SAD-BJP seek CBI probe in sand mining scam

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Jalandhar: As per reports the SAD and the BJP today demanded a CBI probe in sand mining scam. Both rejected the one-member judicial commission constituted to probe the allegations of impropriety against Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh in sand mining auctions.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said the government had begun a cover-up operation to provide a clean chit to its minister to save itself from disgrace.

Former Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and state BJP chief Vijay Sampla with party leaders in Jalandhar.

“The CM has constituted the commission under retired judge Justice JS Narang, who is close to the minister and both are often seen together in social gatherings,” he claimed.

Sukhbir Badal said since it was a serious matter involving the role of an incumbent minister and many MLAs, the inquiry should be handed over to a central agency such as the CBI.

BJP chief Vijay Sampla said the SAD-BJP would hold protests in all districts on June 9, besides meeting the Governor to seek his intervention in matter on June 14.

A meeting of the alliance partners held here today. Prominent among those present were state BJP chief Vijay Sampla,Balwinder Singh Bhundar  Bikram Singh Majithia, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, and Daljit Singh Cheema.

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