Punjab and Haryana High Court did not grant relief to former Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu in the tender scam. Ashu had filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court to avoid arrest. In this, Ashu had demanded that 7 days notice be given to him before arresting him. After the hearing on Tuesday, the High Court, without giving any relief to Ashu, fixed the next hearing on July 6.
Ashu, being the Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Punjab, has been accused of scam in his department in a tender of Rs 2 thousand crores. The Vigilance Bureau is probing it. Ashu said in the petition filed in the High Court that if there is any complaint against him, then it should be properly investigated. The AAP government of Punjab should not take action for the purpose of political vendetta.
Ashu’s appeal was that if the Vigilance takes action, then they should be given one week’s notice before that. They should be included in the investigation. Ashu’s petition was heard in the High Court on Tuesday. After the hearing, the court fixed July 6 as the next date.
Let us inform that Ashu was accused by small contractors that there was disturbance in the tender of labor and transportation in the mandis of Punjab. 20-25 people were benefitted by ignoring small contractors. Vigilance inquiry is going on in this matter.
Ashu told conspiracy
Former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu has termed it a conspiracy. He said that tenders are allotted by committees headed by DC. The AAP government is doing this because of political vendetta. Ashu’s councilor wife Mamta Ashu had also said that if her husband did wrong, then punish him. But CM Bhagwant Mann is doing this to divert attention from the problems of the state.
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