CHANDIGARH: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Punjab Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, brother-in-law of Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, to appear on December 26 in a probe related to money laundering in a Rs 6,000 crore drug racket case.
Sources said the ED sent summons to Majithia to appear before its Jalandhar office for questioning. The agency has prepared a detailed questionnaire and will grill Majithia on his alleged links with some accused and NRIs suspected to be involved in the racket. Meanwhile, the Congress, BJP and PPP demanded his resignation.
The ED has been questioning all those who were named by Jagdish Bhola, a DSP of the Punjab Police who was dismissed in November last year, and the main accused arrested in the `6,000 crore drug case. The racket was busted with the arrest of Anoop Singh Kahlon, an NRI, in March 2013. Later, businessman Bittu Aulakh and Jagjit Singh Chahal, who own pharma companies, were arrested. In t heir statements, the accused alleged that the minister knew Canada-based drug dealers Satpreet Satta and Parbinder Singh alias Pindi and that Satta was provided gunmen by him. Majithia said he will cooperate with the ED.