Major action of Punjab Police against BJP’s Manpreet Badal in corruption case


Manpreet Badal: Vigilance department raided his residence yesterday. (file)

Chandigarh:

An arrest warrant has been issued against former Punjab Finance Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manpreet Singh Badal. This comes hours after the Punjab Police issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) against them at all airports.

The state vigilance department yesterday registered a case against him in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of property in Bathinda.

Manpreet Badal had filed a pre-arrest bail application, which was scheduled to be heard on September 26, but his lawyer has now withdrawn it, saying he will now approach the court with a fresh application. When a First Information Report, or FIR, is registered.

An FIR under the provisions of the Act dealing with cheating, forgery, and criminal conspiracy and under Section 13(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act – Information Technology Act was also registered against a public servant for committing criminal misconduct. went In the land allotment case against him and five others. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau raided his residence in Sri Muktsar Sahib district yesterday.

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann yesterday taunted Mr. Badal, saying that people who used to pride themselves on honesty are now running from pillar to post to save their skins.

“There is a big difference between telling the truth and sticking to it,” the chief minister said.

He added that these leaders used to say that they would wait for whatever action was taken against them, but now they are getting legal protection against arrest.

BJP leader Saroop Chand Singla, who was earlier with the Shiromani Akali Dal, alleged that Mr. Badal used his position as a minister in the previous Congress government to convert two commercial plots into residential plots for himself. misused.

Mr. Badal joined the BJP after quitting the Congress in January this year.

After being questioned in July, Mr. Badal had accused Chief Minister Mann of trying to suppress the voice of his political opponents by taking such action.

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