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Meet Amit Bahadur, the man who cooked up a sandstorm

Bahadur was employed as a cook during Captain Amarinder Singh's cabinet

Veer Arjun Singh 

Amit Bahadur was the man of the moment in his inner circle. He had won the mandate to mine a sand mine in Punjab for a whopping Rs 26.5 crore, outbidding bigwigs of the mining industry. The newly-installed Congress government was gloating at its progressive e-auction that fetched it over Rs 1,000 crore in revenue — 20 times more than what the Akali Dal government had managed in its reign. The party came to an abrupt end when people began to ask: just who is Amit Bahadur? On inquiry, it came out that Bahadur was employed as a cook by Rana Gurjit Singh, the influential ...

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First Published: Fri, June 02 2017. 23:40 IST
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