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Enforcement Directorate Grills Phillaur, NRI Sabha Ex-Chief

JALANDHAR – Akali Dal MLA from Kartarpur Sarwan Singh Phillaur and NRI Sabha (Punjab) former president and hotelier Kamaljit Singh Hayer appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for investigation into the allegations of receiving money from Goraya-based businessman Chuni Lal Gaba.

The businessman is under scanner for his alleged involvement in the Rs 6,000 crore synthetic drug racket that was busted after the arrest of “druglord” Jagdish Singh Bhola.

Phillaur was grilled on October 13 as well along with Chief Parliamentary Secretary Avinash Chander for over five hours.

Phillaur arrived at the ED office at 10.30 pm today and was grilled for around four-and-a-half hours. When he turned up after questioning, he told mediapersons that he “had no role in the drug racket”.

Hayer arrived for questioning at 2.15 pm, but was reportedly told to return and come back in the evening as Phillaur was being quizzed. He then appeared around 4 pm.

Hayer refused to comment when questioned by the media about the alleged entry of financial transaction against his name in Gaba’s diary. He denied he had any business links with Gaba.

Sources said entries in Gaba’s diary showed that Rs 12 lakh was paid to Phillaur, Rs 48 lakh to Chander and Rs 50 lakh to Hayer. The name of the Congress MP from Jalandhar, Santokh Singh Chaudhary, also reportedly figures in the diary.

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