CBI files chargesheet against Buta Singh`s son, 3 others

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 20:37

Mumbai: The CBI on Wednesday filed a chargesheet
against Sarabjot Singh, son of National Commission for
Scheduled Castes Chairman Buta Singh, and three others in a
case of alleged corruption.

The 31-page chargesheet was filed against Sarabjot alias
Sweety, Anup Begi, Madan Solanki and Dhoop Singh Chauhan in a
designated CBI court here, official sources said.

While Sarabjot and Begi have been booked for corruption
and hatching the criminal conspiracy, the two others face
charges under money laundering act for being allegedly
involved in Hawala racket, they said.

However, there was no mention of the statement of Buta
Singh in the chargesheet for which the agency had fought a
prolonged legal battle to record his statement. The sources
said that they were not relying on his statement.

Buta had moved the Delhi High Court challenging CBI`s
move to question him but withdrew the petition later when the
agency informed that he was being summoned only as a witness.

Sarabjot was arrested on July 31 last year for allegedly
demanding a bribe of Rs 1 crore from Nashik-based contractor
Ramrao Patil for closing a case pending against him before the
Scheduled Castes panel headed by his father.

Though Solanki and Chauhan have been named as accused in
the case, they can later turn approver if the court allows,
the sources said.

The chargesheet includes telephonic interceptions
involving Sarabjot, Patil and other accused bargaining for the
bribe amount.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 20:37

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