10 AAP workers detained for protesting against CPS

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Apr 25, 2016 19:54 IST
Police detaining AAP workers protesting outside enforcement directorate in Jalandhar on Friday. (Pardeep Pandit/HT)

The police detained 10 workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday morning when they were moving towards the office of the enforcement directorate (ED) to hand over coins to chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Avinash Chander who was summoned by the central agency in connection with the multi-crore Bhola drug racket.

The CPS and his wife and brother were to come to the ED office but they didn’t turn up. The AAP workers also raised slogans against CPS and the state government.

Station house officer Navdeep Singh and bus stand police post in-charge Major Singh arrived with force and took the protesters to the police station as a preventive step. They were released after an hour. The ED has been investigating the Avinash’s alleged relationship with Goraya-based businessman Chunni Lal Gaba, an accused in the case whose properties worth more than `80 crore have already been attached by the ED.

The probe is focused on the diary recovered by the income tax department from Gaba in which a few “prominent entries” have been found on the SAD MLA’s name.

The diary which has “overwriting and cuttings” on a few pages having Avinash’s name was taken by the ED from the I-T department through court and was thereafter sent to the forensic lab to find out the actual names.

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