EC team searches Badal’s confidante`s house

A surveillance team of the Election Commission on Wednesday conducted a search at the house of a confidant of Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012, 21:12 PM IST

Muktsar: A surveillance team of the Election
Commission on Wednesday conducted a search at the house of a
confidant of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at
Kolianwala village in Lambi constituency of this district.

The team, on a tip off, searched the premises of SGPC
member and Kolianwala village head Dyal Singh for around four
hours.

Officials said the team did not recover any document but
found Rs 1.5 lakh, which was accounted for by the residents,
and some drugs from the house.

The drugs had been handed over to police, officials said.

Condemning the raid, Badal, who is seeking re-election
from Lambi, said it was not a search at the residence of his
associate but amounted to be a search at his own residence as
part of a "Congress conspiracy".

PTI