More of Buta's kin in CBI net

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Aug 03, 2009 17:19 IST

The CBI was likely to question the father-in-law of Sarobjit Singh, son of Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Buta Singh, as the agency claimed calls from his cellphone were traced to alleged hawala dealers.

The CBI has also sealed five shops in Mumbai belonging to the alleged hawala dealers Madan Solanki and Dukhsingh
Chauhan, who is an accused in the bribery case against Sarobjit Singh and is on the run, and the material seized from
there has been handed over to the Enforcement Directorate for investigations.

"We might question Sarobjit Singh's father-in-law. According to investigations, he used his father-in-law's mobile to make calls to hawala operators and other accused," Joint Director (Western Region) Rishiraj Singh said in Mumbai.

The CBI had roped in Enforcement Directorate to help investigations of a bribery case involving Singh and trace Chauhan.

"We have also sealed five shops in Mumbai belonging to the hawala operators Solanki and Chauhan. The shops have been handed over to ED for further investigations," Singh said.

Chauhan was earlier arrested under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities (COFEPOSA) Act and spent over a year in jail between 1995 and 2000.


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