After the arrest of a minister on corruption charges and sacked from the cabinet, now another minister of Punjab is facing corruption charges. An audio tape of state cabinet minister Fauja Singh Sarari is becoming increasingly viral on social media.
It is being claimed that in the viral audio, Sarari is talking to one of his close friends about the ‘planning of extortion’. Earlier minister Vijay Singla has also been accused of corruption. However, later CM Bhagwant Mann himself showed him the way out of his cabinet.
The viral audio has also been shared by Congress leader and MLA from Bholath, Sukhpal Singh Khaira. They have demanded immediate removal of Sarari from the post of minister. It is being claimed that in the audio, Minister Fauja Singh is talking to his close aide Tarsem Lal Kapoor on the plan of extortion from contractors and officials.
Sarari is presently handling the Freedom Fighter Defense Services, Welfare Food Processing and Horticulture Department. Refuting the allegations, he has lodged a complaint with the police against the leaked audio. Terming the audio clip as fake, the minister termed it as part of a bigger conspiracy.
Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira said on the leaked audio that now this matter has become public. Therefore, it is expected that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will immediately dismissed Fauja from the post of minister and arrested under Vijay Singla.