New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s son has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday in an alleged illegal foreign funds case. Also Read - Parkash Singh Badal, Former Punjab Chief Minister, Returns Padma Vibhushan Award over Farmers' Protest
The agency has summoned Raninder Singh in connection with its probe against him for alleged forex contraventions and holding untaxed foreign assets. Also Read - Farmers' Protest LIVE Updates: Talks Between Centre, Peasant Leaders Conclude; Next Meeting on Dec 5
Speaking with IANS, official sources said that Raninder has been summoned by the agency at its Jalandhar office on Tuesday to explain the alleged movement of funds to Switzerland and creation of a trust in the tax haven of British Virgin Islands. Also Read - Punjab CM Had Several Chances to Stop Farm Bill But He Didn't Do So: Delhi CM Kejriwal
With the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government bringing state Bills earlier this week to negate the Central farm laws to pacify the agitating farmers in the state, the move to summon his son assumes significant political importance.
(With inputs from IANS)