BJP’s ally Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leader Satvinder Rana has been arrested in a connection with the liquor smuggling case. Panipat police arrested him from the MLA Hostel at Sector-3, Chandigarh.

According to police, Satvinder Rana stole liquor from a sealed warehouse in Samalkha during the lockdown on Wednesday night. When the police came to know about this matter, the team of DSP Crime Rajesh Phogat started searching for them. When the police came to know that Rana was in the MLA hostel located in Sector-3, the police went directly there and arrested them.

A case has been registered against the accused Rana under sections 457, 380, 406 and 120B of the IPC. After his arrest, Rana was first taken to the Sector-3 police station, after he was sent to Panipat.

Satwinder Rana is considered close to Ex Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. He joined the JJP just before the assembly elections in 2019. He contested from Kalayat seat in Kaithal district on a JJP ticket.

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