Transport Tender Scam: Vigilance gets two days remand of Former Punjab Minister Bharat Bhushan AshuAshu was once again brought before the court on Saturday after being arrested in the transportation tender scam. Author : Samriti Bharadwaj
The troubles of former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, are increasing as the Vigilance got a two-day extension in his remand. Ashu was once again brought before the court on Saturday after being arrested in the transportation tender scam. The leader was produced in the court of duty Magistrate and two-day remand has been given by the court.
Meenu Malhotra, Indrajit Indi, Rakesh Singla, Teluram, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, and other individuals have also been named in the case by Vigilance.
The security arrangements remained strong ahead of Bharat Bhushan Ashu's appearance in the court. Police sealed the court premises from all sides. The former minister was first taken on remand of 3 days by Vigilance.
On August 22, Ashu was detained while having a haircut at the hair salon. Gurpreet Singh had complained against Ashu to the State Vigilance that Ashu had rigged the tender distribution to benefit some of his friends.
Acting on the complaint, Vigilance lodged an FIR on Ashu under Section 420, 409, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and Section 7,8,12,13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act at Ashu in Police Station No.11 Ludhiana. Telu Ram, Jagroop Singh, Sandeep Bhatia, as well as the owners/partners of Gurdas Ram & Co., are the contractors in this case. The contractor Teluram is in police custody, in which Bharat Bhushan Ashu was named in the interrogation.