BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh following reports that the CBI was probing a case of alleged fraud at the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) allegedly involving his son-in-law.
In a tweet, Shah said: “Punjab CM’s son-in-law pockets money meant for India’s hardworking farmers. What can be more shameful than this.”
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 26, 2018
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief also attached a news article along with the tweet.
The chief minister’s son-in-law, Gurpal Singh is among the 11 persons accused of causing a loss of Rs.109 crore to the Oriental Bank of Commerce, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said.
The agency has also registered a case of fraud against Simbhaoli Sugars Limited, where Gurpal Singh is a deputy managing director.
This comes days after the CBI booked a Delhi-based diamond jewellery exporter for Rs.390 crore fraud at the OBC.
Oriental Bank of Commerce is the latest public sector lender to join the list of state-run banks which have been marred by loan defaults.
Earlier, Punjab National Bank (PNB) was at the centre of India’s biggest banking fraud involving diamond czar Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi.