Petition filed in SC for CBI probe into assets of Karat

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New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) A petition has been filed in the Supreme court, seeking a CBI probe into the assets of about Rs 200 crore allegedly acquired by 10 CPI(M) leaders, including party General Secretary Prakash Karat and his wife Brinda Karat.

According to the petitioner, an advocate from West Bengal, these leaders have 7000 full-time party workers who are being paid Rs 3200 per month each and the leaders should be asked to disclose their sources of income.

Other CPI(M) leaders who have been named as respondents in the petition include Nilotpal Basu, MP, Bansh Gopal Choudhari, former West Bengal minister, Lakshman Seth, MP, Sudhanshu Sil, MP, Biman Basu, Polit Bureau member, Binoy Konar, senior leader, Mohammad Salim, MP and Hannan Mollah, MP.

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