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Ludhiana City Centre scam: Court adjourns hearing to Aug 16

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

A court today adjourned to August 16 the hearing in the alleged Rs 1,144-crore scam in which is among the accused.

The case, alleging that a private builder was favoured during Singh's previous term as chief minister, was filed in 2007 when the was in power.

District and adjourned the hearing here after the complainant's sought more time.

In August last year, the state's had filed a closure report in the case, saying a reinvestigation had found nothing to substantiate the charge that there had been a scam.

But former SSP K S Sandhu then pleaded with the court to hear him before accepting the bureau's closure report.

Sandhu's had argued that the preliminary inquiry in the case was conducted by the former SSP and an FIR registered after a thorough probe.

During the previous hearing on August 3, the court heard arguments on the maintainability of Sandhu's application.

The bureau said no proof has been found against the accused including Amarinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh, and 33 others following the reinvestigation.

The original FIR had alleged that Delhi-based company Today Homes was favoured for executing the project in 2003, during Amarinder Singh's earlier term as CM.

The plan included shopping malls, multiplexes, apartments and a helipad, but they were never built.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:00 IST
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