Cong distances itself from Buta Singh controversy
Last Updated: Monday, August 03, 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 03, 2009, 22:26

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