Chandigarh: Former Punjab Congress minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot got bail from the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the forest scam on Monday. In the last hearing, there was an argument between the lawyers of the government and the former minister. After which the HC had reserved its decision.
Former Congress minister was arrested in June this month for allegedly taking Rs 500 for cutting a tree and 8 lakh to transfer a range officer during his tenure as forest minister in the Congress government.
Many former Congress ministers are on the radar of the AAP government in Punjab. Former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu has been arrested in the tender scam. The investigation of the purchasing of new government buses against former minister Amarinder Raja Warring.
A case has also been registered against him for circulating fake letterhead of AAP with Arvind Kejriwal’s fake signature. Apart from these, Tript Rajinder Bajwa is facing allegations of land sale misappropriation and Sukhjinder Randhawa in the case of VIP treatment to notorious gangster Mukhtar Ansari while former CM Charanjit Singh Channi was also accused of being involved in illegal mining.