ED Arrests Punjab AAP MLA In Rs 40-Cr Bank Fraud Case

Chandigarh: Hours after being picked up by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials from a public meeting, Punjab MLA Jaswant Singh Gajjan Majra was arrested on Monday in connection with a Rs 40-crore bank fraud case.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA had been called to appear before it thrice by the central probe agency, but he chose to skip all the summons.

AAP hit out at the BJP for trying to ‘defame’ them.

“He was facing problem before joining AAP. It is BJP’s plot to defame us… the way he was picked by ED, during a public meeting, shows BJP’s tactics of defaming and coercing AAP,” party spokesperson Malwinder Kang said.

Last September, Gajjan Majra’s residence and two other premises linked to the AAP leader, were searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the bank fraud case.

ED had claimed that the searches yielded Rs 16.57 lakh in cash, foreign currency and incriminating bank and property documents.

CBI’s case against Majra and others, including Tara Corporation Limited, was registered after a complaint by a Bank of India branch in Ludhiana. The case named several other individuals, including senior executives, and “unknown public servants.”

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