Uttarakhand CM Rawat summoned by CBI for sting operation probe

New Delhi: The CBI yesterday asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to appear before the agency on May 24 in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him.

Harish Rawat
Harish Rawat

The CBI had last week rejected the Uttarakhand government’s notification withdrawing the case related to the sting operation. The agency had said the notification was rejected after taking legal opinion, which said there was no ground for its withdrawal and it was “not legally tenable.”

The agency had summoned Rawat for examination for May 9 but he had sought more time after which he won the floor test and returned to power. Rawat has denied the allegation.

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