Illegal sand mining case: ED interrogates former Punjab CM Charanjit Channi for five hours, Channi’s tweet – told everything he knew
News Desk, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh
published by: Shahrukh Khan
Updated Thu, 14 April 2022 01:58 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had recently filed a chargesheet against the nephew of former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his aide in the illegal mining case.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi was today questioned by the ED for over five hours in an alleged illegal sand mining case. He was questioned in connection with his relationship with his nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, who was arrested by the agency: ED official pic.twitter.com/GY4bupuVC4
— ANI (@ANI) 14 April 2022
Channi is accused of earning crores of rupees from illegal sand mining and transfer-posting of officials. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had recently filed a chargesheet against the nephew of former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his aide in the illegal mining case. Honey was arrested by the ED on the intervening night of February 3 and 4. Bhupinder Singh Honey and his associates are accused of money laundering by forming fake companies. Earlier, in the ED raids on January 18-19, about Rs 7.9 crore cash was found from Honey’s house. Two crore rupees were found from the whereabouts of Honey’s associate Sandeep Kumar.
On January 18, the ED had raided the locations of Bhupinder Honey.
On January 18, the ED had raided Bhupinder Honey, the son of CM Channi’s sister-in-law. In 2018, when Captain Amarinder Singh was the Chief Minister of Punjab, the case of illegal mining came to the fore. According to ED officials, the main accused in the case, Kudratdeep Singh, along with two directors Sandeep Singh and Bhupinder Singh had formed new companies. After interrogation, the hands of ED reached Bhupinder Honey and on January 18, ED raided Honey’s ten different places in Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mohali and Fatehgarh. Enforcement Directorate recovered cash worth Rs 10.7 crore from their hideouts.