Alleging that Congress in Punjab is synonymous of “ Den of Corruption’, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said that after Amarinder’s who is facing several cases of corruption, now corruption of Senior Congress leader Ashwani Sekhri has come in fore.Head of the Campaign Committee of AAP and MP Bhagwant Mann said that as per the investigation of CBI, it was unearthed that the Management of VMS College, Batala, owned by Sekhri, in connivance with the technical education officials, allegedly “embezzled’ the scholarship meant for Scheduled Caste (SC) students.Mann said Sekhri owes an explanation of his role in the embezzlement, that too with the students of Dalit community. It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has initiated investigations into alleged misappropriation of central government post-metric scholarships for scheduled caste (SC) students by officials of the department of technical education in connivance with private college managements.
The VB inquiry follows an anonymous complaint against VMS College, Batala, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The CBI’s discreet investigation found that the college management in connivance with the technical education officials allegedly “pocketed” the scholarship meant for SC students, many of whom continued to pay the college fee.The college is owned by Congress state legislator from Batala Ashwani Sekhri and is named after his father, Vishwamittar Sekhri. Sekhri is also the All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary and in charge of party affairs in Gujarat. Mann said that Sekhri must have followed the footsteps of political Boss and PPCC Chief Captain Amarinder Singh, who is also facing several cases of corruption including of multi-crore scam of Ludhiana’s City Centre and Land Scam of Amritsar Improvement Trust.Even the family of Captain Amarinder Singh is also accused of having deposited black money in the illegal accounts opened in foreign banks, Mann said adding that probe regarding this has already been on with the Enforcement Department, which has already summoned twice Raninder Singh, son of Captain Amarinder Singh.