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Will fully cooperate with CBI probe: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat said he had earlier requested the CBI to come to Dehradun to question him as it would be difficult for him to go to Delhi to appear before them but they rejected his request.

By: PTI | Dehradun | Published: May 22, 2016 8:32 pm
Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat, Harish Rawat CBI probe, Harish Rawat sting, Harish Rawat CBI, CBI probe Rawat Uttarakhand Harish Rawat in Dehradun on Saturday. (Express Photo by Virender Singh Negi)

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said he will fully cooperate with the CBI after the investigation agency had asked him to appear before it on May 24 in connection with a probe into the purported sting operation.

“I will fully cooperate with the agency (CBI),” Rawat said. The Chief Minister said he had earlier requested the CBI to come to Dehradun to question him as it would be difficult for him to go to Delhi to appear before them but they rejected his request.

Uttarakhand cabinet had on May 15 made a recommendation for forming a judicial panel headed by retired High Court judge to probe into a string of significant issues during the President’s rule in the state. The state cabinet also had decided to constitute a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the case as it was a state subject.

READ: Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat asked to appear before CBI on May 24

Rawat said that CBI, the SIT and the judicial panel will simultaneously probe into the sting operation. The CBI had last week rejected the state government’s notification withdrawing the case related to the sting operation.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    May 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    After CBI raided Arvind Kejriwal's office , people have lost faith on this Agency. It is being used as an intimidatory tool against political oponents.
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      rani
      May 22, 2016 at 11:23 pm
      What choice does he have? He has no morallt;br/gt;Right to govern and must go! Totally corrupt congress leadership in state.
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