Former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who is facing a vigilance probe in the disproportionate assets case, may now face more problems. Vigilance is preparing to take action in the matter of giving 8 acres of Punjab government land on lease at Goa beach. The investigation into this matter started about 4 months ago.
This land has been leased out to a five story hotel chain at a cheap price. According to the information received, verbal orders were given by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to the concerned department to hand over the records related to the land to the Vigilance and to the investigation team to investigate quickly.
Land given to the hotel for agriculture or horticulture
Let us tell you that eight acres of land in Goa, Punjab can only be used for agriculture or plantation. It is alleged that this eight acre land was allotted to a five star hotel chain during the tenure of former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi during the Congress government. This land was allotted at the rate of Rs 1 lakh per month under Goa’s new tourism policy.
Channi already knew about the land
According to information received from sources, Charanjit Singh Channi already knew about this land. When Captain Amarinder Singh was the Chief Minister, Channi was the Minister of Culture Department. During that time he had information about the Punjab Government land in Goa because during that time several hotel companies were trying to contact the Punjab Government. Channi CM after Captain’s resignation from the Chief Minister’s chair. became The department was also with him, due to which he approved the lease of the land.
Vigilance collected records
The vigilance team has collected various records related to this land. This shows for what use and according to what criteria this land was allotted to a chain of five star hotels at cheap rates.