Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has welcomed the decision of Governor Banwari Lal Purohit, who has ordered the DGP to conduct a high-level inquiry in the allegations of illegal sand mining against Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. While addressing the media at the party headquarters on Monday, AAP Punjab affairs co-in-charge Raghav Chadha said that AAP had submitted a letter to the Governor and demanded an inquiry against Chief Minister Channi. Chadha thanked the Governor for accepting Aam Aadmi Party's demand and hoped that the Punjab Police would conduct a fair and independent investigation in the matter and punish the guilty.Referring to the letter related to the order of inquiry, Chadha said that the Hon'ble Governor has taken cognizance of the matter and has ordered DGP VK Bhawra to take action against Channi for illegal sand mafia his constituency Chamkaur Sahib's village Jindapur.
Governor has asked DGP to conduct a high level inquiry into illegal sand mining and hand over the report to him. Chadha appealed to the DGP and Punjab Police not to come under any kind of political pressure and register an FIR against Chief Minister Channi after conducting a fair and independent investigation into the whole matter.Chadha said that we had already exposed the sand mafia in Chamkaur Sahib, the assembly constituency of Chief Minister Channi and told that the Chief Minister and his relatives were associated with the sand mafia. Chadha said that Punjab can never be safe in the hands of a Chief Minister who is accused of sand mafia.Chadha said that the Aam Aadmi Party is keeping an eye on the investigation of Punjab Police as it is a very serious matter. Therefore, it is necessary to have a fair and independent investigation. If there is any lapse in the investigation, then we will raise our voice against it and bring the truth to the people.