CBI to question Buta Singh as witness in bribery case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 23:48
Nagpur: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question Buta Singh, chairman of All India Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes Commission, in connection with his son's arrest in a bribery case, CBI Joint Director Rishiraj Singh said on Tuesday.

"Buta Singh will be questioned as a witness and not as a co-accused or over his alleged involvement in the bribery case of Rs one crore," Singh told a press conference.

Buta Singh's son Sarobjit was arrested on July 31 by CBI for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs one crore from a Nashik based contractor to close an atrocity case against him. The case is pending with the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes Commission.

Talking about speedy trials of CBI cases in the state, Singh said two more special courts one each in Aurangabad and Nagpur will be opened shortly adding to the existing 23 courts.

About vacancies lying in CBI, Singh said the State Police has agreed to send inspector level officers on deputation to CBI which will help overcome the staff crunch.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 23:48

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