Sand Mining Case: ED Files Charge Sheet Against Ex-Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s Nephew

Jalandhar: A charge sheet has been filed against the nephew of former Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in an illegal sand mining case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The agency also named one more person in the charge sheet filed on March 31 under money laundering charges.

The court has fixed April 6 as the next date of hearing in the case.

The federal agency has charged Sections 3 (offence of money laundering), 4 (punishment for money laundering), 44 (offences triable by special courts) and 45 (offences to be cognisable and non-bailable), of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 against Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh alias Honey and his associate Kudratdeep Singh.

Honey was arrested on the intervening night of February 3 and 4 by the ED, and as per rules, the agency had to file a chargesheet against him within 60 days.

The ED had on January 18, days before the Punjab Assembly elections, conducted raids against Honey and others at 10 locations.

ED has also seized more than Rs 10 crore, Gold worth above 21 lakh and a Rolex watch worth Rs 12 lakh from the residential premises of alleged land mafia Honey, and others in connection with an alleged illegal sand mining case.

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