Govt order on CBI probe likely today

Govt order on CBI probe likely today

The State government is likely to issue an order on Thursday conveying its decision to hand over all the issues pertaining to the illegal lottery operations in Karnataka to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Home department is working on the draft and a copy of the order will be marked for the CBI, Policy and Co-ordination Division, New Delhi, sources said. The Opposition BJP and JD(S) had mounted pressure on the government to hand over the lottery scam case to the CBI and had even accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister K J George of involvement in the racket.

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