Sacked Punjab minister Vijay Singla despatched in 14-day judicial custody
Chandigarh, Might 27
A Mohali court docket on Friday despatched sacked Punjab minister Vijay Singla to 14-day judicial custody.
Singla, who held the well being portfolio within the state authorities, was arrested on corruption cost on Tuesday after chief minister Bhagwant Mann sacked him as he was accused of demanding “one per cent fee” in tenders and purchases by his division.
Earlier, the court docket had despatched him to three-day police custody until Friday.
Pardeep Kumar, who was Singla’s Officer on Particular Responsibility (OSD), too has been despatched to judicial custody until June 10. The subsequent date of listening to is June 10.
Singla and his OSD Kumar have been booked on a grievance by Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh, posted at Punjab Well being System Company.
The officer had alleged that they demanded Rs 1.16-crore bribe from the allotment of tasks and “one per cent fee” in authorities contracts.