Prime News, National (Chandigarh), July 22:- The Congress and Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, who accompanied newly appointed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu during his day-long temple visits on Wednesday, are reportedly on the radar of the Punjab Crime Investigation Department (CID).
The CID officials, who were keeping an eye on the gathering at Sidhu’s Amritsar residence on Wednesday morning, said that only 48 members of the legislative assembly were in attendance, as against the figure of 62 which was given earlier. This includes three former Aam Aadmi Party MLAs who recently joined Congress.
CID officials were deployed in civil clothes around Navjot Singh Sidhu’s residence. One official introduced himself to India Today’s team and said they were “doing their duty”.
As per sources, some MLAs that accompanied Sidhu on Wednesday as well as their close aides are, at present, facing serious allegations. These members’ direct and indirect involvement in illegal activities like illicit mining and liquor trade has been found in the past, sources claimed.
Sources also stated that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had informed the three-member panel appointed by the Congress high command about the “rogue elements” within the party. The panel had been formed to find a solution to the discord in the Punjab unit. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).