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Cong distances itself from Buta Singh controversy

Last Updated: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 22:26

New Delhi: Terming him as a "constitutional
functionary rather than a party functionary", Congress today
distanced itself from the incident involving Buta Singh and
his son Sarobjit, saying law will take its own course.

"The law has to take its own course. The law will be
working and is working. Saying more, will be like putting
obstacles before it," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told
reporters here.

He added, "if the law finds him guilty, so be it. If it
does not find him guilty, let be it. He (Buta Singh) is not a
party functionary but a constitutional functionary".

Sarobjit Singh (40) was arrested by the CBI on July 31
for allegedly demanding a bribe to settle a case with the
National Commission of Scheduled Castes, of which his father
is chairman.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 22:26

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