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Anurag Thakur seeks probe into allegations against Virbhadra family

PTI | Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 22:43

Dharamsala: Facing heat over his alleged involvement in land and hawala scams, BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Sunday challenged Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to order a probe into allegations against his own family members.

Alleging that some people were trying to drag his name into the hawala scam in which the Karmapa is also an accused, Thakur demanded a simultaneous inquiry into allegations against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife that they took unsecured loan of Rs 4 crore from an individual.

"My name is being unnecessarily dragged into the case. I am ready for a probe if the Chief Minister orders a time-bound investigation into allegations against him," he said.
"I challenge the Chief Minister if he has the courage then initiate a probe into the case," he added.

Thakur, who has been booked for illegally buying allotted land from a landless, said, in 90 per cent of cases, beneficiaries have sold land allotted to them by the government.

The BJP MP, who has been asked to appear before the Vigilance Bureau on October 24, his birthday, said, "On birthday even enemies wish good messages, but this government has lost all standards of courtesy in politics and the inquiry date has been changed from October 22 to October 24."

"I will appear before the Vigilance Bureau as it is a unique birthday gift to me by the state government," he told reporters here.

First Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 22:43

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