Tribune News Service
Ludhiana/Jalandhar, November 25
Probing a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate today raided several premises of Gurdeep Singh, owner of Jujhar Group which runs Fastway cable network, bus service and real estate business in the state.
In all, eight premises were searched — five in Ludhiana and one each in Chandigarh, Mohali and Banga. Gurdeep Singh is said to be a close associate of SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal. The raiding ED officials were accompanied by 60-70 security personnel. Gurdeep Singh’s Green City house and offices at Sham Nagar, Mullanpur, and Grand Walk Mall in Ludhiana were searched. Documents pertaining to the group’s bank accounts and assets were reportedly taken into custody. The raids were on till late evening.
The sources said the probe was related to Gurdeep Singh’s alleged links with Surinder Pal Pahalwan, former Chief Engineer of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA). The ED had lodged a case in the matter in April under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Pahalwan was arrested in a multi-crore corruption case by the Vigilance Bureau in June 2017. He reportedly owned as many as 92 properties worth over Rs 1,200 crore, some of which have already been attached by the VB.
- Probe relates to Gurdeep Singh’s alleged links with Surinder Pal Pahalwan, former GMADA Chief Engineer
- Pahalwan was arrested in a corruption case in June 2017
- The former Chief Engineer amassed 92 properties worth over Rs1,200 crore
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