Punjab

ED must investigate source of Money Majithia used for political mileage; says Randhawa

Punjab News Express | February 09, 2019 12:03 PM

CHANDIGARH: Putting a question mark over the money which was being distributed by YAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia, the Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that ED must investigate proceeds of Crime of Majthia as to know from where money came.

The Minister said that the way Bikram Majithia had tried to hog the limelight by doing these tricks and he also bypassed the Punjab Government by jumping into the matter. He said that how could Majithia be proactive when the matter of Budh Singh is already under process of the Government. He said thatswhy it is very important to investigate the money trail as in Akali-BJP government he has been facing a serious allegations of being mafia whether it's drug, transport and liquor.. so if such money is being used to gain political mileage ED must jump into this matter to trace out the root of money.

Recalling the famous Bhola drug case in which Majithia was also questioned by ED, Randhawa said that it is important to understand whether money belonging to proceeds of Crime should not be used.

He said that he also pressurised the Central Govt.to implicate the then former Jail minister Sarwan Singh phillaur in the Money Laundering case(Bhola Matter) who had got a major relief from Supreme court which had put a stay on the ED trails. He said that Phillaur had clearly stated that he was implicated with political vendetta while moving to supreme court so even they claimed that they were victims of Majithia' s conspiracy.

Randhawa said that the way Bikram Majithia had tried to overtake the government procedure and also tried to get headlines of Media, he doesn't know that the ED and other premier agencies are supposed to keep check on such money.

He also said that he requested the centre BJP government to recommend for ED investigation as if Robert Vadra, brother in Law of Rahul Gandhi could be questioned on allegations of money trail, BJP has to ask ED to grill Majthia. He said that there could not be dual standard for ED investigation and for marinating law of land, Majithia should be questioned by ED.

Yesterday,SAD youth wing (YAD) in charge Bikram Singh Majithia came to hand  over two cheques worth Rs 3.86 lakh to repay his loan to Budh Singh.

Randhawa said that On October 16, 2016, then PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh assured Budh Singh that he would be the first beneficiary under the ‘Karza Kurki Khatam, Fasal di Poori Rakam’, if the Congress comes to power.

Randhawa said that it is already under the government process and some rules have been framed to distribute such loan waiver scheme and Government doesn't have  money the way Majithia had gathered public money during Akali BJP regime.

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