Sand Mining Case In Punjab: During the raids carried out by Bhupendra Singh alias Honey, a relative of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his associates, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seized a huge amount of valuables and cash. have been recovered. In this raid, the ED has got more than ₹ 10 crore in cash. Apart from this, many important documents including gold worth more than Rs 21 lakh and Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh have been recovered. After the raid of ED, the Income Tax Department can also tighten the noose on Honey.
A top ED official said that in the illegal sand mining case, raids were conducted at the locations of Pinjore Royalty Company and its partners, shareholders including Kudrat Deep Singh, Kavar Maheep Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar, Bhupinder Singh Honey, Sandeep Kumar and others. Was.
This raid was done in Mohali, Ludhiana, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot areas. According to the ED, cash worth more than Rs 10 crore, several mobile phones, gold worth over Rs 21 lakh and a Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh were recovered during the raid, according to the ED. The ED had registered this case under the Money Laundering Act on the basis of an FIR under various criminal sections registered by the police station of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab.
The FIR of the Punjab Police stated that a joint team of officials of the Mining Department, Civil Administration and Police Department conducted a surprise inspection on 7 March 2018 in view of the complaints regarding illegal sand mining. During this inspection it was found that many mines were being excavated by many machines and mining was not being done in the area where the license was obtained.
The joint team caught and confiscated several tipper truck machines etc. The seized trucks were also found filled with sand. The joint team also recovered a weighing slip from the spot which was not actually issued by the government office i.e. a fake receipt.
According to the FIR of the Punjab Police, during the investigation it was found that apart from Malikpur in Punjab, in fact, illegal mining activities were also done in Lali Bal Mandla and Khosa. Based on the available information, investigation was initiated against the said mine owners and their associates.
The Enforcement Directorate wanted to know as to where the money was diverted through money laundering to legitimize the proceeds of the crime. According to ED sources, Bhupendra Singh alias Honey, whose place was raided in this case, is said to be a relative of Punjab Chief Minister Channi.
Investigating agencies suspect that the money recovered from Honey, a relative of Chief Minister Channi, may have been collected for elections as well. Because this money has been found stuffed in small bags and in addition to five hundred, two hundred rupees notes are also included in this money.
At present, inquiries are going on with Honey and his associates regarding this money. In the coming days, the difficulties of Chief Minister Channi may increase once again. Because after ED, the Income Tax Department can also tighten its screws on Honey. The Income Tax Department will try to know whether he had given information in his income tax return about the amount of crores recovered from Honey’s place.
After the ED report, the Income Tax Department can also come into action. At present, the investigating agency is assessing the documents recovered during the raid. The investigation of this matter is on. Soon these people can be called for questioning.
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