Court notice to CBI on Buta Singh's plea

Buta Singh

The CBI had Monday issued the notice to former union minister Buta Singh to appear before it as a witness in the case of alleged bribery registered against his son Sarabjot alias Sweety Singh.

In his plea, Buta Singh had sought the quashing of the CBI notice. He contended that he held a constitutional post and the investigating agency had not sought permission before issuing him the notice.

On July 30, Sweety Singh was caught allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.1 crore (Rs.10 million) from Nashik-based contractor Ramraj Patil, in return for facilitating the withdrawal of a case of atrocities against Scheduled Castes filed against Patil. He was taken to Mumbai the same night and subsequently arrested. He was later freed on bail.

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