Here’s Why CM Channi’s Nephew Bhupinder Singh Arrested By ED

A couple of days have been left in the Punjab Election but ahead of polls, shocking news has been making headlines. Bhupinder Singh aka Honey who is a nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED). Honey was arrested from Jalandhar on Friday, weeks after raiding his houses and offices in connection with money laundering allegations linked to a 2018 illegal sand mining case.

The probe agency took Honey into custody on 3 February in the evening and will produce him in a CBI court today i.e., on 4 February. They said Honey was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) late at night.

News18 reports suggest the ED had reportedly taken hold of Rs 10 crore cash during raids conducted on January 19 in an anti-money laundering investigation against illegal sand mining operations in Punjab. The seizure reportedly included Rs 8 crore from the premises linked to Bhupinder Singh.

The ED had declared the recoveries after it concluded its two-day raid executed at the business and residential premises of the accused persons and their associates in over a dozen places in Mohali, Ludhiana, Rupnagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot.

In a statement, the Enforcement Directorate had said “incriminating” documents related to the “illegal” sand mining and property transactions, mobile phones, gold worth more than Rs 21 lakh, and a Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh were also seized during the searches.

Meanwhile, reacting to this, Punjab CM earlier alleged that a recent raid at his relative Bhupinder Singh Honey’s house indicated that it was a ‘revenge’ for the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ferozepur in Punjab.

Moreover, in the past, Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) supremo Capt Amarinder Singh had alleged that CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s name had come up in connection with illegal sand mining.

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