Former Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira sent to seven-day ED custody
While coming out of the court, Khaira said he was “innocent” and termed the ED's action as “total victimization.” Khaira's son Mehtab also called his father's arrest “unconstitutional and illegal.” The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday had arrested Khaira and he was taken into custody by the central probe agency under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The agency had raided his premises in March this year.
The ED has alleged that Khaira is an ''accomplice” of a drug case convicts and fake passport racketeers.
The politician had denied any wrongdoing and had said he was being targeted by central agencies as he has been vocal against the Centre's three new farm laws.
Last month, his resignation as a legislator was accepted by the Punjab assembly speaker.
Khaira,56, had resigned as an MLA before rejoining the Congress in June.
Khaira had returned to the Congress nearly six years after quitting it.
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