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.

The Enforcement Directorate interrogated former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for over five hours in connection with the illegal sand mining case. He was questioned in connection with his relationship with his nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, who was arrested by the agency. On the other hand, Channi tweeted that I was called by the ED in connection with the mining case. I have answered the questions asked by him to the best of my knowledge. A challan in this case has already been presented in the court by the ED. The officials have not asked me to come again.

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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.

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