Two outstanding senior officers investigating Punjab’s drug menace have referred to as for a probe into the position of Shiromani Akali Dal minister Bikram Singh Majithia of their statements to the Punjab Police. One was Particular Activity Drive (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu and the opposite was Niranjan Singh, former deputy director of the Enforcement Directorate.
His statements have been recorded by the Punjab Police SIT, which was probing the December 20 NDPS case in opposition to Majithia on December 22, 2021.
Sidhu, who heads the STF in medication instances, was requested in 2017 to look at Niranjan Singh’s findings on Majithia’s position. The STF was shaped to combat the menace of medicine in Punjab. It submitted reviews to the Excessive Court docket infrequently.
As for Singh, he had given a report back to the Excessive Court docket on Majithia’s “position”, which was additionally investigated by the STF and a report was submitted to the Excessive Court docket.
The third assertion is of sacked deputy superintendent of police Jagdish Singh Bhola, who has mentioned roughly the identical factor whereas accusing Majithia. He’s the kingpin of busting the racket in 2013.
Sidhu mentioned that his report within the Excessive Court docket must be handled as his assertion. In his assertion, Sidhu mentioned, ED paperwork have been referred to as and examined and 4 2013 drug FIRs have been additionally examined to see whether or not Majithia had hyperlinks with accused individuals, whether or not he performed a task in supplying medication and whether or not Majithia and Majithia have financial transactions. them.
Sidhu, referring to the ED investigation, mentioned, “It was discovered that Bikram Singh Majithia has an in depth and prolonged relationship with Satpreet Singh @Satta and was well-known to Maninder Singh alias Bittu Aulakh and Jagjit Singh Chahal. ” Parminder Singh aka Pindi and Amarinder Singh to Laddi.
The ED had concluded that Majithia’s allegations of speculative involvement in offering autos, safety and so on. through the election are “credible”. They knew one another since 2003-04. Referring to the ED probe, he mentioned Laddi and Pindi had confessed to their relationship with Majithia. Whereas a number of the accused have been discovered responsible in drug instances, others are sitting overseas and the method of bringing them again is underway. Typically referred to as drug lords, Laddi, Satta, Pindi are absconding and are sitting overseas. Chahal is a neighborhood businessman and Aulakh is a SAD chief.
An evaluation of all of the statements of the people put collectively by the ED discovered that Bikram Singh Majithia had a task in speculating and “facilitating” the provision of pseudoephedrine to Pindi. Majithia, nevertheless, denied this.
Sidhu cited the ED’s findings that Majithia straight requested Chahal to satta and Pindi to produce pseudoephedrine and made related preparations with Chahal.
He additionally cited the ED’s findings of giving Chahal 35 lakhs to Majithia and Majithia for “participation” within the sand-mining enterprise.
In his assertion, Niranjan Singh has submitted that he had questioned Majithia, and submitted a notice earlier than the Excessive Court docket, which was later examined by the STF. Sidhu has talked about this notice in his statements.
He additional mentioned that he had talked about Majithia’s “position”, obtained particulars of the latter’s properties, financial institution accounts and CDRs and that it may very well be collected from the ED workplace. Singh is now retired.