Jalandhar. In the entertainment scam of more than 1.40 crores in the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s native village Khatkarkalan in 2011, on Wednesday, Bollywood actress and Archana Purna Singh, who is working in Comedy with Kapil Sharma show, was virtual in Jalandhar’s court. The trial took place. In the scam, the court recorded the statement of Archana Purna Singh. Let us tell you that a few months ago, Bollywood’s famous singer Udit Narayan has recorded his statement as a witness. About Rs 3.15 crore was spent in the program organized by the Punjab Art and Culture Department. In which a scam of more than 1.40 crores was exposed.
Many Bollywood and Pollywood artists including Archana Purna Singh, Udit Narayan, Sadhna Sargam, Shekhar Suman, Hans Raj Hans, Pammi Bai, Prem Chopra, Uttam Singh attended the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. This scam, which happened in the name of entertainment, is registered with the Punjab Vigilance as well as with the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Advocate Ankur Bansal, appearing for the case, said that on Wednesday, actress Archana Purna Singh appeared as a virtual witness and got the statement recorded.
Actress Archana Purna Singh has said in a statement that she was given one and a half lakh rupees in return for participating in the cultural program on the mass centenary celebrations of Shaheed-e-Azam. When asked how much money was given to her fellow comedian Shekhar Suman, Archana Purna Singh said that she had received Rs 2.5 lakh. He has received the amount of money shown in the government records. At the same time, singer Udit Narayan, who appeared in person in the court, had told the court that he had been asked to pay one lakh rupees for attending the function and a check for the same amount was given to him. Apart from this 12 lakhs were given to his team. He had confirmed this fact before the court.
In the case registered on the complaint of Surjit Singh Grewal, the then SSP of Vigilance Bureau, there were allegations that Dr. Swaran Singh, the then head of the department and the then commissioner of Jalandhar division, showed more money in the accounts of the artists by paying less money and grabbed Rs 1.40 crore. The then Divisional Commissioner Swaran Singh, owner of GM Enterprises Vikas Mehra resident of Faridabad, Sanjay resident of Faridabad and Satveer Singh Bajwa resident of Chandigarh were also named in the case.