The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out searches at a number of areas in Punjab, together with the premises of former Congress Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, in reference to the alleged forest rip-off.
An ED supply mentioned that the company groups are looking out the premises of Dharamsot and a contractor.
However, the ED officers are tight-lipped on the developments.
Earlier the central company had questioned Dharamsot, who was the forest minister within the state.
The alleged multi-crore forest rip-off was earlier probed by the Vigilance Bureau in Punjab and the ED case of cash laundering is predicated on that.