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Sarpanch death case: 2 Haryana MLAs chargesheeted by CBI

chandigarh Updated: Aug 09, 2013 14:02 IST

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against three persons, including two Haryana MLAs, in connection with the death of a village head in Karnal district in 2011.


The chargesheet was filed by the probe agency before a CBI court in Panchkula against former Haryana Transport Minister, O P Jain, and Zile Ram Sharma, former chief parliamentary secretary.

Rajinder, a personal assistant of Jain, has also been named in the chargesheet filed yesterday in connection with the death of Karam Singh, the Sarpanch.

The complaint in the case was filed by the deceased's son Rajinder Singh.

Singh had alleged that both Jain and Sharma used to take money on the pretext of providing government jobs to people, but in Karam Singh's case none of his applicants got their jobs despite giving money and the legislators even refused to return it.

Jain, an Independent MLA from Panipat Rural and Zile Ram, the Congress legislator from Assandh, had earlier denied these allegations as baseless.

The chargesheet said that former village head kept asking for money from the accused, but in vain. After that, he allegedly committed suicide on June 7, 2011.

Earlier, they had been booked for murder, but after investigations in the case, they have been charged for abatement to suicide.

After the case hogged headlines two years back, Jain and Zile Ram had to resign from their posts. However, both had maintained that they had no role in the death of the former village head.