Chandigarh [India]: Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Branch on Tuesday arrested Punjab Minister Vijay Singla following corruption allegations against him.
Before his arrest, he was sacked by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann from the cabinet.
According to the media reports, Singla was allegedly asking for kickbacks in a tender. Singla was allegedly taking one per cent commission on all tenders floated by Health and Family Welfare department.
The Punjab CMO said that concrete evidence was found against Singla.
“It had come to my notice that one of my own cabinet ministers was asking for 1 percent commission in tender-related matters. I took the matter seriously. This matter came directly to me. The media has no clue about it, neither does the Opposition,” Mann said in a video address.