ED raids Punjab AAP MLA; various locations in drug probe case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate conducted its extensive searches on Tuesday at multiple locations in Punjab which also included the premises of AAP MLA Kulwant Singh, as part of a drugs-linked money laundering investigation, official sources said.
Locations in Mohali, Amritsar and Ludhiana are being covered by the federal probe agency along with an escort of central paramilitary forces personnel. The premises that are linked to SAS Nagar Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Singh, 61, in Mohali are also being covered, they said.

The ongoing ED actions are taking place under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is understood to be based on an FIR that was reported by the Punjab Police related to a narcotics and drugs trafficking case.
The MLA was recently in the news after Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit asked Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to take ‘strict action’ against the legislator’s real estate company whose two projects allegedly violated environmental norms. The two projects in Mohali are being developed by Janta Land Promoters Limited (JLPL), which is owned by Singh.

This is not for the first time when the houses of ministers have been raided, instead the ED has been carrying out its vast and extensive searched suddenly when the Lok Sabha elections are less that 6 months away and the elections of the 5 poll bound states are in queue.

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