CHANDIGARH: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Raninder Singh, son of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, in connection with alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation case, on October 27.
Earlier, Raninder had appeared before the ED on July 21, 2016. He was then asked to explain the alleged movement of funds to Switzerland and creation of Jacaranda Trust and a few subsidiaries in the British Virgin Islands.
The ED summons have come at a time when its officials had sought to inspect the I-T files in three cases against him and the CM through an application on September 14, 2020. Though the inspection was initially allowed, it was later stopped after Raninder submitted a revised petition saying that the ED had no locus standi since it had not served any notice to him.
Raninder’s lawyer Jaiveer Shergill said, “We will examine the summons and accordingly put up our case”.
Questioning the timing of the summons, Punjab Congress affairs in-charge Harish Rawat said that such acts will not suppress the CM’s voice against the Centre’s farm laws.
Rawat, who is an All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and a former Uttarakhand chief minister, tweeted: “Capt Amarinder Singh is the voice of Punjab and farmers of the country. Just see the timing of the ED summons.”
#ED का समन, @capt_amarinder जी की आवाज को दबा नहीं सकता है। कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह, पंजाब की आवाज हैं, देशभर के किसानों की आवाज हैं, जरा ED की समन की टाइमिंग देखिये। आवाज उठाओगे, तो ED, Income Tax, CBI, सब आपके पीछे खड़ी कर दी जाएंगी, यही मैसेज है न, यही संदेश है? pic.twitter.com/fej4La8R2M— Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) October 23, 2020