Jalandhar: In fresh trouble, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths summoned Raninder Singh, son of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh for alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation in the much-publicised UK-based Jacaranda Trust case. The ED has summoned Raninder Singh for June 16 at Jalandhar, where his role in hawala transactions and foreign entities would be probed. It was learnt that the ED sleuths might also question Capt Amarinder Singh in connection with his son’s case.
According to information available, ED Assistant Director Ajay Singh has issued summons to Raninder Singh for June 16. It is pertinent to mention here that a Ludhiana Chief Judicial Magistrate Ranjeet Sharma had sent summons to Raninder Singh for July 26 on the complaint that Raninder lied to the IT Department about trusts allegedly owned by him in British Virgin Islands. Political observers maintained that the summoning of Raninder Singh and that of Capt Amarinder in the near future, would hit his political career hard. “Raninder was already under the scanner for having lied to the IT Department about his trust in UK.
Now, he was being summoned by ED,” sources said. Earlier, Raninder Singh, his mother and former Union External Affairs Minister and present Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur’s name emerged in Swiss Bank Account list. The name of Capt Amarinder Singh has also come up in that list, causing trouble for the former Chief Minister of Punjab. Raninder had also lied about money in Switzerland-based accounts. Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder has junked the summons that it was Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s way of getting back at him and his family for the electoral defeat in Amritsar inflicted by him upon Jaitley.