AAP hails probe into illegal sand mining allegations against Channi

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AAP Punjab affairs co-in-charge Raghav Chadha told the media here that AAP had submitted a letter to the Governor and demanded an inquiry against Channi….reports Asian Lite News

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday welcomed the decision of Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit for ordering the DGP to conduct a high-level inquiry into the allegations of illegal sand mining against Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

AAP Punjab affairs co-in-charge Raghav Chadha told the media here that AAP had submitted a letter to the Governor and demanded an inquiry against Channi. He thanked the Governor for accepting Aam Aadmi Party’s demand and hoped that Punjab Police would conduct a fair and independent investigation in the matter and punish the guilty.

Referring to the letter related to the order of inquiry, Chadha said the Governor has taken cognisance of the matter and has ordered DGP V.K. Bhawra to take action against Channi for illegal sand mafia his constituency Chamkaur Sahib’s village Jindapur.

The Governor has asked the DGP to conduct a high-level inquiry and hand over the report to him. Chadha appealed to the DGP and Punjab Police not to come under any kind of political pressure and register an FIR against Chief Minister Channi after conducting a fair and independent investigation into the whole matter.

Chadha said that they had already exposed the sand mafia in Chamkaur Sahib, the assembly constituency of the Chief Minister, and alleged that the Chief Minister and his relatives were associated with the sand mafia.

AAP candidate arrested

Kali Charan Yadav, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) candidate from the Jungipur Assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, has been arrested for violation of model code of conduct, following the recovery of election campaigning material without the name of publisher or printer.

Inspector Rajesh Tripathi said a checking drive was being carried out near Rajwari underpass bridge on Varanasi-Ghazipur border on Sunday, when an SUV carrying flag of a political party was stopped.

On checking the vehicle, 120 pamphlets, five stickers, five flags and 62 caps of the AAP were recovered, he said.

The election campaigning material had no name and address of publisher/printer on them.

Yadav was arrested and a case has been registered against him under section 127 of Representation of the people Act and 171(F) of IPC, the inspector said.

Tripathi added that during initial investigation, Yadav said he was an AAP candidate and was carrying publicity material for his election campaigning.

When police sought the reason for not mentioning the name of publisher and printer as per the directives of the Election Commission of India, Yadav assured to provide a clarification of it.

However, when he failed to give a clarification, the police initiated legal action against him, said Tripathi.

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