Drugs Case : Majithia Questioned by Enforcement Directorate - RNews1 Network

Drugs Case : Majithia Questioned by Enforcement Directorate

Bikram Singh Majithia, Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia
Jalandhar : Bikram Singh Majithia the Minister of Punjab was today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a multi-crore international synthetic drugs racket busted last year.

Mr Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal who is married to of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident Indians (NRIs) who have been accused of international money laundering related to the drugs racket.

The 38-year-old arrived around 11 am at the regional office of the ED in Jalandhar, 150 km from state capital Chandigarh. The ED, a wing under the union finance ministry, had sent summons to Mr Majithia - the revenue minister in the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab - to appear before it today.

The Punjab police had busted a Rs. 6,000-crore international synthetic drugs racket in the state in 2013. The ED conducted separate investigations in the case after serious allegations of money laundering emerged.

Sources in the ED said that Mr Majithia is likely to be asked over 50 questions by officials regarding his links to three NRIs and the money laundering racket associated with the drugs case.

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