CBI officers who probed cases like 2G, CWG scam and horse trading in Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections are among the 28 from the agency awarded with prestigious President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on Republic Day.
With ruling Samajwadi Party and opposition BSP declaring an additional candidate each, there are apprehensions of horse trading during the upcoming election for 12 Uttar Pradesh legislative council seats.
On the day when AAP carried out a sting, which purportedly showed state BJP vice-president offering bribe to party MLA to switch side, the legislator had shot a letter to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court saying if the saffron party offered him bribe, he will accept it to "expose their dirty tricks."
Ruling JMM MLA Sita Soren, the daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Shibu Soren, on Tuesday surrendered to a local court here in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand.
BJP, which had once dubbed JMM supremo Shibu Soren as "tainted", on Wednesday saw nothing wrong in making him CM of Jharkhand saying it was a strategy to thwart attempts to break parties or continue President`s Rule.