U’khand govt for CBI probe in Nigamanand`s death

Refuting opposition Congress claim, an Uttarakhand official on Friday said the state government has already sent a letter to the Centre recommending CBI probe into Swami Nigamanand`s death.

Dehra Dun: Refuting opposition Congress
claim, an Uttarakhand official on Friday said the state government
has already sent a letter to the Centre recommending CBI probe
into Swami Nigamanand`s death.
"The Chief Minister decided on June 15 to recommend the
case to CBI and sent the letter to this effect to CBI Director
on June 16," Uttarakhand media advisory committee chairman
Devendra Bhasin today said.

He was reacting to an allegation levelled by Congress
that the state government had not so far sent its
recommendation for the CBI probe.

Bhasin said a copy of the letter was also sent to the
Union Home Ministry.
36-year-old Nigamanand, who was fasting against illegal
mining in the river Ganges, died on June 13, triggering a
political blame game with Congress alleging that he had died
of poisoning and BJP accusing it of "playing politics" over
his death.

PTI

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