur Sahib on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi alleged that AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal tried to "defame him" by posting his picture on social media showing him with currency notes that were recovered during the ED raids in Punjab.
In the last three days, the Enforcement Directorate recovered Rs 10 crore in cash, gold worth Rs 21 lakh and a Rolex watch during raids on multiple locations in Punjab, including at the residence of the house of Punjab CM's nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, as part of money laundering probe against the alleged sand mafia.
Charanjit Singh Channi alleged that Arvind Kejriwal posted his picture on Facebook showing him sitting with currency notes. He said he would file a defamation case against him for trying to defame him.
Punjab CM Channi said the money was not recovered from him or his family. “I could not keep an eye on my relatives’ deeds, still I am not responsible for any wrongdoing by people other than my family,” he said.
CM Channi alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had the habit of levelling allegations to malign the image of others. "I will file a defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal and have requested my party to give permission to do so," said Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.