Punjab Minister sacked, arrested

CHANDIGARH, May 24: Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla was sacked from the State Cabinet today over graft charges, and was arrested shortly afterwards, with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asserting his Government has zero-tolerance to corruption.

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The chief minister himself announced Singla’s removal from the Cabinet which was sworn-in just two months ago after the Aam Aadmi Party stormed to power, riding on the agenda of corruption-free governance, and other poll promises.
Mann said the decision was made after he came to know that Singla was allegedly demanding a “one per cent commission” in tenders and purchases of his department. (PTI)