Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

SAND ‘SCAM’ TIME­LINE

- Mining · Justice · Industries · Law · Indian National Congress · Amarinder Singh · Rahul Gandhi

May 20, 2017: Punjab gov­ern­ment auc­tions 89 sand mines, an­nounces earn­ings of ₹1,026 crore

May 22-23: Names of Congress lead­ers, in­clud­ing power min­is­ter Rana Gur­jit Singh, linked with the con­tracts; po­lit­i­cal storm erupts as it comes to light that Rana Gur­jit “bagged” min­ing con­tracts through his “for­mer” em­ploy­ees, in­clud­ing a cook who paid ₹10 crore

May 31: CM Capt Amarinder Singh or­ders in­quiry, gives task to jus­tice JS Narang (retd)

Aug 10: Jus­tice Narang gives the clean chit to Rana Gur­jit, say­ing that no fi­nan­cial loss was caused and auc­tions were held in trans­par­ent man­ner; CM asked chief sec­re­tary to give a re­port in 15 days

Jan 15, 2018: It comes to light that Rana Gur­jit has ten­dered his res­ig­na­tion from the cab­i­net; CM likely to call af­ter meet­ing party chief Rahul Gandhi on Jan 18

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