The Enforcement Directorate seized ₹10 crore and ‘incriminating documents’ which allegedly links a nephew of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi with shell companies, americans conversant in the matter told ET.
The Enforcement Directorate seized Rs 10 crore and ‘incriminating documents’ which allegedly links a nephew of Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi with shell companies, americans conversant in the matter told ET.
ED had searched spherical a dozen areas in Punjab, including the Mohali space of Bhupinder Singh Honey, Channi’s nephew, in reference to ‘unlawful sand mining’. Premises of six mining contractors too were searched. The searches were finished early Wednesday morning.
ED took away several documents and digital gadgets, they said. Rs 8 crore became found in Honey’s space and Rs 2 crore in premises linked to an individual identified as Sandeep Kumar, it’s learnt. They also claimed ED seized gold price more than Rs 21 lakh and a Rolex seek price Rs 12 lakh.
It became alleged that Bhupinder Singh Honey had floated Punjab Realtors to valid sand mining contracts. They said Punjab Realtors became a shrimp company and ED would probe how it procured contracts price crores of rupees. Honey’s links with an individual named Kudrat Deep Singh is being probed, it’s learnt. Singh had place up Provider Consultancy Products and services of which he, Honey and Sandeep Kumar were directors.
ED’s searches were performed on the premises of Kudratdeep Singh, Pinjore Royalty Company and its companions/shareholders Kanwarmahip Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar Joshi, Jagveer Inder Singh, Randeep Singh, Suppliers International Consultants and it’s other directors/shareholders, including Honey and Kumar in Mohali, Ludhiana, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot.
ED is doubtless to summon americans connected with documents and material it seized soon. The hunt comes with a month left for Punjab assembly polls. Channi has alleged that the searches were pushed by the BJP administered Centre and they were identical to searches against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s family members earlier than polls in West Bengal.
ED had registered a case below provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act final November basically basically based on an FIR filed by the Punjab Police.
( On the delivery published on Jan 19, 2022 )
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