CBI to question Buta Singh as witness in bribery case
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 22:19
Nagpur: The CBI will question Buta Singh, Chairman of National Commission for Schedule Caste, "as a witness" in connection with his son's arrest in a bribery case, a senior official 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," CBI Joint Director Rishiraj Singh told a press conference.

Buta Singh's son Sarobjit was arrested on July 31 by the 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 Commission.

Talking about speedy trials of CBI cases in Maharashtra, 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 the central agency which will help overcome the staff crunch.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 22:19

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