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ED grills Gurmesh Gaba for seven hours

Ravinder Vasudeva, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, July 03, 2014
First Published: 22:07 IST(3/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:08 IST(3/7/2014)

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday interrogated Gurmesh Gaba, a SAD leader from Goraya and son of arrested industrialist Chunni Lal Gaba, in connection with the Bhola drug case for more than seven hours.

Gurmesh, who appeared before the ED for the second time, entered the investigating agency's office at 1 pm and came out at 8:30 pm. Gurmesh is the elder son Chunni Lal Gaba, whose name had figured in the drug racket case.


Drug lord Jagdish Bhola had informed the ED that the Gabas had introduced Delhi-based smuggler Varinder Raja to former minister Swaran Phillaur's son Damanvir Singh.

While Chunni Lal has been lodged in the Patiala Central Jail after his arrest last week, Gurmesh's younger brother Gurjit, alias Monu Gaba, is also in judicial remand after his arrest from Gorya.
Sources in the ED said Gurmesh, who appeared with details of certain transactions made by him and his father's personal accountant, was questioned for the recent sale and purchase of land by his family in Jalandhar district.

A former senior vice-president of Goraya nagar panchayat, Gurmesh was also questioned for his family's relations with Phillaur and his son Damanvir. A factory owned by the Gabas at Gagret in HP was also raided by the Patiala police in wake of the drug haul. The factory manager is also in police custody.


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