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Amarinder's son appears before vigilance bureau

india Updated: Jun 10, 2007 17:47 IST

Raninder Singh, son of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, appeared before the vigilance bureau sleuths in Ludhiana on Sunday in connection with the Ludhiana City Centre scam probe.

Raninder, who arrived at the Bureau office in Ludhiana with his mother and Lok Sabha MP Preneet Kaur, was accompanied by a lawyer when he went to appear before the sleuths.

Kaur alleged that the Parkash Singh Badal led SAD-BJP alliance government was indulging in political vendetta against Amarinder and family.

She said that the previous Congress government had adopted a proper procedure in investigation of the corruption case against Badal and others, including his family members, by seeking directions of the Court in the matter. "They are out to humiliate my family members."

About 300 Congress workers, most of them from Patiala, the home town of Amarinder Singh, raised slogans against the Badal government and in support of Amarinder Singh outside the PVB office in Ludhiana.

His brother-in-law Raminder Singh and BIS Chahal, former media adviser to Amarinder have also been asked by the Bureau to appear before it later in the day.

Amarinder and 18 others were booked by the bureau on March 18, three weeks after his bete noire and Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal assumed power in the state, for alleged corruption and cheating in connection with the scam.

Raninder and Raminder Singh had secured bail form the High Court on the ground that his entire family was being implicated in the case on the statement of an accused Chetan Gupta, a Delhi businessman, arrested by the vigilance bureau in connection with the case.