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Ahead of polls 2022, Punjab CM Channi’s nephew arrested in illegal mining case

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Ahead of polls 2022, Punjab CM Channi’s nephew arrested in illegal mining case

New Delhi: Ahead of Punjab assembly elections 2022, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey has been arrested by Enforcement Directorate, in a money laundering case linked to alleged illegal sand mining in the border state, officials said on Friday.

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The central agency officials said that Honey was arrested from Jalandhar following day-long questioning in an illegal sand mining case.
The probe agency took Honey into custody yesterday evening and will produce him in a CBI court today.

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The arrest was made under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the officials said.

Honey is the son of Channi’s sister-in-law. On January 18, the agency had raided his premises and claimed to have seized about Rs 8 crore cash.

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The arrest comes just days ahead of polling for the 117-member Punjab legislative assembly. Voting will be held on February 20, while the results will be out on March 10.

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