Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat appeared before the CBI on Tuesday for questioning in the sting operation case in which he is purportedly heard talking about buying out rebel Congress MLAs.
Rawat, who sought more time when the CBI first summoned him on May 9, reached the CBI headquarters at 11 am along with an MLA and supporters following a second summons from the agency for his appearance.
The chief minister, whose Cabinet had nullified a notification handing over the sting video case to CBI, said that he appeared before CBI as a law abiding citizen so that people would not get an impression that he was trying to avoid the agency.
“Hopeful of a solution, people are watching. The matter should not be made a prejudice. I am not trying to ignore the CBI, it is a scheme against me,” he told reporters.