The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday demanded a CBI probe in “the Shamlat land scam”, where a 10.4-acre land — estimated to be valued at Rs 100 crore — in Balongi village was allegedly leased out at a throwaway price to a trust headed by Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.

The Indian Express had on August 5 reported how a group of Balongi villagers had been running a campaign and claiming that the land had been leased at throwaway prices to Bal Gopal Gau Basera Welfare Society — the trust that is headed by Punjab health Minister Balbir Sidhu.

On Thursday, demanding immediate cancellation of the trust deed, Akali leader former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that “a probe into the allotment of the prime land in Mohali to the trust by Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa should also be conducted”.

Both Balbir Sidhu and Tript Bajwa have rubbished all allegations…

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