Last Updated: July 09, 2023, 21:31 IST
Punjab’s Vigilance Bureau on Sunday arrested former deputy chief minister OP Soni in an alleged disproportionate assets case. The agency alleged that Soni had amassed assets disproportionately to his known sources of income during the period of 2016 to 2022.
An official spokesperson of the VB said that a case has been registered under sections 13 (1) (b) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act at Police Station VB, Amritsar Range against Soni following an inquiry, which was ordered on October 10, 2022.
Divulging more details, the spokesperson said that from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2022, the income of the former Deputy CM and his family was Rs 4,52,18,771 while the expenditure was Rs 12,48,42,692, which was Rs 7,96,23,921 or 176.08 per cent more than his known sources of income.
The bureau alleged that the former deputy CM had made properties in the name of his wife Suman Soni and son Raghav Soni.
The Vigilance Bureau has initiated disproportionate assets cases against several Congress leaders including former CM Charanjit Singh Channi.