Former Punjab minister and Akali Dal MLA Bikram Singh Majithia has been named in a police case over drug trafficking in the state, officials said today, in a move that comes just ahead of elections.
A copy of the First Information Report (FIR) seen by NDTV states that Mr Majithia has been accused of knowingly allowing drug smuggling through the use of his property or conveyance, financing the distribution or sale of drugs and criminal conspiracy for smuggling narcotics.
The FIR is based on a report by a Special Task Force appointed to curb drug abuse in Punjab.
The task force had submitted its report in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Navjot Sidhu and other leaders of the ruling Congress had been demanding the filing of a case against Mr Majithia, a member of the opposition.