Amritsar Trust Case: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh With 17 Others Acquitted

| July 27 , 2018 , 16:33 IST

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and 17 others were acquitted by a Vigilance Bureau court in Mohali on Friday in Amritsar Improvement Trust case which also involved a prime land transfer.

The court also acquitted former Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Dr Kewal Krishan and two former state ministers, who are now dead.

The case was registered by the state Vigilance Bureau on the recommendation of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha which was related to an alleged scam in granting an exemption for transferring 32.1 acres of land belonging to the Amritsar Improvement Trust to a private developer.

Mohali special Judge Jaswinder Singh ordered the discharge of all the accused while accepting a closure report filed by the Vigilance Bureau.

The CM Amarinder Singh along with his wife Preneet Kaur was present in the court. The Vigilance Bureau had registered the case at a police station in Mohali on September 11, 2008. It had filed cancellation report in October 2016.

Following the acquittal, Amarinder Singh tweeted that “Justice has finally prevailed after a decade in the Amritsar Improvement Trust case. It’s been proved that allegations were motivated, borne out of sheer political vendetta.

“Politics has no place for such motivated action against opponents. I thank the Almighty and my legal team.”

Earlier, Amarinder Singh and his son Raninder Singh and others received a clean chit in a case of Rs 1,144-crore Ludhiana City Centre scam.