Punjab and Haryana HC directs IT, ED to probe Dera Sacha Sauda properties
Rohtak: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday asked the Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate to launch an investigation into the allegations of money laundering in the functioning of Dera Sacha Sauda.
Speaking to media, a petitioner’s lawyer said, “The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate to conduct a probe in properties, both movable and immovable, relating to Dera of Gurmeet Singh.”
“The High Court asked retired sessions judge Anil KS Pawar, who was appointed as a court commissioner to oversee the sanitization process of Dera Sacha Sauda, to submit a copy of the report to the government,” the lawyer said.
The bench also asked the Haryana government to clear its stand whether any movable property was shifted out of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda before an inspection was being carried out at the sect.
The court also asked both the states to set up their respective tribunals to examine the claims of damages of properties received from petitioner.