Uttarakhand CM questioned by CBI
On Tuesday the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was on Tuesday questioned by CBI in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him and Rawat was accompanied by some supporters and an MLA has arrived at the CBI headquarters at 11 am.
The Uttarakhand High Court also did not stay the CBI probe as requested by Rawat and the agency had summoned Rawat for examination for 9 May but he had sought more time after which he has won the floor test and has currently returned to power.
Meanwhile the CBI had registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) on 29 April to probe the sting operation purportedly showing Rawat offering bribes to rebel Congress lawmakers to support him during a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly.
After Rawat's victory in the floor test, the state cabinet met on 15 May and withdrew the notification recommending a CBI probe into a sting operation involving him, instead, the state cabinet has decided to constitute a Special Investigating Team to probe the case as it was a state subject.