Transportation tender scam: ED asks for records of former ministers and close friends, starts digging into layers of scam

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Former Punjab Congress minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu seems to be in trouble. Now the ED (Enforcement Directorate) has taken a look at the transportation tender scam. Today for the third time Ashu’s Vigilance has got 2 days remand.

Ashu was arrested by Vigilance on August 22 from a saloon near his house. For the first time, Vigilance got Ashu’s remand for 4 days, then for 3 days and now for 2 days.

Sources reveal that the ED has sent a letter to the Vigilance officers and has sought full details of the matter. At the same time, all those who are involved in this case, including former minister Ashu, have also been asked to report on the role played in the investigation so far.

Let us tell you that after the FIR registered by the Vigilance after the scam of crores of rupees in the E-auction of LDP plot and government property in the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started investigating the inside account scam. At the same time, now the ED has knocked in this case after the Vigilance FIR related to scam with government funds in the transport tender in the Food Supply Department.

Although no official has confirmed this yet, but this news is quoting from official sources. Till now ED has not registered any FIR in this case, but has definitely started collecting evidence of this whole scam.

Sources reveal that the ED is looking into the whole matter by linking it to money laundering. For this, accounts of property market, stock market and investment are also being scrutinised.

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