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CBI trying to implicate me: Patel

bhopal Updated: May 21, 2010 16:47 IST

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Former Madhya Pradesh Revenue Minister and BJP MLA Kamal Patel, who was arrested in connection with allegedly destroying evidence related to a murder case, today said CBI was trying to implicate him.

"I am innocent in the case and the CBI is falsely trying to implicate me," Patel, an MLA from Harda constituency, told reporters before leaving for Indore where he will be produced in a CBI court.

Patel has been arrested under sections 304, 204 and 120(B) charged with attempt for unintentional murder, conspiracy and destroying evidence.

Earlier, Patel was brought to the CBI office here where he was questioned for a long time.

The former minister was arrested last night in connection with the murder of Durgesh Jat on March 5, 2008 at the farm house of Congress leader Rajendra Patel at Deotalao.

Durgesh's body has not been found till now even as Patel's son Sudeep Patel who had been arrested for the murder is on bail.

Patel was arrested by a team from the Lucknow branch of the CBI which had been asked by the Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur to look into the matter.