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ED attaches former DCC chief’s house in hawala case

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 30

Probing a case of alleged violation of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against former DCC chief (Jalandhar rural) Sukhwinder Lally, the Enforcement Directorate today attached his house at Nangal Shama village on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road.

Sukhwinder Lally, who is the brother of former MLA from Adampur Kanwaljit Singh Lally, had reportedly bought a residential property in Canada worth $3 lakh. The ED had raided his premises in December. As per the ED officials, Lally could not reveal how he managed to own a property in Canada. The officials said as he could not prove any legal transactions, it was being considered that he had invested his funds there through hawala.

Sukhwinder Lally lives in a plush house spread across 1 acre, which is worth Rs 2.01 crore. In his defence, Lally said, "I never invested in any property in Canada. It was a friend of mine, who bought a house there and used my name in the Power of Attorney for tax exemption. The house was bought in 2009-10. I last went there in 2012. My friend sold the house in 2013-14. I shared all details with the ED officials, but they were not convinced. I had been summoned on Wednesday and Friday last week. I have not received the notice, but I will seek legal recourse to save my house."

Sukhwinder Lally is into the business of brick-kilns and is considered to be close to former PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa. He is also the brother-in-law of minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. Lally's nephew Mehtab Lally had recently won the Zila Parishad poll from Patara.


Had bought property in Canada

  • Sukhwinder Lally, brother of former Adampur MLA Kanwaljit Singh Lally, had reportedly bought a residential property in Canada worth $3 lakh
  • The ED had raided his premises in December. As per the officials, Lally could not reveal how he managed to own a property in Canada and carry his funds there
  • In his defence, Lally said he never invested in any property in Canada. It was his friend who had bought a house there and used his name in the Power of Attorney for tax exemption

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