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CBI questions industrialist in horse-trading case

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 22:57

Ranchi: The CBI on Friday quizzed industrialist R K Agarwal, who was taken in remand in connection with cash recovery from a car and the subsequent allegations of horse trading to win a seat in Rajya Sabha elections in 2012.

"Interrogation of R K Agarwal is going on. His three-day remand ends tomorrow and we will approach CBI court for extension of remand for some more days," a senior CBI officer said.
A day after his arrest, the special CBI court had on May 15 allowed the investigating agency to take Agarwal on three days remand for questioning.

Agarwal, president of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of the accused in the 2012 biennial elections for Rajya Sabha.
He had contested the elections as an independent candidate.

The polls, however, had been countermanded by Election Commission of India following the seizure of Rs 2.15 crore from a car and the police had alleged the vehicle belonged to his relative, forcing the ECI to conduct the polling for two seats afresh.


First Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 22:57
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