“The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat was examined today in connection with inquiry in the alleged sting operation. Further examination will continue. He will be called again,” said CBI spokesperson.
The FIR is based on a source information that claimed that these officials allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy to appoint Nair as the deputy registrar of the university in violation of UGC guidelines, said sources.
It added that in most of the documents recovered from him, Rajan had used the name of Mohan Kumar.
Jiah’s boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi was arrested for abetting her suicide on June 10, 2013, but released on July 2 the same year after the High Court granted him bail.
Three persons have been detained in the case so far, one of them, Upendra Singh, is an RJD worker who is said to be close to jailed party leader and former Siwan MP Mohammed Shahabuddin.
The CBI also raised the issue of missing files and said Joshi was not able to answer why the files relating to an NGO were at his house.
Raju Pal was shot dead and his supporters injured in Allahabad’s Dhoomanganj area in January, 2005.
The company had submitted a plan to re-start the operation with six ATR aircraft in 2013 but the banks wrote to the DGCA asking it to stop the operations of Paramount airlines until the company paid its dues.
Sharma was arrested after CBI officers in Gandhinagar chanced upon files in which they found the hand-writings of Atul and “Jayvardhan” which were matching.
The CBI Special Judge had earlier written to the SP, CBI and the ACB in Chandigarh, yet, the report is yet to be presented in the court. Finding no response from them, the court again wrote to the CBI, but in vain.
CBI officials had questioned Tyagi on various aspects of the case including his alleged links with middlemen, his alleged trips to Italy, reasons behind changing specifications, and relations with his cousins, sources said.
CBI Director had said that the agency’s capacity for investigation was around 700 cases a year which has now almost doubled, necessitating induction of more officers to supervise them.
There is a malign irony in the leading investigative agency discovering corruption within its own fold. It must clear the air.
CBI said the assertions that “huge money exchanged hands” are “vague” and without an iota of foundation.
Soon after his retirement in 2007, former IAF chief S P Tyagi reportedly visited Florence, Milan and Venice in 2008/9.