Co-accused OSD of Punjab’s sacked Well being Minister Dr Vijay Singla ran plywood enterprise, ITI
Bathinda, Might 25
Sacked Well being Minister Dr Vijay Singla’s Officer on Particular Obligation (OSD) Pradeep Kumar Bansal, who has been arrested together with him in a corruption case, is his nephew and a resident of the Mannequin City space in Bathinda.
Pradeep has no political background and runs a plywood enterprise and an ITI right here. In the course of the latest Meeting polls, Pradeep was incharge of the Bhikhi space for Dr Singla and after the induction of the Mansa MLA into the Cupboard, he was made an OSD. Singla made his one other nephew, Girish Kumar, his second OSD. It’s learnt that many of the work of Dr Singla was overseen by Pradeep. As per the FIR, Pradeep is the primary accused as he referred to as the complainant, SE Rajinder Singh, to the Punjab Bhawan to satisfy the minister, who throughout a quick assembly with Rajinder informed him that Pradeep was authorised to talk on his behalf.
It is usually acknowledged within the criticism that Pradeep requested Rajinder to provide 2 per cent of a young worth as fee, i.e. Rs 1.16 crore from the full quantity of Rs 58 crore. On his refusal to pay, Pradeep even allegedly threatened to damage his profession. After the information of Pradeep’s arrest, his neigbourers within the Mannequin City space are in a state of shock because the household loved an excellent status within the space.
Nonetheless, the household of Dr Singla has alleged conspiracy to defame him and tarnish the picture of the federal government.
Speaking to The Tribune, Dr Singla’s elder brother Kewal Singla mentioned: “We now have full religion in our authorities and are hopeful that Dr Singla will come out clear after an intensive probe.”