HP Cong seeks CBI probe into call girls scandal

Shimla: The Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into call girls scandal allegedly involving a minister, a BJP leader and an official.

Alleging that state government was trying to 'play down' the event, as reports suggest that a minister, former chairman of state media advisory committee and an official were involved in this act early this month, state Congress chief Kaul Singh Thakur demanded a CBI probe into it.

"The matter is serious and involves powerful people in the state government. Hence, it shall be probed by the CBI," Thakur told reporters here.

Rajendra Rana, a close confidante of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and state Media advisory Committee chairman, tendered his resignation last week after his name cropped up in the scandal.

He also mentioned about a notice issued by HP High Court against Kishan Kapoor early this week in connection with allotment of a piece of land in favour of himself and other relatives, when he was the Urban Development Minister last year.

Kapoor is now the Himachal Industries minister.

Bureau Report