Police have ended their investigation in National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi’s immigration scam after the principal accuser left the country in mysterious circumstances.
In Parliament, Pete Hodgson read a sworn statement by Darshan Singh Saran which says that Bakshi and his associates were involved first in an immigration scam, and then in trying to silence the people ripped off. It’s too long to quote in full here, but the whole thing’s worth a read.
The question now arises over whether Bakshi or any associate had any involvement in making Saran conveniently disappear. The sworn statement raises serious questions about why Saran suddenly went silent.
You may remember that when Bakshi was earlier accused of this scam by Kuldeep Singh, the accusation was mysteriously withdrawn and Immigration’s official investigation “formed an impression that [they] may have been paid off by Bakshi or one of his supporters.” Bakshi’s mafia-like response was: “I did not authorise anybody to act on my behalf. If you have got any wellwisher who can act on your behalf, I can’t say”.
I don’t know why National is shielding this man. There’s a chance for an enterprising investigative journalist to break a huge story here. Bakshi makes Field look like a petty thug.