Rana Gurjit’s guilt in sand mining scam proved with resignation: SAD
Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said now that Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh’s complicity in the sand mining scam in which sand mines were allotted to his minions had been proven beyond doubt by his resignation, a criminal case should be registered against him for causing loss to the state exchequer. In a statement here, senior SAD leader and MP Balwinder Singh Bhunder said the resignation had also proved that the entire process of allocation of sand mines was flawed. “All sand mines allocated to Congress legislators should be cancelled immediately. Action should also be taken against ministers who knew about this crime and kept quiet,” he added. Bhunder said it was also clear that the Congress high command had taken the precipitate step of asking for Rana Gurjit’s resignation after chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh failed to act in the matter. “Rana Gurjit cannot claim he is resigning on moral grounds. If that was so, he should have resigned when his name surfaced in the sand mining scam in which his cook Amit Bahadur successfully bid for an Rs 26 crore sand mine.” The Akali leader said it had also been established that the Justice (retd) JS Narang Commission was formed to exonerate Rana Gurjit by giving it specific terms of reference. “It is clear that the Narang Commission has abysmally failed to do its job. It is now incumbent on the government to ask Justice (retd) Narang to refund the entire money spent from the state exchequer on the bogus inquiry done by him,” he said.
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