Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew, Bhupendra Singh Honey, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an unlawful sand-mining case. The probe company took Honey into custody yesterday night and can produce him in a CBI courtroom immediately.
They mentioned Honey was arrested beneath the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) late at night time.
#WATCH | Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) from Jalandhar on Thursday night following day-long questioning in an unlawful sand mining case: Sources pic.twitter.com/6ciwmY1mhX
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The arrest comes simply days forward of polling for the 117-member Punjab legislative meeting. Voting will likely be held on February 20, whereas the outcomes will likely be out on March 10.
Final month, ED had seized Rs 8 crore throughout a raid at premises belonging to Honey. The raids had been made in reference to the unlawful sand-mining operations in Punjab.
In a press release, the Enforcement Directorate had mentioned «incriminating» paperwork associated to the «unlawful» sand mining and property transactions, cellphones, gold value greater than Rs 21 lakh, and a Rolex watch value Rs 12 lakh had been additionally seized throughout the searches.
Reacting to the raids, Mr Channi had instructed reporters that family members of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had been raided throughout the meeting polls in that state and the «identical sample» is being adopted by the ED in Punjab to «stress» him, his ministers and Congress social gathering members.
«We’re able to deal with the stress…,» he mentioned, including, he had no hyperlinks with the case.