CBI to question Buta Singh on August 24

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Mumbai, Aug 20(ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said they would question National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Chairman Buta Singh on August 24 in connection with the Rs 1 crore bribery case involving his second son Sarobjit Singh.

"We have to question Buta Singh by August 24. His statement will be recorded as a witness and not as an accused," said CBI Joint Director (West Zone) Rishiraj Singh.

Sarobjit 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 Nasik-based contractor Ramrao Patil to close a case registered against him under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

In his complaint, Patil had alleged that Sarabjot had demanded a bribe of Rs.3 crore, which was later brought down to Rs.1 crore, for withdrawal of a case, which was filed against Patil by a group of local conservancy workers employed by him. (ANI)

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