Rs 10 cr, Rolex watch, gold seized: ED after raids on CM Channi’s nephew: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Jalandhar, January 19

After carrying out raids related to an illegal mining case early this morning, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) declared a net recovery of Rs 10 crore, gold worth Rs 21 lakh and a Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh at the premises of Bhupinder Singh Honey, a nephew of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his associates.

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ED officials said Rs 8 crore was recovered from premises linked to Honey in Mohali and Ludhiana and Rs 2 crore from its partner Sandeep. The raids, which began Tuesday morning, were carried out in 10 locations in Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Pathankot, among others.

Officials said they completed interviewing everyone, including Honey, linked to the raids early this morning. The commercial and residential premises of several people were searched.

They included Kudratdeep Singh, Pinjore Royalty Company and its partners Kanwarmahip Singh and Manpreet Singh, Sunil Kumar Joshi, Jagveer Inder Singh, Randeep Singh, Providers Overseas Consultants Private Limited and its other directors and shareholders including Bhupinder Singh and Sandeep Kumar.

Some documents related to sand mining activities, real estate transactions and mobile phones were also seized.

Officials said the investigation began on November 30 last year based on a case registered at Rahon Police Station in Nawanshahr under Sections 379, 420, 465, 467, 468 and 471 of the ICC and the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act of 1957.

It says a surprise check on March 7, 2018 detected illegal mining activities in Malikpur and other sites.

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Floyd N. Morlan