The Congress and AAP MLAs, who accompanied Navjot Singh Sidhu the newly appointed Punjab Congress chief, during his temple visit on Wednesday, are reportedly on the radar of the state CID.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was accompanied by the the Congress and AAP MLAs during his temple visits on Wednesday, who are all reportedly on the radar of the Punjab Crime Investigation Department (CID).
The attendance of 62 members of the legislative assembly was given earlier but the CID officials who were keeping an eye on the gathering at Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Amritsar residence said that only 48 members were in attendance.
The deployment of the CID officials were done in civil clothes around Sidhu’s residence. One official introduced himself to India Today’s team and said they were “doing their duty”.
According to sources, some of the MLAs that accompanied Sidhu on Wednesday as well as their close aides are presently, facing serious allegations. The involvement of these members in direct and indirect illegal activities like liquor trade and illicit mining has been found in the past, sources claimed.
It was also stated by the sources that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had informed about the “rogue elements” within the party to the three-member panel appointed by the Congress high command. The panel had been formed to find a solution to the discord in the Punjab unit.
In the Hoshiarpur area, one of the MLAs has been accused of being involved in illegal mining. In December 2020, the mining department had sent a recovery notice amounting to Rs 1.65 crore to him. This Congress MLA has reportedly been asked CM Singh for a waiver and cancellation of the illegal mining notice. An appeal against the same has also been filed by the MLA.