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ED Raids: Channi not a common but a dishonest man, says Kejriwal

Chadha reiterated that Chief Minister Channi is running a sand mafia in his area.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

With the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducting raids in poll-bound Punjab including the residence of Punjab Chief Minister’s nephew in connection with an illegal sand mining case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Charanjit Singh Channi is not a common man, but a dishonest one.

On seizure of about Rs 10 Crore cash from the residence of Punjab CM’s nephew, Kejriwal said, “Channi aam aadmi nahi, beimann aadmi hai’ (meaning Channi is not a common man, but a dishonest one).

In a tweet, Kejriwal shared a picture of cash recovered in the ED raid and attacked Channi for describing himself as a common man time and again saying,”This money is collected via corruption and loot carried out during Chief Minister Channi’s tenure of 111 days, as no common man have so much unaccounted money,”.

As Channi blamed former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and the Badals for the ED raids, the Punjab Lok Congress chief (Amarinder) said ED doesn’t report to him. “ED doesn’t report to me Charanjit Singh Channi. Nor did I plant the money seized from your kin. So stop blaming me for your family’s crimes. As I always say, the law takes its own course, something that Congress forgot when they accused me of shielding culprits,” Amarinder said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) co-in-charge of Punjab affairs Raghav Chadha said when Channi earned so much in 111 days, imagine how much he would have earned if he had been the Chief Minister for five years. He said that the money found from the houses of CM’s relatives is the money collected from mafia and the loot of the people of Punjab.

Chadha reiterated that Chief Minister Channi is running a sand mafia in his area. AAP leader said Channi and his relatives have earned crores of rupees from their association with sand mafia and so far, information about illegal assets worth Rs 56 Crore has been received. Chadha asked, “Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who pretends to be a common man, should answer that where did his relatives get so much money from?”

The AAP leader said when such a big amount has been found in the house of Channi’s nephew, then if this raid had taken place at Channi’s house, it is difficult to guess how many crores would have been found there.