Court to hear Sarabjot Singh's bail plea today

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Mumbai, Aug 6 (ANI): A special court in Mumbai will hear a bail plea of National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Chairman Buta Singh's son Sarabjot Singh today.

On Wednesday, the court rejected CBI's plea for further custody of Sarabjot and three others arrested on bribery charges. The court remanded them to judicial custody till August 12.

The other accused are Anup Begi, Dukhsingh Chouhan and Madan Solanki.

CBI alleged that Sarabjot was not cooperating with the probe and had denied his role in the crime.

CBI informed the court that three more accused-Shamlal Choudhary, an alleged hawala operator from Bangalore, Ishwar Singh and Chandan Singh-are wanted in the case.

Earlier, Buta Singh had said that he is being framed by the agency through his son Sarabjot Singh.

"It was I who approached the police and urged them to approach the CBI in this (bribery) case. It is the CBI that is responsible for masterminding this political conspiracy against me," he said.

"This is a political conspiracy done by a party. Me and my son are being victimised and I am being attacked.

The CBI instead of investigating the case is preparing witnesses against me and my son.

I won't name any party or element, but this is definitely a political conspiracy against me," he added

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (EC) has been roped in to help investigations of a bribery case.

Sarabjot was arrested on July 31 along with Anup Kumar Begi, Madan Singh Solanki and Dhukh Singh Chauhan for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs one crore from Patil to close a case registered against him under the SC/ST Act. (ANI)

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