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CBI files chargesheet against Buta`s son in Arms Act case

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 22:25

New Delhi: The CBI today filed a chargesheet
against National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairman Buta
Singh`s son and daughter-in-law in connection with the alleged
possession of illegal weapons, a CBI spokesman said here.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja against Sarabjot Singh
and his wife Devyani Singh under Section 120-B IPC (criminal
conspiracy) and Section 25 of Arms Act, the spokesman said.

The court has fixed September 22 for consideration of the

The CBI had earlier registered a case under various
sections of Prevention of Corruption Act against Sarabjot and

Searches at the residential premises of the accused at
Jungpura Extension here were conducted by CBI last year during
which three revolvers -- one .32 bore revolver of M/s Webley &
Scott (made in England), one .38 bore revolver of M/s Smith &
Wesson (made in USA), one .32 bore revolver of M/s Arminus
(made in Germany) and 38 rounds of ammunition -- were seized.

An FIR was lodged in Hazarat Nizamuddin police station
under the Arms Act. On the request of Delhi Government, the
CBI had taken up investigation on January 14 and filed the
chargesheet, the spokesman said.

Buta Singh`s son has also been chargesheeted along with
three others in a corruption case. The 31-page chargesheet was
filed against Sarabjot alias Sweety, Anup Begi, Madan Solanki
and Dhoop Singh Chauhan in a designated CBI court in Mumbai on
January 13.

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 a hawala racket, the CBI said.

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


First Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 22:25

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