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Former Punjab minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot arrested in corruption case

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Congress chief Sadhu Singh Dharamsot arrested by Punjab Vigilance Bureau in corruption case

Highlights

  • Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was cupboard minister throughout Congress rule in Punjab.
  • He has been arrested by Punjab Vigilance Bureau in a corruption case.
  • Throughout his tenure as forest minister, Dharamsot took bribe in trade for felling bushes.

Former Punjab minister and Congress chief Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was arrested by the state Vigilance Bureau (VB) in the wee hours at this time in a corruption case. Dharamsot was arrested from Amloh in Fatehgarh Sahib district round 3 am. He served because the Minister of Setting, Forests and Local weather Change in the Amarinder Singh authorities.

Throughout his tenure as forest minister, Dharamsot took bribes in trade for felling bushes, in keeping with the VB. The company had final week arrested the Mohali District Forest Workplace ((DFO) over graft fees. Throughout questioning, the DFO stated that earlier than any tree was lower, Dharamsot was bribed. 

What did Mohali DFO reveal?

The Mohali DFO was one of many forest officers nabbed by the Vigilance Bureau on fees of bribery. Throughout interrogation, he revealed that Dharamsot used to take a bribe of Rs 500 for reducing every tree. Other than this, bribes have been additionally taken for planting new bushes, part of which went on to then minister Dharamsot. Primarily based on this inquiry, Dharamsot was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau.

Dharamsot was the Forest Minister when Captain Amarinder Singh was CM of Punjab. Nevertheless, when Amarinder was eliminated, Dharamsot was additionally relieved from the submit of minister. 

In the meantime, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led Mann authorities just lately sacked its well being minister Dr. Vijay Singla in a corruption case.

Additionally Learn: Kejriwal defends ministers Sisodia, Jain in corruption circumstances, requests PM to ‘arrest all of them’

 

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