CHANDIGARH: Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Monday leveled serious corruption allegations against Cabinet Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for his alleged involvement in illegal sand mining through his nephew in the state. Providing evidence in the case, Khaira alleged that Malikpur mine in district Nawanshahr was allotted to Kudrat deep Singh, who is the business partner and close associate of Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh alias Honey.The Aam Aadmi Party leader said that just as Rana Gurjit Singh invested his money in sand mining contract through his cook Amit Bahadur, in same way Channi did it through Honey. He said that Honey has floated a firm named Punjab Realtors Co to get contracts of sand mining. **The case clearly shows that blackmoney was invested in getting contract of sand mine as the said company is of very small scale and was not able to get contract of several crore,” Khaira said.Showing photos of Honey and Kudratdeep Singh with Congress ministers Channi, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Khaira said that it shows that the contractor has deep links with the Congress leaders. He asked the state government to mark an inquiry in the case by a Commission under sitting or retired judge of High Court.“The chief minister had tweeted about the illegal mining being carried out in Nawanshahr area few days back, I have provided the facts about it and now it is the turn of CM to take action against people responsible for it,” Khaira said. He said that being Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, he will continue to raise the voice of people inside and outside the assembly.
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