The Fact News Service
Patiala, October 29
Akali MLAs Harinder Pal Singh Chandumajra and Pawan Kumar Tinu today said the state government was trying to shield Cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in the Rs 64-crore post-metric scholarship scam and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
Chandumajra said, “Our leaders, led by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal, will gherao Sadhu Singh Dharamsot’s residence on November 2.”
Both leaders alleged the Congress in Punjab and the BJP at the Centre were in cahoots, otherwise there was no reason why the ED probe into an alleged case of foreign exchange violation was not taken forward.
During the press conference at MLA Harinder Singh Chandumajra’s residence in Patiala, Tinu said there should be a CBI probe into the case. Party leaders would raise the matter with the Governor as well, he added.
He said the Congress government ignored a 44-page report and gave the clean chit to the minister. “A writ petition has already been filed in the high court. But we want an investigation by the CBI