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Ludhiana, January 19
Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal has once again demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister. Sukhbir Badal was speaking about the ED’s raid on Channi’s nephew’s house where Rs. 4 crore were seized.
Sukhbir Badal reportedly asked Congress to clarify its position in this matter. Addressing the media, Sukhbir Badal said that Charanjit Singh Channi was the biggest sand mafia in Punjab.
Other than that, he also talked about Congress’ posters in which Sunil Jakhar, Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu are seen. Sukhbir Badal said, “It seems like three monkeys are portrayed in the posters.”
Further, Sukhbir Badal said that crores of rupees would be found if Charanjit Singh Channi’s residence is raided.
ED’s raid on Channi’s nephew’s residence
On Tuesday, January 18, Enforcement Directorate raided Channi’s nephew’ house in an illegal sand mining case of 2018. At Channi’s nephew’s residence in Ludhiana, ED seized Rs. 4 crores.
Reacting to the raid, Charanjit Singh Channi had said that this was a planned tactic to pressurize Congress. Channi said that during the West Bengal elections as well, Mamta Banerjee was harassed the same way. Further, Charanjit Singh Channi had said that this was a way of settling scores of what happened a few days ago. Charanjit Singh Channi was referring to PM’s return from Ferozepur on January 5, because of an alleged “security breach”.