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Gurgaon resort of Badal's son raided

July 14, 2003 15:17 IST

Punjab Vigilance Bureau sleuths on Monday raided the Gurgaon resort owned by Sukhbir Singh, son of former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, for the second time in as many days.

The raid followed court orders allowing videography and photographyduring raids.

The bureau, which had gone to conduct a search of the premises on Sunday, had not been allowed videograph or photograph the resort, which is spread out in 17 acres.

Around 25 officials of the Vigilance Bureau, accompanied by engineers and revenue officials, raided the under construction resort and besides taking measurements, recorded the scene inside the premises on video and also took photographs.

They were, however, checked by the resort staff before their entry.

The raids were conducted in connection with the alleged corruption case registered at Mohali recently against Badal and seven others, including his wife Surinder Kaur and son Sukhbir Singh, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP.

Later, Sukhbir told PTI in Chandigarh over phone from Delhi that the raids were a 'drama'.

"It is an open house. Anyway it is a hotel, which will be thrown open to the public in about two months' time," he added.

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