'Centre to look into UP's recommendation for CBI probe into BJP CD'

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Lucknow, Jan 31 (UNI) The Centre would look into the recommendation of the Uttar Pradesh government for a CBI probe into the controversial BJP CD case as and when it gets the letter, Union minister of state for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said today.

''I have read in the newspapers today that the UP government would write to the Centre shortly seeking a CBI probe into the CD controversy...let the letter reach the government then we will look into it,'' he told reporters here during a brief interaction.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Mayawati had announced the government's decision to go for a CBI probe into the BJP's controversial CD episode, which rocked the state during the last assembly poll.

BJP president Rajnath Singh, former leader of the opposition in the state assembly Lalji Tandon and eight others were accused of releasing the controversial CD said to be the tool to instigate communal violence.

''We decided for the CBI probe to prevent any political allegation on the government over the sensitive nature of the case,'' Ms Mayawati underlined.

The CM, however, maintained that during the Lucknow police investigation, it was found that several senior BJP leaders were involved in the release of the controversial CD.

She also categorically said that during investigation, it was also found that the alleged CD was meant to create communal tension for gaining political mileage.

Earlier, the Lucknow police had claimed that the chargesheet was incomplete and the investigation was still in progress against 10 party leaders, including Rajnath Singh and Mr Tondon in connection with its release during the last Assembly election.

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